Boys Varsity Swim & Dive
Athletic physicals are currently being accepted by the Athletic Department for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Athletes are NOT allowed to try-out unless they have a current physical on file.
Parent Volunteers: We are in need of parent volunteers to help us provide officials and score keepers for this upcoming season. If you are already certified and/or willing to help, please let Coach Johnson or Coach Molesky know. We can't have a fully functioning swim team without these positions.
We are set for the swim-a-thon on January 8th during our practice time. We have plans for some things and we need the funds for them to happen. The swimmers will be swimming laps, that number is unknown, however we will know after their 45 minute window of swim time.
There are 2 options as to how one can donate:
- A flat rate donation - the sponsor chooses the amount
- A per lap rate donation - sponsor chooses how much they are willing to donate for each lap swam
Each swimmer was given a $100 goal and many have reached that goal so far and we haven't even swam yet. We are looking forward to this and hope that it will be a good way to raise funds each year and allow us coaches to get some good and much needed items for the team.
Here is a link to where a donation can and has to be made (it is all done online, no $ changes hands).
Donate HERE!!! You choose the amount you are willing to donate.
Attention to all parents and swimmers: the John Champe Swim Team is in need of some funds to do some things. Earlier in the year, we as the coaching staff mentioned the need of raising some funds. We need funds to pay for Senior Gifts, End-of-Year Banquet and other items (team roster shirts and other items needed to run a swim team).
We are looking for your help!!!
We are doing a fundraiser and instead of having swimmers get people to buy something or them trying to sell something, we are doing something more beneficial for an athlete; especially a swimmer and that is swim.
On January 8th, we will be doing the 1st Annual John Champe Swim Team Swim-A-Thon. Each swimmer will swim as many laps as they can in 45 minute span. Due to the number of swimmers on the team, we will break the practice up into 2 halves. Half the team will swim the first 45 minutes while the other half is counting for a swimmer and then they will switch roles for the 2nd half. We will be asking for all swimmers to participate.
Swimmers were given a fundraising pledge sheet. The pledge sheet also has a goal and that is $100 for each swimmer. Swimmers should go out and find sponsors. A sponsor can pledge 2 ways, either a flat rate or per lap. The flat rate option is where the sponsor pledges an amount no matter how many laps the swimmer swims. The per lap pledge amount is based upon the number of laps swam.
On the pledge sheet, it explains how one can make the donation. We have set up a online payment method, much like how one paid the athletic fee. The name of the payment portal link is Swim Team Fundraiser.
Pledge sheet is attached.
All swimmers who are competing within the LCPS Invitational on Saturday December 21 need to arrive at the JCHS bus loop at 8:00 am. Swimmers should come prepared with suit, cap, goggles and water. This will be a longer than normal meet. Food will not be permitted on the pool deck, but there will be food trucks outside for purchase.
Tech suits are allowed at this event, so if you own one; wear it.
If you are looking to purchase a shirt or hoodie, they will be available for purchase.
Tuesday Dec. 17 is the date for the team pictures. Swimmers need to have their warm ups. I know that not all swimmers have gotten warm ups due to the lack having enough. We have asked swimmers who were told they could keep old warm ups to please assist in helping the few who haven't gotten any.
Swimmers need to arrive to John Champe on Saturday Dec. 14 at 3:00.
The bus will leave at 3:30 and the meet starts at 5:00.
Wednesday December 11:
Sorry for the short notice of this, but with the holidays and the fact that we had to spread the tryouts over a span of 2 weeks due to # of days we get to practice, I forgot to post this.
Some of you may have attended the Parent Meeting that was held at the school during one of the tryout dates (this was held by the Athletic Director), so if you attended that meeting; you do not need to attend this one. We will be holding a meeting this evening after practice at Dulles south in the stands. It shouldn't take long, but it has to be given and offered. Again, if you attended the meeting held by the AD a few weeks ago, you do not need to attend.
What we will be talking about:
- Introduction of coaches
- Expectations (Team behavior & Parents)
- Parent Communication
- Student Handbook
- Lettering requirements
- Activity Fee
- Study Hall
- Team Rules
- Booster Club
- Concessions & Ticket help (other sports - a way to help raise funds for the team)
- Website for info
- Practice Schedule & Times
The day has come for trying out for the John Champe Swim Team.
Be certain that you have fully registered for try outs with the Athletic Department: this means that your sports physical has been turned in, you have registered online and submitted your Emergency Card, Concussion, Parental Consent and Training Rules. If you have not completed all of the said things above, you will not be allowed to enter the pool until you have.
Tonight's tryout is at 6:30-8:00, but swimmers must be there 30 minutes prior to start time to be ready to go. So, have your suit, your goggles, swim cap and water ready to go for each day of tryouts. Each swimmer should be ready to enter the pool 15 minutes prior to start time.
Tomorrow/s tryout starts at 7:30-9:00, again be at the facility 30 minutes prior & ready 15 minutes prior to start time.
See you tonight!!!
Be sure you have fully registered with the Athletic Department before coming out to practice!
Please visit the registration page at champesports.org in ensure you have completed and turned in all forms needed to participate in winter sports.
Swimmers who have not completed all requirements will NOT be allowed to pratice.
Team store for required items for the team is now open until 11:59 pm Nov. 23rd.
Follow the link: Required Items
The following items are required from the team store:
- Team suit
- Team cap
- With last name
- Fins (for practice)
- If you already own, no need to buy again
- Kick board (for practice)
- If you already own, no need to buy again
Team apparel and optional items to buy. This store is open now until 11:59 pm Nov. 23rd.
Follow the link: Optional Items Enter sale code: 3Y4ZK
Let's get ready for the swim season!
This is a reminder that tryouts for the John Champe Swim team is just around the corner.
- Wednesday Nov. 13 - 6:30-8:00
- Thursday Nov. 14 - 7:30-9:00
- Other Tryout dates are also Nov. 20 & 21.
Swimmers must be ready to enter the pool at start time. (cap, goggles, water & a great attitude)
Location is Dulles South Pool
Bus to and from will be provided from JCH. Students may wait in Coach Molesky's room 1201 for the bus after school.
For the parents of the interested swimmers, we will be holding an interest/information meeting on the following date:
Wednesday October 23 at 5:45
Location TBD (most likely in cafeteria) this will be updated once it is finalized.
We (Coach Molesky and myself) are looking forward to meeting you all.
If you are interested in joining John Champe Swim Team and were not present at the interest meeting, please stop by and see Coach Molesky in Room 1201 for information.
On October 2nd, there will be an interest meeting held in Coach Molesky's room (Room 1201) at 4:15. This will be an opportunity to meet both of the coaches and get information regarding the swim team.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The swim season is right around the corner. Here is the information for trying out for the 2019-20 John Champe Knights' Swim Team:
- November 13 (6:30-8:00)
- Initial tryout
- November 14 (7:30-9:00)
- Time Trial -- ran like a meet
- November 20 (6:30-8:00)
- Time Trial continued -- ran like a meet
- November 21 (7:30-9:00)
- Final tryout and decisions made
What you will need for tryouts:
Come prepared to swim, but in order for you to try out; all required forms need to be turned into the Athletic Department. That information (paperwork) can be found on the Files & Links page of the Athletic Website.
What you will need for the actual pool will consist of yourself, a suit, goggles, swim cap (not required), and a good attitude.
Coach Johnson and Coach Molesky are looking forward to seeing what each of you have.