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Masters Weekly News Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020



1.  Words from Coach Mark
2.  Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting
3.  MVProShop
4.  Swim Tips

FYI:  We are sad to announce that Coach El will be leaving us for a job in Dallas on November 5th.  She will be working in her field of Sports Management.  In the short time El has been here she has done an outstanding job with all our swimmers!  Thank you El and good in all your future endeavors!


Words from Coach Mark

10 Things to Do Today:

1. Look for the positives 
2. Believe in yourself and others
3. Be thankful
4. Learn, improve, grow
5. Encourage someone
6. Replace HAVE TO with GET TO
7. Focus on Solutions 
8. Trust in positive intentions
9. Let go of things you cannot control
10. Do your best!!!




Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting

Please join us for our first Virtual Mission Viejo Nadadores Foundation Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. You can hear all about the Nadadores year in review and what is in store for the future, all from the comfort of your home on Zoom.

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 7 :00 p.m.
Place: Zoom Meeting (Link to be provided)


Voting for open Board of Directors positions will be held electronically.  Limit one ballot per family.






MVProShop Store Online:  
(Use Team Code: MVN)


Enjoy a 20% discount on team apparel only when you add the code MVPS before checking out!



Swim Tips


Why You Need to Do More Recovery Swims
by Matt Donovan


Here is how to add recovery to your workouts.

Listen to your body

—Your body will always be your best coach. If your knee is hurting, do not kick today. If your back is bothering you, do not kick using a kickboard. Listen to your body today, so you are not out of the pool tomorrow.

Stop looking at the clock for approval

—If you used to do 100s on 1:30 and now touch the wall on the first or second one at 1:28 with a high heart rate, then you know that is not the correct interval for you. You should have at least five seconds rest with a controllable heart rate on nearly every set. If that is not the case, change the interval or change the distance.

Drills, drills, and more drills

—Your easy swims can help enforce good habits. Because you aren’t focused on swimming fast, you can focus on your breathing pattern, head position, whatever. Recovery swimming should be mindful swimming. The more efficient you are in the water at practice, the more effective you will be on race day.

Cool-down is your warm-up for the following day

—Never. Ever. Skip. Cool-down. This is the best in-water way to prepare your body for the next day’s workout. Use that cool-down to flush all the toxins out of your body, lower your heart rate, bring your core temperature back down, and clear your mind.

Take care of the big things

—After each training session, be sure to hydrate, eat properly, stretch, and get a good night’s sleep. These items have just as much to do with your long-term success as any flip turn or lap you swim.

Give yourself more recovery as you age—The older you get, the more recovery you need. So instead of a stretch-out 50 between two hard sets, you might need to do a stretch-out 50 in between two hard 200s.





-Coach Mark      






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