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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2023 Registration

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

2023 Swim Practice Schedule

Spring Practice

TBD

Summer Practice

TBD

2023 Team Events

COMING SOON!

August 3 – Awards Night

Team Suits and Apparel

COMING SOON!

2023 Swim Meets

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

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Saturday, June 18: Red vs. Blue Meet

June 22 (Thursday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Kent

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

June 27 (Tuesday): HOME Meet – Twin Lakes @ AH

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

June 29 (Thursday): HOME Meet – Gregory Seahurst @ AH

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

July 6 (Thursday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Marine Hills

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

July 11 (Tuesday): HOME Meet – Olympic View @ AH

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

July 13 (Thursday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Normandy Park

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

July 18 (Tuesday): AWAY Meet – AH @ Lakeridge

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

Friday, July 21: B Champs @ TBD

Monday, July 24: Girls Prelims @ TBD

Tuesday, July 25: Boys Prelims @ TBD

Thursday, July 27: Southern Divisions @ Arbor Heights

Tuesday, August 1: All City Swim Meet @ TBD

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 2023 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!

TBD

assistant COACH

TBD

assistant COACH

TBD

Speedy Sixer COACH

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

Executive Coach
Chris Veraya

Assistant Coaches
TBD

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

Do you have suggestions, recommendations, or ideas to help improve the AHSTC Swim Team?  Let us know below.
If your suggestion is of high importance or is a direct request, please email ah-swim@ahstc.com or manager@ahstc.com.