November 27, 2019
Dear KSC Members,
The Killarney Swim Club is proud and excited to announce that we are partnering with Head to Head and 2-time Olympian Martha McCabe. Martha is also the Founder and Owner of Head to Head. Head to Head has two streams to their programming, Day Camp and Club Development. The day camps typically run once every 3 months and feature a water session and classroom session with an Olympian. The day camps are open for any swimmer to register. The Club Development pathway is more directed, with an Olympian working with a specific group of swimmers and club over the course of the swim season. Killarney is now in the Club Development stream.
So, what does this mean for Killarney?
Martha will have 10 visitations with the club over the course of the year. We have Martha booked as the Keynote Speaker at the Team Banquet, and the "new" Year End Sprocket Activity and Awards night. She will also be visiting the Senior and Performance Groups for water and classroom sessions. Championship level Intermediate swimmers will also be asked to join in on the Senior Group sessions.
The entire club will also receive 5 videos from Martha. These videos will be viewed on deck with each group. Group coaches will have age related discussion with swimmers on the video topics. We will email the link to parents such that you may also view the video at home.
We are using some of the monies raised through fundraising opportunities like Wine Survivor (only 2 days left to purchase a ticket) and Swim A Thon to add new and exciting opportunities like Head to Head to the members. We hope to add more of the Head to Head related Club development activities to the Juniors and Sprockets next year.
We are currently the only Swim Club in Alberta using Head to Head in their programs. We are very excited about this partnership and we believe that this will add some fantastic life long benefits for our athletes!