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JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

2020 Winning Waters ALL IN November Meet RECAP The SA WAVE had an exciting weekend at our first meet back in 8 months!! We saw lots of great swimming with a ton of dropped times. Thank you to all of our parents who made this meet possible, we could not have done it without your help. Our improvements include… *108 Personal best times *30 New time standard shifts *Biggest Time Drop = Henry Hassmann with a HUGE 28 second time drop in his 100 backstroke! Way to go Henry! *Most...

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

General Meeting reminder: We hope to release some new information about pools contracts / schedules in our Tuesday General Meeting via zoom. We have at least two contracts in the works. And we’re continuing to press UTSA and SVHS. Their decisions are being driven by a risk management point of view. With COVID numbers ticking upward, they may be a little more hesitant to open up. Although we are gaining more comfort and familiarity with our ‘new normal’. They still see their pools and recreational areas as places to gather....

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

San Antonio WAVE Halloween Developmental Meet 10/31/20 The WAVE had a blast at our first Developmental meet of the year. The Halloween theme was a big hit with our coaches really getting into the theme. Our younger WAVE swimmers had fun learning about swim meets and cheering for their fellow teammates. Even with all the extra precautions, we were able to pull off a great meet. Results from the meet have been uploaded and you may view them on our website or on the OnDeck App We finished up the...

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

Congratulations to one of our Senior Gold swimmers who has committed to swimming at the collegiate level. Jessica Engel has committed to swimming at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. We are so proud of all that you have accomplished. Jessica has been a part of our team since she was 8 years old and has grown up within our program. She is an accomplished swimmer, having qualified for STAGS, TAGS, Sectionals, and Futures. We predict big things for her future and can’t wait to see all that she...

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

It’s official !! Harold Christiansen has won the runoff election and is now your South Texas Swimming Athlete Representative. The Athlete Representatives serve as the liaison between the athletes who are members of South Texas Swimming and the Board of Directors and House of Delegates. Athlete Representatives will serve on committees, attend required Board meetings, and have the opportunity to attend USA Swimming workshops and/or conventions. Thank you to all our members who voted him in! Congratulations, Harold ! We are so proud of you!

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

Hello Swimmers and Families, We have updated the parking lot protocols at Wood of Shavano Pool. As you enter the parking lot - please proceed to spots A / B / C. Trying to fill in spots A first then B then C. WHY make this change: 1- We give swimmers more direct access to the sidewalk an entry into the pool. 2- We minimize the amount of swimmer foot traffic crossing in front of moving cars. 3- The incoming cars will have more visibility to see swimmers farther down...

TEAM WAVE ADMIN

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JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

Dear Club Members, I am pleased to share that our club has achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition! We are committed to providing a healthy and positive environment free from abuse for all members of our team and we have received recognition for all our efforts to this end. We have become the 8th team out of 43 in South Texas to have achieved this honor. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including: Our Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy and...

JENNIFER WAVE COACH GIL SMETANA

Arena is recalling two products from the Swim Snorkel II line: Swim Snorkel II (product code 001970) and Swim Snorkel Pro II (product code 001969). Recently a customer reported the detachment of a small piece of excess material from inside the tube of a Swim Snorkel Pro II (001969). The incident did not cause any harm, but arena took immediate action and also discovered a potential issue with black mouthpieces of the Swim Snorkel II (001970). “The incidence of the defects appears to be extremely low. Nonetheless, as a precautionary...

SCOTT WAVE HEAD COACH

1- THANK YOU - to the board and parents and your support, as we see the other side of the COVID ban of our access to pools. THANK YOU to our coaches for all of their work during the COVID19 restrictions. They have stepped up to help provide our swimmers with training information and dryland opportunities. They have stepped up our virtual game nights to continue to draw larger participation. While all of our coaches have had an impact with the program during these challenging times. I do want to...