March 11, 2020
Hey RUSH Families,
We are going to take a week off over Spring Break, March 14-21 (that includes this Saturday). Spring Break falls just after the last Short Course Meet of the season. This said, it allows for the championship hype to reach its high point, and for swimmers to take time off to spend with their families.
Beyond the importance of family time, time off helps swimmers to not get burnt out. Getting burnt out comes from over training and from never giving oneself a break off or a chance to remind oneself of why the "itch" to swim was so overwhelming and compelling in the first place. That itch to swim is what keeps kids hungry for better times and eager to come to practice and improve every day.
RUSH Coaches are so proud of all our swimmers this Short Course Season!!!! JR STAGS and STAGS were fantastic meets for our Championship Team!!!
RUSH is ready to kick-off our Long Course Season. Long Course season runs April – July. This is a very short season!!! It is important that your swimmers sign up to attend swim meets in April and May. If they do not participate in swim meets in April and May they will not be eligible to attend meets later in the season which will require qualifying times.
THE MEET SCHEDULE FOR APRIL AND MAY IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FROM USA SWIMMING. IT WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!
Upon returning, the focus of RUSH practices will be on stroke mechanics, improving efficiency, turns, starts, etc. This is the perfect time for those returning from a winter break to dive back in. Practices will not be difficult, but will reinforce all those good habits your swimmers have been working so hard on!
Your swimmer might be nervous about attending their first swim meet or their first Long Course meet. But, rest assured, RUSH coaches will be sure that your swimmer is only signed up for events they are prepared for. We will make sure they know everything they need before racing. This competition experience is very important for their development as swimmers. The more swim meets they attend, the more comfortable they will be. They will be much less nervous before their races and racing also gives the coaches the opportunity to fine tune any technique work that your swimmer needs.