January 22, 2018
For four days, SCSC found itself in Atlanta competing against many of the top programs in the southeast.
Team trips provide many different opportunities;
- Team Travel – Athletes are in a sense ambassador’s of SCSC, this provides a sense of ownership for each athlete as they compete in the pool and wear the SCSC logo day in and out.
- Being uncomfortable away from home with a new pool, different foods, and anything that takes that swimmer out of their comfort zone while being ready to compete the next morning, prepares the athlete for the future higher level travel meets.
- Lessons Learned – When looking at a season as a whole, each meet builds upon the next. This allows swimmers to work on the basics at the beginning of the season, and then continually strive to be better at those basics, while focusing on implementing their race strategy. Every swimmer has different needs in terms of race strategy and preparation for their given events. Swimmers and coaches work together to find the best plan for each athlete.
As you see, all of our SCSC Swimmers left Atlanta a better swimmer than going in. This meet is tough as the sessions are long and the mornings come fast. However, our swimmers did an outstanding job of cheering for their teammates, staying on top of fueling and hydration, waking up each morning on time, and being a well behaved Stewart of SCSC.
A huge shout out goes to our 11-12 swimmers who were at the pool from noon until 8:30 or so each night. These young swimmers did an outstanding job of being competitive (all 16 made finals Sunday), being well behaved, and just having an open mind about a new experience.
Another huge thank you goes out to our chaperones for volunteering their time and putting in a lot of work to ensure each swimmer was taken care of.
Brian Chunn, Brian Schart, Jennifer Thrift, Daina Hill and Allison Thompson. Thank you for everything!
Time to focus on the upcoming championship meets!
Coach Avery, Coach Meredith & Coach Dave