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Coach Scott's Notes for 3/22/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents,
Congratulations to the Water Rats Swimmers who competed at Age Group Championships!
The weekend was a big success with many best times and team record! GO WRAT!!

A FEW NOTES jk

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Discovery and Challenger Group Social - Bowlmor Norwalk
    • Eastern Zone Championships - Update
  • WRAT SWIM TEAM BANQUET SUNDAY April 29
  • PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
  • STROKE CLINIC BY AGE
  • SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
  • SWIM TRIVIA


UPCOMING EVENTS

Social:           Discovery and Challenger Group Social – Bowlmor Norwalk
Date:               March 25, 2018 Sunday (1:15PM – 2:45PM)
                        Please arrive at 1:00 for shoe rentals
Deadline:        Passed
                        Sign up on Team Unify.  Please sign up early to ensure we have reserved enough space.
For:                 For Swimmers in the Discovery & Challenger Groups
Location:        Bowlmor Norwalk - 701 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
                        https://www.bowlmor.com/location/bowlmor-norwalk
Cost:                Price - $20 per child (siblings welcome) includes shoe rental, bowling, pizza and soft drinks for kids. Your credit card on file will be charged automatically after the event.
We encourage parents to stay and mingle! Any questions please contact Sari Berkowitz at sarifinger@aol.com

Meet:              Eastern Zone Championships
Host Team:    Fairport Area Swim Team
Date:               March 29-31, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers who have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event
Location:        Webster Aquatics Center 875 Ridge Road ( Rt. 404 ) Webster NY 14580

WRAT SWIM TEAM BANQUET / RECOGNITION NIGHT
Water Rats Swim Team Banquet
When:             Sunday April 29
Where:           Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt St. Wilton CT
Please RSVP on Team Unify

PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
March 22 - Thursday will be the last day of practice until the stroke clinic for:  
        Senior I, II and III, Challenger I and II, and Red
March 23 - Friday will be the last day of practice until the stroke clinic for:
        Discovery I, II and III and Blue.
Eastern Zone Swimmers will practice Friday and Saturday of this week as well as Monday, Tuesday of next week before traveling up to Rochester.
Y National Qualifying Swimmers will practice through Saturday, March 31.
ALL OTHER PRACTICE GROUPS WILL BE OFF.
Long Course Begins – April 16.

STROKE CLINIC BY AGE
April 2nd – 5th (Monday – Thursday)
Swimmers Age 13 & Older   3:45 PM – 5:00PM
Blue Monday (4/2) & Wednesday (4/4)  5:00-6:00PM
Red Tuesday (4/3) & Thursday (4/5)
5:00-6:00PM
Swimmers Age 9 - 10   5:00PM – 6:00PM
Swimmers Age 11 & 12        6:00PM – 7:00PM

SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?
Thanks to “Go Swim” here is an awesome video on “Backstroke - Breakout”
                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcvoiCmCfU

SWIM TRIVIA
Did you know?    In 1885 the first YMCA swimming pool (“swimming bath” 45 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 5 feet deep”) was built in the Brooklyn Central YMCA. By the end of 1885 it was reported that there were 17 YMCA pools in existence.

Remember…             No Deposit No Return

Coach Scott