Sunday, March 8, 2009

Swimming and Tri Training!

The swim team expanded last year 10 kids (winter sports ended and we got a few new kids.) to 25. In our six lane but only 4- lane-line pool (vandalism last year broke a lane line a week or so, until the cable itself snapped and thus we are missing it still with the budget freeze's.).

So with 4-5 kids to a lane that's doable, but considering all of our newbies it was getting pretty hectic and collisions were often. So the head Coach and I decided to (this week) create two practice times:
3:30-5pm
5pm-6:30

I'll coach the second part so I can do triathlon training from 3:45-5pm instead of the early morning stuff. For one, I hope to be able to maintain energy to go Masters Swimming in the mornings (I've been able to get up earlier and quicker now that I'm downgrading my daily caffeine intake!), and for another, on Friday I showed up at 6am and only one other kid did... not worth my time!

So next saturday is 'bike day' at the school from 10am-2pm with bike fitting, fixing and RIDING going on! I will be calling the IRS this week to check the status of our 501c(3) application. I am kinda tired of being in the hole $500 as I am currently from our activities and government fees. We need grant money!

It should be a great week!

1 comment:

alisha said...

Interesting. I agree with you totally. Furthermore I have another point to add. I think its essential that children today have a friendly and good swim instructor to guide them along. So that they will take to the hobby with delight, rather than find it a useless skill. But then again, most kids always love swimming afterall.