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Recent Swimming Posts

Swimming in Chile
By Emily Mosbaccher

In March, four PCCA swimmers (three current, one former) and myself had the privilege and opportunity to travel down to Pichilemu, Chile for a swim meet and outreach trip. We partnered with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Directors Mitch and Juliette Anderson and…

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Meter Mania 2016 Huge Success!
By Mike Lynch

First of all, congratulations to each and every one of you for putting your name on the board, and tracking your meters during the month. I hope each of you met your goals, whatever they were, that you achieved a better level of…

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Waiting
By Mike Lynch

The theme this month speaks to “Good Things Come to Those That Wait”! Patience is Virtue! Waiting is Important to the Growth Process! Growth! Patience! Good Things! A couple of years ago, in the PCC Newletter, I shared a story about a long…

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Masters
Holiday Season with Coach Mike and his Marvelous Masters
By Mike Lynch

Every year around the Holidays the PCC Masters gear up for their Triple Crown Holiday Swim. There are three swims involved, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The total distance of each swim increases, as each swimmer may choose which level they will strive…

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The Power of Positive Words
Words go a long way in swim practice
By Emily Mosbaccher

There’s no denying the power of words. In fact, you may have heard the analogy of our words being like a flame of fire; they appear small and perhaps harmless, but they hold the potential to burn and spread like wildfire. We have…

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Cheering Each Other On: Trans-Tahoe Relay and Beyond
By Susan Linkwitz

It was a 6AM Masters workout in March.  Coach Mike announced that it was time to sign-up for July’s Trans-Tahoe relay race.  I had been struggling with getting into a committed routine with my swim workouts and had a goal to increase my…

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Interview with a PCCA Escapee
By Susan Linkwitz

On Sunday, September 13th, PCCA swimmer, Anja, accomplished something that few people ever could. She successfully completed the Escape From Alcatraz swim after a year of hard work leading up to the event. At 11 years old, she was one of the youngest…

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Mastering the Open Water
By Mike Lynch

By Mike Lynch Masters Program Manager The theme this month for the PCC Newsletter is something in which most of us struggle with from time to time. “Making it Stick” or “Being Consistent” or “Being Disciplined” has been a constant challenge for me…

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Celebrate the Journey and Destination
By Content Team

Focusing on the “little things” this month reminds me of the importance of the “little things” in the sport of swimming. For example, some might wonder why we spend such a large amount of time teaching kids the streamline position with arms over…

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