ASC This Week - June 6-12, 2021

Mark Noetzel

June 6, 2021

ASC Families,

Campus Updates: 

ACCESS TO CAMPUS after Travel for ASC Swimmers (as Guests) EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

  • Guests who are vaccinated* are eligible to enter campus immediately after travel off of Hawaii Island, so long as they: 

  1. Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    1. Have no symptoms of illness

*HPA reserves the right to ask for a copy of your guest’s vaccination card. Without proof of vaccination, the guest may be subject to mandatory quarantine. 

 

  • Guests who are not vaccinated are eligible to enter campus following travel, so long as they:

  • Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    • Quarantine away from campus for five days upon arrival to Hawaiʻi Island. Please keep in mind, the day they arrive is day zero, not day one;

    • Provide proof of a negative nasopharyngeal COVID-19 PCR test (Vault, S&G, or Waimea Urgent Care) on or after day five by emailing test results to [email protected]

    • Have no symptoms of illness; OR

  • Participate in the Safe Travels Hawaiʻi program;

    • Quarantine away from campus for 10 days upon arrival to Hawaiʻi Island. Please keep in mind, the day they arrive is day zero, not day one;

    • Have no symptoms of illness

  • MASKS - Masks no longer need to be worn when outdoors on the HPA campus.

  • POOL ENTRY     - Swimmers should enter the pool through the big steel gate. We no longer will use the entry along the rock wall.

  • RESTROOM - Swimmers may use the restroom at the concession stand. Masks will need to be worn in the restroom and also in the hallway from the pool.

  • THERMAL CHECK/SYMPTOM CHECK - Please assess your swimmer prior to sending them to the pool for symptoms and if needed, thermal check. We will not do thermal checks at the pool any longer. When in doubt if a swimmer is sick, please keep them home.

Please reach out to me, Coach Mark, if you have any questions about the above.

COACHING UPDATE: 

From last week’s note, you now know that Jacqueline Mylroie is on our staff and is handling some of the Silver Group sessions. Coach Barbara is on vacation until July 2. Coach Jane is also on vacation until we restart in August. Coach Robyn will be taking a few days off, here and there, and will be back on deck full time in August. Coach Kerry is also taking some days off here and there and is on deck full-time on June 28. I am on deck with the Sr and Bronze groups until July 9, then I’ll visit family in Michigan until July 25. I’ll be back on deck when we restart in August.

Coach Harry, as some of you know already, is moving to the mainland. We will have a celebration on Tuesday, June 15, with perhaps a revised schedule for that day that will impact the Silver, Gold, and Senior times for practice.

This week

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Senior

 

7:30-9:30 am 

730-930

730-930-

730-930

730-930

TBD

Bronze

 

4- 4:45 pm

   

4-4:45

   

Silver

 

4-5 pm

4-5 pm

4-5 pm

4-5 pm

   

Gold

 

5 -6:30 pm

5-6:30

5-6:30

5-6:30

   

 

NEXT ON ISLAND COMPETITION - Senior, Gold, Silver.

  • June 19, 2021 - Pahoa Pool - 

    • THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS THIS SATURDAY JUNE 12, 2016

    • AA times and faster in the first session, all age-groups

    • A-B-C swimmers, all age-groups in the second session

    • Time trial session to follow

    • No parents on deck - possible video link. 

July 11 - 30 (3 weeks)

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

All Groups with Coaches Barbara and Kerry. Swim skills focus.

 

4-5pm

4-5pm

4-5pm

4-5pm

Start up in August…

RESTART AUGUST: Senior Group: August 4, Bronze, Silver, Gold, August 9.  Competitions are slated to begin in August and occur each month. 

 

SAFE SPORT - ONLINE COURSE FOR PARENTS

Parents - Please take this course and have your 12/over swimmer take theirs too. All coaches and officials are SafeSport certified.

Our website that hosts information for parents and swimmers regarding SAFE SPORT can be found HERE. PARENTS - YOUR COURSE IS REQUIRED. PLEASE LOG ON AND TAKE THE COURSE. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR CERTIFICATE TO PROVE YOUR COMPLETION. ATHLETES 12/OVER WILL HAVE IT REQUIRED TOO. There are new drop-down options for you to view on how we address and resolve issues surrounding swimmer safety.  Please look at the site and let me know if you have any questions. 

SWIMMING GEAR WITH TYR - USE OUR DISCOUNT CODE: “Academy25” The more this code is used, the more free gear ASC will earn in return.

  • ASC has entered an agreement with TYR whereas all new purchases of suits and equipment are through TYR. In exchange, ASC has this 25% discount code "Academy25" to be used on TYR.com. TYR will be able to track ASC purchases and when we hit benchmarks in sales, will result in additional bonuses for the team. Independent of purchases, ASC will receive some coaching attire, new banners and for those swimmers who make Senior Sectionals, Futures, Jr' Nationals, or USA Senior Nationals, they will be outfitted by TYR.

  • Girl's Suit: Please purchase the PHOENIX WOMEN'S SPLICE DIAMOND FIT in navy/white or GIRLS smaller sizes in navy/white.

  • Boy's Suit: Please purchase the MEN'S PHOENIX JAMMER TYR BOYS PHOENIX JAMMER or the TYR BOYS PHOENIX RACER in navy/white.

  • Goggles - Your choices but recommended are three different styles for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of competition and training. CLICK HERE FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS. All TYR Goggles are available to view here. 

  • Note:  12/under swimmers are not permitted to wear technical suits (taped seems) I do not want 13 and over swimmers racing in them (tech suits) until there are championship or off-island meets available. These suits will be great for team pride and performance in practice and non-championship meets. We are going with the Navy/White colors for our suits and we will be offering a group order at the beginning of each month. If your swimmer is not in need of one now, we ask that when they do need one, you buy our team suit on the TYR site, if possible.

All for now,

Stay safe!

Coach Mark