Sunday, September 28, 2014

Post Meet Wrap-up and York Dual

Before going onto this week, quick wrap up of last weeks meets.

Thursday @ OPRF we lost 100-65.  Pretty consistent with what we have been doing against them in the past.  Lots of solid swims in a a facility that has been around a long time.

Event Winners
Marina Schroeder

Friday and Saturday we had a tremendous showing at the Wildcat Championships.  We finaled as many individuals as we were allowed in all events and finished a respectable 4th place.  We ended up having the second most scoring swims missing only 1 swim that was possible, or scored 21 swims out of a possible 22.

Medalist(top 6/3)
Skyler Budny
Annabel Davis
Katie Armstrong
Hera Miao

New Best Times from the 3 meets
Marley Beckham
Mallory Bissett
Skyler Budny
Annabel Davis
Claire Ficarella
Olivia Gunn
Julia Hall
Hannah Jenkins
Kasia Kostelic
Patrice Labos
Paige Lay
Rebecca Lekatsos
Hera Miao
Siena Pierce
Marina Schroeder
SammiJo Schroeder
Maddie Short
Emily Weigand

This week we will only have a single dual meet on Thursday at York.  Bus will leave West at 3pm then South at roughly 3:10.  I may switch that around and go South first then West.  I will let the girl's know.

Morning workouts go West/South/West.  Normal expectations on attendance apply.

Saturday morning we will be at Esplanade Fitness Center.  Varsity only, with possibly some JV included.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Triple Meet Week

Very busy week this week.  So please make sure to read through everything.

First, morning workouts this week will go West/South/South.  Format on who is supposed to be at morning practices will remain the same.

Also on Monday West has a freshman orientation during the PLC time.  We will once again be doing a white bus shuttle for the freshman.  They must be in a hurry as the bus will be leaving very quickly after the freshman are released.

Thursday we will be competing in a meet at OPRF High School.  The bus will leave from West at 3pm, head straight to South at about 3:10pm.  The meet is scheduled to start at 5pm.  This is one of our longest drives of the year due to traffic.  The return trip will be the exact same in reverse.

Friday we will competing in the prelims of the West Chicago Invite.  This is a limited entry meet and athletes will know if they are competing by practice on Tuesday.  Athletes who are competing will ride the bus from West at 3pm, then South at 3:10pm, meet starts at 5pm.  Any athlete not competing is encouraged to attend the meet and cheer.

Saturday we will be competing in the finals of the West Chicago Invite.  All athletes who compete on Friday will be required to be there, regardless of finals swims.  Once again athletes are encouraged to be at the meet regardless of competition standing.  All athletes will ride the bus from West at 10:45am.  Meet starts at 1pm.

I know there is a lot going on this week, so please let me know if you have questions.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Esplanade Fitness Center

Esplanade Fitness Center is located at

2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

This is the business park next to the Doubletree Inn.  Enter the round building and go down the stairs.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Post Meet Wrap-up and No Meet Week

So before I start looking ahead to the next week I need to write a quick wrap-up of the previous 2 meets.

Thursday we had a fairly solid showing against Bartlett.  Though we lost Varsity 103-67, we did win the JV 105-49.   A great showing of depth by the girls, but shows how a couple of strong swimmers can carry at team.

New team best times were.....
Hana Beckham
Marley Beckham
Mallory Bissett
Sophia Bruun
Annabel Davis
Claire Ficarella
Emily Garza
Julia Hall
Kasia Kostelic
Patrice Labos
Paige Lay
Rebecca Lekatsos
Siena Pierce
Sammi Schroeder
Emily Weigand

Saturday we competed at the Lyons Relay Invite.  This meet included 3 of the top 5 teams in the state in Loyola, Naperville Central, and Rosary.  It was a great oppurtunity for the girls to see an entirely different tier of swimmers.  Hopefully, they all took home something positive.  We finished 8th, the same place as last year.  A good sign as we had 3 kids taking the ACT vs none last year.

New team best times were....
Annabel Davis
Emily Garza
Julia Hall
Hannah Jenkins
Patrice Labos
Rebecca Lekatsos
Maddie Skirvin
Emily Weigand

Moving forward to this week.  Dryland this week goes West/South/West.  On Saturday we will have Varsity only practice from 9:30-11:30am at Esplanade Fitness Center.  Some JV athletes may be invited, will be determined later this week.

Monday at West is a freshman orientation day.  We may need 1 driver to help get athletes from the high school to practice.  If you are available please let me know, so that I can plan accordingly.  2:35 is the supposed release time.  I know of no other conflicts about getting to the pool the rest of the week.

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christopher_flamion@glenbard.org

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bartlett Meet Changes


The original post has also been updated.

Bus on Thursday will now start at South, then West, then Bartlett.

So South 3pm
West 3:10 pm
Bartlett 3:45pm

Reverse trip on the way home.

The meet will now start at 5pm.

Chris

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Inside and Meets

A bunch of new information to present this week, so please make sure to read everything.

First, we have 2 meets this week.  Thursday we are at Bartlett for a dual meet.  Saturday we are at Lyons Township for the annual relay invite.

Thursday we will be riding a bus to and from the meet.  The bus will start at West at 3pm, go directly to South approximately 3:10, then to Bartlett.  The bus will start at South at 3pm, then go directly to West approximately 3:10pm, then to Bartlett.  The bus will then make the opposite trip on the return. This is currently listed as a 4:30pm start, but I will look into that further.  The meet will start at 5pm.  All athletes are going to this meet, any athlete who is not competing(attendance etc.) will still be warming up prior to the meet start.

Saturday we will be riding a bus to and from the meet.  The bus will leave from West at 7am.  Due to it being Saturday we will not be stopping by both locations, so everyone will need to get to West.  This meet is athletes competing only, but any athlete who isn't swimming and wishes to go can come with us on the bus and cheer the team on.  The meet will be very fast with 3 of the top 5 teams in the state at the meet, including Loyola who is currently the favorite to win.

Finally, we will be inside at COD starting on Monday.  Monday is a PLC day for both schools, so athletes will be following their normal carpools.  For all other days of the week athletes will fall into 2 categories, early release and normal release.  My understanding is both normal release groups have their carpools figured out.  For the early release group, my understanding is South is taken care of.  For West I will be emailing out the carpool schedule for the parents whom have volunteered to help drive at 2pm.  This will go out tomorrow morning so please get back to me ASAP if that doesn't work for you.

Speaking of COD, they will need to close to pool at some point and fix an issue, I don't know when but it is going to happen.  Just giving everyone the heads up now.

Morning practice this week will go West/South/South.  As usual Varsity at all practices, JV only at home.

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