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Jun 19, 2017 - CWAC Finishes 4th at Barrington
Congrats to the 75 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Barrington Stars on the Water Meet at the Rec Plex this past weekend. This was a great mid-season prelim / final meet for many of our athletes...
Jun 15, 2017 - CWAC Summer Sizzle Job Sign Up
Hello Wolfpack! It is the time of year again! The CWAC Summer Sizzle is less than three weeks away and WE NEED YOUR HELP! I know you have felt the frustration when attending meets that have extended t...
Jun 5, 2017 - CWAC Wins Alligator Summer Splash
Congrats to the 217 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Alligator Summer Splash over the weekend. A big thank you to all of our timers and officials that stepped up to help to ma...
May 31, 2017 - Preparing For A Better Workout Tomorrow
May 22, 2017 - Daily Confidence Tips
May 22, 2017 - West Meet Recap
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that competed in the West Dive Into Summer meet over the weekend at UIC. For many this was the first long course meet of the season and great chance to do some racing...
May 15, 2017 - CWAC Swims Strong At First LCM Meet
75 CWAC swimmers opened the long course season over the weekend with some strong performances at the Academy Bullets Swimtacular meet at UIC. Alexia Brockmann set 4 new team records in the 8&Under 50 ...
May 13, 2017 - How to be a More Coachable Swimmer
We?ve all had that swimmer on our team or in our training group. The one that argues with coach every time she writes up a workout on the board. That rolls his eyes when the group is asked to do somet...
May 6, 2017 - CWAC Intrasquad Results
Congrats to the 77 CWAC swimmers that started off the season with the spring intrasquad meet at Evergreen Park. It was a great opportunity to do some racing as we start to get ready for the start of t...
May 5, 2017 - 11-12 Elite Camp
Coach Paul along with Daren Rodgers, Maya Arroyo and Julieta Tracy are attending the 11-12 Select Camp in Atlanta, Georgia which is a stop on the Grand Prix circuit. Good luck to all!
May 5, 2017 - Meal Plan For Athletes
Meal Planning for Athletes - click here
May 3, 2017 - CWAC College Swimmers
Several CWAC swimmers from the Class of 2017 have made their college commitments for next year. Kaia Clarke - Grinnell College Eamonn Keenan - Kenyon College Gillian Gagnard - University of Chicago Em...
Apr 29, 2017 - 5 Reasons To Swim An Off Event
Championship meets are all about perfection, or at least chasing perfection. You train the entire season for one minute of racing. Often, thousands and thousands of miles of training and technique com...
Apr 16, 2017 - Goal Setting
The star of a season is a great chance to set goals. This symbolic ?fresh start? gives many the opportunity to reflect on last season's performance while looking toward the future. Below, we explore t...
Apr 8, 2017 - Starting The Season Strong
It?s that time of year again. The touchpads are back on the racks. Tech suits have been folded (or, honestly, stuffed) back in their boxes. The championship season is now again coming to a close, and ...
Apr 7, 2017 - The Power Of Competing In The Moment
The Power of Competing in the Moment. Doing anything in the moment (one thing at a time) flies in the face of how our electronic media-rich environment pushes people to ?multi-task? throughout the ...
Mar 27, 2017 - CWAC Boys Set Another State Record
On the final day of competition at the NCSA meet, the 10&Under boys set their 2nd state record of the meet. The foursome of Jonny Blackman, Jackson Heinlein-Preseault, Levin Tipton and Victor Margeta ...
Mar 23, 2017 - NCSA Day 3
The boys continue to perform well in Orlando and had another strong day of swimming. They had their third 2nd place relay performance this time in the 200 free relay and established a new team record!...
Mar 23, 2017 - Nutrition Tips for Workout
When you?re heading to your next swimming workout, from work or class, nutrition may be the last thing on your mind. However, the right nutrition can be the difference between you crashing mid-workout...
Mar 22, 2017 - 10&Under Boys Break State Record
On Day 2 of the NCSA meet the 10&Under boys foursome of Victor Margeta, Jonny Blackman, Jackson Heinlein Preseault and Levi Tipton shattered the state record by four seconds in the 400 free relay in r...
Mar 18, 2017 - Nutrition For Young Swimmers
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Mar 16, 2017 - Spring / Summer Registration & Schedules Posted
Registration for the 2017 Long Course Season is now open - click here (please register by April 1) Practice schedules for UIC and EP are now posted on the information page - click here TENTATIVE m...
Mar 13, 2017 - CWAC 10&Under Girls Break National Record
On Day 4 of the Illinois Age Group Championships Meet, the 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay of Jessica Kurpeikis, Isabella Chow, Amelia Mariano and Gabby Veliz broke the national record! They clipped jus...
Mar 13, 2017 - CWAC Swimmers Re-Write Record Book
It was a banner weekend of swimming for the CWAC Nation. Competing in both Iowa and Wisconsin it was a weekend of of many first for the team that including a first ever national record in the 10&Und...
Mar 12, 2017 - AG State Day 4
CWAC wrapped up the Age Group Championships with a 2nd place overall team finish. The team amassed over 2700 points during the weekend coming 300 points behind the Academy Bullets. The day was highlig...
Mar 12, 2017 - Sectional Day 4
The CWAC senior group capped off the meet with the strongest night of swimming to vault into 5th place in the combined team standings. The men finished 4th place and the women were 8th. Jacob Furlong ...
Mar 11, 2017 - AG State Day 3
It was another great day of swimming for the Pack. CWAC swimmers picked up state titles in _ events. 10&Under Girls 200 Medley Relay - Amelia Mariano, Grace Chin, Gabby Veliz, Jessica Kurpeikis Gabby...
Mar 11, 2017 - Sectional Day 3
The Pack was swimming strong in Iowa on day three of the Speedo Sectional Championships. Jacob Furlong again posted the highest finish on the day taking 3rd in the 500 free. Eamonn Keenan finished 6th...
Mar 10, 2017 - Six State Titles Highlight Day 2 at AG State
It was a great day of swimming for the Pack as CWAC picked up 6 state titles on Day 2 of the Age Group State Championships: Jessica Kurpeikis - 1st 10&Under Girls 50 Free - new state meet and team re...
Mar 10, 2017 - Sectional Day 2
It was another strong day of swimming in Iowa. Jacob Furlong posted the highest individual finish on the day taking 3rd in the 200 free. Consolation swims were turned in by Gillian Gagnard (12th 100 b...
Mar 9, 2017 - AG State Day 1
CWAC swimmers started off the meet on a strong note Thursday with a great night of distance swimming. Abbey Taute opened up the meet with a best time in the 13-14 girls 1650 finishing 6th place. The 1...
Mar 9, 2017 - Sectional Day 1
Jacob Furlong became the first sectional champion in team history winning the 1000 free on Thursday night in Iowa with a team record time of 9:16.34. Madison Schiml took 11th on the women's side dropp...
Mar 8, 2017 - Sleep Better During Competition
Elite athletes know how to minimize the negative side effects of traveling for competition, including how to sleep well on the road. You?ve put in all the hard work?now let?s discuss a few simple tips...
Mar 7, 2017 - Swim Across America
The Chicago Swim Across America event will be held on Saturday, July 29 at Ohio Street Beach. Join swimmers of all ages and skill levels in beautiful Lake Michigan. Choose either the 1/2 mile, 1 mile,...
Mar 6, 2017 - Weekend Recap
CWAC swimmers were competing both in the Illinois Senior State Championships and the CWAC Monster Time Trial over the weekend. The 11-12 girls 800 free relay of Sara Cawley, Madison Szymanski, Piper W...
Mar 3, 2017 - 11-12 Girls Set State Record
Swimming at the senior state meet on Friday, the 11-12 girls foursome of Sara Cawley, Madison Szymanski, Piper Wood Prince and Julieta Tracy set a new Illinois Age Group State Record in the 800 free r...
Feb 26, 2017 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 100 swimmers that led the team to victory at the Regional Championships over the weekend. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that really stepped up to help make the meet run ver...
Feb 25, 2017 - CWAC State Finalists
Congrats to the following swimmers that finaled at the IHSA State Championship Jacob Furlong - 2nd 200 free / 5th 500 free Ezra Mizgala - 5th 50 free / 8th 100 fly Eamonn Keenan - 12th 200 IM Bence Sz...
Feb 20, 2017 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC came out victorious at the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday at UIC. Congrats to the 125 swimmers that participated and a huge shout out to all of our parents on helping to run an awe...
Feb 19, 2017 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference Meet
Congrats to the 30 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the 8&Under Conference Championships! New Team Records Joy Cheng - 6&Under Girls 25 breast and 25 fly Raquel Maldonado - 8&Und...
Feb 16, 2017 - How Swim Meets Prepare Kids For The Real World
Swim meets are a world upon themselves. They can be stressful, fun and a wild roller coaster ride. If we step back and let our swimmers take over, meets can be a place for them to be responsible. The...
Feb 13, 2017 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Classic
Congrats to the 200 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Team Records - Eleven new team records were set over the weekend. Cli...
Feb 1, 2017 - The Power of Protein
Did you know that we can survive and thrive without carbohydrate, but not protein or fat? While I don?t recommend this, especially for athletes, it can be done. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids,...
Jan 31, 2017 - Strong Weekend for the Pack
Over 200 CWAC swimmers were competing at the TOPS and GTAC meets over the weekend. New Team Records - click here for updated records Joy Cheng - 6&Under girls 25 back and 200 breast Raquel Maldonad...
Jan 30, 2017 - Are You Swimming To Win Or Not To Lose?
When we are kids the world seems like it is at our beck-and-call. There is no dream too large to consider and no goal too unrealistic. With time in our favor, and the strong wind of youthful ignorance...
Jan 26, 2017 - Tech Suit Discount
Our vendor, the Swim Team Store, is giving our team 25% off on tech suits - CLICK HERE Ten Tips for Making Your Tech Suit Last You?ve gone ahead and done it, or begged and begged your parents to pi...
Jan 23, 2017 - Focus On What You Can Control
Most swimmers are physically trained to perform their best at every meet. What they aren?t trained for are the thoughts that go through their minds leading up to their meet and their race. Swimmers al...
Jan 18, 2017 - What Should Your Kids Eat During Meets
In a recent story, someone commented, ?When and what should swimmers eat during meets?? I discussed this question with several swim moms from a variety of backgrounds, including two nurses, former swi...
Jan 16, 2017 - CWAC Sets Four State Records
At the Carmel Winter Invite CWAC swimmers established four new Illinois State Records. On Saturday the 10&Under girls 200 free relay of Maya Arroyo, Jada Lathrop, Amelia Mariano and Gabby Veliz shatte...
Jan 16, 2017 - Big Weekend of Swimming
It was a great weekend of swimming for the Wolfpack highlighted by FOUR new state records - click here . The Pack broke 19 individual and 5 relay team records. Click here for updated team records I...
Jan 12, 2017 - 21 Sources of Protein
21 SURPRISING SOURCES OF PROTEIN FOR THE SWIMMER BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Once, I counseled a swimmer who was a picky eater. She didn?t like any meat or eggs, and was allergic to milk. It was challen...
Jan 10, 2017 - Notre Dame Meet Recap
Congrats to the 23 CWAC swimmers that competed at the Tim Welsh Invitational at Notre Dame over the weekend. It was a great chance for our 13-14 year olds to get in a prelim final meet and race agains...
Jan 1, 2017 - Focus On One Thing in 2017
For those of us looking to do super-sweet stuff with our swimming, we tend to breakdown what needs to be done and go into list mode. Example? I want to crush my 100 backstroke best time, so I need to?...
Dec 25, 2016 - The Power of Habit - Part I
Dec 14, 2016 - Concussion Information Sheet for Parents & Swimmers
Concussion Information Sheet for Parents & Swimmers Dear Parent/Guardian and Athletes, This information sheet is provided to assist you and your child in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concus...
Dec 4, 2016 - Parent Anxiety
As a swim parent who wants the best for their little swammer you know that it can be very difficult walking the fine line between being too involved and being too aloof with your kiddo?s performance. ...
Dec 2, 2016 - Motivation
It?s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fe...
Oct 14, 2016 - Illinois Regional & State Times Released
The Illinois State and Regional time standards for the short course and long course season have been released. Click here for the short course season standards Click here for the long course season s...
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