Sunday, December 25, 2016

Winter Break Part 2

Very short post.

Tuesday bus leaves 730am from South.
Wednesday-Friday swimming is at DGN 230-430.
Saturday and Monday swimming is Varsity inly.
Dryland as listed on the website.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Winter Break Week 1

Before getting into this week. Quick wrap up from the last couple of meets.

We did lose both meets, which is a bit frustrating as we should be better.  Felt that the times we universally pretty good, but the way we were getting to the times left a lot to be desired.  A bunch of sloppiness, poor race strategy, not finishing the meet, and other issues that are mostly about mental toughness left a lot to be desired.

Event Winners(Varsity Only)
Sean Lapano
Nick Andres
Timo Curtis
Nathan Beck
Gage Ridinger

New Team Best Times
Syed Ali
Nick Andres
Matt Banach
Jokubus Dinsmonas
Chris Feliciano
Elijah Forsenberry
Matt Hanna
Nick Hatfield
Jack Hurst
Colin Janis
Neil Kotadia
Jack Krueger
Connor Lapano
Nickolas Ly
Sean Maloney
Charlie Mutz
Gage Ridinger
Bart Wlodarz
Mikolaj Wrobel

Moving onto this week
Swimming Monday-Thursday is at COD from 2:30-4:30.  Friday is TBA, we are still trying to rent a pool.
Varsity Dryland - Monday at West at 1pm, Tuesday at South at 1pm.
All athlete Dryland - Thursday at 1pm.  Don't know which school yet.
All athlete Dryland - Friday is TBA.
We are off Saturday- Monday for the holidays.
Tuesday the 27th is a relay meet for Varsity only.  I will have roster done on Tuesday.  If you are unable to attend i need to know ASAP.

Monday, December 12, 2016

WeGo Wrap up and First Dual Meets

First the recap of a tremendous meet at the Wildcat Relays.  The team finished a very respectable 3rd place, including a couple of the top teams in the state, as well as a whole number of programs that are right at our level.  Most importantly, the boy's raced well from start to finish, which is a huge thing at this time of year.

It is almost impossible to parse new team best times on a relay meet, so skipping that for this meet.

Athletes with a top 3 finish
John Kilinski
Sean Lapano
Sean Maloney
Timo Curtis
Gage Ridinger
Colin Janis
Nick Andres
Ian Holm
Jack Schoenfeld


Moving onto this week.  First, practice information.

Normal PM practice Monday-Wednesday.  Early release group on Tuesday and Wednesday
Varsity has normal AM practice on Tuesday @ West and on Thursday @ South.
On Saturday both Varsity and JV will have practice.  JV is from 1-3pm @ COD.  This is the only Saturday JV practice all season.  Varsity will be communicated at practice.

Swim Meet Information.
Thursday night we are at DGN.  Bus will be at West at 3pm, then go straight to South.  Meet starts at 5pm, diving is first.  On return we will go to South First then to West.  Normally home roughly 7pm.

Friday night we are at Hindale Central.  Central is one of the best teams in the country and will be a very good test to see where we are at a highly competitive level.  Bus information is identical to DGN, we will get home closer to 8pm.  Meet starts at 5pm and diving is in the middle of the meet.

Chris

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Intersquad Champs & First Meet

Congrats to the Blue team on a very narrow win.  For the record Green team did win the swim meet by 2 points.  Absolutlety fantastic week by all the boys.

This week we are going hard with the Varsity as we start the very first week of full on training with the Varsity Group.  The boy's in JV will still be focusing on basic with some training, but will be catching up in training over the coming weeks.

Practice this week is fairly normal, with some variance.
Thursday morning AM practice is now on Wednesday.  Still at South.
We are starting early release on Tuesday.  More information at practice Monday night.
Due to USA Swimming Junior Nationals Coach Tim will be running practice Wednesday-Friday

Swim meet on Saturday is very limited entry.  Currently expecting between 10-14 athletes.  Full team roster will be at practice on Tuesday.
Bus-West 9:00am
Meet Start- West Chicago High School 11:00am

Chris

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Boy's Intersquad Update

Practice on Saturday 12/3 will be 10am-12pm at Proviso West HS.  More information at practices.

Scores through the first 3.5 days of challenges

Green 25 - Blue 27.  This has been a great tight week!

Green Team
Timo
Sean Lapano
Jack Schoenfeld
Nick Peraino
Bart Wlodarz
Matt Hanna
John Kilinski
Jokubus
Chris Feliciano
Charlie Mutz
Connor Lapano
Jack Hurst
Neil Kotadia
Mikolaj Wrobel

Blue Team
Erick Mendez
Colin Janis
Sean Maloney
Gage Ridinger
Nick Andres
Riley Pieper
Ian Holm
Nathan Beck
Matt Negron
Nick Hatfield
Elijah Forsenberry
Nicholas Ly
Matt Banach