Super Scoop with Coach Ray

Raymond Snyder IV

Dear Super Bronze and Super Squad Families,

            Thank you all for tuning into our Swimming 101 tutorial on Tuesday night. We had a great turn out, and we hope that we were able to answer some of your questions on the sport of swimming/how our practices and meets operate on a day-to-day basis. If there are ever any questions, Eric and I are always happy to answer. With the upcoming meets, there will be some practice changes to look out for.

Practice Changes: 

  • Saturday November 13- NO PRACTICE DUE TO SWIM MEET  

Wahoo 12 & Under Kickoff Swim Meet (Saturday November 13th)

Location: Under the Bubble in the North Pool

Arrival Time: 8:45 AM 

Warm-up Time: 9:00 AM

Meet Start: 10:15 AM

For more information regarding the meet. Click on the link below:

 

*Important definitions for Parents and Swimmers to know going into their first meet:*

What is a(an)…

Event- a portion of a meet competition broken down by distance (50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 1 mile), stroke (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly or I.M.) and oftentimes by age, gender and relay type. An event is the type of swim race you'll be competing in. Typically it is counted in chronological order, which is presented on a “Heat sheet” or on the scoreboard.

Heat: When an event has more swimmers entered than available lanes, as is usually the case, there are multiple heats of the event. 

Lane: a portion of the pool that the swimmer will be competing it.  This is usually split by lane lines to give direction/prevent collisions for the swimmers. 

Heat Sheet: This is the official schedule of swimmers in their assigned events, heats and lanes drawn up by the meet managers. (All of the above information can be located on the heat sheet, which is presented to swimmers, coaches, and parents at the beginning of the meet)

All the above information is great to go over with your new swimmer(s). Eric and I will go over it in practice and at the beginning of the meet, but all parties having an understanding of how a heat sheet works makes the meet run smoother. 

 

We hope the information provided above helps with the many of our swimmers/parents first competitive swim meet! If anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns. Please, feel free to reach out to Coach Eric or I at any time!

 

Enjoy!

Coach Ray 

 

GO WAHOOS!