Welcome to Wind N Sea Swim Team!

Use our website to find out all about us: our practice times, where we swim, schedule changes, meet information and results, and useful swimming links! Be sure to join Wind N Sea’s facebook page FB to see cool swim videos and articles Paton is sharing!




Wind N Sea Swim Team Team Suit Pop Up Shop THIS FRIDAY!

HXC Sport is honored to be the official suit provider of WSST for the 2016-2017 swim season!

We will be hosting a team suit fitting and pop-up sale on - Friday September 16th from 4:30-6:30.

Take advantage of discounted team pricing on; fins, goggles, snorkels and other training gear as well as a great selection of practice suits from HXC Sport!

To pre-order your WSST Team Suit please visit the following link - Wind N Sea Swim Team Store 

You may order from now until September 23rd!

Orders will be processed thereafter and delivered to the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Sam - Sam@hxcsport.com

Hardcore Sport is a competitive swim and activewear brand, making custom swimwear and high performance gear in California USA!

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Notes From Paton. September 2016

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Swimming stories on SwimSwam -- scroll down to see mores!

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.

Thanks for everyone that attended the Parent's meeting on Friday.

Check this website and our calendar page for upcoming swim meets, entry deadlines, procedures for entering meets, etc. The Freestyle Festival entries are due to me Monday night, September 12, before 5:00pm.

As I stated at the meeting, I will be traveling over the next several weeks and will not be on the pool deck until Wednesday, Oct 5. I’ve hired several coaches to help cover practices as well as to coach the Novice, White, and Red groups. As of today, we have close to 200 swimmers on the roster!

Coaches have been asked to be on deck 10 minutes before practices to answer any questions. The answers to most of your questions can be found on our website.

Please remember, when swimmers are in the water, the coaches’ responsibility is to the swimmers in the pool. Their focus needs to be on the athletes, and they are not able to address adult concerns at that time.

September is the last month of our 3rd Quarter. 4th Quarter invoices (Oct, Nov, Dec) will be sent out when I return. Payment will be due by October 21.

Please note this calendar/practice change:

There is a water polo tournament Friday, Sept 23. We will have very limited lane space.

The Red group and all swimmers entered in the Freestyle Festival will practice from 5-6pm.

The Blue and Black groups will practice from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

No Novice or White groups will practice that day.

Last and most importantly...

We will be losing our long time coach, Pam Eaton. She has taken a position closer to her home and will no longer be available to coach Wind N Sea. Pam has been a part of the team for over 10 years as our program grew. I will greatly miss her on deck and wish her continued success up north!

Pam's last practice will be Tuesday, Sept 20.

Stop by and give her a hug!

Thank you, Pam, for your leadership role as head age group coach for all these years.

Thanks! Paton

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

Click here to get 2017 registration forms!!

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.

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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