Watch this short video of an up and coming swimmer and send me three things that you learnt from watching this video. I can think of many, many more than three. Send your entries to email@example.com. Deadline is Tuesday, May 24.
Photos Courtesy of Owen Pilson Photography What a great debut for WAVE! We are all very proud of all our athletes participating in their first ever swim meet. There were some great swims and some remarkable improvements in times as well. What impressed the coaches the most was that our athletes were not afraid to race and find that next gear in order to win. There were lots of come-from-behind wins for our swimmers -- something that is a testament to our character as a club. I hope we all learned a lot from [...]
Here are the individual results from our first ever swim meet. Print them out and hang on to them, they may be worth a lot of money one day! History in the making! MEET RESULTS (WEB) MEET RESULTS (PDF) I encourage you to look at the results from our Yellow & Blue meets to see the progress being made.
Our almost ready for primetime Reach measurement thing-a-ma-jig now has a name, it's called J.J. Thanks to our board member Km Darling for the suggestion.
There is a need for timers and other volunteers at the upcoming swim meet this weekend. Sign-up here - https://signup.com/go/AuzejPF
First things first, we only have one entry for this week's contest. Are you trying to tell me that my scones are actually bad? https://ottawawaterpolo.com/contest-what-the-heck-is-this-can-you-give-it-a-name/ With the upcoming meet this Saturday, we've done a lot more swimming in the past few weeks. The athletes have responded very well to this. They all know that the extra work is needed and will pay off in the months and years to come. We've been paying particular attention to our dives and to our turns. It's very disheartening for any swimmer when goggles fail and it usually happens due [...]
One of the most common questions I get from both Young and Older athletes is how do you keep going (hopefully improving) even though I’ve been in the sport so long. My gut instinct is to say stimulus, keeping things different so that your mind and body are always challenged and learning. Another is that no matter what, you work harder than that version of yourself did last week/month/year. Having the constant challenge to be better is what being an athlete is all about and everyone responds differently under this kind of pressure. In the [...]
Thank you for committing to the SWOTT Spring Splash meet. Here are the meet entries for the SWOTT Spring Splash meet on May 7. (Updated on May 4) Warm-up starts at 2:30. Please be at the pool at 2:15 PM at the latest. All swimmers are in 4 events. There is a charge of $8 per event that you will be billed for at a later date. If your situation has changed and you cannot commit to the meet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
The Capital Wave Handymen Crew are busy building a contraption. What is it? Can you give it a name? I am thinking Nessie. Best entry to email@example.com gets scones.
As we settle in to the new schedule and all the grumblings that come along with that, it's important to remember the big picture -- our kids are having fun. They are also building their own temple of fitness. One that they will not want to see crumble but rather maintained through a lifelong commitment to their physical and mental health. The swim practices are tight. But that is OK from a coaching perspective. Our training program for swimming is based on a methodology called Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT). Because we split our time [...]