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 age 5-6, 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.

2024 Registration

 2024 Team Practice Schedule

Team registration is required prior to practice.  If you have questions, contact ah-swim@ahstc.com.
**Registration/refund deadline is June 22. Please note our refund policy.

Starter Swim is a pilot program for non-members that prepares young swimmers for future participation with Arbor Heights Swim Team. Click the button below for more information. 

2024 Team Events

CLICK HERE for a page of 2024 dates – this is a working google doc and dates may shift a little as the season firms up.

Do you use an online calendar?

Try subscribing to our new Swim Team Calendar (enter this .ical url in your calendar app)  for the most up-to-date information on swim meets and events. 

Team Suits and Apparel

New 2024-2025 Team Suits are now available! Order today to have yours by Picture Day on June 28. 

Swimsuit ordering: https://www.swimoutlet.com/collections/arborheights

Team Apparel: (Team Store will open later in May- stay tuned!) 

 https://arborheights.membersplash.com/apparel-swim-2023/

Team caps will be distributed at the Red & Blue meet. Premium silicone team caps will be available for purchase at the office, once new stock arrives. 

2024 Swim Meets

June 15: Red & Blue Meet

8:00 am – 10:30 am.  Please plan to attend this meet, we will be having an informational meeting for families, and doing volunteer training for hosting swim meets.

June 25: AWAY Meet – AH @ Twin Lakes

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 5:15-5:45pm for AH swimmers.

June 27: AWAY Meet – AH @ Gregory Seahurst

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 5:15pm for AH swimmers.

July 9: HOME Meet – Marine Hills @ AH

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 4:45-5:15pm for AH swimmers.

July 11: AWAY Meet - AH @ Olympic View

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 5:15-5:45pm for AH swimmers.

July 16: HOME Meet – Normandy Park @ AH

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 4:45-5:15pm for AH swimmers.

July 18: HOME Meet – Kent @ AH

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 4:45-5:15pm for AH swimmers.

July 23: HOME Meet – Lakeridge @ AH

Meet starts at 6:00pm. Warm-up are at 4:45-5:15pm for AH swimmers.

 

Thursday, July 25: B Champs @ Arbor Heights

Monday, July 29: Girls Prelims @ Normandy Park

Tuesday, July 30: Boys Prelims @ Kent

Thursday, August 1: Southern Division @ Olympic View

Tuesday, August 6: All City Swim Meet @ Lakeridge

Meet Our Swim Coaches

Chris Veraya

HEAD coach

Chris has led the Arbor Heights Swim Team as its head coach for the past ten years. Chris started his swimming career as a speedy sixer at the Kent Swim and Tennis Club, spending all of his summers in the water, rain or shine. While attending college at UW Chris spent three summers coaching under local legend Mark Prothero, who had a deep and lasting influence on Chris’s coaching philosophy and inspired many of the practices and meet traditions Chris brings to the Arb each summer. Chris is also a lawyer, and maintains an Elder Law practice in Burien. Together with his wife Sam, Chris is raising two future swim superstars age 3 and 5, who you might see around the pool this summer. 

Sofia Malaspino

assistant COACH

Sofia began swimming at Arbor Heights as a Speedy Sixer and after taking a break from the team she rejoined the team at age 11. Falling in love with the sport at the Arb, she decided to join SMAC (then CAAT) where she swam year-round for six years. She also swam varsity for Holy Names Academy all four years and was elected team captain her senior year by her teammates. Sofia currently swims on the club team at Creighton University and travels around the Midwest for competitions. This summer will be her fourth season coaching for Arbor Heights, and she can’t think of a better way to spend her summer!  Sofia loves giving back to the fun and welcoming community that sparked her love for the water. When not at the pool or studying in Nebraska she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending as much time outside as possible.

Molly Murphy

assistant COACH

Molly is excited to return to the Arb and can’t wait to coach again this year! She started at Arbor Heights swimming as a speedy sixer, and has loved the water ever since. She just finished her sophomore year of college and is looking forward to a fun summer of fast swimming!

William McGlothlin

assistant COACH

Will is looking forward to returning for his second summer as a coach at the Arb! In his spare time he enjoys making origami cranes, assembling complex lego sets, and riding roller coasters. 

Jojo Southwell

ASSISTANT COACH

Jojo started swimming at Arbor Heights at the young age of 4, and has been in love with the sport ever since. She just finished her first year of college, and is thrilled to be joining the coaching team this season! 

Swim Team Contacts

Team Co-Rep
Aaron Rysemus
ah-swim@ahstc.com

Casey Jeannot
ah-secretary@ahstc.com

Parent Liaison
Open

Coaches Email
arborcoaches@gmail.com

AHSTC Cheer of Champions

I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
I said “a Boom-chick-a-boom” 
I said “a booma-chicha-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom” 
I said “a booma-chicha-rocka-chicka-rocka-chicka-boom” 
I said “a riff-raff-ree” 
I said “a riff-raff-ree” 
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! 

Swim Team Feedback

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If your suggestion is of high importance or is a direct request, please email ah-swim@ahstc.com or manager@ahstc.com.

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