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Busy and exciting Spring! Check the calendar for past meet results, upcoming meet entry deadlines, meets, schedule changes, etc.
Congratulations to all of our high school swimmers that competed in the Championships this Thursday and Saturday!
Some amazing races! Several achievements! From school records, All American Consideration times, USA Swimming Scholastic All American times, National qualifying times, Future times, Sectional times, etc!
WSST’s own Parker Seale ties with del Norte’s Austin Nguyen for first place at the Division 2 Swim Championships —
Check out the video at KUSI News - San Diego, CA
Well done! We have lots of work to do over the next few days for our State participants and for all of our swimmers! Keep it up!
New members, click here to get the new Seasonal USA swimming registration form! This form is good until September.
Our summer schedule will be the same as in the past for the Red, Novice, and White groups (3pm start for Red, 4pm start for Novice/White). Check the calendar. Blue/Black groups will swim in the mornings this summer. 7:30 to 9:30am. It will begin Wednesday, June 22. I realize this conflicts with those of you in Junior Guards. Check in with me and we can see what can be worked out. We will make some adjustments to August as LJHS is starting earlier this year. I believe the first day of class is August 29.
Take some time to take a look at our calendar on the website. I've added swim meets through August. Eligibility reports and meet information will be put up as it becomes available.
Our policy is to still hold practice when it rains. However, if there is lightning, the pool and deck have to be cleared for at least 30 minutes. If the pool has to be cleared during Novice, White, or Red group practice, that basically ends the practice and swimmers will be asked to dress and go home when their parents pick them up. With Blue and Black groups practices being longer, they may wait until the pool is reopened and resume practice.
Far Westerns, March–April 2016
From left: Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Paton!
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!
I have all the meets on the calendar through August....
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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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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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“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
10 of our swimmers did great this weekend in Poway!
Jake Gabriel, Elizabeth and Gwendolyn Gangolea, Kate Hartford, Neil Jauffret-Opilka, Ben and Hannah Jimenez, Josh Lally, Jack Moore, and Bryce Tim combined to swim 24 races!
21 Best times! 7 San Diego Imperial B times!
Elizabeth Gangolea - 50 free, 50 breast
Kate Hartford - 50 free, 100 breast
Ben Jimenez - 100 free
Hannah Jimenez - 200 free
Josh Lally - 100 free
Junior Olympic Championships
3 swimmers and 3 relays competed.
All three swimmers made at least one event in finals (top 16).
Pierce Dietze finished first in all 6 of his events winning the high point award for 13-14 boys. Franco Bragan-Fitzgerald made top 8 in 5 of his 6 events. Ivann Romero made top 16 in his 200 butterfly.
Pierce, Ivann, Adrian Jimenez, and Tim Abdubek combined to swim three 13-14 relays.
All three relays (800 free, 400 free, 400 medley) moved up in the standings to finish tenth.
15 best times were recorded.
5 USA Swimming standards were improved Franco with AAA time in his 50 back and AA times in 50 fly, 100 free Pierce with AAAA time in his 200 free and AA time in his 100 fly.
JO Max Championships
8 swimmers competed in 28 races this past weekend at the JO Max Championships.
21 best times were achieved!
3 new Junior Olympic cuts! -- Ivann Romero earned JO cuts in the 400 IM, 100 fly, and 200 backstroke
8 improved San Diego Imperial standards! Margareta Backlund, Adrian Jimenez, Ivann Romero, and Tatum Roistacher moved up to A or B times!
CNSA AB meet
10 swimmers posted 27 best times!
1 Team Record - Franco Bragan-Fitzgerald
WSST C Meet
Thanks to all of the coaches and parents that helped make this happen while I was in Texas!
34 swimmers! 77 Best Times!
16 improved San Diego time standards!
18 improved USA Swimming standards!
Hytek Power Point Champs Madison Birse - 1572 points in 5 events Sam Searight - 860 points in 4 events
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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.
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! 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.
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!