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Dec 11, 2019 - IL Mid-Season Top Ten Rankings
Illinois Swimming has posted the top 10 rankings through December 9 - click here
Dec 9, 2019 - Great Weekend For CWAC
Over 200 CWAC swimmers were competing this weekend at the West Mid-Season Challenge and the Mustang Pentathlon. CWAC finished 1st at the West meet and 2nd at the Mustang meet. High Point Winners (Top...
Dec 4, 2019 - CWAC Swimmers At Big Meets
CWAC's Jaden Olson recently competed at the South East Asian Games. Representing the Philippines he finished 6th in the 100 backstroke. He's competing in the 50 and 200 back. CWAC Coach Danny Tu...
Nov 30, 2019 - Energy-Dense and Healthy Food Choices for Swimmers
Those in the sports world have probably seen the New York Times opinion piece by a 23-year old runner, who at the age of 17 was the fastest girl in America. But then her body broke down as her coaches...
Nov 24, 2019 - Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Talent
Nov 24, 2019 - IHSA State Finalist
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that finished in the top 12 at the high school state meet: Abbey Taute - 4th 200 free / 5th 500 free Kira Tiv - 9th 100 fly Julieta Tracy - 9th 100 free Alex Mi...
Nov 22, 2019 - When You Don't Feel Motivated To Practice
Nov 17, 2019 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
CWAC swimmers were competing in 4 different sectionals around the state on Saturday and 12 qualified for the IHSA State Championships on Friday at New Trier High School: Summer Brainin - Saint Ignatiu...
Nov 14, 2019 - CWAC College Commits For Class of '20
So far 3 CWAC swimmers have committed to swimming in college for the fall of 2020. Lauren Azar - University of Vermont Jaden Olson - University of Pennsylvania Bence Szabados - University of Michigan ...
Nov 10, 2019 - Maximizing Your Underwaters
Improving the underwater phase of a swim is a key component to swimming faster. Maximizing time underwater isn?t about spending the longest time underwater. It?s about using this time to gain distance...
Nov 7, 2019 - Using Motivational Self Talk
Nov 4, 2019 - CWAC Wins Patriot Premier Meet
165 CWAC swimmers led the team to victory at the Patriot Premier meet which featured many of the top indivdiuals and teams in the state as well as Wisconsin. Maya Arroyo achieved her first ever Winte...
Nov 1, 2019 - 5 Ways to Measurably Improve Your Swimming
Oct 27, 2019 - Howloween Meet Recap
Congrats to the 250 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Howloween meet over the weekend at UIC. A huge thank you to everyone who helped running the meet. The meet ran smoothly and would not be possib...
Oct 25, 2019 - Why Change Is Hard In The Pool
Oct 18, 2019 - How To Stop Over Thinking
Oct 15, 2019 - Bubolz Named IL Age Group Coach of the Year
Congrats to CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz who was named the Illinois Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year over the weekend. This is the third year in a row Coach Kyle has won this award.
Oct 7, 2019 - 2020 Time Standards
The time standards for the 2020 Illinois championship meets have been posted. 10&Under, 11-12 and 13-14 Regional & State Times - click here Senior Regional & State Times (Winter) - click here Click ...
Oct 6, 2019 - Pasta Talk
Remember the days of pasta parties? I would carb-load like no other! Whether it was the 8 & Under champs, the night before the 400 IM at Junior Olympics or the pasta and garlic bread filled hotel dinn...
Oct 4, 2019 - Commitment To The Team
1. Commit to Giving 100% - It?s hard to quantify 100% but we know when someone is giving their all to the team. We can tell who is working and who?s slacking. To become a great team each team member...
Sep 29, 2019 - Parker Nolan Selected 2019 USA Swimming National Select Camp
CWAC's Parker Nolan was chosen as one of 48 boys from across the country to participate in USA Swimming?s National Select Camp slated for October 24-27 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Cent...
Sep 26, 2019 - Illinois Top Ten 2019 LCM Season
Illinois Swimming has posted their top 10 performances for the 2019 long course season. Congrats to the following that earned a #1 ranking! Raquel Maldonado - 10&Under Girls 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly...
Sep 22, 2019 - Do You Swim Faster In Practice Than Meets?
One of the more frustrating and maddening performance problems that I regularly hear swimmers complaining about is, ?How come I always go faster in training than I do when it counts, in my events? I ...
Sep 11, 2019 - CWAC has 5 Scholastic All-Americans
segoe="" style= "color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "> Congratulations to Abbey Taute, Matthew Fernandez, Parker Nolan, Seth Miller, and Bence Szabados on being named...
Sep 9, 2019 - Focusing On Technique
It?s the beginning of a new season. A fresh start, a blank page, a chance to be better than last season, to take your swimming to the next level. But, where to start? Chances are, you?ve been out of t...
Sep 6, 2019 - Jaden Olson Commits to Penn
Congrats to Jaden Olson has committed to swim at the University of Pennsylvania next year. I'm more than excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Pennsylvania! After taking a vi...
Sep 4, 2019 - Training The Way You Want To Compete
Aug 31, 2019 - Fishing For Protein
Protein is king (it literally means ?of prime importance?) and swimmers are always looking for the ?perfect? protein. Is it milk (or the dairy proteins whey or casein), beef, chicken, soy, pea, hemp? ...
Aug 30, 2019 - U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training Courses
Aug 28, 2019 - Self Care Tips For Youth Athletes
From dealing with pressure on social media, to balancing academics, sports, and extracurricular activities, teenagers are under more stress than ever. Amy Saltzman, MD, author of A Still Quiet Place f...
Aug 23, 2019 - Parent Tips For A New Season
With a new season approaching, it?s a great time to reflect as a swim parent on how the last season went and what we?d like to change. Was the schedule too hectic for your family? Do you need to cut o...
Aug 16, 2019 - CWAC 19-20 Meet Schedule
Below is the meet schedule for the 2019-20 SCY Season 10/6 - CWAC Intrasquad - UIC small pool 10/26-27 CWAC Howloween - UIC big pool 11/1-3 Patriot ? Stevenson HS 12/6-8 West - UIC big pool (level 1 &...
Aug 14, 2019 - 2020 LCM Meet Dates & Sites
Tentative 2020 Meet Schedule for those who plan long term 5/3 or 10 ? Intrasquad or Dual Meet 5/16-17 West ? UIC big pool 5/22-24 Speedo Premier Series ? Pleasant Prairie, WI 5/30-31 Alligator ? UIC ...
Aug 12, 2019 - Learning To Forgive Yourself
One of the more common characteristics of competitive athletes across all sports is that they tend to be really hard on themselves. You know the story: You have a bad meet, a disappointing showing in ...
Aug 10, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 5
The NCSA Junior National meet wrapped up on Saturday and it was a very strong day for the Pack. Jaden Olson brought home an individual title winning the men's 50 backstroke and setting a new team rec...
Aug 9, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 4
Day 4 saw more fast swimming and a great time trials session from the Pack! Parker Nolan posted the highest finish on the day taking 4th in the men's 100 fly. Seth Miller took 11th in the same event...
Aug 9, 2019 - 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...
Aug 8, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 3
Day 3 of the NCSA Junior National meet saw more fast swimming from the Pack. Relays were again we key for the Wolfpack as the 400 free relay was on the docket for both the men and women. The men's f...
Aug 7, 2019 - Jaden Olson Achieves US Olympic Trial Cut
Jaden Olson became the third CWAC swimmer this season to make the US Olympic Trial cut as his time of 56.48 took 2nd place in the men's 100 meter backstroke tonight at the NCSA Junior National meet. ...
Aug 7, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 2
Jaden Olson led the way for the Pack achieving his first US Olympic Trial Time standard in the men's 100 back on Wednesday night. After achieving his first national cut in the morning, he dropped a c...
Aug 6, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 1
The 2019 Summer NCSA Junior National meet opened on Tuesday in Indianapolis. Relays were a big part of the Wolfpacks success as all four relays placed in the top 12 with three team records and both o...
Aug 5, 2019 - Illinois Wins Central Zone Meet
25 CWAC swimmers were part of Team Illinois that won the Central Zone meet at the Rec Plex in Wisconsin. Renee Tan set a new zone and team record in the 11-12 girls 800 free and won the high point aw...
Aug 2, 2019 - How to Help Athletes be Confident in Tough Situations
As a young athlete, your child is occasionally faced with big decisions, as well as hundreds of smaller scale decisions on a regular basis. Parents should not only teach good decision-making habits an...
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...
Jul 29, 2019 - AG State Day 4
The Pack finished off the Illinois Age Group State Meet with another day of strong performances to capture their 4th consecutive state championship. CWAC captured 6 state titles on the final day and ...
Jul 28, 2019 - AG State Day 3
The Wolfpack continued to lead on day 3 of the Age Group State meet with more fast swimming! The Pack brought home four more state championships. Alexia Brockmann won her first individual state titl...
Jul 27, 2019 - AG State Day 2
The Pack extend their lead on day 2 of the Age Group State meet with another awesome day of swimming. Relays were again a big part of the team's success with the 10&Under boys foursome of Aidan Gnatt...
Jul 26, 2019 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack sit in first place after day 1 of the Age Group State Championship. The 10&Under boys 200 free relay of Isaac Litwiller, Aidan Gnatt, Ivan Goncharko and Samuel Koeninsberg grabbed the fi...
Jul 26, 2019 - 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...
Jul 22, 2019 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 106 swimmers that led CWAC to victory at the Regional meet over the weekend! There was lots of fast swimming, new state times and podium performances. Thank you to all of our officia...
Jul 15, 2019 - Championship Season Kicks Off
It was a strong weekend for the Pack with the team competing in 3 meets. Congrats to Abbey Taute who won her first state title taking the women's 400 free to with a 3rd place finish in the 800 free a...
Jul 13, 2019 - Mental Toughness Toolbox
A lot of swimmers have a serious misconception about faster swimmers, whether those are their teammates or opponents. If you get in the bad habit of carrying around this misconception with you, then i...
Jul 9, 2019 - Goal Setting 101
Improving swimming speed . Perfecting stroke technique. Building endurance . Optimizing starts and turns. There is a lot of work that goes into becoming a faster swimmer. To figure out where to start...
Jul 8, 2019 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
The Wolfpack took top honors at the CWAC Summer Sizzle this past weekend. Over 200 swimmers competed for the Pack and many new time standards were achieved. One of the highlights was Coach Danny Tuc...
Jul 5, 2019 - Raquel Maldonado Featured In Swimming World
CWAC's Raquel Maldonado was recently featured in Swimming World Magazine for her performances from the past season which included numerous state records and a national record in the 100 meter fly. Cli...
Jul 4, 2019 - Improving Your Dolphin Kick
Improving the underwater phase of a swim is a key component to swimming faster. Maximizing time underwater isn?t about spending the longest time underwater. It?s about using this time to gain distance...
Jun 24, 2019 - Gaining Confidence From Practice
Jun 17, 2019 - Avoiding Psychouts and Intimidation
A common problem that a lot of swimmers struggle with is finding themselves getting psyched out or intimidated by the competition. You know the drill ? you have to race against Larry Lightening Fast o...
Jun 14, 2019 - How to Hydrate Your Athlete if They Don't Like Water
Jun 10, 2019 - U.S. Olympic Trial Tickets On Sale July 1
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2019. Don?t miss out! July 1, 2019 ? All-Session tickets open for general public via Ticketmaster November 15, 2019 ? Launch of 4-day ticket package (based on availabil...
Jun 7, 2019 - Paying Attention To Your Mindset - Part 2
Jun 2, 2019 - CWAC Wins Alligator Summer Splash
Congrats to all of the swimmers that led CWAC to victory at the Alligator Summer Splash this past weekend at UIC. A big thank you to all of our parents and officials who stepped up to help run the me...
May 31, 2019 - CWAC Top 100 National All Time Performances
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that posted times that rank in the top 100 all time in the history of USA Swimming during the past season. Click here for the complete list of CWAC swimmers ...
May 21, 2019 - Paying Attention To Your Mindset - Part 1
May 19, 2019 - CWAC Wins West Meet
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Classic. It was a long meet, but featured some solid competition from around the state and good chance...
Apr 20, 2019 - CWAC Recognized As Nation's Top 12&Under Program
The American Swim Coach's Association (ASCA) recently ranked the top 20 individuals in the country for each event in the 10&Under and 11-12 age groups from the past short course season. They then sco...
Apr 16, 2019 - 2018 Long Course Top Ten Rankings
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that posted the fastest time in the state of Illinois during the 2018 LCM season for their age group: Raquel Maldonado - 10&Under Girls - 50 free / 100 free / 2...
Mar 15, 2019 - Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Talent
Mar 11, 2019 - Age Group State Champions
For the third season in a row CWAC are Age Group State Champions! The Pack led from wire to wire and won both the men's and women's meet. CWAC swimmers won 16 individual events, 8 relays, broke 11 s...
Jan 18, 2019 - Building Good Practice Habits
Oct 4, 2018 - Vaping PSA
The topic of vapping has become a major challenge for many schools, both high school and middle, and since much our team is made up of kids in that age range I wanted to share some articles about the ...
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