4/9/18 Lane Lines


Lane Lines
Your weekly Cascade Swim Club updates

From the Office:

New Team Records!
Several new team records were set this spring! Congratulations to these swimmers on their hard work. The new records are as follows:

  • Vin Fetty broke the 13-14 Boys 200 Fly CSC team record this spring with a 1:57.81, and took home 1st place at Age Group Regionals in March.
  • Th 10 & Under Boys 200 Free relay swimmers posted a new CSC record of 1:57.00 (Bell, Tharakan, Rivers, Cady) breaking the 2015 record of 1:57.91 (Milan, Fuhrmann, Pallos, Fetty).
  • The 11-12 Girls 200 Medley Relay swimmers posted a new CSC record of 1:56.63 (Lesh, Gooding, Andrews, Matsmura), beating a 2011 team record of 1:58.55 (Blomso, Davison, Smith, Lin).
  • The 13-14 Boys 200 Free Relay swimmers posted a 1:30.31 (Zhang, Fetty, Schnitzius, Young) this spring, beating a 2009 team record of 1:33.66 (Allen, You, Lu, Fitch).
  • The 13-14 Boys 400 Free Relay tightened up the team record with a 3:20.76 (Schnitzius, Fetty, Zhang, Young), topping a 2004 team record of 3:25.48 (Wurzbacher, Chen, Nesheim, Hayden)
  • The 13-14 Boys 200 Medley Relay also set new top times with a 1:42.96 (Zhang, Culala, Fetty, Young), edging out the former top time of 1:45.89 (DeVine, Clark, Barber, Alvarez) set in 2011.
  • And the 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay crushed the previous team record of 3:49.73 (Nesheim, Wurzbacher, Tan, McFerran) in 2006, posting a whopping 3:44.74 (Zhang, Young, Fetty, Schnitzius) this spring.

Welcome New Coach Derek Young
New Lead Evans and Shoreline coach Derek Young will have his first day on deck with Lisa today, Monday, April 9. Derek and his wife arrived safely from their cross-country journey last Friday with their two cats and a dog. Coaches Lisa and Derek will be on deck together all week and then Lisa will be gone for a week of vacation. Upon her return, Lisa will be on deck at Madison Pool.

Pre-Summer League Program at Aqua Club
Cascade is now offering its Pre-Summer League Prep Program, running through May 18. This program is for ages 9 and up, and swimmers must demonstrate proficiency in all four strokes. Please spread the word to any swimmers either not already on Cascade and/or those who would like specific in-water conditioning before summer league begins. This program is a separate cost to regular CSC training fees, details are available on the CSC website:

Swimming Photos Still Needed
The CSC Spring Banquet is but a month away, happening May 12, and we still need fun photos of swimmers during the season to make the video slideshow review of the year’s events. Did you take photos and videos of your swimmers at recent meets? Please consider submitting them for use in the slideshow. When you have photos ready, get in touch with one of our meet directors, Kai Andrews ( or 206-276-3155), and he’ll send a link you can upload photos to.


From the Deck:


Upcoming Meet Registration

If you have not already registered your swimmer for the CSC Swimtacular (April 28), please visit the team website link below to declare your swimmer’s participation and read the meet information sheet:



Location Updates
Please note the upcoming no practice/closure dates at each pool. Pool closure dates are located in the Calendar tab and also in the “ Pool Closures” dropdown on the team website.


Ballard Pool – closed for extended maintenance April 9-14, reopening for regular practices on April 16.


Save The Date/Mark Your Calendar

April 9-15:         Ballard Pool closed for maintenance
April 21:            CSC Board Meeting, 9:30am at Madison Pool
April 28:            CSC Swimtacular, an all-club meet at Madison Pool. CSC swimmers only, no visiting
May 12:            CSC Spring Banquet, 3:00-5:30pm at Aqua Club
June 1-3:          Tri-City Invitational, first long-course (50-meter) meet of the 2018 season, in Pasco, WA
June 23-24:       Sweet Onion long-course Meet, Walla Walla, WA
July 12-14:        Senior Seattle Open, Colman Pool in West Seattle
July 15:             Chili Dog Mile, a 1-mile open water course for AG 1, Senior, Senior Dev & HS Dev
July 20-21:        Age Group Seattle Open, a qualifiers-only meet at Colman Pool in West Seattle
July 26-28:        Senior PNS Champs, KCAC in Federal Way, WA
July 31-Aug 4:   Senior Western Zone Champs, a qualifiers-only meet.
Aug. 3-5:           Age Group PNS Champs, KCAC in Federal Way, WA