Flying Fish News - 12/20/2019
For the calendar
  • Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3: Holiday practice schedule in effect; see below.
  • Saturday, January 11-Sunday, January 12: LFSC meet at Rec Plex; see below.
  • Saturday, January 11-Sunday, January 12: Premier Series Senior Midwest Open; see below.
  • Friday, January 17 and Sunday, January 19: YMCA/YWCA dual meet.
  • Friday, January 24-Sunday, February 2: Annual swim marathon.
Holiday practice schedule begins Monday
We are on a modified schedule from Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3. You'll find our holiday practice schedule here.

Please note these practice additions to the holiday schedule for next week:
  • Monday, Dec. 23: Thunder/college - 9:30-11:30 am; Diamond/Platinum - 11 am-12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24: Thunder/college - 10 am-noon; Masters - noon-1 pm.

We are back on our regular schedule on Saturday, January 4.
FF gear sale tonight
Join us for a "pop up" Flying Fish gear sale tonight (Friday, 12/20) in the lobby of the YWCA from 5-6:30 pm. We'll have limited quantities of new gear (hoodies, flannel pants, t-shirts) along with vintage Flying Fish items.

No new orders will be taken. Cash/checks are preferred, but credit cards will also be accepted.
Join us for Saturday's Flick and Float
We're now offering our Flick and Float party on Saturday, December 21, not only to 12-overs, but also to 10- and 11-year-olds who have their parents' permission.

Here are the details:
  • Saturday, December 21, 3:15-5:30 pm, we'll be showing "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in the small pool for up to 25 swimmers.
  • The fee is $20 (payable to YWCA Evanston/North Shore) and it includes pizza.
  • Please respond to this email or email Pete if you're interested in attending.
Winter meet updates
We've updated our winter meet schedule. Please note:
  • New: The LFSC meet at the Rec Plex January 11-12 will be one AM session on both days (check in at 7:45 a.m.) for all age groups. Our original meet schedule had an AM and PM session.

  • The Sunday 10-under session of the YMCA/YWCA meet (Jan. 19 at the YWCA) will now be a PM session, with warm up beginning at 1 pm.

  • February 7-9 we will be splitting the team and attending two separate meets. All Diamondfish and 13-overs who signed up for the Highland Park meet will now be entered in a prelim/final format meet hosted by Swift at Niles North High School. All other swimmers will remain entered in the Highland Park meet. Details to follow.

  • Note this change to the Highland Park meet: All 9/10s and 11/12s will swim in in the AM sessions. (The original meet schedule has 9/10s in the PM sessions.)
Private instruction available over the holidays
Although we have limited hours during the holiday season, several coaches will be available for private instruction December 23-January 3. The cost is $40 per 30-minute session.

If you'd like to schedule a private instruction session, contact Pete.
New year, new you?
Parents, if you're looking for a way to jumpstart your New Year's resolutions for personal growth and fitness, check out these Flying Fish Aquatics opportunities for adults:

  • Adult swim lessons - Sundays, 8:45-9:30 am; 5-week session for $85 begins January 12;
  • Masters swimming - drop in for $15 or buy a 10-session pass for $135 if you don't want to fully commit. Learn more about Masters and view the schedule here.
  • Workout group - join other adults who want to swim for fitness at their own pace; Fridays at 2 pm and Sundays at 8:30 am; beginning January 10.

If you're interested in any of these, contact Pete for more information.
Upcoming swim meets
Lake Forest Swim Club Windy City Open @ Rec Plex, Pleasant Prairie, WI
Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12

Our entry is posted here. Please note this change from the original meet schedule: There is only one session for all ages on both days. Check in: 7:45 am, warm up at 8 am.


Senior Midwest Open @ Northwestern University
Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12

Our entry is posted here. This meet has a prelim/final format.
  • Sat/Sun prelims warm up - 8:15 am; meet starts 9:30 am
  • Sat/Sun finals warm up - 4:15 pm; meet starts 5:30 pm
Meet results
Michigan Shores Club @ YWCA
Wednesday, December 11

Congratulations to all of our swimmers who participated! Results are posted here.


Greenfish Meet @ YWCA
Friday, December 13

Results are posted here. Great job, swimmers!


Flying Fish Distance Time Trials @ YWCA
Friday, December 13-Sunday, December 15

Results are posted here. Congratulations to all who participated.
Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Consider the YWCA Shop for Good
If you have a sense of fashion and skills in customer service, consider joining the volunteer team at the YWCA Shop for Good, our women's resale shop in Wilmette.

For more information, email Gina Griffin Hill, volunteer coordinator, or call the shop at 847-853-8888.

If you're cleaning out closets for the new year, please also consider donating. Learn more about the Shop for Good and donating your gently used clothing and accessories here.
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