Wednesday, April 25, 2012

USA Swimming
Coaches: Jeff Burgess, Matt Witkowski
The summer USA program will be starting up on Monday, May 14th.  USA is designed for the competitive swimmer, and is set up for those swimmers who wish to improve their skills and abilities.  Swimmers who have completed 1 year of  junior high and up only please. The only way to improve is to dedicate yourself to your goals and your team, so please plan on attending practice on a consistent basis and attending as many of the meets as possible.  The scheduled practices & meets that we as a team will attend are as follows:
-Practices from May 14th till the conclusion of the girls water polo season will be at the Jr. High pool from 3:15-5:15pm Monday-Thursday. Once the girls water polo season has concluded, we will move practice to the High School pool at the same time and days.
-Practice from June 7th until the end of the season will be at the high school pool Monday-Friday from 8-10:30 a.m.

Meets:    Date          Meet Name           Location *AG/USA
-May 26------First Chance Meet---Jenison--------USA ONLY
-June 14------GV vs. EK------------Grandville-----ALL
-June 15-17--Sun & Fun------------Jenison--------USA ONLY
-June 21------GV vs. BC------------Grandville-----ALL
-June 28------GV vs. Rockford-----Grandville-----ALL
-June 29------Zeeland Classic-------Zeeland--------ALL
-July 12-------Quad Meet------------Rockford------ALL
-July 12-14---Senior Meet-----------Jenison--------USA ONLY
-July 17-------13 & Over Meet------Zeeland--------ALL
-July 18-------12 & Under A meet--Calvin---------ALL
-July 20-22---MLA Long Course----Holland-------USA ONLY
-July 27-29---14&under State meet--SVSU--------USA ONLY
-Aug. 2-4-----Open State Meet-------Calvin--------USA ONLY
*AG= Age Group

For the latest information on dates, locations, and entry information please visit for information OR for USA meet registration.*  

*The USA swim meets are swum in a long course (50 meter) format, and will require a separate entry fee based on the number of events swam, i.e. $3.50 per event.
Age Group ONLY (NO USA MEETS)-------------$150.00/$100 for 2nd athlete
*Age Group & USA ----------------------------------$240.00/$190 for 2nd athlete
*($50 returned if you volunteer at 2 sessions per athlete at one of the USA meets that our club, JAWS, hosts at Jenison. This also includes a seasonal membership for USA Swimming.)
Coach Burgess’ e-mail is OR cell phone at (616) 218-4832
Coach Witkowski’s email is

Monday, December 12, 2011

Student-Athlete Scholarship Opportunity - $1,000

There are 8 annual $1,000 scholarships available to Michigan swimmers and divers through MISCA's Rick Edwards Memorial Scholarship. Rick Edwards was my high school swim coach (and an incredible one at that!). He lost his battle with cancer in 2009 but has truly left a lasting impact on all of his athletes and fellow coaches.

I would be honored to have the girls apply for this scholarship. Please pass this along to your senior daughters or even juniors who may be interested in applying next year. For eligibility details and an application, please visit:

The application is due March 31. Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Girls Middle School Conference Meet - We Need Your Help!

Our program will be hosting the 2011 Girls Jr. High Conference Championships on December 9-10th. We obviously want to run the best and most efficient meet possible, and that is where you come in. We need volunteers from both the boys and girls varsity teams to help run this meet. Friday afternoon is the diving competition and Saturday morning is the swimming. Please make every opportunity to make yourself available on Saturday. If you can help, please email Sheila Bosworth at to inform her of your willingness to help and she then can put together a volunteer list. Thanks so much for your help in building our program!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Volunteers Needed - Middle School Conference Meet

Please let your girls know!

We are in need of 16 volunteers for the Middle School Conference Swim and Dive Meet occurring on Saturday, December 10th. If interested, please contact Sheila Bosworth at or 616-262-6794.

We appreciate your willingness to help!! It's a great day to grab a friend and get to know some of the upcoming Grandville swimmers and divers!

Monday, November 21, 2011

End of Season Banquet - Mon. Nov. 28th

End of Season Banquet

When: Monday, November 28th from 6p-8p
Where: Century Park Learning Center
What to bring (besides food): Your warm-ups!!! If you haven't already dropped them in the office, please bring your warm-ups cleaned and dry to the banquet. Please place in a plastic bag with your name.
What will we eat? It will be a traditional potluck to celebrate this season! Please bring a dish to pass (see below) and your own place setting (plate, silverware, cup).

Seniors: Dessert
Juniors: Drinks
Sophomores: Main Dish
Freshmen: Side Dish

We look forward to seeing you on Monday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State Meet Information

Please see this PDF for information on the Division 1 State Championships:

Warm ups

We're going to try something new this year with warm ups. Please follow the following directions. 1. Wash them well and put them in a plastic grocery bag. 2. Write your name on the grocery bag. 3. Put them in the pool office before Thursday November 17. The pool should be open 3:00-7:00 this week and 4:00-6:00 next week. Thanks for your help!