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Mike Kraeuter

Once you get through your first few meets, everything will make so much more sense! No two swim meets ever run exactly the same. It can be the same meet that the club hosts each year, but things will be different. The most important thing to remember is to be flexible. Swim meets are a large undertakings and are run by humans who are fallible. It’s ok to be a little confused at first. Don’t be afraid to approach someone from our team to ask a question. We have the...

Mike Kraeuter

Mike Kraeuter

This is our team's tentative meet calendar and may be adjusted in the future. https://www.teamunify.com/team/pvbwst/page/events/sc-meet-schedule

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

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...

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...

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 [email protected] Checks can be made out to BLUE...

Mike Kraeuter

Controllable vs. Un-Controllable & Have to vs. Get to Everything is a choice. Even if you don't make one you still made a choice. https://youtu.be/n3qsvi20CGE

Mike Kraeuter

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Mike Kraeuter

by Olivier Leroy I talk a lot about the process in this newsletter, on the blog, in my articles for SwimSwam/USA Swimming, and even over the dinner table. Why? Because I deeply believe that a process-based approach can help solve a lot of the struggles that swimmers face in the water. Everything from overthinking, comparison-making, pre-race anxiety, and basically any other mindset hazard that we conjure up to sabotage our swimming. But what does a process-based approach actually look like? What does it smell like? (Chlorine and success, if I...