Mid July 2016 News
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at Country. Swimmers put in an excellent effort with most swimmers walking away with some excellent personal best times. Swimmers now have an opportunity to focus on training for a good period of time as our next big target carnivals are State Age and the development meets. Some swimmers might also be interested in competing at the qualifying meet at SOPAC to achieve times or get some race practice on 6th August, however this is not a target meet as such.
Training time for next week for weekday morning sessions at Springwood.
Yesterday it was suggested we take advantage of the school holidays and run some two hour sessions at Springwood next week. This is a great idea so next week (Mon 11 – 15th) we will have training at 6.30-8.30am on the weekday mornings at Springwood. If any swimmers need to leave early can they just let the coach know before the session starts. Parents can also enjoy the tiny extra sleep in!
Friday Social Day
Next Friday a number of swimmers are organising a day out with the swimming team. There will be a group session for all swimmers on Friday morning 6.30-8.30am. After training swimmers will need to bring their own breakfast, we will then walk down to the train station at Springwood and aim to catch the 9.54 to Penrith. From Penrith we will make our way to the AMF Bowling where lanes have been booked at 11am. After bowling we will have lunch somewhere nearby and aim to finish by around 1pm at Penrith Plaza. Swimmers can be picked up around this time. Parents are welcome and any children under 13 should have a parent accompanying them. If you can’t make the session feel free to join us at bowling.
Date and Time: Friday 15th July 6.30am-1pm
Estimated Cost: train/bus ($8), bowling ($20), lunch ($12). Total about $40
Bring: Breakfast, Opal card, Money, suitable clothes.
-Training (All squad swimmers), 6.30-8.30am
-Breakfast (bring your own), 8.50-9.15am
-Walk to station (remember your Opal cards with money on them), 9.15-9.45am
-Train to Penrith (second carriage from the front that is not a quiet one), 9.54-10.24am
-Travel to AMF via bus or just walk (Opal card needed if we catch a bus), 10.30-10.50am
-Bowling (2 games deal has been booked for $20), 11-12noon
-Lunch and travel back to plaza (lunch will be nearby/plaza or at bowling centre, we will decide at bowling), 12-1pm
-Finish at 1pm at Penrith Plaza (pickup point will be around steps leading up to cinema)
-Some of the older swimmers are planning to watch a movie afterwards also.
Registration for winter
Most swimmers (and parents) have completed the new winter registration form for 2016. This form gives all coaches updated email and emergency contacts so is quite important. If you haven’t yet completed the form (it’s quite short) could you please take a look as soon as possible. The form can be accessed here.
Any problems/queries or concerns
If you have any problems, concerns or queries about your children’s swimming or would just like to chat in general about swimming news please contact us anytime.
Coaches Corner (the below article was sourced from: rio2016/Olympics.com.au)
Golden Girls Set To Lead Swim Squad
The Australian Swim Team will be looking to continue their exceptional success in the pool when they head to Rio to take on the best the world has to offer in the newly constructed Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Barra. With the heats and finals to be swum much later than normal many night sessions will not finish until around midnight, a challenge the Aussies will have to be up for if they’re to crack the 200 medal mark in the Olympic pool.
Women to watch: Australia’s swimming golden girls will lead our country’s charge in the pool, with sister act Cate Camplbell and Bronte Campbell to battle it out in the 50 and 100m freestyle.
Fellow Queenslander and current 100m backstroke world champion Emily Seebohmalready has four Olympic medals to her name and will be looking to add plenty more in Rio.
Youth Olympian and five-time Commonwealth Games medalist Emma McKeon is set to make her Olympic debut in the five events: the 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 4 x 100m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay and 4 x 100m Medley Relay.
Men to watch: Cameron McEvoy will take to the pool in a bumper five events, representing Australia in the 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay and 4 x 100m Medley Relay.
London Olympian Mitch Larkin will be eyeing a Rio podium, after he became the first Australian man to win the world 100m backstroke title at this year's World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
While Mack Horton will look to continue Australia's proud history in the men’s 1500m freestyle.
Full Team list:
Jessica Ashwood - 400m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle
Bronte Barratt - 200m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Joshua Beaver - 200m Backstroke
Georgia Bohl - 100m Breaststroke, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Bronte Campbell - 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Cate Campbell - 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Freestyle, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Kyle Chalmers - 100m Freestyle
Tamsin Cook - 400m Freestyle
Alicia Coutts - 200m Individual Medley
Brittany Elmslie -4 x 100m Freestyle
Blair Evans - 400m Individual Medley
Thomas Fraser-Holmes - 400m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Madeline Groves - 100m , 200m Butterfly, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Jacob Hansford - 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Belinda Hocking - 200m Backstroke
Mack Horton - 400m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Grant Irvine - 200m Butterfly
Mitch Larkin - 100 & 200m Backstroke, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Travis Mahoney - 400m Individual Medley
Cameron McEvoy - 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
David McKeon - 400m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Emma McKeon - 200m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 4 x 100m Freestyle, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Taylor McKeown - 100 & 200m Breaststroke, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Jack McLoughlin - 1500m Freestyle
Keryn McMaster - 400m Individual Medley
David Morgan - 200m Butterfly, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Leah Neale - 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Kotuku Ngawati - 200m Individual Medley
Jake Packard - 100m Breaststroke, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Joshua Palmer - 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Emily Seebohm - 100m Backstroke, 4 x 100m Medley Relay
Daniel Smith - 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
Brianna Throssell - 200m Butterfly
Madison Wilson - 100m Backstrok