Great learning experience tonight with positive results. Could not ask for a better way to start the season. The new kids were able to absorb a ton of information over the first week and half of practice and then were able to see the results. This is something every coach wants to see happen.
We talked on the bus about eliminating cell phone use during the meet and it worked perfectly! The team was engaged in the meet the entire night. We supported each other and did not miss any events.
The other piece we talked about was walking up to the race and back from the races together – meaning all 3 swimmers going up to the blocks together and returning to our area together. Again, something new we have not tried. We achieve more when we are one!
We have a great deal of things to work on to keep getting better with little turn around. We have meets next Wednesday and Saturday to once again show what we have learned.