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Coaches Update Apr 25, 2018

UPDATE APRIL 25 TH , 2018
What an incredible month we have had! April started with wet, cold weather and is ending with wet and milder
(not quite warm yet) weather, however the results this month have been pretty good. We started the month with
Senior National Swimming Champs where Dalton Sanderson and Amy Meharg both competed against the best
in the country. Dalton swam at this meet for the first time. The same weekend the whole team participated in
Swim-A- Thon 2018, almost every swimmer completed swim a thon this year and the result was over 401 km
swam. That means you swam from New Hamburg all the way to Gananoque Ontario or the full length of Lake
Ontario and an extra 90 km. Incredible!! Way to go to everyone, whether you did it like a workout or as the full
continuous swim.
The next weekend was the wonderful ice storm where in my 31 years of coaching, a swim meet was cancelled.
The results from day one at Spring turbo were amazing. We have almost 100% best times in those events and
lots of great team spirit. That same weekend Dalton and Amy raced at the Eastern national Champs, where Amy
won a bronze medal in the 1500 fr and Dalton made his first Eastern final.
This coming weekend we have several swimmers racing at Brock, so we are looking for some great swims!
Today Amy found out that she was selected by Swim Ontario to participate in an Open Water training camp and
race in Miami. Coach Joni was selected to coaching staff as well.
Opportunities are everywhere, reach for them, go after them. Set your goals and work hard to achieve them.

PARENTS CORNER:
What do Swimmers see As FUN
Before reading any further, think for a moment about what you believe to be 'fun' for your swimmers;
the factors you think they would identify as fun. Often times, as parents we assume that when age
group swimmers talk of fun, they are talking about playing games, goofing around, and unstructured
practices,...which would detract from productive, focused practices. However, swimmers have a much
different concept of what is fun regarding their experiences in swimming. Here are 10 of the top
reasons swimmers see swimming as fun, as well as the Top 6 reasons swimming is not fun.
TOP 10 REASONS SWIMMING IS FUN FOR AGE GROUP SWIMMERS
1. Being with friends
2. Coach compliments and encourages me
3. Being known as a good swimmer
4. Winning races
5. Getting in shape
6. Varied workouts
7. Relays where team comes together
8. Feelings of accomplishment

9. Cheering for each other/coming together as a team, team cheer, team meets
10.Trying to improve my times; Being on a team.
 
TOP 6 REASONS SWIMMING IS NOT FUN FOR AGE GROUP SWIMMERS
1. Getting slower times than my goals
2. Getting lapped in races
3. When other swimmers skip laps or get in front of me. Or don't do what they are supposed to do.
4. When coach yells
5. Swimmers who think they are good just because they are fast, even though they don't work hard
6. Parents ask about bad races
7. When parents brag about their swimmer

REMINDERS
 No Dryland on April 27 th
 No Swimming Sat April 28 th
 Next week is last day of Dryland at WRC and Woodstock
 May 4 th is last Friday Dryland at Personally Fit (Absolute)
 AQUA 7 final is May 6 th , 2018 whose ready!!!!!!
 May 11 th (Fri) no practice in Woodstock

SUMMER 2018
Come into office if you are interested in signing up or an email will be sent out with a survey style
form for you to complete, this can be completed by everyone on the team. Watch for this email coming
out soon.

AGM

As you know, our AGM will be taking place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 during morning

practice.

It will start at 7am in the Program Room. All members are welcome!

We will do an overview of the past season and look at the upcoming season's budget and

projects.

Just like other non-profit sport organizations, the ACES cannot properly run without the
commitment of volunteers: the executive, other board directors, committee leaders and

volunteers to our many events throughout the year.
Please come out and see how you can help the team!