7 TIPS TO STAYING COOL & CALM IN THE CLUTCH
The BIGGEST secret to you playing your best when it counts the most is learning how to keep yourself CALM and COMPOSED. If you allow yourself to get too nervous or too excited right before or during a competition, then your muscles will tighten up, you’ll lose your confidence and your play will go right down the tubes! This is what it means to CHOKE! The athlete gets so nervous that he/she ends up performing tight and tentatively — a mere shadow of his or her normal self!
Aug. 25-29 - Rookie Camp - $40 (Mon-Fri) 4:30- 5:30pm
(New & Returning swimmers – Copper, Bronze, Silver)
- Boot Camp– $170 (Mon-Fri) 8:30am-3:15pm (Gold and Platinum)
*Pre-Registration and payment required for Rookie and Boot Camp
Aug. 29 – Registration at Pool – 4-6pm
Sept.10-11 – Registration – 5-7pm – Mezzanine (Upstairs in MultiPlex)
Sept. - Registration at Community Fair
Sept. 20 – Family BBQ
Sept. 24 – Swim Season starts
Sept. - Annual General Meeting – 6pm - at the pool
Oct. 23 – Mini Meet (Bronze and Non-Competitive Silver)
Oct. 25 – Host Swim Meet (Competitive Silver, Gold & Platinum)
Mid-Jan – Swim-A-Thon (ALL swimmers are required to participate)
Swimathon will take place during regular practice
The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent 5 qualified swimmers to Team Aquatic Supplies Age Group Trials North, at Millennium Place Pool, Sherwood Park, from Feb 21-23.
In the 10 & under age group, Eden Price (10) swam best times in her 50 back, 50 fly, and 50 breast, where she made the final and placed 7th. Eden continues to show great stroke technique in all of her swims.
Zoe DeJonge (10) had several more great swims, as she swam best times in her 50, 100 back 50, 100, 400 free, (placing 1st in each), 50 fly (placing 1st), and 100 IM (placing 3rd). Zoe also achieved 6 new provincial A times. Wow! Super Job Zoe!
In the 11-12 age group, Justice Fancie (11) swam best times in her 50, 100 back, 50, 100, and 200 free, highlighted by a 16 sec drop in her 200 IM (with another 11 year MQT).
Submitted by: Vince Carson
On February 13-16, the Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent Chase Murdoch (17) Amber Carson (15) and Elizabeth Moore (12) to compete at Western Canadian Championships, at Canada Games Pool, New Westminster, BC.
Chase Murdoch, who swam in the men’s 17 & over category, had 3 outstanding swims. He swam 50 fly (dropping .6 sec and earning a new short course 17 & over Western Time), 100 Fly (dropping .78 sec and achieving another 17 & Western Time), and 200 IM (dropping 4.55 sec and achieving a 3rd 17 & over Western Canadian Time).
Amber Carson swam in the female 15 & under age group for her first Westerns experience. Amber swam the 50 fly, 100 Fly, and 200 Fly. Amber’s strongest swim was her 200 fly, where she finished 19th, and set a new club record.
The Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club sent 20 swimmers to the Red Deer Catalina Valentine Invitational Meet on February 8-9. The ages of our group ranged from 8-15 year olds.
Our 10 & under girls were represented by Capri Fraser (8), Sarah McClelland (9), Molly Cocks (10), Leightan Yablonski (10), Eden Price (10), Mackenzie Siemens (10) and Zoe DeJonge (10).