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Notes From Paton. February 7, 2016


Upcoming schedule -- check the calendar page!!

Take some time to take a look at our calendar on the website. I've added swim meets through August.

Some upcoming things to take note of:

With the President's Day 4 day weekend and the CIF High School Water Polo Championships, we will be making some schedule adjustments and cancellations. The tournament begins on Thursday, Feb 18 and finishes Thursday, Feb 25 (as far as our adjustments go). Most of the changes are already posted. I'm still confirming Friday, Feb 12. We will try to swim in the morning with the same schedule as Monday, Feb 15.

Thanks! Paton


San Diego All Starts 13-14 boys. Pierce Dietze 3rd from left...

San Diego All Starts Boys 13-14, Pierce Dietze third from left

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....

Pierce Dietze at Winter Age Group Championships Dec 19–21

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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.

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

JR National Champs

Parker Seale competed in 7 races at the National level! 5 lifetime bests!
Improved to AAAA time in the 50 free!
Team records in 5 15-18yr old events. 2 records in Open events! 3264
Hytek Power Points in 4 yards events! All above 800 points!

Oct 24-25, SBA AB meet

9 swimmers, 34 races, 28 best times! 1 new Far Western Championship cut - Franco Bragan 50 free! Hytek Power Point Champions Abbi Archibald - 2004 points in 5 events Franco - 1938 points in 4 events Adrian Jimenez - 1925 points in 6 events 12 improved San Diego Imperial standards 21 improved USA Swimming Standards

Oct 17, PAC Novice meet

9 swimmers, 26 races! Several swimmers have what would be B times in an USA Swimming sanctioned meet! Madison Birse 50 breast, Ellie Fates 25 free, Madeline Lane 50 fly, back, breast, free!

Oct 11, Senior Meet

17 races with 10 best times! New Far Western Championship cut - Parker Seale - 200 IM New Junior Olympic Championship cut - Ciara 500 free, 50 free. Parker 200IM New Team Records - Ciara Franke 500 free. Pierce Dietze 50 free, 200 back New San Diego Record - Pierce Dietze - 50 free

Oct 10, Pentathlon

Franco Bragan and Ivann Romero swam 10 events for a combined 6 best times! Franco added 4 Junior Olympic Championship times!

Freestyle Festival, Sept 26 HSA

Our swimmers did a great job Saturday at our first meet of the season! 27 of our swimmers attended the Freestyle Festival and competed in 69 races! As usual, here's the break down.

You can find detailed results on our calendar page. Just click on the event (Sept 26 HSA Freestyle Festival). Click on more details. You will find pdf files that you can view. In this case, a meet result file, a Hytek points file, and a Record match file.

27 athletes, 69 races, 51 Best times!
3 Team records broken - Pierce Dietze 13-14 50, 100, 200 free
Hytek Power Point Champions - Ciara Franke with 2105 points in 4 events. Pierce Dietze with 2871 points in 4 events
6 new Winter Age Group Championship times! Sydney O'Connor - 50 free Franco Bragan - 50, 100, 200 free Ivann Romero - 200, 500 free
4 new Junior Olympic Qualifying times! Franco Bragan - 50, 100, 200 free Parker Seale - 500 free
21 improved USA Swimming standards (AAAA, AAA, AA, A, BB, B) Find these standards on your USA Swimming Deck Pass app
19 improved San Diego Imperial standards (A, B, C) Find these standards on the San Diego-Imperial website or our Stats Online website.

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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, Feb 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!

February President’s Day weekend and H2O Polo Champs schedule changes

With the President's Day 4 day weekend and the CIF High School Water Polo Championships, we will be making some schedule adjustments and cancellations. The tournament begins on Thursday, Feb 18 and finishes Thursday, Feb 25 (as far as our adjustments go). Most of the changes are already posted. I'm still confirming Friday, Feb 12. We will try to swim in the morning with the same schedule as Monday, Feb 15.

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