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Mike Kraeuter

Dear BLUE WAVE Ohana, We are pleased to share that our team has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and codes of conduct; The processes by which we recruit and train staff;...

Mike Kraeuter

Please look over the following documents and when you have done so fill out the Google Form ackowleging this. The following is a requirement of USA Swimming's Safe Sport program and we must be able to show that our families have done have looked over the following in order to obtain Safe Sport Status. Thank you for your support in this and helping us gain this recognition. Please view the following: USA Swimming Code of Conduct MAAPP (Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy) Athlete Code of Conduct Parent Code of Conduct...

Mike Kraeuter

Aloha BLUE WAVE! Thank you for the emails you have been sending us. We love to hear from you. We are working on some of the ideas and requests you have put to us. In the meantime here are some places that have some awesome ways to stay mentally sharp and physically active. Here is a video that highlights what we have been discussing this week during the zoom calls. Great followers are what make great leaders. Check it out!: https://youtu.be/CH4OiP7r2xI Keep training your minds during this time. In addition...

Mike Kraeuter

Dear Athletes and Parents, We're in the process of becoming a safe sport recognized team, in order for us to achieve that recognition, it's a requirement that all the athletes and parents take the safety sport course. Athletes must take “Safe Sport for Athletes” and parents must take “Safe Sport for Swim Parents.” Now that we have some time on our hands, everyone can take these safe sport courses. We will appreciate if you could help us get to this recognition. Thank you. And Go Blue Waves!!!! Go to https://learn.usaswimming.org...

Mike Kraeuter

Aloha BLUE WAVE ohana! Hope you have had a great week. Thank you everyone for sending us your “Want to ‘taco’ about it” pictures. If you have not done so, you can still send them in. How have your conversations been going? Has anyone ‘taco’ about it :) We look forward to connecting this week with you all once again in the Zoom meetings. The schedule and links are below with the password information this time. We would also like to get the parents in on the action, so we...

Mike Kraeuter

How you do anything is how you do everything. Your “character” or “nature” just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life, no matter how small. — Derek Sivers: Character predicts your future CHAMPIONSHIP PEP-RALLY…was held at the FUDDRUCKERS and was the great kick off to our championship season. We ate great food, pumped up everyone and just had fun as a team. It was great to have the opportunity to connect with all of you who attended. FUDDRUCKERS also donated $100 to the team's Booster Club!...

Mike Kraeuter

Swim-A-Thon and team fundraising We are still selling our discount cards. They are $25 and you get discounts at over 40 Loudoun County merchants. They literally pay for themselves after a few uses. Sell 3 you get 1 for free Sell 10 and you get a free birthday set card and you can also pie a coach! Each swimmer will be sent home with a card this week. Please make sure you get it from them as you are responsible for the card. Remember if you sell 3 you get...

Emily Menard

Parent and Swimmers The coaches have become aware of a new dangerous challange that seems to be on Tik Tok and other social media outlets. The challange is called "Skull-Breaker". I have attached a link incase you have not seen it your self. We have also been made aware that some of our swimmers have been attempting to recreate this challange on teammates. Please take this oppurtunity to talk to your child(ren) about the dangers of social meadia and other internet challanges such as these. Thank you BW Coaches. The...

Mike Kraeuter

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you. Remember habits are learned, choose them wisely. RMSC JANUARY INVITE…was a great meet on so many levels. Everyone swam very well showing the improvements they have been working very hard on during practices. There were so many pleasantly surprised looks on faces after doing an event for the first time or after swimming lifetime best. This is all made possible due to the dedication that each of...

Mike Kraeuter

Mastery is the path of patient dedicated effort without attachment to immediate results. – Anon Be committed to the process without being emotionally attached to the results. – Hal Elrod CANDY CANE MINI MEET…was a great one day meet for our little waves on the team. Their wonderful enthusiasm during the meet was great to see. What a great fun day of swimming! The Following Swimmers Achieved Time Standard Improvements: Cole Heflin: B-50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free Chase Kilty: B-50 Fly, 50 Back Vivian Marshall: BB-50 Fly; B-50 Breast...