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Stacy Milburn

Minnesota Swimming is offering VIRTUAL OFFICIALS CLINICS MNSI will be hosting virtual officials clinics on the following dates: Admin Official Part 2 - January 20th, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Signup HERE Stroke and Turn 201 - January 27th, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Signup HERE Stroke and Turn 101 - February 3rd, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Signup HERE Stroke and Turn 101 - March 3rd, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:00 PM - Signup to be posted after February 3rd clinic These clinics...

Stacy Milburn

WAVE HOLIDAY DRYLAND This week we will start Holiday Dryland Zoom Meetings on Wednesday 12/23/2020. Below is the information. Stacy Milburn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Wave Holiday Dryland Time: Dec 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Every week on Mon, Wed, until Dec 30, 2020, 3 occurrence(s) Dec 23, 2020 07:00 PM Dec 28, 2020 07:00 PM Dec 30, 2020 07:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJIrduGrqTgiH9F4R2dBWpWpNu2FyJ11qhXq/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCuqDoiGdOWuByCRowABIj4WenwtnZHgvp7yC23BwJkcjTmGPcQFKtVQYnB Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96618373855?pwd=WlVZY3R4V1l3Qmx2Tlg1R096YkFtdz09 Meeting...

Stacy Milburn

When to Quarentine, Should I Quarentine, & How Long? I've had a few parents reach out to me in the last couple days to find out if their swimmer needs to quarentine. Yesterday, I did some reasearch for myself to see if I needed to quarentine. Below is what I found at the CDC website. I hope it helps you. To visit the website yourself https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html Who needs to quarentine? People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19—excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past...

Stacy Milburn

USA SWIMMING IMR & IMX PROGRAMS Every season our club focus on establishing IMR & IMX scores for all of our Wave Swimmers. As a club we believe that every swimmers should progress to race all four events in all offered distances each season for their age group. The ability to earn IMR & IMX scores at each age group demonstrates that a swimmer is developing correctly. You can see by looking at the events that the distance increases as swimmers age. Keep in mind that as a swimmer turns...

Stacy Milburn

WAVE 500 KICK FOR TIME RESULTS This past Thursday was a test set day. Test sets are sets that we perform throughout the season to see how our training is progressing. If an athlete gives an honest effort progress can be measured. Coaches keep a spreadsheet of the test set results. Senior and Gold Elite swimmers performed a 500 Yard Kick for Time. Below are the results: 1. Olivia H. (8:32) 2. Cayden J. (9:00) 3. Kaya H. (9:22) 4. Maya S. (9:50) 5. Mason P. (10:00) 5. Landon J....

Stacy Milburn

WAVE Swim Club is now a Level One USA Swimming Recognized Swim Team! Today I received the news that we have earned our Level One Club Recognition from USA Swimming. If you look at the home page on our website you will now see our new status in the upper right hand corner. In order to receive this status it took participation from everyone including: athletes, parents, board members and coaches. I'm happy to say we are already checking off requirements to move to Level Two & Level Three Recognition....

Stacy Milburn

This week we worked on building the best race for the 50 Freestyle. We talked about how we need to focus on practicing all the elements needed to swim our best 50 so that our bodies automatically perform them when we race. On Thursday and Friday we timed the 50 Freestyle at practice below are the results. RANK TIME SWIMMER AGE GENDER 1 25.16 Dakota M 18 M 2 25.6 Noah W 13 M 3 26.28 Rylan C 13 M 4 27.38 Mya S 13 F 5 28.47 Kelsey R...

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WAVE 20 MINUTE TEST SET RESULTS (07/08/2020) This Wednesday we ran our first 20 Minute Swim for Distance Test Set of the season. Below are the results from this set. We will run this set again so that coaches and swimmers can track their training and see how they are improving during the season. Only swimmers in the longer training session groups participated. RANK YARDS SWIMMER AGE 1 1500 Zoe H 15 2 1400 Cayden J 12 2 1400 Kelsey R 14 2 1400 Rylan C 13 3 1350 Olivia...

Stacy Milburn

The Ten Rules of Taper By Mike Gustafson Ah, taper season. The time after a long, grueling winter training season when yardage (hopefully) decreases, intensity ramps up, and the focus is all about speed. Speed off the blocks. Speed off the turns. Speed between the walls. Finally. At last. Speed. Taper can seem like a mystifying, magical process to some. It’s not. Merely, it’s a recalibration of sorts. A refocusing. Taper is changing the body to adjust to meet settings: You want your body to feel ready to race in...

Stacy Milburn

Becoming a better swimmer can often feel like a grind. The early mornings, the perpetual sogginess, the constant eating. Going to the pool and throwing down a killer effort and growing red-faced with exhaustion can quickly get tiresome if we aren’t remembering to enjoy the journey. This seems like a super obvious thing, doesn’t it? Work hard and have fun. That was the best advice I ever heard a swim parent give a swimmer heading into the pool. But having “fun” isn’t the same thing as things being easy. "Fun,"...