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Mark Noetzel

Taylor Doherty Taylor, a senior at the University of San Diego, swam her last practice with ASC this past week before returning to school for her final semester and season with the Toreros. Taylor began her tenure at ASC almost thirteen years ago when she was eight years old. In her career, she set numerous ASC, HPA, and BIIF records, was a Hawaiian state champion in 2016 in the 100-yard backstroke, and a BIIF champion on multiple occasions. Taylor, shown on the far right in the photo from 2017 is...

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ASC Families, The coaching staff is excited to be working with your swimmer as we enter the NEW YEAR! Congratulations to the swimmers in all groups as they closed out 2020. Senior swimmers (photos) celebrated with 100 x 1:30 (or faster) with work on the underwater, kinetic energy of strokes, and shaping themselves to get through the water faster. Programming & Practices We are continuing to adjust to provide safe opportunities for swimmer advancement in practice and in competition. Based upon the schedule of HPA and our pool availability, we...

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Swim Families, The swim coaches are hoping you were able to have an enjoyable start to the holidays. Team Store - CLICK HERE closes SUNDAY NIGHT - December 27th. To save on shipping, combine your order with someone else. There is free shipping on orders over $199 though. THIS WEEK'S PRACTICE SCHEDULE Senior - M, T, W, 8 - 10am, Thursday (NEW YEAR's EVE SPECIAL 8-10:30am (100 x 1:30). Swimmers should sign up for their lane with coach Mark before Thursday. Options include swimming any distances, any equipment. The standard...

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Swim Families, There's a lot to be thankful for as we've entered the holiday season. Intrasquad #4 Meet 12/18/20 We had 48 competitors racing in less than advantageous weather conditions but the swimmers prevailed and learned to compete in adversity, with many reaching personal best times. Congratulations to all the swimmers for their support of each other and for giving their best effort. Thanks to Laura Robertson, Melissa Schad, Ignacio Soler for officiating (starter, referee, timing console), and to Doug McDowell for marshaling the deck behind the blocks to keep...

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Swim Families - This week, we will continue with normal practice times for Silver, Gold and Senior for the first few days but we transition to different times for Gold and Senior later in the week. Practices this week Silver, M, Th 5:30-6:30 Gold, T, W, 5:30-6:30, Senior M,T,W 4:15-5:15, Th 3-5pm Intra squad #4 - FRIDAY - 3:00 - 5:30 - SILVER - GOLD - SENIOR SWIMMERS (be sure to sign up or decline) Team Parkas We will team up with Boathouse to order parkas, mission pullovers, hoodies, polar...

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Families - As the year begins to wind down, we continue to remain positive and optimistic about what we do have, even though many things have changed. The coaching staff is grateful for the opportunity to be able to provide a healthy outlet for our membership. Thank you for allowing us to work with your child(ren). As much as it keeps a sense of normalcy for the kids, during a pandemic, it also keeps the same sense of normalcy going for the coaches. Again, on behalf of our coaches, Robyn,...

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Friends - We hope everyone enjoyed a safe Thanksgiving weekend. We apologize for not being able to host a meet for all groups last Saturday. We will make it up later in December. TEAM GEAR: Get your team gear at the Academy Swim Club Nov A My Team Shop by December 3rd! GO TO: www.bsnteamsports.com ENTER THE ACCESS CODE: WwUjXStTnG ASC Continues with safe COVID protocols As you know, ASC protocols are: Thermal Check upon entering the pool deck Health status poster reminders Wearing masks from the parking lot until...

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Swim Families, To assist with you being able to purchase new team apparel, I created a team store through BSN Team Sports. The site has items that you can purchase and have shipped directly to you. Our intent was to have things available for the upcoming holiday, with production and shipping, they won't arrive until after the holiday. The store closes in five days. Regarding PARKAS - I'll be sending out an order form for those as well, in case you're interested in those. Here is the link to the...

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Swim Families, This week, we have a modified schedule due to Thanksgiving. Intrasquad #4, which is scheduled for Saturday, 11/28, is pending the completion of our starting blocks. If the meet occurs, it will have the schedule listed below. Also - 2021 USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION SIGN UP - REQUIRED and COMING SOON. Coach Barbara and I are doing a one-time renewal for ASC, for those athletes who need to renew. The fee is $79.00 and you will be invoiced for it on your account. This process is somewhat complicated and...

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Here's a preview of what's ahead for ASC this week. Bronze Group: Monday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:15 pm. Silver Group: Monday, Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Saturday TBD Gold Group: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm, Saturday TBD Senior Group: Monday thru Friday, 4;15-5:15 pm, Saturday, 6:30 -8:15 am. Saturday, November 21, 2020 - NO Swim meet We will have practice sessions announced for groups later this week. Looking ahead Next week - M, T, Wed, Normal practice times. Thanksgiving - No practice Thursday, November 25 for Bronze, Silver and Senior....