Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
In an attempt to track progress this summer I will be updating the blog regularly. I am always excited to hear your results so please send them to me. I am also going to be attempting to get back in swim shape this summer. I will be posting my progress and what I am doing to get back in shape. This week I am focusing on kicking. Check out the youtube videos below to see what you can do to improve your kick.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
|Division I Swimming Sessions Postponed|
|The Girls and Boys Division I district swimming sessions have been postponed and rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday February 22nd.|
The following schedule will apply for tomorrow:
Boys Division I
Girls Division I
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Word of day: Empowered
Definition: make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.
As in be empowered!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Word of the day: Sabotage
As in don't sabotage your season by making poor choices the week of championships.
Every action has an effect - be mindful of what those effects may be.
Monday, February 9, 2015
I didn't write this but it does a good job putting our championship prep (aka taper) into perspective. Take a read (it's not that long)
Training Activities that Provide Excellence After Rest
Taper can be an extremely stressful time for swimmers. Whether you are new to swimming or a veteran of the sport, there is a great amount of time and effort invested into each season. It is extremely hard not to let nerves get the best of you. In fact, some of the top swimmers in the world still have their doubts when it comes time to rest. There a few techniques that you can follow to help keep your eye on the prize during taper time.
First and foremost, trust your training. By the time that taper rolls around, the fitness aspect of your training is long gone. Staying in the water longer to do an extra aerobic set may put your mind to rest, but you may actually be hurting your end result. Instead, take the time to pinpoint a few key areas of your workout, such as carrying speed into your walls or the way your kick feels underwater. Make it a point to keep things sharp and technically sound throughout the taper process. Focusing on these small victories will be better for both your physical and mental state leading into the championship season.
Second, try using visualization or meditation to alter your conscious state. People are extremely different when it comes to their ideal racing mindset, so take the time to consider whether you benefit more from thoughts of relaxation or of intensity. If you are becoming anxious or nervous during taper or before your races, you will definitely want to use this as a calming exercise. Focus on your breathing, allowing for each breath to be drawn from the pit of your stomach. Clear your mind of all outside thoughts and concerns, focusing on your breathing until you are perfectly calm. From there, you can either direct your thoughts towards specific races or feelings, or to something more relaxing like a stretching routine or the appearance of the pool. It is not uncommon for swimmers to complete this exercise 2-3 times a day leading into their bigger meets.
Third, take care of your body. Due to the way that swimmers train, the body actually goes through immense changes during this time of rest. Many people are known to get sick or have sore joints during taper. This is entirely normal. In fact, most swimmers will tell you the lack of a bad day or “funk” is more worrisome than a few days of sniffles or slow times. Be stingy with your time during taper, making sure to eat well and get enough rest.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Full results are available on meet mobile or swimmeet.com
By my count we had 17 season best swims tonight!
Great job dropping time in all your individual event to:
Keep the confidence high as we go into our final stretch - be sure you are taking care of yourself !!
Monday, February 2, 2015
Sunday, February 1, 2015
2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 stick butter (melted)
1/4 c maple syrup
1/2c (or more) chocolate chips
Combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips
Separate bowl - combine wet ingredients
Mix together - add chocolate chips
Bake (on parchment paper lined sheet) @ 350 for about 8-10 minutes or however you like them
Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes (or they will fall apart)