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Aug 6, 2017 - August 2017 Newsletter
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Sep 30, 2014 - Study Hacks for Kids
Dear Kids (parents, please share this with your swimmers), Welcome to the start of another school year. (I know, it?s a huge bummer that summer is over. If it helps, we adults feel exactly the same w...
Sep 19, 2014 - CAN NUTRITION HELP MUSCLE CRAMPS?
CAN NUTRITION HELP MUSCLE CRAMPS? CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD A young swimmer asked if there were any nutritional strategies that prevented muscle cramps. If you have experienced the pain of a...
Sep 11, 2014 - Morgan Hill Meet Results!!
Morgan Hill Meet On what was a sunny but long Saturday, we brought a group of nearly 30 swimmers to the swim meet in Morgan Hill over Labor Day weekend. We coaches saw some exuberant first-meet swi...
Sep 10, 2014 - Mavericks Newsletter- September 2014
Aug 12, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks- August 2014 Newsletter
Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, WOW!! This is all I can really say. I am amazed at the dedication and efforts put out by Menlo Mavericks this month and this past year. I am really excit...
Jul 29, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks Achieve the Long Awaited...
July 26, 2014. The weather was perfect, the view of the bay was gorgeous and the Menlo Mavericks coaching staff had arrived at the College of San Mateo ready to prepare for the day. WBSL championships...
Jul 29, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks Reach High Standards at CCS JO'S
Menlo Mavericks attended the Central California JO's for the first time in the teams history and surprised themselves as well as some of the competition. This is a big step forward for this team and w...
Jul 29, 2014 - Head Coach Aaron headed to Seattle...
Head Coach Aaron was given the honor of being selected as this years Pacific Zone All Star Team Head Coach. The All-Star team will be headed to Seattle Washington starting Monday August 4th through Su...
Jul 14, 2014 - How To Be An Awesome Lane Mate
We?ve all experienced it ? extraordinarily limited pool space. Whether it?s the synchro team taking over a couple lanes (generally seen packing a piece of silverware that bangs loudly against a pool l...
Jul 8, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks- July '14 Newsletter
Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, What a whirlwind of events, this summer has gone by so fast and I can barely believe that we are already into July. Everyone is looking great and it look...
Jun 18, 2014 - Video: ?Conquer the Greatest Distraction of All?
Dear Parent, Learning the skills of mental toughness is one of sport?s greatest challenges. Would you like to learn how to help that process along? This month?s Positive Parent Video on our web site,...
Jun 13, 2014 - PARENTS!! Beyond Studio Cycling Offer
Dear Menlo Swim and Sport Families, Beyond Studio Cycling is pleased to announce a summer offer especially for new customers. Join us this summer for 10 weeks of unlimited indoor cycling for only $...
Jun 13, 2014 - A QUICK LESSON IN ANTIOXIDANTS FOR SWIMMERS
A QUICK LESSON IN ANTIOXIDANTS FOR SWIMMERS 6/11/2014 BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM//PHD,RDN, CSSD A young swimmer emailed me and wanted to know if antioxidants would help her swim better and recover faster...
Jun 2, 2014 - June 2014 Newsletter
Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, June is off to a start. Please remember to have your swimmers bring WATER BOTTLES to practice. Even though athletes in the water do not feel themselves s...
May 13, 2014 - DACA Meet Results!!
What a great swim meet to be at! The weather was perfect and our swimmers were ready to swim. We had some great results from this past weekend. I know long course is a different type of race and can b...
May 7, 2014 - May Newsletter
Apr 9, 2014 - April 2014 Newsletter
APRIL 2014- Menlo Mavericks Newsletter Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, This is amazing, April has come, and the great weather too. We finally started receiving some rain and the plan...
Mar 20, 2014 - West Coast Meet Results!
I apologize for the delay in getting all these results out to you. We had a great swim meet on Saturday and Sunday in early March. Yet again, our swimmers awed and amazed as they threw old times out t...
Mar 6, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks- March '14 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, It has been a very exciting around the pool deck the past month. Kids were very happy and excited about the aquarium t...
Mar 4, 2014 - Santa Cruz Swim Meet Results!!
Wet, chilly and a day you would rather stay inside watching a good movie or reading a good book, some Menlo Maverick Swimmers braved the elements yet again and showed how to step up big and swim with ...
Feb 28, 2014 - Menlo Mavericks- How do coaches choose swimmer?s events at each meet?
How do coaches choose swimmer?s events at each meet? Beau Caldwell ? Assistant Swim Coach, First Colony Swim Team Believe it or not, there is a significant amount of thought process that goes into ...
Feb 18, 2014 - Burlingame Swim Meet Results!!
I would like to congratulate and commend all the families and swimmers that braved the cold, wind, and rain. Oddly enough, I think we may have seen one of our best swim meets as a team. From a coaches...
Feb 1, 2014 - A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE YOUR TURNS
BY MATT BARBINI//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Using your arms to accelerate the flip in freestyle and backstroke turns has obvious benefit and is not a new concept. However, the degree to...
Dec 20, 2013 - Quicksilver Swim Meet Results!!
Well, it was a very long Saturday this past weekend, but we made it through the day. I want to thank everyone for bearing with us and helping the team have a great finish to 2013. I can honestly say t...
Dec 6, 2013 - Menlo Macericks- The Right Way To Talk To Yourself
ANNIE MURPHY PAUL- In the privacy of our minds, we all talk to ourselves?an inner monologue that might seem rather pointless. As one scientific paper on self-talk asks: ?What can we tell ourselves tha...
Dec 4, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks- December 2013 Newsletter
Nov 8, 2013 - West Coast Swim Meet Update!!!
Thank you to those families that participated in the swim meet this past weekend. We would really like to thank our parent volunteers for timing and officiating. The Mavericks had a really good meet ...
Nov 1, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks- November Newsletter
Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, Whew, this year is really moving, almost as fast as our swimmers are improving. I have to say that I am very pleased and excited to see how well our swimmers...
Oct 29, 2013 - Sunnyvale Swim Meet News!
What a fun swim meet!! We had a good representaion of all our groups at this meet. Even though it was a split session and our team was not able to all be together, we still had a great time cheering...
Oct 7, 2013 - DACA- Swim Meet News!
I would like to start by saying thank you to our lone coach at the swim meet Coach Melissa. Melissa had told me that it was a good meet and the swimmers swam very well. We still need to addr...
Oct 7, 2013 - SMART FITkids Winners
Congratulations to Samir Chowdhary-Fitton and Annika Burks for answering the most correct questions to win 4 sessions of SmartFit Kids! SmartFit Kids is an after-school homework and tutoring center ...
Oct 4, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks- October Newsletter
October 2013- Newsletter Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, I unfortunately will need to start our monthly newsletter with some sad news. Our very own level 3 coach, Coach Mor, has le...
Sep 25, 2013 - Gilroy Gators- Swim Meet News!
What a great swim meet. It was awesome to see so many new swimmers attend and participate in this event. Although it was a bit of a travel, I think that all the swimmers had a great ex...
Sep 24, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks- Swim-a-Thon/ Permanent Dryland Structures
Menlo Mavericks wanted to give you all an update from our Swim-A-Thon back in April. We have been in talks with the city about adding some new features to the grass area at Burgess using the fun...
Sep 18, 2013 - NEW- Smartfit Kids at Burgess Pool
ntroducing SmartFit Kids After school tutoring and homework program where learning is fun! Acclaimed for coaching excellence, Menlo Swim and Sport's Smart Fit Kids is an after-school homework and...
Sep 11, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks- September Newsletter
September, 2013 Newsletter Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, Menlo Mavericks is looking great so far. We had our first internal swim meet and had a record 90 swimmers participate. ...
Aug 20, 2013 - Menlo Mavericks-Practice Schedule- Starting 9/3/13
Starting Tuesday September 3, 2013, there will be five practices per week for level 1-Level 4 and eight are available for levels 5 and 6. Coaches recommend attending at least three days per week. Due ...
Jul 29, 2013 - World Championship Swimming
Check out results of the World Championships being held in Barcelona right now: July 28-August 4th, Water Polo, Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Diving: Events: http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option...
Jun 7, 2013 - Great Video Of Olympic Swimmers
Check out this video, with slow motion, of some of our US Olympians swimming: http://swimswam.com/watch-swimming-greats-do-starts-and-turns-santa-clara-grand-prix-video/
May 10, 2013 - LIVE-NCAA POLO COVERAGE
Watch Live NCAA Womens Polo this weekend, follow this link: http://www.usawaterpolo.org/genrel/051013aaa.html Great games and match ups! Enjoy
Apr 26, 2013 - SRVLA Swim Meet Update
Although the swim meet got off to a slow starrt, it had no affect on our swimmers. We had a small group, but a fast and determined group. We are very impressed with all of our swimmers that attended...
Mar 26, 2013 - LOS ALTOS Meet Update
Great swim meet everyone, yet another meet in the books. I can personally say that I am very happy and excited to see so many FIRST TIME meet swimmers at the pool. We love to see each swimmer grow i...
Mar 20, 2013 - Meet Olympian Dana Vollmer
Olympic and World Champion Dana Vollmer will make an instore appearance at Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World, 526 Waverley Stree t in Palo Alto, on Saturday, March 23rd from Noon - 4 pm. She will...
Mar 13, 2013 - Olympian Missy Franklin dives into aquarium
Missy Franklin dives into aquarium, check out this video!!! http://usat.ly/XFTfDJ
Mar 12, 2013 - SOLO swim meet update
WOW, what a swim meet. I wanted to thank everyone for a great swim meet on Saturday and Sunday March 2-3. We had our largest group of swimmers participate in a USA swim meet and they did phenomenal!...
Feb 26, 2013 - Hot Cocoa Days
We are sad to say that this will be our last week of hot cocoa days. Come to practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week for the last hot cocoa of the season. We will start hot cocoa days back up in...
Feb 19, 2013 - Nine Ways To Be A Great Team Member
Nine Ways To Be A Great Team Member By Jon Gordon I recently shared a tweet about ways to be a great team member and was surprised to see that it was my most retweeted tweet ever. It occurred to me ...
Feb 1, 2013 - The Power of Positive Interactions
The Power of Positive Interactions By Jon Gordon John Gottman?s pioneering research found that marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to neg...
Dec 11, 2012 - The Most Powerful 3-Letter Word a Parent or Teacher Can Use
From a website I read on a regular basis: www.thetalentcode.com Kids love to announce that they?re not good at something. They usually do it just after they try something new and challenging, and th...
Dec 6, 2012 - 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships
Watch Live Broadcast of the event December 6-8th. Visit http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2146&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en and check out all the results and watch some swimming.
Oct 25, 2012 - 5 Reasons people fail
Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? I believe it's because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers an...
Oct 23, 2012 - Hot Chocolate Nights!!
Starting Wednesday November 7, Menlo Mavericks will begin serving hot chocolate to all Menlo Mavericks. When each athlete is done with practice, they will need to head to the front desk where Hot Choc...
Oct 22, 2012 - Beating Fatigue in the Young Swimmer
BY JILL CASTLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND CHILD NUTRITION EXPERT Many swimmers are in the thick of training season, going to after-school practice or meets, heading home for dinner, homework, study...
Oct 11, 2012 - Menlo Mavericks- Alameda Island Swim Meet
Menlo Mavericks have participated in their second swim meet this year and we are showing great improvment already. Almaden Island Aquatics hosted this past swim meet on Saturday October 6th, and ...
Oct 4, 2012 - Mavericks- October Newsletter
October Mavericks Newsletter Good Afternoon Mavericks Families, With a welcome of warmth leading into October I would like to extend the warmth to you and say thank you for being a p...
Oct 3, 2012 - HIGH PERFORMANCE TIPS: THREE RECOVERY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
At the 2012 USAS Convention in Greensboro, N.C., the Sports Science and Medicine Committee sponsored a panel discussion on recovery. The panel members were Jennifer Brunelli, MS, RD, LDN, and owne...
Sep 25, 2012 - We are bloggers!
We are bloggers! We are officially starting a blog, check back often for swim updates, news, articles, the occasional funny stuff and general information. Visit our blog at the Menlo Maverick...
Sep 23, 2012 - Menlo Mavericks- Great first USA Meet of the season
The Menlo Mavericks had a strong showing of swims with a smaller group in Gilroy. Gilroy Gators Swim Team hosted a swim meet on September 15&16 in which Menlo Mavericks participated in on Saturd...
Sep 17, 2012 - Talent is Practice, Practice is Talent
Very Interesting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPACS8ogqus
Aug 20, 2012 - USA Rules Primer
The technical rules of swimming are designed to provide fair and equitable conditions of competition and to promote uniformity in the sport. Each swimming stroke has specific rules designed to ensur...
Jul 29, 2012 - Menlo Mavericks- August Practice Schedule
Menlo Mavericks will be continuing in our year round fashion by having the Month of August as our stroke clinic/development month. Starting Monday August 6th, ALL Menlo mavericks practices will st...
Jul 9, 2012 - Mavericks- July Newsletter
Good Afternoon Swim families, I would like to start off with apologizing for both not sending out a team update last month and for having a late team update this month. As I am sure yo...
Jun 28, 2012 - NO PRACTICE 4th OF JULY
There will not be any Menlo Mavericks practices held on Wednesday, July 4th. Please merk your calanders.
May 29, 2012 - DO'S AND DON'TS FOR SPORT PARENTS
May 29, 2012 - 14 Simple Strategies to Be More Positive
By Jon Gordon With the release of The Positive Dog a lot of people have asked me where the inspiration for the book came from. It was inspired by the story about a man who travels to a vil...
May 1, 2012 - Best Pre-Workout Foods
BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD All kinds of pre-workout supplements are being marketed to athletes claiming to boost energy, enhance performance, and improve endurance. Do you need to eat befo...
Apr 6, 2012 - Swim Suit Knowledge
One of the most visible changes in the history of swimming is the swimsuit itself. From the first Olympic Games held in Athens, Greece, 1896, where only male swimmers participated (in a body suit th...
Apr 4, 2012 - Hot Cocoa Nights
Well, its that time of year, we are ready to pack up the hot cocoa and start getting ready for summer. Don't worry, we have some treats planned for when it begins to get really warm. We hope that all ...
Apr 4, 2012 - Meet Date Change
Due to High School Swim Championships throughout the bay area, the Los Altos Swim Meet on the 12th of May will be moved to May 5th. Currently there is not a fact sheet or the ability to register for t...
Apr 4, 2012 - Swimming a Faster Breakout
How do the best get such an advantage off of the breakout? The answer is simple and teachable. 1. Push off of the wall with an excellent stream line. 2. Use your push off and your underwater dolphi...
Mar 22, 2012 - Great Breaststroke Video
Rebecca Soni demonstrates Breaststroke
Mar 16, 2012 - SLEEP TIGHT, SWIM FAST: BUILDING GOOD SLEEP HABITS
JENNY G STADLER, PHD, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST USA SWIMMING SPORTS MEDICINE TASK FORCE The best way to approach sleep problems that occur anywhere is to pay attention to, and modify if necessary, y...
Mar 12, 2012 - Top Five Foods to a Healthy Heart
BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Swimmers need strong muscles, including a strong heart muscle. Did you ever stop to think that your heart is one muscle that never takes a day off or stops working...
Mar 8, 2012 - Meet Officials Needed
We are looking to the USA Swim Parents for some meet Help: Since our move into USA Swimming it is a requirment for all USA teams to have a handfull of Meet Officials readily availabe to help swim meet...
Mar 8, 2012 - Parent Volunteers Needed
Coach Aaron is looking for some parent assistance with team functions. for more information, please email at aaron@menloswim.com.
Feb 9, 2012 - No Practice February 20, 2012
There is no practice on Monday, February 20, 2012 due to Presidents Day Holiday.
Feb 9, 2012 - Mavericks are now USA Swimming affiliated
Congratulations Menlo Mavericks, we are now a USA Swim team. Lets get ready to go swim some races!! "If you have a lane, you have a chance."