August Team Newsletter

Important Dates


WRA Home Meet: August 27th (Registration deadline: August 24th)
Open to all WRA swimmers. See details and sign up here
 

Practice Rules / COVID-19


Our current practice rules are are as follows:

1) If you have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you will not be allowed to participate.
  • Some symptoms include fever and/or cough, please consult the CDC website for a comprehensive list (all employees will also be screened each day).

2) Locker rooms will be closed, except as needed for restroom use only.

  • Swimmers should arrive and leave in their suits.
  • Maximum 3 swimmer occupancy at a time.
  • No showering or changing.

3) Parents are not allowed on the pool deck/within the fence.

  • Parents are allowed to observe from outside of the fence.
  • If you need to speak with a coach, please make an appointment by emailing [email protected]

4) Parents should not leave the location during practice.

  • Swimmers will be required to leave the gate immediately at the conclusion of practice, and will then be assumed to be under their parent's supervision.
We appreciate your cooperation. We hope to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, while having fun practicing with their teammates. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
 
Our year-round lesson schedule will be posted soon. If you are interested in our lesson program, you can find more information and sign up for our contact list here.
 

A Note from the Coach:

We just wrapped up a great season, in the midst of trying circumstances, and I am incredibly proud of all of our swimmers. 

In June, WRA swimmer William Rankine competed at the US Paralympic Trials in Minneapolis, where he earned a spot in Finals in 5 events, achieved new personal best times in 4 events. and ultimately beat his own American Record in the 100 Breast.

5 WRA swimmers competed at the Long Course State Championship meets in July, with each swimmer achieving multiple personal best times: Please join us in congratulating Kyle Balkcum (4 personal best times), Mia Hutchins (3 personal best times), Ella Snow (4 personal best times), Isaac Snow (100% - 9 personal best times), and Tucker Wilson (9 personal best times). 

18 new team records were set over the long course season. Records were set by Mia Hutchins (11-12 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 100 Back); Ella Snow (13-14 50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 Free, 1500 Free); Isaac Snow (15 & Over 100 Back, 200 Fly); Tucker Wilson (13-14 100 Fly, 200 Fly); and Emma Yann (9-10 50 Free).

We also want to congratulate Mia Hutchins on completing the USA Swimming IM Extreme Challenge during this long course season. Completing the challenge for her age group (11-12) requires swimming each of the following events during the season: 400 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, and 200 IM. She is scored based on her times in each of those events, and is ranked 15th in Georgia for her age group.

While we are enjoying the success of our last season, our time to rest is over and we have returned to training for our short course season. To ensure successful training, proper hydration is important. Please be sure to bring plenty of water during these hot weeks. Our training intensity will gradually pick up, and the athletes need to be sure they are taking care of themselves.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Lanier Aquatics SCY Meet
September 25th

ABSC Fall Classic @ UGA
October 23rd - 24th


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Committee Corner

Want to get more involved? We are currently recruiting parents interested in becoming USA Swimming meet officials. The process is easy, and will guarantee you access to watch your swimmers compete at meets, even in facilities with spectator restrictions.

Email Amanda for more information.

 

U.S. Masters Swimming 

Parents: Do you love swimming and wish you could train and compete with a team? Our Masters team is growing, and looking to add new team members! 

Visit our Masters Swimming page for more details.

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