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Note’s From Paton

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Schedule Changes

Sometimes the pool is closed for H2O polo games, other swimming meets and various public events. Check here for any changes to your schedule.

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Notes From Paton. August 27, 2014

Fall Schedule

We will resume our Fall schedule on Monday, September 8th. Check the calendar on the website for times.

Our first meet of the Fall season is the Freestyle Festival on September 27! Check our webpage calendar for all of the meets through March and when the entries are due! http://www.windnseaswimteam.com/

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. http://www.si-swimming.org/

Check out USA Swimming's website for even more information from a national level! http://www.usaswimming.org/

Cove Practices

Due to the expected swell (large surf, strong rip currents, etc) from Hurricane Marie, WSST Cove practices this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are cancelled.

The National Weather Service beach hazard statement is in effect from 9am Tuesdat morning through late Thursday night.

We will try again next week. Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm.

We will swim in the ocean on a few of the days the following two weeks. All swimmers and parents interested in swimming in the Cove must purchase a WSST neon pink cap $5. Visibility, team presence. Younger swimmers will stay in the Cove. Older, stronger swimmers will venture out!

Cove practices - Tues, Wed, Thurs of August 26, 27, 28 at 4pm. Tues and Thurs of September 2, 3 at 4pm.

Click here for our Cove Swimming rules and all info you need for our annual Cove Swimming...

Meet Results

JO Max

Great job two weekends ago at the JO Max meet in Chula Vista! 20 of our swimmers competed in 57 individual races and 1 relay! 48 of those swims were best times!

Ciara Franke broke the 15-18 Girls 500 free record from 2005!
Hytek Power Point Champions were Ciara Franke (1779 pts in 5 events) and Natalia Hackbarth (1676pts in 4 events)

4 New Junior Olympic Standards! Natalia Hackbarth (200 free, 50 free, 100 free), Mark Stone (100 back)

21 improved San Diego Imperial Swimming standards (A,B,C)!
A times - Tim Abdubek (100 breast), Ciara Franke (400IM, 100breast, 200 breast), Natalia Hackbarth (200 free, 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly)
B times - Dastan Abdubek (50 free), Tim Abdubek (200 free), Shauna Franke (200 free, 100 IM), Jaden Hackbarth (100 freee, 500 free), Ben Jimenez (50 free, 100 IM), Hannah Jimenez (200 free), Kate MacDonald (100 Breast), Mark Stone (50 free, 100 IM, 100 back)

25 improved USA Swimming time standards (AAAA,AAA,AA,A,BB,B)!
A times - Ciara Franke (500 free), Natalia Hackbarth (200 free, 100 free, 100 fly)
BB times - Jax Espinosa (50 free), Ciara Franke (400IM, 100 breast, 200 breast), Ben Jimenez (100 IM), Mark Stone (100 back)
B times - Tim Abdubek (200 free, 100 breast), Colton Ace (50 fly), Jade Espinosa (100 breast), Shauna Franke (200 free, 100IM), Jaden Hackbarth (100 free, 500 free), Ben Jimenez (50 free), Hannah Jimenez (200 free), Sabine Knott (100 free), Kate MacDonald (100 breast, 50 free), Mark Stone (50 free, 100 IM)

Whew! Lots of great swims!

Manta Ray C meet

5 swimmers competed in 11 events. Colton Ace, Max Crafoord, Nitalia Evenson, Katherine Hartford, Sarah Kaplan. 6 Best times! Kate Hartford swam to a B time in her 50 breast!

Junior Olympic Championships

Our team of 6 WSST swimmers and one Unattached swimmer did amazing over the 4 day meet. Alex Brisbois, Jensine Bugelli, Ciara Franke, Natalia Hackbarth, Dominick Wallace, Zachary Wallace, and Tim Yen combined to swim 52 races!
19 swims in finals.
They finished 12th with 199.5 points. All of the teams that finished ahead of them had at least double the numbers of events swum.
Alex B scored 34.5 points in the 50 breast, 50back, 50 free, 100 breast, 100 free, and 100 back,
Jensine Bugelli - 1 point in the 200 fly,
Dominick Wallace - 42 points in the 400IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 back, 100 back
Zachary Wallace - 122 points in the 200 IM, 400 IM (1st place), 100 fly, 200 back, 100 breast, 100 free, 100 back (1st place).

18 team records were broken!
Jensine 13-14 and Open 200 fly,
Ciara 15-18 50 free, 100 free, 200 back, Open 100 free
Alex 11-12 50 breast, 100 breast
Zachary 15-18 and Open 100 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

14 new Far Western Championship cuts! Zachary - 7, Tim -1, Dominick - 5, Alex - 1
37 Improved USA Swimming standards! Alex - 12, Jensine - 1, Ciara - 1, Natalia - 3, Dominick - 9, Zachary - 7, Tim - 4

Hytek Power Point Champions!
Zachary with 5201 points in 7 events, Dominick with 3318 points in 5 events, Alex with 3313 points in 6 events.

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Challenge Yourself and Save a Life Today!

What is Swim 24Challenge?

Swim 24Challenge is an unforgettable swimming experience where teams of up to twelve people swim a 24-hour relay to raise money to combat childhood drowning. Swimmers feel an incredible sense of accomplishment while participating in this unique, team-building event. Train, get healthy, and test your endurance, all for a great cause. Swimmers of all levels are welcome. Learn more at swim24.org!

When and Where is Swim 24Challenge?

August 30 & 31, 2014 from 12pm to 12pm
Two locations: UCSD Canyonview Aquatics Center and La Jolla High School Coggan Family Aquatic Complex.

All teams will enjoy free round-the-clock poolside entertainment and workshops during the event, sponsor freebies, and a celebratory atmosphere as they compete for distance and fundraising.

How can you get involved?

Form a team of friends from your school, masters program, company or club. Each team is asked to raise $1200 (that’s only $100 per person!) The average cost to teach a child to swim is $100, so each member of a 12-person team will raise enough money to save a life. Challenge your team to raise $5,000 and you will receive VIP SWAG, including poolside accommodations in a team RV. Can’t swim, but want to support the cause? Visit our website at swim24.org for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Why should you get involved?

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children, and the number one cause of accidental death for minority children and for toddlers. Proceeds from Swim 24challenge will benefit the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation’s Waterproofing America Initiative, reducing childhood drowning by providing free swimming lessons to children whose families otherwise can’t afford them.

What are you waiting for… join us and save a life!

Team Registration, Sponsorship Opportunities, and General Information at swim24.org.

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Congratulations to Wind N Sea Graduating Seniors (back in 2008 at the LJ Roughwater)!!

Zachary Wallace, Tufts UniversityWestin Waldburger, Clemson UniversityPablo Ortega, Texas A&M

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WSST’s own Zachary Wallace in the news!

Here is a great article in the Union Tribune on our senior, Zach Wallace!

La Jolla senior Zach Wallace has soaked in the vocal support of his teammates en route to a school record in the 100-yard butterfly.

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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 August

Schedule after Aug 18

Due to the expected swell (large surf, strong rip currents, etc) from Hurricane Marie, WSST Cove practices this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are cancelled.

The National Weather Service beach hazard statement is in effect from 9am Tuesdat morning through late Thursday night.

We will try again next week. Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm.

Cove swims happening Tues, Wed, Thurs of August 26, 27, 28 at 4pm. Tues and Thurs of September 2, 3 at 4pm. See above for more information!

Fall schedule resumes Monday, September 8!

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!

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