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Thursday, April 26 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This week's topic: 

We are working on breaststroke and butterfly this week. As well as starts and relay exchanges. 

SWAT Meet - Saturday April 28 @ St. Augustine 

The location has changed - the meet will be held at St. Augustine in Milwaukee. 

  • AM Session: 8&under swimmers; arrive by 7:15 AM 
  • PM Session: 9-12 year old swimmers; arrival time 11:30 AM

Meet entries: 

Meet entries are available for viewing all the way through May and then the 8&Under EBSC meet. Please let me know if your swimmer would prefer a different event than I chose. Also, if your swimmer is no longer able to attend I need to know that ASAP! 

AGT Parent Meeting: 

Our parent meeting will be May 1st immediately following practice. Please complete this survey in the meantime to help me out for planning purposes! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkk3PI24ZzUCCr1BmTH4UOwga51w4bkctQIVLeeV7xsJZCVA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Want to get out of the stands and onto the pool deck? Looking to become an official? Want to learn more about it? We're looking to recruit new parent officials. Let me know! 

Thursday, April 19 Update 

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming

This week's topic: 

This week we are working on freestyle and backstroke. Focusing on the catch and body position for backstroke, backstroke starts, and backstroke flipturns. We are increasing our workload during our sets as well! Continue to push yourself; if you're not tired when you reach the wall you can work harder! 

Meet entries: 

Meet entries are available for viewing all the way through May and then the 8&Under EBSC meet. Please let me know if your swimmer would prefer a different event than I chose. Also, if your swimmer is no longer able to attend I need to know that ASAP! 

SWAT Meet - Location Change

The SWAT meet next weekend is at St. Augustine Prep. 2607 S. 5th St. Milwaukee

Pizza Day: 

It was great seeing everyone at the 1st shift at Pizza Day! I got to try my hand at shredding cheese and turn up the tunes! I hope you had fun and thank you for doing your part to support our team! 

AGT Parent Meeting: 

Our parent meeting will be May 1st immediately following practice. Please complete this survey in the meantime to help me out for planning purposes! 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkk3PI24ZzUCCr1BmTH4UOwga51w4bkctQIVLeeV7xsJZCVA/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Want to get out of the stands and onto the pool deck? Looking to become an official? Want to learn more about it? We're looking to recruit new parent officials. Let me know! 

 

Thursday, April 12 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming

This Week's Topic:

We have been working on lots of elements for freestyle the past few weeks. We're working on hand entry just outside our shoulder width, vertical forearm, elbow high, with fingertips pointing down for when we catch the water, and finishing our stroke back by our thigh. We've also spent a good amount of time working on body line: making sure the crown of our head is at the waterline with our nose and eyes looking down to the bottom of the pool. 

Pizza Day: 

Pizza day is this Saturday at Brookfield Park and Rec. I'm looking forward to seeing all of our volunteers working together for the good of the club! Enjoy your time and be sure to branch out and meet new members/families! That's what makes it so fun! 

SWAT Meet - April 28

Entries are now available for viewing for the SWAT meet at Greenfield HS on April 28. 

  • AM Session: 8&under swimmers; arrive by 7:15 AM 
  • PM Session: 9-12 year old swimmers; arrival time TBA

Please check the entry and let me know if there are any errors. The earlier I know about errors, or swimmers who are committed and are now unable to attend, the better! I put all 9-12 y.o. AGT swimmers in  the 4 50's and 8 year olds in 25 fly, bk, br and 50 free. I'm open to changes if so desired! 

Attendance: 

Attendance is crucial to improvement. Make an effort to be at practice at much as possible. It is required that AGT swimmers attend 50% of the scheduled practices over the course of the season. However, in this case, more is always better! I understand and encourage involvement in other activities; please let me know about these other commitments! Thank you! 

Congrats to the following swimmers on excellent attendance  - 75% or better! 

Eric H - 100% Spandana - 100%

Brady C - 91% Ryan H - 91% Siddarth M - 91% Colin R - 91%

Josh C - 82% Jane J - 82% Bella K - 82% Molly P - 82% Ethan Z - 82%

 

Thursday, March 8 Update 

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

Welcome! My name is Carissa (CC - Coach Carissa). I'm eager for the long course season to start. Here is some helpful information for our upcoming season! 

1) AGT 1/2 always attend the same practice, but sometimes do different sets depending on ability. 

2) AGT swimmers need to have a swimsuit, goggles, and flippers. Swim caps and kickboards are encouraged but not necessary. Flippers like these are perfect: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-floating-swim-fins-color-23059/ 

3) Please be punctual: We hop in the water immediately at the start of our scheduled practice and end promptly. Do not drop your swimmer off more than 15 minutes early to practice and please pick your swimmer up from practice within 15 minutes of the end of the scheduled practice. 

4) Attendance is crucial to improvement. Make an effort to be at practice at much as possible. It is required that AGT swimmers attend 50% of the scheduled practices over the course of the season. 

 

Please feel free to text me or email me with any questions! 

Thursday, Feb. 15 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

Last week of practice! We practice Monday through Thursday. We will be reviewing everything and anything and also working on racing/sprinting! Do your best to be at practice everyday! 

Regionals - February 16-18 at Waukesha South:

This is a season-ending meet for most AGT swimmers. I can accept event changes through Thursday, February 8th. Please check the entry and let me know! If your swimmer is not registered and you'd like them to be, I can sign them up through 2/8. 

 12& Under Banquet:

This season's 12&under banquet will be Wednesday, March 7th. All swimmers and their families are invited to attend. Each coach talks about each of their swimmers in attendance, highlighting their achievements and the overall season. It will be at Brookfield East HS in the cafeteria from 5:30-8:30 PM. Pizza, salad, breadsticks, cupcakes, and soda/water will be served for dinner. There are also raffle prizes and a picture slideshow!! I encourage all to attend - the kids have a lot of fun! 

Thursday, Feb. 8 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

We are getting close to the end of the season....7 practices left from Monday, Feb. 5 until Regionals. We will be reviewing everything and anything and also working on racing/sprinting! Do your best to be at practice everyday! 

Long Course Registration: 

 If your swimmer(s) plans to return to EBSC for the Long Course season (March to August), you must pre-register each returning swimmer online by February 9, 2018.  Please let me know by February 9 if your swimmer will NOT be returning.

Regionals - February 16-18 at Waukesha South:

This is a season-ending meet for most AGT swimmers. I can accept event changes through Thursday, February 8th. Please check the entry and let me know! If your swimmer is not registered and you'd like them to be, I can sign them up through 2/8. 

NBSC and A+ Recap: 

Coming soon

 12& Under Banquet:

This season's 12&under banquet will be Wednesday, March 7th. All swimmers and their families are invited to attend. Each coach talks about each of their swimmers in attendance, highlighting their achievements and the overall season. It will be at Brookfield East HS in the cafeteria from 5:30-8:30 PM. Pizza, salad, breadsticks, cupcakes, and soda/water will be served for dinner. There are also raffle prizes and a picture slideshow!! I encourage all to attend - the kids have a lot of fun! 

Thursday, Feb. 1 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming

This Week's Topic: 

This week is IM week. We will work on IM endurance and turns. We will spend some time on starts as well. We will continue to work on longer sets in freestyle and IM. 

MFSC Spring Cup Challenge Recap: 

This past weekend was a great opportunity for sprints and one of my favorite pools! The kids raced fast and we walked away with a lot of best times! Congrats to the following swimmers who had at least one best time: Sara, Evelyn, Max, Ryan, Maddy, Mark, Nish, Kate, Won, Benji, Siddarth, Sully, Vino, Jillian, Elizabeth, and Isabelle. 

NBSC Meet Information

The meet will be held at New Berlin Eisenhower HS, located at 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road in New Berlin.  Parking will be available around the back of the building, and you can enter through the doors marked “Main Entrance”. The pool is located in the lower level, so walk through the cafeteria area and follow signs down the stairs to the pool.

AM Session: 8&under, 13&over - arrive by 7:15 AM 

PM Session: 9-12 year olds 

  • Saturday - arrive by 10:30 AM
  • Sunday - arrive by 9:45 AM

Schroeder A+ Meet information - QUALIFIERS ONLY! 

Coach Rose has sent emails with detailed information regarding this competition. This meet is at Schroeder in Brown Deer for those that have qualified 

Saturday PM: 12&Under - arrive by approx. 12:00 PM

  • Saturday has a finals session at night for those swimmers 9&up who qualify during prelims

Sunday AM: 12&Under - arrive by 7:45 AM 

Thursday, Jan. 25 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming

This Week's Topic: 

This week we are working on butterfly - tight dolphin kicks underwater off of start and turn, fast turnover with the hands, and overall butterfly endurance. We are also working on longer non-freestyle stroke sets to build our endurance in other strokes. 

Shorewood IMX Challenge Recap:

I'm super proud of our swimmers for competing in the IMX Challenge! We swam lots of best times and new events! Every swimmer in attendance had at least one best time! Congrats to the following swimmers: Ruba, Sara, Sam, Bella B, Ayushi, Kushi, Josh, Luke, Ryan, Eric, Maddy, Mark, Peter, Bella K, Nish, Kate, Benji, Siddarth, Shri, Sully, Chiara, Emily, Molly, Vinod, Jillian, Riya, David, Isabelle

MFSC Sprint Cup Challenge: 

THIS MEET IS AT SCHROEDER IN BROWN DEER

AM Session: 9&Under - arrive by 7:45 AM 

PM Session: 10-12 year olds - arrive by 11:30 AM 

Heat sheets are available online: https://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FEventsCurrent.jsp%3Fteam%3Dwimfsc&id=807511&team=wimfsc

AGT Meet Expectations:

This past weekend, I had to remind a lot of swimmers of our meet expectations. Please review these with your swimmer! 

- Arrive 15 minutes (or more) early to warm-ups! Your EBSC meet suit, cap, and goggles should be ready to go and your events, heats, lanes written on your arm. 

- Stay on the pool deck and cheer for your teammates. Also, paying attention to the meet so you don't miss your races. (It's ok to chat to parents in the parent section, but then come back to the deck). It is NOT okay to run around facilities, play in hallways, etc. It's important to rest between races, keep your body warm by wearing clothes (not shivering/wet), and stay involved in the meet by cheering and watching for when your races are coming up. 

- BEFORE and AFTER races, talk to your coach (me). Us coaches love to give refreshers/pointers before races and will tell you your time, what you did well, and something to work on after we watch a race. Swimmers that swim best times also get a "gator" reward after their swims; but only if they talk to their coach after the race. 

- Communication is key! Notify me (Coach Carissa) if you will be late to warm-ups, need to leave early, or are no longer able to attend the meet. (Especially in the case of relays, we need to know who we have there and then relays are finalized during warm-ups. If you are not there and cause a relay to be scratched, you will be charged for the entire relay). 

Thursday, Jan. 18 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

This week is breaststroke week. We'll review stroke technique, pull-outs, turns, etc. Last week we started working on training 100's in our main sets - this will continue through the end of the season. We really focused on relay exchanges and starts this week too! 

Shorewood IMX/IMR Challenge - January 20 and January 21

This weekend we'll be competing at Shorewood High School in the IMX/IMR challenge. More information to come in the middle of the week. Heat sheets will be available online. 

MFSC Spring Cup Challenge - January 27 

THIS MEET IS AT SCHROEDER IN BROWN DEER

Upcoming Meets:  

February 3-4 - Schroeder A+ QUALIFIERS ONLY 

February 3-4 - New Berlin - please review events, let me know any changes by 1/19

February 17-18 - Waukesha (Regionals) - season ending meet - please review events! I welcome changes according to what your swimmer wants to swim! 

AM Session both days: 12 year olds, 13-14, Senior - arrive by 6:45 AM 

PM Session both days: 11 year olds and under - arrival time TBA

Upcoming Meets:  

January 27 - Menomonee Falls - THIS MEET IS AT SCHROEDER IN BROWN DEER

February 3-4 - Schroeder A+ QUALIFIERS ONLY 

February 3-4 - New Berlin - please review events, let me know any changes by 1/19

February 17-18 - Waukesha (Regionals) - season ending meet - please review events! I welcome changes according to what your swimmer wants to swim! 

Mark Your Calendar - 12& Under Banquet

This season's 12&under banquet will be Wednesday, March 7th. All swimmers and their families are invited to attend. Each coach talks about each of their swimmers in attendance, highlighting their achievements and the overall season. It will be at Brookfield East HS in the cafeteria from 5:30-8:30 PM. Pizza, salad, breadsticks, cupcakes, and soda/water will be served for dinner. There are also raffle prizes and a picture slideshow!! I encourage all to attend - the kids have a lot of fun! 

Thursday, Jan. 11 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming

This Week's Topic: 

This week is backstroke week. We'll review stroke technique, but mainly focus on push-offs and fast/legal flipturns for backstroke. 

Escape to Hawaii Recap: 

I was so bummed to miss the Escape to Hawaii meet this weekend. I woke up with strep and went to the doctor to get on antibiotics so I'm ready for the week! I was watching via meet mobile! 

best times/updates coming soon....

Upcoming Meets: 

January 20-21 - Shorewood - please review events by Wednesday 1/10; will be submbitted Thursday. 

January 27 - Menomonee Falls - please review events by Wednesday 1/10; will be submbitted Thursday. 

February 3-4 - Schroeder A+ QUALIFIERS ONLY 

February 3-4 - New Berlin - please review events, let me know any changes by 1/19

February 17-18 - Waukesha (Regionals) - season ending meet (events not yet available) 

Mark Your Calendar - 12& Under Banquet

This season's 12&under banquet will be Wednesday, March 7th. All swimmers and their families are invited to attend. Each coach talks about each of their swimmers in attendance, highlighting their achievements and the overall season. It will be at Brookfield East HS in the cafeteria from 5:30-8:30 PM. Pizza, salad, breadsticks, cupcakes, and soda/water will be served for dinner. There are also raffle prizes and a picture slideshow!! I encourage all to attend - the kids have a lot of fun! 

Thursday, Jan. 4 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

Welcome back from break! The kids sure enjoyed water polo last week. We'll try to get that in a couple times before the end of the season...which is coming up quicker than you'd think! We're back to a freestyle week. We'll be working on some stroke technique, but also reviewing fast flip turns, efficient push-offs, fast breakouts, etc. 

Escape to Hawaii Meet: 

This Saturday, January 6 is the EBSC-hosted Escape to Hawaii meet. I've been looking forward to pretending we're somewhere warm, but we'll actually be somewhere warm --- nice and toasty together on the pool deck. Make the most of your required volunteering and get festive - wear some Hawaiian or EBSC gear and make new friends with our amazing swim families! 

Heat sheets will be available electronically this week. Watch your email! 

AM Session: ARRIVE BY 6:45 AM Swimmers in 8&under events, Seniors

"PM" Session: ARRIVE BY 10:30 AM Swimmers 9-12 years-old

Thursday, Dec. 21 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

This week we'll be doing some IM stuff - working on IM transitions and reviewing stroke techniques we've worked on in the weeks prior. Last "training" week; Christmas break will mostly be fun stuff with our two days of practice!

Single Age State Champs Recap: 

coming soon

EBSC Meet - Escape to Hawaii:

The EBSC hosted meet at Brookfield East is coming up on January 6. Those entries are available for viewing and relays have recently been switched around. As this is an EBSC hosted meet, all families are required to volunteer and the volunteer sign-up is available on the meet landing page if you haven't already chosen your job preferences. We aren't able to host meets without the help of our volunteers! So THANK YOU in advance! 

AM Session: swimmers that are swimming 8&under events (FYI not all 8&unders are signed up for 8&under events, so please double check your swimmer's entries! 

PM Session: 9-12 year olds 

Specific timeline to come the week prior to the meet.

Upcoming Special Practice Events: 

December 22nd - Christmas Swimopoly 

December 27 - half swim, half water polo

December 28 - New Year's Countdown

Thursday, Dec. 14 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

This week we'll be focusing on butterfly; mostly sequence, putting the breath in the right place and efficient turns. 

Single Age Sprint Championships - Qualifiers ONLY: 

Saturday and Sunday December 16-17 is the Single Age State Champs Sprint Meet at the new St. Augustine Prep (2607 South 5th St.Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

The following swimmers from AGT are qualified to swim at this meet: Bella B., Luke, Eric, and Sam. 

The meet timeline is not yet available (Monday 12/11) 

Parking: 

Park in the large lot associated with the school. Once the lot is full DO NOT park illegally.  There is street parking around the school but we would suggest using the shuttle.

We are providing a shuttle to a nearby building with over 400 parking spots.  It is approximately a 3 minute drive to the parking lot where the shuttle will go.  The lot is located at:

2701 S. Chase Ave (on the east side of I-43)

Upcoming Special Practice Events: 

December 15 - Beat the Clock

December 22nd - Christmas Swimopoly 

December 27 - half swim, half water polo

December 28 - New Year's Countdown

Thursday, Dec. 7 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming.

This Week's Topic: 

This week will be breaststroke week. We will focus on fast hands and efficient turns. 

BAC Holiday Splash Recap:

This past weekend we had a small group, but very strong swimming! We had Bella B qualify more events for the single age state meet next weekend, Sam qualified the 25 fly for single age state, and Luke qualified for the state meet in March in the 100 breast. Everyone in attendance had at least one best time! Congrats to the following swimmers with the amount of best times achieved in parentheses: Sam (6), Bella B (5), Lenny (5), Josh (2), Luke (3), Eric (6), Maddy (5), Benji (5), Molly (5), Vinod (2), and Isabelle (5). 

Single Age Sprint Championships - Qualifiers ONLY: 

Saturday and Sunday December 16-17 is the Single Age State Champs Sprint Meet at the new St. Augustine Prep (2607 South 5th St.Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

The following swimmers from AGT are qualified to swim at this meet: Bella B., Luke, Eric, and Sam. 

The meet is Saturday PM and Sunday AM. More information to come. 

Upcoming Special Practice Events: 

December 15 - Beat the Clock

December 22nd - Christmas Swimopoly 

December 27 - half swim, half water polo

December 28 - New Year's Countdown

Attendance Updates:

How is your swimmer's attendance? Are you getting them to practice as often as possible? Remember that the attendance requirement is 50% over the course of the entire season. However, the more your swimmer is getting to practice, the more opportunities they have to practice their skills and challenge their endurance.....and the better their chances are of improving and progressing through the program. Congratulations to the following swimmers with 80% attendance or better:

Maddy and Benji - 97%

Bella K - 93%

Eric - 91%

Siddarth - 88%

Molly and Vinod - 85%. 

Thursday, Nov. 30 Update 

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming. 

This Week's Topic: 

We are reviewing freestyle - working on hip rotation - and also talking about moving our hips during backstroke this week. We've spent some time working on backstroke starts as well; setting up our start in the water and working on going over the water on the back dive, then back under the surface. 

Practice Update: NO PRACTICE FRIDAY 12/1

BAC Travel Meet: 

Coming up, our next meet is BAC at Middleton-Cross Plains HS on December 1-3 (we are only swimming Saturday and Sunday). Timelines are available on the events page. 

Saturday/Sunday:  Session 1 8&U, 10&U (arrive by 7:45 AM to the pool for warm-ups)

Saturday/Sunday: Session 2 11-12 (arrive by 11:15 AM to the pool for warm-ups) 

 

Thursday, Nov. 23 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in life through swimming. 

This Week's Topic: 

We will be working on freestyle for this short week. We only have practice Monday-Wednesday, then a long weekend for Thanksgiving! 

Turkey Relays Recap:

Great turn-out for Turkey Relays! It was a lot of fun and congratulations to Ruba who found the onion during the apple bob! Thank you to all who donated non-perishable food item! More info to come on the total of donated items. 

BAC Travel Meet: 

Coming up, our next meet is BAC at Middleton-Cross Plains HS on December 1-3 (we are only swimming Saturday and Sunday). Timelines will be released the week before. 

Saturday/Sunday:  Session 1 8&U, 10&U (arrive by 7:45 AM to the pool for warm-ups)

Saturday/Sunday: Session 2 11&12 (arrive by time TBA) 

Thursday, Nov. 16 Update

This Week's Topic:

This week we will be covering butterfly; mainly focusing on putting the breath and kicks in the appropriate spot. We will also work on starts and keep building the intensity of our sets. Last week we routinely split the group into AGT1 and AGT2 to give swimmers the chance to challenge themselves in sets that are appropriate for their level (some swimmers have been swimming up a level too!). We will be able to split the groups more frequently now that I will have an assistant coach! 

Welcome Coach Megan! 

Our new assistant will be Megan Bingenheimer! Megan has a long history swimming with Elmbrook and just finished her season with Brookfield East's girls team this past weekend. I'm looking forward to working with Megan and having an extra set of eyes/hands to help our swimmers succeed! 

Shorewood Swim Meet Recap:

Great racing this past weekend! It was fun to watch some of you race for the first time and to see lots of best times! Congrats to the following swimmers for at least one best time: Ruba, Bella B, Lenny, Kushi, Evelyn, Luke, Max, Ryan, Eric, Maddy, Peter, Bella K, Nish, Kate, Benji, Siddarth, Sully, Emily, Molly, Vino, Jillian, Elizabeth, and David.

Turkey Relays: 

The annual Turkey Relays is Saturday, November 18 - highly encourage all swimmers to attend Turkey Relays. This is a fun practice for all the 12&under team. We will do silly relays themed around Thanksgiving; one of my favorite Elmbrook Traditions. Who knows! Maybe an EBSC coach will dress up like a turkey!

This year, we're asking swimmers to bring in non-perishable food items for Turkey Relays. The food will be going to a place near and dear to my heart; the school where I work. I work at Horace Mann Elementary and our school runs a Community Closet that provides clothes for families in need. From now until Christmas, the Community Closet hosts a food drive for our families. The food that is brought in for Turkey Relays will directly benefit the students that I work with everyday. 

Parent Social:

The Parent Social is this Sunday, November 19. It's a Packer Party!!!!! Great opportunity to meet and hang out with other swim families! Check your emails for the evite sent on 10-12-17. If you can’t find it, please RSVP: christinestich77@hotmail.com.

Thursday, Nov. 6 Update

Elmbrook Swim Club: Excellence in Life through Swimming 

This Week's Topic: 

It's breaststroke week. We will refine breaststroke pullouts and work on pausing the stroke in a glide - to avoid spinning arms. The kids had a lot of fun with this drill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR_DdpGSO7Q on Monday - working on extending the whole body forward into the glide. 

The AGT's are expected to use an underwater pullout off the start and every wall in a breaststroke race. I teach them 1) streamline 2) dolphin kick 3) arm pull down 4) breaststroke kick arms up 5) first stroke on top of the water

Here's a video that walks you through the underwater pullout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4XN3KdVVlk

Shorewood Swim Meet:

This Sunday, November 12, AGT is competing at Shorewood HS. All swimmers are in the same session and all swimmers need to arrive at Shorewood HS by 7:15 AM. If your swimmer is running late that day of, will no longer be coming, or will be leaving early please notify me as soon as possible! 

Turkey Relays: 

The annual Turkey Relays is Saturday, November 18 - highly encourage all swimmers to attend Turkey Relays. This is a fun practice for all the 12&under team. We will do silly relays themed around Thanksgiving; one of my favorite Elmbrook Traditions. Who knows! Maybe an EBSC coach will dress up like a turkey!

This year, we're asking swimmers to bring in non-perishable food items for Turkey Relays. The food will be going to a place near and dear to my heart; the school where I work. I work at Horace Mann Elementary and our school runs a Community Closet that provides clothes for families in need. From now until Christmas, the Community Closet hosts a food drive for our families. The food that is brought in for Turkey Relays will directly benefit the students that I work with everyday. 

Thursday, Oct. 2 Update

This Week's Topic: 

We are working on backstroke this week. We will refine backstroke flipturns and work on the catch for backstroke. 

Video: (coming soon)  

Shorewood Meet - November:

Entries for the Shorewood competition are now available for viewing. Take a look and let me know if your swimmer has different preferences for events; especially the 8&under swimmers who have more options available to them. I prefer to put 8&unders in a mix of 25s/50s because as an AGT swimmer they are more prepared for 50s at this point. 

Thursday, Oct. 26 Update

This Week's Topic: 

We are circling back to a freestyle week (the pattern is freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, IM). This week we will be focusing on the catch of freestyle. We will be using sculling to focus on a high elbow catch and feeling the water. 

Alternating hinge scull video: http://www.chloesutton.com/all-posts/the-freestyle-catch (scull drill starts at 5:30)

EBSC Meet Recap:

I hope everyone had a great first meet! I was sad to miss it, but I'm super happy with the results and positive thoughts from the meet. Congratulations to the following swimmers for at least one best time: Ruba, Sara, Sam, Bella B, Ayushi, Kushi, Josh, Evelyn, Luke, Max, Ryan, Eric, Maddy, Mark, Peter, Bella K, Nish, Kate, Won, Benji, Siddarth, Shri, Sully, Emily, Molly, Vino, and Elizabeth. Great swimming Gators! 

Halloween Bowling: 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL THIS FRIDAY! I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ALL TO ATTEND THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28! 

Shorewood Meet - November:

Entries for the Shorewood competition are now available for viewing. Take a look and let me know if your swimmer has different preferences for events; especially the 8&under swimmers who have more options available to them. I prefer to put 8&unders in a mix of 25s/50s because as an AGT swimmer they are more prepared for 50s at this point. 

Attendance: 

Checking in.... how's your swimmer's attendance? Are you making as many practices as possible? The requirement is 50% attendance over the course of the season. However, the more your swimmer attends the better their improvement will be. 

Here's a virtual high five for the following swimmers with 80% attendance or better so far this season: 

100% - Eric, Maddy, Benji, Bella K, Elizabeth

94% - Nish, Vino

88% - Sara, Luke, Siddarth, Molly

81% - Sam, Kushi, Josh, Evelyn, Max 

Thursday, Oct 19 Update

This Week's Topic: 

This week we are reviewing everything, so I guess you could call it IM week! We are preparing for our first meet so focusing on legal strokes and starts, turns, and finishes! 

Swim-A-Long: 

I really enjoyed watching the AGT's (and all EBSC swimmers) swim and challenge themselves this past Saturday. Next year, I wanna be in the water! I'm thankful to families that took the time to raise money for our awesome club and I'm excited for the next Swim-A-Long! Check out our stats below:

Benji, Maddy, and David: 2,750 yards

Peter: 2,700 yards

Won: 2,500 yards

Isabelle and Lenny: 2,350 yards

Ayushi, Eric, and Max G: 2,300 yards

Sara: 2,050 yards

Halloween Bowling Party:

Sign up for the bowling party closes 10/21!!! It's always a ton of fun and there are prizes for best costume, so hopefully you've been preparing! I highly encourage all to attend!

EBSC Fall Classic:

This Saturday is the EBSC Fall Classic at Brookfield East! Meet information will be emailed out later this week, but for right now...9&Under swimmers are in the AM session and 10-12 year olds are in the PM session. 

I will not be at the meet this weekend. Other EBSC coaches will be responsible for the AGT group in my absence. 

AGT Meet Expectations:

- Arrive 15 minutes (or more) early to warm-ups! Your EBSC meet suit, cap, and goggles should be ready to go and your events, heats, lanes written on your arm. 

- Stay on the pool deck and cheer for your teammates. Also, paying attention to the meet so you don't miss your races. (It's ok to chat to parents in the balcony after a swim, but then come back to the deck). 

- BEFORE and AFTER races, talk to your coach (me; but in the case for this weekend, other EBSC coaches). Us coaches love to give refreshers/pointers before races and will tell you your time, what you did well, and something to work on after we watch a race. Swimmers that swim best times also get a "gator" reward after their swims; but only if they talk to their coach after the race. 

- Communication is key! Notify me (Coach Carissa) if you will be late to warm-ups, need to leave early, or are no longer able to attend the meet. (Especially in the case of relays, we need to know who we have there and then relays are finalized during warm-ups. If you are not there and cause a relay to be scratched, you will be charged for the entire relay). 

Thursday, Oct. 12 Update

This Week's Topic:

We are focusing on butterfly this week. This is a difficult stroke for kids when the timing isn't there. 

Here is a video on breath timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSRQrZAxCUA 

We have been drilling dolphin kick, and an efficient pull and recovery. 

Swim-A-Long:

This Saturday is the Swim-A-Long! Thank you to those that took the time to raise funds in order to participate in this cool event! I'm looking forward to seeing how much the AGT swimmers can do in an hour's time! 

Halloween Bowling: 

Register for the 12&under Halloween Bowling event on October 28! It's always lots of fun and the kids come up with some creative costumes! I'm hoping to be there for part of it as well! All 12&under swimmers are invited to attend. 

Upcoming Events/Misc.:

- October 13th - new members please make an effort to be at practice. This is mainly first meet prep - whistle cues, talking to a swim official to talk about disqualifications, going through the motions of a first meet.... It would help to ease new swimmer nerves! 

- October 21st - first meet of the season - EBSC hosted at Brookfield East - I will NOT be there. I have a wedding in Minnesota that weekend. Another EBSC coach will take the AGT group under their wing. 

Thursday, Oct. 5 Update

This Week's Topic:

This week is breaststroke week. I am teaching and refining the kids' breaststroke pullouts (verbal cues: streamline, ONE dolphin kick, pull arms down, breaststroke kick arms up); pullouts should be done underwater everytime you dive in or push off the wall for anything breaststroke. We'll also be focusing on a powerful breaststroke kick and putting the stroke together in sequence. 

Here's a great underwater video of breaststroke kick and timing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnHwE31_Q6g

Swim-A-Long: 

How's your fundraising coming for the swim-a-long? All members that raise funds will get to participate in our fun, new event on October 14th. Swimmers will get to challenge themselves to see how far they can swim in an hour's time! ONE MORE WEEK TO FUNDRAISE! Let's Go Gators! 

Halloween Bowling: 

Register for the 12&under Halloween Bowling event on October 28! It's always lots of fun and the kids come up with some creative costumes! I'm hoping to be there for part of it as well! All 12&under swimmers are invited to attend. 

Upcoming Events/Misc.:

- October 13th - new members please make an effort to be at practice. This is mainly first meet prep - whistle cues, talking to a swim official to talk about disqualifications, going through the motions of a first meet.... It would help to ease new swimmer nerves! 

- October 21st - first meet of the season - EBSC hosted at Brookfield East - I will NOT be there. I have a wedding in Minnesota that weekend. Another EBSC coach will take the AGT group under their wing. 

Thursday, Sept. 28 Update

This Week's Topic: 

This week is backstroke week. We will also continue to work on freestyle as we work on flipturns for both strokes. This week's videos:

Flip Turn - Approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOrILXdDiIw 

Flip Turn - The Flip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez5uEh7YyIM 

Flip Turn - The Push Off/Breakout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD8p2M_aI74 

Swim-A-Long: 

How's your fundraising coming for the swim-a-long? All members that raise funds will get to participate in our fun, new event on October 14th. Swimmers will get to challenge themselves to see how far they can swim in an hour's time! 

Halloween Bowling: 

Register for the 12&under Halloween Bowling event on October 28! It's always lots of fun and the kids come up with some creative costumes! I'm hoping to be there for part of it as well! All 12&under swimmers are invited to attend. 

BAC Middleton Travel Meet Dec 1-3:

If your swimmer(s) is(are) registered to swim at the BAC travel meet in December, the hotel reservation information is available on the event page. I just made my reservation yesterday. Reservations under the team block must be made by Nov 1. 

Thursday, Sept. 21 Update 

This Week's Topic: 

Continuing with balanced freestyle... we've been working on flutter kicking on our sides to build a strong flutter kick (narrow kick, toes pointed, from the hip) and working on an extended reach and finishing the pull on our stroke. Also, working on excellent streamlines off the wall every time! The 3 point push off and excellent streamlines will help us in setting up good body position for our strokes and for fast turns! Verbal cues for excellent streamlines: 3 point push-off (two feet on the wall, one hand on the wall) and "sink, streamline, push and rotate."

Side kick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ3nwVczsEE 

3-Point Push-off video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llQMyM8hR7U 

Swim-A-Long: 

How's your fundraising coming for the swim-a-long? All members that raise funds will get to participate in our fun, new event on October 14th. Swimmers will get to challenge themselves to see how far they can swim in an hour's time! 

Thursday, Sept. 14 Update

Welcome to the new season! It was great to meet many of the parents at the new member meeting or at practice on Wednesday! If you haven't met me, please stop in before or after practice to introduce yourself! 

This Week's Topic: 

Freestyle! We are working on putting together a balanced freestyle with kicking, low breathing, and extending the reach of our arms. 

Swim-A-Long: 

How's your fundraising coming for the swim-a-long? All members that raise funds will get to participate in our fun, new event on October 14th. Swimmers will get to challenge themselves to see how far they can swim in an hour's time! 

AGT Miscellaneous Things:

- Please have flippers by next Monday! They should be closed back, long blade preferred, but short is fine too! 

- Kickboards are recommended but not required. Sometimes pools are low on kickboards and kids like to have their own... it's up to you! 

- WRITE YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING! Put your initials in the tag of your suit, sharpie your name on your fins and kickboard! Help your child be responsible for their things by asking them the "checklist" when they hop in the car! 

- Please communicate with me regular absences (i.e. soccer, instrument lessons, etc.). I really am interested in knowing what your child may be involved in and get the bigger picture of why they may not be at practice! I do understand sometimes you're just not coming some night, you're welcome to just shoot me a text or email. 

- Do your best to get to practice as often as possible. Our practice requirement is 50% across the entire season, but that's the minimum. The more your child attends practice, the better progress they will make. 

Carpools: 

In order to get your swimmer to practice as much as possible, you may need some help with transportation. I have a parent asking if anyone is interested in carpooling from the Davidson/Brookfield Rd. area. Send me an email if you're interested and I can link you with the parent. 

Thursday, Sept. 7 Update 

Finally! The short course season is upon us! I'm so excited to see all my buddies again and meet our new teammates! 

I'm excited to meet all the new members. I will see you Tuesday, September 12 at Brookfield Park and Rec from 5:30-6:30 PM. After the New Member meeting, the EBSC Board will host the annual meeting which everyone is invited to attend; that will be from 6:30-7:30. During the annual meeting or following the meeting I will be available to talk to anyone to address questions, concerns, etc.! 

Elsmore Pop-Up Shop: Tuesday, September 12 at Brookfield Park and Rec (during the new member and annual meeting) 5:00-8:00 PM. Come and get your EBSC gear and all of the equipment your swimmer will need for AGT

Practice Equipment: AGT swimmers need the following equipment for swim practice: goggles, cap, practice suit, flippers (closed back, long or short fin), and a swim bag (kickboard optional). 

Our first practice is Wednesday, September 13 at Brookfield East 5:30-6:45 PM. 

Practice Requirement: AGT is required to attend 50% or more of practices throughout the entire season. Ideally, your swimmer would attend closer to 80-100% to see better progress and skill aquisition. I understand kids are involved in lots of things and this may not be possible; please communicate with me recurring absences and conflicts! I do like to know what else your child is involved in and why they aren't at practice. 

Thursday, Aug 3 Update

12&Under State Recap: 

Our AGT swimmers swam so fast at 12&Under State this past weekend and helped the entire EBSC 12&Under team finish 3rd in the meet! Our AGT swimmers represented EBSC in the 10&Under session; we had Luke, Logan, Owen, Matthew, Tyler S, and Caroline compete. Of our 6 AGT swimmers, 3 of those (Logan, Tyler, and Luke) are 8 year olds - very few 8 year olds qualified for state this year (and other years). I am very proud of all of our swimmers and their accomplishments (below):

Luke swam 3 individual events and swam 3 best times, earning his 50 breast state cut during a bonus swim! Way to go Luke! 

Logan swam the full 6 events and both relays. He placed 8th in the 100m backstroke; earning a podium spot and a medal, 12th in the 50m breast, 9th in the 200 IM, 11th in the 50m back, 13th in the 100m breast, and 13th in the 50m free. Logan's 50m backstroke was a new club record; making Logan the owner of all 4 8&under LCM club records! Logan was a member of the two 10&under boys relays (200 medley and 200 free) that placed 3rd! Way to go Logan! 

Owen swam 3 individual events and swam a best time in the 100 fly, earning his state cut during the bonus swim! He was a member of the 10&under boys 200 medley relay that won 3rd place! Way to go Owen! 

Matthew swam 3 individual events and 3 best times! Matthew earned 2 new state cuts; the 100m free and the 50m back! Matthew placed 16th in the 50m free. Matthew was also a member of the 3rd place 200 freestyle and medley relays that made it up to the medal podium! Great job Matthew! 

Tyler swam 3 individual events and swam 3 best times! One of my favorite races of the weekend was Tyler's 200 IM; he dropped nearly 9 seconds from the first time he swam it last weekend at Silver State and he also earned the state cut in that event. Tyler placed 16th in the 50m breast and was a member of the 3rd place 200 freestyle relay that made it to the medal podium! Great job Tyler! 

Caroline swam 3 individual events and one best time in the 100 breast! Caroline was a member of the 10&Under 200 medley relay that placed 4th and the 200 freestyle relay that placed 10th! Great job Caroline! 

From myself and the entire EBSC coaching staff - we are all very proud of you! Great racing, Gators!! 

Short Course Season:

I'm sure many of you are already itching to get back into the pool! Unfortunately we won't meet again until mid-September. In the meantime, stay active any way possible; get outside, go to a local pool, do other sports, go on bike rides, etc! The more active you stay in the off season, the easier it will be to get back into training in the fall! Enjoy your break and see you soon!

To my AGT's moving on to AG: I know you guys are ready; you've earned it...but I will miss you! Remember to dream big and work hard! 

Thursday, July 27 Update 

Silver State Recap:

First of all, THANK YOU parents for volunteering and making the Silver State meet a successful EBSC-hosted meet! We could not have done it without you! Thank you for putting in the hours for our swimmers and other swimmers across the state. 

Congratulations to AGT for a fast, fun season! We had some amazing performances and lots of best times! Congratulations to the following swimmers for at least one best time: Ruba, Allison, Mahi, Bella, Lenny, Ayushi, Mahit, Luke, Ben, Maddy, Grace, Bobby, Katie, Benji, Sully, Emily, Owen, Matthew, Jillian, Tyler S, and Caroline! Extra special congratulations to Tyler S for 2 new state cuts in the 100 and 50 breast, and Caroline for a new state cut in the 100 back! 

Catch AGT back at the pool this weekend at 12&Under State. Representing AGT at 12&Under state are Logan, Matthew, Tyler S, Owen, Luke, and Caroline! 

Thursday, July 6 Update

Topic of the Week:

Monday we had a special "4th of July" themed practice where the kids did "Firecracker 50's" or 50x50's! They said it wasn't as hard as they thought and they want to do it again! Sounds like a plan, guys! 

Short week this week with only Wednesday and Friday practice - but it is freestyle week! 

PX3 Meet - July 8/9:

This weekend we are back at PX3 on Saturday and Sunday. Please arrive at the pool by 12:45 PM on both days! There are no relays; but please let me know if your swimmer is running late, needs to leave early, or will no longer be attending. NO HEAT SHEETS at the meet; they should be available online at PX3's website and Meet Mobile on Friday AM. 

Silver State Entries:

Silver State entries are available for viewing. Please look them over and let me know changes by Sunday, July 9. 

Team Practice and Team Picture:

Saturday, July 15 there will be a whole team practice at Wirth; you don't want to miss this - relays, games, and fun! Especially since the team picture is immediately following practice... please wear your team suit or black/navy suit! 

Thursday, June 27 Update

Topic of the Week:

This week we've been doing longer IM sets and lots of kicking. Taking everything we've focused on for the individual strokes and applying them to the IM. We've got lots of strong kickers, now we just need to apply the strong kick to the swim! 

PX3 Recap: 

I hope everyone had fun on the team travel meet to PX3! I know the kids got a kick out of racing older age groups! Congrats to the following swimmers for at least one best time: Allison, Bella, Lenny, Ben, Maddy, Peter, Grace, Nish, Katie, Logan, Benji, Sully, Owen, Matthew, Jillian, Tyler S, Lilly, Caroline, David, and Isabelle! Congrats to Caroline on her new 50M breast state cut! Special congrats to Logan on improving his own club record in the 50M free; 33.47! 

Thursday, June 22 Update

Topic of the Week:

This week we've been working on butterfly; striving for a low, wide recovery with thumbs pointed down to the water, and getting two quick dolphin kicks in with every stroke. Some kids are working on getting the breath in the correct spot in their stroke, immediately as the arms are pulling backwards, then head goes back down before/with the arms as they recover. 

Indiana Recap: 

Sounds like the Indiana trip was a great meet, minus construction in Indiana! I was stuck in the same construction on my trip to Michigan! All swimmers in attendance had at least one best time! Congrats to Bella, Maddy, Logan, Benji, Matthew, Tyler T, Caroline, and David! 

 

Waukesha South Meet Info:

This weekend we compete at Waukesha South. All swimmers should arrive by 7:45 AM. No heat sheets will be sold at the meet; they are available online and I also included them in the e-mail. Please let me know if your swimmer will be late to the arrival time, will be leaving early, or is no longer able to attend! 

Thursday, June 15 Update

Topic of the Week: 

This week's topic is breaststroke. We are working on improving our turns, being fast off the wall, and head position during the stroke. 

Biathlon Recap: 

The Biathlon was a lot of fun and we had awesome weather! Congratulations to our top 3 finishers from AGT: Bella, Tyler S, and Benji (8&under), Owen and Isabelle (9-10)! 

Indiana JAGS meet: 

Good luck to those swimmers competing in Indiana this weekend! I will not be there; I'll be in Michigan for a wedding. 12&Under swimmers will compete in the afternoon sessions Saturday and Sunday.  Please contact Coach Rose (262-352-9602) or Coach Van (952-288-9458) if you have any questions or concerns! 

Coach Carissa Absences: 

I will not be at practice Tuesday, June 13 or Friday, June 16. Other EBSC coaches will assist Natalie at these practices. 

Thursday, June 1 Update

Topic of the Week:

This week we are taking a pause on stroke of the week and we are focusing on more technical things. Lots of work on turns, especially IM transitions as well as relay exchanges. We are also getting ready for some distance swimming because of the quickly approaching Biathlon where the swimmers will get a taste of some distance racing! We have been practicing the procedure for the Biathlon swim and doing some long timed swims! 

EBSC 8&Under Classic:

This club hosted meet is this Friday, June 2nd - swimmers should arrive by 4:45 PM to Brookfield East. Please let me know if your swimmer will be late to the arrival time, will be leaving early, or will no longer be attending. THIS IS 8&UNDER SWIMMERS ONLY. There will not be practiced held for AGT on Friday. 

MFSC Summer Splash: 

This Saturday and Sunday we are at Menomonee Falls HS. Please text or email ASAP if you know if your swimmer will be late to the following arrival times, will be leaving early, or will no longer be attending. Heat sheets will be sold at the meet. Swimmers should arrive with their events on their arm and then can go to you to fill in the heats/lanes before or after warm-ups. 

Sat/Sun AM Sesssion (9-12yo): arrive by 7:15 AM 

Sat PM Session (8&under): arrive by 12:25 PM 

Sun PM Session (8&under): arrive by 12:20 PM 

Thursday, May 25 Update

Topic of the Week: 

This week the AGT group worked on freestyle; specifically using their hips to drive their stroke as well as a strong 6 beat kick. 

May Mania Recap:

The first long course meet of the season was at PX3 this past weekend! We had lots of best times and a few new state standards! Congratulations to all swimmers who competed for at least one best time: Ruba, Bella, Lenny, Luke, Maddy, Grace, Bobby, Maya, Katie, Logan, Benji, Sully, Emily, Dom, Owen, Matthew, Tyler S, Tyler T, Lilly, Caroline, and Isabelle! Special congratulations to Caroline and Luke on their first state standard, both in the 100m breast. Logan earned state cuts in the 50m breast, 100m breast, 50m free, and 100m butterfly and Matthew earned the 50m free state cut! Lastly, Logan broke the 8&under club record from 1997 in the 50m fly! Great swimming Gators!!!  

Thursday, May 18 Update

Topic of the Week: 

Butterfly! We are working on getting the breath in the right spot; during the pull, and surging our head down/forward when our arms are recovering. Also, making sure we're getting two dolphin kicks in per stroke. Same as with breaststroke, you must touch the wall with two hands and arms need to be doing the exact same thing, legs together. 

Practice Update - Coach Carissa's Upcoming Absences 

I will be helping with the Wiberg Aquatic Center lifeguard trainings and will be gone from practice 5/22, 5/24, and 5/25. Other EBSC coaches will be there in my absence to coach AGT with Natalie. 

Biathlon:

The annual EBSC Biathlon is on June 10. Registration for the event and the picnic are on the events page. You must register for the event and the picnic separately! This is a special event to EBSC and I encourage all to participate and stay for the picnic to socialize with other families! 

Thursday, May 11 Update

Topic of the Week:

This week's topic is breaststroke. We're working on being patient with our stroke, to allow time for the glide; getting into "your line" before going on to the next pull. We've spent lots of time on pullouts and breaststroke turns as well. Very important to use the pullout and turn to your advantage and touch the wall with two hands! 

MFSC Spring Sprints Recap:

We had a great meet at Menomonee Falls! Congrats to the following swimmers with at least one best time: Allison, Mahi, Bella, Ayushi, Mahit, Maddy, Peter, Grace, Maya, Eliza, Sully, Dom, Matthew, Jillian, Lilly, and David. Logan also competed at the LFSC meet in Pleasant Prairie where he earned a new state standard in the 50 meter backstroke and broke a club record from 1998 in the 50 meter breaststroke with a time of 51.01. Great job Logan! 

Practice Change: 

REMINDER! We DO have practice tonight, Thursday 5/11. We DO NOT have practice on Friday 5/12. Make sure the practice calendar you look at reflects these changes!!  

Biathlon:

The annual EBSC Biathlon is on June 10. Registration for the event and the picnic are on the events page. You must register for the event and the picnic separately! 

Thursday, May 4 Update

Topic of the Week:

This week's topic is backstroke with a major focus on the backstroke flipturn. Also working to coordinate legs and arms with a 6 beat kick. 

SWAT Spring Fling Recap:

This past Saturday we competed at Greenfield HS in our first meet of the season! We had lots of best times and first-time races! Congrats to Ben, Nish, and Chiara on their first swim meet with EBSC! Congrats to the following swimmers for at least one best time: Ruba, Allison, Mahit, Lenny, Luke, Ben, Maddy, Peter, Grace, Nish, Logan, Eliza, Sully, Chiara, Emily, Owen, Matthew, Jillian, Caroline, and David. Special congrats to Matthew Schaefer on his first 9-10 state cut in the 50 freestyle and to Logan Loppnow for lowering his own club record in the 25 freestyle; 14.03! Great swimming Gators!

MFSC Meet Saturday, May 6

May 6, this Saturday, we are at Menomonee Falls HS for our 2nd meet of the season. Information was emailed out last week. To review, 9-12 year olds are in the morning session (arrive by 7:15am) and 8&unders are in the "afternoon" session (arrive by 11:30). Please let me know ASAP if your swimmer is no longer able to attend, will be late to these arrival times, or will be leaving early from the meet. 

Practice Change: 

Please note on the practice calendar: our Friday 5/12 practice was changed to Thursday 5/11 and we have off on Friday. I highly recommend that you bookmark the calendar page on your phone and refresh daily so that changes will update each time that you look at it :) 

Biathlon:

The annual EBSC Biathlon is on June 10. Registration for the event and the picnic are on the events page. You must register for the event and the picnic separately! 

Thursday, April 27 Update

This week's topic is freestyle. We are working on having an efficient catch; high elbow, vertical forearm, fingertips down to the bottom. Also, with a high elbow recovery to set up for the catch. 

Video on high elbow catch here

Our assistant coach, Natalie Daniel, started working with us this week! Natalie is a senior at Brookfield Central and an EBSC alum. Her favorite events are 100 fly, 100 and 200 free. She will be swimming for Saint Louis University in the fall and will be training with the EBSC Masters team during the summer. Welcome Natalie! 

This weekend is our first meet of the long course season at Greenfield HS on Saturday, April 29. GO GATORS!

Thursday, April 6th Update

This week's topic is breaststroke. We are primarily focusing on proper kick, breaststroke pullouts, and pausing with a glide between strokes. 

Here is an underwater view of breaststroke with the timing we are trying to achieve and using your feet while kicking - video link: Here

Don't forget! Our parent meeting is Thursday, April 6th immediately following practice. I'd love to see you all there!