MONDAY MESSAGE 2/22/2021

John Moseley

MONDAY MESSAGE 2/22/2021

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGES

  • Monday 2/22 – We will not have early afternoon (2:00-3:30 PM) practice for Boss Hawgs & Wild Hawgs. 
  • The remainder of the week will be normal.

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TYR WINTER LONG COURSE INVITE

The TYR Winter Long Course Invite was an extremely exciting weekend of racing at the University of Arkansas HPER.  During the weekend, we saw three new Olympic Trial Cuts achieved.  We also saw over 26 Arkansas State & LSC Records get broken this weekend.

Congratulations to Caden Martin, Gage Johnson, and Conner Boatright for all breaking Arkansas State and LSC Records this weekend.

  • Caden Martin broke the State and LSC Record in the 11-12 Girls 50 Free (27.84)
  • Gage Johnson Broke the State and LSC Record in the 13-14 Boys 100 Back (1:00.88)
  • Conner Boatright broke the LSC Record in the 13-14 Boys 800 Free (8:42.54), the State and LSC Record in the 13-14 Boys 400 Free (4:11.01), and the State Record in the 13-14 Boys 200 Free (1:57.97).

Also, we need to give a huge thank you to Dave Wicklund, Krissy Glass, Jennifer Setliff, and Jody Boatright.  These officials worked the entire meet, and we would not have been able to host this fantastic event without their dedication to our swimmers.

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REMAINING MEETS FOR SEASON

  • BERZERKER HEARTBREAKER – This meet was added to our meet schedule last week.  This will be a great opportunity for Rookie Hawgs, Hawgs, Boss Hawgs not participating in Age-Group State to have another short course racing opportunity to finish the season. The deadline to register is Wednesday 3/3.
  • ARSI SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – We expect all qualified swimmers to participate in the ARSI Senior Championships.  We will be hosting this meet at the HPER.  The deadline to register is Wednesday 3/3.
  • ISCA INTERNATIONAL SENIOR CUP – The ISCA International Senior Cup will be a great opportunity for our high-level senior swimmers to compete against some of the best competition in the nation.  We would like to see all qualified swimmers compete in this meet. The deadline to register is Wednesday 3/3.

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AQUAHAWGS STATE APPAREL

AquaHawgs Team State apparel is now available for purchase.  This apparel can be found at the www.swimlife.shop.

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SEASON BREAKS

Swimmers will have a small break between seasons.  This is some healthy time away from the pool that allows swimmers to recharge and let their bodies recover.  All swimmers NOT competing in ARSI Senior State will go on break beginning Saturday 3/13 and will resume practice Monday 3/29.  Swimmers participating in ARSI Senior Championships will break immediately following the meet and will resume practice on Monday 3/29.

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LIFEGUARD COURSE AT THE JONES CENTER

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, the Jones Center will be offering 3 lifeguarding classes over the next 2 months.  To register, please go to the Jones Center Website.

  • March 5th-7th
  • March 22nd-24th

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BOSS HAWGS & WILD HAWGS PRACTICE CHANGE

Thursday, March 4 will be the last early afternoon practice for Boss Hawgs and Wild Hawgs.