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OCST Coach Matt

Orcas, We hope that the holiday break was restful and a great break from the normal work/school scramble. As swim coaches we ramped up, and created a framework to get some exceptional training done for the Sprint, Race, Train, and Performance swimmers. For the younger, explore/ novice or 9 and under swimmers, we encourage a little pause, as we never really want practices to be a burden but rather an opportunity! As swim coaches we are not just working on helping kids win in the water. We are really looking...

OCST Coach Matt

Orcas! Happy New Year! We trust you had some quality time this holiday season with your family and are excited for what lays ahead 2020! As we step into the New Year there is a natural time for reflection on the past and a looking ahead at the future. Make sure you read the below notes on the schedule and other quick hits. Instead of thinking about a resolution for 2020 I would like you to take a little time to commit to an intention for the coming year. You...

OCST Webmaster

Hello, We have launched our new website, we hope you like what you see. Here are some notes to help you navigate through the improvements. Please let us know if you have any questions, or need help finding what you need. You can find most of what you need before you sign in. The list of Upcoming Events includes a calendar for Meets, Practices and Meetings! The Latest News section has all the details from the Swimfo emails. If you use the OnDeck app, you can see the TeamFeed on...

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Orcas, OC Pool swimmers will not have practice Monday, December 16th. Since Thursday OCHS has a dual meet we will shift OC practices (Sprint/Fitness@OC pool 6-7pm, Explore@Molalla pool 5:15-6:30, and Race,Train,&Perform 5:15- 7@Molalla). Molalla swimmers WILL still have practice on Monday as there will be NO Molalla practice on Wednesday December 18th. If any Molalla swimmer wants to swim at OC they are welcome to make the practices they can. Swimmingly, Your OCST coaches

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Orcas! It’s December and we are looking forward to some great racing next week at the PASL champs and beyond! Racing is an opportunity for athletes to learn about themselves and grow. Races are not about going out there and showing that you are better then someone or just getting a time but about testing your capabilities and seeing what you can accomplish. Here is a Missy Franklin quote about the peace of mind that goes into putting in the work to be the best one can be and the...

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Orcas, There will be NO PRACTICE at any of the pools tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4th. The team staff will be with those OC swimmers and other swimmers from around Oregon watching the Portland Trailblazers take on the Sacramento Kings. LET'S GO BLAZERS! Your OCST Coaches PS. For those that it relates to no Thursday 5:00 AM practice either.

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Orcas, We are coming up to the Thanksgiving break next week. The fall has had its share of challenges and we are grateful for everyone’s support and effort to help OCST be the best team it can be. We had lots of parents help out with the home meet and all the visiting teams were thankful of the environment that we create at OC! As we step into Thanksgiving it is a great time to remember the power of “Thank you!” Check out this short blog by Jon Gordon if...

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Orcas, Life is busy and one thing we know is Super-important to being our best is getting enough sleep. We often have conversations with swimmers that struggle with getting enough sleep. If you, or your swimmer, have times where you have a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep check out this minutes on mastery with Michael Gervais and sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker. You might even think about checking out the whole podcast if you have the time. Important Announcements! Monday November 18th, High School swim season starts....

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Orcas, We have some big moments coming up here in the next few weeks. Please take some time to read through and see what’s happening on swim team! We’re going to start a string of competitions here this weekend. The competitive mindset can be constricting for some athletes and liberating for others. What is important is that we are there for the athletes when they succeed and fail. Any time someone steps into the competitive arena anything can happen. Our goal is to empower athletes to see each race as...

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Orcas! We are so excited to get rolling on the short course season! There are a lot of different things happening as we get started with the season so we want to make sure that everyone knows the schedule. MILT NELMS CLINIC INFORMATION September 4th– 7th: Sept 4th– 6thWednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Clinic with World-renowned clinician Milt Nelms. More experience 11 & Overs (11 year old A times) go 5:00 – 6:40 PM. 12 (Less experienced) & Under swimmers go 6:30 – 8:00 PM. We know it is a...