With the District swim meets completed many of our Sigma Swimmers will now compete this weekend at Regionals to swim for their High Schools. They had a blast at Districts in Keller, Mansfield, and Rockwall and collected over 40 individual medals with our swimmers from Aledo, Burleson, Cleburne, Fort Worth, Keller, Midlothian, Saginaw, and Waco winning their District. Congratulations swimmers!
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Next stop will be in two weekends where they will swim at their Regional Championships to qualify for the State Swimming Championship in San Antonio. We hope to see you there and here are some tips care of SwimSwam to help you get there.
1. Pack like a boss. An extra suit, goggles and cap are obvious ones. Then there is all the non-essential, yet essential stuff. For some it is music – make sure your iPod is charged before you head to the pool. Having had meets under your belt this year you should already have a good idea of what you need, and what you don’t, as well as what you will need for your pre-race routine.
2. Manage that extra energy. In the couple weeks leading up to the meet, training volume will go down, and with it, you will experience a level of superhuman energy that you forgot you were capable of. Managing that sudden influx of energy will be challenging but be mindful of burning it off in ways that don’t interfere with your taper.
4. Have your pre-race routine planned out. Your pre-race routine acts as a trigger, a cue telling your body that it’s time to rock and roll. Have a plan for your warm-up, how long you are going to stretch, what you’re going to listen to, and so on. Having a pre-race routine helps to keep things familiar and comfortable for you, even if you are at a pool halfway across the globe. Don’t know how to build one? Think back to the last time that you swam completely out of your mind and emulate those same circumstances.
6. Perfect practice. Repetition and volume are important, but useless unless you are executing with proper form. With lowered yardage heading into the big meet there will be a greater emphasis on developing speed and power; sharpening the blade, so to speak. If you have been focused on maintaining excellent technique in practice until now, this isn’t the moment to let that slip.
Also, get plenty of sleep, eat a well-balanced diet and stay hydrated.
All the best to our Sigma Swimmers!