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32 Varsity Boys: Gunn 105 Harker 65 JV Boys: Gunn 117 Harker 51
Varsity: We had some good races. Best race of the day was the boys 400 Free Relay which came down to a .02 difference. We ended up winning because of a DQ but it was a great race. We made some expected CCS cuts. I’m very pleased with the swimming of the kids who moved up to varsity. And as always with Harker students, I’m impressed with how you help everyone out. JV: We are still learning about swimming; from how to do the strokes correctly to starts, turns and finishes. All the starts were much better, especially the relay starts. I see a lot of opportunity to go much faster over the course of the season. The reason we work on strokes is so that you can do them in a meet and swim fast. It’s not because we like to correct you. Warm up: I thought the warm-up looked pretty good. The experienced swimmers know what to do. The JV swimmers and some of the varsity have to learn how to use a warm-up to better swim your races. We should also warm-up and swim down before and after the races. This is something we will work on next week. Gunn: Their girls’ team was very strong; though with some great relays and individual swims we will be close to them at CCS. Their boys’ team was strong but not great. We will beat them at CCS. Did you notice how they swam after practice? No one left to go home…everyone stayed and did some extra swimming. That is the sign of a team. Technical Stuff: Overall, we did better than last week. Our starts were good and our streamlines better. Our finishes weren’t great because they have a different kind of wall than we are used to. Breaststroke looked good…backstroke needs some work. Team Attitude: The energy level was excellent. I loved the sportsmanship and team support that everyone showed. I’m disappointed in how many kids are missing practice and the meets. I’d like to see more self-confidence and determination in the JV athletes. Remember: The competition is within yourself, not against others. The Whistle: There were a lot of comments about my whistle. Stay tuned for The Book of Whistle and More!