-No Fear- -No Pain- -No Exceptions- -No Excuses- -No Compromises- ----NO LIMITS----
The Blue Wave Swim Team is a USA Swimming year-round competitive swim team sponsored by Ashburn Village offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
No Fear - No Pain - No Exceptions - No Excuses - No Compromises -No Limits-
Mission: To develop extraordinary people through the dedication of mastery in the sport of swimming.
[02/17/20] We'd like to thank the parents that helped with timing and officiating at the Mini Meet this weekend. You all helped it run a little bit smoother. The kids also loved seeing you on the deck!
Almost that time of year.
This doesn’t mean don’t try. This means the more you try in training, the more confident you will be in the competition pool.
Once you’ve done the work and it’s now time to compete, you must temporarily put that “trying harder” mentality to bed.
Trying harder is a practice approach that involves pushing yourself physically and mentally. When it’s time to perform, this kind of headset will tighten your muscles and throw off your timing. You must be loose and relaxed to perform your best under the bright lights. The headset that you must bring is a “trust and let it happen” headset. You must trust your coaching and muscle memory, and then just relax and let the performance happen.
It's a rare day that we walk in to the pool feeling 100%. Don't let that stop you from having a great day.
#mambamentality day 3. Kobe was the rare tough guy that was willing to be vulnerable and honest about how the mind works even for the absolute best of the best. We don’t ever become void of emotions - even when we’ve achieved great things - but instead we learn to be aware of them so that we can begin to work at overcoming them when we need to.
Kobe’s lesson is NOT that he was perfect, but instead in how he approached his imperfection.
Great advice for our swimmers.
You are NOT your performances. Successes and failures over the course of your career do not and should NEVER define who you are as a person.
Winning a championship or a gold medal does not make you a better person than if you lost or came in fourth. Unfortunately, coaches, the sports media and most everyone around you may define you in this way. Do NOT accept other people’s narrow definition of yourself. If you buy into their very limited and constricted way of looking at your, then you will be setting yourself up for a lot of heartache. See yourself as your performance and you will find yourself always competing with your ego on the line, with a lot to lose.
When your self-worth and identity are at stake whenever you compete, then you will tie yourself into knots and always perform way below your potential. Much of the overwhelming pre-performance stress and nervousness that brings athletes to their knees is generated by this “I am my performance and if I lose I am a lesser person” head-set.
Great meet this weekend for this crew at the IMX meet! #goblue🌊 #bluewaveohana
Bout to rock the girls session of Polar Pentathlon
Some of us got best times, some of us got "improvement slips", but what matters most is we all had fun!
This crew absolutely crushed it this morning at the IM Xtreme Games. Almost all best times and the swimmers are showing the pay off for their hard work in the training pool. Keep it up and good things will keep happening. #gobluewave
The 13& overs ready to rock it at RMSC Meet this weekend.
In today’s highly competitive world, far too many athletes get distracted by what their competition is doing. They become too preoccupied with beating a certain opponent instead of just concentrating on themselves. To these athletes, winning means being number one, coming in first and nothing else. Losing or being the runner-up is viewed as a failure. However, if you measure your level of excellence by comparing yourself with an opponent, then you are seriously limiting yourself.
The secret to success is doing the best that YOU can do. Excellence is about YOUR BEST and no one else’s, regardless of the outcome. Focusing on what your opponent is doing will only serve to knock you off center, disrupt your concentration and get you too uptight to perform to your potential. Instead, you want to stay within yourself. Forget about what your competition is doing. Do everything in YOUR power to achieve YOUR goals. Focus on YOUR training. Work on YOUR weaknesses. Practice YOUR skills and technique. And when you compete, trust yourself, know that you’ve done everything in your power to prepare, and just let the result take care of itself.
Remember, winning is about what YOU do, not what your opponent does. If you do everything possible in your training, if you leave no stone unturned, if you give it your all and truly go for it, then forget winning and losing, you are a true winner!
January 7, 2020
A new policy regarding closings due to weather. The AVSP follows the federal government in regards to closings due to weather. The federal government is closing at 1pm today, due to facility closure we are canceling all practices this afternoon. This also includes cancelation of evening dryland at Beyond Strength Performance for BT & RT squads.
For the ones that are missing practice today you are invited to the following practices tomorrow, Wednesday (1/8):
TYPHOONS & GREEN Breakers: 3:15-4:45pm
GREEN Crest: 4:15-5:45pm
BLUE Crest: 4:45-7:15pm
[01/04/20] Great job to everyone who swam the 1000 today! Everyone did things they have been working on in practice and all swimmers had personal best times!
Had fun ringing in the new year this morning with these great kids! Thank you and we look forward to 2020! #gobluewave #bluewaveohana #goblue🌊 @ The Ashburn Village Blue Wave Swim Team
Happy holidays from the Blue Tide and Rip Tide crew that made it through the 12 Days of Christmas workout this morning. They did an awesome job!!!
#overthinking can crush performance and stifle growth. Practice intentionally “going for it”. Trust your instinct or view the error through the lens of learning and growth. The less fear you can feel from mistakes the faster you’ll grow and become more! #mentality #mindset #performance #dothework #performancepsychology #sportpsychology
The more you know...
You can't have one without the other!
Fellow Masters swimmer, Kirk Clear is the Villages Holiday Light Display contest winner. One look at the video and you can see why!
His house is within walking distance of the pool--you can even see his house from Ashburn Village Blvd. His backyard is open for a walking tour on weekend nights.
Link below to a YouTube video is below. Address is: 20822 Confidence Ct.
Lighting Up Ashburn and spreading holiday cheer!
The Clear Family Christmas Light Display for 2019. Theme this year is "Lighting Up Ashburn." Won 1st Place in the Ashburn Village Community Holiday Lights Co...
Great minds think alike! #unplannedmatchymatchy
Holiday Party 2019 !!!!!
Time to celebrate the Holidays with all our Blue Wave families and coaches! Blue Wave Boosters will provide Pizzas! Hope you RSVP'd. All swimmers please bring a gift $5.00 or under for a White Elephant Gift Exchange! **All Friday afternoon practices are canceled** Details can be found here:
$25 to get discounts at 41 Loudoun County merchants. Save money, support local business, and your swim team. https://www.teamunify.com/team/pvbwst/page/news/205011/exciting-fundraiser
Something to think about.
$25 to get discounts at 41 Loudoun County merchants. Support local business, your swim team and save money.
$25 to get discounts at 41 Loudoun County merchants. Support local business, your swim team and save money!
Congratulations to Ashley Bogushefsky for breaking the 15-18 and Open 50 fly record tonight. Way to finish strong, Ashley!!
In the last swim of the meet Jack Miceli broke the 9-10 boys 100 fly record. Another awesome swim from Jack!!
Congratulations to Matthew Char for setting his second meet record of the weekend. Way to keep it rolling, Matthew!!!
That’s how you finish a Saturday night session of a meet. First Matthew Char wins the 9-10 50 free and breaks his own team record. Then, the 13-14 boys of Gavin, Chris Nathan and Andrew broke the 400 medley relay record. Awesome job tonight!!! One more day!!
Another duckworthy swim from Ella as she drops her own record from this morning in the 200 back. She went under 2:10 for the first time going 2:09.48. Awesome job, Ella!!
Double duck for Matthew Char for winning the 9-10 boys 200 free AND breaking a 14 year old meet record. He broke his own team record in the 200 free and broke his brother’s 100 breast record. Great night, Matthew!!
Everly is ready to kick some fin at finals in the 9-10 girls 200 free!
Congrats to Ella McOmber for breaking the 15-18 and Open 200 backstroke records this morning at the Sport Fair Winter Classic. She’ll be back at finals looking for more along with several other 13 & overs. #gobluewaves #kachow
Hot start to the Sport Fair Winter Classic for the Blue Wave swimmers.
All of our individual swimmers had lifetime best swims and finished top 8, with two event champions in Sebastian Nappi and Matthew Char.
We had multiple team records set tonight with Matthew breaking his own team record in the 9-10 500 and Lauren Long broke the 15-18 and Senior girls 200 free record with her relay lead off.
Lots of relay swimmers went faster than they’ve ever gone before. It’s a great start and we are only just beginning.
Sending best wishes to @g_dalessandro as he hits the pool tomorrow. Swim fast!! Do it for the duck!! @uncwswimmingdiving
Sometimes the coaches clean up real nice!
Congratulations Coach Camilla and her new husband Luis! We could not be happier for you both! 💙💚
Quick trip over to the Swim & Rock meet for the distance session and we had a great day. 100% best times for the swimmers who competed and Lauren Long broke both the 15-18 and Open 1000 yard freestyle records. Great signs of things to come in December!! #gobluewave #ohana
From Olivier Poirier-Leroy
🏊🏊 What do you want to accomplish at practice today?
Instead of waiting for your coach to tell you what to work on, go to the pool with a clear idea of what you want to do in the water.
Training goals are an endless supply of opportunities to develop self-confidence.
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Thank you to all of our veterans and their families. We appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do. #ohana
More memories from the weekend for 13 and over! @ Christiansburg, Virginia
More memories from the weekend. @ Christiansburg, Virginia
Great weekend at the H2Okie Thanksgiving Invite for the 12&U's. #gobluewave🌊 #bluewaveohana @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Fun day with the 12&U's yesterday. First we rocked the pool then enjoyed the afternoon walking around VA Tech! #gobluewave🌊 #bluewaveohana @ Christiansburg, Virginia
Last session for 13 and over! Quack × 14
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