April 4, 2013
SWIM-A-THON: Keep the donations coming! If each swimmer in our club can bring in $50 in donations, we will reach our goal of $10,000! It’s totally do-able! If you have questions about using Team Unify to set up you swimmer’s page, please let Jill know, and she’ll be happy to help. Remember, prize are awarded for the top three pledge earners, and there will be a pizza party for the group who brings in the most donations!
Turn in Your Scavenger Hunt: KISU flip-flops are the prize – get yours in by Friday.
Check Meet Entries: If your swimmer is going to Vernon, Calgary, or Wenatchee, the first draft of meet entries has been sent to you, so please review them and get back to coach Tina asap if anything seems off.
Check out Clara Schirrmeister’s Video Log of the Spring Break 12 Workout Challenge: Coach Tina put out a challenge to all of her swimmers to stay active over the spring break. The challenge was to complete 12 workouts over the 16 day break . . . this is Clara’s youtube video . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Cifs68-GQ&feature=youtu.be
US PARALYMPIC SPRING CANAM MEET
KISU's Andrew Cooke and Avery Newton (and Coach Jane) are in Minneapolis at the CanAm (the best para swimmers from Canada and America). Andrew swam this morning and is 4th in the 100 Free and 4th in the 100 Brst. Avery's first swim of the meet landed her 3rd in the 50 Fly. I believe this should qualify both of them for finals tonight. Send good vibes their way!
The meet continues until Saturday.
WORLD TRIALS IN VICTORIA NOW!
The World Championships will be happening in Barcelona July 19 - August 4, but right now Canada is choosing our team at the World Trials in Victoria. Last night, Ryan Cochrane posted the fastest time in the world this year in the 800 Free with a 7:45.61. 14 Canadian swimmers earn their spot on the team last night alone (the first day of the meet).
World Trials - Web Cast
Watch every session of the 2013 World Championship Trials via webcast at SPORTSNET.
Check out the free online magazine put out by FINA
(FINA is the world organization for swimming. We have Swim BC for our province, Swimming Canada for our country . . . FINA takes care of the world).
FINA Aquatics World Magazine
The FINA magazine is available to read online for free and the latest
edition features stories about Canada's own Richard Weinburger and Brent Hayden.