SPDY Update Jan 21

Eric Demrow

SPDY Update



First off, I would like to thank all of you for your patience and understanding with the abrupt practice changes that needed to happen the first two weeks this month. At this point, abrupt changes seem to be something we have gotten used to, but I do appreciate everyone’s support. The CDC has changed its guidelines with regards to amount of time needed for quarantine, which is great in helping get kids get back to school quicker. However, there is still a recommended masking time following a person’s quarantine. Since you cannot wear a mask in the pool, swimmers should not be returning to practice until after the recommended masking period ends. If you do have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

HOME Meet Next Weekend:

We are very excited to be hosting our final home meet of the season next weekend. We are looking for volunteers to help put on this event, so be sure to go to the website and help where you can. This is a great opportunity for swimmers of all ability levels to get a meet in at our home pool. I have received a handful of questions about the longer distance races on Saturday and if they are appropriate for younger swimmers. My recommendation would be for swimmers in our Developmental groups to shy away from those events. We do not focus on the endurance component needed for those events in practice so it may not be the best to have them race that in a meet. If you do have questions specific to your swimmers events, please email me.

Upcoming Meets:

We have two upcoming meets that will also be great for swimmers of all ability levels. The Iceberg Meet in Weston is the weekend of February 12-13. There are many events offered at this meet, so it is great to get a variety of swims in. Registration is available for this meet on our website. The South Wood County YMCA will be hosting a meet on Sunday, February 20. Registration for this meet is not available yet, but will be soon, so keep an eye out for that email. This will be another great opportunity to race close to home.

Practice Update:

The swimmers are continuing to work very hard at practice. Earlier this week, I reflected on just how far our Developmental swimmers have come since we started in September. It really is quite remarkable. At the beginning of the season, it was a struggle to get some swimmers to do a 25yd freestyle without stopping; yesterday, we did a 100yd freestyle for a warm-up. All of our swimmers should be very proud of the progress they have been making.