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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Pre-season is upon us and we are ready to go… our pool passed its final certification today and we will start pre-season on Monday, April 13th.
We’ve made some small changes to the schedule for the 11-12 age group. Those swimmers will now practice with the 9-10 age group at 6:00 – 6:45. See http://ywst.org/team/practice-times/ for the full schedule.
Our coaching staff will be a little random over the first couple of weeks of pre-season as our student coaches finish up with classes and other swim obligations. However, rest assured that our head coach James Humann is sending in the practices and our coaching staff will be executing his plan.
I would like to ask some of the teen swimmers who maybe interested in helping out with the younger age groups – especially the 6 & Under and 7-8 (after the teen practice) to hang around and make sure our new young swimmers have an excellent first experience in the water at YWST. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate it. Please let me know and let the coach on deck know.
Apologies if the pool is a little cold this first week. We are heating it and waiting for our new pool covers to come in.