September 14, 2020
Hello EMAC Families,
Week of Sept 14th. Dryland days will be highlighted in RED: first 60 minutes are dryland
The first week our swimmers got reintroduced to proper flutter kicking mechanics. We looked at the kick on camera, and then proceeded to begin building kick endurance up to strengthen our lower bodies both physically and through muscle memory repeats. We started to look at sculling on camera, but did not get as many repetitions in as we would like for the one group. This will facilite additional on camera reps of scull the coming week. Swimmers were also reintroduced to our "Base Position" Freestyle drill progression. We want to master this progression, so we can transition it into a breath timing progression later in the season. Overall, both groups advanced nicely this past week on the goals laid out for them.
This week our swimmers will see a lot of circuits. Each group will be broken up into 2-3 smaller groups during their practice times to work on fundamental skills. Flutter kick will be a heavily seen station throughout the week, either as an individual skill, or in Base Drill form. Sculling will be looked at early in the week as a camera circuit, transitioning into a swim focus circuit as we progress later into the week. Breast Stroke kick will also be looked at on camera, most likely multiple times this week as we need to address knee positioning and body alignment as an age group. Overall this week will be a fast paced, exciting week for our older age groupers.
It is getting cold outside, and as such we want to remind all of our swimmers to bring extra layers of warmth for the end of practice. Even though the heaters are on, the air can be cold, especially if it's windy at night. Please bring an extra towel or two, a hoodie, parka, or robe with you to practice each day. We want these easily accessible so our swimmers do not get cold.
Any parent who is willing to help pull the thermal covers over to the shallow end at the end of 13-14 gold practice, please come down on deck around 8:25pm. We will pull them over to the edge of the pool so our swimmers can stay in the water as they drag them down the length of the pool. Be mindful your feet might get a little wet as you are on the pool deck. Thank you in advance to anyone who is willing to help out on occasion.
See you at the pool!