December 1, 2017 Newsletter
Facebook: Dynamo Swim Club
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!
Don't forget to cheer on our
McClain Hermes, as she
starts racing this Saturday, December
2nd in Mexico City at the World Paralympic
Gooooooo McClain!! We're so proud of
$40.00 includes name woven into the towel.
(Next Order Not Until Fall
DYNAMO custom towel by December 15th for delivery by late January.
SPOTLIGHT ON ... Ryan Showfety
Ryan is in SR1 (Alph) with coach Brian Wrighton.
Birthdate: February 27, 2000
High School: Johns Creek High School
Favorite Sport: Swimming
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite Book: Hunger Games
Favorite Movie: Cheaper by the Dozen
Favorite TV Show: The Bachelor/ Bachelorette
Favorite Board / Card Game: Old Maid
Favorite Music: Alternative
Favorite School Class: Sports Marketing
Here are a few more interesting details about Ryan:
- I have many swimming goals for this season and
next: to constantly improve technique and times while also having a
great senior season. I'm always looking for ways to improve
and have fun.
- One coach that made a
large impact on my swimming career was my summer league coach,
Charlie Fitzpatrick. Charlie was one of the biggest influences in
my swimming career and really pushed me to start swimming year
round at Dynamo. Though I was not the strongest swimmer at a young
age, Charlie always believed in me. His love and enthusiasm for the
sport wore off on me and got me started on my swim journey. I
couldn't thank someone enough.
- Preparing for
Meets: Before meets, I make sure to stay constantly hydrated.
I normally eat something healthy that fuels me beforehand and a
little something during the meet. I also try to get many nights of
good rest leading up to a meet. To help me relax before a
meet, I envision myself being successful and surround myself with
good people to be around. If I'm too uptight, I won't perform
well. It's natural to have a few butterflies, but most of the
time I've learned to control my nerves.
- Balancing Academics and
Athletics: Although this can be hard, I feel as if I've
managed it pretty well. High school was a large jump academically
compared to middle school...the workload increased pretty
significantly. My weekly schedule can be a challenge, balancing the
many Dynamo practices I have, the Johns Creek High School
meetings/practices I take part of (I am a swim captain this
season), and my schoolwork. Typically, I do the majority of my
schoolwork and studying in the evening after getting home from
- A Particular Race that
Stands Out: One of the races that has stood out to me most
was my 200 long course backstroke at the 2017 Senior State meet in
Athens, GA. This race took place on the last day of the three day
meet, but I did not let that affect my performance. It was one one
of my best races both mentally and physically.
- Future Plans: I am
attending and will be swimming D1 at the University of North
Florida. This was one of the toughest decisions I have had to make,
but once I visited and went on my official visit, met the team, and
saw the school as a whole, I knew it was the best fit for me.
- The overall recruiting
process went well for me. My family and coaches were extremely
helpful through this process. Though it tended to be complicated at
times and a lot of work trying to get in touch with coaches, it was
all worth it in the end.
- Advice for
Teammates: I would advise any swimmer that is trying to be
recruited or taking a step into the next level of swimming to be
open to any possible colleges and opportunities. Don't set your
mind on one particular school. Talk to many coaches, even if you
are not positive you are capable of swimming at that college. I
advise you to continue to update coaches because you have no clue
what type of swimmer they are trying to bring in. Even just a
simple question about how their team is doing could make an impact.
- What I Wish I Knew at
12: When I was swimming at 12 years old, I wish I knew that
when I was older, I was not going to drop time at EVERY single
meet. I also wish I knew that when I was older I was going to have
to start practicing twice a day (one early morning, one in the
SWIMMERS' SIGNING DAY
Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student-athlete's
commitment to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at a
college or university in the United States. In early
November, Dynamo celebrated this exciting milestone with several
||University of N.
University - St. Louis
December 8 - 10, 2017
December 8 - 10,
|Food and Equipment Drive at Senior State
This year at Senior State, athletes will be
collecting non-perishable food items to donate to
the Atlanta Community
Food Bank. Bring your
canned and boxed goods to the meet to help reach the goal of 600
pounds of donated food!
There will also be
collection of new
or gently used swimming equipment (caps, goggles, suits,
kickboards, bags, etc.) to donate to the South Atlanta High
School swim team here.
Dynamo: Proud Partner
2018 TYR Pro Swim Series!
Dynamo is proud to partner with
USA Swimming and Georgia Swimming to bring the 2018 TYR Pro Swim
Series to Atlanta on March 1-4, 2018 at the Georgia Tech McAuley
The TYR Pro Swim Series is the
fastest swim series in the world and will showcase some of the
world's greatest swimmers, including a long list of past champions
and legends in the sport of swimming.
Click here for more details and Mark Your Calendars -
we will need many volunteers for this exciting event. Dynamo
is awarded hosting opportunities for these big meets because we are
known for doing such a thorough, professional job.
|Dynamo - Oakhurst: Open for
|Please share the good news
with your friends and neighbors that Dynamo, Oakhurst is open for
business! We offer Age Group swimming and swim
lessons out of the City of
Coach Lauren Jordan is the
lead coach at this facility. Dynamo is also the vendor
managing 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 Coach Lauren Jordan at:
|Questions about your account, please contact Brian Wrighton,
our billing coordinator.
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