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Jul 15, 2019 - FLIGHT PLAN 7/15/2019
FLIGHT PLAN 7/15/2019 We are rounding out the summer season! This week is the last week of regular practice! The only swimmers who will continue after this week are those going to Y Nationals or Ill...
May 22, 2019 - FLIGHT PLAN 5/22/2019
FLIGHT PLAN 5/22/2019 As the school year is coming to a close for our swimmers, we look forward to a short but busy summer at the JETS. We have a lot of exciting events/meets coming up, so please mak...
May 3, 2019 - FLIGHT PLAN 5/3/2019
FLIGHT PLAN 5/3/2019 PARENT MEETING THANK YOU Thank you so much to all the families who came out to the Parents Meeting last Sunday. It was great to meet a lot of you in-person and pass on some imp...
Feb 20, 2019 - FLIGHT PLAN 2/20/2019
FLIGHT PLAN ? Feb 20, 2019 Here is your last Flight Plan for Fall/Winter Season 2018/2019! (Read everything, please): Upcoming Dates to Know: Feb 23 nd ? LAST DAY OF REGULAR SEASON PRACTICE ? Regu...
Jan 9, 2019 - FLIGHT PLAN 1/9/2019
FLIGHT PLAN ? JAN 9, 2019 Welcome back to the year 2019! Some of you have been sorely missing my Flight Plans, so here is the latest and greatest! (Read everything, please): Upcoming Dates to Know...
Dec 5, 2018 - FLIGHT PLAN 12/5/2018
F LIGHT PLAN ? DEC 5, 2018 I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are staying stress-free this holiday season!!! I?m going to try to give one summary of what we have coming up between now and t...
Nov 7, 2018 - FLIGHT PLAN ? 11/7/18
FLIGHT PLAN ? 11/7/18 Holy Moly! I can?t believe it?s Wednesday already! Here is the Flight Plan for this week: Congratulations to all the swimmers who swam in the Patriot Aquatic Club Prelim Finals...
Oct 29, 2018 - FLIGHT PLAN 10/29/2018
FLIGHT PLAN ? 10.29.18 It is spooky how fast the season is already going by! Schedule Items for the Week: Wednesday, Oct 31 st ? NO SWIM PRACTICE (All Locations!) Please enjoy the holiday with your f...
Oct 24, 2018 - FLIGHT PLAN ? 10.24.2018
FLIGHT PLAN ? 10.24.2018 Thank you to all the swimmers and families who came out for Big Buddy Little Buddy on Sunday! I hope you all had as good of a time as I did! We are back into the ...
Oct 11, 2018 - Ghostly Meet Info
Good Afternoon, We are excited to see our swimmer swim this weekend at the Ghostly Gathering! I want to pass on information you need to be prepared for this meet. PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS EMAIL IN ...
Oct 1, 2018 - FLIGHT PLAN 10/1/2018
FLIGHT PLAN 10/1/2018 PARENT MEETING THANK YOU Thank you so much to all the families who came out to the Parents Meeting. It was great to meet a lot of you in-person and pass on some important team i...
Sep 23, 2018 - Cookie Dough Fundraiser Information
The JETS has parntered once again with Savory Foods to offer you our annual cookie dough fundraiser! Please visit this link for additional information. Remember orders are due to mark-christine12...
May 4, 2018 - Reminder: No Practice 5/7
Quick reminder, JETS Families: There is no practice on Monday, May 7th. Our New Parent Orientation is scheduled at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. All new families, we hope to...
Sep 14, 2017 - Welcome New Director Of Competitive Swim Coach Jon Wilson
JETS Families, The Greater Joliet Area YMCA is thrilled to announce today the hiring of Jon Wilson as the Director of Competitive Aquatics. Wilson will be responsible for the vision, philosophy an...
Jul 24, 2017 - Letter from Coach Dave
July 24, 2017 Dear JETS families, I am writing to inform you that this will be my last season coaching with the JETS. I have accepted a new coaching position in New York that will officially begin ...
May 19, 2017 - Jonathon Yanello declares to Nova Southeastern University
May 19, 2017 Jonathon Yanello has declared he will attend Nova Southeastern University starting this fall 2017. Nova Southeastern is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Jonathon will study industrial ...
Apr 1, 2017 - JETS Announce New Practice Site
JETS ANNOUNCE NEW PRACTICE LOCATION April 1, 2017 The Joliet Y Jets Swim Team is thrilled to announce the addition of a new practice site in Fort Lauderdale, FL! After successful additions in Morris ...
Mar 30, 2017 - New FT Head Age Group Coach Announced
I am excited to announce that our new full time Head Age Group Coach will be Marissa Vallejo. Marissa swam on the JETS when she was young and swam on the varsity swim team with her high school all f...
Feb 15, 2017 - 2018 Job Opportunities
NOW HIRING FOR THE START OF THE 2017-2018 FALL/WINTER SEASON Part Time Lead Site Coach - Galowich YMCA Read the full job posting here.
Feb 14, 2017 - Coach Dan Cempel Steps Into a New Role
At the end of this season, Coach Dan Cempel will be shifting into a new type of role with our team. After over 19 years of coaching with the JETS as the Head Age Group Coach, Dan has decided that...
Aug 5, 2016 - Records Broken - Summer 2016
The JETS broke lots of records in summer of 2016! Check it out below: INDIVIDUAL TEAM RECORDS BROKEN Click here for a broken record report with times and details about the previous record. Imogen Du...
Aug 1, 2016 - YMCA LCM National Championships Summary
YMCA Long Course National Championships The JETS sent 8 swimmers to compete at Y Nationals at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN on July 27-31, 2016. What can I say other than this is the best per...
Jul 31, 2016 - Luke Mertes tore it up at Age Group Champs!
2016 IL LCM Age Group Championships Luke Mertes competed in 7 events at Age Group Championships on July 28-31, 2016 at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex, WI. He made finals in all 7 of his events and had 86% ...
Jul 25, 2016 - 2016 YMCA LCM State Championships Summary
2016 YMCA Long Course State Championships The JETS had many, many fast swims at the YMCA Long Course State Championship meet that was held at Lake Central High School in St. John, IN on July 23-24, 20...
Apr 2, 2016 - JAMPS change name back to JETS
JAMPS CHANGE NAME BACK TO JETS One day after April Fools Day, the JAMPS have officially changed their name back to JETS. It was fun while it lasted. I had a blast seeing everyone have fun and run wi...
Apr 1, 2016 - JETS change name to JAMPS
JETS OFFICIAL NAME CHANGE Over 30 years ago, the Joliet YMCA Swim Team took on the name JETS. Being a jet symbolized pure speed; always moving forwards and upwards; flying high above the rest. Addit...
Dec 28, 2015 - Practice Cancelled 12/28 Due to Weather
PRACTICE CANCELLED 12/28 DUE TO WEATHER Reports I have been receiving from folks out on the roads are that conditions are bad. Freezing rain has been pouring all day and concerns are that roads will ...
Dec 18, 2015 - Watch Duel in the Pool on TV!
WATCH DUEL IN THE POOL ON TV! The Duel in the Pool will be broadcast on NBC tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 19) from 3-5pm! Be sure to watch it or DVR it to see some of the fastest swimmers in the world comp...
Dec 5, 2015 - Hungry Santa Challenge
Coach Dan's Hungry Santa Challenge! From now until our after-holiday team party on January 10, download and play the free app called Hungry Santa (it is Coach Dan's favorite game). Post screenshots of...
Nov 23, 2015 - Morris HS pool closed
Attention Morris families: The Morris High School pool experienced some mechanical issues over the weekend and the pool will be closed today and possibly tomorrow. Due to these circumstances, JETS & F...
Aug 18, 2015 - 2015 YMCA Long Course Nationals Summary
2015 YMCA National Long Course Championships On August 3-7, we had 11 athletes attend the YMCA National Long Course Championships held at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN. It was an amazing week hig...
Aug 18, 2015 - JETS take 3rd at Y State!
2015 YMCA Long Course State Championships The JETS had roaring success at the first ever YMCA Long Course State Championship meet that was held at Lake Central High School in St. John, IN on July 18-1...
Jul 28, 2015 - No Practice at Avery Tonight (TUE 7/27)
There is no practice at Avery tonight, Tuesday July 27, due to a coaches meeting.
Jul 15, 2015 - Practice @ Avery 7/13 cancelled for Stunt Pilot and Mach 2
Practice @ Avery will be cancelled tonight for both Stunt Pilots and Mach 2 due to severe weather warnings and a Tornado watch. Practice for Glider 2 will still remain.
Jul 13, 2015 - Practice @ Avery 7/13 cancelled for Stunt Pilot and Mach 2
Practice @ Avery will be cancelled tonight for both Stunt Pilots and Mach 2 due to severe weather warnings and a Tornado watch. Practice for Glider 2 will still remain.
Jul 13, 2015 - Morning Practice Cancelled
Practice is cancelled this morning (Monday July 13) in Joliet and Morris for Zeppelin, Glider, Stunt Pilot & Mach 1 due to storms. Mach 2, Mach 3 & Moon Landers are heading over to the YMCA for stretc...
Jun 14, 2015 - No practices in Morris June 15-21
As a result of the recent storms, the Morris City Pool has been flooded by the nearby creek. They will have to wait for the creek to recede and then begin clean up. Unfortunately, the problem may be...
Jun 8, 2015 - Practice changes for TUE June 9
Due to a monthly coaches meeting in the evening, there will be some changes and cancellations to practices at Avery on Tuesday, June 9: There will be NO PRACTICE in the evening for Glider, Stunt Pilot...
May 18, 2015 - Practice changes for TUE May 19
PRACTICE CHANGES FOR TUESDAY, MAY 19 Due to a coaches meeting, the following changes and cancellations will be made: All Mach 1 & Mach 2 levels will practice at Avery from 3:00-5:00pm. All Mach 3 & Mo...
Apr 1, 2015 - New record set!
April 1, 2015 - Day 3 at YMCA Short Course Nationals and Savannah Rubocki set a new national record in her 200 free this morning and is seeded first going into finals tonight! You m ust check out he...
Mar 26, 2015 - Summary: IL YMCA State Championships
Summary: 2015 Illinois YMCA State Championships On March 21-22, 2015 the JETS had 38 athletes competing at the Illinois YMCA State Championships held at Lake Central High School in St. John, IN. The...
Mar 2, 2015 - Haley Currier breaks 50 back team record
Congratulations to Haley Currier for breaking the team record for 9-10 girls 50 yard backstroke (32.71), previously held by Chelsea Giuffre in 1999! Haley broke the record at YMCA Districts this pa...
Feb 18, 2015 - Now Hiring
SEEKING PART-TIME SWIM COACHES The Joliet YMCA Jets Swim Team is seeking creative, energetic and motivated individuals for the following part-time assistant swim coach positions starting in April 2015...
Sep 30, 2014 - Buy a Candle, Help the JETS!
Buy a candle and 50% of the proceeds will go to the JETS! Full information is here. Deadline is October 8! Pass on to family and friends!
Jul 24, 2014 - David Paskvan is 50 Back State Champion
Congratulations to David Paskvan for winning the 11-12 boys 50 backstroke and becoming state champion tonight at the IL Long Course Age Group Championships! David went a best time in prelims and then ...
Jul 15, 2014 - Congrats, Y National qualifiers!
Congratulations to our athletes who qualified for YMCA Long Course National Championships! We have 11 athletes who will be competing in Indianapolis on July 28 - August 1, which is 1 more than last y...
Jul 8, 2014 - Help needed at Hinsdale meet
Our Friends of Swimming crew needs some help at the Hinsdale meet this weekend. They are running the timing system and are in need of extra hands. Please contact George Galounis at gagalounis@comca...
Jun 30, 2014 - David Paskvan breaks 2 team records!
David Paskvan broke 2 team records this weekend at the Munster Summer Classic! He broke the 11-12 boys 50 meter backstroke record with a 32.08, breaking the previous record of 33.45 held by Paul Zoll...
Jun 25, 2014 - Warren Dunes trip summary
The JETS enjoyed their annual Warren Dunes training retreat on June 25. Each year, this event is open to our Supercruiser & Moon Lander level athletes. They start the day with a 2 hour workout in th...
Jun 18, 2014 - Raffle Winners
Congratulations to the raffle winners at the JETS Summer Classic: 1st prize - Ian Gladding 2nd prize - Suleiman Alkhateeb 3rd prize - Becky Lennon
Jun 18, 2014 - JETS High Point Winners
Congratulations to the following JETS athletes who earned high point award trophies at the JETS Summer Classic! Kyle Potts ? 1st place for Open boys Savannah Rubocki ? 1st place for Open girls Lucy Lo...
Jun 9, 2014 - Thank you, JETS families!
Dear JETS families, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you all for a job well done on this past weekend?s 42nd Annual JETS Summer Classic Swim Meet. The success of this meet is...