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Mark Noetzel

Thank you to EVERYONE for your positive energy and support. The tents are awesome, and the shade was enjoyed by all. Thank you to parents/swimmers for the help setting up, taking down and cleaning up our area. Officials: Nani Barretto & Robyn Scarth – Thank You for being on deck. The thankless position is so necessary and your are appreciated. I will remember that we need to bring charged radios for the meets J Timers: Rydra Kloepper, Jessica Pearson, Tricia Radey and Tammy Singh – thank you for being ready...

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ASC Swimming Fans, Here’s is what four of our former swimmers are doing now at the collegiate level. We’re proud of all of their efforts. Taylor Doherty (University of San Deigo) leads the charge by being into her third year of swimming, Karly (Denison University) and Kira (University of Vermont) are in their sophomore seasons and Frederick (Wingate University) is into his first year. The coaching staff is very proud of these four, for their leadership and continuing to pursue their goals at the next level, which is incredibly challenging,...

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Thank you, to all the swimmers and families who participated in making this event happen. Special thanks to Coach Sarie who organized the chaperoned/overnight event for our senior group swimmers. Coach Barbara for her work with the Silver and Gold swimmers. To all the parents who supported, especially Brent Imonen, who provided the very much needed tents and cooler to keep the athletes out of the sun and hydrated. The efforts of parent crew who set up each day, and those who took down, did not go unnoticed. Team Effort!...

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Congratulations to the 51 ASC competitors at this past weekend's Big Island Swimming/Hawaiian Swimming event in Hilo. Also, "Thank you." to the following families that supported all ASC and Big Island swimmers by working at the event. TIMING: Paige Brattin, Leo de Belligny, Brent Imonen, and Tania Howard. HEAD TIMER: Oscar Pouoa. OFFICIATING: Michelle Weyrick, Ignacio Soler, Robyn Scarth, and Laura Robertson. If you did not get a chance to help at this meet, please take advantage of the upcoming competitions to support our team. Our volunteer coordinator, Tanya Craig,...

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ASC Families, Many thanks for your support of the sixty-one swimmers who participated in the home competition. It was a team effort for sure as the athletes swam and parents ran concessions, hospitality, put up zero-waste stations, officiated, timed, set-up, cleaned up, were deck marshalls, sorted ribbons and more... To those who were there to help and those who supported with donations of items or $$, thanks for the great teamwork! Here's the low down on those who reached a new level. TWO New ASC Records Sequoia Barretto set the...

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BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY 4 September 11th, 2019Olivier Leroy, Training Share Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season on Facebook Tweet Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season Submit Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season to Reddit Share Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season on Pinterest Share Pro Tip: How to Power Up Your Self-Talk This Season on LinkedIn You know what I love talking about? Self-talk. All kinds. The external kind. The motivational kind. The instructional...

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Courtesy: Elizabeth Wickham My 10-year-old daughter is fast at freestyle and likes to swim it at meets. The coach keeps entering her in different events even though she doesn’t like to swim them. I want her to enjoy swimming but she dreads the butterfly and especially breaststroke. She gets stressed out before those events. Do you have any advice on if we should talk to the coach about this and ask him to not enter her in those events? —Freestyle Mom ________________________ Dear Freestyle Mom, We went through the same...

 ASC Parent's, Please read and share it as appropriate with the age of your swimmer in the program. For Novice and Bronze swimmers, having goals and the courage to work hard toward them each practice is most important. For Silver Group, where advancing in competition begins, some of this info below starts to take hold. Thanks for your support of your swimmer and the ASC Coaches and program. Hello there! It’s a tale as old as time. And it replays every season. Goes a little something like this… At the...

Having spent most of my life on deck and in the pool I recently heard the best advice a swim parent give their little swimmer.  By Oliver Poirier-Leroy Having been in and around the pool deck for almost my entire life I have seen all manner of swim parent. You got the red-faced screamer. The parent who thinks he is the coach. The bubble-wrap optimist. The scoreboard whisperer. And everything else in between. What do they all have in common? They are trying to do right by their kid. They are...

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