August 2018 Newsletter
Hello RAC Members,
We are over halfway through the year! Have you stuck with your original game plan? Are you happy with your progress? If so, great! Keep your momentum going! However, if you are not satisfied with your progress or have fallen off your game plan, there is no need to despair.

Everyone has good and bad seasons. It’s how you respond during your bad seasons that defines your character though. Things are a lot easier when times are good, however, it takes much more mental fortitude to strive forward while times are tough or stagnant. Stagnation is like a weed that will inevitably spread and affect all areas of your life: emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Does this experience sound familiar?

The good news is you can do something about it… today. You don’t have to live under the spell of stagnation. Getting out of this stale state doesn’t require anything unique or extraordinary. Rather, the solution is somewhat mundane. It just takes some honest reflection and some responsibility to take action. It calls for some wholehearted living. 

Honest reflection can be a sobering experience. This is where you need to look inward and truthfully evaluate where you are at, and ultimately where you want to be. Chances are, you are not where you want to be. Recognition is a necessary step. To do this, you’ll need to have the courage to see yourself as you truly are. Then you will actually have a chance to profit from your mistakes and learn from others’ experiences, rather than building alibis to cover your weaknesses. 

The next step is to take action...wholehearted action. Put your heart towards something, the thing right in front of you. Not into tomorrow’s workout, but today’s workout. Not into tomorrow’s work, but today’s work. Not into tomorrow’s people, but today’s people. Take advantage of the present moment since it is the only thing that you can control. Where would you be if you started a week ago, a month ago, a year ago five years ago? Looking back momentarily at what you could have been if you started then, can quickly motivate you to jump start your action today. 

We have plenty of options for you to kick-start your progress today, and keep you progressing until you reach your goals. Come explore. Don’t waste another day. We’re here for you!

Bret Gibson, Fitness Director
Congratulations Rockets!
Rollingwood Rockets 2018 NCSL Gold Rush Championships
On July 28 and July 29, in the 100+ degree heat in Woodland, CA, the Rollingwood Rockets competed in their most important meet of the 2018 season, the NCSL Gold Rush conference championships. The Rockets had only 114 swimmers in attendance, by far the smallest number of any team in the Gold Rush conference, but you’d never know by the amount of big swims and spirit delivered by the Rockets swimmers and their family and friends in attendance. Among the outstanding Rocket swims, were the following high point and record breaking performances:
1st Place High Point Awards
Mia Anderson (9-10 Girls)
George Hemmen (11-12 Boys)

2nd Place High Point Awards
Matthew Blanton (6 & Under Boys)
Ava Stimson (13-14 Girls)
Josh Ansel (15-18 Boys)

3rd Place High Point Awards 
Kelly Burgenger (13-14 Girls)
Jackson Wacker (15-18 Boys)

Honorable Mention for others finishing in the top 10 in High Point standings for their age group: Sophie Anderson, Finn Magee, Grace Timmons, Willow Cramer, Gabriella Honig, Jayson Peabody, Payton Vassallo, Bridgett Mutschler, Will Magee, Tyler McLean, John Delutri, Rory Strain, Cody Rowan, Kate Batchelor, Caleb Martin

Rollingwood Team Records Broken
-Mia Anderson broke her own 9-10 Girls 25 Fly record with a time of 14.20, but not before breaking the 9-10 Girls 25 Free record with a time of 13.75. The previous record of 13.77 was from 2017 and was held by Amiya Farias.
-Caleb Martin broke his own team record of 1:02.82 from 2017 in the 15-18 Boys 100 Breast with a swim of 1:02.03.
-Josh Ansel broke the 15-18 Boys 100 Back record with a time of 56.56. The previous record belonged to Matt Crawford and had stood since 2013

Way to go Rockets!  
Upcoming Club Events
Summer Ice Cream Social
Celebrating summer with RAC Families. Join us for games, swimming and sweet treats poolside. All RAC Summer Kids eat free, adults and guests enjoy ice cream for $2.

Featuring Rita's Italian Ice and Custard of Folsom.

Friday, August 10 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Hot August Night Tennis Social
Don't miss the fun!
Friday August 10 | 5:00-8:00 pm

Juniors and Adults welcome for some fun and competitive mix and match doubles followed by an All American Meal. 

To join the fun you will need to register at the front desk by Friday, August 3.
Any questions please contact our Tennis Director.
Fall Fest
P.S. It's our 40th Birthday!!!!!!!!
Rollingwood Athletic Club is honored to celebrate 40 years! What a better way to celebrate our birthday than at Fall Fest! With our continued Fall Fest motto of member and community appreciation. This year’s event will not be one to miss.

Friday, September 14 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Local food and drinks from Fort Rock Brewing, Element 79 wines, Dad's Kitchen, Nautilus Tea and many more! Entertainment from Matt the DJ, Creative Learning Center for Children, and a special guest appearance from a favorite Disney character, and much more.

This a free event and everyone is welcome! All RAC members feel free to invite your guests! Beer and wine sales will be supporting Foster Hope Sacramento.

We can't wait to see everyone there!
Sunshine = Court Time
USTA Jr. Open Recap
Such great competition we had during our USTA Junior Open Tournament in July. We had participants from the greater Sacramento area, Davis and even the Bay Area out to compete. They played in efforts to challenge their game and improve their USTA ranking.
Some matches went the distance resulting in a tough three set victory, while others were short and sweet and done in straight sets. It was a great day to enjoy some good quality tennis, we are already looking forward to our next USTA Junior Open in October.
Tot Tennis
This is a preschool age tennis class, Tuesdays from 10 – 10:45 am, that focuses on your child’s motor skills and overall development.
Next session starts Tuesday, August 7. Email Bobby to sign up

Adult Clinics and Round Robins
Looking to hit the courts and brush up on your game? We’ve got morning clinics offered as well as evening clinics for all of the worker bees. 
Our clinics are geared towards all levels of play, our coaches are here to point out your strengths as well as address your weaknesses. We also have our weekly Wednesday night Round Robin available for our tennis crowd. Please check out for your next opportunity to practice and play.
Back to School
Junior Lounge
Starting August 16, we will return to our regular school-year hours.
Monday - Thursday; 3:30-8 pm | Friday; 3:30-6 pm | Saturday; 8 am - 12 pm | Sunday; 9 am - 12 pm

Kids Klub
Starting in August we will return to regular session times, of two hours, in Kids Klub.
Club 4/5/6 will be ending as of August 16. This program was very popular this summer, look for its return next summer and possibly during the holiday weeks.
RAC Aware - Benefits of a Health Club
Did You Know- by Lynn Alberts
Being a member of a gym is so important. Most of all it's a place of socialization. Meet up with friends who keep you coming back to exercise. A support team to keep you going in your efforts to improve your health. To improve your outlook, weight loss, risk of stroke, reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and stress.

Centers of Disease Control recommends that adults get 50 minutes of moderate intense aerobic exercise each week. Countless studies have been done on the positive outcomes of the health and well being of individuals who are members of health clubs.
Stay Tuned
Glide Fitness
Is returning in a new and exciting way. Watch for it on the RAC schedule later this summer!
Club Improvements
New improvements are coming to the Fitness Center. Watch for signage later this summer!