Flying Fish News - 11/14/2019
For the calendar
  • November 16: Flick and float party (for certain groups) at YWCA; see below.
  • November 17: McGaw YMCA 10-Under meet; see below.
  • November 22-24: Swift Aquatics meet; see below.
  • November 28-29: No regular practices because of Thanksgiving. Modified schedule to come.
  • December 6-8: NASA Blast-Off meet; see below.
  • December 11: Michigan Shores meet at YWCA.
Join us Saturday for a flick and float!
Hey Iron, Silver, Gold and Diamondfish: Beat the (early) winter blues by joining us from 3-5 pm on Saturday, November 16, at the YWCA for a flick and float party.

We'll hang out in the small pool, watch a movie, and enjoy pizza afterward. The cost is $20 payable to YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

Please reply to this email or email Pete to RSVP. We have room for the first 25 swimmers who RSVP.
Sign up now for winter meets
You'll find our winter meet schedule here and our sign-up form here. Double check the schedule for eligibility before you sign up. Also, please note that the McGaw YMCA/YWCA dual meet has a fee, which goes to support Evanston Swims!. That fee is due when you turn in your form.

All sign-up forms are due to Pete's folder at the YWCA or via email to Pete by Saturday, December 7.
Shout-out to our high school girls
Congratulations and welcome back to all of our Flying Fish girls who have competed in their high school championship meets and are back with us at the YWCA.

Good luck to those who are swimming in Sectionals on Saturday. We're rooting for all of you -- go Fish!
Flying Fish holiday gear sale coming soon
If you're looking for gift ideas for your swimmer, check out our holiday gear sale, which will be held in the lobby on December 2, 3, and 6. We'll have special items, like hats, flannels and hoodies, just for the holidays.

Remember, you can always order Flying Fish gear online through our vendor, All-American Aquatics. Questions? Contact Anne Wolff.
Results from timed 25s
Over the last several weeks, we've been timing many of our swimmers in 25-yard events. Some swimmers were not timed if they did not attend practice on these particular days.

Especially with our younger swimmers, we do not emphasize "outcomes" like times, as much as we do process and technique. But early-season times, particularly in freestyle and backstroke, can provide helpful benchmarks.

You'll find the results of our timing sessions here.
Upcoming swim meets
McGaw YMCA 10-Under meet @ McGaw YMCA, Evanston
Sunday, November 17

Our updated entry is posted here. Those entered in this meet should have received an email from Pete and event sheets in their folders.
  • Warm up at 8:00 a.m., meet starts at 9:30 a.m.

Swift Aquatics Triple Crown @ Niles North High School, Skokie
Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24

Our updated entry is posted here. We sent an email with meet details today, and we'll put event sheets in swimmers' folders soon.
  • Friday PM - all ages
  • Sat/Sun early AM - 11/12s
  • Sat/Sun mid AM - 10-under
  • Sat/Sun PM - 13-over

NASA Winter Blast-Off @ Northwestern University, Evanston
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8

This meet has time standards for entrants; our initial entry is posted here. We will provide more meet details soon.
  • Friday PM - all ages
  • Sat/Sun early AM - 10-under
  • Sat/Sun mid AM - 11/12s
  • Sat/Sun PM - 13-over
Meet results
Michigan Shores Club meet @ Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette
Tuesday, November 12

Great job, swimmers! We'll post results soon.
Get involved at YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Are you cleaning out your closet and looking for a place that accepts gently-used clothing? Or do you want to jumpstart your own wardrobe with fresh additions?

Stop by the YWCA Shop for Good, our women's resale boutique, at 1107 Central Avenue in Wilmette. We're open Tuesday through Saturday for shopping and donations.

If you're interested in volunteering at the shop, send us an email at
YWCA Flying Fish | 847-864-8445 ||