April 15, 2018
Hello WTSC families! We hope you’re well rested and ready to build on the tremendous success and growth that took place over the winter. Stay tuned for information on a variety of upcoming events including parent meetings and our traditional time drop ceremony. But for now, here are a few basic but important items for your review before we hit the water tomorrow.
A full team calendar for April and May is now available on the club website, starting from our first day back in the water through the Boilermaker Invite in May. A summer calendar will be available closer to end-of-school time but as always, please follow the calendar closely. Any changes will be communicated by the coaching staff ASAP.
Summer Meet Schedule
A variety of our summer meets have now been posted to the club website for planning purposes. But believe it or not, we have a couple deadlines fast approaching even before we hit the water. FYI, this is not uncommon for meets during the spring and summer. They tend to fill fast so please take that into account for additional summer dates. That said, the first two meets of the summer are now available for registration.
· Wednesday, April 25 – Spring Kickoff Intrasquad. Warmups @ 5:15pm, meet @ 6pm. As with all home meets, all WTSC swimmers will be pre-entered. If your swimmers cannot attend, please opt-out by April 21.
· May 4 – 6 – Carmel Spring Fling @ Carmel HS. This is the first invitational of the season and appropriate and encouraged for all swimmers on the team, Whitecaps through Seniors. If your swimmers can attend this event, please get them signed up by the end of practice tomorrow (Monday).
Time Trial Recap
After an outstanding Championship Season, WTSC swimmers put a cherry on top of the sundae with a fun and exciting performance at the long course time trial. Getting a head start on this summer’s championship meets, several swimmers ended their short course seasons with new long course cuts, including Kiernan Fahey, who made the first Age Group State cut of her career in the 100 Breast, Caleb Dooley who made the first Divsional cut of his career in the 50 Free, and Kayley Spicer who made the first Divisional cuts of her career in the 50 & 100 Breast, 50 Free and 50 Back. Also picking up new Divisional cuts were Charlotte Buening (200 Free) and Sammy Wolfe (50 Fly). The opportunity to swim long course proved fruitful, as all of the following swimmers turned in 100% best times on the night: Aleksa Aiello, Avery Aiello, Nicolette Antonopoulos, Alyson Barnes, Khaya Barnes, Charlotte Buening, Emily Buening, Eli Burrell, Ava Cohen, Deborah Danek, Caleb Dooley, Cadel Easterday, Ayden Fahey, Kiernan Fahey, Liam Fahey, Rohan Fahey, Axel Garcia Esquivel, Daren Glore, Isabelle Goloschokin, Erik Haggstrom, Emily Hedlund, Abigail Hernandez-Balbuena, Brooks Hillenbrand, Elle Kremer, Carlise Leppert, Lizzie Maurer, Lou Palma D’Oliveira, Raphael Palma D’Oliveira, Colin Parker, Alex Perez, Ana Perez-Ramos, Kate Peterson, Remi Shirayanagi, Sho Shirayanagi, Allison Smith, Kayley Spicer, Alaina Steinkamp-Bartus, Lillian Tabor, Andrew Troy, Lily Wolfe and Sammy Wolfe. Well done swimmers and get ready for some more fast swimming in a few short weeks!
If you weren’t around for our end-of-season events, you may have missed a fun and exciting addition to the NC Natatorium. After months of effort by the WTSC Board of Directors and coaches as well as several other parties, a short course club record board is now on display. Several current swimmers will see their names as part of WTSC’s impressive history of fast swimming, and we hope all WTSC swimmers are motivated to be the next club record setter! Special thanks to Kim Langdon and Brad Lough for their efforts related to this project, and please check it out when you return to the pool.