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Notes From Paton. November 25, 2015


Information is on our team calendar!

All Hands On Deck!!!

WSST is hosting the WSST C All Ages Meet on Saturday, December 12 and we need your help!

There are big jobs, little jobs, and everything in between, so please find a job that suits your interests and talents and sign up. It's a fun way to get involved and give back to WSST, whether or not your swimmer is attending the meet.

We are looking for food items to be made and/or purchased for hospitality and the Snack Shack, and also for volunteer help the day of the meet and the day before. Parents and responsible middle school/high school kids wanted!

With all hands on deck, this meet is sure to be a success.

Thanks for your support! Please contact Julie MacDonald with any questions. More details will be provided to you once you sign up.

Here's the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49a5a7229-wsst1

Thanksgiving week practice schedule (check our calendar page)

First, congratulations to the La Jolla High School water polo team! Division 1 CIF Champions! There is one more water polo conflict this week. Team USA will be playing Team Australia in a match Monday night. We will adjust practices to accommodate that. Novice will swim at 5pm on Monday. Red group will swim at 4pm on Monday. White, and Red groups will swim at their normal times on Tuesday. Wednesday will start with Novice and White groups at 9:30am. Red group at 10am. Blue/Black at 9:30am on all three days. No practice Thursday or Friday.

Wind N Sea apparel orders! Due Dec 3

Greetings Wind N Sea Swim Team!

Click here for an order form for all official Wind-N-Sea Swim Team Apparel! Please follow the instructions listed on the order form and please submit orders by Wednesday December 3rd to insure delivery the following week!

If your swimmer has not had the opportunity to purchase a Hardcore Swim custom team suit, please follow the link below: Store Link: Wind N Sea Swim Team Online Team Store

The online store features the 2015 WSST custom team suit designed by coach Ryan O'connor! Hardcore Sport will be accepting online orders beginning today, Monday 11/16 through Wednesday 12/2. Orders will be processed thereafter, and delivered to the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex in 3-3.5 weeks!

This will be your last chance to order a team suit before the spring season.

**A3 Performance + Hardcore Sport** will return to the pool deck on Friday December 11th for another pre race and gears sale! Take advantage of a 20% team discount on team backpacks, goggles, fins, snorkels and other training equipment!

Good Luck this race season!

For questions regarding sizes, delivery and orders please contact - -- Sam Busby, Sales + Development, Hardcoresport.com, 503 / 680-2921.

Wind N Sea Swimmers (and their caps) in China on the great wall!!

Kate Hartford on the Great Wall of China

Kate Hartford and Greta Fehlan on the Great Wall of china that they climbed on Monday. The girls hiked 20 guard towers and almost 6 miles of the wall!

Kate's cap on the Great Wall of China

Pentathlon –– 8th Place, Franco Bragan-Fitzgerald, 10 yr. old!

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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!

26 -- Freestyle Festival

10 -- 14&Under Pentathlon (Two A times required)
11 -- Senior Meet (faster than times listed)
23-25 -- ABC All Ages (everyone!)

6-8 -- Kevin Perry Senior Invitational (Sectional level)
14 -- 10&Under Mini Meet (all 10 and unders)
15 -- 11&Older Distance Meet (200s of strokes, 400IM, etc)

4-6 -- AB Meet (All Ages with at least a B time)
11-13 -- Junior National Championships Austin, Texas
12 -- WSST Hosts! C Meet! All families help needed!
19-21 -- Winter Age Group Championships (time standards required)

22-24 -- 11 & Over No Time Standards
29-31 -- 12 and under ABC

I have all the meets on the calendar through March....this should get you through the learning curve.

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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.

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, November, 2015

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!

Check the Calendar Page for upcoming schedule changes around this season's H2O Polo upcoming champtionships!!

Thanksgiving Week practice details on the Calendar Page!!!