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November 1, 2017 Newsletter
 
 
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Vision Statement: To pursue excellence in competitive swimming and to be the model 18 & Under club in all operations in the USA, and therefore the world!
 
Drop-off / Pick-Up Safety Reminders
 
At Chamblee: To avoid traffic backing up on Shallowford Road, please do not stop at the front door island or near the handicap spaces; do not park/sit along the curb near the picnic benches.  Park in a space.
 
At Alpharetta:  To avoid traffic backing up toward Abbotts Bridge, please do not park/sit near the entry doors.  Park in a space.
 
For all: Please drive slowly through all parking lots!  Parents:  remind your driving-age swimmers as well.  When Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, it will get darker earlier and will become more difficult to see people in the parking lot.
Lets all be safe out there! 
 
Pre-order your Woodie B. 2017 Meet T-shirt no later than Sunday, November 5th for the special price of $15.00.  If you wait until the meet, each shirt will cost $20 and there will only be limited quantities available. 
 
All pre-orders will be available for pick up on the first day of the meet:
 Friday, November 17th.
 
Click on this link to place your order today!
 
 
POSITIVE ATHLETE PROFILE
 
 
A quick chat with Ethan Moon , SR1 (Chamblee): 
 
1.  Where do you go to school?  I go to Wesleyan School and my favorite class is English.
 
2.  How do you balance academics and athletics?  Any tips for achieving success in both?
I'm happy that I swim because it has definitely taught me how to manage my time. When I'm struggling to do both swimming and school, I just think of Coach Beth telling me, "find a way to get it done," and just do it. Pro tip: don't procrastinate your work (and if you're a senior, don't wait to do college apps until the day before the deadline).
3.  What colleges are you looking at?  Do you know what you want to major in or have as a career?
I'm not sure what I want to do but I'm looking at UGA, GT, UNC, UVA, Dartmouth, Duke, and Georgetown.
 
4.  How do you prepare for busy times of the academic year (finals, statewide testing, etc.) in regards to swimming?
I don't think it's healthy to force yourself to sit in my room and study/rest. It makes me lazy. On the other hand, exercise keeps the body alert, so I'm always at practice during exams, standardized testing, etc. 
5.  Is there a particular coach that especially motivates you or something specific that any of your coaches has said or does to motivate you?Coach Sam was my first senior-group coach and I wouldn't still be swimming if it weren't for him. He taught me above all else, swimming is about having fun. :)
 
6.  How do you prepare for meets? 
I have a routine; here it is: The day before, I drink lots of water. When I wake up the morning of the meet, I have 3 shots of espresso, and some peanut butter pretzels. I consume one muffin throughout prelims. In between sessions, I take a power nap after reading the first chapter of Legacy by James Kerr (thanks Coach Beth). Before finals, some gatorade and stretching. After finals, pasta. <3
 
7.  Do you have any specific swimming goals in the next 12 months? 
I want to swim in college so it would be cool if I could walk-on wherever I choose to go.
 
8.  What do you wish you realized about swimming when you were 12 years old?  
When I was 12 I still did other sports. I wish I realized that I should swim full-time when I was younger because I didn't start taking swimming seriously until I was 14 years old (freshman year).
 
9.  Favorite book you've read lately or favorite musical artist right now? 
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell. Everyone who knows how to read should read this book.  Sensational.
 
NEWS FROM OUR MULTISPORT FAMILY
 
 
Together We Roll
 
Please take a few minutes to watch this video, profiling Kyle and Brent Pease.  You will be inspired and amazed by the bond between the brothers and their mission to provide resources and opportunities for others living with disabilities and to help them know that anything is possible!  
 
 
Liu Family Accomplishments 
Outside the Pool
 
 
Congratulations to Phoebe and Tobias Liu!  Both of these outstanding musicians were accepted to be a part of The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra this year. Phoebe, a Senior at Westminster School and a long-time Dynamo swimmer until just recently, will be Concert Master for the second year in a row.  Tobias is 13 years old, a swimmer in AG1-Gold, Alpharetta, and is now the youngest member of the orchestra!
 
Check out this Throw-back version of the Sister-Brother musical duo:
 
Dynamo Mile Meet
 
Congratulations to all who competed in the 2017 Dynamo Mile Meet, especially those who swam it for the very first time.  Thank you also for supporting the efforts to raise money to fight Breast Cancer.
 
 
Upcoming Meets 
& Deadlines
 
November 4-5, 2017
Age-Group
(Chamblee)
 
 
November 4-5, 2017
Seniors
(Charlotte, NC)
 
 
November 4-5, 2017
(Gainesville, GA)
 
 
November 5, 2017
(Chamblee)
 
 
November 17 - 19, 2017
(Chamblee)
Registration Deadline is 
TODAY - November 1.
 
 
November 25, 2017
(Hyatt Place, Duluth / 
Gwinnett Mall)
 
Dynamo Athletes 
College Bound!
 
 
John Ryan
SR1(Alpharetta) and South Forsyth High School senior, has verbally committed to swim for Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.
 Congratulations, John!
 
 
Dynamo - Oakhurst
 
  
Dynamo is excited to announce that we will be offering Age Group swimming and swim lessons out of the City of Decatur's Oakhurst Pool.  Coach Lauren  Jordan will be the lead coach at this facility.  Lauren was the lead developmental coach at the Phillips 66 Splash Swim Club in Oklahoma and an All-American swimmer at the University of Arkansas.  In addition to these programs, Dynamo has been selected as the vendor to manage the facility and its other programs such as lap swim, water aerobics, arthritis aquatics and lifeguard staffing.  The pool is located at the Samuel L Jones Boys and Girls Club (450 East Lake Drive) and was recently renovated.  For further details please reach out to Mike: mike@dynamoswimclub.com.
 
 
New Neighbors for Dynamo - Chamblee
 
 
Brookhaven Innovation Academy  (BIA) plans to move their campus to Chamblee, adjacent to the Dynamo facility.  
BIA is a state charter school that was founded by the city of Brookhaven.  Plans are to build a K-8 school on the site and open no later than August 2019.  Click Here to view the entire article published on-line in late September.
 
 
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