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John Thiel

News and Notes We’re a week away from Bird Bath! Over 30 teams and 700 Swimmers are set to attend, so a little smaller than usual but still a huge opportunity for our team to once again host the premier outdoor swim meet in Wisconsin and raise the funds that support our team throughout the year! Thank you to everyone who is signed up to help. As a reminder, all families are required to help with our hosted meets and these are the last opportunities of the summer. Make sure...

Ben Davis

We successfully hosted our first summer meet in over a year and half with the completion of the 2021 Summer Classic. Thank you so much to all our incredible volunteers who made this meet the HUGE success it was. Without the support of our FCYST friends and families, we would not be able to host this meet. Thank you so much! You helped make an amazing impact in the lives of our swimmers, all participating swim teams and the entire swim community! FCYST is so extremely fortunate to have the...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, I’m sending this to the whole team as some of you without athletes in the meet are still signed up to help in different ways. Thank you to everyone who is helping out or who has already helped to get our meets up and running. Sometime over the weekend step back for a second and take in the whole spectacle and imagine everything that had to go into the planning, setup, running, teardown and all around the whole event. Then get ready for a meet three times the...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone! Its going to be a busy few days! So much has already been prepared for the meets and I need to make sure to thank everyone who has been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks and months to make this happen! Thank you all for your patience with getting the details. We have a few items to give you now about the meets as well as about our team. News Lawrence: We had our first Lawrence practice of the year on Monday and it went well....

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, Just a few updates for this week. First off, we are excited to be headed to Brown Deer this weekend for the Pirate Plunge. Just a reminder that we encourage everyone to come in their best pirate attire for the weekend. Our team tends to be one of the better dressed for the theme and we want to keep up that reputation! Good luck to everyone who is competing! We also have lots of other news so check out all the updates below. News: New Family Swim Meet...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, It's a good day to be an FCYST Swimmer! The season was off to an excellent start this past evening with many new trial swimmers and many more returning athletes. It's also been good to see some faces I haven't seen in a couple months! If you see someone new remember to say hi! This is also a reminder to take a look at the practice signups posted on the website. They will be posted weekly with some changes to the practice times here and there based on...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, We open our registration for the Spring and Summer Season tomorrow. I have a few details for you so you can be prepared for what groups to sign up for and what the schedules will look like. Group Move Ups: We have contacted those swimmers we feel are ready to move from Team 1 into Team 2 as well as those we feel are ready to move from Team 2 into Team 3. If you feel we may have overlooked your swimmer please feel free to reach out....

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, I have a few updates for all of you that I wanted to share. We are getting closer to the start of our 2021 Spring and Summer Season on April 26 and we have a lot to get done before then. We plan to open the Registration Portal for Team Registrations on April 15th. You should see daily communications between now and then with lots of good information. Open Swims are updated and posted through April 22. These are a great opportunity to get some extra work on...

John Thiel

2021 FCYST Spring and Sumer Season Hi Everyone, I want to start off this email by saying everything in this packet is subject to change. We have a lot of moving parts right now and very few items are set in stone. This is a projection of what the season will look like based on what we know right now and based on several conversations that are ongoing. Our number one priority is finding a way to provide the best opportunities for our swimmers in the safest environment possible. When...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, First off I want to say thank you to all of you for everything you did to make this season possible. We know it wasn’t perfect and it certainly wasn’t easy, but we were able to have a full 25 week season without any major safety issues or Covid shutdowns. Because of your flexibility and understanding we were able to finish the season with several great opportunities for our athletes to swim in meets and perform at their best. Our kids needed a space this fall and winter...