Welcome to Swim Team

The AHSTC Otters are part of the Greater Seattle Summer Swim League (GSSSL). The Otters invite all pool members 5-18 years old to join — the roster includes swimmers with experience ranging from year round swimmers to those new to the sport. For emerging swimmers, we offer Speedy Sixers.

Spring swim practices start the Monday after the club opens (after school). We know a lot of kids are still busy with school, sports, instruments, etc. so come when you can! When we move to our summer schedule practices move to mornings. Meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through the end of July.

Our program strives to be a place where swimmers have the opportunity to enjoy practicing and competing in a team environment, learn and improve their skills over the course of the season, and have fun in a welcoming and encouraging environment. The team is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend time together and be part of the spirited Otter family.

2021 Registration will open April 21

If you have questions, check out our Teams FAQs. If you still have questions, contact ah-swim@ahstc.com.

Swim Practice Schedule

Swim Practice Schedule

Spring Practice

TBD
Practices will be held Mondays through Fridays.

3:30-6:00pm
(age group breakdown coming soon)

Summer Practice

TBD
Practices will be held Mondays-Fridays.
Practice the July 27 – August 4 will depend on post season participation. 

7:00-8:00am, 15-18 year olds (Seniors)
7:45-8:45am, 13-14 year olds (14U)
8:30-9:30am, 11-12 year olds (12U)
9:15-10:15am, 9-10 year olds (10U)
10:00-11:00am, 7-8 year olds (8U)
10:15-11:00am (MWF), Speedy Sixers

Team Events & Meets

Coming Soon!

Team Events

May 26, 3:30-6:30pm: Sylvia’s Swimsuit Team Fitting

May 30, 9-11am: Swim Clinic

TBD: Swim Parent Meeting

June 19, 6-9pm: All Team BBQ & Potluck

June 24, 8am: Team Photos & Pancake Breakfast

July 22, 8am: Breakfast of Champions

June 25, 9-11am: Swim Clinic

August 4, 7pm: End of Season Swim Team Celebration

August 6, 6pm: Awards Night

Swim Meets

Thursday, June 25: TBD @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Tuesday, June 30: AHSTC @ TBD (away)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Tuesday, July 7: AHSTC @ TBD (away)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Thursday, July 9: TBD @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Tuesday, July 14: AHSTC @ TBD (away)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Thursday, July 16: TBD @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Tuesday, July 21: TBD @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 6:00pm Be at the pool by __pm. Warm-up begins at __pm for AH swimmers.

Thursday, July 23: B Champs @ AHSTC

Monday, July 27: Girls Prelims @ TBD

Tuesday, July 28: Boys Prelims @ TBD

Thursday, July 30: Southern Divisions @ TBD

Tuesday, August 4: All City Swim Meet @ Kent

It takes a village...

Volunteer Opportunities

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Meet Our 2021 Coaches

Chris Veraya

EXECUTIVE coach

Chris grew up swimming at the Kent Swim and Tennis Club, Kent Area Dolphins (now KING Aquatics) and Kentwood High School (where he was the 2003-03 100 Backstroke champion). He also began his coaching career at KSTC. He took a break from coaching while he attended the University of Washington and then Gonzaga School of Law. Unable to get away from coaching, Chris came back and coached at Mt. Rainer HS and at Olympic View Swim Club. He’s been coaching at The Arb for the last five years. When you don’t see him on the pool deck he is currently re-establishing his law office in the area of Elder Law. He will also be spending A LOT of time with his new daughter, born last July. You are sure to see Veronica ambling around the pool deck this summer with her mom and Chris!

Naomi Williams

assistant COACH

Naomi started swimming on the Arbor Heights swim team when she was 5 years old, and soon after began swimming for a year-round club team as well. Her competitive swimming career continued for the next 13 years. Naomi began working as a lifeguard and swim lessons teacher at the age of 15 and has have been an assistant coach for AHSTC swim team the last two summers. Naomi is currently attending Whitworth University in Spokane.

 

Cassidy Wells

assistant coach

Cassidy’s passion for swimming began as a speedy sixer at Arbor Heights. She went on to swim year-around for the West Seattle YMCA and Seattle Metropolitan Aquatics Club from ages ten to eighteen. Cassidy also swam for her high school swim team, where she served as a captain and competed in State each year. Over the past two years, Cassidy has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the ARB and can’t wait to start coaching for the swim team! Cassidy currently attends Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and continues to swim for the club swim team.

Sofia Malaspino

Trainee and Speedy Sixer COACH

Sofia began swim team at Arbor Heights at the age of 11 and quickly fell in love with the sport! The following fall season she joined Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club (then Central Area Aquatic Club) where she has spent the last 7 years gaining experience and fulfilling her passion. She currently swims for Arbor Heights and Holy Names Academy. Sofia is eager and excited to share her love of the water with others as she begins her coaching journey.

Swim Team Contacts

Team Rep
Aaron Rysemus
ah-swim@ahstc.com

Parent Liaison
Open

Coaches Email
arborcoaches@gmail.com

Executive Coach
Chris Veraya

Assistant Coaches
Naomi Williams & Cassidy Wells

 

AHSTC Cheer of Champions

I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
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I said “a riff-raff-ree” 
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I said “a riff-raff-row” 
I said “a riff-raff-row” 
I said “Arbor Heights” 
I said “Arbor Heights” 
They really roll 
They really roll 
Uh, huh, uh, huh 
Oh Yea, Oh Yea 
Knock Knock 
Who’s There? 
Al… Al who? 
Ala Remo, Ala Rimo, Ala Remo, Rimo, Ro 
Come Seven, Come eleven 
Come ricky, racky, shanty town 
Who can knock the arbor down? 
Nobody! Nobody! hey, hey! 
Nobody! Nobody! hey, hey! 
When you’re up, you’re up, 
When you’re down, you’re down! 
When you’re up against the Arbor 
You’re upside down! 
kick ’em in the head 
kick ’em in the feet 
Arbor Heights just can’t be beat! 
A-R-B-O-R … GO ARBOR! 

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