February 18, 2019
Happy President’s Day, Stingrays!
Congratulations to our 8
& under State Team on a fantastic performance at the 8 &
under YMCA state championships. The boys took 3rd and the girls
finished 4th. Way to go Stingrays! We also want to congratulate
those who finished their season this past weekend at the district
meets with some really outstanding swimming!
At this point, only those swimmers who are still competing in meets (Y States, Y Zones, Y Nationals) are expected at practice. Although everyone is still welcome until February 28th, please understand that at this point of the season the coaching staff must focus on the team members who are still competing in meets. Coach Rich’s advice is to take a couple of weeks off after your final meet, recharge the batteries and be sure to sign up at the Y for the March Swim Clinic which starts Monday, March 4th at the YMCA (The flyer can be found here.) Sign up is available at the front desk of the Farmington YMCA.
We are still in need of two volunteers to time at the YMCA State Meet on March 2-3 during the morning sessions, which is when the 13 & over swimmers compete. If we don’t get a volunteer today, we will put the names of all parents of 13 and over swimmers into a hat and draw names.
Please note the modified practice schedule for this week, found on the website HERE.
And of course – the best announcement – Swimmers of the Week!
Miniray – Angelina Brylova
Bronze – Madhi Brooks
Silver – Joy Lyons
Gold – Bridie Hart
Senior – Aleia Benedetti
This week in the pool:
Senior - Zone &
National Swimmers will have a normal week. Dryland on
Tuesday/Thursday and a test set on Wednesday. State swimmers will
have no Dryland this week. Tuesday & Thursday practice for
these swimmers will start at 6:45pm.
Senior - For the Y state swimmers, we will spend this week fine tuning stroke mechanics, working on race strategy, and continue to work on starts, turns, finishes and relay exchanges. There will be broken swims on Wednesday this week.
Gold - again, there is no more Dryland for the gold group. We will spend this week fine tuning stroke mechanics, working on race strategy, and continue to work on starts, turns, finishes and relay exchanges.
Silver - Silver group will continue the fine-tuning phase of its season. We will continue to hone our racing skills, perfect our strokes, and focus on the finer points of fast swimming. Main sets will emphasize speed and race rehearsal; no test sets this week or next.
Bronze/Miniray - although the season is over for most of the swimmers in these groups, we will work on endurance for the next 11 days. Somewhat longer sets (75’s & 100’s) will be given so the swimmers can build up endurance. It’s also a great time to work on reading the pace clock on their own.
Have a great week, Stingrays!