TAC Weekly Letter
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TAC Weekly Letter

This is getting frustrating. It seems the weekly letter did not go out. I am sorry about that. Not sure what is happening. For the Friday Harbor meet see below for important information.

Quote for the week:

"Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of an event."

~Brian Tracy


Coaches Message

            Thank you to all the volunteers that came out and helped with the masters meet on Sunday. The meet was a lot of fun and TACM had 28 masters competing in the meet. TACM took 1st overall. Thank you to all the young TAC swimmers that came to cheer on their parents.

            This week Fidalgo Pool will be hosting Boys Districts. The Anacortes Boys are hoping to take first place and it looks like Liberty will be giving them a tough fight. While that is going on I hope you can join us in Friday Harbor where we will do our own swim meet.


This Week

No practice on Friday, pool is hosting boys districts come by and support our team.


No Practice Saturday, team is going to Friday Harbor and high school districts is going on.


Friday Harbor Vs. TAC round two February 10th

The team will be walking on the Ferry at 9:25 on Saturday, and we will be returning at 5:00. Using the 2:50 that is scheduled to return to Anacortes at 5:00. We will be walking on both directions.


The team will be walking on, please try and arrive at the ferry no later than 9:15. We will be getting on the ferry together. Parents are welcome to join us, but are also encouraged to just drop their swimmers off. Cal and I will be coaching at the meet and we will have several of the high school girls swimmers helping out as well. So we will probably get them all back to Anacortes.


PNS Spring Showdown March 10th-11th

The Spring Showdown will be held at the Federal Way swimming pool. This meet is for swimmers who have not made Regionals or Senior Sectionals. I have attached the meet information. If you are interested in this meet sign up online. We will need at least 12 swimmers to sign up for the meet.

It is a prelim and finals meet for 11 and over swimmers.

10 and under boys swim on Saturday

10 and under girls swim on Sunday

See meet information for more.

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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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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