Just wanted to say great job and thanks to everyone who came out to the pool to participate in our intrasquad meet tonight! It was a bit chaotic, we know, and a bit cold once the sun set, but hopefully everyone had a great time!
A reminder – NO PRACTICE until Tuesday! We have GMHS graduation Friday (Julie and I both
have to get to go to graduation) then a holiday Monday. Enjoy the weekend and let’s hope for some warmer weather next week!
A final note, if any of your swimmers (new or old!) are feeling discouraged about a disqualification or what they feel like is a slow time, it should be remembered that:
A) we’ve had ONE practice!! This was just an orientation!
B) everyone gets disqualified in breaststroke/butterfly at LEAST once. I dq’ed in the breaststroke the first 4 times I swam it. Coach Julie still disqualifies regularly.
C) no day that ends with an ice cream social can be a bad day.
Here’s a good practice tip for anyone struggling with a kicking problem – while you’re at home watching TV, lay on your back, put your hands under your bottom and practice the kick – over and over and over again. Watch the movement of your feet, knees and the direction your toes are pointing. And if you’re not sure how the kick should look, I promise, you’ll hear plenty about it over the next few weeks!
Happy Memorial day, we’ll see you all Tuesday!
Don’t forget –
Intrasquad TONIGHT! This will be very low key. I know that the majority of the team probably hasn’t even been in the water yet so this is little more than a nice warm-up and an opportunity for new families to get accustomed to how the meet process works. We’ll be hosting 4 or 5 meets this year, so it’s vital that everyone understands how the process of running a meet goes, as well as the importance of volunteering!
Be there by 5:30! That’s when we’ll start our parent meeting and warm-ups!
Some people have had trouble with the calendar because as it turns out, you must have a google account to access it. Oops!
So I published another version of the calendar, but it’s pretty unreadable and you could spend all day clicking on each event trying to figure out what’s going on. My suggestion would be to follow the button I’ve published below and take two minutes to create yourself an account! Google won’t do anything with your information and it’s very easy to sign up.
Once you’ve done that, the calendar you can access by clicking the button is much more functional, and is also printable. Just remember that it’s always subject to change, so it’s probably worth checking online every once in a while, even if you’ve printed it out.
Have a great day! See everyone tonight!