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Welcome back Swim Torrance National Track and Senior 1 swimmers and families

We are excited to have Coach Brian Timmerman join our staff. While he will mainly be working with Senior 1 and National Track, he will also be on deck after those practices assisting PreSenior 2 during the regular season. Please be sure to welcome him to the team this week.

Announcements:

1. Parent meeting: Monday, September 9th at the First Lutheran Church in Torrance. For more details see the Meet/Event page on TU.

2. Practice Attendance: National Track = 7/7           Senior 1 = 5/7
For Senior 1, keep in mind, the minimum is there for your progression and commitment within the program. If you would like to attend 6/7, we encourage it. If you're considering National Track or college swimming eventually, then we encourage showing coaches that you're able to go 7/7 as much as possible.

3. USA Swimming Motivational Standards:  The reason for our focus on these standards is to make sure we are aligned with USA Swimming and focused on our goal of competing at a National level.
They are based on national time averages. The standards are designated by letter, ranging from “B” up to “AAAA”. In total, there are 5 different designations: B, BB, A, AA, AAA, and AAAA. You can find the standards by clicking here. Make sure you are looking at Short Course Yards (2nd page).

4. Registration Packet: This will include a black, latex practice cap, a registration t-shirt, and a information sheet for parents. Please remember to update you swimmer's t-shirt size when you re-register in TU on Sept. 1st. You will receive the packet closer to the middle/end of September once all the shirts have been made.

5. Equipment: Swimmers must have the following equipment in working condition by Tuesday, September 3rd.

  • Water bottle
  • Equipment bag
  • Fins
  • Paddles
  • Buoy
  • Kick board
  • Snorkel 
  • Goggles + spare pair
  • Proper dryland attire

6. Weekly E-mail: Swimmers should be reading the weekly email, as well as the parents, to understand what's coming up and any team or group annoucements. We will also begin highlighting specfic universities and colleges that have swimming programs as part of parent education. You are in high school, and with one of our program goals being that we want our athletes to have the opportunity to swim for college programs, it's important to see some options you may or may not have heard of before.

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Brian.