We’ve had a very successful first couple of weeks, and with Icebreaker almost here I just wanted to get some things out of the way. Firstly thank you to all the swimmers that have been making the effort to get out to practice as much as possible. I realize the pool situation is not ideal for all families, especially with school still in session. Please continue to try to make it out to as many days as possible!
For those whom I haven’t had the pleasure to meet, I swam with the Kigoos as a junior and continued on with the Rapids until the end of high school. I’m currently studying at the University of British Columbia. If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to email me or talk to me outside of practice.
A little bit about my coaching philosophy heading into this season, when I was planning out the season I tried my best to find the things that helped make me successful as an intermediate aged swimmer. One of the biggest inspirations that helped me focus in on my training was a quote from legendary swim coach Dick Jochums, “If you measure you success by your physical and mental effort, you will never waiver from the truth of your performance”. Long story short I don’t care for results, I care about the process. If you are prepared to the best of your ability, and you leave it all in the pool, I consider that a success. Results come as a function of the process. That means a commitment to giving your best in training. You take out what you put in.
We’re going to continue on with some hard work this week before easing off a little next week in preparation for the racing season to start. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone can do in the pool!