March Team Newsletter

Important Dates


ESSZ Senior Sectionals: March 5th - 8th (Registration deadline: February 21st)
Cary, NC. This meet requires qualifying times. See time standards here.

Spirit Week: March 16th - 19th
We are gearing up for Divisionals, and want everyone to help! On Monday and Tuesday swimmers can bring shirts to tie-dye for the meet, and on Wednesday and Thursday we will decorate signs. See more details here.

Southern Divisionals: March 20th - 22nd (Registration deadline: March 9th)
Columbus, GA. This is the most important team meet of the year, and we hope to see maximum participation. Plus, Coach Wes will dye his hair blue and green if 80 swimmers attend! It's not too late to sign up. See meet information and sign up here.

Spring Break: March 28th - April 5th 
Enjoy your break!

Lifeguard Certification Class: March 30th - April 1st 
Lifeguard certification opportunity for swimmers ages 15 and up. This is a 3-day class, and the cost for WRA team members is $225 (certification) and $135 (re-certification). Non-team members must pay an additional $50 registration fee. See details and sign up here.
 

2020 Southern Divisional Meet

Mark your calendars - it's the most important meet of the year! All Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum members are expected to attend, along with select Blue group members. Coach Wes has promised a team ice cream party if 70 swimmers attend the meet. And if 80 swimmers sign up, he will DYE HIS HAIR blue and green for the meet.

This is a fun, team meet, and is all about bringing your Team Spirit. This meet will be the culmination of our Short Course season: There will be relays, finals, and awards. We will also be tie dyeing shirt and making signs the week leading up to Divisionals. Read more about those activities here.

And let's not forget: the HOG.!!!  What's the HOG? The Heart of Georgia trophy - The super-awesome goggle-wearing pig on a pedestal that we battle Swim Macon for each year. They won him from us last year, and now we need your help to bring him home. That means we need to show up and swim our best. Read more on the history of the HOG. here. This year is the HOG's 10th birthday - let's make it one to remember!
 
Our year-round swim lessons are underway with our next class starting March 9th, and we now have an email subscription list to notify you when new classes are open for registration. The email sign up list, as well as more information on our lessons, can be found here.
 

A Note from the Coach:

"Building Friendships, Training Champions:"

We hope this mindset is present in everything we do, from practice to meets, from coaches to swimmers, from pool to home. Training champions is about more than winning a heat - It's about training champions in life. It's about developing resiliency, integrity, and a mentality that obstacles are just challenges to overcome, and that humility is the greatest strength. Being a champion is not about winning an event, but reaching your fullest potential. In all of this, we are strengthened by our teammates - whether being motivated to push on when there is a tough training set, or encouraged after a difficult day at school. And therein lies the importance of building friendships, because those friendships, in turn, help provide the strength we need to train as champions.

Divisionals is a great opportunity to work, as a team, toward something greater than just an individual performance. It's our chance to show the rest of our Division what being an Aquanaut is all about. It's about getting excited for your teammates when they have a great race. Really excited. Yelling your face off excited. It's about swimming so hard you don't know how you'll get out of the pool when the event is over, and then coming back and swimming even harder at finals. And Divisionals is the reward: It's the culmination of a season's worth of training. It's a weekend of just having fun, racing and making memories with your friends, after weeks of long, challenging practices.

Now, let's go compete alongside our friends, and lift each other up as champions.    

 
In the upcoming weeks, we will be entering our taper in preparation for the Divisional Championship, and will be focused on:

  • Refining specific racing skills.
  • Reducing practice duration while maintaining practice intensity.
  • Rest and recovery.
  • Mental preparation.
Remember, more details on our training cycles can be found on our website under Team resources, or by clicking here.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

New events will be announced soon!

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Committee Corner

Want to get more involved? We are always looking for members for the following parent committees: Officials, Social, and Maintenance.

Email Amanda to participate.

 

U.S. Masters Swimming 

Parents: Do you love swimming and wish you could train and compete with a team? Our Masters team is growing, and looking to add new team members! 

Visit our Masters Swimming page for more details.

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