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Barossa Swimming Club - We're Making Waves - Newsletter No.28 - Season 2018-19 - Sunday 5th May 2019

HI TEAM,

1.  SPONSORS

2.  CONGRATULATIONS TO 3 WAVEMAKERS SELECTED ON TO STATE TEAM

3. AMENDMENT TO AM START TRAINING TIME (5.45AM START)

4,  QUESTION 4 – THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS EVERY SWIM PARENT WANTS TO KNOW: WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD SPECIALISE IN A STROKE?

5. TEN (10) WEEKS UNTIL STATE SC CHAMPIONSHIPS- ATTENDANCE A PRIORITY

6. WOW! BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB MENTIONED IN STATE PARLIAMENT

7. HOW SWIMMING HAS MADE ME A BETTER STUDENT – TYLA O’NEILL

8. NORWOOD SWIM MEET – RECOMMENDED CARNIVAL

9. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR

10. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE

11. FACEBOOK PAGE – 415 LIKES

12. TRAINING CHANGES THIS WEEK

13. TRAINING TIMETABLE THIS WEEK


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


2. CONGRATULATIONS TO 3 WAVEMAKERS SELECTED ON TO 12U STATE TEAM

We are very proud to announce that the following three wavemakers have been selected on to the 12 and UNDER state schools swimming team to compete at the National Schools Swimming Championships to be held at the end of July in Melbourne.

Kegan Coulter (10 yrs)

Miella Curthoys-Davies (11-12 yrs) (2nd consecutive year of selection)

Hannah Joseph (12yrs) Multi-Class

Each of these athletes has trained very hard over the course of this past year with state team representation in mind, so please join me in congratulating Kegan, Miella and Hannah on this wonderful and deserved recognition of their efforts.

We look forward to the announcement of the senior state team later next week.


3. AMENDMENT TO AM TRAINING SESSION START TIME – 5.45am START

Swimmers attending am training sessions, along with the Saturday pm session are now asked to arrive 15 mins earlier than the scheduled swimming start time. i.e. at 5.45am (Tue, Wed, Fri) and 12.45pm (Sat)

This amendment to the start time is to create the necessary time for the important dryland S@C (strength and conditioning) component of our program.

Swimmers are asked to arrive punctually at the indicated earlier start time, and to commence a routine dryland program immediately upon arrival (this will be spoken at further at our team meeting tomorrow)


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

QUESTION 4 OF 10 (6 MORE TO FOLLOW IN SUBSEQUENT NEWSLETTERS)


4. Do swimmers need a special diet?

No. Not unless they have a medical problem or diet related condition that has been diagnosed by a nutrition professional. As a general rule, top swimmers follow a “4 MORE 4 LESS, 4 ME” diet:

• More – complex carbohydrates like rice, bread, pasta.

• More – lean quality protein like chicken, meat, fish.

• More – water, fresh juices.

• More – fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables.

• Less – take away food.

• Less – saturated fats and oils.

• Less – processed and pre packaged foods.

• Less – sodas.

Lots of parents want to know about supplements like vitamins, minerals and special substances like Creatine, Glucose and so on.

The five golden rules about these products are:

1. They may be of some use to some swimmers in some situations and on some occasions but consult a sports nutrition professional to help determine what might work for your child;

2. Nothing takes the place of consistent hard work, good technique and a great attitude;

3. If something sounds too good to be true, “Miracle Sports Performance Powder – Improves Endurance by up to 60%...” it probably is too good to be true!

4. Never introduce a new product – no matter what it is promising – within 7 days of an important meet. Many parents have fallen for the trap of giving kids a “special” breakfast or all new “miracle” supplement on the morning of a big meet only to find their kids spend more time in the toilet than in the pool.

5. Read rule 2 again – no supplement can turn mediocrity into magnificence. Teach kids to believe in themselves and to take responsibility for their own swimming performances rather

than to rely on the promises of a supplement advertising campaign.


5. TEN (10) WEEKS UNTIL STATE SC CHAMPIONSHIPS – ATTENDANCE IS A PRIORITY

There are just 10 weeks until the SA State SC (short course championships). 

Training for these championships commences tomorrow (Monday) and, in order to maximize the possibility that our swimmers will perform at their best at these championships, we expect swimmers to attend as many of their available sessions as possible.

Commencing this week, we will begin taking the role at training sessions – this will help both the swimmer and the coaches to better understand their attendance patterns which, of course, in most instances will impact performance.

Eligibility for individual event entry is restricted to swimmers who have turned 10yrs of age by the first day of these championships. We also plan to enter relay teams at these championships.

Over the course of this period, beginning next week, we will issue a list of those swimmers who have qualified for the championships.

We look forward to taking our largest and strongest ever team to an SA state championship when we participate in these championships in July.


6. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB MENTIONED IN STATE PARLIAMENT

In a speech about the wonderful Barossa community delivered on the parliamentary stage this week, Stephan Knoll - our local state member and patron of our club - spoke glowingly and very fondly of our club, describing the positive impact he believes we are having on the youth of the Barossa region. Importantly, he took the time to mention two stalwarts of the club - Stephen Cook and Lee Docherty - who have played such important roles in our development.

We thank Stephan for his generous words (it feels very special to have been made mention of on the parliamentary stage), and of course for his continued patronage and highly-valued support of our club.

Please see our FB page for a link to the video of Stephan’s speech.


7. HOW SWIMMING HAS MADE ME A BETTER STUDENT – TYLA O’NEILL

As part of a school assignment, Wavemaker Tyla O’Neill recently wrote an “editorial” under her chosen them of “How Swimming Made Me a Better Student”.

We love the message she conveys in this discourse, in particular her reference to “choices”.

We thank Tyla very much for her permission for us to reprint her work.

How Swimming Made Me a Better Student

Tyla O'Neill

April.12, 2019

Swimming is a tough (but rewarding) sport which requires a huge commitment, as well as significant demands on time. For some it might beg the question as to when swimmers ever get time for their studying and homework? You might wonder, with expectations of doing well at school, that a swimmer’s training load might leave little time for schoolwork. You might be surprised to know that, in my case at least, swimming has actually made me a better student, and here are the reasons why:

Time management

Swimming takes up a significant amount of time, and I’m not just talking about the swim training itself. There’s the commute to and from training, which again in my case can take 40 minutes each way. There is also the time it takes to eat an adequate meal after each training session, the quick shower you need to have after training as you try in vain to get rid of the chlorine smell, getting changed and ready for school on the trip home, and the good night’s sleep you need so you can be rested to go for the next training, which is often of course a morning one. Add school into that mix, and the time that I have available to complete homework quickly shrinks. However, having a regularly scheduled activity 6 days a week, swimming has taught me the value of time, and how to manage it effectively and efficiently. Being a teenage athlete who swims every day, attends school, completes school work and participating in extra activities, requires so much energy. I have to constantly tell myself that I have a different lifestyle to everyone else at school, and I have to sacrifice many things such as eating certain nutritional foods, having a good night sleep, planning my time and making decisions to not attend a social event because of school or swimming.

Attention to detail

You might think that training six times a week morning and night leaves me limited time to complete school work, and to strive for the perfection that I seek in my assignments and tests. In reality, the thing I've noticed about myself and my swimming team mates in regard to school and our education, is that we have the tendency to aim for high marks. As a swimmer, I pay attention to the smallest of details in my strokes and skills, hopefully aiming for a personal best in my race. The commitment and perfection I put into my training undoubtedly carries over into my attitude to schooling, and achieving high marks in a test or the like is similarly like striving to get a PB in the pool .

Leadership

Swimming has taught me how to be a good leader and build my own self confidence. Having had the experience of being my swim club captain, I had many opportunities and responsibilities to lead the swim group by example, and it also offered me important chances to socialise with my peers and younger swimmers. I feel these experiences have strong correlation to my current role as school captain as I seek to ensure I am seen as approachable, trustworthy and reliable by students, as well as prompting me to ensure I set a positive example to all students, which of course vital to me succeeding in this position.

Mental strength and discipline

Swimming requires self-discipline, both in and out of the pool. It isn’t easy to wake up early in the morning and train with high intensity and then be expected to be active and engaged at school for a whole day, and it requires extensive mental strength to keep going and be productive in both areas. In every training session, I have the choice to work hard or take it easy. The choice to take an extra breath under the flags or keep my head down and finish strong. The same can be said of nutrition and the foods I choose to consume, this can have a significant positive or negative impact on my improvement in swimming, and my physique. I choose to work hard in the pool, and I choose to I work hard at school. Whether it is staying up an hour or two up after training to finish an assignment or getting a head start on an assignment, swimming has taught me how to get things done. This is because I have learned it’s not enough to do things half-baked, or without being fully committed. When it comes to swimming, we swimmers don't stop trying half-way through a race, we finish it, and many of this take this same approach to our schoolwork, so we don’t half complete an assignment.

Working towards a goal

For me the best part of competitive swimming is getting a personal best (improvement in time) in a race. Even if its a millisecond or two better, there is a certain level of euphoria that accompanies reaching a goal you have worked hard for. After all the hard swim trainings and land training, it all seems worth it. I don’t confine this type of goal-setting to the pool alone, and I carry it on to my academics and how I go about my days as a student. Through swimming, I’ve learned how to create a goal and work hard for it, and that it's impossible to accomplish that goal if I refuse to put the hard work into my training and neglect to make the right choices in my diet. The same applies to my education, and I choose to find the time complete assignments and concentrate properly.

Thank you swimming, I am a better student because of you.


8. NORWOOD SWIM MEET – RECOMMENDED CARNIVAL

The coaching panel is very keen to a strong team to the Norwood meet of Sunday June 2nd (entries close 22nd May). The Norwood Swimming Club are great friends of our club, and we would like to support them, and to continue to foster our relationship with them, through a strong representation of our swimmers at their upcoming meet.

Please note that entries are now to be made through Swim Central. We will be in touch soon with instructions as to how to enter their meet.

The Norwood carnival is open to swimmers of all ages, and we highly recommend this meet to our younger swimmers, and to those swimmers seeking a state qualifying time.

Please see the attachment which provides further details of this meet.


9. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR

Please see our season calendar below: 

The next recommended meet is the All-in Winter Meet of Saturday May 25th (entries close 8th May) – swimmers 10yrs and over seeking state qualifying times are highly encouraged to enter this event. Swimmers 8yrs and under are not eligible to enter this meet, and 9 yr old swimmers may only enter 50m events.


10. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE

Jack Duffin:                           SA Country RECORD (16yrs 50m free)

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

SA Country Record (15yrs 50 back)

                                                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

11. FACEBOOK PAGE – 415 LIKES

Our Facebook page has reached 415 followers (an increase of 2 from last week)!! ….NOW FOR TARGET 500!

Don’t forget, we are also on Instagram!


12. TRAINING CHANGES THIS WEEK

No changes to the training timetable this week.


13. TRAINING TIMETABLE THIS WEEK.




Thanks, team.

See you next week!

Tony

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