Senior News for 3/2/18




March 2, 2018


Our version of March Madness begins as we kick off the championship portion of the swim season. For the high school swimmers, they got going a bit earlier with FCAIC Trials on Tuesday and the SCC Finals Wednesday evening.  Already the swimming looks to be crisp and sharp with a number of excellent swims having already taken place.  Let’s get behind this and get the momentum going.  Regional Championships begin this evening and the excitement is there.  We have a solid group of swimmers participating and know they too are looking forward to many solid swims and that will help build the swell of fast swimming as we head into the CT Senior Championships the following weekend.  CT Age Group Champs we’ll get up to ride the wave and then Y Nationals where we look to ride the wave for some pretty memorable swimming in Greensboro.


Championship Meet Countdown:

Ø    CT Regional Championships = 0

Ø    CT Senior Championships = 6

Ø    CT Age Group Championships = 13

Ø    Y Nationals = 33


For the boys in the throes of high school championships and club championships, it is imperative communication be ongoing and that make sure we are the same page.


An update regarding the Eastern Zone Championships scheduled for March 29-31 in Webster, NY.  The meet has reached capacity for all 11 & Over swimmers.  Should we have any swimmers qualify over the next few weeks and is interested in swimming, we will send an updated entry file ASAP so that we can get on the waiting list.  There will be some scratches. 


Indoor Triathlon: The Y is hosting its annual indoor triathlon this upcoming Sunday – March 4 – and is in need of volunteers to help in the pool with the timing of the heats.  The time frame would be 10am – 123pm.  The first heat will go off at 1030am.  For those needing community service, this would be great.  4-6 volunteers are needed.  Please let me know or show up on Sunday morning and ask for Shelly Goldman who is running the event.


Practices will continue on as usual, even if you have had your championship meet.  We will get a more formalized out for the practices leading into Y Nationals and spring break.  


A few upcoming changes:

Ø    Saturday, March 3: 630-930am

Ø    Friday, March 9:  NO Morning Practice – Afternoon TBA

Ø    Saturday, March 10: No Practice 

o     Age Group Qualifiers – TBA

Ø    Monday, March 12: NO Morning – Regular Afternoon