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RENO News - 1/6/20

Good Afternoon,

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! I am looking forward to getting back into a consistent routine with swim practices. Click here for the current schedule.

Swimmer and Parent Meetings

There are a few upcoming meetings for certain groups. Please note the following:

Pre-Senior Swimmer Only Meeting - Monday, January 6 from 5:30 - 6:00 PM

Orange Swimmer Only Meeting - Tuesday, January 7 from 5:00 - 5:30 PM

Pre-Senior Parent Meeting - Monday, January 13 at 5:30 PM

Orange Parent Meeting - Tuesday, January 14 at 5:00 PM

White Parent Meeting - Tuesday, January 14 at 5:00 PM

Blue Parent Meeting - Tuesday, January 14 at 7:20 PM

All meetings will take place at Northwest Pool.

Next Meet: Blizzard Blast in Carson City, January 17 – 19

The next swim meet RENO is going to attend is the Blizzard Blast in Carson City. If you have yet to register, the deadline is Wednesday at midnight.

Click here to register for the meet.

Zone-4 All Star Team

The annual Zone-4 Pacific All Star meet will take place Saturday February 29 – Sunday, March 1. This year’s meet will take place in Santa Clara, CA. The coaching staff would like to see all eligible RENO swimmers apply to be a part of this all-star team. This meet is a great opportunity for our swimmers to do a travel meet and get to know other swimmers from our area.

To be eligible, the swimmer must be 14-under, have three USA Swimming BB time standards for the age he/she will be on March 1, 2020, and have not been selected for a higher-level all-star team. 

If you are wondering if your child meets the time standard requirement, you can pull up your child’s best times in the USA Swimming Database by clicking here.

Then you can see if they meet three BB times by referencing the USA Swimming Age Group Motivational Times.  Click here for BB time standards (please be sure you are looking at the right course – long course is page one; short course yards is page two.)

You will need to fill out the all-star application and either mail it with a postmark of Tuesday, January 14 or hand deliver to the all-star desk at the Blizzard Blast in Carson Sunday by 2 PM on Sunday, January 19.

Click here for the all-star application and for more information.

If you have any questions or are unsure if your child is eligible, please let me know.

Parent Education

With the craziness of the Northwest closure and the holidays, I put the parent education section on hold. Now that we are back to a consistent schedule, I will be bringing back the parent education on a weekly basis.

I have shared an article from Olivier Poirier-Leroy before that contains my favorite piece of advice that parents can give to their swimmer: “be the hardest worker and the one having the most fun.” 

This piece of advice fits perfectly with my vision for RENO in 2020. I (and the other coaches and swimmers) have some big goals for the team in the new year that will require a lot of hard work from all of us – coaches, swimmers, and parents -- but if we aren’t having fun and enjoying the process along the way then we won’t be successful.

I recommend you take a few minutes to read the full article from Olivier Poirier-Leyor ( click here) and remind your child to work hard but also have fun!

Each week, I update the Parent Education section on our website with the newest article. Please click here to access it.

Meet Schedule

Our spring meet schedule is posted. Please click here for the full schedule.

Here are the upcoming meets:

January 17 - 19 - Blizzard Blast in Carson City (all)

February 7 - 9 - DDST Age Group Open in Minden (all)

February 27 - March 1 - CA/NV Senior Sectionals in Carlsbard, CA (all qualified)

Ferbruary 29 - March 1 - Pacific Zone All-Star Meet in Santa Clara, CA (all selected)

March 13 - 15 - Pacific Junior Olympics in Santa Clara, CA (all 14-under qualified)

March 16 - 22 - Spring break for Senior/National Groups -- NO practice

March 21 - 22 - NNA Age Group Open in Reno (all non-HS swimmers who did not go to JOs)

March 23 - 29 - Spring Break for Pre-Senior groups and below -- NO practice

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thank you,

Ryan