Good Luck in Canada Ahalya! 12/4/13
Good luck to Ahalya Lettenberger who heads to Alberta, Canada next week for the 2013 Speedo CAN-AM Para-Swimming Championships. This is her first major international meet and is seen as a great stepping stone meet towards such events as the IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow 2015) and (maybe?!) the Paralympic Games (Rio 2016)! We will have a send-off party for Ahalya next Wednesday at practice!
Congratulations Team Record Breakers! 12/4/13
Congratulations to the swimmers who have established new team records at our last few meets! Linsday Mathys (13-14 girls 50 free 24.83, 100 free 52.14, and 200 free 1:52.73), Todd Hutchinson (10&U 200 back 3:10.41), Liam HutchGinson (11-12 boys 1650 18:14.02; 200 back 2:20.35), Andrew Dai (11-12 boys 200 fly 2:19.81), and Amanda Schmitt (8&U girls 25 free 15.38; 50 back 37.76).
Preliminary West Chicago Meet Entries Posted 12/4/13
We hope everyone is looking forward to the meet at UIC this weekend! Remember there are no practices on Saturday or Sunday due to the meet. However, we WILL have silver and gold practice tonight at West Chicago as posted on the team calendar. REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEKEND. Please remember to arrive 20 minutes early for each session, to wear Wheaton apparel, and to positive check in for Friday and Sunday, and for the “prelims” sessions on Saturday. All Wheaton swimmers qualifying for finals on Saturday please plan to swim those events. All scratches from finals must be done according to championship rules; meet penalties apply for failure to scratch (see the coaches on deck with questions). Swimming in finals will be 10 & U = Top 8; 11-12 = Top 16; Senior Women = Top 24; Senior Men = Top 8. The meet hosts will NOT be limiting any individual events during prelim sessions! Based on the timeline, relays may be cancelled. They currently plan to run everything, though. Finally, please note we have been asked to provide two timers on Friday night. Please be willing to time!
Preliminary West Chicago Meet Entries Posted 12/4/13
Preliminary entries for the West Chicago (January) meet are now posted on the Meet Info page. Please let us know immediately if you would like to be added. We must submit the entries first thing Friday morning to the meet hosts and will most likely not be able to make changes.
Final Scrip Orders Due! 12/3/13
Please remember that the final Scrip order of the season will be taken through tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. Orders not handed in by that time will not be processed. Please note that due to the high volume of orders there is a small chance that some items may go on to back order. See our Fundraising page for details, and don't miss this great chance to help fulfill your team fundraising commitment!
Enduro Meet Entries 12/3/13
Preliminary entries for the ISI Enduro Challenge Meet (Dec 14) are now posted on the Meet Info page. If you would like to be added to this meet please email the coaching staff! Note that most 13&Overs have been entered, plus most 12 year olds from Junior National (unless they are attending Elmhurst that day).
Thank You For Wearing Pink! 11/11/13
Thank you to everyone who wore pink caps, towels, and shammies last month! Together we were able to raise $1400 for the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network!! Check out this great organization online at www.mbcn.org!
FOX Meet Results 11/4/13
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed this weekend in the FOX Meet. It was a great meet for all Wheaton swimmers, and we would like to that FOX for being a great meet host. Thanks also to everyone who wore Pink this weekend! We will be making a donation to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, and will announce the totals shortly. Congrats to team record breaker from this weekend Amanda Schmitt in the 8&U 25 breast (20.32). Congrats also to meet record breakers Gabby Mathys (1000 free) and Amanda Schmitt (25 fly and 100 IM). And finally to event winners Amanda Schmitt, Delaney Smith, Paige Smith, Natalie Hey, Claire Russel, Madeline Warland, Rachel Slowinski, Gabby Mathys, Sam King, Dylan Burau, Todd Hutchinson, Liam Hutchinson, Alex Laleian, Brendan Howley, and Martin Pozniak! Full results, team results, and record breakers are now posted on the Meet Info page.
Intrasquad Meet Results 10/21/13
Congratulations to all swimmers who participated in the team time trial on Saturday! We hope everyone had a great time - and enjoyed their treats! Full results are now posted on the Meet Info page. Special congratulations to Brielle Ziman who set a new TEAM RECORD in the 6&Under 25 yard back with a time of 26.75!
Team Apparel Update 10/13/13
We are happy to announce that we have arranged with the Swim Team Store to have ALL APPAREL ITEMS available for online ordering year round. This means there is no more special "open ordering" period for special team items. Visit our Apparel page to shop any time! Please note that thecurrenly offered backpack will be replaced soon with a new design, so if you are interested, order the backpack while supplies last!
Team Silicone Cap Order 10/13/13
We now have enough orders to place a team silicone cap order. Please see our Caps section of our apparel page or the full list of people who ordered caps with their team registration. Please let us know by 10/20/13 if you would like to be added to the list, or make an edit to the name on your cap (ie first initital etc) or the number of caps you would like to order. APPAREL NOTE: We will be opening up an Open Ordering period shortly for specialty swim team items! These make great Holiday ideas! Most team apparel is open for ordering online year round, and ships straight to your home. Need a team cap? We have latex team caps available to all members in the team office.
New Team Website - Photos Wanted! 9/30/13
In honor of the ten year anniversary of Wheaton Swim Club, our website wheatonswimming.com will be getting a facelift! We are looking for photo submissions from YOU to be included on the site! Please submit high resolution photos (limit two per family please!) that you think would be good to include as either part of the main team banner (top of every page) or else part of a running slideshow. They can be photos of swimmers racing, having fun, etc. Other ideas include general aquatic photos (ie artsy photos of the pool or water). And don’t forget that we offer diving club and lessons too, so we want to include diving as well! Please submit photos to email@example.com by Sept 15. Pick your best two photos!!!
Congratulations NCSA and Senior Champ Swimmers! 8/6/13
Congratulations to all Wheaton swimmers who competed at Senior Champs and at NCSA Junior Nationals this past weekend. The team had one of the best weekends of swimming in recent memory, with many huge time drops. The team finished 30th at the NCSA Junior National Championships - one of the fastest meets in the country! Congrats to Martin Pozniak who established a new team record in the 50 free (24.40). Swimming at senior champs, Taylor Ostrowski established new 19&O team records in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 400 IM. Results are now posted on the Meet Info page!
Congratulations Age Group State Swimmers! 7/29/13
We would like to say a big congrats to all 39 swimmers who competed in the Age Group State Championships this past weekend! The team finished tenth overall, and had nearly 100% best times over the weekend! A handful of photos are not posted on our Facebook page; please send more if you have good ones! Check out our Meet Info page for full results, record breakers, and team results! We had many special swims over the weekend, and here are some fun facts
STATE CHAMPION! Special congrats to Andrew Dai who was state champion in both the 10&U 50 fly and 10&U 100 fly. His name has been added to our Team History page.
TEAM INDIVIDUAL RECORD BREAKERS. Congrats to Team Record Breakers Olivia Furmanek (10&U 50 back - 37.15), Lindsay Mathys (13-14 1500 free - 17:46.56), Andrew Dai (10&U 50 fly - 32.64; 10&U 100 fly - 1:13.73; 10&U 100 breast - 1:32.31), Liam Hutchinson (11-12 100 free - 1:02.86; 11-12 200 free - 2:13.68; 11-12 400 free - 4:38.58), and Sam Reese (13-14 200 free - 2:05.41). Records have now been updated on the Team Info page.
TEAM RELAY RECORD BREAKERS. Congratulations to the following relay record breakers! 10 & U Boys 200 medley relay (Justin Li, Colin Yao, Andrew Dai, and Todd Hutchinson). 11-12 Boys 400 free relay (Trevor Carter, Joey Yuan, Gage Ridinger, Liam Hutchinson). 11-12 Boys 400 medley relay (Gage Ridinger, Trevor Carter, Joey Yuan, Liam Hutchinson).
TOP THREE. Congrats to the ten and under boys who were third in the high point race as a team! Congrats also those swimmers who finished in the TOP THREE in at least one event: Andrew Dai, Justin Li, Todd Hutchinson, Colin Yao, and Liam Hutchinson.
TOP EIGHT and TOP SIXTEEN. Congrats to those swimmers who finished in the top eight in at least one event - Dylan Burua, Olivia Furmanek, Trevor Carter, Joey Yuan, Gage Ridinger, Linsday Mathys, Emily Chuang, and Sam Reese. And to those swimmers who finished in the top 16 in at least one event: Paige Smit, Rebecca Lekatsos, Kirsten Erickson, Ally Philips, Claire Russell, Connie Zhang, Nick Zillier, Shane Warland, and JP McAveeney.
SOMETHING SPECIAL. Congrats to gold group swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger who recorded two first place finishes at state this weekend in the 100 back and 100 free for athletes with disabilities!!
The season will wrap up with our Senior State Championships and NCSA Junior National championships this weekend - watch our meet info page for links to results!
Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer Clinic Winners Annouced! 7/16/13
This morning at practice we did a random drawing to select our team's two swimmers who will be able to attend a Clinic with Olympic Gold Medalists and World Record Holders Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer! The two winners were Supriya Anand (Silver) and Mallory Bissett (Senior). The alternates are Gage Ridinger (Jnat), Elissa Haake (Gold), Colin Christensen (Blue), and Madeline Warland (Nat). Winners and alternates let us know right away if you are unable to attend! (Full Clinic Details)
Double Your Fun! Ice Cream Social! 7/12/13
Double Your Fun! Next Thrusday (July 18) we will have a end-of-season Ice Cream Social for all swimmers from 4-5:00 p.m. at the Wheaton College Pool. This will also serve as a Bring Your Friend Day when your friends from park district swimming (or any other interested friend) can come meet the coaches and see our facility. We will have ice cream for all groups, and the blue, bronze, and silver groups will have a combined fun practice after the ice cream including relays and possibly diving boards! (Gold swimmers may attend also but should not skip their morning practice that day!)
Meet Olympic Gold Medalists Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer! 7/12/13
Illinois Swimming is offering every club in Illinois the chance to send two swimmers to meet 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer! The event will take place Aug 25 and will include a photo session, and in-water clinic, and an autograph session! We will do a random drawing on Tuesday, July 16 from everyone who has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 season! We will also randomly draw 4 alternates in case someone is unable to attend. Check out
Team Banquet Recap 5/23/13
Many 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!
Erin Bagley (Wheaton College); Taylor Campbell (Penn); Bryce Dibadj (Augustana); Mary Floren (Miami Ohio); Taylor Lifka (Denison); Brittany Sievers (Mizzou); ;Emily Ward (DePauw)
Sportsmanship Award - Olivia Furmanek and Liam Griffin
Spirit Award - Ahalya Lettenberger, Natalie Hey, Claire Russell, and Garret Sims
Ten and Under of the Year - Ben Katzbeck
Age Groupers of the Year - Nick Mielke and John King
Female Swimmer of the Year - Erin Bagley
Male Swimmer of the Year - Alex Laleian
**Please send us a photo of you with your award
Team Record Breakers
Anton Hutchinson, Ben Katzbeck, Brendan Howley, Connie Zhang, Ethan Chuang, Garret Sims,
Heather Rady, Jack Kelley, Joey Yuan, Josh Tak, JP McAveeney, Liam Hutchinson, Lindsay Mathys, Matt Mielke, Meghan Bagley, Nick Phillips, Shane Warland, Sophia Harvard, Todd Hutchinson, Trevor Carter
Illinois Top Ten Ranked Athletes
Sophia Harvard, Liam Hutchinson, Gage Ridinger, Ethan Chuang, Paige Smith, Lindsay Mathys, Connie Zhang, Lauryn Harvard, Emily Chuang, Gabby Mathys, Rachel Slowinski, Kelsey Ostrowski, Joy Xue, Connie Hsu, Taylor Campbell, Mary Floren, Erin Bagley, Taylor Lifka, Cristina Favia, Joey Yuan, JP McAveeney, Nick Zillier, Matt Mielke, Cavan Smith, Martin Pozniak, Brendan Howley, Hanway Wang, Alex Laleian, Nick Pulgine, Kamryn Gallowich, Olivia Furmanek, Nick Phillips, Andrew Dai
Way to Go Ahalya!! 5/21/13
Wheaton Swim Club swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger (silver group) competed this past weekend in her first International Paralympic Committee sanctioned swim meet in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ahalya finished SECOND OVERALL in her classification of swimmers! She also met qualifying times for the Canadian-American Paraswimming Championships in each of the seven events she swam (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 50 fly, 100 Back, 200 IM). Ahalya will compete in Canada in early December, 2013. Check out some pics of Ahalya with 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Tucker DuPree, and with 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Victoria Arlen on our Facebook 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.