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March Splash Times
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Congratulations! We swam for good times!

Thank you for participating in the March Splash. Many thanks to all the volunteers that help time and dish out pizza.

Click for March Splash Final Times.

The next Splash Meet will be on April 14. Please register before Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 PM.

Parents: Write your children's times on their ribbons.

Swimmers: It’s fun and helpful to record your times in a Time Book. Watch this video to see how to make a time book.

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It's Meet Day!

Splash Meet at Noon: Updated Heat Sheet

Developmental Groups: diving from the side
Click to view video: Diving from the side

Voyagers: 2 x 500 yard swims!

Important Dates

  • Today at 11 AM: Coach Shelby summer registration open to the public

Lesson Swap Page: Use our FUF Lesson Swap Page to advertise or look for available lessons. You are also free to send someone to use your lessons if you have to miss. The substitute swimmer does not need to be currently enrolled in Face-Up First swimming.

S.W.I.M. Model
Idle: the ability to be able to rest and relax, motionless, disengaged from the load

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NOT Face-Up First®
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This post is in response to some questions I’ve been getting this morning.

BT Aquatics has announced that they will be opening a swim school this summer. Their new swim school is not a licensed provider of Face-Up First® swimming. I do not know what curriculum they will use.

We swim for good times!®

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Happy Sunny Sunday!

Developmental Groups: working on head position for freestyle and butterfly
Click to view video: Head Position

Voyagers: Strokework 25’s and 100’s kick, BK: swimming fast inside the flags in and out, BR: pull size and shape, FL: head position, FR: fast flips

Important Dates

  • March Splash Meet, March 24: deadline to register is March 21 at 7:00 PM

  • Coach Shelby Summer Registration: 3/10 current families into current spots; 3/17 current families into any spot, 3/24 open to the public

Lesson Swap Page: Use our FUF Lesson Swap Page to advertise or look for available lessons. You are also free to send someone to use your lessons if you have to miss. The substitute swimmer does not need to be currently enrolled in Face-Up First swimming.

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No lessons Saturday

Posted 6 AM on Saturday: No lessons on Saturday. Be careful if you venture out in the snow. Please check the website again tomorrow morning when the storm is outbound.

The Nebraska State High School Swimming State Championship meet is being held in Lincoln today and will be broadcast live on NET at 11:00 AM. Check it out. It’s good TV! Or click to view live results.

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Saturday Lessons Canceled

Updated 3:00 PM on Saturday: Please check out our individual session pages for make-up options:

Posted 11:45 AM on Saturday: Saturday lessons at OHB have been canceled. Please check back later tonight for makeup options. We are sorry, and apologize for this inconvenience. -Jeanie & Shelby

 
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Swim Stuff: Registration, Meet, Passing
  1. Registration for spring opens to the public tomorrow at 1:00 PM.

  2. Click to register for the Maddie Panda Meet.

  3. Weekly Practice Plan .pdf

  4. Yukon Quest ;) Starts today!

Skill of the Week: passing

Passing - VOY

FUF Training Habit #1 is “Support your Teammates.” Being a good lane mate is one way to make the most of your own practice and to support your teammates. Passing is not really fun for anyone, and it can be dangerous. Avoid having to pass by choosing the appropriate lane, the one that best matches your ability level. Having chosen a lane, swim in the appropriate order with the faster swimmers going in front of the slower swimmers. Circle swim, keeping to the right of your lane at all times. Leave room in the center of the lane for passing.

If you must pass another swimmer during a swim or a set, consider the following:

·It’s safest to pass at the wall where there is less chance of a head on collision. As you approach the wall, tap the foot of the swimmer in front of you once to indicate your intention to pass. Look ahead to make sure that there are no swimmers leaving the wall and swimming toward you. Then move to the slower swimmer’s left to approach the “outbound” side of the lane.

· The slower swimmer should yield to you by slowing down, turning slowly on the “inbound” side of the lane, or stopping at the wall and moving out of your way as you move in front of him/her at the wall.

· Make your turn and you are now in front of the slower swimmer.

· If you must pass in the middle of the pool (between the flags), do not tap the foot of the swimmer in front of you. Look ahead to assess the oncoming traffic and avoid a head-on collision. Speed up and quickly pass the swimmer in front of you on the left, moving quickly back to the right side of the lane after the pass.

· The slower swimmer should yield to you as you appear along side of him/her.

· No matter where in the pool you pass a swimmer, after passing, you have an obligation to keep up the faster pace and stay in front of that swimmer. Do not pass someone and then slow down in front.

If you are being passed…yield to the passing swimmer. Slow down a bit if being passed at the wall, and maintain your pace if being passed in the middle of the pool. Do not speed up or challenge the swimmer attempting to pass.

Passing efficiently is an important swim team skill to master.

Passing – DEV (25 Club)

Avoid having to pass by starting in the appropriate order with faster swimmers going in front of slower swimmers.

Avoid having to pass by leaving enough of a gap between you and the swimmer going in front of you that you will not catch up. Be patient.

Swim on the right side of the lane, so that if passing becomes necessary, the passing swimmer can pass on the left.
If you must pass, move to the left side of the lane and swim past the swimmer in front of you without touching him/her. Move back to the right side of the lane after passing.

If you are being passed, maintain your pace. Do not speed up, slow down, or stop. Let the swimmer passing go around you on your left and move back to the right side of the lane in front of you.

Be nice to each other! Support your teammates.

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Announcement: Jeanie Neal summer and fall lessons

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”

— RALPH WALDO EMERSON


I will be spending my first-ever summer away from the swimming pool. It’s time for a little adventure. This summer, I will be working a temporary office job at Musher Jeff King’s Husky Homestead just outside Denali National Park in Alaska. I will be back in the fall to continue with my Face-Up First® lessons at Omaha Home for Boys. In the coming weeks, I will be posting some lesson alternatives for this summer. Please stay tuned and keep checking back for additional information. Registration for my fall lessons back at OHB will open in April at a discounted tuition rate.

This is a big leap for me, and I’m taking a bit of a risk. I’m excited for this summer of dogs and adventure in Alaska; and hope that everyone will return for more good times in the pool with me in the fall. If you have any questions about summer swimming, fall swimming, Alaska, or about Husky Homestead, please feel free to contact me via email or use this contact Jeanie Neal form.

Registration dates for the Fall 2019 Session with Jeanie Neal. Register before June 9 to receive a tuition discount. Click to view Fall 2019 class schedule.

  • Sunday, April 14: Registration open for current spring swimmers to re-register for the fall session into their same time slots at a discounted rate.

  • Sunday, April 21 at 1:00 PM: Protection of existing time slots ends and registration open for spring swimmers to re-register for fall into any available time slot at a discounted rate.

  • Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 PM: Fall registration open to the public at a discounted rate.

  • Sunday, June 9: Fall registration open to the public at full tuition rate.


 
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