The Seventh Lane

Jan/Feb 1997 -- Volume 3

Maroon/ Gold News Board Meetings
Upcoming Meets
High School Corner, Athlete Retention
Smart shopping for peak performance.

To snack or not to snack

Mixing and matching foods


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are getting off to a great start in 1997.

The Wahoos are looking good as we move into the Championship time of the year. Our biggest home meets are quickly coming up in February, and the Y is proud to be hosting the prestigious Sunkist AA Invitational and Y States once again.

Second half program payments are due, and bills have been sent out to all families earlier this month. If you have any questions about these invoices, please call me or Nancy Schlichting in the Y Business Office.

We have been working on several projects for 1997, including the Wahoos 25th Anniversary Celebration on July 7, a storage shed for the Colorado Timing equipment, a new management program for the outdoor pool during the summer, and reviewing a non-chlorine system for the 50 meter pool. The pool management committee (Karen Strickland, Brooks Ensor, Maintenance Director Rich Celentano, Aquatic Director Jim Matthews) in coordination with Tim and Scott Pools have been discussing and investigating the pros and cons of a bromine/ozone system, in order to improve the air quality in the bubble. We have a list of about 40 facilities to contact as to their experience with this system, and we will also be making on-site visits to some of these pools. Over the next 4-6 weeks the issue will be thoroughly researched, with a

presentation made to the Wahoo Board of Directors in March reporting findings and recommending next steps. At the January Board Meeting we will discuss the information we have to date and can certainly answer questions about the project, so anyone interested in learning more about it should plan to attend. In the meantime, the Y has ordered a new controller for the present system, which should address the chemical problems we had recently over the holidays. We are making all necessary preparations for the important February meets and the critical practice time in March prior to Y Nationals. If you have any questions about the pool conditions, please do not hesitate to call me.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Wilton Family YMCA. Your membership and participation is greatly appreciated, and we are looking forward to a very successful year for both the Y and the Wahoo Swim Team.


Karen Strickland

Swim Team Coordinator

Maroon News

Friday Jan 24th

- January Birthday's / Pizza Party

Saturday Feb 8th

- Hawaiian Party (flyer to follow)

- February/August Birthdays

- Gym Time - Swim Time

Friday Mar 21th

- March Birthday's / Pizza Party

Gold News

Saturday Feb 8th

- Bowling Party

- Following Morning practice

Pizza and Soda will be served following practice, followed by bowling at the Rip Van Winkle lanes in Norwalk. Pick-up will be back at the "Y" at approximately 2pm. The fee for the bowling & Shoes is $7.00. Check your mailbox for sign-up flyer.

- Drivers Needed

Board Meetings

January 16

February 20

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

We need good attendance as there will be a lot of important decisions to be made.


If you are not a board member you are still invited to attend as your input is always welcome

Upcoming Meets

January 25th Dual Meet (Westport) @ WILTON

8&U/ 9-10 warm Up Noon

11-12 / 13-O warm up 2:45

January 26th Age Group Qualifier @ New Canaan

12& under warm up 7:30am

13& Over warm up 1pm

January 26th 8 & Under Meet @ Darien "Y"

Warm up 12 noon

January 31st -

February 2nd AA Sunkist Invitational @ WILTON

Fri - 13-14 / Senior warm up 1pm

9-10 / 10&Under warm up 5:30pm

Sat/Sun-13 & Over warm up 7am

11-12 / 10& Under warm up 1pm

Finals Sat/Sun warm up 6pm

February 21st -

February 23rd "Y" States @ WILTON

February 21st-

February 23rd BRONZE Champs @ Central Conn ?

February 28th-

March 2nd Silver Champs @ New Canaan

March 7-

March 8th Senior Champs @ Wesslyan

March 13th-

March 16th Age Group Champs @ Wesslyan

March 21st-

March 23rd "Y" New Englands @ Brown

Providence RI


Please check the bulletin board sign-up sheets for the championship meets. Your child might qualify for a higher meets with times from an earlier meet, after each meet the sign-up sheets will be updated, with the children who are eligible for the next meet.

USS Balances

Every family has received their current statement of their balances. If there are any questions as to the Negative balances, call Sheri Treichel @ 431-3166

It is the responsibility of each family to keep their balances in a Positive position.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


WE NEED you to VOLUNTEER for helping out at the HOME meets. It is not fair that only a handful of the parents do all the work at the meets. It is your responsibility as a WAHOO parent to help at the home meets.

Lets keep it that way

Pretty soon the AGE GROUPERs will be on candid camera (Underwater)

more to follow


Pre-Application Form

Any swimmer who wants to be considered for the Zone Team in April - MUST SEND A PRE-APPLICATION FORM by February 20, 1997

Attached is an application and the selection criteria. I would strongly suggest that anyone that has a AA time or is close to having an AA time should apply. Any questions see any of the coaches.

Happy Valentines