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David Stephens

Good luck to the 5 CWAC swimmers who will be traveling to Austin, Texas next week to compete in the Junior National Championships - Isabella Chow, Kayla Duran, Stephen Grud, Charlie Tracy, Julieta Tracy. Below are their events and links to the meet including a livestream. Individual Entries Stevie Grud - 50 Freestyle Charlie Tracy - 500 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Back, 1650 Free, & 200 Back Julieta Tracy - 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Back, & 100 Free Kayla Duran - 100 Breast & 200 Breast Isabella...

David Stephens

Congrats to everyone who competed at the Mid-Season Challenge over the weekend. It was great to get in a prelim-final meet and a chance for many to get an opportunity to get in a second swim on Saturday evening. Thank you to all of our officials and parents for helping out. A big shout out to Pamela Wu who served as our meet ref and Cecily Arroyo who served as our meet coordinator. New State Cuts: Andrew Arreola (2); Kennedy Fitzgerald (2); Harper Rauch (1); Grant Robinson (1); Isha Sonnleitner...

David Stephens

Please join CWAC swimmers, coaches, family, and friends for an evening of fun at a Chicago Wolves hockey game for the Wolves swimming and aquatics night on Saturday, December 17. Each athlete who attends will receive a Chicago Wolves branded silicone swim cap and everyone who attends will receive a Chicago Wolves hat. Everyone from CWAC will be seated together in the same section. Be sure to tune into your email a few days before the game for instructions on how to pick up your swim caps and hats. Please...

Safe Sport trainings are held monthly, please view upcoming training dates below: Parent Training: Wednesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. ET (REGISTER HERE) Athlete Training (ages 12-18): Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET (REGISTER HERE) Coach Training: Friday, December 9 at 3 p.m. ET (REGISTER HERE) Safe Sport is committed to creating a healthy environment that is free from abuse for all members. As we continue with virtual learning opportunities throughout 2022, we will be increasing security measures to keep parents, athletes and coaches safe during trainings. All trainings...

HOW TO DE-STRESS AND RECOVER FASTER There are a number of different ways that you can help hit the reset button when stress is rolling up on you. Going for a long walk can help you unplug and gain perspective, and so can taking a break from whatever it is that is stressing you out. It’s simply being aware of its effects and being willing to have something in place to deal with stress that is the key to faster swimming and a more healthy lifestyle. 1: HIT YOUR GRATITUDE...

Got big goals in the water, but are feeling doubtful because you might not have enough talent? Or perhaps you haven’t hit the genetic lottery like the teammate you have that is built like a starting power forward for the LA Lakers? Don’t let this get you down—success in the pool, while certainly influenced by talent and physical characteristics, usually comes down the “other” stuff… The work ethic. The focus. The details. You can be the most talented athlete on the planet, but if you don’t have a work ethic...

David Stephens

The Wolfpack finished 5th at the Speedo Grand Challenge with many new cuts achieved. Isabella Chow, Charlie Tracy and Jackson Heinlein-Preseault were re-writing the record board. Chow set 6 new team records in the overall and 15-16 50 free, 100 free and 50 back. Tracy set 4 new team records in the overall and 15-16 200 IM and 200 back. Heinlein Presault set a new team record in the 15-16 100 breast - click here for updated team records. New Winter Junior Championship Cuts: Joseph Countryman (1); Charles Tracy (1)...

THE MOST EFFECTIVE SUPPLEMENT BY DAN MCCARTHY//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Cheri Mah’s unexpected discovery during her initial research in 2002 at Stanford has taken root in professional and collegiate sports, forcing coaches and administrators to rethink their approach to helping their athlete’s recover. What athlete would not benefit from being sharper, having a more positive mood and possessing quicker reaction times? When she narrowed her study to find specific responses, she turned to the Stanford Men’s Basketball Team for a three-year study. Her published work suggests that when supplementing for five...

David Stephens

Congrats to all of the CWAC swimmers that competed in the Patriot Premier this past weekend. It was a great chance to have a prelim-final format on Saturday and compete at a great pool. New State Cuts: Emmanuel Cisneros (2); Adelaide Schrimpf (1) New Regional Cuts: Matthew Ambrosino (1); Jenna Bollegar (1); Owen Brown (1); Ethan Chen (1); Silu Chou (1); Camila DeLlano (2); Dalton Ferguson (1); Mars Gerding (1); Sonya Jager (1); Kyle Kaiser (3); Stefan Kukatla (1); Alexandra Luzi (1); Charles Mulcrone (2); Margaret Mulcrone (2); Zayna Nisar...

David Stephens

Congrats to Julieta Tracy who became the first female IHSA state champion in CWAC history winning both the 200 IM and 100 free. Maya Arroyo finished 5th in the 100 fly and Kayla Duran finished 6th in the 100 breaststroke. Renee Tan finished 10th in the 200 free and 11th in the 500 free. Jasmine Morgan, Tracy and Arroyo were part of relays that finished 9th, 5th and 5th. Great job to all of the girls on a successful high school season.