Here we are! It is Week 1 of our new adventure of this 2020
For those of you who are joining us this yaer,
are so excited you are here. For those returning I can't wait to
have another great season with you!
Each week we will be focused on topic as a team that we will
be talking about it during practices that helps us have a great
season. This week we are focused on
Habits! The begining of the season is where we
want to set up the positive habits that we will carry our team
throghout the season.
These hahbits include things in the pool like pointing toes on a
dive, tight streamline, being ontime, giving 100% effort, leaving
from the wall and wearing a mask when entering and leaving the
building. Focusing on building the right habits early
on will allow these to become second nature and support all of
the training we will be doing this season.
We also want to form great habits outside of the pool. This
includes focusing on how we are fuleing our bodies, having a PMA
(Positive Mental Attitude) and starting to get up a little
earlier as the school year approaches.
Forming Great Habits is a skill and a discipline that allows us to
be successful both as individuals and as a team! All week we will
be giving examples of great habits and encouraging athletes to form
great habits in and out of the pool!
One of the most important habits we will need to form thsi season
is our saftey protocols! First and foremost please be ready to be
flexible! We are doing our best to follow saftey, adjust as
necessary and give athletes what they need!
entering and leaving the building
Athletes will arrive and leave in their suits. They
NOT have access to the locker
At the start of each practice athletes will be asked a series of
questions regarding their potential exposer to COVID-19. Any "yes"
answer will result in an athlete being sent home. Athletes must be
symptom free for 24 hours before returning to
If atheltes or someone in their direct household are tested for
COVID-19 they must stay home until the result of the test comes
If it is positive athletes are required to quarentine for 14 days
or as directed by medical professionals
Once screened atheltes will go into pool and set their
bags the designated area as instructed by coaches! They will
fill in to the Blue X's where they will place their
Athletes will need to bring their gear bags home each night. We
will not be storing them at the pool.
Coaches will assign lanes that will remain the same for that day.
Until we have more data we will be doing the best we can to put
athletes in lanes based on ability and type of practice we are
doing that day.
NOT be allowed to share water bottles! They
must bring their own!
Once practice is over atheltes will stay socially distanced, get
dressed and head out! Atheltes should not linger after practice to
As we work on Forming Great Habits this week will continue to
communicate and update based on how practices are going! Thank you
for your patience and flexibility with us as we udpate and adapt to
get athletes what they need!
I am still working on finalizing pods based on issues I have heard
regarding registration. If you have not been able to register yet
please let me know and I will work on getting pods out as quickly
Let me know if you have any questions and I can't wait to see you
Head Coach - Blaine Girls Swimming and Diving