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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Here's an update on our first three weeks! It's been busy...

• We put together a Facebook page. Like us! (Bates Swim and Dive)

• We carved pumpkins, drank hot cider, ate fresh donuts, and brought in the swim season with great Fall memories!

• The team raised over $1,300 for the Ted Mullen Fund, and had an awesome afternoon of racing!

• Misty Hyman came out and gave a presentation to the whole student body and also worked with the team!

• The team did a great job during preseason, and really handled that 'kick in the pants' the first three weeks of November can give you (9 practices a week, exams, papers, weights, studying, etc. etc.)

• We went 2-0 against Wesleyan and Trinity. With performances that were very strong for our first meet of the year.  3 Pool records go down too!

• Whitney Paine wins Bobcat of the Week

• And finally, the upperclassmen stuck around for Thanksgiving Break Training Camp - and not only did some amazing sets, but had some fun too.  Today we saw several get-out swims - at 7am on a Wednesday!   It really capped off a great 3 days and it was awesome to see them all head home to their families early with smiles… and more confidence.

Check out the pictures below!


Pumpkin Carving by the fire pit!


Raising money at the football game!

Remembering those that fought cancer

Celebrating afternoon and racing

Relay Take Off!

Raising money at the library!

Misty Hyman at Shaeffer!

Misty chatting with Vanessa…
(yup, that's her Olympic Team parka)

Small Group work in the pool…. with a gold medalist!

Divers and Coach Bartley after winning the 3 meter!
(Emily White, Katie Stevenson, Joe Tocci, Emma Jarczyck)
Coach Vanessa going over splits and tempos
Bobcats smiling after their first swims of the meet
(Shelby Radar, Katie Nelson, Julia Smachlo, and A.Gogs)  

Cody Jenkins soaking in a senior year home meet
Misty and Elle after their morning workout

Thanksgiving break saw some amazing practices by the team, but they also had some fun… check out these photos!

Fabulous Prizes and the Stopwatch Game!
(*Hillsberg got the team out of practice with a perfect :10.00!)

(That bench made it the whole 25 without touching the water)

Stability Ball Races!

The Chris Makrides 3M Pull Up Challenge

1 comment:

Wansit Chatikavanij said...

Keep up the good work bobcats! Make us alumni proud!