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Royal Pride! Captains & Leadership Training


2121 Pledge- some signed during awards pick up, others will sign on first day 2021.

2021 Team Captains

Leah Ascher

Katie Brown

Cecilia Faust

Quinn Horacek

Haley Kinzie

2020 Team Captains

Abby Doyle

Natalie Gessner

“Swimming is a sport. Everything else is just a game.”

”When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world.”

Rise and Swim

Watch video to help motivate you to get out of bed, be positive and try your hardest each day. Video selected by Captain Natalie Gessner.

“Natalie’s Swim” Playlist created by Captain Natalie Gessner

Music as a Motivator. Use team playlists created by captains to get you inspired, energized and motivated.

Lauren Jones

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”-Norman Vincent Peale

Swim Faster Breaststroke Technique with Chloe Sutton

Watch video on how to improve your breaststroke. Video selected by Captain Lauren Jones.

“Swimming” Playlist Created by Captain Lauren Jones

Music as a Motivator. Use team playlists created by captains to get you inspired, energized and motivated.

Quincie Klein

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” -Matt Biondi 

Rise and Swim

Watch video to help motivate you to get out of bed, be positive and try your hardest each day. Video selected by Captain Quincie Klein.

“Swim Practice” Playlist created by Captain Quincie Klein

Music as a Motivator. Use team playlists created by captains to get you inspired, energized and motivated.

Allison Pokrandt

You are only confined by the walls you build around yourself.”

Hannah Wellens

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at it. It matters that you don’t just give up.” -Stephen Hawking 

How to Improve Your Swimming Turns

Watch video on how to improve your swimming turns. Video selected by Captain Hannah Wellens.

“WHS 2020” Playlist created by Captain Hannah Wellens

Music as a Motivator. Use team playlists created by captains to get you inspired, energized and motivated.

2021 Season The Beginnings

2021 Purpose & Goals ( start brainstorming at End of Season Meeting with whole team) 

Captains for Season 2021 (must be a Senior graduating 2022)

Grade Level Motto/Memory 

Review and Rehearse Banquet format with Team.

End of Season Awards & 2022 Captains Voting. 
Reflections:3 Repeats & 1 Change.

 

Purpose

Goals:

1.       Be kind/Give Love.

2.        To help as many team members as possible have a joyful daily experience, improve our Conf Standing and increase the number of girls on the All-Conf List and to have peak performances at JV Champs, Sections, Sections Finals, and State.

Team Agreement Collaboration. We will work on this together  and the results will be posted to the website in the weeks to come. We  will focus on..

1.       Vision

2.       Roles

3.       Commitment

4.       Time & Value

5.       Measurements of Success.

Captains 

Note: Coaches & Leaders listen and are open to positive change.

All Seniors are Leaders and Role Models for our younger athletes. All Seniors (current Juniors) of the Graduating Class of 2023 are candidates for next Seasons Captains 2022.  Both your input and Coaches discretion will be used in the selection.   Announcement of Captains will take place at the close of the 2021 Banquet.

Qualities of a Captain: Royal Pride Captains

P- Perseverance

R-Respect

I-Integrity

D-Determination

E-Enthusiasm

Roles of a Captains: Top 5

1.       Attendance & Present.  1st on Deck, Lane Lines, Meet Set Up/Clean Up , Willing to Lead Stretches,  Locker Room Clean Up, Bus Clean Up. Leads as a Camp Counselor at Royal Pride Camp in mid August. A Captain is in good standing academically and adhears to the Team Handbook, Woodbury High School Handbook and MSHSL Rules. 

2.       Cheering & Motivating others at both practices and meets.

3.       Communicates well with and supports the Coaches & Team’s Purpose, Goals and Agreement.

4.       Focuses on Team Unity, is Approachable and Inclusive.

5.       Hardest Worker Daily. Is present and gives it their all during practice, sets, water x, dryland, yoga/pilates, visualization, dream journaling, and MEETS.

Captains Training Program Opportunities at the Start of the Year:

Royal Opportunities January: TBD 

Meeting Feb: Determine Team Motto and Intention

Meeting April: Team Gear 

Every Kind Act Starts a Ripple

Every Kind Act Starts a Ripple


The Wave Begins with Us.

Top 10 For Successful Leaders

1. Appreciate what you do have.

2. Make it Happen.

3. Listening and Change are Essentials.

4. Be Authentic. Be YOU.

5. Give Love.

6. Improve your productivity. 

7. Give energy to your Hopes and Dreams.

8. Make feeling good your priority.

9. Character Counts. Go where the Fun is!

10. Be the Fun. Be the Leader. Achieve the GOAL.