By Savannah King, Coach, SR1 With our first meet under our belts, the VIK Coaches had a glimpse at the energy that was buzzing around the pool deck (especially before your races). There were a ton of smiles and excitement, however the general consensus from the Coaches was that all of their swimmers were really, really NERVOUS. A little bit …
The online sign up form for July and August 2016 is now available here. The sign up deadline is June 15, so sign up ASAP! For full details on our new online sign up process, click here and click on the Meet Sign Up heading.
The practice schedules for July and August 2016 are now available on our website here.
On Friday, May 27th we will be watching the finals session of the Mel Zajac International Swim Meet. We will meet in the upstairs viewing section of the UBC Aquatic Centre at 5:15pm, and the meet will start right at 5:30pm. Check our Event Calendar here for full details!
We are seeking five eager and professional swimmers who would like to gain coaching experience by becoming a Junior Leader. This is a great stepping stone to someday becoming a Vikings Junior Coach, and possibly even a Group Coach. In fact, two of our current Junior Coaches previously took part in the VIKs Junior Leading program.
By Jonathan Kraft, Group Coach, JRs The most effective way to use visualization is to help you be prepared for anything on race day. The reality is that there is no distinct difference between an actual experience and an imagined one. This means that your mind cannot tell the difference between a race that you swim in-person and a race that …
The Vikings plan to attend 3 development meets throughout the summer. Click here to learn more!
Wondering what, when, or how much to eat when you’re training or at a swim meet? Wonder no more! Take a look at these helpful resources, shared by our VIK Coaches… Nutrition for Swim Meets Document: Click Here
Only one more stroke clinic left for the summer! VIK 2016 Stroke Clinic #3 is happening this Sunday May 22nd. Stay tuned for full details!
By Laura Thompson, Head Coach, Coach INT2 One of the most effective (and cheapest) tools available to swimmers is keeping a swim log. For the five minutes it takes to record a workout, the athlete reaps a ton of rewards – not the least of which include inspiration and motivation. Here are 8 reasons why you should record your workouts with …
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