CoEd Varsity Swim & Dive
Fairfax County Park Authority will not allow parents on deck to celebrate Senior Night. Centreville held their Senior night without parents. I want to include our parents and hope to include siblings so we are postponing Senior Night. We will hold it at school in the gym or the theatre. Once I have a day and time I’ll get that out to everyone.
New timeline for tonight:
Dive warm up – 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dive – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chantilly warm up – 6:30 – 6:50
Westfield warm up – 6:50 pm – 7:10 pm
Swim starts – 7:15 pm
Thank you to all of our volunteers last night.
Final Score – Men – 107 – 197
Women – 144 – 160
Great swim & dive meet last night, 20 Personal Bests, 7 wins and 1 Team Record.
Wins last night Tyler Whitacre, Dane Kudlacik, William Beamon, Parker Brooks, Sarah Fajer.
Team Record – Amanda Stalfort
Close 2nd place in the women’s 500 by Sophie Diccox, missing 1st by .16 but setting a personal best by 3 seconds.
Personal Bests by all 4 of our men’s 50 free swimmers. Personal Bests by all 4 of our men’s 100 fly swimmers, huge drops in the 500 free by Andrew Boyle & Sam Kirkpatrick. Our divers continue to set the tone each meet with solid performances.
Looking forward to tonight. Meet sheet changes will be coming, hoping to send only one more email today.
Brief confusion surrounding the meet status, but the Meet is back on – Centreville has been cleared to swim and dive.
Timeline for weekend meets:
Friday vs Centreville 1/15
- Dive Warm Up – 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
- Dive – 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
- Centreville Senior Night – 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Centreville Warm Up – 7:30 pm – 7:50 pm
- Westfield Warm Up – 7:50 pm – 8:10 pm
- Meet Starts at 8:15 pm
Friday – Juniors & Sophmores arrive at 6:00 pm to support our dive team. Balance of team arrive at 7:15 pm.
Saturday vs Chantilly 1/16 (Updated)
- Dive Warm Up 5:00 - 5:30
- Dive Starts 5:30-6:30
- Senior Night 6:30-7:00
- Chantilly warm up 7:00-7:20
- Westfield warm up 7:20-7:40
- Meet start 7:45
Saturday – Juniors & Sophomores arrive at 5:15 pm to support our dive team. Balance of the team arrive at 6:15 pm to support our Seniors.
Don’t forget to check Fred Ingham’s website for pictures from last week’s meet. This week we will have our team photographer on deck Friday & Saturday.
We will be distributing Team Equipment (warm-ups & back packs) today and tomorrow at Cub Run, prior to practice. If you are on the schedule for today (12/29) and you are a Junior or Senior please arrive at Check-In at 3:50.
You will enter Cub Run through the side entrance and we will be in the Multi Purpose room directly on your left.
If you are a Sophomore or Freshman on the schedule for today (12/29) please arrive at Check-In at 4:10. Tomorrow we will follow the same procedure. If you are not listed on the schedule for either today or tomorrow you may still pick up your equipment. You will need to answer the symptom form, you will need to get your temperature checked, you will need to enter through the side entrance. Please follow the guidelines above.
I've been able to secure all 10 lanes for practice tomorrow. If you are not on the schedule for tomorrow please feel free to join us.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Today's (Thursday 12/17) tryout has also been canceled due to weather. Everyone that was supposed to tryout today will now tryout Wednesday Dec 23rd, 4:30-5:30, Cub Run. Tomorrow's schedule remains the same.
Deadline will be extended for Swim/Dive since we have extended our tryouts to 6 total days to accommodate number of swimmers & lane restrictions.
Link to order:
Fan Cut-Outs are a Go!
Anyone is welcome to purchase a fan cut-out - students, parents, grandparents, etc. We hope to have a nice “crowd” for your events!
You can't stop our BULLDOG PRIDE! We can't be there in person but we can still be part of GAME DAY!
Show your support in the stands for your favorite Bulldog Athlete! Fan Cutouts ($30) can be ordered now through Dec. 17th to be ready for the first games on Dec. 21!
All gym sports cutouts (Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics) will be displayed in the stands for all home events! Swim will be placed at Cub Run Rec Center and Track will be place outside for the track meet!
Pictures can be of anyone! Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, Pets, Friends....! Please be sure the photo is from the waist up!
All sales are final even in the event of sports pauses/cancellations due to Covid-19. Your purchased cutout will be yours to keep after the season is done!
Any questions - pls contact Mindy Conway at email@example.com or text 301-674-8893.
Thanks for your support and GOOOO Bulldogs!
Please see the practice & meet guidelines for Cub Run in the team files section.
Equipment needed for all practices, these will not be provided:
- Kick board, fins, buoy, snorkel.
Let me know if you have questions.
Reminder: tryouts to begin Monday December 14th, 4:30-5:30 at Cub Run. See you there, let me know if you have questions.
Bulldogs Athletes and Families-
Welcome back to sports! Our goal at Westfield and FCPS is to continue providing athletic opportunities for our students in the safest possible manner. To that end, we ask for your help in a couple of critically important areas.
Please, do not send your child to practice or workouts if:
- He/she complains of not feeling well and/or has any of the following:
- Feeling feverish and/or having chills (if documented temperature/fever of 100.4F or greater)
- A new cough not due to another health condition
- Fatigue (more tired than usual)
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- A new sore throat not due to another health condition
- New chills not due to another health condition
- New muscle pain not due to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity such as physical exercise
- New loss of taste or smell, new onset of poor appetite or poor feeding Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
- He/she has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or displays signs or symptoms associated with COVID-19
- He/she has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results OR another family residing in the same house has been tested and is awaiting results
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recently recommended the following: “During times of substantial COVID-19 activity VDH strongly advises athletes to wear masks at all times during group training, competition, and on the sidelines.”
Beginning Friday, December 11, students participating in FCPS athletic programs, to include in-season practices and competitions as well as out-of-season workouts, are required to wear masks during all aspects of athletic participation in all sports with the exception of wrestling, gymnastics and swim and dive.
With everyone’s help, we look forward to a successful season!
Terri K Towle
Director of Student Activities
Please see the spreadsheet with tryout assignments in the Team Files section. Divers are not included in this schedule because we do not have the same restrictions with our Dive team that we have with the Swim team. Dive tryouts are Monday Dec 14th, Tuesday Dec 15th & Thursday Dec 17th.
All tryouts are from 4:30-5:30 at Cub Run. Anyone that does not have their physical, concussion education and emergency care card turned in prior to their scheduled tryout date will not be allowed to participate.
Outdoor conditioning for this week is canceled. We have NOT been paused, we DO NOT have any issues. I want to give us the best opportunity to continue moving forward so we have canceled outdoor conditioning for this week.
Below you will find the screening link and procedure moving forward. This screening survey MUST be filled out before every practice. I WILL NOT be sending prior to practice so keep this link. Plan on arriving at Cub Run at 4:15 so we can check everyone in.
I have a Regional coaches meeting this afternoon (12/8) so I will most likely will be following up with additional information. Let me know if you have any questions.
Tryouts and practice will be much different this season. I will be providing a tryout/practice schedule for each day. That schedule will be sent out next week. If you are not planning on coming out for the team please let me know asap.
Tryouts are typically the first 3 days of practice but because we are limited with our practice space and athletes allowed in the water, tryouts will be December 14th - December 21st, 4:30-5:30 pm. With the uncertainty surrounding our season I've decided to dedicate our first tryout/practice, December 14th to our seniors. All seniors are expected at practice December 14th.
Tryouts are also included in the "Schedule" section.
If you are a senior who will be playing a sport in college:
Did you play high school sports for Westfield? Are you going off to play in college? If so, we would like to take the opportunity to honor your accomplishment. We are going to have a College Commitment Signing Photo Opportunity, Wednesday December 16th. Athletes will be assigned a 10 minute time slot to come into Westfield and get their picture taken. We are going to hold the photo opportunity on the theatre stage. The student athlete and family members only (not to exceed 10 total family members) will enter through Door 14 to get their picture taken. We will have a Westfield backdrop and table set up. All participants and family members will be required to wear masks and answer COVID protocol questions. This opportunity is for those student athletes that have committed and/or signed early. We will continue to plan our annual College Commitment Ceremony in May for those not committing at this time. Please sign up for a time HERE. Please sign up by Monday December 14th.
We look forward to sharing in your accomplishment on December 16th.
Please see the below meet schedule for our 2020-2021 Westfield Swim and Dive season:
1/8 - Cub Run - Home vs Madison
1/9 - Cub Run - Home vs Oakton
1/15 - Cub Run Away vs Centreville
1/16 - Cub Run Away vs Chantilly
1/22 - Oak Marr Home vs TBD
Excited to face the VA State Women's Champs on the 8th and the VA State Men's Champs the very next day.
In order to tryout for the Swim & Dive team you must have a physical, concussion education and emergency contact form turned in to the Athletic Department.
Tryouts will begin December 14th at the Cub Run rec center 4:30-5:30. In order to tryout you must contact Coach Russ and receive a practice day & time. You may not show up at Cub Run without this information. Questions can be directed to Coach Russ at firstname.lastname@example.org.