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December 2019 Patriot News

Patriots News-December 2019 

Table of Contents:

  1. Session 2 Signups
  2. Volunteer Meets for Session 2
  3. New Staff
  4. Calendar Update
  5. Parent/Swimmer Education

Session 2 Signups

Session 2 runs December 1-March 31.  Make certain that your athletes are registered and up to date.  We will begin holding unregistered athletes from practice beginning next week. Being a member of Patriots Swimming does not grant you or your family a RecPlex membership. 

Volunteer Meets for Session 2

January 31-February 2, Patriots February Invite

F+T swimmers- 1 session per family

Barracuda swimmers- 1 session per family

Red Swimmers- 2 sessions per family

White Swimmers- 2 sessions per family

Blue Swimmers-  2 sessions per family

Senior Swimmers- 2 sessions per family (includes High School Athletes)

 

March 5-8, Wisconsin 13 and Over State Championships

F+T swimmers- 2 session per family

Barracuda swimmers- 2 session per family

Red Swimmers- 2 sessions per family

White Swimmers- 2 sessions per family

Blue Swimmers-  2 sessions per family

Senior Swimmers- 2 sessions per family (includes High School Athlete

 

New Staff

We are glad to welcome new members of the Patriots Swimming staff!

Nate Rodriguez comes to us as a full time staff member taking on Patriots Swim Lessons and lifeguard staffing, he is a former competitive swimmer from Indiana and competed at Carthage College.  He is also a former part time coach for Patriots Swimming and lifeguard for the RecPlex.

“My name is Nate Rodriguez and I am the new Aquatics Supervisor. I am originally from Indiana but have been in Kenosha since 2014 once I started school at Carthage where I swam for all 4 years. I have been around water my whole life starting club when I was just 5 and never left. I have 3 years of coaching experience, including time with the Patriots and 8 years of teaching swim lessons. I am excited to be back with the RecPlex and the Patriots and looking forward to this new year. Please don’t hesistate to reach out to me if you have any questions.”

 

Collin DuChene is a former Patriot who graduated and went on to swim for University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He brings an eye for excellence and technique that has been groomed by various coaches on his path towards and within collegiate competition.

“[I’m] excited to begin coaching for PX3 as an assistant for the Senior groups. As a former Division 1 swimmer for the University of Wisconsin Green-Bay, and a former Patriot himself, he knows what it takes to reach the higher levels of our sport and will take pride helping our swimmers reach those levels as well. He is also working towards his master’s degree in exercise science and hopes to be able to bring what he learns in the classroom to the pool to make sure that our athletes remain strong and safe as they push towards whatever goals they may have”

December 2019 Calendar

Monday, December 2-Wednesday December 4: Regular Practice Schedule all groups.

*Thursday, December 5-8: OLY Meet (IUPUI)*

Thursday, December 5: Normal practice times for all swimmers not traveling to OLY

Friday, December 6: Normal practice times for all swimmers not traveling to OLY

*Saturday-Sunday, December 7-8: Arlington Alligators Winter Splash @ RecPlex*

 

Monday, December 9-Friday, December 13: Regular Practice Schedule all groups.

Saturday, December 14: Blue/Senior/Elite: 8-10 am

*Saturday, December 14-Sunday, December 15: SINGLE AGE STATE CHAMPS @ Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center*

*Wednesday, Dec 11-Saturday, Dec 14: Speedo Jr National Champs (Seattle, WA)*

 

Monday, December 16-Friday, December 20: Regular Practice Schedule all groups.

Saturday, December 21: White 8-9:30 am, Blue/Senior 8-10 am, Elite 8-10:30 am

Sunday, December 22: Blue/Senior/Elite 12-2 pm

 

Monday, December 23: Senior/Elite 7-9 am

Tuesday, Dec 24-Thursday Dec 26: NO PRACTICE!!!

 

Holiday Training Schedule

Friday, December 27: Blue/Senior/Elite 7-9 am, 4:30-5:45p, White 4:30-6pm, Barracuda 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, December 28:  White 8-9:30 am, Blue 8-10:00 am, Senior/Elite 8-10:30 am

Sunday, December 29: Blue/Senior/Elite 8-10 am

Monday, December 30: Blue/Senior/Elite 7-9 am, 4:30-5:45p, White 4:30-6pm, Barracuda 4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday, December 31st: Blue/Senior/Elite 7-9 am, 4:30-5:45p, White 4:30-6pm, Barracuda 4:30-5:30pm

Wednesday, January 1: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS!

Thursday, January 2-Friday, January 3: Blue/Senior/Elite 7-9 am, 4:30-5:45p, White 4:30-6pm, Barracuda 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, January 4-Sunday, January 5: No practice due to SWAT Grand Prix @ RecPlex.

 

January 2020 Calendar

Wednesday, January 1: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS!

Thursday, January 2-Friday, January 3: Blue/Senior/Elite 7-9 am, 4:30-5:45p, White 4:30-6pm, Barracuda 4:30-5:30pm

Saturday, January 4-Sunday, January 5: No practice due to SWAT Grand Prix @ RecPlex.

 

Monday, January 6-Friday, January 10: Regular practice schedule all groups, no changes

Saturday, January 11: Blue Senior 6:30-8:30am, due to LFSC Swim Meet

Sunday, January 12: NO PRACTICE

 

Monday, January 13- Thursday, January 18: Regular practice schedule all groups, no changes

Friday, January 17-Sunday, January 19: NO PRACTICE  DUE TO PX3 January JAM

 

Monday, January 20-Thurday, January 23: Regular practice schedule all groups, no changes

Friday, January 24-Sunday, January 26: NO PRACTICE due to MMSC

 

Monday, January 27-Thursday, January 30: Regular Practice schedule all groups, no changes

January 31-February 2: NO PRACTICE DUE TO PX3 SuperB owl Splash!

 

 

Parent/Swimmer Education

Energy-Dense and Healthy Food Choices for Swimmers

By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN  | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Those in the sports world have probably seen the New York Times opinion piece by a 23-year old runner, who at the age of 17 was the fastest girl in America. But then her body broke down as her coaches demanded she be thinner and thinner until she developed an eating disorder. Her athletic career was derailed as she developed amenorrhea (lack of normal menstrual cycles) and broken bones from low bone density. Many other female athletes have come forward saying that girls and young women are forced to meet an athletic standard for training, body composition, and weight based on how boys and men develop.

There is a new understanding of the causes of what in the past we called the Female Athlete Triad; the longstanding thought was that disordered eating led to menstrual dysfunction which led to poor bone health. Research now shows that the underpinning of that syndrome is dietary energy intake…. or in other words, having enough energy (calories) to support growth and development and the added energy cost of exercise, including training and competition. The old notion of a triad has been expanded to consider on a spectrum.

triadspectrum

Many young swimmers are caught in a desire to eat healthy, eat “clean,” and adopt a plant-based diet, worthy goals to be sure. However, ensuring that enough calories are eaten throughout the day can be challenging when school, training, social activities, and family life get in the way of planning meals and snacks. Without enough calories from food, physiological functions can go awry including metabolic rate, menstrual function, bone health, immune function, protein synthesis, and psychological health.

Parents are often the gatekeepers for young swimmers, so balancing healthy foods with enough calories can be a challenge. Here are some suggestions for energy-dense and healthy food choices for swimmers:

  • Whole milk and full-fat yogurt with added nuts and dried fruits
  • Granola cereal
  • Muesli
  • Oatmeal topped with brown sugar and nuts
  • Overnight oats
  • Blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup
  • Hummus and pita chips
  • Bean and cheese burritos
  • Pasta with marina or pesto or meat sauce
  • Chips and salsa
  • Mayonnaise-based salads (tuna, chicken, egg, pasta)
  • Olives
  • Peanut butter or Almond butter
  • Trail mix with dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips
  • Grain-based salads
  • Potatoes…baked, mashed, roasted, salad
  • Rice….brown or enriched white rice
  • Nuts of all kinds, including peanuts
  • Cheese as a topping or a snack with crackers
  • 100% fruit juice, like orange, blueberry, pomegranate, mixed berry
  • Energy bars made with oats, nuts, seeds, or nut butters
  • For those who eat meat, lean beef, poultry, and pork are all nutrient-rich. And, don’t forget about fish and shellfish for quality protein. Lots of people don’t think they like fish, so introduce mild-tasting fish, like tilapia or Pollock in fish grilled with blackening seasoning, served as tacos.
  • For vegetarians, try soy in all the many varieties including the frozen “chicken” products. I like Morning Star Farms products for taste and convenience. (They are found in the frozen food section of the grocery store and are available from most online grocery ordering).

Eating healthy while getting enough energy is possible; it takes some planning with plenty of snacks. To determine individual energy needs for young swimmers, a registered dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition is your best resource.

Christine Rosenbloom is a registered dietitian, sports nutritionists, and nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. She welcomes questions from swimmers, parents, and coaches at chrisrosenbloom@gmail.com.

 
    
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