Sunday, January 31, 2016

Conference Week

Great meet this past weekend.  Team finished a respectable 6th place in one of the fastest meets in the state.

Medalist
Michael Hsu
Timo Curtis

New Team Best Times
Peter Theodore
Tomas Eisman
Matthew Hanna
Nick Peraino
Ryan Holm
Charlie Mutz
Ian Holm
Connor Lapano

Moving forward to this week.

AM practice are Sectional group only.

For conference on Saturday at DGN
Bus is from South at noon
Meet starts at 2pm
Should end around 6pm

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Metea Week

Congrats to all the athletes on surviving one of the roughest weeks I can remember.  3 meets in 4 days is hard.

We were victorious at DGN, winning by a very large margin.

Event Winners....
Peter Theodore
Riley Pieper
Sean Maloney
Timo Curtis
Michael Hsu
Gage Ridinger
Ryan Holm
Jack Schoenfeld

At the Hinsdale Central Invite I felt we swam well.  Hopefully everyone took something away after watching a bunch of the better swimmers in the state.

Medalist...
Peter Theodore

New Team Best Times from DGN and Hinsdale....
Syed Ali
Nathan Beck
David Carlin
Timo Curtis
Andrew Fearn
Liam Griffin
Matthew Hanna
Ian Holm
Ryan Holm
Colin Janis
Jack Krueger
Connor Lapano
Sean Lapano
Sean Maloney
Conor McBride
Erik Mendez
Charlie Mutz
Matt Negron
Gage Ridinger
Andrew Ruffo
Jack Schoenfeld
Peter Theodore

Moving forward to this week.  Normal practice schedule for all PM workouts.  AM practices go Tuesday West/Wednesday South/Friday South.  We are starting to split groups this week, so this means on Friday only the Sectional group will have AM practice.

Saturday is the Metea Valley Invite.  This is a limited entry meet and I will have roster at practice on Tuesday.

Finally, tech suits.  If you have not purchased a tech suit please do so ASAP.  These are amazing pieces of technology that have changed the sport of swimming.  I break tech suits down to 4 levels...

Level 1 - Entry level tech suit.  These are "cheap" and ideal for a new swimmer who is just learning about competitive swimming.  Example would be a speedo FS2

Level 2 - Mid Tier Tech Suit.  These are suits that have stitched seams.  They are a step up from the old model suits, and still a good bit behind the newer "bonded" suits.  Costs are still reasonable.  Example would be Speedo LZR Racer Pro.

Level 3 - Bonded Tech Suits.  These are newer suits with heat bonded seams and 0 stitching.  Recommended suit for athletes pursuing the next level.  Examples are Speedo LZR Racer Elite, Arena Carbon Pro, BlueSeventy Nero 14.

Level 4 - Newest Model Suits.  Currently not recommended as the price point is inhibitive.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Chris

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Pre DGN, Post LT

That was a long night

Tomorrow we are recognizing the Seniors at DGN.  This will be very brief.  Parents of Seniors need to be ready no later than 5:15pm for recognition.

LT Recap.  Obviously they are a very good team(should be top 5 at State).  I felt the kids swam extremely well, try to keep them fed this week as this many meets is extremely tough on the body.

Event winners
Michael Hsu
Peter Theodore

New Best Times
Syed Ali
Nathan Beck
David Carlin
Timo Cutris
Tomas Eisman
Andrew Fearn
Chris Feliciano
Liam Griffin
Matthew Hanna
Ian Holm
Ryan Holm
Colin Janis
John Kilinski
Jack Krueger
Connor Lapano
Sean Lapano
Conor McBride
Erik Mendez
Charlie Mutz
Matt Negron
Nick Peraino
Riley Pieper
Gage Ridinger
Andrew Ruffo
Jack Schoenfeld
Peter Theodore

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MLK Week

First, quick reminder that there is no practice on Monday 1/18 due to holiday.

Second, we were victorious on Friday night at York.  Winning 100-83 for the first victory ever over the Dukes.

Event Winners
Peter Theodore
Riley Pieper
Sean Maloney
Michael Hsu
Jack Schoenfeld
Timo Curtis

New Team Best Times
Peter Theodore
Conor McBride
Charlie Mutz
Matthew Hanna
Colin Janis
David Carlin
Matt Negron
John Kilinski
Ryan Holm
Andrew Fearn
Sean Maloney
Chris Feliciano
Jack Krueger
Gage Ridinger
Timo Curtis
Sean Lapano

Looking forward to this week.

Tuesday AM will start at 7:30am @ West.  Required all Varsity, optional all JV.

Wednesday night we are at LT(This meet got moved).  This is the longest meet of the year, be prepared.  It is their Senior night.  Bus is West to South, meet starts at 5pm.

Thursday night we are at DGN.   It is also their Senior Night.  We will be  doing an extremely brief recognition of our Senior here.  Bus is West to South, meet starts at 5pm.

Saturday we have a limited entry meet at Hinsdale Central.  Athletes will know if they are competing by Thursday.  I will have an early draft on Tuesday.  Bus leaves from South at 11am. Meet starts 1pm.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Finals Week

Great job at OPRF on Friday night.  We swam a fairly weak line up to explore some other options and we got a ton of new team best swims.  I will update these when I get the results.


This week is Finals week as such I just wanted to communicate some schedule updates.

A) All PM practices are required.
B) Tuesday AM practice is required for Varsity optional for JV(both schools are welcome to come)
C) Wednesday/Friday AM practice is optional for all.

Saturday practice is Varsity only and will likeley be 1:15pm @ COD.

Friday night we are at York.  Bus will be from South first at 3:00pm.

We will have MLK day off.

Chris.flamion@gmail.com
Christopher_flamion@glenbard.org

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Back to School

First and foremost thanks to everyone for doing a great job of juggling the insane Winter Break Schedule.  I want to take a quick moment to thank Coach Vince for juggling his day job with our rather bizarre pool time.

Moving forward to this week.
All weekday swims are now 2:30-4:30pm at COD.
Saturday practice will likely be 6:00am-8:00am (Varsity Only)
Dryland schedule as follows(Varsity all - JV home school only)
     Tuesday - West
     Wednesday - South
     Friday - West

Friday night meet at OPRF High School.  As always longest bus ride of the year.  Most important bit of information for this is we are now far enough into the season that attendance requirements are going to be enforced.  Athletes who don't have the minimum attendance requirements will not be competing, however they are still required to be at the meet and will still be warming up with the team.

Chris.Flamion@gmail.com
Christopher_flamion@glenbard.org