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.

Registration Opens April 15

All AHSTC Team registrations open April 15 and runs through June 20. Participants must be registered before participating in practices.
Questions? Contact your team rep (contact information below).

Swim Practice Schedule

Spring Practice

Coming Soon!

Summer Practice

Coming Soon!

Swim Practice Schedule

Spring Practice

Spring Practices will begin on Tuesday, May 28 and end on Tuesday, June 25. Practices will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

4:00-4:45pm, 11-14 year olds
4:45-5:30pm, 15 and older
5:30-6:00pm, 10 and under

Summer Practice

Summer Practice will begin on Friday, June 28 and end on July 19. Practice the week of July 22-26 will only include All City participants. Practices will be held Mondays-Fridays.

8:00-8:45am, 9-10 year olds (10 & U)
8:45-9:30am, 6-8 year olds (8 & U)
9:30-10:30am, 15-18 year olds (15 & up)
10:30-11:30am, 13-14 year olds (14 & U)
11:30-12:30pm, 11-12 year olds (12 & U)

Team Events & Meets

Coming Soon!

Team Events

May 28, 3:30-6:30pm: Sylvia’s Swimsuit Team Fitting

May 30th at 6pm: Dive Parent Meeting

May 30, 6:30pm: Judges Clinic

July 10, 8am: Team Photos & Pancake Breakfast

August 3, 6pm: All Team Party

August 8, 6pm: Awards Night

Swim Meets

Friday, July 5: AHSTC @ Gregory Seahurst (away)

Meet starts at 5:30pm Be at the pool by 4:45pm. Warm-up begins at 5:00pm for AH Divers.

Friday, July 12: Olympic View @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 5:30pm Be at the pool by 4:15pm. Warm-up begins at 4:30pm for AH Divers.

Friday, July 19: Normandy Park @ AHSTC (home)

Meet starts at 4:30pm (start time, an hour earlier). Be at the pool by 3:15pm. Warm-up begins at 3:30pm for AH Divers.

Saturday, July 27: SSSDL Championship Meet @ Olympic View

It takes a village...

Volunteer Opportunities

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Meet Our 2019 Coaches

Chris Veraya


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!


Nicole Roed


This is Nicole’s 4th season coaching swim at Arbor Heights. She grew up swimming summer league at AHSTC where she regularly made it to Southern Division and once swam at All City. Nicole swam for White Water in middle school and swam for Chief Seath International High School. She swam for California Lutheran University for one season. She is looking forward to another fun summer at the Arb!

Hannah Tittel

assistant coach

Hannah started swimming for Arbor Heights when she was 9 years old. She fell in love with swimming here and began swimming for club teams when she was 12. She swam for Central Area Aquatic Team until she graduated from Chief Sealth International High School. She now attends the University of Washington and hopes to attain a degree in Accounting from the Foster School of Business.


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.


Swim Team Contacts

Team Rep
Megan Kelton   ah-swim@ahstc.com

Parent Liaison

Coaches Email

Executive Coach
Chris Veraya   email here

Head Coach
Nicole Roed   email here

Assistant Coaches
Hannah Tittel   email here
Naomi Williams   email here

Speedy Sixers Coaches
Hannah Tittel
Naomi William

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