Mid-Season Reminders

Senior Night

Thursday is our last home meet of the season, which means: Senior Night! We’ll take some time to honor our seniors before the 400 Free Relay takes place near the end of the meet. To help make this event super special, I need the following from each senior swimmer or diver:

  1. Your senior photo or a fun picture of you now. (emailed or texted is fine)

  2. A picture of you as a cute baby.

  3. This sheet, all filled out and in my hands by Wednesday, January 4th.

Updated Intervals

Before everyone left for break, swimmers completed a test set! New lane assignments and intervals based upon that set can be found here.

Fundraising

Fundraising is due on January 27th and is a requirement for lettering.

If you volunteered at the Boulder IRONMAN last summer, you have completed this requirement! Congrats!

Otherwise, you need to collect donations of either $75(returners) or $35(new to the team) by January 27th. The fundraising form can be viewed and printed here. If you are unable to fundraise but would still like to earn a letter in swimming or diving, you can sign up to commit to be a volunteer at the Boy’s Team’s Loveland Invitational Meet that will take place on Saturday, March 18th. Volunteering at this meet will fulfill the fundraising requirement. There are only 18 volunteer spaces available and they are first come, first served.

**If you commit to volunteering at the Invite and don’t show up to the meet to volunteer, I will place a fee on your school account in the amount above. iIf you commit to attending, you need to attend.**

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE BOY’S INVITE  HERE!

Fundraising for the 2017-2018 seasons will be taking place at the Boulder IRONMAN, Sunday, June 11th.

Last year, the team made over $2000 volunteering at this event, and the IRONMAN athletes were incredibly grateful. Using this as a fundraiser eliminates the need to ask anyone for money, or go door to door selling useless things. It’s a great experience and a super easy way for the team to meet the district’s fundraising requirement.

More specific info will come as I receive it from the Boulder IM volunteer coordinator. If you know you are able to attend this fundraiser event, you won’t have to fundraise next season! Hoorah!

Please sign up below so I can get a headcount for the coordinator. If this date doesn’t work for you, you will be required to fundraise during the season, same as this year.

SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR NEXT SEASON’S VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER

Drag Suits

Start wearing drag suits or tights now! The more resistance you have during training, the more it will pay off during the meets leading up to and including Conference and State. EVERYONE (not divers) should be wearing drag starting on Monday.

Check out last year’s post on making a drag suit here.

City Meet Highlights

Loveland Swimmers and Divers are the City Champions for the 4th year in a row! Yay us!

  • Loveland: 509
  • Thompson Valley: 475
  • Mountain View: 276

City Meet results with Splits

Most improved: Shyanne Thorpe dropped 13.58 seconds off her 100 Breaststroke time, swimming 1:44.67

Personal Bests: 14 Personal best times and scores were swum/dove by Loveland athletes.

High Point Scorer: Grace Payton and Erin Lang tied for high point scorer, each bringing in 32 points for Loveland with two 1st place swims a piece.

New State Cuts: Erin Lang joins the ranks of the state team with cuts in both the 500 Freestyle (5:15.37) and the 100 Backstroke (58.86). Josie Brohard qualified in the 200IM with a time of 2:19.47, and Grace Payton added the 50 Freestyle to her list of state cuts with a time of 26.08.

 

Schedule

 

Saturday 12/31:

  • All athletes – Weights 9:30-10:30

Monday 1/2:

  • Swim – LHS 7:30 – 10:15 (Swim & Weights)
  • Dive – No Practice

Tuesday 1/3:

  • Swim – LHS 7:30-9:30
  • Dive – MVHS 5-7PM

Wednesday 1/4:

  • Swim – 7:30-9:30
  • Dive – MVHS 6-8AM
  • TEAM DINNER: Wietse Wullink’s! Address and time TBA at practice!

Thursday 1/5:

  • Swim LHS 7:30-9:00 (Pre-Meet)

Meet: Greeley West at Loveland

SENIOR NIGHT!

  • Warm up: 3:00
  • Meet Start: 4:00

Friday 1/6:

  • Swim – 7:30-9:30
  • Dive – MVHS 6-8AM
  • TEAM DINNER: Brohard House! Address and time TBA at practice!

Saturday 1/7:

BOCO Invitational

  • At VMAC in Thornton
  • Bus leaves LHS at 8:15
  • Einstein’s Bagels with the team before the meet! Bring some money for breakfast!
  • Warm up either 10 or 10:30
  • Meet Start 11:00AM

Monday 1/9:

  • Return to regular season schedule.

 

Friday’s Practice: Speed and Power

200 Warm Up (200)

 

Kick Set- Fins (600/800)

3×200 @:10r

  • 50 drill/100 kick/ 50 drill

 

Skill Set (800/1600)

2 Rounds

  • 4x 50 2/1 breaths max per 25 @ :50
  • 200 free pull buoy only @ 4:00

 

Stroke Set (600/2200)

600 IM

  • 50 swim/50 drill/50 swim

 

Main Set (2000/4200)

3 Rounds

8×50 ALL OUT

  • 4 @1:40
  • 2 @1:20
  • 2 @1:00

400 EZ between rounds

 

Stretch Cords!

 

300 Cool Down (4500 totalish )

Thursday’s Practice: Beginning Speedwork

300 Warm up (300)

Kick Set (800/1100)

No fins

2 rounds – SPEED

{3x {100 @ 2:30 

  • 75 AO kick
  • 25 EZ swim}

100 Easy swim @ 2:00}

 

Pull Set (600/1700)

3×200 @ :10r

  1. RPLF
  2. LPRF
  3. BPBF

 

Stroke Set (600/2300)

6×100 @1:30/1:35/1:50/2:00/2:30

  • 75bk/25br – up tempo

 

Main Set (2000/4300)

 

  • You must stop between distances. EX: 2×100 does not equal 200.

 

5x total time @ 3:00/3:10/3:30/3:40/4:00

  • 100 FAST
  • 100 ez

5x total time @ 2:20/2:25/2:40/2:45/3:10

  • 100 FAST
  • 50 ez

5x @ 1:00/1:00/1:10/1:10/1:20

  • 50 AO

 

300 Cool Down (4600 total)

Wednesday’s Practice: Stay Focused

300 warm up (300)

 

Kick set (600/900)

12×50 @:50

  • 4x fly kick fins
  • 4x back fins
  • 4x Br no fins @1:10

 

Pull Set (400/1300)

4×100 build @ 1:25/1:35/1:45

 

Drill Set (500/2300)

20×25 drills @ :40

  • 5x 7/7
  • 5x backstroke catch up
  • 5x br 2 kicks 1 pull
  • 5x choice free drill

 

Main Set (2600/4900)

  • 400 – 75free/25 non free FAST  5:50/6:10/6:50/300@6:00
  • 12 x 50 non free descend 1-4 @ 1:00
  • 300 Free kick hard @4:00/4:15/4:30/5:00/200@3:50
  • 12 x 25 non free RACE!!! @ :40
  • 400 – 75 free/25 non free build by 100
  • 12 x 50 free descend 1-4 @ 1:00

100 Cool Down (5000 Total)

Friday’s Set: 12 Day’s of Swimming

Happy Holidays!

This fun little workout is to be done to the tune of “The 12 Day’s of Christmas.” Each item on the list is only done once, begining with number one and working toward number twelve.

600 choice warm up

On the first day of swimming, my coaches gave to me…

  • A 50 Breathing every 3
  • 200 Swim
  • 3 Solid Starts
  • 4 100’s kick
  • 500 Freestyle
  • 6 100 IM’s
  • 7 Under waters (fins- dolphin kick under lanes)
  • 8 Flips a turnin (2-turn 50’s)
  • 9 50’s Non-free
  • 10 25’s Chasing (3″ intervals, swimmers try and catch each other)
  • 11 Choice drills (50’s)
  • 12 25’s Cool Down