Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps
Rust Never Sleeps is an album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young and American band Crazy Horse. It was released on July 2, 1979, by Reprise Records.[3] Most of the album was recorded live, and then overdubbed in the studio. Young used the phrase "rust never sleeps" as a concept for his tour with Crazy Horse to avoid artistic complacency and try more progressive, theatrical approaches to performing live.

We took our team to a ½ day conference meet with 3 other teams today. We haven’t been on the blocks since early August. We have some rust and it showed today. However, we need not fret since we are, like Young, avoiding complacency by being more progressive in our approaches to racing.

All of our racing is formed by our training. We have been working on instilling new techniques taught to us by Bob Gillett for the effective use of underwater dolphin kicking. We are far from proficient yet many of our swimmers are discovering the wisdom and value of “getting it right.”

And yes, like Young, we have a few theatrical approaches by our swimmers…life is never dull around kids!

Back to the rehearsal studio – oops, we mean pool – tomorrow.

   Don Swartz & Ken DeMont

We must always be focused on improving our skills everyday. Never get complacent, Work Hard, Work Smart.

Like Vince said: "Winning is an everyday thing".

John Wooden: "You get better in practice not games(meets)".

Become Beloit Strong!!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

TIDE Downs Madison LaFollette 98-72

The Lady TIDE swam past Madison LaFollette 98-72, in front of a pack house at the BMHS Natatorium Friday night. 

The TIDE won 8 of 11 events, with many season and personal best times. 

Heaven Wells set a New Varsity Record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.09. The old record was held by Alyssa Bartz set in 1999.

The Medley Relay got things going with a big 1-3 finish, with the A relay swimming a time of 1:57.69; Team of Wells, Makenzie Phelps, Amya Bessel, Katie Landon.
B Relay: Kylie Wessell-Woodcock, Gianvecchio, Caroline Santas, Michaela Fraley-Markley

200 Free; 1st Clare Santas, 3rd Katie Landon, 4th Ansley Burnett

200 IM; 3rd Amya Bessel, 4th Marissa Miller

50 Free; 1st Phelps 26.95, 3rd Lulu Champeny-Johns, 5th Bea Champeny-Johns

100 Fly: 1st Amya Bessel, 2nd Heaven Wells, 5th Caroline Santas

100 Free: 1st Phelps 58.99, 3rd Katie Landon, 4th Kate Gianvecchio

500 Free; 2nd Clare Santas, 4th Miller, 5th Burnett

200 Free Relay; 1st A: Landon, Lulu Champeny-Johns, Gianvecchio, Clare Santas
                           3rd B: Bea Champeny-Johns, Miller, Burnett, Caroline Santas

100 Back: 1st Heaven Wells, 5th Wessel-Woodcock

100 Breast; 2nd Fraley-Markley, 4th Gianvecchio

400 Free Relay: 1st A; Wells, Phelps, Bessel, Clare Santas
                          3rd B; Burnett, Wessel-Woodcock, Lulu Champeny-Johns, Miller

The TIDE's next meet is tomorrow at Janesville Parker for the Parker Relays. Meet starts at 11am.

Beloit Proud & Strong!!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

TIDE loses to Verona Breaks Several Varsity Meter Records

Last night the TIDE lost to Verona in a very well swam meet. (25 meter pool)

Heaven Wells had the only 1st place with a win and school record in the 100 meter Backstroke. with a time of 1:08.58, breaking the old record by 2.5 seconds.

Other notable swims last night:

200 Medley Relay 3rd Place: 2:10.18 New Varsity Record by 2.5 seconds.
Team of: Heaven Wells, Makenzie Phelps, Amya Bessell, Clare Santas

400 Meter Freestyle 2nd Place: Clare Santas 4:59.73 New Varsity Record by 3.7 seconds.

400 Freestyle Relay 2nd Place: 4:21.78 New Varsity Record by 1.8 seconds.
Team of: Heaven Wells, Amya Bessell, Makenzie Phelps, Clare Santas.

The TIDE's next meet is Friday September 2nd at the TIDE Home BMHS Natatorium. Meet Starts at 5:00pm. Meet is vs. Madison LaFollette.

Becoming Beloit Strong!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Be a Student of your Sport (Swimming) What I've Notice Watching the Olympics

For you swimmers who are being students of your sport.
1. Underwater kicking the 5th stroke is important.
2. Control the 1st 50 meters.
3. Face in the water in last 20 meters. Nathan Adrian 1 breath in last 20m.
4. Get technically better
5. Get Physically Stronger
6. Believe in yourself, team and supporters

For those of who are students of our Sport part 2.
6. You can only control your 8' x 75' or 8' x 50mt.
7. Lots of Turns and Underwater Practice,Timing on the Finish
8. Be happy, not satisfied. How do you handle success or Failure, Charecter and pleasing personality.
9. It's a Team Sport, you do not get there by yourself
10. It's about the Process, nothing happens over night.

Part 3
11. Watch Lots of Video. (While Waiting to be interview Phelps and Lochte were watching themselves on the TV replays and self critiquing their 200 IM.)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Championship Weekend: WI LSC State and USA Swimming Central Mega Zone

Final Results will be Posted when we receive them.

It was a Great Weekend at both meets.

At the USA Swimming Wisconsin LSC State Meet all four swimmers participating made at least one B Final, with one swimmer making one A Final.

It was good to see all four swimmers finish strong on the last day.

Christian Daniels (21) finished 10th in the Senior 100 Breaststroke, to finish in the medals. Christian also made B Finals in the 200 and 400 IM's

Devin Green(15) made B finals in the 15-16 age group in the 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 800 Free. His highest finish coming in the 11th place in the 400 IM.

Anthony Jacobson (13)  Waited to the last day to make the B Final of the 13-14 50 Free.

Heaven Wells (16) Also waited for the last day to make the B Final of the 15-16 50 Free.

USA Swimming Central Zone 14 & Under Championships. (Must be a least a AAA a swimmer).
Beloit TIDE had two swimmers swimming for Team Wisconsin

Faith Sill (12) swam in 5 individual events 50, 100, 200 Fly; 50 Back, 50 Free.
Faith had an outstanding meet finishing with in the top 20% of all 11-12 girls in the meet in her events, all of her events had anywhere from 155-225 swimmers per event. Her best finish was 19th in the 200 Butterfly, her time was fast enough to qualify for the 13-14 Wisconsin LSC state meet.

Ben Saladar (12) swam in 50, 100, 200, 400 Free; 50, 100 Fly. He also swam on all of Team Wisconsin's relays 200 & 400 Free Relays; 200 & 400 Medley Relays anchoring all of the Relays.

Ben became the first Beloit swimmer to ever win an individual Zone Title winning the 50 Free just missing the State Record by less than 1 tenth. Ben also finished 2nd in the 100 Free. He also anchored the winning 400 free relay which broke 4 minutes. Ben's split was a 58.8. for 100 meters. Wisconsin's all other relays finished either 2nd or 3rd.

This was an awesome weekend for all of our kids. 
The Future is Bright for Beloit!!!

Beloit Proud and Strong!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

12 & Under State, From Coach Kathy

12 & Under Wisconsin State Championships!!
Dear TIDE USA Swimming Families,
What a weekend your 12 and Under State qualifiers enjoyed!! So much to celebrate!!
This past weekend Aidan Donovan and Norah Saladar represented TIDE's 10 and Under group, both competing for the first time at this level. Each of them posted new best times!! Here are their results:
Aidan Donovan: 100 meter Free, 11th Place with a new best time of 1:17.57; 50 meter Fly, 19th Place with a time that right on his seed time.
Norah Saladar: 100 meter Fly, 13th Place with a new best time of 1:29.74, 50 meter Back with a new best time and State Cut of 43.27, 50 meter Free with a new best time and State Cut of 36.30.
McKenzie Jacobson, Ben Saladar and Faith Sill represented the 11-12 age group.
McKenzie Jacobson: In her first trip to State McKenzie swam really well! Here are her results:
100 meter Breast new best time of 1:36.91, 50 meter Back a new best time of 41.43, 50 meter Breast new best time of 42.87.
Ben Saladar: Ben reclaimed his State Champion Title in the 50 meter Free and added another with the 100 meter Free! Here are his results:
50 meter Free posting a new AAAA time and 1st place finish 26.92, 100 meter Free posting a new AAAA time and 1st place finish 59.56, 200 Free posting a new AAA time and 2nd place finish 2:15.37, 400 meter Free posting a new best AA time of 5:03.28 for a 3rd place finish, 50 meter Fly posting a new AAAA time and a 3rd place finish 28.88, 100 meter Fly posting a new AAA time and 3rd place finish 1:97.52.
In the high point rankings for the meet, Ben tied for 3 with long time rival Will Hayon from the Mid Wisconsin Wave Makers.
Faith Sill: Faith posted best times in all of her events!! Here are her results:
200 meter Fly posting a new AA best time and 3rd place finish 2:46.65, 50 meter Fly posting a new AAA best time and 7th place finish 31.50, 100 meter Fly posing a new AAA best time and 8th place finish 1:12.52, 50 meter Back new AA best time 34.84, 100 meter Back new AA best time 1:16.97, 200 meter Back new AA best time 2:44.23. In a time trial Faith posted a new AAA best time in the 50 meter Free 29.89.
Ben and Faith continue their season this weekend by competing in the Central Zone Mega Zones Championship meet in Indianapolis, IN. Please join me in sending waves of good wishes for a great meet!! We are all proud of you!! Now go kick some butt!!!
Please join me in congratulating ALL 5 of these great kids. They swam their hearts out all season to get to this level. Super job!!!
Coach Kathy