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Week 10 Recap & News

Events

D.I.M.E.S.: It was time to spend those dimes for swimmers in the 9-week fall session. Check out the video.

Turkey Mile & Stuffing Sprint: The deadline to register for this event is this Thursday at 7:00 PM. Click for the event page.

Santa Survival Splash & UnderWraps: Look ahead. Click to view the event page.

Have a great week!

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Week 9 Recap & News

We had a great week 9! Check out the video.

If you swim in one of the after school lessons, bring your dimes! It’s time to spend them. This is the last week of after school lessons. The Nebraska high school swimming season starts next week, so we get bumped from those times for awhile. Weekday afternoon times will be back on the schedule in the spring.

Events: Turkey Mile & Stuffing Splash & UnderWraps/Santa Survival Splash

Have a great week!

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SPLASH MEET INFORMATION

Doors open at noon. No need to arrive earlier. You won’t be able to get in.

We need a minimum of four volunteer timers. It’s the best seat in the house. No experience necessary!

Remember to bring your own cap and goggles!

Click to view the HEAT SHEET.

Click to view the ENTRY LIST.

See you tomorrow!

We swim for good times!

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News & Week 7 Recap

OCTOBER 22, 2018

Quick Link: Weather Page.

IMPORTANT!
We have not rented the gym. FUF families are not allowed in the gym. Please stay in the pool area. I included this information in the OHB Intro video, but neglected to put it in writing too. Here it is. Thanks for your cooperation with this.

Registration Stuff

Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan & F.A.S.T. Swimming Page

Swap Page: Use our FUF Lesson Swap facebook page to post your swaps and look for available lessons.

Make-Up Dates

Lesson Date: Saturday, October 20
Make-Up Date: Saturday, December 22

and

Lesson Date: Sunday, October 21
Make-Up Date: Sunday, December 9

Developmental / Voyagers

Q. Why do we call it the butterfly?
A. because your butt flies

Q. What is the proper head position for butterfly?
A. eyes down, ears under the water, head still

Q. What is an important rule for butterfly turns and finishes?
A. touch with two hands

Instructional Videos

 Instructional 1. Balance 2. Propulsion 3. Stroke patterns

Thank you all for a great week of swimming. Check out the video.

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NO LESSONS THIS WEEKEND! Click to learn more.

OHB will be working on utilities in the Rec Center this weekend. We will not have Saturday or Sunday lessons this weekend, October 20 and October 21.

The make up dates for these lessons are shown below:

Lesson Date: Saturday, October 20
Make-Up Date: Saturday, December 22

Lesson Date: Sunday, October 21
Make-Up Date: Sunday, December 9

Coach Shelby and I will be sending out emails to weekend swimming families. You may contact us each directly with any questions.

jeanieneal@faceupfirst.com
shelbyschultz@faceupfirst.com

We are sorry and do apologize for any inconvenience cause by this late change to the schedule.

FUF Holiday events planned for December 9 will go on as scheduled.

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We swam for good times! Weeks 5 & 6 Recap
 

Thank you all for a great week of swimming. Check out the video.

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IT SNOWED! It’s time to review the Weather Page.

IMPORTANT!
We are using the front door again! Please enter and exit the facility using the front door on the south side of the building under the awning. The back door opening directly onto the deck will be locked.

Winter Registration is open to the public.

Session Pages: Jeanie Neal Winter Lessons & Shelby Schultz Winter Lessons

Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan & F.A.S.T. Swimming Page

Events: It’s time to register for the October Splash Meet.

More important stuff:

·      Use our FUF Lesson Swap facebook page to post your swaps and look for available lessons.

·      During the times that Coach Shelby and I have the whole OHB pool to ourselves, families are encouraged to Practice and Play. Please pay before you swim. The cost is $5 per visit for the whole family. Parents can swim laps during their children’s swimming lesson and then play with the kids for an additional half hour after the lesson.

Developmental / Voyagers – Skill Sheet (Review Weeks 1-4)

Q. Three tips for a fast freestyle finish:
A. Touch the wall on a full stroke, on your side, underwater.

Q. Tips for a fast butterfly or breaststroke finish:
A. Touch the wall on a full stroke, with two hands, underwater.

Q. Breaststroke Progression: What are the first three steps in the FUF breaststroke progression?
A. 1. Starfish (elementary backstroke), 2. Starfish kick-only, 3. Two kicks on back, two kicks on front, 4. From a streamline position on front – two kicks, take a breath, two kicks, take a breath… 5. Two kicks, take a stroke, two kicks, take a stroke… 6. Full breaststroke

Q. Why do we follow this progression when learning breaststroke?
A. Because it’s important to be balanced before you try to swim fast.

Q. What is the oldest stroke?
A. Breaststroke

Q. What are the two styles of breaststroke kick?
A. Frog kick and whip kick

Q. Which style of breaststroke kick is the fastest?
A. Whip kick

Q. What is our funny way to remember how to do a whip kick?
A. Keep your knees in the “weewee” position at the start of your breaststroke kick

Q. When do you put your arms in a streamline position when practicing diving from the side?
A. Right before you go in the water (When you bend over to get into your starting position, your arms should be hanging at your sides.)

Q. What happens when you look at the water when you dive in?
A. It will SMACK you right in the face!

Q. When you are in your starting position to dive from side, should your head be higher, or should your rear end be higher?
A. Your rear end should be sticking up high, and your head should be way down by the water. (upside down)

Breaststroke Progression & Finishes Videos

 

Instructional 1. Balance 2. Propulsion 3. Stroke patterns

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Welcome! Use the front door.

OHB Families: We have been given the go-ahead to use the front door to enter the Rec Center.

I’m also keeping the back door open today, hoping that everyone will see this by Saturday. The front door is under the awning on the south side of the building.





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Week 4 Recap
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Week 4 Recap & Announcements

Thank you all for a great week of swimming. Check out the video.

IMPORTANT!
Winter lesson registration opens to the public this Sunday.

Session Pages: Jeanie Neal Winter Lessons & Shelby Schultz Winter Lessons

Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan & F.A.S.T. Swimming Page

Events: Splash Meet Results We swam for good times!

More important stuff:

  • Use our FUF Lesson Swap facebook page to post your swaps and look for available lessons.

  • During the times that Coach Shelby and I have the whole OHB pool to ourselves, families are encouraged to Practice and Play. Please pay before you swim. The cost is $5 per visit for the whole family. Parents can swim laps during their children’s swimming lesson and then play with the kids for an additional half hour after the lesson.

Developmental / Voyagers

Q. What do the flags say?
A. Speed up! The wall is coming!

Q. What do you need to know to execute a fast backstroke finish?
A. Your flags to wall count

F - Flip fast! L - Line up straight
I - Invert during streamline
P - Proceed in the opposite direction
S - Swim for good times! (maximize wall speed)

Backstroke Skills & Freestyle Flip Turn Videos

Instructional 1. Balance 2. Propulsion 3. Stroke patterns

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Back to Pool Splash Information & Heat Sheet Preview

GOOD TIMES GOOD TIMES GOOD TIMES!

Doors open at noon. After your swimmers are dressed, ready to swim, please escort them to their seats on the deck. There will be a sign for each swimmer. Swimmers are to sit under their signs. Have them keep their towels with them at their seat. After helping your children get to their places, find a seat in the parent section, which will also be marked.

Pizza and soda will be served to meet swimmers immediately following the last event. (The pizza is just for the swimmers in the meets. You may want to pack a snack for nonswimming siblings and friends.) We anticipate being finished a few minutes after 1. There is about thirty minutes of racing scheduled, but we plan to run things very slowly with lots of instruction for every heat.

Please cheer!

We need four volunteer timers to run the meet - eight would be even better. It’s the best seat in the house and no experience necessary. I will call for timers at approximately 12:15 PM.

Swimmers may be nervous, that’s normal, and the best way to get over that is to come to the meet! The coaches will help.

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Week 3 Recap & Announcements

Week 3 Recap & Announcements

Thank you all for a great week of swimming.

IMPORTANT!
Winter lesson registration is open for current swimmers into any spot. Note that not all fall time slots are available for winter. Registration opens to the public on October 7.

Session Pages: Jeanie Neal Winter Lessons & Shelby Schultz Winter Lessons

Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan & F.A.S.T. Swimming Page

Events: Registration is open for our Back to Pool Splash meet on September 30. The deadline to register is this Thursday!

More important stuff:

  • The registration deadline for the Back to Pool Splash meet is this Thursday!

  • Use our FUF Lesson Swap facebook page to post your swaps and look for available lessons.

  • During the times that Coach Shelby and I have the whole OHB pool to ourselves, families are encouraged to Practice and Play. Please pay before you swim. The cost is $5 per visit for the whole family. Parents can swim laps during their children’s swimming lesson and then play with the kids for an additional half hour after the lesson.

Developmental / Voyagers

Crawl Stroke, 1-2-3-4-Roll, and Freestyle all refer to the same stroke. We use all three terms.

  • Crawl Stroke: official name of the stroke

  • 1-2-3-4-Roll: FUF descriptive name of the stroke, describing four strokes and a roll to breathe

  • Freestyle: an event at a swim meet in which swimmers typically perform the crawl stroke, although they are "free" to swim any stroke

Tips for Good Head Position in Freestyle

1. Eyes Down

2. Ears under the water

Improve your Freestyle timing by counting 1-2-3-4-REACH-Roll.

We also practiced front flip turns with a push off on the back.

Freestyle Finishes: Finish on a full stroke, stretched out on your side, touching underwater.

Skills Videos

1. Head Position: https://youtu.be/NiT0k_Kzihk

2. Freestyle Finishes: https://youtu.be/hb3R7fDS3o4

3. Freestyle: https://youtu.be/JCN1s95Jus4

4. Stuff we learned this week: https://youtu.be/GoWL8Nj9kBY

Instructional

1. Balance

2. Propulsion

3. Stroke patterns


Dime Award

Dividend

Intended to

Motivate and

Encourage


FUF Bell

Reward for/announcement of following directions.

Have a wonderful Week 4!

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Week 2 Recap & Announcements

Thank you all for a great week of swimming.
Please watch the video below.

IMPORTANT! Winter lesson registration is open for current swimmers into any spot. Note that not all fall time slots are available for winter. We get bumped from the pool for Duchesne high school during the high school season. (This happened to us at BT, too. All the after school pool space in Omaha is used for high school swimming from mid-November through the end of February.) We will have much more time available again in March. Both Coach Shelby and I are willing to add more weekend spots to try to fit everyone in for winter. We are sorry for the scheduling inconvenience and hope you stay in the water this winter even if it is at a different time. Families who have the disappearing time slots and move to other times will be given first shot at getting their fall times back in the spring.

Jeanie Neal Winter Lessons Shelby Schultz Winter Lessons

Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan & F.A.S.T. Swimming Page

Events: Registration is open for our Back to Pool Splash meet on September 30.


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Registration dates for the Winter Session

  • Sunday, September 9: Registration open for current fall swimmers to re-register for the winter session into their same fall time slots. Note that due to the high school swimming season in progress through the end of February, not all of the fall time slots are available in the winter session.

  • Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM: Protection of existing time slots ends and registration open for current swimmers to re-register for winter into any available time slot.

  • Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 PM: Winter registration open to the public.

More important stuff:

  • The lost and found pile at OHB is growing. Please check make sure you take all of your belongings home with you.

  • During the times that Coach Shelby and I have the whole OHB pool to ourselves, families are encouraged to Practice and Play. Please pay before you swim. The cost is $5 per visit for the whole family. Parents can swim laps during their children’s swimming lesson and then play with the kids for an additional half hour after the lesson.

Developmental / Voyagers

Q. What two things did we practice to improve backstroke head position?
A. Chin up & Water up to your eyeballs

Q. What two things did we practice to improve backstroke kick?
A. Kick UP & Make the water boil

Q. What are the words for the backstroke streamline ready position?
A. Elbow your brother & Phone your mother

Q. What do the flags say?
A. Speed up! The wall is coming!

Q. What do you need to know to execute a fast backstroke finish?
A. Your flags to wall count

Backstroke Skills Videos: https://youtu.be/YLzaas4CKG4 & https://youtu.be/bsj6vheVVck

Instructional

1. Balance
2. Propulsion
3. Stroke patterns

Dime Award

Dividend
Intended to
Motivate and
Encourage

FUF Bell

Reward for/announcement of following directions.

Have a wonderful Week 3!

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SAVE YOUR SPOT! Registration is open to current families. Protection of fall time slots ends this Sunday.

Sunday, September 9: Registration open for current fall swimmers to re-register for the winter session into their same fall time slots. Note that due to the high school swimming season in progress through the end of February, not all of the fall time slots are available in the winter session. If this is you, send us your second choice this week, and you will be at the top of the list on…

Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM: Protection of existing time slots ends and registration open for current swimmers to re-register for winter into any available time slot.

Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 PM: Spring registration open to the public.

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Week 1 Recap & Announcements

Welcome back! We had a great first week at OHB. Check out the video.

IMPORTANT! Starting today, we will be using the deep end deck entrance to the swimming pool. I’ve posted a photo below. You can’t see the door from the parking lot. Come through the gate and you’ll find it.

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Look Ahead: Developmental (25 Club) / Voyager Practice Plan

Winter Session Registration: Registration for winter is now open to current students who want to reserve their current spots.

Registration is open for our Back to Pool Splash meet on September 30.

Developmental / Voyagers
Q. What are the words for the streamline?
A. Hand over hand, wrist over wrist squeeze
Q. How far do we streamline?
A. At least to the flags
Q. When do we streamline?
A. Every wall, every time
Q. How deep do we streamline?
A. Feet deep
Q. What breaks out first on freestyle?
A. Shoulder blades
Q. How many non-breathing strokes after freestyle breakout?
A. At least four
Q. What are the words for freestyle ready position?
A. One hand on wall, toes/knees/face/bellybutton pointing sideways, one hand pointing where you want to go. Then: face in, hand on top, streamline!

FUF streamline video: https://youtu.be/FVRNIJ-nZN8

Instructional

1. Balance 2. Propulsion 3. Stroke patterns

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Fall is underway. Look ahead to winter registration.
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  Registration dates for the Winter Session    Sunday, September 9:  Registration open for current fall swimmers to re-register for the winter session into their same fall time slots.   Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM:  Protection of existing time slots ends and registration open for current swimmers to re-register for winter into any available time slot.   Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 PM:  Winter registration open to the public.

Registration dates for the Winter Session

Sunday, September 9: Registration open for current fall swimmers to re-register for the winter session into their same fall time slots.

Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 PM: Protection of existing time slots ends and registration open for current swimmers to re-register for winter into any available time slot.

Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 PM: Winter registration open to the public.

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