Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hinsdale and Metea Update

First piece of information is the schedule for the Hinsdale Duel on Friday 1/30.  Once again leave immediately after school.  I want to get in the water at 3:45p.  Meet starts at 5:00pm.  This is their Senior night, but will be a 2 level meet and should be fairly fast.

Saturday we are at the Metea Valley Invite.  Last night I communicated to everyone on if they are swimming or not at the meet.  We will begin warm-ups at 8:30am, so please be at the pool by 8:15am.  Meet starts at 10am, and we are normally out of there around 1pm.

Friday AM practice is for the Sectional group only.

Finally, tech suits.  I will go over this in extreme detail tonight with the boy's.  If you have any questions please contact me ASAP so that I can help you out.  We use Swimmer's Edge in Woodridge as our provider and they will help with a great price.  These are not required, but are EXTREMELY recommended.  They are essentially legal performance enhancement.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Last Week of Regular Season

Great job last week by everyone.  Looking at results from Hinsdale Invite kids competed well and saw some big steps foward for some people.

Moving forward this week to the final week of the regular season.  We will once again be at Hinsdale for their Senior night on Friday night.  As the usual leave immediately after school.

Saturday we are at Metea Valley for a big Invite.  I don't have the meet form yet, but in the past it has been 8:30 arrival and 10am start.  As with most meets about 3 hours.

Finally, we will be starting the Championship split this week. Everyone will have normal mornings on Monday and Wednesday.  I will be communicating to the athletes who don't need to be at practice Friday AM.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Red Devil Invite Information

As discussed at practice here is the remainder of information for the upcoming Red Devil Invite this Saturday.

Athletes are to be ready to swim no later than 1145am.  Meet starts at 1pm, and normally lasts about 3 hours.

This is our first limited entry meet, so not all athletes will be swimming.  As such the meet roster is below.

Chris Bean
Nathan Beck
Timo Curtis
Tomas Eisman
Liam Griffin
Ryan Holm
Michael Hsu
John Kilinski
Sean Lapano
Sean Maloney
Nick Peraino
Riley Pieper
Jach Schoenfeld
Peter Theodore
Matt Wenta
Michael Yangas

If there are any conflicts I need to know ASAP.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Practice Change for Tuesday 1/20

After talking with the Boy's this morning we are making a minor change to the practice schedule for tomorrow(and Wednesday).

We will have weights at South tomorrow(1/20) at 7-7:50am.

We will have no practice in the AM on Wednesday.

Tomorrow for the Lyons meet, athletes need to be ready to swim at 3:45pm.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

MLK week

Going to have to keep this super short as on mobile.

We do not have swim practice tomorrow(1/19).  I was unable to find pool time.

We do have weights in the morning at West from 8:30am-10:00am. 

We do have a meet on Tuesday.  This is their Senior night and could actually run over 2 hours.  Please study during the day and bring some study materials for the meet.

Thanks to everyone who helped with Senior Night, it turned out great.


Friday, January 16, 2015


First, congrats to all the boy's on the first ever conference meet win.

Second, please know that the YMCA is charging a $5 admission for anyone attending the meet.


Few Quick notes about this weekend at DGN and the St. Francis Senior Night

First, meet tonight at DGN.  No new news to report.

For tomorrow night's meet at the YMCA.  Athletes need to be ready to swim at 5pm.  Meet starts at 5:30pm.  Please note- Everyone must sign in at the YMCA.  This could lead to a rather long line.  Please plan for that and arrive early.  Senior recognition will be done during the standard dive break.

Monday practice is currently TBA.

We do have a meet on Tuesday at Lyons Township.  Athletes are reminded to study during the day and to bring study materials to the meet.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Senior Night Week

First, a ton of great swims last Friday at York.  Very proud of how everyone competed coming out of Winter Break and after a couple or snow days.  A very large number of team best times.  We ended up losing by about 30, but 13 of those from diving.  Overall a very good meet.

This week we will be returning to our normal practice schedule.  This includes going to COD after school for practice.  AM schedule goes West/South/West.  Please note that AM practice on Friday is optional due to finals.

Friday night we have a meet at Downers Grove North.  Everyone can take their time getting over there as we can't get in till 4pm.

Saturday we have our "home" meet against St. Francis for our Senior Night.  We will be getting in the water to warm-up at 5pm.  Meet is scheduled to start at 5:30pm.  Meet should be over by 7pm.  Saturday AM the Varsity group only will have practice from 9:30-11:30am @ Esplanade.

Finally, our meet with Lyons has been moved to Tuesday.  I know this is an institute day and the night before finals, so I'm not certain what is going on with that now.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Practice for Thursday 1/8/15

We will be holding practice tomorrow afternoon from 3:15p-5p as we would have normally on a Thursday.

However, practice is optional.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wednesday 1/7

Due to school closing we will have no practice AM or PM.

Also, we will be returning to COD next Monday 1/12

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Return to School

As has been stated for a while we will not be returning to COD this week.  We will be maintaining the schedule we used the last week of school in December for the foreseeable future.  Soon as I find out COD has opened back up I will pass along the information.

With the potential of some severe weather this week please make sure you read the following.  We will be following the districts suggestions for all practices.  If school is closed then we will not be having practice either before or after school.  For the late night practices if weather appears to be taking a turn for the worse during that time I will text the captains who will text everyone else.  Also if a text is necessitated I will also add a blog posts.  For all AM practices we will be having practice unless school is cancelled prior to the start of practice.

The meet on Friday is at York High School.  The traditionally start with diving, but also expect the swimming to start around 5:10pm due to a low number of divers.