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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS - 5/7/19

Posted by TOPS Swimming and Diving on May 07 2019 at 12:58PM PDT
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TOPS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS – 5/5/19

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Megan, Abigail, Bryce, Julianna, Dominique, and Stella!

PARENT FYI…
Going forward, we will share pertinent and helpful articles, recipes, etc. that you may find helpful.

Below is an interesting article about the importance of play. From an educational standpoint, there are many valuable and crucial lessons to be learned through play. Socially, play provides different opportunities to interact with peers. Play also allows an age appropriate level of risk which provides children with opportunities to problem solve.

What does this have to do with swimming? Coaches are seeing children with weaker cores and coordination than in years’ past. There was a level of physical activity on playgrounds, and in backyards, which has been greatly reduced on today’s playgrounds (climbing trees, monkey bars, etc.) and in our daily lives. The lack of exposure to ‘play’ is felt in the classroom, in social situations, and in organized sports.

Play is crucial for children on so many levels. We thought you may find this article interesting.

HOW AMERICA KILLED PLAY- WHAT WE CAN DO TO BRING IT BACK
https://www.stack.com/a/how-america-killed-play-and-what-we-can-do-to-bring-it-back

WHAT IS ON DECK WITH TOPS?

Jennifer Zajac will be attending Northeastern University, this fall, and will be majoring in BioMedical Engineering. Good luck, Jennifer!

CLAY SHOOT- Things are coming together for our big Clay Shoot fundraiser! So exciting!! Brian Stoudt sent an informative email about our numbers, sponsors, etc. This will be a fun day!! Forthcoming will be a sign ups for volunteers. It is never too late to get a team together, to get/be a sponsor, or to donate. Many thanks, in advance.

SPRING CLINIC
Things are going ‘swimmingly,’ and our swimmers are doing a fantastic job trying to build upon and apply what they are learning. We are moving into short axis strokes for the next two weeks. We will focus on BUTTERFLY this week.

USA SWIMMING
The season ending meets have yet to be posted, but they should be shortly. The times standards for JO’s and Silver’s have been posted and are below.

JUNIOR OLYMPIC LC STANDARDS
Attached file: 2019_LC_JO_standards.pdf

SILVER LC TIME STANDARDS
Attached file: 2019_LC_silver_standards.pdf

MIDDLE ATLANTIC TOP 10
Three times a year, Middle Atlantic posts the TOP 10 swimmers ( two times- Short Course / one time- Long course) per age for each event.

Congratulations to our TOPS swimmers who earned a TOP 10 time for their age for the short course season.

Eliana Crew- 100 free
Gabrielle McKee – 200 back, 200 fly
Mason Green- 50 free
Christopher Guiliano- (Fastest in Middle Atlantic- 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 IM), 200 back, 100 fly
Sean Lyman- 1650
Dalton Fink – 100 back, 200 back

A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR TOPS MOTHERS! We hope you have a special day, for it is well deserved!

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