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TPC Weekly Update 4/15

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 15, 2019 12:17PM PDT

Hello-

PRACTICE Normal this week!

RAFAEL RACQUET CLUB meet this Saturday! This will be a quick meet (done well before noon, I imagine) that I would recommend for any novice/intermediate swimmer who would like to gain meet experience. The swimmers who qualified for the 10-Under Championships have all honed their skills at many Rafael Racquet Club meets.

TUNATHON —coming up soon, come be a part of Tuna-nation on a fun morning of swimming, relays, and supporting our awesome team! See Head Coach Ken Demont’s email at the bottom of this page for more info

SCHEDULE/MEETS/ETC.
4/20 10-Un Championships!— Good luck to those racing this weekend!— Fiona Bell, William Canori, Cameron Forbes, Nico Barnard, Piper Morrell, Dylan McDonald, Chloe Arwin, Isaac Soderlund, Marina Soderlund, Millie Matthews, Kai Makino, and Lily Kilgore!
4/20 Rafael Racquet Club Meet—for those not going to 10-un champs! Simply RSVP to the Sign-Up Genius . Please reply by Wednesday afternoon!
4/28 TUNATHON—our annual fundraiser
5/4 HOME MEET at TPC!!!—this one is a great meet for everyone!
5/8 PICTURE DAY (SMILE!)
5/18,19 VJO Long Course—the first Long Course meet of the season—Entries are now online
6/1 Rafael Racquet Club Meet—fun novice meet at the RRC
6/1 Montclair Pentathlon—‘sanctioned meet’ with T-Shirts for prizes!
6/6 END OF SPRING PARTY

QUOTE— Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.— Stephen King

See you at the pool!, Coach Mike

Dear Tuna
Now that the Tunathon is less than 2 weeks away it is time to go into overdrive and make this happen – which is our most important fund raising drive of the year.
Without this important drive being successful we are compromised in what we are able to do. We want to rent pools in a way that helps our program maintain the quality we desire. We want to continue to use Bridge as our basis of our strength and conditioning and that is not cheap. The list goes on but it is safe to say that we need help to maintain our program the way we want to run it and this is a huge part of that goal.
This year as an incentive we are offering a very cool item. We have contracted with a company that will film the swimmers who raise $250 for our team. This film will be analyzed both underwater and above by the coaches and will be given to the swimmer. I have seen the final product and it is very cool so do not miss out!
Raise $500 and we will add a hydroflask water bottle…you will be a better swimmer due to the filming and hydrated at the same time…how cool is that!
Last year was the best Tunathon ever and the bar was set high. Let’s make this one just as successful
All for now!
Ken

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PS/SR Weekly Update 4/15

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 15, 2019 7:57AM PDT

THE TUNATHON IS LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE SET UP YOUR TUNATHON ONLINE DONATIONS PAGE! MORE INFO ON OUR WEBSITE & IN AN EMAIL COMING SHORTLY.

The Walnut Creek Walk On meet on 5/5 will open TODAY. It will close as soon as the meet reaches 3 hours… be on it and ready to sign up as soon as it opens.

Pre Senior
Practice
Monday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Thursday OFF – there is a HS meet this day and we are out of luck with pool space. Enjoy a day off!
Friday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Saturday 10:00-12:00 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the last 30 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 5 WCAB Walk-On HS SWIMMERS ONLY — online entries — see below
May 18-19 VJO CBA+ Long Course — online entries — OPEN
June 1-2 PLS SR Open Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
June 22-23 Napa CBA+ Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 Long Course JOs — NOT OPEN YET
July 19-21 RESL Champs — NOT OPEN YET
July 25-28 Long Course FWs — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • For our HS age swimmers – the WCAB Walk-On meet is open to swimmers who want to get some extra short course racing in the Sunday after NCS, especially in races you could not do during the HS season. It will open TODAY and will close as soon as it reaches a 3 hour meet, so be on it if you want to enter!
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON on April 28th – less than 2 weeks away! This is our teams biggest fundraising event and it is super fun. Please look out for an email coming shortly.
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet
  • If you are interested in private lessons – sign up online

Senior
Practice
Monday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Tuesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Thursday 5:30-7:30 at COM *there is a HS meet at COM this day – we will get in as soon as we can
Friday OFF – you can go to PS workout if you would like
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:50-7:00 at COM

Meets
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 5 WCAB Walk-On — online entries — see below
June 1-2 PLS SR Open Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
June 6-9 Summer Sanders Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
June 22-23 PLS SR Open Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 Superleague OR Walnut Creek SR2 — NOT OPEN YET
July 30-Aug 3 Clovis Western Zones — NOT OPEN YET
August 1-4 Futures, Oregon — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • The WCAB Walk On Meet will open TODAY – entries will close after the meet reaches 3 hours… so SIGN UP ASAP if you want to be apart of this meet the day after NCS. We will only be participating in the SCY session. This is a good opportunity to race some events that you could not during the HS season.
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON on April 28th – less than two weeks away!This is our teams biggest fundraising event and it is super fun. Please look out for an email coming shortly.
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

See you at the pool

Devon

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TPC Weekly Update 4/8

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 10, 2019 8:26AM PDT

Hello

PRACTICE – Spring Break for many this week, so we have a slightly altered schedule.

SPRING BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE (4/8-4/12)
Gp 1 3:30-4:15
Gp 2 3:30-4:30
Gp 3 4:30-6:00

TIME TRIAL RECAP – Awesome, quick meet in surprisingly nice weather this past Friday. We had many young swimmers get a taste of what swim racing is all about! Results and ribbons will be out shortly. Thanks to all who stepped up and timed!

FAR WESTERNS RECAP – Great job by the Tuna at one of the fastest meets in the land! Everyone from the TPC groups made it back to a Final, and we left the meet with a few new Record Board swims (Kai Makino-100 Fly and Fiona Bell-200 IM), and a ton of big meet experience. Way to go Tuna!!!!!!!!

TUNATHON – 4/28 at TPC

LESSONS – If you are in town and would like to schedule some private lessons this week, email me at mike@northbayaquatics.org.

SCHEDULE MEETS/ETC.
4/20 10-Un Championships! new sign up platform… email me with any questions…
4/20 Rafael Racquet Club Meet for those not going to 10-un champs! Simply RSVP to the Sign-Up Genius
4/28 TUNATHON our annual fundraiser
5/4 HOME MEET at TPC!!! this one is a great meet for everyone!
5/8 PICTURE DAY (SMILE!)
5/18,19 VJO Long Course the first Long Course meet of the season! Entries are now online
6/1 Rafael Racquet Club Meet… fun novice meet at the RRC
6/1 Montclair Pentathlon ‘sanctioned meet’ with T-Shirts for prizes!
6/6 END OF SPRING PARTY

QUOTE One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

See you at the pool!, Coach Mike

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PS/SR Weekly Update 4/8

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 8, 2019 8:24AM PDT

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Thursday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Friday OFF
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
NONE THIS WEEK
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the last 30 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 18-19 VJO CBA+ Long Course — online entries — OPEN
June 22-23 Napa CBA+ Long Course — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 Long Course JO’s — NOT OPEN YET
July 19-21 RESL Champs — NOT OPEN YET
July 25-28 Long Course Far Westerns — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • We had a great time this past weekend at Far Westerns. Tons of fast swimming from our Tuna – many swimmers making the top 20 spots to come back for a second swim, and often swimming even faster! We had team records and top 3 swims by Amelia Loiacono, Holly Tarantino, Luca Gissendaner, Mia Solomon, and Kai Makino! Another big congrats to Mia Solomon for earning her Junior Nationals time standard in the 100 breast!
  • Our ANNUAL TUNATHON is in just a few weeks! PLEASE set up your donation page online. Prizes this year are super cool!!! Look for the RED button on the team website for direct link to the page as well.
  • We will need TIMING HELP THIS WEEKEND as well as TENT TRANSPORT – please help out if you can!
  • Sign up for the May 18-19 VJO Long Course Meet if you havent already – make sure you get your entries in now as these meets tend to close early!!!
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet
  • If you are interested in private lessons I have some availability this month – sign up online

Senior

Practice
Monday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Thursday 4:00-6:00 at COM
Friday OFF
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:50-7:00 at COM

Meets
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course
May 5 Walk On Meet (for HS swimmers) … still TBD on which one it will be. We will know soon!
June 1-2 PLS SR Open — NOT OPEN YET
June 6-9 Summer Sanders — NOT OPEN YET
June 22-23 PLS SR Open — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 Superleague OR Walnut Creek SR 2 — NOT OPEN YET
July 30-Aug 3 Clovis Western Zones — NOT OPEN YET
Aug 1-4 Futures, Oregon — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Read above in PS are afor Far Western recap!!! Our swimmers did great!
  • Our ANNUAL TUNATHON is in just a few weeks! PLEASE set up your donation page online. Prizes this year are super cool!!! Look for the RED button on the team website for direct link to the page as well.
  • We will need TIMING HELP THIS WEEKEND as well as TENT TRANSPORT – please help out if you can!
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

See you at the pool

Devon

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TPC Weekly Update 4/1

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 1, 2019 12:01PM PDT

Hello

PRACTICE normal this week, EXCEPT this FRIDAY we will hold a TIME TRIAL in stead of normal Friday workouts! (see below)

TIME TRIAL this Friday we will have a quick Time Trial (which is just a swim meet without any swimmers form other teams). We will warm-up from 3:30-4:10 and race from about 4:15-5:15…it goes quickly! No sign-up necessary, just come on down and race. Also, TPC will be having a rose wine tasting starting at 4:30, so if you are into wine or would like a glass, this event is open to non-TPC members with cash.

SPRING BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE (4/8-4/12)
Gp 1 3:30-4:15
Gp 2 3:30-4:30
Gp 3 4:30-6:00

ROHNERT PARK RECAP Great swimming by some Angry Tuna in sunny Rohnert Park! We had a plethora of best times including a bunch of new BB and A times! Way to go Tuna!

TUNATHON 4/28 at TPC

SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
It’s been awhile, so I’ve chosen 3!:

  • Alegra Fazal! Alegra has been coming to tons of workouts over the winter, rain or shine, and has the results to prove it! She swam great up in RP this past weekend, and is one of our 10-Under Championship meet qualifiers! She always brings a smile and a willingness to work hard. Way to go Alegra!
  • Lucinda Sent! Another dedicated Tuna who recently moved up into Group 2, making the jump without a hitch. She is great teammate and enthusiastic learner and competed in her first sanctioned meet this past weekend up in Rohnert Park. She’s on the right path and is headed to some super fast swimming. Way to go Lucinda!
  • Malia Peterson! Malia was one of the few Group 2 swimmers to make just about every workout we held off-site during the flooded pool. Whether at Redwood or COM, her commitment to swimming, and our team specifically, makes the coaches proud and encourages us to meet her commitment level. She is one of the consistent leaders of Group 2, and attended her first ‘sanctioned’ meet this past weekend in Rohnert Park. Way to go Malia!

SCHEDULE MEETS/ETC.
4/4-7 Far Westerns swimmers are entered and ready to rock! Good luck to Kai Makino, Cameron Forbes, William Canori, and Fiona Bell!!! Go Tuna!
4/5 TPC Friday Night Timetrial come on down! Warm-up 3:30-4:10, racing from 4:15-5ish. No RSVP necessary.
4/20 10-Un Championships! new sign up platform…. email me with any questions…
4/20 Rafael Racquet Club Meet for those not going to 10-un champs! Simply RSVP to the Sign-Up Genius
4/28 TUNATHON our annual fundraiser Info
5/4 HOME MEET at TPC!!! this one is a great meet for everyone!
5/8 PICTURE DAY (SMILE!)
5/18,19 VJO Long Course the first Long Course meet of the season Entries are now online
6/1 Rafael Racquet Club Meet fun novice meet at the RRC
6/1 Montclair Pentathlon ‘sanctioned meet’ with T-Shirts for prizes!
6/6 END OF SPRING PARTY

QUOTE Sweet April showers do spring May flowers. – Thomas Tusser

See you at the pool!, Coach Mike