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Sean Oxner

re: May Invitational in Elkhart, IN Congratulations to all of our athletes who made the trip to swim in Indiana this past weekend: Mark B, Aidan K, Maddie L, Brandon M, Diego P, Sofia P, Emilio P all saw some big time drops from LC season 2019! Pretty impressive, considering we do not train regularly in a long course pool. Special recognition to our Brandon, 9, for finishing 1st in the 200 Free with a 2:43.37 and a whopping 32.46 time drop and also 1st place in the 50 Free,...

Sean Oxner

5 activities to build resilience in youth athletes USA Swimming No matter how much we may want to shield children from the harsh realities of cancelled seasons, lockdowns and quarantines, every child experienced some kind of loss or hardship during the pandemic. But board-certified family physician and TrueSport Expert Deborah Gilboa, M.D., explains that we can use these difficult moments as a learning opportunity to help our athletes become better prepared for inevitable challenges later in life. READ MORE To enhance performance, use praise The Business Journals Everyone wants to...

Sean Oxner

We are going to look at how you can use the same approach and mindset that Olympic champions use to better YOUR training and swim practices. Getting to the top of the swimming summit is not an accident. There’s a lot of dedication, commitment, and of course, the natural talent required to get there. Even if you don’t have designs for going to the Olympics yourself, there are some things you can learn from the training habits and the mindset that elite swimmers use to prepare for the biggest stage...

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CONGRATULATIONS to Eric Hieber for being selected as the boys swimmer of the year finalist in Michigan!!! So very proud, GO FISH. Below is a link to watch the award show, the swimming portion starts at the 28:17 mark. Sailfish Swim Club's and Walled Lake Western's Eric Hieber is a finalist in the Detroit Free Press Sports Awards, presented by Detroit Area Honda Dealers. We hope you enjoy the show! Just in case you missed it, the show will still be accessible to watch for free on their website for...

Sean Oxner

I am pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Sailfish Swim Club now the first and only swim club in Michigan to hold this status! Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and...