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Age Grouper News

Good Morning Maroon Swimmers and Families,

Congratulations again to all of our swimmers who competed this past weekend in the WYW End of Year Championships, and to everyone for completing a successful, albeit abmormal, season. There were some tremendous efforts at our meet for the Maroon and Gold Squad that we would like to celebrate!

WYW End of Year Championships: By the Numbers:

ALL SQUADS

Number of Swims: 858 Swims

Total Best Times: 535 Best Times

Number of First-Time Swims: 68 First-Time Swims!

Total Time Dropped: 2,176.55 Seconds Dropped (36.27 minutes!)

MAROON AND GOLD

100% OF SWIMMERS who competed went at least 1 best time!

71% BEST TIMES from our last meet 2 weeks ago!

36 SWIMMERS dropped 10 seconds or more (Cumulative of all races)

18 SWIMMERS dropped 20 seconds or more! (Cumulative of all races)

9 SWIMMERS dropped 30 seconds or more! (Cumulative of all races)

2 SWIMMERS dropped 60 seconds or more! (Cumulative of all races)

1 PROGRAM RECORD in the 9/10 Girls 400 IM (Anna West, time 6:43.03)

The numbers above don’t lie that our swimmers swam great! But beyond the numbers, Coach Ray are so impressed with our Maroon and Gold Swimmer’s ability to persevere through the challenging and ever-changing year of 2020 to learn lifelong skills in the water. Plus, the level of team spirit, teamwork, and competitive spirit at our Championship meet was off the charts!

SPRING BREAK: Just a reminder that our Spring Break begins today and will run through the week of April 12. Enjoy your time away from the water, Wahoos! If you are going anywhere nice or doing anything fun, please send Coach Ray or myself a photo for our social media. We would love to see our #WahoosAroundTheWorld this week!

LONG COURSE SEASON BEGINS WEEK OF APRIL 12:

All Wahoo Swimmers will be welcomed back to practice the week of April 12! Swimmers will begin their new Squad Placements (if they have one) this week.

JUNIOR/SENIOR: Monday, April 12

MAROON/GOLD: Wednesday April 14

Practice Schedule can be found on our website under the “Practices” tab, or  AT THIS LINK HERE.

EQUIPMENT REMINDER: With a new season and possibly a new training squad, it is a great time to go through your equipment bag and see what you need to order so that everyone is prepared for practice! Please make sure that each swimmer has the following equipment for their squad:

MAROON:

·        Speedo Bullethead Snorkel

·        Speedo SwitchBlade Fins

·        Speedo Kickboard

GOLD:

·        Finis Agility Paddles

·        Speedo Bullethead Snorkel

·        Speedo SwitchBlade Fins

·        Speedo Kickboard

JUNIOR:

·        StrokeMaker Paddles (New Item)

·        ARENA Power Fin Pro (New Item)

·        Speedo Team Pull Buoy (New Item, Available for $14 in the Coaches Office)

·        Speedo Bullethead Snorkel

·        Speedo Kickboard

SENIOR:

·        StrokeMaker Paddles (New Item)

·        ARENA Power Fin Pro (New Item)

·        Speedo Team Pull Buoy (New Item, Available for $14 in the Coaches Office)

·        Speedo Bullethead Snorkel

·        Speedo Kickboard

Enjoy your time away from the pool, we are excited to see you all back at practices to get back to the fun!

Go Wahoos!

Coach Eric and Coach Ray