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Todd Capen

May 8, 2022 Preliminary entries for the NAC Summer Sizzler 2022 meet have been posted to the meet page. This meet is open to all qualified swimmers from All Locations. Families have received numerous communications on this meet, as we have the option of TEAM TRAVEL for interested 11&Over swimmers. If there are any changes to the entry, such as a swimmer neeeding to be added or removed from the meet, you must email Coach Todd prior to 11:00am on Monday, May 9, 2022. Absolutely no changes to the entry...

Todd Capen

May 3, 2022 Preliminary entries for the MSC Summer Splash Invitational meet have been posted to the meet page. This meet is open to all swimmers not attending the NAC Summer Sizzler the same weekend from our Aurora, Bartlett, Riverside, Schaumburg, Springfield, and Westmont locations. If there are any changes to the entry, such as a swimmer neeeding to be added or removed from the meet, you must email Coach Todd prior to 9:00pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Absolutely no changes to the entry will be made after that...

Todd Capen

May 1, 2022 Preliminary entries for the Patriot Summer Kick-Off meet have been posted to the meet page. This meet is open to all swimmers from our Aurora, Bartlett, Riverside, Schaumburg, and Westmont locations. If there are any changes to the entry, such as a swimmer neeeding to be added or removed from the meet, you must email Coach Todd prior to 9:00pm on Monday, May 2, 2022. Absolutely no changes to the entry will be made after that time. Specific event questions must be directed to your group coach....

Jeremy Meserole

February 25th, 2020 Want to lose races? Lose the walls. Want to win races? WIN THE WALLS! Many young swimmers completely change what they're doing when they start approaching the wall, and give up precious time because of it. Focus on accelerating into your turns and finishes, and finish each length with ferocious intent! #TuesdayTip

Jeremy Meserole

February 11th, 2020 Many young swimmers go into a weekend meet with one or two events they REALLY want to do well in, and sacrifice preparing for other races in the meantime. This can lead to wildly inconsistent swimming, and can actually hurt your chances of performing the way you want to in the events you want most. Take each meet one event at a time. Focus on what's right in front of you, and try not to get ahead of yourself. You may end up outperforming your expectations in...

Jeremy Meserole

February 4th, 2020 Open turns done correctly can offer you a quick change of direction, a bit of oxygen, and an increase in speed every time you push off the wall. Open turns done incorrectly - utilized as an opportunity to take a break from swimming or to take a bigger breath - can ruin your chances of winning close races and/or going best times. Want to do it right? Time your approach so you hit the wall in stride. Tuck yourself into the tightest ball possible while bringing your...

Jeremy Meserole

January 28th, 2020 Sleep is one of the most important things you can do to promote great recovery. Unfortunately, it's one of the things that tends to be overlooked while scrolling through Instagram, sending Snaps, or binge-watching The Office. We then look to gimmicky procedures that don't carry as much bang for their buck as simply sleeping does (think recovery boots, ice baths, cupping, etc.). Feeling tired, run down, or sore from training? Sleep. Your body (and mind) will thank you. #TuesdayTip

Jeremy Meserole

January 14th, 2020 Imagine you had two noodles. One cooked, and one uncooked. Now take those two noodles, and push them through the water. Which one is going to go where you want it to go with the least amount of trouble? The uncooked one! Why? It's rigid throughout it's entire length. If we're not tight through our core when we swim, we're just like that cooked noodle. We won't be going anywhere fast. Fast swimming not only requires that you be rigid throughout your core, but also that you...

Jeremy Meserole

December 17th, 2019 Working with intent is such a crucial component to a swimmers development. Success rarely happens by accident, so the more we can do things in practice "on purpose," the more likely we are to achieve the outcomes we desire. Unfortunately, many swimmers fall into the trap of not understanding that there is a big difference between just doing the yards and doing the yards well. Everything you do in practice should be done the way you'd want to do it in a race at your last meet...

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...