Brockville Swim Meet
Some more details are coming in about the meet. We have close to 60 swimmers participating in this meet — this will be WAVE’s largest contingent in our short history as a dual-sport club. Thank you for your commitment to the meet, to your athlete, and to completing all the paperwork.
I will be doing the entries today or tomorrow. Once the entries are in, you are committed to the event financially as well as spiritually.
One common misconception is that athletes (and sometimes parents) chose the events to be swum. This is incorrect. It’s the coach. This meet is simple since it’s a pentathlon — 50 of each stroke and a 100 IM. Some younger athletes, and athletes new to competitive swimming, will not be doing the 100 IM.
We will be swimming against –
- Perth Stingrays
- Goulburn SeaHawks
- Carleton Place Water Dragons
- Upper Canada River Otters
These are all smaller clubs such as ours making it the perfect meet for first-timers.
If you are a certified official and would like to help, here is the sign-up sheet (this is the only way you can get anywhere close to the deck for this event) –
More info soon.
Last night at Ottawa U the balls came out. Please bring all equipment to practices and consider purchasing a mesh bag for all that equipment. Remember the mantra, there is no swim practice, there is no water polo practice, there is only practice.
The pace clock
More and more you will hear me instructing the athletes on the use of the pace clock. I keep things simple for the Junior Waves by trying to keep stop/start times to the Top, 15, Bottom, and 45.
Have your Junior Wave A athlete go through this quiz (PDF). It may be a little advanced but now that most athletes have a year of swimming under their belt, some of it may be understandable. The quiz will serve as a fun learning activity for you and your child.
Your athlete can submit their completed quiz to me for grading (firstname.lastname@example.org). There will be a reward.
Last night the Ottawa U lifeguards asked us all to rinse off before practice. This is usually a sign that their chlorination system is on the blink or overworked. I will try to get them in the water as quickly as possible after getting wet.
Lost and Found
Amy will be posting lost and found items in the near future. Look for the big grey bin at Brewer practices if you have lost something.
Athlete of the month
Congratulations to Hugo B. for being awarded the athlete of the month for September. Hugo always comes to practice to work hard and to learn. He also submitted excellent answers to the pace clock quiz. Well done Hugo!