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Apr 13, 2021 - Tentative LCM Meet Schedule
Below is a tentative meet schedule for the 2021 long course season. There is a lot still up in the air and there are not many meets that have been scheduled in Illinois. The championship meet dates ...
Apr 12, 2021 - Attacking The Main Set
Apr 8, 2021 - Nutrition Advice - It Depends
When you ask a dietitian a simple question you want a simple answer, but you are more likely to hear, “it depends.” There is a good reason for that answer because dietitians look at a person’s eating ...
Apr 7, 2021 - CWAC Back To The Block Team Entries
Illinois Swimming has created a Back To The Blocks virtual meet for all Illinois teams. All team will submit entries for times achieved between March 5 - April 20. Swimmers may enter a total of 6 ev...
Apr 6, 2021 - Emergency Travel Order
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Apr 2, 2021 - CWAC Tumbler & Mug
One of our parents has designed customized CWAC tumblers and mugs and the tumblers can be personalized with you child's name. Proceeds will go back to the team. Click here to order. Password: 197...
Apr 1, 2021 - Personalized Name Cap Order
If you are interested in ordering a personalized name cap for the click here . The deadline to place your order is Monday, April 19.
Mar 31, 2021 - Mental Mistakes To Avoid
Mar 30, 2021 - Julia Polsky Commits to U of C
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Julia Polsky who will has committed to swimming at the University of Chicago in the fall of 2021 and joins Zenin Miller and Kiernan Schumacher in the high school class of 2021...
Mar 26, 2021 - Kiernan Schumacher Commits to U of C
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Kiernan Schumacher who has committed to swimming at the University of Chicago starting in the fall of 2021. "I am excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic a...
Mar 25, 2021 - Nutrition For Young Swimmers
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Mar 21, 2021 - CWAC Swims Strong At Final Meets
Over 180 CWAC swimmers wrapped up the short course season this weekend at the Illinois Winter Open and CWAC March Madness Meets. Thank you to all the parents who helped officiate, volunteer and time a...
Mar 17, 2021 - 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...
Mar 16, 2021 - 12&Under Tech Suit FAQ
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Mar 11, 2021 - Are You Swimming To Win Or Not To Lose?
When we are kids the world seems like it is at our beck-and-call. There is no dream too large to consider and no goal too unrealistic. With time in our favor, and the strong wind of youthful ignorance...
Mar 10, 2021 - CWAC Has 5 Selected To Central Zone Workshop
Five CWAC swimmers were recently selected to participate in the Central Zone Performance Workshop in June. In the past, this has usually been a camp, but this year will be a virtual experience. Cong...
Mar 9, 2021 - Munster Time Trial Recap
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that made it out to Munster for their time trial on Monday evening. For many this was their first meet outside of UIC in over a year! Even with a delayed start t...
Mar 5, 2021 - Awareness
Do you want to take your training and racing to the next level? Do you want to better handle stress so that you more consistently swim to your potential? Would you like to be able to develop the mind ...
Mar 4, 2021 - Spring / Summer Tryouts
Tryout Update - April 14, 2021 We have completed our tryouts for the 2021 long course season and currently both our UIC and Evergreen Park facilities are at capacity. We are hoping to return to the U...
Feb 25, 2021 - The Importance of Sleep
Feb 21, 2021 - CWAC - M3A Dual Meet Recap
Congrats to the 150 swimmers that competed in the CWAC - M3A Dual meet on Saturday at UIC. For many this was the first time racing in over 3 months and there were many great performances. A shout ou...
Feb 18, 2021 - Goal Setting Strategy
Feb 11, 2021 - The Process
Your coach has likely told you to trust and follow the process. Here’s an illustration of just how powerful this mindset can be when it comes to stepping up on the blocks. I deeply believe that a proc...
Feb 1, 2021 - Kick Negative Thinking To The Curb
sans="" source="" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: ">As a swimmer, you’ve probably had your world turned upside down since COVID-19 knocked on your door last March! The end of that short co...
Jan 20, 2021 - The Importance of Hydration
Jan 14, 2021 - Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is earned. Not something you are gifted via genetics, or given as a kid. It’s accrued through experience, which means that anyone – if they so choose – can develop it. After all…The u...
Jan 5, 2021 - 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...
Dec 29, 2020 - 5 Reasons to Work On Your Dolphin Kicks
Dec 23, 2020 - 7 Tips For Improving Your Freestyle Technique
Dec 22, 2020 - Ashley Rosenberg Commits To Carleton
Congrats to CWAC's Ashley Rosenberg who has committed to swimming at Carleton College in the fall of 2021. Ashley joins Abbey Taute, Summer Brainin, Parker Nolan, Zenin Miller and Hannah Gnatt in the...
Dec 17, 2020 - Building Better Bones
BUILD BETTER BONES IN THE SWIMMER BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN As the mom of a swimmer and a childhood nutritionist with a special focus on young athletes, I’ve often wondered about the bone health of ...
Dec 9, 2020 - An Opportunity To Get Better
This is a really tough and unprecedented time to be a serious, competitive swimmer! With COVID-19 still raging around the country, forcing schools to go remote, making it difficult to get pool time an...
Dec 3, 2020 - Nutrition Tips
6 NUTRITIONAL TIPS FOR SWIMMERs CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Here are the some of the tips revisited for swimmers: Eat breakfast. Even the swimmer who dives into the pool at 6 a.m. needs br...
Nov 24, 2020 - CWAC Earns Silver Medal For Club Excellence
For the second year in a row CWAC has earned Silver Medal status as one of the top swim programs in the United States. After calculating the FINA Power Points for the Club Excellence program CWAC fini...
Nov 23, 2020 - 5 Daily Habits For Mental Success
An easy way to have more fun in the pool while also seeing more progression and improvement is to line up a solid mental attitude. The way we mentally approach our workouts and competition play a huge...
Nov 19, 2020 - 8 Ground Rules to Know about Sports Nutrition
Swimmers want to win. They want to do better than their last performance, and perform at their best every time they compete. It takes a lot of hard work to get to the next level. Endless hours in the ...
Nov 15, 2020 - Pack Is Back Meet Results
Congrats to all of our athletes that competed in the Pack Is Back meets at Evergreen Park and UIC on Saturday. For many this was the first chance to race in over 8 months and while there was definite...
Nov 13, 2020 - Five Ways For Athletes To Express Gratitude
Nov 12, 2020 - Hannah Gnatt Commits To Davenport
Congrats to CWAC's Hannah Gnatt who has committed to swim at Davenport University next fall. “I chose Davenport University because they have a great swim program. I love the teammates and the head ...
Nov 5, 2020 - Regional & State Time Standards
Illinois Swimming has released the regional and state time standards for the 2020-21 short course season. While championships meets are very much still up in the air it is good to have time standards...
Nov 4, 2020 - Managing Your Stress During Times Of Adversity
If you really want to get the most out of your training during these crazy COVID-19 times so that you’re ready to race to your potential whenever those big meets start up again, then you want to under...
Oct 25, 2020 - Do You Get Enough Sleep?
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 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 - 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...
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...
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 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...
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 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.
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