Sea Dogs / Week 8

Ben Wachtel

Sea Dogs Weekly Newsletter

Week 8 (October 26 - November 1)

This Week

This week, we will continue goal-setting with a sheet I'll hand out this evening at practice. Thanks to everyone who returned our process-focused goal sheet, I have posted these in the pool area in our team waiting area so athletes can see them every day before and after practice.

We have scheduled a meet for next weekend (November 6-8) with Carmel Swim Club across two sites, with all 12 & unders racing at Carmel High School. Timelines should be finalized early this week. Please go ahead and register - if you have a potential time conflict, please leave a note on the signup and once the session times are finalized, I will follow up with anyone who may be unavailable. I anticipate a Friday evening session for the 500 free & 200 IM, and Saturday/Sunday morning sessions for 11-12's and Saturday/Sunday afternoon sessions for 10&U's.






Monday 10/26

6:30 to 8 pm

Aerobic Free & IM

Tuesday 10/27

6:30 to 8 pm


Wednesday 10/28

6:30 to 8 pm

Active Recovery

Thursday 10/29

6:30 to 8 pm

Threshold / Speed

Friday 10/30

4:30 to 6 pm

Aerobic Free & IM

Saturday 10/31

9 to 10:30 am

Threshold / Speed

Sunday 11/1

No Practice

No Practice

Practice Focus

This week, we'll be doing a lot of kicking and some tough threshold/gear 2 sets. Come ready for a challenge every day and plan to get at least 1% better each practice!


This week we'll offer our first Saturday morning practice of the year from 9 to 10:30 am.

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.