Let’s get swimming at the Parkrose Squads!

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Welcome Parkrose Swimmers!

I am looking forward to seeing you regularly at the Get In & Swim Smooth Squad Sessions at Parkrose High Swim Center.

Here are three key action items to get you started: 

  • Complete the Online Emergency Medical Contact and Waiver now if you haven't. Once you've done this, you won't have to do it again for any future swims or swim analysis sessions unless your info has changed. So if you've already done this, you're set! 

  • Request to join the Closed Facebook Get In & Swim Parkrose Workout Group to be included in swim announcements, posted workout boards and to ask and listen to any questions that come up. The group can be seen in FB, but none of the posts are shown so use this space as your own! Let me know if you prefer an email digest and I will do my best to send it to you. 

  • Tell your swimmy friends! These workouts benefit from having swimmers of all speeds. We all swim better, when we all swim together.

Here are the key details:

  • The pool doors will open 15 min prior to the sessions. The workouts will start sharp on the hour and end sharply one hour later to get you on your way. 

  • Parkrose High School Swim Center is located at 122nd and SE Shaver. Here is the map. The Swim Center parking lot is the furthest entrance West along Shaver on the High School Side of the Street (N Side). From there, go straight ahead N and the Swim Center is directly in front of you. The entrance is within the courtyard at the bottom of the stairs/ramp.

  • Once inside, proceed to the locker rooms are on the L (MENS) and R (WOMENS) if you are facing the Pool Office. There are miles of lockers inside so bring a lock! Shower off and head to the lanes. 

  • SIGN IN and pay at the Get In & Swim Notebook near our lanes, note your payment amount and tuck your cash/check (to Get In & Swim) payments in the envelope or note your arrangements. Paypal can be sent in advance via Paypalto getinandswim@gmail.com. Sessions are $10-15 and include your pool entry.

  • Grab a pull buoy, a pair of floppy floating fins and some non-fixed hand paddles (the pool has Finis Agility Paddles). I will also have the Finis Freestyler and ISO paddles for you to try if you like. All are pressure held paddles and are meant to highlight potential form flaws and will also be used as active rest on intervals and as an aid to increase speed where needed within the group during some intervals. Recommended swim equipment can be found at the Get In & Swim Outlet Store.

  • Bring a recovery snack/meal (ideally with some included protein) for the post-workout hustle, as these sessions are meant to deplete your muscle stores and getting something in you fast will help with your following workouts! And non-glass water bottles are encouraged on deck.

Phew! You made it! Any questions? Be in touch. 

-Gretchan