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Feb 22, 2020 - 8&Under Thunder at Conference
Good luck to all of our 8 & Unders competing today at the conference championships!!
Feb 21, 2020 - Helping Your Swimmer During Taper
It?s that exciting time of year when our swimmers get to reap the rewards of months of hard work. ?What is championship meet season all about? It?s a celebration, it?s supposed to be fun,? said Tim Hi...
Feb 18, 2020 - Good Luck HS Boys at Sectionals
Good luck to all of the high school boys competing at IHSA sectional meets this Saturday. CWAC swimmers will be at the Fenwick, Niles North, Saint Ignatius and Sandburg sectionals. Swimming starts a...
Feb 13, 2020 - Illinois Swimming White Sox Night
Once again Illinois Swimming will be recognized at a special night game by the Chicago White Sox. Join us on May 19th for a night game against the Colorado Rockies! The night will include honoring o...
Feb 12, 2020 - Staying Calm Behind The Blocks
THE PROBLEM: One key mental understanding you need to grasp if you'd consistently like to swim your best when it counts the most is the fact that ?races are always won or lost before the start!? Th...
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...
Feb 5, 2020 - Three Modes Of Thinking To Swim Better
As a mental performance coach, this time of the year is always my favorite time of the year. Swimmers and swim teams, from the age group level all the way through the NCAA, are getting prepared for th...
Jan 31, 2020 - Training Tips For Longer Races
To be a successful distance swimmer, it takes a combination of great technique and proper pacing. These are skills that require practice every day during workouts, as well as during the race itself. S...
Jan 23, 2020 - 5 Reasons To Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Jan 20, 2020 - CWAC Sizzling In Indiana
The Wolfpack invaded the state of Indiana over the weekend and performed well at both the Lake Central and Carmel meets. Both were prelim / final meets with a chance to race some different competitio...
Jan 17, 2020 - Seth Miller Commits To Iowa
Congrats to CWAC's Seth Miller on committing to swim at the University of Iowa in the fall of 2020. Seth will study Computer Scieince and Engineering while swimming for the Hawkeyes.
Jan 16, 2020 - Nutrition Tips For Sluggish Swimmers
A swim mom asked for help for her 12-year old swimmer. She said her son complains of being sluggish, tired, and low energy during competition. ?Are there energy foods that he can eat during the meet t...
Jan 13, 2020 - Premier Meet Recap
Congrats to the 17 CWAC swimmers that competed at the Speedo Premier Meet at Northwestern over the weekend. This was a chance to do some long course in the midst of the short course season. Maya Arr...
Jan 10, 2020 - Work On Your Weakness
Perhaps you've heard of the old saying, ?A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.? Within these words lies the straightforward formula for your ultimate success in the pool. If you have a BIG dr...
Jan 3, 2020 - Savvy Snacking For Swimmers
Last month we wrote about the heavy energy (calorie) demands of young swimmers, and several parents have written asking for calorie-rich and nutrient-dense snacking ideas. Many young swimmers struggle...
Dec 27, 2019 - 6 Ways To Train Smarter In 2020
No matter how this season went for you, regardless of whether championship season went the way you hoped it would last fall, the onset of a fresh season is creeping upon us, soon to give you a clean s...
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 23, 2019 - Maldonado Recognized For 10&Under Performance
Congrats to CWAC's Raquel Maldonado who was recognized by SwimSwam as the runner up for the 10&Under Age Group Swimmer of the Year. Raquel Maldonado ? Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club (Chicago, IL) : Ma...
Dec 22, 2019 - Tiv & Schiml Commit To College
CWAC swimmers Kira Tiv and Madison Schiml have committed to swim in college next fall. Both are members of the high school class of 2020. Tiv will be continuing at the University of Chicago and Schi...
Dec 18, 2019 - Bouncing Back
How to Use a Disappointing Mid-Season Taper Meet to Swim Faster Suppose you just finished your mid-season taper meet, and you?re unhappy with how you performed. You were really hoping for a much bet...
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...
Dec 15, 2019 - Junior Nationals Day 4
The Pack finished up the Junior National meet with 9 more team records on the final day of competition. Bence Szbados set a new team and 17-18 team record in the 100 free. Parker Nolan set a new 15-...
Dec 14, 2019 - Candy Cane Challenge Results
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Candy Cane Challenge on Saturday. It was a great chance to swim some different events, especially some of the longer ones. Thank you to all...
Dec 13, 2019 - Junior Nationals Day 3
More fast swimming from CWAC swimmers in the Pacific Northwest. The men's 200 free relay highlighted the session with Seth Miller, Parker Nolan, Matthew Fernandez and Bence Szabados taking third plac...
Dec 12, 2019 - Junior Nationals Day 2
The Pack continued to perform well at the Junior National Meet in Washington. Bence Szabados finished third in the 50 free and Parker Nolan finished 13th and set a new 15-16 team record. Piper Wood ...
Dec 11, 2019 - Junior Nationals Day 1
The Wolfpack started off the Junior National West meet in Federal Way, Washington setting 5 new team records (3 relay and 2 individual). The men's 200 medley relay team of Seth Miller, Matthew Fernan...
Dec 10, 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 8, 2019 - Self Awareness
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 - 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 24, 2019 - Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Talent
Nov 22, 2019 - When You Don't Feel Motivated To Practice
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 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...
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
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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 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 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 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...
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 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