Super Scoop #15

Super Scoop
Monday, 2/5/18

Greetings Super Bronze and Super Squad Families! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season, and a happy new year! Thank you to all families for the wonderful and generous gifts we received, we appreciate it and you all very much!

This issue of the Super Scoop will have Practice Changes, a NEW Locker Room Update, WHAT Meet Info, Meet Entries, and a Meet Sign-Up Deadline.


As you know by now our Practice Schedule is on our website, and available by clicking that link! Our first few weeks of practice will consist of a learning period for each stroke. This is a chance to clean up our strokes at a slower pace, so later in season when things start to pick up, we are swimming clean and efficiently. So as it may be “boring” for some swimmers, this is a very important time of the season!

SB Schedule Changes:

Saturday, 2/10 – No Practice

SS Schedule Changes:

Saturday, 2/10 – No Practice

NEW Locker Room Item

It has been brought to my attention that some parents are reserving showers in the locker room for their swimmer after practice, but more importantly, they are being rude to the swimmers who get to the showers first. While I know that our new 15 minute policy puts a restraint on time in the locker room, that doesn’t mean that our Wahoo family needs to be acting rudely to other members of our Wahoo family. I am particularly disappointed that these interactions were made between parent and swimmer, and this reserving of showers needs to stop. I will remind the swimmers today that they need to be quick with their showers, as they only have 15 minutes in the locker room, and there are many people that need to use the shower on any given practice day, and they need to be respectful of that.

That is my venting for the day, so thank you for listening. I’m not blaming anyone or revoking privileges (yet) for the swimmers, I am just disappointed that our Wahoo family seems to be a little dysfunctional at the younger age, and it is my hope that we can fix this issue and proceed happily through the course of their swimming careers.


Meet Sign-Ups:

CT Regional Championship
Date: Saturday, March 3rd & Sunday, March 4th (SB & SS not attending Friday)
          Time: TBD (Depends on Locations)
          Location: TBD (We will know by Friday, February 23rd)
          Registration Deadline: THIS Friday, February 9th

Meet Entries:

WHAT Swimming Invitational
          Date: Saturday, February 10th & Sunday February 11th (We are not attending Friday)
          Time: 11/12’s Check-In @ 10:45am; 10/Under’s Check-In @ 2:55pm (Stay tuned for possible changes)
          Location: Wesleyan University, 161 Cross Street, Middletown, CT
          Entries: Final and cannot be changed.

HMST 8/Under Finale
          Date: Sunday, 2/18
          Time: Girls à Check-In @ 7:45am; Warm-Up @ 8:00am; Start @ 9:00am
                   Boys à Check-In @ 11:45am; Warm-Up @ 12:00pm; Start @ 1:00pm
          Location: Hopkins School, 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT
          Entries: Will be completed this week!


Meet Results:

WYW October Kickoff
WYW Thanksgiving Invite
WYW 12/Under Pentathlon
FLY/CIY Long Island Holiday Invite
BDEV January Qualifier
9-12 CT YMCA State Championship


Special Events:

If you are at practice today, I believe we will be having some cake afterward to celebrate our 30th straight CT YMCA State Championship that our 8/Under’s completed the final session of this past Sunday. Please stop by for some sugar before heading home!

Coach Dave