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Notes From Paton. July 18, 2015

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At Sectionals…

Sectional relay! dropped 6 seconds from seed time. Finished 14th place. Broke the team record by 10 seconds! Great meet so far....pretty hot (mid to upper 90s) but the kids are handling it and swimming pretty fast!

left to right..... Zachary Wallace, Pierce Dietze, Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace

Coming up…

Paton is at Sectional swimmers Wednesday through Sunday.

Blue & Black — Dryland next Tuesday will be at the beach! We will swim at 2 and head down just before 3pm. Done around 4pm.

Next Friday, July 24, we will have 3 swimmers at JO Champs. Practice for B/B will again be at 3pm with the Red group.

Fun Friday last week! Send us your pictures!!

Last Friday, we ran a fun meet at practice! About 50 of our swimmers jumped up on the blocks and swim 50s of each of the strokes. Check the Calendar page for “results” -- the attachment has all of the times that I hand entered into the system. There might be some mistakes or omissions. Sorry!

After the swimming, swimmers and parents feasted on hot dogs and lemonade (donated by Coggan Family Aquatic Complex).

If you have any pictures, let's get them on the website and our Facebook page! Email them to me.

Now on to Sectionals! and beyond…

Pierce Dietze, Ciara Franke, Addie Seale, Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Zachary Wallace will be competing in the 4 day Championship meet in Santa Clarita.

Junior Olympic Championships will be the following weekend.

Our next Friday Fun meet with food will be August 14. That weekend will be our last swim meet of the summer! JO Max Championships.

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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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First ever CIF State Championships!

Left to right: Simon Hirschfield, Addie Seale, Reed Vickerman, Ciara Franke, Parker Seale, Cora McClelland, Dominick Wallace

Congratulations to our high school swimmers that competed Friday and Saturday in the first California State Championships! The fast swims just kept coming! Go to our calendar and click on the event (May 22-23) for results and new WSST records! Click on the pdfs for more details.

Ciara Franke (100 free), Addie Seale (100 breast), Cora McClelland (100 fly, 200 FR, 400 FR), Dominick Wallace (100 back, 200 MR, 400 FR), Parker Seale (100 breast, 200 MR, 400 FR), Simon Hirschfield (200 MR, 400 FR), and Reed Vickerman (200 MR, 400 FR) made the trip up to Clovis, California and represented their school, their club, their parents, and themselves well!

Both of the boys relays broke 15-18 and Open records for WSST!

Ciara Franke (100 free), Parker Seale(100 free, 100 breast), and Dominick Wallace (100 back) all broke individual records as well!

Exciting, fun, and fast times!

Congratulations!

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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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Two of our WSST swimmers that have gone on to swim in college competed in their Conference Championships

Michael Cohn (UCSD) swam at the PCSC Championships where UCSD won for the 7th consecutive year. Michael won both the 200 free and 200 backstroke. He set the school record earlier in the year in the 200 back with a 1:46.0. http://www.ucsdtritons.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5800&ATCLID=209900487

Zachary Wallace (Tufts) swam at the New England Small College Champs. He swam the 200IM, 400IM, and 200 backstroke. Both the 400IM and 200 backstroke achieved NCAA B cuts. His 400 IM was a school record until his teammate edged it out that evening. http://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/mswimdive/2014-15/releases/20150222cqd1s8

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. http://www.windnseaswimteam.com/calendar.html Click on more details. Click on the attachment. Just past halfway down the page.

Fun Friday “Meet”

Last Friday, we ran a fun meet at practice! About 50 of our swimmers jumped up on the blocks and swim 50s of each of the strokes. The attachment has all of the times that I hand entered into the system. There might be some mistakes or omissions. Sorry!

After the swimming, swimmers and parents feasted on hot dogs and lemonade (donated by Coggan Family Aquatic Complex).

If you have any pictures, let's get them on the website and our Facebook page! Email them to me.

Last Chance meet at Granite Hills HS

Several of our swimmers kept the swimming going and competed at the Last Chance meet at Granite Hills HS Saturday and Sunday! Dastan and Tim Abdubek, Chloe Cisneros, Pierce Dietze, Jaden and Natalia Hackbarth, Kate Hartford, Ben Jimenez, and Michelle Kimball
31 races! 26 Best times! Many swimming long course for the first time!
Natalia added the 50 backstroke Junior Olympic cut!
Michelle Kimball set the 800 free record! 1st 15-18 girl to swim the event!
Pierce Dietze lowered his record in the 100 free. Pierce will be joing our Sectional Team next week to help with the 400 Free and Medley Relays!
Hytek Power Point Champs
Natalia Hackbarth - 2604 points in 5 events.
Pierce Dietze - 2602 points in 4 events.

CIF High School Championships!

Last weekend, WSST had several swimmers compete in two meets. Meet results, record breaker, and power points can be found on our calendar page.

Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions

Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Zachary Wallace
7 Best times!
Team record in the 50 free! Parker Seale
7 improved USA Swimming standards!
Parker - AAA times in the 50, 100, 200 frees, and 100 breast
Dominick - AAA times 100 free, 100 back and AA 200 free

CNSA AB in El Cajon

Pierce Dietze, Ciara Franke, Jaden Hackbarth, Natalia Hackbarth, Sarah Hodgson, Adrian Jimenez, Ivann Romero
35 swims, 21 Best times!
5 Team records!
Ciara Franke - 100 free
Pierce Dietze - 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back
2 Zone Championships (Maui) qualifying times - Pierce 100 back, 100 free
8 improved USA Swimming standards
Pierce AAA 100 back, Ciara AAA 100 free, Jaden BB 200, 400 free, B 50 free, Natalia BB 200 IM, Sarah BB 50 free, B 200 free
4 improved San Diego standards
Jaden A 400 free, B 50 free, Adrian A 100 back, Natalia A 200IM
Hytek Power Point Champs
Natalia 3396 in 7 events, Ciara 3002 in 6 events, Pierce 2777 in 4 events

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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.

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 12/31/14. All swimmers must be registered to practice! It's not just for swim meets. Click here for a new form with info on getting to the SI-Swimming office ASAP.

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, July, 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!

Tryouts in July & August will be at 4:30pm after practices, still first Wednesday of the month.

Week of July 13 & 20 …

Paton will be traveling with our Sectional swimmers Wednesday through Sunday.

Blue & Black — Normal practices 2–4 on Wednesday and Thursday.

Blue & Black — Friday practice with Red group 3–4pm.

Blue & Black — Dryland next Tuesday will be at the beach! We will swim at 2 and head down just before 3pm. Done around 4pm.

Next Friday, July 24, we will have 3 swimmers at JO Champs. Practice for B/B will again be at 3pm with the Red group.

Friday August 14 – Next Fun Friday meet

Our next Friday Fun meet with food will be August 14. That weekend will be our last swim meet of the summer! JO Max Championships

Summer schedule

Blue/Black - 5 lanes 2-4pm
Red - additional 6 lanes 3-4pm
White - 7 lanes 4-4:45 on Tues, Thurs. 4-5 on Friday
Novice - 7 lanes 4-4:30 Mon, Wed, Fri.