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Practice July 11-15th and Updates!

posted Jun 9, 2011, 12:52 PM by Pat Windschitl   [ updated Jul 12, 2011, 9:39 AM ]
First off I'd like to say great job to all our Junior Olympic athletes this weekend! Everyone swam either best times or within a half of a second of their best time in ever event over the long weekend. 

Also a special congratulations to Jackie Davis for making it to her first JO finals for 50 Breast, with the LCM time of 37.28 (a new best by nearly 4 seconds, a 7th place in finals and becoming our youngest swimmer to ever make a Western Zone Consideration time!) as well as for making her PRT - Pacific Record Time in 100 Breaststroke with a 1:25 LCM, placing tenth in trials! Also great job Kamryn Lucero for her new best time in 200 Free with a 2:27.65 LCM, and placing 18th in trials! 

If you didn't see the news article on our Junior Olympians, it is available here through the Tracy Press
   (Coach Clay and Pat at JO's)

Website Updates: Some of you have noticed that there have been some updates to the website over the past few weeks. 
If anything is wrong or not working let me know ASAP at pwindschitl@gmail.com.
  1. We now have a team twitter account (twitter.com/ellisaquatics) that the coaches will be using to post updates from meets and practice. 3 followers strong!!!
  2. The team also has a facebook run by Blue Group swimmer Michaela Loomis. 
  3. If you have not yet paid tuition for July this can now be done online under ONLINE TUITION (hidden under the online registration link on the top of the page). There is a slight charge included in the tuition for using the google checkout service. Tuition can always be paid by check or cash to a coach before or after practice as well. 
  4. Not an update, but a reminder: The team has the "USA Swim Fast" videos for Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Freestyle, available for viewing. These are a great learning tool for both new and experienced swimmers. 

Meet Updates: Our full fall meet schedule has been posted online and can be found here under Meet Schedule. We are now back into Short Course Season!
  1. If you have not already signed up for DACA on July 23-24th it is still open! This will be our first short course meet of the season! Link to the meet on swimconnection here
  2. Our first meet of the Fall Season is TCA Sonora August 5th-7th and I'd love to see every athlete signed up if possible! It is a great starter meet for those of us who have yet to compete and they will be awarding ribbons for A, B, and C flights as well as awarding trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for all age groups. Here's a link to the meet on swimconnection
Practice Updates: The practice schedule this week is normal. We will be keeping this schedule through August 12th. 
Coach Clay's Red & Blue Groups:   M-F 6-8AM at West High, M-Th 5-6:30PM at Kimball High
Coach Pat's Green Group:              Monday-Friday 6-8AM at West High, Monday-Friday 5-6:30PM at Kimball High
Coach Candy's Orange Group:        Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-8AM at West High, Monday-Friday at Kimball High from either 5-5:45PM, or 5:45-6:30PM.  
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