May 14, 2018
Scout Aquatics E-Newsletter
May 14, 2018
Congrats to all our swimmers at the MMSC meet at the Rec Plex. The biggest time drops came from Eleanor De Dolph (dropped 27 seconds in the 100 breast), George Gorelik (23 second drop in the 100 back), Mackenzie Tanksley (61 second drop in the 800), and Sydney Vega (24 second drop in the 50 fly)! Special congrats to our swimmers of the meet:
8 and under: George Gorelik and Joshua Kim
9-10: Matthew Kim and Isabel Vavrinek
11-12: Giselle Koonce and Kelsey Lee
13 and over: Mackenzie Tanksley and Maya Haubrich
Water polo is done! We have a normal week of practice this week. Please check along with the attached May and June calendars for practice times (or on the Google calendar). There is ONE more water polo game disruption (tonight), so make sure you check practice times daily. This week we change our practice times up 15 min now that water polo is getting out of the pool.
We are helping with the GLASA Great Lakes Games over the weekend. The swim meet begins at 2p. Volunteers can sign up on the GLASA website to officially help out. Come by and get inspired on Saturday, May 19th.
We have 2 June meets available to the whole team. A prelim/Final meet at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, WI. hosted by BSC, and our team travel meet to IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the JAGS. Entries will close soon, so sign up ASAP.
Please remember (per USA Swimming rules), no parent may enter the locker rooms when swimmers are present. If your swimmer needs help, please use the adult locker room. In turn, swimmers may not use the adult locker rooms for their own safety. Please make sure to bring your belongings out on deck and place them on the benches outside the locker room doors. This will help in preventing theft or destruction of property.
In practice this week:
We are now getting into building strength! Parents, make sure to ask your swimmers what they learned at practice today.
Birthdays: This week we have 2 birthdays. Happy birthday to….
Alexia Akintade (12) and Theodore LaCasse (10)
Saturday, May 19: LFHS is helping to run the GLASA Regional games. The swim meet starts at 2p if anyone wants to spend some time checking out this great event.
Friday-Sunday, May 25-27: PAC hosts the Memorial Day Melee at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL. Qualifying time standards at a minimum of B. Entry deadline is April 21st.
Friday-Sunday, June 15-17: BSC hosts the Stars on the Water Prelim/Final at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI.Entry deadline is May 16th.
Friday-Sunday, June 22-24: JAGS host the Summer Invite. This is our team travel meet! Entry deadline is May 27th.
Head Coach, Carolyn Grevers (o) 847-582-7339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Question for Head Age Group Coach (LTS, JS, JSP), Flo Burke Email: email@example.com
Club President: Shane Koonce Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officials Rep: Marilyn Wieland Email: email@example.com
Scout web site: www.swimsct.org
Freestyle - One Goggle Breath
By Genn Mills, GoSwim Video of the Week, May 3, 2018
If you're looking for more specific freestyle breathing videos... here are more than 100 to look through
Here's a compilation of clips that give an indication why it's so important to see only ONE google when the swimmers are breathing.
Why do it:
While it's not always the case, for developing swimmers, a standard for detecting a balanced body and proper positioning, is to look for one goggle showing during a breath.
How to do it:
This is an observation exercise. While coaching, walk around the pool and watch your swimmers. How many are actually showing only one goggle on every breath? Which ones are you barely able to detect a breath?
How to do it really well (the fine points):
The REAL reason behind a single goggle breath is about body balance. This great swimmer, Adam Ritter, lifts his torso just a bit to get his breath. Even after all we've seen from above, we can see a slight issue with his head lifting, and his lead hand pressing to maintain that elevated position.
The real question is, unless your swimmers look THIS good above water... What do they look like UNDER water?