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Coach Leo for the Week of June 23rd

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner
Hi Intermediate B’s,

The Ladner swim meet concludes our warm-up for the rest of our competitive season. Starting next week, the swim meets will follow the format of Regionals. In other words, we will have to achieve top 8 in Preliminaries to get into Finals. This might seem scary or even overwhelming and I certainly agree that it is not an easy task. As a B swimmer, a challenge you will face is that you will have to compete against A swimmers during these meets. Furthermore, these meets often combine A/B results. So yes, it is hard… BUT it is also definitely possible to do well! In my opinion, the distinction between A/B swimmers is superficial as anyone who works hard in practice can achieve a fast time. Once you are on the blocks, everyone has the potential to win and anything could happen until you finish the race. As your coach, it is my job to help you achieve your swimming goals. Always swim with confidence and determination to win! Here are the highlights at the Super7 Meet.

Ladner Swimmer of the Meet
Most outstanding performance: Jeff L
Most improved (time): Olivia C
Most improved (technique): Seraphina T

Congratulations to:
• Jeff placed 7th in 100 Back and 100 Breast, and 5th in 50 Breast. He also swam a phenomenal 100 Freestyle where he took off 12 seconds.
• Olivia took off a total of 47.66 seconds. She took off an impressive 42.48 seconds in 100IM!
• Seraphina achieved all best times in all her races. She broke a 40 in her 50 freestyle, placed 9th in 100 Breast in her division against A swimmers, and took off 3 seconds in 50 Fly. Her butterfly and breaststroke technique has improved so much and she was able to put apply my tips into her races. Well done!

As a whole, our times are steadily improving and our strokes are becoming more consistent. For this week and in July, we will be developing our endurance such that we can remain in control of our strokes when under fatigue. The key word for this week is CONSISTENCY. The swimmer who has the best consistency in technique will win the race. This week we will focus on our Backstroke Turns so that we can make the most use of our UWKK. Remember that the W.U.B all contribute to a great start. Skipping either the W,U, or B will result in a poor race.

Swimmer of the Meet details have been sent out to your parents and it will commence today! I hope you will attend as many practices as possible. If you want to do well in Regionals, become a better swimmer with stronger fitness, it is crucial you do so starting from now on. For those who have been attending 5-6 practices out of 7, you know that each day builds off the previous one and it is you who is learning the most. See you all this week – Coach Leo

Important Announcements:
• UBC Sign-up Deadline TODAY (June 23)
 DRAG WEEK is this week: Bring an extra T-Shirt starting on Tuesday (June 24-June 27)

• Swimmer of the Week begins today (June 23)

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