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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...

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

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...

Emily Menard

How can you help your child prepare for the meet? Help them come up with a packing list for their bag, do not pack their bags for them. What to have on that packing list: Team suit Team tshirt or sweat shirt 2 Towels 2 pairs of goggles Competition name caps x 2 Crocks or sandals to wear around the deck Water bottle with water in it and name on it. Snacks that will help keep them energized, such as; Fruit, pretzels, cooked pasta and veggies are your best bet...

Emily Menard

What is the purpose of competing at a swim meet? We can compare it to a test at school. When we practice we work on many aspects of the sport; streamlines, technique, race strategies, awareness, breathing, etc.…Competing at a swim meet we (meaning the coach & athlete) get to see what comes out in the competition and what they have become proficient in and what still can be worked on. Answering questions like; How did your plan work out? What went well in your race? What have you been practicing...

Mike Kraeuter

Open minded people embrace being wrong, are free from illusions, don't mind what people think of them, and question everything even themselves. NO LIMITS Clinic with Bryce Bohman… A couple of your new teammates, Isabelle & Sebastian Nappi, took time to put together their key takeaways from the clinic with Bryce Bohman at the beginning of September: Everybody has different long-term goals, so don't compare yourself to others; always strive to be better than you were previously, whether you're an age group or Olympic level swimmer. 'Control the controllables'. This...

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