Paseo Aquatics News and Notes February 2023

Admin Paseo Aquatics


February 2023


2023 Safe Sport Club Recognition Training


For Parents: 

For Athletes:

For Coaches:

Members can also take trainings online at their own pace through the Education tab on their USA Swimming account. To learn more, including easy-to-follow steps, visit the USA Swimming Education Platform here.



IF you see anything that causes concern, please report to Kelly Zancanaro, our SafeSport Representative for further review @ [email protected] or (661) 645-4268.  All reports are confidential to those that report and if further investigation is required, only between the parties involved and our SafeSport review individuals.

URGENT ATTN: High School Swimmers/Parents

This is for our seasoned HS athletes  and parents and our new HS athletes and parents. Important information follows; as we all know had to create our oun USA Swimming Account. Please carefully read below. Also please do not respond to this email with anything other then the Subject Line Topic. If you have any questions direct to [email protected]

In preparation for the High School competition season, official opening Feb. 18. through May 6 (CIF Champs) or May 13 (State Champs)... 

Parents and Athletes  should NOT go into their USA Swimming account to change their membership to UNAT  for the high school season. This process will be dealt with when submitting the club meet entries or prior to swimming in the club meet with the Admin of a specific club meet.

High School Unattached is a separate issue only for CIF State Sections, including Southern Section (CIF-SS), CIF LA City, and CIF Central Section.

Once a club swimmer starts high school season, the day of their first high school meet, the swimmer must enter club meets as UNAT.  When club coaches send in their electronic team entry for a meet, on the email they need to make a request to the Admin to make the following swimmers high school unattached. 

 When at a club meets, there will be a form at their Admin table, for high school swimmers to sign in to make sure they are UNAT at the meet and in the results. 

 It is the swimmer's responsibility to go to the Admin table to sign in on the High School Unattached clipboard coaches cannot do it for them. We can assist, help and guide them.

The two Championship meets where a high school swimmer may be attached to the club, during high school season, are Spring CA-NV Sectionals (Carlsbad) and the SCS 14/Un Spring Age Group Championship (Rose Bowl, old name for JOs).


Each month we will offer a segment on education, hoping to share insight and information on becoming the best possible parent-of-a-club-swimmer you can be. This month’s article helps families support their swimmers in learning that swimming does NOT define them as individuals – there is so much more to who they are!   Enjoy!


This season has been amazing to watch. We have broken team records in every category from 8 & unders, to 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. And, I’ll just tell you, there were some serious records on our boards that got taken down. It’s truly been amazing to see such growth!

As a club we are positioned very well for the future. We have a super strong cast of both boys and girls in the 10-13 year old range and I suspect as they continue to develop more and more, Precords will be rewritten.

As a club we look to have a very strong showing at our Championship Meets as well as the coveted Far Western Championship Meet. Far Western is sort of their first look a national competition.

This year at the SCS All Star Festival 7 athletes were chosen from our program! That is the most we have ever placed and the most from any club in the Coastal Section. As well as Top 5 from Southern California Swimming. I could not be more proud of our club, its athletes and our coaches.

I’d like to make a quick mention of the two new coaches to staff. Konrad Antoniuk and Eric Butler. Both Konrad and Eric have made an impact and I look forward to the future with out amazing staff.  – Coach Chris




This one is for the parents and written by a parent of a water polo player.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

You have to look at the entire arc of a youth athlete and not get caught up in what’s happening RIGHT NOW. This is very hard to do. And I think this diagram helps explain it so well.

It shows the path of a youth athlete’s development. It is not straight, there are going to be bumps and turns and twists and going two steps backward and then one step forward, and if you don’t allow for this and you focus too much on the short term, the end result will not be good, I promise you.

Youth sports should be all about the journey, not the end result. Sports parents have a huge FOMO – A fear of missing out. It’s all coming from fear, fear that your kid is going to be left behind if they miss one camp, one game, or one practice. And the truth is, yes, there could be immediate consequences, but it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the long-term play. And the kid who is doing every camp and every training is probably going to burn out or injure themselves right around the time your kid is peaking – if you allow them time off when they need it.

Try not to get caught up in the rat race. Let this question guide your every decision. IS THIS WHAT’S BEST FOR THE HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND WELL-BEING OF MY CHILD? Ask yourself this question ALL THE TIME, and if you answer it honestly, you can’t go wrong.

-- Coach Chris



Daland Beginner Meet

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Daland Swim School, 135 E Wilbur Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA

Groups:  Discovery and Juniors


Coastal Championships

Saturday, February 25th – Sunday, February 26th

Ventura Aquatics Center, 901 S Kimball Ave., Ventura, CA

Groups: Qualifying Meet


CA/NV Sectionals      

Thursday, March 2, 2023 – Sunday, March 5th

Location TBD

Groups:  Qualifying Meet



Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Sunday, March 5th, 2023


Groups:  Please check with Coaches, mostly for non-senior groups