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Title: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 20, 2008, 08:41:33 AM
I have 3 swimmers at home. (no, they ain't get it from me)They are still quite young, but let the ppl in the field keep them in mind for T&T, in case they stick with it. Of Course the final decisions will be theirs.
After very 1st yr competing at their resp. age grps
9 yr old is ranked top 5 in Canada in all discp. (2nd in Province)
10 yr old ranked top 20 in back.(top 5 in Province)
11 yr old ranked top 20 in Province for the free.(attemptin P2 designation this wkend)
let's see what next year brings, cause at present they doing it for, and having fun. They are being promoted to Tier 1 in their clubs. I will let those interested know if they stick or sink.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Pur_Trini on June 20, 2008, 10:04:28 AM
Nice!!!  Hope they stick with it - which they will if they continue to enjoy it.  Sounds like they have some natural talent. 

So I figure your 10 and 11 year olds should be ready for London 2012 Olympics. :beermug:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on June 21, 2008, 03:53:31 PM
Is swimming it eh have no Special Adviser so encorage dem 2 wave d RWB
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 21, 2008, 06:48:05 PM
Max, send me their times nah. I am heading to Jamaica this year with the junior team for Caribbean championships and would love for the Association to take notice of potential young ones who would like to swim for us.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on June 22, 2008, 04:00:49 PM
I have 3 swimmers at home. (no, they ain't get it from me)They are still quite young, but let the ppl in the field keep them in mind for T&T, in case they stick with it. Of Course the final decisions will be theirs.
After very 1st yr competing at their resp. age grps
9 yr old is ranked top 5 in Canada in all discp. (2nd in Province)
10 yr old ranked top 20 in back.(top 5 in Province)
11 yr old ranked top 20 in Province for the free.(attemptin P2 designation this wkend)
let's see what next year brings, cause at present they doing it for, and having fun. They are being promoted to Tier 1 in their clubs. I will let those interested know if they stick or sink.

Real impressive  :applause: :applause:...is jus so dey take to de water normal or yuh have a pool dat dey 'practisin' in since dey  was toddlers??
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 24, 2008, 06:30:19 PM
Dutty, swim lessons 1hr/wk since 5. And 4 days a week, 30 mins/day for the last 2 summers.
Swima ah have it on ah xls file, ah don't now if I can attach it to a PM will  check. I'm interested to know where they are at this point.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 25, 2008, 06:02:57 AM
Dutty, swim lessons 1hr/wk since 5. And 4 days a week, 30 mins/day for the last 2 summers.
Swima ah have it on ah xls file, ah don't now if I can attach it to a PM will  check. I'm interested to know where they are at this point.

Max, Just PM their names to me and I will research them. I can access Canadian age group rankings. Anyway, I am currently coaching kids between the ages of 11 and 14 so I can tell you where they stack up at home as well, but I am sure that if they are that high in Canada that they will be among the top tier here.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 29, 2008, 10:27:42 AM
well pessure, the 2 boys this year competing in the same age group this year - 1st time. Last week was the first inter-pool competition in our lil town. Well the 9 yr old(competition-beast) win and beat the 10 yr(angel), and then while they was with the team on the other side of the pool, and everybody saying loud, wow your lil brother was moving, Mr. Lil man proceed to coach he older brother. Well, dat crack im lil bit, but me an he mudda apply ah lil parenting glue, an plenty hug-up, an he seem ok..ah tell him ah doh mind if he ease of this summer, just get prep to work again for the winter session..he say he like that...buh ah know he still not happy, buh the lil one juss more competitive an doh like to lose (except to 2 fellas who regularly liks him last year, an he seeing dem dis summer.....is he  mouth we fraid doh...he was second in the last 10 m of the back, and he look for the wall and see this kid in front, and just turn on some speed, and outtouch the kid..well every body surprised and cheer (bro come 3 rd)..ah say 'Mr. man', how yuh turn it on at the end so, he say when he saw the kid, he "used his emergency backstroke, 'GET' 'OUT' 'OF" 'MY' 'HOUSE' "...dat is d mouth we does deal with
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 29, 2008, 10:37:41 AM
well pessure, the 2 boys this year competing in the same age group this year - 1st time. Last week was the first inter-pool competition in our lil town. Well the 9 yr old(competition-beast) win and beat the 10 yr(angel), and then while they was with the team on the other side of the pool, and everybody saying loud, wow your lil brother was moving, Mr. Lil man proceed to coach he older brother. Well, dat crack im lil bit, but me an he mudda apply ah lil parenting glue, an plenty hug-up, an he seem ok..ah tell him ah doh mind if he ease of this summer, just get prep to work again for the winter session..he say he like that...buh ah know he still not happy, buh the lil one juss more competitive an doh like to lose (except to 2 fellas who regularly liks him last year, an he seeing dem dis summer.....is he  mouth we fraid doh...he was second in the last 10 m of the back, and he look for the wall and see this kid in front, and just turn on some speed, and outtouch the kid..well every body surprised and cheer (bro come 3 rd)..ah say 'Mr. man', how yuh turn it on at the end so, he say when he saw the kid, he "used his emergency backstroke, 'GET' 'OUT' 'OF" 'MY' 'HOUSE' "...dat is d mouth we does deal with


That is funny as hell.  :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 08, 2008, 08:47:15 AM
Last wed. lil man fly by he bro an drop 3 secs on the free, down to 36, an announce "bring on Phelps." an his fly down to 17 (only 25m for summer).
they other 2 just below their best times an he startin to ask he sis questions.. ..what yuh gonna do, how fast can you go when they coming for you?"...friggin mouth
Ah trying to bribe the angel to buss he tail an shut him up please, at least in backstroke....yuh ever try to bribe ah angel ?
so ah give the angel the vex look, yuh ever see ah angel sweat ?
go see wha wed. bring
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Jumbie on July 08, 2008, 10:10:51 AM
Max, nice to hear that the younglings doing so well. My 14yr old was very promising at elementary school level, but decided to join her sis in competitive gymnastics instead. 1st yr she made provincial level, going against girls who is the biz for donkey years and medaling. then disaster hit.. she did something to her back and had to quit. Ah beg the chile to start back in the pool.. she say nah! I can't do my gymnastics, I eh doing dat.

Keep the updates coming.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on July 08, 2008, 12:37:54 PM
he saw the kid, he "used his emergency backstroke, 'GET' 'OUT' 'OF" 'MY' 'HOUSE' "...dat is d mouth we does deal with

Too funny

The small man have REAL inner drive...that will take him far
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 09, 2008, 12:14:12 PM
he saw the kid, he "used his emergency backstroke, 'GET' 'OUT' 'OF" 'MY' 'HOUSE' "...dat is d mouth we does deal with

Too funny

The small man have REAL inner drive...that will take him far
we recognise dat.buh he mouth does keep im close to meh back-hand .. ;)
hopefully the humility lesson will get thru...tonight is vs one of the top pools
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 10, 2008, 09:00:48 AM
Goat doh make sheep how much lip u give in yuh time
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: WestCoast on July 10, 2008, 09:03:10 AM
Goat doh make sheep how much lip u give in yuh time
;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 10, 2008, 11:19:41 AM
Goat doh make sheep how much lip u give in yuh time
dah's beside d point,  ;D  plus me din have no older brother to ruff up an ramfle
anyway last night races...well the  pool beat we again, by 20 pts.shim

The girl(11) win the free beating her inner pool rival, she did 31.39, close to her best, she thinks is cause she wear her fasskiin suit (get in ah sale), ah say wheyy llike dem ting wuk (even if in she head), I say 2 bad dey so expensive, cause d rate she growing she go grow out ah it soon, mammy say, dah's why she did ketch 2 large in the sale, save 3 big rite dey...hope she doh stop now. She also came 2nd in breast.45.73, definately needs work, but still improving

The angel was in back and free, placing 4 th in both, did 37.sumting which is best time in free, but still not close to his better times in back, buh guess who was in the same race. Yep...Mr. man come 2nd in the back(dn time) and win the fly (18.s). after the fly we wasn't sure who win, uh ah see him walk over an talk to the boy he was close with, an look away an shake the boy hand an ah say ah boy we gettin thru, an he come over kinda sad an ah tell im is ok, he was right dey, and some fellow spectators say good job an ting, an he say "Dad, I won by milliseconds" (milliseconds?) so ah lady next to meh say"dat's great, why are you sad?", ah see the setup, cause ah know d man, an ah kinda tryin to say "heh,heh,doh ask", He dun answer "Well I didn't win the back" so ah say "Is Ok, run along"...the nice lady still cheering up say, but you came 2nd, an he face lite up"Yeah, I beat my brother, even doh MY dad wanted him to win, couldn't happen, Sorry dad,.(big smile on he face eh)" the whole stand start to laff, even he bro come over smilin an say he didn't mean to tell him, he was jus tryin to pschye him out like I say we use to do back home (so ah guess weary not far orf), so ah realize dat is why he come 2nd, his focus was changed from winning to beatin he bro...
nb. to self : be careful of what ah tell dem bout growin up back home
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 11, 2008, 09:03:30 AM
Nice max nice u need 2 tell dem bout TNT we need dem it eh have no JW in  d TTOC we go deal nice wit dem
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 13, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
Nice max nice u need 2 tell dem bout TNT we need dem it eh have no JW in  d TTOC we go deal nice wit dem
oh dey does love up we culture, buh dat final decision go be theirs, yet if T&Tians treating dem as foreigners and Canadians luvin dem up...well,,,,as much as I could want dem or anybody else in any sport represent, is whey dey feel d love would win dem.....I could tell yuh stories, buh ah won't tell dem, it would definately cloud their judgement...right now dey not digging the news of the newspapers at all, the 11 yr old ask to read the express, ah don't know why at least twice a week...an it doh be good stuff most of the time..anyway all dat for ah next discussion thread.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 13, 2008, 10:11:49 PM
YEP is there choice y would dey choose TNT? Just do like Marion witout d steroids and wave dey father flag when dey get gold
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 15, 2008, 11:52:38 AM
yuh never know. dey just might..Dem an T&T could change in their lifetime, Hell, we went ah World Cup in spite of ourselves, so yuh never know.
 Anyway, we gettin ah lil ahead of ourselves (an dem), they still quite young, and still have a lot of growing, and development in all areas to do, ...yet :thinking:. For now we just glad they enjoy doing some dedicated exercise an making it interesting for us...besides sticking with that program, they still have to wuk dey books an learn Life too...this thread is just to encourage others, given the proper circumstances an opportunities, to try different things..
I was a footballer/basketballer/runner, and they mudda was ah hockey-player/student, an we just wanted them to learn to swim, cause we were so dry-land oriented...an maybe they juss mite have to save me or themselves from the deep one day  ;D...as there is so much deep these days, eh?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 15, 2008, 02:42:34 PM
Yep plus dey could get an education out of it my niece in d US playin basketball we tell her a college scohlarship is needed if she get 2 d WNBA we go all retire well
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 19, 2008, 07:17:12 PM
Well the boat of confidence get good rock last Wed.
I had invited one ah meh ole coach(Rugged) to check dem in the meet, an to buss ah lime at we O45 game after.
Well whole day lil man have fever an feelin to vomit. When he here ah going for Rugged, braps, fever break, an he feelin better...Ah sayin is better he rest and skip this one. But by the time ah reach back with Tom he done convince he mudda.. So ah say "nah, not ah good idea", he mom say, well we going anyway, if he want to try...when I look over at him, I getting one setta cut-eye, like if he mudda just save my life..ha lord..Well, his 1st race was the free, and they put he brother in the B race, and he seem ok..Well lil man run 3rd, but his time was 3 secs slower than last week, buhwha had him most shaken was the 2 boys who beat him was from our pool...ah give him ah lil peck, an he still feel cool an ah tell him doh dig, yuh not well..he say he have to do the ly now, so he can get a 1st ribbon......the angel come 2nd in the B race, buh it wasn't his usual swim, he hardly tried, an his time was 4 secs of his best...buh like he not diggin nuthen, so ah focus on lil man, cause he start to rock an shiver. Previously I had ask Miss Ting last week, to work on her weaker strokes(all but free) for the rest of summer, but she insist on doing the breast, an chose fly. So her race was next and she came a distant 2nd to a girl ranked 6 th in the province....Well by now lil man wasn't lookin to good at all, an feverish again, so ah went over an let the manager know he won't be doing the other events, and ah taking im home, then ah tell him, and surprise he wanted to go, ah give him ah  sick bag to hold just in case, and before we was out the parkin lot, he start to load the bag  (oh always keep ah platic bag in yuh glove, juss in case)..So i drop him home by Gran, and head off to meh O45 game.
Miss ting came 2nd in the A fly and the angel came 2nd in the A back...but again he mudda say he get pip at the end an didn't seem into it...
Next day everybody was quiet..and they went for last day swim lesson bright an early bout 9:30 ( I on vacation)...eh heh, lil man and miss ting get promoted to Jnr guard, and angel get left at Gold. Well after he football practice that evening, he crack."i'm not good at anything"...well we ipractically use up ah whole month supply of hugup an bigups, an had to borrow some from the other kids and still applying...ah think only today mommy finally gettin thru...lil man feeling much better and announce he would not be playing for Raptors by 21 as planned(big Raptors & NBA fan) as he now has to go after a Olympic medal an Phelps record...he mudda check to see if he had fever again(he still on antibiotics), buh he was ok...or could it be is lack of Raptors game fever...or Bejing Olympic fever...buh out of all the rest he is the most determined, so we .....nah...2 more inter-pool meets to go...and besides baketbal starting back in 3/4 months...
ps: ah score an setup 3, while we win 5-1 in meh O45. like ah tell Rugged, at this age nobody at home or public care, as long as ah cut the grass tomorrow   ;) :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: daryn on July 20, 2008, 08:11:25 AM
Yep plus dey could get an education out of it my niece in d US playin basketball we tell her a college scohlarship is needed if she get 2 d WNBA we go all retire well

I really don't think the WNBA that lucrative at all.  Even a big star like Diana Taurasi does make several times her WNBA salary playing in Russia in the offseason.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 20, 2008, 08:41:17 AM
Agree WNBA is peanuts but when I multiply by 6 and it add u my retirement I go B ah rite
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 24, 2008, 12:59:37 PM
Last night they did good
Start of with the angel in the 50 freestyle, the boy actually won the A race and drop he time to 36.16(pb), not much, but better than the mood last week. He mudda say like we confidence builder over the weekend wuk..ah din wha buss she bubble an tell her bout ah bribe the boy with money to buy ah ringpop(candy) before the race...Is dat like ah performance enhancing drug or wha ?
Meanwhile ah parent say
"Wow 'lil man', your brother really moved there, look he won!", Hear him nah,
 "So?"..
Parent: Sooo? You're not happy for him ?
 Lilman: Yeah, but..
Parent: But what ?
lilman: I can't be very happy
Parent: Why ?
Lilman: cause....(he look at me)...cause
Me: Why guy ? why?
lilman: cause he will be real sad when I beat him...there I said it !
Me: Laawwwddd ?

The girl came 2nd in freestyle- 32.23, not bad only 1 sec of best, an 2nd in breast, din get ribbon yet so doh know time(dkt), buh was out turned.

then Lilman was against angel in d A race of back, and it was neck an neck for 1st 25, an the angel stop cold on the turn, and dat was it, dey still come 1-2, but was lil disappointed...MrsG, askin meh if is trouble ah like..(dkt)...after ah givin dem fives an ting, an ah say to lilman go give yuh bro 5, an outta d corner ah meh eye ah see he bro turn way..."aye angel yuh bro want to give yuh 5...lilman give him 5 !" Yuh know lilman holdin he hand up like he givin 5, but with only d index finger...ah call him an vex facedly whisper ah threat of ah clout, and he promptly give he bredda 5...
Den lil man won the fly, swam ok, but slowed down at the wall(dkt). ah ask how come, answer, "Race was won dad !" Oh !
allyuh won't believe how quiet this kid was, we had to take him to ah speech therapist..even now he doh talk much, but is what he says...is like the therapist do too good ah job or what ? laaawwwdd
Anyways
They really flew on the relays and it was pleasant to see the boys both selected for the A relay. Lilman led orf and pulled away by 1/4 pool..his mom (who was timin) said she thinks he did the 1st 25 in about 16, considerin his best 50 has been 36, an he only 9, he was flying..ah suspect he was jus sendin a message doh..
The Girl started for her relay team, and did the same thing,( touched by bout 1/4 pool)...ah wonder if something playin dey boy ....so far the Angel has best time for free, lilman back & fly, an the Girl Free & breast, so dey may be chosen to do these events at the regional semis...still 2 meets to go before
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on July 24, 2008, 02:01:02 PM
Nice goin
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 01, 2008, 02:56:29 PM
Last Wed., they went up against the # 1 pool  - Westmount, we lost by 37 pts...
Miss Ting came 1st in Free, 3 rd in breast
the Angel-man came 1st in Free,5 th in back
The lil Man came 2nd in back(usually best event), 1 st in fly.
The boys' team won the relay, the girl Team came 2nd .
Their time though not bad, however it was in a yrd pool
not to much excitement
ah say to lil Man, that guy was really good, I saw you really tried to catch him, he said "Yeah, but I beat the Angel, and I won the fly" - very defensive. So I said, it was great to see you really try, both of you going to have to go real fast next week. he said "I'm ready"

So far they all made Section semis(next Sat.) in their 2 events, barring any drastic changes in standing the last meet next wed..

based on their performances, lilman should make section finals in both events, the middle guy and girl should make in free. and all in relay.

their coaches are already lookin forward to next summer as lilman(9-10) & his sister(11-12) would be repeatin at the same Age group, only the angel would be having it tough, as he is movin up to 11-12....shim summer nearly over ahready, yes
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 01, 2008, 04:50:39 PM
Nice dey progressin
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 07, 2008, 04:56:46 PM
Well as stated before the Team was already picked for section finals before last night meet.
Lilman doing fly and back, relay (9-10 boys). Angel doing free, relay (9-10 boys), MissTing doing free, fly and relay 11-12 girls.(max 2 events+relay)
So lil man beggin the coach last night to do free, just for fun...but we know different, is cause he brother is #1 in free(37.?), and he only do ah B free at the beginning of the summer and I think he did 39.? or something like that....ah couple weeks ago ah tell the coach he does only go fast enough to win, so we don't know how fast he can go....well he get through and sure nuff. In the 9-10 swim, lilman in ln 1, angel in 3, an our pool #2( he was # 1 last year) in 6, and the other pool team occupying the other lanes.... well granny dey, pardner dey, baby-sitter dey, some parents lookin to place bets, an tension in the place...an race gone...they flip same time on the 1 st 25, bout 5 m aheah ah everybody, an neck an neck going back...ah parent, say dis look like it go have problems later....well look to me they touch same time...final results.....Shim ah have to take the angel football practice...ah comin back now...

edit: yuh know ah type out ah whole story and lose it.
summary: Lilman win 34.? free,1st in fly 17.?,
              Angel 2nd 35.? Free, 1st back didn't beat pb 41.?
              Mzting 2nd free 32.?, 4 th in breast

On to section finals Saturday : leh me know if anybody wha the web site - or go wait for meh blurb

add: We have been approached by the pres. of Point-Claire for them to join their program. They are one of the top Olympic producing swimming & diving athletes in the city. MrsG told her we kinda like the low intensity (5 dys/wk) at Dollard...den I realized she is lilman coach mudda...she expressed particular interest in lilman and msTing....ah not wakin no 5:30 am and evenin too, when dem coul carry deyself, we go look into it...right now, we still want school wuk as priority...cause when yuh come 3rd in Nationals, yuh doh go no whey..buh we will see how tings go
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 07, 2008, 09:14:18 PM
I like what I hearin
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 09, 2008, 02:31:18 PM
well yes,...the Angel get ah carpetburn on he back playin goalie, start one setta coughin last nite....why now ? ah start buffing left an right, an mammy say "no setta buffing go cure nuthen, why yuh doh drink 2 juice by yuh pardna ", so I apolegize to the kids for my nervousness and head out with blessings.. ;D
 ths mornin after they manage to wake meh after a few tries, we head out, everybody say they feelin good, buh lilman hardly giving meh talks so ah no he not all right.
Well the results, weren't great, but not to bad.. We would know if they make the Regional finals(top 6) by tonight when all the sectional results are in...we are of course hoping for all of them
mzting (11-12) - Free - 32.03 - 3 rd ; fly - 38.69 - 11 th ;  Relay - 3rd
Angel (9-10) -  Free - 35.28 - 2nd  ; Relay - 1st
lilman (9-10) - back - 43.83 - 4 th ; fly(25m) - 18.62 - 2nd ; Relay 1st

the way it lookin, the girl is definately out of the fly, and lilman did not make close to his better time in back (even lost to team-mate), but should definately make it in fly, doh he didn't get up to his best time either. The Angel was the better of the morning as he surpassed his pb of Wed. gone, even if a fraction of a second..The boys relay are definately in, and are going after the Regional record. The girls relay is a wait and see... Will update once we know for sure..
the only thing lilman said, " why didn't they let me do free ? you know the guy who won just turned 11 ! i'm only 9, dad". I thinkin, real Trini boy, but say " Good, now you have some competition, you will do everything in the winter. let's see what you got "...lil later then
ps: ppl was congratulatin us an ting (as all of the winners are with the top 2 clubs- Pointe Claire & Beaconsfield - in our region), and our kids seem to have come out of nowhere , and ah see the Pointe Claire person talkin to MrsG so ah kinda ease over, and MrsG was telling her, how we were refused 3 yrs ago, and we just last year joined the slightly less competitive club(Dollard) last Sept, and the kids enjoy it, she said, " I understand they probably have friends there now, Our lost, I will have to speak to the evaluators, we can't afford to miss that"...so we felt kinda good, yet it leaves a doubt of making the switch, especially since nahhhh..all ah we enjoying this current experience
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 09, 2008, 04:21:50 PM
Dey takin in d swimmin in d olympics?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 10, 2008, 10:09:38 PM
Dey takin in d swimmin in d olympics?
at all..is only Nintendo, and Naruto...oh well...I watchin and learning
Everybody in, except MzTing in the fly, barely made the consolation. Positions stayed the same for eveything else, except lilman bounced to 6th and last qualifying place in the back, and 3rd in fly (#1 & 2, are actually now 11 - so should be interesting if he goes after them).
On to Saturday all Region Finals.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 10, 2008, 10:23:13 PM
U continue 2 look like dem swim wear really have someting 2 do wit dem fast times
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 15, 2008, 02:58:35 PM
Well, tomorrow is the big day, yet mzTing did a Junior Synchro team competition yesterday, and her Team won Gold, she walking on cloud nine, only hoping now she could swim enuff for at least ah bronze...me doh have to swim and ah nervous as hell, and all dem cool kool...dem boys only studying wha Wii game dey go ask dey mudda for if they come in...soon we go hah to find dem sponsors yes ! ::) :timeout:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 15, 2008, 04:05:44 PM
Dat go keep dem motivated d thought of breaakin all yuh budget
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 15, 2008, 04:44:16 PM
Well, tomorrow is the big day, yet mzTing did a Junior Synchro team competition yesterday, and her Team won Gold, she walking on cloud nine, only hoping now she could swim enuff for at least ah bronze...me doh have to swim and ah nervous as hell, and all dem cool kool...dem boys only studying wha Wii game dey go ask dey mudda for if they come in...soon we go hah to find dem sponsors yes ! ::) :timeout:


Good luck to the kids Max.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2008, 11:54:44 AM
thanks for the good vibes all...very successful
Our pool were the champions
Angel : 1st 9-10 50 free SC  - 34.26
mzting : 2nd 11-12 50 free SC - 30.67
lilman : 2nd 9-10 50 back SC - 41.60
          2nd 9-10 25 fly SC - 16.84

everybody beat pb's..Everyone was amazed, as many knew the kids were nowhere last year - except lilman, who got in because somebody couldn't make it, (even if he placed), not even in consolation last year , and made finals this year and medalled. anxious to see what year 2 of training brings this winter, and September when all the big competitions begin, if they maintain, they will all be highly ranked, provincially and across Canada..
Again thanks for the well wishes, it was fun relatin their summer events...bye for now..
ps: we have to go fulfil all meh obligations and bribes...buh it was well worth it....Mammy say no more incentive payout for swimming this winter, only school work !
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 17, 2008, 12:16:54 PM
thanks for the good vibes all...very successful
Our pool were the champions
Angel : 1st 9-10 50 free SC  - 34.26
mzting : 2nd 11-12 50 free SC - 30.67
lilman : 2nd 9-10 50 back SC - 41.60
          2nd 9-10 25 fly SC - 16.84

everybody beat pb's..Everyone was amazed, as many knew the kids were nowhere last year - except lilman, who got in because somebody couldn't make it, (even if he placed), not even in consolation last year , and made finals this year and medalled. anxious to see what year 2 of training brings this winter, and September when all the big competitions begin, if they maintain, they will all be highly ranked, provincially and across Canada..
Again thanks for the well wishes, it was fun relatin their summer events...bye for now..
ps: we have to go fulfil all meh obligations and bribes...buh it was well worth it....Mammy say no more incentive payout for swimming this winter, only school work !

Ms. Ting definately showing sumting in the 50. Good job for all though.

PS Tell mammy that swimming, and sports in general helps with school work
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2008, 02:04:24 PM
oh, they go still have to swim good - ah smiling, cheering daddy, always better than ah frowning, way too quiet daddy, buh we cyah afford to run bonuses for both, 3 ah dem go break we, plus dey go get more spoil...hopefully the books payouts not going to dininish nuthen,,,,otherwise is beast-face daddy whole season...an nobody like dat  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 17, 2008, 02:10:19 PM
Congrats
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2008, 05:35:16 PM
Congrats
thanks weary et al
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 17, 2008, 06:21:44 PM
Congrats
thanks weary et al

Max, if ever you coming home for Xmas, and you reaching before mid december, we have a swim meet at Marlins that the kids could participate in if they would like. Any other time you coming with the fam and want them to swim, check me.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 17, 2008, 08:42:44 PM
Yes Swima help we hook dem
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 21, 2008, 02:58:38 PM
Congrats
thanks weary et al

Max, if ever you coming home for Xmas, and you reaching before mid december, we have a swim meet at Marlins that the kids could participate in if they would like. Any other time you coming with the fam and want them to swim, check me.

thanks Swima, but any trip home would be ah hard sell, as Mammy get her only muggin just outside she home 11 am,  with ton a ppl passing, like normal...happen 9 yrs ago, buh it bother her like yesterday....so it kinda mash up regular trips since
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 22, 2008, 12:24:06 PM
Congrats
thanks weary et al

Max, if ever you coming home for Xmas, and you reaching before mid december, we have a swim meet at Marlins that the kids could participate in if they would like. Any other time you coming with the fam and want them to swim, check me.

thanks Swima, but any trip home would be ah hard sell, as Mammy get her only muggin just outside she home 11 am,  with ton a ppl passing, like normal...happen 9 yrs ago, buh it bother her like yesterday....so it kinda mash up regular trips since

I understand. I know that jaded feeling and I can respect it. All the same, if I can help, let me know.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 03, 2008, 03:03:18 PM
So far the winter swimming has been very good(province leaders), but I'm here to inform about something I came across and was wondering if T&T has programs like that.
A couple of my kids main competitors are enrolled in sports-etude programs. i.e. study & sports, only offered at a few schools across the city.
What I didn't know, was it's not only offered at the high school level(about the last, but I discovered that a couple of the boys my sons compete against (9-10) follow this program at the elementary school level as well.
Basically, Condensed regular school program from 8:30 to 12:30 and specific sport training from 1:30 to 4:00. everyday.Plus club training ~2 hrs/weekend. In times of school holiday(public, ped days etc) the kids are given pre-homework, and set training regimens. Of course the kids have to maintain satisfactory academic results to remain in the program but wow...elementary.. The times of one particular kid in the program is Canada leading, though my sons have barely surpassed him in the shorter sprint events. They(mysons) have full school days and train 1 1/2 hrs for 4 days/week.

I find that freaky for that age....doh my studies have been Sports Science, I wasn't aware the practice existed at that age, basically from 8 to 17. Google: Sport etude
Swima et al, any thoughts on this, do we have this at the highschool level ?
nb: the particpating schools do not just deal with one sport(this particular school has, swimming, Gymnastics, diving, judo, Table-tennis - all registered with the pertinent assocs.), though the evening sessions are themselves divided in general gym, and sport specific training etc..etc..
 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 04, 2008, 04:50:07 PM
So far the winter swimming has been very good(province leaders), but I'm here to inform about something I came across and was wondering if T&T has programs like that.
A couple of my kids main competitors are enrolled in sports-etude programs. i.e. study & sports, only offered at a few schools across the city.
What I didn't know, was it's not only offered at the high school level(about the last, but I discovered that a couple of the boys my sons compete against (9-10) follow this program at the elementary school level as well.
Basically, Condensed regular school program from 8:30 to 12:30 and specific sport training from 1:30 to 4:00. everyday.Plus club training ~2 hrs/weekend. In times of school holiday(public, ped days etc) the kids are given pre-homework, and set training regimens. Of course the kids have to maintain satisfactory academic results to remain in the program but wow...elementary.. The times of one particular kid in the program is Canada leading, though my sons have barely surpassed him in the shorter sprint events. They(mysons) have full school days and train 1 1/2 hrs for 4 days/week.

I find that freaky for that age....doh my studies have been Sports Science, I wasn't aware the practice existed at that age, basically from 8 to 17. Google: Sport etude
Swima et al, any thoughts on this, do we have this at the highschool level ?
nb: the particpating schools do not just deal with one sport(this particular school has, swimming, Gymnastics, diving, judo, Table-tennis - all registered with the pertinent assocs.), though the evening sessions are themselves divided in general gym, and sport specific training etc..etc..
 

Kids down here still going to lessons after school to make sure they understand the syllabus. We have nothing close to that here. It would be an amazing revelation should we be able to introduce it though. It would change a lot of things in a lot of sports and even in social development and education. Love the idea. I will google it and get back to you.

Easy.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 04, 2008, 08:26:02 PM
Most of the info would be in French. There is a English school(John Rennie HS) about 2 blocks away from me, and I know a couple kids in the program. So I can gather more info as needed
add:  http://johnrennie.lbpsb.qc.ca/sportetudes.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 29, 2009, 06:45:49 PM
Kids seem to be finishing the season strong (end in June). boys did real good last week...and they anxious for the summer fun at the local pool, they want ppl to see how fast they have become, shim 2 yrs ago they weren't selected to rep the pool at anything...we are very proud of them..and they school work doh not tops, is slightly abv avg too..doh both ah them say, they HAVE to play football this year..The angel wanted to do Intercity - they called him, based o his house league last year - but I said sorry, I need ah break.
Angel went 31.96 50 Fr SC, and lilman right behind him 33.sumtig, results here.
http://
MzTing is at Quebec city, Regional Team Champs, Yesterday in the finals (prelims at SC) came 2 in 50 Fr LC (30.24) and 3 rd(though distant) in 400 Fr lc(5.23.07). Today she made 200 Fr, but came 15 in 50 Br. It seems breast is a family weakness...even doh I didn't swim, it was always mine 

next wknd the boys have Regional semis - Ang - 50 fr & bk. lilman - 50 fly & 100 IM they are ranked top 3 in Qc, so they are expected to make the finals.
pretty good for year 2. Doh both Angel & MzTing moving up next year, and lilman would probably have to train with this older group - save us time, as well as no competition for him. The coaches hinted at that. Nobody tell us definite yet. but for real, ah doh think we can handle 3 seperate training sessions.
lilman (and I) going to TO for TOP cup at Etobicoke (2 wks), Swima, maybe I will see Lashley if he is the age (10 & U). Will give dem ah haile for yuh, if they are there.

thanks again
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 15, 2009, 09:11:45 AM
SEASON done for the boys YEEEAAAAAAHHHHH  :beermug: :beermug: :wavetowel:

will summarize later...Great season 2...all man get serious for this ending...and vex with meh cause we was only 1/2 hour EARLY for WARM ups....I tell them, they could hire they personal taxi when they want..Man telling me bout I doh give dem no allowance, ah say, when allyuh start swinging broom in allyuh room, we go talk....the Angel say,my room not so special & I does only be on the computer watching football....the ANGEL yuh kno....cheups.. :)
1 more meet (MzTing) to go
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 21, 2009, 08:38:51 PM
Big boys went head to head today in the 100 free (bought tkts, but couldn't make it). Phelps 1st. Bovell 3 rd. Bovell won the 50 free yesterday, lilman was impressed (live in the Big O), but most likely would defer that 50 free to the Angel. Hear meh push talk nah, "Like that guy from TT would have to hold off Phelps till allyuh hit the scene." Swima, the mouth say, "UhHuh, us or Tariq"..me now tryin to figure out if he buy into a team, or just backin a friend..ah don't think he talk to Tariq much, but he say Tariq dad kinda cool..."an he talks like you dad". :rotfl:

Lesson 1. You might have got it right this time, and will most of the time (I hope) but not everyone who talks like me all cool.   ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 22, 2009, 05:49:21 AM
Hahaha. Sounds good. Keep injecting it in them Max. Also, cannot downplay the importance of seeing world class swimmers at that age. Something you guys will always have over us in terms of access.

Our guys getting ready to leave for Venezuela on Sunday. Look out for results from the middle of next week.

EZ.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 22, 2009, 01:02:45 PM
Hahaha. Sounds good. Keep injecting it in them Max. Also, cannot downplay the importance of seeing world class swimmers at that age. Something you guys will always have over us in terms of access.

Our guys getting ready to leave for Venezuela on Sunday. Look out for results from the middle of next week.

EZ.

That was the 1st in a long time, hopefully not the last...to tell the truth, they was bored...lilman say "one day when you pay to see me swim, he hope Phelps still around"

Well to much stories to type, Lilman get licks 1st thing father's day and all...he mouth again - talkin inappropiately and lieing, then I get buff from Mammy same speed..any straight to the results..
the boys both swam 9-10, against each other this year, Lilman repeating 9-10 and the Angel moving up 11-12. nb ()=(top 50 Canada rank in all 9-10s')
Amongst 10 yr olds, lilman ranked #1 in Canada in 4 events(50Fly(41),100Fly(),50Bk(8,100IM(14)),#2 in 1(200Fr(30)),#3 in 2(200Bk(37),200IM(26)), #5 in 50Fr(41), #15 in 200Br(NR),#45 in 50 Br(NR).
Angel - 50Fr(13),200Fr(34),50BK(11),200Bk(34),50Br(NR), 200Br(NR),50Fl(28),100IM(9),200IM(NR).

So they kinda alternated beating each other. though lil man couldn't ketch the Angel in 50Fr - 31.92 & 33.34
                                                                  an Angel couldn't ketch him in 50Fl - 35.26 & 37.89
                                                                  equal in 50Bk - Lil-37.23 & An-37.52
                        every meet a switch in 100 IM, who swim last win - Lil-1:23:88 & An- 1:21:94

Brought home 7 Golds & 1 Silver in regionals. (2 events each(An-50Fr & back - golds; lil - 50 fl (g) & 100 Im(Sl) + both on the relay teams).
Summer swim start Wednesday, and the Angel getting a big kick how the swim team for that is only 45 minutes, compared to the 1 1/2 hr they was doing for winter swim..they went the first day yesterday, and doh he had a blocked nose(cold), he say "45 minutes is like a hiccup".


In addition MzTing(only likes free) made her Provincial 2 desigination and got promoted to that meet early next month. Competing in 50,200,400,800 & 1500 Free, 50 BK and 2 more events. Will post times and rankings after then.

So a great season all around. They have all come a long way, and it's a pleasure to see not that they hold up under the amount of work they do, but except for MzTing a few times, look forward to it. Big thanks to the coaches and club, for the time, and allowing them to miss sometimes, as some days they were very tired with school, and sickness etc...ps: swine flu pass through the pool too...lilman did regional semis with a fever, made finals and was pissed he didn't beat his times.....I know, I myself never train 1/4 as much in meh life like dat..and the coaches, wow, Swima, allyuh have to be ah different kinda beast to be there and manage so many kids, and give them such a pleasant outlook....However, from what I saw of the Point-Claire coaches(not all), I know my kids would have given up a long time, and they do lose some, but the best ones usually stick with them...we are happy we are at this Club, where the atmoshpere is so much more relaxed and fun, and so are the kids...We are all anxious to see what next year brings, and on a personal note, I hope there are many years to follow...if only I could talk bout something other than swimming now, if yuh see who ppl does be ducking meh, Mammy say to plenty ppl, 50 free does b how much ppl at work trying to get away from me....I'n even play football in 6 mths, nevr happened in this lifetime, and that includes time with 2 operated knees and living in this cold place....but Summer's here, so all fete-matches & beer locations, heads-up.

add: As of Last Weekend and above post, they have been bumped 1 place down in PQ & Can. There is another brother tandem in Quebec city, same ages (11 & 10), Year after next, if God spare life and keep them going will be even more fun.  There are other sibling swimmers, but they don't compete at the same age groups as these boys i.e. all together.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 01, 2009, 09:04:24 AM
2nd summer(2 event) meet tonight.. think dey doin - Ang- Fr & Bk, Lilman Fr & Fl, Mzting - Fr & Fl
+  Mzting also starting P2 meet tomorrow marnin...
will do a comp.with last year times & now..
ps: dey latest, Mzting & lilman pre race song "Rum & Roti"   :)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 07, 2009, 07:49:36 PM
this thing gettinn serious...other kids (& parents) focussing on us now, it's very unnerving. the summer pool meet last week was cancelled due to thundershowers. Lilman vex, Angel happy, and mzTing didn't care as she had her final meet - P2- 1st Provincial best (hopefully not the last) the next morning. It's from 11 & up, so the boys are too young...though lilman don't have the standards yet(off by 2years & 2 secs), he more vex, he couldn't take it out on that summer pool that night.
mzting however dropped her times, though very slightly in everything but the 50 free, she didn't make any finals, and her best placing was 11 th. However, their relay team broke the 27 yr Provinicial record (originally held by our club) in the 4 x 50 free, gold, and also broke the 4 x 50 IM record, but mzting, who swam anchor, was out-touched at the wall, putting them in 2nd place by .03 seconds. She historically beat that girl in the summer, but the girl brought the experience that day...she feels she let the team down...we let her know we are very proud of her, as she is swimming against kids who have been swimming 4, 5 years longer than her, so don't dig...so the resheduled meet last night, 2 ah dem real anxious...and the Angel, he still doh care, he unfortunately has moved up in age group, and figure he go get good licks, so he not anxious atall..
Well last night, against one of the top pools he won both, close but win...he even banged his head on the flip turn of the back, and came from behind to outtouch the youth, doing his 2nd best time, 38.01. The other 2 won both their event relatively easy, mzting 50 fr was 30.1 and fly was 34. lilman fly : 16.90 back was 39...and everybody was cool...tomorrow regular, meet against the club that always beat us....will see how thaT GO
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 15, 2009, 12:44:32 PM
win last wed. mammy time Ang 38.05(11-12) in back, close race in free, but pulled it orf in 32. something, lilman in 38.06(9-10 back), lilman fly went 16.56...the 9-10 pool record for fly is held by Tobias Oriwol at 16.23, he went on to rep. Canada, the region record 15 15.63...all anxious to see if he will make it, we more anxious for next year, as he is better at 50. Mzting was 2nd in fly to her winter teammate, was out-touched again, as of next day she started jogging to the pool, and has noticably upped her training...definately looks more serious, if that last..hmmnnn..hope she isn't discouraged tonight...we swim against the other neighbourhood pool, 2 blocks south of where we live, and we go 2 blocks north...ould this become a North south classic ?..it might, they already brought our management up on charges for stealing one of their swimmers, as her parents ae and have been members there for years, but her last coach and friends are at our pool...she has the same age and Name as Mzting, though her specialty is back..her father,who had to go to a committee meeting, say he cyah wait till we set a double dose ah Mzting on "dere arse", according to he...me doh business...it's all in fun still...isn't it ? "yeah ...but of course...riiiighhht !" he says
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 20, 2009, 02:05:20 PM
Win by 10 points, came down to the last relay...
well the lil extra mindset of Mzting producea PB in the 50 - 29.17...question is "is it repeatable ?"
also won the fly. Angel decide he doing free & br, won the fee by 3 secs, came 3 rd in br, did a pb, but still not great enuff to be considered regional. Was happy he had the guts to take it on doh.
lilman won both fly & back, vex before the races they won't let him do free, ah explain he doing it for the team, he say he go make same points, ah show him the team not as strong in fly or back...he was cool....after the back( he win by 10 m), he come over vex, he mudda ask "what's up, were you disqualified", he setup he face like he go cry..he say "No, I didn't beat my time, did 39", ah say "doh dig that's still quite good and yuh helping the team win"....he start to pout...."what's really bothering you guy"...he turn to he mudda and shout, "I HAVE NO COMPETITION"....yuh talk bout embarrassment, ah parent from our pool start to crack up at we shame-face and he boldfaceness, then she start to repeat to everybody round we...ah vex at how he yell at he mudda, ah vex at what he say, but the ppl round we kicksin so much, ah doh know what to say....eventually we start laffing too...yuh know the man grab the out, watch the other parents and say "i'm just joking, I just want to try the free once"....when ah get him alone, ah explain to him, some jokes are not for public, he will give ppl the wrong impression...he borrow he brother line "don't worry dad, everybody but you got it", cool cool...ah leave it at dat yes..
sidenote: our winter club manage to qualify 2 girls(mzting teamate/competitors) at the just concluded Canadian Age group nationals held in Mtl over the past weekend. 1 achieved silver in the fly, the other, qualified for and did pb's in most of her events(including free and fly, and she is only 11, swimming 11-12), and achieved National standards in 50 free..28.56, guess who mzting would be facing when regionals semis come along, yes, the latter...ah won't tell her cuta** might be book, but it ill be interesting..especially if she maintain this new improved personal training regimen...if she could manage to stay close would be a cause to "fire one"...we go cross dat bridge, swim dah river when we get to it, eh
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on July 21, 2009, 09:05:39 AM
Mz. Ting ready to swim for Trini at Carifta next year?!?! I looking at another talent in the US who's Trini mom already expressed that she coming home for Xmas with the intention of putting down times for Carifta next year in Jamaica. Just call when you ready Max. In the mean time the team going to Goodwill has been picked and Tariq swimming everything in the 9-10 age group. He come back home and win high point, but his pardnahs at the club right behind him.

BTW I didn't tell you, at CCCAN, the 100 free for 11-12 and 13-14, we now have 3 fellas who will be in 13-14 next year who all going 55 low or better in the 100. The 4 x 100 at Carifta and CISC next year will be pure advantage. We looking to take those records into the stratosphere next year. By next year I want all three swimming 53 point or faster. Problem (or maybe not) is that one of them migrating this year, though he going to a good programme. Imagine a man swimming 53 in the 100 in 13-14 and cannot make his national team. Only in the US you see those things. I salivating for next year all now.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 22, 2009, 08:28:24 AM
showed her yuh post, she ask "can we try, can we try?"...ah say yuh will have to make the standards.."Ok, show me !"...ah show her.....she check the 50, she check the 200...."uh, thanks dad, fuhget it"...and she gone yes. :D

Big up to Tariq, lilman say, "I knew he would make it, very few ppl beat me ".....then...."dad, when ppl racing they shouldn't look behind"...ah say "uh huh"...ah didn't ask why, cause doh true, ah dun know whey HE was  going...
on the times, I checked those amazing results...I year is joke, I anxious and worried for the next 5 years...ah now see how life/adversity does get in the way, and doh ah know worrying wouldn't change the final otcome, sometimes pre-thought/preparation could help determine a positive outcome...even if we cyah predict it...but that is obviously the best crop ever
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 24, 2009, 02:14:42 PM
last wednesday meet. The kids won, the pool/Team lost...All 3 of them anchored and came from behind to win their relays as well, but they were lil disappointed they lost anyway, that Pool has been undefeated so far this year..Mzting did 27. something(yard pool), and missed our pool record by .03 seconds. after the fly, lilman start to jump-up and splash and pelt Hi-5 all round, thinking he break the fly record, then told it's a Yards pool...dat + the team lorse, the boy was sobbing yes..."like it was the worse day of he life"....that boy like he not learning to deal with losing at all...me'ent tell him nutten...2 more meets before sections
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 14, 2009, 12:01:49 PM
Section Finals last weekend...STRESS... :o
Start of - one of the heat benches, tip over fall on one of my Daughter competitors hand, and chop piece of her thumb orf...she Mudda fient and buss she face...while the ambulance was dey...ah next child get sting by a bee, had an allergic reaction, and sieze...next ambulance come...meet stop...setta ah come from behind tralala for the boys to place...by 10 o'clock, I looking for ah hard, and dey only have coffee, ah drink dat straight black, no sugar, and pyschologically ah feel ah was ready to watch again..
In the final analysis
Mzting won the 50 free and qualified 2nd overall for regional final this weekend
           3rd in Fly                  "       4 th  "        "       "       
Angel    4th in 50 Free and qualified 7th overall - however, only 6 go to final.
           3 rd in 50 back       "          4th overall for final
Lilman   1st in 50 Fly and qualified 1st(by .1 sec) overall for regional
           1st in 50 back       "         1st                  "            "


both Mzting and Angel relay team was disqualified. Ah drag, since Mzting was the one adjudged to have left early, they were leading by a pool length, and broke the (1996) regional record with 2.01...protest...nobody but 1 judge saw her go early, but the decision stood.
Lilman had to catch up 2 body lengths, caught the boy on the 1st 25 and couldn't pull away, just managed to outtouch him, the other boy come out the pool and start to bawl down the place....then he (lilman) start to pout, and I telling him is OK, the boy juss lil disappointed, and he saying  "What ? Dad! I didn't beat any of times this summer, DAT SUCKs".. >:( ah big steups come out meh mouth an he run by he mudda...
... Our men's seniors relay team get disqualified, and after that the fun thing real start to tun ole mas...ah fella teenage daughter try to pullup she father socks about when he behaving cussing judges and organzers and bawlin dey is thief,and how the "mfkers" trying to prevent our pool from winning... and ppl hah to calm he from buffing she same speed...she had to get ah ride home with another family...me din know dem ppl could get on so ...everybody wondering how i so cool, and doh I was outwardly saying "it have way more important ting to stress over" ...inside, ah wasn't comfortable at all......nah, wasn't so much fun nah

we'll see wha tomorrow bring......wish us luck, we will need it

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on August 16, 2009, 09:29:03 AM
good luck with the kids breds

make sure dey get dey ovaltine and ribena an ting
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 16, 2009, 02:31:37 PM
Lilman 9-10  1st 50 back - 38.53   1st 25 fly : 16.17 (new pool record)
MzTing 11-12   2nd 50 free - 30.23  4th 50 fly : 33.75
Angel 11-12  1st 50 free consolation : 30.61(pb)   4 th 50 back : 36.62(pb)

Will add some small notes later...thanks Dutty
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 17, 2009, 11:01:39 AM
Mz Ting showing some real progress. Good work by all though, big them up. Max, you can see Tariq's times from Goodwill in Barbados last weekend at swimbarbados.com
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2009, 01:08:52 PM
Thanks Swima, will check it and show dem when I get home... I think Tariq will be in same Age Group as the Angel this year (both '98)..and the Angel might be starting to get serious...he had a Starlight foundation swim to raise funds, and all ah dem enter they go do 150 laps...now the Angel is the one who hate training the most eh !...Lilman who like to train do 250..Mzting do 270, just to beat lilman, yuh know the Angel went out and do 400 non stop (10,000 metres), they ppl hah to ask him to stop   :o...he say he was feeling good...and he have a sense of confidence bout him too...and he beating times regular an ting, and mzTing who doh like to train, jump-up and ask to go to ah swim camp at Pointe-Claire 2 weeks ago....so meh doh know if is ah phase, or wha fight cause this inhouse ting, but if these attitudes stay, we might see some stuff this winter....and I think they may be further encouraged by it, even doh Angel('97-'98) & Mzting('95-'96) moving up to the next Age Group except lilman('99-00) who repeating 9-10, but the club training him 2 days with the Age grps ('97-'98),  so he can have some training competition.....Now I cyah wait for when they start in October, going and carry them every weekend to the pool, and throw basket like ah doubles vendor, with ah slight.. :devil:  ..cyah let it backfire doh...yuh how it does go sometimes
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2009, 07:10:24 PM
sidenotes :
The girl who beat mZting, (Nguyen )was her Winter Teammate last year, she won in 28.99(2nd fastest time ever 11-12 - fastest 28.79), she has a best time LC of 28.56..and get this, she's only 11, and swimming the same age group next year...she also won the back in 33.6..

After the swimming the Angel had a House-league allstar game, we reach only 25 minutes before kickoff, the coach bench him cause we was late, after 10 minutes he put him on, they was already down 3-0. game end up 4-0, they score the 4 th when he was subbed off...ah tell him, the way that other team was playing, they mighta get 5 if he started...he agree, cause for the 1st time in he life he get ah yellow card, and was sure he would get another   ;D

lilman get out touch (after leading) by .02 s to place second in the relay, ah ask him if he didn't see the youth..he say yeah, but is he winter competitor/pardna, how he is ah nice fella an ting...ah say "whey boy .02 secs, yuh have it down to ah science"...me an mammy look at each other, and silently agree  "uh huh, lix in he tail" ..nobody eh sayin nuthen doh :devil:

lilman Say he cyah understand how Tariq didn't win Gold at the Goodwill games, Oh,that cyah be right, ah say " Dem boys fast yuh know, yuh want to go and deal with them or what ", he say "Yes, dey lucky it too far, beside he might have to swim for Canada, as TT already have Tariq"....Tom drunk buh Tom ent no fool  ;D


Mzting relay team that was disqualified do a local pool race the evening before the meet, to attempt the record, they swim against some 13-14 yrs olds, and they broke the 1997 record, by 1.? secs, they did 2.01.59. They would have won the regional relay by 9 seconds if they weren't DQ. and broken the regional record by 2 .? seconds


Have a nice end of summer everyone !
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 20, 2009, 03:06:12 PM
At the pool awards night
Angel recieve 11-12 MVP
Mzting & Lilman recieved Overall(all age groups) best boy & Girl...It was the last presentation, if yuh see beast & sour face up to dey...even after, Lilman still feeling MVP more important than Overall, and doh everybody big him up etc..he couldn't quite get out ah d rut..

ps: we hostin TSTT Allstars this week, tonight is Allfours, ah late...we and them in Scarborough to play Braves this weekend.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 18, 2009, 11:07:26 AM
We have been invited to a Regional Lac St. Louis award ceremony. the beauty about it is all three...phew...especially how we didn't know bout this last year
MzTing relay team for breaking the Provincial record
Angel for being #1 (9-10) in Province for 2 events
lilman for being #1 (9-10) in  Canada for some events and nominated to Provincial prospect team or something so...will get details at the thing today..


anxious for the start of this season. They are all working hard...What ? Mzting too ? YESSSS..
Never has she approached training with this intensity, she just moved to 13-14(7 train. sessions - 5 evenings 2 mornings - 5:30 am,....yuh hear wha ah telling allyuh, 5:30 in the fking morning, twice,  Angel 11-12 (5 evenings), and lilman repeatin 9-10 (3 sessions with 11-12, 1 with 9-10 grp).....the freaky is Mzting is furthest from the P2 standards, bout 15 + secs, then Angel 5/7 secs and then lilman .5/.8 secs, but it won't count for lilman, only recognized from 11 and up ...damn ting is, ah taught dis one or that would be vex....nobody not diggin nuthen...they all stop outwardly comparing and checking times...is like they had ah secret meeting, and decide "lewwe freak Daddy out by behaving"....it have meh jumpy all kinda ting.....then them turning and reversing up stuff on meh, "why are you bawling dad, it's already done" or "I made breakfast for the boys" or "I helped mzting clean her room"...nah dah last one ah dreaming....Mammy an all laffin, ah checking meh pillow at night to see if they put flies in them, an see if it have pepper on meh tootbrush...cyah find nuthen...dem never do dat, juss because I paranoid bout payback....Mamy think they just growing ...an stop yelling at dem....nb: they does call asking them twice to do something bawling...so only we checking times, and last year, and who is compi this year, and TT times and carifta times and Timbuktu times...and dem doh deh up deh training, not diggin nuthen and nobody....lilman have 3 in November, 1 in Dec. The other 2, 1 in Nov. 1 in dec....It doh have no more stats ah could look up, damn
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 30, 2009, 02:07:55 PM
How do you spell Relief..Raptors beatin Cleveland, playing tonight :-*, 1st swim meet tomorro :-*, an Mammy finally getting back from ah conference in TO :-*..dem mornin lunches was hell...ah happy like pappy  :chilling:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 31, 2009, 05:25:28 PM
Well after Swima post them times recently, and 1st meet today, it look like I better groom these kids here to swim for Canada, they stand ah better chance ah making them team..jeezan  :devil:

Will post there times after tomorrow events, best placing today was 4th, worst 18th. But they both (Mzting, Angel) improved all there times so far, but not enuff for Prov.2 designation...Look like it go take more work than they thought,and certain tweaks in their technique, as I was telling dem, buh "who is me", "Meh ain't no swim coach", "I cyah even swim", 'what would any parent know', we just born, the day before them was born. I  8) yes
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 04, 2009, 01:23:05 PM
Angel is writing the exams for both the Sport Etude/Academic plus programs at an area High school, but we may opt for a more distant private school (1hr travel by bus & train),not sure if he will enjoy or we know enough about the sport-etude program, as we may have to change swim clubs (the training segment is tailored for the Pointe-Claire(our main competition) swimmers, which pool is directly across the street from the school) His writing the exam effectively delays our decision,&  keeps our options open...We live 10 mins walk from the school, but want to stay loyal to the club that has him where he's at today. Plus the Pointe Claire club has been slightly elitist, although they are attempting to change that image-  new head coach, the parents in that club, some from our area are overly competitive & snobish.
 Quality & equality of Life - especially for a young impressionable visible minority, maybe more critcal for our family than temporary successes.

 http://johnrennie.lbpsb.qc.ca/sportetudes.htm

trying to get someone to translate all the pages on the MELS website will be difficult.

ps: Mzting attend (by invitation) a prospect team camp for the regional team for the Provincial games
     Lilman doing his 1 st meet(regional) this weekend, 50 fly & 100 IM, 2nd meet the following weekend & 3 rd meet the weekend after that, just now ahgo ha to take some PEDs to keep up with the driving
     Angel at present #1 11 yr old in the Province in 4 events.( Top 50 in the Country)...may not last 2 long as more meets get underway...but he (& us) enjoying that while we can  ;D


Add:
of the 6 events
pos. nom, age,club, prov,prev, pres 
3 Angel 11  DDO  Québec  37.52  36.74 "50 back"
4 Angel 11  DDO  Québec  31.92  30.61 "50 free"
worst
18 Angel 11 DDO  Québec  48.82  46.33 " 50 br"
&
11 MzTing 13 DDO Québec 2:24.19 2:19.26 "200 fr"
14 MzTing 13 DDO Québec 1:12.00 1:15.87 (1er fois)"100 fly"
worst
44 MzTing 13 DDO Québec 1:29.00 1:26.00(1er fois) "100 bk"


1 lilman 10 DDO Québec 1:23.88 1:23.22 100 IM
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 26, 2009, 09:24:22 AM
Last meet, lilman achieve P2 Standards for 11-12...meaning next year, he will be starting the season going after National Standards, and attending particular meets...Mzting and Angel have till the end of the year (May) to get their P2 standards, otherwise we coocoo cook, as we will be attending some seperate meets...the big problem being funds, 5 different meets, may mean seperate hotel/transp cost for bout 3 = addtl 2_3 k....which not too bad, except 2 accepted in semi-priv Highschool = 18 k + swim club X3= 3.6 k + necessary house repair = 10_15 k, total = no holiday trip back home for a few more years well......nah, them 2 go get the level next meet (in 2 wks),ah hope, which will save us 2 k right dey = Carnival Trip for 1 in 2011, maybe  ;D
if dem chillren grow up and put my tail in ah home or worse mek meh homeless by taking ah wrong path, ah go..ah go.....dais why dem ole ppl used to be cheupsin so, at that point daiz all yuh could do yes...

2010=the only band I seeing is ah 'band yuh belly' one....take ah jump, take ah jump...wave...wave :wavetowel:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 14, 2009, 11:16:56 PM
Angel achieved P2 designation...2 down 1 to go..Unfortunately he was just out of the medals in two..doh he was the only 11 giving the 12 yr olds a run for the metal
4       50 Freestyle            30.61   30.58    29.84
15     200 Freestyle         2:37.38 2:34.15   
9      400 Freestyle         5:52.42   5:28.31
6       50 Backstroke          36.74   37.29
9      200 Backstroke        2:58.74 3:00.26 2:53.98
4       50 Butterfly             35.70   35.18
16     200 IM                  3:01.23 2:55.78   


Meanwhile lilman grinding, cause fellas he beat last year passing him, and he cyah swim dem big meets yet....and doh he won his races, he tinks his little time drops is due to the lack of compi..probably true...
he a lil discouraged, I know cause he don't like it and really tryin to act like it's not upsetting him, doh he pointing out every individual he would beat in every race, including the girls races, regardless of age...yuh know how much ppl that is, how much talk that is..ah say is allright guy, relax, he say "I'm relaxed, I'm ok..what time that guy just do ? woulda beat him too dad!"....poor ting   :(

Mzting was a lil sometimish (especially need <2:40 in the im) doh doing ok in the free events, but not concentrating on/for the other strokes..having problems breaking the bad habits and is in tough with a lot of technically stong and experienced girls (most swimming comp. +5 yrs to her 2), not sure we can help, hopefully one day if she can stick, it will fall into place, the coach is quite impressed with her fight and desire, I tell'im we don't say nuthen, cause she doh do ah ting we say, he say, he realize, she doh do ah ting he say in practice niether, but he keep repeating, and eventually she remember sometings in a race and drop time good...ah say she get dat hardhead talent from she mudda.. :devil:...ah guess ah go find out if mammy does read this or not :-\ :rotfl: :rotfl:
10   50 Freestyle    30.17      29.26     29.24
11   100 Freestyle  1:10.00   1:02.88   
27  200 Freestyle    2:19.26 2:19.12   
39   50 Backstroke   43.62   38.07
18  50 Butterfly      34.77   33.89
29  100 Butterfly    1:15.87 1:19.35   
58   200 IM            2:46.17 2:49.07   


 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on December 15, 2009, 11:32:38 AM
Angel achieved P2 designation...2 down 1 to go..Unfortunately he was just out of the medals in two..doh he was the only 11 giving the 12 yr olds a run for the metal
4       50 Freestyle            30.61   30.58    29.84
15     200 Freestyle         2:37.38 2:34.15   
9      400 Freestyle         5:52.42   5:28.31
6       50 Backstroke          36.74   37.29
9      200 Backstroke        2:58.74 3:00.26 2:53.98
4       50 Butterfly             35.70   35.18
16     200 IM                  3:01.23 2:55.78   


Meanwhile lilman grinding, cause fellas he beat last year passing him, and he cyah swim dem big meets yet....and doh he won his races, he tinks his little time drops is due to the lack of compi..probably true...
he a lil discouraged, I know cause he don't like it and really tryin to act like it's not upsetting him, doh he pointing out every individual he would beat in every race, including the girls races, regardless of age...yuh know how much ppl that is, how much talk that is..ah say is allright guy, relax, he say "I'm relaxed, I'm ok..what time that guy just do ? woulda beat him too dad!"....poor ting   :(

Mzting was a lil sometimish (especially need <2:40 in the im) doh doing ok in the free events, but not concentrating on/for the other strokes..having problems breaking the bad habits and is in tough with a lot of technically stong and experienced girls (most swimming comp. +5 yrs to her 2), not sure we can help, hopefully one day if she can stick, it will fall into place, the coach is quite impressed with her fight and desire, I tell'im we don't say nuthen, cause she doh do ah ting we say, he say, he realize, she doh do ah ting he say in practice niether, but he keep repeating, and eventually she remember sometings in a race and drop time good...ah say she get dat hardhead talent from she mudda.. :devil:...ah guess ah go find out if mammy does read this or not :-\ :rotfl: :rotfl:
10   50 Freestyle    30.17      29.26     29.24
11   100 Freestyle  1:10.00   1:02.88   
27  200 Freestyle    2:19.26 2:19.12   
39   50 Backstroke   43.62   38.07
18  50 Butterfly      34.77   33.89
29  100 Butterfly    1:15.87 1:19.35   
58   200 IM            2:46.17 2:49.07   


 


I go tell mammy :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 15, 2009, 03:45:30 PM
 :justkidding: :nailbiting: :praying: :notlistening: :challenge: :chilling:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 15, 2010, 03:37:13 PM
Last weekend Lilman had a meet in Quebec city. had 5 1st, 1 2nd, improved all his times , went #1 in the province amongst 10 & U, in a few events (top 5 in country in a couple) and this week was MzTing in Provincial 1 champs, see below.
After joy is sorrow, and the Angel, going to the P2 Champs meet in 2 wks, as one of the youngest qualifiers...ah hope he doh take it too hard...ah tell him if he come in the top 25 it will be amazing, but he not buying, since he siblings blinging all round he face......ah quietly point out as great as MzTing did, she din't make the P2 Standard, ah didn't mention, it way harder for 13-14 girls, than 11-12 boys, and even harder for 13-14 boys...doh he is de quiet 1, he have ah way of rising to big meets doh, even if ah not so certain this time....Boy, like dis thing getting more and more serious, ah starting to know kids all over the country times by heart, ah ent to sure meh ole brain able, and at some meets, I leaving the pool more tired than many of the competitors....well A :nailbiting:


News
RESULTS & CONGRATULATIONS / « P1 » WINTER FESTIVAL (SECT.6) AT THE CLAUDE-ROBILLARD CENTRE, MONTREAL / 12.13.14-FEB-2010 ...
14 février 2010
Congratulations to all the DDO swimmers on their excellent results at the P1 Festival this past weekend.
All that hard work and dedication paid off with over half of our contingent making the podium either in the individual and/or relay events.
Most of the others made finals (4th to 10th) and with their points allowed the Dollard Team to bring home the banner, outscoring by 380 points our closest rival in Sections 6 & 7 combined! WELL DONE!

. TEAM RANKINGS
. ONLINE RESULTS (CAMO Natation)
. RESULTS (Swimming Canada)

SPECIAL MENTION :
"Mz Ting" reached the Eastern National standard in her 50m Free with a time of 28.22 and the Age Group National standard in her 100m Free with a time of 1:01.55.
Marc-André Cormier reached the Age Group National standards in his 1500m Free (18:34.96) & 200m Fly (2:32.35) and Maurin Barale (CIT) in his 1500m Free (17:49.64).
Kim Laliberté, Fanny Gervais-Cartier, Jeremy Pitcher, Marc-André Cormier, Jean-Gabriel Demers and Caroline Leclair now have their P2 qualification.

MEDALISTS
Jeremy Pitcher : 6 Gold medals & 1 Bronze
"MZTing" : 5 Gold medals & 2 Silver
Fanny Gervais-Cartier : 5 Gold medals, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
Nadia Ghanem : 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
Victoria Bradshaw : 3 Gold medals, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze
Marc-André Cormier : 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
Eliott Magwood : 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
Caroline Leclair : 2 Gold medals, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze
Jenna Robertson : 2 Gold medals & 1 Silver
Meghan Vaillancourt : 1 Gold medal, 2 Silver & 3 Bronze
Courtney Fairholm : 1 Gold medal, 2 Silver & 2 Bronze
Luca Stabile : 1 Gold medal & 1 Silver
Maurin Barale (CIT) : 1 Gold medal & 1 Bronze
Martin Giguère : 1 Gold medal & 1 Bronze
Catherine Di Vita : 1 Gold medal
Isabelle Lacasse : 3 Silver medals
Jean-Christophe Gosselin (CIT) : 2 Silver medals & 1 Bronze
Alexander Ni : 2 Silver medals & 1 Bronze
Emma Radun : 2 Silver medals
Célia Bouazza : 2 Silver medals
Patrick Wiley : 2 Silver medals
Jesse Ostroff : 2 Silver medals
Kelly Crochetière : 1 Silver medal & 3 Bronze
Nicholas Muinonen : 1 Silver medal
Leah Salzman : 1 Silver medal
Adrien Poulin : 1 Silver medal
........ Bronze.....Finalist.....

RELAYS - 4 x 50m Free
GOLD : Courtney Fairholm, Nadia Ghamen, Marie-Geneviève Bérard, Marguerite Lambert.
SILVER : Eliott Magwood, Adrien Poulin, Yousef Meguid, Hugo Chaput.
GOLD : "MzTing", , Jenna Robertson, Kelly Crochetière, Victoria Bradshaw.
SILVER : Zachary Pillling, Jean-Gabriel Demers, Marc-André Cormier, Jeremy Pitcher.
GOLD : Caroline Leclair, Katherine Sweetman-Hammond, Meghan Vaillancourt, Fanny Gervais-Cartier.
BRONZE : Jean-Christophe Gosselin (CIT), Patrick Wiley, Sam Hersh, Maurin Barale (CIT).

RELAYS - 4 x 50m Medley
GOLD : Courtney Fairholm, Hailey Polcsak. Emma Radun, Marguerite Lambert.
GOLD : Yousef Meguid, Adrien Poulin, Eliott Magwood, Hugo Chaput.
SILVER : Victoria Bradshaw, Karla Wong, Jenna Robertson, "MzTing",
GOLD : Jeremy Pitcher, Marc-André Cormier, Luca Stabile, Jean-Gabriel Demers.
GOLD : Caroline Leclair, Isabelle Lacasse, Meghan Vaillancourt, Fanny Gervais-Cartier.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 07, 2010, 09:33:10 AM
mzting 2 best races were 50(28.22) & 100 fr, here is the 100 m free, time:1.01.87 (1.01.55 in prelim)..pretty good at 13, her training attitude , and school work has improved tremendously, credits a motivational poster she saw, "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"
http://www.youtube.com/user/maxgyt#p/u
will put up vids of the guys later,
if ah could only find the Angel training switch, ah think we will see some good stuff, doh he doing super in free as well (29.23), as there is so much areas for improvement-training, for him,  and  technique wise for those 2 older ones....but bad habits hard to break, an we cyah say nutten- enuff swimming down dey throat, especially for relative beginners, we doh wha push....yet.. so it will be up to the coaches to try, in between of taking care of the 30 other kids...tough for us to keep we mouth shut, but as the Sunday sermon say this morning, have confidence in the lord, some trees take a little longer to bear fruit, but if it's a fruit tree then eventually they do, if not they serve some other purpose, sometimes revitalizing the same soil...i.e. doh cut dem down...ah start to wonder out loud, "Jesus didn't know no kids who used to swim, especially in the desert"...mzting stop meh from going an ask the priest dah one...saying, "is dat all you guys think about ?"...yuh see we cyah say nutten
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 21, 2010, 10:53:34 AM
lilman last meets as a 10 yr old...today -
50 bk - 34.83 - unofficial - tied for 5th all time best in canada 10 & U - current yob, #1
50 fly - 32.99 - unofficial - #2 all time best in canada 10 & U  -  current yob, #1
last week
200 fr - 2:31:18 - off. currently #8 yob, Canada
200 IM - 2:48:63 -off. currently #2  yob, Canada
50 Br - 47.25 - off. 56 th in Canada 10-
needless to say, we're estatic....oh he happy like pappy too...and everyone in the club.....an granny, and tantie...an he sister...he brother say 'that's great"...then he start chewin he nails....so ah say quiet-quiet, "hey Angel, don't worry, U own the free".......Patta,patta-lilman coming running from downstairs -"Dad, i think i'm gonna drop some seconds on my free next meet, just for fun"....me:  :-X
oh well LC meet coming up, and Angel, who lil weaker in the turns should fight him up there....ah hope..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 21, 2010, 07:48:32 PM
Excellent times especially in the fly and back. Big up lil man. Tell him we ready for him for Carifta next year.  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on March 21, 2010, 09:39:13 PM
Excellent times especially in the fly and back. Big up lil man. Tell him we ready for him for Carifta next year.  ;D

COSIGNNNN
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 29, 2010, 08:51:14 PM
We won't be dey for ah few years, if God allows, but if anyone interested
 https://www.swimming.ca/EventArticle.aspx?eventid=485
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 30, 2010, 04:22:02 AM
We won't be dey for ah few years, if God allows, but if anyone interested
 https://www.swimming.ca/EventArticle.aspx?eventid=485

We only have two qualifyers thus far for the Senior meet, but I am attempting to get to Junior guys to qualify for the Junior meet at the end of the month in Hawaii. This weekend at Carifta, they will be going for both the 100 and the 200 free and I am trying to put forth a 4x100 freestyle relay as well.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 30, 2010, 02:41:56 PM
We won't be dey for ah few years, if God allows, but if anyone interested
 https://www.swimming.ca/EventArticle.aspx?eventid=485

We only have two qualifyers thus far for the Senior meet, but I am attempting to get to Junior guys to qualify for the Junior meet at the end of the month in Hawaii. This weekend at Carifta, they will be going for both the 100 and the 200 free and I am trying to put forth a 4x100 freestyle relay as well.

I'm certain if not this time, you will have more prospects in the future...keep up the good work
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 12, 2010, 09:31:51 PM
lilman yesterday ...this was for #1 in 11 & U in Canada, the other boy(#1) is amazingly a year younger(10) than lilman...ah see he look at the fella before the race, but he say he didn't tell him nothing, ah say yuh better not

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KOTs20rSyY
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 21, 2010, 01:42:10 PM
2 more meets each left....Yeeeaaaaa
Angel & Mzting in Home meet LC this weekend, Lilman in Regional finals next weekend..
Angel 50 fr time to beat tomorrow is 29.00, but lilman aimingin to beat his bro SC time of 29.23, he have 30.56...it will be great if he better his own time, but doh want him beat his brother time this year...Mzting got beaten into 4th in 50 free 2 weekends ago and still ah little down, she didn't beat her best times in anything, while her brother(angel) best timed in all his..I showed her, he does that every meet....she said exactly, and he doesn't even train hard...but I tell her he does, he just more mentally relaxed with his training and brings the intensity game day...She say, look how he does be yawning before he race, and smiling and waving to everybody....I tried to show how, to much intensity and stress can negatively affect performance, he not worried about losing, he having fun, trying his best and if he win, he win, if he lose he lose...she walk off, saying I no help...lilman gets pumped before his races....Little do they know, the Angel acts cool, but want's to win, cause he likes the attention, thus does his best, rather than afraid to lose,  so he don't hold talk...Is the talk them 2 does give, which comes back to haunt them...they stressing themselves...but lilman is technically strong so he is less affected...
She sdun start making excuse bout she doh feel like swimming, tomorrow...Mammy say quiet,quiet "ok"...she hit we with, "ok..ok..I will swim, but only to make you guys happy, not because ah feel too...ok ?"    :rotfl:
poor thing, Hope she at least drop time in something..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 23, 2010, 03:04:19 PM
AA..if yuh see MzTing, waving an Hi-5-ing before race... :rotfl: ...I nearly dead...like dem does PLAY they not listening.....either that or she gettin well desperate....won a couple(50 free no pb and didn't do to badly in a couple. though she really did badly in the one she wanted the most, 200 IM, and actually did better on Sunday after we talked some more...even come over before the race to ask meh how to swim d 400 IM   :o ...here meh nah " When yuh doing the fly, take yuh time, do the Butterfly dance " then Mammy say " when yuh hit the back,do Johnny Cute,1..2.."...eh heh...I come back with "For the breast, doh do Machel ' she say, "Which Machel, Jumbie"..."ah say yes, doh do Jumbie, yuh does panic too much, do 'Alicia KKEEEYYYS pull kick'"...then she tell meh pull up the Machel video on youtube..she fren across the pool wondering wha I doing demonstrating....how not to apply the Jumbie to the IM..the lady next to we, wondering wha really goin on.. Mamy say "dem ppl go think allyuh mad in here""..she ask "ok, what to finish with for the free"...Mammy say "Well if yuh listen to yuh father advice, especially how he cyah swim ah lik..yuh go ..."...ah interuppt.."you go need ah Rudder", she ask " What rudder, to guide me ?"...""No girl...cheups..it's stroke frequncy we talkin bout...this is not ah fete in here, this is maddness"....she say "huh ?what dat have to do with a rudder"...we ALL had a good laugh...and she went take she licks kool kool, and come back smiling pointing out she drop ah whole 6 secs... :rotfl:....ah start wondering if ah mess she up, :-\ cause she miss the standard by 4 secs..to hell with that...was ah good family time...doh Angel didn't come over once....he had ah 1st and 3 2nds  & 2 3rds doh...Mamy say good ting.. :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 24, 2010, 09:49:07 AM
oh gado...when dey join the results from the mornin & evenin session, both ah dem get bump down, well mostly mzting
she end up 3,6,7,8,10 & 26 th...she bro, end up 1,2,2,3,3,3....me eh show her yet.. :-\
I think dahis a job for 'SUPER Mammy'  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on May 27, 2010, 07:03:35 PM
maxg dont hesitate to post any videos  :beermug:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 29, 2010, 04:39:02 PM
maxg dont hesitate to post any videos  :beermug:

D original  :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgeZQpAv5F8
 :devil:
2 latest wit a big finish in the 200
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2PiFZh1Tys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctb6fk4_MDM
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 29, 2010, 08:33:34 PM
Lilman have the regional finals tomorrow,50 free & fly, so far so good, ah lil  belly wuk today, buh he nuh digging.
add:...oh..plus ah had to give him ah slap today. :(..for he damn mouth again...he an he bro was having ah lil tiff, I tell the man," we go deal with that later, hurry up, we late for yuh game" (basketball)...Hear he nah "Dad, don't Interupt"...he hold back he cry, and tell he mudda he not going and "like he gone mad an hit me" ...mammy step in between one time...well she talk to him, I went an tell the coach he not coming, an when ah reach back, he apologize, promise it won't happen again, and give meh ah squeeze...ah was watching to see if he throw ah wink by he mom, buh ah eh ketch none, so we good...lesson learnt...by both ah we
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 31, 2010, 11:49:26 AM
RESULTS & CONGRATULATIONS / THE LAC ST-LOUIS REGIONAL LEAGUE FINALS / BEACONSFIELD / SUNDAY 30-MAY-2010 ...
31 mai 2010
...
Congratulations to all the DDO swimmers on their excellent results at the Regional League Finals held in Beaconsfield yesterday. Well done!

SPECIAL MENTION
Lilman, Léonie Demers, Habib Attasi and Laryssa Luszczki medalled in their two individual events.
...

MEDALLISTS
*Lilman : 2 Gold medals
*Léonie Demers : 1 Gold medal & 1 Bronze
*Habib Attasi : 1 Gold medal & 1 Bronze
Jiarui Zhu : 1 Gold medal
Katrina Brathwaite : 1 Gold medal
Vivian Song : 1 Silver medal
Cara Dubé : 1 Silver medal
*Laryssa Luszczki : 2 Bronze medals
Miranda Bohns : 1 Bronze medal
Kevin He : 1 Bronze medal
Nathanielle Lapointe-Poitras (CIT) : 1 Bronze medal

FREE RELAYS
SILVER : Brianna De Melo, Miranda Bohns, Laryssa Luszczki, Léonie Demers.
SILVER : Katrina Brathwaite, Vivian Song, Jennifer Dollinger, Hanna Muinonen.
SILVER : Habib Attasi, Philip Pieczko, Evan Long-Metcalfe, Lilman

MEDLEY RELAYS
SILVER : Brianna De Melo, Miranda Bohns, Laryssa Luszczki, Léonie Demers.
BRONZE : Keith Crochetière, Youssef Chaouachi, Jiarui Zhu, Matthew Gillies.
SILVER : Jennifer Dollinger, Katrina Brathwaite, Vivian Song, Hanna Muinonen.
SILVER : Habib Attasi, Lilman, Kevin He, Evan Long-Metcalfe.


Only thing ah didn't like is how he was 'Flexing' when he recieve he medal and they ask him to take ah group photo with the other medalist....  :-[  ..then they all start flexing too...we have to have ah humility chat again..cause he was flexing for the photo, not the win, but ppl won't know that....not necessary to draw attention to yuhself, some might be negative, and as little of that is preferable, even "if Lebron does it"...ent ? Seems today, it all about publicity, even if it's slightly 'loud' doh not deemed bad....I was never comfortable with  the spotlight, but it's a different time, I guess !
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on May 31, 2010, 03:10:37 PM
Congrats Max. You see our Minister of Sport is a Swim Coach. He say he won't forget where he came from...

Big things soon... we hope.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 31, 2010, 04:59:46 PM
Congrats Max. You see our Minister of Sport is a Swim Coach. He say he won't forget where he came from...

Big things soon... we hope.
Curious...What would be your interpretation of big things, other than a state of the art Olympic size swimming/diving pool(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2613204502_19b1c1218b.jpg)
ps: slighty of east of center of the city, is used as a community sports centre, as well as a National training centre for sychro, Waterpolo & platform & scuba Diving, 1 hr 1/2 froom the west Island, 15 mins by public transport from the centre of the city..
http://www.rio.gouv.qc.ca/pub/centre/centre_visiter.jsp

probably the best school run centre  - again open to the general public -  as well as Sport-Etude program

http://www.college-em.qc.ca/?CDAAFAF5-4745-4EDC-87BC-89E8B68A0E45


organized inhouse intra/extramural community programs, all ages, Badminton, volleyball, soccer, Badminton and Tennis, as well as 50 metre pool, they even have an indoor putting room, Karate,Judo, of course adjacent to Hockey rinks..built in the heart of communites, run and staffed by the community, organized by the community, on the school grounds, everyone benefits......many like that, within an hour from each other....a few a run by the city, and use of those are usually a minimal charge...also depending on the region of the city yo live..The city of pOinte Claire is completing it's 6 Million dollar 10 lane 50 Metre pool with diving pool, as well there is already a 50 metre and 25 yard pool, adjacent to of course Hockey Arena.....they are striving to be #1 swim club in Canada, as residents we swim for 50 $ for 6 mths or something ridiculous so.....,,,these are the type of encoragement these ppl have here....when I hear, bout 500 Million TT(100 Million Can) stadium, in the bush, I does wonder...but ah not going there...as a swimming coach, I am interested to hear what would be you wish list, as well as developmental plans/dreams...cause seriously, I spoil, I only used the football fields and indoor gyms here...but here have bout 6 mths of Winter...so what would be ideal for TT from a swim coach perspective ?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 01, 2010, 07:37:07 PM
Where to begin???

State of the art pools with spectator facilities to host international meets

Full time paid positions for all involved from learn to swim come up

Full laborotory facilities for scientific testing

Proper weight/strength/power training facilities attached to the pools

Research libraries attached to the pool

Lewwe start with dat nah!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 02, 2010, 12:40:05 PM
Where to begin???
My thoughts

State of the art pools with spectator facilities to host international meets
(At Least 2 pool(50,25) National training complex - shared Government/ swim association/ Swim companies and other interested parties sponsorship)
Full time paid positions for all involved from learn to swim come up
(This is usually covered by the local clubs and their booster programs, though a lump sum assistance is granted as per how many registered swimmers as well as amount of elite swimmers produced - Not really a government program, but some measure of assistance, based on results...On the National level, 3 to 4 Association subsidized positions outside of the club salary - determined by the club's board of directors - based on level of experience and area/level/age of athletes )
Full laborotory facilities for scientific testing
(This can be an all sport Facility- could be an all-Caribbean built/utilized facility- associated with an Exercise Science University program, students essentially do the testing, under the guidance of the already paid academic advisors)

Proper weight/strength/power training facilities attached to the pools
(usually included as part & parcel of Training complex - as well as staffed by volunteers from the student body completing their stages, supervised by 1 or 2 qualified athletic personnel....Here they are maintained by the local community as an open membership clubs - with set hours for Provincial teams, with membership dues used to offset maintenance and professional salaries - Half/Half government built)
Research libraries attached to the pool
(Part of the University educational or swim Association facilty - Govt assisted, but not Govt run)

Government interaction should be based on Number of participants, Initiative of associations, and National & International results..

Lewwe start with dat nah!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 06, 2010, 09:36:47 AM
Eswim in TO, where one of TT future prospects live, hosted a Age Group International meet
http://www.eswim.ca/

my lil swimmers woulda get good cut-tail, woulda just make finals in there top events, and the rest, well ppl woulda get tired looking for dey name...and here I  was thinking we almost there... ah won't wake them from the Olympic dream, but just try to be a guide so as to avoid the heavy pitfalls and nightmares... :peace:

Lil 12 yr old boy at that meet do 26.21(can rec : 26.17) 50 fr lc, and 58.37 59.89 for the 100.
 ;D Couple years ago ah just show lilman a picture and is like he go roar and take off like he get the scent,  :rotfl:, but these days as he start facing real competition, he does just say, "we'll see whats up head to head"... just a few mths older, and 3 secs faster than ah Angel, dah must be are ArchAngel boy!...ah show the Angel, he went to church by heself this morning   :devil: ah woulda go, but ah wake up too late...ah ask lilman how come he didn't go..he say "Dad, I can pray at home, can't I"...I guess it really not all about swimming only....what's happeninnggg to meeee   :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 12, 2010, 07:51:11 PM
lilman had day 1 of his last meet today, his closest comp. was his teammate, and that wasn't to close...he tried his best...Mammy vex, they made a mistake in his 200 IM, he did 2:44 by her watch, by Video camera...they post 2:47, closest boy was 3 someting, which I say still good - he still drop 3 secs, mammy say that 3 sec difference, means 2 boys from the pool down the road still #1 in quebec, and we pool down at 6 th...I say "So", next time we meet dem dey go be in for a big surprise, she say as this is his last meet, and he moving up, he not seeing them boys for 2 years....ah still doh get it...ah think is because one of those boys is the boy who tell lilman (3 yrs ago) when we just started, "You not so good", from that day lilman start to train hard...like mammy still ent taking dat.. ::)
200 bk : ah think he drop 3,4 secs too...did bout 2:4T sumting , an he kinda slowed down,
50 br: he drop 2 sec: did 45 sumting
 he said too bad he couldn't swim with the P1/P2 kids, he think he could go faster...Tomorrow, 100 Im(8th), 50 Bk(1), 200 Fr(11), he say he going an try for #1 in Canada, not just quebec...ah say "Yeah ? but ent yuh #1 in back ahready", he say " so... I'm going to try to beat myself dad" ....sometimes he doh mean nutten eh, but the tone does get to meh...ah watch mammy, ah watch he, ah watch mammy..mammy still vex...ah close meh mind, an just say "Oh Good"   :-\  8)


add: Mzting did only the 200 IM in the P1/P2 meet in an attempt to get the P2 designation...she needed to get 2:40, in Feb, she did 2:40.33...yuh know today she did 2:40.75......she come out the pool all sad an ting...the coach went over , he tell her something, she cheer up , and then 2 minutes later all of ah sudden ah sad face again....apparently when she ask, the timer said 2 forty SEVEN, so she thought 2:47, and was all down, then the coach tell her "No, it was very good 2:40.75", and she feel better, till she realize she miss the P2 by .75, and couldn't beat he Feb time....She wasn't overly down doh, cause it means she will swim 'P1 Champs', where she would probably be near top of the group, but Angel has the P2 (P2 Champs), so means 1 xtraswim weekend tieup..oh well...they doing well, we thankfull..... how that sayin go..
water, water everywhere, an not ah drop for ah decent drink  ?  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: WestCoast on June 12, 2010, 08:01:31 PM
Maxg, allya are the greatest ;D

best of luck
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 12, 2010, 08:27:46 PM
Maxg, allya are the greatest ;D

best of luck
Thanks Coast
ah hope yuh mean in ah Parental/kids interaction, discipline and patience sort-ah-way, but the true test go be when all ah dem start 6 o'clock morning practice, then we go separate the goat from who wha sleep..  :sleepy: :challenge: :arguing: :justkidding:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: WestCoast on June 13, 2010, 09:17:10 AM
Maxg, allya are the greatest ;D

best of luck
Thanks Coast
ah hope yuh mean in ah Parental/kids interaction, discipline and patience sort-ah-way, but the true test go be when all ah dem start 6 o'clock morning practice, then we go separate the goat from who wha sleep..  :sleepy: :challenge: :arguing: :justkidding:
yeah man in all aspects
allya have a great thing going
very interesting/entertaining family dynamic indeed

tell de coach (mammy) that the manager (you) needs more sleep to be effective :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 15, 2010, 10:42:27 AM
well, lil bachanal...ah put on ah pot to fix some pasta for lunch...ah tell lilman tun of the stove.....then mammy reach, fix up and he eat an ting...as we gettin ready mammy ask him wha wrong, he just not lookin right...he say he hand hurting...like how bad  ?...lemme see ?..yuh know 3 of he fingers burn kinda bad...wtf...well he tun of the stove, buh the pot was still boiling so he went to move it, but it was heavy an woulda fall, so he rab it and bun he fingers...now I real vex, cause he know he pull ah bonehead move,so he keep it down low, buh it setting me up to get noise, so my ears steamin...mammy puttin cold water an ozonol, and tryin to fix up...buh he see meh vex face - an ah think ah mouth someting same time - he start to whimper...mammy ask it still hurting ah lot eh, in between givin me glances, cause the pasta was my wuk... he say "Lil bit...but Daddy call meh ah bonehead"...well me eh wait to see mammy vex face, ah know it good, I just head to the van, sitdown and wait for further instructions,out dey...he come out after smilin, holdin some ice and we head down the road..
that was the only excitement...he still swim good and beat his times in 200 fr (2:27.59), 100 Im (1:20.22) but not in 50 bk(36.09..pb:34.83)...he he had a good meet all round...and for this season, he stayed #1 in Canada in 50 fly & back, and top 5 in most of his other events...#1 in quebec in all except any breast and 100 IM....he didn't beat the 2 boys from down the road, but ah show him he was with 1-2 secs of their time, and he doh he bud push him lilbit  ( he win by 7 secs),he was lil down cause he Bud get DQ.. - he say "yeah I could go faster, but I was trying to pace myself" ....Wha, we going for pacing weself now ? we gettin old..Cool..

1 down 2(Mzting - Prov.1 champs; Angel - Prov.2 champs) to go...
I will try to put up ah video of lilman 100 IM in ah lilbit.(doh the 200 lil mor impressive, didn't get it good)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWojqJ4SNjU
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 28, 2010, 12:40:28 PM
another final meet done...MZTing, 4 Gold (50,100,200,400 fr), 1 Bronze (800 fr),
4th 200 IM(missed P2 : 2:40.01 by .01  :'(  ); 6 th 100 fly
Technique still need a lot of work, yet her coach is freaked, amazed that she still has so many areas that could be improved, yet still getting good results....He said he " is encouraged by that, she is like an Onion, many layers, but eventually he will get through to her " Ah say..."Good Luck...cause sometimes they make you cry too, but not me, I doh cook"...He buying meh ah beer for that ...Unfortunately didn't do any PBs....
other highlights: Anchored both 13-14, and 15-16 free Relays and IM, she (and another girl) practically swam the 13-14 teens', walked back did the 15-16 teens..Did a fanatastic come from behind for the 15-16 teens
on to next year...Got two team 1st, a 2nd and 3rd for those races
Tiring meet, was 45 mins away, warm ups at 7 am, finish 1 pm some days...finals at 4:30 pm, reach back home 9 pm...3 day meet...ah drive, buh ah bawl..
One more left, Angel P2 champs, 4 days, morning with evening finals...ah bawlin ahready... may not make finals in all events 50 & 200 fr, bk,br, 50 fly

ps: Local pool summer meets start Wednesday(my usual O45 game night)...lilman & Angel same age group....MzTing at top of hers

wha we really get into here  ::)  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 01, 2010, 10:00:40 PM
1st major summer clash went well, no stress..50 fly..lilman 1st, Angel 2nd...lilman win 50 fr, Angel win 50 bk
Mzting chose to do fly , 2nd, and breast, 3 rd...impressed by her decision...she told mammy "all of our pool swimmers & coaches swim for that other club, they are not giving me any attention (wha dah bout), I have to choose stuff that will improve me "....hmmmnn..wha dat really bout ? she say her last summer friends ignoring her, and she gettin ah cold shoulder vibe, buh she cool with that, she not diggin dem to much anyway....hmmmnnn.....so instead of doing pool activities, she rather go for 2 k runs...hmmmnnn...not sure whey this going or if is a good or bad ting...keeping ah eye on it...always preach to dem they have ah difference, but don't want dem to act or be treated any differently....boys not digging nothin, dem playin whole day by the pool as usual...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 06, 2010, 10:14:08 AM
Last meet (Angel) start this Thursday...P2s, the top in the province, even some Nationals..as last time, if the boy make any finals is an accomplishment, doh he has good chances in the 50 fr & back...Medal worth ah blocko for sure.. ...eh wha..."no, I nuh lookin fo any excuse to party"..."badges, Badges, we doh need no stinkin badges"  :devil:


Day 1: Qualify 50 fr, and place 3 rd(28:43) in the final....I was sure he win..get out touch..ammm Backyard by fridge nextweek saturday   :beermug:
Day2: Qualify 9th 200 fr, 3rd 50 Bk..  :wavetowel: :wavetowel: Final tonight, gw... final postponed to Day 4 due to Thunder showers
Day 3: 400 fr 15th (5:08) ,200 Br 21 st (3:18) not even close to finals....good swims for him anyway, won both heats...Started of 4x50 relay for 11-12, did 28.32, then did 3rd leg of 13-14, have him clocked at 27.91  :o
found out if they count the relay, he would break the club LC record(28.35)...if they don't, he still have a whole year...

Day 4: 200 bk, 50 fly in dah mawnin, 200 fr, 50 bk finals in afternoon, plus he might be close in the 2 morning events, plus he doing 50 bk in the IM relay (11-12)...and maybe helping out the 13-14 boys too.. ah tired just thinking bout it
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 11, 2010, 09:11:29 PM
 :applause: :cheers: :party: :wavetowel: :chilling: :beermug: :beermug: :puking: :sleepy:

K..ah lil sober now

the boy make finals in 5 of 8 events..improve time in all 7...medal(bronze) in 1.. Move onto the Canada top 50 list for his year in 7, Free: 50 - 3 rd, 200 - 12th, 400 -34th; Back: 50 - 5 th, 200 - 26 th; Breast : 50 - 5th, 200  -48 th; Fly :50 - 9 th ... :thumbsup:
50 fr - 28.43, (28.32 1st leg relay, 27.91 3 rd leg of 13-14 relay)
 we were very proud, and doh he was dead tired, he still manage to be in good spirits...
He brother completely playing he ignoring the successes, an we leaving it just so. His only question : "Am I swimming that meet next year ?" Me: Yes ..He: "Will my brother be at the same meet ?" Me: Yes ...He : "Ooh, Good"...end of talk


Day 4 : had to do a swim off and 5 finals,plus 2 relays (11-12(bk) & 13-14(fr))..although he started with the swimoff for 10 th pl for the breast final, by dropping another 2 sec from the prelims (where he dropped 3 secs), I think this, his normally weakest stoke, took a toll on him, and he struggled through the rest of the day....In many of his finals he was the only boy of the lower age group (11 yr old)..although the boy who won the 50 fr(28.27) & Fl(29.81), was also 11. He normally lives & swims in Hawaii, but comes back for the summer..we saw him last year as well....Hopefully next year we go haveall 3 in this top final meet..daiz it for Winter swimming....YYEeeeaaaahhhhh   :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :wavetowel: :party:

lil bachanal was...in the same park as the swim meet had "Week-ends du Monde" and Saturday was Jamaica day, Cambodian day, Arab day amongst others (big parc, actually it's an island), and Sunday was Dominican Republic day and I stop right dey (didn't care bout what else)...an ah nearly miss some races gaping..buh each time ah ketch mehself just in time an run back quick quick (after Mammy text meh to see whey ah is)...didn't see no show doh...well except at a Brazilian dance school booth.....lawd have mussy....1 or 2 spectators going to the DR show area, went #1 in Canada for me doh   :-* :rotfl: :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 29, 2010, 12:11:18 PM
1st Summer lorse last night...we lost it with the 8 &U and Seniors...
yard pool...Angel win 11-12 50 free(27.something), Lilman 2nd(27.95) ...Angel win 50 back, Lilman win 50 fly..MzTing win 50 free, 2nd 50 breast, she did a big comeback,overtake for her team to win relay, to great excitement from her visting older brother & sister who had not seen them swim competitively before.....Lilman have hooked up with one of his local pool idols(he won seniors free & fly & presently owns the fly record, lilman set his sights on) for some extra pointers ...ah say, "Nice, yuh paying him",he say , "Sure, he make ah deal with the guy" & he run orf , "Oh !, what's that"...Mammy hit meh with "he made arrangements for you to give the guy some football pointers, so he could scrimmage with his friends"...."WHAT!"...I thinking, suppose I show the guy stuff and he go an get embarass.....me doh like them deals nah...Anyway ah ask how come, he doh listen to nobody but he coaches...she say, he really want the record...I think cause Angel & Mzting choose to go to a week long swim camp at the Olympic stadium...and he starting to get 2nd thoughts...

2 more Wed.night meets and then section finals....though mammy say we(pool & boys) have some licks to get in the last meet...looking forward to seeing those  :devil:

ADD: this just in, Angel selected as 1st Reserve for the Provincial Prospect team (competition swimming for 50 & 200 free), he is the youngest in the list.. :cheers:

ad:add: Wait ah minute, He asking "does that mean more swimming?"...me: "Does dat mean extra diving"  :-\
 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Jumbie on July 31, 2010, 08:03:24 AM
no comps closer to me so i/we cud fall een and support?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 31, 2010, 08:15:39 PM
no comps closer to me so i/we cud fall een and support?
oh gorm, no Jumbie...ah go drive quite dey for ah plate ah yuh Lau and to buss ah lime, true...buh for swimming, ah dem eh ready yet.... :praying:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 11, 2010, 09:57:52 AM
Last summer meet tonight...Semis' Saturday...
Doh know who swimming what tonight, but lilman, ask meh to drive by the pool last Sunday to check with the coach what they go register him for in the Big meet Saturday....and he brudda...ah say wha, yuh wha see if yuh going up against him, he say "No Dad, U doh understand"- (ah does fuhget dem know more than me)- "It because we will get maximum points if we both swim the back, he does the free, I do the fly, and the other boys fight up for the breast, which doh he(angel) probably can beat our teammates, he would lose in the final, and they could get same points as him".......huh....Wheyyy..Meh boy growing up... :'(
"that very good, how yuh work that out", He hit meh "Easy..it only makes sense"....Wow

when we get home...  :) ah rush to tell mammy, how we boy maturing an ting....She say, really, why ? ah explain the logistics...She yeah, ah had a lil time trying to convince him how it would work out better for the team, he was hoping he didn't have to go up against he bro ( who kinda hot right now), but then she show him how it will best serve the other boys supporting them and strengthen the team, and he finally agreed.....
 :o >:(
ah say "oh"....ah couldn't go through how he pull ah nex one on meh ....nice one
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 12, 2010, 02:50:24 PM
We lorse 540 to 520 las nite, had we won we would have picked up the all-season trophy, Lost it in the last 2 relays (Snrs and we had we national swimmers)....Mzting, won the free, placed 3 rd in breast, Angel won the free and back beating Lilman...who wasn't to happy,cause he didn't beat his time either (did 35.53), buh he come over breathing hard, chest heaving an ting, ah feel he wha cry, buh actin like he juust out-ah breath...because ah yesterday, ah wanted to hit him with "Ah see the Emergency backstroke let yuh down", cause he DID try and bring it , but he too sensitive, and it woulda mash him up, and he still had the fly to do, so ah concientiously hold meh tongue...well he went out and do his best time of the summer in the fly, 33.sumting....and come over no big high-five no puff chess, humble humble...He really growing up...ah say "Good job, guy"....he look up and meh mind start to race...Oh Gorm, he go spoil it....He say "Thanks dad, we will see how I'm gonna do on Saturday at semis....Especially in the back"....I say "it's ok, just do yuh best, yuh still have another year at this level"..He say, "Oh, I will "....Me thinks race ON, buh ah feelin d Angel feelin it....who takin bets
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 16, 2010, 02:05:59 PM
Saturday semis...they all won there individual heats...When the sections results were compiliated to determine the finalist for next Saturday..
Angel : 1st 50 free (28.64), 1st 50 back (33.87) (updated)
Lilman : 3rd 50 back(36.33), 1st 50 fly (34.07)
MzTing : 1st 50 free(28.74), 1st 50 fly (32.27)

Needless to say, fight break out Sunday, with lilman "confiscating" the Angel bed & pillow   ???  all just before he give me some mouth, ah say that is inappropiate and uncalled for he sayin "I'm just enjoying myself, what's your problem", and as ah step  he dash to he bedroom, that is when he confiscate he brother stuff, Mammy end up havin to share some licks and everything was seemingly back to normal this morning, with him apolegizing to he mudda & me, we think we know what cause the whole scene(he hasn't beaten his time all summer in back), buh we decide not to go there...I just point out to him, both he and he sis have another year at that age group, so doh dig....an we leave it at that...
I said "Saturday we will see if you guys can hold on to those rankings, good luck", he say, "Thanks dad, they will need it"   ::)  ah say, "wha. yuh mean u doh need it ?" he say, "uh huh" and buss it  ???

he usually well behaved eh, buh sometimes ah feel the boy does lose it, either that r I does lose it
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 23, 2010, 02:52:24 PM
What ah weekend...Finals Saturday, then rush off to Angel U12-football Tournament, then off to my game against Braves from TO, lime after, lime some more..then Sunday morning 9 am game for Angel, then his team make finals 3:30, then off to Summer pool presentation, then reach home and pass out...TV on ManU-Fulham...wake up dis mornin real beabea...
Was a good weekend, except ah twist meh good knee in the Braves game  (lasted ah whole 20 minutes doh, setup 2), we lorse 3-2.....ah not even standing up on ah artificial field again....ah didn't even feel when ah do the twist, juss so,juss so, meh foot went numb...buh ah follow that numbness up(head) at the lime, then this morning all that wear off...pressure...Now for the real news
Angel: 1st 50 free(28.09) & 50 Back(33.39)...Went #2 on all-regional list in 50 free, just missed the record - 28.00 - but broke our pool record, 28.43. Went #6 on alltime list, and broke our pool record as well. Collected most outstanding swimmer at our pool presentation.
MzTing :  2nd 50 free (28.69), 2nd 50 fly (32.15). Didn't make regional all-time top 10 in either, and missed our pool record (free: 28.37), and although she did break the fly record, her 2nd place was to her teamate, who got it (31.93).and she gets to repeat next year..
Lilman, also repeating next year: 3rd 50 back(34.85- didn't make top 10 list), 2nd 50 fly(32.66- 7 th alltime), and he was so happy he beat his times, he didn't even consider Angel winning...an saying can't wait for next year..Both he & MzTing won MVP for their respective age groups...Fight only breakout Sunday after the pool presentation, when we get home...ah didn't expect it, buh when ah think about it, ah think when he get MVP, and realize Angel get best overall boy, that mustbe do it...

Angel team win the football, 5-0, 3-0, 8-0, Final 3-1..Angel (played Stopper) keep going on how, he wha switch to intercity football next summer, cause he does have more fun playing that....or saying maybe we(he & Mzting) could switch pools into another region where most of his winter swimming friends are...we go have to work that out next year, especially as Lilman dun set sights on, next year records, and that Overall boy trophy....Cross that bridge, when we come to it yes... 

Summer swimming DUN !.   :wavetowel:  no swimming for 2 weeks, till we start back winter swimming and driving all over the place and pick up from school, and drop 1 home, and go back get the next 2 and.....well nothing for ah whole week, cause school start next week...ah go settle for that....ah ain't tell Mammy yet, buh ah going an try & play next Wednesday, last O45 game....it might be for life, cause it have no waiting to get better nah...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 19, 2010, 05:35:25 PM
well training start back..since our pool under repairs for the next 3 months, winter snowstorms included, mzting will be training at a college ONLY half hour down the highway, and 1/2 hr later the boys training only 15 minutes in the other direction...so far this 1st week everyone make it on time (not cold yet)..1st meet, all 3 will be together, is the end of October...basically the boys will depend on competition from each other and the other clubs, although lilman does try to push himself in practice, angel don't, and usually about 2 back in a different lane..so lilman not feeling it, until the last set, where they race...and of course Angel doing a different leg in the relay...anyway, so far, 1st week...no fight, there coach is the Canadian waterpolo coach, and would only be back next week, so once he start we will see...
Overheard from one of Mzting friends who just move up to seniors
"This training is Hell"
2nd yr senior:"Not really, this is only the morning warmup"
 :rotfl:

ah glad me in try dis sport nah  :beermug:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on September 20, 2010, 05:24:07 AM
well training start back..since our pool under repairs for the next 3 months, winter snowstorms included, mzting will be training at a college ONLY half hour down the highway, and 1/2 hr later the boys training only 15 minutes in the other direction...so far this 1st week everyone make it on time (not cold yet)..1st meet, all 3 will be together, is the end of October...basically the boys will depend on competition from each other and the other clubs, although lilman does try to push himself in practice, angel don't, and usually about 2 back in a different lane..so lilman not feeling it, until the last set, where they race...and of course Angel doing a different leg in the relay...anyway, so far, 1st week...no fight, there coach is the Canadian waterpolo coach, and would only be back next week, so once he start we will see...
Overheard from one of Mzting friends who just move up to seniors
"This training is Hell"
2nd yr senior:"Not really, this is only the morning warmup"
 :rotfl:

ah glad me in try dis sport nah  :beermug:

Watch meh, you see what Mz Ting going through, that is everyone when they make their first jump to a senior group. Tell her not to worry. By the time end of season reach, she go look at that like is suckeye.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 20, 2010, 01:55:59 PM
well training start back..since our pool under repairs for the next 3 months, winter snowstorms included, mzting will be training at a college ONLY half hour down the highway, and 1/2 hr later the boys training only 15 minutes in the other direction...so far this 1st week everyone make it on time (not cold yet)..1st meet, all 3 will be together, is the end of October...basically the boys will depend on competition from each other and the other clubs, although lilman does try to push himself in practice, angel don't, and usually about 2 back in a different lane..so lilman not feeling it, until the last set, where they race...and of course Angel doing a different leg in the relay...anyway, so far, 1st week...no fight, there coach is the Canadian waterpolo coach, and would only be back next week, so once he start we will see...
Overheard from one of Mzting friends who just move up to seniors
"This training is Hell"
2nd yr senior:"Not really, this is only the morning warmup"
 :rotfl:

ah glad me in try dis sport nah  :beermug:

Watch meh, you see what Mz Ting going through, that is everyone when they make their first jump to a senior group. Tell her not to worry. By the time end of season reach, she go look at that like is suckeye.
she still 13-14 for a next year, is she last year compadres bawling...
we haven't seen the 2nd fastest free boy(Angel competition) show at practice yet, everybody wondering if he jump to the big club..Hope not, with him we would be winning the provincial 11-12 free relay for sure, as we would have #1, #2, #4 and #11 in the province....our next fastest guy is #22, by rights we should still be good, yet...mammy wondering wha I digging, provincials not for a next 5 months, 1st week ah practice, and I panicing ahready.. :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 23, 2010, 06:04:28 PM
good news: the 2nd fastest boy is returning next week..our boys 11-12 relay team is back to full strength..
 
Mzting relay team that broke the provincial record 2 years ago, is re-united this year, and could potentially break the 13-14 free & Medley record again

We would be looking good for the provincials, even if we are in Tier 1 because of us winning Tier 2 last year and moving up to swim against the big clubs.

The bad news : Politics rears it ugly head, once again. The Provincial federation has decalred our clubs amongst 2 others as only able to swim exhibition relays, as we are a union of 2 or more different pools forming 1 club, even though we have always been, as our 2nd pool is 10 km away and has a membership of bout less than 50 kids, they just wanted to be associated with a club, they can go meets with, and not travel far to practice, and our total club membership still does not equal any of the other top Tier clubs. Since relays count for double points, chances are we would come last and be demoted back to Tier 2, due to this ruling.....Lot of ppl pissed, mammy dun send email to our head coach to ask him wha he go do bout dat...she not happy.. :-\ real bad news for me, when mammy not happy  ::)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 16, 2010, 12:19:54 PM
Great news
Angel selected to Provincial Prospect team, based on 50 Fr & 50 Back200 free. (so far just 2 weekend swim camps right here cross town - 45 minutes away,Ifnotraffic ) at the Stadium...woulda rather drive Maracas even with Traffic  ::)
MzTing & Lilman selected to be awarded Regional awards for last year.
Have been observing a few of the early meets this season, and noticed very few ppl doing best times, maybe 1st meet ppl are just kicking in again, better we start adjusting everyone expectations before everybody gets disappointed, doh with lilman, he cyah help taking on.. so far in practice everybody lookin faster doh...Angel leading the 50 sets by 3_4 secs, followed by lilman 2 secs ahead ah the stronger girls, then the other boys.. Angel grow bout 5 '' (bout 5'7'' now) over the summer, and he have a quiet confidence now(he strong like rass too, I make ah joke an dip for the belt, he know ah was joking, but more than dat, he wrestle meh, and almost take whey the belt from meh yes.....ah had to give him 2 bodyslam, dodge he drop kick, an buss the drunken master/ snake style to win it back, before ah get him to run off. - mammy say , How yuh breathin so, yuh better stop playin with him so rough, otherwise yuh go kill yuhself :D ;D jus kidding we does mostly juss graple lil bit, buh he lil ripped for ah 12 yr old, and now with all the training an my lack of,dey doh bun at all, make an ah realize how ah ole like rass for real -, lilman still pushin him doh, buh lil yellin an chuckin break out in the dressing room - doh lilman only reachin he chest, cause Angel tell lilman to keep the shouting down in the dressing room....well ah straighten dat out, with talk, and everybody apologised, and everyone tight again...Lilman not getting upset at all over trailing him in swimming, cause he figures once he grow, he will be beating him. 'no problem'...Right now, he is the shortest of the 3, and sure that is why they beating him..

Goin to ah Mzting practice for the 1st time tonight, she dun tell meh, "no comments please dad"  >:(
wha she mean by that...supposed ah have good comments or something good to say...*steups*
14 yrs girls Nikiminajes is something else yes...doh remember so much chat from meh older ones when dey was that age, dem in ey late 20s early 30s an dey still doh give meh mouth like these 3...the older girl say, "Dad all you had to do was 'the look', these guys think the look is the funniest monkey face ever"...."good luck with that, I'm out"   Me: "oh Gorm, help meh nah" :'( :'( ;D   She: " :rotfl: , I never saw that look on you before"
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on October 16, 2010, 02:54:24 PM
Great news
Angel selected to Provincial Prospect team, based on 50 Fr & 50 Back. (so far just 2 weekend swim camps right here cross town - 45 minutes away,Ifnotraffic ) at the Stadium...woulda rather drive Maracas even with Traffic  ::)
MzTing & Lilman selected to be awarded Regional awards for last year.
Have been observing a few of the early meets this season, and noticed very few ppl doing best times, maybe 1st meet ppl are just kicking in again, better we start adjusting everyone expectations before everybody gets disappointed, doh with lilman, he cyah help taking on.. so far in practice everybody lookin faster doh...Angel leading the 50 sets by 3_4 secs, followed by lilman 2 secs ahead ah the stronger girls, then the other boys.. Angel grow bout 5 '' (bout 5'7'' now) over the summer, and he have a quiet confidence now(he strong like rass too, I make ah joke an dip for the belt, he know ah was joking, but more than dat, he wrestle meh, and almost take whey the belt from meh yes.....ah had to give him 2 bodyslam, dodge he drop kick, an buss the drunken master/ snake style to win it back, before ah get him to run off. - mammy say , How yuh breathin so, yuh better stop playin with him so rough, otherwise yuh go kill yuhself :D ;D jus kidding we does mostly juss graple lil bit, buh he lil ripped for ah 12 yr old, and now with all the training an my lack of,dey doh bun at all, make an ah realize how ah ole like rass for real -, lilman still pushin him doh, buh lil yellin an chuckin break out in the dressing room - doh lilman only reachin he chest, cause Angel tell lilman to keep the shouting down in the dressing room....well ah straighten dat out, with talk, and everybody apologised, and everyone tight again...Lilman not getting upset at all over trailing him in swimming, cause he figures once he grow, he will be beating him. 'no problem'...Right now, he is the shortest of the 3, and sure that is why they beating him..

Goin to ah Mzting practice for the 1st time tonight, she dun tell meh, "no comments please dad"  >:(
wha she mean by that...supposed ah have good comments or something good to say...*steups*
14 yrs girls Nikiminajes is something else yes...doh remember so much chat from meh older ones when dey was that age, dem in ey late 20s early 30s an dey still doh give meh mouth like these 3...the older girl say, "Dad all you had to do was 'the look', these guys think the look is the funniest monkey face ever"...."good luck with that, I'm out"   Me: "oh Gorm, help meh nah" :'( :'( ;D   She: " :rotfl: , I never saw that look on you before"


Congrats
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on October 17, 2010, 04:27:46 PM
5'7" at 12? He is one for the future. I liking the prospects max. Keep it up and tell the guys great swimming.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 18, 2010, 01:58:28 PM
thanks, will do, will see what the next couple ah weeks bring..would be best coming from U doh, cause I'm only dar-D, me doh know nutten  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 26, 2010, 02:50:41 PM
Angel come home from the swim camp dead tired, almost fall asleep at the supper table , chewing  ;D
was one of the youngest boys there...we waiting for this weekend match up, he going up against some of the top boys in the Province,his age-group (including he brother, Lilman)...no bachanal yet...Mzting anxious for herself too, we all are...fraid to get our hopes up to high, especially for Mzting making the P2 standards,plus the federation lowered the Age group national standards by a few seconds, so she will be trying to regain that glory, stressful the wait, but interesting all the same...
Funny thing  doh, over the weekend, MzTing an lilman recieved regional awards, but not Angel, cause 1, he was bottom of his group, and only did his fantastic swims at the end of the year at provincials, which got him on the provincial team, but not recognised at the (smaller) regional level...he lose heself in he Nintendo throughout the whole presentations, doh he did applaud when he lil bredder went up..
(http://www.ddoswim.com/forms/PicQCTeamNov2010.JPG)
(http://www.anlsl.com/images/stories/img_4968.jpg)
(http://www.anlsl.com/images/phocagallery/NataCelebration2010/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_IMG_4950.JPG)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 28, 2010, 08:01:06 AM
Arrggghhh, Mzting stay home from school today...Fever, cold...oh no.. :nailbiting:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 01, 2010, 02:54:26 PM
Angel : 6 1st (beat all times) Lilman: 4 2nd, 2 3rds(bat) ; Mzting: 2nd(b 50 fr),6th,14th,17 th,33 rd.
All races the boys were side by side
Most impressive matchup : 50 Fly Angel- 31.57; Lilman - 31.62 (lilman was watching at Angel all of the last 20 m, that was kinda freaky)
Both ah dem miss school today (an practice tonight) with the flu, Mzting recover from last week.
 
add: not to much noise, Lilman accuse Angel of him taking his googles, but the coach nip that in the bud early o'clock.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 04, 2010, 07:58:49 PM
well training start back..since our pool under repairs for the next 3 months, winter snowstorms included, mzting will be training at a college ONLY half hour down the highway, and 1/2 hr later the boys training only 15 minutes in the other direction...so far this 1st week everyone make it on time (not cold yet)..1st meet, all 3 will be together, is the end of October...basically the boys will depend on competition from each other and the other clubs, although lilman does try to push himself in practice, angel don't, and usually about 2 back in a different lane..so lilman not feeling it, until the last set, where they race...and of course Angel doing a different leg in the relay...anyway, so far, 1st week...no fight, there coach is the Canadian waterpolo coach, and would only be back next week, so once he start we will see...
Overheard from one of Mzting friends who just move up to seniors
"This training is Hell"
2nd yr senior:"Not really, this is only the morning warmup"
 :rotfl:

ah glad me in try dis sport nah  :beermug:

Watch meh, you see what Mz Ting going through, that is everyone when they make their first jump to a senior group. Tell her not to worry. By the time end of season reach, she go look at that like is suckeye.

ah had to re-visit this, training ting, cause I figure when we on Holiday, we should try to do a lil something...eh heh...I went an research what training times the other clubs round here, and in Ontario do, and it's  quite similar to your Elite clubs in Trinidad...all the time I thinking allyuh Training was excessive, as I stated, not knowing with meh ignorant self, that all that is Normal for the sport...wta !...All this time we kids bawlin and we feeling it for dem, and is Sorf we club sorf, we kids, and we too, i guess  :-[...well right now dey enjoying deyself in spite of how tuff, they THINK their training is, so me not go be d one to break no 'more wuk to do' news nah, we going down the road chippin juss so, hopefully when they hit the big stage, dey eh go back-back an fraid de mas, an try to show everybody that they (or if they) ready to jump & wave...boy, I realizin this competitive swimming is for beast, guy...buh wha dah make meh, beast fadda  :-\
As long as dey willing ah go drive dem (buh ah know dem 5:30 am sessions go be make or break the scene for all we boys, including yours truly - not dat yours truly  :rotfl:).....wheys..more respect swima
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 05, 2010, 07:46:30 AM
well training start back..since our pool under repairs for the next 3 months, winter snowstorms included, mzting will be training at a college ONLY half hour down the highway, and 1/2 hr later the boys training only 15 minutes in the other direction...so far this 1st week everyone make it on time (not cold yet)..1st meet, all 3 will be together, is the end of October...basically the boys will depend on competition from each other and the other clubs, although lilman does try to push himself in practice, angel don't, and usually about 2 back in a different lane..so lilman not feeling it, until the last set, where they race...and of course Angel doing a different leg in the relay...anyway, so far, 1st week...no fight, there coach is the Canadian waterpolo coach, and would only be back next week, so once he start we will see...
Overheard from one of Mzting friends who just move up to seniors
"This training is Hell"
2nd yr senior:"Not really, this is only the morning warmup"
 :rotfl:

ah glad me in try dis sport nah  :beermug:

Watch meh, you see what Mz Ting going through, that is everyone when they make their first jump to a senior group. Tell her not to worry. By the time end of season reach, she go look at that like is suckeye.

ah had to re-visit this, training ting, cause I figure when we on Holiday, we should try to do a lil something...eh heh...I went an research what training times the other clubs round here, and in Ontario do, and it's  quite similar to your Elite clubs in Trinidad...all the time I thinking allyuh Training was excessive, as I stated, not knowing with meh ignorant self, that all that is Normal for the sport...wta !...All this time we kids bawlin and we feeling it for dem, and is Sorf we club sorf, we kids, and we too, i guess  :-[...well right now dey enjoying deyself in spite of how tuff, they THINK their training is, so me not go be d one to break no 'more wuk to do' news nah, we going down the road chippin juss so, hopefully when they hit the big stage, dey eh go back-back an fraid de mas, an try to show everybody that they (or if they) ready to jump & wave...boy, I realizin this competitive swimming is for beast, guy...buh wha dah make meh, beast fadda  :-\
As long as dey willing ah go drive dem (buh ah know dem 5:30 am sessions go be make or break the scene for all we boys, including yours truly - not dat yours truly  :rotfl:).....wheys..more respect swima

Truth be told, it varies when it comes to different coaches and their philosophies. But one thing is constant. there is no off season, there is no "well I go swim and play baseball" there is no "I doh need to do 7000 cuz I's a sprinter. Swimming doh operate so. Is hard wuk or go home and when yuh go home, doh play yuh coming back two and three times, cuz yuh done ehn going nowhere with dat.

I just kep them interested as much as I can cuz I know when it come to CXC and is water more dan flour, all ah dem go done d sport.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 27, 2010, 11:16:14 AM
Angel & Lilman last meet :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0QRkAyhakY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0QRkAyhakY)

Mzting 2nd in 50 : http://www.youtube.com/user/maxgyt#p/u/1/DcatZGtwm2g
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 27, 2010, 12:13:01 PM
almost forget, at the Canada Cup (sc) in Toronto, George Bovell won the 100 free, Joshua Mccleod won the 50 fly(meet record) and 4 th in 100 free, behind George....they are qualified 1,2 in prelims for todays 50 free finals. notable scratch was Canada #1 Brent Hayden.....Abraham Mccleod qualified 15 th making the B final in the 50 Breast....as say to lilmam the big boys from TT doing well, he ask who dey beat, Tariq or Abdullah ? (the 12 old TT competitor livin TO), mammy say NO ! Tariq not there this is the big boys, he ask meh if dey beat Brent Hayden . ah say, No, he not there, buh these are the best in Canada now....he give meh d look and gone....ah know d look, buh ah tryin to encorage smart mouth talk, so ah didn't ask nutten....buh ah know the lil bugger wha say, if dey ain't beat Tariq or Brent, dey eh beat nobody....

link for finals: https://www.swimming.ca/SwimCANWebTV
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 27, 2010, 08:11:37 PM
Bovell 1st, McLeod 2nd in 50 free
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 28, 2010, 08:32:36 AM
almost forget, at the Canada Cup (sc) in Toronto, George Bovell won the 100 free, Joshua Mccleod won the 50 fly(meet record) and 4 th in 100 free, behind George....they are qualified 1,2 in prelims for todays 50 free finals. notable scratch was Canada #1 Brent Hayden.....Abraham Mccleod qualified 15 th making the B final in the 50 Breast....as say to lilmam the big boys from TT doing well, he ask who dey beat, Tariq or Abdullah ? (the 12 old TT competitor livin TO), mammy say NO ! Tariq not there this is the big boys, he ask meh if dey beat Brent Hayden . ah say, No, he not there, buh these are the best in Canada now....he give meh d look and gone....ah know d look, buh ah tryin to encorage smart mouth talk, so ah didn't ask nutten....buh ah know the lil bugger wha say, if dey ain't beat Tariq or Brent, dey eh beat nobody....

link for finals: https://www.swimming.ca/SwimCANWebTV

Yeah I following them whole weekend. Good swims for now, and we will see what is what at worlds in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 28, 2010, 11:10:38 AM
Mcleod break the meet record in the prelims for 50100 fly, Bovell 2nd going into finals for 100 IM. Check link for finals this evening, round 5 pm or so..
Abe Mcleod having a rough meet doh, swimming quite a few cliks of his best, in the breast strokes...hope he's not too down.
:corrected...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 28, 2010, 12:14:24 PM
It was the hundred record he broke this morning. Very good swim for him. Could be even faster at worlds when fully rested, as I suspect he is still not sharp as yet. Looking good.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 28, 2010, 12:51:16 PM
It was the hundred record he broke this morning. Very good swim for him. Could be even faster at worlds when fully rested, as I suspect he is still not sharp as yet. Looking good.
that's scary...on another note, there is only one swimmer from our club, i think his best placing was 46 th in 100 free, doh he hasn't done any best times.. :(  meanwhile our main competitors the larger Pointe Claire (where we live) are 7 th in the competition..top provincial club, CNPPO(downtown Mtl) are 3rd...if dem 3 TT swimmers were swimming for our club, we would be 8th place on just 2 of them......Allyuh cyah lend we dem for ah year, just so we could see we name on the points board once ?  ;D...anyway in 4 years that might change, if God maintain his blessings..:praying:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 05, 2010, 10:44:37 AM
mzting went ah Snr practice yesterday morn, 6 to 8 am, as she was missing her regular team practice that afternoon...eh heh...after dat she sayin she doh like nutten of what they doing, she doh wha move  to that next year, she not going to have fun, she wha join anudda club, she doh want to go her regular practice next day, she not sure she wha swim anymore...both mammy and I were quite disappointed, and we explained,she just face ah little bit of pressure and she ready to quit, that's not right...well noise, discussion, noise, chill out, discussion, Mammy say "OK. Fine, if you won't give your best, don't bother go" "sports prepare you for life and suppose to develop your resolve, if you will quit everytime you are faced with challenges, then you will be quite disappointed with what real life brings"...Angel jump up and shout out "Doh let them use reverse physchology on you"...he get  the look and he start to laugh, well buff pass, he get warn to mind he business or else, he come back with "you see i'm right, see how they resort to threats"...me: "Boy, Hush yuh mouth, and stop talkin chupidness, buhwhamtodisboyatall"...he say " See, he switching to trini, see I hit the nail on the head, here comes the violence".....me: "bwta, BOY, GOTOYUH Fblasted room, change yuh clothes, go  to bed"..."NOW"....mammy: "maxg, Kool down, relax".....me: "WHAT, then I going to bed, allyuh wuk allyuh stuff out"...this morning, Mzting come in the room at 6 am, asking for ah lift to practice..."OK"...next meet for all 3 in 2 wks, I driving and I cool, if anybody doh wha go, i gettin time to lime lilbit   8) yeah, I cool man, no stress, would hate to see some measure of talent wasted doh,  maybe mammy was talkin to me too eh, 'when things get tuff - i.e. raising teens - doh quit, it might get worse in the long run'.. ::).. :-\ :-[ :-X ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 05, 2010, 06:43:35 PM
mzting went ah Snr practice yesterday morn, 6 to 8 am, as she was missing her regular team practice that afternoon...eh heh...after dat she sayin she doh like nutten of what they doing, she doh wha move  to that next year, she not going to have fun, she wha join anudda club, she doh want to go her regular practice next day, she not sure she wha swim anymore...both mammy and I were quite disappointed, and we explained,she just face ah little bit of pressure and she ready to quit, that's not right...well noise, discussion, noise, chill out, discussion, Mammy say "OK. Fine, if you won't give your best, don't bother go" "sports prepare you for life and suppose to develop your resolve, if you will quit everytime you are faced with challenges, then you will be quite disappointed with what real life brings"...Angel jump up and shout out "Doh let them use reverse physchology on you"...he get  the look and he start to laugh, well buff pass, he get warn to mind he business or else, he come back with "you see i'm right, see how they resort to threats"...me: "Boy, Hush yuh mouth, and stop talkin chupidness, buhwhamtodisboyatall"...he say " See, he switching to trini, see I hit the nail on the head, here comes the violence".....me: "bwta, BOY, GOTOYUH Fblasted room, change yuh clothes, go  to bed"..."NOW"....mammy: "maxg, Kool down, relax".....me: "WHAT, then I going to bed, allyuh wuk allyuh stuff out"...this morning, Mzting come in the room at 6 am, asking for ah lift to practice..."OK"...next meet for all 3 in 2 wks, I driving and I cool, if anybody doh wha go, i gettin time to lime lilbit   8) yeah, I cool man, no stress, would hate to see some measure of talent wasted doh,  maybe mammy was talkin to me too eh, 'when things get tuff - i.e. raising teens - doh quit, it might get worse in the long run'.. ::).. :-\ :-[ :-X ;)

It's a hell of a thing eh? They do not want to quit, but all they want is reassurance. Give them a reason to continue and they will always seriously consider it. You too have to be willing to go through the hardships with them.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 07, 2010, 01:40:00 PM
mzting went ah Snr practice yesterday morn, 6 to 8 am, as she was missing her regular team practice that afternoon...eh heh...after dat she sayin she doh like nutten of what they doing, she doh wha move  to that next year, she not going to have fun, she wha join anudda club, she doh want to go her regular practice next day, she not sure she wha swim anymore...both mammy and I were quite disappointed, and we explained,she just face ah little bit of pressure and she ready to quit, that's not right...well noise, discussion, noise, chill out, discussion, Mammy say "OK. Fine, if you won't give your best, don't bother go" "sports prepare you for life and suppose to develop your resolve, if you will quit everytime you are faced with challenges, then you will be quite disappointed with what real life brings"...Angel jump up and shout out "Doh let them use reverse physchology on you"...he get  the look and he start to laugh, well buff pass, he get warn to mind he business or else, he come back with "you see i'm right, see how they resort to threats"...me: "Boy, Hush yuh mouth, and stop talkin chupidness, buhwhamtodisboyatall"...he say " See, he switching to trini, see I hit the nail on the head, here comes the violence".....me: "bwta, BOY, GOTOYUH Fblasted room, change yuh clothes, go  to bed"..."NOW"....mammy: "maxg, Kool down, relax".....me: "WHAT, then I going to bed, allyuh wuk allyuh stuff out"...this morning, Mzting come in the room at 6 am, asking for ah lift to practice..."OK"...next meet for all 3 in 2 wks, I driving and I cool, if anybody doh wha go, i gettin time to lime lilbit   8) yeah, I cool man, no stress, would hate to see some measure of talent wasted doh,  maybe mammy was talkin to me too eh, 'when things get tuff - i.e. raising teens - doh quit, it might get worse in the long run'.. ::).. :-\ :-[ :-X ;)

It's a hell of a thing eh? They do not want to quit, but all they want is reassurance. Give them a reason to continue and they will always seriously consider it. You too have to be willing to go through the hardships with them.
I hear yuh eh..buh in my time the only reason ah wudda get was "because I say so", and I woulda have to hold that...ah really ease up on meh 1st 2 and give them "because yada yada yada", but these 3 now, after ah give them the Yada, they wha ah mile & ah PS3 with that ...ah thought with age, come patience, buh deh have meh in ah mess....imagine, mammy hah to hold one ah dem back(the Angel at that) , cause ah say, if anybody falter ah deleting all games off the computer...then he rush meh an say " If you do dat, I will personally nag you for the rest of your Natural life"....now yuh hear threat, that is threat...ah didn't tell mammy, buh ah nearly take him out then and there(with ah smile on meh face like Jack with England  :)), except mammy woulda make meh natural life run short  :D   ...and he know dat
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 07, 2010, 05:44:55 PM
mzting went ah Snr practice yesterday morn, 6 to 8 am, as she was missing her regular team practice that afternoon...eh heh...after dat she sayin she doh like nutten of what they doing, she doh wha move  to that next year, she not going to have fun, she wha join anudda club, she doh want to go her regular practice next day, she not sure she wha swim anymore...both mammy and I were quite disappointed, and we explained,she just face ah little bit of pressure and she ready to quit, that's not right...well noise, discussion, noise, chill out, discussion, Mammy say "OK. Fine, if you won't give your best, don't bother go" "sports prepare you for life and suppose to develop your resolve, if you will quit everytime you are faced with challenges, then you will be quite disappointed with what real life brings"...Angel jump up and shout out "Doh let them use reverse physchology on you"...he get  the look and he start to laugh, well buff pass, he get warn to mind he business or else, he come back with "you see i'm right, see how they resort to threats"...me: "Boy, Hush yuh mouth, and stop talkin chupidness, buhwhamtodisboyatall"...he say " See, he switching to trini, see I hit the nail on the head, here comes the violence".....me: "bwta, BOY, GOTOYUH Fblasted room, change yuh clothes, go  to bed"..."NOW"....mammy: "maxg, Kool down, relax".....me: "WHAT, then I going to bed, allyuh wuk allyuh stuff out"...this morning, Mzting come in the room at 6 am, asking for ah lift to practice..."OK"...next meet for all 3 in 2 wks, I driving and I cool, if anybody doh wha go, i gettin time to lime lilbit   8) yeah, I cool man, no stress, would hate to see some measure of talent wasted doh,  maybe mammy was talkin to me too eh, 'when things get tuff - i.e. raising teens - doh quit, it might get worse in the long run'.. ::).. :-\ :-[ :-X ;)

It's a hell of a thing eh? They do not want to quit, but all they want is reassurance. Give them a reason to continue and they will always seriously consider it. You too have to be willing to go through the hardships with them.
I hear yuh eh..buh in my time the only reason ah wudda get was "because I say so", and I woulda have to hold that...ah really ease up on meh 1st 2 and give them "because yada yada yada", but these 3 now, after ah give them the Yada, they wha ah mile & ah PS3 with that ...ah thought with age, come patience, buh deh have meh in ah mess....imagine, mammy hah to hold one ah dem back(the Angel at that) , cause ah say, if anybody falter ah deleting all games off the computer...then he rush meh an say " If you do dat, I will personally nag you for the rest of your Natural life"....now yuh hear threat, that is threat...ah didn't tell mammy, buh ah nearly take him out then and there(with ah smile on meh face like Jack with England  :)), except mammy woulda make meh natural life run short  :D   ...and he know dat

I feel to do that every day with these brats I have, but the key thing to remember is that they are young and cannot see the whole picture as yet. They struggling with what to wear to school, what game to ask for for xmas, or how I go tell that girl I like her. They cannot see beyond tonight, much less next year or end of season.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 12, 2010, 06:41:37 PM
Psych sheet up for this weekend, and found #1 12 yr old in Canada- in everything is comming, and going up in everything the boys doing. like he comming to see who these upstarts are  :devil:
 In some cases, like 50 back, he ranked 1 (of course) they are #2, & 3. but  he listed at 31.71 & they are 33.35 & 33.56...2 seconds faster, that crazy...it's great to see this talent, doh not so nice watching the boys fight-up with each other, and getting licks...was thinking ah should warn them, but it might only add stress, buh dey will discover soon enuff in heats, and then hold they head and bawl when they have to face him again in finals...by then we will prep we stories "how priviledged they are to swim against somebody this great".
To bad Angel won't be swimming his better events(50,200 fr) against him, due to school exams that day, I'm sure he would have been able to do a best time, even if the phenom doing 26.5m almost 2 secs faster....we more anxious than them doh....Mzting just count if she could squeak in to the finals, her best ranking is 5th (100 fr), but maintaining that would be tough, as some serious growing talent she has to face ( bout 4 of the top 10 represented Canada at Age group Intnls...no stress  :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 19, 2010, 08:31:07 PM
Well is wasn't no Dubai, buh it was like OUR Dubai...

Start off Friday with
Lilman in 200 free best time  final  5 th 2:21:71 (Winner Z. Li  - 2:02:26)
             200 fly    direct final 3:rd  2:38:83 (Winner Z. Li - 2:31:99)
             50 free  best time  prelim : 29:36  final 5th  29:67   (winner Z. Li -  26:73) 
            ah warn allyuh bout this Z-man, he enter in every possible event (collect 4 gold on Friday) buh ah didn't have the heart to tell dem bout he, and ah next boy who come in from Egypt (#1 11 yr old there)..I say boys go have to man up and face the music..
MzTing :    200 fr 8 th final 2:13:57 (winner O Sbaraglia : 2:04:78)
               50 free 8 th final 28:41 (winner O Sbaraglia : 26:53)

On the way home Lilman ask meh if he brother would be there tomorrow, ah say "yep "..he  say "Yeah, I need some help here"... :rotfl:

Saturday :  200 breast Angel 3rd 2:51:83(winner Z. Li -  2:42:47)
                50 bk   Angel 2nd 31:72 Lilman 5th  33:53 (winner Z. Li -  31:12)
                200 IM Angel 2nd  2:32:72 Lilman 5th 2:40:68 (winner Z. Li -  2:18:83)

                 Mzting - 100 free - 8th 1:02:11
                             100 bk - 41 st 1:19:72
                              100 fly - 28th 1:17:22

like mzting doh plan to beat none of her time this weekend, ah least she look like she trying. The boys doin best times, and lilman not digging nothing losing to he brother, as ah tell him, he brother wasn't doin his kinda times at his age last year...everybody fairly relaxed

Sunday
Angel start dancing before the starts and singing & waving to friends an thing, well is either he psych out the Z-man or the boy was just tired winning everything, buh next thing yuh know, the Angel come and swimmin like ah beast, and lilman was riding the wave too..
Start off with 4X50 free (Angel lead off with 27:70, lilman 29:16)   they win 1:57:85
                    50 fly  Angel :1st  30.02  Lilman 3rd : 31.39 (Z Li 2 nd)
                    50 breast : Angel : 1st : 36:02 Lilman 16th 43:65 (Z li 2nd)
then the Zman went and win the 400 IM in 5:08
then we win the 4X50 Medley (angel do breast, lilman do fly), then Angel did a 4 th in 400 free  4:58 05 while that beast Z Li came 3rd (Winner:  A How 4:50 56)...Zman was the talk of the meet swam in 10 events +  4 relays (he swim 11-12 & 13-14 free & medley) got 7 gold, 2 nds, 1 3rd ...he actually only slightly taller than Angel, doh lilman bout he shoulder, and the boy from Egypt, actually bigger(wider, muscled, doh he younger) . Ah get too excited and mess up the video for the fly, so ah went over an talk to the Egyptian daddy and explain how meh life in danger with meh wife an ting (she was timing and couldn't see the race), and we sitdown, and chat and welcome him to the city an ting, cause I friendly & boldface so, fellas at the US game in connecticut dun know...well, he dun hook meh up with the race on Youtube .
Mzting also did a fantastic swim to help win gold in 4X50 free.....me  doh know bout dem kids, buh I tired no ass..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wMdsrEcMR4
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 28, 2011, 03:33:58 PM
well finally, swim meet at 'the Big Owe' (Olympic stadium) tomorrow...Hear lilman nah, when told he not in the same heats with he brother - "Well, we'll see if I still got it" and "I'll be asking the guys in the lanes next to me as they are finishing, A A dah iz U ?" 
So I pointed out to him they are timed heats, and the guys he will be swimming against would be bigger & older...he hit meh with "don't know bout Angel, but the guy in front, dah iz me, oui"

maybe this boy go be d next "tommy Joseph"  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 29, 2011, 09:56:27 PM
 :'( :'(

meh kids growin up..beat each other times and no fight.. :o
they were even cheering poolside for each other...   :o

wha really going on...later find out mammy was payin bribes ...is dat like extortion ?

and they do decent time, even MzTing, and the Angel break the club 11-12 50 free, 26:77 -drop 10 secs in 2 years - wha-d-hell...I throwing in ah new dvd movie an ah PSP game, and see wha kinda behaviour and times dat bring tomorrow yes..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 31, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
Overall.. Angel 1 1st, 4 2nd, 1 DQ, best swim:26.77 50 sc free, club 11-12 rec, #2 alltime quebec), worst 400 free (5:39). DQ, did a flykick 1st in the breast, wasn't happy with himself, as he was going after the club 50 breast record as well.

    Lilman 3 1st, 2 3rd, 1 6th, best swim:32.58 50 sc bk,worst swim (200 free added 3 sec; 2:24 6th)...yuh know he had to give some talk, saying, just enuff for he brother to hear- who still have the faster time,btw.."I'm back, I own the fly".....ah hah to shell out someting for the restraint, cause he bro didn't take him on - he didn't swim the fly tha day, but didn't bother point out who has the faster time, cause the fight widda start..

Mzting : 1 1st, 2 2nd, 7th,9 th, 17th, best swim: 200 fr: 2.12.71 (1st), finally get back to last year time, worst swim : 100 back 1:24, besides adding 5 secs to her time, ah thought the life guard woulda have to jump in and save she....struggle !, she actually found it funny, as usual...

next meet - the Provincial SC final (the big one) - 27 Feb.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 08, 2011, 09:38:05 PM
Event sched. up for provincials (P2)..  5 of Angel better events on day 1, and it's a competition policy to only do 3 a day, max 7 whole meet, so somehow the coach will have to balance between the 4 boys we have at this standard to maximize the club points.Using the provincial rankings as the psche sheet (Angel Rank- AR#, Lilman Rank  - LR#, Our next best boy rank OB#, - non top 50 ranked)
Then afternoon finals where yu really have to swim, less rest..he bun las year, by the time finals come..hmmnnn
Day 1:
200 IM(AR2,LM4,OB6),
200 Fr(AR2, OB4,LM11),
50 fly(AR1, LM2,OB31), 200 bk
50 br (AR1, LM45,OB-)
800 fr.(AR-,LM-,OB-) (unofficial OB2,AR3,LM8) 
Day 2
200 br(AR4,LM-, OB40)
50 fr(AR1,OB3, LM8)
400 fr(OB3, AR5,LM10)
Day 3
200 fly(LM2,AR-, OB-)
50 Bk(AR1,LM2, OB7)
400 IM(LM4,AR5,OB8)
 So if Angel do on day 3, just 50 bk,then lilman do 200 fl, and he and the other boy do 400 Im, then day 2, 200 br, 50 fr for Angel....Well I never here 200 IM followed by 200 fr same day, in a major comp :nailbiting:..I feel they do that for spite.
I feel we get setup, wait nah, this thing quite 3 weeks away, and ah in ah state ahreadyy, look how this thing have meh,nah...anyway..divide by 91.4 multiply by 100, convert to metres, not counting flip, and if they use gun, instead ah d beeper...hmmmnnn.bess we go with all the 50s' for Angel..and let LM and OB, deal up with, but, then.. :frustrated: :banginghead:

add: frig dat, meh not no swimming coach, I going an sleep yes..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 12, 2011, 08:59:50 PM
rcvd invitation for Angel & MzTing to attend 2nd Regional camp, and Angel to attend 2nd  Provincial camp.2 weeks to 0.0. and the Provincial meet.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 15, 2011, 10:42:18 PM
coach didn't pick it how we wuk it out..Mzting was always in tuff, buh Lilman will take it hardest - against he bro in 4 events...Angel not happy for 800, Lilman could have medaled in 50 or 200 back...oh well, we still in development stage..Mzting was hoping for 50 breast...
Events(Prov.Ranking)
Angel : Free: 50(1),200(2),400(5),800(30) ; BK: 50(1) ,Fly: 50(1),Breast :50(1) 
Lilman : Free :50( 8 ), 200(11),400(10) ;Fly :  50(2),200(2) ;IM : 200(4), 400(4)
MzTing:Free: 50(14),100(9),200(11),400(41),1500(NR) ; Fly :50(23),100(44)

ah say "lilman, wha yuh think". He go into he Vince-Trini slap chop routine "AA Daiz U...yuh doh need no Knnni.."..ah say "Hold it right there, doh finish that"...Ah dun realize whey he was going..ah had to tell him stop 2wice, cause me doh wha mammy hear him finish the ad again, he stop but still smiling.....I dun hip, he just trying to get to the part "buh F... dat", as Vince pelt it over he shoulder....I born yesterday or wha  :devil:

add: 10 more days to meet, 13 days to TT
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 18, 2011, 08:04:30 AM
What a hectic 3 weeks...Spent the week before the meet prep lilman for cuttail at the provincial final..telling him how just making the final is a big accomplishment la la la la...meanwhile Angel had to miss 2 days training  before the meet to get homework done, give he the speech about organization and preparation, as well as packing to fly out to TT the next day after the meet...
Well things end up considerably well..except my organization & preparation wasn't to good as I forget to pack meh camera  :( , but luckily mammy had he baby one, so we get some shots

MzTing, made 2 finals placing 5 th(100 fr) & 7 th (200 fr),but did not do well to good in other events 14th(50 fr,1500 fr); 25th (50 fly), 32 nd (100 fly), 38 th( 400 fr)..The positive was she achieved the National Age grp standard in the 100 fr with a time of 1:00.43...Everyone knows once she gets the technique she will go faster, the question is when ? She is so focused on trying to go fast, technique gets thrown out the water..we keep trying to reassure her, but I think she feels pressured by the successes of her brothers...

Lilman,ent say ah word, and ah thought ah mellow him to much, boy turn round and do 2 2nds (50 fly, 200 fly), 2 3rds( 200IM, 400 IM) , 7 th (200 fr), 8 th (50 fr) and only miss finals in 400 fr (11th). People say he is ah beast, as he did a National age group standard in 200 fly 2:28.52 and then little later did a bronze in 400 IM..all this and being the only 11 yr old in most of the finals...amazing...I feel like a damn fool giving him all the preparation to lose, but as Mammy say "yuh know that is wha make him win"...I play like ah was using the ole reverse psche in the first place, and that was that..

Angel come thru as expected 3 1st (50 fr,50 bk, 50 fly) 3 3rds(50 br,200 fr, 800 fr), 5th (400 fr)...He was actually lil disappointed he didn't get the 50 br as he a lot of confidence in his 50s'. Though he was quite pleased with himself, especially as he hold of 'we know who'' in the 50 fly (30.22 to 30.52). He only did one best time, but was close.

that done, it was a 2 hr drive back, go straight to bed, wake up and head to the airport for TT....needless to say by the time we reach & board in TO, all man buss.

tbc...TT Carnival....bbbooooyyyyeee
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 04, 2011, 02:53:47 PM
TT trip blog, postponed..
notable good results at last weekend 1st Long course meet of season.
Angel: 27.37 50 free(broke own club rcd of 28.32) , 2:15.20 200 free (only 2nd place)
lilman : 30.28 50 fly(broke club record) (only 2nd place)
mzting: 28.88 50 free, 103.smth 100 free, 2.17:71 200 free (1 1st place)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 04, 2011, 07:43:24 PM
Maxg,
           How come your daughter did not try out for the TT team?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 05, 2011, 10:32:56 AM
Maxg,
           How come your daughter did not try out for the TT team?
All 3 would have made the Carifta, judging from selection meet times...and we were encouraged too submit their names. We (parents) decided to postpone that commitment, due to it was all happening to soon, and we as a family were not yet organized or prepared for such an endeavour. Will write up that trip shortly..it turned out to be quite hectic, but I will soon jot down the swim issues.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 18, 2011, 09:02:18 PM
latest news : lilman , has been selected to represent Canada...one problem tha meet is in Mexico  :-\
    :nailbiting:

add: in the meanwhile,  :cheers: :wavetowel: :applause: :party:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Jumbie on April 19, 2011, 09:03:25 AM
latest news : lilman , has been selected to represent Canada...one problem tha meet is in Mexico  :-\
    :nailbiting:

add: in the meanwhile,  :cheers: :wavetowel: :applause: :party:

pass on our congrats!

you'll have to cut back on Molson now  :angel:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 20, 2011, 07:19:57 AM
latest news : lilman , has been selected to represent Canada...one problem tha meet is in Mexico  :-\
    :nailbiting:

add: in the meanwhile,  :cheers: :wavetowel: :applause: :party:

pass on our congrats!

you'll have to cut back on Molson now  :angel:
done...well partially done  8)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on April 20, 2011, 10:45:02 AM
Congrats to your young one Max

Plenty highway time in your future boss
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 25, 2011, 03:07:36 PM
Any news from B'dos.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 25, 2011, 06:29:55 PM
we in 2nd..today's results not up yet
http://swimbarbados.com/news/84/65/CARIFTA-2011-Swimming-Results.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 26, 2011, 06:58:43 AM
we in 2nd..today's results not up yet
http://swimbarbados.com/news/84/65/CARIFTA-2011-Swimming-Results.htm

Thanks man. I still hoping one of your lil ones can rep the RWB, providing the swimming fatrternity don't put you thru hell. There is a guy on the current team named Jabari Baptiste. He dad and uncle went QRC. his dad Brian played mostly 2nd XI. His uncle name is Mortimor. You may or may not remember him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 26, 2011, 03:05:42 PM
Can't say I remember them. As far as representing the RWB, I can say only one(MZTing) has expressed such interest. And so far, the ppl I have met so far (Swima & others) have been very helpful in that regard. However, given the vast amount of talent in the caribbean and the work I saw firsthand ,being put down by the swimmers and coaches, I must say, the team is in good hands, and Mzting is aware that she will have to come better than just wanting to, she will have to see that desire and raise it to hard work, and doh she works hard as it is, I'm not sure she (or we) ready for the level of sacrifice involved as yet...but the potential & option is there, so it's up to her... I think they all would have finaled at Carifta, yet, bottom line, it's ultimately their choice, we just knocked on the doors for them, they will have to make take the next steps. Understandbly, as far as life choices go, it's a big one. (There is no way, I could have ever trained so hard for so long, even if, I would have liked to or not ( read not)- so they ahead of the game ahready)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 30, 2011, 01:34:26 PM
Next weekend, It's Team champs...Here Teams are divided into groups around the province, with the top 2 finishers in each group, being promoted to division higher, last 2 teams demoted. Last year if you remember, we won division 2 ,and was promoted up, admittedly, these are the big boys we're going up against, you can only get to here by winning. The problem for a smaller club like us , is staying up. An although we can compete and get points at the younger ages, it's our lack of seniors, numbers and to some extent, quality, where we suffer. Yet our few seniors go out and swim their heart out, and it cheering, and shouting, and a wild, and nice scene....Especially when they have to race against other swimmers who started off, and developed with our club, and switched to swim with the big fish... we especially (Trini-style) like beating them
yuh know we winning boys 11-12, every where else, we will probably get licks, the thing is our guys have to do best swims, and hope the other clubs beat up each other...so we does sorta cheer for everybody (this year ah carrying flag like is Intercol again)

RIP: Mrs Acres - seahawks swim club, TT
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 07, 2011, 01:40:18 PM
Who doh hear, must feel  :)
Big Team Champs meet, MZting, without any prior training, jump up and sign up to represent her School on a inter-school 5 k race, 2 days before. and Mr Angel who has been training just couldn't say no, to Inter school Track & Field meet the day before the 1st day...Ah say "allyuh shouldn't do that, the Team depending on allyuh", Mammy beg,"allyuh shouldn't do that". Well wha we get, "we already promised, the school dependin on us"..We say " The school not depending on allyuh, is not like dey is ah sports school, The Team really depending on allyuh" ...."we'll see what we can do?"

Wednesday, mammy get a call, "MrsG, this is MzPhysED teacher, I have Mzting on the line"..."Mommy, Mommy, I WON, I WON, I came 1st, I got a gold medal" ..Mammy : "Yeaahhh, Nice" MzTing: "but mommy"..Mammy : " Yes ???" Mzting: "mommy, I don't feel to good...my legs hurt" Mammy: "Oh Really ? How come ? You won ! Yeaahhh" Mzting: "well I think I ran too fast, I won by a lot..Mommy, I think I should try Track Again ..mommy, I did good huh ? " Mommy : "You sure did "...Daddy " Why yuh so blasted harden? " ...Next day.... "Ow..ow...my legs are hurting..ow...ow..I  am sor..ow..ow.."  me & mammy sametime : "Yeeaahh, you won..yeahhhh"
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 08, 2011, 09:57:43 PM
The coach warn Angel, he probably won't beat his times, to much other activities, missed to much practices, as he was sick for a some days too...He say to us "we'll see about that"...I say, "well he's right, I have been telling yuh dat 2 weeks now" "mammy say, "I dunno nah, sometimes the boy can be determined"...not this time mammy !
we drop them for warm up, park, and as we hit the stands, lilman and they teammates make a sign and waving at meh : see below
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k_DBjr2hOxH4YWnMNNsusTj-5PxLB_SLHMucRogkKpQ?feat=directlink

I wouldn't go through all the prelims, but finals
day 1:
Lilman : 200 fly (1st : 2:31:19 club record (cr)) 50 free (4th , 28.91, best time(bt))
Angel: 50 free (2nd - 27.43, didn't bt), the boy beat his provincial leading time doing 27:11. ah throw ah heckle, cause he doh get to stressed like lilman, "ah boy, yuh get dethroned"  :devil:  he laugh," Nice one dad, you had to say something, maybe MOM will like your joke"..so I come back with "Oh K, still have the 200 IM to do, what I will owe yuh if yuh win that one  ;) " 
           200 IM (1st : 2.33:56 , bt, cr ; beating out the fella from the 50 by 2 secs.)- come over smiling, and buss ah small wave, I nod. Mammy look at he, look at me, look at he..I get up and went to bathroom.  :rotfl:
MzTing : 100 fr, didn't bt, 6th) and walking stiff leg whole day..."Dad, what to do, what to do"..ah break out some 'canadian healing oil' as was saving for when 'Fete match season' start, she say "dad, that stinks" That's because it working, doh worry.  8)
Well, to make a long story short,
MZTing: 200 free,2.17.70 sc, 17 th, of course didn't final, didn't bt
             100 breast: 1.37.05 sc , 35th    "                         "
              50 free , 6th, 29.14, didn't bt
              800 free, 18th 10:28
DQ on the final leg of the 4 x 100 Medley relay, by leaving to early           
Did manage a best time (lc), in the start of the winning 4 x 100 free Relay , 1.02.74 
Finally volunteered, she messed up, with doing that 5k race before the meet.

lil late, will write rest of times tomorrow, Angel, 4 gold 1 silver, lilman 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze, 1 4th place...but our club came last, and will be demoted to division 2 next year. :(

Unfortunately we don't have enough senior swimmers, and all the big boys brought their big guns, Every team except us, had a few Senior & Junior National swimmers, the closest we came to having a National swimmer is lilman. Our older swimmers did not pick up 1 medal. We have 3 girls total, I think, the other clubs had minimum, 40 to our 3. ..although we had the 2nd highest # of swimmers (140, PCsc (winners) had 162) our lack of National caliber individuals, eventually did us in. We not ready for that level, but because of it we lose our better swimmers, and have difficulty attracting strong individuals..Everyone at our club keep expecting our family to jump ship to that winning club , especially since we live closest(walking distance) to that club...but what they don't understand about us, is our Loyalty, in good times and bad. If I could back socawarriors men's senior team, how ah cyah back this club, that have my kids in a healthy sport and confidence building competition, and teaching them so many things about life . *steupes* They will have to force us to leave, we I chupid so.  ::)  ;D
add: just had a though, that at some point that decision won't be ours to make, it will be up to the lil ones, but for now...
2 Angel 13 DDO 50 Freestyle  27.43
1 Angel 13 DDO 200 Backstroke 2:33.99(club rcd 11-12)
1 Angel 13 DDO 50 Breaststroke 36.13 (club rcd 11-12)
1 Angel 13 DDO 50 Butterfly  29.52 (club rcd 11-12)
 

4 Lilman 12 DDO 50 Freestyle  28.91 (bt)
3 Lilman 12 DDO 200 Freestyle  2:21.18 (bt)
1 Lilman 12 DDO 50 Backstroke  32.30 (club rec 11-12)
2 Lilman 12 DDO 50 Butterfly  30.29
1 Lilman 12 DDO 200 Butterfly  2:31.19 (club rec 11-12)


6 MzTing 14 DDO 50 Freestyle  29.14
6 MzTing 14 DDO 100 Freestyle 1:03.12
13 MzTing 14 DDO 200 Freestyle 2:17.70   
18 MzTing 14 DDO 800 Freestyle 10:28.05
35 MzTing 14 DDO 100 Breaststroke  1:37.05 (bt)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 17, 2011, 02:57:29 PM
I fear MzTing starting to get discouraged...  :(
I told her maybe she should try listening to her coach or parents and see what go happen...Mammy say I too harsh..but the truth is, she has gotten this far with hard work yes, but doing her own thing..the man say drill, she chillin, he say go for stamina, she say, she not feeling well, he say backstroke turns, she flipping quite by the flags and crusing in, he say fly drill, she doing front crawl..he say, ok guys now push it, she start coughing and stop...he ask, what's wrong, she cyah talk, he too sorf...ah say "Hyo, how come everyday now when the man up the training, you only lapsing", she hit meh with "A a, I was drownin dad"...I ready to buff, Mammy holding meh back..."doh stress them nah, doh stress dem"...Next year would definately be make or break, cause I see the senior coach does pelt buff like ah Trini coach. Want to see how dat will play out...Bet she will have plenty, more than usual homework, and need to miss practice...so help meh God, I will have to get into the new maths and high school work again, cause me not missing seeing buff pass, we going practice everyday..that is practice we can't miss...meanwhile, lilman saying he not going Mexico, just for a plane ride...Our Home club LC meet this weekend, hope she does something encouraging for her....otherwise if she complain, how she not doing well, I not stressing, but ah will have to say something...Do the thing right or don't complain, when things go wrong...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 26, 2011, 12:02:01 PM
OK swims...lilman said "not enough competition but I tried"
Mzting looked very good, Angel 5 1st, 1 2nd, but didn't beat his times, except 1, which he didn't swim since last year.

add: Lilman beat Angel in 400 IM, although they didn't go head to head... They went head to head in the 1500, swam together for the 1st 1450, ppl were wondering who would make a move,Angel just pull way on the last 20 metres. Lilman felt all proud how he managed to keep up with him. Angel wasn't feeling it, as he said he felt tired all weekend.
Final meet: Provincials, end of next month, might get some more club records from the boys, although, they will be thoroghly tested, as everyone who has beaten them head to head this year will be there.
I was telling lilman last night don't expect too much metal, as the older boys have all gotten bigger and faster since the Winter provincials. He say "me too dad, and you said the same thing back then too.... I did ? Oh.   ;)  ;D

1 Angel 13 DDO 50 Freestyle M 11-12 27.37   27.92             
1 Angel 13 DDO 200 Freestyle M 11-12 2:15.20   2:20.29         
1 Angel 13 DDO 1500 Freestyle M 11-12 21:14.50   20:05.16     
1 Angel 13 DDO 50 Breaststroke M 11-12 36.13   38.70           
1 Angel 13 DDO 200 Individual Medley M 11-12 2:33.56   2:37.82
2 Angel 13 DDO 400 Individual Medley M 11-12 5:39.61   5:44.19

2 Lilman 12 DDO 200 Freestyle M 11-12 2:21.18   2:20.49
2 Lilman 12 DDO 1500 Freestyle M 11-12 21:15.10   20:07.66
1 Lilman 12 DDO 50 Backstroke M 11-12 32.30   34.56
1 Lilman 12 DDO 200 Backstroke M 11-12 2:41.23   2:35.70
1 Lilman 12 DDO 50 Butterfly M 11-12 30.28   30.54
1 Lilman 12 DDO 400 Individual Medley M 11-12 5:24.27   5:30.62


1 Mzting 14 DDO 50 Freestyle F 13-14 28.77   28.51
1 Mzting 14 DDO 200 Freestyle F 13-14 2:17.71   2:16.38
5 Mzting 14 DDO 100 Breaststroke F 13-14 1:31.98   1:29.03
7 Mzting 14 DDO 200 Breaststroke F 13-14 3:15.44   3:18.33
2 Mzting 14 DDO 100 Butterfly F 13-14 1:13.62   1:13.76
3 Mzting 14 DDO 200 Individual Medley F 13-14 2:39.04   2:43.04
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 02, 2011, 12:01:27 PM
Well look thing...MzTing hear Michael Phelps coming to town for a Canada Cup meet. Madame step up and ask the Coach to enter her 2 do 2 events in a small local meet, so she can get the qualifying standards so she can get to meet him. Ah say "buh A A, wha bout Cullen Jones, he coming too"...She say " him too"..Well I dun know women and dey sales, so ah throw-in "That's like ah 2 for 1 sale"....eyes light up, yes
Women & dey sales  :rotfl:

Well I have to see this.. Qualifying times : 100 free 1:00:00, her best 1:00:43 last year and 50 free 27:70, her best 28:22 last year...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 12, 2011, 11:51:09 AM
MzTing didn't make the times, the day was cool and overcast, and it being a small suburban outdoor meet,normal for our relaxed summer swimming,but unusual for competitive winter stuff, it looked more miserable than it actually was. Anyway she approached the 1st event in Hi-spirits, even doh 3 boys from our club before failed at their attempt to get the Provincial 2 standards in the 200 IM just before. She hAd the slowest time going into her 50 free heat, and as it was just the Coach those boys an Mzting, I hung out with them, so both coach and I said, " look , it's not a nice day, no one's beating times, doh worry...just beat one person and yuh never know..besides everybody else is 15 & up, so just do yuh best"

Eh heh, Madame went out and win the race from the outside, doing 28.38 ,a seasonal best time, but not the 27.70 she needed..

The coach bigged up the effort, quietly cussed ( i hear him..lol) the senior swimmers for not carrying her, and starting some basic encouragement for the next attempt in 100 free, in 2 1/2 hrs...

add: so a let her know before her race, we will do a special football warm up to get ready(dah's all I know)...well me an the coach get into ah when Canada cold, it cold like ass, all the time, fire 2 coffee...for 2 hrs..and I fuhget to give the girl the warm up...she sit down freezin, and not she alone...we she win the race again,beat everybody who supposed to have better times and didn't even come close, she had to do 1:00.00, she did 1:02.something..and come out freezing...saying she not doing no competitive outdoor meets again...the coach said she did quite welll under the cicrumstances, and hit her with "well I expect you too, as the Worlds are ususally held outdoors, and many more international meets in your future"...with that meh girl, shivering & beaming.... I thanked him for taking the afternoon off from his own family, and giving her this encouragement, and we head home...
as guess, they will be waving to Michael and Cullen from the stands, as we did with George last yea..me eh going, enuff swimming ahready
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 14, 2011, 10:20:10 PM
Well look thing..the club list for Age group National up...Mzting and Lilman on it, and Angel not...he within half second of 3 of the qualifying times, but so far not eligible...but all dem annouced, they doh want to go, they had enuff swimming...the Head coach hasn't asked them or us yet, and we don't know what to do...I definately not showing Angel the list for fear he will go in the provincials and coast, just not to become eligible, cause that would mean, another month of training for he...orrr...show him and let him feel "ah how" he wasn't picked, so he go out and swim like ah beast in the P2s...ah think meh playing them off on each other backfiring and ah confluffle mehself lilbit...anyway, mammy go fix everything as usual   :-*
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 25, 2011, 08:26:03 AM
Well mammy fix tinges as usual...she tell the coach straight up, dem doh wha swim at the Nationals and it fine by us...he say it fine with he too, he is of the opinion as well that pushing kids below 16 to train as hard as may required to compete in such a long season, is not only counter productive to their development but in most cases a waste...he rather just keep them swimming at that age....in addition, he don't think oilman should do any continuous training if he don't want to for the Mexico trip either, he says, we told him he will be in the summer pool everyday, and he say that will be snuff as long as he remains active, at 12 , he won't lose much fitness, and with his possible growth he would probably still do best times, without intensive training..

So right now, we doing training just up to Provincials, which is in 2 weeks...then ah tell Angel coach, he want to miss a practice for a couple house league games, to which he said no problem, as long as they active, he doh mind, he is starting tapering anyway..the philosophy is they are kids and need to enjoy and experience things,....I agree & like it...wins,losses,up,downs, and plenty middles...

But what scares me most, turn round and happen to me last Wednesday ... ah tear meh quads tendon 5 minutes into meh O 45 football game, and now the good leg gone thru .... doh wha dem get that kinda experience 2 weeks before the big meet :-\.   Life is life, yes. Knife for me tuesday
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 30, 2011, 10:52:17 AM
New TT swim assoc. Site...very good, very informative..
www.swimtt.com (http://www.swimtt.com)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 01, 2011, 07:29:35 PM
Ah just hearing ah rumor bout 2 ah dem swimming in the Nationals....dye friends ask dem too...if I did say "allyuh have to swim" somebody mighta be dying or maybe not as bad, somebody quit swimming..buh dey say dey not swimming, we say "Ok"..so they swimming....mammy good boy... ::)

Now ah not sure if ah happy or not...bet that was dey plan..Unless dey plan is really, we will let dad think he reverse psychology us, but when we really don't want to do something, we will say we don't want to do it, and we reverse it on him, and he will leave us alone, and we won't do it...so the real plan might be to make meh mad, buh dat in wukkin on me, cause nuff ppl dun say, I dun mad ahready..so dem go just make meh sane  :frustrated:
Whatever come yes...right now, I just have to get mehself up on the crutches for Provincials next week, by the time Nationals, hopefully ah walking, if we going, or if not, walking to some Hilltoppers football lime. We doh have no warrior nation sweat, only have 2 ah we in this town, Mose maybe we could play ah one on one...small nation  :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 05, 2011, 04:17:23 PM
Steups...why we going summer fun inter pool competition, the day before , the beginning of the most major & final meet of the competitive season? Mammy say, them say they doing it, it's fun, so we doing it...ah say, but just before ah meet ? Then ah think bout it...for the next 4 days they doing 7 events, maybe 14 swims with finals, over aprox. 8 hrs/day, starting 6 am, finishing 8 pm, to return next morning, some days,3 events, some days 1.....plenty stress, very tiresome...if they want to swim, 2, 30 secs races for fun...wha ah vexin for, is probably, the only time they will have fun the rest ah the week...if I did think before, I coulda try me reverse pysch. Theory to see what woulda turnout...I think ah nervous and thinking too much,yes
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 08, 2011, 05:54:26 AM
Day 1: It's good to fall back to earth, before getting too high, yet still able to keep your desires high, and not lost in the clouds..
It was strange regularly seeing the kids on medal podiums all year, and here at the grande finale, events which they are in, they have to haul tail just to get into finals, far less , get their fingers around any precious(relative) metal..
This summer P2 way more competitive than the Winter component, as ppl come from all over, especially those that go to school in the US& other countries, and those who don't take time off from school for the winter version, the only requirement is they are registered with a club & federation. Thus, we don't see many top swimmers all year, and boom, they just show up and start sharing licks....

Angel had 3 events,(200 fr, 50 fly & 200 br);  Mzting, 1 ( 50 fr) & lilman, 50 fly... I didn't go morning session, due to my leg, but they all made It on to the finals, so in we went....only medal achievement, was actually the race of the day...the 50 fly, I will post later..Winner, in from puerto Rico, did 28.64 (prov. Rec), 2 nd. was Angel, 28.70, then lilman in 29.09..lilman said " dad, I could see his elbow, but his hand was too long" :rotfl:
Other results, Angel ,200 fr, 5 th, 2:14:42 pb (age group national standards), winner did 2:09:94, good swim but started to slow
Angel, 200 br, 9th, 3:01:99 (2 secs slower than prelims) ,winner - 2:44:27 ...the bad technique he usually gets away with in the sprints, bite him hard in this longer version..fatigue, I think it busted him from since the morning ...he thought he was going to have it easier choosing this over the IM, but now he know..
Mzting,50 fr, 5 th, 28.73, Winner- 27.61...started poorly, but finished well
Overall not a bad day, 1 silver, 1 bronze, will see what day 2 brings...
Lilman doing 200 fly, 400 IM, Angel 50 bk, Mzting 100 free.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 09, 2011, 12:23:04 AM
Day 2.

Angel,1 st, 50 bk, 31.85 (bt)
Lilman , 2 nd, 200 fly, 2:24.38 (bt).  Winning time 2:21.86 , Lilman has set his sights on Canadian 12 & u record, 2:19.smthg, as he has 5 swimming mths to chase, the winning boy (who he has great respect for) is already to old.

Lilman, 3 rd, 400 IM, 5:24.38(bt). Was a little upset at himself...the winner did 5:08.08(same fly guy), 2nd place did 5:24.24, just out touching lilman..what upset him, he knew he was way ahead of the 2 nd place boy after the back ( 15 secs) and neck and neck with the 1 st place boy, but his breaststroke once again failed him, and he had little gas for the free..mammy thinks he went too hard on the back...we know the coach had a talk with him after, so we congratulated him on the swim, and left it at that, that's when the talk bout National record came up...if God keeps him healthy, and he has the opportunity to swim a long course meet before his birthday next march, he would probably smash it..

Mzting, 6 th, 100 free, 1:01.50 (bt) ..she was in very high spirits..

Her 4x50 free relay team, just missed the provincial record..did 1:52.94 & records is 1:52.12...they would have another shot at the age group nationals if one of the girls can get the national standard this weekend

As the boys 11-12 relay team was short 1, they asked Angel to swim 3 rd leg on the 15-16 team, I said oh,oh..best time for sure even if unofficial, as is 3 rd leg..the boy swim 26.20, the can record is 25.84, provincial is 26.80, unfortunately, it won't count as he is already 13, but if he swim anything like that, it's gold in the 50 for sure, we'll see Sunday..

Tomorrow day 3: Mzting doing 100 fly, 50 br & 400 free, not her best events, but she's feeling good
Angel, 50 breast, should make final, lilman 400 free, may final if not to tired, and he ketch ppl napping..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 10, 2011, 01:38:10 AM
Day 3

(Correct. Below, angel 50 breast, 36.17)
Mzting,23 rd, 100 fly,1:14.22 ; 24 th, 50 breast, 41.40 ; 15 th, 400 fr, 4:52.15 (bt)... Most exciting event on the day for her was, the normal backstroke swimmer of the medley relay team, step down so the freestyle girl of the relay team could try to get the National standards, that the free relay team would have a chance at breaking the provincial record...she needed to do 33.80 in the 1st leg of the back, she did 33.59, and they managed to finish 4 th just out of the medals ( 2:09.94 - winners,2:05.30).. Even so, they were all quite happy as now their both teammates and buddies, would all be going the Age group, and although may not medal, have a chance to break the provincial record, and maybe more importantly, hang out & gape....oh good, I can work on my @$&@ tan...just kidding, real happy for them..

Lilman,28 th, 400 fr, 5:12.18..googles came off, needless to say he was pissed, but before he coulda get in any fight with he siblings, mammy explain is all ok, as he have 3 tough events, and better chances to medal on day 4.
He surprisingly , doh with some remorse, hold that, and rested up at home with granny during our evening trip.

Angel, 3 rd, 5 breast, 37.smthg, winner did 35. smthg.. didn't beat his best time, but didn't have a good start, and had to fight back into the medals

So quite day as expected.

Day 4: lilman does 3(200 IM,50 free,200 back); Angel 2( 50 free, 200 back); Mzting 2(200 free,50 fly)..possibility of 4 medals from the boys, Mzting shooting for besttimes(bt)..

Good luck my darlings
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 11, 2011, 06:48:13 PM
The final day was quite good as well...everyone made finals, although Mzting missed out in the 50 fly even doing a best time, that poor girl in tough...she will be stronger for it doh..

Mzting,15th,50 fly,31.95 (bt)
Mzting,10th,200 free, 2:14.55 (bt).   She swam like a beast, and really only faded in the last 50

Angel,1st,50 free, 26.79 (bt,CR). The provincial record was 26.80, coaches were jumping up, officials went over to the coaches to confirm his age, they didn't know, ..excitement, they turned to Mzting, who was sitting nearby, figurin they must know and it must be all legit...burst everyone bubble, "he's 13".  To which the head coach answered with, according to Mzting, "well you never know, he is Ato Boldon cousin". Well, when she tell meh that, I nearly dead  :rotfl: :rotfl: ah start wondering how Mzting must be wondering how she could come Ato cousin too, so she could bring home some medals
Lilman was 5th in same race,28.57, best time.   Swam a great race, 'had dem ole fellas worried'

Lilman, 2 nd,200 bk, 2:31.84 (winner did 2:31.57), Angel, was 4 th with 2:32.61... Although they both did best times, and lilman broke the club record, he was pissed he get out touched again...I let him know, I thought Angel would win for sure, and immediately he started feeling better    :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 11, 2011, 07:10:40 PM
2weeks to Nationals(age grp) and 3 to Mexico...lilman say he not swimming at age grp Nationals, he cyah miss another basketball game....ok...Angel still not sure..when mzting heard the coach talk bout training, she not sure she want to go no more, she had heard them tell the boys they could train on their own, and thought she would get the same deal.. :rotfl:   :rotfl:   ah say wha bout the relay record, besides yuh dun commit the team....Mammy say, it doh have 4x50 at Nationals, so dey won,t be breaking that record, but since yuh make everybody commit, yuh not missing practice... :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on July 12, 2011, 07:15:07 AM
Great swimming by the kids max. 50 free was impressive. Good luck at nationals and beyond.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 13, 2011, 01:19:13 PM
Great swimming by the kids max. 50 free was impressive. Good luck at nationals and beyond.
They expressed their thanks, Swima.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 14, 2011, 03:38:35 PM
Lilman & mammy made arrangements for some private lessons with one of his old summer pool coaches. Lilman admires the guy, it's this guy summer fly records he is going after. They will do 3 days a week, before Mexico, plus he will swim with the summer swim team 1 hr everyday.  They had their 1st session today, and worked mostly on kicks..dem not making joke..after the session(bout 11/2 hrs), mammy tried to pay the young man, and he refused, won't take the money....and I know he traveling all the way from downtown to do it...still have ppl who does things out of the goodness of their heart, yet for sure I tell mammy we will get him something before he heads off to shanghai...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 16, 2011, 03:36:13 PM
It's official, both Angel & Mzting, registered at Nationals, and doing same events, 50,100,200 free, 50,100 fly...Mzting say no fair, she have to go training next week, and he not training...he and mammy then work out some deal, where ah hear him agree, he will go 5 training sessions before the meet..doh know what her end of the bargain is..they tend to leave me out these agreements, cause I doh like making them to much..for me and my kids , we could play games and such, but when it get to critical decisions & commitments, is do as I say or find ah place to live...meh 93 yr old mudda saying I to harsh like that, and she not my child..lol.. But of course they realize, that is my commitment to all my family, the reason why in the long run, they will always have my dedication to their little successes, but they have to achieve it themselves...It's not worth much otherwise..but ah rambling...getting stir crazy....if that boy tell meh again one more time, "that is why Granny not coming back home".... One more time... :-[
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: DLGSportPsych on July 18, 2011, 08:44:57 AM
FYI: 5 Ways Lil Swimmers Could Increase their Confidence and Performance (recent blog I wrote)


1. Control the Controllables- This means encouraging athletes to put all their attention whether it is in practice or during competition into the act or skill they are executing at that particular point in time. A swimmer might have to do a flip turn (under water, against the wall). Some of the things the swimmer can control include: how fast he or she approaches the wall, how close the legs are to the chest and whether their chin is close to their body or not. Often when confidence is low, the opposite occurs and the swimmer may begin to focus on the temperature of the water (too hot or too cold), fans, opponent in the other lanes and preoccupied with whether or not he or she will win the event or not. These are the things that cannot be controlled. It is important to bring their focus back to the things that can be controlled for optimal performance. A common tool is using a cue word that will remind them of the task at hand. In other sports some athletes write a word or phrase on their footwear, helmet or armband.

2. Self Talk- Often athletes speak to themselves during the execution of skills. This might be aloud or to themselves. Individual sports such as tennis illustrate some clear examples where we see self talk. Self talk can be positive of negative and both affect how athletes perform. Coaches, parents and other sporting professionals can apply the following with their athletes: When we sit and think about the most fun we ever had in our lives, most of us will begin to smile, laugh or feel some level of tranquility and happiness. Similarly, when asked to recall a nightmare, we remember having sweaty palms, an increased heart rate, tightness of the body etcetera. These two areas portray how the mind and our thoughts affect our bodies. The former affects it in a productive manner and the latter in an unhelpful way. This happens on the court, course, field, track and in the pool (a variety of sporting environments). When athletes say things like, I cannot do this, I am going to lose and this is the worst I have played, it reflects in their body language, how much effort they give and in the way they perform. What then usually happens is that opponents feed of this and it boosts their level of confidence. One way to counteract this, is to encourage athletes to trick their minds. Yes! Trick their minds! Sometimes our brain is unable to distinguish what is real from what is fake (as seen when we have nightmares) so, we can "fake it til we make it." A common way many Sport Psychology Consultants do this is by changing negative words and phrases into positive ones. This takes practice and application to everyday training is a key component. Frequently practicing this positive self talk will result in it becoming a natural part of an athlete's game and increase their level of mental toughness during competition.

I cannot do this = I can do this!
 I am going to lose = I am going to win!
This is the worst I have played = I have and can play better than this!

3. Preparation - Confidence is an outcome or an end result that is preceded by preparation. In other words, how athletes prepare (intensity, duration, physically, technically, mentally and sport specific training) affects how confident they feel going into competition. Michael Phelps' coach made him swim full sprints for two and a half hours prior to his record breaking performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, solely to help him increase his level of confidence. The point here is not to over train but after preparing and doing more than is expected, an athlete will feel that he or she is ready to deal with the high intensity of competition. A basketball player who shoots 1000s of free throws outside of team practice will feel better about the chances of making a free throw to win the game in the last few seconds versus never practicing them.

4. Imagery or visualization - Golfers do this a lot during their pre-shot routines. This involves seeing oneself performing an act or executing a skill creating a sensory experience. Most athletes will do this focusing on the end result such as a ball in the goal, running through the finish line, holding up a trophy etcetera. What elite athletes such as Michael Johnson believe is that the process is vital and the result will come. What athletes do during the race will determine the result. To enhance imagery or visualization, inclusion of as many senses as possible is necessary, it must be in real time (no too fast or slow), the image created should be realistic and executions need to be successful every time so, when the athletes visualized something they are doing it correctly. When should athletes perform imagery? Before, during and after practice will allow them to make this part of their training routine. Imagery or visualization creates a mental blueprint of the desired skill to be executed.

5. Just do it! - Sometimes when pressure gets to athletes or they are having a bad day, advice from the coach and changes to their game plan does not work. This is when they have to simply find a way to win, find a way to play to their strengths, find a way to counteract the opponent’s strengths and capitalize on his or her weaknesses. This is where "bad mind" comes in and they give 110% effort despite being fatigued mentally and physically. Find the thing that they say or do which serves as a reminder of their best performances. Some athletes use cue words such as: "fight", "Come on", "Yes" and other personal phrases unique to them. Others may perform an act similar to: looking at a target, tapping their leg, bouncing the ball three times, clapping their hands, wiping their faces with a towel or jumping around in one place. These are little actions that can have a significant impact on an athlete's performance and they are ways to remind athletes of their goals. Whatever they decide to do, athletes should make sure it is their personal and unique action or word that will remind them that they have what it takes to win knowing exactly how to do it.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 19, 2011, 12:38:44 AM
I dunno nah, I feel they go quit if I start wukkin them so...lilman might hit meh ah "rock so Dad, how yuh think I'm where I am". They are more kids than athletes.  Still kids, still fun...sometimes we tend to think of athletes as well oiled machines, which we could fine tune to achieve optimum performance...I tend to think otherwise, they are actually different individuals that require individual nurturing ,especially when they are still relatively young and growing, still changing mentally and physically, quite rapidly... kids.. I think at this age, they are growing, learning and developing, and we as parents just have to provide the correct environment that they would be able to develop the proper habits, yet let them be familiar with the errors and lows involved with the learning process... Their coaches are the ones responsible for their physical & mental training in this particular sport. However, I usually research and reference all suggestions in case I am required to introduce some technical encouragement as long as appropriate and deemed necessary, as we train them for life. .yet both mammy and myself excelled at sports, so we have a good idea of the mental paths to success..and it's quite different, even as the kids grow from year to year..

Ps: the swim coaches have over 30 years experience with coaching kids in swimming at this point in their lives, and the addtl current experience of coaching the national junior water polo team as well, thus we think as far as swim training and development is concerned, they are presently in a good environment....not necessary to introduce addtl pressure as yet
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 21, 2011, 09:43:07 AM
Like the training lilman doing paying off, last night at the usual summer pool meet, I unofficially clocked him at 29.2.in fly. He won that and the back by half a pool, but this particular pool doesn't have any serious competition in their age group, their strength is in the u8,& u10. Ah say nice swim guy, he hit meh with singing  "practice,practice,practice". Doh shortly after they announced the winning scores, the other pool win, he wasn't to happy. Ah pointed out how we lost points cause our 8& u 's missed the fly, so we got no points at all..He said "awwwh" or " for sure" ... Couldn't have been " Fo..Sh..awwwh", nah..nah...is my imagination runnin wild dey.

Add: Mzting won free, 2nd fly 13-14, Angel won back & fly easily as well, however last week he lost the 50 breast, as he faced a top regional breast stroker, (no not me..lol) a year older than him, close race, but good loss and experience for him. Difficult to know official times, so will just check them at finals,IGSL.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: DLGSportPsych on July 21, 2011, 09:45:27 AM
Of course at a very young age it is important to keep training as enjoyable as possible for them so, I agree with you. Additionally if they are in the right environment as you claim, having the necessary resources to develop technically, physically and psychologically then they are very fortunate.

My response was simply 5 basic ways that many elite athletes globally improve their mental state in a competitive environment.

Congrats to lil man btw :)

Regards,
DLGSportPsych
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 22, 2011, 07:45:05 AM
Thanks DLG.
On another note, Mzting after meh, to get her TT passport stuff organized, especially since she saw her buddy from Seahawks made the Goodwill team. Hear her nah, "dad, I could have busted a lime in TT and represent too." like TT is just down the road, round the corner by so. Anyway I assured her the renewal forms have been requested. Panique pas ma cherie.
6 days to Age group, 2 weeks to Mexico and we done for a WHOLE month...I dunno what ah go do with mehself
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 22, 2011, 03:32:08 PM
Snr nationals on now, for those who like to watch, is 10 mins walk(30 with me) and nobody doh wha go, but at least they went practice.
http://www.swimcanweb.tv/

Age grp nationals next week, if it on, and the kids make finals, might ketch a glimpse, further updates to follow
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 25, 2011, 10:56:15 PM
Psych sheet up..1st event for the kids 100 fly, Angel ranked 303 on 304, all ages. Mzting 239 on 255. Damn we didn't realize, though we didn't make the decision, but would have definitely tried to dissuade. Glad lilman decided not to go. Well, at least they will be in and out, and see how far they still have to go, and after that, they get to swim the real competitions that are seniors world swimmers..for now, not saying nothing, because, we'll be outta ah there in 5 minutes. :whistling:

Didn't check to see where they ranked in other events, but they could make finals in their best events with best swims for their age groups. Well we'll see. Good luck kids!


Add: kinda dotish by me dey, it's cause the boy have a no time, as he never did the 100 fly before
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 27, 2011, 07:28:27 PM
Commendable performances in the 100 fly, only saw the last 10 m of each, as they were swimming almost sometime in different pools. Mzting placed 33rd in heat 3, drop 1 sec. 1:12.71. Angel placed 17 th in heat 1, established a time of 1:08.18. Great for a 1st time.
Tomorrow, 100 free. Mzting time to beat 1:01.50, Angel has a makeup time of 1:05.00, which he should beat easily, question is, would he do a good enuff time to make finals ? If he goes all out he can..we'll see.
Side note : 1700 registered swimmers(189 participating clubs represented) at this age group nationals. Our club has 11 swimmers entered.( between ages 12 & 14). Lilman and angel had a lil tiff, ah wonder Y ?  They went to swim in their local summer pool meet tonight, just for the fun....Finals of age group, broadcast at the link above starting 5:30 pm est.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 28, 2011, 01:56:04 PM
I find not so good performances in the 100 free today, MrsG thinks they did quite well, Mzting came 17 th with 1:02.26, had she equalled her best time, she would be 9 th and in Final. Angel was 34 th with 1:01.38. He started tooo slow, and his normal strategy backfire. Normally he just swims to win his heat, and usually hei is in a later heat, but as the coaches made up a slow time, he was in a heat with 2 boys his age group with slower times, so just swimming fast enuff to beat them, was not fast enuff to be amongst the top boys. Afterwards, he realized he kinda could have pushed more...Mammy & the head coach, think it was a great time for a first time, I think a great time should be all out - period. I think however, it is a good wake up call for the 100 frees he will be doing next coming term. Mzting looked good, but time didn't reflect that. Then she announced she was crying before her heat, her best friend told her she and her family (3 sisters) will be switching clubs next year to the big club. Well, I wanted to cry too. That is 2 of our strongest free & flyers. Then ah wanted to cuss. That is part of our current potential record breaking relay team. So as we was walking back to the car, ah speed lilbit so ah would be alone, and let the cuss and dem out meh system....ah didn't want to put more of a damper on the situation. We discussed it as we headed home, and we were all in agreement, well dem just nod, " we will just have to buss that club tail, irregardless who swim for them" ... Mammy watch meh, say "uh hummn" and change the conversation...ah wasn't being insensitive, just practical....me thinking : But y she tell yuh that before the race ?...
Anyway, tomorrow is 50 free, hoping for best swims, no distractions, no drama, no emotion, who vex lorse, no tan-ta-daa, no stress, snooze, yuh lose...and all kinda motivating silence in between, like me doh care what we come, reverse pschy tra-la-la and tre-le-le.  :-* :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 29, 2011, 12:24:56 PM
Bacchanal for so...no one made finals for the 50 free, however Mzting did a best time 28.29 and end up in a swim-off for 1st reserve..meanwhile, Angel did 27.30, and first thing say, he hope he doh make finals, he tired..well that is when the trouble start...good thing mammy was on the next side ah the fence, better, good thing I was on that side too...but we know it eating him he didn't beat his time, as that what he usually does..not this time, so he kinda upset, and we not getting on, so he kinda looking for fight..then what make matters worse, results up, and he in for 2nd reserve ....then to add to he own personal woes, if he did best time he would have qualified 2nd, then positions 8 to 11 ( he listed as 12 th), in a swim off to determine who in final and who is 1st reserve , they did 27.26, ousting him by .04 sec....and the last straw, we didn't even mention, 3 of the boys in the swim off, he beat 2 weeks ago at provincials...Mr. Man say he not going back for no 2 nd reserve, sand it not fair we making him go...well good ting mammy was driving..that was the last straw for mammy...so all the way home, it was sportsmanship and man-up lesson happening, then buff, then some reasoning, then some more buff..then of course Mzting had to put in her 2 cents, and vex when she get buff too, and not 5 dollars change...well final breakdown, everybody going back, no discussion...Mammy: " if yuh didn't come with this, 'I hope I don't make finals chupid talk, well yuh get what yuh wish for, come go collect yuh prize"..I myself not going cause they going by public transport, due to M&M concert at same venue, and I can't handle the stairs with my leg and crutches... Mzting say, before she stop talking to me( she get buff for constantly interrupting mammy and Angel talk), she say Dad, tell Swima, I'm on Internet tv in the swim off, call all your friends,call granddad in Trinidad, tell everybody..ah say,Hyo, is a swim off for the bench...relax, do your best, next time, do better, make the final, I will make all the calls yuh want....."Dad, can I borrow your phone please, what's your friend Swima email address ?" ...dem kids today brave boy...

Anyway, she will be on the above link starting 5:15 or so...go George go

add: bet it eating him up now, he didn't tain with he brother brother when lilman asked him...good lesson
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 29, 2011, 02:08:36 PM
Guess who talking to meh again ? " Did you post it dad?"

Heat 1

1 Vuong Megan 14 Mississauga Aquatic Club 28.29
2Mzting             14 C.N. Dollard-des-Ormeaux 28.29
 4 Ste. Marie Devin 17 Ajax Aquatic Club 27.22
 5 Missiuna Sharalynn 16 Oakville Aquatic Club 27.22
 7 Snell Julia 13 University of Manitoba Bisons 28.94
 8 Doyon Lydia 13 Pacific Sea Wolves Swim Club 28.94

update: she's out 2nd reserve. did 28.3something other girl did 27.5something
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 02, 2011, 08:31:19 PM
   
Re: lil swimmers
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Yuh know we get a call while we boarding in Houston, lilman lost his passport on the way to Calgary , and they sending him back to Montreal... Mammy ask them to open the door, and gone, when we reach Mexico, she call and give us the story.. She met him in Montreal and wasn't happy
1. The group manager was supposed to be holding passports.
2. They gave him in TO , and missed picking up his only
3. He had nothing to eat since missing flight 10 am , and mammy collecting him at 6
4. Traveled Calgary, Montreal, via TO by himself ( ah think)

We hoping things are not so cut & dry, but right now, we not impressed.

She is trying to get some Emergency rush something with hopes of getting him to Mexico for the last 2 days, at our expense..meanwhile the 3 who didn't want to go Mexico to try and save some funds , in f@€£(^% Mexico, and who supposed to be in Mexico. Back home.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 03, 2011, 04:11:34 PM
They on their way, would miss 1st day, likely 100 bk, 100 fly...however, more importantly, how is he affected by this experience.. At least, he bro & sister having ah grand ole time. Don't understand the psychology why that pissing meh off more, but it is...yet, I know they are right, we dun here, might as well make the best of it... ah trying not to think of the cost of this trip, mommy flying back and getting him, added on another 3k to the credit card, ah guessing early retirement outta the question...have to sit-down with mammy, to hear what we learn from this lesson, cause ah not getting it, but she does always find a positive spin, even when she right, I find it still frigged-up, and hate relinquishing my opportunity to cuss or cuff somebody, but ah older and have a lot more control now  8)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 03, 2011, 08:50:24 PM
Dat is some tears bro. You have to let it go though. It is now up to everyone to make a strained situation positive and get something really great out of it.

Let me know how the facilities are down there nah. Want to know why latins only giving the north americans good treatment while when they hosting their own and the english speaking caribs, is a setta thrid world bullshit.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 04, 2011, 01:07:35 AM
Dat is some tears bro. You have to let it go though. It is now up to everyone to make a strained situation positive and get something really great out of it.

Let me know how the facilities are down there nah. Want to know why latins only giving the north americans good treatment while when they hosting their own and the english speaking caribs, is a setta thrid world bullshit.
Well so far is rain,thunder & lightning, we haven't dealt with the swim ppl yet, except the Canada pre-arrival team manager, who tried to reassure us that lilman was in good hands, and make the best of our holiday...will keep you informed...i was so mad, ah tell everybody pray for rain, no lilman, no swimming, buh like we pray too hard, i know lilman supposed to stay with the team once he get in at a 5 star place, but that was arranged by swim canada..will let you know, whats what...however, up to now, it seems that most arrangements for the canada team, were made by the team admin, not dependent on the Mexico swim federation, including transportation, etc..I imagine once lilman come in, we will get some idea, though we were not allowed to stay in the same hotel.

Mzting missing her bro, and start to come up with all kinda conspiracy theories, so ah tone meself down to avoid creating a monster, and have the other 2 kids reading to much negativity..if this thunder and lightening doh stop, a think the whole trip would be money up in smoke...ah woulda rather go TT...damn, ok, scratch dat

Ps: lilman hooked up with Tariq in Mtl, and they were chatting like dem know each other long time. It was quite nice...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 05, 2011, 11:43:18 PM
Man-building experience for lilman so far. Swima you were absolutely correct about the swim facilities. It's like they decided to build a nice 50 metro pool in a park, Upper belle eau road, and run out of money to finish the support facilities. Difficult to get to, no supporting infrastructure. Swimmers shared some mini tents in an unfinished stand, which were mostly utilized by the larger American contingents, and the older Canadian kids. Lilman and other younger Canadian kids, sat in the sun for most of the meet, meanwhile on the other side of the pool, there were similar mini tents which were utilized by the coaching staffs. Spectators and parents shared another tent, but as the stands were incomplete , seating on the dusty & dirty concrete was limited, if you sat underneath, vision was limited. So we sat in the sun too, between the heat, humidity and Montezuma, I had to desert the ship, after 2 hrs and left mammy to fly the flag. After what seemed like about 2 hrs, could have been 1, lilman did 200 back, started off to slow, but was looking good, almost too smooth for him, - figured , must have been his training, however, when came time to speed up, nothing...ah say to mammy, that's not like him..sure nuff, he didn't beat his time, added 3 secs, and didn't make finals...then we realized, to make finals, you have to beat your teammates, irregardless of your time, thus basically, the 2 top from each team move on...well the 2 boys chosen for back both beat him by about a second, leaving him as a 1st reserve. He was not happy, and I felt it for him..but why did he not go? I couldn't immediately ask, cause we were not allowed much interaction with them...
Mammy walked by and try to tell him and Tariq, to get out the sun & drink lotsa water..
1 hr later, she tried to tell them again


2hrs later, seemed like 4, 200 fly,
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 06, 2011, 12:01:32 AM
Well, lilman looked like he could only make 150, I never see him struggle so that last 50, managed to qualify as the fastest Canadian, though he added 5 sec, and his bud Tariq qualified as well, and though he looked strong, added time as well...Lilman however, looked quite disappointed, as besides adding time, he only qualified 6 th.
Ah tell mammy, is a good thing he didn't get in the back, cause it look like he suffering. This time we went boldface to check him, he was not happy, but he say he all right...ah say ok, well go get your things together...he start asking he mudda, why is Dad yelling at me ? Well both ah we look at each other, and realize he just de upset,and trying to get a reason to explain his 'on the way' tears..so I walked away, and after a few minutes, went back, gave him a quick hug, hi-five, and told him get something to eat... As we were leaving, Tariq said to us, "Doh worry, ah go make sure he get some rest", - Ah say whey boy, yuh could see Tariq handle this stress ahready, and he know the scenes better than we..Was quietly glad they hooked up..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 06, 2011, 11:57:18 AM
I should mention, irregardless of everything else, the Mexican people and staff, were quite nice and helpful. It was especially appreciated with our situation at the airport.
In the 200 fly final, Lilman went 2secs faster , 2:27.63, remaining at 6th, and although it was still 3 secs slower than his best time, definitely looked stronger at the end. However, his bud Tariq, looked just as good as the morning session, but added 3 secs ( 2:43.22. 8th). We all thinks it the heat & humidity is the factor, and keep telling them, get out of the sun...

In today's prelims, lilman did a best time in the 50 free ( didn't think he was doing it), 27.87, qualifying 3 rd and the 2nd fastest Canadian. The 1st boy is the other Bro on the team, he did 26.58.- his Mom was born in Jamaica, and represented Canada in track - 400 relay at the Olmpics. He is still a pure very fast sprinter, already won the 100 fly, 2nd in 100 free. Anchors the winning A team relays.

Lilman and Tariq also made finals in 200 Im. Tariq 2:30.smth, lilman 2:33.smth..lil disappointed though, lilman added 3 secs, was especially slow in the back..Mammy couldn't take it, she tell lilman, she want to see the old back, he say when he was doing training, the coach said this back is better and to pace himself...Mammy tell him, your old back was faster, bring it back..he didn't look convinced...will see which surfaces this evening.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 08, 2011, 04:18:34 PM
Lilman did a best time 27.39 in the 50, the boy swim like a beast, and was still only good for 4 th...1st went to his teammate as expected, 26.70, then 2 boys from Cali, 27.15, 27.19, then lilman. We gave him all kinda thumbs up, and big up, but yuh could see doh he was happy, the satisfaction wasn't there... Even angel & Mzting was shocked, not only at his time, but no metal as well..Later mammy said, Angel asked all serious, "What do I have to do to swim at this meet?" Mammy tell him work hard, and beat all 14 year old by next March..he nod, and went back to the Nintendo...hmmmn, revenge or glory ?

Lilman & Tariq, came 6 th & 7 th respectively, lilman brought back the old back stroke, but died in the breast, Tariq had a great breast, but had fallen 2sec behind in fly, ended with 2:31.86, and 2.32.67...Mexico 1,2, with 2.23 & 2.25...lilman best time 2.24 would have had him in the medals, but wasn't to be..by then however he was under the impression he didn't work hard enuff, and though we reassured him he did, and to many factors may have contributed, he wasn't very cheery..
Drive is good, but we have seen to many kids burn out, and quit, thus we have to continually manage this with him..

They should be resting now, however, since last year they had ask mammy to register them all in that swim camp they did then & claimed they had fun, although found tiring,..which started today for 5 days, followed by summer pool semis & finals, and then finally 2 weeks break before they start up the new season.....Officially, last year done..have to take ah drink for that..   :wavetowel: :cheers:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 20, 2011, 08:58:31 PM
Today, at our Regional Summer pool finals, saw some amazing swims, and I left the video camera home..cheups

This was where it all started, 4 years ago, because lilman, who did not make our summer pool rep team, was asked to swim the 8 & u backstroke, cause the chosen boy was not well or something..we said, " but he has never swum a backstroke race" , they said " it ok, as long as he finishes we get points"

Lilman went and finished 1st in that Section finals, going on to place 2 nd in the Regional finals.

De year before dat de boys had tried out for de top team in de area an get blank. Dey did tell dem go an do more lessons an come back nex year.  Dey did do de once a week ting for de year, was a little stronger but wasn't sure dey was up to scratch.
So dis time when dey wanted to try again, not to have them heart broken - it had crying the year before - we drove the extra 10 minutes to a smaller club, especially as we heard, 'they does take everybody'..and ppl here have read there story here since...

Today,  Lilman smashed the all time regional 11-12 50 m short course records for Free ( previous.28.00) doing 26.50, and Fly (previous.30.06) doing 28.83
Angel won the back & fly, in the 13 -14 age grp, as a 13 yr old, achieving top 10 best times ever, with 30.53 & 28.41 respectively.
And Mzting, also achieved top ten ever status, with a 1st in Free, with 28.27 and 2nd in Fly with 30.65.

We all thank And praise God for the blessings, even though we will miss church tomorrow (lilman has regional basketball finals, Angel has intercity house league all-star football finals, mammy working). However, allow me lord on behal of the family, to thank you God for letting me see these sporting achievements by my kids, with my living eyes. I will be soon speaking to you further concerning the start of the coming school year (everybody in high school), and the new swim year.

Also thanks for the ppl who supported us, and cheered me up, when I got fedup driving, who calmed me, went I wanted to cuss, and who fed me, like that lady today, when I couldn't get up to get something to eat, cause my knees we hurting to much..ps. Lord, yuh know if she was a real Quebecer, she woulda have ah beer to wash everything down, but next time nah! Just kicking boss..thanks to everyone, who has given us encouragement, and backings. Hope you all enjoyed this blog/diary, probably won't write as much anymore...And a personal thanks to mrsG for being who she is, and helping us be, where we are


Till next year everyone...that's like...hmmnnn..3 weeks...



tbc
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 27, 2011, 10:38:32 AM
Training start back 2 weeks now...Lilman(11-12) & Angel(13-14) both selected to the Provincial prospect team..Mzting is now a senior....training just increased by almost 2/7 th..also swim meets seperate for snrs...so boys will be swimming provincials (P2s), Mzting doing Provincial cup (Nationals), 1st within province, 2nd in TO....so far evrybody holding up...1st set of meets for all, wkend of 29th....then the bachanal might start.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Jumbie on October 12, 2011, 07:56:30 PM
any chance you guys out my way this coming season?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 15, 2011, 11:09:21 PM
Jumbie, for real, Mzting might be selected to represent the club at the Canada cup, 25-27 Nov in TO.  Will  let yuh know for sure, once they pick team.not sure if the whole family will make the run, cause ah school for d boys an ting...buh I dun book a couple days for that..so if yuh wha check the swimming, we could do that, buh i always wiling to take the opportunity to practice my sport, every chance I get...doh MrsG say I to old , & they doh have no trophy for "limin" , so "enuff ah dat s..t talk ahready"
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 23, 2011, 03:11:53 PM
Boys had a Provincial prospects camp. Friday 4pm to 7 pm. Saturday 6am to 5 pm...Saturday morning when mammy tried to wake up the boys 4:45..They both mumble, nah shout out, cause I hear them from my room, between sleep and wake," that's it, we quit, leave us alone"..meanwhile,I in bed too, I pull a pillow over meh head, so ah won't get tie up with mammy voice, and the screaming & shouting ah know soon to follow..vaguely heard something, but was soon off in lala land..when they returned home in the evening, they say they had fun and learned a few things, and made a few friends...

Next weekend Meet 1.. The format has changed this year..and the boys group is now 1998,1999, & 2000. So Lilman would be going up against his brother as well as the other older boys from last year again, but I think this is only for club meets. i think for provicials it will be 1999-2000, 1997-1998...anyhow, next weekend, they will be facing each other in 4 of 6 events, besides the other contenders. Lilman has been training with a lot of intensity, while Angel has done school team football, joined x-country running team (came 5 th, and was supposed to go provincials, but couldn't, as he had the swim camp...wasn't happy..claims swimming is starting to get in the way of a good time)...says we are making him do something he not having fun at. Joined debating club, today he volunteer to go to do some community service at a church, feeding the homeless..is like he trying to focus on everything but swimming, yet he still went 4 of the 5 practices each week, even if he didn't push himself much...meanwhile lilman training like a beast..all out..not missing none, his only other activity being he joined a kung fu class once a week....Hyo..Wait ah minute...hmmmnnn...nah man, can't be going there.
Anyway

Angel '98 :  200m Medley 2:29.71 S;  200m Freestyle 2:12.75 S; 50m Freestyle 26.77 S; 50m Fly 28.60 L; 20 200m Backstroke 2:32.61 L; 50m Backstroke 31.52 S
lilman '99 : 200m Medley 2:30.78 L ; 200m Freestyle 2:16.56 S ; 50m Freestyle 28.57 L ; 200m Breaststroke 3:15.66 ;200m Backstroke 2:31.84 L ; 50m Fly 29.09

Mzting in a different meet 'Provincial cup', doing 50,100,200 & 400 free .

and we begin
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 01, 2011, 10:34:14 PM
 
Rank   Swimmer       Age      Event   Gender   Age Gr   Seed Time   Final Time      
1   Angel      13   50 Butterfly   M   11-13     28.60                29.00
2   Angel      13   50 Freestyle   M   11-13   26.77      26.90      
2   Angel      13   200 Freestyle   M   11-13   2:12.75      2:11.06      
2   Angel      13   50 Backstroke   M   11-13   31.52      32.08      
2   Angel      13   200 I Medley   M   11-13   2:29.71      2:28.00      
3   Angel      13   200 Backstroke   M   11-13   2:32.61      2:29.93      
1   Lilman      12   50 Freestyle   M   11-13   28.57      26.59      
1   Lilman      12   200 Freestyle   M   11-13   2:16.56      2:10.12      
1   Lilman      12   200 Backstroke   M   11-13   2:31.84      2:25.39      
1   Lilman      12   200 I Medley   M   11-13   2:30.78      2:24.75      
2   Lilman      12   200 Breaststroke   M   11-13   3:15.66      2:55.21      
2   Lilman      12   50 Butterfly   M   11-13   29.09      29.03   

 
Rank   Swimmer    Event       GenderAge Group   Seed Time   Final Time      
15    Mzting   50 Freestyle     F   12-17   28.29      29.72      
17    Mzting   100 Freestyle   F   12-17   1:01.50      1:02.74      
25   Mzting   200 Freestyle   F   12-17   2:14.55      2:22.56      
30   Mzting   100 Butterfly   F   12-17   1:12.71      1:15.96   

Mzting was a little disappointed....trying to deal with it
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 08, 2011, 09:06:54 PM
ah doh know if is the Fall blues, buh everybody kinda down this week...lilman saying he not going no swim camp over no holidays, from now to next year..Angel only pining he wha player indoor football, he wha play intercity...only Mzting seem to get a 2nd spring..she did well in some school projects, and she and the coach had ah talk and she struting round the place with she tail up and fluffy....she hit up the boys with, "if you guys think you're miserable now, wait til you start losing"...Well, the Angel  :angel: =>  :devil: and nearly cuss she, buh as mammy an me was around he just boil down to ah  :pissedoff:

She's doing a sprint meet this weekend, 4 or 5 events 1 afternoon..hope she stays upbeat after.
 100m Freestyle 1:00.43 S / 50m Freestyle 28.22 S /  50m Fly 32.36 S 17 100m Fly 1:12.00 / 100mMedley 1:13.00

ps: she ask meh to mount he school project for a short while , hope ppl doh mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS_bmLEM9ww
Title: Carter breaks record at swim meet
Post by: Socapro on November 09, 2011, 11:23:59 PM
http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2011/11/10/carter-breaks-record-swim-meet

Carter breaks record at swim meet
Published: Thu, 2011-11-10 18:57

National swimmer and Fatima College student Dylan Carter, broke two meet records at the Beacon Insurance Secondary Schools’ Swim Meet at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya on Sunday. Carter easily led his school to victory, amassing more individual points (50.5) than any other competitor on the day. The meet saw more than 500 participants compete from over 50 schools across the country.
 
Carter earned himself the honour of being named the top male competitive performer, breaking records in the 13-14 competitive boys’ 50m backstroke (26.88) and freestyle (24.01) events. He also won the 50m butterfly event in his age group.
 
Other top honours were awarded to Maya Cozier of Holy Name Convent (top non-competitive female performer, 33 points), Kegan Ellis of Presentation Boys’ College, San Fernando (top non-competitive male performer, 34 points), and Jewel Mulrain of St George’s College (top competitive female performer, 34 points).
 
There were two additional record breaking swims on the day. The first came from national swimmer and St. Mary’s College student, Jonathan Cabral, in the 15 years & over competitive boys’ 50m breaststroke (30.55) and from Fatima College student, James Pantin, in the 13-14 non-competitive boys’ 25m freestyle event (12.57).
 
At the end of the meet, Fatima College emerged as male champions, St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain were the female champions, an taking the co-ed division title was St George’s College.
 
Individual winners:
 
12& Under Girls – Non-competitive
 
1. Arianne Baptiste-St. Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph
 
2. Renee Stodda. Providence Girls’
 
3. Regyna Marie Joab-St. Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph
 
12&Under Boys – Non-competitive
 
1. Adam Alexis-Fatima College
 
2. Daniel We.Fatima College
 
3. Icaro Ramos-Fatima College
 
13-14 Girls - Non-competitive
 
1. Rejanna Wallace-Scarborough Secondary School
 
2. Todah Joy De Matas – St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Joseph
 
3. Jamarah Sutherland, St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando
 
13-14 Boys – Non-competitive
 
1. Jonathan Owen – Trinity College East
 
2. (tie) Darion Dennis – St. George’s College Bradley Thomas-Bishop’s High School Tobago
 
15&over Girls – Non-competitive
 
1. Maya Cozier – Holy Name Convent
 
2. Danae Johnson – St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph
 
3. Whitney McKenzie – St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain
 
15&over Boys – Non-competitive
 
1. Kegan Ellis-Presentation Boys’ College, San Fernando
 
2. Akil Baptiste - St. Anthony’s College
 
3. (tie) Mikail Ellis – Presentation Boys’ College, San Fernando, Shane Corbie – Fatima College
 
12&Under Girls Competitive
 
1. Jewel Mulrain – St George’s College
 
2. Shania David – St Augustine Girls’ High School
 
3. Arielle Downes – St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph
 
12&Under Boys Competitive
 
1. Aaron Acres – Trinity College East
 
2. Derelle Prescott – Point Fortin East Secondary
 
3. Kyle Caracciolo – St. Mary’s College
 
13-14 Girls – Competitive
 
1. Kristin Julien –St. Stephen’s College
 
2. Bryanna Duncan – Bishop’s Anstey High School East
 
3. Rebekah Mendoza – Holy Faith Convent, Penal
 
13-14 Boys Competitive
 
1. Dylan Carter – Fatima College
 
2. Jeron O’Brien – Hillview College
 
3. Christopher Greene – Southern Community College
 
15&Over Girls Competitive
 
1. Jenique Duval - Holy Name Convent
 
2. Marie Marcano – Bishops’ Anstey High School East
 
3. Dayna Gillette-St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain
 
15&Over Boys Competitive
 
1. Jonathan Cabral-St. Mary’s College
 
2. Joshua Romany – Fatima College
 
3. Jonathan Gillette – St. Mary’s College
 
School awards:
 
Best Central School – St. Georges College Best East School – St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph
 
Best North School – Fatima College
 
Best South School – Presentation Boys’ College, San Fernando Best Tobago School – Bishops High School Tobago Best Non-Competitive Girls’ Team – St Joseph’s Convent, St Joseph Best Competitive Girls’ Team – St. Augustine Girls’ High School
 
Best Non-Competitive Boys’ Team- Fatima College Best Competitive Boys’ Team – St. Mary’s College
 
Overall School Winners
 
(Competitive and Non-competitive teams combined)
 
Girls
 
1. St Joseph's Convent, Port of Spain - 210 points
 
2. St Joseph’s Convent, St. Joseph - 203 points
 
3. Holy Name Convent - 156.50 points
 
Co-ed
 
1. St. George’s College - 120 points
 
2. Bishops High School Tobago - 84 points
 
3. St Augustine Secondary School - 55 points
 
Boys
 
1. Fatima College - 339 points
 
2. St Mary’s College - 273.5 points
 
3. Presentation Boys’ College, San Fernando - 176.5 point
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 07, 2011, 11:40:29 PM
Up till last month lilman was ranked #1 in Canada in 5 events. Last weekend he was moved past in 3.

Last night as I get home he ask " Dad, what can I get you for Christmas". Ah say, "hmnn, I really don't know..how bout what mammy suggest, how bout a pair of socks, and maybe moms might like ah pair too"

Hear him, " How bout a Canadian record, and i'll get mom one too"

Ah watch him, he watch meh..ah say, enuff guy.."yuh cyah be going round talking so, just swim yuh best, I'll be happy with that, mom as well", "man, yuh have to cool it with this setta fat talk"... He say, "dad, mom said they give money for provincial & Canadian records. Mzting thing say she get 40 dollars, when her relay team, broke the provincial. Dad,( ah hate when, he lecture meh so), the way I figure it, I could break a few, provincial & national, buy you and mammy your socks, and still have some to get the new PS vita . "

Well I say, " right. Yuh have money now ?" He say "Yeah Oui" ( he get dem words from he mudda)... Ah look at the angel - who would be swimming against him in 2 events, he shake he head quiet, quiet."no,no,no"... Ah cheupes...as ask him, how much...he say 39.99...then ah see the setup, he looking for more money to buy games...

Ah clam down, ah say look, it's not good to count your chickens before they hatch..and ah explain, how he could get into a lot of trouble doing that sort of thing etc..etc...I prefer you approach yuh school work with that kind of commitment, blah blah...how ah don't want him stressing over stuff like that..how these things stressing me, and ah doh want him to be disappointed. Etc.etc.blah.blah...he say he understand, Sorry, he wouldn't talk like that again... Then he hit meh, " So dad, which record you would like me to get for you, if I get one ?"  :banginghead:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 08, 2011, 12:20:22 AM
 Meet next weekend.. Boys swimming 11-13 new this year..Mzting swimming 15 & up...
I nervous as hell, the provinciallyranked #1  13  yr old boy will be there, and the 12 yr old who passed lilman in the fly.
Angel 1st multiple 100 m sc meet
Mzting will most likely get a confidence beat down, hopefully she will do best times, she hasn't seen some of those since 2010, and she is seeing her dream of repping TT, slowly sink in the deep end..poor thing. Will have to think of something to prone her up witho.... cyah go wrong with food at a fancy restaurant but that will not really be practical...maybe ah could get some help & have her talk to...who boy...Ah wonder if ah could reach, AB or Swima or  maybe hmmnnn go wait an see the damage yes..

Angel  98 : 4 100m Backstroke 1:15.00 ; 20 200m Backstroke 2:29.93 S; 6  50m Freestyle 26.77 S
30 200m Freestyle 2:11.06 S; 8 100m Freestyle 1:01.38 L ; 100m Breaststroke 1:19.00 ; 50m Breaststroke 36.02 S

 Lilman  99 :  200m Fly 2:24.80 L ;22  50m Fly 29.03 S; 6  50m Freestyle 26.59 S ; 200m Freestyle 2:10.12 S ;12 400m Medley 5:24.27 S 38 200m Medley 2:24.75 S 18 200m Breaststroke 2:55.21 S

Mzting. 96 : 7 100m Freestyle 1:00.43 S 23 400m Freestyle 5:02.59 S 15  50m Freestyle 28.22 S 29 200m Freestyle 2:11.72 S 21  50m Fly 31.10 L

add: Tough day 1 for the boys, this meet has morning heats, evening finals...lilman always go all out, hope he don't burn out in the morning, he did a similar day last fall, and came back in afternoon stronger....he say "we will see if I still got it"   ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2011, 12:46:09 AM
We in for a ride. I thought it was just teams from in province, but there are clubs from Ont, NB, NS...and they brought their A teams...the boys going in ranked little lower than expected...medals maybe hard to come by...Mzting especially will ketch he'll to make a final...

Look like it will be nice..mixed age heats..Hope lilman doh bust nutten trying to fight up with the older boys..he does cyah help heself doh

Also found out that angel events changed..and now doing 400 IM as well, not a happy camper

Result board

http://splash.ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca:8082/P2/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2011, 07:50:31 PM
Folks Lilman broke the provincial & Canadian records in the 200 fly this evening, though placing a close 2nd to the #1 13 yr old in the province.

The new Canadian record 12 & U is now 2:16.45..He also went #1 12 & U in 50 free with 26.17 beating out his brother(26.20), just missing the prov rec. 26.04 - he has till March.

Also went #1 in 400 IM with 5:03.35, though placing 2nd to same 13 yr old..

Will post the 200 fly record swim monday.

Mzting didn't not have a good swim in 100 free, placing 21 st. 1:02.02..Not feeling well.

See link above for other results..

Oh. Angel, in the 50 breast final, came out the 'pullout' and stopped cold...then started going again, came in last . "Wham dey man".."sorry dad, I did 3 butterfly kicks, and felt I should be disqualified"....Yuh think the boy is ah Angel in joke  :D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on December 17, 2011, 03:33:41 AM
Congratulations.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 18, 2011, 11:04:34 AM
thanks seeker.. Real HiLo weekend. Some things went well, some not so good..Lilman equalled the provincial 50 fly record, doh Angel won...but Angel did quite bad in back, Mzting not making any best times, and barely getting into 2 B finals..Today lilman vex the coach put him for 2 meets in a row, 200 breast, which is his weakest stroke, and no 50 back up to now, and he feel he could break that record too..... He say he not getting it... well, allyuh by now know how the boy doh like to lorse.. and to be honest me doh really get it either, since last year he wanting to do more back....so ah had to try an come up with some positive, and not just say, nuthen bout humility lesson, or training  for future lala...ah say "it depends on the Day the events fall" , he say "the 200 back & breast was right after each other, why he do that"...ah think, ah think.."Yes, ah know why"...ah hit him with "the Damn coach chupid "...he come back with he family guy impression
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhMgmkYHlM8

we had ah good laff..but coach better scratch that breast of the event list or ah might have more trouble, dun having trouble keeping Mzting motivated..she even point out her good pardna who switch to the big club, improve so much, and bussing her tail, no problem...and how we should switch her, and Lilman need to be swimming with more competition..and let the Angel stay if he want...la la la
on top ah that, ah see she walk home twice this weekend..so ah know the next argument that will be presented is bout , she doh need no lift to get there, we doh have to go outta the way...buh to be honest I feel if we switch dey, with the more intense training, she will end up quitting, and I not ready for other activities
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 25, 2011, 11:37:26 AM
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=668


As of Friday last Mzting has switched clubs to Beaconsfield bluefins. The boys are staying at DDO. Gonna be tuff, we have not worked out the logistics, but had to be done. She was unhappy with everything, and with most of her friends leaving, it was either switch or dun. (I wouldn't make her go if she wasn't going to try)... She has a few friends at this other club, and wanted to try there, but if that didn't work out, was willing to go to the big club(Pointe Claire), which we actually live closest too...just we prefer the small club mentality..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 03, 2012, 11:53:42 PM
Mzting enjoying the new club immensely. Big Welcome from the other swimmers, hook up with new friends, and the coach start working on stroke correction as of day 2..we hoping it take, cause it has been 3 initial yrs of no stroke coaching, and Madame head dun like dry coconut ahready, an if yuh pelt to hard, it might shatter...hope neither he or she get discouraged, cause after a week, some days she actually looking like an elite swimmer, and some is the ole WWF  in the water..keep trying darling, keep trying..Everybody had a bout of gastro over the holidays, but except for angel, they were able to start back regular training today..did I mention, Mzting new training schedule at the new club..6 mornings,5 evenings for ah total of 20.5 hrs - definitely more light weight training & dryland, doh the coach willing to ease her up initially...the boys say no way them switching to that madness, Angel say 5 days, 2 Optional mornings for total of  10 - 13 hours is way to much as is, lilman say he maxing out at Angel schedule as well...moreover these are the same boys, who were never going to train more than 3 days, 6 hrs a week, eh. So i just start to whistle "Showtime" from last year, cool cool, we will see what a couple years bring if God spare life, and continue his good health blessings

Next meet, in 2 weeks for all, at the boys home club,Mzting ex..we kinda hoping her new training come to the fore, although it is still relatively early to see any major time improvement. As another parent remarked, why he switched club, "even if he will always be a below avg. swimmer with his times, at least the coaches should be able to make him look like a swimmer"..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 08, 2012, 10:06:50 PM
Mzting club is not sening their elite team to the Boys club SC meet next weekend.
So her next competition will only be the weekend after,(provincial cup).
Angel would be mising the 1st day of this meet, due to a inter-school debating event. Yes, we giving the choice of being well-rounded, if they chose to be.

Lilman doesn't seem fazed by all the attention from the record break, they both still sayin "ah fed up" & " practice boring". Strangers coming up to Mam & I, and congratulating us, I keep telling them "Thanks, but me ent do nothing is he". (lilman gettin kicks on that, cause I sayin it in Trini) Everytime, dem say, You drive dem here & everywhere, and always making it. And ah say "true, buh ah gett encouraged cause I see all ah allyuh doing it"..Them feel good, I feel good, and lilman does bequietly laughing cause when ah get uncomfortable ah guess ah does naturally switch to Trini, an he does get ah kick off of hearing it...or maybe get ah kick off of seeing meh uncomfortable..either way he gettin ah little kick..so far so good,actually, is all me, cause most of the time he doh be around, so it's just in my head ah guess..
on another note, dey hinting ah complain(not really all the way) buh we (mammy & me) not backing down, we letting them know that is normal, nobody doh really like training everyday, so it suppose to feel so, besides, when yuh put in work, there is a greater sense of accomplishment when yuh successful, and besides , it normal to feel like yuh could miss or not go sometimes...buh only if yuh strong & brave, yuh will stick it out.. :devil:.one thing ah notice bout we family(both sides), we head hard so..or to put it another way, we like challenge...I does get scared doh, if they gonna start saying they don't want to this anymore, don't know what I will do...for now, we still going pretty good..next weekend

Angel; 98; 200m Libre (24) 2:11.06; 200m Brasse (30) 2:51.83;400m 4 nages (32) 5:22.83

Lilman; 99 ; 50m Libre (22) 26.17 ;200m Libre (24) 2:07.46;400m Libre (14) 4:58.63;
 200m Dos 8. 2:25.39;50m Papillon (4) 28.64; 200m Papillon (20) 2:16.45
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 18, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
videos from the christmas meet


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TYvude9KI&list=UUVR6bk_I4Z7wImfWB-vg_BA&index=1&feature=plcp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH4jB83lDAU&list=UUVR6bk_I4Z7wImfWB-vg_BA&index=2&feature=plcp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tA0a4iYvQY&feature=related

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 20, 2012, 10:25:22 AM
Lilman break Provincial 50 fly 12 &U record last meet...(28.40)

Both ah dem, didn't beat any of there times in the other events.. Lilman won 6/6 races and was vex...had a lil talk bout that

http://www.fnq.qc.ca/nouvelles_voir.asp?CodeN=1146
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 20, 2012, 10:33:45 AM
Congrats Max. The kids looking great. I am taking a group of mine to camp in Florida this coming week. We trying a ting nah!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 16, 2012, 11:21:22 AM
Mz Big girlzting off to eastern nationals this weekend..Only 3 events 50,100,200 free. Best ranking is 92 nd. the important thing is she is enjoying swimming again. The coach has worked well with her, and she is enjoying the camaradrie in the club. Hope it all translates to some good times to further encourage her. It is only 2 hrs away, but 1st time Mom & myself not going. Big girl now,Senior now..

The boys have Provincials Short course next weekend - 3 hrs away. seperated into 11-12,13,14,15. In there events, Lilman going in ranked #1 in all(corr: #4 in 50 back). Angel(corr:lowest) ranked top 10, add: ranked #1 in 4 items.

Needless to say, we nervous a hell, but them moving like normal...as a matter of fact, Angel who already give up a swim practice night, for intercity football practice, even decide he missing that to go on ah date...hmmnnn...and lilman say he go miss too, but want to go Wushu training..we don't want to force nobody to do the swim - doh want them to go an do it half-arse - , but we trying to tell them, their timing to be missing practice before such a big meet is not really getting focused... So far our layoff method has been ok..but secretly we still worry about there performances, as we know for a fact, their competitors do train more often (maybe harder) than them..


Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 21, 2012, 11:44:03 AM
Mzting might be back. beat 2 times(27.95 in 50 free 32nd; 1:00.32 in 100 25th) & came close to the 3rd(200 - 2:12.47 49th) , all SC m.
Not great placings, but it's a start...waited 2 years for this personal best. Keep it up Mzting. Well done.

Next weekend Lilman & angel at provincials. Lilman on a high as he also matched his siblings on his school's honour roll..Well done Mr Man. Ah went an ask him how you gonna attribute that to the Wu shu, cause every swim achievement now he calling the sifu name.. he say "Focus, Focus"...is like with Sifu all things are possible...ah let him know I made an extra prayer in church Sunday for him...He say, "I said one for you too"   hmmnnn
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 24, 2012, 03:10:28 PM
Lilman broke 11-12  provincial record in prelims this morning. Doing 25.97 in 50 free.  Did 30.01 in back. Going #1 into finals
Angel did 25.57 in 50 free, seeded 1, but seeded #2 in 100 fly 1:04.63

SC Final: day 1
Angel;13 yr old,  1st,100 fly , 1.01.43; 1st 50 fly free, 25.21 (sorry swima)

Lilman ; 11-12, 1st 50 back, 29.29; 1st 50 free, 25.86

Notes: lilman miss the prov.back record (29.18)

Angel have a full blown cold..runny nose & watery eyes..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 25, 2012, 02:46:20 PM
Day 2 : the angel cold was a false alarm. He just had a stuffy nose...Ah find lilman was looking tired before his swim..he say he wake up  3 am & couldn't go back to sleep..

Both still did well however..
Angel qualified for 100 back , 1:05.39; 100 free, 57.45..as he didn't do these events except maybe once last year, we didn't know what to expect..he looked very good, especially in the free..will se what finals bring.
Lilman qualified 200 fly, 2:16.77, ( his Canadian 11-12 record is 2:16.45) - that feels so weird, saying that.
And 200 IM, 2:21.smth (prov.rec. is 2:19.smth). He say he going to try for it...unfortunately, he will have to do it by himself as the closest time to his is about 8 secs slower..go lilman go,
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on February 25, 2012, 03:39:40 PM
Looking like the guys are ripping up Max. Really great swims. Good thing lil man say he swimming for Canada. My 11-12 200 fly record would be history!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 27, 2012, 11:38:09 AM
Lilman ended as top boy, with 6 Gold, 1 Silver (+ 2 Relay Gold) (prov. record in 50 free)
Angel ended up 2nd top boy(actually 3rd behind the top paraplegic athlete) with 4 Gold, 1 Silver (+ 2 relay Gold)  - both on same team (11-13 for relays)
Angel, 1998-02-08
Event, Placing,Time,Fina pts, prev. Time, Prev.time date,%improv.
50m Freestyle Final 1., 25.21, 522, 25.57, 103%
50m Freestyle Prelim 1. 25.57 500 26.20 2011-12-16 105%
100m Freestyle Final 2. 56.40 505 57.45 104%
100m Freestyle Prelim 1. 57.45 478 1:01.38 2011-07-28 114%
200m Freestyle Final 4. 2:05.49 496 2:07.57 103%
200m Freestyle Prelim 4. 2:07.57 472 2:11.06 2011-10-30 106%
100m Backstroke Final 1. 1:04.99 427 1:05.39 101%
100m Backstroke Prelim 1. 1:05.39 419 1:11.50 2011-12-17 120%
100m Breaststroke Final 7. 1:17.50 369 1:20.49 108%
100m Breaststroke Prelim 8. 1:20.49 329 1:21.58 2010-12-18 103%
50m Fly Final 1. 27.39 504 28.06 105%
50m Fly Prelim 1. 28.06 468 28.07 2011-12-17 100%
100m Fly Final 1. 1:01.43 491 1:04.63 111%
100m Fly Prelim 2. 1:04.63 422 1:08.18 2011-07-27 111%


Lilman, 1999-03-25
Event, Placing,Time,Fina pts, prev. Time, Prev.time date,%improv.
50m Freestyle Final 1. 25.86 483 25.97 101%
50m Freestyle Prelim 1. 25.97 477 26.17 2011-12-16 102%
200m Freestyle Final 1. 2:07.60 472 2:09.13 102%
200m Freestyle Prelim 1. 2:09.13 455 2:07.46 2011-12-18 97%
50m Backstroke Final 1. 29.29 459 30.01 105%
50m Backstroke Prelim 1. 30.01 427 32.58 2011-01-30 118%
50m Fly Final 1. 28.66 440 28.88 102%
50m Fly Prelim 1. 28.88 430 28.40 2012-01-14 97%
200m Fly Final 1. 2:18.46 489 2:16.77 98%
200m Fly Prelim 1. 2:16.77 507 2:16.45 2011-12-16 100%
200m Medley Final 1. 2:20.72 478 2:21.78 102%
200m Medley Prelim 1. 2:21.78 468 2:23.88 2011-12-18 103%
400m Medley Final 2. 5:03.83 465 5:05.56 101%
400m Medley Prelim 1. 5:05.56 457 5:03.35 2011-12-16 99%
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 06, 2012, 12:10:35 AM
Mzting is in Florida with her club for a 10 day swim camp..we down in Orlando for spring break...she call after day 1 ..she having a wonderful time,, after day 2.. She say this is great, lottsa fun..day 3 : she say she missing we..day4 : she begging mammy to come home...not feeling well, she doh like they jokes bout black ppl, her belly huttin..mammy say eh eh, time to grow up..only 7 more days....I tell her write a diary of the experience, and we will put it here...she get excited by that....

Meanwhile lilman happen to see me writing on here..ask meh who is lilman..ah tell him he doh know him, I will introduce him when he get lilbit older..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 16, 2012, 10:42:23 AM
Lilman & Angel have both been invited to Provincial team camp this weekend. Man vex he have to miss Wushu, Angel vex he have to miss intercity tryouts - well, ??? we didn't tell him is the tryouts he missing, he thinking he missing practice....

On top ah dat Angel has been selected for a rep Provincial team (lilman too young) to attend a tri-provincial camp with Quebec, Ontario, & Maritimes - 5 day camp & competition. - TG is in this city this year...Well we congratulating, he grinding, cause he thinks he will be missing a intercity game.... we fraid to tell him,he mighten make the team, cause he missed the tryouts....lawd, ah feel we go turn this :angel: , he going to be a little :pissedoff:, doh let him turn  :devil: please....we just trying to harness and guide the boy & his talent...

Lilman start asking about the Tri-nation tournament he was selected for last year...wants to make it again (ah wonder why)...We explained it is to tough due to his birth date, and competitors this year...every 2 years would be better opportunities for him...he hold that, but not satisfied with it..

we ent tell them we seriously think of switching clubs yet - for their benefit..  :o :) :D :laugh: :rotfl: :worried: :duel: :Police: :flamethrower:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 17, 2012, 12:36:28 PM
the boys along wit a couple teamates have been chosen/invited to participate in a special meet during the Olympic trials..against visiting clubs from the city coming to see that big meet. All 50 sprints.Angel will be happy.Lilman doh seem to excited.hmmmnn

update: next weekend is lilman only and last opportunity to try for any Long Course 12 & U provincial records. He wil be doing 7 events(no finals) in the 2 days and doh it will be tough, he have a decent shot at 3 or 4 items - if he doh bun. Good luck lil buddy.

From last prov.
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=685
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 24, 2012, 09:32:49 PM
"Some days will be better than some, but we have to learn to appreciate, everyday has the potential of being a good day"
day 1.
Lilman was not close to the Long course records as we hoped. The meet was not as well attended by the stronger swimmers in the province as we hoped. We 1st realized this immediately when we looked at the program, saw Angel ranked #1 in 200 free, in 1st heat, which were senior seeded timed finals. Both boys won there age groupevents, except when Lilman beat Angel in the fly, both of them beating their previous times, however Lilman was .4 secs of the provincial record, which he was hoping to get..they looked good, they did their best, but wee both relatively flat and unexcited. A little disappointing meet. MrsG & and was also a little disappointed that Lilman had no instruction or even verbal preparation, motivation, nothing...and the coahes now that he was making the record attempts...his coach wasn't even in attendance...so before the race, he was just sitting for a couple hours waiting, by himself..ecept at one point when some girls went over and asked his advice on doing their IM..WHAT ? hmmmnnn..I felt it similar to when he made the Canadian team(Mexic meet) last year, and they tell him don't worry about training, his summer pool swims will be enough..huh ?..

after his 1st record miss doh, he wasn't digging nothing (50 fly. record 28.60, he did 29.03), Angel who only got home from movies around midnight last night (bday outing) - did 29.08, and so we wasn't getting no horrors either..everybody cool..after the 2nd race 200 back, when Lilman won the heat, beating everyone, boys 16,19 & 27 - and he looked like he was on cruise -  we realized it would be even harder than we thought, especially this being his 1st LC meet of the season...well we gave up after that, and just hoped for best times....doh I was still quietly hoping for something in the 400IM..best SC time 5:03...LC prov. record 5: 06...alas he did 5: 17...winning his age group, coming 2nd overall to 1 18 yr old.....surrender

Nobody not vex though..buh it kinda irking we (mom&dad), something this big (to the club too), and nobody pumping him..we wishing we could, but fraid to add pressure or transmit our nervousness, besides "is only Mom & Dad - the feared swim-parents".... hmmnnn

Gonna have to re-evaluate our expectations, theirs and the clubs, and compare to Mzting new club, and see what our best options are...Couple years ago, was to swim competitively and have fun, and try and beat some times, as they started excelling, that changed slightly by adding win a few races, as they excelled even further, we added at least maintain or improve their current rankings, provincially, followed by National ranking improvement...but now...we have to ask, what we gonna add ? Do we want to add ? It seems to be type of sport when you stop trying to improve, you are quickly surpassed ? Isn't all sports like that ? what are we expecting ? Can we go back to just having fun & wondering if ? MrsG and I not like that, we were always competitors through and through ? are they like that, if they don't want to be, should we try to make them ? Shouldn't a competitive coach(other than parents)/club assist in these things ? What type of philosophy will satisfy all the different parties -  the 3 indiv. swimmers, the 2 parents, school, the club, the other recreational activities(which they also truly enjoy - probaly even more than swim trainng now) and their demands..add: Not even counting the financial burdens as well, that will hae to facto in too . So first Moms & I have to make sure we on the same page, check the club, present our case, and hope all interested parties can come up with a plan...we on track, cause the most Critical parties are on the same page..Yes , is we the parents will make the finals decisions...we sure it may not be the exactly perfect decisions, but it will be the best decisions, based on as much info from all parties as we can gather...Confident it will be good, aslong as we keep striving to make it better, ent...dah's we job

for now...Day 2...Go guys Go.  :wavetowel: :party: :applause:
http://www.calac.ca/sites/default/files/results/20120324_P1P2/index.html


add: Day2 ...same beats...see results above...for now Provincial & Canada leading times..but again, good swims, not great swims...besides the 3 spint events at Olym. trials meet friday...next meet in 1 mth, Team Champs...all 3 kids in the same division, even if diff. clubs...no more records, so tha should ease up that stress ah bit...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 29, 2012, 02:34:11 PM
Noooo...Angel have the full blown flu..2 days before the invitational Olympic trial exposure meet..he say he going still, fever or no fever..Should he or shouldn't he ? I say he shouldn't. cause he might be made to look bad...and would be seen for all the wrong reasons, not counting lilman might cut he tail too...and the opposite is he swim good, and get on the swim ppl radar...even if lilman cut he rass still...hmmnnn...I telling him doh go, but I won't hold him back
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 14, 2012, 11:53:31 AM
My fears

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/olympic-swimming-training-too-hard-on-young-athletes-918054.html?fb_action_ids=3196661309370%252C10151484927970037%252C10150719677123930&fb_action_types=news.reads&fb_source=other_multiline
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 15, 2012, 05:38:36 AM
I highly doubt that that is what is being done in Britain, but if it is, then they are killing careers before they start. Any 12-14 year olds training like that are going to develop injuries. I know in the US they train fairly hard but because of the large size of the talent pool, they can get away with one or two falling by the wayside. We do not have a national policy in Trinidad and Tobago (big surprise) but many of our coaches make decisions based on economics, and have to produce in order to gain sponsorship, or funding or even just to keep the membership of the clubs vibrant. Some take that philosophy and apply it to young kids (10 and under) and that is where we are being terribly irresponsible.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 15, 2012, 09:49:04 PM
Swima , I hear bout it live right here, at the big club down the road. This article just reinforce all the negative things I heard of, from many athletes who quit. Which caused us to feel so lucky we were initially refused by the big club. I am relatively certain, we would have been out of swimming, had we got in there. They have claimed to have changed, and our kids won't be subjected to such methods, but we hearing about a coach there still pushing to extreme limits.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 18, 2012, 10:33:10 PM
Forecast: Wet & Wild, this meet not for the mild
This weekend it's Team Champs. Last year we got demoted to section 2.
Will have to finish top 2, to get back up, to section 1.
Check us here.
Hopefully, we will see "The return of the real Mzting"? Hoping she can make a final and/or,at least have a good showing, as now she is swimming against her old teammates & coach. And she can sometimes get quite intimated by them, one of the reasons she wasn't comfortable there. They can be catty, but they damn fast too. Keep telling her don't lose focus, but she wouldn't be Mzting if she used to listen to we. All the best dahlin.

http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=705

Was showing lilman the girl who is breaking all the 11-12 records will be there at this meet.
Her name is Marie-Sophie Harvey. She is phenomenal.
Eh heh, like he jealous, he come with he Trini, like if he vex," dah's all you guys talkin bout all the time. Marie-Sorfy,Sorfy,Sorfy" an doing he hand too  :yapping: :yapping: :yapping:

We had a good laugh, but ah know it eating him she beat his 200 IM time

The boys only clashing in 2 events of the 5, 50 fly & back. So really not so bad.
As usual me & mammy anxious as hell, and dem cool...Doh Angel made a statement,he didn't practice hard for awhile..missed some, to make the Intercity(rep) Football team,which he did. Will be playing stopper, he seems more excited about that...or is it just he brakesin in case he get beaten...usually he does bring it Doh, and so far, no sniffles,no belly wuk, no fever, nothing. Well except Mzting an that time of the month thing..like mother nature Don't like her having easy meets at all..Keep dem on the up lawd..thanks
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 24, 2012, 12:07:18 PM
Lilman: 1 Gold, 4 Silver (+ 2 relay Gold)
Angel: 2Gold, 2 Bronze (+ 2 relay Gold)
MzTing: 1 Bronze
The boys team missed 2nd place by 7 points. We glad, cause team would get cuttail in Div.1.

MZting team placed 4th.
The boys relay team won the IM based on disq of 1st team. They left early.
They also had a new boy(only started this year) in the team. He swam very well.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 09, 2012, 04:29:54 PM
Angel represent the province( 1 of 4 boys 1998 chosen) at tri-provincial(Ont,NS & Qc) camp & meet, from Today to Sunday, competition on Saturday.
They put them up and run through paces. Will post schedule, so ppl have an idea for type of format it takes.
Missing 3 days of school doh. He pack books to do studies as well.
This is the biggest deal for him...Lilman to young, so they didn't have to compete for this selection.

http://www.fnq.qc.ca/uploads/equipes/TRi-meet_horaire.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 18, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
Possibly the swim camp experience have Angel right now thinking his club practices are too easy. he is starting to question it.
He made friends with the swimmers from other provinces and his prov. teammates. He said,"Dad, you know what was most freaky ?ALL they talk about is swimming." He is now realizing how real swimmers operate..it's not just for fun, like he does.
he was real bun.
he placed one 2nd, a 3rd, two 4ths, a 5th & 6th.... an although he said he had fun, of course he didn't indicate any emotion over not winning...but after yesterdays practice, on the way down to his school - he recieved a most improved debater award - he confided to his mom, of wanting to move up in intesity training next year....Interesting...

This week we have our Home meet..not much competition at their own age group, and they only clash in 2 events - 50 free(Lilman leading) & fly (Angel leading). However, they may give the snr boys a run for the money. Wait, is swimming...NO MONEY (according to Lilman of course)
Oh Lilman latest phrase is saying in a Trini accent "No Magic ting boy".
We were trying to convince mammy to buy us a magic kit on vacation (Universal studios). Mammy say "NO!"...We beg, we promise, we plead. Mammy stick with No.
So ah say "well fellas, we try. but mammy say 1-2-3,Paff(wave hands), NO MAGIC ting"..well Lilman was rolling, he like that one..so now everything for him now is..."1-2-3, Paff(wave hands), NO (whatever)" - Trini accent and or "NOOooo Boy" trini accent..Ah tell him, mind who he tell that too..don't go be talking to he teacher like that..otherwise he might get in trouble with the teacher & me...he say "Noooo Boy"...we laugh for now
MzTing at an Intl meet at the Olympic stadium..only 3 events 50 Fr(rnk 17th/151) ,Br(36th/55),Fly(22nd/99). Boy she have it tough. She still haven't bought into the 'what she has to do' mentality to improve, but the maturity is definitely on the up. Head still hard doh.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 19, 2012, 04:30:03 PM
MzTing make the 50 A Final yes...well we going for Ice Cream tonight...even if is only 10 th place...now she going up against Victoria Poon & Sandrine Mainville, #1 & 5 in Canada...ah hope they doh get frighten and doh show up   :laugh:
Liks book, but best she ever go take liks from

Boys did ok...doh Lilman finally just outtouch Angel in fly..28.64 & 28.66..I said to mammy, I think he could do it today, as Angel just 10 minutes before did 200 IM, and went hard..sure nuff
they had lilman 2nd in 1500 against his teammate and he was kinda confused, cause he was pretty sure he had it, but I think they did a staggered(??)start, when 2 ppl in same lane..and I think they miscount for that boy..so he actually did 100 less..but I said to him is no biggie, cause he don't want to be chosen to swim 1500 anyway...he say "That is True , but now he might say something foolish"..ah realizing now the boy just fraid to lose..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 13, 2012, 04:01:01 PM
Mzting quit swimming...join track & field for summer...only had a provincials & then Nationals left.  :-\

Saw it coming doh...more later,plenty to write on this , trying to look on bright side  :banginghead:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 24, 2012, 11:28:06 PM
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=723
Day2. Actually day 1 for us..
Lilman was good, but Angel was upset, overthrown, a boy bring it, actually 2nd place guy from last year,11-12. Angel did not beat his best time, and lost the 50 for it, would have had to beat it to win. That guy who lives foreign, shows up just for these provincials, did 25.85, angel did 26.11. Mammy say he had a bad start, I say nah, is something else..for the med.relay the coach, had to change up the team , just for relay Doh, it's  '98-2000. The only boy we could add to the team, was a 1st timer at this level, and he tried and swam the breast well..so lilman who usually does fly, did back,the boy, Mike did breast, Habs switch from back to fly, Angel finish in free..yuh know , angel swim 25.04 and bring dem back from 5 th to 2 nd. Ah say da'iz it...he put on he wrong head, he put on he team head, when he was supposed to bring the individual head..he was still smiling on way home doh..even if he didn't like it..ah sure ,he wanted to show in that relay, he could have won, he said, yeah...I said, wrong head...should have been other way...we laugh..but the brain register it...

Lilman, won 1999-2000, 50 free, 26.25 & 200 im , 2.24.85... The boy won't crack a smile..meanwhile ppl congratulating cause the list possible prov. record, we telling dem no, he's 3 mths to old ( he will always be to old for the LC meets records)... :idea: I get it..no ka-ching?.cause when yuh break a record here, you get a monetary prize, so he supposed to get 3 provincials,1 national, cheque in mail, from before he turn 12, but he still swimming 11-12, but 13..so he mashing the record times, but no Dunzai forthcoming...so ah remind him,they change the best boy rules..most medal win, based on color...certificate & a few bucks dey...he ask how much..ah say, not sure, will let u know, after final this evening..buh is really 125.. I figure if he win he 3 events today, I go tell him, if he don't, I go call, lilbit amt...     :devil:
Otherwise, he might beat he wushu master..not cause ah the money, he spoil an have all he want already, right mammy?, but for he, is principle...is just one slip, even if yuh could break record, when yuh DQ..then is, "Sorry,maybe next time".   But in Age group, yuh rarely have next time, cause yuh dun older.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 01, 2012, 10:29:50 PM
Lilman ended with 7 golds in 7 events,11-12 ('00,'99 ). Won plaque for best boy in age group.
 Angel had 5 silver,amongst '98s. Was 3rd runner-up in his age group.

...more details later

Did some best times, achieved a couple age group & eastern Canada natnl standards

https://www.swimming.ca/meetreport.aspx?mid=11436

We going to Mzting old club for a tryout fit..everybody still not comfortable, but now if we don't try we will all be miserable..don't think they will enjoy it, especially as our club not going to Nationals, and swimming supposed to be done...ah will tell dem , dey might see Bovell, Doh Mzting dun say she rather see Machel...

Ah make mom a bet we go see George in the Carifiesta on Saturday,in between prelims & finals....now ah talking, eh Mzting ? Oh btw Mzting, your 1st Track meet is this weekend, you missing the jump up...

Yuh hear that ?       That is Mzting bawling
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 14, 2012, 04:20:07 PM
Just saw this old (april) article in our local community paper , didn't know it was online
http://montrealcommunitycontact.com/sports/12-west-island-trio-eye-2016-in-the-pool

The good news, Mzting went to a tryout swim with the boys, and said she wants to go again. Maybe she will go back after all..

Would have liked to take them to the TT Age grip. SC meet, as we'all on vacation, but we can't afford it...lilman say " I don't think that's a good idea dad"..training 2 times a week won't make me ready for TT.....But Mzting who quit swimming saying "lewwe go dad, lewwee go"  " how do u like my Trini dad?" ... I' m ready for them...
 :rotfl:

She mad yes
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 20, 2012, 12:55:28 PM
We summer pool competition, cyah ketch a break, is licks 3 meets straight now..our kids winning, lilman been doing fly & back, angel, breast & free, so they don't have to clash, no problems, Mzting been doing a decent 2nd in free & fly, no best times by anybody, but where we losing it is in 8u & 12 u...looks like we might be going down to B group next year...lilman not digging that at all, no matter how ah say is no big deal..is like he trying to work out a math problem how he could make the lil ones faster..

Angel join Mzting at track training and that going good, but he football team, get 7 -1 last game, main Goalie gone away for vacation, so Doh he played hard, and probably had his best game as the stopper, he couldn't stop the rain, from that town., plus the 4-1 last week, everybody getting good lessons in humility.

Plus the coach for the provincial games team, tell him he not fast enuff to do the events he actually qualify for - it's 16 & u he has to race, an he's 14, so he putting him in off events like 200 fly - NB. This going to be he club coach next year..so the boy getting grouchy & don't want to train, rather go he Bronze cross lessons...eh heh, Mammy say "Not ah shite ah dat, if yuh Doh go d swim practice, no football tournament this weekend"
3 pointer dey for mammy, yes
This evening the regional team have a BBQ after the swim practice with the coach, so he might get an opportunity to convince the coach to let him do the sprints, ah tell him go for it...I know if the coach let him do it, he will probably do some wicked times, he have a lot of pride that one...

Mzting get her report card and found out she passed everything, one of the major issues she was stressed with the swimming intensity etc..very relieved now..

Yup, humility lessons this summer, no matter how good yuh feel yuh is, there is always someone/someteam/ some issue that could make things difficult..such is life, not always smooth sailing, and easy times....I just does just try to let them know, is not about win or loose doh?.is about how yuh deal with the rough patches
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 09, 2012, 12:15:30 PM
Summer pool Section finals this wknd - Regional next wknd..I know in this Olympic season, plenty ppl wouldn't care..but check this...everybody yuh see in the Olympics now, most likely committed more than 8 years before and before they turned 15.
Ladies & Gentlemen, after watching the Men's Fly, Lilman has committed. He says he want to go Rio for the experience and the next one for MEDAL...and here this, he call up a coach, and start training the next day...Cost : ah extra $135 a week....buh they way lilman does move, I figuring if he busy trying to reach dey, and manage to just swim the straight & narrow....priceless
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 30, 2012, 08:49:05 PM
At Summer Finals SC - ok times by all...
50free :MzTing 4th 15 & Over - 29.09 , Angel 1st 13-14- 26.18
50 breast : Angel 4th 13-14 - 35.40
50 back: lilman 1st 13-14 - 30.13
50 Fly : Lilman 1st  13-14 - 27.78

Lilman 200 fly at provincials 2012:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESH9tKJbnQ0&list=UUVR6bk_I4Z7wImfWB-vg_BA&index=1&feature=plcp

Next year, new club starts in 3 weeks..for now,we getting school & work schedules in order..MzTing trying to do Indoor Track & swimming..ah say yuh coud manage all that ? She ask meh if I fix the TT passport thing yet..ah say, ah working on it.. ah say so yuh sure yuh really want to represent TT..she say "But of course, I don't know it, but Federation park sounds NIce "  :-\ :-[ ::) :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 18, 2012, 02:19:21 PM
Little bit a pressure..day1 of new club start yesterday- Dry Land drills.

Lilman not comfortable at all..as expected. Angel saying no problem...Mzting confessing to mammy that the Head coach could be sometimes rough, and she told lilman that....we lil nervous..hmmnnn

Then to add to that..the boys were supposed to go in the Age groupr lvl group, because of their age, and the coach of that group happen to be handling registration, so he put them there. But the Head coach, move them to the Elite group...ahh, part of lilman nervousness.. and Head coach apparently told the board, that the reason we come to that club is to work with him....Really ? Well mammy not digging this behind the scenes pulling and tugging at all...plus Lilman had worked with the Age group level coach for a few private sessions and like his approach, especially after after Mzting drop the inside info on him, he start complaining how he won't have no friends with these snrs, and won't have no fun, and ...aand.... all kinda skating.. so I had a sitdown and talk this morning, and say hyo, yuh going to swim/train,like school, like life, yuh doh have to be coach fren or enemy etc etc socialize outside of that, just work on learning etc.. Boom mammy get email from Age Grp coach saying training cancelled this evening FOR his grp, and he notifying us, in case, we decided we want to work with him this week..etc..Mammy say enuff  :timeout: ...we have to have a meeting with the 2 coaches and put an end to this discomfort, we all experiencing, cause the kids dun un-comfortable ahready...Mammy doh make joke with them thing..no politriks...not sure how all this going to play out..Dang, i thought we just convince the kids to switch and that would be it...but naahhhh setta :worried: and  :duel:
 Hope we doh make no frenenemy nah..ah eh able

Swima, this kinda thing normal, nothing to worry about ? or is it cause the Head coach inexperienced and maybe could have organized this uncertain time/move better, or normal internal club issue etc...
I guess in football, if yuh have a U14 who good enuff to play with the snr group, which coach should be responsible for his development ? Things must be considered besides ability, Is the individual ready to mentally play/train at a higher level with young adults, even if physically able ? etc...ah mean, i think it depends on the kid, but still, it's a big jump..I not sure what is best.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 04, 2012, 02:35:13 PM
Spoke to coaches. Training schedules arranged. mutual understanding met. We in regular temperature water. Intra club meet next weekend.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 09, 2012, 02:03:38 PM
more bachanal,yes..Board suspend head coach...meeting called by Elite team parents with board this evening.

add: Only the president show...Elite Parents mad..looking at alternatives...many , including us, thinking about moving to a smaller club.

add: heard the president quit..Head coach say he will be back, and with ammo to defend heself...he also mentioned a slight part of the problem may have been disagreements with his putting Lilman & angel in his group, and that vexed Age group coach wanting at least Lilman..if we is the problem, i ready to roll out..mammy done contact next small club (further distance, that coach say come thru Sunday irregardless of what ), he was quite familiar with lilman results, not so much the other 2....hmmmnnn ? Dang, I hope the Head Coach come back Monday and nothing too negative breaks out, doh we know it won't go away..to much, to soon...meanwhile, IntraClub small meet still on tomorrow & Saturday...Hope everyone (as well as all the Elite swimmers) does well, given all this turmoil

add: bachanal time in full effect...we have been in contact with 3 clubs, depending on how things go down this evening, when the head coach supposed to be back. Even the big club is saying they will make some concessions and leeway for us, but if it is the possible coach they might get, we fraid, hear he overpush to much. Not sure what to do, or where to go at this point. seeking advice from the coach who worked with lilman for his pre-mexico trip. Depending on todays meeting, we plan this week to go to the furthest club to see how the logistics would work, next week we will try the big club, which is closest. Eveyone has been welcoming...meanwhile in the intra club meet over the wknd, Lilman broke the club 50 fly (27.58) for 13-14, in this is 1st meet in that category.Too bad, he would have had almost 2 yrs to lower that mark..Angel was 2nd in 28.07....their 50 free wasn't as hot doh..Angel 1st in 26.52, and Lilman 3rd in 26.73, almost a full second of their best.is ok, 1st meet...Lilman seem to be the individ. all these clubs seem to be most interested in, but we not sleeping on the other 2. I hope the Lord help us, and bless us, in making the right decision.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 16, 2012, 01:16:47 PM
Coach fired. We(along with a couple elite swimmers) have resigned from the club. We are in the process of trying out/ finding a new club. Looks like we will be missing a few meets. Hope the kids are not to affected. We all agreed that no way we were gonna stay at a club with issues, especially with backstabbing and how things went down. Not sure though it is the best or right decision. However, it was a family decision. Only Lilman it seems would not have mind staying.

This week we are trying out a little club furthest away. See how the travelling and effects on homework time etc...goes. Next week we will try the big club only 5 minutes away. We have spoken to a coach there and she said, she is sure they will make some concessions to have us.

Right now, we liking the small club,and it's staff, but will it be enough to drive the kids, the boys especially to the highest level attainable. we don't know...Things was going to good, but we not giving up.   :frustrated: 


ps: Congrats to Mr. Bovell and T &T. This sport not easy at all.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 23, 2012, 10:16:47 AM
we are now members of the new small club. The kids didn't want to go to the big club tryout, they kinda bonded with the kids in the small club, that week of the tryout, and didn't want to go through the whole rigmarole again..
then we found they were registered for big meet this wekend under their old club, the new club called, and kept them in, but they have to swim unattached for 2 months...
At first they were always looking forward to this meet..Halloween..costumes, fun...and a lot of competition..however, with all that transpired over the last few weeks, they seem a little nervous, and claim they didn't want to do it anymore...and though we were and still are quite nervous ourselves, we managed to convince them to just go and have fun..don't worry about performance or time or nothing..just try to have fun with their old friends...as everyone will be there..1st 2nd & 3 rd club, as well as big club, that was laying carpet out for us...but we are all still uneasy...hope they don't sieze up..this new club don't do as much meets, but they do go to the big ones...so hopefully by early next year, everyone will be settled..Mzting decided she just not ready, so she don't want to go. 
I have to thank Mammy for making this tough decision, cause I couldn't...and as she pointed out...Swimming is real good for us, but it's not the only thing in life...so let's all just relax and enjoy it.

so here we go again
Short course. Time finals.. add: both boys 13-14.  Wish us luck & fun. 1st time lilman doing 100s'

http://www.camonatation.org/resultats/Halloween2012/index_us.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 01, 2012, 07:17:20 AM
Man I really liking this New Aquatic/Community centre(new club) we at. Find it to be well equiped & designed. Swima for our info, I will try to find out cost & post pic etc. Meanwhile, yesterday, the kids did a short set workout, never see them work so hard.Afterwards, they said they felt like they were actually training.

research fyi: Place cost 18 Mill Can. (nah dey lie)
man how they do all this for 18 M(see pdf below), 3 pools & a full indoor BBall gym too, with spectator seating...Swima I going and interview the Mayor(one of the youngest and progressive on the island), I want to know exactly who was the contractor. Btw the Mayor was a swimmer too.

http://gjnashen.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/cote-saint-luc-unveils-new-aquatic-and-community-centre-on-sunday-august-28-2011/

http://www.cotesaintluc.org/files/u1/publications/CSL_Aquatics_In_Cote_Saint_Luc-2011-08-EN.pdf


other initiatives
http://gjnashen.wordpress.com/tag/anthony-housefather/

add: so let's say 20 Mill (non winterized, but Caribbeanized)= 100 Mill TT (+ maybe incidentals (600 Mill TT) = eyes wide open watching allyuh
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 02, 2012, 06:48:23 AM
Sounding good. Send me a job app!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 02, 2012, 10:24:20 AM
Swima..I forgot to mention...The coach & asst coaches still compete. Check the last meet above. They are 25, 30 & 41 yrs young. The Guys did 2nd & 17th in 50 free respectively, did 3 events each.
I suspect, he will want throw yuh in pool too. Sure you still have a little something something. However, if yuh willing to come thru, I could definitely talk yuh up. Let meh know. Except for the Cold- swimming time, 8 mths a year, ah sure yuh will like it here. The man seem to be a equal opportunity employer..the 8 an under coach is a bro, I was shocked to see him there, cause he used to coach water polo at our old club, the 9-10 coach, she used to coach Syncho, the 11 & up coach, is a kiniesiologist, the asst head Coach, from Russia, went last 2 Olympics ,and he. Must have room for you .

Lord, I hoping this nice bubble doh burst, but as he wills.

add: ah hear the money not especially great and non-head coaches usually have to have some other job. Thus depends on what the individual wants, usually it's for the experience..You can keep an eye out here...We at CSLA. This head coach used to be Head coach masters at the Y.
http://www.fnq.qc.ca/index1.asp?id=594


ps: I know U joking, u in coming in no blasted cold for nutten   ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 06, 2012, 09:13:14 AM
The boys have recieved formal letters from Swim Canada(and FNQ) inviting them and their coach to be part of a development team at the National Training centre (Olympic Stadium), in preparation for the 2016 & 2020 Olympics.....further details to follow...

we getting into scary unknown waters...Especially since just last night, Angel saying he fed up swimming. Mammy point out, he training half as much days (and no mornings) as kids at the other major swim clubs, and he reach this far, so how much is to little to not be fed up.

We think he just tired, it's probably the first time, he actually training and the amount of other school activities, actually catching up with him.
Besides maintaining his above average Honour roll status, he on Volleyball team, debating club, art club, choir, Community service program,track club, some classical language club, and bout 2 more I can't remember...We warned him, but that, but no he want to do everything..we didn't stop him, cause I'm sure if we did, it would of been "oh, I can't do anything I want, U guys just make me swim, swim swim."..so Mammy say she tell him, "Boss, yuh real special at Academics & Swimming,everything else yuh ok at. I suggest yuh start looking to rest one or a few of the things yuh ok at. Ppl shouldn't give up the stuff they real good at ? Agree ?"  Apparently he agree. She say he was much better this morning.

Question is, how we could convince him to up the training a bit..mabe we better hold off on that awhile.

add: Yesterday MzTing was training best we ever see. Real working, haven't seen that for a long time. Very Commendable..
This morning, she buff meh for not fixing her T&T passport yet.....hmmmnnnnn
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 10, 2012, 08:59:24 PM
1st meet at the small club - we have a total of 50 P1 & P2 swimmers - the boys(mine) may not even have a relay team. In addition, our meet only attracts the other small clubs. So the boys would hae to rely on each other to push each other back on the map. However, because they are still swimming unattached their ranking may not show on the National level, however they will recieve a personal ranking.
Lilman has lost a lot of confidence, as he hasn't done only 1 meet since Oct. Where as on the National scene many kids have done 3 or 4 meets..he was/is quite discouraged how he his times (doh not ranked) has fallen down to the 30s''& 40s''level. Then he hit meh with..He don't want to go Olympic TRIALs to come last...3 months before it was he do want to go Olympics for no bronze...
well we had a long talk..ah tell him it nt that important to us, wheter he goes Olympics or not ..It's more important to us, and down the road - when he is older - weather he tries his best  or not. Not many of us get where we hope to reach in life..but it the path we take, and the obstacles we strive to overcome, not giving up, determines our character and the person we will eventually be..and at the end of our journey, whatever we have accomplished and wherever we reach, our heart is at peace, cause we know we gave it our best...For some of us (like myself), we discover this later than sooner, although in the whole scheme of life, it is never to late...he say he like that..he say, he agree, but I'm concerned, cause I didn't expect it to surface so soon.
then mammy park the pscho-babble blaba, and show him, where his times at now, he still faster than many of the top 14 yr olds were last year, so don't dig.. :D
Didn't get into he have even tougher times ahead, both in swimming & life.

ah understanding more why senior athletes sometimes need pyschologist, even when they have parents. :worried:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 18, 2012, 02:27:00 PM
https://www.swimming.ca/meetreport.aspx?mid=12954

Kids were happy with their times...Unfortunately Lilman was the only one who manage to eek out a #1 in the 100 Fly...he did 1.00.11, whereas the previous kid had 1.00.15...he say he taking that. The other guy is still #1 at 200, by .5 sec, at it's a higher FINA points. Lilman competed against that same kid in Mexico, he represented that country. Don't know if he moved here permanently, but looks like that will be his main competition this year.
add: Lilman lost his Canadian record 11-12 this weekend to a 11 year old kid...and that boy still has another year to lower it..I ain't tell him that one yet...We new it was coming doh.

Mzting finally started coming close to her time of 3 years ago. Angel gonna have to pick it up to be higher ranked in canada, but he has good ranking provincially.

Interesting 1st meet at the new club..Coaches saying they are ready to tweak their training a bit...Question is, are they ready for that...will see after the holidays..
Merry Christmas everyone and a Prosperous & healthy New year.

website (under construction) : http://www.cotesaintlucaquatics.com/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 09, 2013, 09:57:15 PM
Next weekend, the boys doing there 1st National meet. They will be competing 16 & under. Lil man seems to be youngest there at 13. They would be doing only 3 events each,, basically 1 standard & 2 bonus swims.....weekend after we will be going Provinciasl...for now they seem a little excited to be at this big meet., hoping to do best times.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 14, 2013, 09:04:37 PM
Both Boys made the U16 A final (4th & 8th) in 50 Fly, doing best times.. From here on in it gets a litle tougher
Angel has 50  & 100 free left, Lilman has 100 & 200 fly
https://swimming.ca/liveresults/2013speedoeastern/

I have already started slipping in - oh how, after this, Provincials would seem slow..- so they won't get to down, but they still have to work,as they won't be doing 1 event a day...Angel say, "Nice try dad, but we know your pyschology tricks since last year. It's ok, don't worry"
 :-\  :-[  meh babies eh babies no mor   :wavetowel: ... :whew: buh wait wait...nah...these days dem kids does get a lil force-ripe early eh..so I keeping an eye out still..as lilman like to say .."ah peeping
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 19, 2013, 10:41:44 AM
Congrats to TT swimmers at the US grandPrix meet in Orlando. We saw Dylan Carter, Joshua Romany & Tyler Martin on the TV broadcast. Exceptional swims by Carter. When I now see how hard my kids train, I regret there are not much higher rewards in swimming to help these exceptional & elite kids, especially those from TT, stay motivated. At least they may in some cases get a free education, but wow, I must commend all coaches & parents(TT included) to keep them motivated to stick with such extensive &  rigorous training for relatively nothing to say even a minor possible income potential of the more popular sports (football, basketball, hockey, baseball etc). Swima et al, take a bow.  :applause: :applause:

I hope me and mine could stay the course. Mammy strong doh, she gets behind us all, so we might get thru.

This coming weekend, Provincials. Lilman still swimming as 13 yr old, going ranked #1 in everything. Angel got it harder as he turned 15 last week and now will be swimming against 15 yr olds.


Boys last results at Eastern Nationals.
Side notes: Lilman 2 seconds off Can. 13-14 Ntl record for 100 fly SC. .03 off the Prov. 50 fly SC.
If Angel had done that 50 free time last week, he would have broken the provincial 13-14 record, might have done it, if he didn't hurt himself playing football. Glad to see he finally broke that 25. mark.
MzTing not happy she didn't make the Standrads to swim at this meet, question is, what is she gonna do about it.

Rank  Swimmer  Age Club Code Event Gender Age Group  Seed Time Prelim Time Final Time
17 Adrian Goin 15  CSLA 50 Freestyle M   16 & Under        25.21      24.43   
32 Adrian Goin 15  CSLA 100 Freestyle M  16 & Under       55.46      54.52   
4 Adrian Goin  15  CSLA 50 Butterfly M   16 & Under         26.39      26.02         25.79

8  Emil Goin   13  CSLA 50 Butterfly M   16 & Under          26.99      26.65         26.17
8  Emil Goin   13  CSLA 100 Butterfly M  16 & Under      1:00.11      58.97         58.58
19 Emil Goin   13  CSLA 200 Butterfly M  16 & Under     2:12.74   2:12.21       2:10.75
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 25, 2013, 08:51:46 PM
Hilights of Provincial Meet.
Lilman had 7 on 7 Gold. Improved to 25.10 in 50m free. Equaled or slightly lagged best times
Angel has 1 gold, 1 silver. Did 25.33 in 50 fly, achieving Snr. National standard.
So MzTing going to try and swim in TT next weekend. Heard she was texting someone to see if she can get in a event. Hope she don't disappoint herself, she is just now starting to get back to her best, not sure she ready for pressure yet..anyway, she seems to be having fun entertaining the thought..might be seeing U''all Sunday Swima !
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on February 26, 2013, 10:05:58 PM
Take a bow yourself. Those swims by the boys are excellent. Emil is the real deal in that 200 fly. Looking really good. Due to his 2oo background, the 100 will continue to be great as well.

Really exciting stuff! 

Of course, you and wifey have to still keep it tempered.  ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 05, 2013, 10:06:41 AM
Met up with Swima.. MzTing placed 2 nds but unfortunately didn't make the Carifta standards. Coach williams convinced Angel to do 2 tine trials, and he made the standards and thus, the TT team. Now we have to work on passport, and funds to get him back to TT for Easter weekend. He's not as excited as MzTing is disappointed. Hmmmnn :-(
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on March 05, 2013, 11:27:17 AM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 05, 2013, 08:45:18 PM
Just returned from the meeting. Angel is officially on the Carifta Team. Congrats again Max.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 06, 2013, 03:48:10 PM
Thanks Swima, although he intially didn't want to swim, he seems to be quite excited at the prospect. Hope he can make a good representation. Mzting say she has to go as his chaperone.. :D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 12, 2013, 06:22:28 PM
Major problems.. We are having issues getting his stuff in time , seems i have to prove i'm trinidadian, while i thought i had dual. No , birth certificate is not enuff, original document of canadian citizenship and his original papers required. Everybody does fly round all over the place with all their original documents or what?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 14, 2013, 06:58:13 AM
So far, it gonna cost us 2000 CAD and 6 days missing school & work.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 16, 2013, 08:39:24 AM
Ok. We finally ' get thru'. A family in law friend of a friend called in a favor and we got the passport processed, it seems he may be able to represent TT afterall. I say may, as my family was told it would be ready in time to give the coaches, just pick it up the day before.... Well after my few tt timed event experiences, not till we have it in our hand , i certain of anything.
Mammy went ahead an book us from Canada to Jamaica, ppl say yuh should be able to get some refund for him, not holding meh breath
Side notes
Angel has been sick with fever & diahrrea the last 2 days, and won't be attending the ntl team pract. at Chag today. If i had travel access i would have gone.
Lilman didn't miss a practice except today, i feel cause a girl ask him on the 2nd day " Did you miss me ".
All 3 got a lot of personal coaching at Titans, Mzting especially would be going back stronger than ever, hope it sticks.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 24, 2013, 03:17:09 PM
Had a small swim meet yesterday, was supposed to be today, but Power went at the pool, and todays session was cancelled. (yes, not only TT does lorse power)

Lilman & MzTing had decent swims, not their best but decent. However, Angel was quite off his game. Seem he has not fuly recovered from the sick of last week. Lilman say he(angel) was running to the toilet a fair bit. Ah think they were the only races he won for the day. Hope he feels better this week so he can get in some measure of training.  :praying:
Meanwhile, Mammy caught the bug and was down & out since Monday, just starting to recover.
Buy toilet paper by the Bale

So far me an the angel scheduled to head down to Jamaica next week, and still hoping his passport comes thru in time. My sis willstart heading to the immigration office from Wednesday.  :praying:

http://www.swimjamaica.com/CARIFTA_2013/CARIFTA_2013_Home.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Richard G. on March 24, 2013, 06:36:25 PM
Had a small swim meet yesterday, was supposed to be today, but Power went at the pool, and todays session was cancelled. (yes, not only TT does lorse power)

Lilman & MzTing had decent swims, not their best but decent. However, Angel was quite off his game. Seem he has not fuly recovered from the sick of last week. Lilman say he(angel) was running to the toilet a fair bit. Ah think they were the only races he won for the day. Hope he feels better this week so he can get in some measure of training.  :praying:
Meanwhile, Mammy caught the bug and was down & out since Monday, just starting to recover.
Buy toilet paper by the Bale

So far me an the angel scheduled to head down to Jamaica next week, and still hoping his passport comes thru in time. My sis willstart heading to the immigration office from Wednesday.  :praying:

http://www.swimjamaica.com/CARIFTA_2013/CARIFTA_2013_Home.htm

 :praying: :)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2013, 10:57:00 AM
thanks Richard, he's feeling much better and was able to get in, these last couple days of training, and was training very well, most effort I have ever seen. We leave tomorrow(just us 2 going), and he seems a bit more excited. Please continue the blessing. I was telling mom doh, just the fact he going thru is plenty for me.. Well done son, love you in spite of the result.
meanwhile, lilman not so happy how the Canada team trip he was supposed to be trying to make, is cancelled. Especially as he would have made the TT team as well. Mzting wants to come as chaperone for us.  :laugh:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 31, 2013, 12:29:06 AM
The boy got his 1st & TT 1st Carifta Gold in 100 fly, more details & events to follow....
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: FF on March 31, 2013, 08:11:14 AM
The boy got his 1st & TT 1st Carifta Gold in 100 fly, more details & events to follow....


well done! congrats to him and you and your family too!!  :beermug:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: 100% Barataria on March 31, 2013, 08:18:50 AM
Big tings Maxg, Big tings!  Congrats to de yuteman and family for real
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 31, 2013, 02:25:25 PM
Going for a 2 nd gold this evening, 50 fly. 200 free & 100 back wasn't so good, didn't make finals..I think he is concentrating on the events he can win..good strategy? I not sure, the coaches will know.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 01, 2013, 12:15:20 AM
Angel got his 2nd gold, as a matter fact T & T won every gold at all age groups & genders in the 50 http://www.swimjamaica.com/CARIFTA_2013/LiveResults/index.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 01, 2013, 12:32:41 PM
Little disappointment, Angel didn't make finals in 100 free. Made it in 200 IM, and he an all was freaking out...he managed to qualify 8 th. so let's see if he will try an improve on that.....bottom line doh, he has to learn to swim the 100's
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 01, 2013, 09:46:17 PM
Angel got his 2nd gold, as a matter fact T & T won every gold at all age groups & genders in the 50 http://www.swimjamaica.com/CARIFTA_2013/LiveResults/index.htm

Congratulations! Good job Swima and everybody.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on April 02, 2013, 11:29:16 AM
Congrats maxg. I would luv to hear your experience as it relates to your interaction with the the Association. Is it because u and swima is pardners om sw.net made it easy to get all the info?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 05, 2013, 10:06:53 AM
Congrats maxg. I would luv to hear your experience as it relates to your interaction with the the Association. Is it because u and swima is pardners om sw.net made it easy to get all the info?
Thanks weary
not really, although Swima was the 1st contact, right here on SW.net. I will try to explain how it went in detail, later. I must say both Angel & I enjoyed the experience. And we actually recieved some re-imbursement from ASTT for his flight, which was very much appreciated. The team manager Mr. Neil Marcano, and all the support staff must be commended on their level of professionalism and communication, we were kept in the loop on all aspects.
The other 2 kids are now looking forward to represent, especially based on Angel's experience. And although the whole experience still cost us a substantial amount (most due to my own travel), we are trying to make plans to accomodate both them and TT to the best of our ability.
The only present issue may be, we may not be able to afford attendance to the selection meet in TT, and before then, they would not have done Long course times since July the previous year. I will have to consult Swima on this. Swima has been a good reference since we have been on here, and I thank him for it.
Hope to meet y'all as I will be in TT at the end of the month again.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 05, 2013, 10:39:48 AM
I have 3 swimmers at home. (no, they ain't get it from me)They are still quite young, but let the ppl in the field keep them in mind for T&T, in case they stick with it. Of Course the final decisions will be theirs.
...

maxg, ah real impressed and happy fuh you and yours eh ... particularly given the almost 5 years of reading this thread and observing your obvious passion, involvement, reflection and pride in the venture. On the other hand, iz good to see a mutually positive outcome involving the bridging of foreign-based and local-based efforts (which we know iz not always the story) ... absolutely spectacular  :beermug: that this site could be a conduit for such a productive experience.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on April 09, 2013, 12:12:05 PM
Congrats maxg. I would luv to hear your experience as it relates to your interaction with the the Association. Is it because u and swima is pardners om sw.net made it easy to get all the info?
Thanks weary
not really, although Swima was the 1st contact, right here on SW.net. I will try to explain how it went in detail, later. I must say both Angel & I enjoyed the experience. And we actually recieved some re-imbursement from ASTT for his flight, which was very much appreciated. The team manager Mr. Neil Marcano, and all the support staff must be commended on their level of professionalism and communication, we were kept in the loop on all aspects.
The other 2 kids are now looking forward to represent, especially based on Angel's experience. And although the whole experience still cost us a substantial amount (most due to my own travel), we are trying to make plans to accomodate both them and TT to the best of our ability.
The only present issue may be, we may not be able to afford attendance to the selection meet in TT, and before then, they would not have done Long course times since July the previous year. I will have to consult Swima on this. Swima has been a good reference since we have been on here, and I thank him for it.
Hope to meet y'all as I will be in TT at the end of the month again.

Of course just let us know when and d lime will happen.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 10, 2013, 06:37:34 AM
Maxg, congrats on your yute's recent performance and hope he will be the one to bring the elusive GOLD for TT. There is another yutes on the team names Jabari Baptiste. His dad and uncle went QRC. His dad Brian was in my class and played football but mostly 2nd XI. His uncle Mortimor was probably around your year. But I don't know if you are familiar with him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 10, 2013, 08:25:52 AM
Maxg, congrats on your yute's recent performance and hope he will be the one to bring the elusive GOLD for TT. There is another yutes on the team names Jabari Baptiste. His dad and uncle went QRC. His dad Brian was in my class and played football but mostly 2nd XI. His uncle Mortimor was probably around your year. But I don't know if you are familiar with him.
Yes, I had the pleasure of meeting Jabari parents, I recognized the dad, but wasn't quite sure from where. Not until Jamaica, when I spoke to Jabari's mom, i found out, that I might of known him from seeing him around Belmont as a teenager, his 1st wife ( Cutie, RIP) was a neighbour. And Jabari's god parents were a couple of my closest friends, and now,as you mention, the QRC connecton, Jabari was also one of Angel's roomates in Jamaica, it really is a small world.

On another note. Angel has tryouts for intercity football, and guess who I might get to coach. Rugged Tom.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 10, 2013, 05:36:01 PM
Rugged Tom!! That man still alive. He probably clocking 7teesometing!. He was not a bad coach, as far as I can remember. Man you have to do all that driving. You are a real highway bandit.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 23, 2013, 06:43:45 PM
Max, take a photo and show us what de medal look like nah!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 23, 2013, 09:28:17 PM
Max, take a photo and show us what de medal look like nah!
will do, I'm in TT now, however soon I get back.Will try to post up some races too. Btw, lilman say he ready to rep, doh he find the medals little light. Seem like plastic. :laugh:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 03, 2013, 01:42:02 PM
Heading down to Team Champ, this is our club championships. There are 5 divisions, highest being 1. We are in div.5.we intend to be in Div 4 by Monday. Let's Go CSLA. 9 clubs in our division, top club moves up, 4 yrs to division 1..
..
Each kid only allowed do 5 events.  All short course at our division.
Mzting doing 50,100,200,400 free & 50 fly. 15 & O
Angel, 50, 100 free, 100 breast, 50,100 fly, 15 & O
Lil man,  400 free,50,100,200 fly, 200 I'm, 13-14

Update: angel qualify 3rd, 50 free sc, 25.10 , 15 & O
   Mzting, q 6,50 free sc, 28.42, 15 & O
Lil man, q 1,200 IM, 2:12.76, 13 - 14

Some amazing stuff ... Lilman missed prov.record by .04 secs in 50 fly, many pbs for lotsa kids, Mzting is back..Angel keeping our older boys honest..Lilman dropping lyrics on meh, he not chatting, he rapping...lilman went 24.39 in 1st leg of 50 free relay, to use his words, "Valid like Salad, jiggy,jiggy,jiggy".
And Mzting
We ready, we ready,we ready, we ready for d pooooooollllll"

boys going head to head today in 100 fly heats' wonder if Angel will let him win that again

Results: http://cotesaintlucaquatics.com/images/Competitions/TeamChamps/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 09, 2013, 12:01:31 PM
lilman ended up with 5 gold, 4 pb, and breaking a prov. rec in 100 fly sc(57.50), racing against his brother (1.00.45) in heats...shim, who woulda thunk... :o ;)

MzTing also had a few best times, and 2 silver & a Bronze, and Angel didn't do any best times, and picked up a Silver and 2 bronze..Always knew he woulda have it tough..don't think the 4 K race he did on the Wednesday, and 9 events in the track & Field on the thursday, before the meet helped...but he go learn...He gone back for 5 finals In the T&F today, and have his first Intercity football game tonight..ah hope he learn before he pull up.. Next meet in 2 weeks at our old club of last year..
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=805

.anxious to hang with their buddies..Somebody tell lilman everytime he break the records, even if he have it, he will get a cheque...he hit meh "Kerching, summer job"...He has till march next year, to lower the record, and will probably do the 50s as well, an he eyeing the 200 as well, both LC & SC.. I trying for him to be not to focused on that, cause he might forget to enjoy himself..and I want them enjoying themselves for at least the next 3 years..then we can focus on times.

add: One of the races lilman has been braksing for the last 2 years, 400 free, he went and do 4:14, putting him at #2 in the country for boys born '99, and he do it on cruise... we trying to talk him into doing the 400 IM, where i think he will have a greater impact, but he not going there at all...this is the race where a couple years ago, he get out touch, cause his breast stroke did him in..Go break him down doh..my beggin honed on the streets of Belmont...except mammy does call it, "getting my way"

Add: Angel got a bronze in the 400 hurdles, didn't place in other events. Football team lost 5-2. He played right back, had a good game till he start getting cramps in calfs...ah wonder why ? He was a little lost at right back doh, as for the last 3 years he played stopper, and was a little upset, that all the goals came from breakaways on the opposite wing. he wants to tell the coach to put him stopper, so he could cover both sides. I say guy, you went 2 out of 8 practices, you have to show/prove to the coach that's where you should be...so hold strain, when the coach understands (and see ) how you play he will make the adjustments to best suite the team or he might not...depends on how the rest of the team adjust. Their only issue was the defence was to square, thus thru-pass beat everyone...I also noted that most of the winning goals scored (was 2-2) was when he was off (due to calf cramp), so maybe he did to much all week...he took a deep breath, and thought about that....if was Lilman or MzTing, sure I woulda get ah cheups..but Angel know unlike swimming football WAS my area (ah think)  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 15, 2013, 04:47:44 PM
I well vex...we old club overbook the meet. So we weren't accepted..on top ah that, the Parents of that Club more vex..cause, their own kids not swimming, but they have to work the meet..It's still a money maker for the club, but ll the officiating is volunteer..so ppl not happy..

They say as a door closes another one opens..
lilman asked to stand in as a double this weekend for a TV series where the actor supposed to be a tri-athlete, but his swimming not very strong, so they ask lilman to be a double as the actor is black. So mammy have to go sign contract, an lilman getting a lil small change..not much, but still bout 4 swim records worth..and some measure of popularity too... MzTing want to know, wwhy it have to be about a male tri-athlete. Why dey in call she ? She is the one into drama, she is the one who does marketing...why, why why.. ??? ::) always bout the boys..I say. 'what doh break yuh back make yuh stronger"..eh heh...Wha the hell that mean ? why u always come with some trini thing? How that helping anything ?  :worried:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 22, 2013, 01:35:53 PM
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1292173
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/sports/randy-s-rookies
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 24, 2013, 10:44:19 AM
record posted
http://www.fnq.qc.ca/nouvelles_voir.asp?CodeN=1417
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: TdotTrini on May 24, 2013, 01:01:16 PM
record posted
http://www.fnq.qc.ca/nouvelles_voir.asp?CodeN=1417

Max where the english version, SW should have strict language rules. ::)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 24, 2013, 02:17:41 PM
record posted
http://www.fnq.qc.ca/nouvelles_voir.asp?CodeN=1417

Max where the english version, SW should have strict language rules. ::)
yuh could click translate on the google bar, man..daiz how i does do it   ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 12, 2013, 12:42:33 PM
3 more meets left. due to our bad luck..1st LC meet saturday.Lilman only doing 4 events due to exams friday.
http://www.natation-samak.org/xtraslush-2013/

then Provincials 1st week in July and Age grp Nationals 2 weeks after that. Angels missing provincials for a school trip, and going Snr Nationals instead.

Add: Rough 1 st day. After when we got into van, ah start, an announce the van not driving..It not accustom going home so light, it need some metal...gold, silver, bronze anything so... Lilman say tomorrow for sure, and Mzting say and for Father's Day too..Van went in gear, and we make it home ok
http://www.natation-samak.org/competitionsweb/20130614/Web/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 17, 2013, 09:15:18 AM
Tough meet for everyone on the weekend. ..besides being our 1st LC meet..It was Outdoors, cold & wet..especially cold..
But the big news as of today..is Trinidad Newspapers have Angel name in a negative light, and mammy recv an email about patriotism and representation of the CCCan meet which we simply cannot afford. Well things starting to go sour very fast. I trying to slow down the decay...but as Mammy say, "when we fly down a family of 5 for vacation & try to borrow car and make our way to Trials, when we had to run up and down without any help from any officials, although we begged, to try and get Passport in time for the boy to go, then paid our way for 2 of us to Jamaica, taking time off from school and work(without pay)and add -to the tune of 4000, of which we recv 400 as assist., which of course we aprreciated- to represent, while tech. refuting the land of their birth, training & development, where we paid for their Canadian coaching in Canadian dollars for the last 6 years, and we give up possible chance of recving financial asst. from the swim association here for further development towards Olympics, to try and go to represent MY, not even mammy birth land..and our Name get associated with unpatriotism...well,..it's gonna leave us with a lot to think about...but at this point, I trying to keep regrets at bay.  :cursing:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Richard G. on June 17, 2013, 09:18:00 AM
Eh mi boy MaxG....ah was reading dis....is wha going on here?

http://www.ttoc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3582%3Agive-me-a-reason&catid=2%3Alatest-news&Itemid=233 (http://www.ttoc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3582%3Agive-me-a-reason&catid=2%3Alatest-news&Itemid=233)

Roberts dissatisfied with reasons for CCCAN absences
 
Minister of Sport Anil Roberts demanded parents and representatives indicate in writing the reasons for their swimmers’ unavailability for the Central American and Caribbean Age Group Swimming

Championships (CCCAN) after dismissing their original reasons in a face-to-face meeting on Thursday.

And Lindsay Gillette, president of the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) has received an extension to the deadline for entries to the June 29-July 7 CCCAN Games in Costa Rica from the organisers to today, trying to facilitate a “window of opportunity” for the nine national swimmers who were declared unavailable last week.

This although ASATT had already submitted their final entries to the games organisers on Wednesday, one day after the CCCAN selection meeting.

The Trinidad Express understands that ASATT used their good relationship with the first president of the CCCAN from the English-speaking Caribbean, Barbadian Errol Clarke to secure the extension.

On Thursday, Roberts asked the parents and representatives to make a decision about their children’s participation/availability and submit the decision in writing in a meeting that involved ASATT officials, parents and representatives of the unavailable swimmers at the Minister’s headquarters on Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Sources who attended the meeting said Roberts, who had been in Parliament for close to 20 hours prior to meeting with ASATT officials, said commitment to national duty trumped everything. He dismissed out of hand the excuses, which ranged from sickness without a certificate to unavailability and to participation in alternative non-national team meetings and training.

According to a correspondence from ASATT president Gillette, Roberts “expressed his disappointment and displeasure with what seemed to be the apparent ‘boycott’ by these senior athletes both locally- and foreign-based and sought explanations for same”.

A source, who wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to disclose the details of the meeting, said one parent claimed not to be aware that the ASATT was sending a swim team to the June 29-July 7 CCCAN Games.

ASATT officials said at that meeting that they had at no time advised that the CCCAN meeting was off or that T&T was not going to send a team to the Costa Rica Games.

Roberts also sought clarification on who was representing Dylan Carter, a member of the Davies Nadadores Swim Club in Florida since August 2012, as Aerios Aquatics coach Franz Huggins had initially written ASATT on June 2 stating multiple Carifta and CCCAN medallists Carter and Joshua Romany were unavailable. The source said Huggins admitted he was not authorised to speak for Carter.
Another source said Roberts gave the example of Suriname 1988 Soeul Olympic medallist Anthony Nesty and Trinidad and Tobago’s 2004 Athens bronze medallist George Bovell as swimmers who were world ranked in senior swimming and still competed in Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC), a lower level age-group competition than CCCAN, on their way to world standard performances.

Following the meeting with Roberts, swimmers’ parents and their representatives held a meeting with ASATT officials.

On Friday, Gillette issued a memo to swim clubs and representatives updating them on the CCCAN developments.

Up to press time last night, parents and/or representatives of none of the nine unavailable swimmers--which also include US-based Alexandra Donahue and Tyla Martin, both multiple Carifta gold medallists, Canada-based Adrian Goin, UK-based Rebecca Marshall and Hannah Chatfield, US-based Emiro Goossen, and the local based Jonathan Ramkissoon--had submitted written documents.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 17, 2013, 09:20:33 AM
Tough meet for everyone on the weekend. ..besides being our 1st LC meet..It was Outdoors, cold & wet..especially cold..
But the big news as of today..is Trinidad Newspapers have Angel name in a negative light, and mammy recv an email about patriotism and representation of the CCCan meet which we simply cannot afford. Well things starting to go sour very fast. I trying to slow down the decay...but as Mammy say, "when we fly down a family of 5 for vacation & try to borrow car and make our way to Trials, when we had to run up and down without any help from any officials, although we begged, to try and get Passport in time for the boy to go, then paid our way for 2 of us to Jamaica, taking time off from school and work(without pay)and add -to the tune of 4000, of which we recv 400 as assist., which of course we aprreciated- to represent, while tech. refuting the land of their birth, training & development, where we paid for their Canadian coaching in Canadian dollars for the last 6 years, and we give up possible chance of recving financial asst. from the swim association here for further development towards Olympics, to try and go to represent MY, not even mammy birth land..and our Name get associated with unpatriotism...well,..it's gonna leave us with a lot to think about...but at this point, I trying to keep regrets at bay.  :cursing:

not happy at all
add: an mammy repped TT too
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Richard G. on June 17, 2013, 09:29:49 AM
Guy it's times like these you put them in their place. Been there and done that. Don't be afraid of dem. Too many of our national athletes get the shaft to have them talk outta dey cacahole. And it's so bago athletes been getting it for years. Sorry to hear how quickly the experience went downhill. Stay positive mi bredrin. Give the fam my regards.

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 17, 2013, 09:41:54 AM
Guy it's times like these you put them in their place. Been there and done that. Don't be afraid of dem. Too many of our national athletes get the shaft to have them talk outta dey cacahole. And it's so bago athletes been getting it for years. Sorry to hear how quickly the experience went downhill. Stay positive mi bredrin. Give the fam my regards.

Blessings and enjoy de day.
Richard G.
Thanks RG..mammy say it ain't no downhill..is just No, we can't go...besides the finances, we have prior school and work commitments amongst other things..It's not as if they are pro or semi-pro adults and is what they do..it's children.
i personally think,  all this poltical huffin, puffing and brow beating en cuttin nuttin but they own throat.
add: we go still try to save them from themselves, but if they dkeep fighting our help..then...

ps: Mom has sent off a letter to the swim association, giving reasons why we must miss this meet.nb: we had already informed with a little less detail through private email.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 22, 2013, 05:43:12 PM
as Lilman says " Look ting". The boys are in the same event as George Bovell. Even if George ranked #1 and Angel ranked 100 & something..maybe, just maybe, by the time we get in the pool, he might reach back his hotel in time to see us on TV.  ;D

However, we go try and beat him in fly, as he probably doing that just for training..ah go tell Lilman try and get a autograph.
Psych sheet up
http://www.cnppo.net/comps/61/comp_files.html?locale=fr


add: As of today, Thurs. Lilman scratched from Friday's 400 free. Coaches decision. They want him concentrate on 200 fly only.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 01, 2013, 05:58:28 PM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/GxY35pLw0Qv0X5oQdGhyUsfEi5AVw2Izm1PcGhMB_g=w155-h207-p-no)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hDBDTlfLn44/UdIYKi9eFEI/AAAAAAAAAI8/TWgvnSCOTL0/w473-h631-no/inspirators.jpg)
George congratulated Lilman on his breaking the provincial 100 fly LC record 57.70 (13-14)
...meanwhile mzting in love.
Full Results : http://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/8118/live/index.html

Finale A  100 fly LC
1. WANG, Samuel 17 SHER 55.56 720
2. CARON, Marc-Olivier 16 CAO 55.67 716
3. MAGNAN, Alexandre 18 PCSC 56.23 695
4. JARRY, Mirando 17 CAMO 56.73 677
5. Lilman  14 CSLA 57.70 643
6. CHAUBET, Gaël 17 ELITE 58.01 633
7. VILLENEUVE, Antoine 18 CSQ 58.41 620
8. BUJOLD, Antoine 18 PCSC 58.80 608
9. VILLENEUVE, Philippe 18 CSQ 59.20 595
10. CYR, Pierre-Alexandre 18 SHER 59.73 580

Finale C 50 free LC
21. BEST, Adam 21 GO 24.58 615
22. LAVATER, Alexandre 19 CAMO 24.73 604
23. GELINAS, Anthony 20 MEGO 24.90 592
GELINAS, Alex 23 MEGO 24.90 592
25. RIZK, Ali 19 GHAC 24.91 591
26. Lilman   14 CSLA 24.97 587
27. LIEW, Anthony 21 TRENT 25.04 582
28. LEUNG, Ho Yin 16 NYAC 25.09 578
29. PATROUCH, Oliver L 16 BAD 25.28 565
30. DUGUAY, Alexandre 22 DDO 25.35 561

Finale B  50 fly LC
11. FRASER, Kevin 18 PPO 26.01 641
12. VAN MOERKERKE, Evan 19 SWA 26.04 639
13. COCUNUBO, Ivan 19 CNG 26.13 632
14. SAVOIE, Louis 18 CNBO 26.22 626
15. Lilman  14 CSLA 26.44 610
16. MCGARRELL, Jonathan 18 CNMN 26.45 609
17. GRILLO, Matthew 20 PCSC 26.49 607
18. POTVIN, Maxime 20 LAVAL 26.54 603
19. DUGUAY, Alexandre 22 DDO 26.61 598
20. FORD, Andrew 24 GMAC 26.65 596
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on July 01, 2013, 06:51:01 PM
Big big swim by lil man. Only. 01 away from our own 13-14 national record in the 100 fly. So sad we dealing with fools down here. Congrats maxg!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on July 02, 2013, 10:15:12 AM
Tis truly unfortunate allyuyh get caught up in the in the bachannalitics spin cycle

btw yuh hadda pick ah new name for yuh son oui...da youth gettin tall and ripped, de lilman ting cyah fit no more
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 02, 2013, 02:02:06 PM
Tis truly unfortunate allyuyh get caught up in the in the bachannalitics spin cycle

btw yuh hadda pick ah new name for yuh son oui...da youth gettin tall and ripped, de lilman ting cyah fit no more
yeah Dutty for real..he an he Trini pardner in school does chat it up good too..
He hit meh with . "Mom, look nah, ah almost coul drink soup on daddie head"  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 03, 2013, 09:11:40 AM
This weekend provincials, last meet before Senior Nationals and Age group Nationals(AGN). Only Lilman will be attending. Angel is in Washington for a school choir competition. He skipped Prov. (ould have been his last year) & will be doing 3 events in Snr. Nationals, followed by AGN the next weekend. MzTing done, unfortunately didn't make Snr National standards. Coaches were a bit disappointed as they thought she would, we were never sure. 
In our club we only have 5 kids with the Provincial standards (6 with Angel,who not there), we don't even have a relay team. We have 2 girls 11-13, 2 boys at 14, and with Angel gone, 1 Boy at 15.
Only Lilman & Angel has AGN standards, but we have about 4 with Snrs.
Lilman is hoping to win the top 14 yr old boy cash prize. Trying the 400 free LC again, going in ranked 1st in his AG, but not by much. He's being working on his breast to try and improve his 200 IM, and seems to be quite excited with how things are going. Will see how that turns out.
Good Luck son..and u too Angel, in your competition in Washington.


Our old club still has the best site.
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=822

Day 1: 200 free, 2nd 2.00:55 (winning time 2.00.25) the boy, originally from tunisia this year, was a little surprised when lilman wished him luck before the race, and congratulated him after on his win. I was proud.
           50 free, 1 st 26.84
tomorrow, Day 2: 200 fly ( he say :in Trini " ah go reaall feel embarassed if ah bun again like last week. Ppl go say, whappen he chupid or wha ?". I say doh worry man,go be good.he say he feeling confident)

just discovered he and the boy going head to head in 6 out of 7 events..and within seconds (milliseconds - in shorter races)...and mammy tell me he was best boy in the 14 yr old in winter provincials(lilman had won 13 yr olds).. Santa Rosa races in Mtl this wknd, boy. All preparation for AGN.
upd : man look like he bun in prelims yes. He say he ease up. He still qualify 2nd by .5 secs...so we go see who ease up and who bun. hear the mouth nah "Prepare to be amazed" lol   hope he don't get dis- appointed.. I tell him 2nd is good, the boy turn 15 next month, and he have a whole year...he repeat "PREPARE TO BE AMAZED"...ok Boss, good luck

Lilman dropped almost 5 secs from his best time in the 200 Fly final with a time of 2.14.91. Unfortunately he still came second, the other Boy did a come from behind in the last 50, doing 2.13.28..Very good race. I knew lilman was bun when around the last 25 mark, he started lookin for the boy, checkin to see how far he is, and how far he have to go...and thinking bout all that instead of swimming..He felt quite good about his time doh, and said he is prep for Nationals..I say "oh Ho", ok good swim still   :worried:
Today Day 3 : lilman qualified 1st in 100 fly (1.00.68 ), and the boy in 2nd with 1.01.11 ..So another interesting race. oh lilman bst time is 3 secs faster, but his coach did say he will probably be tired from last weekend.
And qualified 5th in 400 free (2.29.77) guess who is #1 with 2.28.27.. I feel we getting a good lesson here.
As we leaving to go..he just tell he grandmother..."I goin for best time, and if I come first, I come first"..so I think humility sinking in too.He and the boy chattin cool, cool and wishing each other luck before the race , and that is very nice, as they both most likely will be on a Provincial team to California next month.. ok..back in a little.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 07, 2013, 12:27:22 PM
100 fly finals went down slightly as expected..Lilman won doing 58.90, the boy do 59.94.but te 400 free, oh boy..action..
Lilman start of on cruise, at one point was 9 th. He coach waving for him to speed up, but lilman cruisin...meanwhile the Jedi (the champion boy) gone like a bat outta hell...by the 200 mark lilman seem to get down on he cruise rythm and move into a slight 4th..buh Coach on deck waving like crazy for him to speed up..by then lilman just get it, and stroke rte up a bit..and by the 300, he up to full throtle, like evrybody else up it to..an he stay in 4 th...he barely ketch the 3rd man on the 350, and chuggin...well the next 25 he ketch the 2nd man, and chuggin for the 1st, but the boy done see the rainbow, and take off for he gold(4.19.17)...lilman chugged into 2nd(4.23.05). We start to breathe again(ah thought yuh couldn't hold yuh breathe for more than 4 minutes).. when he come up we say, that was amazing, buh wha as dah one..he say, he was working on technique, and as he was up tight with the guy next to him, he didn't see the Jedi take off (3 lanes over), only when he moved up a bit he see 2 of them way in front, so he decide to light the burners, but realize he was a little late...I say "Good Swim guy, DON'T don't again, ah not young anymore". He laugh,"Daddy the Joker".

Day 4: 200 IM & 50 free. Qualified 1st this morning in Prelims, no best times, but looked comfortable, yet 2nd place in 200 (2.21.64) The Jedi twin brother was 1.5 second behind, and .23 in 50 free, lilman did 26.15, over a sec. off his best. Yuh think he trying to freak meh out ?

Discovered he has a chance to win the best boy 13-14, however it won't be only in his hands. Interestingly enuff, If he wins both his races, and the Jedi comes 1st, the Jedi wins, if Jedi comes 2nd, they will be tied with equal medals & points, but the Jedi will win on head to head - hey doesn't beting the twin brother twice count   ;D  ..If the Jedi places anything else Lilman wins.

So 1st, Lilman has to win his events..Will let y'all know how it turns out...but oh gorm, ah missing the football game doh..oh well, priorities & prayers for everybody..  :praying:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 08, 2013, 03:14:36 PM
Well I was wrong about 2 things...1. I thought the TT game was yesterday..I watching that tonight :wavetowel: :chilling: :praying:

Lilman did what he had to do, win the 200 IM (pb 2.17.59), and 50 free(25.69) only .3 sec ahead of 2nd place, but won..then we had to wait for the Tunisian boy to swim the 1500, he placed second. Tmalss, they ended up tie..4 Gold, 3 silver..and which brought me to my 2nd mistake..the rules state, they are both share the prize. Both on the team to go meet in California. Very proud..
Next up in 3 wknds Age Group Nationals.
meanwhile Angel just back from School choir in DC, may do 3 events at Snr Nationals, the wknd before AGN. He saying he doh wha go, he missed a week of practice (translation :doh wha take kickass again)..but the coach want him go for the experience, besides it's 5 minutes away from us. We are trying to encourage him...he hard to bribe..but ppl who read this, dun know that

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=562921977091204&set=a.562919017091500.1073741842.163831313666941&type=1&theater
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 09, 2013, 03:26:30 PM
Recieved official invitation...

Subject: Sélection Équipe du Québec Jeunesse / Far Western - San Jose, Californie
 
Message à l’attention de l’entraîneur chef de Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics
et des nageurs de CSLA sélectionnés sur l’Équipe du Québec Jeunesse
 
Camille Bergeron-Miron
Lilman
 
Félicitations !
Vous avez été sélectionnés pour participer au stage d’entraînement et à la compétition Far Western à San Jose en Californie à la fin juillet.
Les documents pertinents en lien avec cette activité sont en pièce jointe du présent courriel.


The boy off to California...but 1st AGN.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 14, 2013, 04:12:23 PM
Senior Nationals start Wednesday, Angel doing 3 events, best ranking, 27 th in 50 fly, worse ranking 48th and last in 100 fly, ranked 35 th in 50 free. Hard test before Age Group next week, but not hard enough to burn.
Doubt he coming a last doh..that will be interesting, even if he's one of the youngest there.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 17, 2013, 05:49:22 AM
Angel coach has decided to conduct a practice for 1 hour before Snr Nationals for 6 of the swimmers and his only 2 at This meet. Angel is only doing 50 fly today, 100 fly, day 3 and 50 free next day. So practice at the competition pool slightly shortened. The beauty, it's 2 minutes by car.

https://www.swimming.ca/liveresults/2013summernationals/

Lilman has this rasping cough started yesterday, hope it clears up, not giving no cough medicine, cause they testing at AGN next week. We
Mzting training hell hard on her own, 5 k run everyday, 1 hr swim every 2 days, goes to the boys practice once a week.
She say she not getting left out no Carifta again. Guess, there is at least one hopeful for TT.
 I think if she can get up to her potential, she would be a great representative, in & out of the pool.

add: Angel did a pb of 26.18 staying 23 rd as he was ranked. needed 26.00 to make B final. Day after tomorrow he going in ranked last(48th) in 100 fly.

add: Angel stayed in last(47th - ah fella WDR) in 00 fly, but did a pb of 59.83 yeeeaaayy. Could make finals next week if he can do that again.
Add:  44th in 50 free, did 25.29, not far off from pb of 25.19

Lilman thinks no pb cause Angel missed that week of training 2 weeks ago.. .yeah, that's it
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 21, 2013, 06:41:42 AM
Entry list is up. In addition to a few other foreign swimmers, there are a few Aussies, of course they are going in ranked 1st in.Most events.Well, that contingent includes the 15 year old wonder kid Kyle Chalmers (look him up). He does a 54 100 fly and a 50 100 free.
Angel not so highly ranked best 3 rd, worse is 38 th(last) in 200 free...oh my.., and lilman going in 1 st in 50 fly.  He couldn't ' get to do the 100 free because he didn't do it for awhile, and thus didn't't have the standard. He will do 200 back where ranked 16 th is his lowest ranking.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on July 21, 2013, 04:30:35 PM
Chalmers is a beast. The talk of Australia this year as he still plays a bit of Aussie Rules Football. Max, take some video for your boy plz.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 21, 2013, 10:13:38 PM
Chalmers is a beast. The talk of Australia this year as he still plays a bit of Aussie Rules Football. Max, take some video for your boy plz.
will do.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 23, 2013, 02:43:12 PM
Chalmers is a beast. The talk of Australia this year as he still plays a bit of Aussie Rules Football. Max, take some video for your boy plz.
Swima..Live webcast link.don't know if they showing prelims (starts 9am- finals i believe 5:30)..but definitely finals
http://swimcanweb.tv/en/home

https://www.swimming.ca/liveresults/2013Agegroup/index.html

upd: Both boys in finals. Lilman 100 fly,200 back 14 yr. Angel 100 fly 15 yr olds. Check broadcast
swima, seems Chalmers didn't make it". 'wdr

upd Day 1 finals, last night: Lilman 1st 100 fly, broke Canadian record with time of 57.31.
was 2nd on the 50 turn, and he look at the boy and put he head down and went.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicXKYbDWK0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVR6bk_I4Z7wImfWB-vg_BA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicXKYbDWK0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVR6bk_I4Z7wImfWB-vg_BA)
5th in 200 back 2.17:98, was still talking about skipping it, up to last minute, then it seems as the race went on, he started feeling confident, and actually moved up to 3 rd place from out in lane 9, but then he seemed to have lost touch with the leaders, and eventually pulled in at 5th. "Dad, I'm feeling quite confident, maybe I can swim this thing" -  ::) - we only telling yuh that for the last year; Angel 4 th in 100 fly 58.86 (pb), 3rd place was 58.85. It was a pleasure to see the effort he made, considering he didn't have the responsibilty of reppin his dad country...was quite impressed and hopeful.
then  on Day 2, he comes and does one of his weaker times in 100 free again, and like Carifta didn't make finals..as that was our only event for Day 2..not going back for a finals seems kinda wierd, like ah get spoil..This evening we going to try to go for a warmup/keep active swim at the local pool, so they can stay tuned for tomorrow...Lilman $200 Cheque for best boy at Provincials came in mail today..he was busy playing PS3 Batman something...he didn't even blink..ah guess he have to much money now...or all games covered for now...tomorrow Day 3: Lilman 200fly , 50 free  -(14 yr) -back to back..Angel 50 free (15 yr) only.

Day3: Both boys in finals in their events. Lilman did pb and ranked #1 going in the 200 fly. 2.13.30. They 3rd & 5 th in the 50 free... Hooked up with a fellow TTians at the meet, Tariq & Family(and a boy who swam for Grenada at Carifta..) , He's having a tough meet doh. Gonna try bringing them home for lunch tomorrow..
Finally get a chance to update..
So we had the Trini Family from TO over for lunch, and we all head down to take in finals of Day 3 later that day.  First up, Lilman and his pet event 200 fly..he died again, didn't swim his race..The main competitor out off from the whistle, and lilman tried to keep up, but this guy wins all the distance races , from 200 to 1500's, so real bad move on lilman part, so both of them were racing each other and pull away from the field by a good 4 seconds and in the last 25, Lilman body shut down, 3 swimmers fly by him, I would have it on film, if I didn't shoot, clouds, crowd, meh foot, blank pool, everything but the race...with all the excitement..the boy come out the pool dejected & beaten, and if I was able to talk to him, I wouldn't know what positive to say..he was definitley to confident, and was already looking ahead at the 50 free, and when the boy tok off, he paniced..how will he swim that next race(50)right after, was our biggest concern.. Well don't know what we was worried for cause he swim like a beast,both he and he pardner from Calgary, the boy who beat him in Mexico went 1-2, with lilman in 2nd with a pb of 24.86, the boy refuse to lorse to lilman boy...24.78. Then next race right after was Angel,going in 5 th, we had told him you will probably have to do a pb(old pb 25.19) to even stay 5th..all he said " I would really like a medal"..the boy did a pb (24.53) dropping over 1/2 sec, to come in 3rd..and keep the universe (lilman/angel competition) aligned...Everyone was so happy, mammy start to cry...and ah think ah see ah see a ghost of ah smile on lilman too, as he congratulated his brother..so thank god, we ended on a high..Lilman still don't want to talk about the fly race, and ask me to delete whatever i recorded..
Day 4: the tuff day for lilman, back to back 200 IM, 50 fly, 400 free..Angel only had 50 fly. Well from warmup, while we parking mammy get a call.Lilman forget he Arena(racing pants) home..wta..I tell mammy to bad, he will have to go so, in his warmup briefs, she say, nah..she going, I say mammy that is an hour, you looking for speeding ticket, this is the 1st meet we ain't get hold..oh gorm..she say she gone..When ah check lilman he standing by the fence all worried, well sure nuff mammy didn't make it, he was not focused and qualified 11th (1st reserve), but I was quietly thanking God, because I was certain, it would tire him for his 50 fly, and although that is not a big race event, I know he could get the prov. record, which would mean a "kerching" ( cash) for him, and he would like that..meanwhile the other Trini lilman made it in, and doh lilman was happy for him, he insist if he had his suit he would be going in # 1..uh huh..ok..next time..Both he and Angel qualified 1st in 50 fly, and Lilman just went to slow in the 400, qualifying 16 th..I said another thank u lord, and on the way home Mommy said, "Oh well, you both now only have to focus on the 50 fly"..Yes, Yes.
Wel Finals that evening, Lilman came 2nd, breaking the prov. record, with a time of 26.02( old rec was 26.37)- The calgary boy again 25.87, that was a race - Lilman said, "Dad, that's my friend and everything, but I will have to do something bout that next year". Angel didn't have a great start and did a come from behind, winning in a pb of 25.78...Stars stayed aligned.
All in all, 2 Gold, 3 Silver and a bronze..

Yesterday, Lilman was off to California with the provincial team. Before he left I gave him the usual speech about behaviour, and respect, etc.etc..especially as i knew on the trip was a coach from Pointe Claire who tends to ride him hard about his losing his passport on the mexico trip..
mammy say, as she dropping lilman in the airport, who greet them..yup..same coach, and sure nuff, 1st thing he say to Lilman, in front of everybody, "Hope you have your passport", she say Lilman, just look at him with a blank face and said loud and gruff "Shut up". Mammy say the coach turn red, but didn't say nothing..I say, but ah just give the boy a long talk, dang..Mammy say doh worry, he looking for that 2 yrs now..Time he realize Lilman is Bigman now..I still lil worried doh,I don't trust some chupid  majorities with minorities...Anyway mammy left today, and will be there from tomorrow, so woe be on to whoever mess with her baby. ;D

add:  A fan of the blog, just point out to me, I forgot to mention Lilman time for his 200 free, broke 2 minutes to place second..Did 1.59:13. Sorry about that Mammy..
Angel football team get 4 last night, and he kinda sorry now, that he not in Cali..oh well..Lilman in both finals tonight..Going in 2nd in 50 free, and 3rd in 200 IM.

I think 50 fly pic, but almost same as 50 free..video later
(http://swimmingcanada.smugmug.com/WebGallery-3/agegroupchampweb-2013/i-s6M843R/0/S/DSCN1275-S.jpg)
Definately 50 fly
(http://swimmingcanada.smugmug.com/WebGallery-3/agegroupchampweb-2013/i-fLdjx9D/0/S/DSCN1276-S.jpg)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 31, 2013, 10:09:34 PM
Just heard that swimming world broadcasting the finals live of the California meet..
Missed lilman 1st swim, a gold medal performanceand season leading time of 53.62  :o in the 100 free, his buddy who won it at Nationals is there, and placed 4 th. more details to follow..
Tomorrow the 400 I'm...he will have to face it now, coach say he avoid enough  ;)

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 01, 2013, 12:43:45 PM
Great times from the junior meet. Just for some perspective, our 13-14 National records in some of those events:

100 free: 52.33
100 fly: 57.69
50 fly: 25.32
50 free: 23.77

Lil man already under the 100 fly, with another year in the age group. Also, Youth Olympics next year is for kids born between 96 and 99. Right now we have several qualifiers. Let's get two more  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 01, 2013, 03:37:36 PM
Great times from the junior meet. Just for some perspective, our 13-14 National records in some of those events:

100 free: 52.33
100 fly: 57.69
50 fly: 25.32
50 free: 23.77

Lil man already under the 100 fly, with another year in the age group. Also, Youth Olympics next year is for kids born between 96 and 99. Right now we have several qualifiers. Let's get two more  ;D
Ok Swimmer, passports ready..I working on the kids softly and will try to at least have options in place..the only issue, I feel they may be offered to be carded this year. i.e. give them a stipend , at least on the provincial level. The cost of attending meets might come into play...for now, although they do have a couple B standards for the youth olympics...we trying to "band we belly'' and put aside some funds for Carifta- Aruba.. with the carded program, it might be out our hands, yet sew some holes in our pockets..Trying to work it out. mammy dun cut short vacation to pay these new bills..really didn't realize the better yuh get, the more cost involved.
btw some good news..ah see Angel start working out...and Lilman waitng to swim the 400 IM in Cali as I type..has a slow time, so in a later heat.
add: Just saw yesterday race posted.
http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2013-speedo-far-western-long-course-championships/races/23594 (http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2013-speedo-far-western-long-course-championships/races/23594)

http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2013-speedo-far-western-long-course-championships/races/23599

just heard Lilman didn't do a pb in 400 IM and won't make finals (5.03:20). Mammy said, he was kinda slow on back, and seemed out of it, after the breast. At least he gave it a shot and didn't backed down. I still would like him to work on it though. Guess, we not seeing him live tonight..may be doing 400 med.relay.
12 th in 400 I'm, relay team finished 3rd.
Tomorrow , 200 im & 50 free..
update: 3rd in 200 IM did a pb 2.15.32. Really super swim by the winner Bryce Mefford, 2.12.26, and 2nd Alex Liang .  They are ones to watch.
 Lilman came 2nd in 50 free, losing to boy from Canada, who won at AGN. they only did 24.99 & 25.12, not pb from either..but strong swims all the same.. Mammy thought lilman had him, but Stephen must have out touched him underwater.
Saturday was 200 fly, lilman came 2nd with a pb to Alex Liang. 2.11.69 to 2.12.63. Again amazing swims by both, and they're both '99s(yob).
Today, actually in a hour or so, Lilman does his last race, 100 fly. He qualified 1st with 59.40, a good 2 seconds of his pb of last week. Playing dead to ketch corbeau, or getting tired..will see shortly...

Won gold in 57.55..endin with 2 Gold, 2 Silver, and a bronze from 6 events.
Family on the way home..Swimming DUN....
oh no...summer pool fun swimming section finals this weekend..anyway..that's for fun.. right? right ?  ::)  :frustrated: :-[  :bs:   :D

Lilman 100 fly, on last day : http://tv.swimmingworldmagazine.com/events/2013-speedo-far-western-long-course-championships/races/23834
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 12, 2013, 08:29:44 AM
Summer pool section finals last Saturday. After combination of all sections, Lilman in 1st in his 2 events, 50 free & 50 fly, 13-14. Angel in 1st in 50 fly, and 5th in 50 back. 15 & over. MzTing in 3 rd in 50 free and 7th, in 50 fly, as most of the summer ols are 6 lanes, she won't be in final, but going in 1st in consolation.
The biggest surprise was Angel, cause he now swimming against the big boys, many from the big clubs, and some of those who retired, but come back for the fun swimming, and still have it. He was the most uncertain to make finals and he did, in both events.The only downer, he say he done swim, and I notice, MzTing like she done too. Only lilman went to training this morning, his choice, I think he is going after the 13-14 records, and I think he can do it. So next week finals, and we dun for at least 3 weeks. In that time, everybody will be gearing up for back to school. MzTing will be starting cegep - media & communications.So she is more excited about that. Will be interesting for all of us, big woman stuff, with big woman choices. Good Luck baby.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 20, 2013, 09:43:47 AM
Swimming done..yeeeaaaahhh
I know this is no worlds, but for now, it's our world..i have to learn to accept that.
 No pbs, but 2 meet records by lilman, and equally amazing swims by not just Angel & mzting, all of our team..we went from 2nd to last in Sections, to a tie for the trophy in finals, it's the first time, there has ever been a tie in the 55 yrs of competition. lots of thrills and even a spill, Lilman slipped of the board in the free, seemed to make him swim faster  :D

http://www.jumptoalps.com/swimming.htm

This ends our regular broadcast, we will resume in September, when we start the serious winter program again. Now it's 1 week break, and back to school, Community College/Pre-University for MzTing. Thanks all for the well wishes..so far, the journey continues..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 12, 2013, 10:09:35 AM
Good day folks.. hope everyone had a nice summer all 4 weeks of it.  ;D
1. Training starts in 4 days.
2. Lilman hurt his upper-back neck 2 weeks ago..he claims he don't know how or when, but I have a feeling it have something to do with wieghts and KungFu, and doh he not denying it, he not admiting either. He still moving with a stiff neck, and can't seem to say to me how bad it hurting, but every night he coming with a stiff neck and a bottle of canadian healing oil to rub him down. Yes, ah have dem believing that - foul smelling rub - an soft-candle is wierd voodoo. Ah trying to grow some Aloes too, but like it won't make. Hopefully that neck stuff clears up in the coming week.
3. Lilman has also been picked to the "Canada Development LC ID team". ususally #1 in each age category from 18 down to 15 & under.
He is the only 14 year old(youngest) selected, as part of the 4 x 100 relay team. More of a recognition than actual representation Team. Anyway, make things not so good for TT team, as he already started making friends/bonding with Canadian Ntl team members. Still no funds to cover all this swimming.  ::)
4. MzTing says she want to spend Chistmas in TT, and make that TT Carifta Team, and Angel, say he not sure where he wants to swim.  :(
5. Canada announced for Youth Olympics, although it's '96 to '99 age group, they only carrying 4 boys, 98 to 99. Given the above item 3, might cause problems. As mammy say, for now, let's just see how ppl handle themselves- with the injuries, school work etc - and if they can manage the A standards, cause no one have that yet.   
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 15, 2013, 04:10:29 PM
Just an interesting story...hope he winning some money, cause he cyah feed no family on 7K a year, besdes, that is just to help cover training. Must have other source of funding. He no even in top 10 like George. That has to be dedication.
http://bernews.com/2013/08/digicel-sponsors-swimmer-roy-allan-burch/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 05, 2013, 05:50:55 AM
Went TO to do the passports for lilman and Mzting. Had a long talk about representing TT.
Lilman expressed his reservations. Heis main beefs were, he didn't want to deny someone from Trinidad the opportunity to represent their country, he don't want ppl to think he representing TT because he couldn't make Canada, he wants to own a few Canadian records,he doesn't think TTians care for him as much as Canadians would, as he is born here.
 I presented my counter arguments, no taking of place, if the TT swimmer doesn't have the qualifying standards; everybody in Canada who already knows him believes he is destined to be at every major meet, irregardless of country; he can own the Canadian records because he is Canadian, he now has dual Citizenship; his head coach, repped England,one asst. repped Romania , the other repped Canada, and they all think, it's about their swimmer(s),and not about location. They have committed to prepare him, if Canada wouldn't - due to choice or TT can't - due to distance; in Canada, the ppl who don't know about swimming hardly care who represents them, in TT, the ppl care more about who represents them, though they maybe more critical of performances.
He came back with, there is less pressure, because, his friends will be happy if he just makes the Olympics, TT ppl want another medalist (Bovell) or you failed. I said, they are like that with everything, probably why there are very few participants, but for a small country, exceptional talents. "You can show them, accomplishments are attainable "

Sold, bought, but not taken home yet, still in the bag.
He wants to train harder than ever, but we have being holding him back, for fear of he burning himself out, thus we have him sticking to the 6 sessions. He said, but everyone else trains 9 plus times a week...we say, they need it, you don't..your coaches say you're intense enough at each session. Think he got a little anxious as Angel & Mzting both do some mornings, they seemed to be more focused, so since he was already there, he figuring he need to add something as well. We asked the coaches to talk to him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on October 05, 2013, 05:11:05 PM
sport supposed to be a stress reliever. :-\

plenty plenty thinking goin on in de maxg home
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 07, 2013, 10:25:43 AM
sport supposed to be a stress reliever. :-\

plenty plenty thinking goin on in de maxg home
yuh dun know Dutty.And to be honest, we have no idea what is the best decision, and probably wouldn't know after either. If only TT management, society and politrics was a little more or less predictable. Yet, even with the predictabilty of the Canadian program, it's still an uncertain route. Oh well, we'll pray to God to guide us (and them), and accept what is in store. For now, we all will continue to prepare.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 29, 2013, 09:52:06 PM
Boys got regional top awards 2 weeks ago..
1st meet this weekend for all, cross town, 1/2 hr..easy drive..of course Angel get some kinda cold , miss school today..psyche sheet up, lilman only ranked #1 in 2 of his 6 events for his AG..Angel highest ranking is 7th(50 free), lowest 31 st in (200 IM) in 15- over....time to grow or breakout the violins..not sure what Mzting doing, plus she has provincial cup meet next week as well...will her training only 8 hrs a week be enough, hope she doesn't get discouraged again..(the boys do about 12, but most other clubs do anywhere between 15 & 21- as a family we not ready for that yet)
Mzting trying to balance college and training, by training at 6 am, 3 mornings, mammy driving...just not happening with me..


http://www.camonatation.org/content/resultats-halloween-2013

Lilman and Angel both selected to provincial team, 1st camp in 2 weeks, downtown, 1/2 hr, drive, 7 am, not bad
Lilman also named to Canadian Development ID team, 15 & U, he's the only 14 yr old..they sent him a Canadian team T shirt and Canadian swim cap..steups...ah losing that sale
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 03, 2013, 09:38:34 PM
Way to soon to shout to the heavens and light a diya about MzTing being back..but she dropped 3 secs in 2 of her events this weekend
100 fly : 1:08.76 and 200 IM: 2:34.56. Commendable times in her other 3. Best placing was 7th in fly, worse 19th in 400 free. Everyone was happy. She really want to make that TT team, i'm still not sure she can dip down to those levels so soon, but she thinks she can..I asked her why is it so important - just so I know how to deal if it don't happen, cause I tell her minimum 3 standards is our standard - she hit meh with "Got to REPRESENT my peeps - Passport. check!"...Oh ....OOOO K !  I leaving that there oui, is all good for now.  ent ?

Lilman did pb's in 3 events, but was 5 1st, 1 2nd, worst placing, in 100 breast. Was hoping & trying for Can. Record in 100 fly, but didn't beat his pb of 57.50, did 57.63, was not overly disappointed doh, as he has about 3 more meets up to Feb to go for it. Most impressive swim for us,maybe was his 1:57.05 200 free.
Angel had pretty good swims considering his state all week. Best placing was 100 fly, first, with 1:00.28, just making a new pb. Worse placing was 17th in breast (1:14.22), still good. Probably best swim for us, was 100 back, placing 5th, 1:03.00.

Next meet for boys, in a month, with a training camp in 2 weeks. Next week for MzTing, doing Provincial Cup.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 04, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
Psyche sheet up, Mzting best ranking is 19th in 50 & 200 free..32 nd in 100 free, 47 th in 100 fly..oh boy..hope she have the fight or a lil mojo from last weekend..boys won't be there, 16 & over, doh Angel will be starting those cup meets in march.
Ah wonder if ah could get meh compere to make ah fake George Bovell call, wishing her luck, if that will help..na ah, wouldn't want to offend Mr Bovell..anyway, if she just manages close to last week, we happy, we happy.. :praying:

http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=842
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 09, 2013, 08:44:27 PM
Mzting improved her ranking in both events 32 nd and 47 th, to 19 th in both...closed in on he best time in 100 free,did 1.00.80..and dropped a 1.5 secs off her best time done last week in 100 fly, down to 1.07.21..
Mammy whisper "ah hope yuh put aside some money to buy a ticket to the TT trials..cause ah think yuh getting take up on that deal, yuh went an make"

on the ride home, madame say she upping her training from 3 to 4 days to get ready for the trip home.  ammmm, trip home ?  she say ""Dad if I can drop another 3 seconds in 4 months, I can medal ? So we going to the trials ? are we Dad, are we"
ammmmm ...hold on darlin   :bringiton: :whistling:  :worried: :praying:


oh gorm..party buss...added 9 secs in 200..2:19...went from 19 th to 34 th..then in the 50 free fall to 36 with one of the worse times since 2011...29.11
Come vex..so me ain't say nuttin..eh heh...ah get buff for not saying nothing..
So I lorse it..and start to answer now..
when the mark buss...start off with the racing suit rip sometime before the race, had to wear the wet training suit from yesterday... ::)  anybody ever hear suffering like that ?  ..well I think the last part get past meh lips...and Mammy start to buff.. Two ah allyuh stop it.. well is now I hot...I slip one little thing and I getting buff...she huffing and puffing, from the time she come..and I slip one, and buff I getting..nah, nah...that cyah wuk so.. by now I driving, so I figuring, nobody cyah touch meh, cause all ah we go dead..so I say all I had to say..Äh doh wha try, everybody trying "ah doh want working hard, everybody wukkin hard. Would like to hear once, ok, I didn't do this, i'll work on that, or something so.. no bout try, I try.. then ah remind her about this video..we laugh and ah think all was good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GEAr47diBfk
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 14, 2013, 07:11:50 PM
Mzting, had a accident this morning, 2nd degree burn to her thigh, from just above knee to just above middle.Spilled a cup of boiling water.
Swimming is definitely out of the question for at least 3 weeks. She bawl, she bawl, she cry..an I saw the ole lil 5 yr old again, when in the middle of the drama, she  cry " I can't swwwiiiimmmm, I can' t goooo Trin -Id -daaaaaadddd ...ahhhgggg *breath* ahhhgggg"
She's much better this evening, pain, but surprisingly upbeat.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 17, 2013, 12:49:06 PM
Boys just finished provincial traing camp, with some of top coaches in the region. Their coach text us to say they looking great,..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 11, 2013, 10:44:23 PM
Psyche sheet up..
http://www.cotesaintlucaquatics.com/images/Competitions/HOLIDAYSAGEGROUP13-15dec/

Lilman won't be challenged much..Angel might be, if he is in the mood..Mzting started back training this week, would she go for it or wouldn't she...not expecting anything fantastic but still hoping..lilman close to some age grp records, provincial and National, don't think he can do by himself doh

I fine dey could have arranged the heats better, mammy say that's how it's done on mix age..hmmmnnnn
The fastest guy always in a next heat, and in lilman heat he plenty secs faster than the next competitor..as say to him, it will be hard to even beat yuh time, he said, don't worry, he will have to get used to swimming alone.. :) ??? ::) :-\ ;D.  Just joking dad.  Yeah yeah, I know  :thinking:

Could have had a little more comp. 5 minutes from home..oh well
http://www.ddoswim.com/forms/PsychP2PCSCd.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 13, 2013, 11:22:03 PM
All did best time..in 50 fly heats, lilman broke provincial record 13-14  doing 25.66, previously 26.14.. Angel going in 2nd 15 & over, with 25.49..and Mzting finally went under 30, with 29.74, qualifying 2nd, can she repeat. Add: Angel qualified 4th 100 bk, doing 1.02.41, just making Eastern 16 & u standard of 1.02.50..
We was going that meet for the flies anyway..hope nuttin rotten  ;D
Edit. My bad eastern's is 1 01. 67
https://www.swimming.ca/nationaltimestandards

4 events for lilman tomorrow, 3 for other 2. Is gonna be tuff for evening finals, lilman should win, but swimming back to back races, beating times might not be easy.


add: Good swims on last 2 days. Lilman did 57.08 100 fly SC, also doing a provincial record. .5 away from Ntl. Did 52.90 100 free SC, 1 sec away from Prov.& Ntl record. 1.53.74, in 200 free, 2 secs away form Ntl.

Angel was a littl disappointed with his 24.21 50 free sc,( I had asked for a high 23) but still good improvement. I unfortunately made a comment after that maybe I shouldn't have.i.e. reminded him that a guy he beat over the summer did mid 23. Wasn't necessary, i rightfully get a buff.  :-[

MzTing was ok, given the layoff, but now off schedule to make that Carifta team, which she so desired.
Overall their coach is quite excited at the prospects of better times for Eastern nationals in February. Though he didn't mention MzTing drop off. Hope she doesn't go to deep into a downer, I know she can do it, if she works hard. Kinda tuff with 2nd term College doh.

http://www.cotesaintlucaquatics.com/images/Competitions/HOLIDAYSAGEGROUP13-15dec/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 20, 2013, 05:57:25 PM
Next meet Jan'17. Quebec city (280 km- 3.5 hrs)Team COST : Travel & lodging : ± $100.00
The exact amount will be calculated and you will be billed on your return.

 All 3 will be there.
Although The boys are normally to young for this meet,
Junior
16-17-18 ans/yrs
Senior
19 & + ans/yrs
http://ddoswim.com/forms/STDQcCup2j.pdf

Because they have some Eastern National Standards, they will be allowed. Their coach believe it would be good preparation for Eastern's mid February in Windsor (900 km -9.5 hrs)- Team COST : Airfare, hotel and van.
The exact amount will be calculated and you will be billed on your return.
. Welcome to the big leagues. I think Lilman is the one that would be most tested mentally. Angel already had a whiff of the unknown at Carifita. MzTing moving like she doh care if Sunday fall on Monday. Today was last day of school, Tomorrow is last day of training, however they start back with an Inter-Club christmas camp. Twice a day for 7 days, 2.5 hours per session, thus 5 hrs /day. That is a lot of damn driving up an down,( 22 km, one way) and sitting by the pool, trying to get MY work done, and oh gorm...the Cost, the Cost...hmmmnnn..bet mammy ain't digging nothing with that. >:(
http://www.ddoswim.com/forms/SNCStandardsSrNats.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 28, 2013, 10:11:32 AM
2nd day of training camp...everybody bawling. bout, oh, "What wrong with this coach at all"
Started Friday, finishes Monday.
8-10 am pool, 2:45-4 Dryland, 4:15-6 pm pool...wha so hard in that  ::) ;D
Me & mammy acting like is normal, everybody does do that for the new year, no ?
ps: Have to congratulate everyone on their report cards, all honour roll. Fantastic stuff. Lilman handed me a letter from the principal. Ah get real nervous, cause ah remember when Garcia send me home with a letter in my day at QRC. Except if I pull belt, Lilman might rip it up like paper.
Well, imagine my face, when it was a congratulatory letter for his academic achievements, being one of the top in his class. Both he and Us really proud.  Who say Lion & Tiger cyah make dolphin ?
Pss: Mzting was vex she lose marks for using a quote " is my way or the high road".. We had fun explaining that..I gave as example " Goat doh make Monkey climb his tree". Even doh it could happen, does not clarify the thought being expressed. She say, 3 weeks now she hating on the poor teacher and he/she was right.. So what yuh learn from that ?, I bother to ask... "Ahh, she was right ?"    :-\
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 05, 2014, 11:17:12 AM
Bunch of swimmers have jumped to our club from a nearby city club. I heard over 20. Many swimmers and parents afraid it will change the dynamic of the small club atmosphere, including the new families. Already ppl are concerned where - group/level/coach - will there kids be placed. What kind of  training they are getting. Old members, worried about cliques and ostracism.
Mzting don't like the influx, the boys only concern is over-crowdness in lane sets. I am not sure what the head coach will do, however, I think now he will have to have restrictions and/or trials. Mainly due to pool availability and numbers. Not sure of the age distribution, but at least 2 parents were already questioning me about the present training methods and not sure if it will be good for their distance swimming kids. You would think is things they would check out before they jumped. Remember, our club main focus have always been short sets and sprints. Although as mammy verified, it is the new swimming training method based on scientific study. USRPT

My only worry is they do not harass the coaches and start causing no semi-Demi political uneasiness which I have observed at the big club in our area.. I say that out loud, but quietly. The enquiring parents kinda ease away by the time I turn round   ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 16, 2014, 08:02:44 PM
Everybody was sick this week, Cold. plus Angel had an  ear-infection. Only lilman practice right thru.
However, things seem a little stressed. Lilman and he coach had their 3rd verbal battle in as much weeks. They seem to be making snide comments at each other, and eventually somebody does get vex. Ah keep telling lilman,"hush yuh mouth, it takes 2 to argue"..but it seems he just can't do it..he tell he sister, something bout he not nobody steppin stone, and if anything he should kiss my ass. hmmmm
I gonna talk to him for the last time..i find, both he an he sister later have a problem with ppl in authority acting foolish. Sometimes it best not to respond, but seems they can't help it. I will have to think this one thru and come up with a lesson.
Meet tomorrow. Lilman and Angel underage but invited because they have Eastern Ntl standards.
http://www.rougeetornatation.ca/

psych sheet :
http://www.rougeetornatation.ca/images/cq-2014-liste%20des%20inscriptions%20par%20preuve.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 19, 2014, 11:26:27 AM
I must say, I was a little surprised by the inability to beat times. Not disappointed, cause I know the guys were sick and we would have to hope for best.Yet I thought the higher competition(province best, and older boys) would drive them to finish line. Rarely happened, and not just with our kids, but throughout the meet. All swimmers hardly registered best times. Why ?
Mommy figures , 1st meet after holidays, many clubs just finish intensive camps (1 flew in same day from Florida camp), no tapering, and Friday evening, Sat. morn prelims, Sat even. finals, everyone tired. She also thinks, and rightfully so, I make the mistake of comparing with the mindset of Jnr Track meets, and it's completely different.
The Good: Angel went 23.84 in timed final 50 free, tying for Gold and his only Medal. Did do anthr best time 53.41 in 100 fr, placing 8 th.
                Events: 50,100,200 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM
                Lilman broke 100 IM 13-14 record placing 9th, won Gold in 200 free, just off best time.
                 Events: 50,200,400 free, 200 back,  100,200 IM
 
The bad: MzTing did not achieve the Eastern National standards(nor Carifta) that she so desperately wanted. No best times in her 4 events. Although she looked like, and felt herself, she swam well, it didn't translate in times. Didn't know what to say. Had to leave that pep talk for the coaches. Events:50,100 free, 50, 100 fly

Just realize..results sheet was a mess..

https://www.swimming.ca/meetreport.aspx?mid=14978
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 26, 2014, 08:51:11 PM
recently over the last couple weeks Lilman seems not to be his usual confident self. ??? He is already looking at a 13 yr old breaking his provincial records...the telling finality was him announcing in practice "This practice is bullshit"to which Angel said to him "shhh  shhh. Mil. not now, he's jus joking with that set"...so he said it out loud louder making sure to be heard... After a long talk that night and rest of the weekend, come to realize, he doesn't believe in his training and is having unsure thoughts about his coach's training method..hmmmm...plenty talk later. a trip to church..an more talk...I still not sure where he stand or how he plan to push on...All mammy tried to tell him, we believe in him, his coach and everybody believes in him...he has to believe in himself...and if he has doubts, them competitors without doubts will not falter....not sure it was enough...more to follow.. I think this is a 1st major crunch time...partly to do with earlt teenage years insecurities and changing hormones, he might look big and strong on the surface,  but still a baby on the inside..add: an don't know how good he really is, and doesn't trust how amazing he can be..life can be uncertain like that especially when you are quite young and even quite old
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 01, 2014, 10:27:06 PM
Mzting attended a small meet at one of the big clubs today, in an attempt to get her Eastern national standards. Unfortunately didn't happen. Did 4 events, and had a  best time in 1st event, 50 fly, but lack of training may have showed in back to back swims for finals, giving her  one of her worse career performances. She was surprisingly upbeat though. Possibly because her best swim in 50 fly was 2nd to Kateine Savard, the number 1 flyer in the country at present. Hear MzTing as we were heading home.
"Did you see how I was with her for the 1st 25 ? " ...by the time we got out the parking lot, it was "Did you see how I almost beat her ?"
Savard : 26:33. Mzting: 29.mid. Nantional standard: 29.33, but , Whoa, 3 secs in a 50 is not almost anything..i just said "Yeah girl!" ;D
http://www.camonatation.org/resultats/Fev14/p1p2/Results/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 10, 2014, 11:00:59 AM
Eastern National Psych sheet up
Worse ranking Angel : 68 th; Lilman : 61st
Best Ranking: Angel : 8th ; Lilman : 15 th
http://www.windsoraquatic.com/canwac/UserFiles/File/20140208-EASTERNS-psychsheet.pdf

Lilman and he coach fallout again, he vex the coach sign him up to do  800 Free same day as 200 free & 50 fly, but not for those 2, and possibly 400 IM, the following weekend after Nationals at Provincials. He accusing the coach of trying to sabotage him winning the best boy money. The coach hit him with, if is all about the money, he will give him the $125..as far as he concerned it about his development..Lilman accuse him of looking for fame on his swimming "oh how, he want him to go after the 800 record, that the coach didn't actually train him for"  WHAT ! Look like 'it gonna be a Bumpy Ride' the next few months. I hope they figure each other out and come to some amicable solution before I have to go "Darth Vader" and be bad daddy on both there azzez...
add: even if I really don't know what events should be choseen..yet Lilman has to trust his coach and  not be so headstong , while the coach have to learn how to convince/influence him (and other kids) without being confrontational.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 13, 2014, 10:58:07 AM
Angel qualified 1st 16 & U 50 fly (5th overall),Lilman 5th 200 free - 22nd overall.
To bad lilman didn't choose 50fly..he would have been in medals for sure, but I think he don't like racing his brother, not a big deal for us, but for him...hmmm
https://swimming.ca/liveresults/2014speedoeastern/

Thursday Final: Angel 1st 50 fly 24.95 (pb). Lilman 6 th 200 free 1.54.34
Friday prelims: Angel 2nd 100 free 52.35(pb). Lilman 3rd 100 free 52.37(pb)  - head to head for 2nd & 3rd in final tonight, hope they can bring it this evening cause 4 th place qualifier 52.81, less than 1/2 second behind. Don't think they beating #1, he going in with a pb 50.51.

Friday Finals: Mammy textin like mad.. Lilman comeback and place 2nd 51.60 (pb), a 4 best allltime 13-14 performance.. However, but still super, Angel placed 4th with 52.20 another (pb), unfortunately another boy pull it out and beat him to the bronze. But finally he getting competitive in the 100s, it about time he start chasing ppl in something other than 50...besides it will only make his 50s stronger/faster. Mammy say lilman was 4 or 5th on the first 50(official times say 4th)..Angel was 3rd. The winner and still number #1, 16 & U in Canada also did a pb of 50.41.  But now the boys are seeing him. Angel had met him before at a tri-provincial meet, and they got to know each other, nice kid..but the #1 14 yr old go be watching him slight (i don't allow no more cuteye).  :devil:

Saturday prelim : lilman in 3 rd in 100 fly, 56.70, .09 secs off the Canadian 13-14 record. Angel had a so-so swim, 59.58,(added .76), but at least making it to b final, though he wasn't happy.
Another TT hopeful Tariq Lashley, also in B final, he did a pb of 59.53. So I getting to cheer twice for 3 ah dem. if ah was dey, me an Tariq dad woulda raise a flag for sure,- besides firing ah couple  ;)

Saturday final: Folks , lilman broke the 21 year old 13-14 Canadian record, doing 55.84 placing 3 rd in the 100 fly. Angel also had a commendable performance doing a pb 57.16 placing 2nd in the B final.
Tariq also had a pb of 59.03.  A real good evening all around..

Tomorrow, Angel is going 50 free ranked 2nd. Lilman doing 200 fly & I'm back to back, ranked 7 th & 21 st respectively

Sunday prelim: lilman qualify 3 rd for final , 2,3,4,5, almost have same time..race for 3 rd. Angel qualiy 2 nd in 50 free, close to best time. Lilman then came 25 th in 200 IM.. Added  3 secs from best time...Mammy say he look real bun..so maybe it's a good he couldn't make. Besides he has to swim it at provincials next week, within his age group..so only fly today. His coach trying to switch him to do 100 free instead of 100 back next weekend at provincials,, think he want him try for Ntl rec. again. Not sure is a good thing, when we talk about record and he is close, he loses sight of performance, and is disappointed when he don't make it. I thinking after the stress of this weekend, maybe he should go for wins next wknd, not times.

Sunday Final : Lilman placed 6th, didn't beat best time, 2:07.59..at least still close to pb..Mammy say he bun at end, his 1st 100 split was 59.77, 2nd 100 split was 1:07.82, it's usually slower, but not 8 secs slower..4 to 5 secs in order, not 8...he have 2 years to figure it out at this level.so he done ahead of the game, already told him that...but never a moment without excitement. Angel do 50 free in a pb, 23.28, placing 2nd. Winning boy did a pb, 22.96. just out touching him. ..reaching home bout 1 am, school in morning for them both, no practice tomorrow ...school(2 exams) & practice  Tuesday..AllHigh school meet Wednesday for him an Angel, followed by practice...travel Thursday after school to Gatineau, for Provincials starting Friday..8 events at Provincials..(last day there , 400 IM,50 fly, 800 free, relay). I think he should chill for a week from swimming after that, and just catch up with school..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 17, 2014, 11:34:28 PM
Yuh know the boy still not happy. He say how he didn't beat any of his 200 times. He ready to start training mornings. We tell him it's a little to soon, not to worry about it, he have time. He say all his competitors doing mornings. It shouldn't be this stressed yet. He really didn't like that last day swim..he wanted to go practice today..mammy put her foot down and say no..ketch up yuh homework. Boy just can't stand losing..all we tell him, most of the boys older, he not buying.. Angel pretty pleased with his weekend performance doh.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on February 18, 2014, 06:59:46 PM
Congrats Collin. Such fantastic swims. The boys did extremely well! Very proud. Wish we could convince these boys to consistently rep us, but it's early still.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 20, 2014, 10:44:59 AM
Congrats Collin. Such fantastic swims. The boys did extremely well! Very proud. Wish we could convince these boys to consistently rep us, but it's early still.
Thanks Swima. I not giving in, until final selections, but a will admit, the swim assoc. here wooing them a bit.

Lilman in Provincials, as I said, he not happy, the coach put him in a few events he don't usually swim and he not ranked #1. Including 800, where he going in NT. He thinks the coach sabotaging his saving fund.(swimmer with most points/age group/gender gets $125 award).
 I promise to give him if he don't get and double if he does. Then I backtrack and say, for close to pb, mommy will bankroll everything.  ::) ;D  he laff how ah skate dey
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 24, 2014, 10:11:55 AM
Provincials 2
 i.e best 11-14 girls, 12 -15 boys in province.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1798595_675905609126173_1992214474_n.jpg)
lilman had to work he tail for this one..
So one of the main things he and he coach was fighting over..was the last event..800 free..as a matter of fact, coach had him down 3 events the last day...400 IM, 50 Fly, 800 free..
the 400, he hate, since he get out touch a couple years ago, boy comeback in breast stroke and free and out touch him (as a matter of fact, that boy, won best 15 yr old yesterday). The 800, he feel he hasn't trained for, so how can he just be registered to do that...he thought he would get licks in those races and miss out on the best boy prize($125)...plus this "madman" went and not enter him in his best events, thus his off events ( but left 50 free, & fly) ..he not sure he digging this, the man messing up his savings. Well we talk to him (lilman) and express out agreement with the coach, he needs to be challenged ..dah dah dah... and we will talk to the coach about dropping the 400 IM, especially as he had a productive and difficult swim just last week, and don't want yuh to be too tired...he still vex bout that 800, but he say ok..last day 50 fly & 800 free.
So 1st day, the man went and wuk he tail off, win 200 back(he was ranked 2nd prev) and 50 free.
2nd day, won prelims & finals in 400 free,  100 back(rnk 3rd prev.), and 200 IM...very close race with the boys who were ranked top in 100 bk..I think they didn't like him taking dey shiny thing...he then announce he not feeling well  after prelims, but still went swim finals and won..coach say after he not looking good at all, he is thinking about scratching the 800...Lilman say we will see after the fly prelims tomorrow..sure nuff he scrape thru the fly, adding 1.5 secs...and the coach say nah..he dead..and scratched the 800...
Then for the evening finals, he barely win the thing but pulled it off...won 6 on 6 for 30 points, and even with dropping the last event won best boy. How u feeling mommy ask...he say lil better.
Then as we was leaving i said, man that guy was close in that 50 fly, I thought he was gonna take you..he answered, "I wasn't worried about him dad" ...what  :o  then on the 2 hour drive home, Mammy bring it up again...that fly was real close..he say I was more worried about the 200 im..i think my training not being done properly...oh he eh do, best times, how race was close, and his breast stoke failing him in IM all the time..Huh ? So we spent the 2 hour drive convincing him everything not perfect,he training good, the coaches good, everything good, he real good, he will get better, everybody does , once he works on the things not so good.. don't worry dah dah dah...
I wake up this morning, and thinking back of the wknd...and the last statements about NOT being worried bout his 50 fly yest, etc. etc. didn't swim 400 IM or 800 free..hmmm

I wonder if we get Played  :-\  hmmmm   naaahhh   he game cyah be so good yet.. :-\  Can it..naahhh

Results
http://www.natationgatineau.ca/resultats/2014-02-21/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 25, 2014, 10:19:10 AM
Mammy had a talk with Angel about representing the RWB. Especially as his coach has indicated he will start prepping him for Jnr Pan Pac trials. We wanted to be sure, so she asked him, when you went to Carifta, you said you had such a good time and enjoyed the experience and representing TT. Are you sure you want to do the Canadian trials. He said he think he does. She said but if you miss, would you represent TT, he said no? why ?
1. I don't want ppl to think i'm just using TT to get where I want to go.
2. I don't want to compete AGAINST Canada, it's my life, my home. Even if i like TT, your home. I don't mind representing TT at regional competitions, but rather not against Canada.

There in, lies the turmoil. I respect that.  :thinking:   Think he have me there. My integrity wouldn't let me undermine his.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 26, 2014, 08:37:56 AM
 :yawning:   :sleepy: :thinking:  :idea: I think I have something, gonna run it by Mammy, 1st.. (ah doh want no davejenny, so hear this).

If he go Pan Pacs/YOG trials, and don't make, will he rep TT at CISC - or local meets, not Pan Pacs or Youth Olympic games. I am not sure of the time frames, but will check that out. It means doh, he can't do Carifta.
If he rep TT, the only Cad team meet he missing out in the year he will have to sit out is Autralian tour (again if he is selected), which he wouldn't want to go due to the timing, missing a lot of school. So he can reflect & ponder on that experience.  I feel I come good dey with that dream...
 Although MzTing is trying to make that team, by making qualifying times. There is a girl who swims for one of the big clubs representing Bermuda, giving MzTing fight in results, the Bermudian qualifying times is Carifta times.. TT times are set based on the finals of the previous year, therefore way tougher. MzTing not digging that at all, but she told mammy, she giving it a shot. Mammy say, she should forget about Carifta, cause we not flying her down TT to make times/trials, then flying her down to Aruba for meet, that just not affordable.
We will set sights on CISC in July for her as well. Although for allboth of them those Standards not gonna be easy. As a matter of fact, i'm not sure anybody(Age group) locally making those times right now, i might be wrong. Maybe they set to high by the local committee.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 27, 2014, 01:37:32 PM
This is another concern. Kids are doing well and everything...Mammy haven't recieved full Bill yet, but  guessing the last 2 meets(Windsor, Gatineau) cost us something in the vicinity of $2500 Cad, thank God,Mzting meet this wknd is in town, although she missing a couple best events on Friday due to exams.
We still looking at Pan Pacs in Victoria BC, Age gp Nationals in Winnepeg, Snr Nat. in Vancouver...Not sure me & mammy making all of those...and then CISC in Barbados for anybody, will be a real stretch. Then Canada carrying 4 boys born 98,99 YOG in China. Pan Pacs is in Hawaii, I think the cost will be 1250 per athlete for that, the rest subsidized...if they make, i know for sure we won't have funds to go, but that will definitely omit CISC (for Angel)... Lilman done say he not swimming in August at all..so YOG & pan Pacs out for him, unless they change his mind -- heheh  good luck with that..aye let me check these dates...maybe we afford by process of elimination. I feel we could leave out, although they have standards, or no choice.. Carifta,Aruba(all), Canadian Snr Nationals, vancouver(boys), YOG, China (Lilman),  CISC depends on Pan Pacs Cand Trials (lilman out, both meets PP & YOG in August)...
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on February 27, 2014, 10:05:39 PM
This is another concern. Kids are doing well and everything...Mammy haven't recieved full Bill yet, but  guessing the last 2 meets(Windsor, Gatineau) cost us something in the vicinity of $2500 Cad, thank God,Mzting meet this wknd is in town, although she missing a couple best events on Friday due to exams.
We still looking at Pan Pacs in Victoria BC, Age gp Nationals in Winnepeg, Snr Nat. in Vancouver...Not sure me & mammy making all of those...and then CISC in Barbados for anybody, will be a real stretch. Then Canada carrying 4 boys born 98,99 YOG in China. Pan Pacs is in Hawaii, I think the cost will be 1250 per athlete for that, the rest subsidized...if they make, i know for sure we won't have funds to go, but that will definitely omit CISC (for Angel)... Lilman done say he not swimming in August at all..so YOG & pan Pacs out for him, unless they change his mind -- heheh  good luck with that..aye let me check these dates...maybe we afford by process of elimination. I feel we could leave out, although they have standards, or no choice.. Carifta,Aruba(all), Canadian Snr Nationals, vancouver(boys), YOG, China (Lilman),  CISC depends on Pan Pacs Cand Trials (lilman out, both meets PP & YOG in August)...

I really envy you, breds!!!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 27, 2014, 10:29:30 PM
I really envy you, breds!!!!
:-[  i should be thankful..thanks for the wake up call Deeks. Forgot the bottle half full for a second. :salute: :praying:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 03, 2014, 02:03:16 PM
I really envy you, breds!!!!
:-[  i should be thankful..thanks for the wake up call Deeks. Forgot the bottle half full for a second. :salute: :praying:
I hope i'm giving ppl a real indication that none of this easy, niether on the kids nor the parents or anybody involved. Yuh just can't want it and it happen. "Just Do it" is a marketing ploy, not the real world. Bear in mind this is about any young athlete in any elite sporting endeavour.  Fans & "supporters" just hit yuh with, "So you going to the next Olympics"..like if you don't go, u failed or choose not to. A lot of pressure placed on the athlete..meanwhile millions of youths hold these high dreams and only thousands are choosen...and it's rarely a basket dream, many that make, don't get a medal, but a heaving serving of pride, and remain very average and in some cases live below the poverty line as a result, and that is those that make. Give thought to when we see a talented youth and say, he should go play for Manchealseapool, the amount of work, sacrifice & luck that happens to accomplish this.  And that is why I cheer for anyone who could even start on that road. Hats off to them and their families, many bumps and very easy to get lost. U try to plan the route, but life has no GPS/Satellite to gaurantee u getting there..and besides on a very cloudy day and with bad weather, even that won't work properly, u just have to hope you on the right track, and not to many ppl passing you by. Crowded road yet very Lonely.

MzTing thinking about giving up...stressed a lot with College and training, finding a struggle with both. That stress and my work/financial stress, led to a big noise and now...i outta her loop of influence, but I ill be trying to get back in, because i believe in her....even if she don't think so.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 04, 2014, 10:27:33 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10672472/Stop-pushing-children-to-be-sports-stars-they-will-only-fail-says-expert.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 07, 2014, 09:16:00 AM
Angel selected for sprint free to provincial team for the Tri-Province meet in London, ontario in April..pronounced FAR... Interestingly enuff, the only carrying boys 97 & 98.  Lilman has done faster times that the boys those ages selected for fly.

Lilman selected for Provincial team training camp with weekend overnight for 99 & later, in March.. about 1 hr drive..drop off, pick up after a fe days.

MzTing trying to find herself, didn't go swimming a few days this week..again..Yet she seems to be a little excited about her school work..Kick MzTing, Kick  :praying:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Dutty on March 26, 2014, 08:11:58 PM
I really envy you, breds!!!!
:-[  i should be thankful..thanks for the wake up call Deeks. Forgot the bottle half full for a second. :salute: :praying:
I hope i'm giving ppl a real indication that none of this easy, niether on the kids nor the parents or anybody involved. Yuh just can't want it and it happen. "Just Do it" is a marketing ploy, not the real world. Bear in mind this is about any young athlete in any elite sporting endeavour.

No, I think most parents are aware of the expenses and level of commitment it takes to raise a 'good' far more for an 'elite' athlete

I read a stat de odder day that say 7 out of 10 canadian parents take their kids out of hockey in the 1st or 2nd year..simply too expensive...can you imagine how much talent is NOT being tapped if that is accurate

It have a fast rising youth named Josh Ho Sang that OHL/NHL teams watchin tight.....just by chance I was talking to his father at a minor league game last year (ultra-rare to see ah rastaman at a minor hockey arena)..anyway,,de kinda time he spend on de road takin dat kid to games is incredible

I agree with Deeks oui..max you hadda get your salute breds. Not everybody could even begin to think about the kinda commitment and energy you and yuh wife have put in thus far.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on March 26, 2014, 08:32:31 PM
Ditto, that!!!!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2014, 08:11:58 AM
Thanks guys, I will let MrsG know of the blessing u give her... I was complaining and kickin, most of the way..just like our bike ride to Ottawa years ago... Once we got there, discovered was one of my greatest personal accomplishments in life.  - lost that story, on old site.
Yeah we both headstrong, she plenty, me lilbit  ;) , she don't give up on nothing she like, and the more pissed off I get, with she doing it, the more distracted I am of me doing it too..When ah open meh eyes, i realize, i does be seeing/doing wonderful stuff, I won't usually see. Yuh think I will learn. the ppl who know her, know her like that. Is why i love her so, she drives me to new heights (sometimes of madness), and i tend to love every minute of the destination and her company, but the road boy....the road ...remind me of the song..aging myself here, buh allyuh dun know i old no rass..."the road is long, with many ah windin turn"

Off to drop Lilman at his first overnight Provincial Team camp. Only a normal 1 hr drive, but with the snowstorm lastnight, and the bridge i have to take, at lunchtime, going and coming back will take bout 4. Bet meh Boss who didn't call meh whole week calling meh between 10 & 2 today, with some emergency.

Angel & Mammy off to BC on Monday for Canadian Sr. Nationals, his first LC meet of the season, he only doing 3 events, as he has 2 Snr standards. He has a chance of making the Canadian team for the YOG in china if he has outstanding swims, a tall order for first meet.  Pysch sheet here
http://ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=898

ah want to ask him THE question again, but don't want to stress him out more than he probably is..so ah marking time


50 fly: Angel added .42 secs , 26.20 drop from 25th to 37 th.
Tomorrow, 100 free, ranked 89th with 57.29

100 free: dropped 2 secs..did 55.04, placed 86 th. 2 other 16 yr olds beat him..52.11(30 th), and 54.72(83rd) . work to do, if not broken

50 free: 24.54, just equalled best time.

Only made B standard in 50 fly, not one of the qual. Events for Can. Team.
Has until June to achieve more qualif times...but there is no point if no one want to go...but, but, if someone  still considering, there might be an option...is representing about where yuh born, where yuh come from, what yuh believe in, or about who you are, who you carrying, and who carrying you ?

Didn't we have this talk?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 05, 2014, 08:06:24 PM
Yuh hear bout dis? Mind yuh know. (http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2446740496/)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 06, 2014, 11:31:04 AM
Yuh hear bout dis? Mind yuh know. (http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2446740496/)
no joke..when we just joined our club, the next year(beginning of this season) a similarly disgruntled parent was questioning a hike in fees. One of the things the club made mandatory was similar warm up suits and track suits, which had to be paid separately and a increase in membership also demanded and increase in the hiring of coaches, and Madame, was saying the increased fee could not justify the increase cost involved..and what we think..and somebody should explain and justify...nb: she have 3 kids swimming, and a 4th doing something else. She approached us, because an increased fee on any family with more than 1 child, means a substantial (double,triple,quadr etc) increase. She was recruiting a team to demand an explanation from the Administrator, who is also the Head Coach . ...(results to follow..Mzting & Lilman going for a hike/picnic, ah say it cold outside, they say, is the warmest day of the year...it muss be a Canadian ting..let me see them off..brb.)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 08, 2014, 06:00:38 PM
brb? AWOL

maxg, yuh been gone 2 days  :rotfl: :rotfl:  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 09, 2014, 06:52:21 AM
brb? AWOL

maxg, yuh been gone 2 days  :rotfl: :rotfl:  :devil:
;D ah get tie up with a couple errands..
so as i was saying the lady discussing with me about this stuff..
Luckily, mammy happen to mosey along, and she knows the workings. She presented some points..
1. The year before the club was a new club (1 year) and only had a relatively small amount of kids.
2. There was a high influx of kids, new swimmers as well as experienced swimmers transfering from other clubs, maybe as much as 40.
   a. partly because of the reputation & ideas/philosophy of the Head coach and partly due to the many New coaches hired to coach this new increased number of kids.
   b. Partly because of their disgruntledness with the club they were at, partly because of the location and the facilities.
3. With the influx of kids, besides the hiring of New Coaches, there was a seriously increased number of Age Group (11 & over) athletes, ne and existing, who were considered elite, some at the provincial level and a couple at the National level, which meant an increase in expense of travel/accomodation for coaches (& some athletes) to further and more intense competitions, this included her son's group.
4. Even with the increase in fees and expense, we are still one of the lowest cost clubs in the city, as the town council contributes heavily to the program (nb: the mayor is a competitive master swimmer as well), as the swim club and new sport/community complex, contributes to putting the town on the map. Thus any other named club in the city will cost more, even including non-swim activity.
5. Parents are not absolutely required to volunteer to do fund raising and or pay extra for new additional meets, except for usual running of swim meets.

The lady finally was able to consider options, and we never heard much again...though, i'm sure she still grumbles, cause 4 kids in today's society could always be cause for grumble, anywhere you go
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 09, 2014, 07:12:08 AM
Welcome back ... :)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 14, 2014, 06:40:39 PM
Tell him persevere in de good fight. Siddung and school him on some Anthony Nesty footage.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 14, 2014, 11:00:44 PM
Trouble in camp..Angel announce he hate swimming, it's been a couple years now..he says he doing it for everyone else...lilman says he doesn't agree with his training..only MzTing who moved herself down to the B group ( and b group coach) is saying she happy..mammy had a talk with the head coach..we little concerned..obviously being a top ranked swimmer is not all ice cream & cake. ..don't know what to say or do right now..saw it coming, the preparation for that last meet was weak Angel missed about 40 % of the practices, for some other important events??and lilman and the coach battle seem to pick up even more..hmmm.  I knew this day would come, didn't expect it yet. :worried:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 16, 2014, 04:32:18 PM
Lilman
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/163831313666941/photos/a.700770489973018.1073741868.163831313666941/700772079972859/?type=1&theater

Angel in London, Ont, for Eastern Canadian Tri Competition(LC). Only down for 3 events.
 
 I hope he enjoy himself, cause we simming in hot water lilbit.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 16, 2014, 11:44:52 PM
Just yesterday I realized dis thread going fuh nearly 6 years ... many, many accomplishments in that time. Easy tuh overlook, but they add up.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Socapro on April 17, 2014, 11:03:07 AM
Florida-based Donahue out Carifta swim team (http://www.guardian.co.tt/sport/2014-04-17/florida-based-donahue-out-carifta-swim-team)
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian)


Florida-based Alexandria Donahue has withdrawn from the T&T team which departs on Sunday to compete at the 29th Carifta Swimming Championships from Monday to Sunday at the Piscina Olimpico Roly Bislik, Oranjestad, Savaneta, Aruba, the same venue as in 2009.
 
Donahue, who attends Plant Senior High School, was a key member of both the Carifta, and Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) meets for the past years and was expected to play a vital role at this meet as well but is unavailable.
 
Last year, she swam to gold in the 15-17 girls 100 metres breaststroke (1:12.33 mins) and silver in the 15-17 girls 200m breaststroke in 2:43.05, to deny Jamaican duo Zara Bailey (2:41.37) and Breanna Roman (2:44.14), a one-two finish at the Carifta meet in Jamaica while at the CCCAN event, she won the CCCAN 100m breaststroke in 1:14.01 and also added a bronze.
 
Despite her absence, T&T will be represented by a very competitive 33-member team led by David Mc Leod and Jabari Baptiste for the Carifta meet which is expected to be a very competitive one as it will serve as an official qualifying meet for the 16th FINA World Championships 2015 which will be held in Kazan, Russia.
 
It has already been approved as a qualifying meet for Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Veracruz, Mexico and the Youth Olympic Games.
 
In Aruba, T&T will be aiming for its first team title since 2010 in Jamaica after it ended second on the medal table with a haul of 51 (22 gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze), 13 behind Guadeloupe (17 gold, 28 silver and 19 bronze) last year while Aruba was third with 50 (21 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze). It was the third straight win for Guadeloupe.
 
At the Amateur Swimming Association National Long Course swim meet which was held in March, Mc Leod of Atlantis Aquatics and Baptiste of Marlins used the event which served as a qualifier for the Carifta Swim meet and Caribbean Islands Swimming Championship, to book tickets to the Nanjing, China Youth Olympic by bettering qualifying times in the 15-17 boys 50m freestyle.
 
Mc Leod won the event in 23.98 while Baptiste took silver in 24.20 seconds as they both dipped under the B standard qualifying time while attaining Carifta A and B marks as well.
 
Also in the swim squad is Jada Chai of Atlantis, the standout swimmer at the long course event with no fewer than 12 Carifta qualifying times attained, and Arieos Aquatechs’ Kristin Julien, who has also secured a ticket to China. T&T will also be represented in the Open Water swim where the girls 15-17 trio of David-sisters, Syriah and Shania, and Theana Hay are medal contenders.
 
Last year in Jamaica, Syriah won the 15-17 Open Water gold while Hay got silver, and Shania won silver in the 13-14 category, and Christian Marsden, bronze in the boys’ equivalent.
 
For the swim team, Marlins’ Mark Pouchet will serve as head coach while former ASATT president, Hazel Haynes of Tidal Wave Aquatics has been appointed coach of the Open Water team.
 
The duo of Brian Wickham (Centre of Excellence Sea Hawks) and Chabeth Haynes (Tidal Wave) are also part of the coaching staff which will be managed by former national swimmer, Shastri Sankar.
 
On return home, the local swimmers will then turn their attention to the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championship carded for Barbados in July.
 
T&T Carifta Swimming team
 
Open Water
 
13-14 Boys: Christian Marsden, Kael Yorke, James Gillette
 
15-17 Boys: Jivan Chee Foon, Andrew Gillette, Kyle Caracciolo
 
15-17 Girls: Syriah David, Theana Hay, Shania David
Swimmers
 
11-12 Girls: Jada Chai, Jahmia Harley, Vrisnelit Faure, Deshor Edwards, Sabrina David
 
11-12 Boys: Gabriel Bynoe, Aqeel Joseph, Josiah Duke, Luke Gillette, Jae-Hwa Lee Wing, Jean-Marc Granderson
 
13-14 Girls: Amira Pilgrim
 
13-14 Boys: Justin Samlalsingh, Kael Yorke, Christian Marsden, Osaze Riley, James Gillette, Jeron Thompson, Dario Omiss, Christopher Mohammed
 
15-17 Girls: Kristen Julien, Ariel Cape, Syriah David,
 
15-17 Boys: David Mc Leod, Jabari Baptiste, Jeron O’Brien, Jonathan Farah, Joshua Ramkissoon.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 28, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Next meet. Team Champs - Section 4
http://www.rougeetornatation.com/chpt---section-4.ws

SC morning, LC for finals.
nb: Section 1 are top clubs, and concluded last weekend.
We started in, and won Section 5 last year. We will be the biggest club of the 9 in Sect4. with 74 swimmers, closest is 65. smallest  : 23

Not sure what events they all doing yet, but I know Lilman doing the 400 IM (ranked 3rd), he can't brakes no mo. :devil:

add: psych sheets up
add: lilman start whining bout the 200 breast ahready..mammy keep tryin to encourage him, I say no big deal, is just like a quiz...not no final exam..just make a effort

add: Pointe Claire(the big club- 190 swimmers, down the street from us, who also wooing us, which we met with) won Div 1 by 1000 points (2597 pts). Last place club - 50 swimmers- moving down (697.5 pts)
add: Lilman almost manage to get himself grounded for a incident at school (detention). I was cancelling his trip to this meet. Mammy say we can't punish the team for his indiscretions.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 06, 2014, 02:05:05 PM
We won Team Champs.
The boys did 4 gold each, mzTing 2 - won all their relay, except Mixed 50 free, Mzting get outtouch by .01 secs at the wall.
Lilman not happy with the weekend added 3 secs in his 200 fly, and only dropped 1, in 200 free.
meanhile Angel and Mzting dropped in most.
most outsatnding performance may have been Angel's 25.49 50 fly. With that went 21st in Canada Open.
Mzting on top of the world, did CISC standards and sent a message to a TT coach to see if her time will be considered. We told her, may not be good enough, will have to go lower. She say  she intends to, but she wants to give notice, she wants to represent. ohh K !

We not exactly happy with the coach, growing reasons...one being, since the head coach has pulled back and turned over the A team to him,  to me he thinks he is the star, instead of developing his charges to be stars...in addition, it doesn't help that since MzTing left and went to B group, she is not only the only happy one swimming, she is seeing lower times again. Amongst others. , We thinking we ready to switch..but they saying they don't want to go..and to be honest, we all still like the social atmosphere at the club. tough times ahead...literally
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 08, 2014, 07:20:51 AM
I ready to move to the big club. The kids don't want to.
2 minute drive, better environment for training and development, top head coach. Cannot beat back the social atmosphere at our current club doh. Not sure anywhere can , even TT. These parents live for this. They had everything running so smoothly at team champs, it was better than being home.
That hard to beat, and gives them that family feeling. Difficult to leave.

Yet to grow, one has to leave the comfort of any nest. We can still be family, even if apart, no less love.
Angel & Mzting, go to school downtown , so staying might be ok for them, but lilman will be in HS for 2 more years, the big club is opposite his school. I pushing this head.

I'm certain lilman will appreciate the better coaching.

Only issue is when swim major meets, possibly against each other, different clubs.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 14, 2014, 02:47:49 PM
Lilman named to East team, for a camp & meet, East vs West canada, the week following National Age championships.
He has also been named to the Canadian Youth ID team SC 15 & Under, for 100 fly and 400, 800 and Medley relays. At selection, he was the youngest at 14.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on May 14, 2014, 03:57:53 PM
Lilman named to East team, for a camp & meet, East vs West canada, the week following National Age championships.
He has also been named to the Canadian Youth ID team SC 15 & Under, for 100 fly and 400, 800 and Medley relays. At selection, he was the youngest at 14.

 :beermug: (He sending any credit de coach's way?)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 14, 2014, 08:08:16 PM
Lilman named to East team, for a camp & meet, East vs West canada, the week following National Age championships.
He has also been named to the Canadian Youth ID team SC 15 & Under, for 100 fly and 400, 800 and Medley relays. At selection, he was the youngest at 14.

 :beermug: (He sending any credit de coach's way?)
No choice. That is who is registered as his coach. And therefore has received the associated kudos and recognition...rightfully so
Even if I think mammy deserve more kudos over the last year..
IMO, Lilman (and Angel) has made  rep teams for Intl Competition and Prov. team since he was 11,  always as the youngest member...3 yrs pre this coach. So how much is the coach and how much is lilman? Of course, therefore ever coach has to take some measure of credit for any successful athlete or team. I know in some cases doh, if yuh get talent to work with, it hard for a coach to degrade that talent..even if the athlete/team might be discouraged, even with better than average results. However, if you start of with a better than average team,  A good coach would maintain or improve on that talent as well as keep the athlete/team confident and motivated for future improved performances.Or is it always about the results now ? for me, depending on the age, if developmental, amateur as opposed to pro, it's about future..
add: Habs RULE
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 19, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
yup...mammy & coach clash..no fireworks, just some  :busshead:  .. waiting to see if any unfortunate after shocks tomorrow.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 03, 2014, 11:13:17 AM
MzTing will be representing  T&T at CISC in Barbados.. Special thanks to COE Seahawks and Coach Wickham for following up for her.
Mostly doing relays.
Needless to say, she's on Cloud 9.  She rush an start playing soca, and dancing all round the house, "A A A...ah make it..A A A".
This has always been one of her dreams. I wonder if it will light up her dedication once again. We think so.
Meanwhile, Angel come out with, he would have gone to Carifta, if we could have afforded it. In truth we couldn't.
As he would have had to fly down to TT for Trials, then fly back to school, then Fly down again to meet the team to go Aruba. We niether could have afford the money or the time this year. To many away meets.
I turn to Lilman an say "Only you now". He say "Dad , I'm Canadian, I don't even know trinidad & Tobago".
I say, "Son, I'm CanaTTian, I do anything to represnt my countries..and at my age and stage, all I can do, is try to convince you..so bear with meh nah"   ;)  ..We all had a lil laugh.. Ah doh think ah getting thru with he doh.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 10, 2014, 11:49:03 PM
Lilman confidence is totally shot. I have never seen him as worried as he is about this meet on the weekend. And what mr Coach tell him " you should have listened to me" . so who was he listening to? For sure, the coach wasn't listening to him at all.
 Rough waters ahead. Meanwhile Angel hardly practicing, due to exams, and not going to this meet at all. He and Mzting gone B group . Only lilman tryin to stick it out. Mzting not missing practice at all, and hoping to have a good meet before her flight to TT next week. She is so pumped, we hoping the experience is positive and she comes back further motivated. She is really excited to hook up with her TT teammates. Wow..Lilman...no talks, nothing...I can't wait for the season to finish, hate seeing him miserable like this. 5 meets leftmeets left, this weekend tough meet, the Provincials (P2), age group Nationals,East vs West Canada and Provincial games. I think we may scratch the last, if he don't cheer up by then.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 13, 2014, 09:27:51 PM
Bad day. Mzting didn't have good times at the meet and lilman was sick. (Gastro).
Later, he expressed he don't want to swim any meets for the rest of the season, he isn't feeling any passion. Yup, the boys are broken. trying to repair..one thing for sure, as of now, we will not swim with that coach again. We are trying to keep them swimming, by going to the B group, however, lilman thinking it's not a good idea. I tend to agree, however, it might be that or quit. Can't let the boys quit.. We trying to work it out.We have to.
Swimming is not life, but the next few days will determine how we choose to live.

We tried so hard to escape this burnout phase and it still caught up with us.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 16, 2014, 12:17:25 PM
We manage to convince Lilman to go on final day. Did 3 events, was way off best times, but qualified for each final. As he was a bit dizzy after the 200 IM, we diecided not to go back for Finals. MzTing also made final in 100 fly doing a best time, but missed out in B final of 100 free, still 2 secs of pb. She left for TT this afternoon, in full excitement. She doesn't expect to medal at the CISC, but is hoping to get a couple points by at least making it to finals. She will be swimming 4 relays and should be a help there.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 17, 2014, 03:36:42 PM
MzTing has landed...1st text, said "Dad. The immigration lady said ' Welcome Home'"
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 28, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
Mzting say she sore..she crying she has never trained so hard in her life..she is training with Seahawks. Said, the coach (mrs Ferdinand,) doh make Joke. And she loving every minute of it..and btw, could she stay an extra 2 weeks to do a training camp after the meet, run by that coach...pleeeaaasssseee...

Meanwhile, the boys doing ok at Canada Cup..made a couple C finals, no best times, but close..mammy glad, cause it shows that since they went with B Team coach, they still competitive and doing ok, without the stress...besides beating everyone from Elite team
http://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/10481/live/index_us.html

Able body Final events:
There will be A and B finals for each event of the program. The A Final precedes the B Final.
There will also be an exclusive 18 and under C final for swimmers that have not qualified for A and B finals. A minimum of 8 qualified swimmers is required for that final to be swim
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on June 28, 2014, 03:41:32 PM
MzTing has landed...1st text, said "Dad. The immigration lady said ' Welcome Home'"

Good stuff!
Title: Pilots anchor swimmers
Post by: Socapro on July 02, 2014, 10:07:26 AM
Pilots anchor swimmers (http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/Pilots-anchor-swimmers-265469191.html)
Story Created: Jul 1, 2014 at 9:03 PM ECT (T&T Express)


Trinidad and Tobago national swim team has been anchored by a Caribbean Airlines pilots strike at Piarco International Airport and so have been unable to depart for the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships in Barbados.

“We have problems. We were supposed to leave this afternooon (yesterday), but our flight has been cancelled,” T&T team manager Gary Morales disclosed. “We have been talking to our travel and Bee Wee (Caribbean Airways) trying to highlight the gravity of the situation and to request that we be prioritised to get to Barbados.”

Some members left for Barbados prior to yesterday’s developments. However, a total 38 swimmers and support staff, due to leave yesterday, were prevented from doing so. With the CISC competition scheduled to start tomorow morning, manager Morales said he had gotten no firm solution, despite several efforts to sort out the situation.

“Nothing has been confirmed as yet. There is some speculation that we might be able to get some (team members) out tomorrow, but nothing has been confirmed,” Morales added.

The one positive is that swimmers had been spared the trauma of going to the airport and having to return. Morales explained that on hearing news of possible industrial action by the pilots, he contacted both the airline and travel agency  and confirmed that their flight were indeed grounded. “I then sent out communication to all the parents,” said Morales, adding, “I do not know if anyone went up there.”
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 07, 2014, 08:02:14 AM
Wow..did't post awhile..Pro,u didn't handle it?

Things got very hectic, coming to the end.
Will do a quick summary shortly..
Meanwhile we starting new season, new club - Pointe Claire this week..15 mins walk..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 18, 2014, 04:47:40 PM
One month at new club. Everybody enjoying immensely...excpt Angel has been sick for the last 3 weeks different ailments from Belly, to head and then ah cold. The coach has him doing a separate practice till he catches himself and catch up. Meanwhile Lilman wukkin nice. Running down the big boys (& girls) hard. Very happy with the coach & himself. MzTing making a nice effort as well.
1st meet for MzTing (Snr Dev grp) Oct 31, Qc Cup, only 2 hrs , and boys(Elite grp), Brantford, 6/7 hr drive. Mammy say we going fer sure.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 28, 2014, 11:11:19 AM
the good news. This coach has lilman pumped, he working harder than he has ever worked before. Not only to the level of team, but his rapport with his swimmers as well. Angel health wise better, he went into a school debating provincial tournament last weekend, and announced he and his partner are now off to Nationals. :-\     I feel we could lose him, if anybody might turn him back doh, is this coach. He seem to have a plan, in spite of all the missing.
The great news, he's (the Coach) been selected as one of the top coaches in Canada. We managed to get one of the recognized best. A ittle by accident, but God works in mysterious ways.
https://www.swimming.ca/NewsArticle.aspx?newsid=4409

the things that make yuh go hmmm.. How much it will take him away from his own charges. eg. his 1st meeting, is same weekend as our 1st Home meet. Trust in the lord.
MzTing has recieved a few calls from American Universities, and has been invited to visit a couple. No concrete (financial offer on table yet), they say most likely there would be a combination of Academic & Athletic offers, and probably not cover 100 %. The cost of US education, we hoping closer to 100 than not. We said, if not, we have Top world recognized Universities here which a year in the US will cover for the whole program, no problem. She wants to go away, 1deg south, she says is better than this cold place. btw Dad, UTT has a good program I like..   ;D 
She is still working hard, possibly harder than she ever did (even though she misses a couple practices for school), still doing 6 a week and enjoying. I still think doh, she needs to concentrate even more on technical improvement as well. Difficult to mention anything, as she gets very defensive on any critique. Hopefully, the coach will recognize and have time to fix.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 29, 2014, 03:22:33 PM
Just discovered what perpetuate the belief that Black People can't swim. I just paid our swimming bill for the 3 kids, and the 1st 2 meets. over 5 K and counting.. Black people choose NOT to pay for swimming, not NOT to swim.  :-[
 :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on October 30, 2014, 02:16:03 PM
Just discovered what perpetuate the belief that Black People can't swim. I just paid our swimming bill for the 3 kids, and the 1st 2 meets. over 5 K and counting.. Black people choose NOT to pay for swimming, not NOT to swim.  :-[
 :devil:

Learning 2 swim v Swimming competitive different stories. Is only now it have community pools where u can go 2 learn. It was only the Y in my day.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 31, 2014, 01:12:29 PM
oh no. MzTing feeling under the weather,cramps etc. and suppose to have practice this evening (she will probably skip that), tomorrow morning 6 to 9 am..and do 2 of her not so events at her 1st meet tomorrow afternoon. (200 IM . 2.37:99 . ranked 37th, 100 free 1.00:32 rnk 14 as per psyche sheet). She was hoping to improve on those times to better her application chances, but with how she's feeling and the heavy practices, she is a bit worried. I think her coach is prepping his team for a bigger meet down the road, but she wanted good times NOW. I tryin to get her to relax, but like it stressin her more. Calling Super mammy ! Callin Super mammy !
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 31, 2014, 01:27:09 PM
Just discovered what perpetuate the belief that Black People can't swim. I just paid our swimming bill for the 3 kids, and the 1st 2 meets. over 5 K and counting.. Black people choose NOT to pay for swimming, not NOT to swim.  :-[
 :devil:

Learning 2 swim v Swimming competitive different stories. Is only now it have community pools where u can go 2 learn. It was only the Y in my day.
in my time was just CIC pool, open to a very select, and I mean VERY select few.
The thing is, in TT it's like 150 -200 TT to join swim club(as opposed to 1600 CAD), but not much ppl interested. The coaches work for free or next to nothing. It's the time and dedication required that seems to keep ppl away. These coaches are to be greatly commended as well as their charges.
Here, it's more of a normal activity, although in the whole scheme of finances, it's still low on the sport totem pole, as the professional sports take precedence. I would imagine for the same reasons it's lo priority in TT. However, with the coaches dedication and character building of this activity, it's a fanatastic deal, especially in TT.  Mind you, 6 years ago, I was quite ignorant of all that.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 03, 2014, 08:32:04 PM
Psche sheet for Brantford
http://www.brantfordaquaticclub.ca/canbac/UserFiles/File/si%202014%20psych%20sheets%20final(1).pdf

add : Swima, what yuh think of dem times, although a 1st meet, it look like it go be a scorcher. Lottsa talent there.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 10, 2014, 02:42:00 PM
well it was a scorcher. The kids manage only few finals but good licks share from the other boys. Even Lilman other Trini panda (Tariq Lashley) drop some on them. Tariq had a pretty good meet, and looked real good, did some best times. He just have to carry these over to the National meets and he good to go.
The good news is, had our boys done their best times they would have been in the top three. So why no best times. This is what Lilman was most vexed about. Both the coach and us explained. This was those kids 2nd & 3 rd meet, they consider it a big meet. This is our 1st meet, the coach treats it as a training meet, no taper, no race suits (just training gear), no shave. For these guys it's a big test meet, for us it's a intro to the best meet. He shake he head, he nod, he say he understand..by the time we reach home.."Coach put me in to many events, I don't like no meet without race suit, why we have to do meet like that, we should just stay home then.."  Boy doh like to lose at all. buh we dun know that. In truth doh..I didn't realize what a wickedly intense meet this was.
http://results.teamunify.com/canbac/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 11, 2014, 11:26:35 AM
Meet looked like it was a lot of fun. Quite fast for this time of year. Really makes me envious when I think of the low quality we have here overall.

Tell Emil to cool it nah. He too big now to be getting vex at every meet. The key to success is knowing when to produce the big performances.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 11, 2014, 03:46:48 PM
Meet looked like it was a lot of fun. Quite fast for this time of year. Really makes me envious when I think of the low quality we have here overall.

Tell Emil to cool it nah. He too big now to be getting vex at every meet. The key to success is knowing when to produce the big performances.
Well, the issues is you have very low number of participants as well. These ppl have lots to choose from..our club alone is about over 500 strong..and 14 and up with snr Nationals is 15, yet there is about 40 snrs..that's just our club,...if you had 500 kids to develop, you must produce a few..
Yeah, Lilman have to get over the tryin times by now..On the same note we don't want to diminish the drive, but time he learn not everyday is Sunday. Especially at this level. Plenty more licks to come. He sometimes to sensitive.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 11, 2014, 07:54:53 PM
He suffering from Dylan Carteritis. Plentty tough love went into that from ages 12 to 16. They do learn though.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 02, 2014, 02:48:41 PM
Big meet this weekend, 2 of the fastest youths(USA- Michael Andrews-15 and Andrew Seliskar-18 ) in the world as well as the fastest boy in Canada (Javier Acevado) scheduled for attendance. The new Pan am pool.
http://www.tpasc.ca/view/tpasc/about-tpasc-1/facilities-and-venues
http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/athletics/toronto-pan-am-sports-centre

Meet is 18 and Under. The qualify standards were extremely high, both lilman & Angel only had 1, but able to do 4 Bonus swims. Angel only doing 3 Bonus, lilman doing 4.
Making any finals will be a major accomplishment. Lilman a little stressed, based on his last meet. Mammy is the chaperone/driver. I gettin leff at the gates. Since the accident last meet(the car might be written off), I not to keen on making the drive. I going by train to pickup meh passport, back same day.
http://swimontario.com/liveresults/index.htm
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=936

the following weekend, our home meet. (Psyche sheets to follow)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 06, 2014, 06:20:26 PM
Swima yuh check them times....laaawwwd, dem Andrews are the real deal..and in the girls the  13 & 14 years olds...whheyy
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 06, 2014, 08:14:48 PM
Yeah boy the times hot for real. Saw Andrew Seliskar in Dubai last year. Juniors are so fast now it'ss ridiculous. I hoping and sswim a masters meet tomorrow, but the sight of these times keeps me firmly in competitive retirement.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 07, 2014, 04:36:53 PM
How yuh make out, yuh survive ?
Look lilman showing the kids how Trini does warmup
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10404497_10204598899346378_2717016297092208503_n.jpg?oh=96b7e356c46cfb5dd37eacb16b51b46c&oe=551B53D4&__gda__=1427026049_db59941ffb0f619e86a2acc9ba5b3f9a)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 08, 2014, 07:06:03 AM
Boy I just barely survived. My shoulder is killing me this morning. Same reason I had to leave the sport.


Saw the times from Sunday. Seliskar's 200 IM time was insane! I hope the boys appreciated the quality of swimming that exists out there. We in another world down here, so far from reality.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 08, 2014, 04:10:40 PM
they sure did. Although they were only good enough for B finals (lilman, 5/5 B finals, 3 best times & Angel, 2/4 B finals, 1 best times). Funny doh, coaches were really excited about Angel performance considering his low training, 23.60 50 fr, 57.07 100 fly. Lilman was especially excited about his 2.04.95 200 fly sc, and 1.53:09 200 free sc. I personally liked his 23.72 50 free 1st leg relay. He also did 57.67 in back.
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s526x296/10520684_856390671077905_5298437541095612582_n.jpg?oh=efca6eb5c9c08909fd0751744e19f86b&oe=5511A048)
But the star boys, my god. Michael Andrew is 15 but he about 6'4". but see ah lil man take him (pic below) ..and you see the age of the star girls, 13 & 14.
Mathew Mac(16) beat the americans Michael Andrew(15) left Chris Murphy (17)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10850038_857016424348663_4786896156469771969_n.jpg?oh=96e18ff3a80b41bdea33cbd78b6be4d1&oe=54FE4AA1&__gda__=1425826841_f2a6dd1ed77c954e26d5052a1ce0bf58)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 10, 2014, 10:54:57 AM
Lilman learning the "walk on water" trick
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10846070_10152955325409697_7608858091565464500_n.jpg?oh=1d4ad500e58f5d01b06abbfb58e42a80&oe=550010CD)
Angel and part of the mixed relay team
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 10, 2014, 05:20:06 PM
Next meet this weekend.. will be a push
http://splash.pointe-claire.ca:8082/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 13, 2014, 11:44:33 AM
so far so good..A couple B finals for MzTing (yaaaaayyy) and Lilman. Angel struggling this weekend. Not close to best time, didn't even make B final in 50 free(25.07, 2 secs slower than last week, maybe he should fly)..but still managed to make 50 fly final this evening, going in 6th with 25.75,MzTing finally bring home best times in 50, 100 & 400 free(27.80(prelim, B final tonight), 1:00.32, 4:44.  respectively). Lilman achieve Panam Trial standard in 200 fly(2.03.86)and won a bronze. Other races made Bfinals, 50 free as well as 200 back tonight (no pb).
On the 2 minute ride home,
MzTing hit Lilman, "You playin ting, but you really have to consider reppin TT".
 Lilman : "Why r u always saying that, I have nothing with TT "
MzTing: "What ! Your father,and grands born and grow in TT. Your parents, there cousins, grands and great relatives, rep TT. It like a             family tradition, you might have born here, but your sports roots were born there. You are so connected you don't realize"
Me: *eye open, mouth drop, but proud
Lilman: that might be so, but Canada developed me, TT & I, will be just using each other.
MzTing: 10 ppl might have the standard for Games and Canada may only take one, not you. Unless you are #1 that day.TT will take you.
Lilman: TT may not take me, they don't know me, do they care about the ppl they know, farless don't know? they have ppl, they have George, Dylan, Jabari & Joshua, and maybe Angel if they ask him.
Me: How you know, like you somehow connected or wha ? Any of them fellas talk to you, including Angel ?
Lilman: No.
Me: You should keep options open. If a door is locked, don't give up, try another, all the while checking your pockets for keys. If is your house, all doors locked, and u HAVE to get in, break the damn door down, and fix it back later.
Lilman:  ??? Dad..you always talking some wierd Trini stuff
Me: Trini stuff ?
MzTing: Yeah dad, we love you but you always only talk wierd Trini stuff..Break d damn door dong ?
me:  ??? ??? :-[ :-* but..but..that isn't Trini stuff...ah forget it.. *look alyuh is good kids, we love allyuh no matter what allyuh do.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on December 13, 2014, 04:04:43 PM
Quote
... you always talking some wierd Trini stuff

:rotfl:

With or without paragraphs, we telling you that here LONG! time. :) De most recent was that "just because he have a ras yuh think he's Jesus" line. :rotfl: :rotfl:

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 20, 2014, 12:47:52 PM
Es tu Jack, then falls Anil  :-[ ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 21, 2014, 05:27:55 PM
Angel get an award
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/Bovell-Carter-top-ASATT-awards-286426481.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on December 21, 2014, 08:25:09 PM
Congrats to him and all the others!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 22, 2014, 07:05:22 AM
Congrats bro and please relay same to Adrian.

Must address the President's comments in the article though. He has to understand there is a difference between unity and submission. If he thinks we should unite for the purposes of having only some of the community benefit, then I would have to take issue with that. If unity brings out proper democracy, without bullying and political buying, then by all means, let's unite.

Consider this... Mr. Joseph McLeod, the ASATT President won coach of the year for all aquatic sports in 2012, and the coach who guided the youth water polo team to its first world championship qualification did not win.

Mr McLeod qualified to swimmers to World Short Course Championships in December 2012, but was not the closest local swim coach to qualify swimmers to the Olympics that year.

He did not have the greatest number of local swimmers on national teams that year either.

So exactly how does that make one the coach of the year?

Maybe they need some Lasana in their life.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 26, 2014, 06:06:20 PM
Season Greetings. May 2015 be a better year for all sporting bodies regardless of the differences.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 10, 2015, 04:01:29 PM
Swima what are your thoughts on swim camps?
MzTing and lilman presently with the club on a 10 day camp in Bahamas? Tough, yes, intense, yes, good coaching, yes...but extremely tiring, expensive, missing school.. Not sure this is for everyone, especially my own. They have been doing quite well without so far, as we are new at the club, found it difficult to say no,but not sure we will say yes again. They work hard enuff as it is. Lilman got fever but still trying to swim thru it, and when he gets back, straight into exams, so he's trying to study as well..sounding like to much. Or is this normal at this level. All snrs as of Now.
Back 13 th,school/exams rest of week, 1 day 3 events Saturday. Not geared for performance, just to get feel for LC races.
Any thoughts. I believe in playing and planning to perform, thus in swimming case, choosing appropriate meets.
Would love to hear your view on these camps.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 12, 2015, 06:52:28 AM
I'm actually a fan of it from the perspective of team bonding and dedicated periods of work. However, coming from Trinidad, where training habits can be helter skelter due to all of the things wrong with elite performance locally, I think it can be a really useful tool at high school level here. Not too sure it's absolutely necessary in areas where the sport is properly developed and highly competitive.

College and elite level, it is great and highly encouraged/necessary.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 13, 2015, 11:38:21 AM
thanks Swima, will discuss the experience with them. From the training lilman and MzTing described, glad Angel didn't go, he would be x-swimmer today. and I don't mean x for extreme. However, the ppl who didn't go did the normal practices plus, as the Coach made a high intense program for them as well, though not as much as the Bahamas campers. Lilman got sick - cold and cough - but he tried to maintain. They other beef was how cold the pool was. MzTing said, one morning she couldn't feel her feet. They arrive tonight. 3 events Saturday, MzTing doing 6. They gonna be to tired to perform properly, but I think that's part of the idea. Quite a bit of heavy duty hitters from Ontario coming, but the coach is only using the meet as a training session, not an important one.
http://www.camonatation.org/resultats/CoupeEst/Results/index.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 13, 2015, 12:32:36 PM
That's the next thing. Cannot have a winter camp in warm climate, and call Bahamas in January "warm" I woulda be vex too.

Small ting, Couva opening by middle of this year, you could send them down next January.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 13, 2015, 06:31:42 PM
Flight & Accomadation cost are usually the main obstacles with anything to do with sports & Canada. But better believe I will push it hard.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 14, 2015, 02:36:28 PM
MzTing say she eh doing another camp..not only she didn't like the hotel,the bed, her roommates, the food, the pool. She discover eh eh, she doh like swimming that much either. Bahamas nice, but is no TT.
Lilman say they should do the same camp, HOME. To many variables affecting the training. He would rather focus on the training and not have to wonder/worry about all the other stuff around.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 16, 2015, 11:31:51 PM
Both Lilman & MzTing missing the meet this weekend. He have the flu and she have a nerve/tendon problem with swollen knee. I don't think the camp did them well. Only Angel doing 3 events.
add: Forgot to mention, Angel made all 3 B finals 50 free, 50 back, 100 fly. No best times but a good showing although he placed last in the 50 back.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 20, 2015, 12:44:23 PM
Mammy privy me, the boys are thinking of Panams for TT. Well of course provided they make the team. They have 1 or 2 B standards, but hoping for A standards at Eastern Canada championships in a month. Lilman lil worried doh, cause of his still being sick, but he have a month to get up to speed.
 Apparently, MzTing and teammates were breaking Lilman down at the camp, and he said he will consider it, if his coach is for that.
I would have liked them to try for Carifta but it happens to be same weekend as Canada Panam trials. Mommy thinking it would be best Angel try for Carifta, and Lilman do the trials. Simply cause if Lilman makes TT it would primarily because of his 200 fly and other non sprint races. Whereas Angel would need to prove himself, as TT has quite a few sprinters in Dylan, Joshua, Jabari, Mcleods etc..but maybe able to make a relay with some good performances.  Keeping an eye on possibilities, of course it depends on performances not yet achieved. Will see how things go by Easterns, if not tops we won't bother requesting a look..and just do Panams trials. We also have to look at cost. As P2 in Gatineau, Easterns in Quebec city, Carifta in Barbados, MzTing trying for CCCan - doh know where that is, and like before, we don't expect anybody to pay for any of it.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 21, 2015, 06:49:35 AM
I love how this sounds. I believe Pan Am deadline for qualification is April 15th. Some of the college guys who do not have times yet are looking at meets around early April as well. Maybe right after NCAA's. The Pan Am team could be very strong this year once proper planning is in place to ensure strong representation. Multiple finalists and medals beyong George Bovell, plus a relay contender.

Would love to have Lil Man go for that 200 fly. Keep me posted.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 11, 2015, 09:19:11 PM
Only Lilman at Provincial Age group SC this weekend. Both boys at Eastern nationals next weekend
Provincial Psych sheet: http://natationgatineau.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/AAA-PsychSheets.pdf

Results
http://natationgatineau.ca/2015-02-13/index.html


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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 16, 2015, 10:20:24 PM
Easterns , boys rankings between 9th and 72 nd. Although lil easier for lilman as there is 16 & Under, while Angel competing Open. Gonna be hard.
http://ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=957
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 26, 2015, 02:32:41 PM
Mammy has submitted the boys LC times to Swim TT via Mr. Wickham. The club head coach says if they are selected he will appoint a coach to travel with them.
As far as lilman is concerned, he is going to check with Swim Canada if it ok though, as they have him on a long list for a swim Camp in Australia. If we get him to swim for TT , he could possibly break some records as well as he might enjoy the experience and rep TT permanently. We haven't discussed with him yet, but we think if the coach say ok, he will be ok with it. However, he will miss Canada Panam trials, which he wanted to do. His main concern used to be, he didn't want to take someone place, but TT doesn't have anyone to do longer events like 200 fly or 400 IM or stuff like that, so hoping all parties in agreement, including him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 26, 2015, 08:37:53 PM
Easterns , boys rankings between 9th and 72 nd. Although lil easier for lilman as there is 16 & Under, while Angel competing Open. Gonna be hard.
http://ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=957
Not bad for a 1st long course meet..but unfortunately not much best times either. Angel has an ear ache, but is still swimming at Senior Provincial, as well as MzTing, on Saturday & Sunday, she missing 2 of her better events on Friday, due to exams.
 Psych sheets up.
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=961

Slightly different format this year, where they have seperated AA and AAA swimmers. So one might see 2 groups for the same event.

Excitement. On this Last day : MzTing made 2 B Finals - 200 free(2.10.7) & 50 fly(29.59). Within 100s' of a second to best time. Angel qualified 1st for final in 50 fly(25.22). However, we know them fellas does play dead to ketch corbeau alive, then they try to eat the corbeau raw. He would have to do a pb to fight them off, but just making the A final is an accomplishment. Heading off now.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 02, 2015, 07:35:54 PM
Mammy has submitted the boys LC times to Swim TT via Mr. Wickham. The club head coach says if they are selected he will appoint a coach to travel with them.
As far as lilman is concerned, he is going to check with Swim Canada if it ok though, as they have him on a long list for a swim Camp in Australia. If we get him to swim for TT , he could possibly break some records as well as he might enjoy the experience and rep TT permanently. We haven't discussed with him yet, but we think if the coach say ok, he will be ok with it. However, he will miss Canada Panam trials, which he wanted to do. His main concern used to be, he didn't want to take someone place, but TT doesn't have anyone to do longer events like 200 fly or 400 IM or stuff like that, so hoping all parties in agreement, including him.
The man wha know wha madness I talking about 400 IM.. He say did you see my 400 IM last time. I say "yeah, it was pretty good". He say "Good, cause yuh won't see it again "   :rotfl:

add: Coach says Swimming Canada say if Lilman swim for TT at Panam , he will have to sit out 5 years from Jnr ID teams. He get a little worried as he didn't want to make such a major decision yet. I thought FINA say 1 year- as he lives here, that's probably their rule to further discourage. He and his coach will discuss what's best for him. As stated his coach is encouraging them to go Carifta, if selected, and is willing to send an accompanying coach, as he will be at Panams, and the TT coaches may not know them.( oh gorm, I might have to skip) They will discuss the Panams and what's best after. The Coach says his priority is the swimmer, regardless of the country. Is this Coach good or what ? I think so.
I wonder if Lilman will be mentally ready for a meet like Carifta, I found it could be intimidating, the whole reppin  a Country thing, so much is expected. However with Angel there, he might be able to handle it. I think Angel handles the Big Meets better, and has done a Carifta. Lilman tend to get a little tense, but I think the atmosphere I experienced at Carifta he would find quite interesting. Although might cost us a bit, we hoping they get the email.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 03, 2015, 08:08:37 AM
Team selection is tonight. I will likely only have 1, and the team will probably number no more than 20. Lean times indeed.

BTW, did you submit your Pan Am information for the long list?

Good luck.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 04, 2015, 06:16:01 AM
Congrats to Angel and lil man on making the Carifta team. Lil man to make his TnT debut.

Congrats maxg. I know you smiling broadly inside.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 04, 2015, 06:14:32 PM
Congrats to Angel and lil man on making the Carifta team. Lil man to make his TnT debut.

Congrats maxg. I know you smiling broadly inside.
Thanks Swima. I have to thank MzTing and the Coach for the convincing of Lilman. I think it will be a great opportunity to be part of the TT team, if not just for the Carifta experience, but to get to know the TT coaches & swimmers as well, and hopefully develop some friendships. Of Course doh, MzTing say she deserve ticket to, cause it she did all the mouth work, so mammy call family trip. I was brakesin, as this swimming thing starting  to real cost. "What no gate receipts ?"  :D
The deal we made with Lilman is he won't have to do the Panams if he doesn't want, as the Swim Canada decision had him a bit unnerved. I hope as usual they both give good representation. Lilman dun start looking at times ahready, hopefully he won't get to nervous. Although once competition start, I think he'll be fine.
 Angel is still undecided, hoping for improvement in times first, not sure he has any standards. Mammy keeps more abreast than I.
Meanwhile MzTing training hell hard, cause she say, she have to get on that Panam team, or at least CCCan. Then she start singing "Lucy"with the usual Í doh know what"accent.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 06, 2015, 08:43:46 PM
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/Marsden-Martin-to-spearhead-TT-Carifta-squad-295110191.html



 Canada to Bbdos, so far costing us 5k Canadian, ah hope it have plenty mango & guava tree in Barbados, cause look like, that will have to be breakfast and supper..for lunch, we jogging from pool to apartment. That is the extreme supporters package...when we come back if that groundhog don't show he face, and end Winter, is ah stew pot happening, doh ask what ah digging up, won't be gold..
the boys alone 2 K Canadian to rep, mammy say we might as well make a family trip, so 3 k more.. Mating  at CCcan, was 1k, not counting the plenty + k Can we already spend THIS YEAR to keep them up to speed. Mammy doesn't let me see that bill cause of. Meh age.   ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 18, 2015, 09:21:01 AM
Frig..Angel talking about quitting again.. Don't know if it's the pressure of the Carifta meet, get in noise with mammy about it. Didn't go practice this morning. hmmm.. well we dun book..so we going.    :banginghead:  :cursing: :cursing:

add: now he sick.. 2 nd day no training. I not gonna yell and scream yet. :-X  :-\

MzTing away on a University visit. 3 offers on table..all academic. Two still to expensive for my taste. Local home Universities, looking reeeall good to me. How ppl afford to go to school in that place..and the students here protested for a month, cause the fees were raised $300/year. Meanwhile one year in the US, could cover a whole programme here. I not paying for no warm weather.  :devil:

day3: he home from school sick, and now I having headaches too    not now    :(
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 24, 2015, 10:26:01 AM
back in the pool day 5. reach practice 2 hrs late, but because of train issues. So at this point, do you train or continue Taper..Swima, I not asking or discussing nothing. I doing like my part dun.
Hopefully if we make a couple finals we will be seen here.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11029482_532125026926376_7574137763134318101_n.jpg?oh=a33405189c0a930af8df8248da287f91&oe=557869E7&__gda__=1436960397_cd8b0273c1fbce1804c5f9cae06afe9e)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 31, 2015, 08:54:20 PM
Now Lilman have cold.. :frustrated:

Tickets bought, bags pack, we in Barbados tomorrow..man go have to band dey belly an kick,kick,kick..
Lilman listed as 16, instead of 15, but no matter, he will have to bring all he have to get a medal..big league starts now
Angel looking good for one in 50 fly. Time to get going. good luck boys

http://swimbarbados.com/calendar/62/94-CARIFTA.html
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 01, 2015, 08:15:56 AM
Angel will have his hands full in that 50 fly with the Surinamese swimmer, but whoever wins, I expect to see a Carifta record next to their time.

The boys will do well bro, it's a fun meet, but just the beginning. This year we have Commonwealth Youth Games in Tahiti, and World Juniors in Singapore. Lot's to consider.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 05, 2015, 06:32:41 AM
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 05, 2015, 06:51:54 PM
Maxg, that is you in the red jersey and the bottle of white beer?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 06, 2015, 08:27:12 PM
Maxg, that is you in the red jersey and the bottle of white beer?
yuh ketch meh behavin meh self . ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 06, 2015, 08:34:24 PM
(https://scontent-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11149332_10205508700210831_4939753733675522743_n.jpg?oh=dc5068684957c60b3d7a9b6948f7ba12&oe=55AC265D&dl=1)
(https://scontent-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11054263_10205508678610291_5841036678836689505_n.jpg?oh=d206228f8bbfbba6e73837e2fea0ea34&oe=55AFB7C2&dl=1)
(https://scontent-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/934825_10205508676690243_8463960359973610134_n.jpg?oh=c3351ed3b2240ed8d8685c2f10a9bbd5&oe=55B064F2&dl=1)

Not close to best time, but happy with the win, more critical, I think they both are enjoying the experience..everyone asking if they are twins as they have them both as 16. Lilman was supposed to be 15.
 Only angel left with 50 free & relay tomorrow ..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 06, 2015, 08:58:17 PM
Congrats,max!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 07, 2015, 03:56:26 AM
All now you and Swima saying: ah love it when a plan comes together. Congratulations!!!!!

There seems to be a message in this for T&T football because transactions involving foreign-based don't go swimmingly.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on April 07, 2015, 12:32:59 PM
Fellas I am not a big fan of swimming. How would allyuh assess T&T Carifta performance so far? I know Bahamas and Barbados always had good Caribbean swimmers.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 07, 2015, 06:54:08 PM
Any results?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: soccerman on April 08, 2015, 08:57:19 AM
Congrats Maxg, I'm happy to see your sons did well and they're enjoying the experience while representing T&T. Standing on top the podium is always a good feeling ;D

What events did they enter?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 08, 2015, 09:04:46 AM
Fellas I am not a big fan of swimming. How would allyuh assess T&T Carifta performance so far? I know Bahamas and Barbados always had good Caribbean swimmers.

From what I read in the papers we running 3rd despite some good performances. I hope swimming not ketching the TF sickness.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on April 08, 2015, 09:18:27 PM
Congrats to T&T medal winners. I hope we have some swimmers in this team who will go on to win Olympic medals in the sport

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/sports/TT-finish-3rd-in-Carifta-swimming-299139831.html

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And Team Trinidad and Tobago finished the pool competition in third sport behind back-to-back champions the Bahamas and hosts Barbados at the Aquatic Centre in Wildey, Christ Church Tuesday evening.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 09, 2015, 06:59:56 AM
Certain things happened in local sport in the summer of 2010, and the correlation between these events and the decline in performances in the carifta teams, and swimming on as a whole cannot be ignored.

For one, the then Minister of Sport publicly admonished the aquatic director at SPORTT on what could only be perceived as a personal vendetta, as no evidence brought forth to date supported the accusations leveled at the individual in question.

The ASATT executive voted in later that year was a boys club seeking to alienate those they didn't like, or showed strength in opposing their plans. The current version is simply a reincarnation of the slate voted in 2010 and there is no real leadership as no strategic plans have ever been proposed with regards to junior or senior swimming. It has always been a 'lewwe see what will happen' strategy.

I would argue that when I got into local coaching in 2007, there was some semblance of a plan. Things became more concrete after Beijing and were moving nicely, hence the 2009 and 2010 dominance in swimming.

Now, with no plan in place, it's been over 4 years since we have won a carifta swimming championships. This is a meet that we placed no lower than 2nd since the 80's.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 09, 2015, 09:05:09 AM

 it's been over 4 years since we have won a carifta swimming championships. This is a meet that we placed no lower than 2nd since the 80's.


doh tell we they ketch the TF bug!





Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 10, 2015, 03:08:56 PM
waiting till ah in a more diplomatic frame of mind, before I write my version of the events..if at all.
However, the kids enjoyed representing and making new friends. Can we afford representing regularly, no.  :(

Will we keep trying, yes. :worried:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 10, 2015, 03:27:29 PM
Swima.. Angel was having a good swim in 50 free final till he breathe, then he took this massive breath, then went down again..but already lost it..mammy told him, guy maybe you taking to long to breathe..try taking smaller breaths earlier nah..
eh heh..
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10987479_10205516408523534_3953310876425349855_n.jpg?oh=2f204fc6df54549ab51c9f39e7b1efe1&oe=55E2B143&__gda__=1440740856_7e25af2afa4aa0ed9ac22a43f4d9cae1)

even if yuh add a .6 or so reaction time..still pretty decent..mind you he was trying to run down the Surinam final leg as they were leading..so that's partly what drove him..it happened to be Zuhayr Pigot (winner of the 50 free in 23.88)..that beast went 23.46..
feel like Mammy & Maurice might have been the only coaches...and they ent listening to mammy much.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 10, 2015, 08:33:28 PM
Max, Jabari Baptiste father and uncle went QRC. The uncle Mortimor may have been in your age group. Not sure.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 11, 2015, 06:31:53 PM
Saw that maxg. Monster split by Angel. That kind of pepper is needed for the pot in the elite TNT 4 x 100 free relay pool of swimmers. That is one of the fastest splits in Carifta history, if not the fastest.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 11, 2015, 08:29:41 PM
Max, Jabari Baptiste father and uncle went QRC. The uncle Mortimor may have been in your age group. Not sure.
Yes, you told me, checked his dad & mom. But don't remember the guys. But hear how the world small, Jabari godfather /uncle is my close limin buddy from teen years.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 11, 2015, 08:33:49 PM
Saw that maxg. Monster split by Angel. That kind of pepper is needed for the pot in the elite TNT 4 x 100 free relay pool of swimmers. That is one of the fastest splits in Carifta history, if not the fastest.
Still need to do lotsa work on the 100. Coach still trying to find the training mindset switch, for now we happy he still swimming..but if we find that switch.. All fall down, To the ground  ( if anybody remember that guy, yuh real old)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 11, 2015, 08:41:03 PM
Congrats Maxg, I'm happy to see your sons did well and they're enjoying the experience while representing T&T. Standing on top the podium is always a good feeling ;D

What events did they enter?
http://swimbarbados.com/news/187/65/XXX-CARIFTA-Results.html
Lilman 100, 200 free; 100, 200 fly; 100 back; 200 IM, 800 relay,400 medley relay
Angel 50, 100 free, 50, 100 fly; 200, 400 relay, 400 med relay
Thinking I miss one

add: thanks
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 11, 2015, 08:42:32 PM
Certain things happened in local sport in the summer of 2010, and the correlation between these events and the decline in performances in the carifta teams, and swimming on as a whole cannot be ignored.

For one, the then Minister of Sport publicly admonished the aquatic director at SPORTT on what could only be perceived as a personal vendetta, as no evidence brought forth to date supported the accusations leveled at the individual in question.

The ASATT executive voted in later that year was a boys club seeking to alienate those they didn't like, or showed strength in opposing their plans. The current version is simply a reincarnation of the slate voted in 2010 and there is no real leadership as no strategic plans have ever been proposed with regards to junior or senior swimming. It has always been a 'lewwe see what will happen' strategy.

I would argue that when I got into local coaching in 2007, there was some semblance of a plan. Things became more concrete after Beijing and were moving nicely, hence the 2009 and 2010 dominance in swimming.

Now, with no plan in place, it's been over 4 years since we have won a carifta swimming championships. This is a meet that we placed no lower than 2nd since the 80's.


This...where do we start repairs... Is repairs worth it. Should we scrap and start anew . Can the institutionalized politico will be subdued in the best interest of any sport in TT..i.e the physical health of the ppl of the country.. Even as the mental health is suspect and so politically guided.  ??? ???
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 15, 2015, 08:49:22 PM
Fellas I am not a big fan of swimming. How would allyuh assess T&T Carifta performance so far? I know Bahamas and Barbados always had good Caribbean swimmers.
for one thing TT standards are set based on previous finals 5th place finish. Therefore TT only carry possible guaranteed finalist and medalist. The other Islands seem to go with the games standards.
      Thus in many events we had no swimmers across all age groups, cause of our hard standards.but sure nuff, Bahamas and Barbados picking up lil points here and there even where they are weak. TT, no points. I wouldn't say we could win, but for sure with 2 points here, a point there we could mount a better challenge..
What most disappointed me was the lack of supporters.. I think the whole of Bermuda and Guadloupe/Martinique was there. Bahamas was strong too, and Barbados was home. There  were a few high ranking govt officials from those countries in the crowd as announced and that I recognized from last meet in Jamaica..they were blowing conch (well mosly the Loupians) and beat drum, and shaking cowbells in the crowd like everybody else.. well everybody except Trini supporters.. we had maybe 20 ppl. 3 families of 3, 2 families  of 2, and bout 7 or less mothers..the only time yuh could hear a trini something is when we get a gold, seemed rare..drowning we out..Go Jahmia, Go Jabari..was sounding like squeak..meanwhile them other supporters even drowing out the DJay.
A few Barbados ppl around us like they bring they family for ah outing, dem didn't know they had a whole section yet..they don't know nothing about swimming, asking "wha duor struke call main" - ah say freestyle - and "we'ave sumbuddy inna dis here?" - ah say yes almost every other heat ..dem jump up, "Go Borbaydus, Go".. finally ah learn to tell dem no..the man wife say (yuh kno dem smarter)," but daiz a yela cap", ah say yes, that is SVI, they wearing the same color...Mammy say God go punish meh. How the Hell the whole ah Bermuda,Martinique, who had different colour matching Tshirts every day, could organize deyself and come, and according to the TT parents, they say ppl saying it to expensive..them other small islands obviously richer than we, even if we have more money than them...cause all ah dem deh...
One of the long term TT parents say we fall off bad, she say we used to have a separate taxi, just for we instruments..
   I ask a older Bahamian lady, how her grand doing..she say, she doh have nobody here, she's been coming for 15 years now to support the kids..is like is she duty now..  So what is we problem ? We, that is what.

add: I was told many of the top older swimmers and quite a few younger especially Bahamas , Jamaica, Aruba are US based - mainly Florida. One exceptional swimmer from Bahamas - local based - Joanna Evans, broke a few of the Carifta distance records and well as participated in a couple relay records has verbally committed to Texas 2015. She was a Bronze medalist at youth Olympics last year.
http://swimswam.com/texas-gets-verbal-youth-olympic-games-bronze-medalist-joanna-evans/
So to the top Suriname boys. etc.
We had Jabari (commited to NC state) and Tyla Martin (commited to Florida), my boys and 2 girls 1, 11-12 and 1 13-14 (US Based).
I was also made known that the current administrative body not keen on foreign swimmers, as most of their kids are local based..but this may have been more opinion than fact. Except it was opined by one of the long term Carifta swimmers who is foreign. They also said, many of our top young swimmers who are now foreign, and some who have always been foreign, (names called) are totally disenchanted with the support and communication and rather not return... sounded familiar. I just listened, cause I don't know. Yet the lack of communication and organization makes one wonder..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 16, 2015, 09:01:51 AM
Thanks for that Max. Congrats to your kids.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 17, 2015, 06:37:24 AM
All true. Further to that.. the divisiveness in aquatics has brought our national team to a state of being made up of several factions. Within swimming it is not uncommon for someone to feel a sense of pride in seeing a rival coach's athlete fail. It is that bad! This comes from the top gentlemen, so if this is the sentiment at the head, you can imagine what exists below.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 23, 2015, 05:27:35 PM
Division 1 Team champs this weekend. More competition for MzTing & Angel, than Lilman. 5 events each. Our Club has 182 kids going.
I'm driving Angel for Saturday as he has a school project. (only 2 3/4 hrs, the car know the way)
http://www.rougeetornatation.com/defi-ul-50m.ws

psyche sheet
http://gfol1.rougeetornatation.com/download/LISTE_INSCRIPTIONS_PAR_EPREUVES_ws1031504808.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 29, 2015, 05:18:19 PM
Had a small chat with Pierre Lafontaine at team champs. He coached Gatineu.
http://swimswam.com/pierre-lafontaine-stepping-head-cis/
He was in TT for a YMCA swim camp. Loved it. Intimated that he met Brent Sancho as he came by one of the days. He said he was quite impressed by Sancho, found him to be very personable. They discussed total revamp of sports programs, inclusive of and especially swimming. He said Sanch has invited back in a consultant capacity. Pierre is a swimmer's politician, and a innovative leader. His experience would be a good asset. He also said he met the mcCleods and Coach Daddy Mcleod previously (oh oh), at trials. Interesting times ahead if he is involved, definitely a step for the better. Like any politician, he not into friend thing, but is everybody friend. Like any swim coach, he into getting the job done in fastest time possible. I hope Sanch is able to follow up. This guy can make TT swimming a public event , or so I hear. I haven't followed his exploits in detail.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on May 05, 2015, 08:20:12 AM
Met Mr Lafontaine on two occasions. In 2010 in Maui and in 2012 in London. He was CEO of Canadian Swimming at the time. His strengths are definitely from a programme development standpoint, which suits TnT's needs right now.

TnT Aquatics is in need of honesty right now. There needs to be a reality check placed on all involved so that proper solutions can be developed. Throwing money at a problem will only mask the issue of placing persons in positions in which they cannot properly function due to lack of knowledge, willingness, or togetherness.

Healing has to happen too. Too many acts of terror on coaches, clubs and swimmers due to falling out of favour with the boys club in ASATT. "Doh go by dat coach, he ehn good!" "She does mash up swimmers!"
No one willing to address the elephant in the room, which is that we as a country are not doing good and are mashing up swimmers, all at varying rates for various reasons.

If we take time out to do some critical analysis, and plan accordingly, only then the situation will ease and change can take effect.

But then, our sport is not unique, and no where near as popular as others, so who are we to expect that level of care?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 14, 2015, 02:47:33 PM
Only Lilman & MzTing going this one.. Angel taking a break

http://www.eswim.ca/agipsych.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 21, 2015, 06:24:15 PM
Mzting cancel the meet and leaving the club  :'(

lilman not happy with his times.. we keep telling him it will come, he has room for improvement..He didn't taper for this meet, don't worry.but "is Lilman".  He feeling this plateau going to long.. ketchin hell to do best times from last year...doh he pulled one of in 50 free (2nd pl), normally left for Angel.
His coach not at this meet, and mammy said the interim coach apparently said something to piss him off..Mammy had to give a long talk, and read him the riot act.. this is the same coach who kept riding him about his lost passport many years ago..He told his mom "ah feel to cuff him down".
  :nailbiting: :notlistening: :thumbsdown:

I will have to read him the REAL riot act

3 more finals today, barely made 100 free
http://www.eswim.ca/realtime/index.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 23, 2015, 05:09:58 PM
Coupe Quebec
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=981

no swimming issues surfacing.

post swim: we're back to lack of confidence issues again..the worry of Last year long course season rears it head. I ask, what worrying will do, except ensure it happens.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 06, 2015, 10:46:13 AM
last Provincial meet before Nationals A few top swimmers at University games
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=986

it's like last test before finals  :-\  :laugh:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 11, 2015, 01:42:12 AM
Lilman broke Dylan Carter 15-17 LC record of 2.09:44, with 2:08.82. Still lower to go, as with TT standards he's 15. Hopefully National record : 2.07.01   next .
Long way off from Provincial and Canadian records doh. Still lots of work ahead.
Records provinciaux  15 - 17 2:02.35
Records canadiens 15 - 17 1:59.31
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on July 11, 2015, 09:37:09 AM
Lilman broke Dylan Carter 15-17 LC record of 2.09:44, with 2:08.82. Still lower to go, as with TT standards he's 15. Hopefully National record : 2.07.01   next .
Long way off from Provincial and Canadian records doh. Still lots of work ahead.
Records provinciaux  15 - 17 2:02.35
Records canadiens 15 - 17 1:59.31

:applause:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on July 11, 2015, 06:05:12 PM
Well done!!! Congrats Max, please relay my sentiments.


Let me know if you sent the link already to the admin assistant.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 14, 2015, 11:13:09 AM
Well done!!! Congrats Max, please relay my sentiments.


Let me know if you sent the link already to the admin assistant.
thanks Swima.. Lilman still not happy, then he see Panam games heats times. Some concern the women would "buss meh tail". He overthinking to much.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 21, 2015, 01:22:02 PM
tears come to meh eyes.. Car in garage..Boys just leave together to walk to practice..meh two big, young men. Really great guys, proud of their achievements, characters, and personalities, especially in public. People always telling me how nice and respectful they are, you too, MzTing...Great job mammy. Seeing them leave for the walk together, like good friends... :)
Next meet the big one, Age group Nationals, start next week. Lilman doing 9 events, Angel doing 4.
Whatever results, love allyuh still. I have been lucky with all my kids. To Quote my grand daughter. Thank you Jesus..Thank you Jesus..thank you Jesus

http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=990

Lilman got Bronze in 100 fly 16 yr olds (15 in Carifta)with a pb of 56.83 time..finally got under 57.
Angel did not make final .was 21st with a slightly disappointing time of 59.94, slowest time of the season. Hoping he's not to down.  :(We driving down in the morning for 100 free prelims.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 05, 2015, 11:54:41 AM
not happy at all.. start questioning the whole swim project
 " I trained all year, twice a day, 6 days a week, to drop .20 seconds ? and everybody else dropping 4 plus seconds."

We trying to keep them up, but with some measure of understanding. All mammy pschy
Snr Nationals start tomorrow. Angel doing 3, Lilman doing 2 events. Best ranking is Angel 50 fly (non-Oly event) 20th. Lilman best is 42 nd in 200 fly. Providing they do best times. The sh*t just got real over the last year. I said, only the strong survive, what you gonna do ? what are you gonna do ? The going just got tough. The Goin get going
http://www.ddoswim.com/e/news.asp?ID=991

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 18, 2015, 07:01:50 AM
Lilman broke Dylan Carter 15-17 LC record of 2.09:44, with 2:08.82. Still lower to go, as with TT standards he's 15. Hopefully National record : 2.07.01   next .
Long way off from Provincial and Canadian records doh. Still lots of work ahead.
Records provinciaux  15 - 17 2:02.35
Records canadiens 15 - 17 1:59.31
Forgot to mention, Lilman took the 15-17 200 fly time lower 2:07.99, although only placing 30th at Canadian Nationals. Angel best placing was 34th. Best times continue to avoid him.
 Season was done fore 3 weeks. MzTing off to US University, Angel starting jnr College, Lilman last year of high school. Had summer fun pool semi-finals. MZting made finals, but will be scratching due to travelling this week. The boys didn't choose events, so the ppl just fit them in, Angel end up just getting in Final in back and Consolation in breast He should have done fly & free. Lilman in Final in free and fly. One of their club coaches going in ranked #1, I wondering why he gave it up last year. I guess sometimes life gets in the way.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 24, 2015, 06:59:22 PM
MzTing started her US College experience last Friday..by today she ready to come home..She say no Roti, No Curry, no Pelau , no stew chicken, no lilman or Angel, no mammy or Daddy..was a nice weekend, but she ready to go McGill now.   poor thing..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 10, 2015, 09:51:47 PM
herte we go 22 hrs a week training..and they going hard already. if nobody break they sure will make
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 07, 2015, 10:39:23 PM
Angel talking about giving up again. ..and although I understand, it's hard for me to accept.. He more focused on his academics, and frustrated by the intense training schedule and following fatigue when time to do school work..he does 90 + %. He saying he don't need swimming, besides not enjoying it.. but damn, you're so good at it, without the commitment. He will have a last discussion with coach. Maybe if he gives it up for a little bit, he will miss and go back..but he gonna have to do something..i would register him in Indoor football.but suppose he get hurt and then can't go back..or suppose he enjoy that so much, he don't even consider going back.. I know one thing, no friggin Video game as replacement..Mammy saying he have to do it for him, not for us...I want to know, what wrong with doing it for us too ?

add: he stop
add: our & TT loss. dammit..Will let him kick back lilbit, and then start working on him..if he doesn't go back within the year..think that will be the end of that...oh well
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 13, 2015, 09:28:09 PM
ah drop ah Hint that 2 of his competitors & buddies commit to US universities fall 2016r. One to Georgia, one to Harvard. He started to ponder, then shrug it off.
http://swimswam.com/junior-world-champion-javier-acevedo-commits-to-georgia/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 12, 2015, 10:44:51 AM
Lilman digging horrors with the coach decision to have the team untapered , unshaven and training suit only for the 2 nd major meet in a row. "Is like he want us get used to licks, dad".. Guy, making finals and placing 3 rd is NOT licks, chill, he preparing for Olympic trials. 
He done with me, he gone by mammy.."Mammy, is like he want...,.etc..somebody should talk to him, or I will" 
Mammy : yuh better hush
Wrong tree Lilman, mammy doh take fight she cyah win, dat is man ting 😜

Meanwhile...sometimes is good to be a big fish in a little pond

http://www.calvulcans.com/news/2015/10/27/SWIM_1027151240.aspx

add: no best times for lilman but all finals and quite a few medals. Nothing spectacular.except the 17 year old Acevado , who competes against Angel, breaking 2 Canadian AG records. He asked lilman for Angel. Guess he wanted to put a lil friendly licking on him..
..my bad..had the wrong link up..fixed
https://www.swimming.ca/en/meet/18119/

open sprint at samak on 21st. Nov. Lilman did 5 events day 1
http://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/14160/live/index.html#
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 28, 2015, 03:18:41 PM
Ontario Junior International 2015 - 2015-12-04 to 2015-12-06
Psych sheet
http://www.swimontario.com/uploads/Performance%20Programs/Performance/OJI/2015/2015_oji_psych_sheet_2015_11.pdf

Lilman might have to put down best times to squeak into finals.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 07, 2015, 09:28:46 PM
Was today informed by Swima that lilman broke the TT Jnr & snr 200 fly TT record. 2.02:60. He wasn't overly excited. Wasn't happy placing 6th in the race. Think that record have lower to go, especially as he still considered 15 by TT standings. Yet even in his swim, we can see room for improvement. I so hope he's enjoying this. Is like every achievement not good enuff..unless he win.
http://swimontario.com/liveresults/

meanwhile mammy pull a lil sneaky, but telling the coach go ahead and put Angel in a few events in our home meet. 50 free, fly and 100 fly. He protest...overruled


http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Pysch_sheets_AAA_Dec71.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 08, 2015, 07:21:14 AM
Emil Goin will be the first Trinidadian under two minutes in the 200 butterfly. You heard it here first!

Congrats maxg and family.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 11, 2015, 01:02:35 PM
http://splash.pointe-claire.ca:8082/P2/index.html

add: add: Picked up a couple medals. Highlight of the meet. The Boys 15-17 $ X 100 SC Medley relay team with Lilman, Angel and 2 others smashed the Provincial record of 3.53.22, doing 3.47.99.
They were not set to swim together, but Lilman convinced the Head coach that this combination could do it. Coach, had other plans but said, ok, go for it. I think Lilman confidence is back. However, he was disappointed in his backstroke swim, in which he placed 4th, but not with the placing as much as was hoping to do a faster time. He feels he's not practicing it enuff. Wants to bring it up with the coach. Mammy, trying to tell him be patient. They going at it since Sunday.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 14, 2016, 12:25:26 AM
Here we go.. Lilman only
http://www.swimontario.com/page.php?id=3050
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 19, 2016, 11:22:50 AM
Lilman saying he think he will miss Carifta to only do Canadian Olympic trials the following week. Believes improper tapering and preparation would reflect in bad performances if he does both...especially with the intensity and amount of events at Carifta - he was disappointed with his times at the meet last year.  He actually said he felt embarrassed. and so far he hasn't dropped much time as he hoped, so I think he's worried he will let TT down..and or afraid of criticism - sometimes I think he reads the site.
I expressed that I think the Carifta is more beneficial and important at this time, especially to be seen by the TT coaches and Admin. He countered that the TT coaches didn't and don't know him and he feels basically on his own, so can't even be considered a proper development meet for himself. I hit back with, and they will never get to know you if you don't go.
In addition it would be Angel last year for Carifta..but if you both don't go, it won't be feasible or financially feasible to only send one.

After that he told mammy, he would consider going, if one of our club coaches can accompany them. We can't afford that. Last year his coach was willing to have the club send a coach, but was cancelled when told, coaches weren't allowed on deck.. this year, he won't go for that, as for him Olympic trials more important.
Hmmm.not looking to good.  Trying to work it, and them both out.. Angel as usual though enjoyed the meet and the TT camaraderie, it's swimming, don't care either way. He don't get to stressed for it.his academics more important to him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: soccerman on January 19, 2016, 02:01:44 PM
Lilman saying he think he will miss Carifta to only do Canadian Olympic trials the following week. Believes improper tapering and preparation would reflect in bad performances if he does both...especially with the intensity and amount of events at Carifta - he was disappointed with his times at the meet last year.  He actually said he felt embarrassed. and so far he hasn't dropped much time as he hoped, so I think he's worried he will let TT down..and or afraid of criticism - sometimes I think he reads the site.
I expressed that I think the Carifta is more beneficial and important at this time, especially to be seen by the TT coaches and Admin. He countered that the TT coaches didn't and don't know him and he feels basically on his own, so can't even be considered a proper development meet for himself. I hit back with, and they will never get to know you if you don't go.
In addition it would be Angel last year for Carifta..but if you both don't go, it won't be feasible or financially feasible to only send one.

After that he told mammy, he would consider going, if one of our club coaches can accompany them. We can't afford that. Last year his coach was willing to have the club send a coach, but was cancelled when told, coaches weren't allowed on deck.. this year, he won't go for that, as for him Olympic trials more important.
Hmmm.not looking to good.  Trying to work it, and them both out.. Angel as usual though enjoyed the meet and the TT camaraderie, it's swimming, don't care either way. He don't get to stressed for it.his academics more important to him.
That made me laugh :rotfl: The Trini criticism isn't easy at all.
I don't know much about swimming but can a T&T coach work with them at Carifta? Or is the sport too personalized for that?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 19, 2016, 11:19:36 PM
Unfortunately, it seems working with different coaches could undo another coach years of tweaking. I'm npt sure on the short term at say one meet. However, any coach can hardly suggest where to go or what should be done, without knowing where the athlete/team is coming from.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 20, 2016, 04:17:01 AM
Any responsible coach can take a swimmer and handle them at a meet so long as the swimmer is responsible and disciplined. The management of a junior elite such as lilman is fairly easy once he understands his body and can effectively communicate with the coach. The coach in turn is only there to provide support for the purpose of pacing, and ensuring the predetermined form and game plan of the primary coach is adhered to.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 23, 2016, 10:37:33 AM
Mammy here ,
daddy doh always know mammy head,
club offered to pay and send coach last year, but Barbados and TT would not credential so coach did not want to pay if no access to swimmers. 
Problem was kids reached 2 days before TT team. Not sure if we could access pool or train in de days before, thankfully Jabbari help them out and work with dem a little bit. Once meet started I found that there was not a lot of interaction with foreign kids however when I asked one of the coaches to help with his breaststroke since he qualify in de IM , de coach did and lilman was happy.  However kids were used to feedback after races , what could be improved upon for finals, race plan etc, nobody really do dis wid dem at Carifta, and when lilman do a bad time in prelims in his pet event lilman was getting discouraged and a coach talking to him here woulda help.   Lilman initially didn't want to go dis year cause he was worried about Olympic trials in Canada 10 days after, and not sure if coach would think it was a good idea. We meet with  coach and he think is a good idea and he working in Carifta is part of a bigger plan for boys  future. Also when lilman say he doh wah go mammy say, if they go, she tink dey should go with a coach to from here, to help improve on those issues from last time and feedback to home coach for big meet coming after, and make sure we on course.    We learn from last time, coach could see kids in stands even if dey cant go on deck and we also learn to pay more attention to de schedule as last time lilman do 200 IM, 100 free, 200 fly and 200 free relay same day.
 De coach here also think is a good idea for a coach to go with them when I explain de situation and he will try to get funding and he go help wid choosing events.  Just give we feedback he get monies for a coach to come. 
I agree dey could work with any responsible coach who give dem de time, but Carifta times 2 we eh really see no one really include dem other than M after I talk to him.  De boys easy to work wid, ask anyone , dey just looking for guidance and dey mammy trying to cover de bases as we doh know, if we get to go, what we will meet again.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 25, 2016, 10:03:01 AM
Fully understand. The staff appointed should be able to seamlessly work with all the athletes on the team in the same manner. Hence the reason I brought up what I did. I somehow suspected that the impetus was not shown by the coaching staff and that was the reason why things ended up the way they did. Nonetheless, it is important for the athlete to be completely comfortable with the situation so that they can achieve optimal performance.

I respect whatever decision is taken as  know it will be in the best interest of the athlete.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 12, 2016, 05:17:01 PM
Oh oh.
Eastern Nationals sheet up

https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2015/08/easterns-psych-sheet-2016.pdf

worse rankings the boys have is 81 st and 82 nd. Yet they only 1 sec. off #1 ranking.
They are using this meet to establish Carifta times, in case they are to be selected. We don't take anything for granted.

I will be in Pennsylvania for MzTing D II championships. 8 hour drive to watch about 5 minutes across 4 days. But she ask one of us come, as she's trying for NCAA standards. So gonna make the drive.

add: Lilman correct me by indicating they put the short course times after all the long course times..and he is ranked considerably higher, besides the fact that he is swimming 16 and Under..  from the tone of the explanation(like ah doh know nuthen), i think i get bouffe , but ah not sure
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 15, 2016, 10:09:27 PM
the boys are not tapering for this meet. Swimming Canada head coach ask to see all potential juniors untapered. To observe how they handle stressed. Should make a couple Cara times still, will it be good enough for TT selection? Hoping. Lilman should get some 2nd swim for 16 &U finals..Angel will be hard pressed to get in. May get in 50 & 100 fly B's if he can get close to a best swim.
MzTing hoping for some TT standards as well, though her immediate shot will be NCAA.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 19, 2016, 11:22:32 PM
Not so good stuff.. Night before meet Lilman get sick..blocked nose, stuffed up, can't sleep..but I knew he not gonna let that keep him down..sure nuff, he qualify 2nd only 2 secs of his best time in 200 free,and got in b final of 100 back and Boom, Angel qualify 6 th in a final, 50 flyon top the world..even Mzting make B final in 50 free at state championships..oh coood..walking on the clouds..the problem with walking on clouds doh..
Lilman add 5 secs, come last and nearly pass out..coach had to scratch him from the back, and he look so out of it, coach scratch him from 100 free today one time...meanwhile Angel still manage the same time, but fell to 8th. And Mzting managed the same time and move up a place to 13 th, not bad for a Fresh-woman..and she pumped looking forward to 100 fly where she ranked 6 th. A A.. She turn round and only get in 14 th, b final..she start to break..b final she come and add time..and feeling even worse..coach had a lot of work and try to ease the pain..I tell her straight, she panic, and throw all coach training out the window, and went back to panic swim..she was actually cool, and agreed..she say coach say that too..meanwhile Angel only managed a 31 st in 100 free at Nationals doing a best time..Mzting coach asked her to give up her other 2 events so she can swim the relays..at this point she don't mind..so only relays for her the next 2 days..it's alright, but not so good for my 10 hr drive, 135 speeding tkt, and 100/nght hotel bill, and ah missing MrsG pelau, besides like I did get the Lilman cold too..oh well..Lilman hoping to try to do 200 fly tomorrow, and I get to spend day with Mzting, so there is still bright side, an Angel swimming again...to far from home, to get down..so let.s get up guys.."when the going gets tuff, the ......" And all that
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 28, 2016, 09:00:44 PM
http://natationgatineau.ca/resultats/index.html

Missed Day 1 due to school
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 08, 2016, 04:13:37 PM
The boys were selected for the Carifta..yaayy.. The downside this Martinique is a damn expensive place. Looking at a near 7 to 8k CAN bill. Only 3 k for dem doh..The price of National representation I guess. I wonder if it to late to play football...lol..nah, more bacchanal over so..we will be there. The head coach also sending a coach to help them. My only regret though is, to bad Angel didn't have more LC meets to qualify for more individual events. However, I'm sure he will bring his best for the relays, he usually does. Lilman say he feeling good, and watching the 200 fly record, I told him don't worry about it..try to have fun, he still have a year, he just over the flu..but is Lilman..he say, he still want to try..Anyway, wish us luck. Now, 1st stop, have to go see the bank manager. 

update: we have tickets for the plane... "wait..mammy that's is just for we or for the boys too"    lol

add: think the boys notified of their individual events, and they happy with it..Lilman doing 4, Angel 3. I wish they did more, but there are other boys to handle the stuff and I'm neither coach or participant, I'm just a supporter for all the TT kids. When the meet dun, I will be dad again. Let's go TT.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 12, 2016, 09:25:40 AM
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160303/sports/thompson-headlines-carifta-swim-team

Thompson headlines Carifta swim team
Published on Mar 3, 2016, 8:14 pm AST
By Mark Pouchet


Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and First Citizens Junior Male Athlete of the Year 2015 Jeron Thompson, will lead a fully-subscribed 36-member Trinidad and Tobago swim team into battle at the XXXI Carifta Swimming Championships in Martinique from March 21-26.

The last time the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago named a fully-subscribed 36-member team was the 2007 edition of the games in Kingston, Jamaica, when T&T were both third in the points standings (849.5) and medal count (74- 22 gold, 28 silver, 24 bronze) behind the French Combined team and the Bahamas.

This year, the ASATT Council decided to soften the qualifying times for this country, which has traditionally had the most stringent qualifying criteria of all Caribbean countries, which allowed ASATT to provide relays in five of six age-groups (Boys 13-14 was the exception).

For last year's Barbados edition of the Carifta, ASATT named a 27-member team that replicated the accomplishment of the 2007 squad, (third in points-494.5 and medal count -38- 12 gold, 13 silver, 13 bronze).

The increased relay representation—there are 20 relay events with each one offering double points—should bolster the team's drive to win their first Carifta title since the 29-member T&T team at the 2010 edition in Jamaica when they scored 1,011 points and gained 94 medals (46 gold, 31 silver and 17 bronze).

Also at last year's edition, Thompson won six medals in the Boys 13-14 age-group, nabbing one gold medal in the 50m backstroke, four silver medals in the 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, and 100m breaststroke and one bronze in the 100m freestyle, helping the team

Thompson goes up this year to the Boys 15-17 group but will still be looking to medal in those same events.

He will be supported on the female side by Amira Pilgrim, a female nominee at the First Citizens Youth Awards ceremony back in January and who was his teammate at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa last September.

Multiple Carifta medallist Kael Yorke is also expected to contribute to the team effort as are experienced campaigners like foreign-based Racine Ross and Jada Chai.

The ASATT Council ratified the team yesterday, four days after the completion of their National Age Group Swimming Championships.

The T&T Open Water team, which is expected to be led by top local open water swimmer Christian Marsden (also part of the swim team) will be selected tomorrow after the Carifta Open Water trials at the Pointe-a-Pierre Yacht Club on the same day.

Following is the Trinidad and Tobago Carifta team

 

Girls

11-12: Adriana Gooding, Regan Allen, Terri Yates, Naomi Patterson, Sierra Reis, Victoria Gillette, De Nicha Lewis

13-14: Danielle Williams, Deshor Edwards, Vrisnelit Faure, Jada Chai, Jada Chatoor, Jahmia Harley, Sabrina David, Chisara Santana

15-17: Ornella Walker, Ariel Cape, Amira Pilgrim, Racine Ross, Aliyah Noel, Shania David, Teresa Otero

 

Boys

11-12: Malik Nelson, Riquelio Joseph, Johan-Matthew Matamoro, Marquise Nelson.

13-14: Luke Gillette

15-17: Justin Samlalsingh, Aidan Goin, Emil Goin, Kael Yorke, Christian Marsden, Graham Chatoor, Jeron Thompson, Dario Omiss.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 12, 2016, 10:07:59 AM
With only 1 13-14 boy, we won't garner enough points to challenge for a high placing. Yet I'm sure all the kids will be giving their best as they always do.
 Gonna introduce one of our up and coming kiddies coach to Coach Faria,and although I personally doubt it - as WE tend to know everything - maybe some exchange of ideas and invitations can occur. Then again we are only Canada swimming..not a world force..though I feel any coach can learn something in any situation, the great coaches are able to recognize the lesson, pass it to and further develop their charges, not just record results. Oops , personal opinion ..well, I'll make introductions anyway...Go Adriana, Go Malik

Add: I forgot to mention, so far we have had excellent communication with the team manager Mr Blackman. He has a dedicated chat site, and has been in regular contact with Ma G. Really a  more comforting than in previous years. .partly due to increased technology..chat vs email, and making fine use of both.
Thanks Mr Blackman for keeping us in the loop.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 13, 2016, 04:17:32 PM
Oh Oh.. Wha really going on there Swima..I hoping we don't lose our deposits to get there. Éverything on, correct ?

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160310/sports/swimmers-asked-for-donation
and following meeting
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160313/sports/asatt-called-to-account
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 14, 2016, 06:32:36 AM
A lot of the information that was issued could have been revealed at regularly scheduled council meetings and the clubs could have made input and given suggestions as to how to avoid this situation. However, the executive, and Mr McLeod in particular are running the sport as though it is theirs to run and our information is privileged.

The sad thing is, the reason for this shortfall has not been revealed as yet. But when it is, the public will understand just how irresponsible this executive has been with managing the finances of the association.

We do not get regular treasurers reports, at the council meetings that are actually called. The treasurer was two years late on getting the audited financials completed for 2013. We only had 2014 completed earlier this year, and he is asking for us to wait until June for 2015.

With so much delay and so little up front transparency, it is hard for them to operate without us council members having terrible trust issues with the way they conduct the business of the association.

So far we are still going to the meet, but not everyone has agreed to pay, and not everyone who has refused to pay is going to back down.

Good sense overall, HAS to prevail. We have been skating by for too long.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 15, 2016, 05:10:10 PM
wow Swima..never a dull moment in that place. papayo
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 17, 2016, 11:51:14 AM
Carifta swimmers get reprieve

$3,000 payment waived
Published on Mar 16, 2016, 10:55 pm AST
Daily Express

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160316/sports/carifta-swimmers-get-reprieve
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 21, 2016, 11:45:26 AM
Lilman wake up this morning in pain with a stiff neck. Met up with the team and they took him to see the physio. Fingers crossed that it eases up by tomorrow for 1st swim. Angel in good spirits.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on March 21, 2016, 12:56:53 PM
Max yuh expose yuh children to TT sport administrators? They are such bad children you could not given them a time out. The punishment eh fit the crime.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 21, 2016, 06:44:30 PM
http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/martinique/les-carifta-games-vivre-en-direct-sur-martinique-1ere-340375.html

Not as bad as ppl think, can it be better, yes. But we not afraid to make the sacrifices till it improves. My family has done it for generations. No recognition, but serving is what we have done and still do. Only this time was a 1 st for us with them born outside the country. Yet, as the JA supporter made analogy to..a trini born at sea,is still trini..right ?  ;-)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 22, 2016, 01:13:00 PM
http://www.liveffn.com/cgi-bin/resultats.php?competition=37055&langue=fra
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: samo on March 23, 2016, 06:33:44 AM
Good luck Maxg.. Did not realize your kids were into swimming. i thought it would have been football or track :)

I have been around swimming most of my life, and over the years especially as I don't live in T&T anymore, I have had it on the backburner, it is sad to see and hear some of the stories still happening in swimming.
Good luck to your kids MaxG.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 23, 2016, 02:54:02 PM
Good luck Maxg.. Did not realize your kids were into swimming. i thought it would have been football or track :)

I have been around swimming most of my life, and over the years especially as I don't live in T&T anymore, I have had it on the backburner, it is sad to see and hear some of the stories still happening in swimming.
Good luck to your kids MaxG.
thanks Samo..Lilman in 200 fr finals tonight and angel in 50 fly..they will have to do a sb, if not a pub, to be in medals, so they will need the luck and some perfection..the big boys look like they was cruising while the boys were working hard..we hoping.they also going in 6 th or so, in relay, so everybody will have to bring their A game..let Ian know we still here, and I with him.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on March 27, 2016, 11:43:48 PM
maxg what happened at CARIFTA Swimming? did our youngsters underperform again?

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Trinidad and Tobago ended the competition with five gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze when finishing a distant ninth of 17 countries


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160327/sports/carifta-swim-gold-for-ross-goin
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2016, 02:03:37 AM
maxg what happened at CARIFTA Swimming? did our youngsters underperform again?

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Trinidad and Tobago ended the competition with five gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze when finishing a distant ninth of 17 countries


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160327/sports/carifta-swim-gold-for-ross-goin
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On the contrary they over-performed, for any team, if the 'distant' placing is an issue, you would have to look at the swim(or whatever sport) community and the National program they represent. You can only reap what you sow. Anything else is a blessing. The ones that step up usually give their best.
  Will try to post something when we get back home. Mammy had some reflections which I will post later. Thus imo, it takes a whole country, and not just those that try. The top three countries had the most supporters, not surprised at their successes.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2016, 02:21:16 AM
maxg what happened at CARIFTA Swimming? did our youngsters underperform again?

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Trinidad and Tobago ended the competition with five gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze when finishing a distant ninth of 17 countries


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160327/sports/carifta-swim-gold-for-ross-goin
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On the contrary they over-performed, for any team, if the 'distant' placing is an issue, you would have to look at the swim(or whatever sport) community and the National program they represent. You can only reap what you sow. Anything else is a blessing. The ones that step up usually give their best.
  Will try to post something when we get back home. Mammy writing a public letter. Thus imo, it takes a whole country, and just those that try.

ok ah hear yuh breds
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 28, 2016, 02:29:32 AM
Made a slight modification to my post above
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on March 28, 2016, 03:02:33 AM
maxg the Swimming Federation has to do a better job marketing and advertising the sport in the country breds. I doh see any posters on buildings, doh see anything in the newspaper, don't hear anything on radio.. yuh understand?

I am a big T&T Sports fan so I seek out what my country athletes are doing, however I am in the minority. The average person in any country has to be engaged by the sporting authorities, especially when it is a sport that is not popular in the country.
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on March 28, 2016, 04:56:07 AM
While the face of swimming has changed over the years, I tend to agree with Sando prince. More should be done to broaden participation. Broader participation promotes a basis for broader support. We also need to get talented youth productively occupied and engaged.

One of the things I noticed driving around the island is that they have multiple pools (competition standard on face value) across various  rural communities. Don't know what yield they get from that at the level of CARIFTA, but it was notable. By contrast, I saw only one athletic track along the way.

(As we on this, was Guyana represented? Did not see the flag flying. Do they participate routinely?)

Given the commitment to participating and repping T&T by the maxg clan, there should be subsidization of their efforts. Very impressive to see that up close. As important as broadening is, deepening what yuh have with who is already interested and participating is at least equally as important, if not more.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 28, 2016, 07:03:03 AM
Nail on the head gentlemen. Some of us in the swimming community see it, but are starved of good representation at executive level because of the political machinery that rolled in back in 2010. Whether you were for the partnership or not, those who rose to power in swimming by wielding deceitful claims were further aided by the politicians of the day. Just look at te individuals involved:

September 2010
President of ASATT is also chairman of Petrotrin
Vice President of ASATT is an employee of Petrotrin
Minister of Sport is a former employee of Power 102 and owner of Spalkers
Spalkers property is owned by the owner of Power 102 who is the chairman of petrotrin

Since then:
Former president of ASATT now Vice President of regional body
Former Vice President of ASATT is now president and he remains a coach to his sons among others who were the sole recipients of the petrotrin grant, (300,000 each) based on criteria he had a hand in setting.
Since the election of the current ASATT president in 2013, no election has been had. Accounts for 2014 and 2015 remain unaudited to date.

That's just the tip of the iceberg folks. It's not a conspiracy theory. Just plain selfishness.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2016, 09:39:14 AM
No wonder we are down the medal count.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on March 28, 2016, 10:35:18 PM
Maxg, you kids hard work paying off.

Congrats man!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 30, 2016, 03:59:17 PM
Thanks for all the good wishes Deeks et al. will post Mammy stuff lil later
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: samo on April 01, 2016, 08:38:22 AM
maxg what happened at CARIFTA Swimming? did our youngsters underperform again?

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Trinidad and Tobago ended the competition with five gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze when finishing a distant ninth of 17 countries


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160327/sports/carifta-swim-gold-for-ross-goin
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Well done with your kids maxg. Congratulations. I will definitely let Ian know. right now his mom is very ill, so just letting him know you are asking for him will bring him some comfort
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 06, 2016, 09:11:08 AM
Congrats to lilman on his new national open record in the 200m butterfly this morning at the Canadian trials. Maxg I noticed that he has no asteriks next to his name. Will the Trinidad record still count if he is considered Canadian in this race?   ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 06, 2016, 09:37:55 AM
Dylan Carter just broke George's 100 back national record becoming the first athlete from TnT under 55 seconds in the event. And to think we didn't even train backstroke this last cycle!

Two open records in the last hour!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: soccerman on April 07, 2016, 09:44:36 AM
Congrats to lilman on his new national open record in the 200m butterfly this morning at the Canadian trials. Maxg I noticed that he has no asteriks next to his name. Will the Trinidad record still count if he is considered Canadian in this race?   ;D
:applause: Congrats to you and your son Maxg
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 07, 2016, 10:18:24 AM
Well done! :applause:

Swima, dahis two days in a row yuh bring record-breaking news. Ah looking out fuh yuh tomorrow coz yuh on ah hattrick.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 07, 2016, 11:30:02 AM
Congrats to lilman on his new national open record in the 200m butterfly this morning at the Canadian trials. Maxg I noticed that he has no asteriks next to his name. Will the Trinidad record still count if he is considered Canadian in this race?   ;D
Thanks all, not about race nor colour of the flag, red & white or red & white & black, we represent many ppl, many colours, many races, born Canadian raised as a ole time Trini youth(plenty mixes dong dey)..your honor, let the record show, we need to break a few more, not to be destructive but constructive.. rest my case  ;-)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 07, 2016, 12:59:07 PM
Well said my friend. An athlete who reps the red white and black is a Trinbagonian no matter where he or she was born or lives. There is no distinction when the results are displayed.

Coincidentally, Dylan Carter was born in the US and was raised in Trinidad and Tobago by Trini parents. Go figure!

We going for the 100m free tomorrow!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 07, 2016, 01:19:33 PM
Well said my friend. An athlete who reps the red white and black is a Trinbagonian no matter where he or she was born or lives. There is no distinction when the results are displayed.

Coincidentally, Dylan Carter was born in the US and was raised in Trinidad and Tobago by Trini parents. Go figure!

We going for the 100m free tomorrow!
don't know what going on here, but Canadian men suffering. They set the bar to be A standards, and only one male in so far. btw, he was one of the boys direct competitor. Don't know what going on with the older stars...in addition, no girls from Quebec on team yet.
Dylan in with the back, so now is bonus. Is it possible we can put a relay team this year ? George, Dylan, Joshua and Jabari ? if not then Japan. I have 2 support guys in mind, if they keep up.

add: Mammy say we have a slew of guys.. Blondell et all... but how have they been doing ? haven't heard from them in awhile...the yards times don't compute.
add: after the 100 prelims, i see i was getting lilbit carried away..doh Dylan sitting nice
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 07, 2016, 03:47:33 PM
https://swimswam.com/cbc-removes-geoblock-canadian-trials-now-available-worldwide/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 10, 2016, 11:41:35 AM
Dylan in with B in 50, trying for the A this evening. Joshua will have to continue trying,not in as yet. Only needs less than .5 sec. A lot in 50, but still has a bit of time.
add: Swimming mammy point out.. Dylan not in, he has to get an A standard as George already in with A. Don't think Joshua making that this time around, and even if he does, he will have to beat Dylan, not happening.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 11, 2016, 01:16:09 PM
From Mammy
To the ASATT

 First of all, I would like to say that I consider myself and my family very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to represent Trinidad and Tobago in sports. It is an experience we will never forget, I will never forget the first time I wore the red, white and black uniform and I know my children will have great memories.

  I hope no one takes offence but there are some things that could have made the experience for the kids representing Trinidad and Tobago even better and I would like to share my reflections on Carifta 2016

 1) Team uniform and caps -
  We were told that the team would not be provided with caps or track suits, but were given the opportunity to buy them if we wished. Every other team had caps and suits, you wore your team cap while racing and your track suit on the podium. I saw swimmers with different caps and sometimes we could not even tell who was the Trini swimmer in the water. One of the relay teams went to the podium in three different track suits.  In swimming there is not much opportunity to "wear de national colours", but the caps are it, as a supporter you want to see the red, white and black. It's nice if your name on it, but if it adds to the expense we could do without. I suggest we order and have a stock of T and T caps on hand, one design, that is provided to all national team members when, they represent. It is a good investment and the pride it brings to the swimmers and supporters is priceless.
 In Trinidad we big on uniforms, to wear the red , white and black is an honour. May I suggest we  also invest  in a team shirt and track suit, the kids were given different coloured t-shirts for each day, perhaps it would be better to ask the sponsors to support the team in purchasing track suits and perhaps one travelling shirt and one team shirt.

 2) Support and advertise the youth. This is an age group meet with kids from 11 to 18, keeping kids in sports is an investment in their future, it keeps them focused, disciplined and hopefully healthy. We cannot all win and everybody in the sport hopefully understands the vagaries. It is hard to win when you in "de bottom of de age group " in 13-14 age group, not many 13 year olds win. In 15-17 , not many 15 year olds win. We want the 13 year old to come back when he is 14, we want them to learn to learn from the losses, to grow to learn life lessons about winning and losing. Trinidad went with a young team this year and the 13-14 boys age group had a single swimmer.
 Reaching finals is a great accomplishment, winning medals, even greater, getting gold, great, but going out there and fighting and improving your times are all goals to work towards and should be encouraged. The top 3 teams had the most supporters, the most updates on social media and praised were very supportive of the kids accomplishments. I invite you to look at the Facebook page of the Barbados swimming association as compared to ASATT's Facebook page. You could swear we did not have a team at Carifta . Where is SWIMTT's PR people ?Why was there so little information being shared , who was responsible for the contact with the Trinidad newspapers.  The articles and headlines in the Express could not be any more negative "Carifta swimmers struggle on day 2" , because although they won medals, it wasn't enough, because we wasn't winning the whole thing.  At the end of the competition we were 5th overall based on points but 9th based on medals and the media highlighted the more negative 9 th medal placing, contrast this to Barbadian press positive portrayal of their team, who actually placed only one spot higher based on points.  One or two outstanding athletes can win a lot of medals, especially at the age group level, however the points placing represent a team effort based on placing kids in finals and winning relays. Is this not what our kids should be learning by participating in sports and about contributing to the team effort ? Don't get me wrong, we have to aspire to be on the podium too, but clearly we need to look at what we are doing. Most of the podium placings and all 3 individual gold were won by athletes training outside of Trinidad. The Guardian write up was more positive but not easily accessible online.

 Those of us in sports know, we have to take the bad with the good, we have to stick with it, work hard and build if we want to excel. If we want to get back on top  we have to be accountable and we have to support the athletes so that they keep putting in the work they need to achieve .

 3)" De foreigners" As a parent of some foreign born Trinis, I was happy that my kids could experience "we culture" and contribute to the Trinidad team points. It's not always easy to fit in, but they did and enjoyed. Most teams have "the foreign based crew" so who is we. We select the best team with the same rules that apply to everyone and it encourages the local swimmers and de foreign born to work hard to be selected. It was a pleasure to see the kids all bonding and working together, foreign based or not, let's hope the parents and association can encourage this positivity.

 We definitely have work to do, as  parents and as an association if we want our teams to get back to being number one, we have to encourage our kids to participate, train hard and provide them the tools to succeed. We have to make them proud to represent, we definitely need better PR representation, why the press negativity ? Who sends them the info ? How can we get more supporters to the meet ? When we will have 30 or more supporters all wearing Trinidad labelled shirts beating iron in de stands like Guadeloupe and the Bahamas. Can we fundraise at the club levels to facilitate this ? Where are our association members representing at the opening ceremonies ?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on April 11, 2016, 04:45:41 PM
maxg, very good revelation.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on April 13, 2016, 12:35:20 PM
No uniforms yuh got to be kidding
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 13, 2016, 12:51:16 PM
maxg, very good revelation.
that was mammy's, will let her know, mine were quite similar and possibly influenced by some of the few local parents who attended. Although most were positive, there was some complaint of overall technical and chaperoning level. Subsequently, it won't be fair of me to comment more,as I myself was not fully aware of what occurred behind the scenes and I didn't want to put the boys on the spot by asking. However, my boys did seem more relaxed with the whole technical staff and this could also have been partly due to our accompaniment of one of our club coaches, who actually knew our boys capabilities. Did the other kids receive pertinent advice and preparation, not sure. Thus from a far, i would say, good team management.
  Having 1 boy in the 13-14 age group however, missed the opportunity of a whole lot of events and thus points unclaimed for TT. Still, well done Luke, he fought every race and managed to medal. Yet as i said last time, a point here a point there, we might still be 5 th, but the experience could bode well for future.
The swim assoc, has to find ways to develop and grow interest in the sport, and not be figureheads and distribuors of awards, not leave attraction & info only to the clubs. Big up your young re-presenters and let ppl know the character building work that your coaches try to implement with the little cost involved. I know it's asking a lot of TT, but we have to remove the politics from the sport, there is not enough funding and support to maintain the division in quality ppl. 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 14, 2016, 10:15:46 AM
Brudda, it's caled strategic planning, and if those in positions of influence cared one bit about swimmers not under their perview, then we would be seeing a larger group of swimmers competing at a higher level.

Dare I say, those who have been placed in executive positions in aquatics not only hold a myopic view of swimming, but life in general. Therefore their knowledge base is that of persons incapable of doing the prescribed jobs they hold.

When you fail to hold proper strategic meetings on a regular basis, and rely on the good nature of those within your community to help you (inspite of thos same individuals being regularly shafted by you and your 'policies') you end up left with nothing.

I am not ashamed to say, I personally helped the first vice president on many an occasion with regard to research and setting policy and criteria. He now considers me a trouble maker because I speak the truth about what Can be perceived as nepotism and corruption in aquatics. The result of that is that he no longer calls on me for help. As such, this is what happened just last weekend during our CISC 10k trial race:

*They do not release the race info until last Wednesday, for a race carded for Saturday.
*They do not publish criteria for qualification (the whole reason for the race) until prompted several times, and then do so, two days prior to the meet.
*Upon releasing the criteria, they are reminded that the basis for the criteria is faulty, and it needs to be reviewed.
*A last minute set of criteria is salvaged and agreed upon on Friday, due to the tardiness in it being proposed
*When the race is completed, the times appear to be faster than normal, but this is open water and conditions dictate time as much as anything else
*They then propose that they probably laid the course incorrectly and will recommend an independent body to lay the course next time
*One coach, (who coincidentally is affiliated with the President) recommends that the times cannot reflect a true 10k and that the race be reswum.

Here is my beef:

*You submit a joke of a criteria mere days before the race without establishing an annual set of criteria since last year for this year
*You discredit your athletes by saying they must have swum too fast to swim those times so the course was incorrectly laid.
*Then you get your technical "friends" to say openly that the swimmers who worked hard for their achievements should do over a 2 hour race for an error you have no proof of, and if true, YOU committed!

This is how this sport is currently being run, and if people like myself didn't speak out weekly and monthly about the atrocities of this administration who cannot do their jobs, nor get their affairs in order, we would be worse off.

Imagine Maxg, they want to propose an Olympic developmental plan that excludes foreign based athletes from benefitting because they are not subjected to the conditions we face locally. can you believe that? So why not make your plan about improving the conditions locally? It boggles the mind. If you identify a problem, why would your strategy consist of hurting those not entirely affected by it. Look at the problem and fix it bit by bit and everyone benefits!

The problems are lack of pool time, lack of pool space, lack of quality facilities, lack of coaching resources, then FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST FIX IT! or at least show that you are trying! But your agenda is to hurt those who compete against you and make yourself look good, and that it why they will never prosper. The problem is, they are taking the country's aquatic athletes down with them.

On another note Maxg, did the third coach on the team, stay for the entire meet? Do you know where he went before the meet was over? Did you know he holds no coaching credentials? Did you know he is a parent in Mr McCleod's (ASATT President) club, and his position there forced a former national swimmer and now coach of YMCA Tobago off the team? After all that publicity about money being properly spent, they sent this person to the meet, who, from what I understand, did not even stay the whole meet, but went elsewhere (on vacation possibly).

They must be moved now!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 15, 2016, 05:00:34 PM
wow...have to give all this some thought.. will discuss after... I fully understand your concerns and frustrations. It's so typical doh, yet if we are to progress as a country, in sport and in life, these attitudes must change or be changed. With so much education and knowledge at home and those that went away and had the opportunity to further develop across so many social, cultural and business professions, it's kinda sad, that this type of organization operation and politi-egotistic agendas still pervade. How far to the next elections and what are the other possible avenues to address the type of disorganization you so clearly demonstrate ? I know Mr. Wickham was involved in a group that sort to make positive changes, but they quite surprisingly(to me, at least)  lost the elections and I wasn't sure why.

add: Wasn't aware of a 3rd coach.  Just Maurice & Dexter, the chaperones and the Manager. Again, i'm trying to keep the boys outta the mud, so won't ask them. Yet, sounds so unfortunately wrong.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on April 19, 2016, 07:31:51 AM
Good to hear that Point Fortin has included an invitational swim as part of its upcoming 36th borough anniversary celebrations.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 22, 2016, 06:08:05 AM
team champs div 1
SC prelims; LC finals
http://www.camonatation.org/resultats/Equipe/Results/index.html

add: Friday's Morning session cancelled, problem with boom. Evening session would be timed finals.

Final: Meet end up Short course finals as well.  Our club won, top team in the province, even doh we didn't enter many relay teams. Lilman did ok , did a couple pb times, in 100 back (57.04), actually did a nice pb time in 1500, although he swear he not swimming that again. Did 23.5 in 1st leg relay, and managed 24.02, with a bad touch in 50 free final.
 Angel crashed.Didn't have good swims. Then we found out he made the mistake of doing weights on the Friday and was sore all weekend. Was out of it, but didn't seem overly concerned as he realized his mistake.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 01, 2016, 03:34:25 PM
Coincidence : Just started watchin Apocalypto with lilman (my 2 nd time),he does not really appreciate the artistic cinematography due to the powerlessness in the brutality depicted.
I drew his attention to the opening Quote and will ask his thoughts if we manage to get to the end or if he don't want to watch anymore.
Opening Quote : "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." A & W Durant
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 02, 2016, 09:14:05 AM
Forgot to mention, Lilman was selected for a Canada Age group B team to do a camp in Bahamas.
Unfortunately we felt we had to refuse, besides the official reason that it is to close to Final exams, we intimated to lilman coach it may affect his swimming at Carifta next year, as they had plan to do a meet as Canada when there. Was lilman comfortable with that, No. None of us were. No map or GPS to follow to go down our life road.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 01, 2016, 11:55:26 AM
Off to TO tomorrow

http://old.eswim.ca/agi/index.htm

interesting notes. Lilman missing Friday (200 free and fly, best events). Angel ranked 137 th in 200 free(best ranking 3rd in 50 fly) and MzTing 90 th (best ranking 40th 50 fly). Angel asking coach to do time trial of 1st 100 and he will just try to finish the last 100  :rotfl: . Not sure they do that. If he can, I wonder if he will finish. :devil:
Gonna be a hard meet, no taper, no shave
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 03, 2016, 03:20:44 AM
Mzting lil disappointed, her recent times weren't good enough to make the Cisc team. Put her in a bad mood. Especially as the boys had A standards but chose not to go. Finance and conflicts. Well that and the early morning wake-up, managed to get her into a noise with team manager, the manager did a "shake head" at them for reaching late, except no one informed them of the earlier time change, especially as she don't feel to swim, not making TT. Then Madame find she shouldn't be paying for general meals, as she's vegan. Well ah hear it was ah good ole Canadian shouting match, that had Angel ducking. Later on the trip apologies were exchanged and everybody hug and make up. She still call me to say she don't feel like swimming and she bored. Feel like she prepping me to be not disappointed. I remind her, she still have a scholarship committee to impress, so she should give her best.
Lilman and I heading down later today, so she would feel a little better, cause only he have the patience when she in a funk.

The boys have been contacted by a few colleges, Angel by a some ivy leagues. Just introductory stuff, not serious, he still has a year of HS/cegep. And Lilman 2 years. I understand the ivy guys don't give athletic scholarships, but maybe if he can maintain his grades and manage to improve at least his sprint times, they might be interested in working something out, but we certainly don't have ivy dollars. We dollars sometimes green, but also red and blue and loonies.  ;D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 06, 2016, 10:18:19 AM
Off to TO tomorrow

http://old.eswim.ca/agi/index.htm

interesting notes. Lilman missing Friday (200 free and fly, best events). Angel ranked 137 th in 200 free(best ranking 3rd in 50 fly) and MzTing 90 th (best ranking 40th 50 fly). Angel asking coach to do time trial of 1st 100 and he will just try to finish the last 100  :rotfl: . Not sure they do that. If he can, I wonder if he will finish. :devil:
Gonna be a hard meet, no taper, no shave

not to bad. Lilian got a bronze in 100 free, and Angel a silver in 50 fly, and dropped time in 100 fly. Lilman was lil disappointed as he did worse 100 fly time of the year, 3secs off. I pointed out he might be tired from the last week sessions and this away meet, but ah know he not holding that to long especially as Angel beat him, but angel on constant taper in C group.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on June 06, 2016, 10:42:29 AM
Congrats, Breds!!!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 14, 2016, 04:55:15 AM
And now for a new plan..guess they showing they working, though the focus seems to be on world ranking than numbers competiting.eg, I know one guy who if he couldn't compete at 50s' may have stopped awhile ago. Simply cause he liked having and enjoying many other life experiences.

https://swimswam.com/swimming-canada-document-outlines-complete-overhaul-competition-structure/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 04, 2016, 07:59:31 PM
Provincials (we're all Snr now) ;D
http://cnq.club/Portals/0/2015-2016/competition2015-2016/Jr-Sr-ete-2016/LIVE/index_us.html

add: tapered and shaved


Add: tough meet with terrible times for Angel, was extremely tired, cancelled 200 Im and relay.  Don't know the cause, just out of it. Mzting although she felt good, only managed one C final, and now considering leaving the sport after this college year. Although my gut is still strong, my confidence for them, including Lilman, took a hit. We as parents have given all our support, the choice of arena and battle is theirs.if God spares life, we in their corner, no matter the result or choice, as we know to date, they are great kids. Give thanks and praise for the journey and blessings so far. We now must trust the rest to them.
 Lilman managed to make A finals, getting a bronze in 200 fly only, but not happy with times either. Last day today. None of us can't wait for it to be over.

On last day. Lilman end up pulling 2 bronze in 200 free (pb) and 100 fly, 2 of his better events, and end up copping the best 17 yr old swimmer award.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 06, 2016, 09:51:48 AM
Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad & Tobago

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 Mr. Dylan Carter on receiving an invitation to RIO 2016....
Also
Congrats to 2 of the boys direct Carifta competitors on making the cut and receiving invitations, Noah Mascoll-Gomes of Antigua and Alex Sobers of Barbados. Well done guys.o
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 18, 2016, 10:09:28 PM
Well Angel manage to do it again..
Damage his knee in a football game last night, couldn't walk or practice this morning, and Age group Nationals next week and Seniors the week after. I could say "I told you so", but it won't make him heal faster, he acting cool doh, not worried..even if mammy and me cyah sleep. Rub it down with Canadian healing oil, I know it must be hurting bad, cause he never want to put that 'smelly stuff' on nothing before, only Lilman, like me, swear by it. Anyway, psych sheet up
https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2015/08/20160717-cagc-psychsheet-01.pdf

Best rankings 5 th for both, worse, 38 th for Lilman, 4ty 52 nd for Angel. I just praying he could compete at all. Meanwhile Lilman seems ready. The only thing they found strange, it's the 1 st time mom or I wouldn't be at a major meet. Strange for us too, but mammy have to work, and I can't afford it, to many trips and expenses this year. Plus Age Group in Calgary and Seniors in Edmonton. Can't leave my old lady for so long.Time for them to fly, all three will be driving next year, and Angel might be off to US as well. So grow up time.

Besides we better get used to it too  ;D



Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 25, 2016, 11:00:20 PM
New Canadian National standards for next year up. We should be ok. This would give the Intl level kids back home an idea of what they should be aiming for.
https://swimming.ca/content/uploads/2015/06/2017-standards-revised-final.pdf

I would like us to try for a National meet before 2018. will see how the funds go.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 26, 2016, 10:57:47 PM
oh no..the boys in same heat in 100 fly. Nobody better hold back.
https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/canadian-age-group-championships-2/
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Lilman going in 4th, Angel unfortunately placed 18th, added a sec to his best time he could have been in at 7th. Lilman will surely have to do a besttime to get in the medals.
watch & cheer lilman try at around 7:40 est 100 fly M 17-18
http://sportscanada.tv/swimmingcanada/watch-live-pool-1
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Slight letdown in the finish.as stated needed his pb to get in..missed it by .2 secs. Good swim still
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Day 2
Lilman in 100 free, ranked 4th(Ht 7, 11:16 Est) and 50 back ranked 38th (Ht 5, 11:43 Est) . Angel ranked 51 st in 100 free(Ht 3 11:16 Est). Think it's live Pool2
http://sportscanada.tv/swimmingcanada/

https://results.swimming.ca/2016_CAG/
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lilman qualify in 2nd in 100, again would need a pb to medal. Angel had a bad 2nd 50,added 2 secs ended 27 th (2nd to last) . lilman placed 27th in the 50 back with 28.80. no pb. 1 final & relay tonight.
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He picked up a bronze in 100 final. Swam 1st leg of 4x200. That pb keep eluding him. I sorry I not there to big him up and whisper some motivational words in their ears. hopefully if no pb at this meet, they will get at Snrs next week. Just to keep the courage  and justification of such a long swimming season.
Mama say Mzting say she done with that, disappointed didn't get eastern standards, farless National and only getting CISC B wasn't enuff, she looking for a job next year, and transferring back home. Rather the boys don't swim that route, especially when/if they see her happy like pappy not training everyday and her experiencing new challenges. Anyway, she might change her mind again..real happy children as that is all they have to worry bout, eh ?
Asked mammy last night, suppose Lilman get pick for a Jnr team. We both want him do Carifta next year. She said he was ok when we refused the last selection, but that final decision is his. Wish swimTT would write him letters or something, court him, pen pal, comrades, even a lil " how yuh going, goin ". Something..cause Canada and Quebec swim seems to keep in touch all the time, and sometimes sends some encouragement. But most important to all of them is the friendships. They are very loyal and proud kids and so that choice getting harder , they may rather not swim, than take the easy route to what for many be successful but to them, average and not necessarily loyal. I think , especially for Lilman he has to believe in his representation. Something he seems to let get in the way, due to the previous coach that messed with his head, he questions the training rather than fully surrender to it. So our motivation has been, represent self and us. I think us being not there, has some slight effect to that, at least in my mind..that is my main contribution, love and support, and they tend to love back with giving their best..is it good enough to win a race, not always, but they win everyone hearts with the effort..
I do love you all and TT, it won't fix issues, but knowing the effort and potential makes us stick and believe and so everyday is a success...ok..to much soul searching and typing..on to Day 3
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Day 3
Lilman, 200 fly (rankd 7) & 50 free ( ranked 21)..Angel ranked 23 rd in the free..have a good swim boys.
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Just not happening this meet. Hope the boys stay on the up.
Lilman stayed 7th, again .5 secs of his pb, but 4 secs out of 1st place. as expected nither made the 50 free final, though lilman looked good, his stroke rate seemed off. Angel stroke didn't look normal at all, still managed a 24.93, which i was pleasantly surprised at.placed 14 th. Lilman was 20th with 25.09, not so good.

Day 4
Lilman was 23 rd, +1.08, needed pb to get in. thenin 200 free  added 1.63 secs placing 8th, barely getting into finals, managed a 7th, but still missed pb by over 1/2 sec. Tough day.
Day 5
they both did 50 fly. Angel barely managed to qualify 8th (26.24, +1.03 onpb), Lilman on placed 18 th. At least Angel managed a final. They probably can't wait for this meet to be over. Their granny say they probably missing their mammy food, we should carry some for them ( she not realizing how far Calgary is. Like she thinking is a Belmont to Pointe run. lol)

Well hope they can hold up and come thru at Snr Nationals in Edmonton this coming week, otherwise I know they will be discouraged. They worked hard and sacrificed a lot this year, as all elite swimmers do, but that lack of improvement can play with the mind in a negative way. The good thing doh, from their swims, we could see lots of areas for improvement (Swima if you looked, you probably saw). We will have to leave that for the coach, our job though, maybe just a little harder will be to keep them motivated to maintain the intensity of training. My cousin gave me a motivational dvd to help, i will try that, and hope it's not to lat, he had asked me to show them before they went, but couldn't get it to play. Sorry Guy.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 31, 2016, 01:58:00 PM
Psych sheet for Snr nationals
https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2016-canadian-swimming-championships/
Angel 3 events, Lilman 4.  Not much chances for A finals, just gonna hope for a pb.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 01, 2016, 11:03:23 PM
spoke to the 2 young men today. They are in good spirits, enjoying the outing. Did not like the Calgary pool to much, and didn't get to see city. Looking forward to Edmonton. They have a big Indoor amusement park in a mall..  :D
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/10648700_10153171822889854_8365064096045268262_o.jpg)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 03, 2016, 12:57:06 PM
https://results.swimming.ca/2016_CAC/
https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2015/08/20160727-csc-sessionreport-01-prelims.pdf

keep tabs and support another TTian at these Ntls. Strong Im'er , Tariq Lashley

if they show, most likely will be here
http://sportscanada.tv/swimmingcanada/
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Good swim by Angel, terrible finish. Stamina let him down. Hopefully he will work at it. Seemed to be leading after 35, faded to 9th, 49 th overall. We know what has to be done, but he has to want to do it.
nb: his best time would have put him 5th in A final.
Tariq did a respectable 2.24:71 in 200 breast, placing 16 th, just missing A final by 3 secs. Well done Tariq. His pb would have put him 4 th in A final.
Lilman had a ok opening swim in the 4 x200 relay. Swam 2nd leg doing 1.55.47
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Day 2
Lilman 200 free H1L3, Angel 50 fly H4L2, Tariq 400 IM H3L1
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Lilman finally managed to do a pb 1:55.31 (only .4 sec faster,but we taking it) , however only managed to make 2nd reserve. On top of that, his training colleague, who he regularly beats in practice, make 1st reserve. So 2 of them not happy.
Angel make B final (going in 2nd), 25.64, still 1/2 sec of his best time. but at least he make a 2nd swim.
Tariq , unfortunately added 6 secs on his pb, and missed out on a 2nd swim.

Lil piece ah bachanal in the 400 mixed relay..
the club enter 2 teams..the 2 strongest girls (bk and breast) and 2 strongest boys (fly & free)
and team B with 2 strongest boys (bk & Breast) and 2 strongest girls (fly & free)
Team A had lilman doing fly. Eh heh, the girl doing back for them had a crappy swim doing 1:06 (she haven't that time since 2010)...and Lilman dem end up placing 1 position behind the B team, by .04 secs.  I don't think they will let 2 teams from the same club swim final, so the A team might get thrown. However, if anything, the coach could scratch the B team, and leave the A team...if it's about club that will be thing to do, but what will B team swimmers say ? there are some egos there. Waiting to see.
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Jusr recvd word Angel has been moved up to A final. So now instead of a possible 2nd, he might come last lol..go Angel Go, no better time to do that pb than now  ;D
Yup. placed 10 th..did a slower time than prelms. again was with frontrunners till he breathe around the 35 mark. Hope he gets it himself, rather than we or coach have to tel him. 
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Day 3
Lilman qualified for A final in 9th, Angel didn't make coming 31 st. Lilman final in 8 th just .2 secs of pb. not bad. They swam into 9th 400 relay just making the final, Angel doing 3 rd leg, Lilman 4th leg. In the final Angel was replaced by a guy 1 sec faster, they ended 9th.
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Day 4 final day
Lilman only swimming today, qualified for B final in 100 free and have to swim the 200 right after, and he made B final as well. Still no pb. Then he had to swim the fly of the 4x100 Medley and they in with 6th place. He text mammy "Ah buss".
Last day son, hang in.
** Managed 18 th place and 20 th place respectively. Relay ended up 7th. Not to bad, no pb.
We won the TOP CLUB in the country, on the back of the women who won the women's banner, considering we only had six boys (they placed 7th), great job done by all. Off to meet the guys at the airport. Swimming done for 2 months.   :applause: :wavetowel:
Focus on Olympics time. Let's go TT  :cheers:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 23, 2016, 07:49:11 AM
Noise last night, concerning hardheaded Lilman and his fly technique. He tends to look as Chad le Clos does. We telling him swim yuh race, you lose yuh technical form, he saying not a problem, he break record doing it, and the fella in olympics do it, there is no issue. Mammy say swim your race, le Clos was swimming Phelps race and everybody get schooled, and at the lower levels of competition he get way, but now, he needs to fix things. He saying, nothing needs fixing. Mammy say, when next yuh come bawlin how yuh not improving, remember how yuh not changing nothing when we And yuh coach suggest something different. He say, everybody keep trying to change his winning ways, referencing that negative coach he had. Mammy say, time to move on, and trust the ppl who care bout you.
I didn't get involved, cause they say I does stress everybody. "Coconut hard to break with a next coconut, even if both hard "
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: asylumseeker on August 23, 2016, 08:35:40 AM
Noise last night, concerning hardheaded Lilman and his fly technique. He tends to look as Chad le Clos does. We telling him swim yuh race, you lose yuh technical form, he saying not a problem, he break record doing it, and the fella in olympics do it, there is no issue. Mammy say swim your race, le Clos was swimming Phelps race and everybody get schooled, and at the lower levels of competition he get way, but now, he needs to fix things. He saying, nothing needs fixing. Mammy say, when next yuh come bawlin how yuh not improving, remember how yuh not changing nothing when we And yuh coach suggest something different. He say, everybody keep trying to change his winning ways, referencing that negative coach he had. Mammy say, time to move on, and trust the ppl who care bout you.
I didn't get involved, cause they say I does stress everybody. "Coconut hard to break with a next coconut, even if both hard "

He go learn.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 23, 2016, 10:32:09 AM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 23, 2016, 03:28:21 PM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Exactly what we telling him, but  yuh know parents doh no nothing. Your advice printed and delivered.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 24, 2016, 07:19:41 AM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Exactly what we telling him, but  yuh know parents doh no nothing. Your advice printed and delivered.

PARENTS JUST DONT UNDERSTAND.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 24, 2016, 09:23:04 AM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Exactly what we telling him, but  yuh know parents doh no nothing. Your advice printed and delivered.

Honestly, as someone whose parents were involved in my swimming from a supportive stance, its difficult for an athlete to endure all that training, pounding and mental anguish to have your layman parent try to tell you something about an experience you have never seen them come remotely close to. I always tell parents that your job is to feed them, keep them healthy and remain the primary financiers. Ask the coaches about any perceived technical flaws and have them address it.

Kids need separation from sport at home.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: weary1969 on August 24, 2016, 11:35:50 AM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Exactly what we telling him, but  yuh know parents doh no nothing. Your advice printed and delivered.

Honestly, as someone whose parents were involved in my swimming from a supportive stance, its difficult for an athlete to endure all that training, pounding and mental anguish to have your layman parent try to tell you something about an experience you have never seen them come remotely close to. I always tell parents that your job is to feed them, keep them healthy and remain the primary financiers. Ask the coaches about any perceived technical flaws and have them address it.

Kids need separation from sport at home.

Everything your parents say you ignore. Everybody else could say the same thing and teenagers listen.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 24, 2016, 11:58:49 AM
Tell him that a coach tell yuh, just from the perspective of symmetry, it is important to keep your head still. Movement off centre, or movement in general (some flyers breathe to the side) can throw off the body's stability and force changes in stroke mid race.

No BS.

If Tariq swam for us post 2011, his 200 breast would have been a national open record.
Exactly what we telling him, but  yuh know parents doh no nothing. Your advice printed and delivered.

Honestly, as someone whose parents were involved in my swimming from a supportive stance, its difficult for an athlete to endure all that training, pounding and mental anguish to have your layman parent try to tell you something about an experience you have never seen them come remotely close to. I always tell parents that your job is to feed them, keep them healthy and remain the primary financiers. Ask the coaches about any perceived technical flaws and have them address it.

Kids need separation from sport at home.
Mostly agree. Yet the anguish, frustration and complaints are brought home to us. And we as both past Jnr National athletes, and I myself with many years of coaching experience, we can commiserate with the thought mental processes and frustrations, a young elite athlete experience, even if the activity is not quite similar to our own_their experience. Puts us in a small boat with big waves. Help paddle or go with the flow.
 We encourage discussions and concerns with their coaches, however, when we see the kid (our own or not) not doing what the coach says, we rightfully or wrongfully (no sure yet which is best) try to extend our support to the coach, without denigrating the children. In addition, it helps maintain proper relationship with the coach. We the bad cops. Yet even the bad guy cops, if honest and true, purpose is, to serve and protect.  Unfortunately this may have worked against us, with the last coach, who although was definitely knowledgeable of the sport, was not a proper role model nor understood the psycology of coaching young people(we only realized after the fact). Consequently, this possibly led to his slight apprehension to fully surrender to coaches instructions and us to a minor extent. Subsequently, him, and all of them know they are loved irregardless. I believe parents must play a role in all aspects of development irregardless of the activity, and to some extent, I believe that is why we have some measure of success up to now.
 On the other hand, from my own experience, I have experienced how some parents over involvement can actually be detrimental to a kid`s development, we really do not get to deep, especially where sport specific technical issues are concerned. As a dad though, if they come to me and say, they can`t figure out why A + B is not giving them C, I do tend to say, try A + A, and see what you get.    ;D

add: weary, i don`t think it`s ignored, as much it`s not believed, cause they can`t fathom, we used to think as they do.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 30, 2016, 12:21:37 PM
Angel football done., no additional injury, lost semi's on penalty kicks and then lose the bronze Sunday on bad coaching changes, which had me worried cause it left him alone as single central defender..twice the other team forwards run by him like Palacious run by Tallman..Lost 2-0. He come off saying "Dad, that was the worse game I ever played" I say, guy, not even Bateau could stop dem 3 on one. He watch meh like  " huh?" I tell him, TT have big game Friday, he wondering what a boat have to do with that. Swimming practice start back yesterday, so I bawl " Water under the bridge, take it out on swimming". Swim, man, Swim..then he say " I'll make sure we will win it next year "  :nailbiting:  :frustrated: Nooooo... I bawl, "THAT IS A TEAM SPORT guy",  a little to loudly. He watch meh, and ah just say, "sorry, radio to loud".

add: Lilman talking about missing Carifta to do Canadian trials instead, cause it have more competition and recognition, and then he will submit his times to Swimtt. No,no, they need to see yuh. A trini parent work never done boy. Here we go again.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on August 30, 2016, 01:59:08 PM
World Juniors next year should be the BIG goal. Indianapolis is on the short list to host. Travel could be a breeze for you, Maxg.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 30, 2016, 03:41:50 PM
World Juniors next year should be the BIG goal. Indianapolis is on the short list to host. Travel could be a breeze for you, Maxg.
will let him know, gonna get the qualifying times to help steer him in that direction..

add:
Oh gaddo, dem hard..Almost same as Olympic qualifying, we might not make that this year, still hoping for next olympics.
I will try the blinders still doh    :devil:
http://www.swimmersdaily.com/2016/05/03/fina-announces-time-standards-and-qualifying-procedure-for-the-budapest-2017-world-championships/

add: Swima, this part, so one does not need to have the standard ? So the point of the standard is to only restrict each federation to max 2 swimmers/event ?


If a National Federation enters only one (1) swimmer per event, all swimmers entered must meet the qualifying “B” standard time.

If two (2) swimmers are entered in the same event, both of them must meet the qualifying “A” standard time.

Federations may enter swimmers regardless of standard time as follows:

having no swimmer qualified: two (2) men and two (2) women;
having one (1) or two (2) swimmers qualified, additional swimmers up to a maximum of four (4) swimmers (two (2) men and two (2) women);
having three (3) swimmers qualified, one (1) additional swimmer provided that both gender are represented.
Swimmers entered without qualifying time must have participated in the National Championships of the Federation or in a FINA approved qualifying event. These swimmers will be allowed to enter in two (2) different events each, but they cannot swim in the same event, p.a. 50m Freestyle.
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Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 08, 2016, 03:41:34 PM
Just realized i got the Open Standards above. I will show him that still.. aim for Moon hit the Mango..or however it go    lol
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 15, 2016, 03:29:20 PM
1st meet tomorrow..starts with Snr circuit 1
Lilman doing 100 & 400 fr, 200 fly
Angel (sick this week,but will try) 100 fr, 50 back, 50 fly
https://swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/16330/live/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 20, 2016, 08:30:22 AM
Lilman selected for Provincial camp net month and National Camp for eligible World Junior swimmers in January.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 24, 2016, 07:03:21 PM
Our team for Provincial short course team championships this coming weekend.
Training suits , no taper, no shave

http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Uploaded-Entries-4.pdf
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on October 24, 2016, 07:07:14 PM
maxg, after watching the last Olimpics, your kids have a good chance to rep. TT. That is if they so desire.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 25, 2016, 10:45:35 AM
That desire encompasses a lot o things.. Swim association politics -i.e. does TT want them, is TT (assoc.) willing to make the required invitations and procedures to make them feel a part of the National team; their own self doubt - can the properly represent a country they know so little about, that they feel high very high standards and are quick to dispel a maximum effort as a failure if a podium is not achieved, as well as their own self doubts in attaining the levels required and finally, at some instances, life tends to get in the way, can they maintain the high level of commitment to training and dedication required to attain such a level, especially during the tough times and changing landscape that comes. The parental financial considerations, it cost ~ 10 k- 15 k/year just to maintain the competitive training and competitive tests required. We will try.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on October 25, 2016, 01:15:49 PM
it cost ~ 10 k- 15 k/year just to maintain the competitive training and competitive tests required.

That cost alone would put me out of the running.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on October 26, 2016, 12:05:25 PM
As head of the technical committee now I can safely say that we want them. We are not in a time of plenty, money wise, but we are aggresively marketing our products and developing those that need a marketing enhancement. World Juniors next year for sure, but CCCAN in our own backyard as well. Imagine Tanti and uncle come down to Couva to see the next generation of Goins live and direct repping TnT at home in the largest aquatics championships in the region. Meh pores raising already!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 26, 2016, 02:13:19 PM
Thanks Swima, will show them your post after practice this evening..let's see if we get a smile or a shrug shoulder   :devil:
I think it would be very well recieved. It is for me, Thanks again


Deeks, mostly cause thry at National level. The thing is, there is 3 of them..but right now, the boys, go to provincials and Nationals, (not counting Carifta, as that was covered this year). The registration is usually about 2.5 k each(5K), Provincial camps usually cost about 300 each( 3 per year) 1.8 k, Club camp 1.5 k each(Lilman an Mzting = 3 k), local meets 150 each, times ~8-10, 1.5k, Out of town 300 to 500, times about 5= 2.5 k..and then one or both of us try to be there, though we had to skip out the last set..Age group and snr nationals we out of town this year for 2 weeks...we try to budget about 5 k..

it wasn't always like that, up till 3 yrs ago used to be about 1.8 X 3 ~ 6 k, + 2 k or so for prov camps, maybe 2 k for whole family travel, but now they are here, we have to make it happen, can't pull out now. Some have no choice, we as sports parents, feel we have no choice but to stay...Yuh see why ah can't go home for even a Carnival or a reunuion ? So I make meh bed..

besides Deek, u in US, there is probably more funding and financial support...get the lil ones swimming,even on the side, excellent mind developer, i might even say well worth it.


Swima for the club camp they go Puerto Rico, who do I introduce to make it TT.
add: "Imagine Tanti and uncle come down to Couva to see the next generation of Goins live and direct repping TnT at home in the largest aquatics championships in the region. Meh pores raising already!!"
that lil piece was 'Touchesresque'..meh pores raise in trute   :D
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on October 28, 2016, 09:07:12 AM
Sent you a private message maxg.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on October 28, 2016, 10:54:03 PM
Ok Swima, Monday as prov.Team Champs at Big Owe all wkd in east end. or u prefer immediate.


https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/16464/live/

Snrs are tired, no taper, no shave, no racing suits. Hoping the younger swimmers can pull the points.
Not sure which meet the coach peaking them for, did the same last meet. Maybe our home meet in dec.
http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/meet-schedule/


forgot to mention: We placed 2nd to Natation Neptune. Coach admitted he underestimated their strength
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on October 29, 2016, 04:27:58 AM
Whatever you think is best. Just know that we are ready and willing.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 08, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
Big Provincial Swim team Camp friday evening & saturday Morning followed by Snr Circuit meet Saturday evening

http://www.neptunenatation.com/comptitions-1/2016/10/20/invitation-neptune-ludem
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 21, 2016, 06:56:32 PM
Lilman called out to Swim Canada youth camp in Toronto in January for World Jnr prospects. I tell he an he mom straight up, I feel he shouldn't go. They say why deny him the opportunity for this level training, besides they covered his swimming expense for the year, we will cross the decision bridge when the time comes..but I know this boy loyal to a fault.  and I will stand by him regardless of what he chooses, even if I don't agree..is his life, i had mine
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on November 22, 2016, 01:07:55 PM
Lilman called out to Swim Canada youth camp in Toronto in January for World Jnr prospects. I tell he an he mom straight up, I feel he shouldn't go. They say why deny him the opportunity for this level training, besides they covered his swimming expense for the year, we will cross the decision bridge when the time comes..but I know this boy loyal to a fault.  and I will stand by him regardless of what he chooses, even if I don't agree..is his life, i had mine

I hear you. Just know that as head of technical, I am willing to help him stay with the land of his parents if he chooses. We are changing our ways, and he is one of the targets we have for Indy 17 as well.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 22, 2016, 03:43:13 PM
Lilman called out to Swim Canada youth camp in Toronto in January for World Jnr prospects. I tell he an he mom straight up, I feel he shouldn't go. They say why deny him the opportunity for this level training, besides they covered his swimming expense for the year, we will cross the decision bridge when the time comes..but I know this boy loyal to a fault.  and I will stand by him regardless of what he chooses, even if I don't agree..is his life, i had mine

I hear you. Just know that as head of technical, I am willing to help him stay with the land of his parents if he chooses. We are changing our ways, and he is one of the targets we have for Indy 17 as well.
he's fully aware, and definitely torn. I now trying to underplay the whole process so it doesn't affect his performances. It eating at him, and I will have to pullback and let things take it's course. I must say doh, the admin here really do a good number with treatment, respect and recognition, and doh swimming is not a big professional sport here in Canada (very few sports are), the dedication and support of friends(personal and sporting) and the swimming community is really quite impressive. Since we started, even strangers has been coming up to us and saying they going to their 1st Olympics if we going. Even in big meets when he or even other athletes haven't done well, write up in local paper about the fact that they were there. Never about if they won or lost, except of course when they won. I think this kind of support has had a effect on them and reduces substantially the stress of performance expectations, which I know for a fact they experience, when representing TT.  I tried to hide the comments and negative local(TT) news, but they see it, they feel the pressure. I make excuses it's what drives the brave TT athlete, even if I totally disagree with that method of push.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 21, 2016, 03:27:55 PM
Lilman breaks the jnr & Senior short course record in the 200 fly, previously held by Christian Homer, doing 2.00.26, placing 2nd in that event.
old time
200m butterfly   2:03.49      Christian Homer       November 2009   ASA Southwest Regional   United Kingdom   
new time
2 Lilman             17 Pointe-Claire Sw  2:04.27    2:00.26 

http://www.swimontario.com/liveresults/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 22, 2016, 06:46:42 AM
Ummm, lil man broke his own record. He went 2:02 last year. What kinda father you is boy?!?!?   ::)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 22, 2016, 08:15:54 PM
Ummm, lil man broke his own record. He went 2:02 last year. What kinda father you is boy?!?!?   ::)
Obviously ah late one,  :D I went wiki, cause couldn't find list on the site  ..He and mammy dun straighten meh out doh..i forget to correct mehself...so ah forgetful too  :rotfl:
now if he did listen to meh and play football, i woulda know all the stats  ::)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 27, 2016, 11:26:46 AM
Swima, swimming mammy just told me, she heard that Camo heading TT for their camp. Our top club in Quebec, doh we a close 2nd. Hail out Greg,very nice guy, very good coach. I hope if things go good, we can convince them next.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/sportt/canadian-swimmers-choose-tt-for-training-camp/1434714246573254
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Jumbie on December 27, 2016, 11:21:03 PM
Just saw this and was thinking bout you

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20161227/sports/canadian-team-for-tt-training-camp
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 30, 2016, 01:50:39 AM
Just saw this and was thinking bout you

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20161227/sports/canadian-team-for-tt-training-camp
ah envious no rass.. Swima look like Greg Arkhust didn't go...St Jean & Longtin are Elite career coaches however http://camonatation.org/nos-entraineurs/

http://www.newsday.co.tt/sport/0,237857.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20161229/sports/sportt-welcomes-elite-canadian-swim-team
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on December 30, 2016, 07:22:06 AM
Boy Max, I am only disappointed that the aquatics body wasn't asked to play a more prominent role in the whole thing. I won't go airing out everything, but my wish is that by the time your club arrives, we can do more to assist the process by which these teams are courted and our facility is prepared to receive them.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 31, 2016, 10:35:31 AM
Boy Max, I am only disappointed that the aquatics body wasn't asked to play a more prominent role in the whole thing. I won't go airing out everything, but my wish is that by the time your club arrives, we can do more to assist the process by which these teams are courted and our facility is prepared to receive them.
I did find it strange reading
 "Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT ) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Adam Montserin and Tourism Development Company Acting CEO Warren Solomon welcomed the CAMO team on their arrival at Piarco International Airport. "

No mention of ASTT, thus a totally eco-politico production and nothing to do with TT swim. Ok, if that's the beat, then y'all must find a way to chip to it, without committing to a single tune or a single DJ/band/party.
eg. Send info,invitations, Contact clubs, coaches directly, as ASTT, I don't think politically they will blank the event if organized properly, they will at least show dey face, and press flesh, even if all in the name of points.
Our club off to Puerto Rico at 1 k less than it cost CAMO swimmers (as far as i know), but if bringing 2 TT nationals reps club is any kind of selling point, don't see how they can move left when y'all moving correct & right.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 10, 2017, 07:12:30 AM
Wish we could be next

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHgzZhkrCk


I think the Ministry should buy this from Jon. He's the darkskinned (lol, black) guy.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 10, 2017, 01:17:01 PM
I fully agree. Great promotional tool.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 16, 2017, 12:54:36 PM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16112797_10210585515408038_6226638629508945958_o.jpg?oh=6dd6d244823ffc11a6997df0902a715f&oe=591AC2BC)

I did what I could, not giving up yet (working on a skype call)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 16, 2017, 01:00:01 PM
Yeah, I feel we losing the race. Btw I met the coach back in Hawaii at jr Pan Pacifics in 2010. He may not remember me though. He told me he spent some time down in the Bahamas. We met up again in Dubai in 2013 Jr Worlds.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 29, 2017, 11:42:01 AM
once again, kids suffering from a embarrassed feeling of taking someone place on TT team.. at this point, i will let things work out, Right now we busy on trying to organize applications and finances for education.
http://www.calvulcans.com/news/2017/1/25/swimming-goin-garners-weekly-league-accolade.aspx (http://www.calvulcans.com/news/2017/1/25/swimming-goin-garners-weekly-league-accolade.aspx)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 30, 2017, 05:35:14 AM
It's their place if it is earned. No one's spot can be taken. Just want them to remember that. We have a pathway to junior elite and senior elite waiting for them if they want to be a part of it.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 30, 2017, 04:24:12 PM
(http://www.mnialive.com/images/trinidad-and-canada-flag-merged-080512.jpg?action-thumbnail&Width=520&Height=295&algorithm=fill_proportional)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 10, 2017, 12:02:35 PM
CCCan looking good as far as timing is concerned for everyone, however, will not be tapered. Only a couple issues to be resolved, before  standard achievement, confirmation and application to make the team (so far, all 3 interested). Then we have to count our funds. Seems like Carifta will definitely be a no-go. Lilman going to a grand prix and Fl camp with prov. team, and don't want to miss school twice, besides addtl funding. Dammit still a long way to go. :thinking:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 20, 2017, 05:01:32 PM
MzTing placed 3rd in 200 fly at State championships last weekend. Dropped 4 secs, doing 2.07.40. Her coach was more excited than her, he said "it's great to see a swimmer mature and finally finding herself as an athlete". (18 hr drive was worth it)
Angel will be doing 6 events this weekend at Ottawa Geegees invt. (only 8 hr drive across the 2 days)
Lilman will be flying off to Indiana March 2 - 4, 2017: arena Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis (Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI) then following that, fly off to Florida for a Provincial team Camp (ah not making that drive nah, at all, besides lilman is bigman now)
add: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2798&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

hmmm..coach not having them tapered, shaved, hope at least racing suit..

Lilman doing 5 events (100,200 free, 100,200 fly,100 back) best ranking 200 fly, hoping for a C final, worse 100 free and back (50's)

also at the meet. Joshua Romany (50 ,100 free). Josh had a decent college championship, had some good times making a couple B finals, seems to be on his way back, well done Joshua.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 09, 2017, 08:19:29 PM
Angel, 50,100 free,fly & breast..so far going into A final in 4th in 100 fly - real bun the last 10 metres, coach thinks caused he flub his turn, and had to work to hard to get back
https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/17610/live/

add: didn't improve on prelims much in 50 free (24.71), struggled at the end..realizing the importance of training, when yuh bun in the 50. Unfortunately no control this school term. Asst. coach was satisfied doh, was in the medals the 1st 35. Local University coach spoke with him. Given the "State of the Union", I more comfortable with him staying home.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 16, 2017, 11:45:55 PM
http://www.hy-tekltd.com/swim-meet-software.html
For National and International meets

MeetMobile
http://activesupport.force.com/hytekswimming/articles/en_US/Article/Meet-Mobile-Publishing

SplashMe
https://appadvice.com/app/splashme/584805809

add: Friday at 1 pm. Still awaiting yesterday's results when it could be done real time (300 to 500 usd)
add: up now (1.50 pm) thanks
add: faster posting of results today. Good swimtt. Still feel live is the way to go
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 31, 2017, 12:20:58 PM
One of lilman jnr teamates just put down 2.06.74 in 200 fly prelims. Fastest in the club and 2nd age group fastest in the province, 3rd AG fastest in the country this season. Hopefully this will get lilman pushing back. His best time ever in LC being 2.06.71, but hoping for a 2.02 or lower, by season end. In addition, Angel is trying to train a little more working on his 100 fly, amongst 50's,these 2 guys might push him to do a little more fine tuning, as Coaches mammy an Martin are noticing a few technical flaws resurfacing which he can work on, 'clean up or get waves in yuh face'. What may have had him down, 3 of his other snr teamates (2 close friends) left the sport. 2 due to injury and sickness, 1, due to school. Hoping he can push past the negativity of that. Anyway, Race on. Good luck son.
https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/17933/live/index.html

nb: our(TT) top swimmers would make A finals at this provincial level.. and maybe challenge for medals
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on March 31, 2017, 01:32:18 PM

nb: our(TT) top swimmers would make A finals at this provincial level.. and maybe challenge for medals

And yet that means nothing in the context of world success, and compared to us, the provincial population is probably 20 times ours, and in a country with swimming pedigree.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 31, 2017, 02:40:12 PM

nb: our(TT) top swimmers would make A finals at this provincial level.. and maybe challenge for medals

And yet that means nothing in the context of world success, and compared to us, the provincial population is probably 20 times ours, and in a country with swimming pedigree.

baby steps - we just need one or two to motivate the few and possibly encourage a few more...y'all doing great work with the tools and material you have, and I see your charges are making the sacrifices and effort. Many here and there, who are involved know how difficult it is.

Club : 500 competitive, Regional:2000,Provincial : 12000 (plus maybe equal number non-competitive. Part of the recruitment strength is the long winter. Hockey  & ringette (major comp.participants), skiing, then swimming, then there is minor part. in other items, soccer, gymnastics, track. Limited only by facilities. thus in the whole scheme of things approx. .0015 of prov. pop competitively swim. like everything else i's a numbers game. There it's harder for a kid to devote to the training required, given the limited facilities, and competition with other sporting and entertainment outdoor events. Your one or two products, real look like plenty to me.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 07, 2017, 07:53:37 AM
Lilman had a disappointing swim yesterday at Nationals, he is a little down as he expected to drop time but didn't happen. Did 1.56.56(pb: 1.55.31) in 200 free trial, had to do at least a 1.52, hoped for at least a pb.
 Found out he only had a light breakfast and was a bit hungry and unnerved. Mammy think it's a little deeper, mental  training, as he panics as he becomes fatigued. He will have to face these disappointments and surpass them on his own. Usually we there to support, but being the meet is across the country, we couldn't afford it. Hopefully he has a better swim today in 100 free trial and can put his disappointment of yesterday swim behind him.

https://results.swimming.ca/2017_Team_Canada_Trials/

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/aquatics/canadian-swimming-trials-stream-1.4054804


add: the disappointment continued. Just barely did a pb in 200 fly (not even a full half second). He was quite down. Of course he wasn't selected to WJ team. A few swimmers was sick, and some who would normally do well, didn't. He and mommy were in extensive discussions doh. He need to make some adjustments and approach his training differently. She is hoping when he get back, he is open to listening to us about details. One of which, being having a better rapport with his coaches. We can't help with the technical and physical, We can only help with the support and maybe some motivational. The rest is up to his Teachers at school , his coaches and most of all himself. However, Team Canada still invited him to the WJ team camp, I don't think doh, they are in a position to change their mind, as many boys were close. the best 200 fly prospect was 2.02.38 and standard was 2.02.31 and he wasn't selected. We were afraid they would select lilman for relay team as he was in with that, but seemed given the standards, they forgo the relay team. Fine by me.  I know he coming in a funk anyway, cause he don't like failure, so our first priority is help him, pick himself up. But he is the one who has to get up, we not gonna deadlift him.  Here we go. Let's see if we can be good by CCCan and beyond.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 12, 2017, 09:24:02 PM
 :frustrated: :pissedoff:
 i taking a break..everybody on dey own in the short term..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 18, 2017, 12:20:47 PM
Tariq (1 event), Angel (3 events), Lilman (9 events), hoping for CCCan times

https://swimming.ca/content/uploads/2016/06/2017_easterns_psych_sheet_2017-04-11.pdf

http://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2017-speedo-eastern-championships/

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 20, 2017, 07:10:49 AM
Think Lilman dropping 2 events, will only be doing 7, he having shoulder pain. Was icing and Canadian healing oil all week

https://results.swimming.ca/2017_Speedo_Eastern_Championships/

add: Gonna have to do a pb to get into the medal ceremony int he 200 fr.


Did 1.55.60, according to mammy, seems like he sticking with his hard-headness, don't think we will see much improvement till he goes back to his old but better technique and mindset. Hopefully sooner than later. I gave up butting my head on that wall,  :frustrated:  but I know mammy will never surrender.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 20, 2017, 08:16:15 PM
On a positive note, if I'm not mistaken, Tariq Lashley establishes a new TT record in 200 breast placing 3 Rd  with a time of 2.23.29. Way to go Tariq.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 23, 2017, 06:51:24 PM
1st the good news..lilman finally dropped a confident smidgitn of time in the 50,100 and 200 fly. Is mammy gettin thru ? mammy say he seem quite elated, and fixed a couple of the bad habits in those swims. Hopefully he will continue to improve.
50 fly: 25.91
100 fly: 55.63
200 fly : 2.05.85

the other news, not really bad, but his(lilman's) club teammate broke his 15-16 club record doing 2.05.94.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on April 23, 2017, 08:38:33 PM
National records for both Lashley and Goin on both 200's. Maxg, the 200 fly result wasn't posted. I will need to see it to have it ratified.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 23, 2017, 09:08:29 PM
it's on MeetMobile, however, it probably will be on swimrankings.net in a day or so.. :wavetowel:


Add:
https://www.swimrankings.net/index.php?page=meetDetail&meetId=601703&gender=1&styleId=17

Just realized Tariq had also done a pb in the 200 fly on same day 2.07.04
Could possibly be Tt reps in 200 fly at 15-7 (Lilman) and 18+ (Tariq, besides 200 breast). Now if MzTing and Angel could do amazing swims the expense might be worth the family trip, even if is partly heavy duty swimming .. it's in TT and for TT. Canada might not like what these guys might put down, as far as times in the future, but I'm sure will love them still.  🇨🇦 and 🇹🇹 .. just like me... ok ok I swim like a 🦀, mostly walk on the bottom.. but I is a 🇹🇹 🦀, so "Let's goT&T", who vex lorse
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on May 01, 2017, 08:44:32 AM
Men's 18 and over could be our strongest age group at CCCAN. The only thing missing is a sprint breastroker. I never expected us to have any distance freestyle men, and not sure that we will, but Tariq takes care of IM and distance breast for us. We are heavy in the sprint free and fly department as usual. Even the 4 x 200 relay will be strong, with Dylan already 1:48 this season. With the other guys overing between 1:53 and 1:56, we will surely challenge for gold in that relay.

Right after that group is the boys 15-17, and we have some foreign based vying for spots with the locals which is shaping up to be exciting. 4 x 100 free relay will be tough.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 02, 2017, 12:12:24 AM
Would you be interested in another male 18 + 200 IM'er - we have one working on it, and a women's 200 free/flyer ?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on May 02, 2017, 07:10:50 AM
Once they agree to represent us. We are a small nation, and must focus on our own development, while tapping into the resources of those who are eligible to represent us outside of TnT. Nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 02, 2017, 12:08:15 PM
Once they agree to represent us. We are a small nation, and must focus on our own development, while tapping into the resources of those who are eligible to represent us outside of TnT. Nothing wrong with that.
it's actually Angel and MzTing. Angel already knowing the Sprint team set, and MzTing, who feel she have something to offer in that 200 fly after her PSAC swim. They definitely have less headaches than lilman (who is invited to another Canadian swim camp again - think it's about the 5th for the year - 2 wks in BC). They real tapping him. When is the deadline for times submission, he will have to inform us by then, though I pretty sure he already decide in our favour, them probably trying hard to change his mind. Your buddy at Sportt never got back to us,I hoped he could have had a direct talk and show the TT interest. As I said and you know from here, over the years 'this guy is loyal'. He is quite aware of yours doh. Anyway, however, they go, they still have TT citizenship as well, for me they flying the flag regardless.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on May 02, 2017, 01:17:08 PM
Times for foreign based athletes should be submitted by May 21st. Sunday before the start of national open championships.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 02, 2017, 10:09:58 PM
Times for foreign based athletes should be submitted by May 21st. Sunday before the start of national open championships.

thanks..cutting it close, one chance that same weekend, we will try
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 04, 2017, 07:23:59 PM
Once they agree to represent us. We are a small nation, and must focus on our own development, while tapping into the resources of those who are eligible to represent us outside of TnT. Nothing wrong with that.
it's actually Angel and MzTing. Angel already knowing the Sprint team set, and MzTing, who feel she have something to offer in that 200 fly after her PSAC swim. They definitely have less headaches than lilman (who is invited to another Canadian swim camp again - think it's about the 5th for the year - 2 wks in BC). They real tapping him. When is the deadline for times submission, he will have to inform us by then, though I pretty sure he already decide in our favour, them probably trying hard to change his mind. Your buddy at Sportt never got back to us,I hoped he could have had a direct talk and show the TT interest. As I said and you know from here, over the years 'this guy is loyal'. He is quite aware of yours doh. Anyway, however, they go, they still have TT citizenship as well, for me they flying the flag regardless.
Now see whey all dem camps about

https://swimswam.com/swimming-canada-launching-initiative-improve-mens-team/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 13, 2017, 12:34:17 AM
frig...manager sent an amazing note, a 6 page newsletter..plus Lilman shoulder issue not clearing, and i'm afraid the camp and competition is gonna make it worse. But if yuh see this newsletter..lawwd ::)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 21, 2017, 10:45:48 PM
MzTing was unable to train for the last 2 weeks(school pool closed- plus they only swim yards in US), and finally landed home last Sunday and had sick (fever & flu) all week. It put a spoke in her wheel at her attempts to establish times to make the TT CCCan team. She was quite down, but went to meet anyway to do her 2 events, eyes and nose running, gave a valiant effort. Did 2.43.56 in 200 fly prelims - never did it at long course before,died the last 50, but still made 1st reserve for A and 1st for B final, but had to scratch as she was out of it physically. And only managed 2.22.78 in 200 free adding 8 seconds to her best time from last year. She was in good spirits doh, as she know and we saw she tried her best.

Angel, took shots at 50 breast (32.40 - a pb) and 100 breast(1.15.25) and also managed a pb in 200 IM(2.22.29). Did ok, however, likewise, not sure they will be good enough, will have to wait and see.

Meanwhile with Lilman there might be technical issues other than his shoulder problems, after we talk with him, will have to consult Swima on possible implications.

as god wills..


add: Lilman say he ok..I still will do the epsom salts and canadian healing oil treatments, when he reach back doh.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 25, 2017, 11:18:20 AM
Any live results available for the NOLC ?

https://www.swimtt.com/single-post/2017/05/24/Mc-Lean-Thompson-return-for-Long-Course-Splash

Mc Lean, Thompson return for Long Course Splash
May 24, 2017
|
Jason Wickham - PRO ASATT
2 time Olympian Sharntelle Mc Lean and decorated national standout Cherelle Thompson are making a return to the pool at the National Open Long Course Championships (NOLC) from May 25th to 28th at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain Couva.
 
This meet is the last qualifier for Team Trinidad and Tobago for the CCCAN Championships which will be held at the same venue from June 28 to July 2nd. 250 athletes in total are scheduled to face the starter over the four day meet, which is also a qualifier for the World Championships in Budapest Hungary in July.
 

Mc Lean of Torpedoes Swim Club has registered to compete at NOLC in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly. With CCCAN being home she saw this as an opportunity for Team Trinidad and Tobago to have a full 18 and over female contingent to contribute to relays and team points.
“I am excited by the fact that T & T should be able to field a full team of athletes in each age group” Mc Lean said.
“Getting back in to try out for CCCAN also created the opportunity to be able to compete for the first time in a regional competition in front a local crowd and once I qualify, it is an experience I am longing for”
Mc Lean competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and several other high level meets, and has established several national and regional records during her career. She is also a coach at Torpedoes.
 

Thompson of Eagles Aquatics also has eyes on CCCAN and hopes once she qualifies this weekend she can help to inspire and motivate athletes on the national team. She has signed up for the 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle events. She too is excited at the prospect at competing at the National Aquatic Centre
“I am looking forward to competing at NOLC because it is the first time I will get to race at this world class facility. Last year when I attended the CISC Championships I went as a foreign based athlete, I was a bit disconnected from the team. This time I will be preparing right here at home and hope as a senior swimmer to have a positive effect on the team and look forward to reconnecting with old, and connecting with new teammates.”
Thompson has represented Trinidad and Tobago at elite level meets including World Championships, Commonwealth and CAC Games.
 
In addition to Thompson and Mc Lean, prior regional medallists who are now in the 18 & over category have entered the NOLC for a chance to qualify for the first ever T & T hosted CCCAN Championships. They include Kristin Julien, Johnnya Ferdinand, Pierre Carmino, Kareem Baptiste, Abraham Mc Leod and Mosi Denoon. A race to watch will be the 50m freestyle for women where Thompson, Mc Lean, Ferdinand and Julien will all line up.
 

 
Jahmia Harley who won gold at CARIFTA, and subsequently broke a 24-year-old short course record in the Girls 13-14 200m backstroke at the Annual Invitational May Classic this month, is expected at NOLC as well. Many of our other successful CARIFTA athletes will also be competing this weekend inclusive of gold medallists Jeron Thompson, Jada Chatoor, Jada Chai, Kael Yorke and Kadon Williams. Amira Pilgrim and Alexandria Donahue are unavailable for NOLC due to academic commitments.
 
The meet starts on Thursday with preliminaries starting from 6pm. The meet officially opens on Friday at 6pm, with finals from Thursday’s events scheduled to start from 6:30pm. Competition on Saturday and Sunday would feature prelims at 9:15am and finals at 5:30pm.
 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 01, 2017, 02:43:07 PM
Carter, Mc Lean headline CCCAN Swim Team
June 1, 2017
|
Jason Wickham - PRO ASATT


 
Olympians Dylan Carter and Sharntelle Mc Lean were among the 64 athletes selected by the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) to represent this country at the 2017 CCCAN Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre Balmain Couva from 28 June to July 2nd.
 
Carter last participated in CCCAN in 2011. He skipped 2013 and 2015 as in 2013 he was in preparation for his silver medal finish at the World Junior Championships that year, and missed 2015 due to academic commitments. Two time Olympian Mc Lean also missed the 2015 event in Barbados, but signalled her intent to return to compete in front her home crowd to provide added firepower to the 18 and over age group.
 
Jeron Thompson, Jada Chatoor, Jada Chai, Kael Yorke, Kadon Williams. Amira Pilgrim, Gabriella Donahue and Jahmia Harley all won individual gold medals at CARIFTA and have successfully made the CCCAN team. Abraham Mc Leod who is a 2015 CCCAN gold medallist and record holder will also be in T & T's line up. Cherelle Thompson, Kristin Julien and Joshua Romany also have come back to reinforce the team's strength.
 
The team is expected to have its first training session at the National Aquatic Centre on Saturday. In 2015 CCCAN in Barbados T & T placed 5th in the point standings but topped the medal table with 26 gold medals.
 
11 - 12 GIRLS
Arielle Dickson
Gabrielle Vickles
Isabella Edwards
Neishelah Caseman
Savannah Chee-wah
Zoe Anthony
 
Reserves:
Caitlyn Look Fong
Soriyah Alfonso
 
 
11 - 12 BOYS
Jonathan Andre
Nikoli Blackman
Kadon Williams
Kyle West
Riquelio Joseph
Zarek Wilson
 
13 - 14 GIRLS
Adrianna Gooding
Brianna Bocage
DeNicha Lewis
Gabriela Donahue
Jada Chatoor
Jahmia Harley
Regan Allen
 
13 - 14 BOYS
Aqeel Joseph
Christopher Dieffenthaller
Delroy Tyrell
Jonathan Constantine
Malik Nelson
 
Reserves:
Jae-Hwa Lee Wing
 
15 - 17 GIRLS
Amira Pilgrim
Danielle Willaims
Deshor Edwards
Jada Chai
Ileana Bocage
Ornella Walker
Racine Ross
Sabrina David
Vrisnelit Faure
 
Reserves:
Courtney Lawrence
Teresa Otero
 
15 - 17 BOYS
Emil Goin
Gabriel Bynoe
Graham Chatoor
Jeron Thompson
Josiah Parag
Justin Samlalsingh
Kael Yorke
Kegan Ford
Luke Gillette
Obadayah Ince
 
18 & Over Girls
Ariel Cape
Cherelle Thompson
Colleen Parag
Daniel Mc Kenzie
Johnnya Ferdinand
Kira Goin
Kristin Julien
Megan Charles
Melina Marcano
Sharntelle Mc Lean
Theana Hay
 
Reserves:
Shantol Ince
Zahra Padia
 
18 & Over Boys
Aaron Acres
Abraham Mc leod
Bradley Thomas
Christian Awah
Dylan Carter
Jabari Baptiste
Jonathan Farah
Joshua Romany
Sachin Sankar
Tariq Lashley
 
Reserves:
Aleem Mohammed
Mosi Denoon
 
Coaches:  Edmund Pouchet (Head), Brian Wickham, Chabeth Haynes, Dexter Browne, Maurice Faria, Paul Newallo, Rochelle Pierre, Vincent Tardieu
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 01, 2017, 02:45:58 PM
 :'(  :chilling: :chilling:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 02, 2017, 10:29:24 AM
Congrats maxg. Going to be a great event.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 03, 2017, 06:21:51 PM
Congrats maxg. Going to be a great event.
Thanks again Swima. Think from what I'm hearing, we can't afford for the kids to stay with team doh.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on June 04, 2017, 11:27:45 AM
Keep an open ear. Nothing in stone.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 23, 2017, 12:38:56 AM
"Congratulations to Jeron Thompson on winning bronze today in the male 50m freestyle at the Commonweallth Youth Games in Bahamas! Bronze Medal time 23.43!!!"

I think i read ' it's the 1st TT CYG swimming medal ever...'
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 25, 2017, 03:59:38 PM
https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2017-canadian-junior-championships/

https://www.swimming.ca/en/news/2017/07/30/pointe-claire-swim-club-earn-top-club-honour-rbc-canadian-junior-championships/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 03, 2017, 11:02:16 PM
Seniors now...and then we done..hoping for a couple B finals, A final is bonus
Angel: 50 free and fly and a couple relays (best chance 50 fly)
Lilman: 50,100,200 fly,100 free and relays (best chance 100 fly)

https://results.swimming.ca/2017_CSC/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 17, 2017, 05:06:51 PM
https://www.swimtt.com/single-post/2017/08/16/Team-TTO-off-to-defend-Goodwill-Swim-crown-in-Guyana
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 03, 2017, 12:01:08 AM
 :-\ :-\ To represent TT is suddenly becoming quite costly for our foreign born Nationals, due to circumstances beyond our control. It is the uncertainty of changing arrangements in a generation of unkept promises seem to be the underlying issue. Will maintain our commitment to training, preparation and availability to the sport as long as we can. However, if Canada ever calls in their investment, tough decisions will have to be made. Better athletes than us, getting jam still, so who is we.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 21, 2017, 12:44:22 PM
Our next winter swim camp is in Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Chibougamau,Timbuktu...no, no,,,TRINIDAD & TOBAGO   :wavetowel: :wavetowel:

must be our fault   ???     ;)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 11, 2017, 04:25:53 PM
Not posting about the cut-tail the boys get last weekend..will just say this..they made finals, and lost to #1(Ayoubi) and # 4 (Daly)in the country in 50 free (lilman 68th, Angel 41 st), and those same two guys are #4 and #6 in 100 free as well as #3 and #4 in 100 fly. Both our guys were untapered and wore training suits, so some slight improvement may be possible. What our boys have to swallow, is they used to beat them both up to 3 years ago. The better you get, the harder you have to work. Makes one realize the amount of work a GOAT(like Phelps) has to constantly and consistently put in. Football practice and games was jokey compared to this, and yuh make ah lil change. The hardest part of this sport is the mind to stick thru the training and still take mental lash. No Joke.
Swima, those guys will probably be in TT for winter camp as well (CAMO), as they are coached by my buddy Greg. 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 30, 2017, 01:31:40 PM
Upcoming meets. Only Lilman competing at major.
http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/en/competitions-results/
add: http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AAA_psych_sheets-2.pdf

http://www.swimontario.com/index_ptp.php?id=2820

Angel finished for this season at Mcgill. Had ok swims, already qualified for Canadian University finals, but didn't do standards at meet. Will be off to Mcgill University camp in Barbados for New Year.

MzTing has 2 more meets 1 local, 1 IUP, exams and home for christmas. Qualified for State div II championships already. Hard to judge her meets because of the yds vs metres. Her swim camp is Florida.

Lilman has the 2, our own (we billeting 4 swimmers from across the country - BC) and Ontario Jnr. He should already have most of standards he needs. His swim camp is Cove-R, Trinidad.  ;)

All these camps is friggin $. Mammy say, what we go do , all their swim peers going, we didn't let them go all together everytime, and only a couple times. I say but we haven't even yet received the TT re-imbursement from since July. We paying for all these meets, I not seeing no faster times. Contro go say hire SH  :devil:. 
Another 5 k gone, and I outta work. She say, she will work some extra days during Christmas, we will manage. Well true, we doh have to feed them boys for 2 weeks, that's 1 K saved right dey.  ;D Doh tell me nutten bout doing my part and not spending on drinks for the holidays, eh.  :devil:

I gonna have the grand do Track, like we family used to. Run Free, oui. And at 5, she dun fast ahready. Will try to keep her in her lane, cause still have lots of years of distractions to face. Haven't had a DQ yet, so record good.



Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 17, 2017, 02:41:25 AM
At OJI Lilman can't get in the medals, but he did manage some very slight pbs'. So we still happy, and he seemed a bit encouraged. So this other lil 15 yr old black fella tearing up the place. Collecting metal and breaking all kinda age group records besides bussing Lilman up. The boy fast like speed. He and another bermudian girl we know from Carifta, she not winning, but break a few 11-12 records, besides making the 18 U finals.. Eh heh, Swimming Canada dun move on them, and hook them up for National training and representation. Talking to the girl mom, she saying she had nuff sleepless nights trying to do the right thing. She asked our thoughts, we agreed, the right thing is what is best now for the chile, home is where their heart is, thus accept the Cana offer, they want her for 2020, if things don't groove, then time and family is on their side.
Meanwhile Lilman and the youth man hook up, yuh know the boy born from Trini, Joshua Liendo, move to Tdot when he was 9. Before Lilman tell us, I walk by this lady in a convo bout him, I tell mammy, that lady look like he mother, and she sound Jcan or Trini. Boom, is Trini yes.
This kid is the real deal, Can won't let these 2 go, as they are already close to the National High Performance centre.

The boy went 22.83 for 3rd in 50 free sc. Lilman won b final with 23.44. Win 100 fly in 53.77. 15 years old. Lilman say he have to ketch the big fellas first and then run down the young fellas. ;D they messing with his focus  :D I tell him I just glad he focusing and feeling encouraged again. Last day tomorrow, I hoping for another A or B finals, or pb for Lilman, but watch for this kid in the medals. Lilman seem to be feeling a little better again, it showed in his swimming, regardless of the position. He may be back.
Go Joshua, Go Lilman, Go Elan,Go PCSC, Go TT
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: soccerman on December 24, 2017, 09:28:53 AM
Well that's good lilman was able to connect with Joshua, hopefully they can keep in touch and form a bond seeing they both swim at a high level and have the Trini thing in common. They could push and encourage each other....could be the new Can/TT generation of Phelps and Lochte  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 06, 2018, 07:27:16 PM
http://newsday.co.tt/2018/01/06/national-aquatic-centre-a-winter-shelter-for-athletes/#.WlEZ4b02yFQ.facebook

http://newsday.co.tt/2018/01/08/aquatic-centre-is-fun-in-the-sun/


They not even aware they have a non-sponsored TT national swimmer in the mix, who presently holds National records in the same events as the interviewees.  He even invited a friend and local National swimmer to train with them and introduced him to the 2nd fastest swimmer in Canada and his coach, who are both on the trip. Well as usual, like most of our young foreign athletes, he will probably bond with those that bond with him. We did our part and promotion. Maybe we could have done more.  :-[
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 17, 2018, 11:19:02 PM
The team found the facilities impeccable, enjoyed the camp training. Found the staff at the hotel buffet, a  bit uncourteous. The hotel itself and regular staff was ok and relatively comfortable, but not much to do around that venue, and we warned about the crime situation.
 This is a young pre-university team, thus the girls(and guys) were a little nervous and scared, especially with the cars pulling up next to them, and making propositions and catcalls on to many occasions. Lilman said he was a little embarrased of the general attitudes.The drivers of their transport were very friendly, and helpful. The relax day trip to Gasparee caves was quite enjoyable. Overall, good camp, but will probably not return next year, opting for a more tourist oriented country as they have done in the past. I haven't spoken to the coach as yet. He may have a different opinion as i know Lilman is very sensitive and protective. More to come..
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Swima on January 18, 2018, 09:02:19 AM
Great feedback Maxg. Which hotel did they stay? What if the process next year is more tourist friendly overall? Remember, this was done by SPORTT with no consulation from other entities until confronted.

What if the overall experience could be more synergized and planned out with consultation from the team as to their needs and expecations?

Also, did anyone from the SPORTT ask you to do a feedback form?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on January 18, 2018, 07:22:45 PM
The Asst coach: Trip was great, Hotel was good, the people were generally helpful and friendly. A couple of instances where on a walk to ice cream parlour the girls we a little taken aback by catcalls, but he didn't feel it was overly threatening. I didn't ask then why not going back. When I speak to Head Coach, will ask the hard questions and Swima's as well.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 02, 2018, 10:13:19 AM
a lil late but still

https://draftingthecaribbean.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/ramkissoon-captures-five-gold-medals-at-2017-debray-divisional-champs-sets-meet-record-in-50-metre-breaststroke/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 02, 2018, 05:44:04 PM
TEWKSBURY TO MENTOR TOP YOUNG MALES AT TRINIDAD CAMP
– February 2, 2018
Swimming Canada

A group of 16 male swimmers and four coaches are on their way to the Trinidad National Aquatic Centre for an important development opportunity geared towards building Swimming Canada’s next great men’s team.

Under the leadership of National Development Coach Ken McKinnon, who will serve as Team Leader, and Senior Coach, Olympic Program Martyn Wilby, who will act as head coach, the group will spend a week in the warm weather training and growing as potential future Team Canada teammates.

Olympic champion Mark Tewksbury, now an accomplished speaker and leadership trainer, will join the group for the first three days and lead a variety of mentorship exercises.

It’s another targeted effort focused on rebuilding the men’s team, which is in a transition phase after the retirements of Olympic medallists Ryan Cochrane and Brent Hayden. Last year’s initiatives included targeted opportunities on the Mare Nostrum tour, and junior and senior relay and team-building camps.

“This is about team-building for the males of the future and how they can come together the next three years and take a real shot at moving the men’s team forward for 2020. We’ll talk about the hardiness and toughness in training that’s required to get there, as well as doing things correctly,” McKinnon said.

“We’ve got guys swimming the back end of the 200 butterfly or 400 IM better than we’ve seen and going hard at each other. The character and talent is what we’ve been hoping for. I’m really impressed with the physical potential and ability of the 16 boys we’ve invited and what we know of their training habits and tenacity.”

“This camp is very important for Swimming Canada in the development of our male program. Ken and Martyn will lead this camp and work with the athletes and their coaches about transitioning as a successful male junior swimmer into the senior team,” said Swimming Canada High Performance Director John Atkinson.

“We are also delighted to have Mark Tewksbury attend this camp to work as a mentor with the athletes, coaches and staff. His special insights will be so valuable and we thank him for his involvement.

Tewksbury will lead a workshop activity before the first workout on Super Bowl Sunday.

“After that we’ll go swim, a sharp start with high volume, then come back and watch the Super Bowl together,” McKinnon said.

Tewksbury will spend two more days working with the group to talk about what’s required to achieve excellence in the pool. They’ll also do a team excursion together

The swimmers range in age from 14 to 17 and have been identified through Swimming Canada’s World Class On Track Times, which have been developed to better define development pathways for swimmers leading to potential Olympic podium performances. The group includes swimmers who put themselves on the radar including Cole Pratt of Calgary’s Cascade Swim Club, Finlay Knox of Foothills Stingrays in Alberta, Graysen Bernard of Toronto Swim Club/Ontario Swimming Academy, Gabe Mastromatteo of Kenora (Ont.) Swimming Sharks/Ontario Swimming Academy, and Joshua Liendo of Toronto’s North York Aquatic Club, a former Trinidad resident.

“I know a lot of the guys going and I’m looking forward to seeing how they train. It’s going to be fun,” Liendo said.

The coaches in attendance will be Don Burton of Ontario Swimming Academy, Mark Bottrill of Hyack Swim Club (New Westminster, B.C.), Wendy Johnson of Cascade, and Marta Belsh of the Fredericton Aquanauts Swim Team.

“It’s going to be a challenging camp. I’m expecting to learn from this group of younger athletes how keen and tough they are, and see who’s going to develop into the leaders of the group,” Burton said. “We need to identify and invest in this core group of athletes and give them the time to build a nucleus so they feel responsible to each other and part of the future of Canadian male swimming.

“I’m glad to see that plan really starting to come together.”

TEAM STAFF

Team Leader   Ken McKinnon
Team Manager   Jocelyn Jay
Head Coach   Martyn Wilby
Coach 1   Don Burton
Coach 2   Mark Bottrill
Coach 3   Marta Belsh
Coach 4   Wendy Johnson
Mentor   Mark Tewksbury
SWIMMERS

Name   Club   Personal Coach
Alex Milanovich   ESWIM   Kevin Thorburn
Brodie Young   HYACK   Mark Bottrill
Cole Pratt   CASC   Dave Johnson
Graysen Bernard   TSC   Don Burton
Finlay Knox   FSSC   Todd Melton
Gabe Mastromatteo   KSS   Janet Hyslop / Don Burton
Jacob Gallant   FAST   Marta Belch
Joshua Liendo   NYAC   Murray Drudge
Justin Konik   ESWIM   Kevin Thorburn
Loic St Martin   CAMO   Claude St Jean
Owen Huang   MARKHAM   Robert Novak
Ray Yang   ESWIM   Kevin Thorburn
Richie Stokes   ESWIM   Kevin Thorburn
Russell Burton   GUELPH   Don Burton
Sebastien Somerset   CASC   Dave Johnson
Tyler Wall   KISU   Tina Hoeben
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 06, 2018, 06:30:39 PM
Angel put down 3 best times and medal at university provincials, also did 2 National qualifying times (50,100 fly).
Well done son

https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/20475/live/index.html

Ps: the state of the union, we decided that lilman should stay in Canada. He looking at Calgary, we looking at Toronto. We talked Mcgill, Angel say nah, “I ain’t able”
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 11, 2018, 11:15:08 PM
http://www.guardian.co.tt/sports/2018-02-10/canadian-swimmers-leave-after-nac-training

Canadian swimmers leave after NAC training
 
Published:
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Following on the large contingent of club and university teams that utilized the swimming and diving facilities at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC) in December and earlier this month, the Canadian national team also used the Couva centre as its base for the past week.

The junior national swim team of 16 athletes and six coaches arrived on February 4 to conduct an intensive training sessions.

According to team coach Don Burton, the group is being primed to represent their country at the 2024 Olympic Games, a hint of the long-term preparation by the Canadians when developing a national programme. Included in the contingent is Mark Tewsbury, a 1992 Olympic gold medallist in the 100m Backstroke, who is working with the team as a consultant.

The team departed Piarco yesterday, just before the Carnival celebrations get into full swing and according to reports, they have had an enjoyable stay. They are expected to make return trip in the future.

The Aquatic Centre was a hub of activity in the winter months, owing to the efforts of the Sports Company of T&T to position the facility as an ideal destination for winter training.

 
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 17, 2018, 09:32:24 PM
Canadian University championships , not the same hype or range of talent as US university finals.
Yet at least 2 Trinis -Seahawks will be trying for finals, and hoping for a medal. 1 in his first year-Angel, and the other in his final year - J Ramkisson.
https://static.varsityblues.ca/custompages/swimresults/


Good luck and Good swims my youths
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 18, 2018, 07:05:20 PM
oh my

National athletes are being treated with disdain! Thompson’s email exchange with Sport Ministry official
Lasana Liburd  Saturday 17 February 2018

https://wired868.com/2018/02/17/national-athletes-treated-disdain-thompsons-email-exchange-sport-ministry-official/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 21, 2018, 02:22:14 AM
Pennsylvania State D II Championships

Unfortunately MzTing only doing 2 individual events (Flys',ranked 28th & 7th) although she has free standards as well, as she needed for all 5 relays, and only allowed to have 7 swims. swim dem dong MzTing, good luck with the NCAA standards.
http://swimyorky.org/realtime/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 01, 2018, 09:34:37 AM
Lilman at Atlanta Grandprix, highest rank is 24th, lowest 52 nd. Hope he don't come home to vex.

Swima, why bother go a major meet(with Pros at that) like this not fully prepared. i.e. untapered , un shaved , non-racing suit etc..yuh know yuh will get licks and add time, so why go so far to do that ? After all these years I still don't get it. It also bothers this swimmer, and we have to try and justify some reasoning, once in awhile, i understand, but it's an expensive lesson in training and humility. Thoughts, excuses i can use !
add: just saw he added 1.82 secs in 100 fly, probably won't make the D final with that, as he needed to do his best to make even that.

http://www.swmeets.com/Realtime/Pro%20Series/2018/Atlanta/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on March 01, 2018, 08:41:23 PM
maxg, are your kids swimming for TT in the Carifta swim meet around Easter?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 02, 2018, 05:59:07 PM
maxg, are your kids swimming for TT in the Carifta swim meet around Easter?
All to old for Carifta now. My grand should be ready in about 6 years doh, swimming lessons going good   ;D
a lot would have to change on the reppin TT level doh, might, by that time. Don't think we can afford to pay for the kids to rep TT again. Busy affording them an education and hopefully a career. Contrary to popular belief, don't have that much scholarships in swimming. In Canada, barely covers 1/8 of school cost, if he go to the states, may get at least tuition, but the state of that nation, not sure I want to send a strong, respectful  but social naive black boy there right now..Angel however got an academic that covers most of his tuition right here in our town.
Priority right now is affording all of them University - with a swim program, the University sport program covers their swim expenses, but we paying their education. Cost for 3 : ~50k cdn/yr + ah old man outta wuk. Lessons and experience with sports culture, foreign and domestic : priceless
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on March 02, 2018, 07:09:51 PM
maxg, are your kids swimming for TT in the Carifta swim meet around Easter?
All to old for Carifta now. My grand should be ready in about 6 years doh, swimming lessons going good   ;D
a lot would have to change on the reppin TT level doh, might, by that time. Don't think we can afford to pay for the kids to rep TT again. Busy affording them an education and hopefully a career. Contrary to popular belief, don't have that much scholarships in swimming. In Canada, barely covers 1/8 of school cost, if he go to the states, may get at least tuition, but the state of that nation, not sure I want to send a strong, respectful  but social naive black boy there right now..Angel however got an academic that covers most of his tuition right here in our town.
Priority right now is affording all of them University - with a swim program, the University sport program covers their swim expenses, but we paying their education. Cost for 3 : ~50k cdn/yr + ah old man outta wuk. Lessons and experience with sports culture, foreign and domestic : priceless


I hear you Breds! You did your part, and still doing more. Good luck and God Bless!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 03, 2018, 09:32:17 PM
Congratulations and Bonne Chance to Carifta team this year
https://www.facebook.com/swimtt/photos/a.181724315311672.1073741829.175411519276285/997645020386260/?type=3
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on March 27, 2018, 12:25:20 AM
Next up, Lilman only, Angel say he not ready
https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2018-canadian-swimming-championships/

Pysch sheets up, best ranking 8, lowest 18 th(last). just hoping for a pb, to take him outta the funk.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/aquatics/canadian-swimming-championships-live-stream-april-5-8-1.4604562
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 06, 2018, 07:05:05 AM
Although their relay team collected the bronze in the 4 x 200, Lilman was quite disappointed in his leg. He was 3 secs slower than his pb. Couldn't sleep last night and started the quitting talk. This morning I say that not happening, as a proper dad, I not allowing that. I already made that mistake, and spent the rest of my life wondering if..so he better get that off his mind. He humbled and went off to the pool. Ranked last in his event today. Take yuh licks and try to improve, man.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 08, 2018, 10:44:58 PM
Feeling a little better, close to  pb in 200 free, placed 15th. 17 th in 50 fly (26.12), he knew he was to slow. Again no pb in 100 fly (56.12), but won the B final. Did a pb in 200 fly (2.04.42 New TT record ?), placed 7th. Lost position as top dog in 200 fly in club, younger teammate did 2.03.68, but was happy he finally did a pb. Picked up a relay bronze and gold, for 4x100 free and medley, respectively. Helping our club win the National banner.
Next weekend Eastern Canada championships. Why Nationals before Easterns ?  ??? ??? Anyway, hoping to improve on some sprints.  :cheers:


ps: Joshua Liendo, the outstanding Trini born 15 year old i mentioned earlier, selected to Canada's Jnr Pan-Pacs and I think 2018 Youth Olympic teams. Lilman say he is a very nice kid, unfortunately I didn't get a chance to congratulate him and let him know we will be supporting him all the way.
50 free : 23.56 (9th)pb
100 free: 52.75 (19th)
100 back: 58.57 (13th)pb
50 fly: 25.10 (5th)pb
100 fly: 54.34 (5th)pb
200 fly : 2.03.57 (3rd)

Gabe MastroMatteo(breaststroke), one of the selected kids for PanPacs, finals-entry song selection as top qualifier, was Kes- Hello. Remember they had the camp in TT.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 09, 2018, 11:09:53 PM
Canadian Eatern Championships this weekend

Psych sheet : http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-easterns-psych-sheet-v1-2018-03-30-1.pdf

Results: https://results.swimming.ca/2018_Speedo_Eastern_Championships/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 20, 2018, 10:00:10 PM
Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad & Tobago
Yesterday at 6:59pm ·
PRESS RELEASE

The following team will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the CCCAN Swimming Championships in Aruba from June 29 – July 3rd.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2018 CCCAN SWIMMING TEAM

11-12 FEMALE:

Caitlyn Look Fong

Gabrielle Vickles

Joy Blackett

Neishelah Caseman

Savannah Chee-Wah

Zoe Anthony

11-12 MALE:

Josiah Changar

Nikoli Blackman

Stachys Harley

Zarek Wilson

13-14 FEMALE:

Adriana Gooding

Brianna Bocage

DeNicha Lewis

13-14 MALE:

Kadon Williams

Malik Nelson

15-17 FEMALE:

Danielle Williams

Deshor Edwards

Gabriela Donahue

Ileana Bocage

Jada Chatoor

Jahmia Harley

Racine Ross

15-17 MALE:

Aqeel Joseph

Graham Chatoor

Jeron Thompson

Josiah Parag

Kael Yorke

Obadyah Ince

18 & Over FEMALE

Cherelle Thompson

18 & Over MALE

Abraham Mc Leod

Christian Awah

David Mc Leod

Josiah Morales

The following team will represent Trinidad and Tobago in the CCCAN Open Water Championships on July 4th and 6th in Aruba:

3K Team
12 – 13 Girls Zoe Anthony, Savannah Chee Wah, Gabrielle Vickles
12 – 13 Boys Nikoli Blackman, Zackary Pichery, Lucius Harrison

5K Team
14 – 17 Girls Jada Chatoor, Chisara Santana, Dominique Nurse Allen
18 & Over Girls Shania David
14 – 17 Boys Kyle West, Gabriel Bynoe, Jared De Silva
18 & Over Boys Graham Chatoor, Josiah Parag

10K Team
14-17 Girls Chisara Santana, Sabrina David
18 & Over Girls Shania David
14-17 Boys Gabriel Bynoe, William Reyes, Sebastian Marchand

Team Manager: Neal Marcano

Head Coach: Maurice Faria

Assistant Coaches: Chabeth Haynes, Dexter Browne

Chaperone: Derek Changar

The teams were originally set to be confirmed on Tuesday after being proposed by the Swimming Committee. However the council meeting which was to immediately follow the swimming committee meeting did not have a quorum. Those council members present stated their agreement to the proposed swimming team, and the teams for the 3K and 5K open water swim, and the secretary was advised to initiate a round robin to get the requisite numbers to ensure a quorum of votes was had to ratify the team. With the council meeting being aborted, a new meeting was scheduled and held on Saturday at 9:30am. The secretary announced the result of the round robin where the aforementioned teams were ratified at the said Saturday meeting today.

At this meeting, the council voted that the 10k open water swim team be ratified as per the results of the open water trial held two weeks prior. The swimming committee recommended that the team not be considered as there was a referee’s report that stated that the trial held for the meet was not 10k. It was stated that the race buoys shifted due to currents and altered the distance of the course. After vibrant discussion, it was agreed by the majority at council that the CCCAN Open Water 10k should be ratified as the athletes were required to achieve a place and not a time, and the selected athletes completed the course and should not be faulted due to external factors.

The above named team was ratified in its entirety by council.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 31, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
Lilman here

http://liveresults.eswim.ca/results/AGI/index.htm


Another interesting meet
http://liveresults.eswim.ca/results/AGI/index.htm
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 07, 2018, 01:04:31 AM
:-\ :-\ To represent TT is suddenly becoming quite costly for our foreign born Nationals, due to circumstances beyond our control. It is the uncertainty of changing arrangements in a generation of unkept promises seem to be the underlying issue. Will maintain our commitment to training, preparation and availability to the sport as long as we can. However, if Canada ever calls in their investment, tough decisions will have to be made. Better athletes than us, getting jam still, so who is we.

Trinidad Express
Mark Pouchet

7th June 2018

Four athletes pull out of CCCAN
 
Four swimmers have withdrawn from the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Swimming and Open Water Championships, to be hosted in Aruba from June 26-July 6, a tour expected to be funded by parents to the tune of over $10,000 per swimmer.

And the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Sportt) cited a lack of funds and ASATT’s incomplete compliance to Sportt policy as reasons for not funding the CCCAN squad.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on June 29, 2018, 11:14:46 AM
https://www.swimrankings.net/services/CalendarFile/21905/live/

Can't yet find a CCCAN results link
Not live but

https://www.swimbarbados.com/event/cccan-2018-aruba/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on July 22, 2018, 09:09:00 PM
Congrats to Dylan (new CAC record) and Kyle(new 15-17 National SC 100 fly record and) 15-17 National LC 200 fly record, also at CAC, previously held by lilman.

Unfortunately Wikipedia doesn't consider Lilman a TT swimmer anymore and has also given Kyle the Open 200 fly record as well. I wonder if ASATT feels the same way.
 Poor lilman having a tough year all round (injuries and now being dropped and dissed), hope he can bounce back next year. If not, still proud of you son.

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 23, 2018, 10:18:35 PM
Angel (wingback) team won their Div.6 football League(13-4-1) and Knockout cup, NO INJURIES   :wavetowel:
Now is just school and school swim team
Lilman started training, off to Calgary in January - not sure if he swim with school or just the club or both
Swimming is ON.
This year in the books..
(http://www.natationpointe-claire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IMG_3920-1.jpg)
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on September 27, 2018, 09:08:54 PM
MzTing final year. Lots to work on.
https://www.coachseye.com/t/7b1eb8d055664c7f8b3de978350545d4
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 18, 2018, 11:37:23 PM
MzTing final year. Lots to work on.
https://www.coachseye.com/t/7b1eb8d055664c7f8b3de978350545d4
And coach doing his part and getting the job done.and so far, so is she..well done K

https://psacsports.org/news/2018/11/13/womens-swimming-psac-womens-swimmer-of-the-week-4.aspx

followed by

https://calvulcans.com/news/2018/11/18/swimming-goin-breaks-school-record-reaches-ncaa-mark.aspx

add: https://psacsports.org/news/2018/11/20/womens-swimming-psac-womens-swimmer-of-the-week-5.aspx

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on November 28, 2018, 12:49:17 AM
Apparently MzTing trying to get on the next CCCan team. Hope she saving her money.  :devil:
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 06, 2018, 11:33:30 PM
Lilman last club meet,before going of to University in Calgary. Lil swimmers are all grown and will have flown the coup. Thanks to those who have helped and supported us.
We'ave come a long way baby.  :chilling: :salute:

https://clubaquatiquepointe-claire.ca/en/evenement/invitation-provincial-aa-aaa/

add: maybe the end of the road  :'(
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on December 15, 2018, 10:14:52 PM
Congrats to Dylan Carter. Bronze in the 50. in the World championship in China.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2018, 02:32:26 AM
Way to go Joshua..
https://swimswam.com/liendo-breaks-meet-age-group-records-in-50-free-on-day-2-of-oji/
(https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2018/07/Joshua-Liendo-Can-Swim-Champs-H-6apr2018167000-XL.jpg)
Joshua is TT born.

Congrats to Dylan Carter. Bronze in the 50. in the World championship in China.
Don't forget, Dylan's 34 th in 50 free, Cadell Lyon placing 36 th in the 200 back, and 37 th in 100 fly.
Great acomplishments as well. well represented.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on December 16, 2018, 09:32:10 PM
Imaxg, I hope this augurs well for the future. We need a good 6 to 8 personel in in both men and women to be competitive in international meet. TT swimming have to figure out a way to get funds for the swimming programs.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2018, 09:56:48 PM
Deeks, regarding Joshua, there is no way he wouldn’t be swimming for Canada, besides it the home he knows most.
TT swimming in a worse off position than football, especially with even greater inadequate funding. As a matter of fact compared to any other sports, probably received the least per international representation and participation. At every level staff and participation(athletes) is 90 + % volunteers. You can’t get team coming out of that scenario, given the current TT attitudes. If you not best in the world, sorry we can’t help you. Ppl and potential athletes and parents dun read the scenario, so if support doesn’t come from outside, not gonna happen. Expect the other islands to move past us , even if they have less numbers.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on February 19, 2019, 06:34:30 PM
MzTing :100,200fly, 5 relays
https://psacsports.org/tournaments/?id=71&fbclid=IwAR3W5RIs945o7MAWvERvwwRK62UI3uTF-iiY1U7vlnakHzsd5VzU7EW6an0


Boys : not sure yet

Live stats (): http://results.teamunify.com/cavpsc/usports2019/

Live watch (not working yet) https://usports.live/2019-swimming-broadcast-schedule
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on April 01, 2019, 05:41:51 PM
Dylan Carter, lilman and Trini born Joshua Liendo at Canadian swim trials starting Wednesday

https://www.swimming.ca/en/events-results/events/2019-canadian-swimming-trials/

Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on August 13, 2019, 02:14:14 PM
Real tough year for lilman. Battling shoulder and nerve impingement injuries. Fell to top 50(in Canada) in the freestyles and top 30 in the flys.
We begging him to take a break and try to relax the areas, just do simple stretching and physio..but he still want to continue weight training. Finally he an Mama had it out. Hope he listens positively.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2019, 03:23:25 AM
Way to go Joshua..
https://swimswam.com/liendo-breaks-meet-age-group-records-in-50-free-on-day-2-of-oji/
(https://www.swimming.ca/content/uploads/2018/07/Joshua-Liendo-Can-Swim-Champs-H-6apr2018167000-XL.jpg)
Joshua is TT born.

Congrats to Dylan Carter. Bronze in the 50. in the World championship in China.
Don't forget, Dylan's 34 th in 50 free, Cadell Lyon placing 36 th in the 200 back, and 37 th in 100 fly.
Great acomplishments as well. well represented.
Joshua still bussing times
https://www.swimrankings.net/index.php?page=athleteDetail&athleteId=4888155

No 1 in Canada at 17 in a few. Maybe lilman could ask him to wave a lil TT flag at Olympics, if he still cares.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 16, 2019, 03:38:34 AM
Swima, the youths from Britain was flying at OJI. Ontario junior intl. Check 16 yr old MATT Richards.

https://www.swimrankings.net/index.php?page=athleteDetail&athleteId=4908294
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on December 31, 2019, 11:37:40 AM
https://www.facebook.com/McGillSwimming/videos/446397816301205/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 08, 2021, 11:30:03 PM
#1 in and for Canada at 18 . Way to go Josh. 50,100 free & 100 fly.

http://swimontario.com/news_detail.php?id=3423
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on May 09, 2021, 05:54:35 AM
#1 in and for Canada at 18 . Way to go Josh. 50,100 free & 100 fly.

http://swimontario.com/news_detail.php?id=3423


 In past, he played the double bass and cello in the school orchestra and was also in the jazz band.


I presume that is steelpan?!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: maxg on May 12, 2021, 10:06:03 PM
#1 in and for Canada at 18 . Way to go Josh. 50,100 free & 100 fly.

http://swimontario.com/news_detail.php?id=3423


 In past, he played the double bass and cello in the school orchestra and was also in the jazz band.


I presume that is steelpan?!
i doubt it. Most elementary schools (add: in Canada) don't have full jazz bands, although they will have music bands and I know of only one that has steelband (in Mtl - Coronation Elementary https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/page/coronation-elementary-school-s-steel-pan-band-in-the-news). Very few highschools can also afford steelbands as well. So I didn't consider it. I feel it's the stringed instruments. I would ask lilman to find out, but it ain't that important.


https://fb.watch/5so8DsyR5S/
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on May 13, 2021, 11:10:46 PM
#1 in and for Canada at 18 . Way to go Josh. 50,100 free & 100 fly.

http://swimontario.com/news_detail.php?id=3423


 In past, he played the double bass and cello in the school orchestra and was also in the jazz band.


I presume that is steelpan?!
i doubt it. Most elementary schools (add: in Canada) don't have full jazz bands, although they will have music bands and I know of only one that has steelband (in Mtl - Coronation Elementary https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/page/coronation-elementary-school-s-steel-pan-band-in-the-news). Very few highschools can also afford steelbands as well. So I didn't consider it. I feel it's the stringed instruments. I would ask lilman to find out, but it ain't that important.


https://fb.watch/5so8DsyR5S/

Cool!!!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on June 24, 2021, 05:45:50 AM


How many of our ' lil swimmers ' are meeting Olympic standards world Champs standards and qualifying for Olympics and Major global championships over the years? I dont see any! Look at Olympics this year. Only Dylan Carter. Where is our talent going? Is it reaching its full potential?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on June 24, 2021, 11:26:59 PM


How many of our ' lil swimmers ' are meeting Olympic standards world Champs standards and qualifying for Olympics and Major global championships over the years? I dont see any! Look at Olympics this year. Only Dylan Carter. Where is our talent going? Is it reaching its full potential?

Swimming like football and other sports have problem where it concerns youth development. It continues to be a sport where most of our top swimmers have always come from the parents with a healthy amount of income. A parent could target the money to his son or daughter. It is unfortunate that this happens. Where is corporate TT? When was the last time a good swimmer come out from Central, South or EasternCounties? never!!! I watch the US swimming trials for Tokyo. The heats for some races are 4 to 5 deep. Unbelievable!!!
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on June 25, 2021, 05:05:07 AM

We are very far behind! and all this talk about top class swimming facility in Couva. Ok so what next? Just having a facility does not equal success. We always mention all these swimmers names but besides Carter and Bovel none of them are meeting world class standards. Just good enough for regional swimming tournaments.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on June 25, 2021, 03:58:03 PM

We are very far behind! and all this talk about top class swimming facility in Couva. Ok so what next? Just having a facility does not equal success. We always mention all these swimmers names but besides Carter and Bovel none of them are meeting world class standards. Just good enough for regional swimming tournaments.

You are quite correct. But again we could blame the govt all we want, govt can't do everything. Where is corporate TT? Or what is  the swimming  organization doing to get money to get the developmental programs going. After Dylan, I eh seeing anyone of caliber on the horizon. Very sad indeed.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Sando prince on June 25, 2021, 05:36:36 PM

I have said many times in here our coaches are NOT first class and our swimmers are not getting enough quality competition to make them better. We need to hire International coaches so our local coaches can learn from them and we need to invest more money for our local swimmers to travel around the world to face better opposition instead of just only depending on these regional competitions that do not get our swimmers ready for anywhere close to the big stage. They are not meeting the Olympic standard or world champs standard every year!

Do not come tell me about the Govt, what happen to the Swimming federation in T&T? They do not have bright minds who fail to see this?
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on June 25, 2021, 10:01:27 PM

I have said many times in here our coaches are NOT first class and our swimmers are not getting enough quality competition to make them better. We need to hire International coaches so our local coaches can learn from them and we need to invest more money for our local swimmers to travel around the world to face better opposition instead of just only depending on these regional competitions that do not get our swimmers ready for anywhere close to the big stage. They are not meeting the Olympic standard or world champs standard every year!

Do not come tell me about the Govt, what happen to the Swimming federation in T&T? They do not have bright minds who fail to see this?

When we hire foreign coaches, you do know we have to pay them. Where is corporate TT on this. Of course the swimming federation is involved.
Title: Re: lil swimmers
Post by: Deeks on November 29, 2021, 02:06:57 PM
I see Yorke place 5th in the 100m butterfly in the Junior Panam games.