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Junior White Update from Coach Jacob

June 2nd, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior White Update from Coach Jacob)

Hey Jr. Whites!

I am so happy with our progress so far this season. I have seen so much improvement in all our strokes especially in our butterfly and freestyle. So far I am very impressed with the work we are putting into our swimming and our sets during practice.

Three things we need to keep in mind:

1. When we come to practice in expect all swimmers to have swim suits on (underneath your clothes) and running shoes on for dryland. We do not want to be wasting any pool time after dryland.

2. Please bring water bottles to practice. Like any type of workout or physical activity, keeping hydrated is super important.

3. So far this season, attendance at both morning and afternoon practices have not been the best. I understand that most of you are not out for summer break yet, but meets are starting up and the only way we can really do well is from working towards our goals.

With Icebreaker coming up this weekend I want to make sure everyone comes to this Friday’s practice. We will be working on dives and turns in Watermania where the meet will be. We will be going over some very important topics along with swimming such as how meets work and nutrition and hydration during meets.

Good luck to the Jr. Whites and all the Kigoos racing this Icebreaker. I want to see all of us cheering each other on from the stands!

-Coach Jacob.

Intermediate Red Update from Coach Liam

June 1st, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate Red Update from Coach Liam)

With just a couple practices left before swim meet season officially starts here’s a couple things to remember.

Remember that this is the first meet of a long season, these races are the building blocks that we will improve over the course of the season. A bad time this weekend doesn’t mean you’re a bad swimmer. A bad time this weekend doesn’t invalidate the work you’ve put in or how many practices you’ve attended these past few weeks. Don’t be afraid of giving it your all and still coming short, there’s going to be a lot that everyone will be able to improve on after this weekend.

That being said I’m excited to see how everyone does!

This week we’ll start to invest more times into out dives are turns in preparation for the meet.

–          Coach Liam