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Nov 1, 2021 - Good Luck High School Girls
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school girls competing at sectional meets this Saturday at 1 PM. CWAC swimmers will be competing at the following sectional meets: Fenwick, Flossmoor, New Trier, San...
Sep 21, 2021 - Fitter & Faster Camp - 10/2 & 3
We have been invited to attend a Fitter and Faster Short Axis Racing & Race Strategy Camp Series swim camp on October 2&3! This camp is going to be led by 2x Olympian Joao DeLucca. Please keep in ...
Sep 1, 2021 - Update On Login Screen
Beginning tomorrow, September 2, 2021, your Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club login screen will feature a SportsEngine logo at the top (TeamUnify is part of the SportsEngine, Inc. family). This will no...
Aug 31, 2021 - Open Water State Cancelled
Unfortunately the Open Water State meet we had planned on hosting Sunday Sept. 26th has been cancelled. Working with a brand new site has introduced many obstacles that we cannot safely overcome by th...
Aug 27, 2021 - Speedo Team Discount
Speedo is running another Speedo Team Fundraiser from now until September 15 th . This time, teams & families will be able to shop through SpeedoUSA.com, items include all Vibe practice suits, p...
Aug 10, 2021 - Team Illinois Wins Zone Meet
Team Illinois won the Central Zone Meet this past weekend and 9 CWAC swimmers helped contribute to the team victory. Chayse Massimino won the 11-12 girls 100 free and Isabella Chow won the 13-14 girl...
Aug 5, 2021 - Fall Tryouts
Tryout Update - August 5, 2021 All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. CWAC recommends that all swimmers ag...
Aug 3, 2021 - Good Luck Zone Swimmers
The 2021 Central Zone Championships will be held August 5-8 at the FMC Natatorium. The following CWAC swimmers will be representing Team Illinois: Alexia Brockmann Isabella Chow Ben Del Cid Ivan Gonc...
Jul 30, 2021 - Potential Open Water State Event
I llinois Swimming is currently in the works to host the Open Water State meet for 2021 at Cedar Lake in Lake Villa, IL on Sunday, September 26. Once Illinois Swimming has the official sanction of for...
Jul 28, 2021 - Good Luck At Senior State
Good luck to the 43 CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Senior State meet that runs July 29 - August 1 at the FMC Aquatic Center. Prelims are at 9 AM and finals are a 5:30 PM (5 PM on Sunday). A...
Jul 21, 2021 - Be Flexible To Compete At Your Best
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Jul 21, 2021 - Good Luck AG State Team
Good luck to the 39 CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet that runs Thursday - Sunday at the FMC Natatorium. Prelims start at 9 AM and Finals at 5 PM daily. The m...
Jul 13, 2021 - Central Zone Meet Information
The Team Illinois website is now open to accept athletes for the 2021 Central Zone 14 and Under Championship!!! Come join us as we go for our 17th consecutive first place finish!!!! Picture Date: Aug...
Jul 8, 2021 - Good Luck Sectional Swimmers
Good luck to the 22 CWAC swimmers competing at the Speedo Sectional meet in Wisconsin this weekend. The meet runs from July 8-11 and will be live streamed. Click here for the information
Jul 7, 2021 - Relays Added to Age Group State
Relays have been added to the 2021 Illinois Swimming LCM Age Group Championship meet by consensus of the Age Group Committee. Each Team is allowed one "A" relay per relay event. Relay only swimmer...
Jul 1, 2021 - Parent Tips About Olympic Dreams
After talking with parents of Olympians, I discovered they don’t push their kids. Instead, they put zero limitations on their kids’ dreams. They are encouraging, hopeful and never say it’s impossible....
Jun 30, 2021 - Good Luck CWAC Swimmers
Good luck to the 12 CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Open Water State Championship on Wednesday. The competition will be held at Lake Andrea in Plesant Prairie, Wisconsin - click here for de...
Jun 21, 2021 - Munster Meet Updates
Munster has made another adjustment to the meet schedule for Friday. Both of the Friday sessions will now be combined into one session with a 3 PM warm up and 4 PM meet start. The correct session in...
Jun 21, 2021 - Prime Day On Speedo Products
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Jun 16, 2021 - Good Luck Zone Open Water Swimmers
Good luck to the following CWAC swimmers that will be competing at the Central Zone Open Water championships on Friday, June 18 in Plesant Prairie, Wisconsin. The will be representing team Illinois. ...
Jun 11, 2021 - All The Links You Need For Wave 2 Olympic Trials
Wave II of the 2021 US Olympic Trials will be kicking off on Sunday morning (6/13) at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. This wave of the meet will serve as the final leg in Olympic qualification for swi...
Jun 7, 2021 - Coach Danny Takes 5th At Trials
Swimming in heat 9 of the 50 freestyle this morning CWAC Coach Danny Tucker got his hand on the wall first with a time of 22.90 to advance to the championship heat of tonight's Olympic Trial Wave 1 fi...
Jun 6, 2021 - Traffic Alerts for Lake Central & Munster
Please keep the followin in mind when driving to the Lake Central and Munster pools. The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a bridge deck overlay project for I-80/94 from the Illinois St...
Jun 4, 2021 - Coach Danny competes at Olympic Trials On Monday
CWAC coach Danny Tucker will be competing in the 50 freestyle at the Wave 1 US Olympic Trials on Monday, June 7 in Omaha. Heat sheets will be posted here . The prelims will be webcast live here . ...
Jun 3, 2021 - Olympic Trial Broad Cast Schedule
Twelve days of televised swimming. Over 20 total broadcasts. Make sure to tune in this month, you are NOT going to want to miss the action. Wave I begins this week, watch the daily prelims on www.us...
Jun 3, 2021 - CWAC Water Bottles
One of our parents has designed customized CWAC water bottles, tumblers and mugs. The water bottles and tumblers can be personalized with your swimmer's name. There is a new non-personalized insulat...
May 24, 2021 - CWAC LCM Meet Schedule
Below is 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 are below as...
May 19, 2021 - Zone Open Water Champs
The Central Zone Open Water Championships will be held Friday, June 18 at Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin (the lake next to the Rec Plex). Qualification Times are the National A time in ...
May 18, 2021 - CWAC Custom Water Bottles / Tumblers / Mugs
One of our parents has designed customized CWAC water bottles, tumblers and mugs and the water bottles and tumblers can be personalized with your swimmer's name. Proceeds will go back to the team. Cl...
May 17, 2021 - Kids Vaccine at St. Ignatius on June 8 and 29
There will be a vaccination clinic at Saint Ignatius College Prep in June. Anyone age 12 and older who hasn’t been vaccinated is eligible to attend. Jewel-Osco|Albertsons will be administering the Pfi...
May 15, 2021 - Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that competed at the Intrasquad meets at UIC and Evergreen Park on Saturday. A great chance to do some racing before we start up with some regular invites. Thank...
May 11, 2021 - Community Vaccine Clinic for Children 12-18 Years Old
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just announced that the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine is approved for children from 12-15 years old. This follows the approval by the FDA on Monday...
Apr 9, 2021 - Illinois Swimming Spring Athletes Meeting 4/18
Dear Illinois Swimming athletes, We are having our annual athlete meeting and representative election Sunday, April 18 at 1 pm on Zoom. Join your current representatives in brainstorming ideas on how ...
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 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 18, 2021 - Good Luck CWAC Swimmers
Good luck to all of the CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Open and March Madness meets this weekend to wrap up the short course season. Click here for the live links to each of the sessions at ...
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 - CWAC March Meets
As we look to wrap up the end of the short course season there are several upcoming meets that we will be using as our team entry into the Back To The Blocks Championship for Illinois Swimming and the...
Feb 28, 2021 - Speedo March Fundraiser
During the month of March, Speedo is offering 25% off everything at SpeedoUSA.com/Speedo-Pool-Together . We’re also be giving either 10% of every purchase to select sponsored swim teams and an additi...
Feb 26, 2021 - Illinois Swimming Back To The Blocks
Illinois Swimming Back to the Blocks DATES: March 5th, 2021 through April 20th, 2021 IMPORTANT: ONLY entries turned in to ISI by April 20th, 2021 from a sanctioned, approved or observed meet will be i...
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 6, 2021 - Illinois Swimming COVID Waiver Update
Within the next few days any parent who did not correctly fill out the COVID Waiver form originally will be sent an email through PactSafe from Illinois Swimming with the following instructions: If ...
Feb 2, 2021 - The Science and Practice of Swimming Through COVID
The Center For Disease Control and Prevention and USA Swimming Present: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF SWIMMING THROUGH COVID-19 A conversation with Public Health and Competitive Swim Experts 4 p.m. ET (...
Feb 1, 2021 - Kick Negative Thinking To The Curb
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Jan 31, 2021 - CWAC Snow Day - January 31
CWAC Families, With the snow continuing to fall, bad road conditions and many cars likely buried in snow right now we will cancel practice for today (1/31). I'm guessing the parking around UIC is goi...
Jan 20, 2021 - The Importance of Hydration
Jan 19, 2021 - CWAC Team Update (1/19)
Yesterday there was some great news in that we have moved back into tier 2 mitigations which will allow for practices to resume. There are still a lot of logistics to work through with scheduling and...
Jan 15, 2021 - CWAC Team Update (1/15)
Starting today (1/15) regions that meet three different metrics will be able to move to Tier 2 mitigations. Tier 2 is where we were at this fall prior to being moved to Tier 3 on November 20. Curren...
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 13, 2021 - Lap Swim Schedule For Monday (1/18)
Lap Swim Options for Monday, January 18 6:30-8 AM – Nat / Wolf A & B (EP Senior & Gold) 8-9:30 AM – Nat / Wolf A & B (EP Senior & Gold) 1-2:30 PM – Nat / Wolf A & B (EP Senior & Gold) 2:30-4 PM – Nat ...
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 21, 2020 - Note From Illinois Swimming
Dear Illinois Swimming Club Leaders- The last nine months have proven to be more challenging than any of us ever anticipated or imagined. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the swimmin...
Dec 20, 2020 - CWAC remembers Kendall Pickering
The CWAC community remembers Kendall Pickering who passed away unexpectedly last week. Kendall was a member of FMC Aquatics and a sophomore at Hinsdale Central High School. Click here for the detail...
Dec 15, 2020 - Swim Team Store Holiday Sale
We have great last minute gift ideas available at our store in Wheeling! Our store hours for the rest of this year are on the flyer. We’re also offering same day shipping, and no shipping charge for...
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 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 18, 2020 - CWAC Team Update
As many of you are aware the governor issued some new mitigation guidelines yesterday and they will impact CWAC. Illinois Swimming just posted the following statement as it relates to indoor youth ac...
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 6, 2020 - Zenin Miller commits to University of Chicago
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Zenin Miller who has committed to swim at the University of Chicago next year. "I am beyond excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at th...
Nov 5, 2020 - UIC traffic accident
Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club Accident At Roosevelt & Morgan Intersection Earlier today there was a bad accident on the corner of Roosevelt and Morgan and right now they still have the intersection cl...
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 31, 2020 - Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween to all our CWAC Swimmers & Families!
Oct 29, 2020 - CWAC Team Week At Swim Team Store
CWAC TEAM WEEK! Monday 11/2 – Sunday 11/8 Get an additional 10% off of your already discounted pricing!! Great opportunity for holiday shopping!! IN OUR WHEELING STORE: Stop by for an additional 10%...
Oct 25, 2020 - Do You Get Enough Sleep?
Oct 25, 2020 - CWAC Fall Tryout Update
October 29 Update At this time both our UIC and Evergreen Park locations are at capacity. We do have a waiting list so if you are interested please email Coach Dave with the pool site you are inter...
Oct 23, 2020 - 18&Under Winter Championships
Illinois Swimming is excited to announce they will be hosting a USA Swimming 18&U Winter Championships event at the FMC Natatorium. Tentative dates for the event will be December 10-13, 2020. While cu...
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 - 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...
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...
Sep 23, 2020 - CWAC UIC Registration
The Pack Is Back! After over 6 months away it is exciting to be able to send out this email. We are cleared to return to the UIC small pool starting on Monday, September 28th. Things will not be bus...
Sep 20, 2020 - Parker Nolan Commits To Michigan
Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Parker Nolan has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving class of 2025. Nolan will join CWAC teammate B...
Sep 19, 2020 - UIC Pool Update 9/19
Thank you again to all of our UIC families for their patience. It has been over 6 months since we have been back to UIC and it appears the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. I have what I ho...
Sep 18, 2020 - CWAC has 5 Scholastic All-Americans
CWAC had 5 swimmers earn Scholastic All-American status for the 2019-20 school year. In order to receive this award swimmers must have a 3.5 GPA and achieve a winter junior national time standard. C...
Sep 16, 2020 - How To Help Athletes Grow From Stress
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Sep 4, 2020 - UIC Pool Update
UIC CWAC Families, It has definitely been a challenging and unprecedented spring / summer swimming season. We have been fortunate to find some pool time and it’s been a great opportunity for the kids...
Sep 2, 2020 - Illinois Swimming COVID Waiver Update
lucida="" sans="" style= "color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "> At this time we believe all the issues with the COVID waiver have been resolved. If you have contacted the Illinois Swimming office wit...
Sep 1, 2020 - CWAC Recognized For Safe Sport
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 28, 2020 - Thank You Coach Kyle
Seven years ago, Kyle Bubolz started with the CWAC program and under his leadership our age group program soared to new heights. He led our 11-12 and 10&Under groups at UIC for the past 5 years befor...
Aug 27, 2020 - Petition For Iowa Swimming
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Aug 25, 2020 - CWAC Podcast
Coach Dave did a podcast back in June with Birk Creative and it has now been released. Please be sure to check it out to learn a little more about the program. Anchor Podcast - click here Apple Podc...
Aug 24, 2020 - 12&Under Tech Suit Ban Update
The tech suit restrictions, proposed by the Age Group Development Committee, will go into effect for 12-and-under swimmers beginning September 1, 2020 . Below are complete lists of the suits that wil...
Aug 24, 2020 - Good Posture While E-Learning
Aug 21, 2020 - Safe Sport Thank You
Thank you to the following families that completed the Safe Sport education to help our team meet the requirements to become certified as a Safe Sport program. Arroyo Grgurovic Massimino Sasamoto Beat...
Aug 20, 2020 - Nutrition Tips for Workout
When you’re heading to your next swimming workout, from work or class, nutrition may be the last thing on your mind. However, the right nutrition can be the difference between you crashing mid-workout...
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 12, 2020 - Dealing With Anxiety As Athletes Return To Play
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.
Aug 7, 2020 - Electrolytes & Youth Athletes
Deciding when to use a sports drink, electrolyte-infused water, or plain water is important to your athlete’s performance, but it can also be confusing. Luckily, TrueSport Expert Kristen Ziesmer, a re...
Jul 31, 2020 - CWAC Pool Updates
It was an interesting week for youth sports in Illinois. Governor Pritzker released his plan for youth sports which will take effect on August 15 - click here . Additionally, the IHSA is moving ahe...
Jul 17, 2020 - The Goree Project
Black Kids Swim Inc. recently launched a first-of-its-kind web series to unite African-Americans and Senegalese through a cultural and athletic exchange. This year will mark the 33rd Dakar Gorée swim,...
Jul 14, 2020 - Safe Sport Certification
All teams who have achieved Safe Sport Club Recognition will be entered in a monthly drawing for the chance to win a visit from a National Team athlete or alum. This is an exciting opportunity for win...
Jul 12, 2020 - Stay Mentally Sharp As You Return To The Pool
Jul 6, 2020 - Swimmers For Change
As part of our efforts to be more inclusive in our swimming community CWAC would like to support the Swimmers for Change. Teammates Jacob Pebley & Lia Neal began Swimmers for Change as a means of...
Jul 6, 2020 - Safe Sport Zoom Training Sessions
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Jul 5, 2020 - Safe Sport Training
CWAC Parents and Swimmers, We really need your help to make our club a better, safer and more protected place for our membership to thrive. USA Swimming has a program called “SAFE SPORT” . USA Swim...
Jul 3, 2020 - 21 Sources of Protein
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Jun 26, 2020 - IDPH Phase 4 For Pools
Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Phase 4 Guidance for Swimming Facilities 26th Jun, 2020 SPRINGFIELD – Under Phase 4 of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Restore Illinois plan, swimming...
Jun 25, 2020 - Easy Recipes for Swimmers Rich in Omega-3 Fats
You’ve probably heard of healthy omega-3 fats before, but it’s also important to know there are different types. When we eat omega 3 from plants such as chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts, we eat omeg...
Jun 19, 2020 - Make Your Return Back To The Pool Smooth
Making Your Return Back to the Water as Smooth as Possible As states begin to loosen restrictions and open up, you will soon be back in the water. While this is something exciting for you to look forw...
Jun 18, 2020 - Beyond Swimming Talk & Slides
Thank you to everyone involved in our Zoom meeting on Friday. We all must make a difference and while it can seem overwhelming when you think about the big picture it can start small and if everyone ...
Jun 16, 2020 - Abbey Taute commits to Missouri
Congrats to Abbey Taute who has committed to swim for the University of Missouri starting in the fall of 2021. Click here for the press release.
Jun 10, 2020 - CWAC & Coach Kyle Recognized
Congrats to CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz who was recently recognized as one of the top 50 age group coaches in the country - click here for the explanation. Additionally, CWAC was recognized as the 20th r...
Jun 8, 2020 - US Olympic Coach Dave Marsh on June 9
This week's guest will be Olympic and NCAA Championship Head Coach David Marsh. Coach Marsh won a record 12 NCAA titles (Men & Women) at Auburn University and is the current Head Coach of Team Elite. ...
Jun 6, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Pool Update 6/6
Well after a week of grim news about pools in Illinois the IDPH provided some hope last night when they released their guidelines for pools under phase 3 of the governor's Restore Illinois plan. The ...
Jun 5, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Pool Update 6/5
Illinois Swimming held a zoom meeting with all club leaders earlier this week to discuss the current state of pool openings and wanted to share that with everyone - click here . It's about a 30 min...
Jun 3, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Championship Meets Cancelled
The Illinois Swimming Board of Directors met to review the current COVID-19 impact on Illinois Swimming. Due to our members club not being in the water and the impact of COVID-19 on our potential host...
May 28, 2020 - Nutrients To Recover After Intense Workouts
What nutrients help your body recover after a long, hard work out? Let’s break it down, starting with the most essential nutrient, water. That’s right, water is a nutrient, although we often think onl...
May 21, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Statement & Letter To Governor Pritzker
Illinois Swimming has released a statement advocating for the reopening of pools as well as a letter to Governor Pritzker. Letter to the governor - click here Petition to open pools - click here Sta...
May 20, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Athlete Meeting & Election
We are excited to have a meeting for our athletes in Illinois Swimming to share ideas and have their voice heard on our sport. Parker Nolan and Donnie Taylor are two of nominees. We will also be elec...
May 19, 2020 - Keeping A Positive Mindset
May 14, 2020 - Take Action To Maintain Conditioning & Mental Wellness
As you're all too painfully aware, we're continuing to go through an incredibly challenging, unprecedented time in our country and world right now. Nothing is as it used to be! Everything has changed!...
May 8, 2020 - Healthy Foods That Support Your Immune System
We know that exercise is good for a healthy immune system, but what about nutrition? Let’s dispel a few myths and provide a list of healthy foods that support your immune system. Note I said foods tha...
Apr 27, 2020 - Matt Grevers Q&A Session
We are excited to host a weekly Q&A with former Illinois Swimming athletes as we discuss their passion for the sport, their roadblocks, successes, and more. This zoom meeting is open to ALL ILLINOIS S...
Apr 25, 2020 - Taking Advantage of Adversity & Disappointment
Apr 22, 2020 - Illinois Swimming Online Clinic Recordings
If you missed either the Olivia Smoliga Q&A session or Tim Loeffler talk on NCAA recruiting both can be found on the Illinois Swimming youtube page - click here
Apr 21, 2020 - Duel In The Pool Roster
The Duel in the Pool meet was scheduled to take place in May and featured the top swimmers from Illinois competing against swimmers from Indiana and Gulf Swimming. The meet has been cancelled, but st...
Apr 20, 2020 - Olivia Smoliga Q&A Session
We are excited to host a weekly Q&A with former Illinois Swimming athletes as we discuss their passion for the sport, their roadblocks, successes, and more. This zoom meeting is open to ALL ILLINOIS S...
Apr 18, 2020 - Movie: The Last Gold
THE LAST GOLD MOVIE Members can now watch The Last Gold free of charge. This documentary film was produced by USA Swimming in 2016. Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a f...
Apr 15, 2020 - Who is Russell Mark?
Apr 14, 2020 - NCAA Recruiting Webinar
On Tuesday April 21st Tim Loeffler, Head Coach University of Illinois at Chicago Men's/Women's Swim and Dive Program, will be Illinois Swimming's featured speaker on a live Zoom broadcast. Coach Tim w...
Apr 11, 2020 - What I Miss Most Is Swimming
Apr 10, 2020 - Olympic Trials Rescheduled
Rescheduled 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming Slated for Omaha in June 2021 Olympic-qualifying event confirmed for the CHI Health Center Omaha, June 13-20, 2021 OMAHA, Neb. – Following unp...
Apr 8, 2020 - Dryland Options
Bridge Athletic ($) designed by former swimmers and has variety of workouts Peloton ($) has an app that includes strength training classes. Website says you get a free 90 day trial! Onnit ($) has a...
Mar 23, 2020 - Olson Wins State / Miller Runner-Up
At the IHSA state meet on Saturday, Jaden Olson became the first CWAC swimmer to win a high school state championship taking top honors in the 100 backstroke. Seth Miller finished 2nd in the 100 butt...
Mar 18, 2020 - Resources to Help Athletes Cope with Limitations on Training During Coronavirus
USA Swimming and the USOPC have recently published a number of articles to help athletes and their support groups cope with the current limitations on their training and competitions imposed by the re...
Mar 13, 2020 - Coronavirus Cant't Take Your Season Away
Mar 12, 2020 - AG State & Sectional Updates
The Age Group State & Speedo Sectional meets have been cancelled.
Mar 11, 2020 - Spring / Summer Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2020 long course season is now open - click here .
Mar 9, 2020 - Become A Swimming Official
Are you interested in becoming a USA official? We cannot participate or run meets without our officials. We are always trying to recruit new members to join. Official clinics for the spring are now...
Mar 8, 2020 - Senior State Day 4
Wolfpack wrapped up the final day of the Illinois Senior State championship with several new team records, a state champion and first time junior national qualifier. Julieta Tracy won the women's 200...
Mar 7, 2020 - Senior State Day 3
It was another strong day for the Pack on day 3 of the Illinois Senior State Championships. Bence Szabados brought home the state title in the 50 free. CWAC had trio of state runner-up finishers on ...
Mar 6, 2020 - Senior State Day 2
It was another strong day of swimming for the Wolfpack at the Illinois Senior State Meet. The Pack had a quartet of swimmers in the super final heat (top 4) on Friday evening. Abbey Taute took 4th i...
Mar 5, 2020 - Wood Prince Wins 1000
The first night of the Illinois Senior State Championship saw Piper Wood Prince race to a state title in the women's 1000 free. Her time establishes a new overall team and 13-14 record and is a new w...
Mar 4, 2020 - Good Luck CWAC SR State Team
Good luck to the 37 CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Senior State Championship March 5-8 at UIC. Click here for information and the live webscast. Go Wolfpack!
Mar 3, 2020 - Performing At A High Level
What can we learn from swimmers who perform at a consistently high level? As it turns out, lots—here are just a few that you can apply to your own swimming: 1. Get up after you get beat down. Mike Tys...
Mar 2, 2020 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the regional meet over the weekend at UIC. CWAC swimmers achieved 75 new state times including 11 first timers! A huge tha...
Feb 27, 2020 - Sleep Better During Competition
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Feb 24, 2020 - CWAC Wins Windy City Conference
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday. A shout out to Sophia Chin who broke the 10&Under girls 200 breaststroke team record. Ther...
Feb 23, 2020 - IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following high school boys that qualified for the IHSA state championships which will be held February 28-29 at Evanston High School. Jaden Olson - Jones Matthew Fernandez - Jones Zeni...
Feb 22, 2020 - 8&Under Crew Wins Conference
Congrats to all of our 8 & Unders who were competing today at the conference championships!! CWAC came away with a strong victory and took first in 3 of the 4 relays. Individual event winners includ...
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 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
Dec 4, 2019 - CWAC Swimmers At Big Meets
CWAC's Jaden Olson recently competed at the South East Asian Games. Representing the Philippines he finished 6th in the 100 backstroke. He's competing in the 50 and 200 back. CWAC Coach Danny Tu...
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 17, 2019 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
CWAC swimmers were competing in 4 different sectionals around the state on Saturday and 12 qualified for the IHSA State Championships on Friday at New Trier High School: Summer Brainin - Saint Ignatiu...
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 12, 2019 - Good Luck HS Girls at Sectionals
Good luck to all of the high school girls that will be competing at IHSA Sectional meets on Saturday (11/16). CWAC swimmers will be competing at the UIC, Fenwick, Lyons and Lockport Sectionals. The ...
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 20, 2019 - CPS Strike Schedule Update
Whitney Young continues to remain closed during the strike. Below is the schedule for the next few days in the event the strike continues. Upon reopening we will continue with our normal schedule. F...
Oct 18, 2019 - How To Stop Over Thinking
Oct 16, 2019 - WY Practice Adjustments
Due to the CPS strike we will not be able to use Whitney Young. Below is the adjusted schedule for 10/17 and 18 Thursday 17 th Bronze 1 4-5:30pm small pool Gold 3 4-5:30pm small pool Friday 18 th S...
Oct 15, 2019 - Bubolz Named IL Age Group Coach of the Year
Congrats to CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz who was named the Illinois Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year over the weekend. This is the third year in a row Coach Kyle has won this award.
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...
Oct 4, 2019 - Commitment To The Team
1. Commit to Giving 100% - It’s hard to quantify 100% but we know when someone is giving their all to the team. We can tell who is working and who‘s slacking. To become a great team each team member...
Oct 1, 2019 - Illinois Swimming Breakout Clinic
This is a once in a lifetime kind of event and a great chance for your swimmer to BREAKOUT to the next level while spending the day with some of the great Swimming Olympians of all time! Aaron Piersol...
Sep 29, 2019 - Parker Nolan Selected 2019 USA Swimming National Select Camp
CWAC's Parker Nolan was chosen as one of 48 boys from across the country to participate in USA Swimming’s National Select Camp slated for October 24-27 at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Cent...
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 23, 2019 - Patriot Meet Entry Deadline 9/24
The deadline for the Patriot Premier snuck up on me and I did not get the meet information posted in a timely manner. It is now posted - click here - and we need athletes to sign up for the meet by...
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 10, 2019 - CWAC Hockey Night on 11/30
Join CWAC swimmers, family and friends for an evening of fun at a Chicago Wolves hockey game on Saturday, November 30. Everyone will be seated together in the same section and receive a free Chicago ...
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 23, 2019 - Parent Tips For A New Season
With a new season approaching, it’s a great time to reflect as a swim parent on how the last season went and what we’d like to change. Was the schedule too hectic for your family? Do you need to cut o...
Aug 21, 2019 - Fall Tryout Dates
FALL / WINTER TRYOUTS 2019 All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. For a description of the groups and requi...
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 15, 2019 - Szabados & Olson to compete at Jr World Championships
Jaden Olson will be representing the Philippines at the Junior World Championship and will be swimming the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke. Bence Szabados has qualified for the Hungarian Junior World Champ...
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 12, 2019 - Learning To Forgive Yourself
One of the more common characteristics of competitive athletes across all sports is that they tend to be really hard on themselves. You know the story: You have a bad meet, a disappointing showing in ...
Aug 10, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 5
The NCSA Junior National meet wrapped up on Saturday and it was a very strong day for the Pack. Jaden Olson brought home an individual title winning the men's 50 backstroke and setting a new team rec...
Aug 9, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 4
Day 4 saw more fast swimming and a great time trials session from the Pack! Parker Nolan posted the highest finish on the day taking 4th in the men's 100 fly. Seth Miller took 11th in the same event...
Aug 9, 2019 - Letting Your Child Take Ownership
Letting our kids take ownership of their sport is something we hear over and over. But, what does it mean and how do we do it? I spoke with Chris Plumb , Head Coach/CEO of the Carmel Swim Club of Ind...
Aug 8, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 3
Day 3 of the NCSA Junior National meet saw more fast swimming from the Pack. Relays were again we key for the Wolfpack as the 400 free relay was on the docket for both the men and women. The men's f...
Aug 7, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 2
Jaden Olson led the way for the Pack achieving his first US Olympic Trial Time standard in the men's 100 back on Wednesday night. After achieving his first national cut in the morning, he dropped a c...
Aug 7, 2019 - Jaden Olson Achieves US Olympic Trial Cut
Jaden Olson became the third CWAC swimmer this season to make the US Olympic Trial cut as his time of 56.48 took 2nd place in the men's 100 meter backstroke tonight at the NCSA Junior National meet. ...
Aug 6, 2019 - NCSA Juniors Day 1
The 2019 Summer NCSA Junior National meet opened on Tuesday in Indianapolis. Relays were a big part of the Wolfpacks success as all four relays placed in the top 12 with three team records and both o...
Aug 5, 2019 - Illinois Wins Central Zone Meet
25 CWAC swimmers were part of Team Illinois that won the Central Zone meet at the Rec Plex in Wisconsin. Renee Tan set a new zone and team record in the 11-12 girls 800 free and won the high point aw...
Aug 2, 2019 - Good Luck NCSA Swimmers
Good luck to the 20 CWAC swimmers competing at the NCSA Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana August 5-10. The meet features many of the top 18&Under swimmers from around the country...
Jul 31, 2019 - US Nationals TV & Streaming Schedule
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 30, 2019 - Good Luck Zone Swimmers
Good luck to the 25 CWAC swimmers who will be representing Team Illinois at the Central Zone meet this weekend at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Action gets underway Thursday, August 1 ...
Jul 29, 2019 - AG State Day 4
The Pack finished off the Illinois Age Group State Meet with another day of strong performances to capture their 4th consecutive state championship. CWAC captured 6 state titles on the final day and ...
Jul 28, 2019 - AG State Day 3
The Wolfpack continued to lead on day 3 of the Age Group State meet with more fast swimming! The Pack brought home four more state championships. Alexia Brockmann won her first individual state titl...
Jul 27, 2019 - AG State Day 2
The Pack extend their lead on day 2 of the Age Group State meet with another awesome day of swimming. Relays were again a big part of the team's success with the 10&Under boys foursome of Aidan Gnatt...
Jul 26, 2019 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack sit in first place after day 1 of the Age Group State Championship. The 10&Under boys 200 free relay of Isaac Litwiller, Aidan Gnatt, Ivan Goncharko and Samuel Koeninsberg grabbed the fi...
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...
Jul 25, 2019 - Good Luck CWAC AG State Team
Good luck to the 84 swimmers competing at the Age Group State Meet at Lake Central High School. The meet starts today! The meet have a live webcast - click here Prelims 8:30 AM 10&Unders 1:45 PM Fi...
Jul 22, 2019 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 106 swimmers that led CWAC to victory at the Regional meet over the weekend! There was lots of fast swimming, new state times and podium performances. Thank you to all of our officia...
Jul 18, 2019 - Regional Meet Weekend
Good luck to the 106 CWAC swimmers racing this weekend at the Regional Championship Meet. Click here for more information and Go Wolfpack!
Jul 16, 2019 - How To Watch The FINA World Championships
The swimming portion of the FINA World Championships kicks off Sunday (7/21) in South Korea. This is the biggest international meet of the year as everyone is gearing up for the upcoming Olympics. Cl...
Jul 15, 2019 - Championship Season Kicks Off
It was a strong weekend for the Pack with the team competing in 3 meets. Congrats to Abbey Taute who won her first state title taking the women's 400 free to with a 3rd place finish in the 800 free a...
Jul 13, 2019 - Mental Toughness Toolbox
A lot of swimmers have a serious misconception about faster swimmers, whether those are their teammates or opponents. If you get in the bad habit of carrying around this misconception with you, then i...
Jul 11, 2019 - Big Meet Weekend For The Pack
Good luck to all the CWAC swimmers competing in meets this weekend. 30 will be competing at the Illinois Senior State Championships at the Rec Plex. The meet kicks off tonight with the 800 free and...
Jul 11, 2019 - Zone Registration Open
Join Team Illinois for the Central Zone 14 and Under Championships July 31- August 4th at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Click here to sign up today!!!!
Jul 10, 2019 - High School All-Americans
Congrats to Tadzio Kurka - 100 back (Whitney Young), Jaden Olson - 100 back (Jones) and Abbey Taute - 500 free (St. Ignatius) who earned All-American status for their high school performances during t...
Jul 9, 2019 - Goal Setting 101
Improving swimming speed . Perfecting stroke technique. Building endurance . Optimizing starts and turns. There is a lot of work that goes into becoming a faster swimmer. To figure out where to start...
Jul 8, 2019 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
The Wolfpack took top honors at the CWAC Summer Sizzle this past weekend. Over 200 swimmers competed for the Pack and many new time standards were achieved. One of the highlights was Coach Danny Tuc...
Jul 5, 2019 - Raquel Maldonado Featured In Swimming World
CWAC's Raquel Maldonado was recently featured in Swimming World Magazine for her performances from the past season which included numerous state records and a national record in the 100 meter fly. Cli...
Jul 4, 2019 - Improving Your Dolphin Kick
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...
Jun 24, 2019 - Gaining Confidence From Practice
Jun 23, 2019 - Strong Weekend For The Pack
It was a great weekend of swimming for the Pack who were at both the Munster and Patriot meets. The Pack took top honors at the Patriot meet and were 4th at Munster. Click here for meet results. T...
Jun 21, 2019 - Good Luck CWAC Swimmers
Good luck to all of the CWAC swimmers competing this weekend at the Munster and Patriot Meets!!
Jun 17, 2019 - Avoiding Psychouts and Intimidation
A common problem that a lot of swimmers struggle with is finding themselves getting psyched out or intimidated by the competition. You know the drill – you have to race against Larry Lightening Fast o...
Jun 14, 2019 - Brockmann Competes At Open Water Zones
Congrats to Alexia Brockmann who raced at Central Zone Open Water Championship earlier today in Wisconsin. She participated in the 1k 10&Under division and was third among the 26 competitors. Way to...
Jun 14, 2019 - How to Hydrate Your Athlete if They Don't Like Water
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 9, 2019 - Szabados qualifies for European Juniors
Last week CWAC's Bence Szabados competed at the Hungarian Junior nationals and won both the 50 and 100 free to qualify for the Junior European Championships which will be held in Kazan, Russia in earl...
Jun 7, 2019 - Paying Attention To Your Mindset - Part 2
Jun 6, 2019 - 2 CWAC Coaches Nominated For Age Group Coach Of The Year
There are 50 nominees from all over the United States for the 2019 Age Group Swim Coach of the Year Award Presented By Fitter and Faster ! This is the SIXTH year Fitter and Faster is presenting thi...
Jun 6, 2019 - 4 Selected to Senior Elite Camp
Four CWAC swimmers were selected to the Senior Elite Camp which will be held June 7-12 in Toronto, Canada. Congrats to Tadzio Kurka, Parker Nolan, Jaden Olson and Bence Szabados who will be represent...
Jun 5, 2019 - 7 CWAC To Compete At Central Zone Diversity Meet
Good luck to the following CWAC swimmers that will be competing in the Central Zone Diversity Meet this weekend in Edwardsville, Illinois - Mariposa Arroyo, Alexia Brockmann, Andrea Esperon, Jannie Es...
Jun 2, 2019 - CWAC Wins Alligator Summer Splash
Congrats to all of the swimmers that led CWAC to victory at the Alligator Summer Splash this past weekend at UIC. A big thank you to all of our parents and officials who stepped up to help run the me...
May 31, 2019 - CWAC Top 100 National All Time Performances
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that posted times that rank in the top 100 all time in the history of USA Swimming during the past season. Click here for the complete list of CWAC swimmers ...
May 25, 2019 - Challenge Your Nutrition
This summer, take the challenge fever in a positive direction and challenge yourself or your teammates to adopt healthy habits to enhance your swimming performance and set yourself up for good health ...
May 22, 2019 - 4 Selected To Central Zone Camp
CWAC has 4 of the 56 Swimmers Invited to USA Swimming Central Zone Select Camp Congrats to Maya Arroyo, Alexandra Mitchell, Julieta Tracy, and Piper Wood Prince who were selected to participate in USA...
May 21, 2019 - Paying Attention To Your Mindset - Part 1
May 19, 2019 - CWAC Wins West Meet
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Classic. It was a long meet, but featured some solid competition from around the state and good chance...
May 12, 2019 - Illinois Wins Dual In The Pool
11 CWAC swimmers represented Team Illinois in an exciting dual meet against Team Indiana at the IUPUI Natatorium over the weekend. Congrats to Kayla Duran who set a new 13-14 and overall team record...
May 9, 2019 - CWAC Discount to West Side Story
All CWAC families can get a 20% discount to see "West Side Story" at the Lyric Opera House through June 2. Save 20% with promo code CWAC - click here to purchase tickets The reviews are in, and Lyri...
May 8, 2019 - CWAC Top 20 National Rankings SCY
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers and relays that posted the top time in the country for their age group during the 2018-19 short course season: Raquel Maldonado - 10&Under Girls - 50 free / 100...
May 7, 2019 - Taute & Wood Prince at Open Water Juniors
Abbey Taute and Piper Wood Prince represented CWAC at the Open Water Junior National Championship in Miami, Florida this past weekend. Taute finished 24th and Wood Prince 26th among the 70 women co...
May 5, 2019 - CWAC Wins Dual With Academy
Two of the top teams in the state kicked off the long course season with an exciting dual meet on Sunday. It was great to do some racing in a different format meet where all ages could be together. ...
May 4, 2019 - Szabados earns #15 national rank
CWAC swimmer Bence Szabados was recently ranked as the #15 recruit for the high school class of 2020. Bence has committed to the University of Michigan. Click here for the list and congrats to Ben...
Apr 30, 2019 - Mental Toughness & Sleep
Apr 26, 2019 - Taute & Wood Prince Competing in Open Water JR Nationals
CWAC swimmers Abbey Taute and Piper Wood Prince will be competing in the Open Water Junior National Championships in Miami, Florida. They will be racing the 5k on Saturday, May 4. Click here for mor...
Apr 25, 2019 - Handling Stress
HOW TO DE-STRESS AND RECOVER FASTER There are a number of different ways that you can help hit the reset button when stress is rolling up on you. Going for a long walk can help you unplug and gain per...
Apr 24, 2019 - CWAC College Commitments
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that have made their college swimming commitment. Jenna Keating - University of Illinois - click here Tadzio Kurka - University of Wisconsin - click here Benc...
Apr 23, 2019 - 11 Named to Dual In The Pool Roster for Illinois
CWAC will have 11 swimmers and 1 coach representing Team Illinois in the first dual in the pool against Indiana and Southern California. Congrats to the following: 11-12 Girls - Isabella Chow, Jessic...
Apr 23, 2019 - Illinois Swimming White Sox Night
The Chicago White Sox will be hosting a celebration of the athletes of Illinois Swimming by recognizing them at the night game against the Cleveland Indians on May 30th at 7:00pm at Sox Park. Each ti...
Apr 22, 2019 - Dietitian Approved Processed Foods
Top Nutrition Tips: Dietitian Approved Processed Foods Processed foods have a bad reputation, but how many of us grow our own wheat, mill the flour, and bake bread? Processed foods shouldn’t scare u...
Apr 20, 2019 - CWAC Recognized As Nation's Top 12&Under Program
The American Swim Coach's Association (ASCA) recently ranked the top 20 individuals in the country for each event in the 10&Under and 11-12 age groups from the past short course season. They then sco...
Apr 18, 2019 - How to be a More Coachable Swimmer
We’ve all had that swimmer on our team or in our training group. The one that argues with coach every time she writes up a workout on the board. That rolls his eyes when the group is asked to do somet...
Apr 16, 2019 - 2018 Long Course Top Ten Rankings
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that posted the fastest time in the state of Illinois during the 2018 LCM season for their age group: Raquel Maldonado - 10&Under Girls - 50 free / 100 free / 2...
Apr 12, 2019 - Mastering Disappointment & Failure
Building Your Mental Toughness Toolbox: Mastering Disappointment and Failures The short course season is wrapping up and many swimmers are in the process of or have just finished their big taper meets...
Apr 10, 2019 - Swim Clinic With Jason Lezak
The Rob O'Dell Memorial Swim Clinic hosted by 4x Olympian Jason "the Legend" Lezak will take place at the Wheaton College Pool this Sat April 13th. Older kids, ages 12-18, will be first from 9am-12p...
Apr 5, 2019 - Nutritional Strategies To Avoid
Apr 3, 2019 - Personalized Name Cap Order
If you would like to order a personalized name cap please click here and follow the directions. The deadline is Saturday, April 20 and the turn around time is about 4 weeks.
Mar 29, 2019 - Working On Your Bad Habit
Bad habits. We all got them. And usually when we think about them, it’s in terms of our technique or lifestyle. We breathe to the same side when we are tired. Our streamline loosens when we are unfocu...
Mar 26, 2019 - CWAC Swimmers Featured in Beverly Review
Several CWAC swimmers were highlighted in the Beverly Review for their great performances at the Age Group State meet - click here
Mar 22, 2019 - Become A Swimming Official
CWAC is looking for new officials for the upcoming season. A training clinic will be held on Sunday, May 19 at Northside College Prep to either become an official or advance your standing. Registrat...
Mar 21, 2019 - How Much Sleep Do Swimmers Need
Mar 15, 2019 - Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Talent
Mar 14, 2019 - Central Zone Diversity Meet
Registration for the Central Zone Multi-Cultural/Diversity meet is now open. Diversity is not only defined by races and ethnicities, but also by the inclusion of socioeconomic backgrounds, disability,...
Mar 11, 2019 - Age Group State Champions
For the third season in a row CWAC are Age Group State Champions! The Pack led from wire to wire and won both the men's and women's meet. CWAC swimmers won 16 individual events, 8 relays, broke 11 s...
Mar 10, 2019 - Day 4 AG State
CWAC put a big exclamation point on the final day of the Age Group State Championships winning 4 of the 6 relays and taking home the men's, women's and combined team titles. The 10&Under girls backed ...
Mar 9, 2019 - Day 3 AG State & Pro-Series Recap
CWAC extended their lead on Day 3 of the Age Group State Championship and wrapped things up at the TYR Pro-Series Meet TYR Pro-Series - Abbey Taute had the highest finish on the day for the Pack taki...
Mar 8, 2019 - Day 2 AG State & Pro-Series Recap
More fast swimming from CWAC as state and team records continue to fall. TYR Meet - Abbey Taute had the highest finish on the day taking 11th in the 200 back and making the winter junior cut in long ...
Mar 8, 2019 - Don't Overthink Behind The Blocks
Mar 7, 2019 - Day 1 AG State & Pro-Series Recap
CWAC swimmers kicked off the last weekend of championship meets at the TYR Pro-Series in Iowa and the AG State in Indiana. TYR Meet - Bence Szabados finished 6th in the 200 fly in a field that featur...
Mar 6, 2019 - AG State Meet Kicks Off Thursday
Good luck to the 87 CWAC swimmers that will be in action starting Thursday at the Illinois Age Group State Meet which will be held at Lake Central High School in Indiana. Be sure to follow the website...
Mar 5, 2019 - CWAC Sends 5 to Pro Series Meet
Good luck to Tadzio Kurka, Parker Nolan, Jaden Olson, Bence Szabados and Abbey Taute who will be competing at the Pro Swim Series Meet in Des Moines, Iowa from March 6-9. The meet will feature many p...
Mar 3, 2019 - Tips For A Great Taper
There’s one time of the year that swimmers look forward to above all else – championship season! It’s taper time for swimmers around the country right now, and whether you’re preparing for your high s...
Mar 3, 2019 - SR State Day 3 & 4
There was more fast swimming at the Illinois Senior State Meet over the weekend. Bence Szabados was state runner up in the 50 free with a time of 20.24. Abbey Taute finished 3rd in the 1650 and 5th ...
Mar 1, 2019 - 2019 LCM Meet Schedule
Below is the tentative meet schedule for the long course season to help with planning purposes. The seaon starts back April 1. Tryout information - click here 5/5 Dual meet with Academy Bullets A...
Mar 1, 2019 - Getting Ready for the Big Meet
With championship season just around the corner swimmers from coast to coast are priming up for their big meets of the year. After months of investing all of those early mornings and seemingly impossi...
Mar 1, 2019 - SR State Day 1 & 2
Madison Schiml has been leading the charge for the Pack at the Senior State meet. After finishing 6th in the 1000 free on Thursday night she grabbed 6th place in the 200 free as well setting a new 17...
Mar 1, 2019 - Five New State Cuts At Monster Time Trial
25 CWAC swimmers took to the pool on Friday for one last chance at state times at the Monster Time Trial. Congrats to Sophia Chin, Feagin Kaminski, Maggie Kurpeikis, Briana Mingmuang and Jasmine Morg...
Feb 27, 2019 - Senior State Kicks Off Thursday
The Illinois Senior State Meet kicks off on Thursday with the 1000 free. 30 CWAC swimmers will be competing at the meet at Stevenston High School February 28 - March 3. For more information click h...
Feb 25, 2019 - CWAC Finishes Second At Regionals
It was an awesome weekend of swimming for the 106 CWAC swimmers that helped the team to a second place finish at the regional championship meet. There was lots fast swimming and 52 new state times ac...
Feb 24, 2019 - CWAC Sunday
CWAC swimmers kept the fast times rolling on Sunday at the regional meet with tons of new state time including 3 first timers - Kathleen Walsh (200 fly), Wilder Stairs (1650 free) and Tim Fanning (165...
Feb 23, 2019 - Fast Swimming Friday
CWAC swimmers were on fire on Friday at the regional and high school state meet. Seth Miller made his first ever winter junior national time in the 100 fly and is seeded third. Jaden Olson is also s...
Feb 23, 2019 - Super Saturday
CWAC swimmers kept the fast swimming rolling on Saturday. At the IHSA state meet: Seth Miller - 4th 100 fly Jaden Olson - 6th 100 back / 10th 100 fly Tadzio Kurka - 7th 100 back At the regional meet ...
Feb 22, 2019 - CWAC Spring Tryout Dates
All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. For a description of the groups and requirements click here . Tryou...
Feb 21, 2019 - Focus on Nutrition to Boost Your Winter Immune System
Winter means hard training and illness for many young swimmers. Any illness is a setback, pulling the swimmer out of the pool for days, a week, or even longer. Some factors hurt the immune system’s ab...
Feb 18, 2019 - CWAC Wins Conference
Congrats to the 135 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Windy City Conference championships on Sunday at UIC. A huge thank you to all of our parents for their assistance in help...
Feb 17, 2019 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference Meet
Congrats to the 8&Under crew that led the team to victory at the Windy City Conference meet on Saturday at Roosevelt High School. The engery was great and the kids were swimming fast. Congrats to th...
Feb 16, 2019 - CWAC State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships on Friday at New Trier High School: Kiernan Schumacher - Brother Rice Seth Miller - Brother Rice Thomas Gohres -...
Feb 15, 2019 - Staying Calm Before The Big Meet
Mental Toughness Toolbox: Getting to "Good Nervous", Staying Calm the Night Before that Big Meet The skill of relaxation is a cornerstone of mental toughness training. Having the ability to consciousl...
Feb 13, 2019 - Good Luck High School Boys
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school boys competing in IHSA sectional meets on Saturday. They all start at 1 PM and there will be one at UIC. Go Wolfpack!
Feb 11, 2019 - CWAC Wins BR Ryall Meet
Congrats to the 230 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the Pack to victory at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day meet over the weekend. There was lots of fast swimming and new standards achieved. Congrats to ...
Feb 8, 2019 - Nutrition & Sleep Routines
Nutrition Establish a Weekly Ritual Eating right is simple, not easy… Remember “3 to 5 of 5” 1. Eat colorful vegetables (1st) and fruits (2nd) - Green, Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Blue, … 2. Eat a...
Feb 4, 2019 - BR Ryall Timers
BR Ryall has just posted their timer needs for the meet this coming weekend. Their biggest need is on Friday afternoon / evening. The 500 frees are the later events on Friday. Swimmers in the 1650 ...
Jan 31, 2019 - Helping Your Swimmer Have A Great Mindset
I was never a swimmer. I grew up playing soccer my entire life. I was fortunate to have played at a high level competitively my entire youth, as well as progress into playing NCAA Division I soccer fo...
Jan 29, 2019 - What To Do During The Polar Vortex
This week is projected to be one of the coldest weeks in the continental United States in at least a generation, if not ever. The upper-midwest is the epicenter, with Chicago in reach of its second-co...
Jan 28, 2019 - CWAC Wins TOPS Meet
Congrats to the 140 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory over the weekend. The Pack won by about 2500 points in a very balanced team effort. Congrats to Joy Cheng and Kale Chow who set...
Jan 21, 2019 - CWAC Finishes Third At Carmel Invite
CWAC finished in 3rd place at the 35 team meet that featured many of the top clubs from around the Midwest. Thanks to all of the families that braved the weather to watch some very fast swimming. Co...
Jan 20, 2019 - Techniques for Staying in "Good Nervous" Pre-Race
You've heard the saying that races are won & lost before the start. The main reason for this is that swimmers tend to get themselves too nervous pre-race and this “over-activation” tightens their musc...
Jan 18, 2019 - Building Good Practice Habits
Jan 16, 2019 - Tech Suit Info From Our Vendor
As the championship season approaches, our vendor wanted to give some important tech suit info: PURCHASING TECH SUITS: As one of our valued teams, you always get 25% off of the MSRP on tech suits! ...
Jan 14, 2019 - Maldonado Breaks National Record
Swimming at the Midwest Premier Meet in Evanston, CWAC's Raquel Maldonado broke the 10&Under Girls National and State records in the 100 meter butterfly. Her time of 1:07.06 knocks .4 seconds off the...
Jan 13, 2019 - CWAC takes second at Lake Central
Congrats to the 90 CWAC swimmers that led the team to a 2nd place finish at the Lake Central New Years Splash Meet over the weekend. The Pack was only 30 points out of first place. Joy Cheng set a n...
Jan 13, 2019 - Arroyo & Duran Break State Records
Swimming at the Midwest Premier Meet in Evanston over the weekend Maya Arroyo and Kayla Duran each set new Illinois State Records. Arroyo set a new state and team record in the 11-12 girls 50 backstr...
Jan 11, 2019 - Vegetables For Performance
What if eating your vegetables could help your performance? Were mom and dad right all along? Last fall at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I attended a session from the ...
Dec 28, 2018 - Top End of Year Food & Nutrition Tips
Each month, USA Swimming posts an article on nutrition to encourage swimmers to eat well to move well. Let’s take an end of year review of top tips over the past months as you prepare for 2019. Protei...
Dec 24, 2018 - Christmas Tree Recap
Thanks to all who helped make the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Classic run smoothly Thursday night—and to all who came out to cheer on the Wolfpack. Congrats to the following event winners: Mixed 20...
Dec 21, 2018 - Clean Sport
Supplements: It's a red flag if a supplement label lists a proprietary blend or has trademarked ingredients that you can’t find legitimate information about. Make sure you're aware of all the wa...
Dec 19, 2018 - CWAC Earns Bronze Medal Status for 2019
For the second year in a row CWAC has earned a Bronze Medal ranking in the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program , recognizing the organization’s highest-performing clubs in the development of athlet...
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 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 28, 2018 - West Timing Request
Timing - we have been asked to time 3 of the session for the meet this weekend and they have been divided into 2 hour shifts. The Friday session will likely not run that late. If you were not able ...
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 6, 2018 - Good Luck High School Girls
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school girls who will be competing at IHSA sectional meets this Saturday! There will be a sectional meet at UIC with swimming starting at 1 PM.
Nov 5, 2018 - CWAC Towel Order
This week we're offering the opportunity to purchase team logo towels customized with your swimmer's name that should be delivered in time for the holidays. We used this company 2 years ago to print ...
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 3, 2018 - Patriot Meet Notes
Great swimming so far!! Looking forward to some fast swimming tonight. Swimmers in the Sunday PM session of the Patriot Meet should be at the pool at 12:15 PM on Sunday . This is earlier than was o...
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 5, 2018 - CWAC Practices Cancelled 10/5
All CWAC practices for Friday, October 5 are cancelled.
Oct 4, 2018 - Vaping 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 - How Good Do You Want To Be?
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 20, 2018 - Illinois Swimming Athlete Program
Illinois Swimming invites your Athlete Representatives to attend the 2018 House of Delegates Athlete Program Athletes, It is that time of year again! The Illinois Swimming House of Delegates meeting ...
Sep 17, 2018 - Swimposium Clinics Openings
Swimposium Athlete Clinic Openings Available At this time we are opening up the remaining 44 spots to attend the Athlete Stroke Clinic at the Illinois Swimming Swimposium on October 6th . The clin...
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...
Sep 1, 2018 - Zenin Milller Selected to Diversity Camp
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Zenin Miller who was selected to the Illinois Swimming Diversity Select camp. Below is information about the camp and applications are being accepted through 9/7. The 2018 ...
Sep 1, 2018 - Camp / Clinic Opportunities
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 10, 2018 - 2018-19 Practice Schedules Posted
Practice schedule for EP, UIC and WY are now posted - click here . Registration for returning swimmers is now open - click here
Aug 10, 2018 - Fall Tryout Information
TRYOUTS 2018/19 SHORT COURSE SEASON All new swimmers must tryout for background-position:="" background-repeat:="" center="" class="scayt-misspell-word" color:= "" data-scayt-word="CWAC" data-wsc-lan...
Aug 7, 2018 - Pan Pacs TV Schedule
Just in case you were wondering; the Pan Pac TV schedule...is as follows currently. NBC on August 11 and 12...from 4-6 p.m. ET You should still check your local listings. Finals will be live on the Ol...
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 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 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 - 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 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 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 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 1, 2018 - Illinois Diversity Select Camp
Illinois Swimming Diversity Select Camp Come Join The Fun When: Saturday September 15th, 8:00am (One Day Camp) Where: University of Chicago Ratner Center 5530 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL. 60636 Who...
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 25, 2018 - Age Group State Kicks Off Thursday
The Age Group State Championship kicks off Thursday morning in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. 82 CWAC swimmers will look to defend the state title won in the spring. All sessions of the meet will be w...
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 12, 2018 - Senior State Kicks Off Today
The Illinois Senior State Meet kicks off this afternoon in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin and continues through Sunday evening. 39 CWAC swimmers will be competing over the weekend. The meet will feature...
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 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 10, 2018 - Summer Sizzle Thank You
Wolfpack Families, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! THANK YOU To all the Pack Families -parents, grandparents, and family friends -who volunteered this past weekend at the Summer Sizz...
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 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 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 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 27, 2018 - Good Luck Open Water Swimmers
Good luck to the 25 CWAC swimmers that will be taking part in the Illinois State Open Water Championship on Thursday, June 28 at the Rec Plex. Click here for more details.
Jun 27, 2018 - ASCA Coach Of Year Voting
CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz has been nominated for the 2018 ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association) age group coach of the year. Click here to vote for Coach Kyle. Voting ends July 31. For 2018, w...
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 - Mabon Selected To Diversity Camp
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Cammeron Mabon who was one of six swimmers from Illinois selected for the Central Zone Diversity & Inclusion Select Camp which will be held June 21-24 at Cleveland State Unive...
Jun 22, 2018 - When You Work Hard But Aren't Swimming Faster
Jun 15, 2018 - Do Kids Need Recovery Drinks?
Jun 13, 2018 - USA Swimming To Visit CWAC
Jay Chambers is a Sports Performance Consultant with USA Swimming and will be coming to visit our team on Monday, June 25. There will be a session for the parents and one for the athletes. The athle...
Jun 11, 2018 - Szymanski To Compete At Zone Swim
Good luck to Nathan Szyamanski who will be competing at the Central Zone Open Water Championship on Friday at the Rec Plex in Plesant Prairie, WI - click here for more details.
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...
May 29, 2018 - Mitchell & Tracy At Illinois Elite Camp
Congrats to CWAC Swimmers Alex Mitchell and Julieta Tracy who were selected to the 13-14 Age Group Elite Camp at Lake Forest College based on their performances this past season. They got to work wit...
May 26, 2018 - Nolan Selected For Elite Camp
CWAC swimmer Parker Nolan was selected for the USA Swimming Central Zone Elite Camp which is being held at the University of Cincinnati this weekend. Congrats Parker!
May 25, 2018 - Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers
BEST WAYS TO HANDLE SUGAR FOR YOUNG SWIMMERS BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers should have a...
May 22, 2018 - Congrats Dylan
Good luck to CWAC Swimmer Dylan Early who will be competing at the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) swim meet at Lake Forest High School this weekend. UPDATE - Congrats to Dylan Early w...
May 21, 2018 - CWAC Wins West Dive Into Summer Meet
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Meet over the weekend. Raquel Maldonado and Brooke Whitt set new team records. Whitt set all of th...
May 18, 2018 - The Swimmer's Bag
​ Swimmers Bag Swimmer's Bag is an online order swimmer bite/snack bag service designed to cater to the swimmer's nutrition needs during swim meets and for before and after daily practices. Within the...
May 16, 2018 - Pro-Series Camp Participants
CWAC had 7 swimmers selected to the Illinois Swimming Pro-Series Camp which will be held May 18-20 in Indianapolis. The camp will include 32 of the top 11-12's in Illinois and will be part of the TY...
May 16, 2018 - Open Water State Championship Info
Click here for information on the Open Water State Championship which will be held on Thursday, June 28. Swimmers must have achived a BB standard.
May 14, 2018 - CWAC Finishes Second At Swimtacular
Congrats to the 40 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Academy Bullets Swimtacular over the weekend. The team finished second in the men, women and overall team standing. New team records were set...
May 6, 2018 - CWAC Intrasquad Recap
Congrats to all the swimmers that participated in the CWAC Intrasquad meet this morning. This meet is a great chance to get in some early season racing and for our new swimmers and families to get a f...
May 6, 2018 - Without Failure You Can Never Succeed
Failure is awesome and you need it! Without failure, you can never succeed. Without failure, you can never grow. Without failure, you can never improve. Without failure, you can never be the best vers...
May 4, 2018 - Improving Your Dolphin Kick
Looking to improve your underwater dolphin kick? Here’s why adding one dolphin kick per wall, is the fastest way to get there. Often when swimmers talk about improving their underwaters it’s after wa...
Apr 24, 2018 - Advice From Debbie Phelps
We saw Debbie Phelps during all of Michael’s Olympic appearances: along with Michael’s sisters, and in with Rio his wife and son Boomer, up in the stands, watching nervously in the way that only paren...
Apr 19, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers Heading to College
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that will be continuing on in the sport in college. Erin Breakey - St. Francis of Brooklyn Lauren Cox - Georgetown Jacob Furlong - University of Pennsylvania Ez...
Apr 18, 2018 - How De-Stressing Will Help You Recover Faster
Apr 11, 2018 - Personalized Name Cap Order
If you would like to order a personalized name cap for the upcoming season - click here The order deadline is Friday, April 20 at midnight.
Apr 11, 2018 - Being Mentally Ready For Race Day
Apr 10, 2018 - Lyric Opera Discounted Tickets
The Lyric Opera House is offering 20% off tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar to CWAC families. A special thanks to Lisa Middleton for helping to procur this offer for our families. Broadway dream team ...
Apr 4, 2018 - Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
Mar 29, 2018 - 13 & Over Swim Clinic With Olympian Ian Crocker
The Illinois Swimming Athlete Representatives (Drew, Val, Makayla & Harrison) invite all 13 & Over Athletes to attend A “Swim With An Olympian” Clinic led by 5 X Olympic Medalist Ian Crocker. Ian has ...
Mar 29, 2018 - Top 100 All-Time Performances
Three CWAC swimmers posted top 100 performances of all time during the past short course season. It is a great honor to make this list. Congrats to Piper Wood Prince, Maya Arroyo and Parker Nolan! Ma...
Mar 27, 2018 - CWAC LCM Meet Schedule
Meet Schedule DATE MEET LOCATION May 5 CWAC Intrasquad UIC Small Pool May 19-20 West TYR Classic UIC Big Pool June 2-3 Alligators Summer Splash UIC Big Pool June 22-24 Patriot (Prelims / Finals) Steve...
Mar 23, 2018 - CWAC Re-Writes Record Books
CWAC swimmers broke 31 team records at the Age Group State Meet last weekend (24 individual & 7 relay). The 11-12 girls 400 free relay set the state record! Click here for team records. Individual ...
Mar 22, 2018 - Becoming An Official
CWAC is currently looking for parents interested in becoming an officials. We currently have about 12, but defintiely need more so we can effectively run our own meets. Below are the steps on how to ...
Mar 21, 2018 - Illinois Swim Camps
2018 Illinois Swimming Camps Program Senior Regional Camps (Minimum age 14 & entering HS in the fall) 2 sites Senior 14-16 Elite Camp (Invitation Only) Age Group Elite Camp (Ages 13-14yrs: Invitation ...
Mar 19, 2018 - CWAC AG State Champs!!
CWAC captured their first ever Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet this weekend! Congrats to all swimmers, coaches and families on this great achievement. Without the swimmers commitment, the...
Mar 18, 2018 - AG State Day 4
For the first time in team history CWAC captured first place at the Illinois Age Group State Championship. The Pack won 3 of the last 4 relays to cap off an exciting finals session. Raquel Maldonado p...
Mar 17, 2018 - AG State Day 3
The Pack pushed their lead to 270 points heading into the final day of competition. Raquel Maldonado picked up 3 more individual state titles winning the 10&Under Girls 100 Fly, 100 Free and 50 Breas...
Mar 16, 2018 - AG State Day 2
It was another great day of swimming for CWAC as they continue to lead in the overall team standings by just under 20 points. Raquel Maldonado and Maya Arroyo were each double state champions with Mal...
Mar 16, 2018 - Is It Ok To Eat Sub Sandwiches?
Jaden’s mom writes, “My son’s coach takes the kids to Subway after swim meets, and I worry because I’ve heard that processed meat used in sub sandwiches causes cancer.” From Subway to Firehouse Subs t...
Mar 15, 2018 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack distance crew showed up big on day one of the Age Group State Meet setting 3 team records and 1 meet record. Piper Wood Prince led the way with a win in the 11-12 1000 free setting both ...
Mar 15, 2018 - CWAC Long Course Registration Open
Registration for the CWAC 2018 Spring / Summer Long Course season is now open - click here . All returning swimmers must register online before March 31 to secure their spot for the season. Please ch...
Mar 14, 2018 - CWAC Ready For AG State
Good luck to the 92 CWAC swimmers that will be competing at the Age Group State Meet March 15-18 at the Rec Plex in Wisconsin. Click here for meet info Go Wolfpack!!
Mar 12, 2018 - Pack finishes 5th at Sectionals
Another excellent championship meet for the Wolfpack saw 20 swimmers competing at the Speedo Sectional meet in Wisconsin. Ten team records were broken as the Pack finished 5th in the overall standings...
Mar 10, 2018 - Nolan Chosen For Zone Select Camp
CWAC's Parker Nolan was recently selected to the Central Zone Select Camp based on his performances last summer. Parker is one of 28 males in the entire central zone to be selected for this camp which...
Mar 8, 2018 - Eating Mistakes 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...
Mar 5, 2018 - Schiml Leads Pack
Madison Schiml had a stellar meet at the Senior State Championship setting three team records and finishing third overall in the distance challenge. Schiml finished 2nd in the 1000 free, 5th in the 1...
Mar 2, 2018 - Conquering Fears of Competion
Fear itself is relatively normal. Most athletes have some concern about performing poorly. Issues arise when athletes focus more on the negative emotions of not doing well rather than on the excitemen...
Mar 1, 2018 - Spring Tryout Dates
Tryout information for the 2018 Spring / Summer season is now posted - click here
Feb 27, 2018 - Fernandez Selected to Diversity Camp
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Matthew Fernandez who was just selected to the USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp. Fernandez is one of 48 up-and-coming athletes selected for the camp which will be held May ...
Feb 26, 2018 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 145 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Regional Championship Meet over the weekend. There were 62 new state times achieved!! Congrats to Mariposa Arroyo who set...
Feb 25, 2018 - CWAC Swimmers Shine at IHSA State
CWAC swimmers made their presence felt at the IHSA State Championship with numerous top 12 performances. Jacob Furlong - 2nd 500 free / 3rd 200 free / 4th 200 free relay / 5th 400 free relay Bence Sza...
Feb 19, 2018 - Controlling Your Concentration
As your championship meets approach and your hard, physical training winds down, the mental side of your swimming takes on an added importance. In fact, at those big meets, your success in the water ...
Feb 18, 2018 - CWAC Qualifies 20 For IHSA Boys State
It was a great day for CWAC high school boys at sectionals around the state on Saturday. 20 boys qualified for the IHSA State Championship meet. Congrats to all and good luck at state. Connor Carr - ...
Feb 18, 2018 - 11-12's Set A Pair Of State Relay Records
At the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday the 11-12 girls and boys each broke the state record in the 800 free relay. Both are new team records as well. Girls 800 Relay - 7:56.57 (Piper Wood Prince,...
Feb 18, 2018 - Pack Wins Conference
The Pack successfully defended their conference title taking top honors in the 8 team field. In addition to the two state relay records , Maya Arroyo set a new team record in the 11-12 girls 200 back...
Feb 17, 2018 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference
Congrats to the 25 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the 8&Under Conference Championships on Saturday. Individual event winners include Mariposa Arroyo, Charlie Cali, Joy Cheng, S...
Feb 16, 2018 - Good Luck High School Boys
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school boys competing at IHSA Sectional meets on Saturday. Go Wolfpack!!
Feb 12, 2018 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Day Meet
Congrats to the 235 CWAC swimmers that participated in the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Congrats to Raquel Maldonado who set a new team record in the 9-10 Girls 50 Breast and to ...
Feb 7, 2018 - Timers Needed for BR Ryall Meet
The host team has asked us to provide timers for each of the sessions - click here to sign up. Thanks!!!
Feb 2, 2018 - Developing Winning Attitudes Toward Competition
Developing Winning Attitudes Toward Competition Earlier, we noted that we use the term stress in two different ways. One use of the term relates to situations that place high de­mands on us. The other...
Jan 30, 2018 - Strong Weekend For the Pack
CWAC swimmers had strong showings over the weekend taking first place at the TOPS meet and second place at the GTAC meet. Congrats to Renee Tan who set a new team record in the 9-10 girls 200 backstro...
Jan 26, 2018 - Got Big Goals
Got big goals in the water, but are feeling doubtful because you might not have enough talent? Or perhaps you haven’t hit the genetic lottery like the teammate you have that is built like a starting p...
Jan 22, 2018 - Championship Meet Information Posted
Meet information for all of the championship meets are now posted - click here We are hosting the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday, Feburary 18 - click here Go Wolfpack!
Jan 15, 2018 - CWAC Finishes 3rd at Carmel Invite
CWAC finished 3rd in the 36 team field at the Carmel Winter Invite over the weekend that featured many of the top teams in the Midwest. Congrats to everyone who made the trek down to Indy despite the ...
Jan 14, 2018 - CWAC Wins Iguana Invite
Congrats to the 90 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the Pack to victory at the 19th Annual Iguana Invite on Saturday. Hudson Tikoo was high point winner for the 13-14 boys age group. New regional times ...
Jan 14, 2018 - Don't Think About Going Fast
Seldom, do people who think about going fast achieve what they want. The success rate is much higher if they think about the things that make them go fast. The result of thinking about going fast is u...
Jan 12, 2018 - Illinois Mid-Season Top 10
Congrats to all CWAC swimmers in the mid-season top time list. Illinois Swimming has posted a Top Ten Mid Season Times list. The times listed were taken from 9/1/2017 - 1/4/2018. Click here to go...
Jan 12, 2018 - Ten Power Quotes
Sometimes a simple quote can help illuminate the confusion for why we are feeling a certain way, shake us from our apathy, or motivate us to take things to the next level. Here are ten quotes meant to...
Jan 5, 2018 - The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is
Do you love the sport? Can you learn from defeat and disappointment? Can you come back from a devastating performance and be stronger than the day before? In "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the great m...
Dec 26, 2017 - Christmas Tree Classic A Success
The annual Christmas Tree Classic was another successful event with some great swimming, pizza and cupcakes. Congrats to all who participated and a big thank you to all of the parents that helped make...
Dec 22, 2017 - Having The Right Attitude
Here are 5 quick tips to develop the attitude of an athlete who swims to win: 1. Finish what you start. Are you the type of swimmer who gives 80% in practice? Or doesn’t finish the main sets on a reg...
Dec 17, 2017 - Candy Cane Meet Recap
Congrats to the 200 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Candy Cane Classic on Saturday at UIC. It was a great opportunity to do some different and challenging events. Three new team records were establ...
Dec 12, 2017 - The Importance Of Mental Preparation
open="" style= "margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(103, 107, 109); font-family: "> How well athletes perform has much to do with how well they prepare beforehand, both physically and menta...
Dec 9, 2017 - CWAC Finishes 10th at Juniors!!
CWAC capped off the final day of the Junior National meet with a second place finish in the 400 free relay to lead the men to a 10th place team finish. Parker Nolan, Bence Szabados, Jacob Furlong and...
Dec 8, 2017 - 4th Place Relay Highlights Day 3 at Juniors
More fast swimming from CWAC at the Junior National meet. The 200 free relay foursome of Bence Szabados, Parker Nolan, Jacob Furlong and Ezra Mizgala finished 4th place shattering the team record by ...
Dec 7, 2017 - Furlong Leads Pack at Junior Nationals on Day 2
Jacob Furlong led the Pack on Day 2 at Junior Nationals. Jacob became the first CWAC swimmer to make an A final at Juniors qualifying 6th in the 500 free. At night he slipped a spot to 7th, but drop...
Dec 6, 2017 - Junior Nationals Day 1
The Wolfpack opened up Day 1 of the USA Junior National meet with 3 new team records. Both the girls and boys 800 free relays established new records as well as the boys 200 medley relay. The boys m...
Dec 3, 2017 - Great Weekend Of Swimming For The Pack
It was an awesome weekend of swimming for CWAC as over 200 athletes were competing at the Mustang and West meets. There were tons of new regional and state cuts achieved. Thanks to all of our timers a...
Dec 2, 2017 - Reading The Clock
Reading the Clock By Glenn Mills, GoSwim Video of the Week, November 29, 2017 Video Link Coaches will understand the importance of this week's video, especially when working with younger swimmers....
Dec 1, 2017 - CWAC Heads To Junior Nationals
14 CWAC Swimmers will be traveling to Iowa to compete at the USA Junior National Meet December 6-9. Good luck to the following: Jaden Duncan Jacob Furlong Jenna Keating Ezra Mizgala Parker Nolan Anna...
Nov 29, 2017 - Why Isn't My Swimmer Dropping Time
“Why isn’t my child dropping as much time as so and so?” I hear that all the time—and I’ve felt those thoughts, too. It can be frustrating when your kid is putting in tons of hard work, never misses p...
Nov 27, 2017 - Tech Suit Discount
While we highly encourage you to bring your kids to our store to be properly fitted for their tech suit, we know that many people like to just order online. So, we’re making that easy for you with th...
Nov 21, 2017 - Thankful For Swimming
Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham It was never our intention to become a swim family, it’s something that just happened throughout the years. I’m convinced that swimming has added to the fabric of our liv...
Nov 12, 2017 - Congrats State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships. Good luck at New Trier on Friday! Click here for more info. Isabel Veliz - 200 Medley Relay, 100 Fly, 100 Ba...
Nov 10, 2017 - Developing a Mindset of Resilience
Nov 10, 2017 - Good Luck High School Girls
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school girls competing in IHSA Sectional meets tomorrow. There will be a sectional meet at UIC with the swimming starting at 1 PM. Sectional results can be found - ...
Nov 6, 2017 - New Team Records
At the last two meets several new team records have been established. Updated records posted here . Alex Mitchell - 11-12 Girls 400 IM Jaden Duncan - 15-16 Boys 50 Back Tadzio Kurka - 15-16 Boys 200 ...
Nov 5, 2017 - St. Charles Meet Results
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that made the trek out to St. Charles for their Fall Classic meet. Alex Mitchell, Tadzio Kurka and Jacob Furlong set new team records - click here . New State Tim...
Nov 3, 2017 - Carmel Hotel Information
Hotel Information - We have reserved rooms at the Residence Inn and Courtyard Downtown both of which are within walking distance of the pool. Residence Inn - 350 West New York Street, Indianapolis, I...
Nov 3, 2017 - Injury Prevention and Improved Wellness for Swimmers
On Thursday, November 9 there will be a presentation on injury prevention and overall wellness for swimmers. The meeting will be held in the hospitality room at 5:30 PM and will touch on recovery and ...
Oct 23, 2017 - Dine To Donate
Porter Cullens restaurant in Evergreen Park will donate 10% of your bill back to CWAC when you dine with them November 5-11. Please just let your server know that you are with CWAC. The restaurant is ...
Oct 22, 2017 - Howloween Meet Results
Congrats to the 245 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Howloween III meet this weekend at UIC. A huge thank you to all of the parents for helping the meet run so smoothly. Many of you took on new jobs...
Oct 16, 2017 - Team Suit & Cap Update
All of the team suits were just delivered. Unfortunately they did not sort them by family so we will have to go through them all and then match them up with the order that was placed. Looks like the s...
Oct 15, 2017 - CWAC Team Pictures
Here is the link to the group pictures that have been taken so far - click here
Oct 13, 2017 - CWAC Group Pictures
This season we are going to have a team picture for each of the groups. Below is the schedule for all of the groups which will be held over the next 3 Fridays. Picture times are either 15 minutes befo...
Oct 11, 2017 - Howloween Action Photos
Welcome Howloween Swim Parents! I am Tim Arroyo, a professional photographer, a photography educator, swim official, and parent to two Age Group swimmers. I have provided detailed information below on...
Oct 3, 2017 - Illinois All State Banquet
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that were recognized at the Illinois Swimming Banquet for their outstanding performances during the 2016-17 season. Go Wolfpack!! Maya Arroyo Grace Chin Isabell...
Oct 3, 2017 - Illinois Regional & State Times Released
The Illinois State & Regional time standard have been released for the 2017-18 swim season. 2017-18 SCY Time Standards 2018 LCM Time Standards Time to start setting those goals!!!
Oct 1, 2017 - CWAC Intrasquad Results
Congats to the 94 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Intrasquad meet on Sunday. This was a great chance for swimmers to get in some racing and learn the format and flow of a swim meet. Congrats to...
Oct 1, 2017 - Bubolz named Coach of the Year!
Coach Kyle Bubolz was honored at the Illinois Swimming Banquet as both the Age Group Coach of the Year and the Developmental Coach of the Year. The age group coach award is a performance award based o...
Sep 27, 2017 - State Team Picture
We were able to get most of the long course state team together for a picture last week. Click here for details on how to order a picture. Go Wolfpack!
Sep 25, 2017 - Top 100 All-Time Rankings
This summer Daren Rodgers, Parker Nolan and Julieta Tracy achieved Top 100 All-Time rankings for their events. This is their ranking against every other swimmer who has competed in the age group. It i...
Sep 25, 2017 - St. Charles Meet Registration
The St. Charles Fall Classic will be held November 4-5 at St. Charles North High School (255 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60175). Due to a fire at their other site the meet will only be run ...
Sep 19, 2017 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
The following CWAC swimmers and relays posted top 20 national rankings for the 2017 long course season. Congrats to all on this great achievement! Top 20 LCM Times USA Swimming 2017 INDIVIDUALS 11 yea...
Sep 12, 2017 - Four CWAC Swimmers Named Scholastic All-American
Congrats to Jacob Furlong, Gillian Gagnard, Ezra Mizgala and Anna Peterson on being named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team. In order to be considered for the Scholastic All-America Tea...
Sep 7, 2017 - Illinois Top Ten Rankings LCM 2017
The summer of 2017 was the most successful in team history and the final Illinois top 10 rankings are at testament to all of our athletes success. Congrats to the following swimmers that posted the fa...
Sep 1, 2017 - Starting A New Season
Aug 31, 2017 - 11 Tips To Prepare Your Kids For College
Aug 28, 2017 - Illinois Swimming Senior Scholarship
Illinois Swimming Athlete Scholarship FAQs & Application Illinois Swimming & Ocean's Apparel has established two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to one male and one female senior student-athlete wi...
Aug 23, 2017 - Tentative Meet Schedule
Click here for the link to the tentative 2017-18 CWAC meet schedule to help with planning. Please note that the Age Group State meet is one week later than usual.
Aug 15, 2017 - Fall Tryout Dates
FALL 2017 TRYOUT INFORMATION All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. Tryout dates and times are below. You d...
Aug 11, 2017 - Five Tips For Parents About The Journey
Swim parents share in the excitement and disappointments of our children’s journey in swimming. We cheer for our kids when they dive off the blocks for the first time or swim the 200 IM without a DQ. ...
Aug 7, 2017 - CWAC Wins Futures Men's Meet
The CWAC men's team won the Lewisville Texas Futures meet over the weekend. Jacob Furlong, Eamonn Keenan, Ezra Mizgala and Reilly Shields led the team as together they won 6 individual events and 2 re...
Aug 6, 2017 - Futures & Zones Day 4
Day 4 of the Futures meet saw the Pack pick up two more victories. Jacob Furlong dominated the men's 800 free picking up another US Open cut and breaking the 17-18 and team record. Reilly Sheilds foll...
Aug 5, 2017 - Futures & Zones Day 3
It was another great day of swimming in Texas for the Wolfpack. Reilly Shields dropped half a second off his prelim time to win the 50 free in a US Open cut and new team record. Jacob Furlong dipped u...
Aug 4, 2017 - Futures & Zones Day 2
Day 2 at the US Futures meet saw Jacob Furlong and Reilly Shields each pick up their first ever US Open cuts in going 1-2 in the men's 200 freestyle. Furlong's 1:52.45 sets the new 17-18 and team reco...
Aug 3, 2017 - Futures & Zones Day 1
Night one of the Futures meet in Lewisville, Texas saw the men's 800 free relay team of Ezra Mizgala, Reilly Shields, Eamonn Keenan and Jacob Furlong take first place in a winning time of 7:45.99. The...
Aug 2, 2017 - Coach Kyle Nominated for ASCA Coach of the Year
CWAC Coach Kyle Bubolz has been selected as one of the to Age Group Coaches in the country based on his athletes performances and voting is now open for him to considered one of the ten finalists. Con...
Aug 2, 2017 - Good Luck Zone Swimmers
Good luck to all of the CWAC swimmers competing at the Zone Meet at the Rec Plex this coming weekend. Team Illinois will be well represented by many CWAC swimmers. James Bolin, Alexia Brockmann, Elise...
Aug 1, 2017 - Good Luck At Futures Meet
Nine CWAC swimmers will be traveling to Lewisville, Texas for the USA Swimming Futures Championship Meet on Thursday - Sunday. Good luck to Marysol Arce, Lauren Cox, Anna Peterson, Abbey Taute, Isabel...
Aug 1, 2017 - Final Day of Age Group State
It was an amazing age group state championship meet for CWAC as 77 swimmers led the team to second place finish, just 46 points behind first. CWAC swimmers broke 4 state records and established 32 new...
Jul 31, 2017 - AG State Day 4
The final day of the Age Group State meet saw many more outstanding performances, but came up just short in the final team standings. This is the third season in a row and that the team has finished 2...
Jul 29, 2017 - AG State Day 3
The Pack was on fire on the third day of the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet winning the first 5 events. The 10&Unders again started off the meet on a great note as Renee Tan, Isabella Chow...
Jul 28, 2017 - Szabados competes at European Meet
CWAC swimmer Bence Szabados recently competed in the the European Youth Olympic Festival in Hungary. He was competing against the top 18&under swimmers from around Europe and finished 13th in the 50 f...
Jul 28, 2017 - AG State Day 2
It was another awesome day for the Pack at the Illinois Swimming Age Group Championships. The team still sits in first place with a 24 points lead over the Bullets. The 10&Under girls came out of the ...
Jul 27, 2017 - AG State Day 1
The Pack opened up Day 1 of the Illinois Age Group State Championship by winning the first 5 events. Action started off with the 10&Under girls 200 free relay team of Isabella Chow, Grace Chin, Raquel...
Jul 26, 2017 - Good Luck AG State Swimmers
Good luck to the 77 CWAC swimmers competing at the Illinois Age Group State Championship this weekend at the Rec Plex. Follow all of the action live or on meet mobile. Meet Website - click here Live...
Jul 23, 2017 - CWAC Finishes 2nd at Regional
Congrats to the 96 CWAC swimmers that helped the team to a second place showing at the regional championships over the weekend. Levi Tipton (11-12 boys 400 IM) and Gabriella Kukatla (11-12 girls 1650 ...
Jul 21, 2017 - Illinois Top Ten Rankings SCY 2016-17
Illinois Swimming finalized the top 10 list for the 2016-17 season and CWAC had 7 swimmers post the fastest times in the state for their age group. Maya Arroyo - 10 & Under Girls 50 Back and 100 Back ...
Jul 21, 2017 - Good Luck Regional Swimmers
Good luck to the 96 CWAC swimmers competing at the Regional Championship Meet this weekend at York High School. Go Wolfpack!
Jul 20, 2017 - Coverage of World Championships
NBC and NBCSN will continue their 240+ hours of coverage from the FINA World Championships when swimming gets underway on Sunday, featuring five of the eight finals sessions live. Finals will begin...
Jul 19, 2017 - Wednesday (7/19) Big Practice Adjustments
Due to an accident with the JCC camp this afternoon the big pool is not available until 5:30-6 PM. Below are the schedule adjustments for the 3 group affected: National - 4:15-6 PM at Whitney Young Go...
Jul 17, 2017 - Furlong Wins Mile at State to Lead the Pack
25 CWAC swimmers were competing at the Illinois Senior State Championship meet over the weekend at the Rec Plex. Jacob Furlong brought home a state title winning the 1500 free to claim his first ever ...
Jul 17, 2017 - CWAC Take Second at Wheaton Meet
CWAC finished second at the Wheaton Last Dance over the weekend. Congrats to all who competed and thanks to our timers and officials who helped out! Great job to everyone who stuck around for the tim...
Jul 16, 2017 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Congrats to the 62 swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday. This was one of the first meets at the brand new Highland Park High School pool a...
Jul 11, 2017 - Preparing Kids For College
The swim team creates an experimental space for our kids to learn life lessons through success and failure. We know our kids will be busy, supervised, and engaged in a healthy activity. As a parent, w...
Jul 9, 2017 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
Congrats to the 215 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Summer Sizzle over the weekend! A huge thank you to all of our parents and families that stepped up to help make run the m...
Jul 8, 2017 - Central Zone Meet Information
The Team Illinois website is now open for athletes to sign up to attend the 2017 Central Zone 14 and Under Championship!!! Join us at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on August 2-6 to be ...
Jul 6, 2017 - Bence Wins Hungarian National Titles
CWAC swimmer Bence Szabados picked up a pair of national titles in the 15-16 age group while competing at the Hungarian Youth National Championship. Bence won the 50 free and tied for first in the 100...
Jun 30, 2017 - Championship Eligibility Reports
Eligibility Reports for the Senior State, Regional and Age Group State Meets are now posted on the website at the bottom of each meets page. Please be sure to review and let your coach know if there a...
Jun 29, 2017 - CWAC Wins Firecracker Open
Over 125 swimmers helped lead CWAC to victory at the Firecracker Open over the weekend. Tons of new championship times were achieved and CWAC swept the relays events as well. A big thank you to all of...
Jun 27, 2017 - CWAC Wins Swim Pink Meet
Congrats to the 75 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Swim Pink meet in Iowa over the weekend. The meet offered a chance for our athletes to swim a prelims / finals meet against some gr...
Jun 26, 2017 - US Nationals Broadcast Schedule
Jun 23, 2017 - Tech Suit Discount
Our vendor, the Swim Team Store, is giving our team 25% off on tech suits - CLICK HERE Ten Tips for Making Your Tech Suit Last You’ve gone ahead and done it, or begged and begged your parents to pi...
Jun 19, 2017 - CWAC Finishes 4th at Barrington
Congrats to the 75 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Barrington Stars on the Water Meet at the Rec Plex this past weekend. This was a great mid-season prelim / final meet for many of our athletes...
Jun 15, 2017 - CWAC Summer Sizzle Job Sign Up
Hello Wolfpack! It is the time of year again! The CWAC Summer Sizzle is less than three weeks away and WE NEED YOUR HELP! I know you have felt the frustration when attending meets that have extended t...
Jun 5, 2017 - CWAC Wins Alligator Summer Splash
Congrats to the 217 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Alligator Summer Splash over the weekend. A big thank you to all of our timers and officials that stepped up to help to ma...
May 31, 2017 - Preparing For A Better Workout Tomorrow
May 22, 2017 - West Meet Recap
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that competed in the West Dive Into Summer meet over the weekend at UIC. For many this was the first long course meet of the season and great chance to do some racing...
May 22, 2017 - UIC Memorial Day Schedule
Below is the UIC practice schedule on Monday, May 29 (no drylands) Big Pool - all practices are in the morning Blue 1 8:30-9:30 Silver 1 8:30-10:00 Gold 2 8:30-10:00 Gold 1 8:30-10:30 Bronze 3 ...
May 22, 2017 - Daily Confidence Tips
May 15, 2017 - Central Zone Open Water Swim
May 15, 2017 - CWAC Swims Strong At First LCM Meet
75 CWAC swimmers opened the long course season over the weekend with some strong performances at the Academy Bullets Swimtacular meet at UIC. Alexia Brockmann set 4 new team records in the 8&Under 50 ...
May 14, 2017 - Ode to the Swim Mom
Dear Mom, This mother’s day I’d like to thank you for your constant dedication to my swimming. Without you being there for everything it wouldn’t have all been possible. Thanks for picking me up, help...
May 13, 2017 - Happy Mother's Day
A big Happy Mother's Day to all those CWAC mom's out there. We hope you have a wonderful day. What is a swim mom? First she is the grocery shopper, towel washer, swimsuit buyer, carpool driver and eve...
May 12, 2017 - CWAC Discount for My Fair Lady
CWAC Families have the opportunity to see My Fair Lady at the Civic Opera House next week at a discounted rate. Please review the information below and if you have any questions please e-mail Lisa ...
May 10, 2017 - CWAC Pink Cancer Caps
CWAC will again be attending the Swim Pink Meet this summer in Iowa which supports swimmers and families fighting cancer. Last year we did pink t-shirts for the meet to raise money for the American Ca...
May 8, 2017 - Parisi Gym Open House
The Parisi Gym that is running our dryland program this season will be having an open house on Sunday, May 21 from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The gym is located at 310 S Racine and is a great opportunity fo...
May 6, 2017 - CWAC Intrasquad Results
Congrats to the 77 CWAC swimmers that started off the season with the spring intrasquad meet at Evergreen Park. It was a great opportunity to do some racing as we start to get ready for the start of t...
May 5, 2017 - 11-12 Elite Camp
Coach Paul along with Daren Rodgers, Maya Arroyo and Julieta Tracy are attending the 11-12 Select Camp in Atlanta, Georgia which is a stop on the Grand Prix circuit. Good luck to all!
May 3, 2017 - CWAC College Swimmers
Several CWAC swimmers from the Class of 2017 have made their college commitments for next year. Kaia Clarke - Grinnell College Eamonn Keenan - Kenyon College Gillian Gagnard - University of Chicago Em...
Apr 29, 2017 - 5 Reasons To Swim An Off Event
Championship meets are all about perfection, or at least chasing perfection. You train the entire season for one minute of racing. Often, thousands and thousands of miles of training and technique com...
Apr 21, 2017 - CWAC to be visited by Master Coach
CWAC has been selected by USA Swimming as part of the Master Coach Consultant Program. Ed Spencer will be visiting with us April 27-29 and he will be working with our coaches and meeting with our athl...
Apr 21, 2017 - Wolfpack Parent Social
Please join us for the Wolfpack Parent Social on Thursday, May 18 With practices now at three different sites we would like to offer parents a chance to come together away from the pool. So drop the k...
Apr 16, 2017 - Goal Setting
The star of a season is a great chance to set goals. This symbolic “fresh start” gives many the opportunity to reflect on last season's performance while looking toward the future. Below, we explore t...
Apr 14, 2017 - Central Zone Diversity Meet
The Multi-Cultural/Diversity meet is being held June 9-11 at the Ohio State University McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion. Team Registration is now open on the Illinois Zone Page . Entries are due by May ...
Apr 11, 2017 - UIC Practice Cancelation - Tuesday, April 11
Last night a valve broke in the big pool causing a leak. They had to drain the pool a few feet and have been working on it all day in the hopes having it ready for this afternoon. Unfortunately it lo...
Apr 8, 2017 - Starting The Season Strong
It’s that time of year again. The touchpads are back on the racks. Tech suits have been folded (or, honestly, stuffed) back in their boxes. The championship season is now again coming to a close, and ...
Apr 7, 2017 - The Power Of Competing In The Moment
The Power of Competing in the Moment. Doing anything in the moment (one thing at a time) flies in the face of how our electronic media-rich environment pushes people to “multi-task” throughout the ...
Apr 6, 2017 - Educational Clinic for High School Athletes
Illinois Swimming will be running a motivational and education clinc this Sunday, April 9 at Hinsdale South High School and the Marriot in Burr Ridge for high school athetes and those going into high ...
Mar 27, 2017 - CWAC Boys Set Another State Record
On the final day of competition at the NCSA meet, the 10&Under boys set their 2nd state record of the meet. The foursome of Jonny Blackman, Jackson Heinlein-Preseault, Levin Tipton and Victor Margeta ...
Mar 23, 2017 - NCSA Day 3
The boys continue to perform well in Orlando and had another strong day of swimming. They had their third 2nd place relay performance this time in the 200 free relay and established a new team record!...
Mar 22, 2017 - 10&Under Boys Break State Record
On Day 2 of the NCSA meet the 10&Under boys foursome of Victor Margeta, Jonny Blackman, Jackson Heinlein Preseault and Levi Tipton shattered the state record by four seconds in the 400 free relay in r...
Mar 21, 2017 - Good Luck NCSA Swimmers
Good luck to our 4 boys competing at the NCSA Age Group Meet this week. Jonny Blackman, Jackson Heinlein Preseault, Levi Tipton and Victor Margeta finished 2nd in the 200 medley relay this afternoon. ...
Mar 16, 2017 - Spring / Summer Registration & Schedules Posted
Registration for the 2017 Long Course Season is now open - click here (please register by April 1) Practice schedules for UIC and EP are now posted on the information page - click here TENTATIVE m...
Mar 13, 2017 - CWAC 10&Under Girls Break National Record
On Day 4 of the Illinois Age Group Championships Meet, the 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay of Jessica Kurpeikis, Isabella Chow, Amelia Mariano and Gabby Veliz broke the national record! They clipped jus...
Mar 13, 2017 - CWAC Swimmers Re-Write Record Book
It was a banner weekend of swimming for the CWAC Nation. Competing in both Iowa and Wisconsin it was a weekend of of many first for the team that including a first ever national record in the 10&Und...
Mar 12, 2017 - AG State Day 4
CWAC wrapped up the Age Group Championships with a 2nd place overall team finish. The team amassed over 2700 points during the weekend coming 300 points behind the Academy Bullets. The day was highlig...
Mar 12, 2017 - Sectional Day 4
The CWAC senior group capped off the meet with the strongest night of swimming to vault into 5th place in the combined team standings. The men finished 4th place and the women were 8th. Jacob Furlong ...
Mar 11, 2017 - Sectional Day 3
The Pack was swimming strong in Iowa on day three of the Speedo Sectional Championships. Jacob Furlong again posted the highest finish on the day taking 3rd in the 500 free. Eamonn Keenan finished 6th...
Mar 11, 2017 - AG State Day 3
It was another great day of swimming for the Pack. CWAC swimmers picked up state titles in _ events. 10&Under Girls 200 Medley Relay - Amelia Mariano, Grace Chin, Gabby Veliz, Jessica Kurpeikis Gabby...
Mar 10, 2017 - Sectional Day 2
It was another strong day of swimming in Iowa. Jacob Furlong posted the highest individual finish on the day taking 3rd in the 200 free. Consolation swims were turned in by Gillian Gagnard (12th 100 b...
Mar 10, 2017 - Six State Titles Highlight Day 2 at AG State
It was a great day of swimming for the Pack as CWAC picked up 6 state titles on Day 2 of the Age Group State Championships: Jessica Kurpeikis - 1st 10&Under Girls 50 Free - new state meet and team re...
Mar 9, 2017 - Sectional Day 1
Jacob Furlong became the first sectional champion in team history winning the 1000 free on Thursday night in Iowa with a team record time of 9:16.34. Madison Schiml took 11th on the women's side dropp...
Mar 9, 2017 - AG State Meet To Be Webcast Live
The Illinois Age Group State Meet will be webcast live starting tonight Illinois Swimming's Age Group State Format will be conducted in two pools on Thursday night and all AM preliminary sessions. The...
Mar 9, 2017 - AG State Day 1
CWAC swimmers started off the meet on a strong note Thursday with a great night of distance swimming. Abbey Taute opened up the meet with a best time in the 13-14 girls 1650 finishing 6th place. The 1...
Mar 7, 2017 - Swim Across America
The Chicago Swim Across America event will be held on Saturday, July 29 at Ohio Street Beach. Join swimmers of all ages and skill levels in beautiful Lake Michigan. Choose either the 1/2 mile, 1 mile,...
Mar 6, 2017 - Weekend Recap
CWAC swimmers were competing both in the Illinois Senior State Championships and the CWAC Monster Time Trial over the weekend. The 11-12 girls 800 free relay of Sara Cawley, Madison Szymanski, Piper W...
Mar 3, 2017 - 11-12 Girls Set State Record
Swimming at the senior state meet on Friday, the 11-12 girls foursome of Sara Cawley, Madison Szymanski, Piper Wood Prince and Julieta Tracy set a new Illinois Age Group State Record in the 800 free r...
Mar 1, 2017 - Swimming In College Presentation
SWIMMING IN COLLEGE "What Parents Need to Know" Parent Education at the Senior State Championships When: March 4 & 5, 2017 ( 7:30-8:30am ) each day Where: UIC Port Academic Center Directions: ...
Feb 26, 2017 - CWAC Wins Regional Championship
Congrats to the 100 swimmers that led the team to victory at the Regional Championships over the weekend. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that really stepped up to help make the meet run ver...
Feb 25, 2017 - CWAC State Finalists
Congrats to the following swimmers that finaled at the IHSA State Championship Jacob Furlong - 2nd 200 free / 5th 500 free Ezra Mizgala - 5th 50 free / 8th 100 fly Eamonn Keenan - 12th 200 IM Bence Sz...
Feb 23, 2017 - Illinois Swimming Camps
Illinois Swimming Camps Program Illinois Swimming is excited to introduce the 2017 Camps Programs that begins in April of this year. Below you will find information below that outlines some of the fut...
Feb 23, 2017 - Good Luck Swimmers
It is a big weekend of swimming. CWAC is hosting the regional championship meet at Whitney Young High School February 24-26 and over 100 CWAC swimmers will be competing. Seven CWAC swimmers will be co...
Feb 21, 2017 - Officials Clinic Dates
The Illinois Swimming Officials Committee is happy to announce registration has opened for the Spring 2017 Official Training Clinics. There are many host sites to choose from this year, but please no...
Feb 20, 2017 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC came out victorious at the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday at UIC. Congrats to the 125 swimmers that participated and a huge shout out to all of our parents on helping to run an awe...
Feb 20, 2017 - Regional Landing Page
Click here for the Regional Landing Page
Feb 19, 2017 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference Meet
Congrats to the 30 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the 8&Under Conference Championships! New Team Records Joy Cheng - 6&Under Girls 25 breast and 25 fly Raquel Maldonado - 8&Und...
Feb 19, 2017 - Boys IHSA State Qualifers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championship Meet Finn Connors Michael Schiml Jacob Furlong Bence Szabados Eamonn Keenan Ezra Mizgala Bradley Yendro
Feb 16, 2017 - Good Luck High School Boys
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school boys competing at IHSA sectional meets this Saturday!
Feb 16, 2017 - How Swim Meets Prepare Kids For The Real World
Swim meets are a world upon themselves. They can be stressful, fun and a wild roller coaster ride. If we step back and let our swimmers take over, meets can be a place for them to be responsible. The...
Feb 13, 2017 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Classic
Congrats to the 200 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Team Records - Eleven new team records were set over the weekend. Cli...
Feb 9, 2017 - February 10 Parking Notice
There will be filming on Morgan the night of February 10 which will affect parking and traffic. Parking Notice for February 10
Feb 1, 2017 - The Power of Protein
Did you know that we can survive and thrive without carbohydrate, but not protein or fat? While I don’t recommend this, especially for athletes, it can be done. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids,...
Jan 31, 2017 - Strong Weekend for the Pack
Over 200 CWAC swimmers were competing at the TOPS and GTAC meets over the weekend. New Team Records - click here for updated records Joy Cheng - 6&Under girls 25 back and 200 breast Raquel Maldonad...
Jan 23, 2017 - Focus On What You Can Control
Most swimmers are physically trained to perform their best at every meet. What they aren’t trained for are the thoughts that go through their minds leading up to their meet and their race. Swimmers al...
Jan 16, 2017 - Big Weekend of Swimming
It was a great weekend of swimming for the Wolfpack highlighted by FOUR new state records - click here . The Pack broke 19 individual and 5 relay team records. Click here for updated team records I...
Jan 16, 2017 - CWAC Sets Four State Records
At the Carmel Winter Invite CWAC swimmers established four new Illinois State Records. On Saturday the 10&Under girls 200 free relay of Maya Arroyo, Jada Lathrop, Amelia Mariano and Gabby Veliz shatte...
Jan 10, 2017 - Notre Dame Meet Recap
Congrats to the 23 CWAC swimmers that competed at the Tim Welsh Invitational at Notre Dame over the weekend. It was a great chance for our 13-14 year olds to get in a prelim final meet and race agains...
Jan 6, 2017 - Carmel Team Dinner
We are planning to again offer a chance for our team to get together for dinner and socializing at our upcoming Carmel meet. On Saturday Jan 14th in the basement conference room at the team hotel t...
Jan 1, 2017 - Focus On One Thing in 2017
For those of us looking to do super-sweet stuff with our swimming, we tend to breakdown what needs to be done and go into list mode. Example… I want to crush my 100 backstroke best time, so I need to…...
Dec 25, 2016 - The Power of Habit - Part I
Dec 22, 2016 - Santa Visits EP
Santa made a surpise appearance at the Evergreen Park pool party on Thursday night!
Dec 21, 2016 - Personalized Towel Order
We have put together a design for a CWAC team towel that we will order as a group. Each towel is 100% cotton with a velour finish. They are 30 x 66 in size. The deadline is Friday, December 30 at midn...
Dec 20, 2016 - Five Ways Swimmers Hold Themselves Back
It’s often been said that we can be our own worst enemies. I know that I have been my own worst enemy on more occasions than I can count, not only in the pool but in life outside of it as well. From m...
Dec 17, 2016 - 10&Under Girls Shatter State Record
At the CWAC Candy Cane Challenge the 10&Under Girls 400 free relay shattered the Illinois State Record by 16 seconds! Maya Arroyo, Jada Lathrop, Amelia Mariano and Gabby Veliz finished the race in 3:...
Dec 17, 2016 - Candy Cane Success
Congrats to the 150 CWAC swimmers that participated in the CWAC Candy Cane Challenge. It was a great chance for swimmers to try some new events and pick up some new regional and state times. The 10&Un...
Dec 15, 2016 - 5 CWAC Swimmer with National Rankings
At the half way point of the season CWAC has 5 swimmers currently ranked in the top 20 in the country for their age group. Congrats and keep up the good work!!! 12 year old Boys Darren Rodgers 2 nd 5...
Dec 14, 2016 - Concussion Information Sheet for Parents & Swimmers
Concussion Information Sheet for Parents & Swimmers Dear Parent/Guardian and Athletes, This information sheet is provided to assist you and your child in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concus...
Dec 10, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 3
The squad wrapped up swimming at the Junior National meet with 2 more records. Ezra Mizgala set a new team record in the 200 fly and Jacob Furlong dropp 48 seconds in his 1650 to set a new team record...
Dec 9, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 2
Two more team records went down this morning during the prelims at the Junior National Meet. Ezra Mizgala dipped under the 50 second barrier to post a 49.82 to finish 34th and set a new team record. J...
Dec 8, 2016 - Junior Nationals Day 1
Day 1 of the Winter Junior Nationals meet started for CWAC today in College Station, Texas. Jacob Furlong started the meet off with a bang posting the fastest time out of heat 5 and shaving ten second...
Dec 6, 2016 - CWAC Heading to Winter Junior Nationals
CWAC has four swimmers competing at the United State Junior National meet starting on Thursday in College Station, Texas. Good luck to Jacob Furlong, Gillian Gagnard, Ezra Mizgala and Anna Peterson....
Dec 5, 2016 - WEST & COHO Results Posted
Results for the WEST and COHO meets are now posted - click here CWAC swimmers re-wrote the record books over the weekend breaking 20 team records. Click here New State Times Lauren Azar (1), Halstea...
Dec 5, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Re-Write Record Book
It was an awesome weekend of swimming for the Pack. Over 6 pages of new regional and state times were achieved and CWAC swimmers set 20 new team records! Brianna Mingmaung (5) - 6&Under girls 200 free...
Dec 4, 2016 - Parent Anxiety
As a swim parent who wants the best for their little swammer you know that it can be very difficult walking the fine line between being too involved and being too aloof with your kiddo’s performance. ...
Dec 2, 2016 - Motivation
It’s hard work chasing our goals. Not only does it require investing a lot of effort, with countless hours in and out of the pool, but it also requires us to suspend our fears. The fear of failure, fe...
Nov 24, 2016 - 8 Reasons to be Thankful
Nov 21, 2016 - St. Charles & Howloween New Standards
Howloween New Standards State Times - Dallas Birkenbeuel (1), Jonathan Blackman (1), Grace Chin (1), Jaden Duncan (1), Jackson Heinlein-Preseault (3), Eamonn Keenan (4), Jessica Kurpeikis (1), Jada L...
Nov 20, 2016 - Carmel Events Now Posted
The events file for the Carmel meet have now been uploaded and the registration page is open. Please note the qualifying standards for this meet. Click here for the eligibility report. Only short c...
Nov 19, 2016 - IHSA Girls State Recap
Individuals 200 Freestyle 28 th Jenna Keating 200 IM 18 th Lauren Cox 200 IM 19 th Madi...
Nov 17, 2016 - Tips for Mental Toughness
Mental toughness is the resolute decision not to quit. It’s the discipline that keeps you on track, that doesn’t allow your effort to fade off into the distance at the end of a set, that keeps your me...
Nov 13, 2016 - Congrats IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Meet: Ellie Boyle Lauren Cox Emma Dolan Gillian Gagnard Brianna Gist Alex Haitz Jenna Keating Madison Schiml Kira Tiv Isabel V...
Nov 11, 2016 - Good Luck High School Girls
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school girls swimmers competing in the IHSA Sectional Meets this weekend. Many of our swimmers will be competing at the UIC sectional on Saturday at 1 PM. Go Wolfpack...
Nov 11, 2016 - 3 Easy Ways to Check for Dehydration
THREE EASY WAYS TO CHECK FOR DEHYDRATION BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Staying hydrated is a constant effort for many swimmers, requiring a hydration plan around exercise and vigilance for signs of dehydrat...
Nov 7, 2016 - CWAC Takes Second At St. Charles
Congrats to the 170 CWAC swimmers that participated in the St. Charles Arena Fall Classic over the weekend at the two St. Charles pools. Illinois swimming has still not posted the time standard zip fi...
Nov 4, 2016 - Early Season National Rankings
Several CWAC swimmers have early season national rankings. Daren Rodgers - 4th 12 year old boys 50 fly Parker Nolan - 3rd 13 year old boys 100 fly / 8th 50 free / 18th 100 free Jaden Duncan - 6th 14 y...
Oct 28, 2016 - Thank You!
On behalf of the entire coaching staff I would like to thank everyone who helped out with the meet last weekend at UIC. Whether it was setting up before the meet, making a donation of items, tackling...
Oct 25, 2016 - Improving Your Swimming Outside the Pool
1. POWER UP YOUR PRACTICES WITH MORE SLEEP. I started off with this one because it is, or at least it should be , the easiest thing to work on. After all, who doesn’t love more sleep? The performanc...
Oct 23, 2016 - Howloween Meet Recap
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Howloween Invitational II swim meet over the weekend and helped lead the team to victory. Despite it being so early in the season ten ne...
Oct 19, 2016 - Breaking Bad Practice Habits
Oct 18, 2016 - Password Strengthening
Starting October 19th, 2016 TeamUnify will be initiating a new password strength requirement. This is to ensure your online safety and security . If your password does not fulfill the following req...
Oct 14, 2016 - Illinois Regional & State Times Released
The Illinois State and Regional time standards for the short course and long course season have been released. Click here for the short course season standards Click here for the long course season s...
Oct 13, 2016 - Dealing With Teammates Who Slack
It’s one of the most frequently-asked questions I receive from swimmers: How do you deal with teammates who slack off? In an isolated, underwater sport like swimming, where interpersonal communication...
Oct 7, 2016 - Unofficial Rules For Being A Swim Parent
BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Being a swim parent can be more arduous than being a swimmer. Ten hours a day of waiting, biting fingernails, patiently scouring heat sheets, squinting onto the pool d...
Oct 2, 2016 - CWAC Intrasquad Meet
Congrats to the 120 CWAC swimmers that participated in the 13th annual intrasquad meet on Sunday at UIC. It was a great chance for some early season racing and for the newer swimmers to get used to th...
Sep 25, 2016 - Nutrition for the Teenager
In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, ...
Sep 20, 2016 - 6 Tips For The Car Ride Home
According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, approximately 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because “it’s just not fun anymore.” One of th...
Sep 16, 2016 - Top 10 LCM Rankings
Thirty-three CWAC swimmers posted times that ranked in the top 10 for the state of Illinois during the 2016 long course season. Click here for the complete list. A special shout out to the following...
Sep 15, 2016 - Having an Elite Nutrition Mindset
Sep 14, 2016 - CWAC College Swimmers
CWAC currently has 16 swimmers competing at the college level - click here Marysol Arce Kenyon College Billy Barth University of Notre Dame Leah Cravi...
Sep 1, 2016 - CWAC Has 5 Scholastic All-Americans
The 2015-2016 Scholastic All-America Team was announced by USA Swimming and CWAC has continued our strong tradition of excellence in the pool and classroom. We finished up with 5 student-athletes e...
Aug 31, 2016 - Starting Off A New Season
Aug 30, 2016 - Sturdivant swimming at Western Illinois
CWAC swimmer Angel Sturdivant has committed to swim at Swathmore College next year. Congrats to Angel! She is now the 8th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming college next season....
Aug 30, 2016 - CWAC Meet Schedule
Below is a link to the meet schedule for the 2016/17 short course season. Most of the meet dates should be pretty firm, but the groups assigned to each meet may vary. Meets will start to be posted up ...
Aug 18, 2016 - Six Thoughts for Swim Parents on Positive Attitude
Watching the Olympics, I was moved by positive attitudes—whether a swimmer won their 23rd gold medal—or didn’t make it to finals. How impressive was the obvious joy, from a big smile on Anthony Ervin...
Aug 18, 2016 - Ironman U Freestyle Stroke Analysis
IRONMAN U Swim Courses Improve your swimming by learning the biomechanics of the freestyle stroke and how to identify common faults. Learn More - click here Link: https://university.ironman.com/cont...
Aug 15, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
It was a banner long course season for the Wolfpack and that success has translated to the national level as well. Daren Rodgers, Parker Nolan, Jaden Duncan, Bence Szabados and Julieta Tracy all have ...
Aug 14, 2016 - Lesson From The Olympics
I love the Olympics. I love the spirit of sport. I love seeing the product of hard work. I love the stories. Most of all, I love to witness the moments when someone exceeds world expectations as well ...
Aug 12, 2016 - Conversation with Simone Manuel's Mom
Aug 11, 2016 - CWAC Shines at Futures Meet
Eight CWAC swimmers traveled to the University of Texas for the USA Swimming Futures Championship Meet. CWAC finished 14th overall and had the highest finish among Illinois Teams and set 20 new team r...
Aug 9, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers Swim Strong at Zones
CWAC swimmers helped lead team Illinois to victory at the Mega Zone Championship Meet in Indianapolis. Daren Rodgers brought home victory in the 11-12 boys 50 fly and set a new state record in the p...
Aug 8, 2016 - Cox leads Pack at Senior State
15 CWAC swimmers led the team to a 17th place finish at the Illinois Senior State Championship over the weekend. Lauren Cox led the way for the Pack reaching he podium in 4 events including a state ru...
Aug 4, 2016 - Daren Rodgers breaks state record!!
Swimming at the mega zone championship meet Daren Rodgers broke the 11-12 state record in the 50 meter fly. After narrowly missing the record last week Rodgers dropped another two tenths off his time ...
Aug 3, 2016 - Good luck CWAC Swimmers!
Good luck to all CWAC swimmers competing this weekend around the country! 15 swimmers will be competing at the Central Mega Zone Meet in Indianapolis, Indiana 15 swimmers will be competing at the SR S...
Aug 1, 2016 - CWAC Takes 2nd at State
CWAC finished 2nd at the Age Group State Championship over the weekend marking the team's highest ever finish at the meet. The team held off a hard charging St. Charles by only 13 points! The 13-14 bo...
Jul 31, 2016 - Age Group State Day 4
CWAC wrapped up the state meet in exciting fashion. With the second battle coming down to the last events the wolfpack the medley relays held off a hard charging St. Charles team to second place by a ...
Jul 30, 2016 - Age Group State Day 3
The Pack had another strong day highlighted by 1-2-3 finish in the 10&Under girls 400 free with Gabby Veliz, Zeynep Eryaman and Maya Arroyo. Arroyo completed her swim of the backstrokes winning the ...
Jul 29, 2016 - Age Group State Day 2
It was another great day for the Pack as 5 more state crowns were earned. Just like yesterday the 10&Under girls started off the session with a win in the 200 medley relay this time coming from behind...
Jul 28, 2016 - Age Group State Day 1
CWAC started off day 1 of the 2016 long course state meet with 3 state champs. Starting off the meet with a win was the 10&Under girls 200 free relay of Maya Arroyo, Gabby Veliz, Ivy Chan and Nora O'C...
Jul 27, 2016 - Age Group State Champs Starts Thursday
Good luck to the 61 CWAC swimmers that will be competing in the Age Group State Championships starting Thursday at the Rec Plex in Wisconsin. The meet will have a live webcast feed (see below) so no m...
Jul 25, 2016 - CWAC Wins Regional Championships
CWAC won the Woodstock Regional Meet over the weekend. Congrats to Brooke Whitt who re-wrote the record book setting 6 team records for the 8&Under girls - 200 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 f...
Jul 24, 2016 - Age Group & Senior State Elgiblity Reports
Eligibility reports for the regional and age group state meet are now updated - 7/24/16. AG State Meet Page SR State Meet Page Please double check to make sure nothing is missing.
Jul 24, 2016 - Summer Sizzle Pictures
Photos from the Summer Sizzle meet are now available at timarroyo.com/cwac Password: howl
Jul 21, 2016 - Fall Officials Clinics
Fall 2016 Officials Clinics News NEW AND CURRENT OFFICIALS LOOKING TO ADVANCE Signups are now open for the Officials Clinics the Fall. Please pass this message along to any of your club members who m...
Jul 20, 2016 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC came away victorious at the Windy City Conference Championships on Tuesday night. Congrats to Alexia Brockmann who set a new team record in the 7-8 girls 25 backstroke breaking an 8 year old reco...
Jul 18, 2016 - 10&Under Boys Set New State Records
The CWAC 10&Under Boys shattered the Illinois state records in the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley relays over the weekend. 400 Free Relay - Levin Tipton, PJ Nolan, Charlie Tracy, Steve Tapia 400 Medley R...
Jul 17, 2016 - Time Trial Success
CWAC swimmers achieved 35 new cuts at the Last Dance Time Trial over the weekend. New State Times - Alexia Brockmann (1), Ivy Chan (4), Grace Chin (2), Leah Cravitz (1), Zeynep Eryaman (2), Hudson Li...
Jul 15, 2016 - Top 10 SCY Rankings
CWAC had 30 swimmers achieved top 10 state rankings for the short course 2015-16 season. A special shout out to Sara Cawley, Bence Szabados, Daren Rodgers and Julieta Tracy who posted the fastest time...
Jul 14, 2016 - Thank You Volunteers
A big THANK YOU to everyone who stepped up to help out with the Summer Sizzle last weekend. It was a great meet for the athletes with 49 new state times and 92 new regional times achieved. This woul...
Jul 10, 2016 - CWAC Wins Summer Sizzle
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the CWAC Summer Sizzle. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to make the meet run so smoothly. 49 new state times...
Jul 5, 2016 - Photography at Summer Sizzle
CWAC photographer Tim Arroyo will be taking photos of swimmers at the Summer Sizzle. He will be shooting during the Saturday AM 12 & under, and Sunday PM 13 & over sessions. If you are interested in h...
Jul 1, 2016 - And Even More OT Pics
More great pics from Omaha!
Jun 29, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers at Olympic Trials
Several CWAC swimmers have made the trek to Omaha to watch the Olympic Trials. Abbey Taute got to meet Ryan Lochte and Dana Volmer. Send your pics if you are there.
Jun 29, 2016 - More OT Pics
More pics from Olympic Trials!
Jun 27, 2016 - CWAC Takes 2nd at Midway
Congrats to the 165 CWAC swimmers who competed in the Midway Firecracker Open over the weekend. Alexia Brockmann set 4 new team records in the 7-8 girls 50 free, 50 back, 100 back and 200 IM. Brooke W...
Jun 24, 2016 - Screening of The Last Gold on July 11
The Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club has been invited for a special one-night screening of the new film, The Last Gold , on July 11th at 7 PM Considered one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic h...
Jun 21, 2016 - Three Tips for Parents on Effort
As parents, we all want our kids to do their best. We want to see an honest effort from our kids at school and in the pool. Is there anything we can do to promote effort and a good work ethic? I spoke...
Jun 21, 2016 - Central Zone Meet Information
Illinois Swimming has posted information on the Central Mega Zone Meet which will be held August 3-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. You must have a AAA time in order to compete. All sign up is done through...
Jun 21, 2016 - Olympic Trials TV Schedule
The first finals session of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials – Swimming begins this Sunday night with the men’s and women’s 400 IM finals and the men’s 400 free finals. The Trials begin with the first pre...
Jun 20, 2016 - PAC & BSC results posted
Congrats to the 160 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Barrington and Patriot meets over the weekend. The team finished first at the PAC meet and 8th at the BSC meet. It was a great chance for everyon...
Jun 15, 2016 - CWAC Swimmers in National Rankings
Through June 15 three CWAC swimmers have posted several nationally ranked times. Congrats to Daren Rodgers, Parker Nolan and Bence Szabados each have multiple times ranked in the top 20 in the country...
Jun 10, 2016 - Central Zone Open Water Application
The deadline for applying for the Team Illinois Central Zone Open Water Race is June 13 Click here to view the application and information
Jun 6, 2016 - CWAC Wins Iowa Swim Pink A+ Meet
55 CWAC swimmers traveled to Iowa over the weekend to participate in the Swim Pink A+ Invitational at the University of Iowa. CWAC came away with a team victory against a field of over 60 teams from t...
Jun 6, 2016 - CWAC Wins OLSA Meet
Congrats to the 120 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the OLSA Pentathlon on Sunday. The format of the meet allows swimmers to compete in events they don't normally get to do. New...
May 31, 2016 - Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget
TOP TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHIER FOR LESS MONEY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD A young swimmer asked me a simple question: is it possible to eat healthy, but eat cheaply? Great question, and the ...
May 30, 2016 - Maya Arroyo Featured In Splash Magazine
CWAC swimmer Maya Arroyo was pictured on page 28 of the most recent Splash Magazine demonstrating backstroke. The picture was taken by her father Tim, who is the team photographer - click here for h...
May 28, 2016 - June 17-19 Meet Update
We had 148 swimmers entered in the Fishers Meet the weekend of June 17-19 in Indiana. Our first goal is to provide an option for those swimmers who were entered in Fishers and then to try and assis...
May 26, 2016 - Fishers Meet Noice
We received notice from the Fishers team that they were not able to take our entries to their swim meet June 17-19. It sounds like they gave first priority to returning teams and they had more returni...
May 24, 2016 - Conference Meet Date Change
The Windy City Conference Meet originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 will now be held on Tuesday, July 19. The host team's pool will be closed for maintenance on the 26th so had to move up the dat...
May 23, 2016 - CWAC Wins West Meet
Congrats to the 186 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the West Dive Into Summer Classic over the weekend at UIC. Congrats to Brooke Whitt who broke 6 teams records!!! She set new r...
May 20, 2016 - Strategies for the Picky Eater
5 STRATEGIES TO HELP PICKY SWIMMERS EAT BETTER Samantha had a disdain for many protein foods, and it was becoming a problem. She had to take “her food” to travel meets, had a short list of restaur...
May 20, 2016 - Splash & Dash Aquathon
SPLASH AND DASH YOUTH AQUATHLON (ages 7-15) SATURDAY, JUNE 4 B.R. RYALL YMCA Splash and Dash, our unique new youth event sanctioned by USA Triathlon, features a combination of swimming and running. Fo...
May 19, 2016 - CWAC Summer Sizzle Meeting 5/26
This summer CWAC will be hosting the Summer Sizzle swim meet at UIC July 9-10. We anticipate over 600 athletes participating and will need all hands on deck to help the meet run smoothly. The sign up ...
May 15, 2016 - Successful People Focus on Outcomes
I am always surprised by the number of people I come across in work and life who seem to meander through life frustrated through their lack of success. They are not achieving their dreams and aspirati...
May 14, 2016 - Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Intrasquad Meet on Sunday. It was a great way to start the season and the first meet for many of our new swimmers. Event winners include Hals...
May 13, 2016 - Intrasquad Heat Sheet Posted
The heat sheet for the intrasquad meet is now posted - click here
May 3, 2016 - Vanha Commits to Swathmore
CWAC swimmer Nigel has committed to swim at Swathmore College next year. Congrats to Nigel! He is now the 7th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming college next season. Nigel Vanha...
Apr 30, 2016 - Congrats Bence Szabados
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Bence Szabados who was selected to the Illinois Junior Elite Camp based on his performance at the Age Group State Championship Meet. The camp will be May 7-10 at the Olympic T...
Apr 29, 2016 - Congrats Julia Polsky
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Julia Polsky who was selected to the Illinois Swimming Grand Prix Camp in Charlotte, North Carolina. Julia was selected based on her performance at the Age Group State Meet in...
Apr 16, 2016 - Swim Clinic at St. Charles
St. Charles will hosting a swim clinic with Ohio State Coach Bill Wadley on Saturday, May 7 at the Norris Aquatic Center. Click here for information.
Apr 15, 2016 - Working Hard in the Pool
Apr 14, 2016 - Pollock Commits to IIT
CWAC swimmer David Pollock has committed to swim at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) next year. Congrats to David. He is now the 6th member of the Class of 2016 who has committed to swimming col...
Apr 5, 2016 - Congrats Jacob
Good luck to CWAC swimmer Jacob Furlong who will be participating in the Candadian Olympic Trials on Saturday in Toronto. Jacob qualified in the 1500 meter freestyle. Jacob moved up 8 spots to finish ...
Mar 31, 2016 - Spring / Summer Registration & Tryouts
SPRING / SUMMER REGISTRATION 2016 All returning swimmers must register online starting March 1 ( click here ). Please check with your coach on what group you will be in. If you are not returning to t...
Mar 30, 2016 - Spring / Summer Practice & Meet Schedule Posted
The CWAC practice and meet schedule is now posted for the spring / summer season. Click here for the meet schedule Click here for the practice schedule Returning swimmers should register by April 1 ...
Mar 24, 2016 - Good Luck Levi
Good luck to CWAC swimmer Levi Tipton who is competing at the NCSA Age Group Championship Meet in Orlando, Florida this week. Go Levi!!! On Day 1 Levi set a new team record in the 9-10 boys 200 IM fi...
Mar 19, 2016 - Congrats Marysol Arce
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Marysol Arce who won the NCAA Division 3 National Championship in the 500 free on Thursday and the 1650 on Saturday with swimming for Kenyon College setting school records in ...
Mar 17, 2016 - Becoming an Official Part 2
Dear Parents, Thank you for those who have expressed interest in becoming an official. As an incentive the club will issue each official that completes the training and becomes certified a credit for ...
Mar 13, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 3
The senior team wrapped up swimming at the Speedo Sectional meet with a 5th place team showing! Isabel Veliz (8th) and Gillian Gagnard (10th) both got on the podium for the 200 backstroke. Anna Peters...
Mar 13, 2016 - Age Group State Day 3
CWAC continues to tear is up at the state meet. The 10&Unders had a strong afternoon session to extend the teams lead for third place and where highlighted by 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the 200 fr...
Mar 12, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 2
It was another strong day for CWAC at the Speedo Sectional Meet. The team had a strong session and moved into 5th place overall. Reilly Shields made his summer junior national cut in the 50 free finis...
Mar 12, 2016 - Age Group State Day 2
The Wolfpack remain in 3rd place overall after the second day of swimmng at the state championships. The day was highlighted by a pair of state champions. The 10&Under girls 200 medley relay (Maya Arr...
Mar 12, 2016 - 10&Under Girls Relay State Champs
The 10&Under girls 200 medley relay of Maya Arroyo, Camila Dievart, Gabby Veliz and Piper Wood Prince grabbed first place at the Age Group State Championships on Saturday chattering the previous team ...
Mar 11, 2016 - Speedo Sectional Day 1
While the 14&Unders are tearing it up at UIC, the seniors are shining at the Speedo Sectional Meet in Wisconsin. The team is in 6th place after the first day. Podium finishers include Jacob Furlong (2...
Mar 11, 2016 - Age Group State Day 1
The team started off with a strong day to open the Age Group State Championships and currently sit in third place. Podium finishers include Gabby Veliz (5th 100 fly & 2nd 50 free), Levi Tipton (3rd 10...
Mar 7, 2016 - Solid Weekend For The Pack
CWAC swimmers were participating in both the Senior State Meet and a last chance time trial over the weekend at UIC. Below are some of the highlights: The 11-12 800 free relay foursome of Elizabeth Li...
Mar 4, 2016 - Congrats IHSA State Finalists
CWAC swimmer Reilly Sheilds finished 7th in the both the 100 and 200 free at the IHSA state finals over the weekend. Shields teamed with Ezra Mizgala, Jacob Furlong and Shane Hughes to finish 8th in t...
Mar 4, 2016 - 11-12 Girls Set State Record
The CWAC foursome of Elizabeth Lin, Julia Polsky, Abbey Taute and Julieta Tracy broke the 11-12 girls 800 free relay state record this afternoon at the Illinois Senior State Meet with a time 8:13.29. ...
Mar 4, 2016 - Good Luck Senior State Swimmers
Good luck to the 20 CWAC swimmers competing in the Illinois Senior State Meet this weekend at UIC. Click here for meet information.
Mar 2, 2016 - Conference Photos
The photos from the Conference meet are now ready. You can find details on the photos by using the link to Tim Arroyo's website below. There is a Q&A section on the page to address some of your que...
Feb 29, 2016 - CWAC Finishes 2nd at Regionals
Congrats to the over 100 CWAC swimmers that led the team to a 2nd place showing at the regional meet over the weekend. Three new team records were set - Alexia Brockmann (8&Under girls 50 back), Brook...
Feb 28, 2016 - Sleep More & Prevent Injuries
Sleep More and Prevent Injuries By Dan McCarthy, USA Swimming High Performance Consultant Sleep is not a new topic on the High Performance Tips web page. The importance of sleep as a recovery tool, ...
Feb 26, 2016 - Good luck CWAC Swimmers!
Good luck to all of the CWAC swimmers competing in the regional and IHSA state meets this weekend. Go Wolfpack!!!
Feb 25, 2016 - Becoming An Official
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting for prospective officials. Below is a copy of the presentation made by one of our officials, Simon Negri. The goal is to try and get about 15 new officials...
Feb 24, 2016 - Thank You Volunteers
Thanks to everyone who stepped up to help out with the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday. It was a very successful meet both in and out of the pool and we could not have done it without your help....
Feb 22, 2016 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
CWAC made it a sweep of the conference meets taking home the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday. Congrats to the 125 swimmers that participated. Congrats to Alexia Brockmann and Brooke Whit...
Feb 21, 2016 - Good Luck High School Boys
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school boys competing in IHSA Sectional meet this Saturday!
Feb 21, 2016 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships this coming weekend at Evanston High School: Shane Hughes Max Richardson Finn Connors Jacob Furlong Reilly Shiel...
Feb 20, 2016 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference Meet
Congrats to the 30 8&Under CWAC swimmers that helped the team capture first place at the conference championships on Saturday. The girls 100 medley relay foursome of Jaslyn Wu, Emilie Chin, Alexia Bro...
Feb 17, 2016 - Xie Commits to Wash U
CWAC swimmer Kelvin Xie has committed to swim at Washington University in St. Louis next year. Congrats Kelvin! Kelvin is the 5th CWAC swimmer to commit for the Class of 2016 joining Reilly Shields (O...
Feb 15, 2016 - Eligibility Reports
Eligibility reports for the regional, sectional, senior state and age group state meets are now posted on each page website. This is a list of individual qualifiers as of 2/14/16. If you see a mistake...
Feb 14, 2016 - CWAC Wins BR Ryall Meet
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that participated in the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic. There were a lot of new regional and state times achieved over the weekend. New team records were set ...
Feb 7, 2016 - The Importance of Short Term Goals
WHY LONG TERMS GOALS AREN’T ALL THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE Long term goals, while amazing, shiny and necessary, are always on the cusp of the horizon. Close enough to see, but not nearly close enough t...
Jan 31, 2016 - Polar Bear Challenge
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Polar Plunge on Saturday at UIC. It was a great chance to do some racing and for many a chance to swim some events for the first time. A spec...
Jan 29, 2016 - John Wooden & Swimming
Jan 26, 2016 - Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year
Swimmer Reece Whitley was recently named Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year. Below is a nice video that the SI put together - click here
Jan 21, 2016 - 6 Bad Practice Habits You Should Break
Jan 19, 2016 - Marysol Arce leading Kenyon
Former CWAC swimmer Marysol Arce is currently leading all Division 3 swimmers with her top national rankings in the 400 IM and 1650 time. She recently led the Kenyon ladies to wins over Cincinnati and...
Jan 19, 2016 - Big Pool Closure for 1/19
The UIC big pool is closed for the day. Apparently something happened with one of the pumps overnight and the water is extremely cloudy along with unsafe pH levels. The following big pool groups are c...
Jan 18, 2016 - The Changing Color of American Swimming
Jan 18, 2016 - CWAC Finishes 3rd at Carmel Invite
CWAC finished third place out of 32 teams at the Carmel Swim Club Winter Invite. Congrats to the 115 CWAC swimmers that made the trek down to Indianapolis to compete. New team records were set by Levi...
Jan 15, 2016 - Tips for Fueling a Teenage Swimmer
TOP TIPS FOR FUELING A TEENAGE SWIMMER CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD Many parents ask how they can help their teen swimmer optimize training when practicing two hours a day, six days a week. ...
Jan 13, 2016 - Mantich Commits to Loyola New Orleans
CWAC swimmer Nina Mantich has committed to swim at the Loyola University New Orleans next year in College. Congrats Nina! Nina is the 4th CWAC swimmer to commit for the Class of 2016 joining Reilly Sh...
Jan 12, 2016 - CWAC swims strong at Speedo Invitational
Congrats to the 140 CWAC swimmers that competed in the Speedo Invitational. The first meet of the new year provided a chance to do some racing off the holiday break and gear up for the Indy meet and l...
Jan 7, 2016 - Freestyle Breakouts
The breakout is the final part of the freestyle flip-turn and it is also where mistakes are commonly made. A bad breakout can easily transform a good turn into a….not-so-good one. There are several im...
Jan 5, 2016 - Tech Suit Sale
Championship season is right around the corner, and I have great news! The Swim Team Store is currently offering 30% off of the MSRP of ALL tech suits! And, if you see a suit advertised for less tha...
Jan 4, 2016 - Gold 2, Blue 1 & Blue 3 Practice Change for 1/4
Due to the water temperature in the small pool we are going to move Gold 2, Blue 1 and Blue 3 practices to the big pool on Monday, January 4 . The Gold 2 practice will remain at the same time, but th...
Dec 30, 2015 - CWAC 2015 Highlights
Congrats to everyone who helped make the 2015 year for CWAC it's most successful! Below are some of the top highlights for year. Go Wolfpack! 168 Team Records Broken 120 Swims making the Illinois Top ...
Dec 24, 2015 - The Importance of Freestyle Kick
THERE IS MORE TO A STRONG KICK THAN FLEXIBILITY. For the down kick, the quadriceps, hip flexors and core muscles have to be incredibly strong in order to create a quick snap of the foot backwards. Sin...
Dec 20, 2015 - Nolan Posts 2 Top 100 Performances
CWAC swimmer Parker Nolan's 50 free and 50 fly from the West Mid-Season Challenge rank in the top 100 performances of all time for 11-12 boys. The 50 free is 70th and 50 fly is 84th. Congrats Parker. ...
Dec 18, 2015 - Swimming Knowledge with Coach Kyle
I think it is important to be knowledgeable about the sport you put so much time into. I also think its important to understand there is more out there than the Illinois State Championship. When I w...
Dec 17, 2015 - 5 Things to Remember at Big Meets
Here are five things to remember at any big swim meet. 1. A POOL IS ALWAYS A POOL It doesn’t matter if it’s your local neighborhood pool where you learned to swim or an Olympic aquatic center, a pool ...
Dec 15, 2015 - Underwater Dolphin Kick
Ask swimmers what their fastest stroke is, and they have the standard four to choose from: fly, back, breast and free. The fastest moving stroke in the world, however, isn’t really a stroke at all. It...
Dec 12, 2015 - Cravitz Commits to Wesleyan
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Leah Cravitz who has committed to swimming at Wesleyan University in Connecticut next year. Way to go Leah!
Dec 11, 2015 - New Cuts Achieved
Between the two meets CWAC swimmers achived 37 new state times and 68 new regional times! Congrats to all! New State Cuts - Maya Arroyo (1), Sara Cawley (1), Ethan Christo (2), Camila Dievart (1), Ja...
Dec 11, 2015 - Junior Nationals Day 2
Reilly Shields knocked 2 seconds off his current team record in the 200 free with a 1:40.62 to finish 42nd. Congrats Reilly!
Dec 10, 2015 - Junior Nationals Day 1
On the first day of the US Junior Nationals Kendra Nealey set a new team record in the 50 free finishing 38th. Her time of 23.60 eclipsed a 6 year old team record. Reilly Shields finished 52nd in the ...
Dec 9, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
CWAC 2015-2016 Short Course National Rankings as of 12/08/2015 CWAC’s National ranking as a team 125 th out 2651 teams Daren Rodgers (11 year old boys) 2 nd 50 Free 5 th 50 Fly 12 th 100 Free Park...
Dec 8, 2015 - Good Luck Reilly and Kendra
Good luck to CWAC swimmers Reilly Shields and Kendra Nealey who will be competing at the U.S. Junior National Meet in Austin, Texas this week. Go Wolfpack! Click here for more info.
Dec 7, 2015 - Congrats New Record Holders
CWAC swimmers and relays set 12 new team records over the weekend. Aidan Gnatt - 6&Under Boys 25 Back, 50 Fly & 100 IM Brooke Whitt - 8&Under Girls 100 Breast Taylor Otey - 9-10 Girls 100 Breast Levi ...
Dec 5, 2015 - How Badly Do You Want It?
I had a coach that used to give us advance warning on the soul-breaking sets. A teaser. Just a little hint to let us know that something awful was coming at week’s end, and that we had never seen an...
Nov 25, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving
On behalf of the coaching staff we would like to wish eveyrone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. 15 Reasons to be Thankful for Swimming - click here
Nov 24, 2015 - Streamlining Your Life Outside The Pool
In our high and low search for new and novel ways to gain the critical advantage over our competition it is easy to overlook the things in our day-to-day to life that we can improve. If you want to sw...
Nov 22, 2015 - Staying Focused In The Winter
Many of us are just getting into the start of another winter swim season. For some, this may be your first real competitive winter season and for others this may be your very last. No matter whether i...
Nov 17, 2015 - Four Tips For Swim Parents
This article is for us on the sidelines, the parents who give their swimmers tips, thinking we’ll help our kids improve. This is where the old adage, “coaches coach, swimmers swim and parents parent” ...
Nov 16, 2015 - Congrats IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships: Lauren Cox Jamie Doherty Emma Dolan Clare MacNamara Nina Mantich They will be competing on Friday at Saturday a...
Nov 13, 2015 - Backstroke Tempo
BACKSTROKE – FINISHING STRONG WITH YOUR CORE 1 1 11/9/2015 BY MATT BARBINI//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Trying to increase your tempo at the end of a backstroke race is...
Nov 13, 2015 - Good Luck High School Girls
Good luck to all of the CWAC high school girls competing in IHSA Sectional meets on Saturday! UIC will be hosting a sectional at 1 PM. Go Wolfpack!
Nov 11, 2015 - Being Consistent At Practice
Those who have achieved any measure of success in the pool understand that it is not by some large stroke (pun intended) of luck, or as a result of one or two amazing practices that they achieved some...
Nov 9, 2015 - St. Charles & Oak Lawn Results Posted
Meet results from the St. Charles and Oak Lawn meets are now posted - click here Six new team records set over the weekend: Aiden Gnatt - 6&Under Boys 25free, 50 free & 50 back Levi Tipton - 9-10 Boy...
Nov 6, 2015 - Dear Swimming
Dear Swimming, You have made me cry a million times. You’ve made me think to the point of mental exhaustion, and you’ve broken down my body. You’ve made me immune to Advil. But at the same time, you’v...
Nov 2, 2015 - Two CWAC Swimmers Make College Choice
Two CWAC swimmers have made verbal commitments to their colleges so far: Reilly Shields has committed to Ohio State University - click here Clare MacNamara has committed to Columbia University Congra...
Oct 31, 2015 - CWAC Celebrates Halloween
CWAC swimmers at UIC and EP celebrate Halloween at the pool!
Oct 30, 2015 - Focus on Things you can Control
WE WANT CONTROL It’s an inherent quality that we want to be able to control all of the outcomes in the pool. We want to think that because we crossed all the T’s and dotted all of our I’s that we can ...
Oct 27, 2015 - 7 Habits of Highly Motivated Swimmers
Oct 26, 2015 - CWAC Wins Howlloween Invite
Congrats to the over 225 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Howlloween Invite over the weekend. A huge thank you to all of the parents who stepped up and either volunteered their time o...
Oct 23, 2015 - 5 Ways To Stay Hydrated
No Sweat: 5 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated For a swimmer, hydration is often at the bottom of the list of things to think about during training. But contrary to conventional wisdom, swimmers do sweat duri...
Oct 21, 2015 - IL State & Regional Cuts Posted
Illinois swimming has released the state and regional times for the 2015-16 season. This year there are two sets of standards for the state meets. One is for the short course season and one is for the...
Oct 20, 2015 - USA Swimming LSC / Zone Survey
LSC / ZONE STUDY SURVEY - WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Greetings to all USA Swimming Stakeholders! Earlier this year, USA Swimming President Jim Sheehan appointed a task force to conduct a study regarding ...
Oct 16, 2015 - How To Recover After Practice
Every swimmer knows that feeling in their body after a difficult practice, but they know very well the feeling they experience the next day at practice. This is commonly know as lactic acid. Lactic ac...
Oct 15, 2015 - Sacrifice
THE SACRIFICE-FREE MYTH Big time success requires sacrifice. The S-word has gotten a bad rap lately. Modern culture and media demonstrate that we can have our cake and eat it too. Common ad headlines ...
Oct 14, 2015 - Howlloween Volunteers Needed
Hello Wolfpack Parents – Next weekend CWAC will be hosting our first two-day, in-season meet: the Howlloween Invitational at UIC. In past years we have attended other meets that have not been run as w...
Oct 7, 2015 - UIC Friday (10/7) Practice Schedule
Due to a college meet in the big pool on Friday, October 9 we will have the following schedule: National - OFF, but have AM option 5:45 - 7:00 AM (small pool) Gold 1 - 5:30 - 7 PM (small pool), also h...
Oct 6, 2015 - Staying Motivated
How do I stay motivated to train, even when I don’t feel like it? The assumption is that elite swimmers wake up fired up, ready to go, 24/7. What many swimmers don’t realize is that they suffer from t...
Oct 1, 2015 - Getting Through a Tough Workout
We all have those workouts where we feel like the wall of resistance is going to completely collapse on us. Whether it’s because coach has drawn up a set with a cascading and never-ending series of br...
Sep 28, 2015 - CWAC 2015 National Rankings
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that posted top 20 national times for the 2015 long course season. Summer Brainin (LCM 2015) 9 th 50 free – 12 Years Marysol Arce (LCM 2015) 16 th 1500 free...
Sep 27, 2015 - Start With Fundamentals
Sep 24, 2015 - Create an Environment of Success
Your environment – the people you surround yourself with, the places you go, even your food choices — all play a part in driving your behavior. Surround yourself with people who have similar goals as ...
Sep 23, 2015 - UIC Friday (9/25) Schedule
Due to a college meet in the afternoon below is the schedule for big pool practices on Friday (9/25). Small pool practice times will remain the same. National – canceled, but Fri AM option from 5:45 -...
Sep 21, 2015 - CWAC puts 36 in the Illinois Top 10
CWAC had its best ever showing in the final Illinois top 10 report for the 2015 long course season. 36 swimmers posted a total of 120 top 10 time for the season! Marysol Arce, Charlotte Rosenberg and ...
Sep 21, 2015 - Spearing finishes 11th at ITU World Championships
Congrats to to Kyleigh on finishing 11th place!!! Click here for results CWAC swimmer Kyleigh Spearing, will represent the United States this week at the ITU World Junior Triathlon Championships. She...
Sep 18, 2015 - UIC Saturday 9/19 Schedule
Due to an event that UIC has booked in the small pool on Saturday, September 19 we are having to adjust our practice times for that day. I apologize for the confusion as I know your coaches had e-mail...
Sep 16, 2015 - CWAC Has 6 Scholastic All-Americans
The 2014-2015 Scholastic All-America Team was announced by USA Swimming and CWAC has continued our strong tradition of excellence in the pool and classroom. We finished up with 6 student-athletes ea...
Sep 3, 2015 - Getting Enough 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 24, 2015 - Every Practices Is A Chance To Be Better
EVERY SESSION IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE BETTER. There will always be days where you feel awful in the water. Where your stroke simply feels like it is falling apart. Where you feel yourself getting gass...
Aug 21, 2015 - CWAC Featured in Beverly Review
Aug 20, 2015 - Underwater Kicking
There is no denying how the underwater component of a race has become a major piece in the puzzle of what can separate the ‘good’ swimmers from the ‘great’ ones. Swimmers from around the world, on al...
Aug 17, 2015 - Getting Ready For The Season
Aug 5, 2015 - CWAC Team Tryouts
TRYOUTS All new swimmers must tryout for CWAC to ensure that they are both ready for the team and that they are placed in the proper group. For a description of the groups and requirements click here...
Aug 3, 2015 - CWAC State Champions
CWAC won the 2015 Illinois Long Course Combined Senior State Championship. This is the first state title in team history. The women's team won the team title and the men finished 5th. Congrats to all ...
Aug 2, 2015 - SR State Day 4
CWAC won the combined team title as well as the women's title to cap off a stellar meet and long course season for the Wolfpack! Two individual and one relay champion highlighted day 4 for the Wolfpa...
Aug 1, 2015 - SR State Day 3
The Wolfpack remain in first place at the Illinois Senior State Champioinships after 3 days of competition. The Wolfpack won 3 events on the third day. Kendra Nealey took home the crown in the women's...
Jul 31, 2015 - SR State Day 2
Day 2 of the Illinois Senior State Meet has the wolfpack sitting atop the team standings! The wolfpack crowned two individiual and one relay state champion tonight. Danel Vorhees won the women's 100 f...
Jul 30, 2015 - SR State Day 1
Day one of the Illinois Senior State Meet started on Thursday night with the 800 free. Marysol Arce dropped about 2 seconds off her team record on her way to winning the event for the Wolfpack. Nicole...
Jul 30, 2015 - Good Luck Brie Hines
Good luck to CWAC swimmer Brie Hines who is competing in the Futures Meet at Purdue this weekend!
Jul 29, 2015 - Nolan Cracks All-Time Top 100
Congrats to Parker Nolan whose winning time from the 50 free at the Age Group State Meet now stands as the 64th fastest performance ever for an 11-12 boy. Click here for the complete listing.
Jul 28, 2015 - Good Luck Zone Swimmers
Good luck to the following CWAC swimmers competing in the Central Zone Championships in Topeka, Kansas this weekend - Ethan Christo, Sophia Christo, Ryann Grasser, Elizabeth Lin, Hudson Lin, Taylor Ot...
Jul 27, 2015 - Wolfpack Swim School Featured in Swimming World
The Wolfpack Swim School was recently featured in an article in Swimming World Magazine - click here Congrats to Coach Sam and her staff on a job well done!
Jul 26, 2015 - Age Group State Day 3
It was another strong day for the Pack as the team had two more state titles and remain in third in the team standings. Ezra Mizgala won the 13-14 boys 100 fly breaking the 1:00 mark for the first tim...
Jul 26, 2015 - Age Group State Day 4
The Pack crowned two more state champions on Sunday as the team finished in third place for the third consecutive season. Ezra Mizgala (13-14 boys 50 free) and Parker Nolan (11-12 boys 50 free) claime...
Jul 24, 2015 - Age Group State Day 2
It was another strong day of swimming for the Wolfpack at the Age Group State Meet as the team sits in the third in the overall standings. Today it was the 10&Under Boys 200 Medley relay that captured...
Jul 23, 2015 - CWAC 10&Under Girls Set State Record
The CWAC 10&Under Girls 200 Free Relay started off the Illinois Age Group State Championships with a bang setting a new state record in winning the event. The foursome of Sophie Xie, Ryann Grasser, Ga...
Jul 23, 2015 - Age Group State Day 1
The Wolfpack opened up Day 1 with a strong showing and scored over 500 points to sit in third place after the first day of swimming at the Illiniois Age Group State Championships. The Wolfpack were le...
Jul 22, 2015 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Over 100 CWAC swimmers competed in the Sumer Windy City Conference Championships on Tuesday night at UIC. A huge thank you to all of our parents and swimmers who helped volunteer and put on a great me...
Jul 20, 2015 - Regional & Time Trial Recap
CWAC finished in the 3rd place at the regional meet over the weekend. New state times were achieved by Maya Arroyo, Rene Maldonado and London Roddy-Jones. Event winners include Lauren Azar, Ellie Boyl...
Jul 19, 2015 - 10 & Under Girls Set Relay State Records
On Sunday, the 10&Under Girls 400 free and 400 medley relay established new state records. These are the first state relays records to be held by CWAC. 400 Free Relay - 4:40.85 - Sophie Xie, Ryann Gr...
Jul 18, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 4
The CWAC National Team wrapped up competition at the Speedo Sectional Championships on Saturday finishing 9th place in the overall team standings. This marks the highest ever finish by a CWAC team. Th...
Jul 17, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 3
The CWAC team made history on day 3 of the sectional meet as the men's 800 free relay became the first every relay to reach the podium finishing 2nd place. The foursome of Billy Barth, Jacob Furlong, ...
Jul 16, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 2
The Wolfpack had another strong day of swimming at the sectional championships in Minneapolis. Marysol Arce posted the highest finish on the day finishing 7th in the 400 IM. Reilly Shields finished 12...
Jul 15, 2015 - Speedo Sectionals Day 1
CWAC opened strong on the first day of competition at the Speedo Sectional in Minneapolis. Reilly Shields and Kendra Nealy made their first Junior National standards. Marysol Arce had the highest indi...
Jul 13, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Shine at Meets
CWAC swimmers were competing at two meets over the weekend and did a great job of stepping up at the final regular season meet. Championship season starts on Wednesday in Minneapolis with the Speedo S...
Jul 9, 2015 - Interested in Officiating?
The Swift Aquatic Club is pleased to host an all levels officials training clinic. Take this opportunity to advance your skills or forward on to a fellow team member who would like to become an offic...
Jul 8, 2015 - Nolan Ranked Nationally
Heading into championship season Parker Nolan is currently ranked in the top 20 nationally in 3 events for 12 year old boys - 50 free, 100 free and 50 fly. Click here to view the complete list and c...
Jul 2, 2015 - CWAC Takes Second At Midway
CWAC took 2nd in the 1st Annual Firecracker Invitational last weekend. New team records were set by Alexia Brockmann in the 6&Under girls 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 breast and 100 fly. Brooke Wh...
Jul 1, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 7/2-4
Due to cleaning in the big pool on Thursday afternoon and the holiday there is a slightly different schedule at UIC for July 2, 3 and 4. Thursday (7/2) has regular AM schedule, but the big pool is cl...
Jun 30, 2015 - CWAC Wins Boiler Bash
Congrats to the 85 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Boiler Bash at Purdue University last weekend. Marysol Arce set a new overall and 17-18 team record in the 400 IM. Additional recor...
Jun 19, 2015 - Nutrition Tips For Swimmers
Swimmers want to do their best. Not only that, they want to win. Many young swimmers work hard to get to the next level. They log endless hours in the pool, work on their stroke technique, and even tw...
Jun 16, 2015 - Purdue Team Dinner
Dear CWAC Families, We are excited to announce that because our last team dinner was such a success, we decided to offer it again at the Boilermaker Aquatic Summer Bash on Saturday, June 27th. This ti...
Jun 15, 2015 - CWAC Wins Father's Day Challenge
Congrats to the over 200 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory over the weekend at the Wheaton Father's Day Challenge. Sophie Xie and Ryan Hardiman won the 9-10 girls and boys high point awards. ...
Jun 14, 2015 - Miller & McKinney represent Team Illinois
Congrats to Zenin Miller and Joia McKinney who represented Team Illinois at the Central Zone Multi-Cultural and Diversity Meet this past weekend in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Jun 13, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Volunteer with Olympians
Several CWAC swimmers volunteered on Friday with Olympians Cullen Jones, Conor Dwyer, Jessica Hardy and Rowdy Gaines to promote the USA Swimming Make A Splash Foundation. The foundation seeks to rai...
Jun 12, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 6/19 & 20
Due to a meet in the big pool starting the afternoon of June 19 we will use the following schedule: Friday, June 19 National, Gold 1 & 2 and Silver 1 will go 7-9 AM Gold 3, Bronze 3, Blue 1, 2 & 3 wil...
Jun 5, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 6/8 & 9
We were recently informed of an international water polo event that will be taking place in the big pool on Monday and Tuesday of next week (June 8 & 9). As a result practices will be in the small po...
Jun 4, 2015 - Suit Sale
We have the following tech suits available for purchase: Female LZR Elite - Size 23 ($175) Male LZR Elite - Size 22 ($100) Suits are first come first serve.
Jun 4, 2015 - 5 Parent Tips To Encourage Your Swimmer
I was asked recently by a new swim parent on how to motivate your swimmer. The short answer is that you cannot motivate your child. Motivation comes from within. What we CAN do for our swimmers is enc...
Jun 3, 2015 - CWAC puts 25 in the Illinois Top 10
25 CWAC swimmers achieved top 10 times in Illinois during the 2014-15 short course season. Isaac Davis (3), Seth Miller (1), Parker Nolan (6) and Bence Szabados (1) each posted the fastest time in the...
Jun 2, 2015 - Quality Protein
TOP TIPS FOR INCLUDING QUALITY PROTEIN CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD “Little Miss Swimmer sat at the poolside, eating her casein and whey. Along came a rival who sat down beside her and Miss S...
Jun 1, 2015 - CWAC Wins Irish Invitational
Congrats to the 112 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Irish Aquatics Invitational. Alexia Brockmann and Julieta Tracy each broke 4 team records. Brockmann set new records in th...
May 29, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 6/5 & 6
There is a meet in the big pool on June 5 & 6. As a result, all practices on the 5th in the afternoon and 6th in the morning will be in the small pool. For those groups that are cancelled on the 5th w...
May 28, 2015 - Battling Through
Our swimming doesn’t always go, well, swimmingly. We lose that precious feel for the water. That nagging ache in our shoulder or knee turns into something far more serious. We get frustrated at a lack...
May 27, 2015 - Notre Dame Team Dinner Update
We have had such a great response for the team dinner that we are going to have to change venues to accommodate everyone. We are moving the team dinner to one of the conference rooms at the Quality In...
May 26, 2015 - McKinney & Miller selected to Zone Team
Congrats to CWAC swimmers Joia McKinney and Zenin Miller who were selected to Team Illinois for the Central Zone Multi-Cultural Diversity Meet in Brownsburg, Indiana in June. Coach Monica will be on ...
May 21, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule Starting May 26
With the high school water polo season wrapping up this weekend we will now have access to the small pool on a regular basis. The practice times have not changed, but some groups will now be practicin...
May 19, 2015 - Central Zone Multi-Cultural Diversity Meet
The Central Zone Multi-Cultural Diversity Meet will be held June 12-14 in Brownsburg, Indiana. Swimmers must have a 'B' time qualify for the meet and is open to any swimmer of diverse backgrounds, und...
May 14, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Chosen For Select Camp
Congrats to CWAC swimmers Seth Miller and Parker Nolan who were selected to attend the 2015 Grand Prix Elite Training Camp in North Carolina. The camp will be held in conjunction with the Ultra Swim G...
May 11, 2015 - CWAC Wins Dive Into Summer Meet
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Dive Into Summer Meet over the weekend. The team came out victorious as we just outscored the host team. Alexia Brockmann again rewrote the r...
May 10, 2015 - Happy Mother's Day
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FOR THE CWAC SENIOR GROUP!
May 9, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 5/13-16
Final water polo tournament of the season so a few changes to the schedule for next week on May 13-16 - click here . All practices on Saturday, May 16 will be in the small pool.
May 8, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 5/7 & 8
Due to a water polo tournament in the deep end of the big pool we will go with the following schedule on Thursday (5/7) and Friday (5/8). All practices are cancelled on Saturday, May 9 as the team wil...
May 7, 2015 - Dehydration & Electrolytes
Almost every swimmer has been asked by a non-swimmer if they sweat during practice. The answer is a resounding, “yes, of course”. The problem is, swimmers tend not to notice their sweat production due...
May 4, 2015 - Brockmann sets 3 new team records
Congrats to Alexia Brockmann who set 3 new CWAC team records at the intrasquad meet on Saturday. She established new marks in the 6&Under girls 100 IM, 25 breast and 25 fly. Way to go Alexia! Click he...
May 2, 2015 - UIC Parent Meeting Notes
Click here for the agenda items from the UIC parent meeting on Friday, May 1.
May 2, 2015 - CWAC Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to the 125 CWAC swimmers that participated in the intrasquad meet today at Evergreen Park. Meet results are posted below. Event winners include Isis Hurtado, Jonny Blackman, Gabby Veliz, Summ...
May 1, 2015 - Sports Survey
Fast Model Sports ( www.fastmodelsports.com ) started by developing sports’ best coaching software, with clients including the vast majority of professional franchises, more than 90% of NCAA Division ...
Apr 30, 2015 - UIC Parent Meeting
There will be a UIC parent meeting offered on Friday, May 1. The meeting is primarily for all new families, but returning families are welcome to attend. This will be more of general meeting aimed at ...
Apr 24, 2015 - Safe Sport Poster Contest
Illinois swimming is having a poster contest this summer and the theme is " Mean Stinks ". The Illinois Swimming Safe Sport Committee is hoping to draw attention to bullying and remind all members of ...
Apr 23, 2015 - CWAC Featured in Beverly Review
The Beverly Review recently wrote an article about CWAC and their performance at the Age Group State Meet this past season. The southside paper highlighted Evergreen Park resident Seth Miller and his...
Apr 21, 2015 - New World Record in Men's 100 Breast
Last week at the British National Championships 20 year old Adam Peaty set a new world record in the men's 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 57.92 eclipsing the old mark by over half a second. Cli...
Apr 19, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 4/25
Apr 17, 2015 - 5 Things Fast Swimmers Understand
Swimming fast in the pool is fun. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it is downright awesome. For the swimmer struggling to break through, to reach that qualifying standard, to break that record, t...
Apr 15, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 4/17 & 18
There is a water polo tournament in the big pool this Friday and Saturday so there is slightly modified schedule for the groups. Please see the schedule below. GROUP FRIDAY (4/17) POOL SATURDAY (4/18)...
Apr 13, 2015 - 4 Ways To Prepare For A Swim Meet
Being ready to do your best is no simple task, but with these tips you can prepare yourself mentally and physically. 1. WARM UP THE RIGHT WAY So many people think warm up is, for example, a 400 smooth...
Apr 7, 2015 - Adult Learn To Swim Day
April is Adult Learn to Swim Month and the ILMSA is hosting a free adult learn to swim session at Northside Prep HS on Saturday, April 18 th . There are two sessions between 7:30 and 9:00 AM. People...
Apr 2, 2015 - Be Ready So You Don't Have To Get Ready
“You don’t rise to the occasion; you sink to the level of your preparation.” – Chip Kelly. I remember very vividly the day that I learned this lesson. A couple hours after a race I was able to sit dow...
Apr 1, 2015 - Long Course Meet Schedule
The long course meet schedule is now posted on the website - click here . As additional meet packets become available they will be posted
Mar 24, 2015 - Officials Clinics
Officials Clinics - Reminder for Signups We have six Officials Clinics scheduled this spring, and each one is for all levels. This means that you can get parents you know to become stroke and turn off...
Mar 23, 2015 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
As we wrap up the short course season several CWAC swimmers have national rankings and several have earned top 100 All-Time performances. Click here for more information. Parker Nolan (11 year old b...
Mar 22, 2015 - CWAC at NSCA Junior Nationals
Good luck to the 10 CWAC swimmers competing at the NCSA Junior National Meet in Orlando, Florida March 17-22. Go Wolfpack! Tony Tremmel set a new team record in the 200 back with a time of 1:52.76 Rei...
Mar 18, 2015 - Becoming a Great Swimmer
What do the best swimmers in the world do unlike anyone else? Actually, let’s change that. What do the best athletes in general do to be so amazing? What makes them so much different from the rest of ...
Mar 16, 2015 - CWAC Finishes 3rd at State
For the second season in a row CWAC finished third at the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet! The Wolfpack accumulated over 1100 team points to secure their highest ever finish at the short co...
Mar 15, 2015 - AG State Day 3
CWAC wrapped up the 2015 Illinois Age Group State Meet with a third place overall team finish. The third place finish ties the highest in team history (LCM 2014) and marks the highest ever finish for ...
Mar 14, 2015 - AG State Day 2
It was a strong day of swimming on day 2 of the state meet. The Wolfpack vaulted into third place in the overall standings and were led by Seth Miller who grabbed his first ever state title winning th...
Mar 13, 2015 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack had a strong performance on day 1 of the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet. Julieta Tracy posted the highest finish on the day taking runner up honors in the 10&Under girls 100 f...
Mar 12, 2015 - Good Luck AG State Swimmers
Good luck to the 39 CWAC swimmers competing in the Illinois Age Group State Championship Meet this weekend. Fri, Sat & Sun Prelims (Ages 11-14) - 7:00 AM Warm Ups / 8:30 AM Meet Start Ages 10&Under Se...
Mar 11, 2015 - CWAC Finishes 6th at State
The CWAC senior squad finished 6th at the Illinois Senior State Championships. Congrats to Marysol Arce who finished 3rd in the overall women's highpoint standings. Below are links to each of the dai...
Mar 9, 2015 - SR State Day 4
The Senior State Meet wrapped up on Sunday night with another great showing for the Wolfpack. Marysol Arce started off the night with 4th place showing in the 1650 breaking the 17:00 barrier for the f...
Mar 8, 2015 - CWAC picks up 5 new state cuts
At the CWAC last chance time trial meet on Sunday, CWAC swimmers achieved 5 new state cuts including 4 first time qualifiers - Maya Arroyo, Charlie Tracy, Gabby Veliz and Orlando Xie. Click here for...
Mar 7, 2015 - SR State Day 3
It was another day of strong swimming for the Pack at the Senior State Meet. Charlotte Rosenberg posted the highest finish on the day taking 4th in the 200 IM along with a 7th place finish in the 500 ...
Mar 6, 2015 - SR State Day 2
Day 2 of the Illinois Senior State Meet saw the Wolfpack post 6 finals and 4 consol swims to finish the day in 4th place. Marysol Arce was again state runner up in the 400 IM setting new 17-18 and ove...
Mar 5, 2015 - SR State Day 1
Day 1 of the Senior State Meet kicked off on Thursday night with the 1000 free with 4 new team records. Marysol Arce dropped 7 seconds off her entry time to take second place overall and establish a n...
Mar 5, 2015 - Good Luck Senior State Swimmers
Good luck to the 20 CWAC swimmers competing in the Illinois Senior State Meet that runs March 5-8 at UIC. Finals start at 5:30 on Thu, Fri, Sat and 5:00 PM on Sun. Come out and support the Pack! Good ...
Mar 4, 2015 - 4 Parent Tips
Younger children are the future of swimming. They are important. The coaches know this. They want them to stay with swimming and be successful. One of the keys to a young child’s success is having fun...
Mar 2, 2015 - CWAC Last Chance Time Trial Meet
Last chance time trial meet on Sunday, March 8 in the small pool at UIC. This is for swimmers close to qualifying for the Age Group State Meet - click here to sign up 11:15 AM warm up / Noon meet st...
Mar 1, 2015 - CWAC takes third at Regional
CWAC took third at the regional championship over the weekend. Gabby Veliz and Charlie Tracy rewrote the record books. Gabby set new records in the 8&Under girls 50 free, 100 free, 50 back and 200 IM....
Feb 27, 2015 - Good Luck CWAC Swimmers
Good luck to all CWAC swimmers racing this weekend. 70 CWAC swimmers will be competing at the Regional Championships starting today at Homewood Flossmoor High School. 8 CWAC swimmers will be competing...
Feb 23, 2015 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the 8 CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA High School State Championship Meet. This is a great achievement to have swimmers from 4 different school represented. Billy Barth - St. Ign...
Feb 22, 2015 - CWAC Wins Conference Championships
Over 100 CWAC swimmers helped lead the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Meet on Sunday. Congrats to Charlie Tracy who set a new team record in the 8&Under boys 500 free. Zenin Miller picke...
Feb 21, 2015 - CWAC Wins 8&Under Conference
CWAC won the inaugural 8&Under conference championships on Saturday and swept all four relays. Event winners include Dallas Birkenbeuel, Chloe Hurst, Jessica Kurpeikis, Victor Margeta, Meghan Semmer a...
Feb 20, 2015 - Good Luck Swimmers
Good luck to all of the CWAC swimmers competing in the conference meets this weekend. Good luck to all CWAC swimmers participating in IHSA Sectional meets on Saturday. Go Wolfpack!
Feb 20, 2015 - The Best Carbs To Include In Your Diet
THE BEST CARBS TO INCLUDE IN THE TRAINING DIET BY JILL CASTLE//MS,RDN Carbohydrate-based foods are a swimmer’s best buddy when it comes to fueling for competition. Carbohydrate-containing foo...
Feb 16, 2015 - CWAC Parent's Night Out
Lululemon Athletica 900 N Michigan invites the Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club to a Parents’ Night Out private shopping experience. Join us on Thursday, March 5, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for a fun night with...
Feb 16, 2015 - UIC Saturday 2/21 Schedule
Due to a meet in the big pool the schedule on Saturday, February 21 all practices will be in the small pool at the following times: 7:30 - 9 AM - Bronze 1, Silver 3, Gold 3 9 - 10:30 AM - Silver 1, ...
Feb 15, 2015 - CWAC Wins Valentine's Day Classic
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Thanks to all of our volunteer timers and officials who helped out. ...
Feb 11, 2015 - Choose Wisely When Dinning Out
CHOOSE WISELY WHEN DINING OUT BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD Dining out at quick service restaurants is an easy option for many busy swimming families. I’ve written on healthy choices while e...
Feb 10, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 2/13 & 14
CWAC will be participating in the Valentine's Day Meet this weekend at UIC. Below is the adjusted practice schedule for Friday and Saturday. Friday Practices are in the small pool Bronze 2 is 5:15 - ...
Feb 9, 2015 - 8 & Under Conference Meet Location Changed
The 8 & Under Conference Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, February 21 at Jones College Prep (700 S State Street in Chicago ). This is a new location as there are heating issues at Roosevelt...
Feb 4, 2015 - Top Food Mistakes Swimmers Make
TOP FOOD MISTAKES MADE BY SWIMMERS BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM//PHD, RDN, CSSD I have been a nutrition consultant to hundreds of athletes over the past many years. From high school to professional athletes,...
Feb 2, 2015 - UIC Open 2/2
UIC is open and all practices will take place at their normal times this afternoon. EP High School is closed so there will be no practices, but swimmers may attend practice at UIC. Please check the pr...
Feb 1, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule 2/6 & 7
Due to a college meet in the big pool this Friday we will go with the following schedule on 2/6 and 2/7 at UIC. Friday (2/6) - all practices in the small pool National & Gold 1 is 4 - 6 PM Silver 2 &...
Jan 31, 2015 - Polar Bear & Tops Meet
Congrats to the 69 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Polar Bear Challenge today at UIC. Numerous best times were achieved across the board. Event winners include Charlie Tracy, Rishi Nair, Jessic...
Jan 31, 2015 - Strategies for Getting Enough Protein
5 STRATEGIES TO MAKE SURE YOUNG SWIMMERS GET ENOUGH PROTEIN Protein is a nutrient everyone in the sports world talks about, from boosting it in the diet to eating the right types. Protein certainl...
Jan 29, 2015 - Will You Be Great?
We all dream of achieving the pinnacle of excellence. But few have the stomach for what comes next. The hard work, the sacrifice, the time spent honing and perfecting our technique, elevating our cond...
Jan 26, 2015 - UIC Schedule Changes 1/27-1/31
With a couple meets at the end of the week there are a few changes to the practice schedule at UIC this week. If no change is noted the practice times are as normally scheduled. Please check with your...
Jan 23, 2015 - 8 Ways to get Psyched Up
Jan 22, 2015 - UIC Practice Schedule (1/23-24)
Due to meets in the big pool on Friday (1/23) and Saturday (1/24) there are several changes to the practice schedule. The following groups are canceled on Friday (1/23) - Gold 1, Gold 2, Gold 3, Silve...
Jan 22, 2015 - CWAC takes second at Carmel Meet
Congrats to the 85 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Carmel Invite over the weekend. The team moved up one spot on the final day to take second place behind the host team. This is one spot higher...
Jan 21, 2015 - Swim Lessons Canceled (1/21)
A reminder to swim lesson families - tonight (1/21) is our off night for the session due to the high school meet. We will resume normal classes on Monday (1/26).
Jan 12, 2015 - 5 Ways To Relax Before Your Race
Supersonic speed in the water is all about relaxation. Alexander Popov knew it, Ian Thorpe knew it, Michael Phelps knew it. Watch any of the ground-breaking swims by these athletes and what generally ...
Jan 9, 2015 - Why Not You?
Over the couple of years that I have been writing for SwimSwam I have received a significant amount of email from readers of my articles. Many of them seek advice, while others reach out to share stor...
Jan 8, 2015 - EP Pool Closed January 8
Evergreen Park High School will be closed on Thursday, January 8 due to the weather. As such CWAC practices at EP will be canceled due to the building closure. UIC practices will be taking place as sc...
Jan 7, 2015 - 5 Ways To Improve Your Dolphin Kick
Realistically, underwater dolphin kicks can account for up to 60% of a race (in yards). There is a reason why swimmers are limited to only 15 yards/meters of underwater dolphin kicks: they are much f...
Jan 5, 2015 - HWSA Meet Recap
Congrats to the 135 CWAC swimmers that participated in the HWSA Winter Splash over the weekend. The team finished 3rd in a very close race with Lyons and the host HWSA team. Congrats to Gabby Veliz wh...
Jan 3, 2015 - 8 Nutrition Tips
Dec 31, 2014 - Resolutions for the New Year
Make this the year that you keep your resolution. The one where you don’t just talk about the rad stuff you want to accomplish in the pool, but actually stick to your word and follow through with it. ...
Dec 31, 2014 - Happy New Year
Happy New Year from Silver 1, Silver 2 and Bronze 1
Dec 30, 2014 - UIC Holiday Schedule
Click here for the UIC Holiday Schedule - new schedule for Friday, January 2 in the afternoon The big pool will be closed the week of December 22-27
Dec 27, 2014 - 16 Breakfast Ideas For Swimmers
16 BREAKFAST IDEAS FOR THE YOUNG SWIMMER BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN To eat, or not to eat, breakfast? This is the question young swimmers may struggle with as they scurry out the door to make morning...
Dec 23, 2014 - Starting New In 2015
Are you happy with the way you swam this year? Do you think there is more to be squeezed from your swimming, but you aren’t sure what the first step should be? Are you ready to throw down on your swim...
Dec 22, 2014 - CWAC Wins Candy Cane Classic
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Candy Cane Classic on Saturday and helped lead the team to victory with just under 2000 points. New team records were set by Gabby Veliz in t...
Dec 18, 2014 - Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays to the entire Wolfpack Nation!
Dec 17, 2014 - CWAC swimmers begin making college choices
Several CWAC swimmers have already begun to make their choices for where they will continue their education and athletic endeavors. Charlotte Rosenberg has committed to Brown University - click here ...
Dec 16, 2014 - "Touch the Wall" Special Screening
There is a special showing of the new swimming documentary entitled "Touch the Wall" on Wednesday, December 17 at the ICON Theater on Roosevelt road (about 1 mile east of UIC). Touch the Wall is the s...
Dec 16, 2014 - Being a Great Teammate
We have all had that one teammate. The one who shows up late, does half the warm-up, disappears for half-hour bathroom breaks, and then manages to find enough breath to waste it complaining during a r...
Dec 13, 2014 - Wolfpack Winter Challenge Recap
Congrats to the 76 CWAC swimmers that participated in the Wolfpack Winter Challenge on Saturday. The swimmers got to swim every event and for many it was a chance to swim something new. Thank you to a...
Dec 12, 2014 - Should I Go To Practice If I'm Sick?
The holidays are just a couple weeks away, and you know what that means! Holiday training camp, watching Elf on repeat, and of course, getting sick! Swimmers have it twice as bad this time of year. ...
Dec 8, 2014 - Westmont Meet Results
Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that participated in the Mid-Season Challenge over the weekend and helped lead the team to victory. Five new individual and two relay team records were set in addi...
Dec 8, 2014 - UIC Traffic Notice - 12/8/14
A political demonstration has been announced for 5 PM today near Roosevelt and Halsted, which may disrupt traffic in the vicinity. Alternate routes are advised.
Dec 8, 2014 - Alphabet of Parenting
Alphabet Of Parenting By Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I have three children, ages 23,17 and 15, who are decent and successful. Many relatives and friends have commented on what great k...
Dec 7, 2014 - Mustang Pentathlon Results
Congrats to eveyrone who participated in the Pentathlon on Saturday. This is a great meet to swim all of the event and an IM in one session. Gabby Veliz set a new team record in the 8&Under girls 100 ...
Dec 5, 2014 - Big Meet Weekend
There are several big meets going on here in the US and around the world this weekend. The U.S. National Championships are taking place in North Carolina ( click here ). The Texas Invite, one of the p...
Dec 4, 2014 - The Backstroke Catch
All of the best backstrokers in the world have an awesome catch very early in their stroke. Take a look at what this critical position looks like:
Dec 3, 2014 - UIC Friday (12/5) Practice Schedule
No practice in the big pool on Friday (12/5) due to the meet. Small pool practice schedule is below: National - 4-5 PM Silver 2 - 6:30-7:30 PM Silver 3 - 5:30-7:30 PM Bronze 2 - 5:30-7 PM Blue 2 - 5:...
Nov 26, 2014 - Carmel Meet Eligibility Report
There are time standards for the Carmel meet that are either the BB or A times depending on the age group. Please look at pages 8, 9 and 10 of meet packet for time standards . Below is the first run...
Nov 25, 2014 - 6 Reasons You Should Be At Practice
ONE – YOUR TEAM Your team relies on you, regardless of how you perform in the water. Simply by showing up, you’re showing your teammates that you are committed to improving your times for both your te...
Nov 24, 2014 - Rosenberg & Vilim Shine at IHSA State Meet
Charlotte Rosenberg finished 8th in the 200 IM and 12th in the 100 fly at the IHSA State Meet over the weekend. Sophia Vilim took first place in the 50, 100 and 200 free in the athletes for disabiliti...
Nov 19, 2014 - UIC Thanksgiving Practice Schedule
Regular practice schedule on Monday & Tuesday. Wed Practice Thu Fri Practice Sat Practice SICP 7:15-9:30 AM (B) OFF 7:15-9:30 AM (B) 7:45-10 AM (B) National 7:30-9:30 AM (B) OFF 7:30-9:30 AM (B) 8-1...
Nov 17, 2014 - 7 Reasons to Attend Swim Meets
Swim meets are a little unforgiving when viewed in a certain manner. You spend months training a countless number of hours, only to have your performance completed in a manner of minutes, with no reco...
Nov 17, 2014 - CWAC Swimmers Qualify For State
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships this coming weekend at Evanston High School - Nina Mantich, Jamie Doherty, Natalie Tapia, Emma Dolan, Clare MacN...
Nov 15, 2014 - 5 Bad Eating Habits Swimmers Must Break
5 BAD EATING HABITS SWIMMERS MUST BREAK BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN A habit is a regular tendency that is hard to give up. When it comes to food and eating, there are good habits and there are bad one...
Nov 14, 2014 - UIC Friday / Saturday Schedule
A reminder that there are no practices in the big pool today (11/14) due to a college meet. So the following groups will not have practice this evening - Gold 1, 2 & 3, Silver 1, Bronze 1, 2 & 3 and B...
Nov 12, 2014 - 10 Things to Think About During Swim Practice
Nov 10, 2014 - St. Charles Meet Results
Congrats to the 115 CWAC swimmers that participated in the TYR Fall Classic at St. Charles over the weekend. New team records were set by Madison Schiml (11-12 girls 400 IM), Isaac Davis (13-14 boys 1...
Nov 9, 2014 - CWAC Wins Sprint Challenge
Congrats to the 70 CWAC swimmers that participated in the CWAC Sprint Challenge on Saturday. We welcomed teams from Champs and the Flying Fish and it was a great chance for swimmers to showcase their...
Oct 29, 2014 - Staying Focused Behind The Blocks
When we are standing behind the blocks it can be easy to succumb to the flurry of activity going on in our noggin. From the bright lights, to the media in attendance, your family, friends and teammate...
Oct 25, 2014 - Being A Supportive Swim Parent
Oct 23, 2014 - Parent Fitness Group
Click here for information on the CWAC Parent Fitness Program. Questions about the program should be directed to Katrina Roddy .
Oct 23, 2014 - 3 Tips for Practice
It can be infuriating for coaches (and swimmers) to watch their athletes simply swim through a workout. Everyone knows that how a swimmer performs when it comes to meet time is tied to what type of ef...
Oct 22, 2014 - CWAC LCM National Rankings
CWAC swimmers and relays in the final long course national rankings for 2014 Parker Nolan (11 years) - 7th 50 free, 5th 100 free Isaac Davis (14 years) - 3rd 50 free, 4th 100 fly Will Davis (14 Years)...
Oct 21, 2014 - Illinois Regional & State Times Released
Illinois Swimming has released the new regional and state times for the 2014-15 season. Start setting those goals!! Click here
Oct 20, 2014 - CWAC Wins Ghostly Gathering
Congrats to the 186 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Ghostly Gathering over the weekend. Despite it being the first meet of the year there were many new regional and state tim...
Oct 18, 2014 - Finishing Strong at the End of Practice
It’s that little surge of energy and speed that we get at the end of a race, set or a workout. It’s when, in spite of the tremendous effort already given, we are able to summon will from an unseen res...
Oct 17, 2014 - 3 Nutrients Young Swimmers Shouldn't Miss
Nutrition plays a key role in performance and recovery. But for the young swimmer, it also supports growth and development. While there are important nutrients for swimming, such carbohydrates and pro...
Oct 15, 2014 - CWAC puts 27 in the Illinois Top 10
Congrats to the 27 CWAC swimmers that posted top ten times in the state of Illinois during the 2014 LCM season. A special shout out to Marysol Arce (200 fly), Isaac Davis (50 free & 100 fly), Will Dav...
Oct 14, 2014 - The Freestyle Catch
FILM STUDY OF THE FREESTYLE PULL BY RUSSELL MARK//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT National Team High Performance Consultant Russell Mark recently did a film study of the freestyle pull...
Oct 13, 2014 - Winter 2015 Lesson Schedule Posted
The Winter 2015 Lesson schedule is now posted on the website - click here
Oct 11, 2014 - CWAC Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to the 150 CWAC swimmers that participated in the 11th Annual Intrasquad Meet today. The meet results are now posted on the results page - click here . Congrats to Gabby Veliz who set a new ...
Oct 8, 2014 - The Breakout
The breakout is the final part of the freestyle flip-turn and it is also where mistakes are commonly made. A bad breakout can easily transform a good turn into a….not-so-good one. There are several im...
Oct 7, 2014 - Making the Sacrifice
Those first few days and weeks of when we set ourselves on a path towards a new goal are remarkably bittersweet. On one hand we are enthralled and exulted with a powerful new sense of direction. We ha...
Oct 3, 2014 - 50 Freeze Meet Cancelation
I received news from Y2K this morning that the 50 Freeze meet is being canceled due to scheduling conflicts with the Fenwick pool. They tried a couple other dates in November, but nothing really worke...
Oct 2, 2014 - Five Ways to Swim Out of Your Comfort Zone
Being comfortable with your swimming is safe. It is easy. It’s the default setting. Where we are comfortable we manage to avoid risk, avoid hurting ourselves (mentally, generally speaking), and yet,...
Sep 19, 2014 - Having Confidence in the Pool
One of the most frequent mental hang-ups of swimmers I trained with over the years was a low sense of self-confidence. And oddly, this lack of self-belief was common with the swimmers who were committ...
Sep 18, 2014 - Olympic Trial Cuts Released
USA SWIMMING SETS QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS FOR 2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS – SWIMMING 1 1 9/18/2014 USA Swimming today announced the qualifying time standards for the 2016 U.S. Olym...
Sep 16, 2014 - Tips for Faster Flip Turns
The important law of inertia comes into play at several key times during the flip turn and the approach to the wall is one of them. If a body in motion truly wants to stay in motion then the worst thi...
Sep 4, 2014 - Tentative Meet Schedule
Below is the tentative meet schedule for the 2014-15 season. We are also considering a few Saturday morning meets for some of our younger and newer swimmers. Click here for the schedule
Sep 3, 2014 - Five Ways You Might Be Holding Yourself Back
It’s often be said that we can be our own worst enemies. I know that I have been my own worst enemy on more occasions than I can count, not only in the pool but in life outside of it as well. From mis...
Aug 29, 2014 - Tips for Being More Consistent In Practice
Those who have achieved any measure of success in the pool understand that it is not by some large stroke (pun intended) of luck, or as a result of one or two amazing practices that they achieved some...
Aug 26, 2014 - The Truths of Swimming
Another new season is upon us, and with it comes a fresh opportunity to achieve some awesome stuff. No matter how things went down this past season, September provides us a new chance to chase down sw...
Aug 19, 2014 - Team Party
The CWAC end of the summer party will be on Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 at Dave & Busters on 1030 N Clark Street. Come out and celebrate another great season for the Wolfpack! Swimmers ca...
Aug 12, 2014 - 3 Ways to Refresh and Recover During Your Break
Many athletes have reached the time of the year for rest and recovery. In this narrow window of time between the end of long course season and the beginning of short course, learn how to maximize your...
Aug 12, 2014 - Fall / Winter Practice Schedule
2014-15 Fall / Winter Practice Times Practice dates and times may change (especially Saturdays) based on pool availability, meets, high school and college practices, football games, school events, hol...
Aug 6, 2014 - Swim Team Store Tent Sale
The Swim Team Store will be having their annual tent sale on Saturday, August 23 from 10 AM - 4 PM at their Wheeling location (830 Seton Ct, #8). A great chance to get nice deal on gear.
Aug 5, 2014 - CWAC Take Fourth At SR State Meet
Moving from 6th to 5th after day two the Wolfpack had their sites set on 4th at the Senior State Meet over the weekend and it came down took the last event of the day to do it. The CWAC men and women'...
Aug 4, 2014 - Balancing Academics & Swimming
Here are 6 tips for maintaining a balance and achieving big in your bathing suit and in your nerding: 1. Plan your time. Student-athletes get overwhelmed when their schedule gets away from them. Inst...
Aug 3, 2014 - SR State Day 3
The team headed into the final day of competition sitting in 5th place and after a strong morning session put themselves in position to make a charge to 4th place. Isabel Veliz's 1500 swim from the mo...
Aug 2, 2014 - SR State Day 2
The Wolfpack were firing on all cylinders on Saturday morning put 7 in the championship finals and 7 in consols for the finals session. Anna Peterson opened up the night with a 4th place finish in the...
Aug 1, 2014 - SR State Day 1
Day 1 of the Senior State Meet opened up for the Wolfpack with the 100 breast, 200 free, 100 fly, 400 IM and 800 free relay. Reilly Shields reached the podium twice with a 4th place finish in the 400 ...
Jul 30, 2014 - Mental Fortitude
There’s no doubt that mental fortitude is a strong cornerstone of any successful swimmer’s journey to the top of the podium. On their path to the top they encountered a lot of the same doubts, frustra...
Jul 30, 2014 - Good Luck Zone Swimmers
Six CWAC swimmers will be representing Team Illinois at the 2014 Central Zone Championship Meet in Geneva, Ohio. Good luck to Hannah Gnatt, Elizabeth Lin, Madison Schiml, Rowan Symanski, Kathleen Wal...
Jul 28, 2014 - CWAC Takes Third at State
Congrats to the 44 swimmers that helped lead the Wolfpack to third place at the Illinois Age Group State Championships. This marks the highest ever finish for the Wolfpack!! Check out the daily recap...
Jul 27, 2014 - AG State Day 4
CWAC wrapped up Day 4 of the Age Group State meet with a pair of state titles and 3 runner-up performances. Isaac Davis won the 13-14 boys 50 free and Bence Szabados won the 11-12 boys 100 fly. Will D...
Jul 26, 2014 - State Champs
Saturday at the Age Group State Meet saw one individual and one relay crowned as state champs. Isaac Davis took home the state title in the 100 fly with a time of 57.13 that a new 13-14 and overall te...
Jul 26, 2014 - AG State Day 3
CWAC remains in third place at the Age Group State Meet after 3 days of competition. Isaac Davis and the 13-14 boys 400 free relay earned state titles - click here . Will Davis finished second to his...
Jul 25, 2014 - AG State Day 2
The CWAC Nation was showcasing their state shirts on Friday and held firm at third place on day 2 of the Illinois Age Group State Championships. Bence Szabados turned in a pair of runner up performanc...
Jul 24, 2014 - Will Davis Sets State Record
Congrats to Will Davis who set a new state record in the 13-14 boys 100 backstroke on Thursday night at the finals of the Age Group State Meet. His time of 1:00.63 eclipsed the previous mark by .25 an...
Jul 24, 2014 - AG State Day 1
The Wolfpack opened up day one of the Age Group State Meet with lots of strong performances throughout the day and were led by Will Davis setting a new state record in route to winning the 100 backstr...
Jul 23, 2014 - Congrats & Good Luck
Congrats to all of our swimmers who wrapped up their season last night at the Windy City Conference Championships and helped lead the team to victory. Meet results and recap are posted. Good luck to ...
Jul 23, 2014 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Congrats to the 75 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Championships. Orlando Xie picked up two new regional cuts. Event winners include Maya Arroyo, Ryan Grasser, ...
Jul 22, 2014 - Freestyle Recovery
FREESTYLE RECOVERY: SWING FORWARD, RELAXED AND WIDE BY RUSSELL MARK//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT The freestyle arm recovery should be a controlled and relaxed throw of the hand, whethe...
Jul 21, 2014 - Regional Recap
Congrats to the 65 CWAC swimmers that participated in the regional championships over the weekend at UIC. This is the last chance qualifier for the State Meet and CWAC achieved 13 new cuts. New state ...
Jul 21, 2014 - Eligibility Reports
Below are the updated eligibility reports for the Regional, AG State and SR State meets through June 29. COHO will be the last chance to qualify for regionals and regionals will be the last chance to ...
Jul 20, 2014 - Speedo Sectional Update #4
The final day of swimming at the sectional meet saw the team post several strong morning swims. Charlotte Rosenberg and Rebeca Martinez qualified for the 200 IM tonight and Kendra Nealy and Nikol Lago...
Jul 19, 2014 - Speedo Sectional Update #3
Day 3 at the sectional championships saw several strong performances and team records established. Marysol Arce, Charlotte Rosenberg and Nikol Lagodzinska all had second swims in the 400 free with Arc...
Jul 18, 2014 - Speedo Sectional Update #2
Day 2 of the sectional meet saw many strong showings from the Pack. The girls 400 free relay of Charlotte Rosenberg, Natalie Tapia, Rebeca Martinez and Nikol Lagodzinska finished 14th and broke the te...
Jul 17, 2014 - Speedo Sectional Update #1
The CWAC Sectional Team kicked off day 1 of the Speedo Sectionals at the University of Iowa with the 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and the 800 free. The 200 fly proved to be the strongest event of th...
Jul 15, 2014 - Handling Pressure
There are fewer things more infuriating for a swimmer than not being able to tap into the well of talent and ability when it matters most. When your results don’t match your training it’s difficult no...
Jul 13, 2014 - CWAC Wins COHO Classic
Congrats to the 135 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the COHO Summer Classic over the weekend. Outdoor meets can be a challenge and swimmers were faced with both sun and rain thro...
Jul 10, 2014 - Tech Suit Sale
I have the following tech suits available for sale. Please let me know if you are interested. Female Suits LZR Racer Knee Skin ($100) - Sizes 24, 24, 25, 26 LZR Racer No Knee ($75) - Sizes 22, 23 Male...
Jul 5, 2014 - 5 Tips To Help You Fall Asleep
It’s the night before the big race and you are staring wide-eyed at the inside of your eyelids, thinking, panicking, and thinking some more. Did I prepare enough? I wish I hadn’t missed that couple o...
Jun 30, 2014 - CWAC Takes 2nd at Boilermaker Bash
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that made the trek down to Purdue to compete in the Boilermaker Bash. It was a great weekend of swimming with tons of new cuts, team records and best times. It was a ...
Jun 29, 2014 - Developing a Pre-Race Routine
The process of getting ready to swim fast is one that is sacred and unique to each athlete. We each have our own approaches to racing, our superstitions, our special meals, and so on. For some swimmer...
Jun 26, 2014 - CWAC Swimmers in Triathlons
CWAC Swimmers Connor Carr and Kyleigh Spearing competed over the weekend in Seattle, Washington. Carr qualified for the Youth Elite National Championships in August. Congrats to both!
Jun 23, 2014 - 10 Foods Swimmers Should be Eating
10 FOODS SWIMMERS SHOULD BE EATING BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN The mystery behind what to eat is never-ending, partly because miracle foods are constantly surfacing while other foods fall from grace. ...
Jun 23, 2014 - 5 Daily Habits to Make YOU a Better Swimmer
Our habits, good and bad, make up our swimming. They drive the way that we perform in the water, how we train, even how we fare in competition. The way you catch the water (elbow up?), how many dolphi...
Jun 18, 2014 - Tips for Self Confidence
Jun 16, 2014 - Strong Weekend of Swimming for the PACK
The team was split, but the pack swam strong at both the Lake Forest & Wheaton Meets over the weekend where the team finished 1st and 6th respectively. 16 new team records were set along with 24 new s...
Jun 15, 2014 - Eligibility Reports
Below is the regional and age group state elgiblity reports as of 6/15/14. Regional Eligiblity Report - click here Age Group State Eligibility Report - click here - does not include relays
Jun 13, 2014 - 6 Tips to Keep You Chasing Your Goals
No matter where you stand on the ladder of swimming prowess, from age grouper to world record holder, there are days where we just aren’t feeling it. Where we start to think that maybe we aren’t cut o...
Jun 8, 2014 - Mental Toughness
Mental Toughness Toolbox: Responding to Problems By Alan Goldberg//competitivedge.com There are a lot of things that can happen to you as a swimmer, both in practice and at meets that can potentially ...
Jun 7, 2014 - CWAC puts 25 in the Illinois Top 10
Congrats to the 25 CWAC swimmers that posted top ten times in the state of Illinois during the 2013-14 SCY season. Isaac Davis (100 fly) and Will Davis (100 back) each posted the fastest time in the s...
Jun 2, 2014 - CWAC Wins Irish Aquatics Meet
Congrats to the 75 CWAC swimmers that led the team to victory at the Irish Aquatics Meet over the weekend in South Bend, Indiana. Swimmers picked up 28 new state cuts and 64 new regional cuts. New tea...
May 31, 2014 - The Power of Chocolate Milk
Grabbing chocolate milk after a hard swim could give swimmers a performance edge, according to new research presented at one of the nation’s top sports medicine conferences – the American College of S...
May 30, 2014 - Spearing Competes at Pan American Triathlon Champs
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Kyleigh Spearing who will be competing at the 2014 PATCO Pan American Triathlon Championships on May 31, in Dallas, Texas. Kyleigh is one of 10 athletes in her age group who ...
May 26, 2014 - CWAC Swimmers at Black Heritage Meet
Congrats to the 8 CWAC swimmers that participated in the 12th Annual Black Heritage Meet in North Carolina over the weekend - Hannah Batson, Jazmyne Fannings, Evan Keogh, Jalen Lewis, Kailyn Mabon, Ze...
May 20, 2014 - Maintain A Strong Core
Swimmers use their core in every part of a race—from the propulsive undulation of dolphin kicking to the quick change of direction on a turn. Maintaining a strong core is an important part of the athl...
May 15, 2014 - The Backstroke Finish
Clarification of the submerged backstroke finish rule - click here Two weeks ago, a group of swimmers from the Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club in Atlanta, Georgia went viral when they Tweeted a picture ...
May 13, 2014 - The Fat Fix
Fat gets a bad rap in the world today, its consumption associated with heart disease and obesity. But, fat has a beneficial role for humans, and for the growing swimmer, it can be a useful and strateg...
May 12, 2014 - Purdue Meet Information Posted
Meet and Hotel information for the Purdue Meet is now posted on the website - click here
May 12, 2014 - CWAC Wins Dive Into Summer Meet
CWAC opened up the long course season with a win at the Westmont Dive Into Summer Classic. It was a very solid meet for the team with 40 new state cuts and over 100 new regional cuts! Congrats to our ...
May 9, 2014 - Isaac & Will Davis Attend Elite Camp
Congratulations to Isaac and Will Davis who were selected to the Illinois Swimming Junior Elite Camp. The camp was held May 5-8 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Their selection was ...
May 7, 2014 - 3 Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer
With summer fast approaching, proper hydration will be extremely beneficial to your training. Many athletes remember to drink fluids during practice, but may forget to hydrate outside of the pool. To ...
May 3, 2014 - Intrasquad Results
Congrats to the 112 swimmers that participated in the Intrasquad Meet on Saturday. This was a great meet for our new swimmers. Congrats to our event winners - Joia McKinney, Gaby Veliz, Sophie Xie, Ze...
Apr 27, 2014 - CWAC Bowling Party
Thanks to the 100 or so swimmers, coaches and parents that made it out for the CWAC bowling party over the weekend. A good time was had by all and several people broke 100. I saw a high score of 138 ...
Apr 22, 2014 - Early Season Training
In the early weeks of a season, there are a few key training elements you should take advantage of. With more time on your hands before your next competition, you have the opportunity to go back to th...
Apr 15, 2014 - Ayangoke selected to Diversity Camp
Congrats to CWAC swimmer Immanuel Ayangoke who has been selected to represent Team Illinios at the 2014 Diversity Select Camp, which will be hosted at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin on Ju...
Apr 10, 2014 - The 6 Characteristics of a Champion
As coaches we like to use the word champions when talking to swimmers. Bob Bowman of NBAC and coach of Michael Phelps gives a great talk on characteristics of champions. If you are a swimmer, swim-pa...
Apr 7, 2014 - Early Season Conditioning
In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off f...
Apr 6, 2014 - CWAC Tryout & Registration Information Posted
SPRING / SUMMER REGISTRATION 2014 All returning swimmers must register online by April 7 . Please check with your coach on what group you will be in. If you are not returning to the team please e-m...
Apr 3, 2014 - Preparing for Long Course
The long course season is considerably shorter than the short course season, making the integrity of your training and meet preparation even more critical. As you get back into the water, having a cle...
Apr 2, 2014 - Setting Goals for Long Course
As the long course season begins, it is a great time to take a look at the big picture: what do you want to accomplish in the next year and what steps can you take to get there? Before we home in on h...
Mar 29, 2014 - Vilim Takes Second in 100 Back
Competing on Day 2 of the National Paralympic Championships Sophia Vilim took 2nd place in the 100 backstroke. Sophia swam 7 events. She had 2 firsts, 2 seconds, 2 fifths and 1 sixth. She swam 4 races...
Mar 28, 2014 - Spring / Summer Meet Schedule Posted
The spring / summer meet schedule is now posted on the website - click here . Meets are contingent on our acceptance. Meet Schedule May 3 Intrasquad @ EP May 10-11 Westmont Meet @ UIC May 24-25 Bla...
Mar 26, 2014 - Sophia Vilim competing at US Paralympics Spring Swimming National Championship
Sophia Vilim will be representing CWC at the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming National Championships March 27-29 in Miami, Florida. More than 200 athletes, including 2013 world champions Cortney...
Mar 24, 2014 - CWAC Bowling Party
CWAC Bowling Party The Annual CWAC Bowling Party will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 11:45 AM - 2:15 PM at the UIC Bowling Alley (750 S Halsted). The cost will be $10 per person and includes 2 hou...
Mar 24, 2014 - Central Zone Diversity Select Camp
We are still looking for applicants for the Central Zone Diversity Select Camp. This year it will be hosted by Wisconsin Swimming at the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie, Wi. If you have any swimmers who ...
Mar 22, 2014 - Junior Nationals Day 5
Saturday was the finaly day of the Junior National Meet and the team capped off the meet with a team record in the 4x100 medley relay. Natalie Tapia, Charlotte Rosenberg, Rebeca Martinez and Nikol Lao...
Mar 21, 2014 - Junior Nationals Day 4
Day 4 in Orlando was a lighter day, but the Wolfpack posted some strong times. Charlotte Rosenberg posted the highest finish of the day taking 70th in the 500 free and Marysol Arce was not far behind ...
Mar 20, 2014 - Junior Nationals Day 3
Day 3 in Orlando was highlighted by several strong 400 IM performances. Charlotte Rosenberg had a pair of top 80 finishes taking 76th in the 400 IM and 77th in the 200 free. Marysol Arce finished 81st...
Mar 19, 2014 - Junior Nationals Day 2
Day 2 saw the Wolfpack post several strong swims including a 28th place finish in the women's 800 free relay - Nikol Lagodzinska, Natalie Tapia, Rebeca Martinez and Charlotte Rosenberg. They were just...
Mar 18, 2014 - Junior Nationals Day 1
The following CWAC swimmers are competing at the NCSA Junior National Meet in Orlando, Florida this week: Marysol Arce, Nikol Lagodzinska, Rebeca Martinez, Charlotte Rosenberg, Natalie Tapia and Tony ...
Mar 17, 2014 - CWAC Finishes 5th at State
CWAC finished 5th in the overall team standings with 838 which was 88 over our projections!! The team set 12 indvidual and 5 new relay records. Thanks to Coach Kyle and Garrett who put together a gr...
Mar 16, 2014 - Become an Official
I am writing to you in my role of Illinois Swimming Official’s Committee Area Representative. In this role, I promote development of our officials and help my assigned swim clubs recruit officials. ...
Mar 15, 2014 - CWAC Remains in 5th after Day 2
CWAC remains in 5th place at the Age Group State Championship Meet after day 2. Will Davis brought home the teams second state title with a win in the 100 back (team record) and he also finished 4th i...
Mar 14, 2014 - CWAC in 5th after Day 1
CWAC sits in 5th place after day 1 of the Illinois Age Group State Championships. Isaac Davis won a state championship in the 13-14 boys 100 fly setting a new team record. Brother Will Davis finished ...
Mar 9, 2014 - Yota Wins Gold & Pair of Bronze Medals Highlight Day 3
The final day of the Illinois Senior State Meet was a successful one for the Wolfpack. Ryota Kuwahara captured first place in the men's 200 butterfly on Sunday night at finals and then was followed b...
Mar 8, 2014 - Senior State Day 3
Day 3 saw the Wolfpack slip a spot to 8th place overall, but improved to 5th in the women's team rankings. Brayden Amendola reached the podium with his 8th place performance in the 200 breast to go wi...
Mar 8, 2014 - CWAC Swimmers Pick Up More State Cuts
35 CWAC swimmers traveled to Wheaton on Saturday for a last chance time trial meet. CWAC picked up 8 new state cuts and 3 new regional cuts. State times were achieved by Summer Brainin, Jaden Duncan, ...
Mar 7, 2014 - Girls 800 Free Relay Grabs Second at State
Day 2 of the Illinois Senior Championship Meet saw the Wolfpack move up to 7th place after a strong night of performances. The highlight of the night was the women's 800 free relay of Rebeca Martinez,...
Mar 6, 2014 - Arce picks up Junior National Cut
The first night of the Illinois Senior State Meet only featured one event, the 1000 free, but the Wolfpack distance crew showed up ready to race. Marysol Arce blazed to a Junior National Cut out of he...
Mar 3, 2014 - How do coaches choose swimmer's events at each meet?
How do coaches choose swimmer’s events at each meet? Believe it or not, there is a significant amount of thought process that goes into selecting a swimmer’s events. When a coach selects events for a ...
Mar 2, 2014 - CWAC Shines at Regional Meet
85 CWAC swimmers participated in the regional meet over the weekend and CWAC swimmer achieved new state cuts and countless best times. Congrats to all participants and thanks to all of our parents who...
Feb 26, 2014 - Butterfly Tips
FOUR TIPS TO BE FAST AT THE END OF A FLY RACE B Y RUSSELL MARK // NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT How can the best 200 fly swimmers finish the race so well? Are they just less tired th...
Feb 25, 2014 - Top Quick Service Restaurant Choices for Swimmers
TOP QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT CHOICES FOR SWIMMERS CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD Last year I posted information on healthy choices at fast food restaurants. While many think healthy eating and di...
Feb 23, 2014 - CWAC Wins Conference Meet
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Windy City Conference Championships on Sunday. As a team CWAC achieved over 50 new regional times and 5 new state times wh...
Feb 22, 2014 - CWAC Swimmers Advance to State Meet
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that advanced to the IHSA State Championships over the weekend. The state meet will be held February 28 and March 1 at Evanston high school. Click here for co...
Feb 18, 2014 - 3 Things Every Swimmer Needs
Tyler McGill , 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, shares three things every swimmer needs to have to be successful. 1. CONFIDENCE , A STRONG BELIEF IN YOURSELF 2. PASSION , A LOVE FOR SWIMMING, FOR WHAT Y...
Feb 16, 2014 - CWAC takes 2nd at Valentine's Meet
CWAC finished second at the BR Ryall Valentine's Day Classic over the weekend. Over 175 swimmers competed for the Wolfpack and numerous new regional and state times were achieved. Elizabeth Lin broke...
Feb 8, 2014 - Kaitlin Sandeno visits CWAC
Thanks to everyone who came out to listen to Katilin Sandeno speak last night. She did a wonderful job and had a great message to all of the swimmers about never giving up. Thanks to everyone who wait...
Feb 7, 2014 - 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders
While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, and worked for several years with couples, families,...
Feb 3, 2014 - CWAC Wins Claire Statton Memorial Invite
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the Claire Statton Memorial Invite. CWAC swimmers picked up 33 new regional times and 26 new state cuts. Event winners include...
Feb 2, 2014 - Tips for Choosing Quality Carbohydrates
TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING QUALITY CARBOHYDRATES BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RDN, CSSD There are some crazy ideas out there about carbohydrate intake and swimming. I’ve heard everything from “carbohydrat...
Jan 21, 2014 - Avoiding Pscyh-Outs & Intimidation
AVOIDING PSYCH-OUTS AND INTIMIDATION Are there certain opponents who regularly “push your emotional buttons?” You know what I mean… Other swimmers who somehow know exactly what to do to get inside...
Jan 20, 2014 - CWAC takes third at Carmel Meet
Congrats to the 65 CWAC swimmers that traveled to Indianapolis over the weekend for the Carmel Invite at the IUPUI Natatorium. As a team CWAC finished third overall out of the 33 teams competing from ...
Jan 14, 2014 - A Resolution for Discomfort
How can our series of articles on “Lessons From Legends” include a sensation as a subject? From the perspective of nine-time world record holder and 1975 Sullivan Award winner Tim Shaw (selected the g...
Jan 13, 2014 - 10 Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know
I have seen some things on the sidelines over the years that would give you nightmares. Casts being sawed off, coaches going to blows, parents screaming obscenities at the other teams fans. U.G.L.Y. W...
Jan 5, 2014 - CWAC Wins HWSA Winter Splash
Congrats to the 175 CWAC swimmers that braved the long session on Saturday and the snow on Sunday at the HWSA Winter Splash. Despite the adverse conditions CWAC still came away with a team victory. N...
Jan 3, 2014 - The Triumph & The Struggle
“The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.” Those words are part of the Olympic Creed and they are as relevant today as they were in 1908 when they were first uttered by Pi...
Dec 31, 2013 - Seven Ways to Swim Fearlessly in 2014
I’m afraid of an assortment of things. Rejection. Regrets. My Wi-Fi dropping. Some people are scared of the usual stuff – the dark, spiders, snakes and so on. But there are other, less obvious forms o...
Dec 29, 2013 - Short Term Goals
When a swimmer is asked about their goals the answer is invariably something long term and epic – Win the olympics. Win 9 gold medals at World Champs Beat every single one of my brother’s club records...
Dec 18, 2013 - Preparing for 2014
As 2013 draws to a close, many of us are looking back on the year that was and pondering where we did well, and where some of us may have gone astray. Whether the year was a hilariously amazing succes...
Dec 15, 2013 - CWAC Wins Pentathlon
Congrats to the 80 CWAC swimmers that helped lead the team to victory at the 6th Annual Mustang Pentathlon. The format of the meet allows for swimmers to compete in all four strokes and an IM. The ti...
Dec 11, 2013 - CWAC Swimmers Nationally Ranked
Halfway through the short course season several CWAC swimmers are ranked in the top 20 in the country in their age group. Congrats swimmers! Click here for the complete listing. Isaac Davis receiv...
Dec 10, 2013 - CWAC Swimmers at All State Banquet
Six CWAC swimmers were recognized by the Illinois Swimming Association for their All-State performances during the high school season. Congrats to Marysol Arce, Nikol Lagodzinska, Clare MacNamara, Re...
Dec 9, 2013 - Westmont Meet Recap
Congrats to the 110 CWAC swimmers that competed at the Westmont Mid-Season Challenge where the team finished second, winning the women's meet. Congrats to Natalie Tapia who achieved her first ever Se...
Dec 9, 2013 - Candy Cane Meet Recap
Congrats to the 75 swimmers that participated in the Candy Cane Classic on Saturday. Event winners include Tizoc Aguirre and Gabby Veliz. Top 10 finishers include Dallas Birkenbeuel, Nora Bratman, S...
Dec 7, 2013 - CWAC Swimming Strong
Close to 200 CWAC swimmers are competing in meets over the weekend. Follow the Westmont meet live click here . Congrats to all who competed in the Candy Cane Meet today.
Dec 2, 2013 - Getting Your Goals Back on Track
No matter our best intentions and motivations, inevitably we will face droughts in our swimming. Whether it is a long bout of training becoming inexorably draining, out-of-the-pool stuff becoming a di...
Nov 29, 2013 - Swimmer Snacking
Profile of a Swimmer’s Snacking Style By Jill Castle, MS, RDN As a mom and a dietitian, I get a lot of questions about snacking, especially for the athlete. “What’s a healthy snack?” and “How do I han...
Nov 24, 2013 - CWAC Swimmers Shine at State Meet
Nine CWAC swimmers participated in the IHSA State Championships over the weekend. Charlotte Rosenberg had the highest finish taking 5th in the 200 freestyle. She also finished 11th in the 500 freest...
Nov 23, 2013 - Jealousy In Swimming
JEALOUSY IN SWIMMING BY MIKE GUSTAFSON//CORRESPONDENT Since doing my weekly advice column called Mike’s Mailbag, I’ve received so many emails from swimmers asking, “How do I overcome my jealousy i...
Nov 19, 2013 - Keys To Hydration
Keys to Hydration There are 2 reasons to drink fluids: (1) to stay hydrated and (2) to provide the body with fuel. During Workout Regardless of age or length of workout, all athletes need fluids durin...
Nov 18, 2013 - CWAC IHSA State Qualifiers
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers that qualified for the IHSA State Championships: Nina Mantich, Jamie Doherty, Rebeca Martinez, Emma Dolan, Charlotte Rosenberg, Nikol Lagodzinska, Natalie Tapia...
Nov 12, 2013 - CWAC Takes Second at St. Charles
Congrats to the 84 CWAC swimmers that competed at the St. Charles Arena Classic over the weekend. The meet featured several of the top teams in the state and saw the Wolfpack finish second behind the...
Nov 12, 2013 - 50 Freeze Recap
Congrats to the 100 CWAC swimmers that participated in the 50 Freeze on Sunday. There were lots of time drops and fast swimming as this was the second meet for most of our swimmers. Even winners inc...
Nov 11, 2013 - Spearing Attends Elite Camp
CWAC Swimmer Kyleigh Spearing attended the USA Triathlon Junior Elite Women's Mini Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this past weekend. Kyleigh is currently the #1 ranked Y...
Nov 11, 2013 - 6 Excuse Busting Tips
Here are six ways to combat and overcome the excuses that you make for yourself and your swimming – Get to the Root of Why You Make Them We tend to make excuses based out of fear. Fear of looking infe...
Nov 5, 2013 - 8 Reason to Keep a Swim Log
One of the most effective (and cheapest) tools available to swimmers is keeping a swim log. For the five minutes that it takes to record a workout the athlete reaps a metric butt ton of rewards; not t...
Nov 4, 2013 - Freestyle Tips
5 TIPS TO THE BEST FREESTYLE ARM STROKE BY RUSSELL MARK//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT From countless hours of film study and analysis, here are five points that should be considered...
Oct 30, 2013 - How to Become a Winning Parent
Oct 29, 2013 - Staying Loose & Calm Pre-Race
STAYING LOOSE AND CALM PRE-RACE Why are races won and lost before the start? As I've said many times throughout this series, the BIGGEST secret to swimming your best when it counts the most is h...
Oct 23, 2013 - Breaststroke and Butterfly Separated Hands Interpretation
Breaststroke and Butterfly Separated Hands Interpretation By Daniel W. McAllen III., Chair, Rules & Regulations Committee At its Congress in 2013, FINA adopted rules changes requiring the swimmer's ha...
Oct 22, 2013 - CWAC Swimmer Featured in Sun-Times
CWAC swimmer Nikol Lagodzinska was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday. Click here for the article.
Oct 21, 2013 - CWAC Wins Ghostly Gathering
CWAC opened up the competition season with a strong win at the Ghostly Gathering over the weekend. The CWAC team accumulated over 7000 points with a strong team effort by all 160 participants. New t...
Oct 18, 2013 - 5 Ways to Make the Most of a Bad Practice
Some days, practice makes you feel like you could break world records with both eyes closed and your feet tied behind your back. Just give me a wall to push off, coach, and I can do anything! Those d...
Oct 15, 2013 - 2013-14 Illinois Time Standards
The 2013-14 Illinois Time Standards for regional and state times have been released - click here Time to start coming up with some good goals for the season ahead!
Oct 14, 2013 - 8 Ways to be a Happier Swimmer
8 WAYS TO BE A HAPPIER SWIMMER You’ve heard the phrase – “Happy swimmers are fast swimmers.” But what if it’s really, really hard to be happy in swimming? Especially when you’re confined in the dept...
Oct 14, 2013 - CWAC Swimmers at State Banquet
Six CWAC swimmers were invited to the Illinois State Banquet over the weekend to recognize their achievements during the 2012-13 season. Congrats to all CWAC swimmers who posted a top times in Illino...
Oct 12, 2013 - Intrasquad Meet Results
Congrats to everyone who participated in the 10th Annual CWAC Intrasquad Meet on Saturday. 150 swimmers got their first taste of action for the short course season. Meet results are now posted - cl...
Oct 4, 2013 - 5 Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Swim
If there is one thing we learned from World Championships in Barcelona, is that mediocre swims and outright screw-ups happen even to the elite. Jimmy Feigen was criticized and doubted for his anchor l...
Oct 1, 2013 - Get Your Head in the Game
We’ve talked here about the importance of maintaining a good body line for all four strokes. We’ve also discussed body line in relation to underwaters and entries on starts. However, we haven’t really...
Sep 26, 2013 - CWAC Drylands
CWAC Gold 1, 2 & 3 doing drylands outside after practice.
Sep 23, 2013 - National Motivational Times Released
USA Swimming has unveiled their new Motivational Time Standards for the 2013-2016 seasons. It comes as no surprise, based on what we’ve been seeing as age group swimmers have gotten better-and-better,...
Sep 21, 2013 - UIC Parent Meeting Notes
Click here for the link to the handout from the UIC Parent Meeting on Friday, September 20. I encourage everyone to read through it especially the article on page 2. A few key points: The website i...
Sep 19, 2013 - CWAC puts 27 in the Illinois Top 10
CWAC finished the long course season with 27 different swimmers ranked in the top 10 in the state of Illinois. Congrats to Marysol Arce, Isaac Davis, Will Davis, Nikol Lagodzinska and Parker Nolan wh...
Sep 18, 2013 - CWAC National Rank Improves
Following a great long course season in 2013 the Wolfpack moved up to a national rank of 169th in the Virtual Club Championship (VCC) rankings out of 2436 teams in the country. This marks the highest...
Sep 17, 2013 - Should Swimmers Eat Before Morning Practice?
SHOULD SWIMMERS EAT BEFORE EARLY MORNING PRACTICE? BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN When early morning swim practices begin, young swimmers can get behind on eating. Take Henry, for example. He was afrai...
Sep 13, 2013 - Scholastic All-Americans
Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point averag...
Sep 10, 2013 - What To Eat This Week
Aug 29, 2013 - Top Tips For Improving Nutrition To Reduce Your Times
TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION TO REDUCE YOUR TIMES BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM//PHD, RD, CSSD Want to shave 1.82 seconds off your 100-meter free? How about 7.93 seconds off your 200 IM? David (not his real...
Aug 17, 2013 - How to Stay Hydrated During Practice
HOW TO STAY HYDRATED DURING PRACTICE BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Drinking fluids during practice is very important, yet many swimmers save drinking for after practice. And, there can be barriers. My...
Jul 20, 2013 - Speedo Sectional Update #4
CWAC wrapped up the fourth day of the speedo sectional meet with another strong session. Marysol Arce posted the highest finish on the day finishing 12th in the 1500 free. Ramiro Almaraz finished 15...
Jul 10, 2013 - Handling Last-Minute Negative Thinking and Self-Doubts
Handling Last-Minute Negative Thinking and Self-Doubts By Alan Goldberg, PhD//Competitivedge.com The problem... You're behind the blocks feeling pretty good about your BIG meet. Your best race start...
Jul 10, 2013 - Top 5 Reasons Milk is Good for Swimmers
Top 5 Reasons Milk is Good for Swimmers B y Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Many athletes ask me, “Is milk really a good muscle-building and recovery drink?” The answer is yes! While milk may not have...
Jun 16, 2013 - How to Survive Summer Doubles
How to Survive Summer Doubles By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Growing up, I wasn’t accustomed to doubles. When school ended and summer doubles commenced, it felt as though I tumbled down a rabbit h...
Jun 6, 2013 - Perfect Pratice - Getting the Most of Your Training
Perfect Practice: Getting the Most of Your Training By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Sport Psychologist, Competitivedge.com Races are won and lost, long before your meets Most serious swimmers put in the same ...
May 29, 2013 - Butterfly Technique and Race Trends
Butterfly Technique and Race Trends BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT This free web presentation gives an easily understood and detailed analysis of how butterfly is swum properly and e...
May 15, 2013 - Top Tips for Feeding Teen Swimmers
Top Tips for Feeding Teen Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD,RD, CSSD USASwimming.org nutrition contributor, Jill Castle, recently published “Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High C...
May 8, 2013 - Concentration: The Skill of Mental Toughness
Concentration: The Master Skill of Mental Toughness By Alan Goldberg, PhD//Sports Psychology Consultant What you focus on both before and/or during your races will largely determine if you soar with t...
May 7, 2013 - CWAC Swimmers Train at Olympic Training Center
Congrats to Natalie Tapia and Kendra Nealey who participated in the 14&Under Elite Camp in Colorado Springs last week and the girls had a chance to meet with Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin!
Apr 20, 2013 - CWAC finishes in top 200
CWAC finished the short course season ranked 199th in the country according to the USA Swimming Virtual Club rankings. This marks the highest ever finish for the Wolfpack. The team was 9th in the st...
Apr 17, 2013 - Nutrition: Top Tips for Choosing Smoothies
Nutrition: Top Tips for Choosing Smoothies By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RD, CSSD Smoothies are a great choice for swimmers because they provide nutrient-rich carbohydrates to fuel muscles before a work...
Apr 12, 2013 - Carbohydrate Loading for Young Swimmers
Carbohydrate Loading for Young Swimmers By Jill Castle, MS, RDN It’s not uncommon to see teams of young swimmers filing into the local Italian restaurant to load up on pasta the night before a big mee...
Mar 28, 2013 - Backstroke Hand Position
Backstroke Hand Entries BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT In backstroke, it’s widely known the hands should enter pinky-finger first and above the shoulder or just outside of the shou...
Feb 19, 2013 - Keys to Success
Keys to Success with National Teamer Haley Anderson 1. Have fun. Don’t take things too seriously. Swimming is too stressful if you do. If you aren’t having fun with it, you won’t be successful. Hav...
Feb 12, 2013 - Why Skipping Breakfast is a Bad Idea
Why Skipping Breakfast is a Bad Idea By Jill Castle MS, RD Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Many swimmers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast, especially if they’re heading to th...
Feb 8, 2013 - All Swimmers Need
All Swimmers Need ~ To feel comfortable in the water. ~ To know stroke counts (per lap) for all strokes. ~ To understand timing of all strokes. ~ To have excellent walls and turns. ~ To practice with ...
Feb 1, 2013 - Competition Nutrition
The most important thing about competition nutrition is to find and USE what works best for YOU. Having said that, here are some useful tips... 1. Stay hydrated. This should be in-practice throughout ...
Jan 19, 2013 - A Resolution to Make the Healthy Choice
A RESOLUTION TO MAKE THE HEALTHY CHOICE, THE EASY CHOICE By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Parents and coaches are powerful role models in the lives of children. Young, ...
Jan 14, 2013 - Kids and Caffeine Don't Mix
You can walk into any store in America and find a selection of energy shots, gums and candy, all with added caffeine, but without a clear statement regarding the caffeine content, or if the product is...
Dec 20, 2012 - 7 Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently
7 Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently WHY do some swimmers have a hard time achieving success while other swimmers seem to effortlessly enjoy wild and never-ending success? Generally the first t...
Dec 14, 2012 - Starts & Turns
The Buzz: Starts and Turns With every flip and turn in the short course pool at the 2012 Short Course World Championships, Ryan Lochte solidified himself as one of the greatest butterfly kickers of...
Dec 8, 2012 - CWAC Swimmers in National Rankings
Congrats to the following CWAC swimmers and relays that are currently ranked in the top 20 in the country for their age group. Go Wolfpack!! Issac Davis 12 year old boys 3rd 50 Fly 5th 100 Free 8th 1...
Dec 5, 2012 - Reaching Your Goals
Make today the day you fully commit to your goals. The feeling in the pit of your stomach is compelling you to move in that direction. It's almost as if you can't say no. But what if you cannot mainta...
Nov 29, 2012 - Juicing and Performance
Juicing and Performance By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant A recent New York Times article ( Looking for Fitness in a Glass of Juice , Reynolds) confirmed that a number of Olym...
Nov 25, 2012 - What Swimmers Are Thankful For
Thanksgiving isn’t only a time where swimmers get a day off practice, consume 10,000 calories, and otherwise engulf in the most epic Meal of Meals. Thanksgiving is also a time to give thanks – to our...
Nov 21, 2012 - Swimming Makes Kids Smart
Children who learn how to swim at a young age have better visual-motor skills and mathematical abilities, says a new study. Researchers from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research surveyed pa...
Nov 6, 2012 - Overcoming Fear
Overcoming Fear The first time my coach said, “You’re swimming the 50 yard butterfly,” I cried. I don’t know why. As a kid, I was irrationally scared of the entire prospect of swimming butterfly in a ...
Oct 31, 2012 - Davis Twins Post Top 100 Times
USA Swimming recently updated their top 100 All-Time performances and brother Will and Isaac Davis made the list. Isaac posted the 22nd best all time swim in the 11-12 boys 50 meter fly and Will came...
Oct 30, 2012 - Nutrition: Protein Post-Training
Nutrition: Protein Post-Training By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant Ongoing research has led to more concrete information regarding the timing of protein intake, the quantity o...
Oct 24, 2012 - Healthy Fast Food Options
Top Fast Food Choices for Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD I’ve had the joy of working with athletes for over 20 years, and I know that athletes, like all Americans, eat fast food. In an ...
Sep 24, 2012 - Nutrition for Recovery
Aug 25, 2012 - Tips for Feeding the Swimmer
Tips for Feeding the Thin (and Growing) Swimmer By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Can a growing swimmer be too thin? In today’s world, there is much ado about weight—...
May 24, 2012 - Top 5 Recovery Snacks
Top 5 Recovery Snacks By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Recovery is a hot topic for swimmers and for good reason. A long pool and/or land workout burns muscle fuel and causes muscle protein break...
May 24, 2012 - Speedo Tip of the Week
Recovery Nutrition during Hard Training By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant During hard training cycles, like Christmas training, it is imperative for athletes not only to...
May 11, 2012 - Davis Twins Garner National Recognition
Congrats to brothers Will and Isaac Davis who each posted top 16 times in the United States. Will Davis finished 10th in the nation in the 11 years old 100 back and 15th in the 11 year old 50 back. ...
Dec 9, 2011 - The Direct Health Effects of Stimulant/Energy Drinks
Energy Drinks: Psychological Implications 12/5/2011 USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the last few weeks, the task force pres...
Dec 6, 2011 - Pace Work Tips
Pace Work By Garrett Weber-Gale//Olympian Championship season is right around the corner, and soon we’ll be ready to do some seriously fast swimming. Before we get there, it’s essential to crank out s...