Semi Weekly Wave (7/24)
Athletes who are most successful start to train with a dream in mind. They have a specific, long-term goal that is personally meaningful to them. They nurture their dream nightly by vividly imagining themselves living it, performing that way and reaching that goal. Their big why drives them to get up early, train hard and push through setbacks, obstacles and failure. Having a big why will give a direction to your training. It will keep you motivated and focused. Without an emotionally compelling goal to drive you, it's easy to get lost and lose interest. Your big why should belong to YOU and no one else! In other words you should go after that goal for you, not for your coach, parents or teammates. You should get in the habit of taking your big goal with you every day to practice. This will keep you focused, give you a purpose and help you get the most out of each training session. ! Before each practice you want to ask yourself, How is what I'm going to do today going to help me get closer to my big why? By doing this you won't get caught in the trap that most athletes fall into of complaining about practice. (I hate this drill Coach! Why do we have to do this?) If you have a big, personally meaningful goal, then you will take responsibility for making your practice a good one, regardless of the way the coaches run the training.
-Dr. Alan Goldberg

PVS LC 13 & OVER CHAMPIONSHIPS…this was an exciting weekend of great swimming and competition as a team!
We Broke 7 Individual Team Records:
  • Jasmine Boggs broke the following:
    • Claimed the 13-14 & OPEN 50 free records with a 28.53
  • Ella Mcomber broke the following:
    • Shaved off over a second from the 15-18 & OPEN 50 back with a 33.28.
    • Claimed the 15-18 100 back with a 1:10.84.
  • Isabella Van Ess broke the following:
    • Crushed the 15-18 & OPEN 200 back record by over five seconds with a 2:29.22.
We Broke 6 Team Relay Records:
  • Girls 15-18 & OPEN 200 Medley Relay – Ella Mcomber, Isabella Van Ess, Jordan Pham, Ashley Bogushefsky – with a 2:10.84
  • Girls 15-18 400 Free Relay – Ashley Bogushefsky, Isabella Van Ess, Jordan Pham, Emma Vannell – with a 4:27.59
  • Girls 15-18 200 Free Relay – Ashley Bogushefsky, Isabella Van Ess, Ella Mcomber, Emma Vannell – with a 2:00.55
  • Girls 15-18 400 Medley Relay – Ella Mcomber, Isabella Van Ess, Emma Vannell, Ashley Bogushefsky – with a 4:54.15
The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements:
  • Ashley Bogushefsky: A-100 Fly, 100 Free; AA-50 Free
The following team members either improved their score or earned their first score of the season!
  • Isabella Van Ess (3706)
  • Emma Vannell (2173)

BLUE WAVE DAY-O-FUN...COME ONE COME ALL. Levels 1-5 are Invited!
Let’s end the season in a great Day-O-Fun.  We will start the day with practice, have a pot-luck breakfast and then bounce like no body’s watching, refuel then off to the movies to see The Lion King to end the day.

8 Things That Happen When You Start Paying Attention to Your Mindset...
By Olivier Poirier-Leroy
Mental training can seem confusing and overwhelming when approached for the first time…
Does it mean something is wrong with me?
Does it mean my brain is busted?
This stuff all sounds kind of hokey—just sit around, close my eyes and focus on my breathing-type stuff?
No, you don’t need mental training because your brain is broken.
And no, it’s not some The Secret-type stuff where you sit around wishing on the universe to give you what you need.
This stuff is backed by decades of research that has consistently shown that mental training, with its various techniques and tools, including visualization, self-talk, and even a bigger focus on the process can help you straight-up donkey kick your personal best times in the pool.
Instead of looking at mental training as fixing something that is wrong, view it as a series of cheat codes for your mindset.
And by extension, how you swim in practice and on race day.
Here’s are eight ways that working on your mindset even just a little bit each day will help you become the swimmer you’ve always dreamt of becoming. Next week, we will look at a few more. MORE…

Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor...
By Jenny Anderson
Your teenager has a science project due. He hates science. He hates projects (as do you). Do you:
A. Set deadlines for him, get the necessary materials, lay them out on the table with some homemade chocolate chip cookies
B. Ask your neighbor who is a renowned chemist to stop by and wax poetic about the joys of the periodic table
C. Hide and pray
If, out of love or a desire to bolster your child’s self-esteem, you picked A or B, teacher and author Jessica Lahey thinks you’re wrong.
“Do I want [my kids] to be happy now and not-scared and not-anxious, or, a year from now, do I hope that they pushed through being a-little-anxious and a little scared and became a little more competent?” she told Quartz.
That question is at the heart of her best-selling book, The Gift of Failure. She realized not long ago that something was wrong with her parenting and something was amiss with the middle-school students she taught. They wilted in the face of challenge. They didn’t love learning like they used to. Parents took bad grades personally. Everyone was unhappy. MORE…

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