September 2017 Patriot News

September 2018 Patriot News

Table of Contents

  1. Calendar Update
  2. SC 2017-2018 Meet Schedule
  3. Billing Update/Information
  4. Short Course Hosted Swim Meets
  5. Booster Club Meeting Schedule
  6. Parent/Swimmer Education


Calendar Update

September 2017

Monday, September 4: No Practice Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5-Friday, September 8: Regular Practice all groups, we also have group parent meetings, check event section.

Saturday, September 9: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, September 10: Extra/Makeup workout 11am-1pm Blue/Senior


Monday, September 11-Friday, September 15: Regular Practice all groups

Saturday, September 16: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, September 17: Extra/Makeup workout 11am-1pm Blue/Senior


Monday, September 18-Friday, September 22:

Saturday, September 23: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, September 24: Extra/Makeup workout 11am-1pm Blue/Senior


Monday, September 25-Friday, September 29:

Saturday, September 30: IntraSquad Swim Meet



October 2017


Monday, October 2- Friday, October 6: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, October 7: MMSC Dual Meet 14 and Under, Senior Practice 8-10am

Sunday, October 8: NO PRACTICE


Monday, October 9-Friday, October 13: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, October 14: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am

Sunday, October 15: Extra/Makeup Blue/Senior 11am-1pm


Monday, October 16-Thursday, October 19: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22: MMSC Invite at RecPlex, No Practice


Monday, October 23-Friday, October 27: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, October 28: Blue/Senior 6:30-8:30am, due to LFSC Meet

Sunday, October 29: NO PRACTICE


Monday, October 30-Friday, November 3: Regular Practice Schedule all groups

Saturday, November 4: Blue/Senior 8-10am, 10:00am FALL PARTY!!! Everyone is invited!!!

Sunday, November 5: NO PRACTICE





SC 2017-2018 Meet Schedule

Meet Name


sign up deadline

Groups Attending


PX3 Inter Squad



All Groups


MMSC Dual Meet



14 and Under

Mundelein HS




All Groups


Welcome To Winter



All Groups





All Groups

Waukesha HS

OLY Winter Invite



Blue/Senior Qualified

IUPUI Indianapolis

Fox Valley Wave Dual



All Groups

Appleton North HS

11Under SA Champs



All Qualified

St. Augustine Prep

Swat Prelim/Final





Blue Devil



All Groups (no senior)


February Invite



All Groups


Regional Champs



All Qualified

St. Augustine Prep

12 and Under State



All Qualified


13 and Over State



All Qualified


NCSA Junior



All Qualified

Orlando YMCA

NCSA Age Group



All Qualified

Orlando YMCA





Billing Update/Information

At this point all families should have completed and submitted their billing authorization form. We are now having all standard fees (session fees) billed through the RecPlex. You will receive your invoices and submit your payments through guest services. All non-standard fees (swim meets, travel, etc.) will be paid through team unify, the same as they were in the past. For those payments please do not use a credit card. You can set up an ACH or drop a check off at the pool like before.

If you have any billing questions, concerns, or just general confusion please follow up with Dave Dorak. Guest Services will never be intimately familiar with your account and will not have a great deal of information. Dave Dorak will still be the point person for any billing/membership related questions.

If at this point, you are not familiar with what I am referring to above; please follow up immediately. We are in the process of committing all billing paperwork to the RecPlex database in order to fulfill the September billing cycle.



Hosted Swim Meets

The following are our short course hosted swim meets:

Welcome To Winter, 11/10-11/12 2017

February Invite, 2/2-2/4 2018

13 and Over State Championships, 3/1-3/4 2018


Please keep your schedule clear enough you so you can work on these weekends.  Hosted swim meets are the core of our revenue and they are a subsidy to every person on our team. Each year the revenue generated from the hosted meets is factored into our team budget and that helps us determine our team fees, coaching budget, and other expense items.

Please continue to be active and involved in our team. If you have any questions about meets or are looking for a way to get more involved please follow up. The following are the volunteer requirements for EACH MEET by roster group:

Barracuda: 1 session per meet

F+T 1: 1 session per meet

F+T 2: 1 session per meet

F+T Senior: 1 session per meet

Red: 2 sessions per meet

White: 2 sessions per meet

Blue: 2 sessions per meet

Senior: 2 sessions per meet

High School Athlete: 2 sessions per meet





Booster Club Meeting Schedule

Pleasant Prairie Patriots Swim Team has a Parent Booster Club that works in coordination with the RecPlex Staff to provide exciting social events, swim meet volunteer support, and other team related activities.  We are always looking for fresh ideas on ways to make this team really fun, special, and memorable. 

The booster club will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the shark room to discuss upcoming events and coordination. The September and October dates have to be a little later due to some events being scheduled in the shark room at a conflicting time. The upcoming dates are as follows:

9/12, 6:30pm Shark Room

10/12, 6:30pm Shark Room

11/14, 6:00pm Shark Room

12/12, 6:00pm Shark Room

If you would like to add something to the Agenda please contact the current Secretary, Rosa Harris , and she can definitely make sure your idea gets discussed.




Parent/Swimmer Education

How Many Eggs Can a Young Athlete Eat?

By By Jill Castle, MS, RDN  | Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Many athletes love eggs. They use them as a quick pop of protein. Whether scrambled, hard-boiled, or doubled in baked goods, eggs are a mainstay in the diet of athletes, young and old.


Eggs have had a questionable past, and are currently enjoying a promising future. Fat and cholesterol content and the risk for heart disease have been the leading concerns surrounding eggs, while protein and nutrients like vitamin D, choline and brain function are leading the charge around their health benefits.


One week, I noticed I had prepared eggs every morning for my own young athlete. I had cooked an easy dozen for him during the week, and I while I was very familiar with the benefits of eggs, I started to wonder if I was exceeding a healthy amount.


Can an athlete eat eggs every day? What are the recommendations and the upper limit for eggs in the growing athlete?


Eggs and Heart Health


In the 1970s, the belief was that eggs were a health hazard. The thinking was if eaten in excess (more than 3 per week), then the risk for high cholesterol and heart disease shot up. Flash forward to the present and the recommendation for egg consumption has been scrambled and flipped, landing sunny-side up.


According to the newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), "available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and [blood] cholesterol ... Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption."


The 2015-2020 DGA lifted the former recommendation of no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day because the recent research suggests that food sources of cholesterol have only a modest effect on raising blood levels of cholesterol. However, the DGA maintain the advice that individuals should eat as little dietary cholesterol as possible. Translated: foods like eggs, shrimp and bacon should be limited. 


Not everyone agrees with this, though. Other researchers argue that some individuals (about 30%) are “hyper-responsive” to the cholesterol found in food. These individuals experience spikes in their blood cholesterol levels after ingesting foods with high cholesterol content. Most experts agree that these “hyper-responders” need to be especially diligent about limiting cholesterol consumption.


Some elements in food seem to affect blood cholesterol levels universally and negatively, including foods containing appreciable amounts of sugar, trans-saturated fat and saturated fat. These can be more harmful to cholesterol levels than eating foods high in cholesterol itself.


Egg Nutrition


The “incredible, edible egg” is full of nutrition. Protein is found in both parts of the egg, with 60 percent protein in the egg white and 40 percent in the yolk. One large egg contains 270 international units (IU) of vitamin A, 41 IU of vitamin D, 6 g of protein and 72 calories. Other nutrients include riboflavin, folate, vitamin B-12 and iron.


The yolk contains heart-healthy unsaturated fat, including omega-3 fats. Plus, the yolk contains nutrients such as choline, selenium, zeaxanthin and lutein. Choline plays a role in fetal brain development and selenium is a trace mineral involved in the immune system and hormone balance. Both zeaxanthin and lutein have been shown to play a role in eye health. 

An egg contains about 213 milligrams of cholesterol.


Eating an egg each day is not thought to raise blood cholesterol levels. Dr. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and an author of two studies investigating cholesterol and heart health acknowledges that large amounts of dietary cholesterol might lead to “small increases” in blood cholesterol. However, he believes the beneficial nutrients in eggs, especially in the yolk, may counter the effects of cholesterol.


A Practical Approach


The question about eggs is less about eating too many cholesterol-containing foods and more about limiting sources of saturated fat, trans-saturated fat and sugar in the diet. The recommendation to limit eating eggs reflects on the general tendency of Americans to eat too much protein in the diet, much of which includes unhealthy sources of fat. The antidote: eat more  fruitsvegetables, and whole grains instead.


When applying this principle to growing athletes, look to the recommended protein intake for them. For example, school age children, aged 9-13, should get 5-ounce equivalents of protein each day. This, combined with 3 servings of dairy foods (which contain protein), make up the lion share of protein in the diet. Young athletes need just a bit more protein than this, depending on their age and stage of growth.


So, how many eggs can the young athlete eat? It depends.


The point is to be “on point” with overall protein in the diet. Some athletes (young and old) become over-zealous with including protein in their diet, and may be making choices that also incorporate considerable amounts of unhealthy fat in their diet.


The other point is to balance all sources of protein within the diet, including eggs.


Tips for Eating Eggs:

1. Eat the whole egg to get the full range of nutritional benefits.

2. An egg a day is safe for most young athletes.

3. If eating more than one egg a day, be sure to watch total amounts of other protein sources in the diet.

4. Choose lean sources of protein most of the time.


Jill Castle, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian, childhood nutritionist, and youth sports nutrition expert. She is the author of  Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete. Learn more about Jill at , her resources for athletes, and check out her free list of 70 Awesome Pre-Workout Snacks for Kids  here. Coming soon! Eat Like a Champion class for young athletes and their parents.