News and Notes

New and Notes

FCYST finished the Short Course Season last week with two fantastic swims by Grace Flanagan at the 2018 National YMCA Short Course Swimming Championship in Greensboro, NC.  Congrats on such an amazing season to all FCYST swimmers.  We will be celebrating this amazing year of swimming this Sunday during our Annual Banquet and Awards Night at Liberty Hall.  The event starts at 4:00 PM with dinner starting at 4:30.  Sounds like we might be getting some nasty weather, but we are still planning on having all events as planned.  If anything does change, an email will be sent out to all families attending.  What a great way to celebrate the many successes of this past year before starting our Long Course season!  Long Course practices start on April 23rd!  Please read the information below as deadlines for events are fast approaching.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach John or Coach Elizabeth. 



-Strokes, Starts and Turns Clinic, April 16-20:  There is still time to sign up!!  FCYST will be offering Specialty Clinics on April 16th-April 20th.  Developmental Groups and Age Group will have Clinics from 5-6 PM at the Appleton Y and will be $12/day.  Juniors and Seniors will have Clinics from 6-7:30 PM at the Appleton Y and will be $15/day.  The schedule for clinics offered is posted to our website and ready for you to sign up!  You can sign up for one day, a few days or all days!   Clinic fees will be billed directly to your account on file.

-Long Course Registration:  Registration is now OPEN for any family who did not register for the full year back in the fall.  If your swimmer was asked to join a different Practice Group, you would’ve received an email from Coach John a few weeks ago.  If you did not receive an email, please register them for the same group they practiced in for the Fall/Winter Season.  If you have registration questions, please contact Melinda, or call 920.954.7627.  Practice Schedules and Meet Schedules are posted to our website, please check them out!

-Distance/Sprint Meet, May 19-20:  The Distance/Sprint Meet at Schroeder is for USA registered swimmers only.  The sign up deadline is April 20th and the hotel block for our team will expire April 26.  Swimmers have to have BB times for this meet.  Those standards can be found on our website as a drop down from the Meets and Events tab.  You will notice when choosing events for your swimmer, the time standards are only listed for Long Course Meters (LCM) times, however, if your swimmer has the BB time in Short Course Yards (SCY) they will be allowed to swim that event.  If this sounds confusing at all, please ask one of the coaches. 



-Summer Meets Important Information:  Please take a look at the Meet Schedule and start committing to the meets you know you can attend!  Spring and summer months get busy and we tend to forget and miss deadlines and we want all our swimmers to attend as many meets as they can.  If you have any questions about any of the meets or the schedule, please contact Coach John or Coach Elizabeth

-Hotel Room Blocks:  FCYST has room blocks for most of our away meets this Spring/Summer season.  Hotel information can be found under that swim meet on our website.  Please pay attention to the dates the room blocks expire as many are almost one month prior to the swim meet.