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Notes From Paton. October 2, 2015


Long Course practices for everyone, Oct 10 & 17!
-- also Sat, Oct 31, for Blue and Black

We will be renting the entire pool on Saturday, Oct 10 and Oct 17, 3pm to 5pm. We will be switching the pool to long course to get a head start on long course meets. As we have the entire pool, Red group swimmers are invited as well as Blue and Black groups! Take advantage of this opportunity! We will also be swimming long course Saturday, Oct 31 in the morning. 7:30 to 9:30am. As we will have only two lanes, only Blue and Black are able to attend. Fun times!

Our swimmers did a great job Saturday...

Our swimmers did a great job Saturday at our first meet of the season! 27 of our swimmers attended the Freestyle Festival and competed in 69 races! As usual, here's the break down.

You can find detailed results on our calendar page. Just click on the event (Sept 26 HSA Freestyle Festival). Click on more details. You will find pdf files that you can view. In this case, a meet result file, a Hytek points file, and a Record match file.

27 athletes, 69 races, 51 Best times!
3 Team records broken - Pierce Dietze 13-14 50, 100, 200 free
Hytek Power Point Champions - Ciara Franke with 2105 points in 4 events. Pierce Dietze with 2871 points in 4 events
6 new Winter Age Group Championship times! Sydney O'Connor - 50 free Franco Bragan - 50, 100, 200 free Ivann Romero - 200, 500 free
4 new Junior Olympic Qualifying times! Franco Bragan - 50, 100, 200 free Parker Seale - 500 free
21 improved USA Swimming standards (AAAA, AAA, AA, A, BB, B) Find these standards on your USA Swimming Deck Pass app
19 improved San Diego Imperial standards (A, B, C) Find these standards on the San Diego-Imperial website or our Stats Online website.

Highlights from last season!

As we start our new season, last season was one of our best ever!

Some highlights:

  • Parker Seale was named to USA Swimming's Scholastic All-American team! Swimmers must have maintained a high GPA as well as meet qualifying times.
  • Zachary Wallace completed USA Swimming's IM Xtreme Challenge - SCY with 4015 points! Ranked 58th in the nation!
  • San Diego Imperial Top Ten (complete lists available on San Diego Imperial Swimming's website)
    • Short course yards - 9 swimmers ranked top ten in 35 events (4 events were ranked first)!
    • Long course meters - 6 swimmers ranked top ten in 22 events (3 events ranked #1)!
  • Our Virtual Club Championship points went from 31,833 to 46,044 in short course and 22,342 to 28,164 in long course
  • 83 athletes attended at least one of our 39 meets

Join us as we improve even more this year!

Starting the Fall season, 2015

Now it's time for our Fall season! We are back to our normal, school schedule. Take a look at our calendar for any and all upcoming events. The swim meet schedule is current through March.

For those new to swim meets, please click here for meet info page, which includes important information, such as:

  • How to fill out the meet entry form
  • Who to write your check to (always Wind N Sea Swim Team, not the host team), and
  • How much to write the check for (WSST adds $.50 per event. So $5 surcharge and $4.50 per event)

Hardcore Sports Online Store — orders 9/16–9/24

If you and your swimmer were unable to order a team suit at Friday's pop-up shop please click here to go to the Wind N Sea Swim Team online store. The online store features the 2015 WSST custom team suit designed by coach Ryan O'connor! Hardcore Sport will be accepting online team orders beginning today, Wednesday 9/16 through Friday 9/24. Orders will be processed thereafter, and delivered to the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex in 3-3.5 weeks!

**A3 Performance + Hardcore Sport** will be back on deck Friday 10/09! Take advantage of team discounts, product samples and gear up for the upcoming race season!

For all questions regarding sizes, delivery and orders please contact - Sam Busby, Sales + Development, Hardcoresport.com, 503 / 680-2921

Thank you - -- Sam Busby

This Season’s Meet Schedule!

We have consolidated the meets we will be attending as a team. All of the meets can be found on our calendar. As the information becomes available, you will also find specific meet information, eligibility reports, entry reports, and meet results. You can learn more about the meet entry process and what to expect on our website. http://www.windnseaswimteam.com/meetinfo.html. 

Meet entries are typically due to me about 12 days before the meet. I can always take entries earlier. I can not always take entries later as I have to process our entire team's entries and get them in ahead of the deadline. It can take awhile to figure everything out.

Check in with experienced parents, the website, and coaches (when not coaching) to see which meets you should be looking at.

We are expecting all swimmers to wear team uniforms at swim meets as everything becomes available. Get your suits!

26 -- Freestyle Festival

10 -- 14&Under Pentathlon (Two A times required)
11 -- Senior Meet (faster than times listed)
23-25 -- ABC All Ages (everyone!)

6-8 -- Kevin Perry Senior Invitational (Sectional level)
14 -- 10&Under Mini Meet (all 10 and unders)
15 -- 11&Older Distance Meet (200s of strokes, 400IM, etc)

4-6 -- AB Meet (All Ages with at least a B time)
11-13 -- Junior National Championships Austin, Texas
12 -- WSST Hosts! C Meet! All families help needed!
19-21 -- Winter Age Group Championships (time standards required)

22-24 -- 11 & Over No Time Standards
29-31 -- 12 and under ABC

I have all the meets on the calendar through March....this should get you through the learning curve.

What a great weekend of aquatic events!

Friday had USA Swimming on deck for a one time opportunity to make it easier to register! Much appreciated! Hopefully everyone took advantage! If you didn't, please get registered by this Friday. New registrations need to go to their office.

Thanks also to Hard Core Sport and A3 Performance! Great team suits! For those that missed the opportunity to try suits on and purchase them, we are working on how you can buy your gear (see above!!).

Saturday was the Alex Meyer swim clinic. Amazing experience! I love hearing from elite athletes and how they do what they do. The challenges they overcome. The fact that athletics can be disappointing but you can't let that defeat you. So cool!

Masters Coach/Amazing Photographer Mike Lewis' reception at La Jolla Swim and Sport to debut his new line of Hard Core apparel using his photography was just after the clinic. Quite a few of our families stopped by and checked out the fun stuff! Again, good to see everyone away from the pool.

What a great Sunday at the La Jolla Rough Water Swim! I wasn't there to watch the younger swimmers but I've heard good things! If you have any photos that we could share on our website, please send them to me. See some great pictures below!!

Our 13 and older swimmers all did really well! Fun to see our group getting out of the pool into a different environment and having fun! Many of our parents got out into the water as well! Awesome! It's not too early to start getting ready for next year....start swimming with Mike Lewis and the Wind N Sea Masters Team! 6am and noon during the week.

La Jolla Rough Water 2015 Pics!

Finn and Lucas

Ella and Lucas, Cove champs!

Girls 9 starting line

Boys 11 starting line

Left to right: Finn Bugelli, Jake Gabriel, Will MacDonald

Boys 10 starting out

10s starting out on swim

Finn finishing

Rhys finishing

Michelle Kimball, Leigh Ann Mallinger, Jensine Bugelli, Ciara Franke, Bennett Bugelli

Michelle Kimball, Shealie Brew, Leigh Ann Mallinger, Jensine Bugelli, Bennett Bugelli, Ciara Franke, Kneeling - Jaden Hackbarth

Jensine finishing

Ciara Franke and Bennett Bugelli finishing

Michelle Kimball finishing

Shealie Brew finishing

Parker Seale, John Murphy and Jensine Bugelli

Will and Kate McDonald

Will and Kate McDonald with Dad Dennis who swam too!!

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Going to Olympic Trials in 2016? Get your tickets, starting June 29, 2015

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We’ve set up a new way to view all things swim meet oriented! Eligibility reports, meet information, results, records, etc.

  • Go to our web page calendar. http://www.windnseaswimteam.com/calendar.html
  • Click on the event in question. A small box pops up.
  • Click on the “more details” link. lower left of the box.
  • Listed under “Attachment”, you will see pdf links like: tmiresults.pdf and tmrecordmatch.pdf.
  • Click on which ever one you need to view. I’ve set everything to public viewing. If you have any problems, let me know.

If you go to future events, you will see pdf attachments for meet information, eligibility reports, meet entries, etc. Take a look! Explore!

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For parenting / swimming / coaching articles, check our Parents Page!

The Art of Swim Parenting, by Gary Hall, Sr.

Click here for a great article on the art of swim parenting, in a nutshelll, by someone who should know: http://swimswam.com/what-is-the-art-of-swim-parenting/

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Two of our WSST swimmers that have gone on to swim in college competed in their Conference Championships

Michael Cohn (UCSD) swam at the PCSC Championships where UCSD won for the 7th consecutive year. Michael won both the 200 free and 200 backstroke. He set the school record earlier in the year in the 200 back with a 1:46.0. http://www.ucsdtritons.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5800&ATCLID=209900487

Zachary Wallace (Tufts) swam at the New England Small College Champs. He swam the 200IM, 400IM, and 200 backstroke. Both the 400IM and 200 backstroke achieved NCAA B cuts. His 400 IM was a school record until his teammate edged it out that evening. http://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/mswimdive/2014-15/releases/20150222cqd1s8

Coach Casadia, a longtime coach in New Jersey, put the following message on a sign in his pool and made up plastic gift cards for his parents with this great message.

“Your child’s success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But having an athlete who is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best is a direct reflection of your parenting.”

– Coach John A. Casadia, Vineland, NJ

Meet results:

All meet results can be found on our calendar page. Find the meet on our calendar and click on it. Click on more details. Click on the attachment. Just past halfway down the page.

Congratulations to our swimmers that attended our last few meets!

Two USA Swimming sanctioned meets (Western Zone Championships and JO Max Championships) and one WSST fun meet at our pool with pizza! Detailed results can be found on our calendar page. Take a look! http://www.windnseaswimteam.com/calendar.html

Western Zone Championships in Maui, HI!

Pierce Dietze traveled with the San Diego Zone Team to Hawaii!
8 individual swims - 6 Lifetime Bests! 3 records!
13-14 boys 200 IM, 50 free, 100 free 2 Sectional Championship qualifying times!
Automatic 50 free and bonus 100 free!
Youngest WSST swimmer ever!
4 Improved USA Swimming standards! AA 200 IM, AAA 200 free, AAAA 50 free and AAAA 100 free!

JO Max Championships at Mater Dei HS, Chula Vista

6 swimmers competed in our last meet of the summer!
32 races. 29 Best times! Chloe Cisneros, Jaden Hackbarth, Natalia Hackbarth, Adrian Jimenez, Michelle Kimball, and Ivann Romero.
2 new JO qualifying times - Natalia Hackbarth in the 50 fly and 100 back!
18 improved San Diego time standards! Chloe - 3, Jaden - 2, Natalia - 2, Adrian - 3, Michelle - 4, Ivann - 4
Hytek Power Point Champions! Natalia - 2653 points in 5 events Ivan - 2235 points in 6 events

WSST Fun Meet! Pizza provided by WSST Booster Club and Pizza on Pearl!

Thank you! 28 swimmers competed! 66 unofficial best times!

At Sectionals…

Sectional relay! dropped 6 seconds from seed time. Finished 14th place. Broke the team record by 10 seconds! Great meet so far....pretty hot (mid to upper 90s) but the kids are handling it and swimming pretty fast!

left to right..... Zachary Wallace, Pierce Dietze, Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace

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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. For meet schedules and meet results, use our Calendar page. You can find team records and time standards on our Team Stats website, or at the San Diego Imperial website (our local US Swimming committee) plus all you need to know about how meets work on our meetinfo page.

Our Local Swim Committee (LSC) (San Diego-Imperial) 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.

FB 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!

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 12/31/15. All swimmers must be registered to practice! It's not just for swim meets. Click here for the 2016 form.

Odds & Ends

Please check our calendar and emails for the schedules.

Check our calendar 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!

Upcoming Schedule Changes, September, 2015

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!

Long Course practices for everyone, Oct 10 & 17!
-- also Sat, Oct 31, for Blue and Black

We will be renting the entire pool on Saturday, Oct 10 and Oct 17, 3pm to 5pm. We will be switching the pool to long course to get a head start on long course meets. As we have the entire pool, Red group swimmers are invited as well as Blue and Black groups! Take advantage of this opportunity! We will also be swimming long course Saturday, Oct 31 in the morning. 7:30 to 9:30am. As we will have only two lanes, only Blue and Black are able to attend. Fun times!