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May 21, 2018 - Spring Fling swim meet rescheduled
FYI- it is important to take advantage our opportunities. We intend to attend. If for some reason you can not attend, please let me know right away. If you could not attend before, and can on the...
May 15, 2018 - Age Group Schedule correction
Parents, It has been brought to my attention that there was a scheduling error in the email sent out yesterday. The error effects the schedule changes for a Age Group only. The correct schedule for ...
May 14, 2018 - Schedule Changed (Clinic ended)
Parents, Our Spring Clinic has ended. Based on the roster size moving forward we have amended the practice schedule to better accommodate our needs as a team. The changes have been listed on the we...
May 7, 2018 - Spring Training Camp & Team registrations now open to new members
Registration for our Spring Training Camp & Team membership is now open. This training period will begin Tuesday May 15th. This registration is for NEW MEMBER sign-ups & CLINIC participants who wish...
Apr 20, 2018 - pool balcony closed
Parents, Due to circumstances outside of our control, we will not have access to the pool balcony at Sandburg for the time being. The information that we have received from the district has been...
Mar 9, 2018 - Spring Registration NOW OPEN
Parents & Swimmers, We are opening registration for Spring & Summer Participation. If you are a current ACTIVE participate with the program, you do NOT have to re-register at this time. You may...
Oct 18, 2017 - Parking @Sandburg
Parents, Per the District, please do not park in front of the building anymore. Instead, please park in the lot adjacent to the pool, auditorium, & athletic fields. Thank you for your cooperation ...
Jul 29, 2017 - Registration is LIVE, open to returning members NOW, new members Wednesday 8/2
Parents & Swimmers, The Fall 2017 registration is up and active on the web-site. Please log-in & review all information. Returning Athletes have first priority. Please register as soon as convienent...
Jan 24, 2015 - Performance & Perspective
The article linked below is so true. Too often results get put in front of the process and the long term success & achievement become lost. Please read this quick article. http://www.functionalpatht...
Jan 4, 2015 - IMPORTANT message about training process
While I understand that this is a long video (18:18), it is a MUST WATCH for all SWIMMERS & PARENTS. It eloquently covers a subject that I preach & passionately believe in. I challenge you to understa...
Feb 21, 2014 - Great Article-> Preparation for Life
Here is a great article I found that all should read, helps keep a valuable perspective. Preparation for Life (by Phil Hansel, Reprinted from: Swimming World magazine February 1988) Not ever...
Dec 19, 2013 - IMPORTANT Responsibilities & Expectations
As we move into the second half of the SCY season, I wanted to go over a few important things that we can do better and help us continue to improve in a positive direction. It will take a few minutes...
Sep 26, 2013 - Developing a better relationship between coaches, parents, & swimmers
Sometimes things come to you at the right time... I came across this last night. I think it to be very pertinent and helpful. In my efforts to improve, adapt, and grow, I like to share them with you a...
Sep 11, 2013 - What will be different? (great article by Glenn Mills)
What Will be Different? Posted by Glenn Mills on Sep 11, 2013 08:12AM (0 views) It's another September, and it's time to ask yourself, what will be different this year? The start of every season nee...
Jul 22, 2013 - great article on training volume & velocity
Volume, Velocity, and Rhythm If you follow the ?Swim Media? like I do you?ve noticed that one topic never seems to go out of style ? the topic of VOLUME TRAINING vs. VELOCITY TRAINING. For those who a...
Jul 22, 2013 - fantastic article on practice frequency
*Note from Coach Ray: While I agree completely with the content of this article, it should also be noted that a progressive approach to frequency, duration, and intensity should be constructed into a...
Jul 11, 2013 - more important info about lactate
Three Reasons to Love Lactate When you're fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel. By Alex Hutchinson Published July 9, 2013 2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscl...
Jul 11, 2013 - the truth about lactate
The Unkillable Lactate Myth There's no known connection between the lactate molecule and the processes that cause soreness. By Alex Hutchinson Published September 9, 2012 If you want to annoy a physio...
Jul 10, 2013 - Nurturing Resilience
Jul 10, 2013 - TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR SWIMMING
Taking Pride in the Agony Posted by Glenn Mills on Nov 16, 2011 08:44PM (6,010 views) 1 1 1 Day by day, swimmers trudge on. They endure the thankless loneliness of training... the agony and pain ...
Jul 4, 2013 - Getting in the Zone- might help this weekend
Jul 4, 2013 - the secret to your success
by Mike Boyle The Secret 10 Votes ?I predict the sun will rise in the east. When it does I will then declare that I can control the movement of the sun.? The big secret is that the...
Jun 30, 2013 - Please read this- great article on team vs. individual in swimming
Jun 25, 2013 - Training while addressing an Injury
Continue Swim Training During an Injury 1 When I consult with club teams or individuals I am continually surprised to see how many injured swimmers are not training! Now, I know this opposes the v...
Jun 25, 2013 - Stepping back to watch your child soar
great link for parents to read- http://www.handsfreemama.com/2013/06/25/stepping-back-to-watch-children-soar/
Jun 18, 2013 - Email from Sean Baker at Mare Nostrum (international swim meet)
Email From Sean Baker at Mare Nostrum The following is an email from Sean Baker of the Oakville Aquatic club. Sean was one of the coaches that was selected to the Mare Nostrum tour . He sent this e...
Jun 12, 2013 - focus on effort, not the outcome
Focus on effort, not the outcome: Sports psychologist As a former provincial and recreational sports coach and a soccer parent, Dr. Peter Crocker knows a thing or two about the influence adults can ha...
Jun 12, 2013 - 30 healthy breakfast ideas before (or after) morning practice
Jun 12, 2013 - fueling for performance
Jun 7, 2013 - 21 Top Laws of Swimming
21 TOP LAWS OF SWIMMING By Jerry Heidenreich 1. Three of the most important components of swimming are: technique,technique, technique. 2. Strive for optimum, not maximum, performance. 3. Learn t...
Jun 4, 2013 - Why do some athletes get more out of practice than other?
Dec 4, 2012 - 7 Things that successful swimmers do differently
Nov 2, 2012 - Swimming in College- process
Getting into College 101 Freshman/Sophomore Year: What you should be thinking/doing Set up academics Eligible for AP or IB programs? Where do most graduates go? ...
Nov 2, 2012 - Visit us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/NrgSwimming In an effort to get information to families as fast as possible, and in as many ways a possible, NRG has added facebook to its resources of communication. This a...
Aug 22, 2012 - Creating Certainty of Outcome: Great Article
May 5, 2012 - Forwarded: Mike Matheny letter to Parents (excellent read)
Jan 24, 2012 - Returning from injury and prevention article
Oct 24, 2011 - Article on shoulder injury prevention
Please read, this article gives great details on how head position and poor breathing patterns (which we work on a lot, but swimmers tend to ignore) can after the heathy function of the shoulder. http...
Oct 19, 2011 - Practice Policy reminder
As we go through the season it is important that everyone remember and follow NRG's policies for practice. They can be found in detail in the NRG Handbook, and we strongly encourage parents and athlet...
Sep 27, 2011 - Whose Swim Is It? Taking Ownership
Whose Swim Is It? Taking Ownership -- September 27, 2011 Feature by Michael J. Stott PHOENIX, Arizona, September 27. RYAN Lochte's world record smile and thrust fist in Shanghai upon winning t...
Sep 16, 2011 - Article: Janis Meredith: How to help your kid when 'I'm trying' doesn't work
In every classroom, on every team, in every music group, there are kids who seem to have it easy. They barely study and get As. They go easy in practice and yet still outperform in games. They don't...
Jul 22, 2011 - Blase Szyzsko make Olympic Trials in 200 Br while competing for NRG Swimming
Congratulation to Blase Szyzsko for making the 2012 US Olympic Trials in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:20.72 at Middle Atlantic Long Course Senior Championships held at Bucknell University. T...
May 31, 2011 - For when you think your life is too hard
http://www.goswim.tv/entries/6280/having-a-bad-day-bummer-for-you.html
Apr 27, 2011 - Beyond Limit: A Friend And Competitor Tries To Make Sense Of The Loss Of A Swimm
Apr 27, 2011 - Championship Frame of Mind During Distance Sets
Championship Frame of Mind During Distance Sets -- April 26, 2011 Guest column by Chloe Sutton MISSION VIEJO, California, April 26. MISSION Viejo has been known for its distance swimmers and challen...
Apr 4, 2011 - NRG Swimmers Win "The Cup"
On Sunday, April 3rd, 2011, NRG's age group swimmers were able to do something that has not been achieved in most of thier own lifetimes- win The Cup races against Jersey Wahoos. NRG had not won The ...
Mar 31, 2011 - when shouuld swimmers start doing doubles
Two A Day Workouts for 12 and Unders? By Guy Edson, ASCA Level 5 Age Group Should age groupers (age 12 and unders) be going to double workouts? There isn?t an absolute answer to this issue, and the...
Mar 28, 2011 - NRG Girls place 5th at MIDs w/ just 8 swimmers
Congratulations to our Senior Team, who performed amazingly over the 4 day competition. The NRG girls, dispite being vastly out numbered by the rest of the top ten teams, managed to place 5th overall...
Mar 28, 2011 - To Do Today: Follow the Tennessee Lady Vols 12 Principles
1. Respect yourself and others. 2. Take full responsibility. 3. Develop and demonstrate loyalty. 4. Learn to be a great communicator. 5. Discipline yourself so no one else has to. 6. Make hard work yo...
Mar 7, 2011 - Punctuality- by Glen Mills
Punctuality Posted by Glenn Mills on Mar 07, 2011 08:36AM (0 views) I have to imagine it's going to be tough to put down my thoughts on this subject without sounding like an angry old man who talks ...
Jan 28, 2011 - Getting Mentally Tough
Getting Mentally Tough -- January 26, 2011 By Wayne Goldsmith GOLD COAST, Australia, January 26. In the old classic rock-and-roll song, George Thorogood is telling the world he is "bad to the bone" ...
Jan 26, 2011 - Lactic Acid Myths
Dec 28, 2010 - Cheat to Success or Honest Failure (quality practice preceedures)
Cheat Success or Honest Failure? Posted by Glenn Mills on Dec 28, 2010 04:51AM (0 views) This starts with a question: Is it better to appear successful when you had to cheat to do so, or fail while ...
Nov 3, 2010 - Help Save College Swimming
Help Preserve College Swimming for When YOU (or your child) Goes to College! It?s no secret that college swimming has been ?under the gun? due to college budget cuts in recent decades. ...
Oct 28, 2010 - Fran Crippen
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/swimming/columns/story?columnist=fordbonnied&id=5732899 Here is an article discribing Fran Crippen, and the events surrounding his tragic loss, I think that it is importa...
Sep 15, 2010 - Seven tips for effective Freestyle
Written by: Sara McLarty When you?re really hungry and you don?t have a lot of money, you go for the value meal. Whether it?s a sandwich, a side salad and a drink or whatever, the value meal usual...
Sep 10, 2010 - Parents Meeting Recap
Jul 21, 2010 - NRG has another Senior National Swimmer this year!!!
Tonight at Middle Atlantic Senior Championships our own Blase Szyszko qualified for Senior Nationals in the 100 Breaststroke at 1:05.26, placing second to David Nolan in finals. We are so proud of ...