A Note from the
"Building Friendships, Training
We hope this mindset is present in everything we do, from
practice to meets, from coaches to swimmers, from pool to
home. Training champions is about more than winning a heat - It's
about training champions in life. It's about developing resiliency,
integrity, and a mentality that obstacles are just challenges to
overcome, and that humility is the greatest strength. Being a
champion is not about winning an event, but reaching your
fullest potential. In all of this, we are strengthened by our
teammates - whether being motivated to push on when there
is a tough training set, or encouraged after a difficult day at
school. And therein lies the importance of building
friendships, because those friendships, in turn, help provide
the strength we need to train as champions.
Divisionals is a great opportunity to work, as a team, toward
something greater than just an individual performance. It's our
chance to show the rest of our Division what being an Aquanaut
is all about. It's about getting excited for your teammates
when they have a great race. Really excited. Yelling your face off
excited. It's about swimming so hard you don't know how you'll get
out of the pool when the event is over, and then coming back and
swimming it even harder at finals. And Divisionals is the reward:
It's the culmination of a season's worth of training. It's a
weekend of just having fun, racing and making memories with your
friends, after weeks of long, challenging practices.
Now, let's go compete alongside our friends, and lift each other
up as champions.
Later this month, we will be entering our
taper in preparation for the team Championship, and will be focused
Remember, more details on our training
cycles can be found on our website under Team resources, or by
- Refining specific racing skills.
- Reducing practice duration while maintaining
- Rest and recovery.
- Mental preparation.