April 7, 2020
Good Evening Silver Parents,
I wanted to let you know that Coach Viktor and I have been thinking of your swimmers. I am sure that they are all feeling a bit grumpy and testy as they have to set up a new energy balance in their lives. I think it would be helpful for them to know that they are not alone in finding this a difficult adjustment. This group has just been adjusting to the mentatl challenges of swimming and now they are faced with losing many of their gains because of imposed time off swimming. Coach Viktor recognizes this difficulty and he has always got lots of resources to refer to to keep your head in the game. One of his favourites resources is Olivier Poirier-Leroy. I must say, in this instance I can't agree more. Have a look at what he has to say here : https://www.yourswimlog.com/process-is-what-shapes-you/?fbclid=IwAR1vs2GkaD1osk6g8wViEYFixuSEYmkB3gqOYXZ4ndGJtoKwFwU8hE00HOU
I would like to offer a basic core strengthening/dry-land training regime to your swimmers, but I need to ensure that they will not hurt themselves by working out without supervision. Swim Alberta has suggested the best practice of obtaining parent consent for offering any exercices. If you would like your swimmer to participate in a team core strengthening challenge or basic dry-land training this month, please contact me and I will send you a consent form so that your child can participate. Alternatively, you can work with your swimmer to find core strengthing exercises and set up an family challenge!! Good luck beating them!!
As I mentioned in the previous email, I think that outdoor exercise is essential to keep our kids healthy in mind and body. Tell them to get out and get strong!! You can tell them that Coach Viktor said so!! Have them send me a photo to prove that they are maintaining their strong swimmer bodies. I miss seeing their smiling faces.
Again, please contact me with any questions or concerns. Stay healthy and strong!