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SCSC Weekly Chlorine - Week of 4/21/13


SCSC Weekly Chlorine - Week of 4/21/13

Schedule for the Week of 4/22/13

National (International)

MWF Swim 5:30-7:00am

M-F Swim 3:30-5:30pm

TTh Dryland 5:30-6:30pm

Saturday Swim 6:00-8:15am

Saturday Dryland 8:15-9:15am

Saturday 2:00-4:00pm

Senior 1 (International)

TTh Swim 5:30-6:30am

M-F Swim 3:30-5:30pm

MWF Dryland 5:45-6:30pm

Saturday 6:00-8:15am

Senior 2 (International)

TTh 5:30-6:30am (optional)

M-F 3:30-5:30pm

MWF Dryland/Core 5:45-6:15pm

Saturday 6:00-8:15am

Senior 2 / Make-Up

M-F 5:45-7:30PM

Gold (girls and boys) (International)

TTh Dryland 4:45-5:15pm

M-F 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday 7:30-9:30am

Blue (International)

M-F Swim 5:45-7:30pm

TTh Dryland 4:45-5:15pm

Saturday 7:30-9:30am

Yellow 1 (International)

M-F 4:15-5:45pm

TTh Dryland 5:55-6:15pm

Saturday 9:30-11:00am

Yellow 2

MWF 4:00-5:15pm or 6:00-7:15pm (Wilson)

TTh 4:00-5:15pm (Wilson)

Saturday 9:30-10:45am (International)

White Jr (Formerly Jr Bell)

M-F 4:15-5:15pm (Peterson)

MWF 6:00-7:00pm (Peterson)

White Senior (Formerly Bronze)

M-Th 5:30-7:00pm (Peterson)

F 4:00-5:30pm (Peterson)

Saturday 8:00-9:00 (Wilson)


MW 5:00-6:00pm (Peterson)

TTh 5:15-6:15 (Peterson)

BELLfit Fri

Friday 5:15-6:00 (Peterson)

BELLfit Sat

Sat 8:15-9:00 (Wilson)

Sat 9:00-9:45 (Wilson)


MW 4:15 (Peterson)

MW 5:15 (Wilson)

TTh 5:15 (Wilson)

TTh 6:15 (Peterson)

Friday 5:15 Make up practice (Wilson)


Upcoming Events

4/28: 10 & Under Championships (Sunnyvale) now Sunday!

5/10-11: CCS (ISC)

5/12: SCSC Senior II Walk-On (ISC)

5/18-19: Morgan Hill IM Ready (Morgan Hill)

5/25-27: Monterey Age Group Open (Monterey)

5/30-6/2: SCSC International Meet (ISC)

6/14-16: Summer Sanders Invite (Roseville, CA) select athletes only

6/22-23: Valley Splash C/B/A+ Meet (San Jose)

6/29-30: Quicksilver Age Group Open (San Jose)

7/12-14: Long Course Junior Olympic Championships (Moraga or Concord)

7/31-8/4: Long Course Far Western Championships (San Jose)

7/31-8/4: Western Zone Senior Championships (Clovis) select athletes only


SCSC’s Policy on Bullying

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

The Santa Clara Swim Club is committed to providing a safe, caring and friendly environment for all of our members. The Swimmers, Coaches and Parents at SCSC work together to succeed in the sport of swimming and in life. We have set guidelines on how the club handles incidents of bullying; please become familiar with them. SCSC's Bullying policy can be found at:


Thank you Senior II Meet Volunteers!

I want to thank all the volunteers and staff that help to support the Senior II Long Course Meet last weekend. You all did a wonderful job and put on a fantastic meet. We have such a great group of members and it was a terrific meet because of all of you.

Thank you,

Head Coach John Bitter & Meet Director Stella Ezrre


Dr. John, DPT Now Accepting Insurance!

Many of you know Dr. John, DPT has worked with our National and Senior 1 groups over the past two years. He has provided injury prevention and rehabilitation for these groups. Now, Dr. John has started accepting insurance for Physical Therapy sessions. If anyone is having any aches and pains (athletes or parents) don't hesitate to schedule a session, as pain is not necessary in life! Schedule a session here or call (408) 905-6483:

His office is located at 509 Irving Ave. San Jose, CA 95128.


Volunteer Hours

Volunteer Opportunities--Save the Date:

CCS High School Champs--May 10-11

Senior II Walk On Meet--May 12

Santa Clara International Grand Prix--May 30-June 2 (all families must work a portion of their hours at this meet)

10/Under Champs: Timing signups are open or are opening soon for the April 28 meet. As usual, please sign up for one hour if you have a swimmer competing, for which you will receive 15 minutes of volunteer credit. A great idea is to sign up responsible older siblings who will be at the meet with you.

CCS and Walk On Meet: Job signups coming soon for May 10-12 SCSC-hosted event!


Lessons from Legends: Dylan and Bev Rhodenbaugh, Super-Swim Parents

Coaches and parents both want the best for their swimmers. Check out this article from USA Swimming on the experiences of a very successful swim family!

“Why was the lesson the Rhodenbaugh’s learned to praise effort versus outcome so important?

  • Effort can be duplicated with no chance of failing to deliver.

  • Outcome praise suggests an obligation to a child to re-produce the same results. This can lead to the fear or failure and the reluctance to try.

  • Consider the example of schoolwork. Praising someone for applying himself or herself is something they can successfully accomplish each day. Praising for A’s alone can create tremendous stress in a child to deliver a result they may not always be able to control. The same is true in swimming fast.”


Summer Schedule Posted!

This schedule will begin June 10th, 2013.



The MACS Sprint Meet April 28th has been canceled. Please keep an eye on your email for more information. Thank you!

Make sure you send Carlene your HS times!!!


Senior 1

We are looking for male volunteers to participate in the Opening Ceremonies for the International Meet. It will take place on Friday May 30 before finals (4:40ish). If you are interested please contact Coach Cynthia Owens, Opening Ceremonies Coordinator ASAP.


Senior 2

Summer long course meets are filling up fast and entries are closing early, please be sure to enter meets as soon as possible to avoid getting left out. The Senior 2 summer practice schedule and meet schedule was emailed on April 3rd, and posted on FB. Good luck to all our high school swimmers as their dual meet season comes to an end next week. Swim fast at league championships and CCS!

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement. Matt Biondi (3 x Olympian, 8 gold medals, 2 silver, 1 bronze, 7 world records)


Gold - boys

No news!


Gold - girls

Gold Girls had our first long course meet and there were many best times; great start ladies! Parent meeting on Wednesday 4/24/13 at 5pm at the ISC.



Thanks to all who were in attendance at our parent/swimmer meeting this past Wednesday. Brett and I will be scheduling an appointment with each swimmer in the coming weeks, so parents please talk to your swimmer.


Yellow 1/2

Great start to the long course season in Morgan Hill this past weekend. Next Sunday are the 10 & under Championships in Sunnyvale. SCSC will only have "A" relays at this meet. So be prepared to swim fast and have fun.

On Thursday, April 25th, the Yellow 1 group will discuss Long Course Goals during dry land from 5:55-6:25 pm (10 minutes longer than normal). Be prepared to write down some goals for the summer season!!!

Please bring all of your pulling gear (paddles and buoys) to practice every day!!!

Yellow 2:

For those of you going to 10 & Under Champs this Sunday, please make sure you are getting plenty of sleep this week and eating healthy foods! By doing so, your bodies will be rested and ready to swim fast for your races. We are excited to see you all swim well!

Here is our new warmup that we are starting Monday, April 15th!

4 rounds of 3 x 50s:

50 kick/swim

50 drill/swim

50 swim/swim


Butterfly: 3/3/3

Backstroke: 6 kick switch

Breaststroke: double kick

Freestyle: 3 stroke, 3 second pause

Effective the 14th of April, the Yellow 2 Groups will be swimming exclusively out of the Wilson location, at 1840 Benton St.

M/W/F: 4:00-5:15pm or 6:00-7:15pm

T/Th: 4:00-5:15pm

If you have any questions feel free to speak with your YB Coaches or Dave Meck (


White Junior/White Senior

All White JR and SR are register for the May 4th Developmental Swim meet at the Int Swim Center. Check-in Time on Saturday May 4th will be 10:45. This meet is mandatory for these groups.

Dr John will be coming on Monday April 22nd at 4:15 to talk about the Kids Athletic Development Program.



No news!


Swimmer Spotlight

Does your swimmer have an outstanding achievement outside of the pool? Contact to submit suggestions for the Weekly Chlorine!


Thanks for reading! If you have any questions regarding White Junior or White Senior scheduling, please contact If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact and I will be happy to answer your questions and/or direct you to the right person!