November 30, 2017
Greetings Super Bronze and Super Squad Families!
This issue of the Super Scoop will have important WYW 12/Under Pentathlon Info, BDEV Qualifier Info, and FLY/CIY Invite Info, as well as a December Holiday Schedule Update!
As you know by now our Practice Schedule is on our website, and available by clicking that link! Our first few weeks of practice will consist of a learning period for each stroke. This is a chance to clean up our strokes at a slower pace, so later in season when things start to pick up, we are swimming clean and efficiently. So as it may be “boring” for some swimmers, this is a very important time of the season!
SB Schedule Changes:
12/9 – Practice Change to
12/25 – No Practice (Merry Christmas)
12/27 – Practice Change to 4:00pm-5:00pm
12/28 – Practice Change to 4:00pm-5:00pm
SS Schedule Changes:
12/8 – Practice Normal, but with
Coach Eric (I will be in Long Island)
12/9 – Practice Change to 9:00am-10:00am
12/26 – Practice Change to 5:15pm-6:15pm
12/28 – No Regular Practice…SS Invited to SB Practice from 4:00pm-5:00pm
12/29 – Practice Change to 5:15pm-6:15pm
8/Under CT YMCA State Championship (To be
posted by Friday, 12/1)
Date: Super Bowl Sunday, 2/4
Time: Check-In 8:15am @; Warm-Up @ 8:30am; Start @ 9:45am; Finish @ 12:45pm
Location: Canterbury School, 101 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT
Registration Deadline: Friday, January 12th
Who’s Invited: All 8/Under’s. This is a Championship Meet, all swimmers are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend! We usually win this portion of the Meet, and by a lot! SO it is a lot of fun for our 8/Under’s to be a part of the tradition!
WYW 12/Under Pentathlon
Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: Check-In @ 7:40am; Warm-Up @ 8:00am; Start @ 9:00am; Finish @ 12:00pm
Location: Wilton YMCA
What to Bring: Warm clothes, extra warm clothes, extra towels (as the weather gets cooler, the bubble air does as well. Please wear your 45th Anniversary Maroon team t-shirt, Wahoo Team Suit, Yellow WYW Swim Caps (I will be telling both groups that Swim Caps will become MANDATORY for this Swim Meet) and something to drink/re-hydrate for after the races.
Entries: Posted in your Team Unify Account and in the YMCA Lobby. All swimmers will be swimming 5 Events in order to be eligible for the “Pentathlon” Awards. Events will consist of all 4 strokes (25 or 50), plus a 100 Free or 100 IM (Depending on when the last time it was swum). NO FOLDING DECK CHAIRS!
FLY/CIY Holiday Invitational
Date: Saturday 12/9 & Sunday 12/10
Time: See Meet Description (There is always traffic on the NY Bridges, please plan accordingly and ahead!)
Location: Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow NY
Entries: Posted on your Team Unify account, and will be posted in the Lobby after this weekend’s Meet is concluded. I will discuss events with the swimmers at Practice up until the Meet.
What to Bring: Warm Clothes, Team T-Shirts, and extra towels. We are not sure where we will be seated yet, but bring a Folding Deck Chair just in case. Team Suits and Yellow WYW Swim Caps are a must!
BDEV Age Group Qualifier
Date: Saturday, January 6th & Sunday January 7th
Time: Check-In @ 12:00pm; Warm-Up @ 12:15pm; Start @ 1:15pm
Location: Central CT State University, New Britain, CT
Entries: Not yet final, will update after the Meet this weekend. All swimmers with events are locked in, no more changes (in or out) can be made.
WYW October Kickoff
WYW Thanksgiving Invite
On Monday 12/4, our SB VP’s will be hosting a Holiday Party after practice in the Lobby. They will send out more information as we get closer!
Our next date is going to be Sunday, December 17th! In order to accommodate even more swimmers this time, I am going to change the format quite a bit to see how it works out. Instead of Private or Semi-Private Lessons, I am going to do small group Stroke Clinics, where each 45 Minute Block consists of Stroke work dedicated to a specific stroke of your choosing, depending on which time you choose. All sessions will also consist of Starts and Turns for that stroke as well.
The following are the Times per stroke:
10:00am – 10:45am: Butterfly
10:45am – 11:30am: Backstroke
11:30am – 12:15pm: Breaststroke
12:15pm – 1:00pm: Freestyle
**All Time Slots/Stroke Clinics will include Turns and Starts**
This is first come, first serve, and limited to the first 4
swimmers per time slot/stroke. In order to Sign-Up, please email me
with the Time and Stroke your swimmer is interested in. The cost
will be even lower than normal because of the format, $35 per
Swimmer for the 45 Minute Block.