The Monthly Monsoon (3/5)
How you do anything is how you do everything. Your “character” or “nature” just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life, no matter how small.

PRESIDENT’S DAY CLASSICwas a great meet for everyone. It gave our 11 & Overs an opportunity to swim at finals and our 9-10’s a chance to compete in a pentathlon of events on Saturday. We are very excited as some swimmers achieved Championship cuts, but best of all everyone swam like a champion, pushing each swim for some great performances! Way to go BLUE WAVE!!
We Broke 13 Individual Team Records:
  • Everly Livingson crushed her previous record in the 7-8 100 fly by just over ten seconds with a 1:42.65. She also took off over seven seconds from her previous 7-8 200 IM record with a 3:27.45.
  • Christopher Qian took off over a second from the 11-12 200 back record with a 2:12.63. He also lowered his previous record in the 11-12 50 breast with a 31.74. Next he shaved a bit off the five year old record in the 11-12 100 IM with a 1:02.97. Finally he lowered his previous record in the 11-12 200 IM with a 2:16.10.
  • Lauren Long dropped a second from the year old 15-18 200 free record with a 2:00.84. Then she broke her own record in the 15-18 & OPEN 50 breast records with a 31.26. Next she lowered her previous record in the 15-18 & OPEN 100 breast record with a 1:06.08. Finally, she crushed the nine year old 15-18 and four year old OPEN record in the 200 IM just about four seconds with a 2:09.10.
The following team members either improved their score or earned their first score of the season!
9&U Year Olds
  • Everly Livingston (1131) – NEW BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER
  • Sammy Landry (698)
  • Matthew Char (4017) – NEW TITANIUM LEVEL MEMBER
  • Jaiden Diaz (1819) – NEW BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER
  • Ian Ferner (602)
  • Jack Miceli (2652)
  • Joshua Song (1003) – NEW BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER
10 Year Olds
  • Lily Greenwood (748)
  • Audrey Hayward (1765)
  • Katie Helge (761)
  • Coby Wall (280)
  • Griffin Hart (1111)
11 Year Olds
  • Giada Fassacesia (1474)
  • Anna Klotz (2785)
  • Tyler Rounds (2122) – NEW SILVER LEVEL MEMBER
  • Max Wilson (920)
  • Jonathan Youmans (1147) – NEW BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER
12 Year Olds
  • Jasmine Boggs (3171) – NEW GOLD LEVEL MEMBER
  • Sam Carr (2500)
  • Adison Gregory (1733)
  • Kylie Landry (1296)
  • Ava Levin (1201) – NEW BRONZE LEVEL MEMBER
  • Nathan Bruley (2303)
  • Andrew Char (3131) – NEW GOLD LEVEL MEMBER
  • Mason Egbert (542)
  • Gavin Harrison (2150)
  • Christopher Qian (3451)
13 Year Olds
  • Megan Helge (1562)
  • Quinn Wall (671)
  • Charlie Barker (2326) – NEW SILVER LEVEL MEMBER
  • Ryan Rounds (1963)
  • Harrison Scarboro (2507)
  • Morgan Vannell (1305)
  • Joe Wilson (904)
14 Year Olds
  • Abigail Martin (709)
  • Isabella Sian (1144)
  • Maria Stalcup (1971)
15 Year Olds
  • Emma Vannell (1903)
(A note about the CLUB TSUNAMI shirts. We are redesigning them so if you have achieved a new level you will receive yours when the updated versions arrive.)
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Layla Adler: B-200 IM
  • Kate Balwinski: B-200 Breast
  • Jasmine Boggs: AAA-100 Free; BB-200 Back
  • Ashley Bogushefsky: AA-100 Free
  • Dylan Byer: A-50 Free, B-200 Fly, 100 Fly; A-200 Back
  • Sam Carr: AA-100 Free, 50 Fly; A-200 Free; BB-200 Fly
  • Matthew Char: AA-50 Fly
  • Keelan Delaney: B-100 IM
  • Jaiden Diaz: BB-100 Back, 100 Fly
  • Mason Egbert: B-400 IM, 50 Fly, 100 Back
  • Max Egbert: B-100 IM; BB-100 Back
  • Giada Fassacesia: B-50 Breast, 100 IM, 100 Fly
  • Cooper Fox: B-100 Back, 100 Breast
  • Alex Fujino Sala: B-100 Back; B-100 Breast, 50 Breast
  • Lily Greenwood: B-100 Breast
  • Gavin Harrison: A-200 Back; A-100 Free, 50 Free, 200 Free
  • Jack Harrison: BB-50 Fly
  • Griffin Hart: BB-200 IM
  • Audrey Hayward: BB-500 Free; A-50 Fly
  • Katie Helge: BB-50 Breast, 50 Back, 100 IM, 200 IM, 100 Breast
  • Anna Klotz: AA-50 Free; AA-100 IM
  • Kylie Landry: BB-500 Free; BB-50 Fly
  • Sammy Landry: B-200 IM; B-50 Fly
  • Ava Levin: BB-100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Back; B-100 Fly, 50 Fly
  • Everly Livingston: B-50 Fly
  • Harrison Scarboro: BB-500 Free, 200 Free; A-100 Breast, 200 Breast
  • Aanya Shah: B-100 Breast; B-100 Back
  • Joshua Song: B-100 Back; BB-50 Fly; B-50 Free
  • Maria Stalcup: A-100 Back; BB-200 Free
  • Brandon Tran: BB-100 Free
  • Emma Vannell: BB-200 Back
  • Morgan Vannell: B-200 Breast
  • Coby Wall: B-50 Breast
  • Joe Wilson: B-200 IM
  • Max Wilson: B-50 Fly, 100 Back
  • Jonathan Youmans: B-50 Free
Ones in  BOLD  are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

WINTER GATOR MINI MEETwas a great meet for our 10 & Under TYPHOONS & GREEN Breakers on the team.  We saw some very impressive swims with great technique.  Each meet the technique aspects just keep getting better.  The coaches were happy to see all the hard work that goes into practice each session really paying off and this all resulted in some great improvements overall.
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Lauren Keller: B-100 Breast
  • Owen Marshall: B-200 Free; BB-100 Fly; B-100 IM
  • Stephen Petti: B-100 Breast
Ones in  BOLD  are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

The President’s Day Classic and Winter Gator Mini Meet were the final meets to qualify for the upcoming PVS Championships, so without further ado, please put your hands together for...

BLUE WAVE’s Championship Squad:
David Antonescu, Adya Arekal, Charlie Barker, Naska Batjargal, Lily Block, Jon Bock, Jasmine Boggs, Ashley Bogushefsky, Nathan Bruley, Sophie Cadd, Sam Carr, Andrew Char, Matthew Char, Charlotte Clavin, Abigail DeLong, Jaiden Diaz, Mia Ferner, Lily Greenwood, Paul Greenwood, Adison Gregory, Gavin Harrison, Jack Harrison, Griffin Hart, Audrey Hayward, Cole Heflin, Katie Helge, Justin Iglesias, Romir Kamat, Trisha Kamat, Sarah Kinstle, Anna Klotz, Kylie Landry, Sammy Landry, Ty Levin, Everyly Livingston, Lauren Long, Vivian Marshall, Ainsley McCall, Ella Mcomber, Charlotte Miceli, Jack Miceli, Morgan Myers, Eric Nguyen, Evelyn Nguyen, Ian Park, Jordan Pham, Christopher Qian, Annie Rieben, EllaGrace Rieben, Ryan Rounds, Tyler Rounds, Nathan Rowley, Elle Santucci, Harrison Scarboro, Isabella Sian, Maria Stalcup, Nina Shtengel, Aaron Song, Brandon Tran, Amelia Vranas, Joe Wilson, Samual Yarmosh, Shelby Young
Keep up the hard work everyone.

PARENT’S CORNER: Adolescents Today: Pressure in the Wrong Places…
by Tim Elmore
Everyone I know has an opinion on “kids today.” Most observe that they’re addicted to their cell phone or tablet, which has fostered a “slacktivist” (and an even more entitled) mindset in teens. Research tells us that high school students are more narcissistic than ever and that college students spend about half their waking hours on a cell phone. Most adults just smirk and say, “Ah, kids today. What can we do?”
Many of us, however, have failed to gain a historical perspective.
The term “adolescence” is only about a hundred years old, created by G. Stanley Hall to describe the sexual maturation of young people. Prior the 20th century, adults viewed youth with different expectations than they do today. For example, the play Romeo and Juliet was radical back in Shakespeare’s day. It was a show about teens rebelling against family traditions, lost in young love. Back in the 16th century, there was no such thing as adolescence. Young people the ages of Romeo and Juliet (around 13-14 years old) were adults in the eyes of society—even though they were probably pre-pubescent. Paradoxically, puberty came later in past eras, while the departure from parental supervision came earlier than it does today.
In short, a sexually mature person was never treated as a “growing child” in centuries past. Today, however, sexually mature folks spend perhaps six years—ages 12 to 18—living under parental authority. What’s more, since the mid-1800s, puberty—the advent of sexual maturation and the starting point of adolescence—has inched back one year for every 25 years elapsed. It now occurs on average six years earlier than it did in 1850—age 11 or 12 for girls; age 12 or 13 for boys. The bottom line: kids are entering into puberty earlier, but adolescence is extending longer. Their lengthy time in “adultescence” becomes a source of anxiety and depression. MORE…

NUTRITION CORNER: Focus on Nutrition to Boost Your Winter Immune System…
by Jill Castle
Winter means hard training and illness for many young swimmers. Any illness is a setback, pulling the swimmer out of the pool for days, a week, or even longer.
Some factors hurt the immune system’s ability to function well, such as lack of sleep, poor nutrition, getting exposed to new germs, mental stress, and even weight loss. When the immune system isn’t working well, the swimmer may be more susceptible to illness.
One area swimmers can focus on is nutrition. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are essential to an immune-boosting, healthy diet. Whole foods offer a complex array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and more, helping to ward off illness year-round.
Add some of these immune-boosting foods in your daily eating routine: MORE

"Mediocrity; set the bar low enough and everyone can pretend to be exceptional." –Bruce E. Brown