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Scott Griffith

Congrats to the 32 swimmers who attended October Splash in Sitka!! Regular practice today, but October Splash swimmers are welcome to take the day off. October Splash Improvement Report Updated Age Group Champ Eligibility Report Breastroke is the focus this week. Did you know that the breastroke pull should not go below the swimmers hips (except on the pullout). We like the pull to stay in front of their shoulders the entire time. Most swimmers will want to pull too far back to get their head out of the water...

Scott Griffith

Time Trial #1 - Click the links below for results and eligibility reports for Age Group Champs and JO's. Awesome job to all swimmers! Thank you to all the parents for volunteering and attending the membership meeting. Full Time Trial Results Age Group Champs qualifying times JO qualifying times Weekly focus is FREESTYLE. We strive to teach GSC Swimmers to have the best streamlines out there. The easiest way to improve, is to maximize your streamline. We also like to see smooth (no splashing) strokes with a steady, consistent, powerful...

USA Swimming is requiring all swim clubs under its jurisdiction to adopt the following MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY by June 23, 2019. Please review. I would like to highlight the section regarding 'Social Media and Electronic Communications.' Coaches (or any applicable adult) will no longer be able to have one-on-one voice or text conversations with minor athletes. If your swimmer texts a coach, we cannot respond without including the parent on the text. If your minor swimmer calls a coach, we cannot have a conversation without the parent on...

Juneau Empire Article on the Fitter Faster Clinic coming to Juneau! http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09/glacier-swim-club-hosts-olympic-athletes#.U79AE1ZH3lI

Photos from Aqualaps 2014 are now available online. Thank you Phil Loseby!!! Please see Phil's message below: There is one young swimmer who did not write her name or the number of laps she swam in my notebook but after posing for a few shots her dad encouraged her to show me the "Double Barrel Shotgun." I wasn't sure what he was talking about until she struck a double-pump muscle pose. I did not want to leave her out of the mix so I used Double Barrel Shotgun as her...

Our very own Coach Scott is featured as a “Coach You Should Know” on the USA Swimming website this week. Go check it out!! http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=0& itemid=5251&mid=8712

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For those of you who missed it, or just want to see it again....the video presentation at the banquet is available for viewing on YouTube. If you would like a higher quality DVD, they are available for sale for $10 (all proceeds from the sale of the DVDs will go directly to the general operating budget). Please contact Coach Scott or a board member when you are at DPAC.

Olympic swimmer, Rowdy Gaines, was in town last week to speak at the Glacier Valley Rotary Pillars of America speaker series. He took a couple hours out of his busy day in Juneau to practice with Glacier Swim Club. About 60 of our swimmers turned out to swim with Rowdy, talk with him about his life experiences, take pictures and get autographs. Club photographer, Phil Loseby, was on deck to document this special day for GSC. Pictures are available for download at http://www.phloseby.com/p539626116 Glacier Swim Club is very grateful to...