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Mike Kraeuter

This season we have included our team uniform in the team registration. This is new starting this season and we want everyone’s support. I ask that you please take a moment to read some notes I have put together about the importance of a team uniform. Fosters a sense of unity: When wearing a team uniform, you truly feel like a part of a team. It fosters team unity. Teammates who dress similarly develop a sense of solidarity and belonging, creating an atmosphere where teamwork is valued, and performance ultimately...

Mike Kraeuter

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Mike Kraeuter

TEAM MEET SCHEDULE This is the Meet Schedule for the upcoming short course season. This may change and will be updated. Please make sure to mark meets associated with your squad on your calendar. UPDATED meet schedules can always be found under under the tab: "MEETS / EVENTS" then "Meet Schedule" 2019-2020 SC Meet Schedule

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...

Mike Kraeuter

As coaches, we've all seen swimmers in slumps. We call them plateaus sometimes depending on the age and development level of the swimmer. No matter what we call it, the results are the same...poor performances and unhappy swimmers (and families). This is an interesting article that talks about slump busting from Dr. Alan Goldberg, Sports Performance Consultant. Slumps and repetitive performance problems are a natural and terribly frustrating part of any sport. They can sometimes drive coaches to distraction and athletes into quitting or early retirement! Unless you can learn...

Mike Kraeuter

From Olivier Poirier-Leroy as posted by SwimSwam Coaches see swimmers working hard every day in practice. Some have great practices, but every once in a while a swimmer has a practice that doesn't go well. We see the swimmer working hard and they are just not seeing results in practice. Sometimes that swimmer gets frustrated and then a bad repaeat turns in to a bad set and then that turns in to a bad practice. We don't want the one bad practice to turn in to a bad week or...

Mike Kraeuter

I received another great e-mail from Olivier Leroy this week and I wanted to share. We use the word confidence in so many different ways. I appreciate the way Olivier refers to confidence as a skill. It is something that can be developed using some of the tools he lists. We see confidence grow in little ways by achieving small successes daily in practice. Remember...swimmers can achieve best times in places other than meets. A best time in practice can help build the confidence that will lead to a best...