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Jul 27, 2021 - Tryout info
2021/2022 Middies Swim Team Tryout Dates Tuesday, August 10 th Thursday, August 12 th Wednesday, August 18 th Thursday, September 9 th 5:30-6:30PM 6-9 Year Olds 5:30-6:30PM 6-9 Year Olds...
Aug 4, 2018 - Tryouts
The Middies Team is a year-round United States Swimming co-ed team run out of the Metropolitan Zone. We are an Age-group program for children of all ability levels, from the novice swimmer simply tr...
Mar 4, 2018 - Middies Take 2nd Place
At the 2018 Westchester Fairfield Swim League Championshiops, the team finished in 2nd place. This was the team's highest finish in the league, improving upon last year's 4th place finish. At the meet...
Aug 13, 2017 - Great Job Stella
Congratulations to Stella Meyerhoeffer who competed at the Eastern Zone Age Group Championships August 9-12 in Virginia. Stella swam 100% best times, while picking up a victory in the 100 backstroke, ...
Aug 10, 2017 - Coach of The Year
Congratulations to Coach John and Coach Dottie for being voted as the Westchester County Swim Conference Co-Coach of the Year. This was the first time that either of them have won the award. Congrats ...
Aug 3, 2017 - Westchester County Championship
Great job to all of those Middies Swimmers who competed at Counties Harrison - Devayan Roychoudhury, Stephani Mejia, Jazmine Mejia, Ryan Pertak, Yuiko Suzuki, Riko Suzuki, Mako Suzuki, Matt Rogliano, ...
Jul 14, 2017 - Fall 2017 Tryout Information
2017/2018 Middies Swim Team Tryout Dates Wednesday, August 16 th Thursday, August 17 th Thursday, September 7 th Friday, September 8 th 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:...
Jul 9, 2016 - Tryout Information
2016 Middies Swim Team Tryout Dates Wednesday, August 1 7 th Thursday, August 18 th Thursday, September 8 th Friday, September 9 th 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:30-...
Apr 22, 2016 - Moving Up to the Next Training Group
Moving Up to the Next Training Group Gene Paliskis Spring is here and baseball season is upon us. Parents are attending Little League games. They are yelling at umpires, pressuring coaches to play th...
Feb 28, 2016 - Championships Recap
Today completed a great week of competitive swimming for the team as we competed in the Westchester Fairfield Swim League Championships and at Silver Championships When it was all said and done, the t...
Jan 31, 2016 - Middies Defeat RYE
Congratulations Middies on picking a dual-meet victory against the defending League Champions, the RYE YMCA. Everyone came together as a team and put together some great efforts. Looking forward to Le...
Dec 1, 2015 - Mike's Mailbag: Moving Beyond a Plateau
Nov 20, 2015 - Mike's Mailbag: When Will I drop Time
Hey Mike, I'm a sophomore in college and the one thing that's been bugging me is how to swim fast in-season. It seems like everyone else on my team is putting up respectable times and I'm not. Even in...
Aug 6, 2015 - Stroke Clinic
We are going to run a stroke clinic next week. Information is as follows Monday AM - 7-8:30 freestyle/backstroke clinics $30 Tuesday PM 5:30 -6:45 freestyle/backstroke clinics $25 Wednesday AM - 7...
Jul 29, 2015 - Tryout Information
Jun 3, 2015 - How to Encourage Your Swimmer
Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham 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...
Apr 9, 2015 - 6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent
6 Everyday Struggles of a Swim Parent Photo Courtesy: Hayley Good By Diana Pimer, Swimming World College Intern There is a lot of pressure on swimmers. The training, the suit, the mentality all has to...
Apr 1, 2015 - Towel Order
You may purchase your team towels through the link below. http://www.shop.swimsuitspecialists.com/YWCA-Middies-Beach-Towel-193012.htm It is easier to have the towels shipped and distributed here at th...
Mar 30, 2015 - Sun Kissed Recap
At Sun Kissed, we saw the team have a great overall team meet scoring more points than in previous years while also having some great swims. Alex Miller placed 2 nd in the 200yd Breaststroke and 5 th...
Mar 26, 2015 - Records Fall
The team has started the weekend off in impressive fashion. Congratulations to Devayan Roychoudhury for setting a new Middies 9-10 year old record in the 100yd Breaststroke at the Eastern Zone Champi...
Mar 23, 2015 - Middies for the Gold
We would like to send congratulations out to two of our swimmers who recently competed in the Special Olympics the weekend of March 21. We ould like to recognize Lucky Heisler and Emma Hall for their ...
Mar 18, 2015 - 12 Parent Tips on How to Behave at Practice
http://swimswam.com/12-parent-tips-on-how-to-behave-at-swim-practice/ Courtesy of Elizabeth Wickham I will confess. I haven’t been the perfect swim parent. I’ve learned from my own mistakes, plus ...
Mar 18, 2015 - Middies at JO's
Congratulations to the team for their performance at both Junior Olympics and Age Group Team Challenge. We had a total of 23 athletes competing at the meet. As a team, we finished 16th overall in the ...
Mar 10, 2015 - 8&under Champs
Congratulations to our Middies Swimmers who competed at the 8&under championships this past weekend. We had some great swims and performances by our future Olympians. Those who competed were Sara Vale...
Feb 15, 2015 - In The Zone
Congratulations to Devayan Roychoudhury for becoming the first Middies swimmer in nearly 4 years to Qualify for the 2015 Metropolitan Zone team in the 100yd Breaststroke. Devayan had a great swim comi...
Feb 12, 2015 - Good Luck at Zone Quals
Good Luck to our swimmers as they compete at Zone Quals this weekend. Swimmers are competing at the meet trying to qualify for the 2015 Metropolitan Zone Team. Join us in wishing luck to Salma Reyna, ...
Feb 12, 2015 - Middies Swim Strong at High School Champs
Congratulations to our Middies Swimmers who competed at Boys High School Divisionals. Those swimmers include Michael Sokolski (Harrison), Steven Kwon (Harrison), Alexander Miller (Harrison), Zachary W...
Jan 20, 2015 - Top Food Mistakes Swimmers Make
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, I see the same mistakes time and tim...
Jan 2, 2015 - New Year's Resolutions
By Mike Watkins//Correspondent Each year we make New Year’s Resolutions to eat less, exercise more, save money, spend more time with family, blah, blah, blah – you know the drill. But when it comes t...
Dec 19, 2014 - 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 practice or catch the bus and get to school ...
Dec 15, 2014 - Middies Excel at Kettle Bell Classic
CONGRATULATIONS to all of the swimmers who competed at the KettleBell Classic in Philly this past weekend. The team sent a total of 47 swimmers to the meet this year. We finished 3rd overall as team, ...
Nov 14, 2014 - Ways to Avoid Illness
11/13/2014 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent As I type this blog, flu medicine rests near my keyboard, Gatorade is in my hand, and a blanket is by my chair. Cold and flu season is upon us, and even low...
Oct 17, 2014 - Parents: Supporting Your Swimmer
By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Sara reaches for the wall, exhausted, straining, and gets 3rd place. She gets out of the water and checks her time. Almost a best time. Almost a win. Sara is happy....
Oct 14, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 10/14/14
Every Monday I answer questions from swimmers around the country (and world). If you have a question, please email me at [email protected] . Dear Mike, This year so far I've been having so...
Sep 29, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 9/29/14
Aug 1, 2014 - Tryout Information
2014/2015 Middies Tryout Dates Wednesday, August 20 h Thursday, August 21 st Thursday, September 4 th Friday, September 5 th 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:00-7:00PM 6-9 Year Olds 6:30-8:00 PM ...
Jun 21, 2014 - Middies Continue Swimming Strong
The Middies competed at the New York Sharks Summer Sizzler last weekend. Continuing our strong swimming, Catherine Zhang became the latest swimmer to qualify for the 2014 LC Junior Olympics with her p...
Jun 12, 2014 - Developing Work Ethic for Swimmers
How to Develop a Legendary Work Ethic for Swimmers With every major success story, whether it is swimming, other sports, business or even the arts, a common thread between high performers in each fiel...
Jun 9, 2014 - Great Swims Middies
We had a great weekend of swimming as the team competed at both the Long Island Challenge and the OMNI Meet in Yale University. Michael Lawson finished 3rd overall in the 50 Meter Freestyle at the Lon...
May 28, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 5/28/14
Dear Mike, Thanks for this column! I love hearing what all sorts of other swimmers have to say....it really helps. :) My question is this: I'm not a very talented swimmer. I'm kind of a fast High ...
May 19, 2014 - Middies Qualify for Junior Olympics
Congratulations to those swimmers who have qualified for the 2014 Long Course Junior Olympics, already surpassing last year's numbers in just the first two meets of the season. Michael Lawson - 50M Fr...
Apr 17, 2014 - 7 Signs the Young Swimmer Isn't Eating Enough Food
by Jill Castle, MS, RDN Food is fuel. Just like a car needs fuel to operate, so does the body. Without enough food, changes happen in the body affecting a number of daily functions, including athletic...
Apr 9, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 4/9/14
Hi Mike, Over the past month my team and I have competed at two championship meets. We were expected to do very well at these meets and drop a lot of time; most kids did. Personally, I did not drop th...
Apr 8, 2014 - Sunkissed Invitational
Apr 3, 2014 - Good Luck Middies!!!!
Good Luck to the team as they travel to North Carolina for the Sun-Kissed Invitational. There are 9 swimmers traveling to represent the team at the meet. The meet, formerly known as YWCA Nationals, wi...
Mar 29, 2014 - Middies Swim With Olympian Kate Ziegler
Middies swimmers joined two-time Olympian Kate Ziegler for a meet and greet and swim clinic at White Plains High School on Saturday, March 29th. This event was part of the City of White Plains 2nd Ann...
Mar 19, 2014 - Middies Swimmers Make a Splash at Metro Junior Olympics
Congratulations to those Middies swimmers who competed at the Metropolitan Junior Olympics this past weekend. As a squad we upped our number of competitors from last year's number of 6 to a total of ...
Mar 11, 2014 - 8&unders Rock at 8&under Champs
Congratulations to our 8&under swimmers who competed at the 8&under Championships this weekend Jaelynn Taylor, Sasha Hill, Charlotte Mizerik, Jazmine Mejia, Alexa Reyna, Sara Valerio, and Nate Denniso...
Mar 5, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 3/5/14
Hi Mike, I absolutely love the articles you write, and I was wondering if you could help me with something. I just came off of my high school state meet and didn't do well. I have worked harder than e...
Feb 26, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 2/26/14
Here's this week's Swimmer's Ear regarding feelings heading into championship meets. Enjoy Hey Mike, I'm about to enter taper at the end of my first short course season ever. I'm excited and everyth...
Feb 21, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 2/21/14
This week's edition of the Swimmer's Ear is actually for both parents and the swimmers. Please take the time out to enjoy and read By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com How you interact with your...
Feb 21, 2014 - SENIOR METS
GOOD LUCK TO THOSE MIDDIES SWIMMERS COMPETING AT SENIOR METS THIS WEEKEND BRINSLEY JOHNSON - 100YD BUTTERFLY, 50YD FREESTYLE, 100YD FREESTYLE SHAUN JOHNSON - 100YD BUTTERFLY, 100YD BACKSTROKE, 50YD FR...
Feb 11, 2014 - Swimmer's Ear 2/11/14
Every Week we will post something for the swimmers to read to help them try and understand different things in their training and help them to become better in their swimming careers. This may be an a...
Feb 7, 2014 - ZONE QUALIFIERS
CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE SWIMMERS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR ZONE QUALIFIERS NEXT WEEKEND: SHAUN JOHNSON MATTHEW LOURENCO LET'S WISH THEM LUCK AS THEY REPRESENT THE MIDDIES AND LOOK TO GAIN A SPOT ON THE ...
Jan 21, 2014 - WEATHER UPDATE
THE YWCA IS CLOSING TODAY AT 1PM. THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICE THIS EVENING FOR ANY OF THE SQUADS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ANY UPDATES REGARDING PRACTICE TOMORROW
Jan 4, 2014 - Middies Take 2nd
Congratulations to the team for competing at Tito Diaz Sprint Invitational and bringing home a 2nd place trophy. There were tons of great swims and we are extremely happy with the performance of the t...
Dec 23, 2013 - Holiday Practice Schedule
Monday, December 23 – Regular Practice Tuesday, December 24 – NO PRACTICE Wednesday, December 25 – NO PRACTICE Thursday, December 26 – 6-8am practice Seniors/Preps, 8-9am practice Silver/Bronze… ...
Dec 17, 2013 - Middies Take 3rd Overall
Congratulations to the YWCA Middies Swim Team for taking home a 3rd place finish at the Kettle Bell Classic Swim meet in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend. Cristian Torres was our ironman this weeken...
Dec 6, 2013 - Middies Holiday Party
We are looking forward to our HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER on Thursday, December 19 at 7:00pm. Swimmers are to arrive at the pool at 5:30 pm. They will have some fun in the pool, including games and relays...
Aug 28, 2013 - WELCOME TO MIDDIES SWIMMING
Aug 28, 2013 - YWCA CEO Maria L. Imperial announces hiring of the new Head Coach of the Middies
July 15, 2013: YWCA CEO Maria L. Imperial announces hiring of the new Head Coach of the Middies Swim Team -- John Yearwood. For the last six years, John has been the Head Coach of the Sailfis...
Aug 28, 2013 - Congratulations to our JO Qualifiers
Zach Bernstein: 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle Amanda Broderick: 100 Butterfly Callie Kanim: 100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, and 50 Freestyle Steven...