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Aug 26, 2016 - The Power of a Positive Team
The Power of a Positive Team By Jon Gordon, Author, August 22, 2016 Many think that you have to choose between positivity and winning. But the truth is you don?t have to choose. Positivity leads to wi...
Aug 16, 2016 - Coach Job Openings
South YMCA - KEY Swimming Looking for a Assistant Coach to work with 5-11 year olds with the possibility of floating to other age groups for more hours. Coaching experience recommended but not require...
Aug 3, 2016 - 2016 Fall Roster Assignments
The 2016 Fall Roster assignments have been posted on the webiste. You can click HERE to view them. Registration for returning and new members will begin on Monday, August 8th. Please contact one of ...
Aug 3, 2016 - Summer Championship Meet Wrap-up
Summer Championship Meet Wrap-Up The KEY swimmers were sizzling this July as we wrapped up our season with some big swims at our championship meets. The swimmers got it started at the Southwest Ohio L...
Mar 29, 2016 - Championship Meet Wrap-Up
Championship Meet Wrap-Up While March Madness usually applies to the college basketball tournament, you can definitely say it can apply to the swimming we do in March! Over the course of three long we...
Aug 15, 2014 - Summer Recap
KEY had a great time in and out of the pool this summer season. Some of our accomplishments from the season are: 6 th Place at SWOYSL Long Course Championship Meet 12 KEY Swimming YMCA Long Course Na...
Apr 15, 2014 - NEW HEAD AGE GROUP COACH!!!
Our search for a new Head Age Group coach has finally come to an end. We looked everywhere to find the right fit for our program and we ended up not having to look very far away?. Please join me in ...
Mar 14, 2014 - Volunteer of The Year
Congratulations to Karen Hulett on being named the South YMCA's Volunteer of the Year at the YMCA of Greater Dayton's annual dinner on Thursday night. Great Job, Karen!!!
Oct 28, 2013 - 10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete
10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete Posted by Kerry Brown on Oct 23, 2013 in Beyond Athletics | 6 comments Recently the NCAA added a page to their website about the value of being...
Jul 3, 2013 - Practice Update
Here are some practice updates for this week. Thursday, July 4th we will have normal morning practice at Franklin for the National, Gold and Blue Groups. There will be NO afternoon practice for anyone...
Dec 13, 2012 - 6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery
6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery By Madeline Romeo ? For Active.com Fruits, vegetables and fish are not the usual foods you think of after your tough workout. We often he...
Oct 29, 2012 - Aerobic Development Guide for Parents
===================================================================== Aerobic Development Guide for Parents John Leonard Otherwise known as basic aerobic fitness....how is it developed in Swimming...
Oct 29, 2012 - On Holding Children Accountable
===================================================================== On Holding Children Accountable Guy Edson A recent article, ?Self-Esteem Lie? by Laura Caler, elicited a number of replies fro...
Aug 13, 2012 - 2012-2013 Season Practices
2012-2013 Season Practices Begin Tuesday, September 4th CLICK to view practice schedule.
Aug 3, 2012 - Long Course Records Broken!!!
KEY SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN!!! We had 11 team records broken by 6 different swimmers this summer. Great job KEY Swimmers!!! View Long Course Records
Jul 22, 2012 - Video Broadcast Link
Below is the video broadcast link for YMCA Long Course Nationals. Please tune in and watch our team compete. Video Broadcast Link
Jun 24, 2012 - Should My Child Swim Summer League?
===================================================================== Should My Child Swim Summer League? By Priscilla Bettis Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team We?re in the midst of the summer league seaso...
Jun 22, 2012 - Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
===================================================================== Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes From the American Youth Soccer Organization http://www.ayso104.org/parents/nutrition.html Nu...
Jun 19, 2012 - Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor
Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym.net Visit Michael?s Website at www.gym.net You can help your child b...
Apr 4, 2012 - Roster Groups
Updated Spring/Summer Roster Groups have been posted. ROSTER
Mar 23, 2012 - KEY Words
===================================================================== Key Words Guy Edson In the process of teaching swimming skills coaches often use ?key words.? Key words are a way to sum up a ...
Mar 2, 2012 - The Team Culture Aspect of "Success"
February 27, 2012 ===================================================================== The Team Culture Aspect of "Success" John Leonard Think ahead to our end of season meets I would like to addre...
Feb 16, 2012 - Why Swim, If You Canít Win?
January 30, 2012 ===================================================================== Why Swim, If You Can?t Win? By Noah Whiteman, Age 11 If I was told I would never win a race again, then I wou...
Jan 25, 2012 - Sending the Coach to Nationals:Thoughts for Everyone
December 26, 2011 ===================================================================== Sending the Coach to Nationals: Thoughts for Everyone Guy Edson, ASCA Staff* When you read the title above ...
Jan 25, 2012 - Real Information
December 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Real Information By John Leonard In today?s world, information is easy to come by. Informed, educated by exp...
Nov 10, 2011 - Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet
The Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet starts tomorrow morning. For anyone interested, below is a link to a live webcast of the meet. Webcast Live results
Oct 30, 2011 - Swimming For Excellence
Parents, Swimmers and Coaches, Thank you for a great night at the Swimming For Excellence event at the South YMCA tonight. Everyone had a great time. Some pictures are attached.
Oct 11, 2011 - Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking
October 3, 2011 ===================================================================== Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking John Leonard I would like to encourage parents to think about the mindse...
Sep 21, 2011 - Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents
September 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym...
Sep 20, 2011 - Kast-A-Way Swimwear Website Information
South Community Family YMCA (KEY) Swim Team merchandise has been updated and is now on the Kast-A-Way Swimwear Web Site. Your swimmers can log on and purchase their already discounted team merchandi...
Sep 20, 2011 - Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team
Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team [Editors note: This recent article by Nanci Hellmich in USA Today reminds us of how wonderful our sport of swimming is. Our swimmers are c...
Sep 20, 2011 - Forged By Adversity
September 12, 2011 ===================================================================== Forged By Adversity Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I was following a school bus the other day when it stopped to p...
Aug 26, 2011 - So this is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents
August 22, 2011 So This Is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents Russ Sampson Head Coach, Clarence Swim Club, New York First, let me start off by saying you have chosen the best sport for ...
Aug 13, 2011 - Congratulations Coach Eric
Congratulations and good luck to Head Coach Eric. He was asked to participate and be a coach in the National YMCA's Elite Training Camp. He will be working with some of the top YMCA coaches and swimme...
Aug 12, 2011 - The Beginning and End of Practice
August 8, 2011 The Beginning and End of Practice Guy Edson How we start and end practices is important. We want a happy and safe beginning and end. Many parents of newer, younger swimmers li...
Jul 21, 2011 - The Day After
July 18, 2011 The Day After Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Workout on the day after a swim meet is critically important to attend. Why is it so important? 1.It?s an opportunity for the coach to recogni...
Jul 11, 2011 - Eliminate Your Competition
Week of July 11, 2011 ================================================================================== ?Eliminate Your Competition? Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Here are some short vignettes of paren...
Jun 23, 2011 - Hard Work
June 20 , 2011 Hard Work By John Leonard We believe hard work is its own reward. We believe that everyone benefits from hard work. It teaches all of us that nothing is given to us, it has to b...
Jun 16, 2011 - Prelims and Finals Meets
Prelims and Finals Meets Written by Head Coach Ray Benecki, The FISH, Fairfax, VA Every so often we are presented with the tremendous opportunity to swim in a meet that has prelims and finals sessi...
Jun 3, 2011 - The Awesome 8 Year Old
The Awesome 8 Year Old By Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I have never met a coach who didn?t want all their athletes to be the best they can be. I have never met a parent who didn?t want their child to be the ...
Apr 16, 2011 - Congratulations to Ty Perkins
Congratulations go out to KEY Alum Ty Perkins. He now attends and swims for The Ohio State University and just received "Mike Cochran Award" which goes out to the "Most Promising Freshman" for the V...
May 19, 2010 - South YMCA - KEY Swimming
The South YMCA - KEY Swimming program has been awarded as a Bronze Medal Team for 2010. This is part of USA Swimming's Club of Excellence Program. We scored 4,220 points and this is the 2nd year in ...
May 13, 2010 - Gold Group Practice?
Check out this video of the Gold Group on May 13, 2010. They sure look like they are practicing hard. Click the link below to check it out. Gold Group Video
May 4, 2010 - Five Fixable Food Errors!
Jan 29, 2010 - Coach Matt Liddy
It is with great regret what we have experienced this past week. As several people know by now, Coach Matt Liddy passed away on Monday. Coach Liddy grew up in Dayton, graduated from Chaminade-Julien...
Dec 30, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 4
2009 Swim Camp Day 4 Another Swim Camp done and everyone is home. As the coaches announced the last practice was over, the swimmers exclaimed things such as: "YES!!!! My last training trip is fi...
Dec 29, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 3
2009 Swim Camp Day 3 This is our last full day, the seniors were giving each other high fives, realizing it was their final dry land at training camp, and no more running stairs at IUP...
Dec 28, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 2
2009 Swim Camp Day 2 Today we had our first double and I was amazed that nobody told me that they hated me. The morning practice was a long freestyle set with the afternoon practice be...
Dec 27, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 1
2009 Swim Camp Day 1 Everyone is here at Indianapolis and doing well. There are 49 swimmers, 4 coaches and 2 chaperones which made the trip. We just finished a great dinner prepared by our chapero...
Oct 19, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #3
Hello, I wanted to congratulate all the swimmers that competed in their first meet this past weekend. You all did fantastic. I hope you had fun and got a feel for winter swimming. Parents, thanks for ...
Oct 7, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #2
Hello Again Everyone. Hopefully everyone is starting to get into the routine of practices and is feeling more comfortable with the schedule. We have completed our work with all the stroke techniques a...