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Notes From Paton. May 17, 2016


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!

  • 5 of our swimmers will be moving on to compete at the State Championships this coming Friday and Saturday! Ciara Franke, Dominick Wallace, Parker Seale, and Pierce Dietze have been selected to compete in their individual events! Simon Hirschfield and Tori Stuecklen will be competing on their school’s relays.
  • 15 of our swimmers swam 42 individual events over the prelims/finals meet. Several also contributed on their school's relays. We have swimmers representing La Jolla HS, The Bishops School, and University City.
  • 15 of those swims were in finals, scoring points for their school.
  • Pierce Dietze, Ciara Franke, Parker Seale, and Dominick Wallace are eligible to earn USA Swimming’s Academic All American honors!
  • Parker Seale and Dominick Wallace achieved Winter Junior National Championship qualifying times! On to College Station, Texas in December!
  • Ciara Franke, Pierce Dietze, Parker Seale, and Dominick Wallace all achieved individual cuts for the Future Championships this summer at Stanford University! We also have qualifying times for the men's 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay, and 400 Medley Relay with Jacob Cardenas and Paul Hedlin!
  • Sectional Championships this summer in Roseville, CA - Ciara Franke, Jacob Cardenas, Pierce Dietze, Dominick Wallace, Parker Seale, and Paul Hedlin! Along with Men’s relays and the Women’s 400 Free Relay!
  • Several records were broken by WSST swimmers! 3 LJHS relays, 3 LJHS individual, 2 Bishops individuals. WSST records were also broken and can be viewed on our website!
  • Several new AAAA USA Swimming Standards! Ciara 100 free. Pierce 50 free, 100 free. Dominick Wallace 100 fly, 100 back!
  • Pierce Dietze (50 free), Parker Seale (100 breast), and Dominick Wallace (100 fly, 100 back) have also achieved High School All American Consideration times! They will be compared to the rest of the nation and if they are in the top 100 times nationwide, they make the cut!

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 USA swim form for new members

New members, click here to get the new Seasonal USA swimming registration form! This form is good until September.

Upcoming schedule -- check the calendar page!!

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.

Rain policy

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.

Thanks! Paton


Growing up with WSST… Dominick has been swimming with us since at least 2005 when he was 6! He’s now a Junior at La Jolla!

Dominck with friends in 2010

Dominck with Jason Lezak in 2016!!


Far Westerns, March–April 2016

From left: Parker Seale, Dominick Wallace, Paton!

Far Westerns April 2016

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!

I have all the meets on the calendar through August....

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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.

Poway Meet

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


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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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, May 2016

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!

Please check the Calendar Page for any upcoming schedule changes