Flying Fish News - 1/29/2020
For the calendar
  • Friday, January 24 - Sunday, February 2: Annual swim marathon; see below.
  • Saturday, February 1: Swim marathon party; see below.
  • Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9: Swift meet and HPAC meet; see below.
  • Saturday, February 22: Windy City Conference Champs for 8-unders; see below.
  • Sunday, February 23: Windy City Conference Champs for 9-overs; see below.
  • Tuesday, February 25 - Friday, February 28: Intersquads; see below.
  • Sunday, March 1: Last day of fall/winter season; info about spring season coming soon.
Practice changes during marathon
We have several practice changes due to our annual swim marathon. You'll find the practice changes here. We are back on our regular schedule on Monday, February 3.
Our annual swim marathon is underway
Congratulations to our swimmers who have completed their marathon swims, including the Bluefish pictured below.

  • You'll find full details about the marathon here.

  • You'll find the marathon schedule per group here.

  • You'll find a complete list of practice changes during the marathon here. The last day of marathon swims is Sunday, February 2. We are back on our regular practice schedule Monday, February 3.

  • Join fellow Flying Fish swimmers and families at a gathering celebrating the marathon on Saturday, February 1, from 3:30-5:30 pm at Five & Dime. You'll find the Evite with details here.

  • If you're posting photos from the swim marathon, use #ywcaevanston and your pics will appear on the monitor in our lobby!
FF marathon
Many thanks to our 2020 swim marathon sponsors:
  • Shannon Cahill/Art En Object
  • Lauren and Dan Consiglio/The Specialists
  • Evelyn and Mike McGowan
Upcoming swim meets
Swift Prelim/Final Meet @ Niles North High School, Skokie
Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9

You'll find an updated meet entry here. If you're entered in this meet, you should have received an email with meet details.

Note that the top 16 in each event qualify for finals. Finals for Friday PM events are Saturday PM and finals for Saturday AM events are Sunday AM.
  • Friday PM prelims - warm up at 4:30 pm/meet starts at 5:30 pm
  • Saturday AM prelims - warm up at 7 am/meet starts at 8 am
  • Saturday PM finals - warm up at 4 pm/meet starts at 5 pm
  • Sunday AM finals - warm up at 7 am/meet starts at 8 am


HPAC Go for the Cut Meet @ Highland Park High School, Highland Park
Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9

You'll find an updated entry here. If you're entered in this meet, you should have received an email with meet details.
  • Friday PM session (distance events) - check in at 5:15 pm/warm up at 5:30 pm
  • Sat/Sun AM sessions (9/10s,11/12s) - check in at 7:45 am/warm up at 8 am


Windy City Conference Champs (8-unders only) @ Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson, Chicago
Saturday, February 22 (one AM session)

You'll find our meet entry here. More details to come.
  • Check in at 7:30 am/warm up at 7:45 am


Windy City Conference Champs (9-overs) @ University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Sunday, February 23

You'll find our meet entry here. More details to come.
  • AM session (9/10s,11/12s) - check in at 7:15 am/warm up at 7:30 am
  • PM session (13/overs) - check in at 12:15 pm; warm up at 12:30 pm


Flying Fish Season-End Intersquad Meet @ YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Tuesday, February 25 - Friday, February 28

We'll share more information about intersquads next week.
Meet results
crosstown meet
YMCA/YWCA Crosstown Classic @ YWCA and YMCA
Friday, January 17 and Sunday, January 19

You'll find results for 10-unders here and for 11-14 year olds here. Along with providing exciting opportunities to race, this meet raised more than $5,000 to support Evanston Swims!

Congratulations to all of our Flying Fish swimmers, including the 11-14 year olds pictured. And thank you to the many parents who served as timers or officials.
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Thank you!
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