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Friends - Thank you to the many who signed up for our August or September start. We will send out rosters to you for each group, to make sure your swimmer(s) are correct. We'll have a check-off list for payment as well. Thank you to the few who have sent their payment in. There's a clipboard int eh office where coaches can place checks, should you send one in. Aug 17, Aug 24 - Time shifts Bronze: Tues, Thurs 5:30-6:30 Silver: Tues, Thurs 5:30 - 6:30 Gold: M-W-F 5:30-6:30 Senior:...

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August 9. 2020 Dear ASC Families, This past week was great with the swimmers. It was especially nice to have Coach Jane back on deck with the Bronze Group. Coach Barbara is handling the Silver swimmers, Coach Kerry is with the Gold Group and I am with the Senior Group. Schools are starting to open their doors. Parker school begins this week, DOE begins on August 17th and HPA begins orientation on the 17th and instruction on the 24th. Most groups will simply adjust by going slightly later in the...

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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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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...

SWIM PARENTS: YOUR STRESS AND EXPECTATIONS ARE CONTAGIOUS   Swim parents want the best for their little swimmers. As it turns out, the stress and expectations you have trickle down to your little athlete. MORE SWIM MOM COLLEGE CHEATING SCANDAL ASIDE, THE GOOD THINGS ABOUT COLLEGE ATHLETICS 9 BASICS TO GREAT SWIM PARENTING WHERE ARE THE SWIM SPECTATORS? NORTHVIEW VIKINGS SWIM TEAM NEEDS PARKAS ASK SWIM MOM: WHY TEAR DOWN A TEAM AFTER LEAVING? Olivier Poirier-Leroy BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY 14 February 13th, 2019Lifestyle, Olivier Leroy, Swim Mom, Training Share Swim Parents: Your Stress and Expectations...