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What the Coach Looks For at a Swim Meet With out first whole team meet I thought it would be a good thing to let everyone know what some of the expectations for racing and parenting at meets.   The coach will stand on the side of the pool and expect to speak with each swimmer before and after each swim. Please be sure to direct your child to the coach before the event. When you see your child after the event ask them if they have spoken with the...

Great Job at the STSC Pentathlon. BSC Senior Teammates Traveled to the St. Charles Pentathlon on Sunday and did an awesome job at the first meet of the 2011 Long Course season. The team swam to 77% Best Times with 4 New Age Group State Qualifying Times. Of the 13 swimmers that went to the meet 9 of them had 100% Best Times!!   The following Teammates had 100% Best Times Alyssa Graves, Emma Barnett, Catie Olson, Colin Cross, Chase Lesniak, Melissa Wen, Pat Leighton, Chris Vega, and Mike Palarz...

Mustang, Ponies, and Colts Expectations Age group swimming is a really exciting time for both the coaches and swimmers alike. Swimmers at this stage have spent a good amount of time developing their strokes and now it is time to begin to train those strokes to go fast! Most swimmers are between 9 and 14 years old and will train between 6-8 times per week depending on what the head coach thinks will help them improve. Those age groupers that are in 6th grade should attend at least 7 practices,...

Jack and the Magic Suit And other Tales of Fast Swimming Fairy Dust Once upon a time there was a swimmer named Jack. He was a good swimmer with good parents, good coaches and a good team. He would go to meets and do quite well winning his events and easily improving his times. Jack came to practice nearly every day, unless he was tired or his friends were going to a movie or he did not feel well. While at practice he just got by doing what the coaches...

  Nutritional Cheat Sheet PART I BY MIKE MEJIA, M.S., C.S.C.S//Special Correspondent Keep in mind that in order for nutrition to have an appreciable impact on your performance, you have to eat the right way on a year-round basis. Not that you can't occasionally indulge in some fast food, or sweets; just make sure that your daily diet follows the 80% rule, meaning that you make the right choices at least 80% of the time and reserve the other 20% percent for some of your favorite "cheat" foods. This way,...

Good Morning BSC Families. I am Coach Rob Emary the new Head Coach at BSC. I am really excited to get started building a New Tradidtion of Excellence at BSC. The article below is a good example of the type of attitude and team spirit that will be the standard for us. I look forward to meeting everyone and beginning this great journey together!   “Twelve Keys to Success in Competitive Swimming”   Thousands of swimmers begin careers in competitive swimming each year, yet some end up making it and...