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The Semi Weekly Wave: 3/31
Excellence vs. Perfection… Your athlete has a greater likelihood of becoming a high achiever and performer if he/she strives for excellence, instead of only focusing on winning or being perfect. Excellence is process oriented, and allows for failure, mistakes, and setbacks. It encourages learning, and finding the positives in the performance, rather than just in the outcome. Focusing only on perfection leads to frustration and stress filled performance. We believe this applies to any performance activity.

CHAMPIONSHIP PEP-RALLY…was held at the Lakes Rec Center and was the perfect kick off to our championship season. We ate great food, pumped up everyone and just had fun as a team. We reminded everyone to keep everything in perspective during the championship season and trust the hard work that you have put in. Oh, and a few coaches got pied in the face all in the name of good team fun!

PVS JUNIOR/SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS…was a great experience for all that made these championship competitions. We swam great, making it back to finals, usually bettering the times achieved during the prelims.

Our successes thus far this season are defined by what we do each day. We take tremendous pride in representing our TEAM at these championship meets, our family and the values that have created an atmosphere of integrity, belief and excellence. The name BLUE WAVE describes a family of athletes who are not afraid to reach for their fullest potential. BLUE WAVE inspires the hopes, dreams and goals of a TEAM that recognizes the importance of caring for their teammates and truly loving one another and respecting the process of becoming a true champion.
 
Way to go BLUE WAVE!
 
 
We Broke 8 Individual Team Records:
  • Lauren Long broke the following seven records:
    • The two year old 15-18 & OPEN 100 free record with a 54.61.
    • The six year old 15-18 200 back record with a 2:13.48
    • 15-18 & OPEN 50 breast record with a 31.08
    • 15-18 & OPEN 100 breast record with a 1:05.89
  • Gavin Bock broke the following record:
    • 15-18 100 back record with a 54.11
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Lauren Long: AAA-200 Breast, 100 Free; AA-200 Back
  • Eric Nguyen: AA-100 Breast

MINI CHAMPIONSHIPS...was a fun and exciting meet for the squad of swimmers that were representing the TEAM.  Their hard work has really paid off and transferred into many best times and just very good swimming.  Their technique really shined.
 
 
We Broke 1 Individual Team Records:
  • Nathan Rowley broke the following record:
    • The two year old 7-8 25 free record with a 14.83
The Following Swimmer Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Trisha Kamat: B-50 Free
  • Nathan Rowley: BB-50 Free, 50 Fly
Ones in BOLD are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

PVS 14 & UNDER JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS…showcased some of the areas fastest swimming.  The cuts for the meet may have been faster but we sent a great squad! It just goes to show you that when the bar is raised people will jump higher if they want it enough.  That is exactly what our team did!
 
 
We Broke 7 Individual Team Records:
  • Matthew Char broke the following two records:
    • 9-10 50 free record with a 28.09
    • 9-10 100 free record with a 1:02.08
  • Anna Klotz broke the following record:
    • 11-12 50 back with a 29.70
  • Nathan Bruley broke the following three records:
    • The five year old record in the 11-12 50 back with a 27.57
    • 11-12 100 back record by exactly three seconds with a 58.16
    • 11-12 200 back record by just over three seconds with a 2:09.51
  • Christopher Qian broke the following record:
    • 11-12 100 IM record by just over a second with a 1:01.77
We Broke 2 Team Relay Records:
  • 11-12 Boys 200 Free Relay – Gavin Harrison, Ian Park, Nathan Bruley, Christopher Qian – by over three seconds with a 1:44.51
  • 11-12 Boys 200 Medley Relay – Nathan Bruley, Ian Park, Christopher Qian, Gavin Harrison – by over a second with a 1:55.09
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Nathan Bruley: AAA-50 Back, 100 Back; AA-100 Fly
  • Matthew Char: AAA-50 Free
  • Jaiden Diaz:A-100 Fly
  • Lily Greenwood: A-50 Back
  • Gavin Harrison: A-200 IM, 100 Fly; AAA-50 Back, 100 Back
  • Anna Klotz: AA-200 Back, 100 Fly; AAA-50 Back, 100 Back
  • Jack Miceli: AA-50 Fly
  • Evelyn Nguyen: A-50 Free
  • Ian Park: A-50 Free
  • Christopher Qian: AAA-50 Back
  • EllaGrace Rieben: A-100 Breast
Ones in BOLD are the first time standard improvement for that event discipline.

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…

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