Thank you to the following people for volunteering while
I am away on a swim team trip. Judy (Oct. 16), Amber Sky (Oct.18) and Ed (Oct. 19) will
be the supreme dictators J
Since we are a good size program with 3 to 6 swimmers per lane on a regular basis, it might
be time to offer some lane etiquette.
1. Always brush your teeth before
you come to swim practice!!
2. Get is the water safely by getting
in feet first – do not dive in the water.
3. If you need to
rest, then rest in the corner, preferably the right hand corner. By resting in the right hand corner it allows for a
better flow of people swimming into the wall. Do not rest in the middle of the wall, do not cross from one side of the
wall to the other, and do not stop in the middle of the pool.
leaving on the interval, give the person ahead of you a 5 second lead (not three seconds and not ten seconds – it must
5. If you accidentally contact (hit or kick) someone, use
good manners by apologizing (even if it didn’t hurt you or if it was the other person’s
6. Talk with your lane mates to determine who should go first,
and the first person should let the rest of the lane know when they are leaving.
Help each other and enjoy the company of each other, you are part of an incredible group of people.
8. Brush your teeth!
If you have other lane
etiquette suggestions, then please drop me a line.
Other things unique about our
Leave when you need to go but be at practice on time. We have a ten
minute late policy. If you are ten minutes late then you will be asked not to participate (a warning the first time).
Before you leave, it is in your best health interest to do at least a 100 cool down before you hop out of practice –
25’s sprint are not considered a cool down.
Coaching the Masters is more of
a hobby and meant to be fun - for me and for you. Besides paying affordable dues to swim, it is requested that you give
something back to the sport you enjoy. Giving back can be many different things; from helping put in/ take out lane
ropes at practice, to taking pictures of swimmers at summer league swim meets. Get involved – just a little!
Going Holiday Green
The UNOmaha team also conducts a fund raiser –
Holiday Wreaths. If you liked the holiday wreaths offered last year, we have them again this year. They are great
for adding the holiday spirit to your home or it makes a nice present for family or office staff. During the month of
October orders are taken and then they will be delivered the first week of December. Below you can find more details
on products and prices. Check out pictures of the products at the following web site: www.sherwoodforestfarms.com/products
Holiday Wreaths – sold by team
22” Noble Fir Wreath (W2) -
28” Noble Fir Wreath (W3) - $30.00
Green Wreath (W4) - $25.00
Door Swag (S4) - $20.00
Garland (G3) - $20.00
Holiday Centerpiece (C5) - $15.00
Wreaths - Direct Delivery
22” Mixed Green Wreath (W4M) - $36.25
Western Cedar Carland (G3M) - $41.00
Holiday Centerpiece (C5M) - $32.75
Swag (S4M) - $35.50
28” Mixed Green Wreath (W3M) - $40.00
Gift Basket (N7M) - $29.50
Evergreen Gift Set (EGM) - $69.75
Inclement Weather Information
if the weather is looking a little dicey? Well if you are not sure, call 554-2346. That is the office phone number for Todd at UNOmaha. The voice
mail will be updated 30 minutes prior to the start of practice.
A few years ago our program experienced a few car break-ins. This is what we learned
from these unfortunate events – bring your important items in the pool with you. Imagine you leaving your windows
down and doors open – any item in your car would be exposed for the taking. The reality, all that is stopping
someone is a window that easily breaks. Items can be replaced but a loss of important work documents or computer would
be devastating. Bring it to the pool deck in the morning!!
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