January 1, 2018
Third Tuesday: January 16th
This is our regular monthly meeting night. There will be NO practices for any groups except Blue 2. Blue 2 will practice at their regularly scheduled time.
Hurricane Groundhog Meet: January 26th - 28th (Registration deadline: January 15th)
This meet is for all Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers. 10 & Under Blue group swimmers can also attend with Coach Grace's prior approval, but will have to register with USA Swimming, and will be charged the $76 annual registration fee on 02/01/18.
See more information and sign up by clicking here.
Stroke & Turn Training Class: January 29th
The first step to becoming a USA Swimming Officials. More details can be found by clicking here.
GHSA State: February 1st - 3rd
GA High School State meet, held at GA Tech. Swimmers must qualify through their school's swim program.
GA 14 & Under State Championship: February 16th - 18th (Registration deadline: February 7th)
Southeast Divisional Meet: February 23rd - 25th (Registration deadline: TBA)
This meet is for all USA registered swimmers. From a team-standpoint, this is our most important meet of the year. Please put this on your calendars and plan to attend. Group hotel rates have been secured through January 23rd. More details on the available hotels, as well as preliminary meet information, can be found by clicking here. Additional details will be announced as soon as we receive them.
Don't forget: WRA has partnered with SwimOutlet for our online team store, offering equipment and apparel. Team suits and recommended equipment are easy to find, just look for your swimmer's group name to find suggested gear. SwimOutlet offers great prices, and free shipping on orders over $49 - plus, a portion of all purchases made through our team store link will be donated back to WRA in the form of pool equipment and training gear. Please consider purchasing your swim gear through the store, and share the link with friends and family who may use SwimOutlet - In addition to competition and practice suits, they also sell fitness, recreation, and fashion swimwear and apparel for the whole family.
You can access the team
store from the button on the left of the home page, or save this
url for future access: http://www.swimoutlet.com/
Notes from the Coach:
We have not yet finished this Short Course season, so there is still time to achieve our goals. The New Year is also a great time to reflect on the previous year, and refine or set new goals.
At this point in the season, we are continuing to focus on:
- Being consistent in practice attendance.
- Improving technique and building endurance through the effort put forth in practice.
- Gaining race experience and developing racing strategies through meet participation.
- Having a positive attitude at all times and learning to overcome adversity.
Remember, more details on our training cycle can be found by clicking here.