Flying Fish News - 11/21/2019
For the calendar
  • November 22-24: Swift Aquatics meet; see below.
  • November 28-December 1: Modified practice schedule due to Thanksgiving; see below.
  • December 6-8: NASA Blast-Off meet; see below.
  • December 11: Michigan Shores meet at YWCA; see below.
  • December 12: Parent party at Temperance; see below.
Schedule changes for Thanksgiving week
We are on a modified schedule for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 1. We are back on our regular schedule on Monday, December 2.

You'll find our complete Thanksgiving practice schedule here .
Sign up for winter meets; see new dates for championship meets
It doesn't affect the signing up process, but we had some dates wrong for championship meets on our original meet schedule and sign-up form. You'll find our updated schedule here and updated 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.

For Thunderfish swimming in the Midwest Open in January, forms are due Friday, November 22. All other sign-up forms are due by Saturday, December 7. You can put forms in Pete's folder or send him an email.
Congratulations and good luck to high school girls
Congratulations to our high school girls on their stellar swims at the Sectional meet last weekend. And good luck to our Flying Fish girls who qualified for the IHSA State meet this weekend: Lily Consiglio, Erin Long and Natalie Long.

A special shout-out to Erin Long, who broke a 35-year-old ETHS record in the 100 free at Sectionals. You can read about this and other record-breaking swims that included Flying Fish here.
Flying Fish holiday gear sale
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.
Parent party December 12
Parents: Join other Flying Fish parents for a gathering from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, December 12, at Temperance Beer Co. The Flying Fish Boosters sent an Evite to all families, but if you didn't receive it, you can see details about the event and RSVP here.
Upcoming swim meets
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 and put event sheets in folders.
  • 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

The host team has now allowed bonus events for swimmers. You'll find our updated entry here. Look for an email with meet details soon.
  • Friday PM - all ages
  • Sat/Sun early AM - 10-under
  • Sat/Sun mid AM - 11/12s
  • Sat/Sun PM - 13-over


Michigan Shores Club @ YWCA
Wednesday, December 11

If you are eligible for this meet (Purple/Yellow/Bronze/Silver) you should have received an email from a coach. If you haven't done so already, please let us know ASAP if you'd like to be entered.
Meet results
Michigan Shores Club meet @ Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette
Tuesday, November 12

Great job, swimmers! You'll find results here. Please note that these are unofficial results, which may not include all swims. If you notice anything missing, let us know.


McGaw YMCA 10-Under meet @ McGaw YMCA, Evanston
Sunday, November 17

Congratulations to all who participated! You'll find results here.
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 ywshop@ywca-ens.org.
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