Ashwaubenon High School has hired Kari Klezcka as the brand new head instruct of the ladies’ swimming application. Press Times File Photo
ASHWAUBENON – Ashwaubenon High School has hired Kari Kleczka as the brand new women’ swimming coach.
Kleczka has been concerned as one of the head coaches with the Green Bay YMCA swim club for the reason that 2010.
She swam at Pulaski High School and has because worked below Dave Korst throughout her time at the Green Bay YMCA.
“I first need to thank [former head instruct Jen Steffel, who did a splendid activity main the women’ software for the past 12 seasons,” stated Ashwaubenon Activities Director/Associate Principal Nick Senger. “Our swimmers have been lucky to have her over that point, and she will usually be a position model for them. I’m excited for Kari Kleczka to take over this system. She brings a wealth of club enjoy and is prepared to take and lead an excessive faculty program. She has verified an excessive knowledge of the sport – and more importantly, the role that interscholastic athletics can play in a younger student-athletes lifestyle. She’s geared up, and he or she will do a wonderful process main our swimming team.”
Kleczka stated approximately being named instruct, “I am extremely excited to be beginning this new adventure because the Ashwaubenon women’ swimming educate, and I can’t wait to get began. I look forward to being a part of the students’ success and assisting them to gain their goals.”The Swim was so cocky. He felt for sure that he was just going to get into the pool and rip through a workout. As he met the coach he realized that Buzz was a bit unprepared for this first day. It was surprising that the Coach would not have a set workout of a specific amount of yards or certain drills or skills, but the coach just wanted to see The Swim get in the pool. The Run and The Bike sat on the edge of the pool wanting to see the spectacle that was about the unfold. They wanted to see if the reputation of The Swim was as good as advertised. The Swim got in the pool with his board shorts swim trunks, goggles, and no swim cap. Who needed a swim cap when you had slicked back hair?
The Swim headed off from the wall to swim the first lap of this great adventure of swimming. The Swim looked less than impressive to the Coach who saw him flail his arms around in the hair, kick wildly, and try to muscle his way through the laps. The Swim finished his first 25 yards and had to take a deep breath. What seemed to be an easy transition from swimming almost 20 years previous to today, now seemed daunting. How could he ever swim 300 yards for the first triathlon, not to mention eventually do some of the longer triathlons such as the half ironman distance of 1.2-mile swim or the full ironman which is 2.4 miles? Coach Buzz waited for The Swim to return back down the lane and then they started to talk.
Buzz said “Swimming is not about how much effort you can put into splashing in the water. You have to learn how to swim better. You have to learn to swim relaxed and to conserve energy for The Run and The Bike. We will not win the race in The Swim, but we can lose it there.” Buzz then told The Swim to try and take it slow and steady down the lane instead of thrashing around like a fish out of water. He continued “You must be relaxed in the water. If you swing your arms out too far or kick too much, then you will absolutely wear yourself out. Your times will not get any better and you will not able to sustain a quality endurance swim if you are thrashing about.” He then instructed The Swim to try and go back down the lane kicking less and having fewer strokes. The Swim did this but felt really slow. Neither Buzz nor The Swim had even brought a watch that first day to time the different laps.