INFORMATION  ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOL MEETS    

1.Dual Meets start at 4pm and meets run about 1 hour and 10 minutes for swim portion.  And another
half hour for diving.

2.We want ALL swimmers to stay and cheer and support divers after our home swim meets.  
We must have advance written notice if swimmers plan to leave early, or they will not be eligible for
the next meet!

3.All swimmers will compete in the meets - usually multiple events.
The first heat (race) is the scored event the 2nd and 3rd heats are time trial events.
All are important for end of season invitational meet entry.

4.The maximum number of events a swimmer may compete in is 4 > 2 individual and 2 relays.

5.Swimmers MUST go to away meets on the BUS and come home on the BUS!  If for a very important
reason a swimmer will need to go home with a parent (and only a parent) a note must be turned into
Head Coach at least 1 day prior to meet.  If a swimmer goes home with parent and Coach was not
notified and ok'd the ride home.  The swimmer may be subject to not competing at the next meet.

6.Pools are 25 yards in length - most events are 50 yard (2 lenghts)
100 yards (4 lengths) or 200 yard (8 lengths) events.
Relays are 4 x 50 or 200 yard relays - each swimmer has 2 lengths of        the pool.  In Medley Relays
swimmer 1 does backstroke - 2 breaststroke    - 3 fly - 4 freestyle.

7.The individual medley is a 100 yard event - in this order >
1 length fly - back - breast - free.

8.Strokes & Turns must be performed legally or disqualifications will be called by
the PIAA / WPIAL officials.  
This also goes for starts and turns and any illegal infractions
                                              of PIAA rules.                                                     
                        
ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN A SPORT MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL AND PROPER PAPER
WORK FROM SCHOOL FILLED OUT PRIOR TO FIRST PRACTICE.  AND OF COURSE WE ARE A PAY
TO PLAY SCHOOL NOW SO ALL MONIES MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO SCHOOL PRIOR TO START.

YOU MAY CHOOSE YOUR OWN DR. OR SCHEDULE A SCHOOL PROVIDED PHYSICAL.

TO SCHEDULE CALL CHERYL @ ATHLETIC OFFICE > 724-695-5247

TO GET FORMS - STOP BY H.S. OFFICE, ATHLETIC OFFICE, OR GET THEM ONLINE @
westalleghenyathletics.onlinesports.com

PLEASE GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF ASAP - IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST HEADACHES EVERY
YEAR. GET IT DONE PLEASE !!!
YOU MAY NOT PRACTICE OR PARTICIPATE IN UNTIL THE ATHLETIC OFFICE HAS ALL YOUR
PAPER WORK !

The school provides physicals for every sport season - usually about 3 to 4 weeks prior to start of
each season!  Usually 2 different days are available and announcements are made in school
several times.
How do you join / sign up for middle school swimming ???
WHO IS ELIGIBLE ???
ANY WEST ALLEGHENY STUDENT IN 7TH OR 8TH GRADE!

First get a school physical and parent form from the middle school office, athletic
office, or download on line at West Allegheny Athletic site.

WA Athletic Fee Form

PHYSICAL FORM LINK

WA SCHOOL PROVIDES FREE PHYSICALS !
CHECK WITH ATHLETIC OFFICE STARTING IN JANUARY ABOUT DAYS & TIMES.

Then all must be filled out completly and turned into Athletic Office or Middle
School Office.

You may contact Coach Bob Miller at anytime during this process and get
questions answered.  Swimmers may also stop by pool to talk to him after school
3 to 3:30.
ALL PAPERS AND FEES GO TO ATHLETIC OFFICE !
YOU CAN GIVE TO MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE AND THEY WILL GET IT TO AD
OFFICE IN HIGH SCHOOL OR YOU MAY TAKE DIRECTLY TO AD OFFICE AND
GIVE TO NANCY BARNER SECRETARY OR DAVE McBAIN A.D.
WEST ALLEGHENY MIDDLE
SCHOOL SWIM & DIVE TEAMS
2017 MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM & DIVE SCHEDULE
WAMS SWIM & DIVE

OK OUR SEASON IS OVER - NOW FOR 8TH GRADERS
START PLANNING FOR VARSITY.  WHO SHOULD GO
ONTO VARSITY SWIMMING.  EVERYONE - WHAT IF I'M
NOT GOOD ENOUGH - IF YOUR WILLING TO TRY AND
WORK AND YOU DON'T SINK TO BOTTOM WHEN YOU
JUMP IN - YOUR GOOD ENOUGH!!!

JOIN CLUB - SWIM THIS SUMMER AND IN FALL - TRAIN
AND GET PREPARED THEN IT ISN'T SO ROUGH WHEN
HIGH SCHOOL SEASON ROLLS AROUND.  WE LOST A
LOT OF SENIORS LAST YEAR AND NEED ALL OF YOU
BEING PART OF THE TEAM!  DON'T BE SCARED - YES IT
WILL BE TOUGH - BUT THAT IS THE CHALLENGE!
ANY QUESTIONS - THOUGHTS - CHECK WITH COACH
BOB AND MISSY.  BUT PLAN TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL
SWIMMER.    GOOOOOOO 8TH GRADERS!

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WOW - BAM - SPLASH - KAPOW - KABUNK - SMASH
WAMS SWIMMERS PERFORM GREAT AND GIRLS WIN A
VERY TIGHT VERY FUN CHAMPIONSHIP MEET AT MOON.
BOYS SWIM SOLID AND GRAB 4TH PLACE WHICH
CONSIDERING WE DON'T HAVE MANY BOYS WHO SWIM
CLUB IS VERY SOLID EFFORT !!!
OUR GIRLS DID NOT WIN A SINGLE EVENT ???
BUT WE WERE SOLID AS A TEAM AND CONSISTENTLY
PLACED 2 OR 3 SWIMMERS IN THE TOP 8 ALL DAY
LONG. AND THEN AT THE NED IT CAME DOWN TO FREE
RELAY AND OUR GIRLS TEAM STEPPED IT UP WHEN IT
WAS NEEDED BEATING SOUTH FAYETTE BY .28 TO WIN
THE MEET BY 4 POINTS. THAT IS VERY TIGHT IN A
CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT - WOW - NICE - SWEET!!!
OUR GUYS DID NOT WIN ANY EVENTS EITHER - BUT
HAD SOME CONSITENT TIME DROPS AND SWAM A
STRONG MEET MAKING COACH MISSY AND I VERY
PLEASED WITH OUR GUYS TEAM FOR THE DAY AND
SEASON.  
WAY TO GO WAMS SWIMMERS !!!

YOU GUYS ROCKED IT - THANKS FOR A GREAT MEET
AND FUN SEASON - YOUR COACHES.
MISSY - HANNAH - BOB

T O O L I' H A






QUESTIONS > COACH BOB / 724-766-0847
coachmiller@zoominternet.net
GOT THE POOL / GOT SWIMMERS / WHERE IS THE WATER ???
POOL HAS BEEN EMPTIED AND READY FOR DEMO AND REMODEL.