TAC Weekly Letter
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TAC Weekly Letter(sorry)

I thought I had sent this letter out on Tuesday, I don't know what happened but it did not go out. My appologies. Especially to The Houtby family. So without further delay here the weekly letter. Some of the things no longer apply. 

Quote for the week:

"Many people deny themselves the pleasure of living life to the fullest because they follow limited visions. They dream modest dreams, so they compile modest achievements. The limiting factor is not their capacity to achieve, but their willingness to believe in themselves."

~Taken from Nido R. Quebin?s book Change your words, change your world.


Coaches Message

Thank you to all the parents that came on Saturday to help out. The meet went very smoothly and the kids had lots of fun. It was a great, fast, short meet that continues to help our swimmers grow and develop. I hope you can join us for our team trip February 10th to Friday Harbor. We are still working on locking down the time for the meet.

As we continue through January I hope the spirit of the new year is still with you and if you have goals this year keep at it. Lets keep trying to be a little better each day.


Team Gear

Attached is the team gear order form if you would like to purchase.


Saturday Practice 27th

There is practice for the Senior and Junior swimmers this Saturday. We do have a swim meet this weekend but most of our older swimmers will not be attending so we have practice. Advance Gold if you aren?t going to the swim meet, come to practice.


There is no practice on Saturday for our Gold, Silver and Bronze swimmers. You guys should be at a swim meet.


Bellingham Swim Meet January 27th-28th

The entries are in and we are waiting on the timeline. There is 38 swimmers signed up for the meet and I am looking forward to seeing how our kids do. I hope to see some strong swims.


I will keep my eyes out for the timeline, in general swimmers will be.


Saturday AM: all 10 and unders, boys 11-12

Saturday PM: 11-12 girls, all 13 and overs

Sunday AM: 11-12 boys and all 13 and overs

Sunday PM: 11-12 girls and all 10 and unders


Masters Meet February 4th

The masters meet is coming up, like past years it will be held on Sunday the 4th. It runs from 9am to about 1pm. If you would like to see much older swimmers race and compete than this is for you. You are also welcome to sign up and become a masters swimmer and join us for the weekend.


Friday Harbor Vs. TAC round two February 10th

The team will be walking on to the ferry and traveling Friday  Harbor, it is a super easy meet to attend and lots of fun. I would encourage all parents to drop their kids off at the ferry and we will probably get them there and back. We haven?t lost anyone yet. Of course parents are also welcome to attend and we usually have the adults help us herd the young swimmers along.


No NWAC Valentine Meet or February Divisionals 

So we had two meets on the calendar that we are not going to be attending.


The NWAC Valentine meet was scheduled for the 10th and 11th. After they failed their levy I assumed that meet would be canceled and scheduled a swim meet with Friday Habor on the 10th. Anacortes is also hosting boys districts that weekend as well. I apologized to NWAC but TAC will not be attending that meet. If you really want to attend let me know and we can have you swim without a coach.


We will not be attending February Divisionals, because I am upset with PNS. This is kind of true I am not happy with PNS because of where they sent us. We are given a survey on where we would like to attend divisionals. I selected Snohomish and Mukilteo both are about an hour away. PNS assigned up to Bremerton, which is about 3 hours away. I requested they reassign us to Snohomish or Mukilteo but they said we could go to Kirkland. Not great still a bit far but it is being held at the Juanita Aquatic Center. We attending AGI there in November. After that swim meet it is my opinion that TAC will not attend any meets held at the Juanita Aquatic Center. The air quality is terrible and I will not expose our swimmers to that kind of health risk.


So our next sanctioned swim meet after the Bellingham meet will be the March TAC-E meet. Sorry for the rant but I felt the need to explain a few things.    


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Order Team Gear Online 

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Something New

Team Nutritionist

Please join us in welcoming Sue Mondello, Wellness Coach and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Sue helps people understand that through healthy food and lifestyles choices, they can increase their performance, have more energy and help prevent injuries. She helps people cut through the confusion of what is healthy and what is not and empowers people to develop new skills that fit their everyday life. Her compassion for people, combined with her conviction to teach others how nutritional therapy can change their lives, creates a fertile learning environment that is relaxed and enjoyable. Through this powerful experience, people understand that it is the investment in themselves that brings the results. 

Sue has an MBA from Saint Louis University and has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as a management consultant for Ernst & Young?s health care practice and as a consultant for other companies.   After spending years serving in different areas of health care, she chose to focus on nutrition as the core foundation for our well being. Sue manages Wellness Navigators, is an instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association and offers individual and group nutrition sessions.


Below is a sample of her first nutrition packet. I have attached the entire packet, you will also find out about more information about the plan and how Sue will interacting with the team.

Food As Fuel

Nutrition for High Performance Training and Everyday Life

Nutrition Information Packet #1


Hello and welcome to 2018!  The year has started off well and there are many amazing things in front of each of us.  I am Sue Mondello, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and your nutrition and wellness coach.  I am excited to be working with the swimmers and their families and this information packet is the first in a series of nutritional recommendations. 


The goal is for each of you to have the tools and knowledge to make good choices so you have sustainable energy for high performance and everyday life.  I will also be meeting with the swimmers on Thursday?s Dryland Nutrition Days during the months of February and March.  The purpose of this packet and the nutrition trainings are to share information on:


? Common misconceptions about nutrition and eating healthy

? What to eat and drink during training as well as before, during and after meets

? Tips on how to have more energy

? Ways to avoid injuries and/or heal more quickly.


See attached document to learn more.


Your 2018 board members:


President: Laurie Bergvall

Phone: 360-333-2052

Email: lauriebergvall@gmail.com


Vice President: Niabi Drew

Phone: 360-914-8132

Email: ethernuts@gmail.com


Treasurer: Rob Hoxie

Phone: 360-299-9218

Email: mapmanrob@hotmail.com



Secretary: Lissa Snowman

Phone: 206-234-5510

Email: lissasnowman@hotmail.com


Parent Rep: Elton Erickson

Phone: 360-610-9354

Email: eltonerickson1974@gmail.com


Parent Rep: Silvy Yamazaki

Phone: 408-688-6080

Email: syamasj@aol.com


Parent Rep: Monica Harris

Phone: 360-421-1497

Email: monicacharris2@msn.com

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