- TRAINING THIS WEEK
As you all know training shall be as follows:
Normal training for all U8, BLUE, SILVER practice groups.
BRONZE – NO PRACTICE FRIDAY
GOLD – NO PRACTICE WEDNESDAY, WATER POLO ON THURSDAY & NO RUNNING CLUB.
FULL TEAM MEETING – WEDNESDAY 3:15 – 4:15
2. END OF TERM
I would like to thank all of the swimmers, parents, coaches and volunteers for a great year.
The focus of the team this year has been to continue to develop the GOLD practice group and develop and grow the junior end of our program.
As an Aquatics Director I have been fortunate to walk into a high organized and well set up swimming team that Coach Noah Randall worked hard to create.
The main focus of this year has been to create team unity form top to bottom on team. By creating ‘BIG FISH, little fish program’ this has aided the team unity and cooperation of senior swimmers becoming mentors to the juniors. Also this has aided to the confidence and participation of the junior swimmers.
In addition, we added a full under 8 program to SCIS Dragons and this has been a successful program in which has added diversity and depth to our team.
Thank you to all for your support.
3. SUMMER – OFF SEASON
Within the swimming season this is called ‘TRANSITION PHASE’. Every swimmer at every level (even the highest level of swimmers go through this phase). This is the recovery phase between seasons.
To have a successful season in 2017-18 you should all aim to do the following to ensure your TRANSITION PHASE is effective.
- TAKE A FULL 2 – 4 WEEKS OFF OF SWIMMING COMPLETELY, IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRAINING HARD ALL YEAR!
- ACTIVE RECOVERY TO MAINTAIN BASE FITNESS: STAY ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SUMMER. WALKING, RUNNING, CYCLING AND ALL OTHER SPORTS.
- TRY OTHER SPORTS & RECREATION ACTIVITIES, BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS AND TRY AND GIVE YOUR MIND & BODY A BREAK FROM SWIMMING.
- BEGINNING TO SWIM HOLIDAY SETS AROUND THE 1ST-14TH JULY AND/OR WITH YOUR COACH OVER THE SUMMER IF YOU HAVE PLACED INTO A SUMMER LEAGUE OR TEAM.
- COME BACK FRESH AND READY TO BEGIN TRAINING IN THE PREPARATION PHASE.
4. FIRST DAY OF TRAINING – TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST 2017
Swimming shall begin 2nd day of school term in August. I would like to start on day 1 however, I would like you all to ensure you have made the correct transportation arrangements for your children with the transport department.
Every swimmer should resume swimming in the practice group in which they finished this term. The majority of swimmers have already been moved into our projected teams for 2017-18.
5. FOR THOSE OF YOU LEAVING SCIS
Whether you are moving country, city or school please know that you are still swimmers of the coaches. Once our swimmer, always our swimmer.
The coaching team fully supports all of you in whichever decision is next for you and your family.
If you are back in SH or the neighborhood please drop in by and say hello, even come back for a training session with your old team.
Stay positive and work hard. Do not hesitate to get in touch.
All of you will be missed and every swimmer this year has been a valued member of our team, don’t be a stranger! Stay in touch when you feel the need!
6. PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR
Shall be projected and a full team meeting and parent presentation will take place in early September 2017.
2017-2018 the coaching team would like to organize an official swimming committee. This swimming committee will not take up much time at all, potentially 1-5 hours per month.
Do not forget that SCIS shall kick off the competition season in 2017-2018 by hosting the SSL’s first swimming meet of the season in mid October. The coaches cannot wait to get back after summer and begin training for this meet!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER AND BRING THE COACHES BACK LOTS OF STORIES OF YOUR TRAVELS. ENJOY CONNECTING WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND DO NOT FORGET TO CONGRATULATE YOURSELF FOR AN AMAZING YEAR OF SWIMMING! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Coach Cheryl, Coach Carson, Coach Seven and Coach Jane!