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Notes From Paton. November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving week and …

The schedule for Thanksgiving week has been posted on website calendar. We will have normal schedules on Monday and Tuesday. We will swim Wednesday morning. Blue, Black, and Red groups will start practice at 10am. Novice and White groups will start at 11am.

No practice this Friday or Saturday due to water polo.

For those able to swim at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, please make sure to thank everyone there. They have gone out of their way to help our team out! Especially Chelsea Lawliss.

Meet entries for the Dec 5,6,7 ABC meet are due Monday, Nov 24. This is the last chance to qualify for the Winter Age Group Championships or to improve times for 2014! We should have a large group attending!

Team Tshirt orders!
Hoodies - $25. Zippered Jackets - $30. Look for future announcements with regards to our team sponsorship with Nike! Team suits, parkas, backpacks, etc! Paradowski's Swim Shop and Nike will be coming to our pool for a team fitting/sale in early December! Just waiting for the swim shop to confirm. Once everyone is outfitted with Team Nike Suits and tshirts, we will put together a team photo!

Speaking of photos ...

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

Schedule Changes, NOV 13–21st

As I've mentioned in previous emails, Coggan Family Aquatic Complex will be hosting the boys CIF Water Polo Championships this month. Our pool time and space will be severely impacted.

Our impacted practices start on Thursday, November 13th and run through Friday, November 21st.

Rather than cancelling practices outright, we have been able to come up with some alternatives. I realize the times, locations, and space limitations are not ideal but it's much better than no practice at all.

Practices at Coggan cancelled: Friday, November 14 and Friday, November 21.

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club has graciously accepted our request to use their pool on a limited, temporary basis! What a great opportunity! The logistics are still being confirmed (parking, entrance, etc). WSST will have our Novice and White groups swim here. Again, there are some limitations but we will make use of what has been offered. Make sure to thank everyone!

Novice & White Groups

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club has graciously accepted our request to use their pool on a limited, temporary basis! What a great opportunity! The logistics are still being confirmed (parking, entrance, etc). WSST will have our Novice and White groups swim here. Again, there are some limitations but we will make use of what has been offered. Make sure to thank everyone!

The plan is to have the groups swim on their normal days. Monday and Wednesday for the Novice group. Thurs, Tues, and Thurs for the White group. We have pool time starting at 4pm. Here's where the limitations come in....LJB&T has requested that only 20 swimmers are using the facility so as not to impact their membership and facility. We will also not use their locker rooms for changing/showering.

We have more than 20 swimmers that attend practice on a regular basis. We will have to have everyone that is interested RSVP with me. I have requested to have the Novice group swim in two sessions. 4-4:30 and 4:30 to 5pm. If that is okay with the club, you will need to sign up with me for each specific session. Monday 4-4:30, or 4:30 to 5; Wednesday 4-4:30 or 4:30 to 5pm. If that doesn't work for the club, we will have to only have 20 Novice swimmers swim. We will have 20 on Monday and a different 20 on Wednesday.

White group will be limited to just 20 swimmers each practice. Please pick one and RSVP me your request. Thursday, November 13, Tuesday, November 18, or Thursday, November 20. If there aren't 20 swimmers interested in any particular practice I will open it up to others that have already committed to a practice. Since the space and numbers are so limited, WSST members in good standing will receive priority--swim team dues paid, USA Swimming registered, etc. Thanks for understanding.

Blue, Black and Red

PLEASE NOTE!  --  I made a mistake in the schedule for next week. CIF water polo games start early on Thursday. No afternoon pool time is available at Coggan for the Red, Blue, and Black groups. We will only have morning practice that day. 5:15am to 7am.

Please RSVP if you will be attending any of the mornings—Thurs, Nov 13. Mon, Nov 17. Tues, Nov 18. Wed, Nov 19. Thurs, Nov 20. The week of 17-20 we will be sharing pool space with La Jolla HS girls water polo, Wind N Sea Masters, and any brave lap swimmers. I need an idea of how many lanes I need to fight for.

The Blue/Black groups will be offered practice in the mornings (5:15 to 7am). Thursday, November 13. Monday through Thursday, November 17-20.

Starting Monday, Nov 17, the Blue/Black and upper level Red (middle school) will use 5 lanes immediately after school for 60 minutes. 2:30 to 3:30pm. Any Red level swimmers that can not make the 2:30 start time will then use those same 5 lanes from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Those swimmers must be out of the facility before 4:45pm (no hot tub or long showers). The gates open for the CIF Championships at 4:45pm.

Blue/Black/Red group swimmers will need to send me an email to RSVP which practices they plan on attending.

Our swimming in the mornings will be impacted as the LJHS Girls Water Polo team will be starting their season that week as well. We will be working with the HS team, Masters team, and lap swimmers to make everything work.

The following week (Thanksgiving), we will have normal practices on Monday and Tuesday. We will swim Wednesday, November 26th in the morning. We currently have pool time from 10am to noon and will determine how each of our groups will fit into that time/space.

No practice Thursday, Thanksgiving, Nov 27 or Friday, Nov 28.

Thanks to the Coggan administration and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club for working with us and allowing us to swim during the tournament!

Upcoming meets (meet info at www.si-swimming.org) :

ABC All Ages - December 6-7 (entries due Nov 24)
Junior National Championships - December 11-13 (two of our swimmers have qualified)
Winter Age Group Championships - December 20-22 (entries due Dec 8). 18 swimmers currently qualified! How many more can we get to this great meet!

Meet results:

October 11 14 & Under Pentathlon

(3 swimmers competed in 15 races)
- 11 Best times!
- 3 new Junior Olympic cuts! (Jensine Bugelli - 100 fly, Natalia Hackbarth - 50 fly, 50 back)
- 8 improved USA Swimming standards! (Jensine - A 100 fly, BB 200 IM, B 100 back; Pierce Dietze - A 100 fly, BB 100 breast; Natalia - A 50 fly, BB 100 IM, B 50 breast)
- 4 improved San Diego-Imperial Standards! (Jensine A 100 back, 200 IM; Natalia A 50 fly, 100IM)
- Hytek Power Point Champions - Pierce 2873 points, Jensine with 2136, Natalia with 1753

October 12 Senior meet

(3 swimmers competed in 9 races)
- 2 Best times!
- 1 new JO cuts (Ciara Franke - 100 back)
- 1 improved San Diego Imperial standard (Ciara - A 100 back)
- Hytek Power Points - Dominick with 1612 in 3 events, Ciara 1086 in 3 events, Alec 943 in 3 events

October 18-19 ABC All Ages

(20 swimmers competed in 78 races)
- 61 Best times! No disqualifications (other than one missed event that gets you disqualified from your next event)
- 5 Team Records! (Pheobe Dillard - 13-14 100 fly; Cora McClelland - 15-18 100 fly, 200fly, 400IM; Pierce Dietze - 13-14 100 back)
- 6 new Far Western Championship cuts! (Cora McClelland - 100 fly, 200 fly, 400IM and Tim Yen - 100 back, 200 breast, 200 IM)
- 13 new JO cuts! (Pierce Dietze - 200 fly, 200 breast; Pheobe Dillard - 100 fly; Natalia Hackbarth - 50 back; Cora - 200 fly, 100 back, 400 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200IM; Tim - 200 free, 200 breast, 100 back, 200IM)
- 25 improved USA Swimming standards! (Pierce - BB 200 fly, 200 breast; Phoebe - A 100 fly, 200 IM BB 100 free; Natalia - AA 100 fly; Sarah Hodgson - BB 50 free, B 100 back; Michelle Kimball - B 500 free; Kate MacDonald - BB 50 free; Cora - AAA 200 fly, 100 fly, AA 400IM, 200 IM, A 100 back, BB 100 breast; Sam Searight - B 200 free, 50 fly; Zach Searight - BB 50 back, B 200 free, 100 IM; Tim Yen - AA 200 IM, A 200 free, 200 breast, BB 100 back)
- Hytek Power Point Champions - Pierce Dietze with 4402pts in 7 events, Cora McClelland with 3527 in 6 events, Natalia Hackbarth with 2692 in 6 events.
- 17 improved San Diego standards! (Phoebe - A 100 fly, 100 free, 200IM; Natalia - A 50 back; Kate MacDonald - B 50 free; Zach Searight - A 100 IM, B 200 free; Cora - A 200 fly, 100 back, 400 IM, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200IM; Tim - 200 free, 200 breast, 100 back, 200IM)

You can also 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!

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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 November

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!

Thanksgiving schedule -- NO PRACTICE THURSDAY, NOV 28 & FRIDAY, NOV 29

Upcoming Schedule Changes, NOV 13–21st

As I've mentioned in previous emails, Coggan Family Aquatic Complex will be hosting the boys CIF Water Polo Championships this month. Our pool time and space will be severely impacted.

Our impacted practices start on Thursday, November 13th and run through Friday, November 21st.

Rather than cancelling practices outright, we have been able to come up with some alternatives. I realize the times, locations, and space limitations are not ideal but it's much better than no practice at all.

Two of the days will have practice cancelled. Friday, November 14 and Friday, November 21.

The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club has graciously accepted our request to use their pool on a limited, temporary basis! What a great opportunity! The logistics are still being confirmed (parking, entrance, etc). WSST will have our Novice and White groups swim here. Again, there are some limitations but we will make use of what has been offered. Make sure to thank everyone!

Novice & White Groups

The plan is to have the groups swim on their normal days. Monday and Wednesday for the Novice group. Thurs, Tues, and Thurs for the White group. We have pool time starting at 4pm. Here's where the limitations come in....LJB&T has requested that only 20 swimmers are using the facility so as not to impact their membership and facility. We will also not use their locker rooms for changing/showering.

We have more than 20 swimmers that attend practice on a regular basis. We will have to have everyone that is interested RSVP with me. I have requested to have the Novice group swim in two sessions. 4-4:30 and 4:30 to 5pm. If that is okay with the club, you will need to sign up with me for each specific session. Monday 4-4:30, or 4:30 to 5; Wednesday 4-4:30 or 4:30 to 5pm. If that doesn't work for the club, we will have to only have 20 Novice swimmers swim. We will have 20 on Monday and a different 20 on Wednesday.

White group will be limited to just 20 swimmers each practice. Please pick one and RSVP me your request. Thursday, November 13, Tuesday, November 18, or Thursday, November 20. If there aren't 20 swimmers interested in any particular practice I will open it up to others that have already committed to a practice. Since the space and numbers are so limited, WSST members in good standing will receive priority, Swim team dues paid, USA Swimming registered, etc. Thanks for understanding.

Blue, Black and Red

PLEASE NOTE! -- I made a mistake in the schedule for next week. CIF water polo games start early on Thursday. No afternoon pool time is available at Coggan for the Red, Blue, and Black groups on Thursday, Nov 13. We will only have morning practice that day. 5:15am to 7am.

The Blue/Black groups will be offered practice in the mornings (5:15 to 7am). Thursday, November 13. Monday through Thursday, November 17-20.

Starting Monday, Nov 17, the Blue/Black and upper level Red (middle school) will use 5 lanes immediately after school for 60 minutes. 2:30 to 3:30pm. Any Red level swimmers that can not make the 2:30 start time will then use those same 5 lanes from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Those swimmers must be out of the facility before 4:45pm (no hot tub or long showers). The gates open for the CIF Championships at 4:45pm.

Blue/Black/Red group swimmers will need to send me an email to RSVP which practices they plan on attending.

Our swimming in the mornings will be impacted as the LJHS Girls Water Polo team will be starting their season that week as well. We will be working with the HS team, Masters team, and lap swimmers to make everything work.

The following week (Thanksgiving), we will have normal practices on Monday and Tuesday. We will swim Wednesday, November 26th in the morning. We currently have pool time from 10am to noon and will determine how each of our groups will fit into that time/space.

Thanks to the Coggan administration and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club for working with us and allowing us to swim during the tournament!


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