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Dec 18, 2018 - Do You Have Fun With Swimming?
Dec 15, 2018 - Strong Performances At Candy Cane Challenge
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Candy Cane Challenge on Saturday. It was a great meet to try some new events and the swimmers rose to the occasion with 8 new team records a...
Dec 14, 2018 - CWAC Hockey Night
Join Wolfpack family and friends for a night of fun at a Chicago Wolves hockey game. Puck drop is at 7pm on Friday, December 21 vs. the affiliate of the Blackhawks so be sure to grab your lower level,...
Dec 14, 2018 - 5 Reasons Why Energy Drinks Are Not Good For Kids
5 REASONS WHY ENERGY DRINKS AREN?T THE ANSWER It?s easy to see why a youth athlete might think energy drinks are the answer to get them through those long days of school and practice?popular drink bra...
Dec 8, 2018 - Szabados JR National Runner Up
The junior national meet wrapped up on Saturday and Austin, but featured more record breaking performances from the Wolfpack! Bence Szabados broke the Illinois state record in the 17-18 boys 200 with...
Dec 7, 2018 - Juniors Recap Day 3
It was another fast day of swimming in Austin as Bence Szabados again led the way for the Pack with a 4th place finish in the men's 100 fly with a time of 47.35 to set new team and 17-18 records. Jad...
Dec 7, 2018 - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
As human beings, our behaviors and the things that we do are very much dictated and determined by our beliefs. Every single day, and in everything that you do, the decisions you make, the actions you ...
Dec 6, 2018 - Szabados Drops A 19.97 At Juniors
The guys picked up where they left off on Thursday with some fast swimming. Swimming in lane 8 at finals Bence Szabados broke the 20 second barrier in the 50 free with a 19.97 to finish 4th. This ma...
Dec 5, 2018 - Records Fall On Day 1 At Juniors
There were only two relays contested, but CWAC made their mark in each setting new team records in both the 200 medley and 800 free relays. Additionally, Jaden Olson set a new 15-16 overall team reco...
Dec 4, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers At Junior Nationals
Good luck to Matthew Fernandez, Tadzio Kurka, Parker Nolan, Jaden Olsen and Bence Szabados who will be competing in Austin, Texas at the SpeedoJunior National Championships. Go Pack!
Dec 3, 2018 - CWAC Wins TYR Mid-Season Challenge
Congrats to all of the swimmers that helped lead CWAC to victory at the Mid-Season Challenge. It was a great meet for CWAC across the board against some very competitive teams that featured 2 nationa...
Dec 2, 2018 - CWAC 11-12 Girls Break 2nd National Record
For the second day in a row the CWAC 11-12 Girls set a new national record this time in the 200 medley relay. Maya Arroyo, Kayla Duran, Brooke Mahneke and Jessica Kurpeikis clocked in at 1:46.41 to t...
Dec 1, 2018 - CWAC 11-12 Girls Break National Record
At the TYR Mid-Season Challenge the CWAC 11-12 girls 400 medley relay foursome of Maya Arroyo, Kayla Duran, Gabby Veliz and Jessica Kurpeikis clocked in at a 3:54.77 to knock almost a full second off ...
Nov 30, 2018 - Controlling Your Focus At Big Meets
Swimming fast when you're under BIG meet pressure is all about controlling your focus of concentration both before and during your races. Your mental task, concentration-wise, is to discipline yoursel...
Nov 26, 2018 - CWAC College Commitments
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that have made their college swimming commitment. Jenna Keating - University of Illinois Tadzio Kurka - University of Wisconsin - click here Bence Szabados - N...
Nov 23, 2018 - How To Get Back Up After Failure
Nov 19, 2018 - Taute & Tiv Final at IHSA State
Abbey Taute finished 4th in the 500 free and 9th in the 200 free to earn both All-State and All-American honors. Kira Tiv finished 10th in the 100 fly to earn All-State status. Congrats to both!
Nov 13, 2018 - Ten Things Parents Can & Cannont Control
When our kids are young, we make all the decisions for them. We choose their clothes, schools, activities, friends, food and bedtimes. But as they grow older, we discover they have opinions of their o...
Nov 12, 2018 - CWAC High School State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championship which will be held November 16 and 17 at Evanston High School. Go Pack!! Isabel Veliz Annie Egan Kira Tiv Summer...
Nov 11, 2018 - The Power Of Visualization
GREAT SWIMMERS SEE THE SWIM THEY WANT BEFORE THEY SWIM IT Elite-minded swimmers experience the race they want?the smell of the chlorine, the coldness of the pool, the pain of that third 25 ?long befo...
Nov 5, 2018 - CWAC Wins Patriot Meet
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Patriot Premier Meet over the weekend. New Team Records Briana Mingmuang - 8&Under Girls 100 Breast Raquel Maldonado - 9-1...
Nov 4, 2018 - Being Confident
7 WAYS TO HELP YOUR ATHLETE BE CONFIDENT Confidence is the ability to rely on your skills and strengths to overcome challenges. Youth sports play an important role in childhood development of confid...
Nov 2, 2018 - Top Tips For Increasing Strength
Top Tips for Increasing Strength ? Through Nutrition What does strength mean to you? Most athletes think of muscle. That is a logical connection as muscle powers swimmers through workouts and competit...
Nov 1, 2018 - Fitter & Faster Video Opportunity at UIC
The Fitter and Faster Tour is coming to Chicago for a very exciting opportunity. They will be having one of their brand new Video Filming and Analysis Days at UIC on December 29th. Have your swimmer...
Oct 22, 2018 - CWAC Wins Howloween IV Meet
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers and families who helped run a very successful and victorious Howloween IV Invitational Meet at UIC over the weekend. There was some great competition and fast earl...
Oct 21, 2018 - 7 Tips For A Better Practice
Oct 13, 2018 - Nutrition Tips
Getting emails for swimmers, coaches and parents is one of my favorite things about writing on food and nutrition for athletes. I?ve gotten questions from one coach, Coach Allan Kopel, throughout the ...
Oct 13, 2018 - Time Standards Posted
Time standards for the 2018-19 season have now been posted. Click here for the standards and start setting those goals
Oct 12, 2018 - Creating Confidence In Your Swimming
Oct 7, 2018 - CWAC Coaches Honored
Congrats to CWAC coaches Clair Martin and Kyle Bubolz who were recognized at the Illinois Swimming Banquet on Sunday evening. Coach Clair won the Illinois Developmental Coach of the Year Coach Kyle wo...
Oct 6, 2018 - Make Your Own Goals
As the new season begins, you want to make sure that you're headed in the right direction! What's the ?right? direction? To answer that, we have to talk about the concept of goals, or exactly why ...
Oct 4, 2018 - How Good Do You Want To Be?
Oct 4, 2018 - Vapping 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 ...
Oct 4, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers Recognized By Illinois Swimming
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that are being recognized by Illinois Swimming at their Annual Banquet this weekend for their performances during the 2017-18 season. These swimmers posted a t...
Sep 25, 2018 - Finding Motivation When You Are Tired
Sep 16, 2018 - Sleep Study
Sep 14, 2018 - Developing the Action Habit
What is the bridge between our dreams and the manifestation of our goals? What is that line that connects the ideas and hopes we have with our swimming with the result we desire? That bridge, that con...
Sep 12, 2018 - CWAC With 6 Scholastic All-Americans
Six CWAC swimmers earned the prestigious USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Award. These swimmers had a GPA over 3.5 and achieved a Winter Junior National Standard. Congrats to the following: Jaco...
Sep 7, 2018 - The Biggest Mental Mistake Swimmers Make at Big Meets and How to Avoid It
We?ve reached the end of the long course season and you may be one of the many swimmers who finished their season feeling disappointed that you didn't produce the way you felt like you should have. Yo...
Aug 31, 2018 - Swim Meet Schedule
Below is the meet schedule for the 2018-19 SCY Season 9/30 - CWAC Intrasquad - UIC small pool 10/20-21 CWAC Howloween - UIC big pool 11/2-4 Patriot ? Stevenson HS 11/30-12/2 West - UIC big pool 12/5-8...
Aug 30, 2018 - Protein: What Is Too Much?
A parent of 16-year-old swimmer asked how much protein is too much? He is concerned about the amount of protein that his son is consuming, based on recommendations that he read in a body-building maga...
Aug 21, 2018 - Practice Commitments
Aug 17, 2018 - Bubolz Recognized As Top AG Coach
Congrats to CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz on his recognition from ASCA! Fitter and Faster and the American Swimming Coaches Association are delighted to announce this year?s Age Group Coach of the Year Top 1...
Aug 11, 2018 - Tips To Improve Your Mental Training
Aug 9, 2018 - It's Not Supposed To Be Easy
EXPECTING IT TO BE EASY SETS YOU UP FOR DISAPPOINTMENT IN A BIG WAY. In my experience (both personally, and with swimmers that I?ve trained with and worked with over the years), it?s the wishful thin...
Aug 5, 2018 - NCSA Juniors Day 5
After 5 days of competition only four points separated the top 3 teams in the men's division. CWAC finsihed in 2nd place just 3.5 points behind Rose Bowl Aquatics and .5 points ahead of Rockville Mon...
Aug 5, 2018 - Zone Recap Day 4
Team Illinois brought home the team title at the Central Zone Championship. Kayla Duran captured first place in the 11-12 Girls 200 Breast to set a new team record. Aaron Grgurovic was runner up in ...
Aug 4, 2018 - Zone Recap Day 3
Team Illinois remains in first place after 3 days of competition. Raquel Maldonado grabbed first place in the 10&Under girls 50 fly setting new Illini state and CWAC team records. Kayla Duran was ru...
Aug 3, 2018 - Surround Yourself with Faster Swimmers
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FASTER SWIMMERS TO TAKE YOUR PERFORMANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL So just what kind of an attitude do you have about your teammates and how fast they might be? Are you threatened by ...
Aug 3, 2018 - Zone Recap Day 2
The 10&Unders had another strong session at the Central Zone Championship. Raquel Maldonado took top honors in both the 10&Under Girls 50 Free and 100 Fly. Brooke Whitt finished second in the 10&Unde...
Aug 3, 2018 - NCSA Juniors Day 4
Day 4 saw more strong performances and records from the Pack. Bence Szabados finished second in the men's 100 fly to establish new state record for the 15-16 boys. Ezra Mizgala finished 8th in the 1...
Aug 2, 2018 - Boy's Jump Into Top Spot at NCSA's
The CWAC men's team jumped into first place on the third day of competition at the NCSA Junior National meet. They are in a tight team battle with teams from Pennsylvania, California and Virginia. T...
Aug 2, 2018 - Zone Recap Day 1
CWAC swimmers are tearing it up in Minnesota helping lead Team Illinois to an early lead. Daren Rodgers set a new central zone record in winning the 50 fly. Kayla Duran took top honors in the 100 br...
Aug 1, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers at Zones
13 CWAC swimmers are representing Team Illinois at the Central Zone championships along with Coach Kyle O'Brien. Good luck to Samuel Koenigsberg, Raquel Maldonado, Alexia Brockmann, Brooke Whitt, Col...
Aug 1, 2018 - Another State Record at NCSA's
It was another strong day of swimming for the Pack in Indy highlighted by the boys 800 free relay setting a new state and team record - Bence Szabados, Parker Nolan, Tadzio Kurka, Jacob Furlong - in f...
Jul 31, 2018 - NCSA Junior Nationals - Day 1
23 swimmers made the trek to Indianapolis for the NCSA Junior National Championship. The Pack sit in 7th place overall after day 1. Podium performances include Parker Nolan, Ezra Mizgala, Jacob Furl...
Jul 30, 2018 - CWAC WINS STATE!
Congrats to the 85 CWAC swimmers, coaches and parents that helped lead the team to victory at the Age Group State Championships over the weekend. Be sure to check the team twitter and instagram accou...
Jul 29, 2018 - CWAC Finishes Strong on Day 4
For the second season in a row CWAC captured the Illinois Age Group State Championship! Maya Arroyo completed her sweep of the backstrokes taking the 200 back with a new team record. A state record ...
Jul 28, 2018 - CWAC Leads After Day 3
CWAC has pushed their lead over 1000 points with a strong showing on Day 3 of the AG State Meet. Relays were again key for the Pack winning 3 of the 4 400 free relays which included a 1-2 finish and ...
Jul 27, 2018 - CWAC Remains In First
CWAC continues to lead the overall team standings after the second day of competition at the Age Group State Championships. The Pack were part of another thrilling come from behind relay winning the ...
Jul 27, 2018 - 4 Things To Get Your Mind Right
While I have studied psychology and I understand all of the science that says that the mental makes a tangible, physical difference, I won?t get into the particulars. On the subject, Dr. Goldberg is a...
Jul 26, 2018 - CWAC In First After Day 1 at AG State
It was a great day for the Pack at the Illinois Age Group State Championships. The meet started off with a very exciting come from behind win in the 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay and included a 1-2-3...
Jul 22, 2018 - Packs takes 2nd at Regionals
Congrats to the 92 CWAC swimmers that led the team to a 2nd place finish at the Regional Championship over the weekend. Briana Mingmuang set a new team record in th 8&Under Girls 200 free. New State...
Jul 20, 2018 - Illinois Top 10 Rankings - SCY 17-18
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that earned top age group rankings for the short course season. The short course season was a bannerr one for the Pack and shows in how many swimmers earned top 1...
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 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 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 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 - 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 ...
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...
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 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 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...
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