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Aug 28, 2015 - 5 Ways to Measurably Improve Your Swimming
Aug 24, 2015 - Every Practices Is A Chance To Be Better
EVERY SESSION IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE BETTER. There will always be days where you feel awful in the water. Where your stroke simply feels like it is falling apart. Where you feel yourself getting gass...
Aug 21, 2015 - CWAC Featured in Beverly Review
Aug 20, 2015 - Underwater Kicking
There is no denying how the underwater component of a race has become a major piece in the puzzle of what can separate the ?good? swimmers from the ?great? ones. Swimmers from around the world, on al...
Aug 17, 2015 - Getting Ready For The Season
Aug 5, 2015 - CWAC Team Tryouts
TRYOUTS All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. For a description of the groups and requirements click here...
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 ...
Aug 2, 2015 - SR State Day 4
CWAC won the combined team title as well as the women's title to cap off a stellar meet and long course season for the Wolfpack! Two individual and one relay champion highlighted day 4 for the Wolfpa...
Aug 1, 2015 - SR State Day 3
The Wolfpack remain in first place at the Illinois Senior State Champioinships after 3 days of competition. The Wolfpack won 3 events on the third day. Kendra Nealey took home the crown in the women's...
Jul 31, 2015 - SR State Day 2
Day 2 of the Illinois Senior State Meet has the wolfpack sitting atop the team standings! The wolfpack crowned two individiual and one relay state champion tonight. Danel Vorhees won the women's 100 f...
Jul 30, 2015 - SR State Day 1
Day one of the Illinois Senior State Meet started on Thursday night with the 800 free. Marysol Arce dropped about 2 seconds off her team record on her way to winning the event for the Wolfpack. Nicole...
Jul 27, 2015 - Wolfpack Swim School Featured in Swimming World
The Wolfpack Swim School was recently featured in an article in Swimming World Magazine - click here Congrats to Coach Sam and her staff on a job well done!
Jul 26, 2015 - Age Group State Day 3
It was another strong day for the Pack as the team had two more state titles and remain in third in the team standings. Ezra Mizgala won the 13-14 boys 100 fly breaking the 1:00 mark for the first tim...
Jul 26, 2015 - Age Group State Day 4
The Pack crowned two more state champions on Sunday as the team finished in third place for the third consecutive season. Ezra Mizgala (13-14 boys 50 free) and Parker Nolan (11-12 boys 50 free) claime...
Jul 24, 2015 - Age Group State Day 2
It was another strong day of swimming for the Wolfpack at the Age Group State Meet as the team sits in the third in the overall standings. Today it was the 10&Under Boys 200 Medley relay that captured...
Jul 23, 2015 - CWAC 10&Under Girls Set State Record
The CWAC 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay started off the Illinois Age Group State Championships with a bang setting a new state record in winning the event. The foursome of Sophie Xie, Ryann Grasser, Ga...
Jul 23, 2015 - Age Group State Day 1
The Wolfpack opened up Day 1 with a strong showing and scored over 500 points to sit in third place after the first day of swimming at the Illiniois Age Group State Championships. The Wolfpack were le...
Jul 22, 2015 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Over 100 CWAC swimmers competed in the Sumer Windy City Conference Championships on Tuesday night at UIC. A huge thank you to all of our parents and swimmers who helped volunteer and put on a great me...
Jul 20, 2015 - Regional & Time Trial Recap
CWAC finished in the 3rd place at the regional meet over the weekend. New state times were achieved by Maya Arroyo, Rene Maldonado and London Roddy-Jones. Event winners include Lauren Azar, Ellie Boyl...
Jul 19, 2015 - 10 & Under Girls Set Relay State Records
On Sunday, the 10&Under Girls 400 free and 400 medley relay established new state records. These are the first state relays records to be held by CWAC. 400 Free Relay - 4:40.85 - Sophie Xie, Ryann Gr...
Jul 18, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 4
The CWAC National Team wrapped up competition at the Speedo Sectional Championships on Saturday finishing 9th place in the overall team standings. This marks the highest ever finish by a CWAC team. Th...
Jul 17, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 3
The CWAC team made history on day 3 of the sectional meet as the men's 800 free relay became the first every relay to reach the podium finishing 2nd place. The foursome of Billy Barth, Jacob Furlong, ...
Jul 16, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 2
The Wolfpack had another strong day of swimming at the sectional championships in Minneapolis. Marysol Arce posted the highest finish on the day finishing 7th in the 400 IM. Reilly Shields finished 12...
Jul 15, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 1
CWAC opened strong on the first day of competition at the Speedo Sectional in Minneapolis. Reilly Shields and Kendra Nealy made their first Junior National standards. Marysol Arce had the highest indi...
Jul 13, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Shine at Meets
CWAC swimmers were competing at two meets over the weekend and did a great job of stepping up at the final regular season meet. Championship season starts on Wednesday in Minneapolis with the Speedo S...
Jul 9, 2015 - Interested in Officiating?
The Swift Aquatic Club is pleased to host an all levels officials training clinic. Take this opportunity to advance your skills or forward on to a fellow team member who would like to become an offic...
Jul 8, 2015 - The Best Energy Foods for Swimmers
Not all foods are equal in terms of nutritional value. Here are some that are not only excellent at supplying ready energy, but are also loaded with natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Brown...
Jul 2, 2015 - CWAC Takes Second At Midway
CWAC took 2nd in the 1st Annual Firecracker Invitational last weekend. New team records were set by Alexia Brockmann in the 6&Under girls 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast and 100 fly. Brooke Wh...
Jul 1, 2015 - Building Good Practice Habits
Jun 30, 2015 - CWAC Wins Boiler Bash
Congrats to the 85 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Boiler Bash at Purdue University last weekend. Marysol Arce set a new overall and 17-18 team record in the 400 IM. Additional recor...
Jun 23, 2015 - 5 Reasons To Work On Your Dolphin Kick
If you?ve seen top level swimmers live, you know just how extraordinarily powerful they can kick underwater. Swimmers like Michael Phelps, Florent Manaudou, and Tom Shields perform the undulating dol...
Jun 19, 2015 - Nutrition Tips For Swimmers
Swimmers want to do their best. Not only that, they want to win. Many young swimmers work hard to get to the next level. They log endless hours in the pool, work on their stroke technique, and even tw...
Jun 15, 2015 - CWAC Wins Father's Day Challenge
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory over the weekend at the Wheaton Father's Day Challenge. Sophie Xie and Ryan Hardiman won the 9-10 girls and boys high point awards. ...
Jun 14, 2015 - Miller & McKinney represent Team Illinois
Congrats to Zenin Miller and Joia McKinney who represented Team Illinois at the Central Zone Multi-Cultural and Diversity Meet this past weekend in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Jun 13, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Volunteer with Olympians
Several CWAC swimmers volunteered on Friday with Olympians Cullen Jones, Conor Dwyer, Jessica Hardy and Rowdy Gaines to promote the USA Swimming Make A Splash Foundation. The foundation seeks to rai...
Jun 4, 2015 - 5 Parent Tips To Encourage Your Swimmer
I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within. What we CAN do for our swimmers is enc...
Jun 3, 2015 - CWAC puts 25 in the Illinois Top 10
25 CWAC swimmers achieved top 10 times in Illinois during the 2014-15 short course season. Isaac Davis (3), Seth Miller (1), Parker Nolan (6) and Bence Szabados (1) each posted the fastest time in the...
Jun 2, 2015 - Quality Protein
TOP TIPS FOR INCLUDING QUALITY PROTEIN CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD ?Little Miss Swimmer sat at the poolside, eating her casein and whey. Along came a rival who sat down beside her and Miss S...
Jun 1, 2015 - CWAC Wins Irish Invitational
Congrats to the 112 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Irish Aquatics Invitational. Alexia Brockmann and Julieta Tracy each broke 4 team records. Brockmann set new records in th...
May 31, 2015 - Performing At A High Level
What can we learn from swimmers who perform at a consistently high level? As it turns out, lots?here are just a few that you can apply to your own swimming: 1. Get up after you get beat down. Mike Tys...
May 28, 2015 - Battling Through
Our swimming doesn?t always go, well, swimmingly. We lose that precious feel for the water. That nagging ache in our shoulder or knee turns into something far more serious. We get frustrated at a lack...
May 19, 2015 - 5 Traits of Mental Toughness
Internal fortitude. The will to win. The desire to master and persevere. These words usually get tossed around when coaches discuss elite swimmers. Those at the top of the podium all come from differe...
May 14, 2015 - The Importance of Sleep
May 11, 2015 - CWAC Wins Dive Into Summer Meet
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Dive Into Summer Meet over the weekend. The team came out victorious as we just outscored the host team. Alexia Brockmann again rewrote the r...
May 7, 2015 - Dehydration & Electrolytes
Almost every swimmer has been asked by a non-swimmer if they sweat during practice. The answer is a resounding, ?yes, of course?. The problem is, swimmers tend not to notice their sweat production due...
May 4, 2015 - Brockmann sets 3 new team records
Congrats to Alexia Brockmann who set 3 new CWAC team records at the intrasquad meet on Saturday. She established new marks in the 6&Under girls 100 IM, 25 breast and 25 fly. Way to go Alexia! Click he...
May 3, 2015 - 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...
May 2, 2015 - CWAC Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to the 125 CWAC swimmers that participated in the intrasquad meet today at Evergreen Park. Meet results are posted below. Event winners include Isis Hurtado, Jonny Blackman, Gabby Veliz, Summ...
Apr 28, 2015 - Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is earned. Not something you are gifted via genetics, or given as a kid. It?s accrued through experience, which means that anyone ? if they so choose ? can develop it. After all?The u...
Apr 21, 2015 - Staying Focused During Practice
Here are a few different ways to stay focused and productive while at practice: Be clear about what you want to achieve that day in the pool. Nothing sets a mind to wander in the middle of a set or wo...
Apr 17, 2015 - 5 Things Fast Swimmers Understand
Swimming fast in the pool is fun. In fact, I?d go so far as to say that it is downright awesome. For the swimmer struggling to break through, to reach that qualifying standard, to break that record, t...
Apr 13, 2015 - 4 Ways To Prepare For A Swim Meet
Being ready to do your best is no simple task, but with these tips you can prepare yourself mentally and physically. 1. WARM UP THE RIGHT WAY So many people think warm up is, for example, a 400 smooth...
Apr 2, 2015 - Be Ready So You Don't Have To Get Ready
?You don?t rise to the occasion; you sink to the level of your preparation.? ? Chip Kelly. I remember very vividly the day that I learned this lesson. A couple hours after a race I was able to sit dow...
Mar 27, 2015 - 5 Daily Habits For Mental 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 workouts and comp...
Mar 23, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
As we wrap up the short course season several CWAC swimmers have national rankings and several have earned top 100 All-Time performances. Click here for more information. Parker Nolan (11 year old b...
Mar 18, 2015 - Becoming a Great Swimmer
What do the best swimmers in the world do unlike anyone else? Actually, let?s change that. What do the best athletes in general do to be so amazing? What makes them so much different from the rest of ...
Mar 16, 2015 - CWAC Finishes 3rd at State
For the second season in a row CWAC finished third at the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet! The Wolfpack accumulated over 1100 team points to secure their highest ever finish at the short co...
Mar 15, 2015 - AG State Day 3
CWAC wrapped up the 2015 Illinois Age Group State Meet with a third place overall team finish. The third place finish ties the highest in team history (LCM 2014) and marks the highest ever finish for ...
Mar 14, 2015 - AG State Day 2
It was a strong day of swimming on day 2 of the state meet. The Wolfpack vaulted into third place in the overall standings and were led by Seth Miller who grabbed his first ever state title winning th...
Mar 13, 2015 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack had a strong performance on day 1 of the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet. Julieta Tracy posted the highest finish on the day taking runner up honors in the 10&Under girls 100 f...
Mar 11, 2015 - CWAC Finishes 6th at State
The CWAC senior squad finished 6th at the Illinois Senior State Championships. Congrats to Marysol Arce who finished 3rd in the overall women's highpoint standings. Below are links to each of the dai...
Mar 9, 2015 - SR State Day 4
The Senior State Meet wrapped up on Sunday night with another great showing for the Wolfpack. Marysol Arce started off the night with 4th place showing in the 1650 breaking the 17:00 barrier for the f...
Mar 8, 2015 - CWAC picks up 5 new state cuts
At the CWAC last chance time trial meet on Sunday, CWAC swimmers achieved 5 new state cuts including 4 first time qualifiers - Maya Arroyo, Charlie Tracy, Gabby Veliz and Orlando Xie. Click here for...
Mar 7, 2015 - SR State Day 3
It was another day of strong swimming for the Pack at the Senior State Meet. Charlotte Rosenberg posted the highest finish on the day taking 4th in the 200 IM along with a 7th place finish in the 500 ...
Mar 6, 2015 - SR State Day 2
Day 2 of the Illinois Senior State Meet saw the Wolfpack post 6 finals and 4 consol swims to finish the day in 4th place. Marysol Arce was again state runner up in the 400 IM setting new 17-18 and ove...
Mar 5, 2015 - SR State Day 1
Day 1 of the Senior State Meet kicked off on Thursday night with the 1000 free with 4 new team records. Marysol Arce dropped 7 seconds off her entry time to take second place overall and establish a n...
Mar 4, 2015 - 4 Parent Tips
Younger children are the future of swimming. They are important. The coaches know this. They want them to stay with swimming and be successful. One of the keys to a young child?s success is having fun...
Mar 1, 2015 - CWAC takes third at Regional
CWAC took third at the regional championship over the weekend. Gabby Veliz and Charlie Tracy rewrote the record books. Gabby set new records in the 8&Under girls 50 free, 100 free, 50 back and 200 IM....
Feb 23, 2015 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the 8 CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA High School State Championship Meet. This is a great achievement to have swimmers from 4 different school represented. Billy Barth - St. Ign...
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