Thanks to all the Team Managers and to Lisa for all the email and website updates. I will try not to duplicate efforts and present material from a coach’s perspective.
Parade of Champions
This year’s annual Parade of Champions will be before the Boogaloo this Saturday. Please wear you WAVE apparel and don your medals and ribbons. I am looking for two large Canadian or Ontario flags for the parade. If you have these flags (preferably on a poll) please let me know.
The short parade will start in the green space along the South side of Brewer (if you are looking at the pool from the parking lot, it’s on the right side). Please assemble at 5:25. Parents can line the path and steps into the building. It will be busy when SWOTT leaves their training, but that usually dissipates by 5:40.
The idea is that the parade will be organized by age group. If anyone has relatable experience, such as herding cats whilst milking a goat, please let me know.
Congratulations to all the WAVE athletes and coaches that participated in 13U Provincials.
You are all champions.
Upcoming swim meets
We have two more meets, one in Brockville and one in Belleville.
The Brockville swim meet is over-subscribed and I will have to disappoint a few of our athletes. WAVE is placed in the second session. The details for the BBQ are coming soon.
The final meet in Belleville should be fun. Please bring your fins as there are fun relays at the end of the meet on the Saturday.
As with all trips to Belleville, anyone making a PB (Personal Best) time will receive a milk shake from Reid’s Dairy.
Open water training
On Saturdays in the summer, starting on Canada Day, everyone is welcome to join us for a swim in the Ottawa River. We leave from Britannia Beach from this location (LINK).
- this is not a WAVE practice.
- this is not an official WAVE event.
- your children are NOT my responsibility.
Parents are encouraged to either swim alongside or kayak/paddleboard. We start off swimming a short distance (500m) and then increase week by week.
Last year we had a dozen athletes compete in the Ottawa RiverKeeper swim. I hope that we can get that number again, or more. I have also entered the Bring on the Bay swim as well. Use the following links to sign up. Note that last year the Riverkeeper swim only allowed athletes 12 years and older.
- Bring on the Bay – LINK – select WAVE Swim & Water Polo as your team
- Ottawa RiverKeeper – LINK (the password is gowavego)
Congratulations again to all the Regional qualifiers.
The next Regionals will be in January/February 2024. Take the opportunity over the summer to look at the Regional qualifying times. It’s never too early to set those goals to achieve a Regional time and with the right mindset and dedication it is possible!
Life is always better in the water,
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