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Coach Scott's Notes for 3/5/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents, 
Congratulations on an awesome weekend of racing at Regional Championship!
The hard work and progress this year showed with the number of best times and Age Group Cuts.
This weekend is Senior’s and 8-u Y New England’s followed by Age Groups the following weekend!  
Let’s keep the fast swimming going! GO WRAT!!

A FEW NOTES ♪♫

Ø   UPCOMING EVENTS

o     Senior Championships

o     2018 YMCA New England Championships (8 – under)

o     Age Group Championships

o     Discovery and Challenger  Group Social -  Bowlmor Norwalk

o     Eastern Zone Championships -  Update

Ø   WRAT SWIM TEAM BANQUET SUNDAY April 29

Ø   PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES

Ø   SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION 

Ø   SWIM TRIVIA


UPCOMING EVENTS


Meet:               Senior Championships
Host Team:     Connecticut Swimming 
Date:               March, 8-11, 2018 Thursday - Sunday
For:                 For Senior Swimmers who have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event

Meet:              2018 YMCA New England Championships (8 – under)
Host Team:    New England YMCA Swimming
Date:               March, 11, 2018 - Sunday
Deadline:        Passed

For:                 Swimmers 8-unders who have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event.
Location:        
Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center at MIT
                         120 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Sessions:       8-under Girls WARM-UP 7:15AM. Swimmers check in starts at 7:00 AM
                        8-under Boys WARM-UP 3:00PM. Swimmers check in starts at 2:30 PM
                        Spectator Seating opens at 7:15AM and 3:00PM Respectively.

Meet:              Age Group Championships
Host Team:    
Connecticut Swimming 
Date:               March, 15-18, 2018 Thursday - Sunday
For:                 Swimmers 9 - 14 who have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event.
Location:        Chelsea Piers CT, 1 Blachley Road, Stamford CT 06902
Sessions:       Thursday Evening 14 & under                                            Be on Deck by 2:45PM
                        Fri-Sat-Sun 11 to14 (Prelims)                                              Be on Deck by 6:45AM
                        Fri-Sat-Sun 10 & under (Prelims & Timed Finals)             Be on Deck by 12:45PM
                        Fri-Sat-Sun 11 & over (Finals)                                             Be on Deck by 4:15PM
                        10 - UNDERS ARE TIMED FINALS 


Social:           Discovery and Challenger Group Social – Bowlmor Norwalk
Date:               March 25, 2018 Sunday (1:15PM – 2:45PM)
                        
Please arrive at 1:00 for shoe rentals
Deadline:         Please RSVP by Friday, March 16
                        Sign up on Team Unify.  Please sign up early to ensure we have reserved enough space.
For:                  For Swimmers in the Discovery & Challenger Groups
Location:         Bowlmor Norwalk  - 701 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
                         https://www.bowlmor.com/location/bowlmor-norwalk
Cost:                Price - $20 per child  (siblings welcome) includes shoe rental, bowling, pizza and soft drinks for kids. Your credit card on file will be charged automatically after the event.
We encourage parents to stay and mingle! Any questions please contact Sari Berkowitz at 
sarifinger@aol.com

Meet:               Eastern Zone Championships
Host Team:    Fairport Area Swim Team
Date:               March 29-31, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers who have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event
Location:        Webster Aquatics Center 875 Ridge Road ( Rt. 404 ) Webster NY 14580
UPDATE:  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. 


WRAT SWIM TEAM BANQUET / RECOGNITION NIGHT  
Water Rats Swim Team Banquet 
When:             Sunday April 29
Where:           Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt St. Wilton CT
Please RSVP on Team Unify

PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
March 10 – Saturday 
Senior III  – 7:30 – 9:00AM
Discovery I – 9:00 – 10:00AM
Challenger I – 9:00 – 10:30AM
No Workout for Red & Blue 
March 12 – Monday 
No Workout for Blue 

SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?

Thanks to “Go Swim” here is an awesome video on “ Starts - St. Andrews Starts
                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwL94OnN8RY


SWIM TRIVIA
Did you know?    
SwimSwam readers to pick the hardest event in swimming
                        400 IM – 34.7%
                                    200 Back – 22.2%
                                                200 Breast – 13.0%
                                                            200 Fly – 9.6%
                                                                        1650 Free – 8.4%
                                                                                    200 Free – 7.9%
                                                                                                50 Free – 4.3%



Remember…             No Deposit No Return

Coach Scott