November 1, 2018 Newsletter
Facebook: Dynamo Swim Club
Statement: To pursue Excellence in Competitive Swimming
and to be the model 18 and under club team in the United
It was a SPOOKTACULAR
Thank you to
all the athletes, coaches, and group parents for making our 2018
Swim-A-Thon such a fun and successful event. Many laps were
swum and many, many dollars were donated. And none of it
is possible without the leadership of this year's
Bataillon and Kim
MANY thanks if
you have already donated. If you haven't, it's not too
late. Go to www.dynamoswimclub.com and click on the 'Please Help'
button at the top. No donation is too small. We
are so close to our goal of $85,000.00
(less than $10,000 to go!). Any amount helps, and
100% family participation is very
DYNAMO TOWELS AND SPIRIT WEAR
Have you lost count of the
number of towels your swimmer has lost?? Worry no more!
And take care of a holiday gift! Purchase one of our
famous PERSONALIZED DYNAMO TOWELS.
DEADLINE TO ORDER
Only ONE order
will be placed this swim season, so this is your
Also, on the website you can
pre-order Dynamo Spirit Wear apparel. This way you are guaranteed
your size and color. All apparel orders are due by November 18th
for delivery the week of December 10th.
Cordarro is the Chamblee Swim
School Director. He has
been at Dynamo for 11 1/2 years, 7 years in his current role.
Before that, he was a swim instructor.
thing about Dynamo are his co-workers. "This job wouldn't be the same
without the amazing people I get to work with." Cordarro is a big
sports fan. When he's not at the pool, you may find him
around town at one of the city's sporting events. He is
a native Atlantan!
Not too many of us can claim that distinction. And guess what
he does on Tuesday and Thursday mornings?? His own car
Thank you for all you do, Cordarro!
Learning to Travel and Compete
Swimmers understand how much of a
commitment the sport is. The long hours of training, the investment
of thousands of sessions in the pool in the hopes of seeing a drop
of a second or two come race-time, and of course, the reason we
hone our skills in the water...the swim meet. Being prepared and
ready to compete on race day is an important part of success.
So what about those out of town meets where everything is
different, and we don't know what to expect or how to prepare?
Having a plan for what you can control and being ready to "go with
the flow" in situations that you can't is an essential part of
competing on the road. Let's talk about some of the things that we
can do prepare.
appropriately is the first step toward a successful
trip. This might seem obvious, but it bears noting nonetheless.
Having your gear for the meet packed ahead of time, with spares of
the important stuff, means you don't have to run around an
unfamiliar town or city to find a racing suit, cap or new goggles.
Also, be sure to pack warm clothes for the meet and appropriate
clothing for the weather and temperature. Being cold is never a
good thing when performing athletic activities.
Nutrition is of
vital importance during any competition, but it is a little
trickier when traveling. Planning out meals and snacks ahead of
time will prevent the last-minute scramble to find a healthy and
energy-rich dinner after a late arrival or between sessions. If you
are on a Team Travel Trip, your meals will be taken care of, but
you must resist the temptation to bring and eat too much junk food.
It will be difficult to perform well if you are not properly
Sleeping in an
unfamiliar place can be difficult for some, but being well-rested
is a must when preparing for a competition. It is important to get
to bed at a normal time to keep your body in rhythm.
Something as simple as bringing your own pillow can help the hotel
feel a little more like home, allowing you to drift off to sleep
Finally, realizing that there
will be issues that can't be anticipated or controlled, and being
ready to "go with the flow" can prevent much of
the stress associate with these situations. This stress can make it
hard to sleep or focus on the things that help bring success.
Proper expectations and preparation are essential for creating an
environment conducive to success on the road.
Contributed by: Coach Michael
Becoming a USA Swim Official
Dynamo is a parent-owned, nonprofit club. We host several meets
throughout the year requiring many volunteers. We want everyone
within the Dynamo family to find a place to participate and
volunteer. One way to do this is to become a USA Swim
Official - the ones wearing white polos at all the
meets! Benefits of
becoming a USA Official are numerous:
Becoming a USA Official is a
wonderful way to give back to a sport and team that gives all our
children lifelong skills both in and out of the
water. NO PRIOR
KNOWLEDGE OF SWIMMING IS NEEDED TO BECOME A SWIMMING
OFFICIAL. You will be trained and equipped with all you need
- Your time counts toward your Dynamo volunteer hour requirement
- It gives you a better understanding of your child's sport
- Swim meets go by much faster when you are volunteering
- You'll have the best spot on the pool deck for watching
- Reserved parking at most meets (and usually free parking at
- Free meals
- Free heat sheets
- Because all USA Officials are volunteers and are not paid, you
can write off expenses, including mileage and hotel costs, at any
travel meet that your child goes to and you work as an Official at
There are two levels of entry that you can choose from:
- Stroke & Turn Judge (S&T) - "wet Officials"
S & T Judges stand at either end of the pool or walk along the
side of the pool observing the swimmers to ensure that the
technical rules of the individual strokes are being followed.
Stroke and Turn Officials may progress to positions of
Starter and Referee.
- Administrative Official (AO) - "dry Officials"
AO Officials deal with the paper work side of swim meets. They also
serve as an information center at meets by answering general
questions from swimmers, coaches, other officials, parents, and
spectators. The upward progression for an Administrator includes
Recorder/Scorer (Hy Tech operator), Timing Judge, and Meet
Director. There is a particular need for AO
officials right now.
If you would like more information on becoming a USA Swim Official
and which is the best entry spot for you, please contact Clarice
Wasmuth, Dynamo Official's Coordinator at email@example.com.
MORE HIGH-LEVEL MEETS
Dynamo Swim Club has been awarded the 2019 Winter
Nationals and the 2019 Junior
Nationals, both to be held at the Georgia Tech
Nationals in 2019 will be a Long Course meet and will begin
December 4th. The significance of this meet cannot be
understated: the best of the best will be competing to
qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials, and potential for the Olympic
Junior Nationals will begin December 11th.
Each of these important meets will require 250+ volunteers
and will be a great opportunity to see some fast swimming up
close. In addition, the revenue potential is significant for our
Mark your calendar now and lets get ready to showcase why Dynamo is
the premiere Club in hosting such high-level meets.
Jordan who has committed to swim for
Vanderbilt University! Chantal is in SR2 at Alpharetta and attends
North Gwinnett High School.
Davey on his commitment to the University of
Massachussetts! Ethan is in SR1 at Alpharetta and attends
Johns Creek High School.
Ulett who has committed to swim at the University of
Louisville! Tristen is in SR1 at Chamblee and attends Georgia
We are so proud of
our student athletes for their commitment to further their academic
and athletic success!
and USA Swimming by ordering your own Dynamo-Branded Swaponz Phone
Cover. Dynamo gets $15 for each case sold!
Want to check one
out before you order? You can find sample cases at each of
our Dynamo locations.
If you or your
organization is interested in sponsoring Dynamo Swim Club through
financial support, please contact Mike Cotter
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USA Swimming recently announced the Official Time Standards
Set your goals high for in and out of the pool!
USA Swimming recently announced updated Olympic Trial