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RENO News - 5/6/19

I hope you had a great weekend. Please read through today’s email for important information.  

RENO Walk-On Meet

The online registration deadline for the Walk-On meet is this Wednesday. We will be accepting entries at the meet. We would like to see all 13-and-older swimmers participate at the meet on Sunday, May 12 at the University of Nevada. Please click here to register

Practice Schedule

Starting May 20, all practices will shift outdoors to Idlewild. The start and finish times for each practice will be 15-minutes earlier. 

On June 10, all groups will change to our summer schedule.   Click here to view the summer practice schedule (the summer schedule is at the bottom of the page).

Officials Clinic

On the evening of May 21, there will be a clinic for those interested in becoming a swim official. The clinic will take place in Reno. You do not need any prior swim experience to become an official.

Thank you very much to the parents who are currently officials. We greatly appreciate it!

Click here for more information on the clinic

Intermountain Classic – May 24 – May 26

The annual Intermountain Classic hosted by the Carson Tigersharks is set for Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Carson City. The coaching staff would like to see a huge turnout from RENO at the meet. Please have your child talk with his/her coach regarding events.

This is the first local long course meet – 50-meters versus 25-yards (the length of Northwest). It’s a great way for our swimmers to kick off the summer racing season.

Online registration is open. Click here to sign up. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15.

Save the Date – Monday, June 10 – Aces Game

Our annual Reno Aquatic Club night at Greater Nevada Field is set for Monday, June 10 at 7:05 PM. It’s always a fun event and it is a fundraiser for the team. Packets and more information will be distributed during the week of May 20.

RENO Gamble

Registration for the RENO Gamble is now open! We would like all of our swimmers to participate in this meet. It takes place Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 at Idlewild Pool.

We will be using a new registration website for the meet. To register, please visit fastswims.com. You will need to create an account to sign-up for the meet. If you have any feedback on this new registration website, please let me know.

High School Swimming

It’s an exciting week for our high school swimmers! The Regional Championships in Carson City is this Friday and Saturday. Swimmers will be competing for individual/relay spots at next week’s State Championships, and they will also be trying to win the Regional team title.

The meet starts Friday at 2:00 PM (warm-ups at 1:00 PM). Friday is prelims and only individual events will be contested. The top-16 will make it back to finals on Saturday. Swimmers must make the top-8 Friday in order to be eligible to qualify for State.

On Saturday, finals start at 10 AM (warm-ups at 9:00 AM). The top-3 in each individual event and relay will qualify for the State meet. Even if you don’t have a child competing, I encourage you to bring your swimmer to watch on Saturday. It is always an exciting day filled with fast swimming. There is an admission fee for both days (adults - $10, students - $5, seniors - $3, 8-under - free).

Several RENO swimmers will be representing their respective schools:

Bishop Manogue

  • Elena Aramini
  • David McLean

Damonte

  • Ethan Daniels

Galena

  • Julie Abrigonde
  • Casey Brichetto
  • Emma Karam

McQueen

  • Jack Armbrecht
  • Sam Lindley
  • Haakon Minetto
  • Ava Ryan

Reed

  • Mallory Jennings

Reno High

  • Lydia Dyer
  • Reese Hollinger
  • Julia Kennedy
  • Nathan McAlister
  • Gabe Schraeder
  • Claire Trevithick

Spanish Springs

  • Katelyn Buono
  • Alexia Taylor-Arredondo

High School Top-Times

With the high school regular season now complete, Reno Aquatic Club did an outstanding job at the dual meets. Our swimmers represented RENO very well, and we had swimmers in the top-10 in every event for boys and girls. Congratulations to the following for being ranked in the top-10:

Girls 50 Free

1st – Alexia Taylor-Arredondo

2nd – Emma Karam

5th – Julie Abrigonde

6th – Katelyn Buono

9th – Elena Aramini

10th – Claire Trevithick

Girls 100 Free

1st – Alexia Taylor-Arredondo

2nd – Emma Karam

5th – Elena Aramini

6th – Julie Abrigonde

8th – Katelyn Buono

10th – Claire Trevithick

Girls 200 Free

1st – Katelyn Buono

2nd – Emma Karam

3rd – Julie Abrigonde

4th – Alexia Taylor-Arredondo

7th – Elena Aramini

Girls 500 Free

1st – Emma Karam

2nd – Katelyn Buono

8th – Julie Abrigonde

Girls 100 Back

1st – Emma Karam

2nd – Katelyn Buono

9th – Julie Abrigonde

10th – Lydia Dyer

Girls 100 Breast

4th – Julie Abrigonde

5th – Katelyn Buono

7th – Emma Karam

Girls 100 Fly

2nd – Emma Karam

5th – Katelyn Buono

10th – Alexia Taylor Arredondo

Girls 200 IM

2nd – Katelyn Buono

3rd – Emma Karam

8th – Julie Abrigonde

Boys 50 Free

6th – Sam Lindley

Boys 100 Free

4th – Sam Lindley

9th – David McLean

10th – Nathan McAlister

Boys 200 Free

3rd – Sam Lindley

4th – David McLean

5th – Nathan McAlister

Boys 500 Free

2nd – Aidan Pflieger

4th – Nathan McAlister

5th – Sam Lindley

Boys 100 Back

5th – David McLean

7th – Nathan McAlister

8th – Sam Lindley

Boys 100 Breast

6th – David McLean

7th – Nathan McAlister

9th – Aidan Pflieger

Boys 100 Fly

3rd – David McLean

4th – Nathan McAlister

7th – Sam Lindley

Boys 200 IM

2nd – Nathan McAlister

4th – David McLean

6th – Aidan Pflieger

7th – Sam Lindley

Click here for the complete top-time list

For all the dual meet results, visit the Nevada high school swim website by clicking here

Parent Education

As we approach high school championship season, it can be a very stressful time for the swimmers. The pressure of making top-3 at Regionals or the stress of trying to win the team title can be overwhelming. Our job as coaches is to prepare the swimmers physically as well as mentally throughout the year, so they are ready to compete when the championship meet arrives.

If you have a stressed-out swimmer leading into a championship meet, here are three things you can remind them to focus on:

Control the Controllables

It is very easy for swimmers to stress about things they can’t control. Examples: who is in the lane next to them, the weather, the crowded warm-up pool, etc.  Focusing on variables they can’t control is just wasted energy.

Rather, their focus needs to be on what they can control. Examples: nutrition, executing their own race strategy, doing the proper warm-up and warm-down, etc. Taking ownership of the “controllables” will help lead to fast swimming.

It’s Going to Hurt

On the surface this may seem like a negative thing to focus on but it’s not. It’s simple… a well-executed race hurts! The swimmers shouldn’t focus how painful the race is going to be, rather they need to be prepared with a coping mechanism when the inevitable pain surfaces. When the swimmer’s arms and legs are on fire, he/she shouldn’t focus on how bad it hurts, but they should have a mantra to shift their focus:

“It’s almost over, keep moving!”

“I always win close races!”

“Get my hand on the wall!”

Simply put, if a swimmer accepts the race is going to hurt but has a plan to get through it, they will be in a better position to have an outstanding race.

Have Fun!

When swimmers are having fun they tend to swim fast. At a high-pressure meet, if a swimmer is enjoying themselves they tend to stay relaxed and loose. This helps leads to great swims!

Each week, I will post the “Parent Education” section on the website.    Click here to read the archived articles.

Meet Schedule

Here are the upcoming meets for Reno Aquatic Club:

- May 12 – RENO Walk-On Meet – UNR (all 13 and older swimmers)

- May 24 – 26 – Intermountain Classic (long course) / Carson City (all)

- June 6 – 9 – Summer Sanders Invitational / Roseville, CA (senior-level swimmers with qualifying times)

- June 21 – 23 – RENO Gamble / Reno, NV (all)

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you for your support.

Go RENO!

Ryan Evans

Head Coach