We decided to do something different this year by having some of our swimmers write a short article as to why they are a part of the CCS Swim Team. This week we will be hearing from one of our team captains, Lauren Brashear:
Swimming has been a very big part of my life since joining the CCS Swim Team in 6th grade, which was 5 years ago now. It is a lot of fun to be able to hang out with friends while working hard and learning lessons that not only apply in the pool but also life, in general. Swimming has taught me the need for self-discipline, diligence, and teamwork as well as giving God the glory in all that I do. This sport is not only about hard work. Whether it is a post work out yogurt social, a party at the end of a long week with tons of carbs, junk food and games, a post swim meet dinner together, or serving a team member or their family during a trial this team truly is like a family. I have been greatly blessed to be a part of this team! The foundation and unity that we can have because of Christ is my favorite part of being on the CCS Swim Team. Being a USA Swim Team member is great for competition but being able to return to high school swim season each fall with CCS is rejuvenating and causes me to love this sport even more. We are looking forward to an amazing season with an all-time team record of 39 swimmers! It would be great for everyone to come out and support your CCS Swim Team at some of our meets. Then you could see for yourself how very special this team is!
This past week everyone was not only back to school, but back to swim practice. Most of the team has been practicing since July 31st, but a few were on vacation and the club swimmers just started training once a week with the team. We reviewed backstroke and breaststroke on Monday and did a lot of drills and kicking. Wednesday was “Sprint Day,” and on Friday night the swimmers will still talking about how sore they were from that practice! Friday was “FLY Day” much to everyone’s…well not really everyone’s delight. We started out slowly and will work on increasing the distance every week. We also swam quite a few IM’s (Fly, Back, Breast, Free). The team had a distance challenge as part of their practice on Friday and almost everyone was able to complete it without stopping: Lane 1: 2 X 100 yards, Lane 2: 1 x 200 yards, Lane 3 & 4: 1 x 500 yards. All three of the coaches were very happy with the work our swimmers did.
The week ended with a fun time with the swimmers, coaches, and families at the Chewy Boba and Frozen Yogurt in Oviedo. There were around 40 in attendance, and we didn’t leave until they closed at 10 PM! What a great way to end the week!
Our first meet is on Tuesday 8/29/17 at 4:30 PM at Montverde Academy. We will be swimming against MVA and Eastridge High School.
See you at the pool!