JO MAX meet — 200 Free Relay, Left to right: Erika Pfister, Margareta Backlund, Emma Riley, Audrey DeMerchant

Freestyle Festival 2017 — Ayden Chang, Lillian LaRaia, Molly Broderick, Ian Housden, Ophelia Chen, Max Chen, Monica Olson

Freestyle Festival 2017 — Molly Broderick with Lillian LaRaia watching






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Notes From Paton


October 21

Kristin Marsh is organizing a swim clinic for WSST swimmers, Sunday, October 28 from 1-4pm.

We only have space for 25 swimmers.  Pay through Venmo to lock in your spot for this great opportunity!  World renown coaches and athletes will be there!

Where: Coggan Family Aquatic Complex 

Cost: $50.00   (venmo @paton-mcclung)

Organized by Kristin Marsh 


Team Elite Coach and 4 time Olympic Coach David Marsh

Select Team Elite athletes including US National team member and world record holder Ali Deloof and Olympic medalist Lia Neal

This clinic will focus on fine tuning the basic foundations of all four competitive strokes with an emphasis on freestyle and breaststroke.

Portion of proceeds to go to Prevent Drowning San Diego

Spots are limited—
Email Paton at
to reserve your spot.
Payment: Venmo @paton-mcclung

September 28

NEW USA Swimming Membership Option!

So…there’s a new USA Swimming membership option. Flex membership. $20 annual that covers everything that we need. The basic limitation is that swimmers can only swim in 2 USA swimming meets and no Championship meets. I’m telling most families to sign up for the Flex membership. Once your kid has swum in two meets and decide they want to continue competing or go to a Championship meet, you can just upgrade to the normal membership and just pay the difference. At least that’s how I understand it. Basically no penalties to start with Flex and move up when needed. While we had over 80 swimmers compete in meets last year, only 36 of them swam in 3 or more meets.

Here are links to the:  regular USA Swimming PDF form — the Flex Membership PDF form — and a Flex FAQ sheet.

August 30

Hope you all are enjoying your time off!
Calendar (at least swim meet wise) is up to date through April for local meets and further for travel meets.
Try outs will be Tuesday, Sept 4 at 4pm.
I will be attending the ASCA World Coaches clinic (always learning) from Wed, Sep 5 through Saturday.
We will start regular practices on Monday, Sept 10.
See you soon!

August 16

Congratulations to this year’s WSST swimmers that earned NISCA All America Awards while representing their high schools!  Swimmers must meet All American time standards and be ranked top 100 in the nation while competing at their high school championships.
Pierce Dietze (The Bishops School) – 200 Medley Relay (67th), 50 Free (45), 100 Free (46), 400 Free Relay (68)
Adam Lynn (The Bishops School) – 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Kyto Fraley (The Bishops School) – 400 Free Relay

August 15

We will finish our summer practices with one big group practice Friday!  All groups with a 4pm start.  Wrapping things up with a short mini meet and some pizza!

Long time coming but congratulations to our 2018 Wind N Sea Swim Team graduates!

Izabella Brazell – WSST since Oct 2016, attending/swimming University of San Diego
Mile Koupal – WSST since Mar 2018, attending/swimming at Occidental University
Thais Luiz – WSST since Dec 2018, looking to attend/swim in Florida
Madeline Marsh – WSST since Oct 2017, attending Auburn University
Jodie Nelson – WSST since Oct 2015, attending University of California San Diego
Zoe Palant – WSST since May 2015, attending Mesa College
Manny Rivas – WSST since Jan 2018, attending ?
Julie Shriver – WSST since May 2015, attending University of California San Diego
Victoria Stuecklen – WSST since Oct 2015, attending University of California, San Diego with plans to transfer to University of San Diego to swim
William Tian – WSST since Sept 2016, attending University of California Berkeley

 August 4

Great meet for Pierce Dietze! Swam 3 individual events and one time trial. Best times in all! San Diego Imperial Swimming records in the 50 free and 100 free!  WSST records in all!

200 free top 8 finish! One of only 3 San Diego swimmers to finish in the top 8.  His time would have qualified him for the 2016 Olympic Trials!  2020 Olympic Trial standards will be announced in September with the qualifying period starting Nov 28.

Pretty exciting! take a look at our FB group page for pictures, videos, etc.

July 2

Summer dues are due this coming week.

I will be shifting the due date for team fees to better match our actual seasons rather than the calendar year.

The invoice I will be sending out this weekend will only be for July and August.  Once we restart swimming in September, we will start our new quarterly system.

Fall quarter – September, October, November
Winter quarter – December, January, February
Spring quarter – March, April, May
Summer quarter – June, July, August

I will also now accept Venmo payments as well as cash or check.  Venmo to @paton-mcclung.


June 24

Great new meet last weekend!  WSST competed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in the TYR Splash and Dash in Coronado.  Fast times, fun times, and exciting new races!  50s in the strokes!  Swum in a head to head, bracketed format.  Pretty cool!

15 WSST Team records set! 10 in various age groups and 5 in the Open bracket (all ages)!
Pierce Dietze with 6 records, Yuto Fraley with 5 records, Adrian Jimenez with 2 records, and Natalia Hackbarth with 2 records!

8 Improved USA Swimming Standards! Yuto Fraley with 4 AAA times and 1 AAAA! Miles Koupal with 1 AAA and 1 AA. Pierce Dietze with 1 AAA.

Both Yuto and Pierce stood on the podium and received TYR prizes several times! Exciting! Some of the pictures and videos are up on the Wind n Sea Facebook page. Take a look!

Our next meet is the SBA AB meet for swimmers that have achieved San Diego Imperial Swimming A or B times.  Short course or long course.  The eligibility report on our calendar has been updated.  I set it up to convert short course times to long course.  We will use actual times for the meet entries.

The report shows 47 swimmers eligible!  Let’s get racing!

Entries are due to me or Coach Daniel by Tuesday, June 26.

June 11

Just a reminder…..the summer schedule starts Thursday.  It’s been posted on the calendar for a couple of months now.

Normal schedule Monday and Tuesday.  No practice Wednesday for graduations at the LJHS stadium.  Summer schedule starts Thursday.  Basically Novice, White, Red, and Blue groups swim on the same days as usual but they start 30 minutes earlier.

The Senior (formerly Black) group swims in the mornings only.  This Thursday and Friday will be at 7:30 both days.  We switch to our long course schedule next week.  MWF on deck at 5:45am.  Swim until 7:30am, flip pool back to short course, short dry land session until 8am.  Tuesday, Thursdays will be in the water at 7:30am until 9:30am.

Check our calendar for meet results, entries, eligibility, etc.  Click on the event and then more details for more details.  I typically upload all of the meet information and various reports needed.

I’ve been told that we chose the most popular TYR suit as our team suit and it’s on back order until August.  If you need a new suit before then, please purchase a TYR solid suit in Navy through the Making Waves store.  TYR has provided our team an initial order of free team caps.  Make sure your swimmer gets one.  I’ll have more on deck this week.


June 7

Making Waves will be on deck this Friday, June 8th at 4pm with our TYR team suits, goggles, training equipment, and team apparel!  All swimmers are required to wear TYR team suits for practice and meets.  Get yours Friday!

May 20

Entries for the CAST A Max meet are due tomorrow. I will be traveling Tuesday through Saturday and will be processing everything before I go Monday night.

This meet, held June 2,3, is a great opportunity for our swimmers with B and C times to experience long course racing! Sign up and see what the Olympic venue is like!

There are 10 pages of eligible swimmers. If your name is not on the list, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not eligible.  Check with me. You can swim any event that you haven’t achieved an USA Swimming A time. Anything slower than the times listed in the meet information.

I’ll be on deck tomorrow to help with entries before all of the practices. Until around 5:15pm.

April 19

Check the Meets page for more info about this weekend’s swim meet!!

April 16

I am excited to announce that Wind N Sea Swim Team has entered a team sponsorship agreement with TYR!

TYR will be working closely with me to help promote our team brand.  That starts with how our swimmers, coaches, and parents look on the deck.  We will now have team suits, apparel, and equipment. TYR is a local company (Huntington Beach) that is a big company in the swimming community.

To make everything flow even better, we have also entered into an agreement with Making Waves, one of the premier swim companies in the US.  They will provide us with an online team store where all of our team needs can be met (team suits, caps, goggles, tshirts, etc).

All purchases made through our online team store will also be helping the team as Making Waves will be giving a small percentage back to the team!

Below is the link to the team store.  Bookmark it!  It will also be found on our website.

The password is gowsst

Wind N Sea Swim Team Making Waves page

April 17

SI is again sponsoring our IMX Scholarship Program for our graduating seniors.   All high school students graduating in 2018 are eligible for up to $300.  The final value of scholarship for the swimmer is dependent on the number of IMX scores that have been achieved since the start of seventh grade.

All applications must be received by July 16th.   Information about the program and the form to complete can be found at the IMX programs tab in the athlete section (here).

Please direct any questions to Sally Taggart (

IMX explained on the USA Swimming website:


IMX Main Logo black backkground cropped

Ready to move forward? The next step is IM Xtreme (IMX). The IMX ranking includes a series of five or six events at longer distances. Once you’ve completed the IMX program, you can find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone, within your LSC rank and on your club.

9 & Under; 10-year olds: 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

11-year olds; 12-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18-year olds: 400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

How do I score points?

Rankings in the program are based on power points a system developed by USA Swimming. See the Power Points page for more information and to use the Power Point Calculator.

How do I participate?

Participation in the IMR and IMX is easy. USA Swimming automatically scores and calculates results for all athlete members! Swimmers only need to sign up for a Deck Pass Account, then compete in each required event, at a sanctioned meet, at least once in a season.Swimmers have the option of printing certificates that displays their scores for either IMR or IMX. They can also optionally print their national, zone, LSC and/or club rankings for IMX.

How to Apply:

Fill out the form IMX Scholarship Form Final and submit to Sally Taggart ( no later than July 16th, 2018. Form can be sent as excel spreadsheet or PDF document.

Questions can be directed to Sally Taggart (


Wind N Sea Swim Team Dues Announcement

I’m going to increase dues for the upcoming year. Last increase was 2014. I’m going to add $10 per month to all groups. All of the other charges go up as well. $50 new member, $40 reactivation, $30 annual, $30 late fee. Click here for a PDF of the updated fee structure.


Black    $300 / $ 100

Blue    $255 / $ 85

Red    $220 / $ 75

White    $205 / $ 70

Novice    $190 / $ 65

I’m going to stop adding $.50 per event for meet entries.

From the JO Max meet!

200 Free Relay, Left to right: Erika Pfister, Margareta Backlund, Emma Riley, Audrey DeMerchant

Make sure to check the calendar for all our upcoming events, meets, practice schedules etc.!

Make sure to check our WSST calendar! Swim meets are scheduled through March. I will add more detailed information as it becomes available.

Check this website and our calendar page for upcoming swim meets, entry deadlines, procedures for entering meets, etc.

WSST Swimmers are All American!!

Parker Seale and Dominick Wallace named to USA Swimming’s Scholastic All American team! Winter Junior National times as well as grade point average considered. Click here to see all the All Americans.

We’ve set up a new way to view all things swim meet oriented! Eligibility reports, meet information, results, records, etc.

  • Go to our web page calendar
  • Click on the event in question. A small box pops up.
  • Click on the “more details” link. lower left of the box.
  • Listed under “Attachment”, you will see pdf links like: tmiresults.pdf and tmrecordmatch.pdf.
  • Click on which ever one you need to view. I’ve set everything to public viewing. If you have any problems, let me know.

If you go to future events, you will see pdf attachments for meet information, eligibility reports, meet entries, etc. Take a look! Explore!