Week 8 - Competition as Motivation
Week 8 - Competition as Motivation

Happy Sunday  Bengal Families! 

Welcome to October! We are starting this week September and ending the week in October! It is so hard to beleive that we are two months into this incredible season. This is such a great team who can accomplish great things and I am so grateful for all of these girls! We have the habits, were managin the stress and this week are talking about using competition as motivation. 

Competition isn't something to be afraid of, its something to embrace! Whether it is our teammates, our club teammates or another team we can use the competition we have as motivation to perform at our best. Competition allows us to push through the mental blocks or muscle fatigue and find that next gear to get a best dive, best time or to win as a team. 

Competition as motivation does not mean we speak poorly about anyone or that we are afraid of anyone. It means that we respect the work and talent of others on our team and on other teams, and we show up to RACE or DIVE at our best! It means we find the next gear, next positive thing, next way to be successful. We use our competition as motivation to train hard, stay focused on our goals and bring our best selves to the pool every day. It means we need to keep our PMA, fuel our bodies, be a great teammate and reach our goals as a team. 

TUNA Invite  - Tuna Invite is for 7th, 8th and 9th grade athletes. Athletes will meet at Northdale at 10:30am to head to Centennial. Warm Ups start at 11am with the meet starting at 12:30pm! This is a great opporotunity for our 7th, 8th and 9th graders to shine!

Schedule This Week: 

Monday : Practice 3:30-5:30 Varsity 5:30-6:00 
Tuesday Practice 3:30-5:30 Varsity  5:30-6:00  Parent Appreciation Night! Please check your e-mail for details from Debi Friedrich!
Wednesday : Practice 3:30-5:30 Varsity: 5:30-6:00pm  Picture Day! Forms are in the athletes folders 
Thursday :  Home vs. Maple Grove athletes at pool by 3:50pm to set up
Friday : Practice 3:30-6:00  and Zen with Jen 
Saturday : Practice 7:30am - 9:30am for 10th - 12th grade athletes  TUNA Invite for 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Athletes


Excited for another week to coach this incredible team and see what we can do as we face our biggest challenge yet this season in Maple Grove. This team can do amazing things! 

Kristen Luedtke
Head Coach - Blaine Girls Swimming and Diving