October 24, 2010
Schedule for Week of 10/25/10
MWF Swim 5:30-6:30am
Mon-Fri Swim 3:30-5:30pm
Sat Swim 6-8:30am
Blue Bell (boys and girls) (International)
MWF Dryland 5-5:30pm
Mon-Fri Swim 5:30-7:30pm
Sat Swim 7:00-9:00am
Yellow Bell (International)
Session 1: Dryland MWF 4:30-5:00, Swim 5:00-6:15
Session 2: Dryland MWF 5:45-6:15, Swim 6:15-7:30
Sat Swim 9:00-10:30am
White Bell (International)
Sat Swim TBA
Mon-Fri 6:00-6:45 OR 6:45-7:30pm (Bucknall) OR 4:00-4:45pm (International)
10/27: deadline to enter ALMA C/B/A Meet https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/315
11/6-7: ALMA C/B/A @ Morgan Hill
11/10: deadline to enter Gilroy C/B/A Meet https://ome.swimconnection.com/ome/meets/329
11/13-14: PASA Invite
11/20-21: Gilroy C/B/A @ Morgan Hill
12/2-5: Husky Invitational @ Seattle, WA (Gold/Nat’l)
12/3-5: JO’s (14 & Under) @ Pleasanton (qualifiers only)
The new Board of Directors met Wednesday, October 20 and elected the following individuals as officers: Ray Scheaffer, President; Peter Nunan, Vice-President; Cynthia Owens, Secretary; David Murray, Treasurer. The first business meeting for the new board will be Wednesday, November 3 in the rotunda at 6:30 pm.
PASA Swim Meet Update
The meet is the weekend of November 13 and 14 at Palo Alto High School, located at 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, California. Session A (swimmers 13 and older) will begin at 8:30am with warm-ups starting at 7:15am. Session B (swimmers 12 and under) warm-ups will begin at the conclusion of the a.m. session, but not before 11:00am. Meet will begin at Noon. Finals for all swimmers who qualify will begin no earlier than 4:30pm on Saturday and 4:00pm on Sunday. This meet is an invite meet, so entries will be handled by the coaching staff. Group coaches will determine who is eligible to attend (based on times, workout performance and attendance, etc.). Please see your individual group coach for any further questions regarding this meet.
Locker room Reminders
The locker rooms are a place to shower and change, not a place to rough house and play around. The showers require a lot of hot water to run and the producing of this hot water comes at a cost to the City of Santa Clara, our landlords at this facility. Please do not abuse the showers and spend more time under the hot water than is necessary. Also please do not turn on more than one shower at a time. You only need one. The handicap shower is not to be used; this shower is designated for people with handicaps, not for anyone who wants to use it. Finally, please turn off your shower when you are finished. Leaving a shower on or leaving a shower dripping is again a waste of hot water. Remember, hot water comes at a cost to the City of Santa Clara and this cost could easily be passed on to our club and we would like to avoid this while also helping the city maintain its goal of cutting 10% of energy costs throughout the city for this budget year.
Blue Bells - boys
Meetings: Any blue group boy parent that has any questions or concerns can schedule a meeting with Erik between 2:00 and 5:00pm.
Blue group goal test: Ask your boy what his swimming goals are. If he can't answer he has failed the blue group boys test. You can set up a meeting with me to help set goals.
Blue Bells - girls
Parents, please sign up your swimmers for CBA meets to qualify for Junior Olympics, held December 3-5 in Pleasanton. This is a team meet so let’s all try to qualify! Thank you!
Great job last week! Since we have no scheduled meet this weekend, our test set this week will be 200 freestyles! Ask your swimmer what each of the 4 x 50s in their 200 should be; they should know!
Yellow Bell Practice Schedule Update
Starting Monday, November 1, the Yellow Bell workout schedule is being adjusted as follows:
Mon/Wed/Fri: 4:30-6:00pm or 6:00-7:30pm
Tue/Thu: Dryland 4:15-4:40 pm + Swim 4:40-6:05 pm or Dryland 5:40-6:05 pm + Swim 6:05-7:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
WCAB Senior Meet
We had 39 best times last weekend at the WCAB Senior meet along with some new PRT, FW and JO cuts! Congratulations to:
Aidan Burns 400IM
Timothy Kou 100Fr
Kimberly Ma 200IM
Chris Scheaffer 500Fr
Sam Shimomura 200Bk
Kimberly Ma 100Fr
Alex Kosaka 200Fr
WEST Meet additions
Apologies to the following swimmers, accidentally missed some new cuts last week! Congratulations to:
Maryam Khatoon 100Br 200IM
Sidhant Idgunji 50Br
Maryam Khatoon 50Br
Mark Gorelik 200Fr
SCSC’s Tip of the Week
Stretching is a great thing to do at any time of the day! It’s a great way to wake up in the morning, to warm your body up for any sort of athletic activity and to relax after practice and/or before bed. There are two different types of stretching: dynamic stretching and static stretching. Dynamic stretching is more useful when waking up or before becoming active. Some good examples of dynamic stretching include arm swings, leg swings, even jumping jacks. On the other hand, static stretching is a nice, relaxing way to stretch, maybe before bed. Try to hold static stretches for 30 seconds, then take a deep breath in, exhale, and reach a little further. There are many benefits to improving your flexibility (injury prevention, improved technique in the water, improved body position in the water, etc.) so make it a habit to stretch on your own daily!
Thanks for reading and see you next week!