Notes for the week of 9/28
First: Senior night will be this Thursday at Hinsdale South. The meet begins at 5:00 and diving will take place first. Seniors will be recognized at the break with our seniors preceding the HS seniors. Also, this is a “Black Out” for HS and hopefully we can have a large crowd to support the accomplishments of a great senior class. Senior Parents, please come down on deck during the 50 free so you can be a part of the festivities. Finally, HS has been great with allowing us to celebrate our seniors and has also organized a meal after for swimmers of both teams. It will be pasta, bread, chicken, beef, and salad for $8 per swimmer. Lastly, this is a huge meet for us as a team and a win here will likely lock up at least 2nd in the conference. It is important to be ready, focused, and prepared to swim fast.
Second: Saturday is the Evanston Invite at what is arguably the best swimming atmosphere in the state if not the country. This pool is small, loud, steeped in history, and has hosted innumerable great swims in it’s history. This is a chance for us to enjoy a great atmosphere and hopefully prepare for Conference, Sectionals, and State (something that definitely helped last year). Further, this meet is loaded with great talent and has the defending state champions going up against a team that will likely win it this year. It is my hope that we rise to the challenge around us and swim fast, while also learning, watching, and enjoying a great day of racing. As for the day, the bus will leave from WB only at 10:45 with a meet start time of 1:00. This meet will likely take until 4:30/5:00 and the girls will need to ride the bus back to WB. I encourage all parents and fans to come up and check out what should be a wild day.
Third: Conference and taper is just around the corner for our F/S and J/V swimmers. It is almost time to begin thinking about taper/tech suits and what you may be interested in wearing for your taper meet this season.
Fourth: With the major shift in weather today it is imperative that all swimmers are eating right, sleeping a ton, and are dressing appropriately. The easiest way to derail hard work and training is by getting sick and missing pool time. Now is the time of year to say no to social engagements, and other things that may keep anyone from achieving what they would have otherwise been capable of.
Fifth: Uploading video has been a bit hit or miss for some reason but I have updated what I can on the site. Please take a few moments to watch old races to look for things to fix, learn from, or celebrate.
Sixth: Our meet next week against Morton has been canceled due to parent/teacher conferences. We are working on a make up date as well as practice time adjustments and more information will follow as it becomes available.
Seventh: We have had some definite peaks and valleys this season but I believe they are all opportunities to learn and move forward. Check out this article for some tips for dealing with issues like what we have gone through this year. How to be more resilient
That is enough for now but as always please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns as they arise.