News and Announcements
Every year, USA Swimming recognizes 200 clubs across three categories (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) for their Club Excellence Program. For the first time in club history last year, North Bay was recognized as a Silver Medal program, marking us as a top 100 club in the country. Our goal was to move up into the top 75 this year, but we slid back into the Bronze Medal category, which is for teams in spots 101-200.
This is of course not an inherently bad thing. There are roughly 3000 clubs in the US, so being recognized at all puts you in the top 6% of the country and should be celebrated!! However, I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about failure, something we all could embrace a little more. The coaching staff often talks with the athletes about it being okay to fail, so I think it is important we recognize when we as a club fall short of our goals. Going from Silver to Bronze doesn’t make us a worse organization, people, athletes, coaches, or parents, just means we weren’t successful according to this singular metric.
We all will inevitably fail in life – miss that JO cut, not get into the college you want, lower than desirable GPA, failed relationships, not get the big promotion, etc. I hate to be cliche, but how you respond to that shortcoming is what is important.
So, time to get back to work. Hope this news motivates a few of you as much as it motivates the coaches…
The winter practice schedule for the Youth team is now available! This schedule starts once High School Water Polo Season ends and finishes February 4th. We will keep everyone up to date on Redwood water polo playoff run for our expected start date! The schedule is attached, please let us know if there are any questions.
The document Winter23_Practice_Schedule.pdf was attached to this post.
Hello Team NBA…today, September 6th, 2023 is the 50th anniversary of the first sub 4 minute 400 meter freestyle in the history of swimming. Ken’s brother – Devon’s Uncle – Rick DeMont swam 3:58.18 on September 6th, 1973 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
The competition was the 1st ever World Swimming Championships; an event now held every other year between Olympics. To honor this day all our Masters at this morning’s wkots swam for 3:58.18 seconds.
We left on the top since that is what we swimmers do. If you missed it consider doing your own 3:58.18 sometime soon in honor of this historic event. Swim it pretty since that was, and still is, how he swims.
Imagine, a local high school aged guy doing such a remarkable thing – crazy but true!
Registration is now open for the 2023-24 Season! Below is information regarding the season including our fall practice schedule, meet schedule through April, and some new information regarding team service hours and Senior group team travel requirements.
Families interested in registering should email Max Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the Practice Schedule for the fall – our schedule changes once we get access to Redwood high school pool when their water polo season ends.
Monday 5:00-7:45pm @ COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:30pm @ COM
Thursday 5:00-7:00pm @ COM
Friday 6:15-7:45pm @ COM
Saturday dryland 8:30-9:30am @ COM & swimming 10:00-12:00pm @ Redwood
Sunday 10:00-11:30am @ Redwood
Dryland the first hour on Monday, the last hour on Wednesday, and 8:30-9:30am on Saturday
Monday 5:15-6:30pm @ COM
Tuesday 4:45-7:00pm @ COM & National Morning 5:45-7:00am @ COM
Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm @ COM
Friday 5:00-7:00pm @ COM & National Morning 5:45-7:00am @ Redwood
Saturday Dryland 8:00-9:30am @ COM & swimming 10:00-12:30pm @ Redwood
Sunday 10:00-12:30pm @ Redwood
Dryland Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:00am, and 8:00-9:30am on Saturday, all at COM
Monday 5:15-6:30p @ COM
Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm @ COM
Thursday 5:00-6:15pm @ COM
Saturday 8:15-9:30am @ COM
Sunday 11:30-12:30pm @ Redwood
The meet schedule is attached to this post
If there are any questions regarding the new season or registration, please email Max Byers at email@example.com
The document 23_24_Short_Course_Meet_Schedule.pdf was attached to this post.
NORTH BAY AQUATICS IS INVITING YOU TO OUR OPEN HOUSE. MEET OUR COACHES, LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM, USA SWIMMING OR EVEN JUMP IN THE POOL WITH SOME OF OUR SWIMMERS ON THE BELOW DATES
JULY 10, 12, 17, & 19
REDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
- EMAIL: MAX@NORTHBAYAQUATICS.ORG
- PHONE: 618 795 8424
- WEBSITE: WWW.NORTHBAYAQUATICS.ORG
- INSTAGRAM: @NORTHBAYAQUATICS
The document openhouse_2023updated.pdf__2_.pdf was attached to this post.