Hi Senior Red swimmers and parents!
If you don’t know me already my name is Brandon de Costa and I have the privilege of being the Senior Red Coach again this summer. My swimming career started when I first joined summer swimming at 6. Through the years, I eventually joined the Richmond Rapids. At my time with the Rapids, I became more backstroke inclined and my swimming took me to win both Age Group Nationals and Westerns in the 50 Back and placing third at Age Group Nationals for 100 back and first at Western Canadian Championships. I am so glad that I am back and I am ready to get to work. I am so pleased with the amount of effort that we have been putting into practice this week so let’s continue to build off the amazing job we have been doing for the rest of the season.
The first bit of the season we are focussing on getting the rust off our swimming. So mainly stroke technique focused but at the same time still gaining lots of fitness throughout the practices. As I said earlier I am really happy with this group’s mental attitude in wanting to get better. So far we have had about half the group show up and what we have discussed is really making this summer a fun and competitive one at the same time. We have come up with qualities of a swimmer we are trying to do every day. One of them is accountability. I know school and other activities are in the full swing of things but if you have yet to come to practice please send me an email with a summary of what is happening. It is very important to keep great communication between swimmer and coach to make both of our lives easier.
My goals for our summer are
– To create a competitive and fun environment for everyone
– A minimum of 4 practices a week with school (if activities or school gets in the way please send me an email)
– Swimming every day we have practice once school is over
– Be mindful of what we are doing every practice
– To be amazing role models for the kids younger than our group
– To support and motivate each other to want to do better
As the swim meet season is just right around the corner I would like everyone to come to as many swim meets as possible. The two meets that are mandatory are our home meet the Ice Breaker and Regionals.
If you haven’t had the chance to meet me please come up to me and say hi. Would love to introduce myself to everyone!
This summer is going to be a blast and I can’t wait!