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According to Experts:

The 6 Most Powerful Words: 

According to experts, the 6 most powerful words that any parent can say to a swimmer at pratice or at a competition are “I love to watch you swim”.

This is because it’s non-threatening, non-judgemental and promotes a healthy swimming psychology, which is key to long-term success in a highly-pressured sport.  

Saying things like “What happened?” or “You need to…(followed by technical advice) tends to lead the swimmer to internalize disappointment and to feel as if they are a bad person, even if the intention was just to offer feedback or try to help them improve. The best way to encourage swimmers to open up is to allow them room to reflect on their own race(s) and to offer support when they need it most. 

Other positive things to say include:
* How did that feel?
* I’m proud of you!
* You did your best, that’s what counts!
* I love you, well done! 

Encourage

Encourage and promote a healthy swimming psychology with positive statements. 

Support

Offer your unconditional support. 

Self-Reflection

Allow time for self-reflection after practice or a race. 

Enjoyment 

Always remember that swimmers who enjoy the water do the best long-term!

Electric Eels Shop Launched!

We have launched our very own Electric Eels Shop with the help of one of our amazing Electric Eels parents, Tara Yates.

Now you can order tracksuits, t-shirts, caps, cooler boxes, beanies, hoodies, seat cushions, towels, water bottles and more with the click of a button! Visit www.electriceelsshop.co.za to place your first order- this can be delivered directly to you or to Wahoo Aquatic Centre for convenient collection.

See you on the pool deck!

Wahoo & Electric Eels Team.

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Wahoo’s New Cafe’!

Our newly renovated Wahoo Cafe has just been launched, which features a stunning menu that includes healthy options.

Now you can order salads, smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, hot meals, fruit, milkshakes, coffee shakes and more! They also have doughnuts, chocolate slices, sweets, cakes, lollipops and a range of goodies for those with a sweet tooth.

Our wonderful Wahoo Cafe’ staff assist in catering for all of the events that take place at Wahoo as well as keeping St. Peter’s students, Wahoo swimmers, staff and parents well fed!

Let us know on social media what your favorite menu item is so far, using #wahoocafe.