Week 3 - Meet Prep

Happy Sunday Bengal Families! 

Can you believe that two week have gone by already?! And what a FUN two weeks they have been. Thank you again to everyone who helped out at the car wash! We could not have had such a successful event without all of your help. Last week the girls built on the great habits they formed and created some team and individual goals! I am excited to see us start to cross some of these goals off the list! The goals these girls have set will take all of them working together and embracing our team moto: Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what other's can't. 

This week we are focused on getting in the rhythm of meets! Typically we will have 1-2 meets a week which takes mental and physical preperation. Our coaching staff speaks a lot about being mentally prepared with a Positive Mental Attitude and that is especially true at meets. There is a great deal of excitement at meets but we need to be mentally focused on the task at hand and embrace any challenge such as a new dive or a new event. Being positive and focused on the competition at hand will help us reach our goals!

Athletes also need to be physically prepared for our meets. This means being at practice, fully participating in the sets and dives that the coaches are giving. Each athlete needs to own their own training so they are preapared to compete in the meets we have. Our practices are written so that each athlete is ready to compete and reach their goals but they need to be the ones to apply the workouts daily! They also need to be eating protien-focused meals, sleeping at least 8 hours and staying hydrated throughout the day! All of those things are part of physical preperation. 

We as a coaching staff take a great deal of time to put your athletes in situations for success at meets, even if they are outside of their comfort zone but we are so excited to see them be successful in these new challenges! This is also a great week for them to get back into their school schedules. Waking up at the right time, and going to bed at the right time will help make next week a smoother transition! 

Don't forget that dinner for the first day of school is taken care of at our Chipolte fundraiser! 

Schedule this week: 

Monday: Practice 3:00-5:30 Wetland 5:30-6pm
TuesdayAway Meet @ Elk River Bus Leaves BLAINE HIGH SCHOOL at 3:50 Athletes should arrive by 3:45.
Wednesday: Practice 3:00-5:30 Wetland 5:30-6pm
Thursday: Home vs. Coon Rapids - Athletes arrive at Northdale by 4pm
Friday: Practice 3:00-5:30 JV Yoga 5-5:30 Varsity Yoga 5:30-6pm
Saturday: Practice 7:30-9:30am 


Looking forward to another great week! Let me know if you have questions. 

Kristen Luedtke
Head Coach - Blaine Girls Swimming and Diving