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.                                                     
                        
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

WAMS SWIM & DIVE  2019

T O O L I' H A
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QUESTIONS ???
PHONE OR TEXT @ 724-766-0847
coachmiller@zoominternet.net
COACH BOB MILLER










WEST ALLEGHENY MIDDLE SCHOOL
SWIM & DIVE 2019 MEET SCHEDULE
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GREY = AWAY MEETS    /     RED = HOME MEETS
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THURSDAY  APRIL  4 @ SOUTH FAYETTE  4PM
SCORES  /  GIRLS WA 47 SF 91 //  BOYS  WA 89  SF 53

TUESDAY  APRIL 9   MOON @ WA    4PM
SCORES / GIRLS WA 64  MOON 71  //  BOYS  WA 88  MOON 54

THURSDAY  APRIL 11  @ BLACKHAWK   4PM
SCORES / GIRLS WA 94  BLACKHAWK 42 //  BOYS WA 93 BLACKHAWK 41

TUESDAY  APRIL 16  @ CARLYNTON  4PMSCORES /
GIRLS  WA 84  CARLYNTON 62   // BOYS  WA 90  CARLYNTON 60

TUESDAY  APRIL 23  MONTOUR @ WA  4PM
SCORES GIRLS WA 84  MONTOUR 72 // BOYS  WA 96  MONTOUR 11

THURSDAY  APRIL  25  RELAY MEET  (TBA)
GIRLS 4TH PLACE  //   BOYS 1ST PLACE

TUESDAY  APRIL  30  NORTHGATE @ WA  4PM
GIRLS  WA 64  NORTHGATE 84  //  BOYS  WA 92  NORTHGATE 74

RECORDS > GIRLS 3 -3  //  BOYS  6 - 0

THURSDAY  MAY 2  CORNELL @ WA    4PM
TUESDAY  MAY 7  CENTRAL VALLEY @ WA   4PM
THURSDAY  MAY 9  @ HOPEWELL  4PM
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SATURDAY  MAY  11, 2019
SOUTHWEST END OF SEASON INVITE
@ WEST ALLEGHENY H.S. POOL
10:30a.m. START
WE WILL PLEASE NEED ALL OUR PARENTS TO HELP OUT IN
VARIOUS WAYS. PLEASE ATTEND OUR BOOSTER MEETING WHEN
ANNOUNCED FOR DETAILS AND MORE INFO.

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WEST ALLEGHENY MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM & DIVE
IT'S ABOUT
TOOLI'HA  !!!
(THE ALLEGHENY INDIAN WORD FOR TEAM !)
2 LAY HA !!!


QUESTIONS > COACH BOB / 724-766-0847
coachmiller@zoominternet.net
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ???

WHAT DOES EACH SWIMMERS NEED FOR PRACTICES >
1 PIECE SWIM SUIT
GOGGLES
SWIM CAP IF THEY HAVE LONGER HAIR
2 TOWELS
AND A POSITIVE WILLING TO LEARN ATTITUDE :)

WHAT DOES EACH SWIMMERS NEED FOR THE COMPETITIONS >
WA WILL PROVIDE EACH SWIMMER / DIVER WITH A TEAM SUIT /
TEAM CAP (BOTH THESE ITEMS TO BE USED ONLY FOR MEETS -
NOT PRACTICES) / WARM UP JACKET. THEY NEED TO PROVIDE
GOGGLES AND TOWELS!
SUITS & CAPS SWIMMERS KEEP - WARM UPS ARE TURNED IN AT
END OF SEASON!

DO ALL SWIMMERS/DIVERS COMPETE IN MEETS - EVEN IF THEY
ARE NEW TO THE SPORT ?  YES!
OUR MEETS ARE SET UP TO HELP ALL OUR SWIMMERS / DIVERS
TO LEARN. NEWER SWIMMERS MAY NOT BE IN POINT SCORING
RACES BUT THEY WILL BE IN TIME TRIAL HEATS / RACES.
GENERALLY EACH SWIMMER WILL DO A MINIMUM OF 2 EVENTS
AND USUALLY 3 OR 4.  4 IS THE MAX A SWIMMER MAY ENTER.
WE CONSIDER OUR DUAL MEETS AN EXSTENSION OF PRACTICE
AND THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

MOST OF OUR SWIM MEETS WILL START AT 4PM. AT HOME
MEETS WE WILL DO THE SWIM PORTION WHICH RUNS ABOUT 1
HOUR.  AS SOON AS SWIMMING IS COMPLETED - WE WILL SET UP
FOR DIVING. NOT MANY TEAMS HAVE DIVING UNFORTUANTELY
BUT WE HAVE OUR DIVERS GO THROUGH THE SAME SET UP AS
OUR VARSITY DIVERS AND THEY DO AN EXIBITION.
ALL SWIMMERS STAY FOR DIVERS AND DIVERS ARE THERE FOR
SWIM MEET.   WE ARE THE WA SWIM & DIVE TEAM !!!

THE RELAY MEET AND THE END OF SEASON INVITATIONAL MAY
BE DIFFERENT TIMES AND WILL RUN LONGER THAN 1 HOUR!

THERE IS MORE INFO BELOW AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
AND IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE
EMAIL  / TEXT  /  OR CALL ME.
COACH BOB MILLER / 724-766-0847  
WAMS SWIM SCHEDULE

WEEK OF MAY 6 to 11, 2019

MONDAY 3 TO 5PM PRACTICE

TUESDAY >
CENTRAL VALLEY @ WA 4PM

WEDNESDAY  3 TO 5PM PRACTICE

THURSDAY  >
@ HOPEWELL  4PM START / BUS LEAVES 2:35

FRIDAY  > 3 TO 5PM PRACTICE

SATURDAY  
CHAMPIONSHIP MEET @ WA 10:35 MEET START
SWIMMERS ON DECK BY 7:40AM / PARENTS THERE ALSO AT SAME
TIME.  OTHER TEAMS WILL BE COMIN BY 8AM SO WE NEED TO BE
READY.   MEET SHOULD RUN TILL APPROXIMATELY 1:30PM

ALL HANDS ON DECK AS THEY SAY.  IF YOU HAVE ITEMS YOU CAN
CONTRIBUTE - COOKIES / WATER / POP / INDIVIDUAL BAGGED CHIPS
ETC. PLEASE DONATE.  THANKS - THE TEAM !

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COACHES > HEAD COACH BOB MILLER / 724-766-0847
ASST.: COACH BILL CRUMRINE
DIVE COACH JENNIFER GRAHAM
DIVING PRACTICES WILL BE ON TUESDAY & THURSDAYS FROM 4:30 TO 6:Good
Morning WAMS Swim Parents-

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET MAY 11
West A has the fortunate opportunity to host the Middle School end of
season swim meet on Saturday, May 11th The meet is scheduled to start
at 10:30 and last a few hours, volunteers will need to be there a bit
earlier and a specific time will be sent out a few days prior.

This meet would not be possible without the help of our swim parents to
assist with concessions, awards, timing, etc. Pasted below you will find
a link to sign-up Genius. We are asking at least 1 person from each
swimmers family  to sign up for a volunteer position. I am still missing a
couple of email addresses that I hope to have soon, but wanted to get
this out to you asap. If anyone has contact info for the Gallagher, Rhines
or Smith family please feel free to forward this email.

WAMS Swim Meet Sign-up Link
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B4DA8AB28AAFA7-wams

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Shelly DiCesaro
GETTING PUMPED UP BEFORE SOUTH
FAYETTE MEET !
PLEASE SEE INFO
BELOW ABOUT OUR
MAY 11
CHAMPIONSHIP MEET!
VERY IMPORTANT
THAT ALL PITCH IN.
THANKS FROM YOUR
SWIM TEAM :) !