Brookline Meet Results; Wellesley Prep

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——-Original Message——-
From: Mary E. Pohlman [mailto:pohlmama@bc.edu]
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 11:20 AM
To: Mary Pohlman
Subject: Brookline Meet Results

Hi Everyone,

The Newton Swim Team had a very good meet at Brookline. It was a little chaotic at the beginning of the meet as it was the first meet of the season for both team, but things did settle down. The final score was Newton 521 and Brookline 350. We spoke to the Brookline coach at the end of the meet and she was really surprised with the score as Newton had not had a win against Brookline in three years. Although, a few meets we were close. FYI, there has been a change to scoring format this year. Points are awarded to the top 5 finishers instead of only the top 3 swimmers. This gets more of the team involved. This is why it is critical for Newton to have 3 swimmers in each event and for every swimmer to finish to the wall. Your finish does count! Congrats to everyone that participated.

We have a BIG meet coming up on Saturday morning at Wellesley. The warm up is 9:00 a.m. with a 9:30 start at the Babson College pool. More details and directions to be sent later. Wellesley is one of the top teams in the League. They have quite a few U.S. Swimmers. I know the Newton Swim Team is up for the challenge. The team will continue to work on the basics each practice this week. Touch with two hands at the same time in breast and fly, not breathing off the start and turn in freestyle and finishing at the wall in backstroke on your back.

I strongly encourage parents to have their swimmers sit with the team during the meet. This will assure that swimmers make connections with other swimmers in their age group. It also is a big help to the coaches to not have to search the halls and stands for swimmers that are not showing up for their events. As we saw yesterday, we may need to make changes to the lineup if swimmers do not arrive or leave the meet sick, which did happen at yesterday’s meet.

A big thank you to all the parent volunteers at the meet. Brookline commented on how helpful the Newton parents were.

Times for the time trials and Brookline meet will be posted at all practices this week. Please be courteous and do not take the sheets off the wall. Everyone needs to see them. Keep track of your progress in each stroke.

Go Newton!

Mary