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Nutritional Cheat Sheet BY MIKE MEJIA, M.S., C.S.C.S//Special Correspondent Keep in mind that in order for nutrition to have an appreciable impact on your performance, you have to eat the right way on a year-round basis. Not that you can't occasionally indulge in some fast food, or sweets; just make sure that your daily diet follows the 80% rule, meaning that you make the right choices at least 80% of the time and reserve the other 20% percent for some of your favorite "cheat" foods. This way, you'll know you're...

    The following schedules were released today to each squad.  Here is how to read these:   Stars and Comets are on the Novice Schedule.  These meets will be geared towards newer swimmers. The meets listed as coach selected are meets you should ask your coach about prior to signing up OR are meets the coach will tell you individually to sign up for if your swimmer is ready.   Eclipse, Asteroids, Senior and some Comets will follow the Young Competitive Schedule.  Some of these meets have Qualifying times...

At the Buchners House 8:00PM

FUELING YOUR STROKE Six 200’s descending on five minutes. Twenty-five 50’s on :58. Whatever your “favorite,” every set during every workout and dryland session requires energy. Nutrients are the “chemicals” that supply the body with energy. Carbohydrate, protein and fat supply energy in the form of calories. These are your “Energy-Yielding Nutrients.” Vitamins, Minerals and Water don’t supply energy in the form of calories, but their presence is required in order for the body to access the energy provided by carbohydrate, protein and fat. During exercise, the body gets its...

  Just a short reminder that the new AAAA team suits, warm-ups, parkas and backpacks are now available in your team store.  We have put together a terrific team apparel package! To purchase these products on the Ad Astra Gear Page please click the link below. And don't forget to log into your account to receive the below price points. Ad Astra Area Aquatics Team Package  Women’s Team Suit:  $38.40 Men’s Team Suit:  $23.40 (Jammer) $19.80 (Racer) AAAA Team Parka:  $61.20 AAAA Team Warm-ups:  $54.00 Transition Backpack:  $39.60 For all...

    AAAA Members   This season I want to begin to stress the importance of eating a healthy diet while training.  Paying attention to what you put in your body can have a huge impact on how you feel before, during and after workouts.   Below is a brief synopsis on a company called Delicious Logic.  You can sign up to get a free 5 week trial below.  After 5 weeks, each weekly meal plan will be 1 dollar.  I would love to see some families try this out...

WHAT: The Splash Bash is a watch party that allows us to view the NBC coverage of the Pan Pacific Championship in Irvine from August 18th-22nd. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Pan Pacific Championship is the highest profile event that our national team swimmers will compete at in 2010. All of our elite swimmers will be competing including Michael Phelps, Ryan Locthe and Natalie Coughlin. We will also use this time to kick off the new swim season, mingle, play games, win prizes, eat, bowl and just...

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August 12, 2010 - 6:45 at the Buchners House

Here is a recap of Ad Astra Area Aquatics season one.... in pictures.  Please send more pictures to patrick@adastraareaaquatics.org if you have them. This picture is a little older, but did not get enough mention. Emma places top 3 at Junior Nationals (December) in the 100 Breaststroke. Ned makes his debut at the Beach Bash and then makes his way to our Sectional t-shirt.  Ned was a huge supporter all season. Freddy's Frozen Custard opened this summer... so we took a team trip after Saturday practice.  It was great and...