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Wheaton: June 15th -17th


New Practice Schedule!

Favorite thing to do?
- Drawing, gymnastics and swimming

What is something Coach Kamil always says?
- "Tight Streamlines!"

If you were President for a week, what would you do?
- Give people whatever they want

What kind of magical powers would you like to have?
- Fire power

Which food could you eat everyday?
- Ice-cream

JETS: June 8th - 10th

WHEATON:  June 10th

Happy Birthday!

Upcoming Swim Meets

Sharks Events: June

Swimmer Spotlight: Emma, Lach




If you were a vegetable which would you be?
- Corn

How old are you? Birthday?
- 9 years old (Aug. 24th, 2009)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Something sports related

Why do you like swimming?
- Makes me stronger + have better endurance

Favorite thing about Sharks Swim Club?
- You practice almost every day

Favorite Candy?
- Prince-Polo bar

Arend Hapon - June 10th, 2010

Sydney Danner - June 16th, 2003

Yaroslav Masliy - June 17th, 2008

Nikolay Bermeo - June 20th, 2006

Maya Madej - June 25th, 2004

Jagoda Porebski - June, 27th 2009

Aleksandra Malara - June 29th, 2009

June 4th

Hello everyone!

Dryland conditioning is an integral part of a swimmer’s training regimen. Dryland programs typically

simulate movements each swimmer does in the water and so to understand why it’s important to show

up for the extra hour of workouts, we will take a look at some of the exercises and their benefits.

Dryland exercises need to provide effectiveness and reduce potential for injury. If an exercise closely does

these things after proper execution, then we can start to break down the rest of the program.  Other aspects in putting together a program includes how hips and shoulders rotate, how to increase stability in the other joints and gaining power off walls and starts without taxing the swim itself. Our National group uses dumbbells to develop some of these factors, where Gold and Silver just use their body weight.

The dumbbell chest press with a twist helps build strong chest muscles and improved shoulder stability for increased pull power.  A bench exercise like this one needs good foundation, so we prep the younger swimmers with pushups over a calculated period of time.

Pullups mimic the process of taking a full stoke. When done right, extending and flexing on a pull up bar works the lats (large muscle on the mid-backside), wrists and shoulders. We do various types of pullups to gain extension including wide-grip, underhand grip and overhand grip.  A good start for younger dryland groups include hanging from the pullup bar for a short amount of time.

Russian twists work on rotation, strengthen your core and develops control. While sitting on the ground, ankles raised and back leaning we perform 45 degree turns with or without a weight to simulate hip position and how flexed your core should be as you move your body. This movement also works the abdominal muscles.

Hope this shines some light on how dryland provides a step toward better in-water training and positive swim meet results!

See ya around,

Coach Dave



Poolside with Coach Kamil

- Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs.
- Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles.
- Swimming helps reduce stress.
- Water’s buoyancy make swimming the ideal exercise for physical therapy and rehabilitation or for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.
- Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.

Swim Facts


Swimmer Spotlight: Michael, Zegarski



Hello, everyone!

June is an exciting month for Sharks Swim Club as we begin practice at Oriole Park’s outdoor

swimming pool. This will be the first time the Sharks will train out of a new pool. We have spent

plenty of time discussing the facility at Oriole Park, but I would like to stress the importance of a

couple factors when training at a different facility and doing doubles.

One major factor that both swimmers and parents have when training out of two different pools is the obvious one: transportation. This can get complicated when driving to and from morning practices and also having to plan for evening practices as well. I did the same as a swimmer during my training years and had to get creative at times. One of the biggest aids was parent communication; we will have a more successful summer program with carpooling from one facility to another. I know this is easier said than done, but if parents can save time and money by sharing the responsibility of driving back and forth from one pool to another, it can really help all parents and swimmers have an overall positive experience. Please consider helping a couple times a week by sharing the responsibility of driving swimmers to the pools a couple times a week. With that said, if you are having issues with getting your swimmer to Oriole Park or St. Patrick HS, feel free to shoot me an email and I will do my best to find a solution.

The second factor I would like to talk about when doing doubles in the summer is team-bonding with the travel to and from the two swimming pools. Speaking from experience, it was always fun and a learning experience for my brother and myself to travel to a swimming pool with fellow teammates to practice. You get to learn a lot about other swimmers as well as share ideas on how to prepare for training whether through diet or physical and mental approaches. Sometimes even having someone to gripe with before jumping in the pool early morning is helpful! 

Last, but certainly not least, in preparing for doubles is making sure your swimmer has proper eating habits. It is very important that swimmers focus on eating the proper foods and making sure they stay hydrated as much as possible in between morning and evening practices, especially with the warmer days upon us. If you do not take this factor seriously and do not focus on what you are feeding your body, you will end up burning out or, worst case, developing an injury. Coach Dave has written many articles about nutrition, but can help discuss in person if you’re unsure how to sustain your energy through food. I cannot stress enough the importance of hydration and healthy protein intake before and, most importantly, after morning practices. If you do not take this seriously your body will eventually shut down and you will hurt your season instead of flourishing at the end of the season. I hope these factors help everyone in preparing and having a very successful double-practice season and I look forward in seeing everyone poolside at our new outdoor swimming facility!


Coach Kamil

June 8th

 In the Gym with Coach Dave

Favorite thing to do?
- Play on the ipad

What is something Coach Kamil always says?
- "Go Faster!"

If you were President for a week, what would you do?
-Help the homeless

What kind of magical powers would you like to have?

- Fire power

Which food could you eat everyday?
- Vegetables

If you were a vegetable which would you be?
- Broccoli

How old are you? Birthday?
- 10 years old (Feb. 3rd, 2008)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Professional swimmer

Why do you like swimming?
- Because it's fun

Favorite thing about Sharks Swim Club?
- The coaches

Favorite Candy?
- Skittles

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