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RENO News - 9/10/2018

Now that the Reno Balloon Races are complete and football is back, it is starting to feel like fall in Reno. I am looking forward to a great season of training and racing!

Please read through this email for important Reno Aquatic Club news. 

Molly Lahlum Memorial Autumn Freeze – September 14 – 16

Thank you to all the families who registered for this weekend’s meet in Minden. There are 57 RENO swimmers signed up. That’s the highest number of swimmers we have had at a meet since I have started. Way to go!

With the hectic summer meet schedule, it’s been roughly three months since I have seen the majority of RENO swimmers participate in a meet. I am looking forward to seeing improvements in each swimmer. It should be a weekend full of best times and new Nevada state cuts. 

Please remember this is an outdoor meet. The forecast is calling for a drop of temperatures. The mornings will be chilly but it should be comfortable later in the day. Please plan accordingly.

There will be normal practice on Friday evening for those not participating in the meet. There will be NO Saturday practice.

Later this week, I will send out more information about the meet.

Equipment

It is important that each swimmer has the proper equipment at every practice. Our online SwimOutlet store has the equipment required for each group. Please click here to access the store.

I know throughout the years, swimmers acquire a mishmash of equipment. If your child does not have the exact equipment that is currently listed in the SwimOutlet store, please have them check with their coach to see if the equipment they have is sufficient. 

One piece of equipment that I would like to be an exact match from SwimOutlet would be the paddles. In my opinion, there are several paddles that are poorly designed and cause unnecessary stress on the shoulder which could lead to injury. 

The coaches would like the swimmers to be using Strokemaker paddles. These paddles do a great job of building strength but not putting unnecessary pressure on the shoulder. This style of paddle has different sizes based on age and ability level. If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Water Bottles

In addition to having the proper equipment for each practice, it is very important that your swimmer has a water bottle too. Please be sure your child brings one each day.

Meet Schedule

Here are the rest of the meets for 2018:

  • September 14 - 16 -- Douglas Dolfins Autumn Freeze / Minden, NV
  • October 19 - 21 -- RENO's King of the Hill / Carson City, NV
  • November 9 - 12 -- Nevada State Championship / Henderson, NV
  • December 5 - 9 -- Junior Nationals / Austin, TX
  • December 15 – RENO Intrasquad Meet and Christmas Party / Northwest Pool

Nevada State Meet

The State Championships is quickly approaching. It will take place in Henderson November 9 – 12.  We would like to see a big showing for RENO at the meet! Swimmers do need to meet the qualifying time standards to participate.   Click here for the State cuts

Hotel Block for State

RENO has secured a hotel block for State. We have 25 rooms available at the Best Western Plus (1553 N Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV). The rate is $99 plus tax per night. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast buffet and it is close to the pool.

To book a room under this rate, please call the hotel directly (702 564-9200) and mention you are with Reno Aquatic Club.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you for your support.

Go RENO!

Ryan Evans

Head Coach