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Middle School Boys Swimming & Diving


Head Coach –    Jeff Hardy

Email:   School Phone: (616) 786-1184                                                                                                   Harbor Lights Pool Office: (616)786-1035

High School South Pool Office: (616)738-6836

Assistant Coach –  Deb Morkis

Diving Coach – Mike Ledesma Email:   Phone # 616-566-3377



Team Expectations:

 Swimming & Diving Expectations

Swimming Practice Schedule:


Weekly Updates:

Congratulations on an undefeated regular season.   8-0 Great work boys!!

Remember that there is not a meet tomorrow, Thursday.  We will have regular practice at HL pool.

The Confernece meet starts Friday  for the divers, Swimmers swim on Saturday at Northview HS. (4451 Hunsberger Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

(616) 363-4857)

Friday swimmers have regular practice at HL while divers will be competing at Northview.  On Sat., the swimmers will be competing.  Swimmers need to report to HL pool at 7:30am and the bus is leaving no later than 7:40am.  We will not be waiting for late swimmers.  Actual meet starts at 10am and will likely last about 3 hours.  The bus should return to HL pool about 2:15pm but it all depends on how long the meet takes.  I will have the boys call on our way home if the time is going to be different.
The boys are expected to ride the bus to the meet with the team.  They are also expected to stay for the duration of the meet and cheer on their teammates.  They may ride home with parents but do not forget to sign out your son.  We have had several boys go home with parents without being signed out.  It will be especially important at this meet.  With 12 teams and hundreds of swimmers and parents it will be very difficult to track down athletes.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Coach Hardy


Volunteer Form:

If you are interested in timing at the meets, please fill out the Volunteer form and turn into the Athletic office. Anyone working with West Ottawa student/athletes must have a background check completed. Below is a link to the form.

Volunteer Profile for Athletics

Volunteer Timer Sign-Up  (Click for google doc.)

Meet Schedule

2015 Meet Results                                    Win/Loss Score (WO/Opp)     Results file:

Feb. 3rd Hudsonville Away              Win          WO  91 – 64  Huds.         Meet results

Feb. 5th Grandville Away                  Win         WO  89 – 66  GV.             Meet results

Feb. 10th Zeeland Home                  Win         WO 89 –  61  Zee          Meet Results

Feb. 12th Rockford Away                 Win         WO  88 – 67 Rock

Feb. 17th  Holland Home                 Win          WO  92 – 60 Holl           WOMS vs Holland MS

Feb. 19th Grand Haven Away         Win          WO 85 – 70 GH              Meet Results GH

Feb. 24th Hamilton Home                Cancelled

Feb. 26th Holland Chr. Away            Win         WO  84 – 66  HC                  Meet Results HC

March 4th  E. Kentwood Home         Win          WO 91-64  EK              Meet Results

**Jenison Cancelled

March 6th Conf. Diving Finals @ Northview

March 7th Conf. swimming Finals @ Northview

Northview’s Pool is located at  4451 Hunsberger Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525


2014 Meet Results:

Feb. 4th Jenison Away                       Win               WO 93 – 61 Jen

Feb. 6th Hudsonville Home                Win              WO 81 – 62 Huds.

Feb. 11th Grandville Home                Win              WO 89 – 59 GV

Feb. 13th Zeeland Away                    Win             WO 93 – 62 ZEE

Feb. 18th Rockford Home                 Win             WO 96 – 58 Rockford

Feb. 20th Holland Away                     Win             WO 83 – 61 Holland

Feb. 25th Grand Haven Home          Win             WO 94 – 64 Grand Haven

*rescheduled Mar. 10th Hamilton Away    Win              WO  vs Hamilton

March 4th Holland Chr. Home          Win             WO 88 – 65 Holland Chr.

March 6th E.K. Away                         Win            WO  87 – 67 East Kentwood

March 14th Conf. Diving Finals @ G.H.

March 15th Conf. swimming Finals @ G.H.   1st place CONFERENCE CHAMPS!!!


This weekend the Ms Boy’s Swim & Dive Team capped off an undefeated season (10-0) by winning the 1st ever Middle School Conference Championship.  This was the first time the league scored the meet and West Ottawa dominated the 12 team competition earning 461pts. almost 200 more than the  2nd place team (Zeeland 275pts).

In the process we set 5 school records all of which placed 1st in the meet:

200 Med. Relay 149.25   Derek Maas, Julian Barrios, Ryan Langdon, Sam Smith
50 Free 22.98 Sam Smith
50 Fly 25.95 Ryan Langdon
100Free 50.12  Sam Smith
100 Breastroke 107.61 Julian Barrios
Other top finishers:
B 200 Med. Relay  3rd place:  Aaron Doman, Peter Lehman, Nathan Maher, Clyde Snyder
200 Free   2nd – Julian Barrios, 3rd Nolan Briggs, 6th – Sam Gruenler
100 IM   2nd-Derek Maas, 6th – Jacob Boersma, 8th – Peter Lehman, 9th Aaron Doman
50 Free  1st Sam Smith, 2nd – Ryan Langdon, 14th Chet Johnson
Diving,  4th Evan Roach  10th Duncan Kelley,  12th Matt Asselin
50 fly 1st Ryan Langdon, 4th Jacob Boersma, 6th Nathan Maher, 7th Sam Gruenler, 16th Hayden Taylor
100 Free 1st Sam Smith, 3rd Gerrit Wiegerink, 4th Nolan Briggs, 5th Khadin Soto
100 Backstroke: 4th Gerrit Wiegerink, 5th Aaron Doman, 8th Nathan Maher
100 Breastroke: 1st Julian Barrios, 4th Derek Maas, 6th Khadin Soto, 8th Peter Lehman
200 Free Relay  2nd Gerrit Wiegerink, Jacob Boersema, Nolan Briggs, Khadin Soto
                              11th Collin Bell, Hayden Taylor, Chet Johnson, Sam Gruenler
The win was a total team effort, congratulations on an outstanding season!!

Swimming Apparel:

Ordering Team Suits

The team suit will be ordered through an online web site, by our team members individually. The boys are not required to buy a team suit. If you choose to order the team suit please log on to the following website:   The suits have been uploaded by pureblueswim and can be found at the bottom of the page.  They are the Nike Harbor Light’s boy’s suits.  Select the suit your son wishes to order, choose your size, pay for your suit , check out and you are done.   You may want to order with some other teammates as orders over $75 will ship for free. The suit should arrive within a week. Our first meet is Tuesday, Feb. 3rd so to be on the safe side, if you want your suit before the first meet you should order it by Friday Jan. 23rd. If you are having problems ordering or you have questions please contact Coach Hardy!