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Jul 18, 2018 - Encouraging A Mindset Of A Champion
What is the mindset of a champion? ?It goes by different names, but it?s the same thing. It?s what makes you practice, and it?s what allows you to dig down and pull it out when you most need it,? wrot...
Jul 15, 2018 - Pack Finishes 6th at Senior State
38 CWAC swimmers participated in the Illinois Senior State Championships over the weekend and the Pack finished in 6th place. Tadzio Kurka picked up his first ever summer Junior National cut in the 1...
Jul 15, 2018 - Pack Takes Third At Last Dance
Congrats to the 115 CWAC swimmers that led the team to a third place finish at the Wheaton Last Dance Meet over the weekend. Thank you to our timers who stepped up to help out! New State Times - Jus...
Jul 11, 2018 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Congrats to the 40 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Championships on Tuesday night. Timur Argynov, Victor Friar, Sydney Ng and Brittany Pritchett all picked up ...
Jul 11, 2018 - Managing Negative Thoughts & Doubt
One of the more common problems that plagues swimmers is being flooded with last minute negative thinking and doubts. You know the story: You've been feeling relatively confident and relaxed going int...
Jul 10, 2018 - Summer Sizzle Thank You
Wolfpack Families, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! THANK YOU To all the Pack Families -parents, grandparents, and family friends -who volunteered this past weekend at the Summer Sizz...
Jul 9, 2018 - Jay Chamber - USA Swimming Presentation
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Jay Chamber's talk to the athletes and parents a few weeks ago. Jay was kind enough to share his power point presntation with me in a PDF format. Pare...
Jul 9, 2018 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Summer Sizzle over the weekend. In addition to the two relay state records (click here) there were seven new team re...
Jul 8, 2018 - 11-12 Set 800 Free Relay State Records
For the third day in a row the CWAC 11-12 girls and boys relays set a pair of state records. Swimming at the CWAC Summer Sizzle both the girls and boys 800 free relays set new state records in each e...
Jul 7, 2018 - Two More State Records For The Pack
On day 2 of the Western Great Lakes Open the Pack again set two new state records in the 11-12 girls and boys 200 meter medley relays. The girls knocked over 7 seconds off the old record and the boys...
Jul 6, 2018 - 11-12 Relays Set A Pair Of State Records
Swimming at the Western Great Lakes Open in Wisconsin the 11-12 Girls and Boys 200 free relays each broke the existing Illinois State Records. The girls dropped 6 seconds off the old mark while the g...
Jul 5, 2018 - Tech Suit Discount
It?s tech suit time!! Please share the following information with your families who will be needing a tech suit! While we highly encourage you to bring your kids to our store to be properly fitted fo...
Jul 5, 2018 - Staying In Control Behind the Blocks
STAYING IN CONTROL BEHIND THE BLOCKS BY DR. ALAN GOLDBERG//COMPETITIVEDGE.COM Races are won and lost before the start! So many swimmers lose their races before they even get in the pool. This ...
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...
Jun 28, 2018 - CWAC Wins Open Water State Championships
25 CWAC swimmers took to the water this afternoon in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin for the Open Water State Championship. CWAC came out on top by just 7 points over the Bullets. Open Women 3K - Abbey T...
Jun 27, 2018 - ASCA Coach Of Year Voting
CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz has been nominated for the 2018 ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) age group coach of the year. Click here to vote for Coach Kyle. Voting ends July 31. For 2018, w...
Jun 26, 2018 - Pack Wins Firecracker Open
Congrats to the 107 Pack swimmers that led the team to victory at the Midway Firecracker Open last weekend. Briana Mingmuang set a new team record in the 8&Under Girls 200 Fly. New State Times - Cha...
Jun 25, 2018 - CWAC Wins Patriot Pride Meet
Congrats to the 111 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Patriot Pride Meet and helped lead the team to victory. 17 new team records were established! Congrats to Jessica Kurpeikis (50 free) and Ju...
Jun 22, 2018 - When You Work Hard But Aren't Swimming Faster
Jun 15, 2018 - Do Kids Need Recovery Drinks?
Jun 11, 2018 - Szymanski To Compete At Zone Swim
Good luck to Nathan Szyamanski who will be competing at the Central Zone Open Water Championship on Friday at the Rec Plex in Plesant Prairie, WI - click here for more details.
Jun 8, 2018 - 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...
Jun 4, 2018 - CWAC Wins Alligator Invite
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Alligator Invite over the weekend. A big shout out to all of the parents that stepped up to help time and officiate. The mee...
Jun 1, 2018 - Healthy Snacks For Swimmers
Snacking is a way of life for many swimmers, and for good reason. Snacking provides a steady stream of energy (calories) for active athletes that sparks physical and mental performance. But, snacks ca...
May 29, 2018 - Mitchell & Tracy At Illinois Elite Camp
Congrats to CWAC Swimmers Alex Mitchell and Julieta Tracy who were selected to the 13-14 Age Group Elite Camp at Lake Forest College based on their performances this past season. They got to work wit...
May 26, 2018 - Nolan Selected For Elite Camp
CWAC swimmer Parker Nolan was selected for the USA Swimming Central Zone Elite Camp which is being held at the University of Cincinnati this weekend. Congrats Parker!
May 25, 2018 - Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers
BEST WAYS TO HANDLE SUGAR FOR YOUNG SWIMMERS BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers should have a...
May 22, 2018 - Congrats Dylan
Good luck to CWAC Swimmer Dylan Early who will be competing at the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) swim meet at Lake Forest High School this weekend. UPDATE - Congrats to Dylan Early w...
May 21, 2018 - CWAC Wins West Dive Into Summer Meet
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Meet over the weekend. Raquel Maldonado and Brooke Whitt set new team records. Whitt set all of th...
May 18, 2018 - The Swimmer's Bag
? Swimmers Bag Swimmer's Bag is an online order swimmer bite/snack bag service designed to cater to the swimmer's nutrition needs during swim meets and for before and after daily practices. Within the...
May 16, 2018 - Pro-Series Camp Participants
CWAC had 7 swimmers selected to the Illinois Swimming Pro-Series Camp which will be held May 18-20 in Indianapolis. The camp will include 32 of the top 11-12's in Illinois and will be part of the TY...
May 14, 2018 - CWAC Finishes Second At Swimtacular
Congrats to the 40 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Academy Bullets Swimtacular over the weekend. The team finished second in the men, women and overall team standing. New team records were set...
May 11, 2018 - A Mindset of Resilience
May 6, 2018 - CWAC Intrasquad Recap
Congrats to all the swimmers that participated in the CWAC Intrasquad meet this morning. This meet is a great chance to get in some early season racing and for our new swimmers and families to get a f...
May 6, 2018 - Without Failure You Can Never Succeed
Failure is awesome and you need it! Without failure, you can never succeed. Without failure, you can never grow. Without failure, you can never improve. Without failure, you can never be the best vers...
May 4, 2018 - Improving Your Dolphin Kick
Looking to improve your underwater dolphin kick? Here?s why adding one dolphin kick per wall, is the fastest way to get there. Often when swimmers talk about improving their underwaters it?s after wa...
Apr 24, 2018 - Advice From Debbie Phelps
We saw Debbie Phelps during all of Michael?s Olympic appearances: along with Michael?s sisters, and in with Rio his wife and son Boomer, up in the stands, watching nervously in the way that only paren...
Apr 19, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers Heading to College
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that will be continuing on in the sport in college. Erin Breakey - St. Francis of Brooklyn Lauren Cox - Georgetown Jacob Furlong - University of Pennsylvania Ez...
Apr 18, 2018 - How De-Stressing Will Help You Recover Faster
Apr 11, 2018 - Being Mentally Ready For Race Day
Apr 4, 2018 - Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
Mar 29, 2018 - Top 100 All-Time Performances
Three CWAC swimmers posted top 100 performances of all time during the past short course season. It is a great honor to make this list. Congrats to Piper Wood Prince, Maya Arroyo and Parker Nolan! Ma...
Mar 27, 2018 - CWAC LCM Meet Schedule
Meet Schedule DATE MEET LOCATION May 5 CWAC Intrasquad UIC Small Pool May 19-20 West TYR Classic UIC Big Pool June 2-3 Alligators Summer Splash UIC Big Pool June 22-24 Patriot (Prelims / Finals) Steve...
Mar 23, 2018 - CWAC Re-Writes Record Books
CWAC swimmers broke 31 team records at the Age Group State Meet last weekend (24 individual & 7 relay). The 11-12 girls 400 free relay set the state record! Click here for team records. Individual ...
Mar 19, 2018 - CWAC AG State Champs!!
CWAC captured their first ever Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet this weekend! Congrats to all swimmers, coaches and families on this great achievement. Without the swimmers commitment, the...
Mar 18, 2018 - AG State Day 4
For the first time in team history CWAC captured first place at the Illinois Age Group State Championship. The Pack won 3 of the last 4 relays to cap off an exciting finals session. Raquel Maldonado p...
Mar 17, 2018 - AG State Day 3
The Pack pushed their lead to 270 points heading into the final day of competition. Raquel Maldonado picked up 3 more individual state titles winning the 10&Under Girls 100 Fly, 100 Free and 50 Breas...
Mar 16, 2018 - Is It Ok To Eat Sub Sandwiches?
Jaden?s mom writes, ?My son?s coach takes the kids to Subway after swim meets, and I worry because I?ve heard that processed meat used in sub sandwiches causes cancer.? From Subway to Firehouse Subs t...
Mar 16, 2018 - AG State Day 2
It was another great day of swimming for CWAC as they continue to lead in the overall team standings by just under 20 points. Raquel Maldonado and Maya Arroyo were each double state champions with Mal...
Mar 15, 2018 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack distance crew showed up big on day one of the Age Group State Meet setting 3 team records and 1 meet record. Piper Wood Prince led the way with a win in the 11-12 1000 free setting both ...
Mar 12, 2018 - Pack finishes 5th at Sectionals
Another excellent championship meet for the Wolfpack saw 20 swimmers competing at the Speedo Sectional meet in Wisconsin. Ten team records were broken as the Pack finished 5th in the overall standings...
Mar 10, 2018 - Nolan Chosen For Zone Select Camp
CWAC's Parker Nolan was recently selected to the Central Zone Select Camp based on his performances last summer. Parker is one of 28 males in the entire central zone to be selected for this camp which...
Mar 8, 2018 - Eating Mistakes 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...
Mar 5, 2018 - Schiml Leads Pack
Madison Schiml had a stellar meet at the Senior State Championship setting three team records and finishing third overall in the distance challenge. Schiml finished 2nd in the 1000 free, 5th in the 1...
Mar 2, 2018 - Conquering Fears of Competion
Fear itself is relatively normal. Most athletes have some concern about performing poorly. Issues arise when athletes focus more on the negative emotions of not doing well rather than on the excitemen...
Feb 26, 2018 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 145 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Regional Championship Meet over the weekend. There were 62 new state times achieved!! Congrats to Mariposa Arroyo who set...
Feb 19, 2018 - Controlling Your Concentration
As your championship meets approach and your hard, physical training winds down, the mental side of your swimming takes on an added importance. In fact, at those big meets, your success in the water ...
Feb 18, 2018 - 11-12's Set A Pair Of State Relay Records
At the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday the 11-12 girls and boys each broke the state record in the 800 free relay. Both are new team records as well. Girls 800 Relay - 7:56.57 (Piper Wood Prince,...
Feb 16, 2018 - Being A Great Teammate
Being a great teammate goes beyond just helping others train and perform better. When you make the decision to make a positive impact on the training group you create an environment where everyone suc...
Feb 12, 2018 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Day Meet
Congrats to the 235 CWAC swimmers that participated in the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Congrats to Raquel Maldonado who set a new team record in the 9-10 Girls 50 Breast and to ...
Feb 6, 2018 - 7 Habits of Elite Swimmers
Feb 2, 2018 - Developing Winning Attitudes Toward Competition
Developing Winning Attitudes Toward Competition Earlier, we noted that we use the term stress in two different ways. One use of the term relates to situations that place high de­mands on us. The other...
Jan 30, 2018 - Strong Weekend For the Pack
CWAC swimmers had strong showings over the weekend taking first place at the TOPS meet and second place at the GTAC meet. Congrats to Renee Tan who set a new team record in the 9-10 girls 200 backstro...
Jan 26, 2018 - Got Big Goals
Got big goals in the water, but are feeling doubtful because you might not have enough talent? Or perhaps you haven?t hit the genetic lottery like the teammate you have that is built like a starting p...
Jan 14, 2018 - CWAC Wins Iguana Invite
Congrats to the 90 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the Pack to victory at the 19th Annual Iguana Invite on Saturday. Hudson Tikoo was high point winner for the 13-14 boys age group. New regional times ...
Jan 14, 2018 - Don't Think About Going Fast
Seldom, do people who think about going fast achieve what they want. The success rate is much higher if they think about the things that make them go fast. The result of thinking about going fast is u...
Jan 12, 2018 - Ten Power Quotes
Sometimes a simple quote can help illuminate the confusion for why we are feeling a certain way, shake us from our apathy, or motivate us to take things to the next level. Here are ten quotes meant to...
Jan 5, 2018 - The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is
Do you love the sport? Can you learn from defeat and disappointment? Can you come back from a devastating performance and be stronger than the day before? In "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the great m...
Dec 19, 2017 - CWAC Earns Bronze Medal Status
For the first time in program history CWAC has earned a Bronze Medal ranking in the USA Swimming Club Excellence program, recognizing the organization?s highest-performing clubs in the development...
Dec 17, 2017 - Candy Cane Meet Recap
Congrats to the 200 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Candy Cane Classic on Saturday at UIC. It was a great opportunity to do some different and challenging events. Three new team records were establ...
Oct 3, 2017 - Illinois Regional & State Times Released
The Illinois State & Regional time standard have been released for the 2017-18 swim season. 2017-18 SCY Time Standards 2018 LCM Time Standards Time to start setting those goals!!!
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