I hope everyone had a great time in Petawawa this past weekend. 59 athletes made the trip and some great memories were made.  Yes, the crowd control was probably a bit much, but in the end, you won’t remember that.

There were some great performances at the meet including some WAVE athletes that completely swept their races and 15 new club records were set !

Regionals

Congratulations to the WAVE athletes that have qualified for the Regional Swim Championships that will take place the last weekend in May.

This is an amazing feat as you are competing against swimmers that commit their attention to only the one sport.

All Regional swimmers will receive a special edition towel and we’ll be doing a photo shoot before the actual meet. I will be in contact with the timing of that.

We have many young swimmers and more than a few that have just started with our club who will be qualifying for Regionals in the years to come based on what I am seeing in the pool. Continue to work hard, have goals and attend practice and it will happen.

“Because if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?” – Rocky

The Need for Speed Boog-A-Loo is reaching MACH-2

Please bring baked goods for the bake sale. I spoke with the fundraising committee chair yesterday and they are looking to break all Boog-A-Loo fundraising records as they have some great causes in mind.

We are reaching capacity, so if you haven’t already signed up, please do so.

It’s going to be a great event with some fun new challenges! BRING YOUR FINS!

In keeping with the Stay at 17″ Philosophy, no late sign-ups will be allowed.

Watches

No athlete should be wearing a watch, or anything else for that matter, on their wrist.

Monitoring swim activity, calories burnt, heart rates at this age is pointless and only serves as a distraction.

Watches, and I speak from years of personal experience, also hurt other swimmers and shatter any Zen-like state achieved by being in the water. Yes, watches “tick” me off. Read an Olympic swimmer’s account.

Open Water

I hope it warms up soon.

Registration for The Bring on the Bay swim is now open. Please enter WAVE as your team when you register.

If it’s your first time swimming in an open water event, try the 1.5K. If you already have a 1.5K race under year belt, congrats, you’re ready for 3K.

Life is better in the water,

Coach Fraser