Nov 23, 2015 - No Practice Today 11/23!
Hi everyone, I just got a call from Tukwila Pool alerting me to an unplanned pool closure. The pool chorinators have broken and are being replaced today. Therefore todays practice is cancelled. The po...
Nov 4, 2015 - 5 Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises
From Great exercises for swimmers(as well as quarterbacks)
Nov 1, 2015 - Shift Happens - Great video about learning mindsets video with material that all parents should be familiar with. 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. There are no obsta...
Oct 29, 2015 - ORCA NewsFlash October 29, 2015
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 ...
Oct 5, 2015 - How mentally tough are you?
From the Competitive Advantage Website JUST HOW MENTALLY TOUGH ARE YOU? Take a few moments to fill out this questionnaire that covers several component skills of mental toughness. When you're finished...
Sep 16, 2015 - Pushing the Limits: Swimmer Katie Ledecky makes history
From "CBS This Morning" 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 24, 2015 - Empty Praise Vs. Specific Praise
Coaches, parents and swimmers should praise each others actions rather than outcomes. Example on video link below.
Jul 22, 2015 - 10 ORCA Swimmers in PNS Top 25!
10 ORCA Swimmers ranked in PNS Top 25! Click on links below for rankings Girls Eight and Under Cecilia Woare Girls Nine Years Jasmine Hoppe Vivian Wore Girls Ten Years Meena Lai Girls Eleven Years K...
Jul 21, 2015 - ORCA Newsflash - Seattle Open Results, PNS Roster
ORCA News Flash July 21, 2015 Seattle Open Age Group Recap Wow! What a great meet WWOrcas had at the Seattle Open! Congratulations to all the swimmers at this meet? So many best times and new PNS qu...
Jul 15, 2015 - Exercise benefits the brain!
Great article highlighting the contribution of exercise towards increased brain function for ALL AGES!
Jul 4, 2015 - 10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate
10 Ways to be an Awesome Swimming Lane Mate!
Jun 18, 2015 - Colman Potluck + Photos
Thanks to everyone who came to the potluck and shared the great weather, great food, great location with great people. I am already looking forward to next year. Coach Mike
Jun 15, 2015 - How to concentrate in practice!
Staying focused is an important skill in practice. Learn how to do it better.
Jun 1, 2015 - Wenatchee Fun!
Great meet everyone. We had almost 200 best times over the weekend! Congratulations to Hensen Lam for setting 2 new team records in the 13-14 boys 100 & 200 breaststroke!
May 28, 2015 - 1st day of practice at Colman! PHOTOS!
Beautiful weather, awesome location and good times were had by all!
May 27, 2015 - Have Long Hair? Swimmer bun is the answer.
In the video below, Olympian Missy Franklin demonstrates how to arrange long hair under a swim cap.
Apr 2, 2015 - NEWS FLASH Swimmer of Month,PNS Champs Results & MORE
Mar 22, 2015 - Regionals Recap-Small team BIG Results!
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....
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...
Oct 13, 2014 - First meet a success! 8 new WWA Records!
Hello everyone, Our first meet of the season was a fantastic success! Great job swimmers and parents! The swimmers raced to multiple new BEST TIMES, and set many new PNS Championships and Regional ...
Sep 23, 2014 - PNS Qualifying Times Posted
The 2014 - 2015 PNS Championship and Regional time standards are posted on our website.
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 - 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 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 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...
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,...