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    UPCOMING EVENTS!
    December 22-
    January 2
    Grinch Week!
    December 25 Christmas Day
    *** No practices ***
    January 1 New Year's Day
    *** No practices ***
    January 3-4 SWAT Single Age Grand Prix
    @ Pleasant Prairie RecPlex
    *** USA Meet *** Saturday 9&O Events are Prelim/Final ***
    February 6-8 IUPUI JAGS February Invite
    *** USA Meet ***
    *** Team Travel Meet - Book your travel NOW! ***


  • CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR...

    November Shark Swimmers of the Month!
     
    Gavin
    Trotter
    Arman
    Tuzlakovic
    Colin
    Hecker
    Eduard
    Sharaxhija
    Suzana
    Mrozowski
    AAG D2 PRS D1 AG2



  • GRINCH WEEK IS COMING!
    Think you got what it takes?!
    It's almost time for Grinch Week! Our annual Grinch Week Challenge will begin the week of December 22 and will run for the two weeks of winter break. Swimmers in ALL practice groups are eligible to register for the challenge and will be awarded a commemorative t-shirt upon COMPLETION of their practice group's requirements.

    Please take the time to read through your practice group's flier and determine if your Shark will accept the Grinch Week challenge!
    Seniors AAG AG1&2 D1 D2

    Grinch Week practices are for ALL SHARK SWIMMERS DURING WINTER BREAK! All Sharks are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible during the break...even if you have not registered for the Grinch Week challenge!

    Registration for Grinch Week must be taken care of at the Membership Desk NO LATER than Monday, Dec. 22nd. Register under Session Code 14 SPC and Program Code LTAQ14GRINCH.

    Please see your practice group coach or contact Coach Bryan with any questions.

  • PERSONALIZED SWIM CAPS - 2ND ORDER!
    Due to the popularity of our first cap order in September. We will again open up the orders for personalized team caps for the next 10 days. Orders will be $25 and will include 2 Sharks' team caps with your swimmer's last name printed on them. BOTH caps must have the same name. If you wish to have a different name (such as your swimmer's FIRST name or NICKname)...you will need to e-mail Coach Bryan directly to make that request. We will need an order of a minimum of 24 sets to be able to place this second order.

    We will take orders through FRIDAY, December 19th @ the Membership Desk. Please register/order in Session 14SPC and in Program Code LTAQ14CAPS.

    Orders should be available for pick-up by the end of the week of January 12th...in time for the PPD, PAC, and High Ridge meets.

  • USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION/RENEWAL!
    All swimmers in the AG-1, AG-2, Pre-Senior, Advanced, Elite, and Senior practice groups MUST register with USA-Swimming for the 2014-2015 season. Swimmers in all other practice groups MAY register, but are not required.

    Note that the fee has increased from $60 to $62 for 2015!

    If you are not currently registered for 2014, you'll need to do this before you can be entered into any of the USA meets on our schedule! Please return all forms and checks made out to "ILLINOIS SWIMMING" to Coach Bryan (DO NOT leave at the membership desk!).

  • YMCA MEETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION!
    Two of the "YMCA" meets on our practice schedule are now available for registration at the membership desk. Please note that for these two meets...only those swimmers who have been registered at the YMCA membership desk will be entered into these meets!

    High Ridge Invite (Sunday, Jan. 18th @ UIC Pool in Chicago)...All swimmers in AM session. Register @ the desk for Session 15 SPC...Program LTAQ15HIGH

    Buehler Pentathlon @ Buehler YMCA...Register @ the desk for Session 15 SPC...Program LTAQ15SUPER
    • Saturday Jan. 24...9-10s AM session...13-14s PM session
    • Sunday Jan. 25...11-12s AM session...8 & unders PM swssion


    Keep in mind that for all other meets...you will need to sign-up with the Google Doc on the link above in order for your swimmer(s) to be entered!

  • YMCA DISTRICT AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATES!
    Following our fall District meeting, there are several updates for you to consider and to know about for our Championship meets in March. Please take note of the following:
    • The Chicago DISTRICT Championships will be held on one day (Sunday, March 1) and will be changed to a Timed Final format. Girls will swim in the AM session and Boys in the PM session. Swimmers will be allowed to compete in up to 4 individual events, or 3 individual events plus relays--depending upon their age group.
    • The CLASSIC Championships will now be fully integrated into the DISTRICT Championship meet. That means that swimmers who have not achieved a District qualifying time will still be competing in the District Championships and in the same events as District-qualifying swimmers...but in the Classic "division". All individual events will be scored and awarded in the District & the Classic division. To better understand this...it will be run and scored much like a High School "Varsity/JV" format.
    • Swimmers who have fewer than 4 District qualifying times will be allowed to compete in the Classic division of their other "non-qualified" events so that they will get to swim a minimum of 4 individual events at this combined Championship meet.
    • YMCA STATE will be held at Lake Central HS in St. John, IN (about the same distance from us as Rec-Plex). We have a block of rooms reserved for those that wish to stay overnight. If you know that your swimmer WILL QUALIFY for YMCA State...you may want to book a room now just in case...info below.
      • Best Western Crossroads IN
        1905 Harder Ct.
        Schererville, IN
        219-865-3400
      • Reservation under "LEANING TOWER"

  • SWIM MEET FEE BALANCES DUE!
    All Swim Meet fees have been input into our registration system and must be paid to register for the upcoming SC season.

  • GET THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE - BECOME AN OFFICIAL!
    • Become a Meet Official!
      Becoming a meet official is an interesting and easy way to become more involved in the sport of swimming. Officials training classes occur throughout the year and the training is paid for by the team. Officials play an important role for the swimmers, providing the necessary guidance and direction that allows them to compete legally throughout their careers.

  • ONLINE DATABASE
    ...searchable meet entry and result information can be found by linking to the Team Manager Online Entries and Results links on the left side of the website under Meet Info

 

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