2020-21 New Albany Aquatics Club New Season Info
#Grateful for a 20-21 Season
John Coffman Head Coach, Head of Operations
Lead Coach for Elite & Cyclone, Director of Dryland
Jenny Bernsdorf Assistant Head Coach, AG Coordinator, Co-Lead for Cyclone
Who is NAAC?
About the Club - Mission, Vision & Philosophy, Training Philosophy
Coaches, Board Members & Support Staff
Board Members: Dave Wharton, John Coffman, Richie Wildenhaus, Andy Meeting, Tom Morris, April Elkovitch, Sara Baker
Entry Chair/AO: Erin & Seth Reetz Finances: Jen Parmentar Web Master: Lisa Ross
2019-20 Past Season and Awards
54 JO SC qualifiers & 19 NCSA Jr. National qualifiers (sadly, meets canceled)
NAAC 3rd at Ohio SC Sr Champs (Nov) & Barbara Kay 8&U Meet Champs !! (Mar)
NAAC 2019-20 Ohio Swimming Senior Large Team Division Coach of the Year John Coffman - really a TEAM award!
A total of 34 NEW Team Records over the 2019-20 SC only swim season!
More info HERE!
Protocols - Please review with your swimmers & we will notify of any updates as we move through the season.
Facilities – Swim & Deck equipment from successful Spring 2019 Swim-A-Thon, still more equipment to come!
Group Season Info & ZOOM Meetings possible in October. Full Policy, MAAP, Code of Conduct & Medical Consent verification will be through your reply to Group Season Info emails in early October!
Waivers & Agreements were all initially noted and approved at season registration, other links below and in our Group Season Info email/s.
2020-21 USA Swimming MAAPP, Code of Conduct and Team Policies
250+ members strong again for 2020-21!
SwimVille USA Speedo Team sales w/Cols store @ 837 Bethel Rd
JC Manny Team Apparel
Private lessons – Mon PM beginning after Fall IMX - Supplements to training, $50/half hr, two swimmers per Coach max. No private lessons outside NAAC opportunities per all protocols.
John Coffman – Head Coach & Elite Lead Coach
Jen B – Assistant Head Coach, AG Coordinator & Lead Cyclone, @ some Wave-Typhoon prac/wk
Rich Morris - Typhoon & Hurricane Lead Coach
Lisa Ross - Tsunami & Wave Lead Coach
Jen Schimming – Beginner Development, Ripple & Breaker Lead Coach
AG Dryland Lead Coach TBD
Assistant Coaches: Olivia Barnes, Tyler Prose, Dustin Gerken, Ross Hartley, Dave Wharton, Matthew Bernsdorf, Abby Stone, Brent Axline, Quinn Fike, Nick Ward, Morgan Morris & Sr Swimmers Tommy Morris and Emma Hogan helping
Officials – NAAC provides SC meet fee reimbursement for up to 10 Team Family Officials, details online!
What You Can Expect From Our NAAC Coaches
Helping each swimmer achieve very specific skill sets through intelligently designed progressions
Helping each swimmer achieve a sense of self-reliance & sport mastery through instruction & support
A positive environment Challenging training sessions
Stroke technique, start, turn and finish instruction Swimming strategy and Goal setting
Healthy reminders Dryland training
On deck support at practice and meets Long Term Swimming Considerations
Communication – Team Updates, Group Updates, OnDeck App - list SMS to receive text msgs!
Team website – info posted & updated often!, forms and links, NAAC Google Homepage Calendar
What We Expect From Our Swimmers
Learn & have fun through consistent, appropriate efforts at all practices and meets
Develop self-reliance & self-confidence through sport mastery and coach supported learning
Attend practices & give effort consistently Participate in meets – per group expectations
Do your best to achieve your goals Be respectful to coaches, swimmers, officials
Encourage each other Represent NAAC proudly (team cap & attire*)
Get plenty of sleep and eat healthy foods – 10 Principles & Regeneration Made Simple
What We Expect From Our Team Families
Support your child’s swimming development in a positive, simple manner
Get your child to practice and meets Respect deadlines
Trust the coaches Stay off pool deck (USA rule)
Communicate directly w Lead Coach FIRST Represent the club proudly; attitude/atmosphere
Enjoy watching your child develop Encourage your child positively*
Volunteer (minimum 2 jobs/ family), especially HOME “B” Invitationals
Generally consider our 10 Principles & Regeneration Made Simple guides
CURRENT and Tentative Meet Schedule
Developmental, Important, and Critical Meets
Some meets are not intended for every swimmer – 14 & under, Qualifying Meets - Lead Coach ref.
Entries – log in to declare days or sessions & PLEASE use “Notes” – Group Meetings more details/group. Meet Invites through email, with reminders, time allowing
NO LATE ENTRIES Parents suggest events, Coaches select events
Billed through Team Unify Be on time, stay through relays
Team caps & Team swim suits Scratching an event is not permitted
Coaches at meets 24 hour no-contact rule
Tech suits only at Championship Meets (NAAC), NO 12&U tech suits at all beginning Sept 2020
5 "official" planned HOME meets – Fall (Oct) and Spring (May) IMX, C-19 Sr Champiosnhip in Nov, Penguin Plunge in Dec and Valentine Splash in Feb
Meet Managers – Coffman, Bernsdorf, Volunteer Managers - Sara Baker, Jen & Steve Siegel
Possible IMX and IM Ready considerations
Chain of Communication – Parent to Lead Coach 1st, then Head Coach and/or Head AG Coach
Please never contact another team, team staff, coach or official about a meet
*To be eligible for RELAY swims at the JO Meet(s), a swimmer must compete at the Regional Meet unless they have 5 or more Individual Event cuts prior to the Regional Meet. Regional Meets are Championship Meets (Winter AND Summer), not just JO qualifying attempts.*
We want all of our eligible swimmers competing at their highest level meets!!
AG Dryland is in a holding pattern per current protocols and NAHS as of Sept/Oct 2020
Dryland in the weight room OR outdoors, dress appropriately, appropriate footwear
John C will Coach most SR Lifting & Dryland sessions, AG Dryland Lead TBA
Generally good athletes are more likely to become specifically great swimmers, Durability = no injuries
The higher the level of group, the more integral dryland training becomes to durability AND performance
Swim Gear Update
We are a Speedo team, Team & Championship suits will be Speedo suits
SwimVille USA is our Speedo Team Outfitter (837 Bethel Rd), JC Manny our Team Apparel provider
Equipment Lists posted online (sub-tab under Team Updates) and emailed
Athlete drop off and pick up @ Fodor Rd side of pool - Exiting the pool and/or Dryland areas, also see Protocols
Possible Summer training options - locations, groups, times, SC/LC all under review each season. The Links was a great help to our Team this Summer!
Mon Night Private Lessons reminder - only an addition to regular, hard efforts at scheduled practices!
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Amazon Smile (.5% donation to NAAC - no added cost!)
The NAAC Philosophy
Learn Have Fun Compete