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TPC Weekly Update 9/9

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Sep 9, 2019 1:09PM PDT

Hello

PRACTICE — Normal this week, EXCEPT this Friday we will hold an early season time trial (see below).

TIME TRIAL — This Friday! No need to sign-up, just show up and race. Warm-ups from 3:30-4:05. Races begin around 4:10 and the whole thing usually takes about 1 hour. Swimmers have the opportunity to swim a 50 or 25 of each stroke and earn some ribbons! It’s a good, early season base-line meet, and gives me times for younger swimmers to enter the Spooky Plunge (the highlight meet of the Fall for the novice crew!). We will need some timers, so come lend a hand! There are rumors of ice cream sandwiches…

GEAR — We will have a representative from Making Waves on deck next Thursday (9/19). More details out soon! (suits and parkas and sweatshirts, oh my…)

MEET SCHEDULE THROUGH FALL
9/13 Friday Night Time Trial at TPC no sign up necessary! Just show up!
9/21,22 St. Helena C/B/A+ CLOSED (unfortunately, these meets can fill up fast!)
10/19,20 Santa Rosa C/B/A+ Another sanctioned meet. Sign-up online (no coach on Friday night)
10/26 SPOOKY PLUNGE a great novice meet at the Rafael Racquet Club
11/2,3 NAPA C/B/A+ -not open yet
12/6-8 JUNIOR OLYMPICS in San Jose

DIVE/TURN CLINIC — like last Spring, we will offer a Wednesday, pre-practice (3-3:30) dive/turn focused half-hour group lesson. We will start THIS WEEK (9/11) and have 11 sessions until 11/20. Cost is $160mem/208n-mem. Email me to sign-up.

CONTACT — Please feel free to contact me (mike@northbayaquatics.org) with any questions, comments, or concerns over the season. I do enjoy feedback, and want to know any ideas to make the team and your experience better.

QUOTE — Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. — Archimedes

See you at the pool, Coach Mike

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PS/SR Weekly Update 9/9

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Sep 9, 2019 9:34AM PDT

We coach character and excellence through competitive swimming.

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 5:15-7:45 at COM
Tuesday OFF
Wednesday 5:15-7:45 at COM
Thursday OFF
Friday 4:15-6:45 at COM
Saturday 10:00-12:00 at RHS
Sunday 10:00-12:00 at RHS

Strength & Conditioning
Monday Wednesday Friday for the first 45 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Sept 21-22 St. Helena CBA+ — online entries — CLOSED
Oct 19-20 Neptune CBA+ — online entries — OPEN
or
Oct 19-20 OAPB SR Open — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Nov 2-3 Napa CBA+ — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Dec 6-8 Winter JO’s — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Dec 7-8 WCAB SR 2 t&f — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • We will need volunteers next weekend at the St. Helena meet – if you are a parent attending this meet we NEED your help. Sign up for jobs online
  • We will be splitting between two meets in October on the 19th & 20th – if you are unsure which meet your swimmer should go to please have them talk with Jeff or I
  • Save the date: October 3rd in the evening (time tbd) is our annual parent meeting. This is a chance to meet your coaches and learn valuable information about our program and the upcoming season.
  • 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 fall – sign up online

Senior

Practice
Monday 4:45-6:30 at COM
Tuesday 4:45-7:00 at COM
Wednesday 4:45-6:30 at COM
Thursday 4:45-7:00 at COM
Friday OFF
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday 10:00-12:30 at RHS

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

Meets
Sep 28 WCAB SR Open — online entries — OPEN
Sep 29 SL Quad in Palo Alto — coaches entries
Oct 18 SL Quad in Davis — coaches entries
Oct 19 OAPB SR Open — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Nov 9-10 PLS SR t&f — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Dec 6-8 Husky Invitational — coaches entries
Dec 7-8 WCAB SR 2 t&f — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
Dec 11-14 Winter JR’s Seattle — coaches entries
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Save the date: October 3rd in the evening (time tbd) is our annual parent meeting. This is a chance to meet your coaches and learn valuable information about our program and the upcoming season.
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

285 Days to Olympic Trials 2020

See you at the pool

Devon

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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