CVST "Team Time" Information and More from Coach Jim

Jim Kelly
CVST "Team Time" Information and More from Coach Jim
Dear CVST Swimmers & Parents,
We’ve officially been out of the water for one day now and the coaching staff has been working for a week getting things together for the next few weeks of the Safer-at Home Order.  First off, we want to again wish everyone the best and hope that you remain safe and healthy.  Secondly, we want to encourage you all to continue sending in pictures and videos (15 sec.) of what you’re doing on your own to stay in shape or just pass the time.  They will get posted on the Team Feed. Thanks to those of you who have already sent some fun stuff in.
Beginning Monday, we will have some “Team Time” sessions on-line with your Teammates and Coaches.  We will be breaking up the “Team Time” sessions into our practice groups (Senior 1&2, Gold, Silver & Bronze).  The groups and times will be as follows:
Mondays & Wednesdays
The Senior 1&2 Group sessions will be from 4:00-4:45pm (Jim & Maria)
The Bronze Group sessions will be from 4:45-5:30pm (Maria & Jim)
The Silver Group sessions will be from 5:30-6:15pm (Emma & Randy)
The Gold Group sessions will be from 6:15-7:00pm (Randy & Emma)
All sessions will be allotted a maximum of 45 minutes but may not use the entire time.  Links, handouts, etc., will be sent out on the morning of each day’s sessions.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays (and maybe even on Saturdays) there will be some activities/assignments, for everyone. Possibly a swimming crossword puzzle, anyway, listen for with more details in your “Team Time” on Monday!
We will also be reinstituting the USA Swimming Deck Pass Award Patch Program.  Each swimmer will need to have a USA Swimming Deck Pass Account so they can be awarded their patches.  If they don’t have an active account, they will not receive any of the virtual patches.
Click here for more information on Deck Pass for swimmers and a link to set up your accounts.
Watch for Contests & Challenges coming out on the CVST Team Feed, where you can earn Deck Pass Award Patches and maybe even some cool prizes.  There will be a couple challenges due by Friday of this week, one of them possibly involving your bathtub… and another may be a core challenge that the whole family can jump in on!
Again, be sure to send in those pictures and videos of what you have been up to so we can share them, and please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay active!
Coach Jim