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SCSC Weekly Chlorine - Week of 9/23/12


Schedule for the Week of 9/24/12
Gold, National & Silver(International)
TTh 5:30-6:30am (mandatory for National, optional for Gold/Silver)
M-F 3:30-5:30pm
Saturday 7:00-9:00am (mandatory for National, optional for Gold/Silver)
M-F 5:30-7:00pm
M-F 4:30-6:00pm
M-F 4:30-5:30pm
Senior Make-Up(International)
M-F 5:30-7:00pm
Junior Bell (Peterson)
M-F 4:15-5:15pm
MW 6:00-7:00pm
Friday 5:15-6:15pm
M-Th 5:30-7:00pm (Peterson)
Friday 4:00-5:30pm (Peterson)
Saturday 8:00-9:30am (Wilson)

Upcoming Events
9/29-30: IM Ready (Morgan Hill)
10/6-7: DACA C/B/A+ (Cupertino)NO LONGER ON SCHEDULE!
10/10: deadline to enter Quicksilver Senior II Meet
10/20-21: Santa Cruz County C/B/A+ (Santa Cruz)
10/20-21: Quicksilver Senior II (San Jose)
10/27-28: Sunnyvale C/B/A+ (Sunnyvale)NO LONGER ON SCHEDULE!
11/3-4: Quicksilver C/B/A+ (San Jose)
11/10-11: PASA Invite (Palo Alto) Select swimmers only
11/17-18: Osprey Race to JO’s (San Jose)
11/17-18: GGST Race to JO’s (Morgan Hill)
11/17-18: DACA C/B/A+ (Saratoga)NO LONGER ON SCHEDULE!
11/30-12/2: 14 & Under Champs (Morgan Hill)

Zone 1 South Meets Only
We have taken all NON–Zone 1 South meets off our meet schedule. This decision was due to the fact that any Non Zone meets SCSC enters, we must provide Swim Officials to help with the operations of the meet. Since we currently do not monitor or assign meet officials, we are removing these meets from our schedule. So, please do not enter any meets that are not in Zone 1 South. Thank you for your understanding on this matter. If you have any questions please contact Dave Meck at

Volunteer Hours
If you have done any volunteering or timing, please note that your hours cannot be entered until October, when all the group changes have been made in the system. Thanks for your patience.

2012 Fall Competitive Team Schedule
Please see the following schedule for fall:

Stroke Clinic!
Please see the Stroke Clinic schedule here:
Event Schedule for Stroke Clinic (All events will be held at ISC)
These events are designed to help bring the team together and provide information to parents and families. Please attend as many as you can!
Tuesday, September 25th: What is my Role? How to support your swimmer in and out of the water. (Rotunda Conference Room)
Speech by Coach Dave Meck from 5:30 - 6:00pm. Open question time from 6-6:15pm.
Friday, September 28:5:45pm All team meeting for parents in the ISC bleachersRescheduled - TBA
Saturday, September 29:IM Ready (Morgan Hill) - First meet of the season: Fall schedule starts Monday, October 1st.

We will have a team meeting after workout on Monday.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.”
- Dennis Waitley

No news!

Please note that the workout session from 5:30-7:00 is a Senior Make-Up workout. It is optional for all Seniors (National, Gold, and Silver) who can not make the Senior session offered at 3:30-5:30. This does not apply for the Try-outs from Bronze. All Try-outs from Bronze can only attend the 5:30-7:00 session.

Blue Bells - boys
Gold Boys Swimmers & Parents,

I would like to introduce myself and express my excitement to be coaching the Gold Boys here at SCSC! I spent the past eight years coaching competitively, most recently at Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics as the Head Age Group Coach and as a volunteer coach for the University of Arizona.  My philosophy is to create a healthy and safe environment in which athletes feel comfortable taking risks and accepting personal changes to achieve the next level of swimming excellence.  I am personally motivated to share my passion for swimming and commitment to specific techniques with all athletes.

I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the outstanding staff at Santa Clara Swim Club and very eager to carry on the very proud swimming tradition that has been established here in Santa Clara! Please feel free to approach me after practice or by email if you have any further questions.

- Coach Caleb Fenner

Blue Bells - girls
What a great meet we had last weekend! Special Congratulations for all of the girls who achieved new JO's times in the 1650. Swim meets provide you with a great opportunity to get to know your teammates and learn more about strategy and racing!

Yellow Bells
Great job with the intersquad meet last Friday. It’s great to see us racing so well in late September. We have one more week of stroke clinic so let’s get ready for some Butterfly! Monday, October 1st we will be releasing our new rosters. Look for an email from your Yellow Bell coaches early this week.

White Bells
Awesome job to those of you who swam at the intersquad meet on Friday.  All of your hard work during stroke clinic is definitely paying off!  We have one more week of stroke clinic so keep up the good effort!

Junior Bells/Bronze
No news!

Gilroy Gators Meet Recap
Great job to all swimmers who participated in the Gilroy Gators meet this past weekend! For many, it was their first meet of the season and we still had some really great swims! *Time recaps to come next week!

Swimmer Spotlight
Congratulations to Nicole Oliva from Blue Bell Girls. She was awarded the Johns Hopkins University’s Award for High Honors for being among the highest scoring participants in the country in the 2012 academic year. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth challenges students to take an above-grade-level test, and out of the 28,000 students selected to take the test, less than thirty percent of students achieved a test score as high as Nicole. Great job Nicole! Keep up the excellence in the pool and in the classroom!
Does your swimmer have an outstanding achievement outside of the pool? Contact ctakaki@santaclaraswimclub.orgto submit suggestions for the Weekly Chlorine!

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions regarding Junior Bell or Bronze scheduling, please contact If you have any questions regarding this email, please contact ctakaki@santaclaraswimclub.organd I will be happy to answer your questions and/or direct you to the right person!