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Sep 20, 2020 - Parker Nolan Commits To Michigan
Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Parker Nolan has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving class of 2025. Nolan will join CWAC teammate B...
Sep 19, 2020 - UIC Pool Update 9/19
Thank you again to all of our UIC families for their patience. It has been over 6 months since we have been back to UIC and it appears the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. I have what I ho...
Sep 18, 2020 - CWAC has 5 Scholastic All-Americans
CWAC had 5 swimmers earn Scholastic All-American status for the 2019-20 school year. In order to receive this award swimmers must have a 3.5 GPA and achieve a winter junior national time standard. C...
Sep 16, 2020 - How To Help Athletes Grow From Stress
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Sep 13, 2020 - Emergency Travel Order
Emergency Travel Order - On Thursday, July 2, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an Emergency Travel Order directing travelers entering or returning to ...
Sep 8, 2020 - CWAC Achieves Safe Sport Status
Dear CWAC Team Members, I am pleased to share our club has achieved USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Club Recognition. This recognition reflects our commitment to providing a healthy and positive environmen...
Sep 8, 2020 - The Power Of Sleep
Sleep can be anything from a performance killer to a performance enhancer. With its impact on all bodily systems, from mind to muscles and everything in between, its probably the most critical perform...
Sep 4, 2020 - CWAC Fall Tryout Update
September 4 Update We were hoping to be able offer tryouts for CWAC after Labor Day, but at this point neither of our facilities will be open in time. The UIC college team is back in the pool which ...
Sep 4, 2020 - UIC Pool Update
UIC CWAC Families, It has definitely been a challenging and unprecedented spring / summer swimming season. We have been fortunate to find some pool time and it’s been a great opportunity for the kids...
Sep 2, 2020 - Illinois Swimming COVID Waiver Update
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Aug 28, 2020 - Thank You Coach Kyle
Seven years ago, Kyle Bubolz started with the CWAC program and under his leadership our age group program soared to new heights. He led our 11-12 and 10&Under groups at UIC for the past 5 years befor...
Aug 27, 2020 - Petition For Iowa Swimming
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Aug 25, 2020 - CWAC Podcast
Coach Dave did a podcast back in June with Birk Creative and it has now been released. Please be sure to check it out to learn a little more about the program. Anchor Podcast - click here Apple Podc...
Aug 24, 2020 - Good Posture While E-Learning
Aug 24, 2020 - 12&Under Tech Suit Ban Update
The tech suit restrictions, proposed by the Age Group Development Committee, will go into effect for 12-and-under swimmers beginning September 1, 2020 . Below are complete lists of the suits that wil...
Aug 21, 2020 - Safe Sport Thank You
Thank you to the following families that completed the Safe Sport education to help our team meet the requirements to become certified as a Safe Sport program. Arroyo Grgurovic Massimino Sasamoto Beat...
Aug 20, 2020 - 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...
Aug 14, 2020 - 12&Under Tech Suit Ban Reminder
No Technical Suits shall be worn by any 12 & Under USA Swimming athlete member in competition at any sanctioned, approved or observed meet. [Effective September 1, 2020] (1) Exceptions to the foregoi...
Aug 12, 2020 - Dealing With Anxiety As Athletes Return To Play
Aug 9, 2020 - Summer Brainin commits to Boston University
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Summer Brainin who has committed to swim at Boston University in the fall of 2021. Click here for the press release.
Aug 7, 2020 - Electrolytes & Youth Athletes
Deciding when to use a sports drink, electrolyte-infused water, or plain water is important to your athlete’s performance, but it can also be confusing. Luckily, TrueSport Expert Kristen Ziesmer, a re...
Jul 31, 2020 - CWAC Pool Updates
It was an interesting week for youth sports in Illinois. Governor Pritzker released his plan for youth sports which will take effect on August 15 - click here . Additionally, the IHSA is moving ahe...
Jul 17, 2020 - The Goree Project
Black Kids Swim Inc. recently launched a first-of-its-kind web series to unite African-Americans and Senegalese through a cultural and athletic exchange. This year will mark the 33rd Dakar Gorée swim,...
Jul 14, 2020 - Safe Sport Certification
All teams who have achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition will be entered in a monthly drawing for the chance to win a visit from a National Team athlete or alum. This is an exciting opportunity for win...
Jul 12, 2020 - Stay Mentally Sharp As You Return To The Pool
Jul 5, 2020 - Safe Sport Training
CWAC Parents and Swimmers, We really need your help to make our club a better, safer and more protected place for our membership to thrive. USA Swimming has a program called “SAFE SPORT” . USA Swim...
Jul 3, 2020 - 21 Sources of Protein
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Jun 26, 2020 - IDPH Phase 4 For Pools
Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Phase 4 Guidance for Swimming Facilities 26th Jun, 2020 SPRINGFIELD – Under Phase 4 of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Restore Illinois plan, swimming...
Jun 25, 2020 - Easy Recipes for Swimmers Rich in Omega-3 Fats
You’ve probably heard of healthy omega-3 fats before, but it’s also important to know there are different types. When we eat omega 3 from plants such as chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts, we eat omeg...
Jun 19, 2020 - Make Your Return Back To The Pool Smooth
Making Your Return Back to the Water as Smooth as Possible As states begin to loosen restrictions and open up, you will soon be back in the water. While this is something exciting for you to look forw...
Jun 18, 2020 - Beyond Swimming Talk & Slides
Thank you to everyone involved in our Zoom meeting on Friday. We all must make a difference and while it can seem overwhelming when you think about the big picture it can start small and if everyone ...
Jun 16, 2020 - Abbey Taute commits to Missouri
Congrats to Abbey Taute who has committed to swim for the University of Missouri starting in the fall of 2021. Click here for the press release.
Jun 10, 2020 - CWAC & Coach Kyle Recognized
Congrats to CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz who was recently recognized as one of the top 50 age group coaches in the country - click here for the explanation. Additionally, CWAC was recognized as the 20th r...
May 28, 2020 - Nutrients To Recover After Intense Workouts
What nutrients help your body recover after a long, hard work out? Let’s break it down, starting with the most essential nutrient, water. That’s right, water is a nutrient, although we often think onl...
May 19, 2020 - Keeping A Positive Mindset
May 14, 2020 - Take Action To Maintain Conditioning & Mental Wellness
As you're all too painfully aware, we're continuing to go through an incredibly challenging, unprecedented time in our country and world right now. Nothing is as it used to be! Everything has changed!...
May 8, 2020 - Healthy Foods That Support Your Immune System
We know that exercise is good for a healthy immune system, but what about nutrition? Let’s dispel a few myths and provide a list of healthy foods that support your immune system. Note I said foods tha...
Apr 25, 2020 - Taking Advantage of Adversity & Disappointment
Apr 19, 2020 - Officials Clinics Offered Online
I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. I'm excited to announce the Illinois Swimming Officials Web-Based Learning Classroom is live! Although moving from geographically centralized train...
Apr 18, 2020 - Movie: The Last Gold
THE LAST GOLD MOVIE Members can now watch The Last Gold free of charge. This documentary film was produced by USA Swimming in 2016. Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a f...
Apr 10, 2020 - Olympic Trials Rescheduled
Rescheduled 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming Slated for Omaha in June 2021 Olympic-qualifying event confirmed for the CHI Health Center Omaha, June 13-20, 2021 OMAHA, Neb. – Following unp...
Mar 8, 2020 - Senior State Day 4
Wolfpack wrapped up the final day of the Illinois Senior State championship with several new team records, a state champion and first time junior national qualifier. Julieta Tracy won the women's 200...
Mar 3, 2020 - 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...
Feb 24, 2020 - CWAC Wins Windy City Conference
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday. A shout out to Sophia Chin who broke the 10&Under girls 200 breaststroke team record. Ther...
Feb 10, 2020 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Day Classic
Congrats to the 250 CWAC swimmers that led the team victory at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend at UIC. Thank you to all of our parents that helped out with timing - Shields, Mur...
Dec 24, 2019 - 18&Under Top 100 World Rankings
Congrats to CWAC swimmers Bence Szabados and Jaden Olson who earned top 100 world rankings for 18&Under swimmers in 2019! This is a great achievement for our athletes. Bence Szabados 50 free - 42nd 1...
Dec 16, 2019 - CWAC Receives Silver Medal For Club Excellence
For the first time in team history CWAC achieved the silver medal from USA Swimming. The Club Excellence Program identifies and recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excel...
Jul 30, 2019 - Age Group State Champs!
For the fourth season in a row CWAC captured the Illinois Age Group State Championships. CWAC won both the men's and women's meet and won each of the combined age groups while setting 22 new team rec...
Jun 29, 2018 - The Most Effective Supplement
THE MOST EFFECTIVE SUPPLEMENT BY DAN MCCARTHY//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Cheri Mah’s unexpected discovery during her initial research in 2002 at Stanford has taken root in professional and colle...
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...
Apr 21, 2011 - Beyond Limit: Fran Crippen Tribute
Mar 10, 2011 - CWAC Team Pictures