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Oct 18, 2020 - Staying Focused At Practice
Oct 16, 2020 - Mental Health Tips
Each year on October 10, we celebrate World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and share resources to offer support to all who struggle. The isolation and lo...
Oct 15, 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 ...
Oct 9, 2020 - Expanding Your Cooking Repertoire
COVID-19 has changed all our daily routines, including how and what we eat. The 2020 Food & Health Survey from the International Food Information Council shows that eight of 10 Americans have altered ...
Oct 1, 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...
Oct 1, 2020 - 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 usual sle...
Sep 24, 2020 - 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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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