| Monday, July 8, 2019
Olympic Trials Tickets on Sale!
On Monday, July 1, 2019, tickets went on sale for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming – the eight-day competition serves as the sole qualifier for pool swimmers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Don’t miss your opportunity to watch the top American swimmers compete for their chance at a spot on Team USA.
The action takes place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb., June 21-28, 2020.Ticket prices are $1,300 (Victory Row), $575 (Gold), $475 (Silver) and $375 (Bronze) for the 15 sessions, which include seven morning preliminary sessions and eight evening finals.
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Develop the Leader Within Your Child
Register Now to reserve your spot for this FREE event
This month’s Life-Skills Webinar is hosted by David Benzel, founder of Growing Champions for Life.
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern Time, 45-minute live webinar plus Q & A.
Topic: “Develop the Leader Within Your Child”
Whether your child is in a formal leadership role or not is irrelevant, because every student-athlete participates in leadership in some way. Developing an understanding of basic leadership principles is essential for school, sports, business, and community. Teaching your child the difference between authentic leadership, and the karaoke version, will have a lasting impact on life.
You will learn:
- What true leadership is NOT;
- The single most significant attribute of great leaders;
- How kids can lead without coming off as bossy to their friends;
- The two primary philosophies of leadership and how to choose wisely;
Mental Toughness Toolbox: Faster Swimmers Are Not a Threat to Your Goals
By Dr. Alan Goldberg, Competitivedge.com, July 1, 2019
A lot of swimmers have a serious misconception about faster swimmers, whether those are their teammates or opponents. If you get in the bad habit of carrying around this misconception with you, then it will undermine your confidence, lead you to get easily psyched out pre-race and create repetitive performance problems for you. What is this false, performance-disrupting belief that I speak of?Viewing faster swimmers as a threat to you who will interfere with you going fast and prevent you from achieving your goals!
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More Than Just Greens
By TrueSport, June 28, 2019
Our TrueFood Athlete’s Salad is a salad prepared as the main dish. Fresh salads are great for recovery, but in order to replace what was lost during sport, salad must be more than just greens. While fresh greens provide plenty of vitamins and minerals important for recovery, they do not restore your energy levels. Carbohydrates, such as fresh or dried fruit, grains, pastas, potatoes, breads, or tortillas, are the main source of energy for athletes.Protein is also essential in the TrueFood Athlete’s Salad, as it helps repair and build muscle post-exercise. Some great protein sources include local eggs, free range poultry, ethically caught fish, grains, beans, or soy. Athletes also need fat, especially those from healthy oils, such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, or avocado. Fat is a great energy source and also delivers vitamin E and other antioxidants that protect cells from damage and aid in quick recovery.
United States Anti- Doping Agency (USADA)The information below should be shared with your athletes and their parents. Please distribute it via email, a club newsletter, or link to the articles on your team webpage.
Spironolactone is most commonly prescribed for blood pressure control and to treat moderate to severe acne in females. But, it's important to remember this medication is prohibited in sport at all times, so a TUE is required if using it.
What is the prohibited substance EPO? What are some of the negative health effects associated with it?Learn more:
World University Games TV/Webcast Schedule
By USA Swimming, July 3, 2019
Date Network Time (ET) Event Live/Delay Webcast
July 6 Olympic Channel 12 p.m. ET Finals Live n//bcsports.com/live
July 7 Olympic Channel 12 p.m. ET Finals Live nbcsports.com/live
July 8 Olympic Channel 12 p.m. ET Finals Live nbcsports.com/live
July 9 Olympic Channel 12 p.m. ET Finals Live nbcsports.com/liveJuly 10 Olympic Channel 12 p.m. ET Finals Live nbcsports.com/live
Scholastic All-American Application
• Grade completion requirement – applicant must have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
• GPA Requirement – minimum 3.5 GPA for the current academic year
• A=4, B=3, C=2. If numerical grades are used, the following scale will be used unless the school’s letter grade conversion is given on the transcript: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79
• Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual credit college level academic courses will earn one half (.5) extra Grade Point. Grades for academic subjects only are calculated – history/social studies, English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, computer sciences, visual and performing arts if indicated as an academic subject. A grade lower than a C in an academic subject will mean automatic rejection of the applicant. Grades for non-academic courses will NOT be calculated - art, band, choir, orchestra, home economics, health, driver education, physical education, shop, and any other class marked non-academic on a transcript.
• There will be no special status designation for a 4.0 GPA other than for a national champion who also has a 4.0 GPA.
• Pool Requirements
• Applicants must have swum an individual pool time equal to a 2018 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event during the SAA qualifying period (August 16, 2018 – August 15, 2019) with qualifying times in SWIMS – list of times are posted on the USA Swimming website. A qualifying time will be available for selection from the SWIMS database during the application process. Only ONE time is necessary and only ONE application is necessary.
• Disability or Open Water Requirements (for athletes without pool requirements)
2018 U.S. Para National Championships – December 14-16, 2018, Tucson, AZ
2019 World Para Series – April 4-6, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
2019 Can Am Para Swimming Championships – July 12-14, 2019, Vancouver, BC
2019 World Para Championships - July 29 - August 4, 2019, Kuching, Malaysia2019 Open Water National Championships - May 3-5, 2019, Miami, FL
People Live Up To The Encouragement They Receive
By Harvey MacKay, Harvey MacKay Academy, July 1, 2019
A teacher asked her students if any of them had extra pencils they’d be willing to share with their classmates. One student reluctantly raised his hand.
The teacher approached his desk and before the student handed her his pencil case, he told her that he didn’t mind sharing his pencils but he wanted them back when they were not being used.The teacher agreed to return them at the end of the day but was wondering why this student was making such a big deal about the pencils. When she opened his pencil case everything became clear.
These Instant Confidence Boosters Can Help You Overcome Your Nerves
By Gwen Moran, Fastcompany.com, July 2, 2019
Maybe you’re getting ready to give a big speech or presentation. Or perhaps you’re prepping to interview for your dream job or an important stretch project.
Then, it happens. You can feel your breath leave your body. The nerves take over. You feel like the poster child for imposter syndrome.Relax. You’re not alone.
Eddie Reese on Tapering SwimmersOne of any swim coach's greatest challenge is the final weeks of preparation for the big meet. Here Coach Eddie Reese provides a simple approach he uses to guide him. For more details and depth stories go here:
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