Great job at the Rays IMX Meet everybody! Coach Jenny says there were 48 new motivational standards. We've got the Marlins Invite coming up Dec 12-14, and the Candy Cane Dec 20th.
Practice hard over the next few weeks, and remember we've got a modified practice schedule over the holiday week: Monday 11/24 through Wednesday 11/26 are the special holiday hours, and Thursday 11/27 through Sunday 11/30 ASA is completely closed.
If you're out of town during the holiday and have access to a pool, make sure your swimmer gets in and swims. If you don't have access to a pool, a good run or hike every day will help keep them in shape! At this point in the season, having a whole inactive week from swimming is like missing two weeks of running for a runner! Don't lose your edge before these meets ahead.
I guess no matter how good a swimmer you are, there are just some places you won't be allowed to swim! Coach Owen ran into just that predicament at Amicalola Falls. It would've been too cold anyway Owen! Meanwhile this past week, Shelly and Coach Meg had fun running the Luminate 5k.
Share your pics from meets, and the ways you're staying active during the cold months on Instagram, #atlantaswimacademy! Get inspired and stay in shape!
We also have some fun news about the Dec. 6th Underwater Tree Lighting- we'll have Santa Claus and his Polar Bear helper joining us! Bring your underwater cameras, and parents- plan on getting in the water to decorate the tree too if you can! Nothing like decorating an underwater tree together, what a great photo opportunity. We'll provide holiday cookies and eggnog in the main hall, but make sure to bring lots of canned goods to benefit Marietta's MUST Ministries Canned Food Drive (Santa is watching...)! All festivities are 5-7pm, we're looking forward to seeing everybody.
The team is getting ready for the 1st home meet Sept 6th (info here) - great to set time goals for the upcoming months, and assemble some relay groups for the upcoming away meets. "The first few weeks of practice we have been really stressing with the swimmers the importance of good streamlines off the wall with a fast dolphin kick" Coach Jenny said between practices."
Yesterday we finished up the final practice of the Long Course season. We had a very successful summer this year. Over the course of the long course season, 42 different team records were broken! Some of them broken several times. CONGRATULATIONS! The hard work in the pool paid off.
This past Friday was the last day of practice for swim team's 2013-14 short course season! The coaches had a great time seeing all of you improving throughout the past year. The end of the season awards ceremony saw lots of you taking home medals, trophies and certificates for your hard work and various accomplishments. We posted photos from that night on Swim Team's exclusive new facebook page, and encourage you to share yours as well!