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SEVA FLEX Families, Swim Meet on October 26th & 27th in Williamsburg There is an all ages swim meet at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex (WISC) on Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th. Please note the following schedule BOTH days: 12 & Younger Swimmers: On Deck Time for warm-ups is 6:45 am, the meet will start is 8:00 am and the projected finish time is 11:00 am. 13 & Older Swimmers: On Deck Time for warm-ups is 10:45 am, the estimated meet start time is 12:00 Noon and the...

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SEVA FLEX Families, Swim Meet On October 19th at Fort Eustis There is an 8 & Under Only swim meet at the Fort Eustis Aquatic Center on Saturday, October 19th. The On Deck Time for warm-ups is 11:15 am, the meet will start is 12:00 Noon and the projected finish time is 1:45 pm. There will be an ice cream sundae social right after the meet and the Adventure Pool will be open. There is an additional cost for access to the Adventure Pool. If you WOULD LIKE to have...

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South Eastern Virginia Aquatics SEVA Seahawks Swim Meet Entry For FLEX Members As part of the FLEX Membership through USA Swimming that SEVA offers, your child is able to compete in up to two non-championship swim meets each year. The swim year starts on September 1 and concludes on August 31st of the following year. The information below is designed to inform you of how SEVA handles the meet entry process and to help you plan what would be the best swim meets to consider having your child compete. After...

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SEVA Families, I hope the swim season has gotten off to a good start for your swimmer. Starting with the first day of practice we are working/teaching stroke drills and the basic skills that are SO IMPORTANT for swimmers to work on every day no matter how long they have been swimming. Your swimmer will be learning and working on so many things during the season. Their improvement from one season to the next season is fun to watch. This is a “Team Activities/Swim Meet Planning” e-mail that you will...

Praise the talent or the effort?   2/6/2012   By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant Last April, Carol Dweck, the author of the aforementioned study, spoke at the National Team Coaches Conference in Colorado Springs. According to Dweck, the way young athletes are praised can affect their mindset positively (called a growth mindset) or negatively (called a fixed mindset).   Parents and coaches can help develop a growth mindset by praising effort, tactics and persistence, instead of intelligence and natural physical prowess.   Fixed Mindset Praising achievement can lead...