December 9, 2020
Well 2020 has been interesting, but even with limited competitive opportunities, we had a few swimmers combine to earn 11 USA Swimming National Age Group Awards for their age & gender this past season, including a couple of first place national rankings. Ranking in the top 20 for one's age and gender nationally is quite an accomplishment. Our high performance swimmers love to compete locally, but also keep their eyes on how they rank nationally. This extra bit of motivation can help an athlete on those tough sets and long days of training.
Gauging your progress in every area (performance, attendance, effort level, dryland, sleep, nutrition, flexibility, etc) is a great way to ensure positive long term progress. A great way to begin this process for newer and younger swimmers is to learn more about our Levels System and the National Motivational Times Standards ("B" to "AAAA"). More on all of this in another post!
Hard work works! Congrats guys, you are all great examples for your teammates and make it a joy to go to the pool each and every day...ready, GO!