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December 1, 2017 Newsletter
 
 
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Twitter: @Dynamoswimclub
                        
 
 
 
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!
 
Don't forget to cheer on our teammate, 
McClain Hermes, as she starts racing this Saturday, December 2nd in Mexico City at the World Paralympic Championships!!   
 
You can watch live streaming on The Olympic Channel and possibly the app.  If your cable package doesn't include a subscription to this channel, the results will also be posted on the World Para Swimming Website.
 
Gooooooo McClain!!  We're so proud of you!
LAST CHANCE!
(Next Order Not Until Fall 2018)
 
Order your DYNAMO custom towel by December 15th for delivery by late January. Order at 
 
                                                $40.00 includes name woven into the towel.
 
 
SPOTLIGHT ON ... Ryan Showfety
 
 
Ryan Showfety
Ryan is in SR1 (Alph) with coach Brian Wrighton. 
 
Quick Facts:
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 practice.
  • 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 evening).
 
SENIOR SWIMMERS' SIGNING DAY
 
A National 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 senior swimmers.  
 
Pictured above:
Raunak Khosla Princeton University
Brooks Merkle Auburn University
Alissa Cook Ohio State
Ryan Showfety University of N. Florida
Tatum Smith University of Georgia
John Ryan Lenoir-Rhyne University
Not Pictured:
Kaleigh McGrady  Washington University - St. Louis
Hannah Petty Roanoke College
Wyatt Dalton South Georgia State College 
Alexander Ray  South Georgia State College 
 
Upcoming Meets 
& Deadlines
 
 
December 8 - 10, 2017
 
 
December 8 - 10, 2017
(Athens, GA)
 
 
December 30, 2017
(Dynamo Chamblee)
 
 
Food and Equipment Drive at Senior State Meet
 
 
 
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 a 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 
for the
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 Aquatic Center. 
 
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 Business!
 
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 Decatur's Oakhurst Pool.  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:  
 Lauren@dynamoswimclub.com.
 
 
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Questions about your account, please contact Brian Wrighton, our billing coordinator.
 
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