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Use our website to find out all about us: our practice times, where we swim, schedule changes, meet information and results, and useful swimming links like how to sign up online!

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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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Favorite Websites

USA Swimming, SI Swimming, Paradowski's and others are all listed on our Swim Links page. Click the View Details button for these links and more!

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Notes From Paton. January 23, 2014

Don't forget to sign up for the 12&Under meet by Monday ...

Meet entries for the 12 and under meet are due by Monday, Jan 26. Check your email for the meet information as well as an eligibility report. I will be on deck all week to help with entries.

Please remember that WSST adds $.50 per event when totaling your entry fees. $4.50 per event total.

Make checks out to WSST.

This is the last meet before our Championship meets in February.

Also remember that all swimmers should now be wearing our Nike Team suit and apparel.

Join Wind N Sea’s facebook page!

A few things for January...

Jan 1 - WSST dues were due. Click here for our registration form.

Jan 1 - USA Swimming registration must be current. Not sure? Log into your USA Swimming account and check usaswimming.org. Our local office has moved. Check their website for the new address si-swimming.org.

Jan 23-25 - HSA 12 and over meet

Jan 26 - SBA's 12 and under meet entries due. Over WSST 100 swimmers are eligible!

Odds & Ends

Please check our calendar and emails for the schedules. Everything has been online for several weeks. Our meet schedule is posted through March.  I will be posting the summer meet schedule shortly.

Great little article on social media....take a look http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/11-things-swimming-coach-tired-yelling/

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!

USA Swimming Registration!!!

USA Swimming registration! Check your USA Swimming registration card! Make sure your swimmer is registered for 2015. Unless you've registered since this September, your membership expires 12/31/14. All swimmers must be registered to practice! It's not just for swim meets. Click here for a new form with info on getting to the SI-Swimming office ASAP.

The San Diego Foundation has opened its 2015-2016 Common Scholarship Application, due Feb 4

With California residents producing the most FAFSA applications in the nation, it is evident that students in California need financial support when pursuing post-secondary education. Help your child receive the financial support they need by having them complete our online scholarship application.

The SDF's online application accesses more than 100 scholarship opportunities with awards ranging from $1,000 to more than $5,000. Some scholarships can be renewed for multiple years, helping off-set the financial burden for more than the first year of school.

SDF scholarships are open to:

---Graduating high school seniors
---Current college students (undergraduate or graduate)
---Adult re-entry students
---Students with financial need (including middle income families)
---Students attending four-year universities, community colleges or career/technical schools

The application can be accessed at www.sdfoundation.org/ScholarshipApplication.

For questions, email scholarships@sdfoundation.org or call 619-814-1343.

The deadline to complete the application is Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1 p.m.

Thank you for spreading the word and helping San Diego students pursue their educational goals.

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program

Meet results:

December has been a busy month! Three meets over the last three weekends! SBA ABC meet in Chula Vista (14 swimmers), Junior National Championships in Federal Way, Washington (2 swimmers), and Winter Age group Championships in Coronado (18 swimmers)!

December 5-7 SBA ABC meet
14 swimmers, 48 races, 36 Best Times! Team Record set in the 15-18 1650 freestyle by Michelle Kimball! 2 JO cuts by Jax Espinosa! 50 free and 200 free 12 improved USA Swimming Standards! Colton Ace B 200 IM. Joseph Altomare B time 50 free. Pierce Dietze AA time 200 back. Jade Espinosa BB 50 free. Jax Espinosa BB 200 free. Jaden Hackbarth BB 500 free. Natalia Hackbarth BB 50 fly, B 100 IM. Kira Johnson B 200 IM, B 100 fly. Michelle Kimball B 500 free, 1650 free. 16 improved San Diego Imperial Swimming standards! Jade B 50 free, 50 breast. Jax A 50 free, B 100 IM, 200 free. Natalia A 50 fly, 100 fly, B 100IM. Kira B 100 breast, 200 IM, 100 fly, 200 back. Michelle B 200 free, 50 free, 500 free, 1650 free

December 10-13 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships
Cora McClelland and Tim Yen qualified and competed in this national championship event. They both qualified in the 100 fly and 200 fly. They also swam the 200 IM as a time trial event. After the meet wrapped up, they swam the 100 fly and 200 fly long course. Great meet! Great experience! Great swimming! Great food! Tim and Cora will also be travelling to the Austin Grand Prix this January. We choose our meets based on food! At Jr Nats, each swimmer competed in 3 short course yards events and one long course meters event. Cora recorded 2 WSST best times! Tim recorded 3 WSST best times! 8 Team Records! Cora 100 fly, 200 fly 15-18 and Open! Tim - same. Cora also broke the LCM 100 fly record. Once again....amazing meet and experience!

December 20-22 Winter Age Group Championships
18 swimmers competed! 6 15-18 yr old relays! First time WSST has been able to have 15-18 girls swim relays! 86 races! 53 Best times! 17 Individual Records (view online)! 5 Relay Records (attached)! Cora McClelland (4490) and Dominick Wallace (3765) are our Power Point Champs!

WSST at Austin’s Arena Pro series meet...

Cora McClelland and Tim Yen eating some Austin bbq at arena pro swim series this past weekend. Don't worry, their parents and Paton helped!

Check out our Photos page for some of our fun Halloween practice!!

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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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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 December

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!

Upcoming Schedule Changes, December

We will offer limited practices over the winter break, Dec 22 – Jan 2. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week. The pool will be set up long course meters (only 8 lanes total). Space will be tight as we will be sharing with lap swimmers.

Blue/Black - 10am to Noon

Red - 10am to 11am

White - 11am to 11:45am

Novice - 11am to 11:30am

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