First let me apologize for being one week late with my Blog. I could not remember how to navigate the site to compose an entry. However, I do remember how much fun and exciting our summer swim seasons are and this year’s will be better than ever.
Today is our first day of practice. All practice groups begin at 5:00 and end at staggered times. Mother Nature has not been kind to us the past two nights, let me explain. Saturday we had a coaches meeting and the pool water temperature was 82 degrees – perfect. Saturday night saw some cold outside temperatures and we lost 12 degrees overnight – 70 degrees. Last night’s below freezing temperatures resulted in the same 70 degrees this morning. For swimming, that is CCCCCCCOLD!. The water will warm up some today, however, it will still be cold. We still plan to hold practice and, depending, on swimmers’ “chill factors” will get some out earlier than scheduled. If your swimmer(s) does not do well in colder water you may want to postpone their first practice. Our Swim School schedule anticipates some missed days due to weather and absences so it is okay if they miss.
For the record: I do not recall ever having a below freezing temperature, once we have begun our early season practices, so this is a first. Hopefully the first of many FIRSTS (places) this season.