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

PIERCE DIETZE AT WINTER AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS DEC 19–21

JO BOYS 13–14 RELAY: FROM LEFT: IVANN ROMERO, ADRIAN JIMENEZ, TIM ABDUBEK, PIERCE DIETZE

GRETA AND KATE ON THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA!

SAN DIEGO ALL STARTS 13-14 BOYS. PIERCE DIETZE 3RD FROM LEFT…

JO CHAMPS 11-12 BOYS RELAY THIS WEEKEND. PLACED 5TH JUST MISSING OUR TEAM RECORD! FRANCO BRAGAN FITZGERALD, BEN JIMENEZ, RYAN STERZENBACH, AND YUTO FRALEY (NAMES NOT IN ORDER)

Use our website to find out all about us: our practice times, where we swim, schedule changes, meet information and results, and useful swimming links!

FBBe sure to join Wind N Sea’s facebook page to see cool swim videos and articles Paton is sharing!

Notes From Paton

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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 (sbtaggart@hotmail.com).

IMX explained on the USA Swimming website:

IM XTREME (IMX)

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 (sbtaggart@hotmail.com) no later than July 16th, 2018. Form can be sent as excel spreadsheet or PDF document.

Questions can be directed to Sally Taggart (sbtaggart@hotmail.com).


March 24

Reminder – the pool is closed over Spring Break for pool deck repairs.  Monday, March 26 through Sunday, April 1.
We will resume practices Monday, April 2.

2nd Quarter (April, May, June) invoices will be sent this week and are due when we return in April.

Thanks!

Paton


March 9

Team Elite is excited to offer the premiere summer camps in the sport of swimming.

Come experience the vision and technical expertise of 2016 US Women’s Olympic Team and UC San Diego Head Swimming Coach, David Marsh and learn from Team Elite coaches and select athletes of Team Elite West.

The camp is open to age group swimmers and will offer young athletes the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the training and development offered by of the best training groups in the world. Campers will interact directly with Coach Marsh and Team Elite coaches trained in the David Marsh method of high performance and have the opportunity to watch, meet, and train alongside some of the fastest swimmers in the world as they practice in the morning on the beautiful University of California, San Diego campus.

Clinic Details:


When:
Session 1: June 25-29, 2018
Session 2: July 9-13, 2018

Who:
Boys and Girls, Ages 8-18
It is highly recommended that swimmers have some form of competitive experience prior to attending camp.

Where:
UC San Diego, Canyon view Aquatic Center, 3390 Voigt Dr, San Diego, CA 92121 (Map it link)

Cost:
Overnight camp: $1499/camper
Day camp: $1099/camper
Deposit: $100 – Full balance due by May 1st

Here is a link to their website for more details and to sign up!

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.

QUARTERLY TEAM Mid-Quarter DUES  3-MONTHS / Pro-Rates

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

Dominick Wallace beginning his next challenge. USNA!

San Diego Union Tribune article

La Jolla swim champ sets sights on becoming Navy SEAL

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/high-school-preps/sd-sp-preps-dominick-wallace-20170620-htmlstory.html

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 http://windnseaswimteam.com/wsst-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!