The Weekly Wave (4/9)
Excellence vs. Perfection… Your athlete has a greater likelihood of becoming a high achiever and performer if he/she strives for excellence, instead of only focusing on winning or being perfect. Excellence is process oriented, and allows for failure, mistakes, and setbacks. It encourages learning, and finding the positives in the performance, rather than just in the outcome. Focusing only on perfection leads to frustration and stress filled performance. We believe this applies to any performance activity.

JUNIOR/SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS…was a great experience for all that made these championship competitions. We swam great, making it back to finals each night of competition, usually bettering the times achieved during the prelims.
Our successes thus far this season are defined by what we do each day. We take tremendous pride in representing our TEAM at these championship meets, our family and the values that have created an atmosphere of integrity, belief and excellence. The name BLUE WAVE describes a family of athletes who are not afraid to reach for their fullest potential. BLUE WAVE inspires the hopes, dreams and goals of a TEAM that recognizes the importance of caring for their teammates and truly loving one another and respecting the process of becoming a true champion.
Way to go BLUE WAVE!
We Broke 5 Individual Team Records:
  • Ann Marie Cargill broke the one-year-old record in the 15-18 1000 Free by almost five seconds with a 11:08.86. She also broke the three-year-old record in the 15-18 & OPEN 1650 Free by thirteen seconds with a 18:43.83.
  • Gavin Bock broke the year old record in the 15-18 50 Free by over half a second with a 21.96. He also broke the year old record in the 15-18 50 back by almost a second with a 25.37.
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Gavin Bock: AA-200 Back; AAAA-50 Free; AAA-100 Back
  • Ann Marie Cargill: AA-1650 Free, 50 Free, 500 Free, 1000 Free
  • Michael Coppola: AA-50 Free

Ones in  BOLD  are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

MINI CHAMPIONSHIPS...was a fun and exciting meet for the squad of swimmers that were representing the TEAM.  Their hard work has really paid off and transferred into many best times and just very good swimming.  Their technique really shined.
The Following Swimmer Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Avery Edwards: B-100 IM
  • Kyle Gadsby:B-100 Free

Ones in  BOLD  are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

PVS 14 & UNDER JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS…showcased some of the areas fastest swimming.  The cuts for the meet may have been faster but we sent a great team! It just goes to show you that when the bar is raised people will jump higher if they want it enough.  That is exactly what our team did!
We Broke 6 Individual Team Records:
  • Lauren Long broke the eight-year-old record in the OPEN and three-year-old 13-14 50 breast record with a 31.86. This was en-route to breaking her previous mark in the 13-14 100 breast record with a 1:08.74.
  • Harrison Scarboro re-broke the 11-12 50 breast record with a 33.06 en-route to breaking the eleven-year-old record in the 11-12 100 breast by over two seconds with a 1:12.15.
  • Eric Nguyen broke the two-year-old record in the 13-14 50 breast record with a 30.29.
We Broke 5 Team Relay Records:
  • 11-12 Boys 200 Free Relay – Harrison Scarboro, Morgan Vannell, Andrew Char, and Charlie Barker broke the four-year-old record with a 1:51.13
  • 11-12 Boys 400 Free Relay – Harrison Scarboro, Charlie Barker, Chris Qian, and Andrew Char crushed the three-year-old record by almost six seconds with a 3:59.83
  • 11-12 Boys 400 Medley Relay – Ian Park, Harrison Scarbor, Charlie Barker, and Andrew Char broke the four-year-old record with a 4:38.15
  • 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay – Shang Tan, Justin Iglesias, Dylan Byer, and Eric Nguyen broke the six-year-old record with a 3:43.79
  • 13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay – Justin Iglesias, Eric Nguyen, Shang Tan, and Dylan Byer broke the two-year-old record with a 1:51.72
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Jasmine Boggs: AA-50 Breast
  • Andrew Char: AA-100 Free, 100 IM, 200 Free
  • Matthew Char: A-100 Free; AA-50 Breast, 50 Free
  • Carly Hanlin: A-50 Free
  • Justin Iglesias: A-100 Back
  • Lauren Long: A-100 Fly
  • Ella Mcomber: AAA-100 Back
  • Eric Nguyen: AAA-100 Breast
  • Ian Park: A-100 Breast
  • Sydney Pattie: A-50 Back
  • Christopher Qian: AA-50 Free
  • Tyler Rounds: A-100 Back; A-50 Free; AA-50 Back; AAA-50 Breast, 100 Breast
  • Elle Santucci: A-50 Free; AA-100 Breast, 50 Breast
  • Harrison Scarboro: AAA-100 Breast, A-200 Breast
  • Shang Tan: AA-100 Free

Ones in BOLD are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

COACH MIKE’S CORNER: Everyone You Meet is Your Mirror…by Coach Mike
I discovered that for me to be more compassionate to others I had to first start with myself. We are only able to see things within others that we see within ourselves. Hence the saying - Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Like most people, my response to this was, “I do not act like a lot of people who annoy me and push my buttons.”
However we come to understand ourselves best through our relationships with other people. The traits we tend to get triggered by in others are usually the traits we do not like about ourselves.
Hence, judgment and criticizing of these characteristics ensue. When we are aware that our judgment of others stems from judging ourselves it can help us be more compassionate towards ourselves.
This is important because when certain characteristics in someone’s personality trigger a negative reaction from you, there is something within you that is coming up because it is ready to be healed. Every person we meet in life shows up at the perfect time in our lives to reflect something we need to heal within ourselves. The people with whom you interact are showing you who you are and ultimately providing you with an opportunity for self-compassion. When you find yourself triggered by a person or situation, ask yourself the following questions: MORE…

PARENT’S CORNER: Is Self-Compassion More Important Than Self-Esteem?... By Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. (reposted from the
Is it important to love yourself?
It seems that depends on how you do it.
Few concepts in popular psychology have gotten more attention over the last few decades than self-esteem and its importance in life success and long-term mental health. Of course, much of this discussion has focused on young people, and how families, parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors can provide the proper psychological environment to help them grow into functional, mature, mentally stable adults.
Research shows that low self-esteem correlates with poorer mental health outcomes across the board1, increased likelihood of suicide attempts2, and difficulty developing supportive social relationships.3 Research also shows that trying to raise low self-esteem artificially comes with its own set of problems, including tendencies toward narcissism, antisocial behavior4, and avoiding challenging activities that may threaten one’s self-concept.5
This division in the research has led to a division amongst psychologists about how important self-esteem is, whether or not it’s useful to help people improve their self-esteem, and what the best practices are for accomplishing that. MORE…

NUTRITION CORNER: How to Stop Eating Sugar…By David Leonhardt (reposted from
If you’re like most Americans, you eat more sugar than is good for you. But it’s entirely possible to eat less sugar without sacrificing much — if any — of the pleasures of eating. Surprising as it may sound, many people who have cut back on sugar say they find their new eating habits more pleasurable than their old ones. This guide will walk you through why sugar matters, how you can make smart food choices to reduce sugar consumption, and how you can keep your life sweet, even without so many sweets.
The Added-Sugar Problem
Here's why you eat more sugar than you realize, and why it's a problem.
The first thing to know: Added sugars, of one kind or another, are almost everywhere in the modern diet. They’re in sandwich bread, chicken stock, pickles, salad dressing, crackers, yogurt and cereal, as well as in the obvious foods and drinks, like soda and desserts.
The biggest problem with added sweeteners is that they make it easy to overeat. They’re tasty and highly caloric but they often don’t make you feel full. Instead, they can trick you into wanting even more food. Because we’re surrounded by added sweeteners — in our kitchens, in restaurants, at schools and offices — most of us will eat too much of them unless we consciously set out to do otherwise.
It’s not an accident. The sugar industry has conducted an aggressive, decades-long  campaign to blame the obesity epidemic on  fats, not sugars. Fats, after all, seem as if they should cause obesity. Thanks partly to that campaign, sugar consumption soared in the United States even as people were trying to lose weight. But research increasingly indicates that an overabundance of simple carbohydrates, and sugar in particular, is the No. 1 problem in modern diets. Sugar is the driving force behind the diabetes and obesity epidemics. Fortunately, more people are realizing the harms of sugar and cutting back. MORE…

We are challenged everyday to change ourselves to become the person we want to be!