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Notes From Paton. August 16, 2014

JO Max Meet Info!

Get ready to have fun!

Loma Verde Pool: 1420 Loma Lane, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Be at the pool and ready to get into the water by 8am on both Saturday and Sunday. This means checked in with your coaches and for the meet. Coach Pam and Ryan on Saturday and Coach Jackie on Sunday.

As we have the 2nd warm up, parking will be challenging. There will be two canopies for swimmers and one for coaches. We will need someone with a larger car to bring back the canopies on Sunday.

Parents will be responsible for one chair of timing throughout the meet on Saturday. We have 19 swimmers! Please work together to fill our responsibility. Everyone's help is needed and expected!

The meet is scheduled to go until 2pm each day. We have the potential for a couple of 10 and under boys relays on Saturday. Check in with your coaches. The relays are in the middle of the meet and are not factored into the timeline.

Practice schedule after the JO Max meet

Monday, August 18 through Thursday, August 21 - All groups swim together! Fun and games! 4-5pm.

Ocean Swims

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.

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 will be on Saturday, September 27th! Freestyle Festival. Entries will be due online Monday, September 15! Be ready!

Meet Results & Fond Farewells...

As our last meet of the summer approaches (19 swimmers entered), here are results from the last two meets. Our swimmers that are participating in meets are doing amazing! Meets are a big part of the experience! Let's get more of our swimmers there! Our first meet of the fall season is Saturday, September 27. Entries due Monday, Sept 15.

Also...a fond send off to our collegiate WSST swimmers!

Danielle Collins - University of California, Berkeley
Pablo Ortega - Texas A&M
Westin Waldburger - Clemson
Zachary Wallace - Tufts University

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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Fundraiser to benefit CAF, August 16

Dear Water Polo and Swim Team Families,

We are lucky enough to be involved in a great event that pits La Jolla Aquatics Teams against Coronado Aquatics Teams in a fundraising and 5K swim challenge. A few weeks ago our swim team athletes were able to hear from Coach Joe McCarthy, first hand, about the benefits of CAF to wheel chair bound athletes like Coach McCarthy. Now it is time for us to step up and join the event. Please follow the link below to sign up and get involved. If we can get each athlete, from our middle school water polo players and swimmers to our high school age swimmers and water polo players, to get involved and raise only $250.00 each, we will meet our joint effort of raising $50,000.00. This is a great way for our athletes to learn how amazing and worthwhile it is to do something for someone other than themselves while still thriving on that competitive spirit that runs through each of our athletes.

Please visit the website below and sign up under “join a team” after clicking on the “register” tab.


Additionaly, we are having t-shirts made for the event. Coach McCarthy has found a company that will donate 100% of any profit they would make on the shirts toward our event. The t-shirts are $15.00. We need to pre-order them. Coach McCarthy will be on deck on Friday to take the final orders and collect the $15.00. If you want to order a t-shirt, print this email and staple a check to it for the amount of t-shirts you are ordering. Please write the size(s) you want in the memo portion of the check.

We are looking forward to a great event and I hope you can join me in encouraging your athlete to get involved.

Thank you,

Coach Atwell (La Jolla High School Swim & Polo coach)

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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. 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

Monday, August 18 through Thursday, August 21 - All groups swim together! Fun and games! 4-5pm.

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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