Flying Fish News - 11/29/2019
For the calendar
  • November 28-December 1: Modified practice schedule; see below.
  • December 6-8: NASA Blast-Off meet; see below.
  • December 11: Michigan Shores meet at YWCA; PM practice changes; see below.
  • December 12: Parent party at Temperance; see below.
  • Friday, December 13: Greenfish meet at 5 pm.
  • Friday, December 13-Sunday, December 15: Time trials at YWCA; note Friday, Saturday practice changes below; see time trials info below.
Practice changes this weekend and looking ahead
Reminder: We are on our modified schedule for Thanksgiving through Sunday, December 1:
  • Saturday, Nov. 30: Thunder/college swimmers: 8-10 am; Diamond/Platinum: 9:30-11 am; Gold/Iron: 11 am-12:15 pm; Silver/Red: noon-1:15 pm; Blue: 1-2 pm; Green: 1:15-2 pm; Purple/Yellow: 2-2:45 pm.
  • Sunday, Dec. 1: Silver/Red: 10:30-11:45 am; Copper/Bronze: 11:45 am-12:45 pm.

Upcoming practice changes:
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11: No White, Yellow, Blue, Gold, Platinum practice due to Michigan Shores meet.
  • Friday, Dec. 13: No PM practices due to Greenfish meet and time trials.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: No Silver, Blue, Purple, Copper practices due to time trials.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: Practices remain the same.

We also will be on a modified practice schedule during winter break. Look for those changes in the weeks ahead.
Time trials at YWCA December 13, 14, 15
If you signed up for time trials, please note the schedule of events, which is different from the original:
  • Friday, December 13 - Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Thunder; warm up at 6 pm; events include 200 back, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM (pick one).
  • Saturday, December 14 - Gold, Diamond, Platinum, Thunder; warm up at 12:45 pm; events include 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free (pick one).
  • Sunday, December 15 - Copper, Red, Blue, Iron; warm up at 1 pm; 200 free, 500 free (pick one).
Winter meet forms due December 7
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. (You can put fees in the gray safe by the pool -- include a note that they are for the meet.)

Sign-up forms (and fees, if applicable) are due by Saturday, December 7. You can put forms in Pete's folder or send him an email.
Good luck to our high school boys, welcome back girls
Good luck to all of the Flying Fish boys who started their high school seasons this week. And congratulations and welcome back to all of our high school girls, including our IHSA State swimmers.

A special good luck to Matt Gibson who will be competing at the U.S. Open Championships next week in Atlanta, Georgia. Go Fish!
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 from 5-7 pm. 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.
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Also, All-American Aquatics is offering a Thanksgiving weekend special for Flying Fish families: Take an extra 20 percent off our team backpack from Friday, Nov. 29 - Monday, Dec. 2. That's a total discount of 40 percent off retail. You can purchase through the team store. (Personalization is not included in the discount.) Questions about this promotion? Contact Michi Alexander (All-American Aquatics) at
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
NASA Winter Blast-Off @ Northwestern University, Evanston
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8

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

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

Results are posted here. Congratulations, swimmers!
"Lend a Hand" and help families this holiday season
You can help the women and children in YWCA Evanston/North Shore's domestic violence shelter and longer-term housing by participating in our "Lend a Hand" program, which provides holiday gifts for them.

Simply take a "mitten" from the display in the YWCA lobby and purchase the item noted. Or you can write a check to YWCA Evanston/North Shore, include "Lend a Hand" in the memo, and the Flying Fish high school girls will purchase gifts on your behalf.

See the display in our lobby (pictured) for more information. Please deliver all gifts to the YWCA by Wednesday, December 11. Thank you!
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