Sea Dogs / Week 7

Ben Wachtel

Sea Dogs Weekly Newsletter

Week 7 (October 19 - 25)
HSE Schools Fall Break!

This Week

Alternate practice schedule this week for those in town, going 10:15 to 11:45 am, Monday through Friday. I believe I have heard from everyone who needs accommodations outside school hours, but if you have questions, please let me know.

Reminder that I added additional P.A.C. signup dates and times for during Fall Break & the following week. Thanks to all who have already completed these!

Don't have many new announcements this week - please take some time to relax, unwind, and focus on your mental health. Do something you enjoy each day and find a way to be optimistic about the future!





Monday 10/19

10:15 to 11:45 am

Aerobic Loosen & Racing

Tuesday 10/20

10:15 to 11:45 am

Tuesday Kicktacular

Wednesday 10/21

10:15 to 11:45 am

UW Wednesday & Broken Swims

Thursday 10/22

10:15 to 11:45 am

Tech Thursday & Challenge Set

Friday 10/23

10:15 to 11:45 am

Fantasticly Fun Fin Fly Friday

Saturday 10/24

No Practice

No Practice

Sunday 10/25

No Practice

No Practice

This Week

This week will be great for those in town with something a little different planned each day, whether that's racing, a challenge set, or just something fun. 

That being said, I plan for this week every year, so those who are traveling or otherwise out of the water shouldn't worry about missing a week of practice. We have a long way to go this season, so enjoy the time away from the pool and take the opportunity to de-stress!

Food Drive

Thanks to all who contributed to this - I know Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank appreciated the contribution and after helping load the food onto the back of the truck, I can at least give a firsthand account of the weight of the food items we were able to donate. Thank you for helping with this initiative!

Phase II Team Goals

Below are our group's priorities for the next five weeks of the season. We will discuss these throughout the early stages of the season, but athletes should be actively taking ownership of everything on this list.

  • Grow team culture. We have done a great job getting to know each other. What are you contributing to the group on a daily basis, from a competitive standpoint? Are you encouraging others? How are you making our team better?
  • Take ownership. With our first meet completed, now is the time to start solidifying your goals for the season. What process-focused objectives are you actively working on in practice?
  • Compete. The easiest way to get better is to race in practice. Athletes who compete all the time grow their ability to respond to pressure in meets. Improve by working hard, and swimming fast with self-discipline and consistently great technique.

Contact Me

Questions? I can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 317-646-0016.