January Monthly Newsletter

Mission: Creating Excellence in and out of the water
Core Values: Desire, Dedication, Determination
Vision: Local TEAM, national presence

Upcoming Dates:

January 2 - LCSC Polar Plunge Meet Sign-up Deadline

January 7 - Cubs Winter Session Begins

January 13 - SMAC Last Chance Meet Sign-up Deadline

March 9 - 13/14 & Open State Meet Job Sign-up Deadline


Practice Schedules:

Ann Arbor and Brighton practice schedules for the week of December 31 are online and up to date.


13/14 & Open State Meet Job Sign-up Notice

As many you of you are probably aware by now, we will be hosting the 2018-2019 MI 13/14 & Open SCY State Meet this year. The meet will be held at EMU AND U of M over the weekend of March 14-17th. Due to the size, length, and importance of the meet, we will need ALL families (except those with ONLY cubs swimmers) to help out with the meet. More details will be announced in the next week or two, but we just wanted to get the word out now.




  • Shoutout from Coach Gunnar to Kaylee Williams (pictured left). Kaylee finished 7th in the 500 Free and 4th in the 1650 Free at Winter Juniors East. She broke CW team records in both events.

  • Shoutout from Coach Josh to Sam Keranen for bouncing back from an injury, that kept him out of the pool for nearly a year, and picking up a 13-14 State Cut.

  • Shoutout from Coach Karl to Ian Root for going a :55.59 in the 100 Free as a hero swim AFTER doing a 5,000 yard practice.


CW Having Fun

( Junior Blue participating in some Reindeer Games)



Technique Before Training

( AA Senior working on their push-off with some resistance work)

(Junior Blue preparing to do stealth kicking)


STRONG Athletes

( Brighton Senior doing their MiniBands 1 exercises)

(AA Intermediate Blue working on their squat form with PVC OverHead Squats).


Getting Faster in a Hurry

We had a great Speedo Midwest Challenge Meet that saw many swimmers dropping a lot of time. We want to recognize the following 100 swimmers, all of whom dropped 5 seconds or more in at least one event at either the Speedo Midwest Challenge or the December MMSL Meet


Issac Adanin

Matthew Adanin

Yan Ling Adler

Yan Yee Adler

Leo Applegate

Isabella Arbaugh

Jonah Barcelon

Hannah Bellard

Anna Bosinger

Coen Boutell

Vaughn Boutell

Sam Bullard

Ashley Bulthuis

Lucas Caswell

Stella Chapman

Gabrielle Chatters

Piper Clark

Lily Cleason

Casey Dolen

Emma Eustice

Kylie Evenson

Danielle Gardon

Maya Goldstein

Grant Gorman

Jeremiah Green

Christopher Gregg

Albert Gu

Reza Haerian

Taylor Hayward

Sophia Hazzi

Alex Heberlein

Kathryn Hemmila

Katherine Horvath

Catherine Huang

Mihir Inamdar

Georgia Jorgenson

Lila Jurkiewicz

Natalie Kaczor

Bridgette Kamara

Elizabeth Kamara

Lila Keranen

Abigail Ketslakh

Clayton Kinnard

Jillian Kinnard

Muriel Kinnard

Charles Knoepp

Matthew Kozma

Ben Kurniawan

Jayla Kuzak

Drew Lindstrom

Courtney Marsh

Morgan Mathis

Emma May

Madeline May

Nolan May

Audrey Nelson

Luke Newcomb

David Nielsen

Miranda Nielsen

Sophia Nielsen

Soren Nielsen

Angad Pal

Maggie Patterson

Julianna Peoples

Ezgi Poyraz

Tyler Ray

Lauren Rich

Ian Root

Zane Rosely

Emma Rybkin

Ayaka Sakamoto

Sawako Sakamoto

Nani Sanna

Matthew Segal

Jayden Setyabudi

Oriana Shi

Toni Spiewak

Karolina Spiewak

John Staunton

Sam Stein-Perlman

Annaliese Streeter

Justin Su

Miranda Su

Ava Tavarozzi

Avery Towne

Julia Tuinman

Diego Valdes

Esprit Vanlinthout

Oceane Vanlinthout

Matthew Williams

Eva Woods

Andrew Xi

Ethan Yung

Edward Zhang

Lucy DeMeester

Luke Jordan

Ayaan Patel

Daniel Rybkin

Laura Swanger

Jeffrey Wang


- Coach Gunnar