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Notes From Paton. April 20, 2015



Tuesday - swimmers will run down to the beach for a Navy Seal style workout with Robert. Wear something that can get wet and sandy. Fun times! We will have only one more session with Robert (this Tues and next) before taking a break to taper for High School swimming Championships.

Thursday through Monday - I will be travelling to San Antonio for a Masters meet. Coaches Pam, Jackie, and Ryan will cover practices. Only two more weeks until Cities! Prepare!

Saturday, May 9th - We are hosting the 10 and under Mini Meet. We will need all of our Blue/Black group swimmers to be available to help run the meet. We should be done by noon.

Morning workout swimmers - Only two more morning practices. This Wednesday and next Wednesday as we prepare for CIF Champs! I will still be in San Antonio Monday morning. Check with Masters coach Mike Lewis if you want to swim Monday at 6am.

Exciting time of the year!


Check out these videos of Pierce Dietz’s at Far Western Championships!

Can you believe this warm up? Find Pierce! (requires Quicktime plugin I think?)

Pierce’s 50 free!

Pierce dietze’s 100 free at Far Western Championships. Pierce is in Lane 4. He was seeded 46th w a 51.7 and moved up to 11th (1st alternate). 49.8! Dropped 1.8 seconds! Team record!

Below, Pierce in finals, lane 2 for 100 back . Went into meet seeded 24 . Finished 8th!

How to be a better swimming parent ... or 10 Things Swimming Parents Do that Coaches Can’t Stand

Here's the link…http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/10-things-swimming-parents-do-that-coaches-cant-stand/ At the end of the article Swimming World has a link for the 10 Things Swimming Coaches Do that Parents Can’t Stand, just to be fair. Good, huh?

Look out, the summer schedule is coming, Tuesday, June 16…

Blue/Black - 5 lanes 2-4pm
Red - additional 6 lanes 3-4pm
White - 7 lanes 4-4:45 on Tues, Thurs. 4-5 on Friday
Novice - 7 lanes 4-4:30 Mon, Wed, Fri.

This will all start on Tuesday, June 16.

No practice on Monday, June 15. HS/Middle School graduation day.

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

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

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.

Meet results:

Great job at Granite Hills this weekend!

16 swimmers competed in 56 races! 43 were Best Times!
2 new Junior Olympic standards! Tim Abdubek - 100 IM, 50 free
17 improved San Diego Imperial standards (A, B, C)!
Tim Abdubek - A times in 100 IM, 50 free
Adrian Jimenez - B times in 100 breast, 100 back, 200 back
Hannah Jimenez - B times in 50 free, 100 back
Michelle Kimball - B times in 1000 free, 100 back
Carmen Roesing - B time in 100 IM
Ivann Romero - B times in 100 breast, 50 free, 100 back, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 free
Sam Searight - B time in 100 IM
Zach Searight - B time in 50 free
18 improved USA Swimming standards (AAAA, AAA, AA, A, BB, B)!
Tim Abdubek - BB times in 50 free, 100 IM
Margareta Backlund - B time in 100 back
Jaden Hackbarth - BB time in 200 free
Adrian Jimenez - B times in 100 breast, 50 free
Hannah Jimenez - B time in 50 free
Michelle Kimball - BB times in 200 free, 100 free, B time in 1000 free
Ivann Romero - B times in 50 free, 100 back, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 free
Brigid Searight - B times in 100 IM, 200 free
Zach Searight - BB time in 50 free
Hytek Power Point Champions!
Natalia Hackbarth - 2175 points in 5 events
Ivann Romero - 1612 points in 6 events

Senior Classic at Coronado

Cora McClelland, Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, and Tim Yen competed in 23 races. 4 in finals. 10 Best times. 2 Team Records!

Junior Olympic Championships at Poway

Tim Abdubek, Jensine Bugelli, Rhys Bugelli, Pierce Dietze, and Jax Espinosa competed in 21 races. 8 in Finals! 19 Best times!!!! 4 Team Records! Jax Espinosa competed in his first JO Champs in the 200 free. Dropped 8 seconds and made finals where he improved again!
Hytek Power Point Champion - Pierce Dietze with 4450 points in 6 events (3 of them records).

Several of our female swimmers were competing for La Jolla High School at the CIF Water Polo Championships.

LJHS played their quarter final game Saturday afternoon winning 11-1.

13 of our swimmers competed at Mater Dei HS in 37 races!

29 of the swims were Best times!
6 improved San Diego time standards! Colton Ace - B time 200 free. Vincent Gelibert B time 50 back. Natalia Hackbarth A times 100 back, 50 back. Katherine Hartford B times 100 IM, 100 breast.
9 improved USA Swimming standards! Colton - B time 100 IM, Margareta Backlund B times 100 IM, 100 breast. Natalia BB times 50 free, 100 back, 200 free, 50 back, 100 free. Katherine H B time 100 IM.
Hytek Power Point Champion - Natalia Hackbarth with 2972 points in 7 events!

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.

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!

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!

What is happening? Schedule changes for Wind N Sea

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, April, 2015

Invoices were due Monday, April 6th!