First, I want credit for this weather! I can not remember a year that our pool and weather have paralleled such perfect tracks during our early season practices. Perfect is an understatement. Water is mid 80’s and outside temperature is mid 80’s.
I learned, long ago, that this is, by far, the busiest time of year for families with school age children. End of the year school projects, performances, and exams; Spring and Summer sports practices, and the lure of beautiful outdoor activities are only a portion of events vying for our limited time. Add to that BOH’s swim coaches holding six practices a week and you are officially allowed to be (almost) exhausted.
If you have not heard how we are doing our pre season practices let me explain our new approach: Our first four weeks is called Swim School. Each week we will be working on a different stroke. This week is freestyle, then butterfly, backstroke and we end up with breaststroke. We are working on technique almost exclusively. Other than a brief warm up we have nothing longer than a 25 meter swim. We want to get a great foundation of proper stroke technique early in the season. Maximum attendance will ensure maximum results/improvements.