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Kevin Ahearn

from Olivier Poirier-Leroy and posted on SwimSwam Your swim coach will wear a lot of hats over the course of your swimming career. Teacher. Counselor. Friend. They will be there when you achieve your highest of highs, and also be there to see you at your most struggliest. From your first DQ, to completing your first 400 IM, to winning state, to winning gold on the international stage. In the midst of all of this, here are just 7 of the things that your swim coach would like to remind...

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...

Mike Kraeuter

HAPPY HOLIDAYS BLUE WAVE! 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 SPORT FAIR WINTER CLASSIC…held at the George Mason University Aquatic Center in Fairfax was an awesome competition for the swimmers who represented the team. We could bring 80 members of the team and it was a wonderful team experience for everyone. So much energy at prelims and then at finals! You had to be there to...

Mike Kraeuter

Hello Blue Wave Families! We received notice about these swim camps being offered through Fitter & Faster and wanted to make you aware of them. These camps are a supplement to your normal practices and not a replacement. Please speak to your coach to see if this is something that would be beneficial to you if you are interested. During the summer, Fitter and Faster will be producing sessions for swimmers 4 age groups: 10 & under; 11 & 12; 13 & 14; and 15 & older! Click the links...

Andrew Patterson

Do you like the fun events and team outings such as our upcoming holiday party or our parent’s night out that make the team special? We have partnered with a local organization called delivering delightful discounts to sell discount cards to help us put on even more fun events in the future. Discount cards and pouches are $25 a piece All businesses are local Loudoun county businesses ( see attached flyer) To acquire discount cards for sale please contact Coach Andrew at coachandrew@pvbluewave.com Checks can be made out to BLUE...

Mike Kraeuter

Just putting in time & doing work is not training. Training is work with a specific purpose & direction that leads to performance in the competitive arena. Getting tired is not training. –Vern Gambetta SWIM & ROCK Distance Session…We opened up this opportunity to the BT & RT squads to give them a chance to compete in the distance events. These are not offered all the time. A lot of you have been invited to compete at the January Distance meet, details are online. We Broke 1 Individual Team Record:...

Mike Kraeuter

“There are only two days of the year in which nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. That means today is the ideal day to love, to believe, to create and to live.” –Dalai Lama H2OKIE Thanksgiving Invitational…the travel meet was a great experience for all who took the opportunity to travel down to Christiansburg to compete. This has become an annual tradition for the team and something we look forward too. Traveling and competing in meets like this is such a great...

Mike Kraeuter

We are challenged every day to change ourselves to become the person we want to be. JP POPOVICH MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL…was a great opening meet for the entire team. Everyone competed well with many best times. This is our first meet and we brought our ‘A’ GAME! It is exciting to see what is to come. Keep up the hard work and training, it is showing BLUE WAVE! We Broke 2 Individual Team Records: Matthew Char broke the following: He lowered the previous two-year-old record in the 9-10 50 back with...

Mike Kraeuter

We had a wonderful meet this past weekend and everyone was sporting their new spirit wear and we not only looked like a team, but we acted like one as well! Supporting your teammates and representing your team with pride! In your bags you received a special black latex practice cap. When Cassel’s packed our bags, they accidentally placed silicon practice caps in some of the bags. Seeing this is the case, if you need a silicon practice cap you may get your first one free (you may recieve a...