As the NKSM members already know, I will be stepping down as coach of the Masters team I founded in the name of fun, camaraderie and improvement in the pool.
The squad knows this was a terribly difficult decision for me to make and one that was based on thorough thought, prayer and deliberation with my family.
**NOTE for all readers: I will continue to offer online coaching/private coaching and will utilize this website as a forum to provide technique updates, training advice and overall communication with members of the swimming community both near and far.
**I will post an updated website link if I decide to change the address.
Team - We are in the home stretch of 2018, our FIFTH YEAR as a team. I am so happy to have you all greeting me at 5:30am and am proud of all that we have accomplished in our journey as a small squad.
I just wanted to put out a friendly little reminder that you have the chance to get better at every single practice! Does everything have to feel perfect all the time? Not at all! But, we can all choose ONE THING to work on each practice and pursue success in that ONE THING.
It could be something as simple as maintaining streamline off every turn or keeping up a 6-beat kick on the faster sets or hitting the wall with a strong finish every time.
Things like that add up and eventually all the little things add up to a big thing - your happiness and feeling of accomplishment in the pool!
Due to club meet, there is NO PRACTICE on SATURDAY, October 20th. **Instead, we will have a one-off Friday practice on FRIDAY, 10/19 at 5:30am on the member end of the pool.
We’ve performed the rotisserie drill in practice before, but I thought it’d be helpful to watch another swimmer do it from a distance. This swimmer tries to maintain streamline the entire time, which is where your core tightening comes into play.
Additionally, changing your angle promotes a tighter kick with ‘snappier’ ankles. Take a look!
A favorite of NKSM swimmers is our STATION WORKOUTS, where Coach Retta brings out all of the toys to experiment and focus on mechanics. Below are some photos of our athletes in progress, working on head position, high elbow pull and accentuating the use of our forearms.
Make sure you come to practice on Tuesday, September 25th for our KICKBOARD RAFFLE!!! You can enter to win the kickboard of your choice from the several different designs we tried out a couple of weeks ago.
Plus, anyone who registered 5 practices can receive their keychain!
Coach Retta competed in her first CrossFit competition over Labor Day weekend. Check out what I was able to connect from the experience to our traditional Masters swimming meets.
Please bring a t-shirt to practice this Saturday, September 1st. We'll be doing different DRAG-related exercises.
- Coach Retta
Be sure to bring a pair of socks to this Saturday's (08/25) practice. We'll be using them in practice and you won't want to miss out on the fun. :)