News and Notes

News and Notes

What a great night for FCYST last night as Elite Swimmer, Justin Wright, hosted our Champions Clinic this year!  Lots of great information from one of the best American butterflyers!  Those swimming at the Champion Meet in OSHY this weekend will get a chance to see him swim on Saturday.  We are still waiting for heat sheets and final details for the swim meet this weekend and will get that information out to our attending families as soon as possible. 

Lots of important information again this week, so please read entire email. 



-Practice Changes:  Please take note of the changes noted below. 

Friday and Saturday, November 16-17:  No Practice as we participate in the OSHY Champions Swim Meet.

Tuesday, November 20:  No Practice in the afternoon due to the Santa Scamper and Holiday Parade.  There will still be morning practice for our Gold group.

Wednesday, November 21:  Junior and Senior Teal will practice in Appleton from 5-7 PM as Lawrence University will be closed.  Dryland will be in the Orbison Gym from 4:15-4:45 PM.  All other practice groups remain the same.

Thursday, November 22:  No Practice.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 23:  Teal, Blue and Gold practice groups will have a combined practice at the Appleton Y from 7-9 AM.  Age Group will practice at their normal time and location.

-Splash for Cash Calendar Raffle:  Calendars are in and we already started handing them out and will continue for the next week.  This year we will be raising money for new Colorado Touch Pads!  Each family is expected to sell all 10 calendars for $10 each.  All money and calendar stubs need to be returned back to the Swim Team Office by December 10th.  Any unsold calendars will be billed at $10/calendar to your account.  To receive more calendars to sell, please contact the Swim Team Office.  Prizes will be awarded to the family that sells the most and the top seller in each practice group.  Please read the email regarding our Splash For Cash Calendar Raffle that as sent out yesterday for more information.   

-Santa Scamper, Tuesday, November 20:  All afternoon and evening practices on Tuesday, November 20 are cancelled due to the Santa Scamper and the Holiday Parade that take place in Downtown Appleton that evening.  We will again have a group of FCYST swimmers, coaches and families that will run together in the Santa Scamper!  The Santa Scamper is a 1 mile run down College Avenue that takes place prior to the Holiday Parade.  If you are interested in participating, you will need to register for the run on your own.  A meeting time and location will be announced on Monday.  More information and registration for the Santa Scamper is available at  We had a lot of fun last year running together! 

-Holiday Practice Schedule:  An email was sent out last week with the Holiday Practice Schedule that will begin on December 11 and run through January 2.  This schedule can also be found under Practice tab on our website.  Also noted in that email were a few swim meet changes to our meet schedule. 

-Y-Finalist, December 7-9:  We are really excited about the large group we have attending the Y-Finalist Swim Meet in Brown Deer in a few short weeks!  We have a Pasta Dinner planned after the swim meet on Saturday at the Four Points Hotel.  We will also have our Second Annual FCYST Sock Exchange at the hotel on Saturday after dinner!!!  Any swimmer or family member wishing to participate will need to bring a wrapped pair of socks down to the lobby.  An email with more information about the Pasta Dinner and the Sock Exchange will go out to attending families next week.  Be on the lookout for some fun, crazy socks!!! 



FCYST Apparel:  With the holidays right around the corner, now would be a great time to place any FCYST apparel orders for your favorite swimmer!  Check out what both of our on-line stores have to offer by clicking on the Elsmore and Silly Toast images found on the lower left side of our website.  Some products take a few weeks to process.