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25 comments:

  • posted at 5:07 pm on Tue, Jul 31, 2007.

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    tritons: Do you have a little child in her group? I'm talking about one of the youngest groups there.

     
  • posted at 9:14 am on Tue, Jul 31, 2007.

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    tritons (post on Jul 26th 12:54PM): Why are you yelling?

     
  • posted at 1:13 pm on Sun, Jul 29, 2007.

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    To swim club parent: I know what you mean, but you'd be surprised how many people think this type of coaching is acceptable. It's unfortunate. This should be loads of fun for these little kids. No kid should be made to feel small because she didn't do well at this young age. Praise works big time in this arena.

     
  • posted at 7:37 am on Sun, Jul 29, 2007.

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    You need to take the blinders off. Your loyalty is blind and foolish. Think of the children. This woman is an adult. These kids are just starting out in their young lives and do not need to be coached with an iron fist (mouth). Clean house Tritons!

     
  • posted at 12:08 pm on Sat, Jul 28, 2007.

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    fyi: Maybe you can call the rec dept for details. Doubt they'll oblige though. The number of complaints does not change the behavior of this coach. You seem to dwell on the number of complaints instead of the behavior. Why is that? I'm curious... is there a number of complaints you have in mind that would, in your mind, validate the complaints of these parents and kids?

     
  • posted at 5:46 am on Sat, Jul 28, 2007.

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    how many of you talked to the coach in question about this? the coach... not another coach to relay the message... the actual coach???

     
  • posted at 8:23 pm on Fri, Jul 27, 2007.

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    to tritons: It is way more than just one kid/parent that had a problem. I'm sure this coach knows this too. Just an FYI, I know this has been reported to the rec dept as well.

     
  • posted at 8:21 pm on Fri, Jul 27, 2007.

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    Hopefully this coach will change her ways or realize she cannot coach young children and stay away from the pool next year. I know four little kids unparticular that do not want to come back next year because of this coach. Now, I think a coach has to work really really hard to make a little kid NOT like to swim. What a shame. If only she knew the damage she does to these kids. It is a big deal. Shame on those here that only think of this woman's feelings and not the kids she hurts.

     
  • posted at 8:17 pm on Fri, Jul 27, 2007.

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    tritons: You are simply incorrect. You also need to read my post on Jul 25@8:15PM. Even if someone does a huge amount of work for a youth program they should be asked to leave if while coaching they are unable to keep a positive attitude towards the children. Doing a lot for the Triton team does not give you the right to treat the little kids inappropriately. This was the case here.

     
  • posted at 7:54 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.

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    STEPHS MOM DID A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THOSE CHILDREN. I SAW IT ON A DAILY BASIS SHE WAS DEDICATED TO HELPING EACH SWIMMER. I STAND BEHIND ALL THE TRITONS COACHES AND BELIEVE THAT THIS WOMAN DESERVES HER CREDIT IN HELPING OUR SWIMMERS AND THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY THINGS SHE DID FOR OUR TEAM. SHE IS AN GREAT COACH AND I HOPE SHE CONTINUES HELPING. PLEASE KNOW WE STAND BEHIND YOU.TO THE PARENT THAT DOESNT APPROVE, YOUR EYES NEED TO OPEN GO TRITONS

     
  • posted at 7:37 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.

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    that coach you all are talking about is such a nice woman!!! AND she is the one the helped make the meets happen... when your child wanted to swim a certain thing at the last minute, it was her that stayed up all night to make sure YOUR child got the events they wanetd and she never complained about it... i agree with the last comment... you should have talked to that coach personally and figured out what was going on rather than bash her on the internet like you are!

     
  • posted at 7:34 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.

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    the ones commenting about other coaches have you coached or offered to help coach? If you saw a problem... why would you not talk to that coach particularly? if you had a problem and did nothing about it then you are to blame... you watched it and did nothing. if you talked to someone and nothing changed... why not talk to that coach! seems like this whole thing is one sided and a bit childish to comment like you all have been- attacking this coach on the internet... who's doing the abusing now??? just something to think about

     
  • posted at 3:20 am on Thu, Jul 26, 2007.

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    I don't think this type of coaching is acceptable. Wouldn't want my child coached like that. But there needs to be accountability. If this was reported to Parks & Rec and still nothing done, a meeting needs to be called. If it was only reported to the head coach and things didn't change, then it should have been reported to Parks & Rec. No reason why any kids should be treated that way & this is why it should have gone all the way to the top. Nobody should have settled. Very sad indeed.

     
  • posted at 3:15 pm on Wed, Jul 25, 2007.

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    To: To: It was reported and nothing changed. I know many of the Triton little kids that will try to get on other teams next year because of this woman/coach. Nobody wants their kid to dislike the water when they are little kids. It's a bad way to start them off. You sound like you don't have a problem with this type of coaching (if you can call that coaching, I sure don't). These kinds of adults are what is wrong with youth sports today. Very sad.

     
  • posted at 6:43 am on Wed, Jul 25, 2007.

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    You both may have valid points. However, you 2 are also at fault for the alleged yelling and belittling that was done with the younger kids. As grown ups, you should have brought this to her attention or even Steph's attention. And since you both witnessed it, then it is your obligation as a parent to bring it to someone's attention regardless if she was coaching your child or not. There are very diplomatic ways to do this even if it was her mom.

     
  • posted at 3:46 pm on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.

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    The last day of practice being a free fun day doesn't make up for the entire summer. These are little kids that should be having fun in the water all summer. They don't need to be barked at when they are just young little swimmers learning the strokes.

     
  • posted at 3:43 pm on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.

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    I agree that the Triton's coach for the younger kids group needs to be asked NOT to return next year. She was mean to many of the little kids. She's the older woman with shoulder length gray hair. She was always grumpy and put the kids down without much praise for their hard work. The rest of the Triton coaches were awesome, especially Steph. Someone just needs to talk to her mother.

     
  • posted at 12:06 pm on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.

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    I think that the coaches have done an excellent job... especially the TRITONS! The coaches are extremely experienced, dedicated people. They come out 5 days a week and VOLUNTEER their time. I'd like to send out a special THANK YOU TO THE COACHES of all the swim teams!!! there would be NO swim teams without you!!!

     
  • posted at 11:29 am on Tue, Jul 24, 2007.

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    The Tritons are an example of having fun, I don't know what you are writing about. Anyone who was at their last practice could see that.

     
  • posted at 1:45 pm on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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    hey, i was one of the sharks swimmers for the 11-12 group. the teen-age boys that swam in bakinis were from our crazy team.

     
  • posted at 12:10 pm on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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    I agree with what "great job" had to say in that there are a few coaches that maybe shouldn't be coaching and it was very noticeable this year. I have never understood why some people coach when they obviously don't want to be there and don't enjoy kids. I hope they don't come back next year. A real obvious example was on the Tritons this year in the younger age group. It is important to let the younger kids enjoy swimming without being yelled at or humiliated. You should be fostering a life long love for the water.

     
  • posted at 12:06 pm on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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    What a great group of kids and adults! Super summer program. We sure enjoy the program and the kids get a lot out of this wonderful summer swim program! Congrats and great job, Tritons and Steph!!!!!

     
  • posted at 6:26 am on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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    I was impressed of how prepared and organized the teams were this year. I was happy to see a lot of smiling faces and fast swims. Great job to the teams which participated at this year's Lodi City Swim Championships. See you at the pool!

     
  • posted at 4:49 am on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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    The City swim summer league is great for the kids and there is some outstanding coaches and parents that volunteer! but there is also a few coaches that maybe should not be coaches and it seamed to be very noticeable this year,

    as long as the kids have fun and enjoy the summer break...

     
  • posted at 4:15 am on Mon, Jul 23, 2007.

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