Newsletter - May 9, 2019



Elmbrook Swim Club – Newsletter – May 9, 2019 – Week 9



Elmbrook Swim Club Mission Statement:

Empower community members to achieve excellence in life through swimming.



A Note From Head Coach Brent Boock



The sport of swimming has brought me in touch with some very special individuals. Dr. John Ulmer was one of them. The Ulmer family moved to Brookfield around 2008 with Jack & Emily joining the EBSC AGT group. I soon found a very supportive parent In Dr. John Ulmer who not only enjoyed the sport of swimming but water polo as well. John’s involvement with the Elmbrook Program would grow as he volunteered his time to assist with our water polo units including running special clinics in the summer and fall which were the high point of many an alumni’s remembrances of EBSC. 

His generosity and enthusiasm for swimming, water polo, and the unique attributes it taught our Elmbrook athletes was infectious. He would be known affectionately in EBSC circles as “Dr. Polo”. Spirits would always soar when the Senior group knew that Dr. Polo was stopping by the pool. John had a special impact on generations of Elmbrook swimmers as they learned the importance of teamwork though his guidance. John was “all in” when it came to coaching polo sessions and always made the extra effort to ensure the group was having fun. At our annual polo matches in the fall with the Schroeder team, Dr. Polo coached, served as official, and always went the extra mile including purchasing awards for the participants. 

When his son & daughter – Jack & Emily moved on from the EBSC program John continued to volunteer his time coaching EBSC water polo for many, many years. John had a love for water polo but more importantly he had a love for working with our Elmbrook kids. John’s involvement with the Elmbrook Swim Club merged perfectly with our mission of excellence in life through swimming. Dr. Polo made the experiences of generations of Elmbrook athletes special for his efforts and sharing of his knowledge of sport, polo, and more importantly life. 

I personally am a better person and better coach for having shared time with him on deck. John passed unexpectedly on May 2 nd leaving this world a poorer place yet left us all so much richer for the time he shared with us. 

Obituary & More Information – HERE.



EBSC Biathlon is Saturday, June 8 - Registration is Open


On Saturday, June 8 th, the Elmbrook Swim Club will stage the 21st 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.


Note - Registration for the Biathlon is separate from the team picnic.  


More information and registration - HERE.




EBSC Hosting Long Course Regional Championships - July 19-21


On the weekend of July 19-21, EBSC will host the Long Course Regional Championships at Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center.  Hosting this championship type of meet is a great opportunity for our club.  


This is an all hands on deck volunteer commitment.  Each EBSC family will be required to work at 2 of the 5 shifts (Fri PM, Sat AM/PM, Sun AM/PM).  There will be a limited number of subs available to help with coverage.  Sub sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.  Job sign up and requests for subs will be available mid-June.


We hope this information helps with summer planning.  



EBSC Summer Apparel Order Closes Tomorrow!


Shop now for new EBSC gear. We have EBSC branded socks this sale, available in youth and adult sizes as well as a bold red T-shirt with a creative new saying. Don't forget to stock up on an EBSC windbreaker, shorts and cap for your summer days. 


Shop the EBSC Summer Apparel Website until tomorrow, May 10, 2019!



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 – Anthony Kolbus– 574-575-6833 - HERE

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



May& Monthly Long Course Schedules - HERE



For Sale - EBSC Team Suit


We have a brand new EBSC flyback team suit size 28 available for purchase.  If you are interested, please contact Emily Wanezek.



EBSC All-American Meet Is Friday, June 7 - Job Sign Up Open


We will be hosting our annual 8 & under meet on Friday, June 7 at Brookfield East.  All 8 & under families and Meet Operations Committee members are required to volunteer as meet staff.  Job sign up is open now through May 31.


Job sign up - HERE



2019 EBSC Team Picnic - Saturday, June 8


On Saturday, June 8 from 10am-noon, EBSC swimmers and their families are invited to a morning of camaraderie and swimming fun at Wiberg Pool (Wirth Park) after the club biathlon is completed.  Sub sandwiches will be served and families are asked to sign up to bring sides, desserts, beverages, and other items to pass.


Please note, sign up for this event is separate from the biathlon registration and is available - HERE.



EBSC “Out Of The Pool”


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

Email Emily Wanezek



Upcoming Events and Meets



TYR Pro Swim Series

Friday, May 17 - Sunday, May 19, 2019

Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Groups: S1 - Qualifiers Only



BDSC May Mania

Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19, 2019

Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex

Groups: T2, T1, A2, A1, S4, S3


AM - 13 & Over

PM - 12 & Under

Meet Information - HERE



SST Distance/Sprint

Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, May 19, 2019

Schroeder Aquatic Center


Sessions: PM - 13 & Over

Meet Information - HERE



SEA Pirate Plunge

Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

Schroeder Aquatic Center

GROUP: N2, N1, 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 8

Brookfield East High School

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

Session - Friday PM Only

Meet Information, job sign up - 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, sign up - HERE



USA Swimming Club Development Visit

Monday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 13

More Information - HERE



Central Zones Open Water Championships

June 14, 2019 (Clinic on June 13th)

Lake Andrea, Pleasant Prairie

All Age Groups - Qualifiers Only

Swimmers must register through WI Swimming - HERE



Swim Ft. Lauderdale Speedo International Classic

Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

Southeastern University Lakeland, FL


Sessions: Prelims/ Finals

Meet Information - HERE



SEA Summer Sizzler

Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Pleasant Prairie Rec Plex

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


AM - 12 & Under

PM - 13 & Over

Meet Information - HERE



12 & Under Day At Noah's Ark

Tuesday, June 25

More Information - HERE



Brookfield 4th Of July Parade

Thursday, July 4

More Information - 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



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