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Jul 25, 2016 - CWAC Wins Regional Championships
CWAC won the Woodstock Regional Meet over the weekend. Congrats to Brooke Whitt who re-wrote the record book setting 6 team records for the 8&Under girls - 200 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 f...
Jul 24, 2016 - Summer Sizzle Pictures
Photos from the Summer Sizzle meet are now available at timarroyo.com/cwac Password: howl
Jul 24, 2016 - Age Group & Senior State Elgiblity Reports
Eligibility reports for the regional and age group state meet are now updated - 7/24/16. AG State Meet Page SR State Meet Page Please double check to make sure nothing is missing.
Jul 21, 2016 - Fall Officials Clinics
Fall 2016 Officials Clinics News NEW AND CURRENT OFFICIALS LOOKING TO ADVANCE Signups are now open for the Officials Clinics the Fall. Please pass this message along to any of your club members who m...
Jul 20, 2016 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC came away victorious at the Windy City Conference Championships on Tuesday night. Congrats to Alexia Brockmann who set a new team record in the 7-8 girls 25 backstroke breaking an 8 year old reco...
Jul 19, 2016 - Letting Your Child Take Ownership
Letting our kids take ownership of their sport is something we hear over and over. But, what does it mean and how do we do it? I spoke with Chris Plumb , Head Coach/CEO of the Carmel Swim Club of Ind...
Jul 18, 2016 - 10&Under Boys Set New State Records
The CWAC 10&Under Boys shattered the Illinois state records in the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley relays over the weekend. 400 Free Relay - Levin Tipton, PJ Nolan, Charlie Tracy, Steve Tapia 400 Medley R...
Jul 17, 2016 - Time Trial Success
CWAC swimmers achieved 35 new cuts at the Last Dance Time Trial over the weekend. New State Times - Alexia Brockmann (1), Ivy Chan (4), Grace Chin (2), Leah Cravitz (1), Zeynep Eryaman (2), Hudson Li...
Jul 15, 2016 - Top 10 SCY Rankings
CWAC had 30 swimmers achieved top 10 state rankings for the short course 2015-16 season. A special shout out to Sara Cawley, Bence Szabados, Daren Rodgers and Julieta Tracy who posted the fastest time...
Jul 14, 2016 - Thank You Volunteers
A big THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to help out with the Summer Sizzle last weekend. It was a great meet for the athletes with 49 new state times and 92 new regional times achieved. This woul...
Jul 10, 2016 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the CWAC Summer Sizzle. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the meet run so smoothly. 49 new state times...
Jul 8, 2016 - Be Flexible To Compete At Your Best
BE FLEXIBLE TO COMPETE AT YOUR BEST BY LINDSAY MINTENKO//NATIONAL TEAM MANAGING DIRECTOR The swim meets you are used to swimming in every weekend require an amazing amount of planning. As much eff...
Jul 1, 2016 - And Even More OT Pics
More great pics from Omaha!
Jun 27, 2016 - CWAC Takes 2nd at Midway
Congrats to the 165 CWAC swimmers who competed in the Midway Firecracker Open over the weekend. Alexia Brockmann set 4 new team records in the 7-8 girls 50 free, 50 back, 100 back and 200 IM. Brooke W...
Jun 21, 2016 - Central Zone Meet Information
Illinois Swimming has posted information on the Central Mega Zone Meet which will be held August 3-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. You must have a AAA time in order to compete. All sign up is done through...
Jun 21, 2016 - Three Tips for Parents on Effort
As parents, we all want our kids to do their best. We want to see an honest effort from our kids at school and in the pool. Is there anything we can do to promote effort and a good work ethic? I spoke...
Jun 20, 2016 - PAC & BSC results posted
Congrats to the 160 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Barrington and Patriot meets over the weekend. The team finished first at the PAC meet and 8th at the BSC meet. It was a great chance for everyon...
Jun 17, 2016 - Hydration for Swimmers
It?s no mystery that water is beneficial to our health. The majority of our bodies are made up of water since this critical component regulates body temperature, lubricates your joints, helps with dig...
Jun 10, 2016 - Five Daily Mental Habits for Success
An easy way to have more fun in the pool while also seeing more progression and improvement in your best times is to line up a solid mental attitude. The way we mentally approach our swimming workout...
Jun 6, 2016 - CWAC Wins OLSA Meet
Congrats to the 120 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the OLSA Pentathlon on Sunday. The format of the meet allows swimmers to compete in events they don't normally get to do. New...
Jun 6, 2016 - CWAC Wins Iowa Swim Pink A+ Meet
55 CWAC swimmers traveled to Iowa over the weekend to participate in the Swim Pink A+ Invitational at the University of Iowa. CWAC came away with a team victory against a field of over 60 teams from t...
May 31, 2016 - Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget
TOP TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHIER FOR LESS MONEY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD A young swimmer asked me a simple question: is it possible to eat healthy, but eat cheaply? Great question, and the ...
May 30, 2016 - Maya Arroyo Featured In Splash Magazine
CWAC swimmer Maya Arroyo was pictured on page 28 of the most recent Splash Magazine demonstrating backstroke. The picture was taken by her father Tim, who is the team photographer - click here for h...
May 27, 2016 - How To Get Your Mind Right In The Pool
You can?t always change your coach. You can?t change the pool you train in. And you can?t control what the swimmer in the lane next to you does. But you can control your attitude. Here are a few sugge...
May 23, 2016 - CWAC Wins West Meet
Congrats to the 186 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Classic over the weekend at UIC. Congrats to Brooke Whitt who broke 6 teams records!!! She set new r...
May 20, 2016 - Strategies for the Picky Eater
5 STRATEGIES TO HELP PICKY SWIMMERS EAT BETTER Samantha had a disdain for many protein foods, and it was becoming a problem. She had to take ?her food? to travel meets, had a short list of restaur...
May 15, 2016 - Successful People Focus on Outcomes
I am always surprised by the number of people I come across in work and life who seem to meander through life frustrated through their lack of success. They are not achieving their dreams and aspirati...
May 14, 2016 - Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Intrasquad Meet on Sunday. It was a great way to start the season and the first meet for many of our new swimmers. Event winners include Hals...
May 7, 2016 - Building Better Bones
BUILD BETTER BONES IN THE SWIMMER BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN As the mom of a swimmer and a childhood nutritionist with a special focus on young athletes, I?ve often wondered about the bone health of ...
May 6, 2016 - Developing the Action Habit
What is the bridge between our dreams and the manifestation of our goals? What is that line that connects the ideas and hopes we have with our swimming with the result we desire? That bridge, that con...
May 3, 2016 - Vanha Commits to Swathmore
CWAC swimmer Nigel has committed to swim at Swathmore College next year. Congrats to Nigel! He is now the 7th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming college next season. Nigel Vanha...
Apr 22, 2016 - The Importance of Hydration
Apr 18, 2016 - Parent Tips About Olympic Dreams
After talking with parents of Olympians, I discovered they don?t push their kids. Instead, they put zero limitations on their kids? dreams. They are encouraging, hopeful and never say it?s impossible....
Apr 15, 2016 - Working Hard in the Pool
Apr 14, 2016 - Pollock Commits to IIT
CWAC swimmer David Pollock has committed to swim at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) next year. Congrats to David. He is now the 6th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming col...
Apr 2, 2016 - Reasons to avoid dietary supplements
TOP REASONS FOR YOUNG SWIMMERS TO AVOID DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD You?ve probably read about tennis athlete Maria Sharapova using a banned substance, meldonium. This s...
Mar 30, 2016 - Spring / Summer Practice & Meet Schedule Posted
The CWAC practice and meet schedule is now posted for the spring / summer season. Click here for the meet schedule Click here for the practice schedule Returning swimmers should register by April 1 ...
Mar 13, 2016 - Age Group State Day 3
CWAC continues to tear is up at the state meet. The 10&Unders had a strong afternoon session to extend the teams lead for third place and where highlighted by 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the 200 fr...
Mar 13, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 3
The senior team wrapped up swimming at the Speedo Sectional meet with a 5th place team showing! Isabel Veliz (8th) and Gillian Gagnard (10th) both got on the podium for the 200 backstroke. Anna Peters...
Mar 12, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 2
It was another strong day for CWAC at the Speedo Sectional Meet. The team had a strong session and moved into 5th place overall. Reilly Shields made his summer junior national cut in the 50 free finis...
Mar 12, 2016 - Age Group State Day 2
The Wolfpack remain in 3rd place overall after the second day of swimmng at the state championships. The day was highlighted by a pair of state champions. The 10&Under girls 200 medley relay (Maya Arr...
Mar 11, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 1
While the 14&Unders are tearing it up at UIC, the seniors are shining at the Speedo Sectional Meet in Wisconsin. The team is in 6th place after the first day. Podium finishers include Jacob Furlong (2...
Mar 11, 2016 - Age Group State Day 1
The team started off with a strong day to open the Age Group State Championships and currently sit in third place. Podium finishers include Gabby Veliz (5th 100 fly & 2nd 50 free), Levi Tipton (3rd 10...
Mar 7, 2016 - Solid Weekend For The Pack
CWAC swimmers were participating in both the Senior State Meet and a last chance time trial over the weekend at UIC. Below are some of the highlights: The 11-12 800 free relay foursome of Elizabeth Li...
Mar 4, 2016 - 11-12 Girls Set State Record
The CWAC foursome of Elizabeth Lin, Julia Polsky, Abbey Taute and Julieta Tracy broke the 11-12 girls 800 free relay state record this afternoon at the Illinois Senior State Meet with a time 8:13.29. ...
Feb 29, 2016 - CWAC Finishes 2nd at Regionals
Congrats to the over 100 CWAC swimmers that led the team to a 2nd place showing at the regional meet over the weekend. Three new team records were set - Alexia Brockmann (8&Under girls 50 back), Brook...
Feb 28, 2016 - Sleep More & Prevent Injuries
Sleep More and Prevent Injuries By Dan McCarthy, USA Swimming High Performance Consultant Sleep is not a new topic on the High Performance Tips web page. The importance of sleep as a recovery tool, ...
Feb 22, 2016 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC made it a sweep of the conference meets taking home the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday. Congrats to the 125 swimmers that participated. Congrats to Alexia Brockmann and Brooke Whit...
Feb 21, 2016 - Nutrition Myths
Feb 20, 2016 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference Meet
Congrats to the 30 8&Under CWAC swimmers that helped the team capture first place at the conference championships on Saturday. The girls 100 medley relay foursome of Jaslyn Wu, Emilie Chin, Alexia Bro...
Feb 15, 2016 - Getting Ready for the Big Meet
With championship season just around the corner swimmers from coast to coast are priming up for their big meets of the year. After months of investing all of those early mornings and seemingly impossi...
Feb 14, 2016 - CWAC Wins BR Ryall Meet
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that participated in the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic. There were a lot of new regional and state times achieved over the weekend. New team records were set ...
Feb 13, 2016 - Eating Mistakes to Avoid on Race Day
You?ve dedicated hours of your practice to perfecting your technique, and hours more repeating drills with your coach. You?ve trained hard all season, and you have probably thrown in a few extra pract...
Feb 7, 2016 - The Importance of Short Term Goals
WHY LONG TERMS GOALS AREN?T ALL THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE Long term goals, while amazing, shiny and necessary, are always on the cusp of the horizon. Close enough to see, but not nearly close enough t...
Jan 31, 2016 - Polar Bear Challenge
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Polar Plunge on Saturday at UIC. It was a great chance to do some racing and for many a chance to swim some events for the first time. A spec...
Jan 29, 2016 - John Wooden & Swimming
Jan 26, 2016 - Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year
Swimmer Reece Whitley was recently named Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year. Below is a nice video that the SI put together - click here
Jan 21, 2016 - 6 Bad Practice Habits You Should Break
Jan 15, 2016 - Tips for Fueling a Teenage Swimmer
TOP TIPS FOR FUELING A TEENAGE SWIMMER CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD Many parents ask how they can help their teen swimmer optimize training when practicing two hours a day, six days a week. ...
Jan 13, 2016 - Mantich Commits to Loyola New Orleans
CWAC swimmer Nina Mantich has committed to swim at the Loyola University New Orleans next year in College. Congrats Nina! Nina is the 4th CWAC swimmer to commit for the Class of 2016 joining Reilly Sh...
Dec 30, 2015 - CWAC 2015 Highlights
Congrats to everyone who helped make the 2015 year for CWAC it's most successful! Below are some of the top highlights for year. Go Wolfpack! 168 Team Records Broken 120 Swims making the Illinois Top ...
Oct 21, 2015 - IL State & Regional Cuts Posted
Illinois swimming has released the state and regional times for the 2015-16 season. This year there are two sets of standards for the state meets. One is for the short course season and one is for the...
Aug 3, 2015 - CWAC State Champions
CWAC won the 2015 Illinois Long Course Combined Senior State Championship. This is the first state title in team history. The women's team won the team title and the men finished 5th. Congrats to all ...
Sep 18, 2014 - Olympic Trial Cuts Released
USA SWIMMING SETS QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS FOR 2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS ? SWIMMING 1 1 9/18/2014 USA Swimming today announced the qualifying time standards for the 2016 U.S. Olym...
Sep 9, 2014 - CWAC Puts 4 on Scholastic All-American Team
Congratulations to Marysol Arce, Billy Barth, Charlotte Rosenberg and Anthony Tremmel for making the 2013-2014 Scholastic All-American Team! This is a national award given by USA Swimming to honor swi...
Sep 5, 2014 - The Importance of Sleep
How Much Sleep Do Swimmers Need? Swimmers push themselves hard in the pool. They try to make healthy life decisions when it comes hydration and nutrition. But where many begin to cut corners is on the...
Aug 21, 2014 - Coming Back from a Break
For most swimmers it is officially summer. And by summer I mean a couple weeks of almost guilt-free respite where we are able to catch up with friends, sleep in, and slowly peel off the smell of chlor...
Jul 13, 2014 - CWAC Now On Twitter
CWAC is now on Twitter - follow us at @PackPride10
Apr 21, 2011 - Beyond Limit: Fran Crippen Tribute
Mar 10, 2011 - CWAC Team Pictures