September 11, 2015
We wanted to update everyone about the practice schedule and give people an opportunity to respond and ask questions.
Though it has been a short week there has been allot of activity in the pool. We are in the early stages of the new format but we are encouraged by the consistency and number of people participating during the 5-6 p.m. practice time slot. We feel that we have been able to give swimmers more constant and direct feedback. This will lead to steady improvements in mechanics and increased efficiency. We have also been able to work in a 1/2 hour of dry land fitness outside. This will continue as long as the weather holds up. We are trying to find a space in the building for once the weather turns and we will let you know once we find something.
The UMD Student Club Team started out with 10 swimmers showing up for Tuesday evening's practice and 6 joining the Wednesday morning session. The numbers since then have been low but we hope they will move back up. We will give the UMD team one month to establish a presence. If at that time we feel the numbers and abilities allow for more swimmers to join the 6-7:30 p.m. group we will let you know. At this time we do feel like we can open up the Friday evening practice to everyone. All swimmers are welcome to come to the pool from 4:30-6 p.m. on Friday.
If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you for your patience and flexability.
Your NSSC Staff