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(The following article is from USA Swimming online) Great nutritional habits should be part of a swimmers everyday activity. Nutrition can positively impact daily training and have swimmers better prepared to perform at their best at the end of the season. Taper nutrition for age group swimmers and senior/elite swimmers needs to be viewed differently. Age group swimmers have significantly briefer and smaller changes to overall training load during taper. Considerations for optimal taper nutrition for an age group swimmer would include; A good healthy nutritious diet high in fruits...

Training Clinic and Orientation for New Officials When: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM Where: Liberty Diversified Industries 5600 North Highway 169 New Hope, MN This Clinic will prepare those attending for certification as Stroke and Turn Judges. The following subjects will be covered: 1. Certification - Steps to complete for certicication 2. Swim Competition - What Officials do at swim competition 3. Philosophy - How officials should view and approach competition 4. Expectations When can/should officials work Uniform and dress Organization of deck officials at meets Conduct of...

For years, the standard American short course swimming pool has measured 25 yards. Almost all high school pools and most college pools are 25 yards long and most high school and college meets are run as short-course meets. In Minnesota, and throughout the country, USA Swimming Club teams compete in short-course meets from September through March. Conversely, the international standard for competitive swimming is typically measured in meters. The Olympics, the Pan-American Games, and the World Championships are all held in 50 meter pools. Aside from a much smaller ratio...

Author’s note: The following article appeared in a bi-monthly newsletter and was intended to help all new families to the sport of swimming understand this important time of season. At the same time I was writing, I realized that many of the Senior swimmers that I directly coached did not know the basis of a taper and its true intentions. While there is nothing ground breaking in it’s content, I believe the article puts the whole taper concept into something the swimmers could/would understand. I hope you will find it...

Over 80 Sea Devils swimmers from the Bronze3, Copper, Silver and Gold groups participated in a recent swim clinic hosted by Trina Radke and Ross Gerry, founders of wecoach4you.com. The clinic, held on September 18th, focused on goal-setting, strength training, and stroke/technique drills. As in the previous two clinics featuring the Olympic Swimmer and Olympic Coach, this one was filled with the enthusiasm and energy that Trina and Ross are known for. Over the past 2 years, Sea Devils coaches Michelle Mix and Terri Moser have worked closely with Trina...

Tuesday October 27, 2009 Sea Devils Night at the Girls High School Swim Meet Look for more details to come! Location: Middle School Pool

Greetings, Swim Families! Congratulations to the families of Olivia Anton and Henry Martinson! Each family won the volunteer drawing for a $250 credit to their swimmer’s accounts. Thanks to you all for all of your volunteer efforts this season! We couldn’t do it without you! Angela Jurkovski Sea Devils Volunteer Coordinator

Long Axis and Short Axis Dryland Exercises This week’s Speedo Tip of the Week comes from Dr. David Swensen, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an assistant coach for the YMCA of the North Shore in Beverly, Mass. Swensen offers some specific dryland exercises for long axis and short axis strokes. Swensen’s Tip: If we divide the four competitive strokes into short axis (butterfly and breaststroke) and long axis (freestyle and backstroke), it is easier to identify exercises that will affect these strokes. Two exercises to help improve the...

Looking for a fun way to earn your volunteer points? Join the Parent Board TO ALL SWIM PARENTS: On December 2nd a note was sent out announcing the Parent Board openings as well as 3 key volunteer positions. Responses to date have been disappointing. At this time, we have one nominee for each board position, and no parents have stepped forward to fill any of the other volunteer positions. This club only exists because of the work put in by our volunteer parents. Without your support we cannot run a...

Hotel information for the A/B/C Finals has been puplished...check it out!