Dear Parents and Swimmers,
First let me say that you all have been FANTASTIC these first two weeks of practice! Swimmers have been eager to jump right in and swim, regardless of rain and cold temperatures! We are looking forward to seeing everyone race at Time Trials tomorrow night!
There are a few topics that I want to address before we move into our full morning practice routine:
- Several swimmers have mentioned ears hurting during practice... my advice is to get a bottle of SwimEar or Swimmers Ears drying drops to put into their ears after practice every day. The drops are available at CVS, Rite Aide, etc and will dry out any water that remains in their ears, helping to prevent an ear infections.
- Several swimmers have asked if they can swim two different practice sessions. While I LOVE their enthusiasm, our practice groups are already large and if everyone wanted to swim more than one session it would get pretty crazy! So please stick to your practice session unless you have a one-time conflict and need to switch for the day.
- Remember to ask your swimmer if he or she is HAVING FUN! The goal of swim team is to both develop good strokes/technique/speed AND to enjoy the water! If you are a parent of a swimmer who seems reluctant to get in the pool, please make sure to find out if they are enjoying practice. We want summer swimming to be a fun and memorable experience for them!
See you on the deck!