TUESDAY UPDATE 9/18/18

John Moseley
Sep 18, 2018

UPDATES 09/18/18

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

There will not be practice on Saturday, September 22 due to the Blue vs White Meet.

PARENT PICK UP AT BCC

 When picking up your swimmers from practice you may not wait in the drive through circle drive until your swimmers exit the BCC. This is causing traffic issues with people either entering or leaving the BCC parking lot. Please park your vehicle in a parking stall and wait for your swimmers to exit the BCC before driving into the circle drive to pick them up.

NEW PARENTS MEETING

We will be holding New Parents Meeting on Thursday September 20 at 6:00 PM, in the Magnolia Room, at the BCC.  Coach John will be there to answer frequently asked questions, provide website tutorials, and explain our meet and practice expectations.  It is our goal to provide you with as much information as possible about our program.  We are excited for you to be on the Sharks.

                                                          

BLUE AND WHITE TEAMS

We have broken all swimmers into teams, as well as small groups within the team (See attachment).  Each small group is mixed with older and younger swimmers.  The goal is for the older swimmers to be leaders for the younger swimmers. It will also give the younger swimmers an opportunity to interact with our older swimmers on the team.  The goal is to build team unity from top to bottom.

                                                            

VOLUNTEERS 

 Many hands make work light and allow us to take turns watching our kids swim up close and from the bleachers.  Use the following link to select your position or wait until the volunteer open house to be assigned.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948acac2ea02-blue

PARENT-CHILD RELAYS

 We have a few more slots open and will move Byron into the butterfly or backstroke legs to free up the breaststroke legs if that will help.  If you would like to race someone other than your own child, you are welcome to do so.  Same sign-up.  Our relay coordinator will confirm pairings.  Sign up here:.  

https://www.teamunify.com/arnaa/UserFiles/File/NWAA%20Parent%20Meeting%20September%202016(1).pdf

Direct questions to EmTong@yahoo.com.

HEAT SHEETS

These will not be printed or sold during this meet but will be posted on the NWAA website, along with the Blue & White Team assignments and psych sheet, at least one day before the meet.  Please print your own copy and mark your swimmers BEFORE sending them to the bull pen.  Bull pen volunteers will send unmarked swimmers back to their parents.

FOOD

 We are having our Fall Mixer immediately following the parent-child relays, so we will not be providing a hospitality room or concessions during this meet.  Please pack nut-free snacks and drinks for your swimmers and families and be mindful of placing all trash and dropped food in the proper bins.  Otherwise, the pool's pipes will clog, and it will cost several thousand dollars plus lost practice time to repair.

Fitter and Faster Clinic

I would like to give a shout out to Sheri Martin for putting together an awesome event this past Saturday with Camille and Eddie Adams! Everyone learned a lot and had fun in the process.

College Recruiting Meeting

Yesterday’s meeting with the swimmers and parents about college swimming and the recruiting process went very well. I am going to compile key elements of all of the divisions including NAIA to distribute amongst the swimmers and their parents. I am glad that I can be a resource for everyone with what can sometimes be a difficult process. If any of you were not able to attend or have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Practice Update for Senior Sharks

The swimmers have been doing a great job adjusting to how I run my practices. I am taking time every week to explain what they are doing and why they are doing it. Everything revolves around how they will race. In short, they are training the way that they will race, and they will race the way that they train. It will be exciting to see how they continue to develop in the program.

Blue vs. White

This will be the first opportunity for the swimmers to race this short course season. It is important for the swimmers to properly warm up to compete and this meet will be no different. All senior swimmers need to be on the pool deck ready to get in the water at 7:15am. I am looking forward to seeing this team in action!

Jenks Fall Invitational

The host team is waiting for the final sanction. Once this is completed, we will send out the registration information. This meet is for every swimmer on our team. This facility is one of the nicest in our region. We highly recommend as many swimmers on the team as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.