The air quality forecast for tomorrow is predicting a decrease (AIRNow – 110). However, previous day forecasts also called for decreases, yet levels remained “Unhealthy” (AIRNow – 160 currently). And given these atmospheric trends, we do not know what to expect tomorrow morning. If conditions persist as they have, we predict the continued poor air quality will turn most swimmers away. Thus, we are switching from three practices to one practice (8:00-9:30am). We apologize in advance if these changes cause any inconvenience to your Veteran’s day plans, but our main concern and responsibility is ensuring the safety and well being of all our swimmers, coaching staff, and lifeguards.
However, for those itching to get in the water, we will be holding a clinic-based practice tomorrow from 8:00-9:30am. One group will have the option to get slow-motion video feedback on their stroke technique (above and below water). A second group will get feedback on turns and finishes. We also imagine some of you may want other swimming options. We can explore those possibilities depending on the air quality, your respiratory healthy, age, etc. Keep in mind, if levels remains at an unhealthy level, AIRNow advises “people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.” That will be our main goal during tomorrow’s workout!
If you have questions about scheduling/logistics, please email Spencer. If you have questions about tomorrow’s clinic, please email Gaku.
Thank you for your consideration and understanding in the matter!
Your Cal Masters Coaching Staff