Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Seniors Practice Schedule for June.

Parents/Swimmers - A quick look forward for the month of June for Seniors.

We will go normal schedule through Thursday the 6th of June.

Friday (June 7th) - We will go 7:00 - 9:00 am in the morning. There will be no afternoon with coaches at meets in A&M and TWST. 

Saturday (June 8th) - Practice will be on for those not attending the meet. This will be with Amanda and the college swimmers.

Monday (June 10th) - We will start our Summer Schedule - Monday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00 am, Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 am. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we will have afternoons 4:00 - 5:30 pm. All swimmers in the senior group should be attending the am practices and doubling up when we have PM's. On the Doubles we will be working on strokes,starts,turns,pulling or kicking in the 2nd practice. Just a reminder that our dive in time for the am's is 7:00 so all swimmers should be on deck and ready by 6:50 am. 

We will continue through our last meet in July. 

See you at the pool,
Coach Jason

Friday, April 19, 2013

Parents/Swimmers - We will be adjusting our practice schedule tonight due to coaches travel and the swim meet tonight through the weekend. 

Group 1W and 2 - Combined 4:30-5:30 pm. No Drylands
Senior - 4:30 - 6:15 pm. No Drylands
Group 3,4 Navy/White - 6:15 - 7:30 pm. No Drylands

See you at the pool,
Coach Jason

Monday, April 15, 2013

Parents -The invite has been revised for the FSCT meet this weekend. (Location change) The tentative timeline is also online for this event. If your swimmer is not making the meet please email me directly with the subject FCST - Scratch so I can let the host team know for on-deck seeding purposes. (Our entries have already been sent so a charge for the meet will still be made to your account.)

See you at the pool,
Coach Jason

Parents - We have received many emails about private lessons over the last couple weeks. Coaches do give private lessons on a first come first basis. If you email we can help set up a time and date for your lesson. Thirty minute lessons run $40 and are payable cash or check to the coach giving the lesson. Lesson times currently are :

Monday - Friday
3:00 - 3:30, 3:30 - 4:00, 4:00 - 4:30 pm and 8:00 - 8:30 pm depending on day.

9:30 - 10:00 am ( On non-meet weekends)

We would like to make sure we are getting all of our RICE swimmers booked prior to having outside swimmers schedule lessons.

If you have any questions you can email me directly.

See you at the pool,
Coach Jason

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pool Information for Tonight

Parents/Swimmers - I just received notice that the there is a malfunction with the pool's heater. The has been shutting itself off automaticly through out the day. Due to this, the temps in the pool should be the same as last nights practice. A part will be in tomorrow am to fix the issue and help the heater regulate itself through out the day. We will be tarping part of the pool tonight as well to help with the water temps.

There will still be practice for all swimmers.

We are currently in the most up and down time in regards to pool temps. With lows at nights cooling but highs during the day staying in the upper 80's and lower 90's it is tough to regulate the pool at a completly steady temp. Any heat applied to the pool does take a little time to take effect. As a result for our littlest swimmers a warm pool one day may be a little chilly one the next. As the temps steady out at a cooler rate the pool itself will mantain its temp more frequently. A couple things that can be done on your end and ours to help keep swim practice fun and productive during these weeks:

  • We will be tarping the pool and using heat to keep the pool at an adequate temp for all of our groups to train in through the winter months.
  • If there are any sudden drops to the ambient or pool temp we will make the neccesarry changes to practice times or what is being done during work out hours. If we feel the combined temps are to low for some of our groups we will notify of practice changes via email.
  • Having swimmers bring their Warm Up// Parka every day will help when temps are warm at arrival but cooler post practice. Keeping a set of warm ups in the swim bag is a good habit to start this week.
  • For swimmers in Group 2 and below, a warm thermos of HOT Apple Cider or HOT chocalate is great to sip on while on the wall either listening for instructions or inbetween sets. 
    • We will also organize days in November and December where a parent brings some for post practice.
  • Remind swimmers to bring their towels with them near their lanes if the are starting on the other end of the pool. This will cut down in the amount of wet time out of the water post practice. 
  • Caps for boys can help during december to keep some heat on the swimmers head as outside air cools.
Thank you for supporting your swimmers and RICE Aquatics,
See you at the pool,
Coach Jason

Monday, September 17, 2012

Getting Out News To Parents and Swimmers

Parents and Swimmers- In an effort to get information to you in a timely and effecient manner RICE Aquatics has set up the following system for news/updates/etc.
  • Twitter - @RICEAquatics
    • We have set up a twitter account and have a twitter feed on the front page of our website. This will be used for pool closures/openings that happen during practice, links to swimming articles and anything else on the topic of swimming.
    • This will be used for instant updates when the staff can not get to the computer for email during practice. (WEATHER)
  • Facebook - RICE Aquatics Page
    • We will use this in the same manner as the twitter feed. You might also find a little more indepth write ups from the staff, updates from swim meets, articles pertaining to RICE Aquatics
  • Blog
    • The blog will only be used for placeholders for article linked on our FB page or Twitter account. You should be able to access it when needed by links we send out in FB and Twitter. 
  • News on Website -
    • This will be for bigger ticket items such as:
      • Permanent Pool Closures in advance, Scheduling for holidays, Articles pertaining to RICE Aquatics at specific meets. Achievements by team, swimmers or coaches. You can always find these on the front page of the website under the news link.
  • Email
    • We will try and follow up all of these feeds with emails of the important information to our members. We will limit things like swimming articles, nutrition and etc to our users finding them in the above resources. 
Hopefully between these avenues we will be able to better serve everyone especially when there are weather issues in or around the area.
See you at the pool,
Coach Jason