TPC Weekly Update 3/9 + Spring Update
PRACTICE – Normal this week (today included)! This is the last week of the Winter session; so, if you are continuing in the Spring (and I sure hope you are), please register ASAP!
SPRING REGISTRATION (Spring info email attached below)
Please note we made one change so far, the May 2nd home meet is moved to the 9th!
3/13-15 JUNIOR OLYMPICS in Santa Clara – Good luck Tuna!
3/21,22 Rohnert Park C/B/A+ – enter online
3/27 PARENTS NIGHT at TPC
4/3,4,5 Far Westerns – coaches entry (we will handle after JO’s)
4/4 Friday Night Timetrial @ TPC!
4/26 10-Un Champs – requires ‘A’ times for 8-un and ‘BB’ times for 10-un swimmers
5/6 PICTURE DAY! SMILE!
*5/9 TPC HOME MEET!
5/23 Montclair Pentathlon – fun meet with t-shirt awards!
5/30,31 Vallejo Long Course
6/4 END OF SPRING PARTY
6/27,28 NAPA Long Course
7/11,12 LC JO’s
7/16 SUMMER TEAM BANQUET
7/18,19 RESL CHAMPIONSHIPS -TEAM EFFORT END OF SUMMER HURRAH!
7/25,26 FAR WESTERNS
QUOTE – Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone. – John Wooden
See you at the pool!, Coach Mike
….SPRING IS IN THE AIR……Welcome to the Spring session of Regular Swim Team. We start March 16! This session usually involves the influx of energy and swimmers from the Jr. Team as well as the return of some of our swimmers who have taken the Winter off. Welcome and/or welcome back! I’ll be sending out weekly updates throughout the season, but wanted to give everyone some framework for the upcoming months. SPRING REGISTRATION FORMS — please take a minute to register online. Please note TPC members will check out with a $0 charge — we will simply charge your TPC acct.!
FOR SWIMMERS JOINING FROM JR. TEAM
The primary differences between the 2 programs are the pool, the practice times/frequency, and the meets:
Pool-the pool is 5 yards longer and 6 degrees cooler. Do not call it the ‘cold pool’! It is 80 degrees, standard temperature for a competition pool anywhere in the world!
Practice-practice is offered 5 days a week…come as much as you like..I recommend 3 times/week minimum. I don’t take attendance, but it is pretty obvious to see the correlation between success and time in the pool!
Meets-the meets range from 2 hour home meets to the most competitive meets in the Western US. I suggest everyone plan on hitting at least 1 meet this season. You wouldn’t join a soccer team and not play in the games, would you?
FOR SWIMMERS RETURNING FROM WINTER BREAK
Welcome back! It may take a bit of time to work off the rust —stay patient and trust that you will be back into form soon. Ask questions…
MEETS—meets are an important part of what competitive swimming is about. We are not a fitness swim team—Meets require volunteers, and while we do not mandate volunteerism, it is nice to be a part of your child’s sport! Lend a hand!—nothing we do requires an advanced degree, just enthusiasm and a willingness to help out. Our team could not function without some parents stepping up.
DIVE CLINIC – This season, Coach Marco and I will be offering a Dive/Turn focused clinic every Wednesday from 3-3:30 (right before Group 1). Cost is $180mem/$234 for 11 sessions starting 3/18 and going through 6/3 (no Spring Break Clinic). Email me if you are interested!
SUMMERTIME (starts June 15)—This summer, in an effort to keep the team together as much as possible, with family vacations, etc.—we will be offering week-by-week registration (with a substantial price break for those who are ‘all-in’)—practices are offered in the morning as well as in the afternoon! The Summer is highlighted by the RESL CHAMPIONSHIPS and the SUMMER TEAM BANQUET.
RESL CHAMPIONSHIPS—This is our end of summer championships. Much of our team participates from Jr. Teamers to Senior level swimmers (there are no qualification times), and it is one of the meets we compete in where we keep track of the score and try to win! It is a great intro to high-level swimming, and is often a spring-board to long-term competitive swimming. If you see your kids swimming long-term, this is an important developmental meet—and the end of the summer for many of our swimmers!
CONTACT—Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns over the season —firstname.lastname@example.org don’t ‘reply to’ this email. I do enjoy feedback, and want to know any ideas to make the team and your experience better.
See you at the pool!, Coach Mike