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SCSC Weekly Chlorine - week of 11/7/10

*Early delivery! It’s a long one this week, but please read all the way through; there are a lot of important notices!*
Schedule for Week of 11/8/10
THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICE FOR ANY GROUPS ON THURSDAY 11/11!
National/Gold (International)
MWF Swim 5:30-6:30am
Mon-Wed, Fri (NO THU) Swim 3:30-5:30pm
Mon-Wed, Fri (NO THU) Dryland
Sat Swim 6-8:30am
Silver (International)
Mon-Wed, Fri (NO THU) Swim 3:30-5:30pm
MTW (NO THU) Dryland 5:30-6:15pm
Sat Swim 6-8:30am
Blue Bell (boys and girls) (International)
MWF Dryland 5-5:30pm
Mon-Wed,Fri (NO THU) Swim 5:30-7:30pm
Sat Swim 7:00-9:00am
Yellow Bell (International)
Session 1: Mon/Wed/Fri Swim 4:30-6:00pm, Tue Dryland 4:15-4:40pm + Swim 4:40-6:05pm (NO THU)
Session 2: Mon/Wed/Fri Swim 6:00-7:30pm, Tue Dryland 5:40-6:05pm + Swim 6:05-7:30pm (NO THU)
Sat Swim 9:00-11:00am
White Bell (International)
Mon-Wed, Fri (NO THU) 5:00-6:00pm
Sat Swim 10:30-11:30am
Junior Bell
Mon-Wed, Fri (NO THU) 6:00-7:00pm (Bucknall) OR 4:00-5:00pm (International)
Make-up practice: Saturday November 13th 9:30-10:30am

Upcoming Events
11/8: deadline to RSVP for Awards Banquet http://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FHome.jsp&id=106930&team=pcscsc
11/10: deadline to enter Gilroy C/B/A Meet https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/329
11/11: Awards Banquet - NO PRACTICE
11/13-14: PASA JO+ Invite
11/20-21: Gilroy C/B/A @ Morgan Hill
11/24 @6pm: deadline to enter JO’s (14 & Under) https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/354
12/1: deadline to enter WAVE C/B/A Meet https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/358
12/2-5: Husky Invitational @ Seattle, WA (Gold/Nat’l)
12/3-5: JO’s (14 & Under) @ Pleasanton (qualifiers only)
12/9-11: Speedo Junior Champs @ Atlanta, GA (Nat’l qualifiers)
12/10-12: Pacific Senior T&F @ Pleasant Hill (Gold/Silver)
12/11-12: WAVE C/B/A @ Morgan Hill

Thanksgiving Schedule
Thursday November 25
National/Gold: 7:30-9:30am
Friday November 26
National/Gold/Silver: 6:00-8:00am
Blue Bells: 8:00-10:00am
Yellow Bells: 8:00-10:00am
White Bells: 9:00-10:00am
National 3:00-5:00pm
Saturday November 27
National/Gold/Silver: 6:00-8:00am
Blue Bells: 7:00-9:00am
Yellow Bells: 9:00-11:00am
White Bells: 10:00-11:00am

Awards Banquet
RSVP now for our Annual Awards Banquet on the TeamUnify site at http://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FHome.jsp&id=106930&team=pcscsc ! The deadline is 11/8 for RSVPs. Remember, there will be NO PRACTICE due to the banquet for all groups on Thursday 11/11 since we’ll all be at the banquet! See you there!

Monthly Newsletter
Please make sure you read our monthly newsletter, which will be sent later due to technical difficulties; stay tuned!

PASA JO+ Meet 11/13-14
Good luck all athletes participating in the PASA JO+ invite this weekend! The coaches will be Coach Erik, Coach Steve, Coach Carlene, Coach Luba, Coach Dave and Coach John. The meet is at Palo Alto High School, located at 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, California. Session A (swimmers 13 and older) will begin at 8:30am with warm-ups starting at 7:15am. Session B (swimmers 12 and under) warm-ups will begin at the conclusion of the a.m. session, but not before 11:00am. Meet will begin at Noon. Finals for all swimmers who qualify will begin no earlier than 4:30pm on Saturday and 4:00pm on Sunday.

Zones
The Zone meet January 15-16 is one of our mandatory annual team FUNctions! This year, there is a new rule to make sure that swimmers are experienced to prepare for the big meet: you must have swam in a meet BEFORE you go to Zones. Since this is a mandatory event for all swimmers, please sign up for a C/B/A meet before Zones!

National/Gold
There will be a mandatory team meeting Monday November 8th at 5:30pm! If you have yet to give John your sheets, please do so ASAP!

Silver
No news!

Blue Bells - boys
No news!

Blue Bells - girls
Excellent job Blue Bell girls! Swim meets are always fun! Keep up the hard work and the times will keep dropping... I promise!

Yellow Bells
Don’t forget to get a buoy for this week! This week’s test set will be 100 IMs so get ready to show off your turns!

White Bells
No news!

Junior Bells
The Junior Bell schedule will be as follows:
Nov 1st -Nov 12th
4:00-5:00pm (International)
6:00-7:00pm (Bucknall)
November 15th onwards
6:00-7:00pm (Saratoga: 500 Saratoga Ave, San Jose)

SCSC’s Tip of the Week
In browsing through my usual swim sites lately I've noticed that there are a lot of articles focused on goals. Don't get me wrong, there are ALWAYS articles on goal setting all over the place, but lately, they've been popping up more and more frequently. This is most likely because it is early in the season and this is about the time people start setting short-term goals and reassessing their long-term goals. A recent article by Peter Vanderkaay on USASwimming.org caught my eye the other day. Vanderkaay is a mid-distance freestyler from the University of Michigan who was not only a Conference and NCAA Champion, but most recently, an Olympic gold medalist for the 800 Free Relay in 2004 AND 2008 as well as a bronze medalist in the 200 Free. He listed some of his keys to success in this short little blurb:
1) Set Goals : Know what you want to do before you start doing it. Set goals at the beginning of each season so you have something to work toward.
2) Work Hard : Commit yourself to working hard each day. To beat the competition, you must work harder than them.
3) Focus : Remember to look at the big picture and don't be distracted by the little things. Also, continue to learn new techniques for success.
4) Confidence : Know that you are sticking to the plan and that it's going to work. be confident and have faith in yourself.
5) Have Fun : Enjoy the journey and don't get too caught up in it. Make sure you have a balance in your life and people you care about.
Thanks Peter, I think those are all great things to always keep in mind. Have you set any goals this season yet???

Thanks for reading and see you next week!