Hello again, very very sorry, I normally only write once a week but I have to correct a scheduling mistake.
Coach Betty’s Squad 6 train Tuesday, Wednesday, and THURSDAY, not Friday.
Arriving Late, Leaving Early.
I am getting lot of requests from swimmers and parents requesting to get out of training early so they can get to their next sport/music activity on time. The same situation is occurring at the start of training. Today there was a constant stream of swimmers arriving up to 40 minutes late for training sessions, because they are coming late from other activities. This is disruptive to the training session for the coaches and for the swimmers, often the same instruction have to be repeated 4 or 5 times which is not fair for the swimmers who arrive on time.
We do understand students are getting used to their school schedules, starting from Monday this practice will not be allowed; either arriving late, or getting out early, swimmers will not be allowed to leave early except for those who have to catch the school bus.
I urge swimmers to think carefully about what activities they have signed up for and ensure your activities do not overlap, please make a choice, from now on late comers will not be allowed to swim, and those who start a training session will have to finish the training session (except those who have to catch a bus home) If you commit to swimming, and attend the prescribed training sessions, you will get fit, and will develop skills for life. It will not happen if you only do small amounts irregularly.
- ES Swimmers – focus on skill development – Suggest at least twice a week.
- MS Grades 5 and 6 – focus on Skill with aspects of development of endurance. – Suggested Three times a week
- MS Grades 7 and 8 – Focus on refining of skills, development on endurance – Suggested three to four times a week
- Grades 9-12 – Refinement of skills development of endurance and speed training. At least four times a week.