Jason Lezak swam his whole life in Southern California from the age of 5 until retiring after the last Olympics at 36. He’s best known for his anchor swim on the 2008 4×100 freestyle relay which was voted by Sports Illustrated as the most memorable single performance by an American at the Beijing Games.
We’re ready for the campout… are you?!?!? It is the top event for our 13-18 swimmers… hopefully your teen is going. Full details at http://ywst.org/campout/
Conor Boal – Co-Head Coach
Ygnacio Wood what time is it??? That’s right everyone, the summer of 2017 is upon us! My name is Conor Boal and this will be my third year returning to the decks of Ygnacio as a coach. I have been part of this team since the age of six when I first swam a race as a mighty seahorse. I also continued competitively swimming throughout my years at Ygnacio Valley High School. I currently attend San Diego State University where I am studying Mechanical Engineering. I can’t wait to share my knowledge of this wonderful sport with you all and welcome you into the family of Ygnacio Wood! Goooooo Ygnacio!!!
Maggie Yamamoto – Co-Head Coach
Hey Seahorses! My name is Maggie Yamamoto and I am beyond excited to be joining Ygnacio Wood this summer! I grew up swimming for Valley Vista Swim Team for 13 years, Carondelet High School for one season, and I currently compete with the Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team. I was involved in the Cuda program and was a swimmer coach at Valley Vista Swim Team for a number of summers, I was an assistant coach at Valley Vista last summer, and I coached the YWST/VVST combined fall program. Swimming and coaching have been lifelong passions of mine. My philosophy focuses on proper stroke technique and racing hard while having lots of fun mixed in with everything. I am a graduate of Gonzaga University where I received a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology and I will be attending University of Southern California in the fall where I will be pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. I am thrilled to be apart of such a magnetic team and I can’t wait for all the fun we will have together this summer!
Maddie King – Assistant Coach
Hi seahorses! My name is Maddie King and I go to school at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in human development and family studies. I’m an assistant coach this year for my second home, Ygnacio Wood. This will be my third year coaching but my 16th year being a part of this amazing team. This team has been a huge part of my life ever since I was 3 years old and I hope to fuel the teams energy with my love for this team! I hope I can give the lifelong memories that I’ve received to the children that I get to coach! I’m counting down the days until I see all the smiling faces of our seahorses!! Gooooooo Ygnacio!!
Alex Humann – Assistant Coach
Hello! My name is Alex Humann and I am beyond excited to come back to the pool for my second year coaching. I became a seahorse when I was four years old and have been loving it ever since. I have continued competitively swimming at Santa Barbara City College where I have been voted team captain. I am eager to give back to the team that has fueled my love and enthusiasm for the sport. This team has been more of a family to me and I love having the opportunity to give back all that I’ve gotten over the years. I am looking forward to another great season! Go seahorses!
Haley Darr – Swimmer Coach
Hello! My name is Haley Darr and I will be swimming as an 18 year old this year. I joined Ygnacio when I was five years old and have been a seahorse ever since. This team has always been a family to me and I am so happy to be a part of the coaching staff this season. My favorite stroke is breaststroke and I have also been swimming and playing water polo for Clayton Valley and I will continue to do both throughout college. I am beyond excited for this season! GOOOoooooooOOOOO Ygnacio!
Katie O’Sullivan – Swimmer Coach
Hi everyone! My name is Katie O’Sullivan and I am very excited to be a swimmer coach this season! I have been swimming since I was six years old and have grown up competing for YWST, USA year round teams, and Carondelet High School. I have also participated in the Junior Olympics. In addition, you might recognize me as a coach from the fall YWST/VVST clinic. This fall, I will be attending the School of Nursing at University of Michigan. I can’t wait to share all that Ygnacio has to offer with you this summer!
A huge thanks to Tricia McCann and Angie Elgazzar for organizing our polar bear plunge on Dec 31, 2015! The water was cold (there was ice on the baby pool), and the hot chocolate was hot, and the swimmers were all a little crazy!
Thanks everyone for showing your seahorse pride!!!
Starting today, the pool will only be open on weekends till the end of the season. Due to a private party and other events, the pool is closed on Saturday, Aug 22nd.
Our always fun and amazing auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at 5pm. Come and join us… and see the full list of items at YWST.org/auction.
This is a major fund raiser for our team… invite your friends… and buy your golden ticket… and have fun! A lot of fun!!!
We are very pleased to be able to offer discounted fees for Ygnacio Wood Swim Team members joining between June 27th and July 6th.
If you join after June 27th, you can take a 50% discount off the team fees (under 15 only) AND the associate membership fee.
These discounts would apply to CLUB ASSOCIATE membership and team memberships ONLY. (Not including team teen $125 membership, as teen memberships include all meet splash fees)
Fundraising and Club Jobs requirements will remain unchanged. (See details on our Fees page)
There is no discount for full club memberships or retired club memberships.
This promotion is available only by contacting Gareth Patterson at email@example.com prior to registering.
*There are league requirements for swimming at meets in order to swim at league and the “big meets” at the end of the year. You MUST meet these requirements by swimming in our dual meets prior to the big meets.
The golden ticket draw happened on Saturday, Aug 29th at 5pm. The winner is Brian Cushing, a friend of a pool member.
Congratulations Brian and enjoy your awesome prize!
Have you ever wanted to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade from the VIP section? Or have a behind the scenes tour of the Kennedy Space Center? Or just spent some time in your beach front room in Cabo San Lucas?
Well, you can choose which of these once-in-a-lifetime adventures as the winner of YWST’s 2015 “Golden Ticket” drawing.
Check out our Golden Ticket page for full details.
The Ygnacio Wood Swim Team 13 – 18 Campout will be held at Camanche campgrounds in 2017.
This event is the highlight of the social aspect of the swim team for many teenagers. We strictly enforce the age limit to 13-18 year old swimmer. (The age group they swim in)
We will leave on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after the swim meet, from the Ygnacio Wood Swim Club. Be sure to either have eaten, bring a bag lunch or money if your carpool stops for lunch. Some cars will stop for lunch along the way, while others may drive straight through, please be prepared.
We will return on Monday, June 26th. Chaperones are needed for this event. The activities may include but are not limited to swimming, waterskiing, pulled on an inner tube by boat, or wake boarding.
For more details about what to bring, how to pack and be ready for the fun, 2017 YW Teen Camp Out Packing List
We have more answers here… 2017 YW TeenCamp Out Information Sheet