New South Davis Head Coach!

Here are some changes that are happening on the team...

Well this announcement is bittersweet. My family and I will be moving out of state in a few weeks for my husband to take up a new role in the Nebraska government.

This is an exciting and heartbreaking decision for us. I feel great loss leaving the team. I have been a member of South Davis Masters for 9 years and it has become part of my identity as a swimmer and coach. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to lead this team.

We have had great growth both in numbers and in solidarity. We have all experienced tragedy together and feel the benefits of community as we have learned to rely on one another.

My goal in leading this team is for it to become more than just a group of individuals swimming together. It has become a force for good in our community and a place to find relief from the stresses of life.

 

Many of you know of my trademarked ‘angry swims’  and the times where I decide to slowly kick and talk rather than complete the set of 200s. The lanes of the pool have become a place to laugh, cry and try to not let the lane next to you get ahead. Thank you for your love, support and funny memes. I am going to miss you all much more than I even know now. 

With the sad comes some good news! I am happy to announce that Aaron Norton will be the new Head Coach of South Davis Masters! Aaron has been a joyful and fun member of our team and will be a great leader to take the team to further growth.

Aaron is originally from Evanston, WY and grew up swimming and competing. He swam as a freestyle sprinter for the University of Utah and served an LDS mission to Colombia, South America. He and his wife Tracie are the proud parents to their son Spencer,16, who attends Farmington High School. Aaron works as an Environmental Analyst for Rocky Mountain Power.  

Aaron is currently the President of Utah Masters, a member of the Northwest Zone board and generally a really nice guy! From his famous Fickle Fingers set (I really don’t like calling it that) and his depth of swimming knowledge I know he will be a great leader for this team. 

With that, I want you all to know how much I love you.  South Davis Masters has become a tribe of friends that just so happen to swim together. We also get a little competitive too…

You all now have a friend and a place to stay in Nebraska. 

Much love, 
Coach Blair 

2020 Virtual Champs

STARTS THIS SATURDAY 8/15!

We will be ‘hosting’ the USMS Summer Champs at our pool by participating in it virtually this year! The events range from 50 free to the 1650 free in the pool events AND and open water session we will be hosting at Pineview. You can choose to fully participate by registering and paying $20.20. This will get you a metal, cap etc… There are pretty awesome raffle awards offered by the national office as well. 

If you just want to swim, all USMS members can register for FREE! If you are not a USMS member, we can help you with that too! This is a unique and fun event and we would like all to participate. 

Blair will have her own set of awards for those who choose to participate in the most events. 

This is how we are going to do it: 
During the week of August 15-22 we will be holding meet sessions during practice! 
1. We will have blank timing sheets and watches behind each lane. 
2. Coach Blair will collect the times and put them into a Google Doc for easy recording and centralized access. 
3. Self report your times to Swim.com for awesome prizes! 


Saturday August 15th: 
1650 Freestyle
400 IM
200 Back / 200 Breast / 200 Fly (Choose one) 

Monday August 17th
100 Fly 
100 Free 
50 Breast 
100 IM 

Wednesday August 19th
500 Free 
50 Back 
100 Breast 

Friday August 21st
100 Back 
50 Free 
50 Fly 
200 IM 

Saturday August 22nd 
(Swim Course, Pineview Reservoir @ 8am) 
Open water: 1 mile, 2 miles, 5K  (Choose one) 

We will spend the first part of practice warming up and then we will run the events. 
We will be practicing physical distancing, masks on deck, wiping down the blocks between each heat, etc. 
We will be using stop watches, no official timing system. 

All times will be self-reported and manually entered on Swim.com. Instructions will be given to you when you register. I will provide all time results in a digital format after the meet.