July 2022

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From the Programming Office
NO swim practice on Monday, July 4. Swim practice will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2. All practices resume on Tuesday, July 5.

Outdoor swim practice means we must be mindful of weather. We do swim in the rain but will have to close the pool if we detect thunder and/or lightening. If time allows, we will notify you of cancellations via the email blast. Be sure to update your email address if needed.
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Events
Monday, July 4 - NO PRACTICE
Happy Independence Day!
Firecracker workout for Senior/State Team
Sat 7/2 7am-9am

Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10
Grizzly Sizzler at Oakland University 

Monday, July 11
Tie dye for Senior & State team during regular practice times

Thursday, July 21 - Sunday, July 24
Speedo Sectionals at Cleveland State University

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24
MAGS meet at Brandon High School - must have cuts

Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31
NCSA at IUPUI Natatorium - must have cut times

Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31
Ultra Meet at Elkhart, IN - must have cuts

Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7
Senior Cup SCY at Oakland University - 13 and up, no cuts 

Summer Break - August 15 through September 5

Fall Season Begins Tuesday, September 6!
From the Coaches
Training Tips

Getting Ready to Race

Coach Kris Goodrich

What is your pre-race routine?

Having a regular pre-race routine can help to improve your performance by getting you mentally and physically prepared to race. What is yours? 

Here is one to try at your next swim meet. Print it out and review it the night before you race. Keep it in your swim bag the day of the meet as a reminder!

  1. Get 8 hours of sleep

  2. Eat a meal 2-3 hours before the meet. If you need a snack, make sure it is at least 30 minutes before your race.

  3. Visualize your successful race

  4. Arrive at pool at least 15 minutes before the posted warm up. Younger swimmers should have their events written on their arm with a sharpie before arrival to the pool.

  5. Find a spot on deck. If you are not wearing your suit, get dressed for warm up and get your cap and goggles ready.

  6. Check in with the coach. Find out what time warm up starts and what lane you are in.

  7. Have fun and socialize with teammates! 

  8. Warm up with the team

  9. Find out heats and lanes for all your races. Talk to the coach about a racing plan if needed.


In The Pool
Monthly Featured Swimmer
Lauren Bailey

Favorite Event: 100 fly

Words of Wisdom: Stick with it through the ups and downs because even the worst experiences make for good stories to tell.  

I joined St urgeons when I was eight, and somehow, a decade later, I’ve finished my last short course season with the team. In the fall, I’ll be attending Albion college where I plan to study psychology and swim on their team. Being a part of the Sturgeons team has allowed me to meet so many great people, some of my closest friends, and even the person I’m rooming with next year. Coach Bob and Mark have helped me learn what it means to work hard and still have fun at the same time. I’m very grateful for all the memories I’ve made here, and I want to thank my parents, friends, and coaches for all being such a huge part of my swimming career. 
On Deck
Swim Meet Fun!