News and updates from your coaches
From the Coaching Staff:
APB vs Highlander Dolphins 05/20/17
Some notable efforts by our Polar Bears were:
6&Under Boys Bradley Bladshaw who placed 2nd in both the 25 yard free and 25 yard back.
Jaycie Milos & Orion Light combined to win 1st in the mixed 6&Under Freestyle Relay.
Elliot Hood paced 1st in the 50 Yard Free, 50 Back and 50 Breast
Brother Aidan Hood placed 1st in 3 individual events which included a personal best in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.79.
Quinton Light placed 2nd in all 3 of his individual races. He joined forces with other 7&8 year old boys in the 100 medley relay and 100 yard free relay for first place in each.
7&8 boys medley relay “A” Team Final Time = 1:46.07 (Quinton Light, Jake Dann, Orion Light, Timothy McGeorge)
Ayla Tuua, returning from softball, placed 1st in 3 individual events and broke the APB and Nugget Record in the 25 backstroke with 18.61 seconds.
The boys 15-18 year old 200 Medley Relay (Asa Putz, Hunter Riordan, Aidan Hood, Chase Ricketts) placed 1st with a time of 2:03.42.
Zachary Higgins had three 1st place individual events and a 4th. 1st with fellow teammates Lance Eggers, Brian Fox & Elliot Hood.
Some moved up an age group to help their fellow Polar Bears in some relays.
Hunter Riordan placed 2nd in the 100 individual medley, 50 free and 100 breast.
Mia Riordan placed 1st in the 50 back and 50 free, and a stellar 2nd place in the 100 free all three were personal bests for Mia.
Your swimmers will be bringing home Goal Cards to fill out. Help them look up or find any results and times from the previous year swimming. If your swimmer is new at the sport, their goals can be more general statements. The following is an example of how each swimmer can fill out their goal cards.
Name- swimmers writes their own name
What- write event or goal they want to accomplish
How- exactly how they will accomplish the goal in and out of practice
Best Time- if you can find it or use the practice time
Goal- the swimmers' specific goal ( not Mom or Dad's :)
By When- May 18= Black and Blue Meet
Actual- This is filled out May 18 or 19
* Bring back to the coach and I will make copies for us then return it to your swimmer to display at home.
Also, Coach Jaime, Josh and I are putting together the list of who swims in which groups. We are asking some swimmers to come at different times than their own age group because there will be more space and coaching staff to help at the various levels. That list will be ready tonight at practice. The practice times are the same that have been posted
And once again, thank you parents for your kids. This is an exciting group to coach. Yes, we will go through a few transitions and adjustments however, this will also help all of us coaches get to know each of your kids better.
Your Polar Bear Coach,
Welcome back Polar Bears. This is going to be a great year for our returning swimmers as well as our new Polar Bear team members.
Because of March clinic, we already have quite a few Polar Bear Cub graduates ready for the 2017 season. And many returning swimmers are on their way to amazing swimming. Nice job listening, learning and doing all we did during March Clinic.
This year, be ready for each practice with all your equipment. This year each swimmer needs:
*Cap, goggles, competitive swim suit
*towel, sun screen, and a bag to hold all you stuff if you have one.
*kick board (you may borrow one of ours
*long blade training fins (ask a coach if you have any questions)
Also, it is very important to stay hydrated and have energy for practices, fun events and games, and meets.....so
* eat a nutritious snack before and after. Practice
* drink plenty of water and/or low or no sugar drinks. Save citrus food and drinks for after practice.
I am looking forward to seeing all of our amazing Polar Bears this year. Our practices are Monday through Friday. Be looking for the Coaches' Polar Bear Sightings (swimmers of the week) this season. More on this later.
Happy being your coach,