Our hard work is really starting to show off in meets! Our meet against Tinley was fun, with many incredible races and time drops! Swimmers of the meet are: Jonathan, Ronald, Jenny, and Aylin.
Jonathan is a new swimmer to the team who joined after watching his big sister swim for many seasons. In our meet last Thursday, he dropped an unbelievable 23 seconds from his 50 backstroke! That event is starting to shape out to be one of his strengths! Ronald, on the other hand, is one of our most experienced swimmers; he trains with us in the summer to prepare for his high school season. He earned this title not because of any incredible time drops, but because of his outstanding consistency. He is a role model for the younger swimmers in both his attitude and his performance.
Jenny recently returned from a medical leave and impressed everyone when she dropped 12 seconds on her 100 free. If this wasn't good enough, she followed up that race by dropping 11 seconds in her 100 backstroke, too! She also had a beautiful and fast butterfly in her medley relay. Way to go, Jenny! Aylin is a quiet leader in practice. She is a hard worker who asks good questions and never complains. In this meet, her work ethic paid off when she dropped 4 seconds in her freestyle and 7 seconds in her fly!
Thank you to all swimmers and families for coming out on Thursday! We are so proud of every one of our athletes.
We've been getting a lot of questions about AM practice from some of our new swimmers.
Our calendar is posted here. We expect swimmers to attend as many practices as possible; if you are still in school, we are still holding evening practices. We do, however, encourage athletes to attend both sessions for extra training!
Since we've started morning practice, we are finished with the Tuesday evening dryland.
Team Pictures - June 11
Will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6pm sharp.
Please wear your team suit and arrive by 5:45pm!
Car Wash Fundraiser - June 15
This is our biggest, most important, and most fun fundraiser of the year. All athletes are required to sell 5 tickets, but we do have extras available at the pool.
Don't forget to sign up to work on the pool deck -- it is a ton of fun!
Click here to view and share the event page on Facebook.
Thunderbolts Game - June 30
EASC is buying tickets for all swimmers to attend the Windy City Thunderbolts game on June 30. Parents, friends, and family should come too -- tickets are only $10 for guests. Pick up tickets at the pool.
This is always a very fun team-building event; come to eat, drink, and be merry!
Two upcoming events this week:
Monday, May 20: our annual Chipotle fundraiser. We want to see everyone come eat at the Chipotle in Crestwood for dinner -- show the cashier your flier, and a portion of your meal will support the team.
The flyer is below.
If you haven't liked our facebook page yet, here is a link:
Tuesday, May 21: mandatory parent meeting at 6pm. Every swimmer has practice at 6 on Tuesday, so please come inside with them for a parent meeting.
Make sure you are checking our calendar page.
Our meet against Oak Lawn on Thursday was super fun, with a ton of close races and great relays. Swimmers of the Meet are: Hanna, Anastasia, Jordan, and Christopher.
Hannah swam outstanding in her backstroke and butterfly, dropping time again in the 100 fly. Hannah has been proving to be a tough, resilient swimmer who will rise to any challenge! Anastasia was a powerhouse in her medley relay, swimming the best breaststroke we've ever seen from her. After that, she dropped a crazy 26 seconds on her 200 IM!
Jordan earned the title for this meet because how he stepped up in his relays. His backstroke and free were fast and fun to watch! Christopher, one of our newest swimmers, dropped time in both of his events because of his focus and desire to improve in practice!
We are so proud of all swimmers for their performance and sportsmanship. Remember to sign up for all of our future meets at the Meet Sign-Up page.
Thank you to all swimmers and parents for being so flexible when we had to change locations of the meet and wait for lifeguard training to finish! You helped make everything run smoothly!
Swimmers of the meet are: Isabel, Genevieve, Eduardo, and Sha'Man.
It is tough to start swimming competitively for a club team as a teenager, but Isabel is doing just that and doing it well! Her first attempt at a 100 freestyle was under 2:00 and she immediately asked what she could do to be even faster. We predict big things for Isabel! Gen is immensely deserving of this title because of how hard she raced at the meet. She was incredibly beneficial in her relays and won her 100 breaststroke after coming up from behind and out-touching her competition in the last lap!
Eduardo, our youngest swimmer, never ever stopped cheering for his teammates, truly embodying what it means to be a Sea Demon! He also won his 25 freestyle by about 10 seconds! Sha'Man always works hard in practice and it is paying off in meets -- he looked smooth and controlled in the water and dropped time in both of his events!
A USA swimming club team for athletes ages 6-18, located in Blue Island, IL.