Friday, January 31, 2014

Typo Tonight 1/31 meet is at Hinsdale Central

There was a typo in my blog from earlier in the week.

Tonight's (1/31) meet is at Hinsdale Central.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Metea Roster

The following is the Metea Roster


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Metea Week Finally Starts!

Okay, so looks like we are onto the week, finally.

Tomorrow morning all boys have practice.  On Friday only the Sectional group will be having practice.  We will be discussing location with the group and posting later.

Tomorrow morning we will be at Glenbard South.

There is a chance that we will be making up our Hinsdale South/Other Glenbard Tri meet on Thursday I will post as soon as I find out.

Friday we are at Hinsdale Central.  Everyone needs to head to the meet immediately following school getting out.  It's their Senior Night so the meet will be a bit longer than normal.

Saturday we are at the Metea Valley Invite.  Boys that are competing need to be ready to get in the water at 8:30 am.  Meet starts at 10am, and normally last 3-4 hours.  I will post the roster tomorrow at practice.

If you haven't picked up a suit yet, get this done ASAP.  Swimmer's Edge knows people are coming and should be ready to help you.

Finally, great job over the weekend.  I was getting fed results while I was gone and looks like everyone swam very well, I actually had live results rolling from Saturday's meet.  We will debrief tomorrow and looking forward to the start of Championship season.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

No practice Monday January 27th

Due to school cancelation we will not be having any practice or the meet in the evening.  I will update as soon as I get more information regarding the rest of the week.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saturday Roster and Official Suit Prices

The following is the roster for Saturday.  Boy's were made aware last night, but finalized today.

The following is the pricing on my recommended tech suits.  All prices are for purchasing through Swimmers Edge in Woodridge.  Please Black, Blue, or Green only.

Speedo LZR Elite 2(their newest suit) $191

Speedo LZR Elite $182

Speedo LZR Pro $115(this is the stiched one that needs to fit perfectly)

Speedo FSII $96(cheapest viable option, but I wore one of these)

BlueSeventy Nero 14 $240 (newest model)

BlueSeventy Nero TX $170 (my personal suggestion)

If you want to get another suit please check with me.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

First Invite This Weekend

This weekend will be a very busy one.

Before we get into that I just wanted to thank everyone for helping on Saturday night.  Great job by all the swimmers as the bizarro mojo of the Y holds true for the boys as almost everyone went a team best time.  Score for that meet doesn't matter, but we did win.

So moving forward to this week.  First, practice on Monday and Tuesday will be at the normal time in the afternoon.  Monday AM will be at 8am(the boys should have received a text).  Wednesday and Friday AM are both at South(Wednesday is same as last week).

Friday night we are at Lyons Township for their Senior night.  Athletes need to be their and ready to swim by 3:45pm.  Please be prepared for a longer night as they have upwards of 70 athletes on their team.

Saturday is our first invite of the season.  Couple of notes about the meet.  First, it is a limited entry meet.  I will have the roster of whom is swimming by Tuesday practice.  Any athlete not swimming is encouraged to attend(and earn bonus attendance).  Athletes competing need to be at the pool by 11:45am and ready to swim, meet starts at 1pm.

I will be traveling to Indianapolis this weekend and will be missing both of these meets.  Coach J will be getting results and emailing them to me over the weekend.  Relays can and will be updated before the meets.

Since I am traveling I won't be home to almost midnight on Sunday.  As such a shortened update for next Monday.

Monday night we have a meet at Hinsdale South.  Once again we need to start warm-up by 3:45pm.  Other Glenbard will be there, and athletes are going to be expected to be fired up and ready to race.

Friday, January 17, 2014

DGN Recap/St. Francis Preview

Great meet tonight at DGN.  Though we lost 102-74 we swam very well and continue to inch by inch close the gap between our programs.

Event Winners...
Michael Hsu
Ben Shaver
Chris Bean
Timo Curtis
Sean Lapan

New Best Team Best Timers...
John Kilinski
Timo Curtis
Nathan Beck
Marc Isaac
Christian Landreth
Nick Periano
Ryan Holm
Riley Pieper
CJ Szabo
Jack Schoenfeld
Sean Maloney
Peter Theodore
Chris Bean

Tomorrow practice is from 9:30-11:30 at the Tower.

Meet tomorrow night..
Athletes need to be there and ready to swim at 6:00pm.
Please come in through the front door I will make sure the desk knows we have a meet.
Senior Night will be held during the dive break.
After the meet if anyone would help clean up I would greatly appreciate it.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time to get the Suits

Normal week this week to start with.  Mornings will go West/South/West.

Friday night we are at Downer's Grove North.  This will be the last of our "winnable" conference meets.  I'm looking forward to the boy's stepping up and getting after it.  Everyone needs to be ready to get in the pool at 3:45pm.  We were their Senior night last year, not sure if we will be this year as well.

Saturday night we will be having our only "home" meet of the year when we swim St. Francis at the BR Ryall YMCA.  We will warm-up from approximately 6-6:20 Meet starts at 6:30ish and will be over by 8:00ish.  We do have normal morning practice on Saturday before the dual meet.

First, a note about the Hinsdale Central Invite and Metea Invite.  These are both limited entry meets.  I will not be able to take everyone to those meets.  I will only be taking the best possible team to those meets.  Athletes not competing at those meets will be alerted ahead of time and be given an opportunity to earn bonus attendance upon attending.  This is being shared due to the staggering amount of freshman.

I am aware finals begin this week.  We will be following the same procedure as last year.  Morning practices on dates of finals are optional.  Attendance will be taken, but athletes who miss will be excused.  Afternoon practices are still required.

Finally, the suits.  I am referring to the high end, ungodly expensive, necessary evil that is tech suits.  Tech suits are the suits that everyone is wearing when you turn on the television and happen to find swimming.   At this point in time I only have 3 styles of suits to recommend(prices updated later).

Blue Seventy -  There are 2 styles of suits.  Nero XII(the older one) and Nero TX(the new one).  Basically the same suit, don't think the XII is being made anymore.  These are my favorite brand of suit.

Speedo FS LZR Elite - Basically the same suit as the Blue Seventy, but more expensive.

Speedo LZR Pro - By far the weakest of the previous options, this suit MUST fit perfectly.  Any extra space in the suit will cause a massive amount of billowing in the suit.  It is the cheapest, but it must fit.

If you want to learn more about the suits in general please check the backlog of the blog.  If you aren't going to use one of the listed suits please check with me before you purchase.  Athletes who will be using old suits please bring them in for me to check.  This needs to be taken care of ASAP, so ask questions if you need.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

York Results

Pretty solid night at York tonight.  Kids are pretty tired as the two extra days off have been being compensated for.

First, South tomorrow morning.

Final Score 116-67
Event Winners...
Michael Hsu

New Team Best Times...
Michael Hsu
Sean Lapano
Sean Maloney
Michael Yangas

Sunday, January 5, 2014

First Full Week of 2014

First off, no practice on Monday January 6th.  This is by district decree.  Athletes are encouraged to still try and swim on their own or with teammates if they feel safe doing so.

We will be returning to the normal schedule as soon as school opens back up.

Mornings are as follows Monday West(cancelled), Wednesday South, Friday South.

Thursday is our first meet in a few weeks as we will be swimming at York.  We will be in the water at 3:30pm as York is by far our easiest/closest drive of the season, and we have making up to do.  York traditionally starts with diving, but otherwise will be a meet of similar length to the first couple of meets.

Finally, Please note Saturday's time and location.  We need a yards pool on Saturday, so we have to be flexible.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Swimming cancelled 1/2/13

Sorry for late notice but the roads are still getting worse.

When I left this morning at 5:00 the roads were actually in pretty good shape.  Sorry.