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Dec 10, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 3
The squad wrapped up swimming at the Junior National meet with 2 more records. Ezra Mizgala set a new team record in the 200 fly and Jacob Furlong dropp 48 seconds in his 1650 to set a new team record...
Dec 9, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 2
Two more team records went down this morning during the prelims at the Junior National Meet. Ezra Mizgala dipped under the 50 second barrier to post a 49.82 to finish 34th and set a new team record. J...
Dec 8, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 1
Day 1 of the Winter Junior Nationals meet started for CWAC today in College Station, Texas. Jacob Furlong started the meet off with a bang posting the fastest time out of heat 5 and shaving ten second...
Dec 6, 2016 - CWAC Heading to Winter Junior Nationals
CWAC has four swimmers competing at the United State Junior National meet starting on Thursday in College Station, Texas. Good luck to Jacob Furlong, Gillian Gagnard, Ezra Mizgala and Anna Peterson....
Dec 5, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Re-Write Record Book
It was an awesome weekend of swimming for the Pack. Over 6 pages of new regional and state times were achieved and CWAC swimmers set 20 new team records! Brianna Mingmaung (5) - 6&Under girls 200 free...
Dec 5, 2016 - WEST & COHO Results Posted
Results for the WEST and COHO meets are now posted - click here CWAC swimmers re-wrote the record books over the weekend breaking 20 team records. Click here New State Times Lauren Azar (1), Halstea...
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...
Nov 24, 2016 - 8 Reasons to be Thankful
Nov 21, 2016 - St. Charles & Howloween New Standards
Howloween New Standards State Times - Dallas Birkenbeuel (1), Jonathan Blackman (1), Grace Chin (1), Jaden Duncan (1), Jackson Heinlein-Preseault (3), Eamonn Keenan (4), Jessica Kurpeikis (1), Jada L...
Nov 20, 2016 - Carmel Events Now Posted
The events file for the Carmel meet have now been uploaded and the registration page is open. Please note the qualifying standards for this meet. Click here for the eligibility report. Only short c...
Nov 19, 2016 - IHSA Girls State Recap
Individuals 200 Freestyle 28 th Jenna Keating 200 IM 18 th Lauren Cox 200 IM 19 th Madi...
Nov 17, 2016 - Tips for Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is the resolute decision not to quit. It?s the discipline that keeps you on track, that doesn?t allow your effort to fade off into the distance at the end of a set, that keeps your me...
Nov 13, 2016 - Congrats IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Meet: Ellie Boyle Lauren Cox Emma Dolan Gillian Gagnard Brianna Gist Alex Haitz Jenna Keating Madison Schiml Kira Tiv Isabel V...
Nov 11, 2016 - 3 Easy Ways to Check for Dehydration
THREE EASY WAYS TO CHECK FOR DEHYDRATION BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Staying hydrated is a constant effort for many swimmers, requiring a hydration plan around exercise and vigilance for signs of dehydrat...
Nov 7, 2016 - CWAC Takes Second At St. Charles
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that participated in the St. Charles Arena Fall Classic over the weekend at the two St. Charles pools. Illinois swimming has still not posted the time standard zip fi...
Nov 4, 2016 - Early Season National Rankings
Several CWAC swimmers have early season national rankings. Daren Rodgers - 4th 12 year old boys 50 fly Parker Nolan - 3rd 13 year old boys 100 fly / 8th 50 free / 18th 100 free Jaden Duncan - 6th 14 y...
Nov 3, 2016 - Extra Sleep Improves Performance
Participants in this ongoing study were five healthy students on the Stanford University men?s and women?s swimming teams. For the first two weeks of the study, the students maintained their usua...
Oct 28, 2016 - Thank You!
On behalf of the entire coaching staff I would like to thank everyone who helped out with the meet last weekend at UIC. Whether it was setting up before the meet, making a donation of items, tackling...
Oct 25, 2016 - Improving Your Swimming Outside the Pool
1. POWER UP YOUR PRACTICES WITH MORE SLEEP. I started off with this one because it is, or at least it should be , the easiest thing to work on. After all, who doesn?t love more sleep? The performanc...
Oct 23, 2016 - Howloween Meet Recap
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Howloween Invitational II swim meet over the weekend and helped lead the team to victory. Despite it being so early in the season ten ne...
Oct 19, 2016 - Breaking Bad Practice Habits
Oct 18, 2016 - Password Strengthening
Starting October 19th, 2016 TeamUnify will be initiating a new password strength requirement. This is to ensure your online safety and security . If your password does not fulfill the following req...
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...
Oct 13, 2016 - Dealing With Teammates Who Slack
It?s one of the most frequently-asked questions I receive from swimmers: How do you deal with teammates who slack off? In an isolated, underwater sport like swimming, where interpersonal communication...
Oct 7, 2016 - Unofficial Rules For Being A Swim Parent
BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Being a swim parent can be more arduous than being a swimmer. Ten hours a day of waiting, biting fingernails, patiently scouring heat sheets, squinting onto the pool d...
Oct 2, 2016 - CWAC Intrasquad Meet
Congrats to the 120 CWAC swimmers that participated in the 13th annual intrasquad meet on Sunday at UIC. It was a great chance for some early season racing and for the newer swimmers to get used to th...
Sep 25, 2016 - Nutrition for the Teenager
In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, ...
Sep 20, 2016 - 6 Tips For The Car Ride Home
According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, approximately 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because ?it?s just not fun anymore.? One of th...
Sep 16, 2016 - Top 10 LCM Rankings
Thirty-three CWAC swimmers posted times that ranked in the top 10 for the state of Illinois during the 2016 long course season. Click here for the complete list. A special shout out to the following...
Sep 15, 2016 - Having an Elite Nutrition Mindset
Sep 14, 2016 - CWAC College Swimmers
CWAC currently has 16 swimmers competing at the college level - click here Marysol Arce Kenyon College Billy Barth University of Notre Dame Leah Cravi...
Sep 9, 2016 - Five Parent Tips To Start The Season
We?re coming up on a new swim season. Our kids have had a couple weeks off and we?ve enjoyed a short summer vacation. School is starting up and it?s time for our kids to jump back into the pool. Like ...
Sep 9, 2016 - Starting A New Season
Sep 1, 2016 - CWAC Has 5 Scholastic All-Americans
The 2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team was announced by USA Swimming and CWAC has continued our strong tradition of excellence in the pool and classroom. We finished up with 5 student-athletes e...
Aug 31, 2016 - Starting Off A New Season
Aug 30, 2016 - Sturdivant swimming at Western Illinois
CWAC swimmer Angel Sturdivant has committed to swim at Swathmore College next year. Congrats to Angel! She is now the 8th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming college next season....
Aug 30, 2016 - CWAC Meet Schedule
Below is a link to the meet schedule for the 2016/17 short course season. Most of the meet dates should be pretty firm, but the groups assigned to each meet may vary. Meets will start to be posted up ...
Aug 18, 2016 - Six Thoughts for Swim Parents on Positive Attitude
Watching the Olympics, I was moved by positive attitudes?whether a swimmer won their 23rd gold medal?or didn?t make it to finals. How impressive was the obvious joy, from a big smile on Anthony Ervin...
Aug 18, 2016 - Ironman U Freestyle Stroke Analysis
IRONMAN U Swim Courses Improve your swimming by learning the biomechanics of the freestyle stroke and how to identify common faults. Learn More - click here Link: https://university.ironman.com/cont...
Aug 15, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
It was a banner long course season for the Wolfpack and that success has translated to the national level as well. Daren Rodgers, Parker Nolan, Jaden Duncan, Bence Szabados and Julieta Tracy all have ...
Aug 14, 2016 - Lesson From The Olympics
I love the Olympics. I love the spirit of sport. I love seeing the product of hard work. I love the stories. Most of all, I love to witness the moments when someone exceeds world expectations as well ...
Aug 12, 2016 - Conversation with Simone Manuel's Mom
Aug 11, 2016 - CWAC Shines at Futures Meet
Eight CWAC swimmers traveled to the University of Texas for the USA Swimming Futures Championship Meet. CWAC finished 14th overall and had the highest finish among Illinois Teams and set 20 new team r...
Aug 9, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Swim Strong at Zones
CWAC swimmers helped lead team Illinois to victory at the Mega Zone Championship Meet in Indianapolis. Daren Rodgers brought home victory in the 11-12 boys 50 fly and set a new state record in the p...
Aug 8, 2016 - Cox leads Pack at Senior State
15 CWAC swimmers led the team to a 17th place finish at the Illinois Senior State Championship over the weekend. Lauren Cox led the way for the Pack reaching he podium in 4 events including a state ru...
Aug 4, 2016 - Daren Rodgers breaks state record!!
Swimming at the mega zone championship meet Daren Rodgers broke the 11-12 state record in the 50 meter fly. After narrowly missing the record last week Rodgers dropped another two tenths off his time ...
Aug 1, 2016 - CWAC Takes 2nd at State
CWAC finished 2nd at the Age Group State Championship over the weekend marking the team's highest ever finish at the meet. The team held off a hard charging St. Charles by only 13 points! The 13-14 bo...
Jul 31, 2016 - Age Group State Day 4
CWAC wrapped up the state meet in exciting fashion. With the second battle coming down to the last events the wolfpack the medley relays held off a hard charging St. Charles team to second place by a ...
Jul 30, 2016 - Age Group State Day 3
The Pack had another strong day highlighted by 1-2-3 finish in the 10&Under girls 400 free with Gabby Veliz, Zeynep Eryaman and Maya Arroyo. Arroyo completed her swim of the backstrokes winning the ...
Jul 29, 2016 - Age Group State Day 2
It was another great day for the Pack as 5 more state crowns were earned. Just like yesterday the 10&Under girls started off the session with a win in the 200 medley relay this time coming from behind...
Jul 28, 2016 - Age Group State Day 1
CWAC started off day 1 of the 2016 long course state meet with 3 state champs. Starting off the meet with a win was the 10&Under girls 200 free relay of Maya Arroyo, Gabby Veliz, Ivy Chan and Nora O'C...
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 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 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...
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 - 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...
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 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...
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