News and Notes

News and Notes

Thank you again to all our parents, volunteers, families, athletes and coaches who helped with, or participated in, our Everyone Counts meet this past weekend in Oshkosh.  The meet was a great success in so many ways!  We had fantastic races from our swimmers, lots of best times, a few new Y State Cuts and many new memories and friendships made.  We came together again as a TEAM with the amazing support of you all!  Thank you!!

Congratulations and best of luck to our 21 FCYST swimmers attending Y State this weekend at Schroeder!  Our Y State Team this year includes:  Bella Biese, Katelyn Bottchen, Ana Flanagan, Grace Flanagan, Sam Gloudeman, Alli Hemp, Hayden Hollenbeck, Ryan Judd, Kate Keehan, Kaitlyn Leach, Gabby LeCaptain, Alliyah Lima, Evie Lima, Ian Ridlehoover, Ella Romberg, Ada Schaefer, Emma Seibel, Kate Vanderloop, Tyler VanGompel, Daniel Wu and Isaac Zarda.  All Y State and USA State swimmers will be recognized during our State Send-Off Party and Potluck on Thursday. 



-Practice Changes: 

  • Wednesday, March 13:  Last day of practice for Non-State swimmers
  • Thursday, March 14:  Y State Swimmer Only Practice at the Appleton Y from 4:30-5:30pm. 

-Last Week of Practice:  Our last day of practice for swimmers who are not swimming at Y State will be Wednesday, March 13th.  We will run our normal Practice Schedule Monday through Wednesday of this week.  There will be NO DRYLAND or MORNING practices this week!  Thursday, March 14th will be a State Team only practice for from 4:30-5:30pm.

-Steering Committee:  Our next Steering Committee will take place on Wednesday, March 13.  The meeting will take place in the Plexus Room at the Appleton Y starting at 5:30pm.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

-Y State Send-Off Potluck, March 14:  On Thursday, March 14 we will have our Y State Send-Off Potluck Party for all FCYST swimmers and families!  We would like to celebrate the accomplishments of our team and send-off our Y State swimmers with some good luck as they prepare for the Y State Meet.  The event will take place in the McGuire Gym at the Appleton Y beginning at 6:00pm.  After dinner we have some fun activities planned for our swimmers.  We ask all our attending families to sign up to bring a dish to pass to feed 8 (see Job Sign Up).  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, March 13.  We look forward to seeing everyone attend!!

-Y State Team Dinner, Saturday, March 16:  FCYST has reserved the Crystal Room at the Four Points by Sheraton for our State Team Dinner on Saturday, March 16th.  They will be serving their Pasta Buffet from 5:30-10pm.  We would like all our Y State swimmers and families to attend and celebrate with us.  Sign up is posted to our website along with more information.  Deadline to sign up is today, March 12th.   

-2018-2019 FCYST Awards Banquet, Saturday, April 13:   This fun event will take place on Saturday, April 13 starting at 6:00pm, at the Grand Meridian.  It is always a really fun night for our swimmers and families!  In an effort to keep cost of the meal down, we are once again asking families who are able to donate a little extra to the final event cost to contact the Swim Team Office.  More details and the RSVP form can found on our website later this week. 

-Big Blue Special Olympics Swim Meet, April 28:  FCYST was asked again to participate in the Big Blue Special Olympics Swim Meet in Oshkosh, April 28.  This year we would like to meet with the athletes we will be teaming up with and make some connections prior to the actual meet.  We are looking for Gold, Blue and Senior Teal who are interested in either meeting with the athletes prior to the meet and who are interested in participating in the meet.  More information will be sent out to families once we have more information from the Special Olympic teams we are teaming up with.  Please see Event Sign Up on our website and indicate when your swimmer is available to help. 



-Summer FCYST Hosted Meets:  Please mark your calendars for our two FCYST Hosted Swim Meets at Erb this summer.  We need EVERY family to help run these swim meets!  Summer Classic will be the weekend of June 15-16 at Erb Pool.  The 21st Annual Bird Bath will be the weekend of July 5-7 at Erb Pool.

-Call for Officials:  Several parents have voiced interest in becoming officials.  For any parent wishing to become a stroke/turn or starter/ref official or who need to re-certify their YMCA certification, there is an opportunity on Saturday evening, March 16 at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center right after the afternoon session of Y State.  For more information, please reach out to John, Elizabeth, Brian Flanagan or Melinda.  Being an official is a great way to give back to the sport your child loves and it provides an awesome opportunity to be on the deck with the swimmers and get in your daily steps.  Without officials, we cannot run swim meets.