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Notes From Paton. April 12, 2016


Busy and exciting Spring! Check the calendar for past meet results, upcoming meet entry deadlines, meets, schedule changes, etc.

The first weekend of April saw Parker Seale and Dominick Wallace travel to the Far Western Championships in Pleasanton, CA. They’ve been working hard and are in the middle of their high school season. Despite that, they posted several unshaved/untapered best times and made finals in the majority of their events!

It will be exciting to watch as they and all of our high school swimmers work towards the end of their season! San Diego City Championships are three weeks away and being held at Coggan (check for practice cancellations)!

That same weekend, several of our swimmers competed at Coronado HS in the CNSA Senior meet. 5 swimmers swam in 19 races. 8 Best times!

We have 6 swimmers competing in 30 races this coming weekend at the 12 and Over AB meet. Watch their results on meet mobile or check the calendar next week to see how everyone did!

Next Monday, the entries for the PS C All Ages meet are due! We have over 100 swimmers eligible! Even if you’ve never swum in a meet, this meet is for you! Check with your coaches this week if you have any questions.

New USA swim form for new members

New members, click here to get the new Seasonal USA swimming registration form! This form is good until September.

Upcoming schedule -- check the calendar page!!

Our summer schedule will be the same as in the past for the Red, Novice, and White groups (3pm start for Red, 4pm start for Novice/White). Check the calendar. Blue/Black groups will swim in the mornings this summer. 7:30 to 9:30am. It will begin Wednesday, June 22. I realize this conflicts with those of you in Junior Guards. Check in with me and we can see what can be worked out. We will make some adjustments to August as LJHS is starting earlier this year. I believe the first day of class is August 29.

Congratulations to our two swimmers that traveled to Brawley for the first long course meet of the season! Adrian Jimenez and Ivann Romero competed in 8 events each! They recorded 13 best times! 8 improved San Diego standards! 5 USA Swimming standards! 1 new JO cut! Detailed results are available on the calendar.

Parker Seale and Dominick Wallace are at the Far Western Championships in Northern California this weekend! March 31-April 3

Pierce Dietze, Ciara Franke, Jaden Hackbarth, Natalia Hackbarth, and Leigh Anne Mallinger will be competing in the CNSA Islander Senior Meet April 2-3!

Take some time to take a look at our calendar on the website. I've added swim meets through August. Eligibility reports and meet information will be put up as it becomes available.

Rain policy

Our policy is to still hold practice when it rains. However, if there is lightning, the pool and deck have to be cleared for at least 30 minutes. If the pool has to be cleared during Novice, White, or Red group practice, that basically ends the practice and swimmers will be asked to dress and go home when their parents pick them up. With Blue and Black groups practices being longer, they may wait until the pool is reopened and resume practice.

Thanks! Paton


Far Westerns, March–April 2016

From left: Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Paton!

Far Westerns April 2016

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!

I have all the meets on the calendar through August....

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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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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.

Junior Olympic Championships

3 swimmers and 3 relays competed.
All three swimmers made at least one event in finals (top 16).
Pierce Dietze finished first in all 6 of his events winning the high point award for 13-14 boys. Franco Bragan-Fitzgerald made top 8 in 5 of his 6 events. Ivann Romero made top 16 in his 200 butterfly.
Pierce, Ivann, Adrian Jimenez, and Tim Abdubek combined to swim three 13-14 relays.
All three relays (800 free, 400 free, 400 medley) moved up in the standings to finish tenth.
15 best times were recorded.
5 USA Swimming standards were improved Franco with AAA time in his 50 back and AA times in 50 fly, 100 free Pierce with AAAA time in his 200 free and AA time in his 100 fly.

JO Max Championships

8 swimmers competed in 28 races this past weekend at the JO Max Championships.
21 best times were achieved!
3 new Junior Olympic cuts! -- Ivann Romero earned JO cuts in the 400 IM, 100 fly, and 200 backstroke
8 improved San Diego Imperial standards! Margareta Backlund, Adrian Jimenez, Ivann Romero, and Tatum Roistacher moved up to A or B times!

CNSA AB meet

10 swimmers posted 27 best times!
1 Team Record - Franco Bragan-Fitzgerald


Thanks to all of the coaches and parents that helped make this happen while I was in Texas!
34 swimmers! 77 Best Times!
16 improved San Diego time standards!
18 improved USA Swimming standards!
Hytek Power Point Champs Madison Birse - 1572 points in 5 events Sam Searight - 860 points in 4 events

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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, March and April 2016

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!

Take some time to take a look at our calendar on the website. I've added swim meets through August and our SPRING BREAK schedule. Eligibility reports and meet information will be put up as it becomes available.

FYI -- You can always check the Calendar Page for any upcoming schedule changes