Schedule Changes, Ice Skating Party, Coach Devin Swincher, December Attendance Kudos

Neil Romney
Jan 6, 2019

Reminders/Schedule Changes

Friday, 1/11--SKY meet entries due

Saturday, 1/12--no practice because of Bowling Green Invite

Tuesday, 1/15--no practice for G/S/B because of HS home meet; Jr/Sr will practice until 5 pm

January Calendar

Ice Skating Party

The photos are from last Saturday's skate party, which drew about 25 intrepid skaters and many vicarious participants. It was a fun and shaky experience which we would like to make an annual event during the Christmas holidays.   

Welcome New RACE Assistant Devin Swincher

Coach Devin will be working primarily with the Silver and Bronze groups but will also be filling in as necessary with the Gold group. A bowling Green native, Devin wants to give back to the local swimming community in the same ways it helped shape his swimming career. He brings 10 years of mentoring and collegiate-level swimming to out team.

Coach Devin was a distance freestyler at Transylvania University and will always emphasize “working smarter, not harder." Smooth, efficient, and long strokes will be something that Coach Devin finds incredibly important for any event, including sprint.

The remainder of Coach Devin's biography is posted below and under the Coaches' tab on the website:

Favorite Stroke: Freestyle

Personal Swimming Experiences:
USMS Swimming

Transylvania University

SKY Swimming, RACE Aquatics, Vette City Stingrays, Greater Bowling Green (GBG)

Greenwood High School

Personal Swimming accomplishments:
BGMC Championships

High School State Championships - top finisher

Education:

B.A. in Mathematics, Transylvania University, 2013

December Attendance Kudos and Swimmer of the Month

70%

80%

90%

Madison Bush

Leng Hom

Drew Wolfram

Logan Hughes

Max Guyer

Neal Wolfram

Ethan Luis

Luke Shourds

Steven Cardona

McKinley Brooks

Trey Wolfram

Evan Cardona

Caroline Calloway

Sam Humble

Cari Willett

Canaan Timberlake

Caden Moseley

Artit Kyaw

Carolina Wheeler

Heidi Brooks

Artemiy Arefkin

Nora McCutcheon

We saw an increase in numbers for all three recognition levels in December. Let's strive to continue that trend in upcoming months.

(For attendance quantification, Bronze, Silver, and Gold are recorded by the practice; Junior and Senior are recorded to the nearest 15-minute increment to provide a more precise measure of the total training stimulus. All groups include high school hours in the swimmers’ totals for those attending high school practices.)

Congratulations to December 2018 Swimmer of the Month

Neal Wolfram

  • Outstanding attendance
  • Focused and self-motivated approach to practice
  • Monitors and reports performance parameters
  • 3/3 PRs at Jrs including TRs in 5 (4.33.51) and 16.5 (16.01.98)
  • Among the leaders in swimming and dryland goal set Top 10 lists

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