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October 2010 Newsletter

Fun – Fitness – Friends  

Thank You

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

Lane Etiquette

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.

4.     When leaving on the interval, give the person ahead of you a 5 second lead (not three seconds and not ten seconds – it must be FIVE).

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 fault).

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.

7.     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 program!

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) - $20.00

28” Noble Fir Wreath (W3) - $30.00

22” Mixed Green Wreath (W4) - $25.00

Door Swag (S4) - $20.00

10’ Western Garland (G3) - $20.00

Holiday Centerpiece (C5) - $15.00

Holiday Wreaths - Direct Delivery

22” Mixed Green Wreath (W4M) - $36.25

10’ Western Cedar Carland (G3M) - $41.00

Holiday Centerpiece (C5M) - $32.75

Door Swag (S4M) - $35.50

28” Mixed Green Wreath (W3M) - $40.00

Cone Gift Basket (N7M) - $29.50

Evergreen Gift Set (EGM) - $69.75

Inclement Weather Information

What happens 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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Todd Samland

e-mail - tsamland@unomaha.edu

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cell 250-1769

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