Welcome to Wind N Sea Swim Team!

Use our website to find out all about us: our practice times, where we swim, schedule changes, meet information and results, and useful swimming links! Be sure to join Wind N Sea’s facebook page FB to see cool swim videos and articles Paton is sharing!

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Notes From Paton. June 23, 2015


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. Northern and Southern California come together for a state title! Fast swimming! Pictured are Wind N Sea Swim Team's participants! 7 swimmers representing two high schools.

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!


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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 recently.

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:

CIF High School Championships!

Great meet! Prelims were Wednesday afternoon and finals were Saturday morning at Granite Hills High School. WSST was well represented throughout Division II.

15 of our swimmers competed in 44 individual events as well as several relay swims.
7 WSST team records were broken! Several swims qualified for Sectional Championships this summer!

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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, first Wednesday of the month.

No practice Monday, July 6

Long Course Weekend Practices:

REMINDER: When we swim on both Saturday and Sunday long course, we will not have Monday practice. Most swimmers that have been attending lately should know that. Just in case anyone is just coming back.

Our next long course weekend will be:

July 4 and July 5

7:30 am on deck to help get the pool ready.

No practice Monday, July 6.

We are still looking at

July 11 and 12

as a possible long course weekend.

We have the Last Chance meet that same weekend. Whether we have long course practices will depend on my availability and how many are entered in the meet.

Remember! Touch the Wall screening this Wednesday evening! Sounds like a great opportunity for our team and especially our older swimmers.

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.