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.

 

Swim Team Links

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2022 Registration

Team registration is required prior to practice. If you have questions, contact ah-swim@ahstc.com.

2022 Swim Practice Schedule

Team Events

May 25, 7-8pm, via Zoom: Swim Parent Meeting
(Zoom link will be emailed to those that have registered)

June 11, 8-11am (by age groups): Clinic – Stroke, Starts & Turns

June 20, 6pm: All Team BBQ & Potluck

July 13, 8am: Team Photos & Pancake Breakfast

July 23, 8-11am (by age groups): Clinic – Speed, Starts & Turns

July 30: All Team Celebration

August 4: Awards Nightly

Team Suits and Apparel

Order HERE

Swim Meets

Dual Meet Opt-ins:
Tuesday Meets – Due midnight Sunday night
Thursday Meets – Due midnight Tuesday night

Saturday, June 18: Red vs. Blue Meet

June 23 (Thursday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Twin Lakes

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

June 28 (Tuesday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Gregory Seahurst

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

June 30 (Thursday): HOME Meet – Marine Hills @ AH

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

July 7 (Thursday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Olympic View

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

July 12 (Tuesday): HOME Meet – Normandy Park @ AH

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

July 14 (Thursday): HOME Meet – Kent Swim Club @ AH

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

July 19 (Tuesday): HOME Meet – Lakeridge @ AH

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

Thursday, July 21: B Champs @ Marine Hills

Monday, July 25: Girls Prelims @ Olympic View

Tuesday, July 26: Boys Prelims @ Normandy Park

Thursday, July 28: Southern Divisions @ Lakeridge

Tuesday, August 2: All City Swim Meet @ Kent

It takes a village...

Volunteer Opportunities

It takes many hands for a successful swim season! There are opportunities at swim meets, during the day, and behind the scenes. Please help this be a season to remember by signing up to volunteer!

Meet Our 2022 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!

Josh Tittel

assistant COACH

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.

TBD

Speedy Sixer COACH

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
Josh Tittel
Cassidy Wells

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