Blizzard Blast Recap

Way to go, Gators!

The Blizzard Blast was an opportunity to focus on excellent technique, race strategies, and just having a lot of fun at a home meet going into the holidays. Leading up to the Blast, many of our swimmers had just come off of mid-season focus meets. None of our groups had “rested,” as they often do before meets focused on achieving the highest levels of performance. In fact, the Blast occurred smack dab in the middle of a lot of tough training as we look to prepare for the incoming championship season.

All that said, the SCSC coaches were not focused on achieving best times this past weekend. Instead, we were looking to see that our swimmers were competing intelligently and using the strategies that we talk about so often. We were also looking for open-mindedness and mental toughness when it came to swimming new or ‘secondary’ events…

And our swimmers rocked! They showed up with great attitudes, competed thoughtfully, and executed technically impressive swims. And because of this, many still ‘achieved’ in a conventional sense: We had 63% new or improved swims, 49 new state cuts, and 3 new team records, which is pretty amazing considering the nature of this meet!

My favorite snapshot of the Blast was watching our kids dancing around to goofy christmas music before the sun had even risen on Sunday morning. Before many of us would have normally been awake, our swimmers were hanging out with their friends, laughing and singing, and helping each other to become better. Our SCSC gators are improving every day, and they’re having a BLAST while doing so!

huge thank you to Sara Cavallon, our incredible meet director. She was there at each session before most arrived and stayed until after everyone had left. None of this would have happened without you, Sara!

Lastly, a couple of reminders going into the next meet:
-Please make sure your swimmer competes in a black or blue speedo suit.
-If parents have questions about DQs, please talk to the coaches first and they can in turn communicate with the officials.

Thank you all and GO SCSC!

 
    
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