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Todd Capen

Preliminary entries for the PAC Speedo Prelim/Final Invitational have been posted to the meet page. This meet is open to all 9&Over swimmers (IncrediBULLETS and all 8&U will not be included in this meet) from our Aurora, Bartlett, Riverside, Schaumburg, and Westmont locations who have a minimum of one (1) IL Swimming Regional standard. Please look through the entries to be sure your swimmer(s) is entered correctly. IMPORTANT: If there are any changes to your entry, such as a swimmer needing to be added or removed from the meet, you...

Jeremy Meserole

December 10th, 2019 Cooling down appropriately is an often overlooked, but crucial component of managing a meet with multiple events. Most swimmers tend to cut it short. Let's face it - easy swimming isn't really the most exciting part of a meet. Between the actual racing, and the opportunity to hang around with your friends for a few hours, cooling down can feel like a useless exercise meant only to keep you from the things you'd rather be doing. BUT...there's actually a good reason for it. Cooling down after your...

Jeremy Meserole

It's so easy to get distracted pre-race by things that don't matter - "Who am I swimming against? What are they seeded? Am I swimming against any of teammates?" This can create a very unnecessary amount of anxiety and doubt, instead of the confidence and excitement we should want to be going into a race with. While it's easy for us as coaches to say "just focus on yourself and your own race," it's not enough just to say it. You need a plan. What is your pre-race routine? What...

Jeremy Meserole

Having a growth mindset and remaining process-oriented can be difficult in a sport that is measured by most according to what they see on the scoreboard clock. It's hard sometimes to remember that getting better and getting faster don't always go hand-in-hand. Instead of focusing on the result, keep getting better at HOW you do what you do. Take care of the process. Make great efforts toward hammering the details. Make that a habit and the results will take care of themselves. #TuesdayTip

Todd Capen

We want to wish the best of luck to all of our Academy Bullets Swim Club high school girls competing at the IHSA State Swimming & Diving Championships in Winnetka, Illinois this weekend. The Bullets have 26 State Qualifiers for the championships representing 16 different high schools. We also would like to wish our Bullets coaching staff luck with their respective high school teams: Jeremy Meserole (Bartlett), Scott Walker (Lyons Township), Mike Laurich (Riverside Brookfield), Glenn Brown (Rosary), Aaron Maschman (Rosary), Misty O'Connell (Rosary), and Tim O'Grady (Schaumburg). Below is...

Todd Capen

Preliminary entries for the 9th Annual Blizzard Blast IMX Swim Meet have been posted to the meet page. This meet is open to all swimmers not attending the NCSA Winter Invitational the weekend prior from our Aurora, Bartlett, Riverside, Schaumburg, and Westmont locations. Please look through the entries to be sure your swimmer(s) is entered correctly. IMPORTANT: If there are any changes to your entry, such as a swimmer needing to be added or removed from the meet, you must email Coach Todd prior to 9:00pm on Thursday, November 7th....

Jeremy Meserole

USA Swimming recently announced the 2018-19 Scholastic All-American Team. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. This year, 1,634 student-athletes made the grade. The Academy Bullets Swim Club finished 7th in USA Swimming with a new team high 19 recognized swimmers, the most of any swim club in the state of Illinois and the Central Zone. Congratulations to our our...