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News from the Pool- Week of September 9

News from the Pool- Week of September 9

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, September 9- Last day to RSVP for December Winter Champs (Varsity/Senior only)

Wednesday, September 18- Dryland for PHS swimmers (due to home polo game)

Fri-Sun, September 20-22- Beat the Freeze (Varsity/Senior only)

Tuesday, September 17- Last day to RSVP for Race Morning (all swimmers)

Friday, September 20- Makeup class for PHS Mon/Wed Race Team swimmers, 6:00-6:45pm

Saturday, September 21- Race MORNING at PHS (all swimmers)

Tuesday, September 24- Last day to RSVP for Moraga Senior Meet (Varsity/Senior only)

Sat, September 28- Walnut Creek Senior Meet (Varsity/Senior only)

PRESENTATION (PHS) SCHEDULE

Group at PHS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Senior

5:30-7am swim, 3:45-5:30pm at Elks

4:15-5:15 dry + 5:20-6:20pm swim at PHS

5:30-7am swim, 3:45-5:45pm at PHS

3:45-5:15pm at Elks

5:30-7am swim, 5:00-5:50 dry  + 5:50-7:15pm swim at PHS

7-9am swim+ 9-10am dry at XG

Varsity

5:30-7am swim, 3:45-5:30pm at Elks

4:15-5:15 dry + 5:20-6:20pm swim at PHS

3:45-5:45pm at PHS

3:45-5:15pm at Elks

5:00-5:50 dryland+ 5:50-7:15pm swim at PHS

7-9am swim+ 9-10am dry at XG

Prep

6:30-7:30pm swim

5:45-6:30pm dryland

6:30-7:30pm swim 

5:45-6:30pm dryland

5:50-7pm swim 

10-11am swim at XG

JV+

 

5:45-6:15pm dry + 6:20-7:20pm swim

5:50-6:35pm swim

5:45-6:30pm dry+ 6:30-7:30pm swim

5:00-5:50 dryland+ 5:50-7:15pm swim 

7-9am swim+ 9-10am dry at XG

JV

 

5:45-6:15pm dry + 6:20-7:20pm swim

5:50-6:35pm swim

5:45-6:30pm dry+ 6:30-7:30pm swim

 

9-10am swim at XG

Gold 1

5:50-6:35pm swim

5:20-6:20pm swim

 

5:50-6:35pm swim

   

Gold 2

5:50-6:35pm swim

     

5:50-6:35pm swim

9-10am swim at XG

Race Team

5:50-6:35pm, 6:35-7:20pm

5:50-6:35pm, 6:35-7:20pm

5:50-6:35pm, 6:35-7:20pm

5:50-6:35pm, 6:35-7:20pm

   
 

  CROSSGATES (XG) SCHEDULE 

Group at XG

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Prep

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

5:50-7pm at PHS

10-11am at XG

JV+

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm

5:00-5:50 dryland+ 5:50-7:15pm swim at PHS

7-9am swim+ 9-10am dry at XG

JV

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm


 

9-10am at XG

Gold

4:45-5:30pm

4:45-5:30pm

 

4:45-5:30pm

   

Race Team

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

   

BE EXTRA THIS WEEK:  I had the opportunity to present at the American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic this past week in Dallas.  The clinic featured over 2000 attendees, 60 speakers and I was one of 8 women chosen to address my peers. It was a humbling and powerful experience.  There were Olympic coaches, former world record holders and people I have known my entire swimming career (both as a swimmer and as a coach) in attendance. But as I tell my swimmers over and over, “we need to get comfortable being uncomfortable” and “try something new every day!”  I had no choice but to heed my own advice. I had prepared for the presentation for the past 3 months (thank you for all your suggestions), knew that I’d be ok if the technology didn’t cooperate with me (because it didn’t), had prizes to engage the audience (everyone loves a prize), then clipped on the wireless microphone, jumped on stage and had a blast.  

I dare all of the swimmers (AND PARENTS) to get out of your comfort zone this week and do something EXTRA-ordinary.  It doesn’t need to be as intimidating as my experience, but something a bit “EXTRA” and out of your normal routine. Perhaps it’s trying a new food, talking to someone new at school or practice, leading your lane, starting homework earlier than normal (so you can go to bed earlier) or just brushing your teeth using your other hand.  Do EXTRA. Be EXTRA. Because the EXTRA will lead you to opportunities beyond your expectations!

DRYLAND FOR PHS SWIMMERS: We will have dryland workouts on the days when the PHS water polo team is hosting home games.  Swimmers should come in athletic apparel and shoes with laces to meet their coaches outside the pool area on the grass between the pool and the gym. The MW Race Team swimmers also have the option of attending a 5:30 or 6:15 swim practice at Crossgates on the days below.

  • Wednesday, September 18 

  • Wednesday, October 16 

  • Wednesday, October 23 

We will host makeup practices for Blue and Yellow group swimmers on Fridays from 6-6:45pm on 9/20, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1 and Saturday 10/12 from 11-noon.

LOCATION CHANGES: Since the PHS water polo team is hosting tournaments, we will move some PHS Friday and Saturday practices to our Crossgates locations on the following days: 

  • Saturday, September 14- Senior, Varsity, JV+, JV, Gold 2 and Prep to Crossgates

  • Friday, September 27- Gold 2 and Prep to Crossgates

  • Saturday, September 28- JV+, JV, Gold 2 and Prep to Crossgates

  • Friday, October 18- Gold 2 and Prep to Crossgates

  • Saturday, October 19- JV+, JV, Gold 2 and Prep to Crossgate

TEAM EVENTS: If your swimmer would like to join us for one of the many team events/meets we have this season, please be sure to log into the team site, click on "events", then scroll through what we have to offer.  By clicking on the event, you can read more about it before changing your reply from blank to YES. Some events are for specific groups or “qualifiers”, others are open to all swimmers in all groups. If you are uncertain if an event pertains to your swimmer, please read the description and then email me here if you are unclear.  We’d love for you to join us when you can!

END OF SEASON TREASURES: If your swimmer was on last season’s team, we have special pins for them (available for pickup in the PHS pool office or from the XG coaches once the season begins.)

TEAM PARKA FOR SALE: Lightly used TYR Navy BAY parka, size medium, $75. Email amberpuebla@gmail.com if you would like more info. 

TEAM APPAREL SITE:

  • Order team suits here

  • Check out the SwimOutlet team page for other team apparel here

  • Order Personalized caps here

  • Order team backpacks here.

  • Order team parkas here

Illusions Activewear is open M-F 9-5pm (138 Gilman Avenue off Campbell Avenue between the Pruneyard and downtown) or available 408-370-3954 or through their website.  While the sale doesn’t apply to team suit orders, they have LOTS of other things for the whole family!