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Jun 26, 2016 - Olympic Trials Live Streaming!
Follow this link to live streaming Olympic Trials! http://stream.nbcolympics.com/us-olympic-swimming-trials-day-1-preliminaries
Jun 22, 2016 - Dick Hannula Meet Recap:
Team Record, New PNS times and more! There were many great swims by ORCA swimmers at the Dick Hannula meet last weekend. Seven different ORCA swimmers placed first in one or more events. Andy Pham ...
Jun 21, 2016 - Olympic swimmers when they were young.
You never know who will make it all the way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV_vvcvps7g
Jun 20, 2016 - Olympic Motivational Video
Good clips of great finishes.. Got a little emotional watching it:) From the swimswam website: https://swimswam.com/olympic-hype-video-work-train-dream/
Jun 14, 2016 - Best advice parents can give their athletes.
Be the hardest worker and the one having the most fun! Full artice on SWIMSWAM - https://swimswam.com/best-advice-ive-ever-heard-swim-parent-give-kid/
Jun 14, 2016 - 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials TV Schedule
Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Please check provider listings for times in your area. NBC Sports will live stream the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials beginning on June 26th and continuing t...
Jun 10, 2016 - Wenatchee Recap / Awards handed out tonight!
We had another great squirt gun shooting, sunburn avoiding, big-city escaping, sunny Wenatchee weekend! Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to such a great time. Orca swimmers posted hundr...
Jun 9, 2016 - The importance of good finishes! Phelps vs. Cavic
Great video of Olympic Gold being determined by the quality of the finish. https://swimswam.com/video-retrospective-documentary-2008-phelps-cavic-showdown/ From the SWIM SWAM website.
May 16, 2016 - IM Ready & IM Xtreme scores are UPDATED!
Hi everyone, ORCA current IM Ready and IMX scores are posted. To view go to our website and click the appropriate link. IM Ready and IM Xtreme Swimmers must have completed all required events to appea...
May 4, 2016 - News Flash - Zones qualifiers, team records and more!
PNS All Star Team qualifiers: Congratulations Jasmine Hoppe and Jack McGrath who qualified for the Pacific Northwest Zones All Star team representing PNS at the Western Zone Championshi...
May 4, 2016 - EMBRACE THE JOURNEY: USING FAILURE TO SUCCEED
From the USA Swimming website - EMBRACE THE JOURNEY: USING FAILURE TO SUCCEED 5/2/2016 BY MEGAN FANNING//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT A few weeks ago USA Swimming h...
Apr 2, 2016 - 6 Reasons Young Athletes Should Avoid Supplements
TOP REASONS FOR YOUNG SWIMMERS TO AVOID DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS 3/28/2016 CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD 1. The International Olympic Committee recently published a consensus statement on ...
Mar 30, 2016 - WHAT YOUR LANE ORDER SAYS ABOUT YOU
WHAT YOUR LANE ORDER SAYS ABOUT YOU BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Throughout my swim career, I?ve experienced every facet of the hierarchical stratum of the Lane Order: I?ve been the Last Person ...
Mar 29, 2016 - 4 Fundamentals of getting faster
Here are the factors in getting better. THEY ARE SIMPLE 1. Swim More - key factor in "getting better". 2. Swim Better - improve mechanics, improve everything. 3. Swim Faster - just going faster i...
Mar 23, 2016 - Don't Eat the Marshmallows!
Thanks to Train Ugly for sharing this link.. Great video about self discipline and children. The end is hilarious! Don't Eat the Marshmallows
Mar 19, 2016 - Western Zones - PNS All Star Team Information
Western Zones Championships is a meet were each LSC (Local Swim Committee) forms an ?All Star? team that competes against other LSCs from all the Western States. Swimmers are selected based on qualif...
Mar 14, 2016 - Regional Recap - Team Records and Great Swims!
Regional Recap - Team Records and Great Swims. Last weekend's Northwest Regional Championships had 133 teams from 7 states and many amazing WhiteWater ORCA swims. Among the fast swims 6 new team reco...
Feb 5, 2016 - Amazing moms supporting kids through mistakes
Great YouTube video! Moms of champions don't shield their kids from difficulties and mistakes. They encourage them to get back up and attempt the challenge again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ult4...
Feb 2, 2016 - 5 new ORCAS IM Ready and Snowflake Classic Recap!
Five new ORCA swimmers achieve IM Ready Status! Congratulations swimmers for successfully competing in all of the necessary events. The next step is to accomplish the IM Xtreme (IMX) Challenge which f...
Jan 26, 2016 - Underwater Jet Packs!
In case you are wondering, I am pretty sure use in a race would be a DQ offense:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B0B6uvOYd4
Jan 25, 2016 - 100 IM in the SNOW!
Talk about dedication.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGtPqB5guEk
Jan 22, 2016 - Teen Sports Faces a Nutritional-Supplement Debate
The article below is from the Wall StreetJourna website. For the record, the ORCA swim team advocates a healthy balanced diet and not nutritional supplements. Furthermore, studies suggest that the use...
Jan 15, 2016 - Challenge Recap, AGI Qualifiers & MORE!
Winter Challenge Swim Meet Recap Many thanks to all the volunteers for creating an outstanding event for the swimmers! We received several positive comments from the other teams describing how well ...
Jan 14, 2016 - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll values "Grit"
Seattle Times article on Pete Carroll's thoughts about the importance of "grit". http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/pete-carrolls-creation-theyre-not-just-football-players-theyre-seahawks/
Dec 30, 2015 - 10 Power Quotes for Swimmers
Dec 28, 2015 - 21 New Years Resolutions for Swim Parents
From the SwimSwam website.. Good strategies for keeping swimming fun and contributing to swimmer and team morale. https://swimswam.com/21-new-years-resolutions-for-swim-parents/
Dec 22, 2015 - An Attitude of Gratitude
SwimSwam article with timeless advice - https://swimswam.com/an-attitude-of-gratitude-giving-life-a-whole-new-meaning/
Dec 17, 2015 - PNS Championships Recap-Team Record, Top 16 Finalists
PNS Championships Recap - Team Record Breaker, Top 16 Finalists This was a fast qualifying meet with only 38 PNS teams of the 51 advancing qualifiers. The Orcas Championship Team was made up of Le...
Nov 4, 2015 - 5 Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises
From STACK.com http://www.stack.com/2015/10/21/build-healthy-shoulders-with-5-rotator-cuff-strengthening-exercises/ Great exercises for swimmers(as well as quarterbacks)
Nov 1, 2015 - Shift Happens - Great video about learning mindsets
Trainugly.com video with material that all parents should be familiar with. http://trainugly.com/portfolio/shift-happens/ Help teach your children embrace challenges and conquer fear of failure.
Oct 29, 2015 - It takes GRIT to be GREAT!
Short YouTube video of famous people overcoming challenges, setbacks and unsupportive environments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER4l4bH2vAU&feature=player_embedded&app=desktop There are no obsta...
Oct 21, 2015 - 5 Breakfast foods athletes should avoid!
Oct 18, 2015 - 1st annual All Schools meet was a great success!
1st annual All Schools meet was a great success! Top 3 Elementary Schools Mar Vista 450 St. Bernadette 275 Shorewood 240 Top 3 Middle Schools St. Bernadette 140 Pacific 131 Home School 131 Complete ...
Sep 16, 2015 - Pushing the Limits: Swimmer Katie Ledecky makes history
From "CBS This Morning" http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/pushing-the-limits-swimmer-katie-ledecky-makes-history/ September 14, 2015, 8:28 AM | ?CBS This Morning? is kicking off a new series, "Pushing th...
Aug 30, 2015 - The Difference Between Winning And Succeeding
Profound words of wisdom! Please watch this video and share the thoughts expressed. The Difference Between Winning And Succeeding By John Wooden, Legendary Coach, TedTalks, March 2009 With profound s...
Aug 5, 2015 - Sports participation helps athletes score points beyond the field
Sports participation helps athletes score points beyond the field!
Aug 3, 2015 - ORCA Champions, 9 Team Records, Great Swims @ PNS 2015 LC Championships
This weekend at PNS Long Course Championships our ORCA swimmers had an outstanding meet. Although we are a smaller team we placed 18 th out of the 36 teams at the meet. All ORCA swimmers in att...
Jul 15, 2015 - Exercise benefits the brain!
Great article highlighting the contribution of exercise towards increased brain function for ALL AGES! http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/health-and-fitness/health/20150713-brain-possibly-the-bigge...
Mar 22, 2015 - Regionals Recap-Small team BIG Results!
Feb 22, 2015 - 2 more Team Records! 18 for the Season!
Nathaniel Williams established 2 new 17-18 boys team records at the Washington State 2A High School Championships. His records were in the 200 IM 2:00.17 and the 100 Breast 1:01.46. Great swimming Na...
Feb 22, 2015 - 3 New Team Records!
Congratulations to Tyler Goodspeed for setting 3 new team records at the Washington State High School Championships. Tyler?s records were in the 100 Fly 55.66, 100 Breast 1:01.51 and 50 Breast 28.85....
Sep 23, 2014 - PNS Qualifying Times Posted
The 2014 - 2015 PNS Championship and Regional time standards are posted on our website. https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pnswwa&_stabid_=103891
Sep 16, 2014 - Goal Setting & Deck Pass
Hello WWA! This week we will begin the process of establishing individual seasonal goals for our swimmers. In order to determine an appropriate performance goal, each swimmer must have a clear unde...
Sep 12, 2014 - Meet Sign Up Information
Hello WWA Orcas, Just a reminder that the Coaches will select the events that swimmers will compete in for each meet. When signing up for a meet simply indicate which days or sessions that your swimm...
Aug 17, 2014 - Meet Coach Mike on Friday, 8/22 @ 5:30PM
Hi everyone, Coach Mike will be at Evergreen Pool on Friday, August 22 at 5:30 pm for an informal meet and greet opportunity. This meeting is for anyone who would like to meet Coach Mike and inquire...
Aug 16, 2014 - First Day of Practice is September 3
Greetings WhiteWater Swimmers! Mark your calendar for our 2014-2015 first day of practice - Wednesday, September 3rd! Now is a good time to obtain, if needed, goggles, training suits, equipment, ...
Aug 16, 2014 - Message from Coach Mike
Greetings WhiteWater Families, I want to express how excited I am about the upcoming season! I look forward to working with the swimmers and parents as we strive to create an environment where our ch...
Aug 13, 2014 - 5 Habits of mentally tough swimmers
From the SwimSwam website... 5 Habits of mentally tough swimmers Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has develo...
Jul 23, 2014 - Last Day of Practice Wednesday July 23rd
WWA families, Wednesday the 23rd is our last day of practice. Come join us at KCAC to cheer on our athletes at the Championship meet. Signups are available for Coach Ken's clinics through August. Than...
May 26, 2014 - Colman Pool/ Lincoln Park Practice Protocol
May 23, 2014 - New Head coach, Mike Hoppe, coming in August...
White Water Aquatics new coach is Mike Hoppe, he will be joining the team in late August, check out his bio here... https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pnswwa&_stabid_=104724
Jan 9, 2014 - Western Zone Athlete Newsletter Vol.2
This issue includes: Olympian Mark Gangloff interview, Scholastic All-American 2013 information, Nutrition-Chocolate Milk, Swimming Trivia, "Why Do We Do This Drill" - The "I Dream of Jeannie" Drill,...