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Aug 24, 2020 - Website Under Construction
The West Cook YMCA Competitive Swim Team website is currently under construction. For information regarding the team, please contact our Aquatics team at aquatics@westcookymca.org . Thank you!
Jun 19, 2020 - Summer Season Update
Jun 11, 2020 - Dryland Workout
SwimSwam Dryland Workout
Jun 5, 2020 - Q & A with Olympic Coach Dave Marsh
Jun 3, 2020 - IL Swimming - Summer Champs Update
May 28, 2020 - Outdoor Pool Status
Oak Park Outdoor Pool Status
May 27, 2020 - Q & A with Olympian Cammile Adams
May 26, 2020 - Long Course Y State Cancelled
News Title: 2020 Long Course State Meet Cancelled News Date: 05/26/2020 Dear Swimmers, Coaches, Officials, and YMCA Swimming Community, I hope this letter finds you all in good health. I know it h...
May 21, 2020 - Q & A with Olympic Triathlete
May 15, 2020 - Q & A w/Olympian Kathleen Baker
May 15, 2020 - 2019 World Champs Broadcast
NBC Sports will show the 2019 World Swimming Champs - week of May 18
May 13, 2020 - Swimming Crossword Puzzle
SwimSwam Swimming Crossword Puzzle
May 8, 2020 - Q & A with Kevin Cordes
May 4, 2020 - Fitter & Faster webcasts
Fitter & Faster Webcasts Week of May 4
May 1, 2020 - Q & A with Ryan Held
Apr 28, 2020 - Matt Grevers Webinar
Apr 27, 2020 - Matt Grevers Webinar
Apr 27, 2020 - Fitter & Faster webcasts
Fitter & Faster webcasts - Week of April 27 - May 1
Apr 20, 2020 - Fitter and Faster Podcasts
Fittter & Faster Podcasts - Week of April 20
Apr 16, 2020 - NCAA recruiting Webinar
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Mar 18, 2020 - Training Tip - flip turns
Training Tips - racing out of your turns
Mar 18, 2020 - Flip Turns - part 1
Racing Out of Your Flip Turns - Part 1
Mar 11, 2020 - Water Transmission Covid-19
Water Transmission Covid-19
Feb 18, 2020 - Silver Group Practice (Feb, 14 - March 12, 2020)
Note: Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to look at our practices. We understand that the schedule is rather inconvenient for some of us, but we greatly appreciate you guys finding pool spa...
Feb 17, 2020 - Gold & Sr Practices Weeks of Feb. 17 & Feb. 24 (Word doc)
TOPS Gold & Sr Practice 2-18-20 TOPS Gold & Sr. Practice 2-19-20 TOPS Gold & Sr. Practice 2-20-20 TOPS Gold & Sr. Practice 2-21-20 TOPS Gold & Sr. Practice 2-24-20 TOPS Gold & Sr. Practice 2-25-20 ...
Feb 17, 2020 - Pav Poseidon Meet Results
Pav Poseidon Meet Results Pav Poseidon Meet - Team Standings
Feb 13, 2020 - Alternate Training - OPRF Groups (Feb. 17 - Mar.1)
OPRF HS Training Groups Feb. 17 - March 1
Feb 10, 2020 - HPAC Go For The Cut Results (PDF)
2020 HPAC Go For the Cut Results
Jan 19, 2020 - 2020 Claire Statton Results
2020 Claire Statton Memorial Complete Results
Jan 19, 2020 - TOPS 3rd place at Claire Statton Meet
Well done all TOPS Swimmers, 3rd place out of 14 teams! 2020 Claire Statton Team Standings
Jan 19, 2020 - 2020 Claire Statton Results
2020 Claire Statton Memorial Complete Results
Jan 9, 2020 - 2020 IL YMCA State Short Course Time Standards
2020 IL YMCA Short Course Time Standards
Dec 21, 2019 - Splash for Cash Results - Distance swum
2019 Splash For Cash Results - Distance Swum
Dec 15, 2019 - 2019 Splash For Cash Fundraiser
Dear West Cook YMCA Swim Team Parents, Once again, this year, the West Cook YMCA competitive swim team will be hosting our annual Splash for Cash Fundraiser. Each swim team member is committed to swim...
Dec 12, 2019 - Interesting article on swimming efficiency
Interesting article on swimming technique & speed
Dec 3, 2019 - TOPS Apparel - HOLIDAYS!!
TOPS Parents & Coaches, Don't forget, team apparel would make an excellent holiday gift this year for your swimmer(s)! Folllow the link below. The link can also be found on the left side of the TOPS ...
Nov 18, 2019 - Parent Social - November 30
Link to Parent Social Invitation/RSVP
Nov 8, 2019 - OPRF High School Closed - Novmeber 11
Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Bronze will not have practice on Monday, November 11. OPRF High School is closed, Veterans Day. I apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience this may cause.
Nov 6, 2019 - Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Notes
Parent Advisory Committee Notes (11-5-19)
Oct 14, 2019 - OPRF HS Groups - Oct. 17
Due to an error in the practice schedule, all groups will be in the West Pool on Thursday, October 17.
Oct 13, 2019 - October 31 Practice
On Thursday, October 31 (Halloween) we will not have practice for Tiny TOPS. However, we will be having normal scheduled practices for those at OPRF High School (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior).
Oct 11, 2019 - 2019 Splash For Cash Fundraiser
TOPS Parents, Save the date! Our annual Splash for Cash will be held on Wednesday, December 18. This will be conducted at your swimmer's repective locations during their normal practice times. If a T...
Oct 9, 2019 - New Practice Times at OPRF HS
Beginning, Monday, October 14 all OPRF high school practice groups will begin and end 15 minutes than they previously have. New times are below. Bronze 6:15-7:30 Silver 6:15-7:45 Gold & Sr 7:30-9:15...
Oct 8, 2019 - No Practice at OPRF Fri. Oct. 11
A reminder, there is no practice for those groups at OPRF High School Friday October 11 because of a home football game. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Oct 6, 2019 - BRRY v. TOPS dual meet results
BRRY v. WCY TOPS dual meet results
Sep 19, 2019 - OPRF HS Groups - No Practice Sept. 20
Due to a home football game at OPRF High School, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Sr will not have practice on Friday, September 20. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sep 6, 2019 - Practice Times Update
West Cook YMCA – TOPS Parents, Hopefully, you have noticed that I’ve been slowly entering the practice times on the calendar on the web site. After exchanging emails with OPRF HS, we cannot begin pra...
Sep 4, 2019 - 2019 Fall/Winter Registration Form
2019 Fall/Winter Registration Forms
Aug 31, 2019 - Fall Clinics 8-31-19 Update
Hello West Cook YMCA - TOPS Parents & Swimmers, We have finalized the details regarding our Fall 2019 Stroke Clinics. Note, there are changes from previously posted information. You can register for ...
Aug 16, 2019 - Tentative Fall/Winter Meet Schedule
(Updated 8-8-19) October 5 BR Ryall Dual Meet (at OPRF High School) October 19 – 20 Lyons Pride Meet November 1-3 Munster (IN) Swim Your Own Age Meet November 23-24 BR Ryall Tha...
Aug 16, 2019 - Fall Move Ups
RED Brandon Voigt Erik Weimann YELLOW Lachlan Poirier Aria Sombaya BRONZE Gus Hall Jonah Nackers Caitlyn Coates Kai Ghosh Johnson Andrew Gullo YeoJun Kim Anna Scholtens Jessica Soumar Miranda Wach...
Jul 29, 2019 - Annual Fall Team Fitting
On Saturday, September 28 11:00am - 12:30pm, All American Swim will be at the West Cook YMCA for our annual team fitting. This is an excellent opportunity to get the correct suit size, order equipme...
Jul 22, 2019 - New TOPS Team Records
Summer 2019 - New TOPS Team Records
Jun 5, 2019 - No Practice - Monday, June 17
ALL TRAINING GROUPS - NO PRACTICE MONDAY, JUNE 17
May 20, 2019 - No Practice - Memorial Day
There will be no practice Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day.
Apr 23, 2019 - Practice Canceled - April 23
Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no practice Tuesday, April 23. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Mar 19, 2019 - 2019 Summer Developmental Group Move Ups
2019 Summer Developmental Group Move Ups
Jan 29, 2019 - If you can find pool time...
Hello again, This is primarily to the groups that practice at OPRF High School. If you have access to a pool over the next 2-3 days and would like a practice, just let me know and I'm happy to email ...
Jan 29, 2019 - Practice Update - Weather
Hello All, Obviously the severe cold weather is having an affect on almost everyone this week. This morning, we found out that OPRF High School is, effectively, shutting down Tuesday, January 29 at 5...
Oct 25, 2018 - TOPS Parent Social
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Sep 14, 2018 - Fall 2018 Update
Hello TOPS Parents & Swimmers, Again, we apologize for the delay in posting a complete practice schedule. Currently I am, albeit slowly, updating the practice calendar on our web site. The first fou...
Jul 17, 2018 - 2018-2019 Short Course Tentative Meet Schedule Dates
2018-2019 Short Course Tentative Meet Schedule Dates October 6th October 20th November 2-4th November 17th-18th December 2nd December 7th-9th January 11th-13th (Travel Meet: Tentatively Springfield, I...
Apr 10, 2018 - Spring / Summer Move Ups
2018 Spring / Summer Move Ups Red Melanie Douce Nora Graham Grayson Miller Megan O’Saughnessy Jayda Briesch Catherine Cotter...
Feb 11, 2018 - TOPS Volunteer Position Descriptions
Jan 2, 2018 - Portillo's Night
WHERE: ​ Portillo’s 7740 Rooosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 ​WHEN: ​ Thursday January 25th ​ ...
Dec 12, 2017 - Mid-Season Move Ups
2017 -2018 SC Mid-Season Move Ups Yellow Sam Cutler Kayla George Bronze Olivia Cruz Claire McFarlin Tommy McFarlin Kaile...
Oct 1, 2017 - Parent Meeting Docs
For those of you unable to attend the Parent Meeting on 9/30, you can find all the handouts by following the link below; https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_sYgKkRHDc4SVdmOXlmUEt1RU0 Any other q...
Aug 7, 2017 - Jessica Li Does Again
Jessica Li capped off a fantastic long course season this past weekend at the Central Zones Championships in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Jessica helped Team IL win the zone championships title and in the pr...
Aug 1, 2017 - Jessica Li & Thomas Caicedo Set New Club Records
Congratulations to Jessica Li & Thomas Caicedo on breaking the following team LC records; Thomas Caicedo 8 & Under 100 FR 1:22.34 ​(old record 1:24.62, Nate Baxter) 8 & Under 50 BR 51.74 ​(old rec...
Aug 1, 2017 - Age Group LC Move Ups For Fall 2017-2018
2017 LC Move Ups For Fall Age Group Squads Move ups to the following groups: SILVER Deo Campbell Marigold Buckner​ Jessica Li Audrey Molitor Elliana Ping Carlos Reyes ​Madeleine Sparks GOLD Netaya...
Aug 1, 2017 - Developmental LC Move Ups For Fall 2017-2018
2017 LC Move Ups For Fall Developmental Squads Move ups to the following groups: RED Willa Crosby Grant Hauptmann Alek Rekucki Lillian Schumaier YELLOW Grace Conry Josie Iammartino Kimberly Robl...
Apr 27, 2017 - Suit Fitting & Apparel Sale
This Saturday 4/29 we will have a suit fitting & apparel sale at the West Cook YMCA from 10:00am-12:30pm. Our team vendor All American Swim will set up shop in the Multi-Purpose room right across from...
Mar 11, 2017 - Developmental Move Ups 2017
Developmental Squads Move ups to the following groups: RED Lissie Avalos, Ariel Camacho, Camila Costales, Ciara Diamond, Josie Iammartino, Finn Kennedy, Evelyn Kreiter, Cameron Kuenster, Orazio Posse,...
Mar 11, 2017 - Age Group Move Ups 2017
Age Group Squads Move ups to the following groups Silver Gonzalo Arce, James Bartley, Max Bennett, Mathew Boland, Cameron Estes, Ines Feliciano, Alan Kang, John Kuenster, Adam Lazarczyk, John Papier G...
Sep 30, 2015 - 9/26 Parent Meeting Notes
TOPS Parent Meeting September 26, 2015 Head Coach Joel Wallace *Meets: We are a competitive team, so we encourage meet participation. If you have a question or comment please talk to your lead coach: ...
Aug 31, 2015 - Registration Open
Registration for the Short Course Season is currently open! Read through the Registration Packet for more details, and then head on over to the online registration page !
Aug 11, 2015 - Sharkfest Results
Congrats to all who participated in the Sharkfest Open Water Swim this past weekend! Check the results page under Meets&Events for all finishers. There were many fast times by current and forme...
Aug 4, 2015 - TOPS Records Updated
Congratulations to our new TOPS Record Holders! Rory Aspin (200 breastroke SCY, 50 breastroke LCM) Ben Guerrero (200 breastroke LCM) Frank Tirone, Ben Guerrero, Toby West, Connor Sorg (400 Free Rela...
Jul 28, 2015 - Official Clinic Info and Dates
Officials Training If you are new to officiating, please refer to the Becoming an Official guide on the Illinois Swimming web site. This guide will step a new official through the prerequisites fo...
Jul 28, 2015 - Age Group Championships Results
Beginning on Thursday, we had some phenomenal swims in the 2015 ISI Age Group Championships in Pleasant Prairie, WI! Some highlights include... ALL swimmers from TOPS swam fast enough to place in the ...
Jul 18, 2015 - TOPS Summer Picnic
TOPS SUMMER PICNIC Join TOPS families as we CELEBRATE! We will have an opportunity to honor Coach James for his leadership before he departs for medical school as well as welcome Joel Wallace, our n...
May 6, 2015 - PAC Memorial Day Melee Entries Accepted
We received word today that our entries were accepted to the Memorial Day Melee meet hosted by Patriot Aquatic Club at Stevenson HS! If you missed entries, contact Coach James ASAP and we will try t...
May 5, 2015 - Complete May Schedule up for HS Groups
Practice times are updated online for all Age Group and Senior practice squads on the Practice Calendar tab. Be sure to check your pool and time, as they vary! We will update you on any changes.
May 1, 2015 - Joliet JETS Entries Accepted
Our entries were accepted this morning to the Joliet JETS Summer Classic June 5-7 at UIC! This doesn't happen often but the entry chair has sent us an email stating there is still some room left in a...
Apr 20, 2015 - April 23 OPRF HS Pool Decision Looms
If you have been in an aquatics facility in Illinois recently, you may be aware about the discussion of a new pool in Oak Park. As the TOPS YMCA Swim Team is an official feeder program to the Oak Park...
Apr 14, 2015 - Reminder WCY Parking Lot
The West Cook YMCA North Parking Lot is scheduled to CLOSE Thursday, April 16 for complete repaving and REOPEN Tuesday, April 21 . We will update you should this plan change. Please check ...
Apr 9, 2015 - April Practice Schedule is Online!
April Calendar The practice calendar has been updated for those who are going to attend Summer Season in APRIL! This calendar is NOT FINAL , and will have practices added. So be sure to check the cal...
Mar 25, 2015 - CALL FOR OFFICIALS!
Take your mark...BEEP! Sound familiar? If you've ever watched a swim meet, or helped out in running one of the TOPS hosted meets, you know that there is a myriad of volunteers who make things run smoo...
Mar 20, 2015 - ISI Athlete Newsletter
Have you been dying to know more about swimming in the state? Well... Illinois Swimming Inc. has created an athlete newsletter which you can view HERE!
Mar 18, 2015 - WAY TO GO TOPS!
C O N G R A T S ! ! ! Over this past weekend, we had several individuals participate in the Illinois Swimming Inc. Age Group Championships, and we couldn't be prouder of everyone! Here's a breakdown...
Mar 4, 2015 - MARCH PRACTICE TIMES UPDATED
THIS MESSAGE PERTAINS TO: ISI Age Group State or YMCA State championship qualifiers. After a lapse in communication with TOPS and the OPRF building coordinators, we had to update the "Championship Q...
Mar 2, 2015 - State Championship Rosters
WELL DONE SWIMMERS! Congrats to everyone who participated in ISI Regionals and YMCA Town&Country Districts this past weekend. There were some exciting swims, some new qualifiers, and numerous personal...
Feb 26, 2015 - DISTRICTS UPDATE
PARENTS! Here's a list of stuff you should know about YMCA Town&Country Districts. Reminder, it is on Sunday March 1, 2015, at UIC Physical Education Building in the natatorium where we hosted the C...
Feb 26, 2015 - FRIDAY REGIONAL START DELAYED
As the title states, the Friday night session for the 2015 ISI Regional Championships has been delayed to a start time of 4:30pm Warmups and 5:30pm start. We received this communication from the hos...
Feb 25, 2015 - UPDATE & REMINDERS!
Just to remind everyone that there will not be practice tonight for Bronze, Silver, Gold or Seniors at OPRF High School. FRIDAY NIGHT REGIONAL SWIMMERS! If you are swimming Friday night in New Leno...
Feb 24, 2015 - CALL FOR OFFICIALS!!!
Interested in being an official? Looking for a way to get more involved in your swimmer's meets? Or just heard about the free food at hospitality and the spiffy, starched white shirts? Then we need ...
Feb 24, 2015 - Illinois Swimming Medals Update
We received an email from Illinois Swimming that will effect the results USA Swimming awards process this championship season. Please see below: Illinois Swimming has been made aware that due to the...
Feb 23, 2015 - Last Week of TOPS Winter 2014-15 Practice!
Last Week of Practice: TOPS is winding down the regular season of swimming with our Last Week of Practice for the Winter season! Unless you made a championship qualifying time...All groups practicing ...
Feb 11, 2015 - TOPS Swimmer featured in Splash Magazine
The p hoto for this news blurb is not the TOPS Swimmer we're talking about.. . Click below to see TOPS very own Charlotte Blasi as a featured age group athlete in the latest issue of USA Swimming's S...
Feb 4, 2015 - WCY recaps Claire Statton Meet
A Special thank you to the volunteers from the West Cook YMCA who came out on Friday and Saturday to help at the Claire Statton Meet this past weekend. Here is a little blurb on the West Cook YMCA sit...
Feb 3, 2015 - Claire Statton recap: from Meet Directors
TOPS parents, Thank you to those who volunteered at this weekends' Claire Statton swim meet. We sincerely appreciate the time and energy you contributed. During the frenzy of the weekend, we often for...
Feb 2, 2015 - NO PRACTICE MONDAY OR TUESDAY @ OPRF
Due to the inclimate weather causing OPRF HS to be closed today, practice for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Senior will be canceled today, Monday Feb. 2, 2015. Reminder that tomorrow is an Open House for ...
Feb 2, 2015 - February Calendar Updated (OPRF groups)
The calendar has been updated and Saturday practices have been added, so all of the practices are on the schedule for those practicing at OPRF during February.
Jan 31, 2015 - Claire Statton Afternoon session
Aftrernoon session swimmers today for 8&U and open seniors should arrive at UIC by 11am.
Jan 31, 2015 - Still Swimming Claire Statton
Unless there is another communicaiton, the Claire Statton Memorial meet will go on as planned tomorrow, Sunday Feb. 1, 2015 . Please allow ample time to safely travel tomorrow morning, as drivin...
Jan 26, 2015 - PLEASE CHECK...MEET ENTRY UPDATE!
Unfortunately, the meet at UIC on Feb13-15 was full for the Friday session and for the Morning session with 9-10, 11-12. Fortunately, our 8&Unders and 13&Overs were entered, and we have entered into t...
Jan 25, 2015 - UPDATED Claire Statton Entries
The Updated entries (1/25) for Claire Statton are up online. Please do by 10PM today 1/25/15 : Click below or go to the Claire Statton event on the meet/events page and check events and get back to...
Jan 22, 2015 - Entries for Claire Statton
The entries for Claire Statton are up online. Please check them and get back to the coaches to see if your child cannot swim on days they are entered. Open below: null
Jan 15, 2015 - Meet Volunteer Descriptions
Jan 15, 2015 - Bronze & Seniors at East tonight 1/15
Bronze and Seniors are at East pool tonight. We apologize for the last minute update.
Jan 11, 2015 - NAPY Dual Results Posted to events
WAY TO GO TOPS! Congrats to everyone who swam at the meet yesterday! Despite ideal conditions and a long timeline, everyone gave it their best shot and that is all the coaching staff asks for...that y...
Jan 9, 2015 - NAPY Dual Warmup Time
For those attending the NAPY Dual Meet tomorrow, warmup will begin at 5pm, and the meet will begin following warmup. Please arrive with ample time to be ready to get in the water at 5pm! If you sho...
Jan 8, 2015 - NAPY Dual Meet Entries Posted
The entries for the NAPY vs TOPS Dual Meet this weekend are posted on the event page. https://www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?id=477813&team=iltyst
Jan 8, 2015 - ALL PRACTICE RESUMES!
Unless otherwise notified, all scheduled practices resume today! Please be careful traveling though. Leave ample time to get to practice, and assume that street parking will be limited. Once again: ...
Jan 7, 2015 - Apparel Arrival
We received a shipment of TOPS Apparel! The following are shipments we received: (These be at the YMCA Pool office. For Brz,Slv, Gld, SR will be brought to the next respective group practice. We apolo...
Jan 7, 2015 - NO PRACTICE TODAY
Due to weather conditions, we will not have swim practice today. ALL GROUPS (red, yellow, bronze, silver, gold, seniors) do not have practice. Sorry for the inconvience, and please stay warm!
Jan 4, 2015 - Check your YMCA Meet Splashes!
Here are the number of YMCA Meets swum/splashed in. Remember you need 3 splashes (2 for HS swimmers who competed in Girls or Boy's season) to qualify for Disctricts on March 1st! Be sure to go over ...
Jan 3, 2015 - YMCA Meet Added to Schedule
The Blue Marlins Super Pentathlon XI, aYMCA meet, has been added to the schedule! If you are in need of more YMCA meets (3 YMCA splashes required) to qualify for Districts on March 1st, here is a meet...
Dec 7, 2014 - New TOPS Apparel Page
Check out our new apparel ordering page for the latest information on how to get your TOPS gear.
Dec 1, 2014 - December Practice Schedule
The December practice schedule 12-01-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Nov 29, 2014 - November Practice Schedule
The November practice schedule 10-29-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Sep 30, 2014 - October Practice Schedule
The October practice schedule 10-08-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Sep 9, 2014 - September Practice Schedule
The September practice schedule 09-09-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Aug 28, 2014 - TOPS Registration
2014-15 Short Course Season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Join us! New athlete try-outs will be held at the West ...
Aug 27, 2014 - PAC Meeting
The first PAC meeting of the year will be September 2, 2014, 7:30p at the YMCA. Subsequent meetings are planned for the first Tuesday of each month, 7:30p at the YMCA unless otherwise notified.
Aug 27, 2014 - Gold/Senior/National Practice Begins
Practice for the Gold, Senior, and National groups will begin September 02, 2014 5:45p- 7:00p in the OPRF East pool. Practice will be at the same time and place the rest of the week.
Jul 31, 2014 - Fall Season Tryouts
Interested in joining TOPS this fall? Open tryouts will be held at the West Cook YMCA on September 08, 2014 5p- 6:30p , September 09, 2014 5p- 6:00p , and September 10, 2014 5p- 6:30p . You...
Jul 23, 2014 - TOPS Picnic
Join your TOPS friends and their families for a fun summer party on Tuesday, July 10 at Taylor Park from 5p until dusk. Bring your own food to grill and either a side (last names L-Z) or dessert (la...
Jul 22, 2014 - YMCA Long Course Nationals
Good luck to the TOPS swimmers competing at YMCA Long Course Nationals in Atlanta. You can follow them on streaming video or the live results . The unofficial psych sheet is here . The meet begins...
Jul 15, 2014 - Team Picnic
Jul 12, 2014 - Regionals Eligibility
A list the swimmers currently qualified for Regionals and the events in which they are qualifed is posted here (pdf)
Jul 2, 2014 - July Practice Schedule
The July practice schedule 07-02-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Jun 2, 2014 - June Practice Schedule
The June practice schedule 06-02-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Apr 30, 2014 - May Practice Schedule
The May practice schedule 05-13-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Apr 22, 2014 - April Practice Schedule
The April practice schedule 04-22-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Mar 26, 2014 - TOPS Registration
2014 Spring Long Course Season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Join us! New athlete try-outs will be held at the West...
Mar 25, 2014 - Spring Season Tryouts
Interested in joining TOPS this spring? Open tryouts will be held at the West Cook YMCA on April 14, 2014 5p- 7p and April 16, 2014 5p- 7p . You don't need to register - swimmers will tryout ...
Mar 18, 2014 - Age Group State Results
Congratulations to Dylan Fu, Alexandra Gill, Gillian Lundgren, Diego Pareja, Alex Pedraza, Will Raidt, JP Rotatori, Thomas Rotatori, Anders Ryan, Connor Sorg, Frank Tirone, and Toby West for swimming ...
Mar 4, 2014 - Team Banquet
Join your swim team friends, coaches and families for a celebration dinner and awards banquet on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6p- 8:30p at Oak Park River Forest High School - South Cafeteria. The cost...
Mar 4, 2014 - Championship Team Practice Schedule
The practice schedule 03-04-14 for Y Area and Championship swimmers is now available.
Feb 4, 2014 - OPRF Practice Changes
Practice changes for February 5 - February 8, 2014 Because the East Pool at OPRF is still out of order, we have had to make some adjustments to the practice schedule for the rest of the week. Seniors...
Jan 29, 2014 - February Practice Schedule
The February practice schedule 01-29-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Dec 13, 2013 - Holiday Practice Schedules
All groups will have modified practice schedules for the holiday period December 23 through January 5. The schedule for Red, Yellow, and Tiny TOPS groups is here 12-13-13 . The schedule for the ...
Dec 4, 2013 - December Move-Ups
December is move-up month. Check the move-up list to see if your practice group will be changing.
Dec 3, 2013 - December Practice Schedule
The December practice schedule 12-03-13 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Oct 25, 2013 - November Practice Schedule
The November practice schedule 10-25-13 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Oct 24, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunity
A rule change that goes into effect this year requires that all swim meets have a certified administrative official. We currently do not have an administrative official on TOPS. We can no longer legal...
Oct 17, 2013 - Practice Schedule Changes
The new Age Group/Senior practice schedule for October 22-November 30 is now available. Please note that there are some changes from the previous late October schedule. Also, there will be no pr...
Oct 7, 2013 - Meet Results
Results from the dual meet against BRRY are available on the BRRY meet event page and in the Meet Results section of the Times page. The event pages for meets completed this season can always ...
Oct 7, 2013 - Meet Signup Deadlines
The signup deadlines for the remainder of the meets this season are listed on the Calendar page. If you are using the ics file to update your personal calendar, note that the file associated with ea...
Sep 27, 2013 - October Practice Schedule
The October practice schedule 09-27-13 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Sep 9, 2013 - September Practice Schedule
The September practice schedule 09-09-13 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Aug 14, 2013 - TOPS Graduating Swimmers
Good luck in college to our graduating swimmers... Nikita Bondarenko - Columbia University Sammy Halpern - John Hopkins University Maggie Lomasney - DePauw University Kyle Patnode - Iowa Nathan Pi...
Aug 14, 2013 - TOPS Registration
2013-14 Short Course Season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Join us! New athlete try-outs will be held at the West Cook...
Jul 22, 2013 - YMCA Long Course Nationals
July 29 - August 2 , 2013 Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, Atlanta, GA Meet Information Live Results - Video Links Results
Jul 19, 2013 - Illinois Age Group Championships
July 25- 28, 2013 Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, IL Results
Jul 19, 2013 - Fall Season Tryouts
Interested in joining TOPS this fall? Open tryouts will be held at the West Cook YMCA on both September 16, 2013 5p- 6:30p and September 18, 2013 5p- 6:30p . You don't need to register - swim...
Jul 11, 2013 - Illinois Regional Championships
July 19- 21, 2013 Evanston High School, Evanston IL Meet Packet Entries 07-15-13 Results
Jul 2, 2013 - Pool Party
Jul 1, 2013 - July Practice Schedule
The July practice schedule 07-01-13 is now available.
Jun 27, 2013 - Red, White, and Blue
July 13- 14, 2013 Buehler YMCA, Palatine IL Meet Packet Entries 07-10-13 Results
Jun 27, 2013 - Munster Last Chance Meet
July 13, 2013 Munster Aquatic Center, Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN Meet Packet Entries 07-10-13 Results
Jun 22, 2013 - 14 and Under Central Zones Championships July 22, 2013
August 2 - 4 , 2013 Geneva, OH Meet Information
Jun 17, 2013 - FAST Summer Jam
June 21- 23, 2013 Fishers, IN Meet Packet Travel Roster 05-09-13 Entries 06-12-13 Results This is a team Travel Meet for Gold, Senior, and National - 13 and over swimmers only. Family Travel for a...
May 29, 2013 - TOPS Fathers Day Meet
June 14- 16, 2013 Ratner Athletic Center - University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Meet Packet Events File Waiver: under 18 | 18 or older TOPS Entries 06-12-13 Psych Shee t 06-12-13 Friday : Heat S...
May 28, 2013 - June Practice Schedule
The June practice schedule 06-12-13 is now availabl
May 1, 2013 - May Practice Schedule
The May practice schedule is now available.
Apr 29, 2013 - Practice Schedule Update
The tentative practice schedule for April 29, 2013 - May 11, 2013 is below. Check your email for updates. Monday 4/29 Bronze: Off Silver: 4.30-6pm Dryland YMCA Gold: 4.30-6pm Dryland YMCA Senior/ Nati...
Apr 24, 2013 - Westmont Dive Into Summer Meet
We were not able to enter the Westmont Dive Into Summer meet. We will be attending the Daniel Jaekel Chicago Classic instead. Because of the late switch, we are only being allowed to enter 50 swim...
Apr 19, 2013 - Swim Meet Sign-up
Having trouble finding the meet sign-up link on the new YMCA web site ? From the main page, select register > , then Browse , then TOPS . Use the login link in the upper right hand corner of th...
Apr 8, 2013 - April Practice Schedule
The April practice schedule is now available. The planned summer practice schedule is also available.
Mar 17, 2013 - Summer Season Registration
2013 Long Course Season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Registration will open on March 19th for returning swimmers. Join u...
Mar 8, 2013 - YMCA IL/MO Area Championships
Girls: March 16, 2013 Boys: March 17, 2013 Kishwaukee YMCA, Sycamore, IL Meet Packet Host Teams Information Page Qualifying Time Standards Entries : Boys | Girls Results: TOPS boys | full boys ...
Mar 5, 2013 - TOPS Banquet
Join your swim team friends, coaches, and families Tuesday, March 19, from 6:30- 8:00 PM for a celebration dinner and awards banquet. Online registration will close March 12. See the brochure for ...
Mar 5, 2013 - Spring Clinics
Registration for Spring Clinics is open. Clinics are available for all TOPS swimmers ages 5 -14 and will be held at the West Cook YMCA. Clinics are made available for swimmers who are willing to make ...
Feb 28, 2013 - Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships
March 8 -10, 2013 UIC, Chicago, IL Meet Packet Qualifying Time Standards ISI Meet Page Entries: individual | relay Results: TOPS | full
Feb 25, 2013 - Illinois Swimming Senior Championships
February 28 -March 3, 2013 RecPlex, Pleasant Prairie, WI Meet Packet Qualifying Time Standards ISI Meet Page Entries : individual | relay full | TOPS
Feb 5, 2013 - February Miscellany
The new Age Group/Senior practice schedule for February is now available. In order to compete in the YMCA District Championships, you must have participated in three (two for high school athletes)...
Jan 10, 2013 - January Practice Schedule
The January practice schedule 01-10-14 for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups is now available.
Dec 19, 2012 - Claire Statton Memorial
January 18 -20, 2013 UIC, Chicago, IL Meet Packet Events File TOPS Entries 01-16-13 TOPS Team Results Meet Results (zip) Meet Backup (zip) Psych Sheet Estimated Time Line Friday : Heat Sheet | ...
Nov 20, 2012 - YMCA Meets Attended
In order to compete in the YMCA District Championships, you must have participated in three (two for high school athletes) or more YMCA swim meets during the Fall/Winter season. The number of YMCA mee...
Oct 31, 2012 - Midway Snow Races
We will be attending the Westmont Mid-Season Challenge instead of the Midway Snow races. The Westmont meet is on the same weekend, different location.
Oct 9, 2012 - TOPS Parent Social
The fall parent social is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, at 7:00 PM . This fun, adults only event, is an opportunity to meet and visit with other TOPS parents. Appetizers and cocktails will be ...
Sep 20, 2012 - October Practice Schedule
The October practice schedule is now available.
Sep 17, 2012 - Swim Meet Signup
You may now sign up for meets on-line . Remember to login to your YMCA account before trying to sign-up (use the login link in the upper right hand corner of the sign-up page). The meet schedule, s...
Aug 20, 2012 - September Practice Schedule
The September practice schedule is now available. Practice for the Bronze and Gold groups starts September 10. Practice for the other groups starts September 17.
Aug 3, 2012 - TOPS Registration
2012-13 Short Course Season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Registration will open on August 6th for returning swimmers....
Aug 1, 2012 - Open Tryouts
Interested in joining TOPS? Open tryouts will be held at the West Cook YMCA on both September 10, 2012 5p- 7p and September 12, 2012 5p- 7p . You don't need to register - swimmers will tryout o...
Jun 12, 2012 - TOPS Father's Day Classic
TOPS hosts its annual Father's Day Classic meet June 15 - 17 , 2012 at Ridgeland Common, Oak Park IL. Meet Information Psych Sheet MM Meet Backup (zip) TM Results File (zip) TOPS Results (pdf) Fu...
May 16, 2012 - May-July Practice Schedule
The practice schedule covering today through the end of July for the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Senior groups has been posted on the practice page .
Mar 16, 2012 - 2012 Long Course Season Registration
Spring/Summer long course season registration information for both new and returning swimmers is now available on our registration page . Registration will open on March 15th for returning swimmers...
Mar 13, 2012 - Summer Registration
Summer registration information will be available March 15.
Jul 20, 2011 - YMCA Nationals
Good luck to the TOPS swimmers competing at YMCA Long Course Nationals. You can follow their progress on streaming video or the live results page . The unofficial psych sheet is here . Monday July...
Jun 21, 2011 - TOPS Picnic
Please join us for the TOPS summer picnic Monday July 11, 2011, 5pm until dusk, at Taylor park. Check out the flyer for further details.
Jun 9, 2011 - Regional and State Qualifiers
Swimmers who have (so far) qualified for the Regional or State championship meets are listed here (latest update: 6/28). The list is also posted in several places on the meets page under the relevan...
Mar 22, 2011 - 2011 Long Course Season Registration
Registration for the upcoming spring/summer long course season is now available! All of the necessary forms and information are here . Returning swimmers, please check the practice group move up lis...
Mar 22, 2011 - Summer Meet Schedule
The summer long course meet schedule (PDF) has been finalized.
Mar 4, 2011 - Tentative Summer Meet Schedule
Planning for summer? Here's our tentative meet schedule (PDF) for this summer's long course season. Summer registration information and a finalized long course meet schedule will be available shortly....
Mar 2, 2011 - TOPS Banquet
Join your swim team friends, families, and coaches March 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm for our annual celebration dinner and awards banquet. Reservations required by March 10th. Sign-up information is here. ...
Feb 11, 2011 - Small Group Lessons
TOPS is offering small group lessons during the months of March and April. Details here (PDF).
Jan 27, 2011 - Last Chance Y Meet
Need another Y meet to qualify for Y Districts? If so, Kroehler Y is holding their Last Chance Y Meet on February 20th. This meet is only for those swimmers who have not swum the three Y meets (two ...
Dec 21, 2010 - TOP$WIM T-Shirt
Are you looking for another way to meet your TOP$WIM goal? Do you have some time while school is out to send some letters? Then we have an activity for you. For the first time, we are offering adverti...
Nov 22, 2010 - TOP$WIM
Please help us meet our $20,000 team fundraising goal! All squads should have received TOP$WIM information packets during their practices last week. The packet included (PDF links): Introduction Lette...
Oct 21, 2010 - Y Virtual Meet
We will be hosting an in-house all squad meet this Friday, October 22 at the Y from 5p-7p. Swimmers should be at the Y ready to swim by 4:30p. We have reserved the multi-purpose room for our holding a...
Sep 16, 2010 - TOPS Parent Meetings
Next week we will have a series of parent meetings for our Developmental & Age Group athletes. If you have athletes in both Tiny TOPS & Bronze, let us know so we can forward you any information you mi...
Aug 2, 2010 - 2010-11 Short Course Season Registration
Registration for the upcoming short course season is now available! Register online at the West Cook YMCA . Returning families need to register by September 1st to reserve their spot on the team. We ...