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Coach Scott's Notes for 1/14/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents;
A big weekend of meets coming up. Let’s Have Fun and Swim Fast.

A FEW NOTES jk

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • CPAC 10-under Mini Meet
    • WRAT Pentathlon
    • HMST 8 & Under “Quadrathon”
    • 9 - 12 2018 YMCA CT State Championships
    • CPAC Age Group Qualifier
    • 8 – under 2018 YMCA CT State Championships
    • Pancake Breakfast
  • PRACTICE / WORKOUTS CHANGES
  • WINTER WEATHER
  • LOST AND FOUND
  • TEAM SPIRIT GEAR
  • SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
  • SWIM TRIVIA


UPCOMING EVENTS

Meet:               CPAC 10-under Mini Meet
Host Team:    Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club
Date:               Jan. 19, 2018 Friday Evening
Deadline:        Passed
For:                 For Swimmers 10 & under (Disc II, Disc III, Red & Blue)
Location:        Chelsea Piers CT, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford CT 06902
Sessions:       5:30PM warm up / 6:00PM start / Swimmers Must be on Deck and Checked in by 5:15PM
DECK SHOES - ALL Water Rat Swimmers will need deck shoes or pool sandals for the pool area / hallway area.
TEAM CLOTHING - Bring Team warm-ups and extra towels to dry off and stay warm.
DECK CHAIRS – NO Deck Chairs Allowed
VOLUNTEERS
 – The Water Rat’s will need volunteers to time for meet.
Please Volunteer! It is a great way to get close to the action and fulfill your volunteer requirement.

Meet:               WRAT Pentathlon
Host Team:    Water Rat Swimming
Date:               January 20-21, 2018 Saturday-Sunday
Deadline:        Jan. 15th
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9 & up Only
Location:        Westport-Weston Family YMCA (Strittmatter Family Aquatic Center)
Sessions:       Session I & Session II are now combine
                        10:00AM warm up / 11:30AM start / Check-in by 9:45AM.
                        Session III - Sun morning: 13 & over
                        7:30AM warm up / 8:45AM start / Check-in by 7:15AM.
This is a Water Rat hosted event and the place to be for all the 9 and Older Swimmers.
DECK SHOES - ALL Water Rat Swimmers will need deck shoes or pool sandals for the pool area / hallway area.
TEAM CLOTHING - Bring Team warm-ups and extra towels to dry off and stay warm.
DECK CHAIRS – Please bring Deck Chairs as the Water Rat Swimmers will be sitting in the Gym.
VOLUNTEERS
 – The Water Rat’s will need volunteers to time for meet.
Please Volunteer! It is a great way to get close to the action and fulfill your volunteer requirement.

Meet:               HMST 8 & Under “Quadrathon”
Host Team:    Hamden Hall Aquatic Club
Date:               January 21, 2018 Sunday
Deadline:        Passed
For:                 For 8-under Swimmers Only
Location:        Hopkins School, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515
Sessions:       Sunday morning: 8:00AM warm up / 9:00AM start, Check in by 7:45am
DECK SHOES - ALL Water Rat Swimmers will need deck shoes or pool sandals for the pool area / hallway area.
TEAM CLOTHING - Bring Team warm-ups and extra towels to dry off and stay warm.
VOLUNTEERS – The Water Rat’s will need volunteers to time for meet.

Meet:               9 - 12 2018 YMCA CT State Championships
Host Team:    Cheshire Sea Dogs
Date:               January 27-28, 2018 Saturday - Sunday
Deadline:        Passed
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9-12 Only
Location:        Cheshire Community Pool, 520 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410
Sessions:       Sat/Sun AM (11-12’s) - Warm Up 8:00am; Start 9:00am, Check in by 7:45am
                        Sat/Sun PM (9-10’s) - Warm Up 1:00pm; Start 2:00pm, Check in by 12:45pm

Meet:               CPAC Age Group Qualifier
Host Team:    Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club
Date:               Feb. 2-4, 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:        Passed
For:                 For Swimmers 9 & older
Location:        Chelsea Piers CT, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford CT 06902
Sessions:       Friday (Distance) (11 & older) - Warm Up 3:00pm; Start 4:00pm, Check in by 2:45pm
                        Sat/Sun AM (13 & Older) - Warm Up 6:30am; Start 7:55am, Check in by 6:15am
                        Sat/Sun PM (12-unders) - Warm Up 11:30am; Start 1:00pm, Check in by 11:15am

Meet:               8 - under 2018 YMCA CT State Championships
Host Team:    RYWC Swimming
Date:               February 4, 2018 Sunday
Deadline:        Jan. 20th
For:                 For Swimmers Age 8-under Only
Location:        William W. Higgins 53 Aquatic Center - Canterbury School
                        101 Aspetuck Ave, New Milford CT, 06776
Session:         Warmup 8:30AM, Meet Start 9:45AM, Check in by 8:15AM

Social:           Pancake Breakfast
Host Team:    Water Rat Senior Team
Date:               February 10, 2018 Saturday (8:30AM – 11:30AM)
For:                 For Everyone, Swimmers, Friends and Family
Location:        Branson Hall at Christ and Holy Trinity Church
                        (across from Aux Delices), 75 Church Lane, Westport, CT
Cost:               $8 per person for adults and children 13 and over
                        $5.00 for children ages 6-12
                        Free for children 5 and under

PRACTICE / WORKOUTS CHANGES
Monday January 15th – MLK Day – Normal Schedule
Friday January 19th – No Workout for Disc II, Disc III, Blue Training Groups – CPAC -10-under Meet
Saturday January 20th – No Workout – Water Rat Pentathlon

WINTER WEATHER
It is still Winter, do not let a few warm days fool your swimmers. Dressed accordingly.
Please make sure your swimmers have warm clothing for after workouts. Shoes not sandals, Warm pants not shorts and of course jackets. There have been a number of swimmers leaving workouts without warm clothing after practice. Please dressed accordingly for the weather it is January!

LOST AND FOUND
There are still items (t-shirt & sweats) in the coaches office which were left behind at the Fall meets. Please see Coach Scott to claim your lost items.

TEAM SPIRIT GEAR
There is a large about of Team Spirit Gear in the Coaches Office. If you have not picked up and claimed the items you ordered around the holidays please do so. 


SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?
Thanks to “Go Swim” here is are some awesome videos on Turns - Underwater Dolphin
                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaKkn9uj3s4

SWIM TRIVIA
Did you know… At the 1922 Olympic Games, American Johnny Weissmuller was the first swimmer to break the 60 second barrier for the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 58.6. The current world record is 46.91 seconds by César Cielo of Brazil. Remember, Male swimmers wore full bodysuits in the Olympics until 1940. The fastest 100 meter freestyle in 2017 by a Male was American Caeleb Dressel in a time of 47.17!

Remember…              No Deposit No Return

Coach Scott