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TPC Weekly Update 7/22

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Jul 22, 2019 11:49AM PDT

Hello-

PRACTICE—this is the last week of Summer Swimming—normal practice for the rest of this week except Friday we will all swim together 8-9am. After this week, we break until August 26th (optional pre-season stroke clinic)—then Fall Swimming will start the Tuesday after Labor Day, 9/3. The Fall season goes 9/3-12/20—I’ll alert everyone when online registration is available.

RESL THANKS— A HUGE ‘Thank you!’ to everyone who helped time, marshal, move canopies, help with hospitality, find missing children, take kids to lunch, time some more, make sure kids made races, applied sunscreen, etc. It takes a full team effort to pull off this meet, but it is worth it! Thank you , thank you, thank you!

RESL RECAP— Great job this weekend! We had a lot of swims and almost all of them were inspired. This meet, like our banquet on Thursday, is a great opportunity to see Tuna great and small all working together for the common good. Our team came in 3rd place, but the number on the trophy is certainly not indicative of how I feel about our team—I am so proud of all of our efforts and the results were amazing. At a meet like this, the number of swimmers you bring to the meet greatly impacts the final score—so if we wanted to win this meet next year, we just have to get more people to participate! There were too many highlights to list, but I loved the relays!

FAR WESTERNS— One of the fastest meets in the land starts this Thursday in Moraga. From TPC we have William Canori and Cameron Forbes who have qualified (and Piper Morrell made it this past weekend, just narrowly missing the qualification window!). Good luck Tuna!

ST HELENA MEET— The Fall schedule is still being worked on, but I know we will be attending the St. Helena Meet on September 21,22 and it is up for online sign-ups already! This meet could fill up, so if you know you are interested, go ahead and sign up online

QUOTE — “YOU GOT THIS? I GOT THIS!!!” — seen on a really cool NBA Team Patch

See you at the pool, Coach Mike

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PS/SR Weekly Update 7/22

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Jul 22, 2019 11:40AM PDT

We coach character and excellence through competitive swimming.

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 7:30-9:00
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 at RHS
Wednesday 7:30-9:00 at RHS
Thursday – see below
Friday – see below
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF
Thursday and Friday I will be at Far Westerns so there will be no PS coach on deck. If you are swimming in the meet and want to get in the water to warm up, Ken/Don will be there with the SR group to help out. Anyone is welcome to come hop in for a swim.

This week is our LAST week of official practices! Then we go on our little break until we re-start again in mid-August (more info on exact date later) In the mean time if you are around and want to get in the pool you are always welcome to come to our Masters workouts all at redwood… do as little or as much as you please:
Monday-Friday 5:45-7:00 & 9:30-10:45 (excep Friday)
Saturday-Sunday 7:15-8:30 & 8:30-9:45… or both :)

Strength & Conditioning
All done for the season – we may stretch before practices this week.

Meets
July 25-28 Long Course FW
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • It was a mighty successful RESL Champs once again and I speak for all of the coaches when I say we are incredibly proud of all our swimmers who competed this weekend. We had some fast swims and we had such amazing team bonding/spirit. A full recap to come soon…
  • If you are interested in private lessons during the break – contact me – I may have some availability that we can work with.

Senior

Practice
Monday 7:30-9:30 at RHS
Tuesday 7:00-9:30 at RHS and Check with your coach about afternoon
Wednesday 7:30-9:30 at RHS
Thursday 7:00-9:30 at RHS
Friday 7:30-9:30
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Early next week before meet departures – check with Ken/Don about training plan & schedule

After next week we are done with our respective summer meets… Then we go on our little break until we re-start again in mid-August (more info on exact date later) In the mean time if you are around and want to get in the pool you are always welcome to come to our Masters workouts all at redwood… do as little or as much as you please:
Monday-Friday 5:45-7:00 & 9:30-10:45 (excep Friday)
Saturday-Sunday 7:15-8:30 & 8:30-9:45… or both :)

Strength & Conditioning
Monday and Wednesday 5:50-7:00 at COM and then we are DONE for the season. We will resume week of 8/19… more info later.

Meets
July 30-Aug 3 Clovis Western Zones
Aug 1-4 Futures, Oregon
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Make sure you check with Ken/Don about your training plan for Tuesday afternoon/early next week

334 Days to Olympic Trials 2020

See you at the pool
Devon

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TPC Weekly Update 7/15

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Jul 15, 2019 4:22PM PDT

Hello

PRACTICE — normal this week, EXCEPT no practice Thursday pm. (because of the team banquet). Swimmers racing Friday pm. at RESL’s should take Friday morning off as well. We will also take next Monday morning off after the big meet! A reminder that the Summer Season ends 7/26.

TEAM PARTY/BANQUET — at TPC this Thursday (7/18)! Hope to see you all there! a celebration of all things Tuna!

JUNIOR OLYMPICS RECAP — This past weekend we rocked the house in sunny Concord! From TPC we had Kai Makino, McKenzie Kwei, Annabelle Kilgore, Esme Palmer, Fiona Bell, and William Canori! Highlights included Fiona winning a couple races (100 Free and 50 Back) and setting Team Records in 2 different races (400 free 5:28.04 and 200 IM 2:54.43), McKenzie making a Final in the 50 Free at her first JO individual competition, and William making Finals and setting a Team Record (400 free 5:12.79) at the bottom of his age-group (he’s still 9!). Just about every swim was inspired; and, the coaches are extremely proud of our overall performance!

RESL’s HERE WE GO! It’s time to get fired up for our end-of-season hurrah! I think we are ready to rock—just make sure your athletes get good fuel(food) and rest this week. We always have breakout performances at this meet—who will it be this year? YOU! Our team will have responsibilities timing, officiating, marshaling, hospitality, etc. (separate email)—please lend a hand to help support your swimmer’s overall experience—GO TUNA!

FAR WESTERNS entries are going in today! From TPC we have Cameron Forbes and William Canori—good luck Tuna!

QUOTE — We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. — John Dryden

See you at the pool, Coach Mike

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PS/SR Weekly Update 7/15

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Jul 15, 2019 11:49AM PDT

We coach character and excellence through competitive swimming.

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 7:15-9:30 at RHS
Tuesday 7:00-9:30 at RHSTEAM MEETING @ 7:00 be on time!!!
Wednesday 7:30-9:30 at RHS
Thursday TBD
Friday TBD
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF
*We will likely be finishing a little early each day because we are resting & preparing for the RESL meet.
*Thursday and Friday we will let you know about timing/location soon – there is a possibility we will have to change pools due to maintenance at RHS. As soon as we know the plan we will let you know

Strength & Conditioning
Just stretching & shoulder stabilization before practice this week

Meets
July 19-21 RESL Champs
July 25-28 Long Course FW
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • We had a ton of fun and fast swimming at the JO meet this past weekend – lots of personal bests, super fast relays, and finalists! Congrats to all our swimmers and new team record holder in the 100 breast Mia Solomon!
  • We will have volunteer duties (timing/marshalling/hospitality) at the RESL meet this weekend – look out for an email from Pere Wait soon about how to sign up to help!
  • See you this Thursday evening for our End of Season Party!!! Please refer to email from last week for information/RSVP.
  • I am completing Far Western Entries today! If you have not emailed me your entries please do so by 2pm.

Senior

Practice
Monday 8:00-9:30 at RHS
Tuesday 7:00-9:30 at RHS and 3:00-4:30 at RHS
Wednesday 7:30-9:30 at RHS
Thursday TBD
Friday TBD
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF
*Thursday and Friday we will let you know about timing/location soon – there is a possibility we will have to change pools due to maintenance at RHS. As soon as we know the plan we will let you know.

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

Meets
July 30-Aug 3 Clovis Western Zones — coaches entries
Aug 1-4 Futures, Oregon — coaches entries
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Lots of fast swimming at both meets over the weekend. Big congrats to new Junior National qualifiers Sydney Brakebill and Ines Lovato!
  • See you this Thursday evening for our End of Season Party!!! Please refer to email from last week for information/RSVP.

341 Days to Olympic Trials 2020

See you at the pool
Devon

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TPC Weekly Update 7/8

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Jul 8, 2019 1:11PM PDT

Hello—

PRACTICE— Normal practice this week!

UPCOMING
7/12-14 Long Course JUNIOR OLYMPICS— this weekend! Good luck (skill) to Fiona, William, McKenzie, Annabelle, and Esme! GO TUNA!
7/18 TUNA TRIBUTE PARTY @ TPC—save the date!
7/19-21 RESLTEAM EFFORT MEET!!!! PLAN ON BEING THERE!!!!—a great meet for all ages and abilities!—up in Novato.. Entries close this Wednesday…so make it happen if you are interested!
7/25-28 LC FAR WESTERNS—team entry completed by coaches after JO’s

TUNA TRIBUTE PARTY—our end of Summer blow-out at TPC—the date is July 18th, the Thursday before RESL’s. More info out soon!

RESL’S—We now have 57 signed up! Nice work Tuna! Entries close 7/10, but we need some time to form relays,organize, etc. Please sign up ASAP! If you have questions, please email me at mike@northbayaquatics.org. The current entry list is below. The relays are at the end of Prelims each day, and we are going to try to field as many relays as possible.

QUOTE— Carry yourself like a champion now so when you get there, it’s not a surprise. — David Fizdale

See you at the pool!, Coach Mike