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Coach Scott's Notes for 1/23/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents,
The Water Rats had great swims this past weekend with many best times at all three meets.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered; we could not have had such successful meets without everyone’s help.  This weekend is the 9-12 YMCA CT State Championships. Let’s have another great weekend of racing!


A FEW NOTES ♪♫

Ø   UPCOMING EVENTS

o     9 - 12 2018 YMCA CT State Championships

o     CPAC Age Group Qualifier

o     8 – under 2018 YMCA CT State Championships

o     Pancake Breakfast

Ø   PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES

Ø   LOST AND FOUND

Ø   SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION 

Ø   SWIM TRIVIA


UPCOMING EVENTS

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 (11-12s) - Warm Up 8:00am; Start 9:00am, Check in by 7:45am
                        Sat/Sun PM (9-10s) - Warm Up 1:00pm; Start 2:00pm, Check in by 12:45pm
Relays:           There are relays for the meet both Saturday and Sunday. 

Meet:              
CPAC Age Group Qualifier  
Host Team:    Chelsea Piers  Aquatic Club
Date:               February 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:        Passed

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


Social:           Red & Blue Group Social -  Fairfield Rock Climb
Date:               February 11, 2018 Sunday (3:00PM – 5:00PM)
For:                 
For Swimmers in the Red & Blue Groups
Location:        Rock Climb Fairfield, 85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
                        
www.rockclimbfairfield.com
Cost:                $ 15 per swimmer, pizza and snacks will be provided
Sign up will be coming soon on Team Unify.  Please sign up early to ensure we have reserved enough space and belayers.  Please note:  All climbers will need to have a parent / guardian complete an online waiver before participating in climbing activities.   www.rockclimbfairfield.com


PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES  
Friday January 26 – Challenger I, Challenger II, Senior III 3:45 – 5:15PM (Extra Workout)

Saturday January 27 – No Workout – Challenger II, Senior III 

Saturday January 27 – Challenger I - 9:00 - 10:30AM

Saturday January 27 – Blue - 10:00 – 11:00AM
Saturday January 27 – Red - 11:00 – 11:45AM


LOST AND FOUND
There are still items (t-shirts, sweats, jackets, swim caps and chairs) in the coach’s office which were left behind at the meet. Please see Coach Scott to claim your lost items.

SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?

Thanks to “The Race Club” here is an awesome video on “A Backstroke Starts”  
                                                            
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC6mfOn9o0o

SWIM TRIVIA

Did you know… Swimming emerged as a competitive sport in the early 1800s in England. In 1828, the first indoor swimming pool, St George's Baths, was opened to the public. By 1837, the National Swimming Society was holding regular swimming competitions in six artificial swimming pools, built around London. The sport grew in popularity and by 1880, when the first national governing body, the Amateur Swimming Association, was formed, there were already over 300 regional clubs in operation across the country. 

Remember…              No Deposit No Return

Coach Scott