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Hello,

Here are the Time Trials results for this past Saturday. Thank you SO much to all of the coaches, parent volunteers and athletes who participated. It was so exciting to see our athletes swim and set new personal records!!!

Thanks and have a great week!!!

Coach Liz

The document January_Time_Trials_-_3-5_-_30Jan21_-_Sheet1.pdf was attached to this post.

Hyper Streamline: Reducing Frontal Drag

Posted by Max Lucas at Jan 14, 2021 1:21AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Level 1-here is the article I mentioned during practice for those who are interested:

https://swimswam.com/what-is-the-best-streamline/

In order to test which streamline was the best, a device was used to measure the amount of frontal drag force on a swimmer while holding various types of streamlines. The hyper streamline position was found to be the most effective at reducing frontal drag. Right now there is no hard evidence (scientifically proven) that contradicts this concept, so until there is, I would say it is safe to say that hyper streamline is the most effective streamline body position.

Remember, don’t always do something just because someone tells you to! Question what you know and why it makes sense. Do some research and then make an informed decision.

-Coach Max

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GMAC Winter session & schedule update

Posted by Emily Burghardt at Jan 8, 2021 11:47AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Our winter session January 11, 2021- March 13, 2021 is now open for registration.
Email bemily@vt.edu or info@swimgmac.org to schedule an evaluation and get the registration link.

Updated practice times below to maximize our lane usage and groups.

Level 1: FULL
M/W/F 6-8p (45dry,75wet)
Tu or Th: 430-6p (90wet) – Coach will assign group (Half will swim Tu, other half Th)
SAT: 645-9a (15dry,120wet)

Level 2: 1 spot
M/W/F 5-645p (30dry,75wet)
SAT 830-1030a (30dry,90wet)

Level 3: 2 spots
Tu/Th: 630-8p (30dry,60wet)
SAT: 830-1030a (30dry,90wet)

Level 4: FULL
Tu/Th: 545-7p (15dry,60wet)
SAT: 1015-1130a (15dry,60wet)

Level 5: FULL
Tu/Th: 530-630p (60wet)
SAT: 1030-1130a (60wet)

In order to keep our swimmers safe we will …
1. Continue to check athlete temperatures before practice begins.
2. Do our best to keep consistent lane assignments
3. Do our best to keep swimmers wearing a mask on deck and distanced 6ft apart at all times.
4. Continue to only allow parents on deck with children 8under or for specific medical or behavioral reason.
5. Limit locker room use as much as possible (come dressed with suits).
This is a team effort, please continue to stress the importance of COVID guidelines to your children.

Looking forward to another successful swim session at Great Mills.

Be safe, see you on deck.
Coach Emily

Freestyle Arm Recovery Techniques

Posted by Max Lucas at Jan 5, 2021 8:29PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Level 1 – Next week we will be learning & practicing a specific type of sprint freestyle arm recovery. The Race Club does a great job of explaining sprint free arm recovery (as well as moderate and easy free recovery) in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYFxa3PykdA

Underwater Kicks: The 5th Stroke

Posted by Max Lucas at Dec 29, 2020 5:31PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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Team, here is a very cool video by the Race Club/Gary Hall Sr. that covers underwater kick technique. It explains how the kick should be done and proves why with actual science! I found it very helpful to understand the “why” concept and to see the visual demonstration of a swimmer in the water while they explained everything. Good watch for all levels!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY6GxQqAkuQ