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Note’s From Paton

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Schedule Changes

Sometimes the pool is closed for H2O polo games, other swimming meets and various public events. Check here for any changes to your schedule.

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Notes From Paton. October 30, 2014

4th Quarter dues were due October 1st. Please get those in this week.

Fun Halloween Practice!

We will have a fun Halloween practice on Friday, Oct 31. Red, White, and Novice groups will swim together 3pm to 4pm. Blue and Black groups will start at 2:30pm.

Meet Entries Due

Meet entries for South Bay Aquatics' 10 and under Mini Meet (Nov 15) and 11 and over Distance meet (Nov 16) are both due Monday, November 3rd before I leave the pool at 5pm. We will once again have to use paper entries. Entry fees are $5 surcharge and $4.50 per event ($.50 added per event). Click here for an entry forms PDF file you can print out.

Upcoming Schedule Changes, NOV 13–21st -- stay tuned

Coggan Family Aquatic Complex will once again be hosting the CIF Water Polo Championships November 13-21st . The CIF has added a 4th division and WSST's pool time will be deeply impacted. We are exploring options. If there are any families that live in the Alta La Jolla HOA, I would like to talk to you about possible use of their pool. Please contact me asap. Any other pools that people have connections with? We've talked to Bishops and that won't work.

Upcoming meets (meet info at www.si-swimming.org) :

Kevin Perry - November 8-9 (entries due Oct 27)
10&under Mini Meet - November 15 (entries due Nov 3). All 10 and under swimmers are eligible.
11&Over Distance meet - November 16 (entries due Nov 3). 200s of the strokes, distance freestyle, 400IM.
ABC All Ages - December 6-7 (entries due Nov 24)
Junior National Championships - December 11-13 (two of our swimmers have qualified)
Winter Age Group Championships - December 20-22 (entries due Dec 8). 18 swimmers currently qualified! How many more can we get to this great meet!

Meet results:

October 11 14 & Under Pentathlon

(3 swimmers competed in 15 races)
- 11 Best times!
- 3 new Junior Olympic cuts! (Jensine Bugelli - 100 fly, Natalia Hackbarth - 50 fly, 50 back)
- 8 improved USA Swimming standards! (Jensine - A 100 fly, BB 200 IM, B 100 back; Pierce Dietze - A 100 fly, BB 100 breast; Natalia - A 50 fly, BB 100 IM, B 50 breast)
- 4 improved San Diego-Imperial Standards! (Jensine A 100 back, 200 IM; Natalia A 50 fly, 100IM)
- Hytek Power Point Champions - Pierce 2873 points, Jensine with 2136, Natalia with 1753

October 12 Senior meet

(3 swimmers competed in 9 races)
- 2 Best times!
- 1 new JO cuts (Ciara Franke - 100 back)
- 1 improved San Diego Imperial standard (Ciara - A 100 back)
- Hytek Power Points - Dominick with 1612 in 3 events, Ciara 1086 in 3 events, Alec 943 in 3 events

October 18-19 ABC All Ages

(20 swimmers competed in 78 races)
- 61 Best times! No disqualifications (other than one missed event that gets you disqualified from your next event)
- 5 Team Records! (Pheobe Dillard - 13-14 100 fly; Cora McClelland - 15-18 100 fly, 200fly, 400IM; Pierce Dietze - 13-14 100 back)
- 6 new Far Western Championship cuts! (Cora McClelland - 100 fly, 200 fly, 400IM and Tim Yen - 100 back, 200 breast, 200 IM)
- 13 new JO cuts! (Pierce Dietze - 200 fly, 200 breast; Pheobe Dillard - 100 fly; Natalia Hackbarth - 50 back; Cora - 200 fly, 100 back, 400 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200IM; Tim - 200 free, 200 breast, 100 back, 200IM)
- 25 improved USA Swimming standards! (Pierce - BB 200 fly, 200 breast; Phoebe - A 100 fly, 200 IM BB 100 free; Natalia - AA 100 fly; Sarah Hodgson - BB 50 free, B 100 back; Michelle Kimball - B 500 free; Kate MacDonald - BB 50 free; Cora - AAA 200 fly, 100 fly, AA 400IM, 200 IM, A 100 back, BB 100 breast; Sam Searight - B 200 free, 50 fly; Zach Searight - BB 50 back, B 200 free, 100 IM; Tim Yen - AA 200 IM, A 200 free, 200 breast, BB 100 back)
- Hytek Power Point Champions - Pierce Dietze with 4402pts in 7 events, Cora McClelland with 3527 in 6 events, Natalia Hackbarth with 2692 in 6 events.
- 17 improved San Diego standards! (Phoebe - A 100 fly, 100 free, 200IM; Natalia - A 50 back; Kate MacDonald - B 50 free; Zach Searight - A 100 IM, B 200 free; Cora - A 200 fly, 100 back, 400 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200IM; Tim - 200 free, 200 breast, 100 back, 200IM)

You can also check the San Diego-Imperial Swimming website for more details on each meet. Note the entry deadlines on meet information are deadlines for me to turn in our team entries. Your entries are typically due on Monday 12 days prior to the meet.

Check out USA Swimming's website for even more information from a national level!

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SI Swimmers Named to USA-S Scholastic All-American Team

SAA LogoCongratulations to the following members of San Diego-Imperial Swimming who have been named to USA Swimming’s 2013-14 Scholastic All-American team! Across the United States, a total of 1,782 applicants were selected for this honor. Only 187 were “three-timers” – having been selected all 3 years that they were eligible. To be eligible, swimmers must have achieved a minimum 3.5 GPA for the academic year (sophomore and above) and must meet a minimum qualifying time standard. The SI swimmers named to the 2013-14 team:

Brendan Barry (NCA) – 2 yrs
Tracy Chen (PAC) – 1 yr
Garrett Glaudini (HSA) – 3 yrs
Gretchen Horbol (NCA) – 3 yrs
Crystal Lore (RSD) – 2 yrs
Kevin Mendoza (IVDA) – 2 yrs
Stephen Park (RSD) – 1 yr
Jordan Payne (NCA) – 1 yr
Garrett Schmid (NCA) – 1 yr
Amanda Sumrow (HSA) – 1 yr
Zachary Wallace (WSST) – 1 yr

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USA Swimming Webinar about How to Survive and Thrive with a Coach

It’s important for children to learn how to adapt to different coaching styles to get the most out of their practice. For that reason you’ll want to go to the Parents page of our web site on the Growing Champions for Life section and register for the FREE webinar entitled “How to Survive and Thrive with a Coach”, online September 18th, from Growing Champions for Life.

This month’s True Hero Parent article, “The Importance of Small Wins” highlights the reason why helping our kids experience small steps of progress is so important to enjoyment of their sport and feelings of accomplishment. Print the article and pass it along to a friend. Scroll down the page to find other resources that will help you create the most positive sport family environment possible!

Click here to visit the USA Swimming Parents Section, Growing Champions for Life.

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Congratulations to Wind N Sea Graduating Seniors (back in 2008 at the LJ Roughwater)!!

Zachary Wallace, Tufts UniversityWestin Waldburger, Clemson UniversityPablo Ortega, Texas A&M

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WSST’s own Zachary Wallace in the news!

Here is a great article in the Union Tribune on our senior, Zach Wallace!

La Jolla senior Zach Wallace has soaked in the vocal support of his teammates en route to a school record in the 100-yard butterfly.

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Getting started

Everyone should receive email invoices when dues are due. Bring cash/check payment to practice as soon as possible. Be sure you are registered with USA Swimming if you are not already. Click here for a registration form. This needs to happen by January 1st. Please get this done today.

Familiarize yourselves with this website. You can access meet results, meet schedules, team records and time standards (found on our Team Stats website), plus all you need to know about how meets work on our meetinfo page.

Our Local Swim Committee (LSC) (the SI website) is also very useful and has more detailed meet information under their Meets tab.

Our national governing body is USA Swimming. USA Swimming’s website is http://www.usaswimming.org/. An amazing resource for parents, swimmers, and coaches. Register your swimmers for an account through the USA Swimming website and track all of their times, improvement, and what this sport is all about through Deck Pass.

For those of you using Facebook, I also push interesting articles to our Wind N Sea FB group page Wind N Sea Swim Team. Join the group!


What is happening? Schedule changes in October

Check back periodically for up-to-date notices about cancellations and practice schedule changes due to activities at the pool, Spring break, etc. or check our Calendar page!

Special Halloween Practice!

Red, White, and Novice groups will all swim together on Friday, Oct 31 for a special Halloween practice! Start at 3pm and finish at 4pm. Blue and Black groups will start right after school at 2:30 and join in on the fun at 3 also finishing at 4pm.

Upcoming Schedule Changes, NOV 13–21st -- stay tuned

Coggan Family Aquatic Complex will once again be hosting the CIF Water Polo Championships November 13-21st . The CIF has added a 4th division and WSST's pool time will be deeply impacted. We are exploring options. If there are any families that live in the Alta La Jolla HOA, I would like to talk to you about possible use of their pool. Please contact me asap. Any other pools that people have connections with? We've talked to Bishops and that won't work.


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