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Coach Scott's Notes for 6/18/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents,
A few important things:
Congratulations to Coach Kristen as she has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Paul I. Becker Employee of the Year for the Westport Weston Family YMCA.
Happy Birthday to Coach Frisk who is getting married in less than 20 days!
And Congratulations to all the Graduating High School Seniors!
On the pool side of things there are two meets this weekend. The 8-unders are at Brookfield and the 9 and overs are at Greenwich. Good Luck to all who are racing.

A FEW NOTES jk 

  • PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Greenwich YMCA Marlins June Invitational
    • 10 & Under Summer Sizzler Age Group Qualifier
    • 2018 CT Long Course Meters Regional Championships
    • 10 & Under SCY Finale
    • 2018 CT Long Course Age Group Championships
  • SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
  • SWIM TRIVIA


PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
Saturday June 23rd No Workouts
Reminder Monday June 25th Starts the Summer Schedule


Work times are on the following link: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=ctwwrat&_stabid_=125814 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Meet:              Greenwich YMCA Marlins June Invitational
Host Team:    Greenwich YMCA Marlins
Date:               June 22-24, 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:      Passed
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9 & Up
Location:        Wren-Weisenburger Pool, 50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Sessions:       Friday Afternoon Warm-up: 4:00 pm Start: 5:00 pm
                        Saturday and Sunday 13/O Morning Session Warm-up: 7:00am Start: 8:30am
                        Saturday and Sunday 12/U Afternoon Session Warm-up: 12:30pm Start: 2:00pm
                        Volunteers will be needed for timing assignments for all sessions.
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:               10 & Under Summer Sizzler Age Group Qualifier
Host Team:    RYWC Makos
Date:               June 24, 2018
Deadline:      Passed
For:                 For Swimmers 8-Unders Only
Location:        10 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Sessions:       Sunday Session Warm-up: 12:30pm Start: 1:30pm
                        Volunteers will be needed for timing assignments.
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              2018 CT Long Course Meters Regional Championships
Host Team:    Connecticut Swimming
Date:               July 6-8 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:       June 22, 2018
For:                 For Age Group Swimmers Age 9 & Older - *Swimmers must swim in at least one CT Swimming  regularly scheduled sanctioned meet during the 2018 Long Course season to be eligible.
Location:        To Be Determined

Meet:               10 & Under SCY Finale
Host Team:    RYWC Makos
Date:               July 20, 2018
Deadline:      June 24, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers 8-Unders Only
Location:        10 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Sessions:       Sunday Session Warm-up: 5:00pm Start: 6:00pm
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              2018 CT Long Course Age Group Championships
Host Team:    Connecticut Swimming
Date:               July 26-29 2018 Thursday - Sunday
For:                 For Swimmers Age 14 & under - *Swimmers must meet the qualifying time standard
Location:        Wesleyan University 161 Cross Street, Middletown, CT 06457

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 “Freestyle - 6-Kick Switch”
                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqN3D7YCbZg

SWIM TRIVIA
Did you know… Shaving isn’t just for removing hair. Swimmers shave to increase performance. While many believe swimmers shave to reduce drag and to look better in a suit, studies suggest that shaving actually increases the sensitivity of a swimmer’s skin in the water. The hyper-awareness allows swimmers to “feel the water” and its pressure so they can adjust to improve technique.