11/25/19 Lane Lines


Lane Lines
Your weekly Cascade Swim Club updates

From the Office:


Save the Date: Cascade’s Ice Skating Party happens Dec. 27!
Mark your calendar for our festive and fabulous team-wide ice skating party on Dec. 27! Join in the fun on frozen water as we gather for smiles, skating and treats at a local ice rink. More details to come!


Thanksgiving Week Practice Schedules

Thursday, Nov. 28 – No practice and Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, Nov. 29 - Ballard pool will run Saturday practice schedule from 8am to 1pm, Aqua Club open for regular practices, Shoreline Pool closed.


Athlete Opportunity with PNS Athlete Committee
PNS is building its Athlete Committee to better represent athletes in our LSC. They are recruiting intelligent, thoughtful, and engaged athletes between the ages of 12 and 17 who simply love the sport of swimming. No other qualification is necessary! If you're interested in being a driving, influential force of progress in this sport, click  here to apply! Applications can be returned by email to A more in-depth explanation of what being on an athlete committee entails is available  here.


USA Swimming Online Resources
Have you checked out the resources available online at USA Swimming lately? Visit the links below to read a variety of articles with helpful info for parents and swimmers alike.
For Parents:

Advanced Training Info:


All Star PNS Team Applications
Applications are now available for the 2020 PNS All-Star Team. This is an LSC team that will consist of the winners of each Age Group event at PNS Champs in December, and will travel to the Pacific Coast All Star Meet, Jan. 4-5 in Hillsboro, OR. While this application is not due for some time (mail-in Dec. 18/in-person Dec. 22), if your swimmer has any interest in attending, it is advised to have this packet completed in advance should they qualify to attend. Please discuss with your swimmer’s coach. Application packets for swimmers, chaperones and coaches are available here:



From the Cascade Deck:


Great AGI This Weekend!

We had a great meet this weekend, Cascade! There were 10 team records and lots of new best times! Let’s keep it up as we head into champs time of the season!


Register for Upcoming Meets

Upcoming meet entry deadlines currently include:
- Sunday, Jan. 5 for Washington Open at KCAC (a qualifiers-only meet). Register your swimmer here:
- Sunday, Jan. 19 for ISCA Showcase in Mission Viejo, CA (a qualifiers-only meet for 14 & under). Register your swimmer here:



Location Updates
Please check the team website calendar regularly for any upcoming practices schedule changes or pool closures at each pool ( Pool closure dates are located in the Calendar tab and also in the “ Pool Closures” dropdown on the team website.

Aqua Club – Closed 11/28.
Ballard Pool – Closed 11/28, Saturday practice schedule on 11/29.
Evans Pool – Will be closed for high school swim meets some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team calendar.
Madison Pool – Closed for major improvement project, anticipated reopening December 2019.
Queen Anne Pool – May be closed for high school swim meets on some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team website calendar. Closed on 11/28 & 11/29.
Rainier Beach Pool – May be closed for high school swim meets on some Fridays in Dec-Feb, see team website calendar. Closed on 11/28 & 11/29.
Shoreline Pool – Closed on 11/28 & 11/29.


Save The Date/Mark Your Calendar
Nov. 28:            Thanksgiving, all pools closed and no practice
Nov. 29:            Post-Thanksgiving limited practice schedule, see above
Dec. 5-8:           Husky Invitational at King County Aquatic Center (KCAC)
Dec. 7-8:           Fall Divisionals meet in Marysville
Dec. 11-14:       Winter Junior Nationals at KCAC
Dec. 19-22:       PNS Short Course Champs at KCAC