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Barossa Swimming Club - We're Making Waves - Newsletter No. 25 - Season 2018/19 - Sunday 21st April

HI TEAM,

1.  SPONSORS

2.  HARLIAI’S AUSTRALIAN AGE PROGRAM SUMMARY

3. HEAD COACH ABSENCE DUE TO CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THU 2nd MAY to SAT 4th MAY

4, WHY I HATE SWIMMING

5.  QUESTION 2 – THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS EVERY SWIM PARENT WANTS TO KNOW: HOW MANY TRAINING SESSIONS SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND?

6. HOLIDAY TRAINING TIMETABLE

7. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB FLOAT - VINTAGE PARADE DETAILS: SAT APRIL 27th

8. SEASON CALENDAR

9. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE

10. FACEBOOK PAGE – 409 LIKES


1. SPONSORS

Attached below is a list of our other wonderful sponsors. Please support them when you can! 

LIST OF BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON 2018-19 SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSOR:                           CHATEAU YALDARA

GOLD SPONSOR:                                  WINE INDUSTRY SERVICES

GOLD SPONSOR:                                  LEISURE POOLS, BAROSSA

GOLD SPONSOR:                                  BAROSSA VALLEY TOYOTA

GOLD SPONSOR:                                 SHANNON WELDING

GOLD ADVERTISING DONOR:              STEPHAN KNOLL (CLUB PATRON)

SILVER SPONSOR:                                 TANUNDA PHYSIOTHERAPY

BRONZE SPONSOR:                               HOMBURG REAL ESTATE

BRONZE SPONSOR:                               STEWAY CO., LTD.

BRONZE SPONSOR:                               CCL LABELS

SPONSOR (WORK IN KIND):                  SHANNON WELDING


2. HARLIAI’S AUSTRALIAN AGE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS SUMMARY

THE NUMBERS:

6 EVENTS

3 FINALS (50 free 8th, 100 free 7th, 100 back 6th), 12th 200 free, 17th 200IM, 23rd 100 FLY

3 PBs

1 SA STATE RECORD (100 free)

5 SA COUNTRY RECORDS (Open and 16yrs 100 free (her own)), (Open and 16yrs 100 back - previously held by Olympian Sophie Edington), (16yrs 200IM)

Harliai and her entourage wish to thank all those who have supported her before and throughout her campaign - having made finals and placed 6th, 7th and 8th in three of her swims (a significant improvement on the previous year) - she is well placed and fiercely determined to see if she can go even better again next year.

Much of what Harliai has achieved at these championships has been made possible through the support of her teammates (with particular mention to those in her training lane), to the committee, the parents, to supporters, friends and family, and to the club as a whole to whom a huge debt of gratitude is felt.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE! LET'S GO BAROSSA! (whoop)


3. HEAD COACH ABSENCE DUE TO CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THU 2nd MAY to SAT 4th MAY

As an important part of my professional coaching development, I will attend a coach’s conference to be held in Brisbane in the first week of May. At the conference, participate in some modules that form part of what is now known as the “ADVANCED” level coaching swimming course (formerly silver license)

As a result, I will be absent from coaching duties on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the 2nd to the 4th of May. We will attempt to cover the Thursday and/or the Saturday sessions, but this will depend on coaching availability.

We thank you for your anticipated understanding.


4. WHY I HATE SWIMMING – PLEASE HAVE YOUR WAVEMAKERS READ THIS

By Maggie Belbot, eighth-grader at Bryn Mawr School.

I hate swimming.

Well, hate is a pretty strong word. But strongly dislike would be a pretty accurate description of my relationship with the sport. I’m kidding, only kinda half-kidding though because I definitely have those days where I would rather do anything else than jump in that cold, freezing pool.

And I know what anyone who knows me is probably thinking right now, ‘What?! You invest almost 15 hours of your week into something that you hate?’

Well, here are the 5 reasons I hate, well half-hate swimming.

So, first of all, the morning practices. Mornings are difficult for everyone, those Mondays where you would rather sleep in and avoid all of your responsibilities for that day and would kill for just 5 more minutes.  Well, for me, waking up at 6:30 for school every day, is sleeping in! For a typical weekend, practices start right at 7, leaving me no time at all to ever fully sleep in.

Second of all, the smell. I am sick of the scent of chlorine. The smell is always on me like a perfume, even after I shower. People around always seem to comment on the abnormal smell. Thanks for noticing, guys!

Third of all, the training session. I am typically the person who really enjoys practice because to me, it’s just a time to talk to all of my best friends. But to my coach, it’s a time to be “serious” and to “focus”, which really seems to ruin the fun of it all. Also, practice can be really hard, not to complain because hard sets are how you get better but … sometimes training is really hard. I mean really, really hard. At least two people get out and cry and sometimes even throw up. I am proud to say that I’ve never been the person to throw up, but that does not mean that tears and nausea haven’t come.

Fourth of all, the meets. You have to wake up incredibly early, typically around 5:30, to drive to the pool. When swim faster than your previous fastest time, it’s gratifying and exciting. But when you touch the wall after the race has ended, read your time off the clock, and see that you added, meaning you swam slower than your personal best, a feeling of disappointment, discouragement, and annoyance fills your body. You had just tried your best, swam your hardest, exerted all of your energy into an event that didn’t pay off.

Fifth of all, the suits. For a non-swimmer, a bathing suit is something you wear to the beach, the pool, or just something to lie around in during the summer to get a tan, but for swimmers, a bathing suit is like our permanent uniform. Suits made for racing come in several different styles, ranging from a normal one piece, to ones that reach your knees. They take an hour to put on and have the potential to rip by just looking at them. There are a variety of brands and sizes to choose from, but they all seem to have one thing in common: they are all extremely uncomfortable. They leave weird red marks all over your legs, shoulders, and back that never seem to fade.

The list goes on and on for why swimming sucks sometimes, but the list also goes on in a more positive direction.

Swimming has been a part of my life for as long as I remember. I began taking mommy-and-me classes and I joined my first team when I was only five.

As I have grown up, swimming has grown with me. It has been the one friend that has always seemed to stick by me and has truly become my passion.

Swimming has become a part of me. Even on my worst day at the pool, I could never imagine losing it. And if I am being completely honest, finishing a hard set is one of the most rewarding things in the world. Having your whole day ahead because you trained early is always nice and the suits we wear for competition do look pretty cool.

And even if you have one of those swims where, to quote my coach, “your grandmother could swim faster than that” or “maybe you should try bowling”, you know that your team was behind you cheering.

Swimming has allowed me to grow confident, strong and resilient in everything that I do. I love swimming, and this time I really mean it.


5.  THE TOP TEN QUESTIONS EVERY SWIMMING PARENT WANTS TO KNOW

QUESTION 2 OF 10 (8 MORE TO FOLLOW IN SUBSEQUENT NEWSLETTERS)

My child is 10 and is a great freestyler. What does she have to do to make it to the top?

The first thing to accept is that there is no such thing as a champion ten year old freestyler.

Swimmers who experience success pre-teenage years generally do so because of accelerated growth, i.e. they are bigger and stronger than the other kids!

Another common situation is that as kids grow, change and develop, their ability to swim the competitive swimming strokes also changes – this year’s backstroker could be next year’s freestyler and then the following year they are great at swimming fly.

In the long term, the factors which determine success as a senior swimmer are the 5 Ps:

Perseverance – the ability to try and try and try and try – and to never give up;

Patience – it takes time to become a great swimmer – about ten years of consistent hard work;

Physical training – great swimmers are usually the best prepared. It takes a high level of physical fitness, technical development and skills refinement to make it to the top;

Personality – world class swimmers demonstrate some common personality traits – none the least being determination, commitment, the ability to overcome adversity and the capacity for accelerated learning;

Passion – Swimming is like anything else in life: you have to love it to do it well!


6. HOLIDAY TRAINING TIMETABLE – NO TRAINING

Thank you to Coach Scott for his work with the group in the first week of the holidays. However, no formal sessions for any squad will be held during the second week of the holidays.

NO TRAINING – PROGRAMS TO BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST


7. VINTAGE FESTIVAL PARADE – SAT APRIL 27th

All wavemakers are encouraged to jump on board our truck (with your cap and goggles on) to ensure we use this unique opportunity to help promote and celebrate the presence of our club among the wonderful Barossa community.

The parade runs from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 27th April. Please climb aboard our truck/float if you can.


Barossa Swimming Club is float #53.

The float will be located on the Nuriootpa oval car park off Penrice road.

The official float drop off time is between 8.10 and 8.30. The Nuriootpa oval is available earlier for setting up and decorating. Float entry is from Research Road only, not Murray Street.

As many participants as possible are asked to be at the float by 9.15am for judging and ready for the parade to start.  Penrice road will be closed to all traffic, except registered floats, so be prepared to walk into the float.

There are NO toilets stops, along the parade route but there are public toilets that can be used.

If inclement, dangerous weather is forecast the parade will be cancelled.

ANYBODY that is going to ride or walk (even if they join along the route from Nuriootpa to Tanunda) with the BSC float must be listed on the participant register form before Saturday 27th April. Please send names to Skye or Tammy for recording ASAP or fill in the digital form and email back. 

Items can be handed out but not thrown at the crowd.

Family fun afternoon at the finish of the parade at Chateau Tanunda until 4pm

Parade winners announced at 2pm

Voting for people’s choice is done via hashtag from 10am to 1pm. Even if you aren’t there use social media to #bvfparade53 while the parade is on!  No pictures required, just hashtag!  A computer will work out the winner!


8. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR

Please see our season calendar below: 

The next recommended meet is the All-in Winter Meet of May 25th (entries close 8th May) – swimmers 10yrs and over seeking state qualifying times are highly encouraged to enter this event.


9. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE

Harliai Curthoys-Davies:     SA STATE RECORD (16yrs 100 free)

SA Country Record (15yrs 50 backstroke)

                                                SA Country Record (14-16yrs 400IM)

                                                SA Country Record (14-16 years 200m free) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (Open 200 free) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (16yrs 200IM) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (Open 200IM) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (16yrs 50 free)

                                                SA Country Record (16yrs 100 free) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (Open 100 free) 2x

                                                SA Country Record (16yrs 50 back)3x

+ a host of country championship records around which there is some confusion and for which we are still seeking clarification and ratification

Awesome Foursome (Harliai, Tyla O’Neill, Kyrene O’Neill, Makayla Docherty)

                                                SA Country Record 16yrs and under 200m medley relay

                                                SA Country Record 16yrs and under 200m free relay 2x

                                                SA Country Record Open 200 free relay 2x

                                                SA Country Record Open 800 free relay

SA Country Championship Record 16yrs and under 200m free relay

                                                SA Country Championship Record Open 200 free relay

                                                SA Country Championship Record Open 800 free relay

10. FACEBOOK PAGE – 409 LIKES!!!!

Our Facebook page has reached 409 (an increase of 6 from last week)!! ….NOW FOR TARGET 500!

Don’t forget, we are also on Instagram!

Thanks, team.

See you next week!

Tony

0467 667 395

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