CoEd Varsity Swim & Dive
Please read the following to be ready to participate in our 2021-2022 Swim and Dive season.
Information for 2021-2022 Athletic Participation:
- Each SCHOOL YEAR all athletes have to complete the athletic registration page https://westfield-ar.rschooltoday.com/. This will replace a lot of hard copy paperwork and allows us to complete our concussion education. Please register NOW for any/all sports you may tryout for.
- Make sure that you have an updated VHSL Physical on file. There is an updated form found here Updated VHSL Physical Form. This is the only physical form we can accept. This is good for the entire 21-22 school year. Please hand all forms into the Activities Office or scan them to Mrs. Partner, ATC firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are hosting physicals night on Tuesday July 27th. From 5:30-8:30. They are a few spaces remaining. The cost of the physical is $50. Register for our July 27 physical night here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRZewAVnQf8WoWHCZiaujn99bAmTyoIcj-AamV_xyuj8if1A/viewform?usp=sf_link. We could also use a few more physicians to help our night run smoothly. If you are an MD, NP, DO, or PA and willing to help out that night please email Shandi Partner at email@example.com
- Parents and Athletes – Please join the Activities Office for a virtual Fall Athletic Town Hall Meeting. July 26, at 6:30pm. Login details will be sent out on July 26th via e-notify.
- Parents and Coaches mark your calendar – Aug 9th at 6:30 will be the Bulldog Fall Athlete Parent/Coach Meeting. Each Fall Sport will have a parent information meeting on Aug 9th at 6:30pm. Meetings will take place at Westfield. Details will be sent closer to the date. Topics include: team expectations, volunteer opportunities, questions and answers.
Questions? Contact Terri K Towle, Director of Student Activities, Westfield High School at TKTowle@fcps.edu.
Assuming timeline will be the same on Friday but not sure, will pass along additional info as I have it.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2021
VHSL Class 3 State Swimming Events Postponed
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Due to impending weather forecasts for areas throughout the Commonwealth, the Class 3 swimming events, originally scheduled for Sunday, February 14 at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center have been postponed. The decision to postpone the event was made with the safety of VHSL competitors, coaches, officials, and meet management team in mind.
“Each of our postponements this week required a tremendous amount of coordination between League staff and the venue directors to find dates based on the availability of those facilities ,” said VHSL Assistant Director, Shawn Knight. “ We appreciate our venues willingness and flexibility to work with us to host our championships.”
The swimming events for all classifications are rescheduled as follows:
- Class 2 – February 18, 2021 at Christiansburg Aquatic Center
- Class 3 – February 25, 2021 at Christiansburg Aquatic Center
- Class 4 – February 23, 2021 at Christiansburg Aquatic Center
- Class 5 – February 18, 2021 at Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center
- Class 6 – February 19, 2021 at Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center
In seasons past we have offered District team shirts, Regional team shirts & State team shirts. In talking with our Captains & Seniors we decided on a Team shirt to celebrate our season.
In order to have practice & meets our athletes had to make choices, limit holiday gatherings, skip the sleepover, they couldn't see extended family or travel. This season showed us what it means to be a part of a team.
Thank you to all of our athletes and families, we successfully made it through the season.
The Team shirt was designed by our captains and seniors. Link below.
Available until midnight Sunday Feb 21st.
Westfield HS Swim Apparel - t-shirtpeople.com
Congratulations to Amanda Stalfort - 6th place, 410 pts and All American consideration. She was able to achieve this with only 10 of 11 dives. Awesome work Amanda.
In case you haven't heard the State Class 4, 5 & 6 swimming events have been postponed due to weather. We don't have any make up dates at this point. As I receive information I'll make sure to pass it on.
Have a great day.
Amanda Stalfort will be diving today at the Jeffrey Rouse Center in Stafford. Amanda is seeded 2nd in today's meet. The girls dive begins at 3:15 pm. You can find the live stream link at vhsl.org under Swim & Dive.
Tyler Whitacre will be swimming Saturday at Oak Marr. Swim starts Saturday at 1:00 pm, Tyler will be swimming 200 IM (seeded 4th) & 500 Free (seeded 2nd). Live stream for swim will be at nfhsnetwork.com.
Recap of last week's Regional meet in SwimSwam magazine, link below
Looking forward to a great State meet. Make sure you tune in and cheer on our Bulldogs!
Herndon will be hosting the live feed for tonight's meet. Find them on Facebook at the link below.
Dive begins both days at 11:00 am. Swim warm up both days 4:00 pm - 4:25 pm at Oak Marr, live stream will be broadcast through the Oakton FB page (this may change). Swim meet starts both days at 5:30 pm.
Locker rooms will be open for changing. Practice today at 4:30, temperature checks will be inside at side entrance.
Let me know if you have any questions. Psych sheets and meet sheets were emailed.
Updated timeline for the Men’s Swim Meet
Warm Up WAS - 3:15 – 5:15
Warm Up NOW - 4:00 – 5:25
Arrive at the pool at 3:30 for check in.
Updated timeline for the Women’s Swim Meet
Start Time WAS - 7:15
Start Time NOW - 7:00
See full updated timelines in files section
The District Swim and Dive meet will be livestreamed on Oakton Cougars Athletics Facebook page. The link is listed below. Feel free to send this to your parents and spectators. They do not need a FB account in order to watch the meet. As a reminder no other spectators will be allowed in to record or livestream.
Field Trip forms need to be turned in today, send them to me and to Maggie.
CHANGE - Swim and Dive will be competing at the same time so swim and dive athletes ride buses together. We have 2 buses, 25 athletes per bus (this is half capacity).
Timeline for Friday:
- Meet at Westfield 4:30 pm
- Buses leave Westfield 4:45 pm
- Westfield Swim/Dive warm up - 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm - entire pool for warm up.
- Westfield will compete in lanes 1-4
- Both meets start - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Team area for Westfield - Bleachers
Volunteers Dive: Dive referee, Dive Announcer, 2 Dive Judges, 2 Dive Table Workers
Volunteers Swim: Referee, Starter, 2 Stroke & Turn Judges, 2 Table Workers, 8 Timers.
Districts will be held at Cub Run. Men will compete Friday January 29th and women will compete Saturday January 30th. Dive will compete first both nights. Currently there are 3 options under discussion for format.
- Option #1 - Limit 3 entries for each event per team.
- Option #2 - Limit 2 entries for each event per team.
- Option #3 - Limit roster to 19 men and 19 women with 4 entries per event, per team.
I have a feeling Option #3 will win out.
Let me know if you have questions.
Results from last night’s exciting meet vs Chantilly:
- Men – 102-214
- Women- 147-168
Another fun, fast meet last night, 17 Personal Bests, 5 First Place Finishes, another TEAM RECORD and an overall impressive meet.
Our ladies dive team started everything off with a 1, 2 finish. Amanda came in 1st with another team record (250.15), Kenzie finished 2nd with a PB (194.75), then newcomer and senior Maddie Stalfort rounded it out with her 6th place finish and our 3rd PB of the evening (117.40).
Our men’s dive team had a solid evening, Dane in 3rd, Jonathan in 4th and Luke coming in 6th. Great work by our dive team and Coach Andy Pratt.
Equally impressive on the swim side,1st place finishes by Tyler Whitacre, our women’s A Medley Relay, senior Sarah Sanfield in 100 fly and Parker Brooks in 100 back. We had athlete’s fighting through injury, soreness and battling back from surgeries. We had swimmers stepping up and filling in at the last minute, swimming events they’d never tried or hadn’t swam in years. Shout out to Coach Maggie and the hard work she’s been putting in with our distance swimmers, Jessie Molloy breaking 1:20 in the 100 Breast, Caitlin Kelliher, Jake Myers, Tommy Vu and Megan Montgomery.
Last night was supposed to be Senior night, it’s only been postponed and we will celebrate but this is a special group. Some of these seniors I’ve coached since 7th grade and to those of you that I’ve only known a year or two I’m proud of all of you. It’s been an honor working with you and you will be missed!
Our Toolbox Award Winners were Valerie Tonnu and Justin Ko.
NEW Health Dept Policy starting yesterday. Any athlete testing positive for COVID-19 quarantines the entire team for a 14 day period.
Final dual meet of the season will be next Friday at Oak Marr. Divers will need to provide their own transportation due to numbers restrictions and timelines. Swimmers will be taking 2 buses from Westfield, 25 athletes per bus. Additional info to follow but make sure you have your ‘Field Trip’ form filled out and turned into school by Tuesday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.