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Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Feb 10, 2024 3:45PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Let’s give it up for this week’s HAST Swim Kid shoutout recipients!!

Raafey Naqvi showed incredible kindness by complementing a younger teammate who demonstrated a skill!

Hannah Heuer persevered through some tough emotions during a meet and was able to swim fast despite feeling down earlier that day!

Way to go both of you!! We appreciate you, keep it up!!!

HAST KID Shoutouts!

Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Oct 13, 2023 4:28PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Let’s hear it for our newest swimmer to earn a HAST KIDs shoutout this season!!

Sadie Cabanas earned a shoutout for being such a great leader and listener in her lane during practice. Her listening skills are wonderful while coaches are speaking and she leads by setting a great example for her teammates.

Congrats and keep up the great work, Sadie!!

HAST KIDs is a reward that we have created to recognize kindness, positive interactions between athletes, and to praise positive interpersonal sk1lls. As a team our mission 1s to build technical skills in swimming; to build skills for competition, promoting good sportsmanship; and to build skills for life, encouraging cooperation and team spirit among members. We feel that it is important to recognize our athletes for their successes both in and out of the water by encouraging them in their technique but also in their positive interactions with other athletes. As we watch your athletes interacting with each other, we want to commend them for the positivity that they show.

HAST KIDs are Helpful, Altruistic, Sincere, Thoughtful, Kind, Inclusive and Decent. They treat their teammates and competitors with respect and compassion. As we coach the swimmers throughout the week we will be looking for examples of this type of behavior. We will then present the with a Shoutout certificate that recognizes their actions and take their photo with the certificate to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram page.

Helpful – giving or ready to give help
Altruistic – showing a selfless concern for the well-being of others
Sincere – acting in a genuine nature
Thoughtful – showing consideration for the needs of others
Kind – having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature
Inclusive – creating space for everyone
Decent – being honorable and appropriate in a course of action even if it might not be in your own best interest


Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Dec 16, 2022 11:45AM PST ( 0 Comments )


Emma Dehmlow and Eva Girgen have received our latest shoutouts!!

Emma was kind enough to stick around after she was done racing to count for her teammate who was racing the mile!! Thank you for supporting your teammates, Emma!!

Eva was overheard using some very kind words to help build up one of her teammates while they were having a rough practice. Eva, your coaches love hearing you use such kind words of encouragement to help lift your teammates spirits! Keep it up!


Posted by Kate Reilly at Jul 11, 2022 8:56AM PDT ( 0 Comments )


The 1st shoutout goes to Ashtyn Stewart! Ashtyn started off her summer season with a bang! She conquered and fought through a tough 200 racing set during one of her first practices back in the pool!

It was awesome to see her grit and determination during a really challenging practice! Way to go, Ashtyn!

The 2nd shoutout goes to Lyla Kopp! Lyla showed great perseverance during the 1st LCM meet of the season when some of her events seemed a little bit daunting! She had a great attitude, worked through some tough feelings, and was able to show off her amazing racing skills!

Way to keep pushing yourself to try hard things, Lyla! Your coaches are proud of you!


Posted by Kate Reilly at Jul 11, 2022 8:49AM PDT ( 0 Comments )


This HAST KID SWIMMER Shoutout goes to Grace Sahli!!

Grace was kind enough to use her dry-land free time to weed the memorials at the park last Friday! Way to keep the community looking its best and be thoughtful of others, Grace!

Keep being awesome! :)