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What's Happening This Week at Crimson Central

News Title:

This week at Crimson Central: 2/21-2/27/2018

News Date:

2/21/2018

Here’s what’s happening at Crimson Central:

WHAT PARENTS DO TO HELP
REGION 1 CHAMPIONS
LAST CHANCE UPDATE
SAFE SPORT EXERCISE
 
PARENTS HELP BY ORGANIZING TOGETHER

At every swim meet the coaches pick the swimmers' events and organize the squad at the pool. Parents can plan fun acitivities for the swimmers before and after their sessions. When in Andover, plan a lunch or dinner with your training group at a local restaurant. When in NH or VT plan a parent tailgate at one of the hotels for after dinner so you can get to know the other parents and enjoy the time you are taking to travel. Organize where to sit in the stands so you can cheer for all the Crimson kids together. Swimming is full of great people who want to know you as well. The better the parents socialize the better the kids will as well.

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS

Region 1 Champs at Union College was a great meet for Crimson. The boys and girls both won the team title.  Three swimmers that stood out, Katie Du Plessis – fought hard from the start, swam through discomfort, worked on what needs to be improved. John McEachern- Fire from the start of every day. Put up great swims that were best times as well. Harry Herrera- Fire at the end of each day. Finishing with better performances at the end of the day than the start including several best times.

LAST CHANCE UPDATE

Please check your email for sessions updates to the Last Chance Meet.  

· Due to the lower number of entries, the meet will have COMBINED sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. Please see the schedule below for exact hours.
· They events your athlete will be swimming ARE ON THE SAME DAY, just be aware of the event number and meet start times.
· DISTANCE EVENTS: these events will be on the same days as original timeline, please note the adjusted start time. Also, you must provide your own timer and counter for the event. Coaches will not assign or be responsible for searching out a timer or counter.

SAFE SPORT SCENARIO:

You’re chatting with an official during some down time at a meet about your swims and teams.  The official starts asking personal questions like “How did you sleep last night?”  “What did you sleep in?”  “Did you send photos to your boyfriend/girlfriend?”  You’re starting to feel uncomfortable.

Discussion Questions:

What do you do?

Kids might say that they would try and change the subject or walk away.

>Safe Sport says: No adult should make you feel uncomfortable, and those questions are starting to cross a line.  Get out of the conversation by saying that you need to go talk to your coach or parent, or you have an event coming up.  Then, TELL SOMEONE (preferably an adult you trust) about the conversation and that it made you uncomfortable.
 

At what point was the line crossed?

>Safe Sport says: It’s okay to ask if you got a good night’s sleep before a meet, but asking what you slept in or details about your relationship is over the line.

Is it okay for adults you trust to ask questions about your life?

Kids might say yes, depending on the relationship.

>Safe Sport says: Of course!  And it’s also okay for you to share about your life with the adults that you trust.  However, adults have to practice good boundaries, and if anyone ever asks or tells you something that makes you feel uncomfortable, say so and tell another trusted adult.

Bonus Question:

What if it’s a teammate asking you those questions?

>Safe Sport says: Swimming should be a safe place, and you should never feel like to have to share details about your life unless you want to.  It’s not rude to establish good boundaries, so it’s okay to say something like, “I’d rather not talk about that with you.”  If the questioning persists, tell your coach.

Wrap It Up:

What are the 3 types of boundaries?

Physical: who can touch you, when and where

Emotional: how close you feel to someone, what you will and won’t share

Behavioral: what you will and won’t do

Boundaries change based on your preferences and the relationship.  You’re going to have very different boundaries with your best friend than you will with an official at a meet, and that’s okay.

*For more information on boundaries, visit www.usaswimming.org/toolkit.  To report concerning behavior, contact Safe Sport at (719) 866-4578 or safesport@usaswimming.org. 

Thanks,
The Crimson Central Swim Team coaching staff