March 23, 2020
SCHEDULE CHANGES: - NO PRACTICE – Until at least April 13th.
We will be following the recommendations of the CDC, USA Swimming, and the mandates of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. April 13th will only happen if the status of the risk of COVID-19 changes. We have a high probability that practices will not resume until April 27th when schools are scheduled to reopen.
Poseidon swim fees will not be charged on April 1st. If we get into the water prior to May 1st, fees will be prorated and billed manually through paper invoices. Fees for May will come out electronically as usual.
Please stay safe!
USA Swimming Message Recommendation updated 3-17-20
Dear USA Swimming member,
Since first communicating with our members about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have received ample feedback, much of it focused on the safety measures being recommended. We sincerely appreciate the comments and responses you are sharing.
As of today, the CDC and White House are urging a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 10 people for the next eight weeks, citing the risk of the coronavirus. This includes avoiding eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts, and discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits. This should also include team training and practices.
In light of the current situation, beyond the previously announced cancellation of the TYR Pro Swim Series at Mission Viejo and the postponement of the combined Open Water National and Junior National Championships, USA Swimming is mandating the cancellation of all its sanctioned events across the U.S. through April 30, 2020. This will be continuously reassessed based on health and governmental authorities’ information.
Beyond our clubs and teams, we can all play an important part in helping to curb the spread of COVID-19.
We encourage you to visit our website often for the most-up-to-date news and information: www.usaswimming.org/coronavirus.
No meet entries due.
Dryland workout – #2…attached
The best ways to reduce the risk of getting this or any viral respiratory infection include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Practice “Social Distancing”
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
- Stay at home away from others if you are sick
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
- Do not go to work or in public if you have cold or flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, fever, cough, shortness of breath).
2020 Poseidon Banquet – May 14th
The 2020 Poseidon Banquet is Thursday May 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Red Barn Studios in Chehalis.
We are having the Banquet catered this year, the price is $10 per family.
Please RSVP Audra by April 15th.
Here is the address: 207 Goff Road
Chehalis WA 98532
Driving South on I-5 Directions: Take Exit 77 WA-6/Pe Ell
Turn Right on State Route 6 (towards Adna)
Turn Left of Goff Road
Red Barn Studios is on your right
Mark your calendars - ALL POSEIDON SWIMMERS SHOULD ATTEND!
Poseidon Team Pictures 3:45 – 6 pm rescheduled for May 21st.
Picture information will come home with the swimmers as soon as we can get back in the water and start holding practice.
Swimmers will have the opportunity to take individual, buddy, and/or a team photo. If you are not planning to have individual photos, please plan to attend for the Team Picture. Please wear a dark blue or black Poseidon t-shirt for the team photo; if you do not have one, there will be t-shirts available for swimmers to borrow.
NUTRITION: After heredity and training, nutrition plays the largest role in the quality of a swimmer's performance. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!!!
Every swimmer should have a water bottle at the end of their training lane. Swimmers sweat during their workouts; the same amount of dehydration occurs during a swim workout as does a person doing a “dry” workout. REMEMBER your water bottle every day. It is just as important as your cap, suit, and goggles. You wouldn’t come to swim practice without one of them – don’t come without your water bottle.
THOUGHT OF THE MONTH:
Quality is not an act; it is a habit.