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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...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, just a few notes for this week. First off, we are excited for the meet this weekend. Again it’s available to everyone. If you have any updates or would like to see about being added, I am expecting to receive final info from Oshkosh tomorrow around noon so I’d need any requests by tonight at 7p. I’ll hopefully have everything out to participating swimmers by the end of the day Thursday. If you’re willing to swim relays in the 11+ YMCA State Meet on the 19-21 of March,...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, I wanted to take the chance to highlight a few things for the next few weeks of the season. I’ve been getting some questions so I thought I would get some information out there for you. Before we get into that, I want to say what an awesome job our swimmers did at the Natalie Kate Bolin Swim and Swim Meet. We had several younger swimmer trying out the 500 who did amazing! We had several athletes compete in their first ever meet and they did a fantastic...

John Thiel

News and Notes It has been a little while since I’ve used the traditional News and Notes platform to get you information about the goings on with our team. You should begin to see these updates a little more frequently. You can always find updates in the Events section of our team website by looking at the upcoming weeks as well as in the News section of our team website. Thank you to everyone for working through these first several weeks together. Remember to be on the lookout for the...

John Thiel

We want to make everyone aware that until further notice there will be no practices at Lawrence University. Lawrence has chosen to close their doors to our team due to the rising number of Covid cases on their campus and in our community. This will be a challenge for our team but we are looking into the options available to us for extending our practice times at other locations. This means that there will be shorter practices and we may limit practice opportunities for some groups if needed. We will...

John Thiel

Thank you to everyone for understanding the last minute changes to yesterday's practice schedule. I've been in contact with Lawrence University and have the following updates about the pool as well as some additions to the Safety Plan for the LU Location. All Team 1, 2, and 3 practices and safety plan information will stay the same. Team 4 will not have pracitce again tonight Tuesday, September 22. We will start practices for Team 4 on Wednesday, September 23 as they are listed on the practice schedule. Thank you for...

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, We have updated our Safety Plans and have included a few notes for each location. Here is the link to find the plan. Please make a special note if you are attending practices at LU. Locker Rooms are not available and parents will not be allowed in the building.

John Thiel

Hi Everyone, Thank you for your patience and understanding with the schedule this week. Putting it together kicked my butt again! I love having three pools to use this fall and winter but it means so many more moving pieces during Covid! The Schedule for Weeks 1&2 has been posted on the events page where you filled out your availability. You can also find the link here. I have also reopened the availability for weeks 3&4 as I’ve had several people tell me they hadn’t seen it prior to it...