Skip Navigation

Generals Athletics

Washington-Lee High School

.

Generals Athletics

Washington-Lee High School

Generals Athletics

Washington-Lee High School

Team News.

Team News

6 months ago @ 10:14AM

W-L vs. South Lakes (1/5) at Spring Hill Rec Center

1/4 THURSDAY - NO pasta dinner or swim practice
 
FRIDAY – MEET vs. South Lakes (@Spring Hill Rec Center) - 
For tomorrow, everything is currently on as planned. That said, I'd either Arlington OR Fairfax County close school tomorrow(entirely, early or cancel after school activities), then our meet will be canceled. I'll keep you posted if that's the case. If you don't hear from me, meet is on as planned.
Our meet this week is away at the Spring Hill Rec Center, located in McLean. The address of the pool is 1239 Spring Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22102
 
Everyone needs to be at WL at 5pm. We will be leaving WL by bus at 515pm.
Diving warmups will begin at 6pm and diving will start at 630pm. Dive Parents, please arrive by 6pm. When diving is finished, they will swap the pool over and swimming warmups will begin. I think the plan is for swimming to start around 730pm or so.
 
Swim Parents, if you are volunteering for swim please plan to arrive by 715pm.
SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B49A5A723A64-timerofficial3 (all future meets are also included there, so you can sign up in advance)
 
You are not required to return home on the bus, but you can’t leave with anyone other than your own parents. If you opt to do that, please be sure you have told one of the coaches.
 

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:18AM

WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE (12/22 and 12/26-12/29)

We will hold regular practices next week Monday-thru Thursday. You do not have school on Friday, December 22nd so we will start our winter break schedule then. Winter Break practice will be 930am-1130am at WL. 
 
We will be practicing over break at WL on the following dates: Friday, December 22 and then Tuesday December 26th thru Friday, December 29th. If you’re in town, we expect you to be at practices. Girls, we’ll also start our tradition of no-shaving through Conferences or wearing 'stockings' during winter break practices.

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:19AM

Thursday Holiday Breakfast (12/21)

THURSDAY HOLIDAY BREAKFAST
We will have our annual holiday breakfast at school on Thursday morning – please meet in the cafeteria at 745am and bring something to share with the team. Attire is holiday festive! We’ll take some team pics as well! See you there!

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:19AM

Save the Date - Senior Night!

Quick save the date – our senior night will be held as part of our last home meet on January 19th.
The junior class is responsible for leading senior night activities during the meet (decorations, etc). Please bring your $5 contribution to help out for their plans and give your money to Haley Couture, Marina George, or Robert Ridgeway. Thanks!

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:17AM

W-L vs. Langley at W-L Pool (12/15)

THURSDAY - PASTA DINNER
As a reminder, pasta dinners are mandatory for team participation – this is the one forum where we socialize as a team on a weekly basis. It’s also where you get to hear what you’re swimming on Friday so you can be prepared (and not asking me when you arrive at the meet because you opted out of our team dinner…). Dinner this week is at The Holt’s house (please check email for address). 
 
All swimmers and divers are expected to bring your own drink and desserts to share!
Please sign up here to help with dinner! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49a9ab4-swim1
 
We’ve included the rest of the pasta dinners on this link as well so you can sign up in advance for other dinners you know you’re able to help with. Thanks in advance!
 
FRIDAY AT SCHOOL
Please dress up for school – this is our last meet of 2017 so look sharp! Feel free to let me know who you think was ‘best dressed’ – we may start an award for that since I hear bowties and sparkle dresses are making some appearances! :)
 
FRIDAY – MEET vs. Langley @WL
Divers – please chat with Coach Kristen about your plans for arrival.
 
Swimmers – Please be at the pool by 6pm. As usual, we will watch diving and then get warming up during the last few rounds, with the hope of starting the meet at 7pm this week.
 
This meet will be our toughest meet of the season. On the boys side, we are expecting some big swims and races so get ready to show up with your game face guys. On the girls side there will also be some big races and we’d like to see us get our points up with the goal of breaking100! Overall, this is going to be a fun, competitive meet – we’ll need the best and loudest cheering, everyone ready to do their best, and lots of excitement to put on a good show! Get ready to swim fast!
 
Also we will plan to go out to dinner together after the meet. 
 
Parents, if you are volunteering for swim or dive please plan to arrive by 630pm or so. If you have any questions about what you are doing or you are able to volunteer and haven’t already mentioned it – please contact Bill Mowery (officials) or Strat Zervos (timers). Please sign up here if you are able to volunteer to time or officiate. SIGN UP HERE:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a5a723a64-timer7

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:15AM

Team Picture (12/13)

WEDNESDAY 12/13 - TEAM PICTURE
Our team picture is scheduled for Wednesday. This is an early release day from school so please do your best to be back at school on time so we can get our picture! We will get this done right at the start of practice, before we get in and usually finish up by 330pm or so. Please plan to be there and be IN your team suit when you arrive (you can wear it for practice too) at 245pm. We’ll get everyone lined up and situated and pictures will begin at 3pm.

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:14AM

Liberty Conference Invitational at W-L Pool (12/9)

SATURDAY – LIBERTY CONFERENCE INVITATIONAL @WL
 
Saturday is our first ever Liberty Conference (all teams) invitational meet. The meet will be held at WL. There will be no scoring of the meet, but all times will count.
 
Divers/Dive Parents – Kristin will connect with you all directly about your plans.
Swimmers – please arrive at 5pm. Our warmup will being at 530pm. The meet will being at 630pm.
Swim Parents - if you are able to volunteer, please plan to be there around 545/6pm. All of our club swimmers will not be in attendance for this meet, so we will have a reduced number of parents available to help out. Please volunteer if your swimmer is attending! :)
 
Just a quick note on the meet format and lineup. I will have our lineup posted in our team room when you arrive.
 
There will be no 500 Free or 400 Free Relay. We will run a modified 200 event – two heats of Free and two heats of IM (so only two entries per team for these two events). Otherwise, we are allowed 4 entries per individual event and 2 team entries for relays. Cards will be our formal event entry. We are looking for some parents to help with possibly setting up a clerk of course – if you’ve done that before and can help out, please let me know!

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:13AM

W-L vs. West Springfield at Lee District (12/8)

THURSDAY - PASTA DINNER
As a reminder, pasta dinners are mandatory for team participation. From here on out dinners won’t run quite as late as last week because we don’t have as much to do, don’t worry! Dinner this week is at The Phillip’s house (please see email for address)
 
I forgot to mention last week that all swimmers and divers are expected to bring your own drink and desserts to share.  
 
Please sign up here to help with dinner! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c49a9ab4-swim1
 
We’ve included the rest of the pasta dinners on this link as well so you can sign up in advance for other dinners you know you’re able to help with. Thanks in advance!
 
FRIDAY – MEET vs. West Springfield @ Lee District
Everyone is required to take the bus to the meet. Please meet AT WL POOL AT 415pm. We will leave no later than 430pm. Swimming and diving will be held concurrently and the meet will being at 6pm. You are allowed to leave the meet, when it concludes (not early), with your parents. Please let a coach know that you are leaving before doing so. We will NOT be going out to eat after (sorry!) since we have another meet on Saturday night.
 
The pool is about 12 miles/30 minutes away. The location of the pool is: 6601 Telegraph Road Franconia, Virginia 22310
 
Parents, if you are volunteering for swim or dive please plan to arrive by 530pm or so. If you have any questions about what you are doing or you are able to volunteer and haven’t already mentioned it – please contact Bill Mowery (officials) or Strat Zervos (timers).
 
**Club swimmers: Typically if you make finals for one of the invitational meets being held this weekend, we still ask that you attend the WL meet to support your team. If you do NOT make finals we ask you to attend and swim at the WL meet. However, since our meet is away this weekend we are waiving that requirement. Just noting this for future years.

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:10AM

HOLIDAY BAZAAR - December 2 10am- 4pm

As a reminder, the Swim and Dive team participate in the WL Holiday Bazaar each year as part of our fundraising activities. The Bazaar will be held on December 2 from 10am – 4pm. We will ask you to come by and help sell our pre-made cookie jar mix in support of the swim team (you can do some pre-sales if you want and deliver the items to neighbors or family also). 

Everyone who is able should plan to be at the Holiday Bazaar at some point on Saturday, even for an  hour or two. Those who can work the morning shift, please arrive at 930am. If you are working another table during the Bazaar, try to stop by – even if for 30 min – to work with us as we sell our cookie jars. When the last jar is sold, we can leave. So if you are planning to arrive later in the afternoon, please check in with someone to see if we are still there. The Bazaar runs from 10-4pm, but we usually finish up by 1pm or so.
 
Parents, please stop by and support WL and the swim team. Our jars make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, and coworkers! Also, there were a lot of great vendors last year and you can find some cute holiday gifts for friends and family.

Team News

6 months ago @ 9:12AM

W-L vs. McLean at WL Pool (12/1)

THURSDAY - PASTA DINNER
As a reminder, pasta dinners are expected for team participation. We will use this time to go over the lineup each week and spend some time together as a team. Similar to last year, we will be using the Signup Genius so that our dinners are more potluck style. However, every swimmer will always be responsible for bringing their own drink (2 liters also welcome for sharing) to each dinner.
 
Here is the signup genius for this week’s dinner.

Dinner this week begins at 630pm at the Conley’s House (please see email for address)
 
This dinner may be a bit longer than usual as we will be handing out gear (suits, tshirts, and caps), secret swimmer assignments, and we will be voting on Captains.
 
FRIDAY – MEET vs. McLean at WL Pool (we are the away team though)
DIVERS – please coordinate with Kristen on your plans for after school.
SWIMMERS – please be at the pool no later than 6pm, in your team tshirt.

Diving will get underway by 630pm and swimming (hopefully) by 730pm. Swimmers will begin warmup during the last few rounds of diving to get things moving. That said, we have asked the McLean divers to arrive early and we hope to get things going sooner, if at all possible.
 
We will NOT be going to dinner after the meet because we have the holiday bazaar on Saturday morning. Go home and get some rest! :)
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS – Parents, if you are officiating/scoring the dive meet, please plan to arrive by 545pm or so. If you are officiating/timing for the swim meet, please plan to arrive by 7pm or so. If you have any questions about what you are doing or you are able to volunteer and haven’t already mentioned it – please contact Bill Mowery (officials) or Strat Zervos (timers).

Team News

8 months ago @ 11:16AM

Time Trials This Saturday November 18th

Time trials are scheduled for this Saturday, November 18th at Wakefield with warmups starting at 6 pm and the meet starting at 7 pm. Please meet us at Wakefield at 5:45 pm.
 
There will be no diving, but divers are expected to attend (with a 6:30 pm arrival time). Time trials is mandatory unless you are participating in a club meet that weekend and/or you are out of town.
 
PARENTS: We will need quite a few parent volunteers (for timers and one or two for officials). We’d ask you to arrive around 6:30 pm. Here is the signup genius if you are able to help out. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a5a723a64-timer3
 
SWIMMERS: There are still many open slots available for sign up – we increased the entry limit to 16 so get signed up for another event or two. I really would like a full heat (8 entries) in the 100 fly… SOO get signed up! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F45A5AA2CA7FE3-time

Team News

8 months ago @ 11:20AM

PARENT - SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER INFORMATION - Sign up links

If you are a certified official and/or are interested in getting certified, please let Bill Mowery know – he will be serving as our head official this season and coordinating our volunteers on this side of things. He’ll likely get an email list going with just officials, so please send him your contact info if you are able to help out!
 
Strat Zervos has volunteered to be our head timer again this year, with Gretchen Mowery as his deputy. If you have any questions about timing or aren’t sure if you need something other than a working thumb (seriously, that’s all you need!) – feel free to touch base with them and CC me so I can help answer if I’m able.
 
On that note – if you know you are able to help out already at a meet, here are all of the signups for December.
 
Timer Sign-up - Dec 1 Meet - McLean HS vs W-L @ W-L
 
Timer Sign-up - Dec 8 Meet - West Springfield vs W-L @ Lee District
 
Timer Sign-up - Dec 9 Meet - Liberty District Invitational
 
Timer Sign-up - Dec 15 Meet - Langley vs W-L @ W-L
 
Finally, don’t forget that pasta dinners are a joint effort between the hosts and our team families. The sign up genius for those will be sent out shortly.

Team News

8 months ago @ 3:01PM

SEASON BEGINS MONDAY, NOV. 6th

The winter sports season will officially begin on Monday November 6 at 3:15 pm (team meeting will be held at the pool).  We will not have practice on Tuesday, November 7 (Election Day) or on Friday, November 10 because of the Federal Holiday (big thanks to all our Veterans!).  

We will just do some administrative things on the Monday 11/6 (meet at the pool 3:15 pm)– checking physicals, ordering gear, etc. Practice that day is mandatory to go over all the expectations and policies for our team and get gear orders in. 

Our first day in the pool will be Wednesday, November 8. You MUST have turned in your physical to participate, please complete your physicals as soon as possible and turn them into the athletic trainer. Just to note - We will not accept any additions to the roster after Friday, November 17.

Practices are held at W-L pool, Monday through Friday from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

You are expected to attend at least FOUR practices a week before swim meets begin and THREE as week when we have swim meets scheduled.

Team News

8 months ago @ 3:39PM

2017 - 2018 Swim and Dive Season Information

GO GENERALS - We are excited for another wonderful season!

General Information

The winter sports season will officially begin on November 6th at 3:15pm (please meet at the pool).  We will not have practice on Election Day, November 7th or on November 10th because of the Federal Holiday (big thanks to all our Veterans!).  

We will just do some administrative things on the 6th – checking physicals, ordering gear, etc. Practice that day is mandatory to go over all the expectations and policies for our team and get gear orders in. 

Our first day in the pool will be November 8th. You MUST have turned in your physical to participate, please complete your physicals as soon as possible and turn them into the athletic trainer.

Practices are held at W-L pool, Monday through Friday from 315pm - 430pm.

You are expected to attend at least FOUR practices a week before swim meets begin and THREE as week when we have swim meets scheduled.

Swim Meets are Friday nights (starting after Thanksgiving). Typically they run from about 5pm-10pm. We have an optional team dinner at Silver Diner after meets.

We hold practices over Winter Break for two hours. Everyone who is in town is expected to attend.

Team Information

  • We are a ‘cheering team’ – be ready to cheer for and support your teammates!
  • We have a ‘secret swimmer’ program that everyone is required to participate in.
  • Team dinners are held every Thursday before a swim meet.
  • We actively participate in the annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser.
  • All practices, meets, and team events are required.

Other Info:

We have worked hard to build a dedicated and competitive team and expect that all swimmers and divers who choose to join the team are willing to be a full and active team member and give 100%.

We aim to have fun, but also provide a quality training and development program for team members.

Some of our most common feedback is that the swimmers and divers love being members of the team and the parents also feel that their kids have learned valuable lessons and were provided outstanding overall support from our program and coaching staff.

Parents:

We aren’t able to have a successful season without parent volunteers. Please let us know if you’re able to help out by timing, working the table, hosting a dinner, or officiating.


https://wlathletics.org
Advertisement Advertisement