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Notes From Paton -- January 2017


Happy New Year!

In case you haven't heard, you buy our teams suits online now through January 15th. Click here for the link!


Winter Break schedule:

All groups will be swimming in the mornings during the break. Our first practice will be Monday, Dec 19. Our last will be Monday, Jan 2. Returning to our normal schedule Tuesday, Jan 3. The specific schedule has been on our calendar for a few months now. The pool will be set up long course meters. We will have 4 lanes. Space is somewhat limited but the lanes are longer so we can fit more bodies per lane.

Blue group - Monday through Friday 9:30 to11:30am

Black group - Monday through Friday 9:30 to 12pm.

Red group - Monday through Friday 10:30 to 12pm

Novice - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 to 10am

White - Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 to 10:30am // Friday 10 to 11am

New pics from the WSST C Meet! 

WSST C All Ages

Great swimming last weekend! We had two events where our team excelled! Detailed meet reports are available on our calendar.

4 of our swimmers were in College Station, Texas for the Winter Junior National Championships. Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Jacob Cardenas, and Pierce Dietze did a great job while gaining national exposure and experience. 17 individual races (including relay lead offs) and 4 relays! Our first time ever swimming relays at Nationals! 3 of the 4 relays were faster than the San Diego Imperial open records! Pacific Swim was just faster than us in two of those relays establishing the record while WSST established the new San Diego record for the 400 Medley Relay. Parker (50 free, 200 IM) and Dominick (100 back, 200 back) broke WSST records both in their age group and the Open division. All 4 relays did the same!

While we were at Nationals for the 4 day meet, WSST hosted the C all ages meet! Largest C meet in recent San Diego history! 538 swimmers came to Coggan! 46 of our WSST swimmers competed in 125 races! 108 of those swims were life time bests! 40 of those swims were improved San Diego Imperial Standards! Moving up to either B or A times! Take a look at more detailed information on our calendar. And click here to see pics from the meet!!

I'm hearing good things about how WSST ran the C meet. WSST handled the crowds and put on a well run event. Thanks to all the parents that helped out on the day of. It takes a ton of work. Thanks to the parents and coaches that helped organize everything well before the meet even started. Dawn Zimmer on the computer operations. Laryssa Hackbarth with volunteer coordinator, hospitality, concessions, etc. Pam Eaton for coming back and being our day of meet director. Frank Bugelli for being our set up/enforcer/announcer. Anna Siperstein and Randy Franke of Coggan for having the facility ready. Dave Nelson and Mark Searight for being our officials. Thank you and thank you to all that helped that I missed. WSST couldn't have run the meet with out you!

Make sure to check the calendar for all our upcoming events, meets, practice schedules etc.!

Make sure to check our WSST calendar! Swim meets are scheduled through March. I will add more detailed information as it becomes available.

Check this website and our calendar page for upcoming swim meets, entry deadlines, procedures for entering meets, etc.

Make a NOTE -- USA swim registration form is now 2017

Click here to get 2017 registration forms!!

Check it out!

The photo at the left is from last weekend's USA Swimming Swimposium. Caitlin Leverenz, Jason Lezak, and WSST swimmer Kirra Fisk!

WSST Swimmers are All American!!

Parker Seale and Dominick Wallace named to USA Swimming's Scholastic All American team! Winter Junior National times as well as grade point average considered. Click here to see all the All Americans.

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.


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

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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.

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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 12/31/16. All swimmers must be registered to practice! It's not just for swim meets. Click here for the 2017 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

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!

Please check the Calendar Page for any upcoming schedule changes