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March 9, 2019

 

Hi Everyone,

Reminder: tomorrow begins Daylight Savings Time change so  Spring ahead one hour and SPRING TO SUNDAY PRACTICE!!

 

Party Time: Saturday April 6 @ Alli Travers home.  Swimmers depart for Y Nationals on April 10th. Please plan to come and socialize with your team mates and send them off with best wishes and good luck. Everyone and your family is welcome. Bring a dish to share and a chair. Last year we were in summer shorts and dresses!! Bring on the warmer weather!

 

Y Nationals is right around the corner. We'll be focusing on quality swimming and a restful taper for those going to Y's. 

 

Colonies Zones is April 5-7. If you're not going to Florida for Y's, look into this meet at George Mason. Here's the link: 

https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1463&smid=11031

 

Lunch @ Park Tavern Monday March 18 after mid morning practice. Lots of birthdays to celebrate this month!

 

GoSwim.TV has daily swimming technique videos for a free subscription. I try to incorporate some of them into our workouts. There is a fee based subscription as well but the free one gives you short videos every morning to enjoy while you're having your coffee. Here's a sample: 

https://www.goswim.tv/lessons/2373-step-5-building-a-balanced-breath

https://www.goswim.tv/lessons/1037-freestyle-vary-your-breathing

 

meet sign up: The last "championship" mini-series meet is Sunday March 17th. Warm-up at 2:00. You must give a positive check in if you're swimming the 500 or 400 IM. Here's the link to sign up:

https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1029&smid=11101

 

Let's do the numbers: We have roughly 60 members on our team. We have 9 workouts a week --divided into 3 groups: Let's say 1/3 of the team swims at Early a.m., another 1/3 swim at Mid Morning, and another 1/3 are Evening swimmers. If the practice has 17-18 people, that's a really good representation of (almost) a third of the team. Okay. The early A.M. practice as well as the Mid Morning practice typically has that many people. That's great! The evening practice time has very low numbers right now. If you are looking to swim with a little more space around you OR looking for a bit more attention from the coach.... come to an evening workout. 

 

There is a percentage of members who we haven't seen at the pool lately-- injury, illness, traveling, etc. Well, we miss you guys! We haven't forgotten about you! Come on back and start swimming again.. you'll be glad you did. Remember, this is a team thing..  and we are stronger with numbers. You count!!

 

Swimmingly,

Gladney

 

 

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