The current and potential future swim and water-polo teams have been sent pledge forms to back up their verbal commitments to TAG. If all forms are returned, it will account for over $29,000 of the $43,000 in revenue needed to operate the pool in 2012. We will keep you posted as the pledges come back.
Here is a copy of the Proposed Schedule.
The Titlow Alliance Group is holding a public meeting on how Titlow Pool can continue to operate under the management of Metro Parks and avoid permanent closure on Thursday, September 1.
Location of Meeting – Titlow Pool
Address – 8355 6th Ave, Tacoma
Date – September 1, 2011
Time – 7pm
The Pacific Dragons Swim Team has pledged their support to TAG and the ultimate goal of keeping Titlow open to provide our area swimmers with 50 meter water. The Pacific Dragons Swim Team serves the eastside of King County which includes Bellevue, Issaquah, and Mercer Island. Check out their website athttp://www.pdswimteam.org/.
A big THANK YOU to all who attended the public meeting held at Titlow Pool on the evening of Thursday September 1st. A special thanks to the parks board members (Tim Reid and Erik Hanberg) who took time out of their busy schedules to spend some time with us to begin the process of finding a solution to keeping Titlow Pool up and running. Another thanks goes out to the swim teams that were present. In attendance were Trever Grey and Sam Scott of TSC, Bret Foreman of PSA, and Dane Wolfrom of Metro Aquatics. A shout out to Anders Ibsen who is running for Tacoma City Council, Posistion 1 (www.andersibsen.com) who also took time out of his day to stop by and educate himself on the issue. READ MORE
Want to shave 1.82 seconds off your 100-meter free? How about 7.93 seconds off your 200 IM? David (not his real name), a 16-year old swimmer did just that by improving his food choices to support his training and conditioning. He dramatically slashed his times after committing to improving his food choices in the months leading up to a national-level meet. His reward? His best times…ever. How did he do it? He completed a detailed 3-day food and activity record and then had it analyzed by a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist who individualized a plan to build on his already good habits. Like many of you, David already practiced sound dietary habits: he ate before swim practice, he timed his intake to support recovery, he ate high-quality protein, and he got sufficient calcium and vitamin D through foods. READ MORE
A 15-year old swimmer recently asked me about “going paleo.” She trains six days a week for two hours a day and cross trains several days a week. Some people at her gym suggested she follow the paleo diet and they told her “they feel better and seem to have more energy.” The Paleolithic (“paleo”) or “caveman” diet is based on the idea that early men and women ate wild game, wild plants, roots and berries and that those foods are best for our body. Of course, the life expectancy of cave men and women was not very long compared to modern folks, but is the paleo diet a good plan for swimmers? READ MORE
The two most frequently asked questions I get from swimmers (and parents of swimmers) are, “Can you provide a detailed food plan for me (or my swimmer)?” and “Where can I learn more about nutrition for swimmers?”
The first question, providing a food plan, is best referred to a local sports dietitian nutritionist who is licensed in the state where the swimmer lives. A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who has sports nutrition expertise (credentialed as a certified sports dietitian or CSSD) can provide an individualized nutrition plan to meet growth and development demands of young swimmers while supporting training and competition. READ MORE