Coaches Note 11-24-09

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving Waves!  We can’t tell you how excited we are after this past weekend at the Turkey Trot Meet (more on that later).  Here is what’s happening this week:

Nutrition Seminar TONIGHT

Tonight, Roger and Jessi Thompson will be giving a Nutrition Seminar beginning at 5:00 PM in Dixon Hall, room 206.  Please meet in the Aquatic Center lobby a few minutes before so we can help you find the room.  Please click here for more information. 

Turkey Trot Results

Turkey Trot can be summed up in one word: WOW!  Click to read how amazing it was.

Good Luck Rachel!

Rachel is heading to Federal Way next week for the USA Swimming Short Course National Championship Meet!  This event will feature Olympians, National Team Members, and up and coming stars in the sport.  Keep Rachel in your thoughts, and wish her luck if you see her around the pool.

Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Week is fairly simple: normal practice schedule Monday thru Wednesday.  All groups are off on Thursday; Seniors and Regionals practice Friday morning from 8-11, Friday evening from 6-8:30, and Saturday morning from 7-10.  For the Christmas calendar, please click here then select a practice group in the drop down menu.

Reminder: Entry Deadlines Approaching

The entry deadline for the Jingle Bell Splash Meet in Moscow, ID is Wednesday, December 2.  As of today, there is no entry file available.  Simply select you are attending, and write us a short note about what days you’ll attend and what events you’d like to do.  The entry deadline for the Washington Senior Invite (qualifying times required!!!) is Wednesday, December 2.  The entry deadline for the Red/Green Developmental Meet (held at Whitworth) is Monday, December 7.

60 Second Pizza Challenge

In an effort to continue to challenge our swimmers, we will reward any swimmer who goes under 60 seconds in the 100 freestyle for the first time by giving them the pizza of their choice.  Starting in April, this offer will only be extended to swimmers who are 12 or younger.  Click here for more information.

Training Tip of the Week: DREAM BIG!!!

Have you ever heard someone say “I’d like to be really good…but not too good.”  No.  Why?  Because, we don’t dream about being mediocre, we dream about being amazing, awesome, extraordinary.  So, why shouldn’t we all dream to be Olympians?  We all can take that dream, work hard, listen to our coaches, and try to achieve something that is amazing, awesome, and extraordinary.  Very few of us may actually achieve this dream, but who cares?  Life is a journey, about the roads we travel, not necessarily about the destination.  So let’s dream big things.  What are your big dreams?

As we reflect on what we are thankful for, it’s difficult to not be overwhelmed by how amazing a team we have.  Words can’t really describe how much we value you all.  Have wonderful Thanksgiving; hope you and your family travels safely and enjoys this joyous holiday!

--Kevin and Keddy