Willowick Wildkats Newsletter #3 - Highland Heights Meet

June 29, 2022


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS MEET - Saturday, July 2 at Manry  

630a - Check in with Coach Jack
645a - Warm-ups
710a - Team-only meeting in gym
740a - Meet Starts


All notifications that your swimmer(s) will not be at the meet on Saturday are DUE BY 6p TODAY . It is the assumption of the coaches that every swimmer will be at every meet. They are marked as such on our team website.

If your swimmer(s) cannot make it Saturday, please sign in to the team website ( www.willowickswimteam.com ):

  • Go to the EVENTS Tab

  • Click the EDIT COMMITMENT button for the Highland Heights Meet

  • Click on the swimmer(s) who will not be at the meet

  • Change their Signup Record from Yes to No. Put the reason for missing in the Notes section

  • Make sure to Save Changes (bottom right)

Please remember, this is the ONLY WAY , to let us know if your swimmer(s) will not be at a meet. The coaches will be generating their lineups right through the TeamUnify system. So it’s important that if your swimmer(s) cannot make it, they are marked as such.


If it's Saturday morning and you can suddenly not make it to the meet, please call or text Coach Jack (216.262.1390) as soon as possible.



This is our first home meet of the year, and many more volunteers are needed compared to the last two weeks. Please help out where you can. As of this afternoon, we still need the following:.

  • Five Concession Stand workers

  • One Finish Judge

  • Two Grillers

  • One person to hand out Heat Winner Ribbons

  • 10 timers

That is a lot of help we still need. We need EVERY FAMILY to pitch in and help. Use the "Job Signup" button for the Highland Heights meet to sign up!

PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY. DO NOT WAIT. The coaches Hide the meet on Wednesday’s at 6p so they can work on the lineups for Saturday. During that time, you will NOT be able to access the meet in order to sign up to volunteer. We do not want to have to scramble on Friday to find volunteers. Please sign up today.


For all second-half volunteer positions, please make sure you are paying attention to the announcer during all meets and report to your job when needed. The times on our website are just a guess. We switch out first-half/second-half volunteers at the halfway point of the meet, based on the events not the time.



We have a theme for each home meet during the season. Use this as an opportunity to have some fun on a Saturday morning - dress up, decorate your tent, etc .

The theme for this Saturday is RED, WHITE & BLUE. Let’s start the Independence Day celebration a few days early. 


Where to sit

Each pool area is separated into two distinct areas for the teams to “camp out.” Please make sure you are only sitting on the same side as the rest of our team, and not in our opposing team’s area.

Our team area for home meets is from the bleacher side of the pool to the stairs entering the shallow end of the pool. The area by the bathhouse and outside the gate is for the visiting team.





Congratulations on another victory! Individual results from the Euclid Meet can be found on our website or the TeamUnify app. You'll need to login in to view the results for this meet, or any meet.

 Congratulations to the following swimmers, who set TEAM (yards pool) RECORDS this past weekend.

  • 16-18 Girls Medley Relay (Sophia Trem, Logan Roberts, Kaylynn Putzbach, Jos Carrigan)

  • 13-15 Boys Medley Relay (Tino Perkovic, Caleb Ortman, Caleb Stein, Mason Conway)

  • Miranda Conway - 11-12 Girls 200 Free

  • Apolo Marinch - 11-12 Boys 200 Free

  • Kaylynn Putzbach - 16-18 Girls 200 Free

  • Alex Godec - 16-18 Boys 200 Free

  • Logan Roberts - 16-18 Girls 200 IM

  • Mimi Jarosz - 9-10 Girls 50 Free

  • Kaylynn Putzbach - 16-18 Girls 50 Free

  • Sophia Trem - 16-18 Girls 100 Free

  • JD DiCello - 16-18 Boys 100 Free

  • Holly Suponcic - 13-15 Girls 100 Back

  • Logan Roberts - 16-18 Girls 100 Back

  • JD DiCello - 16-18 Boys 100 Back

  • Ryan Peters - 8&U Boys 25 Breast

  • Apolo Marinch - 11-12 Boys 50 Breast

  • Caleb Ortman - 13-15 Boys 100 Breast

  • Sophia Trem - 16-18 Girls 100 Breast

  • Parker DiCello - 16-18 Boys 100 Breast

  • 16-18 Girls Free Relay (Sophia Trem, Logan Roberts, Jos Carrigan, Kaylynn Putzbach)

  Congratulations to the Swimmers of the Week and Wildkats of the Week for this past week:

* Swimmers of the Week - someone who had a great week at practice and in the meet

* Wildkats of the Week - someone who has demonstrated everything we stand for - coachable, helps out at practice, listens well, tries hard, encourages others, etc. Everything that is encompassed with our Wildkat Klass.

Swimmers of the Week

Wildkats of the Week

8&U: Vivi Marsico

8&U: Carter DeAngelis

9-10:  Mimi Jarosz

9-10: Jillian Ebbert

11-12: Apolo Marinch

11-12: Emery Logar

13-15: Caleb Ortman

13-15: Bridget Detering

16-18: Kaylynn Putzbach

16-18: Alex Godec



  • We need help from our 8&U and/or 9-10 parents at the end of the 5p practice getting the lane lines out. The lane lines are heavy, especially when wet, and the younger kids often aren't strong enough to get them out. We also need to do it rather quickly so the pool can open by 6p. If you are able to help, we need only 2-3 parents after each practice. Thank you to those of you who have been helping already.

  • The practice schedule is:

    • 8-9a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 11-12, 13-18 age groups only

    • 1130a – 1p Monday-Friday for 11-12, 13-18 age groups

    • 5-6p Monday-Friday for 8&Unders, 9-10 age groups

  • A few notes about the practices:

    • We expect each swimmer to be at as many practices as possible, but a minimum of three days a week

    • It is important that each swimmer only attend the practice at which their age group is assigned .

    • Swimmers who come to the 8a practices need to be ready to be in the water at 8a. That practice is shorter than the 1130a practice, so we need to take advantage of the time we have. Please make sure you are there, ready and in the water on time.


We will offer an OPTIONAL practice for anyone 11-years-old and older from 1130a-1230p on Monday, July 4. 

There will not be a practice for anyone 10-years-old and younger.

We will go back to our regular schedule, including the 8a, on Tuesday, July 5. Enjoy the holiday!!



Most of the Duck Bucks tickets have been handed out (if you haven’t gotten your tickets, please see one of our board members at this Saturday's meet).

We are asking every swimmer to sell 10 tickets each. Tickets are $5 each. The winner, announced at the banquet, will receive $2,500. The seller of the winning ticket wins $250 and the family that sells the most tickets will also win $250. If you need more tickets, let one of our board members know.

Once your tickets are sold, you can turn the tickets and money into Michelle Dulzer. Michelle also has more tickets if you need more!. All tickets and money need to be turned in by the last practice of the season – Friday, July 29.

This is the main fundraiser for the team and we rely on the participation of all families to make it a success.



  • You train yourself for meets by what you do at practice. Make sure you are not walking on the bottom of the pool or stopping on the wall. You don’t do that during races, don’t do it at practice.

  • All starts should be long and shallow dives.

  • Do not breath (during freestyle and butterfly) off your start or turn – try to take at least two strokes after your start and turn before breathing.

  • Remember that you need a two-hand touch when you turn and finish in butterfly and breaststroke.

  • During relays, you must wait until the person in the water hits the wall before leaving the blocks


Important Dates

  • Saturday, July 2                                 Home meet against Highland Heights

  • Saturday, July 9                                  Home meet against Chardon

  • Saturday, July 16                              Away meet against Mentor

  • Saturday, July 23                                  Home meet against SEL and Cleve Heights

  • Friday, July 29                   Pasta Party / Last practice of the season

  • Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31       Championships at Euclid

  • Thursday, August 4                             End-of-Season Banquet, The Patrician


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