The Bear Facts: Dec. 14, 2018

Brea Elford
Dec 14, 2018

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THE BEAR FACTS
Welcome to the ninth issue of The Bear Facts: a weekly source for all things Keyano! 

In this issue you will find:

1. The Bear Essentials:
  • Satellite Training Schedule Changes
  • Terwillegar Bronze make-up date.
  • Upcoming Events/Competitions
  • Holiday Office Hours
  • Christmas Breaks
2. In the News: ESPN's Dominant 20 with Katie Ledecky

3. Christmas Camp Schedules

4. Swim Meet Write-Ups!
  • PSC Christmas Cracker
5. Upcoming Events:
  • Blue Bears 
5. Bear Birthdays

Note: The newsletters are posted in the News section on the homepage, should you ever need to revisit them or see a record of our communications!

Thank you for reading. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Keyano office. 

Go Bears!
There are some great photos from Candy Cane available on SmugMug (the link to the folder is on the website under the SmugMug tab)! Thanks to our volunteer photographers for capturing some unforgettable moments. 

The Bear Essentials

Satellite training schedule changes

The JP Fiset meet is coming up on the December 13-16 and Cascade Age Group Challenge in Calgary December 14-16. This will affect our swimmers who train out of the Kinsmen and coaches who are attending one of the two meets. We will be moving practices around to offer swimmers training who are not attending the meets.

Thursday December 13, 2018

Kinsmen Silver&Gold moves to Confederation Pool

Gold 4-5:30pm

Silver 4:15-5:30pm

Friday December 14, 2018

Kinsmen/Meadows Gold moves to Confederation Pool

Gold 4-5:30pm

Monday December 17, 2018

Kinsmen/Meadows Gold moves to Confederation Pool

Gold 4-5:30pm



Terwillegar Bronze Make Up date:

As a reminder, the Terwillegar Bronze make up date will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

 

Upcoming Events:

 
Event Date Location  Groups
Blue Bears Jan. 18-20 Edmonton All groups
 

Holiday Office Hours: 

The Keyano office will be closed from Saturday Dec. 22 - Tuesday Jan. 1, and will reopen on Wednesday. January 2nd for regular office hours. 

Chris and Paul will be away for the National training camp in Woodlands, Texas, from Dec. 27 to Jan. 7, but will have access to email should you need to contact them. 

Christmas Breaks
Here is a list of Christmas Breaks for all of our training groups:
Bronze Last practices on Sun Dec 16
* Exception is Terwillegar who have a Fri Dec 21 make-up practice date
Next session starts on Mon Jan 7
Silver Last practice is on Fri Dec 21
Next session starts on Mon Jan 7
Gold Last practice is on Fri Dec 21
Next session starts on Mon Jan 7
Prov, YD, Junior Champ Last practice is on Fri Dec 21
Christmas Camp details to follow
iNational Last practice is on Mon Dec 24
Christmas Camp details to follow
 
 

In the News:

Dominant 20: Katie Ledecky on her swimming origins, breaking records and her one fear
by Allison Glock



Stanford psychology major Katie Ledecky, 21, has 14 world records and five Olympic golds, the first coming in 2012 at just 15 years old. The world's most dominant swimmer recently turned pro but has seemed professional for decades, because of her unerringly levelheaded demeanor and because she swims so far ahead of the competition it's as if she's in her own pool. She holds the world's eight fastest times in the 1,500-meter freestyle and has shattered her own records by staggering margins. Her six-year, $7 million deal with swimwear company TYR and her 2018 cover of National Geographic, the first for a female Olympian, prove that nice girls not only finish first -- they rule.

Click here to continue reading the interview with Katie Ledecky:
http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/25499475/dominant-20-katie-ledecky-swimming-origins-breaking-records-one-fear

Christmas Camp Schedules

Here is the scoop for Christmas Camp – each group below has distinct notes so please read the section(s) that apply for you: 

 

Bronze

This 3-day camp from Jan 2-4, 2019 is available for any registered swimmers in EKSC Bronze sessions 1 or 2 or 3. There is no extra training fee for this camp. The Bronze camp goal is to spend two 20-minute segments each day on specific stroke technique progressions and another 20-minute segment each day on swimming skills, rules, and a little speed and fun for good measure.  

 

For session 2 and 3 swimmers:

Please note that you must have paid your EKSC registration prior to attending any workout, including the 3-day camp.

Silver

This 3-day camp from Jan 2-4, 2019 is available for any registered swimmers in EKSC Silver. There is no extra training fee for this camp. The Silver camp goal is to spend two 25-minute segments each day on specific stroke technique progressions and another 25-minute segment each day on swimming skills, rules, and a little speed and fun for good measure.

Gold

This 4-day camp from Jan 2-5, 2019 is for any registered swimmers in EKSC Gold. There is no extra training fee for this camp.

 

The Gold camp goal is to spend 20-30 minutes each day on stroke technique progressions, and to provide significant training challenges - providing a great boost towards qualifying and/or competing at the Alberta North Provincials and Alberta Championships in March.

  

Provincial /

Youth Development

This camp spans December 30-31, 2018 and January 2-5, 2019. There is no extra training fee for this camp.  

 

The Provincial and Youth Development groups will train together for this camp (with opportunity for YD swimmers to opt for the Gold camp if that suits their needs). The goal is to periodize the week with technique progressions, kick and pull pulses, and a variety of physiological stimuli centering on the swimmers’ early-cycle needs - providing a great boost towards qualifying and/or competing at the Alberta North Provincials and Alberta Championships in March.

Junior Championship

This camp spans December 28-31, 2018 and January 2-5, 2019. There is no extra training fee for this camp.  

 

The Junior Championship group will follow a standard single-double schedule, with a mid-way break on New Year’s Day. The goal is to challenge the swimmers’ aer
obic energy pathways, while providing technical progression and refinement in a variety of paces and drill-work. Kicking, pulling and multi-stroke swimming are all targets to provide an important boost towards competing at Alberta Provincials and qualifying/competing at Western Canadian Championships and Canadian Trials.

iNational

This camp spans December 27, 2018 – January 7, 2019 and takes place with the Woodlands Swim Club of Houston, Texas. Costs for this camp will be charged separately as a swimming event.

 

There will be a camp meeting on Wednesday, December 12th, from 4:45-5:15pm. This will include the presence of a notary to notarize your parental permission letters for under-age travel.



 
Allyssa Jerace, Spencer Mackenzie and Josie O'Kelly were each a Keyano Swimmer of the Day at the PCS Christmas Cracker in Victoria  

Swim Meet Recap!

PCS Christmas Cracker: 

41 Keyano swimmers attended the PCS Xmas Cracker in Victoria last weekend. This meet which hosted 800 swimmers from all over BC and Alberta is one of the top end meets in Western Canada in December. With sessions lasting 5-6 hours long and swimmers leaving the finals sessions as late as 9pm, Keyano swimmers were tested and overcame tough conditions. These types of meets where swimmers race anywhere from 8-16 races are a great opportunity for swimmers to rely on their preparation and pay attention to technique, recovery and nutrition to do whatever it takes to perform at what they are capable of. Keyano was over 80 percent in best times and we had some really big time drops. 


The Christmas Cracker champions who received a championship t-shirt were:
Joshua Baldwin
Claire Francis
Juliette Versailles
Payton Loon
Alana Devlin
Kailee Crane

Other top 3 finishers include:
Emma Finlin
Madison Hudyma
Allyssa Jerace
Lydia Johnson
Kate Kolber
Mattea Lastovka
Spencer Mackenzie
Kiera O'Croinin
Kellan Robertson

Relay Winners
Ava Perkins, Kaillee Crane, Kiera O'Croinin, Payton Loon  
Anna Blevins, Claire Francis, Mattea Lastovka, Madison Hudyma

Swimmer of the day Winners, Winners received a toque for having the biggest improvement in one or multiple races. This was a very tough award to select as there were so many great swims over the 3 days of racing. The winners were Josie O'Kelly, Allyssa Jerace and Spencer Mackenzie.

Thanks to Tina-Marie Baldwin and Marnie Newell for team managing and taking care of the kids. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

What:

Blue Bears

When:

January 18-20, 2018

Where:

 Kinsmen Sport Center,9100 Walterdale Hill, Edmonton, AB T6E 2V3

Entry Fees:

$10 timed final event, $12 heat and finals event

Signup Deadline

December 28, 2018

Cancellation Deadline:

January 2, 2108

Policy:

In order to attend, you must sign-up online under the Events tab at www.eksc.com

Contact Coach:

Desmond Lam – headagegroupcoach@eksc.com

Competition Website:

www.eksc.com

Event Schedule:

 

Friday

Sat

Sun

200 Free Relay

400 Free (10&U)

800 Free

1500 Free

200IM

100 Free

200 Back

100 Br

200 Fly

400 free

 

10& Session

100 Back

50 Free

50 Breast

100 Fly

200IM

200 Free

100 back

100 fly

50 free

200 Breast

400IM

 

10&Session

100 Free

50 back

50 Fly

100 Breast

200 Free

Warmup 4pm

Warmup Prelims 7:30am/Finals 4pm

10&U 11:30am

Warmup Prelims 7:30am/Finals 4pm

10&U 11:30am

Eligible Swimmers:

 
Bronze
Silver

Gold

Provincial




 
iNational

Youth Development

Junior Championship

Swim Meet Sign-Up

Bear Birthdays!





Claire Francis
Lauren Hickson




 
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