Newsletter - May 10, 2018


Elmbrook Swim Club – Newsletter – May 10, 2018 – Week 7



Elmbrook Swim Club Mission Statement:

Empower community members to achieve excellence in life through swimming.



Good luck to our EBSC Masters Swimmers who are competing in the 2018 USMS Spring National Championships in Indianapolis this weekend!



2018 EBSC Biathlon - Registration Is Now Open


On Saturday, June 9 th, the Elmbrook Swim Club will stage the 20 th Annual Biathlon. Swimmers from all groups will compete in a combined run/swim race with distances dependent upon age group.  All swimmers are encouraged to take part in this fun and challenging event.  The cost of the race will be $16.00 which includes a T-Shirt and refreshments following the race.


Registration for this event is online only and the deadline is Sunday, May 27th.  For more information and to begin registration - HERE.


Please note that sign up for the biathlon and picnic are separate.  If you plan to attend both, you will need to register for two separate events.



2018 EBSC Team Picnic Saturday, June 9 - Hope You Can Join Us!


The 2018 team picnic will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 10am-12pm at Wiberg Aquatic Club (Wirth Park).  It begins after the annual team biathlon is completed.  This is always a fun morning.  All EBSC families are encouraged to attend. 


Sign up and event information is available - HERE.



Spotlight On Sportsmanship - Maggie Teng


We highly value positive sportsmanship at EBSC.  At the season opening meet, Maggie Teng (S1) was observed as being a great ambassador of positive sportsmanship to a member of another team who was having a difficult swim moment.  The coach of that swimmer was so struck by Maggie’s kindness that he reached out to EBSC to share his thanks to her.  Way to go, Maggie Teng!  Definitely an example of living out the EBSC mission statement “Excellence In Life Through Swimming”!



Upcoming Officials’ Stroke And Turn Clinic - Monday, May 21st


EBSC is in need of stroke and turn officials.  An opportunity for training is available on Monday, May 21st from 5:30-8:30pm at Schroeder Aquatic Center.  The cost of training is $25 but you will be reimbursed by EBSC.  Following the training, you will need to take an online test and apprentice at 4 meet sessions (not entire meets).  If you pass the test before June 1, you could apprentice at our June 1 All- American meet.  Please keep in mind that being an official for the team fulfills your committee requirement, and officiating at an EBSC hosted meet fulfills your volunteer requirement.  If you are interested, please reach out to Amy Balducci.


More information about becoming an official is available on our website - HERE.



Group Updates (Blogs)


Novice I & II Update – Van Donkersgoed– 952-288-9458 - HERE

Age Group Transition I & II – Carissa Paasch– 414-530-4346 - HERE

Age Group I & II Update – Mike Rose- 262-352-9602 - HERE

Senior III & IV Update – Laren Tiltmann– 262-408-8443 - HERE

Senior I & II Update – Brent Boock– 262-617-4579 - HERE



May Practice Schedule - HERE


June/July Practice Schedules - HERE



The Benefits Of Yoga for Swimmers


“With all of this training, swimmers are some of the hardest working athletes on the planet and also, the most fatigued…  Yoga can be a powerful addition to a swimmer's recovery arsenal. Swimmers who practice yoga, even infrequently, agree that just a few yoga poses can make them feel much better. Yoga increases a swimmer's mobility, helps unravel the body's tightness from training, aids in clearing the mind, and can assist swimmers in sleeping better. These are huge assets when it comes to recovery.” - Trina Schaetz


Please read the entire article about the many benefits of yoga for swimmers written by our own yoga coach, Trina Schaetz - HERE.



EBSC All-American Meet (8 & Unders Only) Friday, June 1 - Job Sign Up Now Open


All families with an 8 & under swimmer and all meet operations committee members MUST volunteer to work at this competition.  The club will not be coordinating substitutes for volunteers at this meet.  


Meet info and job sign up -  HERE.




Elmbrook Swim Club 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th anniversary committee is busy planning for a fun celebration on September 29th.  We hope the date is marked on your calendar.  Invitations will be distributed in July.  


By now, you should have a received an informational packet which includes event sponsorship opportunities.  Packets were distributed at the banquets.  We are hoping to secure sponsorships in order to underwrite the costs involved in the celebration.  If we are able to do this, the proceeds from tickets sales and the silent and live auctions will be returned to the club in honor of 50 years.  There are several levels of sponsorships available.  If you or your business would like to help support this special celebration, please reach out to one of the committee members listed below or email  We hope to have sponsorships secured by the end of June.  Sponsors will be acknowledged at the event and in promotional material ahead of time.  Please feel free to take another look at the information - HERE


We are looking forward to celebrating 50 years of excellence in life through swimming!  


Rachel Breger        

Alicia Decker        

Sarah Delgadillo     

Sherri Kelsey        

Ann Klitzke

Alla Korabelnikov

Ann Schuelke

Emily Wanezek

Andrea Yttre



EBSC “Out Of The Pool”



Congratulates to Cynthia Lu (S3) for being selected as one of the recipients of the Exemplary Performance Recognition Award in 2018 at the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Solo & Ensemble Festival!  Cynthia was awarded with the Exemplary Piano Soloist. Each year there are about 8000 vocal and instrumental solos at the WSMA State Solo & Ensemble festivals, and only 400 students were selected as exemplary soloists in the Exemplary Solo Recognition Project.  Great work, Cynthia!


More information about this special recognition - HERE.


Have an interesting “out of the pool” item for the newsletter?

Email Emily Wanezek



Elmbrook Eats @ Buffalo Wild Wings - All Year Long!


Check out this new fundraising opportunity for EBSC at Buffalo Wild Wings - HERE.



BDSC May Mania

Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20

Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex

GROUP: T2, T1, A2, A1, S4, S3, S2, S1


AM – 13 & Over

PM – 12 & Under

Meet Information  - HERE



EBSC All American Meet - 8 & Under Only

Friday, June 1, 2018

Brookfield East High School

GROUP: N2, N1, T2, T1, A2, A1 - 8 & under only

Sessions: PM Single Session

Meet Information and Job Sign Up - HERE



SEA Pirate Plunge

Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3

Schroeder Aquatic Center

GROUP: N2, N1, T2, T1, A2, A1, S4, S3, S2, S1


AM - 13 & Over

PM - 12 & Under

Meet information - HERE



EBSC Biathlon

Saturday, June 9

Wiberg Aquatic Club (Wirth Park)

More information and sign up - HERE



EBSC Team Picnic

Saturday, June 9


Wiberg Aquatic Club (Wirth Park)

More information and sign up - HERE



Central Zones Open Water Championships - Qualifiers Only

Friday, June 14 Instructional Clinic PM & Saturday, June 15 Race AM

Lake Andrea in Pleasant Prairie (Rec Plex)

AGES: 9,10,11,12

Swimmers register for this event through Wisconsin Swimming.  WI Swimming Website - HERE.



Waukesha Express Summer Starter

Saturday, June 16

Waukesha South High School

GROUPS: All Groups (Non JAGS Only)


AM – 10 & Under, 11 & 12

PM – 8 & Under, 13 & 14, SEN

Meet Information - HERE



Elmbrook Swim Club’s 50 thAnniversary Celebration

September 29, 2018

Western Racquet Club

Updated information about this event – HERE.



Helpful Links

(most links in newsletter will require you to be logged into the EBSC webpage)


Practice Calendars – HERE

Meet Schedules - HERE

EBSC Documents/Policies - HERE

Member Directory – HERE

Elsmore Aquatics EBSC Team Store - HERE

EBSC Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Shutterfly

Newsletter Submissions – Emily Wanezek

View Account – Log into, Select “My Account”, “My Invoice Payment”

Account questions Contact EBSC Business Manager Debbie Catani

Coaching Staff Contacts - HERE


Thanks to our Sponsors!




Elsmore Swim Shop, Kristin Kult with Keller Williams