TBAY - Westchase - Coach Kelley Allen
Coach Kelley's Page....
Polar Bears On The Endangerd List....
Polar Bears are vanishing! In the Artic it may be from Global Warmming...In Tampa it's from Global Freezing!! I ordered 1000 Polar Bear Patches about 2 years ago. I give out these awards to swimmers who attend practice when the temperature drops below 45 degrees. When 2010 started we saw the coldest February & March in recorded history.... And with 2010 ending with the coldest December ever recorded in history, I am running out of Polar Bear Patches! Another cold snap and they may soon be history too....
2010 ASCA World Coaches Clinic in Indy....
I was able to attend my first ASCA World Coaches Clinic this year in Inianapolis. This was a great experience for me! I was able to rub elbows with some the greatest names in swimming! I attended several classes everyday and gained alot of information! I was also reunited with some of my old coaches like USA Swimming Master Coach Bob Steele. I thought Indy was a cool city..My hotel was across from the State Capital. The Post Civil War Statues were incredible too!
TBAY Team Trip to Typhoon Lagoon...
It was so much fun to interact with all the TBAY families some where other then at a swim meet! This was the 4th time TBAY invaded Disney's water park with all the TBAY branches present & a great time was had by all! Typhoon Lagoon has one of the greatest wave pools in the world and every minute and a half spits out a nice 3 to 4 foot wave. As you guys found out I love to body surf & pretty good at it too! I own the wave pool every time I go to the park....until the life guards kick me out for being a wave hog! I can't wait until next years trip there!
Coach Kelley's Top 10 Reasons to Love Backstroke......
Top 10 Reasons To Love Backstroke..
One day when I was swimming backwards I made up this list.
10- You get to know the ceiling well.
9- You can leagally mix butter with flutter.
8- You learn to love flags.
7- Can count birds for the Audubon Society.
6- Try playing football backwards.
5- Can pay for college.
4- They let you swim backwards head first into a wall!
3- You get to see cool clouds.
2- Try doing anything else backwards.
1- Swimming backwards !!! What more can I say!
Championship Hair Cuts.....
All girl swimmers have to worry about before their big meet is having a few extra swim caps in their bag. But us guys (some of us anyway ) have to decide on our "championship hair cut", which on my high school swim team ment shaving your head! After I shaved my head my JR year, I didn't get another hair cut until it was time shave my head again for the state meet my SR year. My hair got long and I never wore a cap.. I was using my hair as a drag suit! And since I was the top ranked backstroker going into my big meet I got a backward arrow shaved into my head... Anyway as we go into another championship season, and some of you are thinking about your championship haircut..... check out my "championship hair cut" from 1981...
A Blast From The Past....
I was digging through a bunch of old stuff when I found this old tattered media guide from Georgia Southern College from 1882 & I thought it would be neat to share with everyone
As I roll the covers off the pool before practice starts, I get a chance to reflect back on all the winters I spent at the pool, in the water as a swimmer & on the deck as a coach. I have been living in Tampa almost 30 years and this is as cold as it has ever been... I can not remember having to wear 3 coats, a pair of gloves, a knit cap & LONG PANTS to coach a swim practice!! It is amazing my swimmers performed so well as we had less then ideal conditions going into our championship season, with heaters breaking down and kids swimming in wetsuits going into our big meets. I just heard one of the local weathermen report that this has so far been the 10th coldest winter in Tampa ever recorded as well the 6th coldest February ever too! As we go in to March and it is still bitterly cold all I can say is B-B-BRRRRRR...
Polar Bears Are Vanishing....
ASCA World Coaches Clinic, Indianapolis, 2010
Surfing in a swimming pool is really fun!!....
Coach Kelley owns the wave pool...
Championship Hair Cut...
Georgia Southern Media Guide
Georia Southern Swimming..
Age Group Coach Of The Year.....
We had a pretty good year of swimming here at Westchase & I guess some people took notice as I was recently voted 2010 Florida Swimming Age Group Coach Of The Year! WoW!
Coach Kelley Allen Elected Florida Swimming Age Group Coach of the Yearr
About Our Team
5/21/2013 1:04:15 PM