Thursday, February 27, 2014

CHS Banquet

Last night I accompanied my son Jacob at the Clearfield High School Swimming Banquet celebrating the swimmers at the end of the high school season.  Jacob told me the requirements for lettering at the start of the season.  He told me the swimmers have to reach the following milestones:

  1. Dedication - Minimum of 95% attendance to all swim practices and meets.
  2. Speed - Must qualify for State
  3. Improvement - Must demonstrate improvement by cutting their times by achieving increased fitness and swimming technique.  (I don't recall the way he said this would be measured)
It was neat cause apparently they needed to achieve just ONE of the above, and not all.  So Jacob ended up lettering.  He wasn't quite fast enough for state, but he improved a ton and went from a 2:40 on his 200 free down to 2:17.  And he also had a high attendance to practices.  He didn't get 100% but was way up there.  

I'm proud of that guy. I only lettered my Jr and Sr year in high school.  He is only a sophomore and has his first high school letter.  Nice work Jacob!

This morning I got up and swam at SDRC.  I'd much rather swim at NWRC, but I don't have a membership there and can't bear to pay $4.50 every time when I can go to SDRC for free.  

This morning I did this workout that I wrote up last night::

150 - 6 x 25's one arm fly
250 - 5 x 50's odd free/even drill on :50
500 - 5 x 100's kick with fins no rest
1000 - 5 x 200's free on 2:50
1500 - 5 x 300's odd (stroke/free/stroke by 100), even free :10ri
2000 - 5 x 400's odd (4 x 100's free on 1:25), even IM
2500 - 5 x 500's pull start with large paddles and descend every set down to finger paddles on the 5th set.
100 sprint (1:05)

8,000 yards total in 2:15

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