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Torpedoes Briefs for the New Year!!

 

02 Jan 2018

“I have accustomed myself to receive with respect the opinions of others but always take the RESPONSIBILITY of deciding for myself.”

~Andrew Jackson

 

 

Hello TorpedoesNation,

SCSC Penguin Plunge

               The meet warmups have changed, they will start at 8am, and racing starting at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday mornings (9-12 year olds).  Afternoon sessions are unaffected.

CGAC Super Bowl Splash Signups

               For those trying to sign up for the CGAC meet (Jan 26-28), the signup is a little different than usual.  Instead of signing up for days like we normally would, we have to sign up “Yes” or “No” and put which days you will attend into the notes at the bottom of the signup page.  If you already signed up, please go back and make sure that the days you want to attend are noted and clear for coaches.

Coaching Changes          

               As we enter 2018, I regret to inform you that Caleb Paauwe will no longer be coaching for the Torpedoes.  Caleb has resigned, effective immediately.

Another coach has been hired, and will be on deck starting next week.  While Coach Kathryn Lough starts helping on deck, please welcome her and help the kids with this transition.

Thanks for your help and understanding.

Inclement Weather

               Just a reminder, with the snow and cold that we are having, we are in the school corporation building, and follow their rules regarding weather.  Should schools be closed for weather, we will not have THT Practices.  If there is an early dismissal, there will not be afternoon/evening practices.  If there is a school delay, there will be no morning practices.  We will try to make sure any delays or cancellations are also announced from the team as soon as possible. 

We have a One-Call system that will both call and text people with important information about cancellations.  Please take a moment and verify that your info on the website is correct and that you are signed up for the calls and/or texts that you want to receive. 

Terre Haute North vs. Terre Haute South HS Meet

               On Jan 11th (Thursday), is the annual North vs South swim and dive meet.  Because so many of those athletes are former Torpedoes, and it is a perfect time to motivate our younger swimmers into the end of the season, we will not be having a Torpedoes practice that evening.  Come support the best swimming and diving in the Wabash Valley.

Sycamore Swim Camps

               In recently found out that ISU will be holding multiple camps this summer.  If we have enough interest from the Torpedoes, they will take $25 off the registration fee.  While they are not cheap experiences, they will be learning from one of the premier Division 1, NCAA coaches in the country.

The camps include 3-day Starts and Turns Camps, as well as 6 day Stroke Camps.  Please talk to your swimmer’s coach about whether or not this might be appropriate for your swimmer. Days and dates are below.

Starts & Turns Camps:  June 14-16 (Thur-Sat), June 22-24 (Fri-Sun)

Swim Camps:   June 17-22 (Sun-Fri), June 24- 29 (Sun-Fri)

Personal Note

               I will be out of town at the end of this week/beginning of next week.   I will have my phone, but my communication will be somewhat limited.  If anything happens that needs immediate attention, please call Coach Dani (812-249-9712).

Upcoming Events:

Tues. Jan 2nd Practices Resume at VCAC.

Wed. Jan 3rd HS meet at VCAC.

Thur. Jan 4th HS meet at VCAC.

Fri. Jan 5th Entry Deadline CGAC Super Bowl Splash (Jan 26-28, Greenwood, IN).

Fri.-Sun. Jan 5th – 7th SCSC Penguin Plunge (Crawfordsville).

Mon Jan 8th Entry deadline for THT Arctic Blast (Feb 16-18, VCAC).

Tues Jan 9th HS meet at VCAC.

Thur Jan 11th THN vs. THS Meet at VCAC 6:00pm (No THT Practices).

Link (from USA Swim):

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/meg-conley/we-ask-our-kids-the-same-3-questions-every-night_b_11665530.html