May 30, 2018

Truesport   SUMMER NUTRITION TIPS FOR YOUTH AND TEEN ATHLETES Conventional wisdom would say summer is the time when kids eat the healthiest and have the lowest risk of gaining weight. After all, it’s sunny and warm outside, kids are playing or going to camps during the day, and all the best fruits and vegetables are in season and easy to get. However, according to a 2016 study by The Obesity Society, obesity rates in young elementary students increased during summer breaks! Although, youth athletes are at lower risk of gaining weight...

Sep 24, 2014

But how many times have you caught yourself thinking or saying things like— “If only had the same talent that she had.” “I really wish I had his genetics, cause then I could truly be a great swimmer.” “Why can’t I swim like her?” It’s natural in a sense to measure ourselves up against the swimmers that are faster than us, while also feeling a measure of gratitude for not being like the next swimmer.Click here to read the article        

Sep 18, 2014

Parents I have posted these 4 articles on our site. You can always go to the Parents Tab, under educational articles- ( Great reading for all of us that are parents of athletes, share this info with your children as well. Enjoy!   Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers 6 Hard Truths of Swimming Success 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Sep 9, 2014

RACE Wraps Up Summer Season with 5 Swimmers Ranked Nationally   Rockwall Aquatics Center of Excellence has wrapped up it’s summer season by sending with 46 swimmers to compete at state, sectional, and national level championships. This is by far the largest group of swimmers RACE has sent to these prestigious championship meets. When all the meets were completed, five RACE swimmers stood tall, ranked in the top-20 nationally in at least one individual event in their age group. Top-20 swimmers were: Jared Butler (18):    #19 in Boys 18 year...

Aug 27, 2014

A little story about some people we have come to know here in Rockwall, good reading, thank you Mrs. Eldridge!! Imagine swimming behind a man who stops mid-workout to have a "smoke break.” Or riding a bike 7 miles past goat herds to get to swim practice. Or imagine, in the middle of practice, stopping your set to let an elderly person swim in front of you or cross the middle of your lane because “perimeter swimming” is acceptable… because here, the elderly have the right-of-way no matter who is...

Jul 2, 2014

For the parents of the swimmers that can understand these things it is a great topic to talk to your kids about, specially the BB swimmers and faster. Maximizing your potential in the pool is hard enough without having to deal with self-inflicted negativity. Here are 6 toxic thoughts every swimmer should drop ....... read the article

Jun 12, 2014

This is for swimmers that are interested in how to qualify to be part of TEAM NT. and complete against other LSC. Please click here for more information.

Jun 4, 2014

Scholastic All America Applications for SAA recognition program are now available on the USA Swimming website.  This membership recognition program is for USA Swimming student-athletes.   To apply for SAA, use this link on the USA Swimming website:   Applicants must have a USA Swimming Deck Pass account and must log in prior to using the SAA application process.  The SAA program application is available June 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014.  The qualifying period is July 1, 2013 through August 15, 2014.  Time standards are the 2011 Junior...

May 15, 2014

  The Fat Fix                                                                By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Fat gets a bad rap in the world today, its consumption associated with heart disease and obesity. But, fat has a beneficial role for humans, and for the growing swimmer, it can be a useful and strategic tool to manage weight. Whether the young athlete is trying to gain weight or lose a few pounds, fat is the single nutrient to manipulate, and here’s why: Fat is a concentrated source of calories, offering 9 calories for every gram (versus 4 calories...

Apr 9, 2014

 Great receipt for a nice snack for our athletes. Courtesy of  Coach Laurin Destefano - P.E. Health & Wellness Coordinator for our own RISD