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Dwight Anderson

42nd Annual Blue/Orange Meet After a long hiatus from the pool, BCST swimmers returned for their first sanctioned swim meet since February in the 42nd Annual Blue/Orange meet. Though under abnormal circumstances, the kids stepped up, shook off some rust, and delivered some great swims in an impressive return to the pool. At the end of the weekend, the Orange team stood triumphant, with 528 points to the Blue teams 410. Listed below is a list of the Pentathlon winners by age group, and top three finishes by event, but...

Lee Rivers

Hello All, Those who have had me as a coach know I'm not really the 'superhero type' but today I want to call attention to a quote by Professor X: "Just because someone stumbles and loses their path doesn't mean they're lost forever". This hit hard and stirred up all kinds of feelings in me that hadn't yet surfaced during this quarantine. We have been thrown off our normal game, and while I trust our team to weather all storms I am now keenly aware of a hole in my...

Lee Rivers

Hello All, Appologies for my lack of post yesterday, we had a coaches' meeting during my usual writing time and I completely forgot to go back to work following our conference call (not very mindful of me, was it?). It's natural, after reading all of the philosophies in my research, I have wound up flipping through the thoughts of one of history's (and my) favorite thinkers: Marcus Aurelius. I appreciate Marcus Aurelius for many reasons, but most of all because he worked tirelessly to keep a level and ethical head...

Lee Rivers

Good Morning All, Today I am going to share with you the myth of the Koi and the Dragon Gate. If you can't tell yet, I love digging into myths, legends, and stories from all over the world and grasping on to the pearls of wisdom they contain. This one is my favorite so far. What comes next is from a Koi fish blog: it had one of the most succinct retellings of the myth I found, with a little historical Koi facts thrown in at the front. Enjoy! ---------...

Lee Rivers

Hi All, Today's episode of the Rivers Daily Muse will focus on how we can be better people through something called Deep Listening. When I went through the education department at Linfield College this was a major focus, and I heard it again on a Bastyr University retreat I went on last summer. It's a great skill set to cultivate - it will enhance your relationships across the board and you will also see a major improvement with your relationship with yourself as well. And with all this time in...

Lee Rivers

Hello and welcome to episode 3 of the Rivers Daily Muse! We're going to bring it back to the world of swimming today, and take a short look at what the sport teaches us. At the root of it all, we are participants in sports because it enriches our lives. Sports teach people, especially kids, life lessons that are hard to teach without the physical and competitive aspects of 'sport'. When you were a kid your parents didn't sign you up for a sport to get you into college, or...

Lee Rivers

Welcome to The Rivers Muse, episode 2! For today's installment we are going to take a brief look at one of my favorite philosophies, Taoism, and a few of the wise words from its founder, Lao Tzu. Lao Tzo wrote the Tao Te Ching, Taoism's most sacred text. The Tao Te Ching is full of messages of peace, resilience, and living in harmony with the world, and what more do we need right now as a society than those things? One of my favorite things about Taoism is how often...

Lee Rivers

Are you a glass half-full or a glass half-empty type person? Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist? How can we find the silver lining in our current situation? Let’s bring it back to the glass: Whether or not you view the glass as half-empty or half-full, it doesn’t change the fact that there is some water in it. And the beautiful thing? It’s a glass. You can always take it and fill it with more water if you desire. My challenge for you today is this: enrich...

Evan Moline

Hello everyone, Just a reminder that the beginning of the 2019-2020 season is just around the corner! Senior Performance and National begin on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 Senior, Senior Prep, Champs, and Regionals begin on Monday, September 9th, 2019 Divisional, Orange, Gold, Silver, Bronze begin on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 The Training Schedule is up-to-date and posted under the "Team Info" tab Go BCST!