Welcome Back Everybody!
It was great to see everybody back in the pool (once it re-opened)!
While we didn’t get back into the water quite as planned, we are back in now and raring to go! I am looking forward to working with all of our swimmers and excited to see the progress we are all going to make this year!
Head Coach: Brandi Higgins
My second year back with the Sea Wolves and I am looking forward to another great season with personal bests for all of our swimmers.
Coaching the swimmers in the water is my number one priority this season, however, communication with swimmers and parents is another top priority for me this year. When I am on deck I am generally unavailable for much more than a quick hello and do not check my email or texts as my focus is the swimmers. Hoping to make communication easier and letting everyone know when I will be actively checking and responding to texts, emails and phone calls, I am going to have “office hours” this season. I will be checking texts and emails twice a day (9-10am and 1-2pm) Mon-Thur. If I get an email or text outside of these times I will generally not respond until the next set of office hours.
Contact info: email: email@example.com
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9-10am and 1-2pm
Development Coach: Tiffany Kelman
Coach Tiffany has been coaching and teaching swimming since 2006. She has coached with the Vancouver Vikings Swim Club, Vancouver Super Sharks Swim Club, taught with Vancouver Parks and until 2013, and has been teaching with the RMOW since 2014. Many of you may recognize Coach Tiffany from KOTG and from her help with the Sea Wolves last spring. Make sure you say hello and welcome her to the club.
Coach: Christiana Durfeld
Christiana is back for another season to help. Christiana is sharing her time between the Sea Wolves and the Whistler Adaptive Sport Program. Christiana is really excited about the fact that she will not only be coaching the Sea Wolves to compete this season, but she will also be coaching the Whistler Adaptive swimmers to compete at the regional as the first step towards the goal of putting Whistler swimmers on the Canadian team for the International Special Olympics taking place in three years.
Congratulations to our former coach Jaylene Witala! This September Jaylene got married, bought a house in Sechelt, and became the new head coach of the Sunshine Coast Chinook Swim Club!
Upcoming Events - Save the dates!
- Meet & Greet October 16 Location TBA – all swimmers and families are invited to our annual Meet and Greet dinner. An official invite will be coming out this week with more details of where and when so keep a look out for it!
- Whistler Pass Meet October 25 Our first Pass meet of the season is coming up! This is a great meet for our new swimmers to get a first taste of racing in a supportive and fun environment. Pass meets are restricted to swimmers who have not yet achieved their LMR times (for those who don’t know what an LMR is – it is a time standard that must be met to enter certain meets).
- Swim-a-thon November 8 This is the major fundraiser for our club. All swimmers are required to participate. This event is a great way for the swimmers to impress everyone with their endurance and new abilities. We will have a team brunch after to celebrate!
Check out more upcoming events at: http://whistlerseawolves.com/pages/schedule.php
New Swim BC Standards
The following changes have been made to the rules regarding AA and AAA Provincials:
- AAA time standards from 2014-2015 will remain the same in most events, with the exception of the stroke 50s, which got significantly faster - for the most part, 2% slower than the Canadian Age Group Championships standard for the younger age (e.g., the SwimBC 14-15yr. 50 Fly AAA time will be the CAGC 14yr. old standard plus 2%)
- The stroke 50s will continue to be included as medal/scoring timed final events during prelims of AAA Championships
- The stroke 50s will also be included in that same manner in AA Championships.
- Swimmers will require THREE AAA times to attend AAA Championships, and will be permitted TWO bonus entries.
- Swimmers will require TWO AA times to attend AA Championships, and will be permitted THREE bonus entries.
- Swimmers qualified for AA Championships will be able to swim the events in which they have AAA times.
- The AA standards in the 12-13 age group were re-worked to be more closely aligned with a Top10-ranked time in the 11&U age group
- Team scoring will be re-introduced at AA Championships, and a team championship banner will be awarded to the highest-scoring team
The new time standards can be found at: http://swimbc.me/20152016standards
NEW THIS YEAR
No practices will be held on statutory holidays between 9am and 9pm due to the RMOW not allowing us to rent pool space during the holidays. With this in mind, there will be no practice on Thanksgiving Monday, or afternoon practice on Remembrance Day.
Last changed: Oct 04 2015 at 7:07 PMBack