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At our South Texas Swimming House of Delegates meeting held this last Saturday in Corpus Christi, Sarah Lee Sang was elected to the South Texas Swimming (STS) Administrative Review Board as an athlete member. The STS Administrative Review Board hears any monetary issues that come up between teams within our LSC – South Texas Swimming. Sarah was competing against three other San Antonio swimmers and she received the highest number of votes! Congratulations Sarah! We are proud of you!

The Sombrero Dos Meet in San Antonio will be held November 8-10, 2019. We have attached the meet information. Since the meet starts earlier on Friday that we are able to get the swimmers out of school and to the swim meet, we usually do not have any entries on the Friday swim meet. If you wish for your swimmer to be entered in the meet, please send your entries to your coach by October 20th. If you have any questions, please ask your coach.

Our next meet is the October Spooktacular Swim Meet that we host at the CCISD Natatorium. We are in the process of completing all the entries for the meet. If you have not sent your meet entries to your coach, please do so asap.

Here are the 7 Cardinal Sins of Mindset in Swimming and Diving:

1. Indifference/Apathy – There’s no room for these feelings if you want to develop your skills and improve your performance. Always put in 110%.

2. Stubbornness – Being stubborn leads to being uncoachable, which leads to being unsuccessful. Be open-minded and you might be exposed to a new skill or technique that you would’ve otherwise ignored.

3. Pride – It’s ok to be confident in yourself, but don’t let that confidence make you be obnoxious or prideful. Being prideful will lead to silly mistakes and potential embarrassment.

4. Self-Doubt – It’s easy to be overly critical toward yourself. Just focus on the positive things about yourself.

5. Cautiousness – If you’re too hesitant, you miss out on key opportunities and leave room for the other athletes to close the gap. Be a little risky.

6. Perfectionism – Be careful when setting goals because you don’t want to force high expectations on yourself. It’s ok to make mistakes and to continually work on being a better athlete. Michael Phelps stated, “I knew I was not a failure in any way, and so did those close to me. It doesn’t matter if you fall short; it is never a failure to go after goals with everything you’ve got.” Mistakes are going to happen, they should be viewed as a source of motivation and a means of learning. Plus, once you’re a “perfect” athlete, it’ll become boring!

7. Over-seriousness – You should compete because you like it and you enjoy it. If you take it too seriously, you lose some of the enjoyment and add extra stress on yourself. At times like this, try to remember why you started swimming or diving in the first place.

We are hosting the October Spooktacular Swim Meet at the CCISD Natatorium on October 19-20, 2019. Please let your coach know if you are planning on attending this meet. We are hosting this meet, so please volunteer to help us host a great meet for our swimmers and the visitors to our city! Please let Coach Jackie know how you can help with the meet. We will need help in hospitality, concessions, set up and pull down as well as runners during the meet. We look forward to some great time drops at this meet!

The document CCAA-CEM_October_2019_Meet.pdf was attached to this post.

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