TAC Weekly Letter
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TAC Weekly Letter

Quote for the week:

"The principle is competing against yourself. Its about self-improvement, and being better than you were the day before."

~Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer


Practice This Week is Normal

We will have normal practice on Friday and Saturday. I hope to see you there.


Boys Win State

Our TAC boys raced fast this past weekend for Anacortes and wins the 2A state tournament. This is the 3rd time Anacortes has won the 2A state tournament in the past 4 years. Great job, the meet was close, they won by 8 points.


A few highlights:

Jacob Hoxie made his first futures cut in the 100 breaststroke. 

Emmett Moore set a new meet record in the 100 fly, made a summer junior national bonus cut and a winter Junior national cut.


All the guys did great and it was a true team effort to get the win.  

TAC Baby Shower March 1st

Calvin's wife, Rachel is having a baby. TAC will be throwing a baby shower for them.

The baby shower will be March 1st at 5pm. The event will take place in the balcony as practice finish's up.

They are registered at Amazon: Rachel Mank and Calvin Milbach.

They are also registerd at babylist, https://www.babylist.com/rachel-mank

I hope you can come and help celebrate this happy time.

TAC-E March 3-4(Last Day to Register)

Our next home meet is coming up, lets get online and sign up. Remember with home meets any swimmers that have not "accepted" or "declined" will be entered in the swim meet.


Custom Cap Order

You can go online and put in a order for custom swim caps. I will be finishing the order on the 19th and billing accounts on the 20th. The caps are $10 each and you need to order 2 of them. Please put down what you want on the cap when signing up.


Team Banquet June 8th

Put it on your calendar, this years banquet will be on the 8th of June. It will be held at the middle school. The food will be catered and will be a time to celebrate all our swimmers successes.


PNS Spring Showdown March 10th-11 th

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.

Check out the team feed



Order Team Gear Online 

Please note that your team suits are custom embroidered and may not be returned or exchanged so please be sure of your size.

  1. Web page link: http://www.swimmingteams.com/page.php?p=teamlogin
  2. Enter Login ID: thunderbird and Password: aquatics
  3. Follow instructions for checkout. Please note that you still need to complete the "shipping" field by choosing "copy billing info". Also please note that certain items have color options and a place to enter a name for embroidery.
  4. Contact information for any questions you may have:

 Contact Information:                                       
(800)214-6823                              Dan Martin
Tel:(702)696-9290                       360-510-4813
Fax:(702)696-9210                     Email: swimgear@msn.com




 Coach-Parent Partnership

Following are guidelines for how sports parents can contribute to a Coach-Parent Partnership that benefits youth athletes.


Recognize the Coaches Commitment.

Your childs coaches have made a commitment that involves many

hours of preparation beyond the time spent at practices and games. Quite likely in youth sports they are volunteers. Respect their commitment and imagine yourself in their place before approaching them to discuss

any issues you may perceive.


Make Early, Positive Contact with the Coach.

As soon as you know who will coach your child, contact those coaches to introduce yourself and offer any assistance you may provide. Establishing a positive rela-tionship with the coaches will help you proactively shape a positive experience for your child and will lay the foundation for respectful, productive conversations with coaches should a conflict arise later.


Fill the Coachs Emotional Tank.

Too often, coaches hear only from parents who have complaints.

Filling the coaches Emotional Tanks with specific, truthful praise positively reinforces them to continue doing the things you see as benefiting the youth athletes. Dont Put the Player in the Middle. You wouldnt complain to your children about how poorly their math teacher explains fractions. Dont share your disapproval of a coach with your children. Doing so may force the

child to take sides, and not necessarily your side! If your child has an issue with the coach and can maturely articulate it, encourage your child to approach the coach and at the very least learn some life lessons in self-

advocacy with an authority figure. Otherwise, if you disapprove of how the coach handles a situation, seek a private meeting to discuss the matter.


Let Coaches Coach.

It can confuse players to hear someone other than the coach yelling out instructions. Also, your instructions may counter the coaches strategy and tactics, undermining team performance.


Fill Your Childs Emotional Tank.

Competitive sports can be stressful to players. The last thing they need

is your critiquing their performance...on top of what the coach may deliver and what they already are telling themselves. Let your children know you love and support them regardless of their performance.


Contribute to a Positive Environment.

Fill all the players Emotional Tanks when you see them doing something well. Honor the Game as a spectator, respecting ROOTS (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self), and encourage others around you to Honor the Game.


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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