Winter Maintenance 2019 – 2020

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Winter Maintenance is right around the corner! Here are the key registration dates: August 5, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for returning swimmers*. August 5, 2019 – Online registration OPENS for new swimmer assessments. September 1, 2019 – Registration CLOSES for returning swimmers. September 8, 2019 – New swimmer assessments at Lord Byng Pool. After Sept 8 – Online registration …

“The Talk” (aka The Pre-Race Talk)

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By Coach Mackenzie M, MV2. With many meets under their belts heading into the final weeks of the season, it is extremely important that VIK swimmers have some sort of awareness of what they plan to do in their races at Regionals and Provincials.

Swimming Smarter, Not Harder (Coaches’ Corner, July 8, 2019)

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By Coach Alex, INT1. We are more than halfway through the season and, at this point, swimmers should be revisiting their goal sheets, adjusting, and refocusing where necessary. The Vikings have developed a strong aerobic base, from which we can now focus on working on speed and race tactics. However, in order to swim faster, we need to swim smarter, …

Managing Stress (Coaches’ Corner July 2, 2019)

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By Coach Kiersten, SR2. It is well known that 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week is beneficial to maintaining a positive mood as well as reducing stress. However, what if this exercise, ie competitive summer swimming, is the source of your stress?!