Intrasquad Meet Results 5/18/13
Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in the Team Intrasquad Meet this weekend! We hope everyone had a great time! Thanks to all the parents and National Team members who volunteered or brought snacks! The swimmers had many best times! It's amazing how much they have improved since last fall! Full results and team results are now posted on the Meet Info page. We will have some great pics from the meet posted shortly.
Summer Fundraising Opportunities 5/14/13
Two of this summer's fundriaisng opportunities are coming up soon! Our only Scrip order of the summer will be taken in June. See our Fundraising page for full details! Additionally, our Home Meet is a great time to place advertisements! (Full information on advertising will be emailed home shortly). These are both great ways to earn towards your family fundraising commitment!
Westmont Meet Results 5/13/13
Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in the Westmont Meet this past weekend! Wheaton swimmers had big time improvements, even from just one week ago! We also picked up 33 new championship meet qualifying times! Special congrats to TEAM RECORD BREAKER Andrew Dai (10&U boys LC 50 fly - 33.72). Congrats also to our 11-12 girls (Paige Smith, Julia Hall, Christina Hartel, and Ally Phillips) and 11-12 boys (Gage Ridinger, Garret Sims, Joey Yuan, and Trevor Carter) who established new team records in the 200 medley relays. Finally, special congrats to event winners Nick Phillips, Andrew Dai, Hanway Wang, Justin Li, Martin Pozniak, and Todd Hutchinson! Full results, record breakers, and team results are now posted on the Meet Info page.
St Charles Meet Results 5/6/13
Congratulations to all Wheaton Swimmers who participated in this weekend's St Charles Pentathlon! Wheaton Swimmers had many best times and new championship cuts! Special congrats to those swimmers who finished in the top six in thier age group for the penathlon, which is taken by adding all the swimmers' event times together: Jonathan Wang, Jonathan Li, Logan Sims, Todd Hutchinson, Olivia Furmanek, Nick Phillips, Andrew Dai, Justin Li, Ben Katzbeck, Ethan Chuang, Connie Zhang, Natalie Hey, JP McAveeney, Shane Warland, Rachel Slowinski, Alex Laleian, and Hanway Wang! Full results and team results are now posted on the Meet Info page.
Wheaton Home Meet Information 5/2/13
Each season, Wheaton Swim Club hosts one major “home” meet. We use this meet as a great opportunity for our kids to compete, but also as a chance to “showcase” our team. We have a reputation for hosting great meets, with many out of state teams regularly attending, and we know that we can’t do it without our families’ help! We also consider our home meet to be a “fundraiser” for the team, which helps keep fees low for everyone.
This year our home meet is June 14-16, 2013. It is held at UIC, Chicago. All swimmers will be billed for this meet (per team policy posted online), but you will only be entered if you register online to compete. This helps us accurately gauge how many swimmers from other teams we can accept. Since visiting teams will be submitting their entries on May 10, we need all Wheaton swimmers to RSPV by May 6 at 11:59 p.m. You can go to our Meet Info page for full details and to sign up.
We also our parents to help out by volunteering at the meet, and by making a small drink donation. We ask that all families work two sessions of the meet (or two people for one session). If everyone helps out, this will more than cover the slots we need. Each session is about 3-4 hours, and there are many positions which allow you to both help and watch your swimmers. If you have younger (or older!) siblings along with you, there are jobs which can accommodate that as well. You can check out our 3-page volunteer information packet online to get an idea of the different positions. Volunteer registration is also now open on our Home Meets page, and we ask that you volunteer by May 31 to make sure you get your first choice. Families entered in the meet who don’t volunteer online by May 31 will be slotted into the remaining slots. SPECIAL NOTES: If you are swimming with our club in session 2, but not session 3, you may still register for this meet. If you are not swimming with our club in session 3, you will not be billed for this meet. If you are a current orange swimmer, you will not be billed for this meet. You may participate in this meet if you would like, but will need to register with USA Swimming (the coaches will do this for you upon your request). Thanks in advance for all your help! We know we can’t do it without you!
Alligator Meet Entries Posted 4/30/13
Preliminary entries for the Alligator Aquatics Meet (June 1-2 at UIC, Chicago) are now posted on the Meet Info page. We must submit these entries to the hosts first thing tomorrow. Please review them and let us know immediately of any discrepancies.
Summer Travel Meet Information 4/30/13
National Team Members please check your inbox for improtant details about our two summer travel meets, including RSPV infomation. We feel that these travel meets are one of the most experiences a swimmer can have before leaving for colllege and we hope that all qualified swimmers will attend. The two meets are the Speedo Sectional Meet in Minneapolis and the new summer NCSA Juniors Meet in Indianapolis. You can also visit the Meet Info page for full details and a copy of the email that was sent out.
Meet and Banquet Registration Reminders 4/12/13
Please remember the following important deadlines. The deadline to register for the team banquet (held April 27 at Wheaton North HS) is April 14. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the past year of Wheaton Swimming! Visit our Team Banquet page for details and to RSVP. The deadline to register for the Westmont Meet (May 11-12 at UIC) is April 15. This is an important meet since the summer season is so short! All athletes (except orange) should register for this meet. And finally, not that the meet entries for the Alligator Summer Splash meet (June 1-2 at UIC) are now open! The deadline to register for the Alligator Meet is April 24. Visit our Meet Info page for meet details and to register for all swim meets.
Team Banquet Registration! 4/5/13
Please join us at our annual team banquet! We will honor all swimmers, and also present special awards including a send-off for our graduating seniors! Family and siblings are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by April 14! Get full details including registration info on our Team Banquet page.
Welcome Home College Swimmers! 12/26/12
Welcome home to all of our Wheaton Swim Club Alumni Swimmers. We are enjoying having the below swimmers back to join us for another year of holiday training (let us know if we missed anyone!). This year we have over 20 college swimmers training with the team this Christmas. Check out some pics of the college swimmers on our Facebook page! Welcome home and good luck with the rest of your college seasons! – Keith Piper – University of Connecticut, Chris Depew – University of Redlands, Jeff Depew – University of Redlands, Carl Sveen - Wheaton College, Emily Wilkinson – University of Illinois, Meredith Sweeney – Dartmouth, Taylor Del Galdo – Rutgers University, Matt Obrien – Emory, Meghan Bagley – Dennison, Kara Field – Fordham, Dan Long – University of Illinois, Taylor Hutton – Carthage, Sara Taege – Washington University, Danielle Reminger – Navy. Cat Cortesio - Navy. Christina Favia – Miami of Ohio, Nick Pulgine – Wheaton College, Taylor Ostrowski – Northern Iowa, Taylor Johns – Denison, Caroline Chang – Occidental, Connie Hsu – Harvard, Abby Duke - UW Milwaukee, Sarah Schaffer - Washington and Lee, Meredith Sweeney – Dartmouth, Mike Brady – UW Milkwaukee, Scott Reher - Carthage.
Thank You For Wearing Pink! 10/17/12
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who wore pink caps, pink clothes, or otherwise joined us in the fight against breast cancer last week! We took donations from club swimmers, high school swimmers, college swimmers, and even swimmers from other teams, and raised nearly $1500.00. This money will be given to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. You can read more about this great organization at www.mbcn.org. We do still have a handful of pink caps, and you can make a donation of any size at any time and still get a cap. A few pictures from the high school meet and club meet are posted on the Wheaton Swim Club’s facebook page. Thanks again! It was truly an inspiring weekend!
Meet Tips For New Swimmers 10/10/12
Swimming in your first meet this weekend? Check out Tips of the Trade for new swimmers! Feel free to contact the coaches with any questions you may have.
Wheaton Swim Club supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer 10/9/12
Give a donation and receive a Pink Cap! The Wheaton Swim Club is facilitating fundraising for finding the cure for Breast Cancer. Since October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Oct 13 is national Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness day, we would like to show we are united in finding a cure by wearing pink swim caps at the Fox meet. Make any donation and you will receive a pink cap at or prior to the meet, and you don’t have to be in the meet to make a donation or get a cap. Bring your donation to practice this week! Thanks in advance for your support! Mom’s dads and family members don’t forget to wear pink shirts to the meet! The suggested donation is $10-20 – cash or checks to Wheaton Swim Club. Flyers with full information will be passed out at practice this week.
WAY TO GO CONNIE HSU 6/29/12
From all the coaches, swimmers, parents, and fans, we would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Conne Hsu who competed yesterday in the Olympic Trials. What a great accomplishment! Check out some some shout outs to Connie and pictures on our Facebook page!
Wheaton Alum Danielle Herrmann Swims at Trials! 6/26/12
Congrats to Wheaton Swim Club Alum Danielle Herrmann (2005) who also was a standout at Kansas. She competed in the 100 breast and 200 IM at the Olympic Trials finishing 33rd in the 200 IM!! Details are posted on our Facebook page! We are proud of you Danielle!
Team Facebook Page 6/5/12
Did you know - the team facebook page is updated regularly with photos, pictures, links, tips, and more! Plus all FB posts are posted to Twitter as well! Check it out by clicking the links to the right!
Team Banquet Recap 5/15/12
Thanks to everyone who attended our annual banquet last night! It was a great time of honoring swimmers of all ages, and sharing some time together away from the pool! We hope you all had a great time. Below are some special honorees from last night - also please check out our updated Special Awards page, and download last night's banquet program!
Abby Duke (Conant / UW Milwaukee), Cristina Favia (Benet / Miami of Ohio), Connie Hsu (Glenbard South / Harvard), Taylor Johns (Lake Park / Denison), Taylor Ostrowski (Northern Iowa), Spencer Phillips (Addison Trail / Rose Hulman), Nick Pulgine (Matea Valley / Wheaton College), Sarah Schaffer (Wheaton Warrenville South / Washington & Lee)
Sportsmanship Award - Noah Brunner and John King
Spirit Award - Tyler Mandrell and Gage Mandrell
Ten and Under of the Year - Liam Hutchinson
Age Groupers of the Year - Matt Mielke and Lindsay Mathys
Female Swimmer of the Year - Taylor Ostrowski
Male Swimmer of the Year - Nick Pulgine
Olympic Trial Qualifier - Connie Hsu
Team Record Breakers
Megan Bomicino, Trevor Carter, Emily Chuang, Ethan Chuang, Jeff Depew, Kirstin Erickson, Cristina Favia, Kamryn Gallowich, Laurynn Harvard, Sophia Harvard, Bryant Honsa, Connie Hsu, Liam Hutchinson, Anton Hutchinson, Alex Laleian, Gage Mandrell, Linsday Mathys, JP McAveeney, Matt Mielke, Nick Phillips, Keith Piper, Gage Ridinger, Sarah Schaffer, Delaney Smith, Paige Smith, Connie Zhang, Nick Zillier, Olivia Zillier, Michaela Ziman
Illinois Top Ten Ranked Athletes
Erin Bagley*, Tori Bertschy, Taylor Campbell, Emily Chuang+, Abigail Duke, Cristina Favia, Mary Floren, Kamryn Gallowich, Sophia Harvard, Laurynn Harvard*, Connie Hsu*, Taylor Johns+, Taylor Lifka, Linsday Mathys+, Gabrielle Mathys, Taylor Ostrowski, Kelsey Ostrowski, Rachel Slowinski, PaigeSmith, SaraTaege, ConnieZhang, Jeffrey Depew+, Jake Hasenberg, Collin Hogan, Brendan Howley, Liam Hutchinson+, Alexander Laleian+, Daniel Long, Gage Mandrell, Matthew Mielke*, Martin Pozniak+, Nick Pulgine+, Gage Ridinger, Zachary Shaver, Cavan Smith, Hanway Wang, Nicholas Zillier
+Ranked Top 3 in at least one event
*Ranked #1 in at least one event
State Record Breakers
Laurynn Harvard (11-12 50 breast – 30.02), 11-12 Girls 400 med relay – 4:05.44 (Linsday Mathys, Emily Chuang, Connie Zhang, Laurynn Harvard), 11-12 Girls 400 free relay – 3:41.29 (Connie Zhang, Laurynn Harvard, Emily Chuang, Lindsay Mathys)
National Top 10 Swimmers
Laurynn Harvard – Age 11 (400 Y I.M. – 10th,
100 Y I.M. – NATIONAL CHAMPION,
200 Y Breast – NATIONAL CHAMPION,
100 Y Breast – NATIONAL RUNNER UP,
50 Y Breast – NATIONAL RUNNER UP,
50 Y Free – 6th, Laurynn Harvard – Age 12,
100 M Breast – 10, Emily Chuang – Age 11, 100 Y Back – 5th,
200 Y Back – 9th,
100 Y Fly – NATIONAL RUNNER UP,
100 Y I.M. – 3rd Place,
200 Y I.M. – 6th, 400 Y I.M. – 7th
Car Magnets Are Here! 5/1/12
Please note that if you ordered Wheaton Swim Club car decals when you registered for the team they are now available in the team office! If you did not order one but would still like one, please swing by the office as well! Note that instead of stickers we ordered magnets (by popular demand). This makes them easily transferrable from one car to another and will not ruin a pain job or block your view out the window!
State Record Breakers! 2/6/12
Congratulations to the 11-12 girls 400 free relay who established a new a ILLINOIS STATE RECORD on Saturday. Their time of 3:41.29 eclipsed the old record of 3:42.41 set in 1998! The relay swimmers were Linsday Mathys, Emily Chuang, Connie Zhang, and Laurynn Harvard. Additionally,. Lindsay Mathys led off the relay with a team record of 53.98!
Connie Hsu Qualifies for Olympic Trials! 9/7/10
USA Swimming has now officially released the 2012 Olympic Trials qualifying times! Wheaton swimmer Connie Hsu has qualified in the 200 fly with a time of 2:14.06. This time ranks her 33rd in the USA. The top 2 swimmers at the Olympic Trials will represent the US Olympic Team in the 2012 London Games! Connie is one of only 9 Illinois females (and only 3 high school aged girls - the rest are college swimmers) to qualify so far. Way to go Connie! Check out more on the USA Swimming site!
Team History Page Updated 8/23/10
Did you know? The Wheaton Swim Club was formed in the fall of 2004. Check out our team's history and accomplishments by clicking the Team Info link above or visiting our updated Team History page! Let us know if we are missing any facts!!
Wheaton Boys Featured as USA Swimming's Race of the Week 3/8/10
Check out USA Swimming's home page or link directly to their Race of the Week. Representing Naperville Central High School, WHTN swimmers Keith Piper and Matt O'Brien's 400 free relay is featured from start to finish as a YouTube video! Naperville Central is in Lane 4 and needed to win this final relay to win the meet! You can also see it to the left, or on our Team Webcasts page.
Parents and swimmers please review the Specator Guidlines (on the Practice Info page) for the pools we use. Specifically, Wheaton College asks that we not block the windows on the track, or the north or west sides. These spaces are shared with the college and community and they are to be kept clear. We welcome parents to observe practice from the pool balconies at any time. We also encourage families to join the Sports and Rec Center at Wheaton College, so you can take advantage of the weight room and track.