Our day at Swim & Water Polo with guardians on August 2 had plenty of highlights and action, as usual!

The following came from the camp director about one week before camp was to end. It had a few holes, evolved and what was done, is published below.

Schedule from Camp Director for Swim & Water Polo activities for Wednesday, April 2.

Activity plan from Coach Mark

We had a wonderful day. We got the students from lunch, as usual, at 12:45 pm. We were blessed to have first lunch, by design, from the camp director. So on all but a couple of days, our group was able to skip recess and go straight into our activities. The final week, we often had our team meeting in room A-5.

From 12:45 to about 1:20, we had our team meeting. We went over this entry form for today’s activities, plus the page below that gave pointers to year-round swimming opportunities.

show-off-challenges

The guardians arrived at school and went to the library. At the library, they got insights into what happened with the morning academic programs for literacy and math. That was to about 1:15 pm. Then the PA announcer asked for a guide to walk the respective guardians from the library to the activity classrooms.

From 1:15 to about 1:45, coaches, adults and students continued to meet in A-5 classroom. We reviewed the day’s activities so the visiting adults would know what to expect. We did the dismissal sign-out paperwork so kids won’t be marked as missing for final departure, and we passed out the papers to the adults. All of the coaches had an opportunity to talk to the guardians, visitors and swimmers. Nice thoughts and feelings of appreciation were shared by all.

We took a peek at the online content — and then collected the tablets and headed to the swim pool at Allegheny Middle School.

At the pool, all went well, including this last width of our 20-width warm-up. It called for “super slow motion swimming.

In the first event, the 100-yard kick with fins with a kickboard, we had two entries, brother and sister, Abrahem and Mariam. The best time from week three’s challenge were researched and Mariam had been able to kick 100-yards inĀ 2:07. The last day of camp, again with fins, she kicked the same 100-yard distance in 1:47.3! That was faster than Kate’s kick time of 1:50, but Kate didn’t have fins.

In the other lane, Abrahem had done a 3:07 for the 100-yard kick in the prior time trial, but he didn’t use fins. On the last day of camp, Abrahem was just about tied with his big sister, kicknig a blistering fast, 1:47.6!

The day got off to a great start and went well throughout.

Seven kids did the brick dive.

Then came some two person relays. We had three heats. Coaches got involved. Mr. Singleton closed out the first heat with a win. In the final race, Toby let the girls side catch up so he and Kate could race it home — and Toby won by a stroke. Fun. Fast. Great swimming and efforts from all. Drama in the final 2-person relay was caught on video!

Our backstroke swimmers were fantastic. That was event #4. Watch their show-off race.

Then came the population race. Wind Cave — 14 seconds, but had 2 false starts. Then Voyageurs had 16 second. Go Mia and Zaria.

The SKWIM Ultimate game, 7 on 7, had a 3-0 score with Wind Cave. And then the 5 on 5 water polo game, plus goalies of course, ended with a 3-0 victory by Voyagers. Those games were short — but we did it all. Free time for about 10-minutes while we picked up around the pool, did a bit more with the diving bricks and our last splashes — until Thursday night when we can do it again at Ammon Swim Pool.

SKWIM Ultimate game action:

Water polo game action: