This season has flown by and it’s hard to believe Regionals is already this weekend!
I would first like to acknowledge the Intermediate and Senior red swimmers for their hard work over the last two weeks! I am so proud of the training they put in and it was great to see everyone working hard, encouraging their teammates, and pushing themselves to new limits. Congratulations to the green team (senior) and the yellow team (intermediate) for winning the Amazing Race!
With regionals approaching this weekend, we are now in the taper phase of our training cycle. This means we are resting up for the weekend and our focus is on fine-tuning our races with special attention to starts, turns and finishes. Everyone is looking sharp in the pool and I am excited to see all of the work the swimmers have put in over the last fourteen weeks pay off! I am happy to hear many positive comments on the pool deck. I would like to advise everyone to trust their training and enter into the weekend with a confident mind set, as a strong mental attitude is necessary for fast swimming!
- We have 64 relays entered and very few alternates. If your swimmer is on a relay please ensure they are available. Relays with less than 8 teams go straight to finals. Please make sure to check the relay teams and check in with your coach before leaving the pool this weekend.
- If you know you are not planning on attending provincials and think you may be a qualifier, please let me know ASAP.
- Be safe this week! Rest up, eat well and sleep well!
I can’t wait to see the Kigoos swim fast and have fun this weekend!
Hey Junior Whites!
We have been having a great turn out to our afternoon practices and weekend meets. You’ve all been taking off lots of time and placing well. I would like you all to remember to bring running shoes and water to practice.
Welcome to Hell Week in these next two weeks you will pushed to your limits, you’ve been warned. Our theme this year will be survivor and at the end you will be getting a scoops. With hard practices also comes some fun and challenging individual or group challenges. If you are going to miss a practice please let me know.
On Monday and Wednesday afternoons if you could arrive 15 mins (4:30) before practice that would be great. We will have different challenges during this time.
– Every practice is all or nothing
– Come to practice on time
– Bring runners and water
Points/immunity – points will be used for scoops
– Individual points
o Each afternoon is worth one point
o Each morning practice is two points
– Triathlon and Grouse Grind (not mandatory)
o The first male and female to finish the Grind or Triathlon will get two points
o Everyone else that does these events gets a point
– Individual challenges (date will not be told)
o One person or more can win immunity
o You can redeem this immunity any time in the two weeks. This will allow you to excused from part of or a whole set.
o Individual immunity can only used once
– Group challenges (group assignment Monday afternoon)
o Members of the first team to finish get two points each
o Members of the second team to finish get one point each
o Members of the last team to finish get no points
o Cheating is not accepted and will end in receiving no points of restarting.
See you at the pool!
Ready for a meet up with Hades? This year the Intermediate Whites are travelling down to the Underworld to save our friend, Kigoo. There will be many rigorous tests of our courage, determination, and speed on our journey. In the two weeks, there are 14 practices in total and 2 extra events; the triathlon and grouse grind. If you make it to 14/16 events in total you will be invited to come to Coach Alexis’ house for a pizza party! Brush up on your Greek mythology and get ready to swim hard!
This year we travel to the Polynesian Islands to help save the world from Te Kä’s evil grasp with Moana! We will have to fight our way through pirates, learn how to sail, and destroy Te Kä before returning the heart of Te Fiti. This year we will be doing ice cream scoops, with the first 2 practices you attend earning you 1 scoop and every additional practice earning you toppings! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any allergies. JD Fun Week will take place from July 17-21with the JD triathlon and party on the Friday in lieu of practice. Get ready for a fun week and wear your best Hawaiian outfits to blend in with Moana and her friends!
Senior and Intermediate Red swimmers,
The 2017 Amazing Race Canada will follow the senior and intermediate red swimmers as they embark on a two week journey across Canada, competing in challenges, and grueling practices to earn points for their team. The swimmers will compete for a chance to be crowned the winners of the 2017 Amazing Race, and win a pizza party for their team in addition to the ultimate prize for 100% attendance. In order to be eligible for the grand prize, the swimmers must attend 100% of practices as well the grouse grind and triathlon. The Amazing Race is a demanding competition and in order to be successful, swimmers must come prepared to train hard.
I would like all intermediate and senior red swimmers to arrive 15 minutes early for all afternoon practices, as they will be competing in challenges in an attempt to earn points for their team.
Looking forward to a challenging and rewarding next two weeks!
Your 2017 Amazing Race Canada host,
Hello Sr. Whites and other Kigoos,
I hope everyone enjoyed the past Canada day long weekend!
This weekend we had our first big heats and finals meet, and as a club, I felt that we all did great job. We had a lot of best times, great finishes, and established new goals for the rest of the season. However, we still have a lot of work left to do.
For the Sr. White, we need to focus on executing race strategy and fallowing through with them. Its very important to fallow through with the strategy given, and how to prepare for it. Weather that is preparing before marshalling or in marshalling. Execution leads to success.
- Breathing in through the nose and out the mouth 5 times through with your eyes closed thinking about your race
- Watch film on YouTube before your races
- Relax and have fun before you are asked to go sit in marshalling
- Do not over think your race. If you need to start visualizing on the second to last bench before marshalling
- Listen to music and activate
We have a long time before Regionals and Provincials; meaning we still have a long time to polish off a couple of things before those major meets.
Keep Working hard!
Hey JD Orange!