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Rio 2016


#SwimUnited With Us!

Help cheer on Team USA by using the hashtag #SwimUnited! Use the hashtag throughout the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to show the world why we love the sport of swimming! The swimming portion of the Olympic Games will be August 6-13.

Click here to see how Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps got their start in swimming.

Help Cheer on Channel cats through the year and share why you love the sport and your team. Lets try using #tricitychannelcats at Summer champs!

Team News
Best of Luck to all our athletes who are swimming in August at Sr Zones and Futures! Go TCCC!

  • Jack Elliott
  • Megan Gelston
  • Mackenzie Hale
  • John Markille
  • Hilary Petersen
  • Addison Pollick
  • Katie Schroder
  • Madison Thurber
  • Claire Schaef
  • Cole Westendorf
  • Skyler Younkin

Upcoming Events
For your convenience, Upcoming Short Course Meets
Can You Get Heat Exhaustion While Swimming?
The following link is a great article to read in preparation for our Summer Championship meet. The temperatures are predicted to be Friday 102*, Saturday 98*, Sunday 87*

Important Reminder

Channel Cats,

The Job Signups are now open for the IE Champs meet July 29-31This will be your last chance to get your required 34 volunteer hours in for this season.  The hours that you are short of 34 will be billed on your August invoice at $10/hour. 

On Thursday night, July 28, we will need everyones help setting up!  We have a long 3 day meet, and no one wants to be at the pool until midnight setting up.  I will let everyone know what time we are able to enter the pool area to set up, but it will not be before 8:00pm.

Chance Younkin & Todd Stafek, Co-Meet Directors


Contact Us
Coach Todd Stafek
Coach Jen Tonkyn

Tia Pollick (President)

Russ Chrisman (Treasurer)

Coaches Corner
Former Channel Cat and Paralympic swimmer Nate Higgins swam and completed one of the toughest Open Water events this year...the Alcatraz swim. Nate has been on a mission to do this for years and finally did it.

The article is about a former swimmer who is doing GREAT things down in the LA area. Nate Higgins is amazing. One of the hardest workers I have EVER had the HONOR to coach. He was a Channel Cat, he participated in the Paralympic Trials, and he has had this dream of Open Water swimming and doing the Alcatraz swim for almost as long as from the day he started swimming with me (after his accident).

Woody is right on the money when he says Nate has taught him more than he has taught Nate...I feel the same way. He is the kind of person you WANT to know and WANT to have in your life. Positive, encouraging, determined. He doesn't tear down he BUILDS!

For anyone thinking things are hard, the water is cold, the mornings are rough...Nate gives us a lesson in determination and dedication. I hope this article inspires at least one Channel Cat to "suck it up buttercup" and realize challenges are a part of life. How we handle them is all up to us! Click on photo or article title to read the story!

Congrats Nate!

Meet Recap by Coach Jen
Tri City Channel Cats competed in several great meets over the past couple weeks. Congratulations to all of the swimmers who swam in these meets. We are proud of all of our swimmers!! Here are some key stats from these past three meets:  

Attention All Swimmers..

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2015-2016 Board of Directors
Tia Pollick, President
Vacant, Vice-President
Ruby Chrisman, Secretary
Russ Chrisman, Treasurer
Brooke Pool, Co-Treasurer
Kathy Kern, Inland Empire Swimming Representative
Melissa Moore, Hospitality Chair and Member at Large
April Walkley, Editor and Member at Large
Brooke Pool, Fundraising Lead
Amy Johnson, Member at Large
Katarina Younkin, Welcome Committee Lead

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