September 7, 2019
September, 2019 Hello TEMPO
Welcome back to our competitive swimming adventure! Or…if you are a
newcomer to TEMPO, an especially big welcome! TEMPO will be swimming
on Mondays-Tuesdays-Wednesdays + Thursdays, White Group from 4:00-4:45,
Green and Blue from 4:30-6:00. You may choose the days you swim, however
please be consistent with your choices. There are NO requirements.
At TEMPO, our goals are simple. We’re here to learn how to learn, learn what
works best for us in the water, and have fun doing it. And by the way, that’s
usually how improvement happens. Challenges are kinda fun, too. If you’re
interested in the “Science of Swimming”, talk to Patti.
We will try again to attend one meet per month. I emphasize again the
Importance of the swim meet experience for team bonding, learning by
watching other swimmers, and using meets as a measure of improvement.
And…there are lots of ways to improve besides faster times! Many swimmers
are apprehensive, but when we do time trials and offer challenges at
practice, there is definite improvement. Confidence is an Important
dimension to growing up, and swim meets help with that! (At meets, the
swimmers are placed in heats with other swimmers of the same ability. )
Plus, swimmers can win stuff, too. Gilroy is hosting our first meet at the
Morgan Hill Aquatics Ctr. on the weekend of October 5-6. You may enter
on either, or both days, and swim up to 3 events per day. Go to…..
http://www.fastswims.com and get your name and events in NOW.
The meet sheet says the entries close WED. SEPT. 25 BUT we all know if the
meet fills up (which it usually does) before that, you cannot get in. Please
enter NOW and feel free to ask the coaches for help!!
Updates for all…Congratulations again to Coach Caitlin Matts who graduated
from Santa Clara University in June, with her Bachelor of Science Degree, in
Microbiology. I’m telling you that ‘cause she’s really smart, so listen up!!
Coach Daniel Matts is settling in at UOP, as an Engineering Major. We hope to
see him at the pool on his school breaks.
AND… finally our Coach Megan Routon has returned from her work at the
orphanage in Mexico. She is beginning her Criminal Justice studies at San
Jose City College, so watch out!! Glad you’re back, Megan.
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