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Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, Welcome to the first day of summer. I am arriving home late from the meet so, unfortunately, this message will be short and likely incomplete. I will try to get more information out during the week. 1) SOSL meet on Tuesday - we travel to Woodhaven on Tuesday for another dual meet. These meets are important for developing racing and I want to encourage everyone to sign up. Corey is working on entries. The events along with directions should be out soon if they aren't already posted...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, I hope that you had the chance to watch the first night of USA Olympic Trials. What an amazing swim meet this is. From a technical standpoint there is something to learn from every swim. The race of the night, in my opinion, was that incredible women's 400 IM final. If you didn't see it, but can find it on YoueTube, it is worth watching (in my case... watching it over and over again). Here are some things to keep in mind for MAST swimming. 1) SOSL...

Monty Hopkins

Practice notes for Black 2 & Black 3 Groups only 1) If you have resistance bands, please bring them to practice starting Friday, June 11 2) Remember to wear athletic shoes for dryland 3) Please be on time and ready to start at 6:45 am (this does not mean walking in at 6:45). 4) Dryland after swimming if planned for 30 minutes of less, but this requires a fast transition from the pool to dryland. Thanks - This week has been a pretty good week of training, let's finish off...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, Finally... after two years... a Long Course Swim Meet! It was a very successful weekend for those who competed in the CAC Meet at Miami University this weekend. The most important thing from a coaching perspective was that we got to see how MAST swimmers looked at this point of the season - this helps us know what we should work on to help our swimmers improve. The most important aspect for the swimmers was the opportunity to race long course. Everyone wants to go best times...

Monty Hopkins

Final Instructions for the CAC meet *Meet host is in need of timers for the Friday PM session - if you are able to time for the Friday PM session please contact the meet host at [email protected] There are NO spectators so volunteering is the only way for parents to be inside the facility! Timers should arrive 15-20 minutes before the session begins! *The meet will be streamed via Miami aquatic Center twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/miamiaquaticcenter *Locker rooms will be available for CHANGING ONLY - the showers will be off limits to...

Monty Hopkins

Note changes to CAC meet. Also see Swim Meets tab for full information. a) Free heat sheets are available on the Meet Mobile app. b) Spectators are not permitted - the meet will be broadcast live. The broadcast link will be published as soon as it is released. c) The Meet has been consolidated into 6 Session (2 Sessions each Day). All events are seeded fastest to slowest. o Friday & Sunday:  AM Sessions: 13 & Over  PM Sessions: 12 & Under o *Saturday Only (to balance out...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, The summer schedule is the included below with the note that there is still some possible adjustments yet to come. It is hoped that this schedule is what we will be able to maintain until July 17. On July 17 Milford High School has chosen to close the pool for two weeks sp practices for those who need them after July 17 have yet been determined. We are looking for another USAS meet add to the schedule prior to the Ohio Swimming Championship meets. Masters are on...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, Three items today: 1) Jill Griesse Memorial Swim Meet - June 19-20 2) Summer practice schedule 3) SOSL meet schedule Jill Griesse Memorial: Please note the addition of an outdoor long course meters meet scheduled in June 19-20 in Dresden, OH (east of Zanesville, OH) called the Jill Greise Memorial. We were originally not on the invited list but with the Governor lifting Covid restrictions we were able to gain an invitation. We encourage everyone from the Black Groups who can attend the meet to sign up...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, We are fast approaching the end of the school year and it seems that the Covid restrictions are being changed on an almost daily basis too. While no one can know for certain how these changes will impact our world moving forward, there are certain lessons learned that should carry forward regardless of the covid levels. Not the least of these is a continued attention to standard personal hygiene practices including swimmers not sharing water bottles. While the public restrictions are being lifted everywhere, the coaches at...

Monty Hopkins

Hello MAST Families, Congratulations to all the MAST swimmers who competed this past weekend at the CAC meet. Getting in early season racing is a good way to learn about each swimmer and racing is the most specific form of training. The meet was very short and the swimmers had very little rest between races, but the benefit of getting in five races in an hour was tremendous. Congratulations to all the MAST swimmers for great efforts and positive attitudes. We have another opportunity for the first long course meet...

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