Monday, December 5, 2016

Value of a Day

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course?
Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health,
happiness and success!
The clock is running!! Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND. ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why its called the present.

Beloit Strong!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

TIDE Downs LaFollette

The TIDE downed Madison LaFollette 134-29, winning all 11 events, finishing 1st and 2nd in all races and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in 6 of the 8 individual events. The TIDE J.V. also won 119-19.

The TIDE was led by double individual winners; Jackson Prowse(12) and Nathan Sill(10). Other individual winners; Adrian Sowicz, Ryan Santas, Jim Santas, and Tyler Davis.

The TIDE's next meet is at Verona, next Friday December 9th vs. 6x defending state champ Madison Memorial and Verona. Saturday December 10th at the Janesville Parker Relays.

Varsity Results:
200 Medley Relay
1st 'A' James Santas, Jackson Prowse, Adrian Sowicz, Nathan Sill 1:47.98
2nd 'B' Nick Wadle, Ben Levy Omar Cancino, Kyle Raisbeck 1:58.13

200 Free
1st Nathan Sill 2:08.08
2nd Tyler Davis 2:10.22
3rd Adam Mianecki 2:11.44

200 I.M.
1st Jackson Prowse 2:16.88
2nd Omar Cancino 2:22.74
Notable Exh. Max Saladar 2:21.94, Ryan Santas 2:19.09

50 Free
1st Adrian Sowicz 23.83
2nd Will Klobucar 24.53
3rd Kyle Raisbeck 25.77

100 Fly
1st Ryan Santas 1:03.31
2nd Adrian Sowicz 1:04.41
3rd Omar Cancino 1:05.72

100 Free
1st Nathan Sill 54.23
2nd James Santas 54.54
3rd Will Klobucar 57.19

500 Free
1st Tyler Davis 5:55.84
2nd Adam Mianecki 6:01.62

200 Free Relay
1st 'A' Adrian Sowicz, Will Klobucar, Kyle Raisbeck, Nathan Sill 1:37.64
2nd 'B' Smith Mayse, Ivan Perez, Tyler Davis, Max Saladar

100 Back
1st Jim Santas 1:03.03
2nd Nick Wadle 1:14.58
3rd Caleb Otto 1:15.33

100 Breast
1st Jackson Prowse 1:07.97
2nd Max Saladar 1:10.89
3rd Ben Levy 1:14.43

400 Free Relay
1st 'A' Jim Santas, Ryan Santas, Ben Levy, Jackson Prowse 3:47.47
2nd 'B' Omar Cancino, Tyler Davis, Adam Mianecki, Will Klobucar 3:57.69

Beloit Proud
Beloit Strong

Monday, November 28, 2016

TIDE gets past Alumni

The TIDE swam past the Alumni for the first time in years.
Winning 662-229.

Though the Alumni won most of the events, they could not over come the TIDE's depth.

Christian Daniels class of 2013 set a new pool record in the 100 Breaststroke with a 58.68. Christian made All-American last year at Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago, he is a senior this school year. 

The TIDE 200 Medley Relay of Jim Santas, Jackson Prowse, Adrian Sowicz, Nathan Sill; swam an impressive 1:47.13.  Overall the TIDE swam well for it's scrimmage and everyone had fun. It was good seeing all of our alums show up. 

The TIDE's first meet will be this Friday at 5:30 at the 
BMHS Natatorium vs. Madison LaFollette.

Beloit Proud
Beloit Strong

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Middle TIDE Boys Defend Title

The Middle TIDE boys swam in the Dual City conference meet at the BMHS Natatorium last night, winning it's 8th Title in a row and 9th overall, since the teams inception in 2002.

Final Standings:
Beloit Middle TIDE 161
Janesville Marshall 101
Janesville Edison 86
Janesville Franklin 57

For the first time ever the TIDE won all 9 events, with all scoring swimmers medaling. Anthony Jacobson, Ben Saladar, and Jack Johnson each won two individual events, and Brian Kleinschmidt winning the other individual event. This was the largest team in Beloit history with over 45 swimmers.


200 Medley Relay
1st,  Anthony Jacobson, Brian Kleinschmidt, Ben Sill, Kana Wong 2:13.77

200 Freestyle
1st Ben Saladar  2:00.45
3rd Alex Hoey 2:47.55

100 I.M.
1st Anthony Jacobson 1:02.98 New School Record
3rd Ben Sill 1:25.24

50 Free
1st Jack Johnson 28.21
3rd Kana Wong 32.54

50 Fly
1st Ben Saladar 26.50
3rd Ben Sill 34.80

100 Free
1st Jack Johnson 1:04.51
4th Alex Hoey  1:12.37

50 Back
1st Anthony Jacobson 29.04
2nd Jayson Terrel 36.98

50 Breast
1st Brian Kleinschmidt 36.73
4th Andrew Kleinschmidt 44.37

200 Free Relay
1st A, Ben Saladar, Kana Wong, Alex Hoey, Jack Johnson 1:58.74
4th B, Jeshua Fraley-Markley, Brian Kleinschmidt, Merrick Wales, Jayson Terrel 2:14.82

Beloit Proud
Beloit Strong

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Practice Schedule for Week of November 21

Monday November 21    6:00-7:15am    Lifting and Stroke Drills Varsity Only
                                        3:33 - 4:15pm  Team Goal Setting Varsity and JV
                                        4:15-7:30pm    Work the Middle School Conference Meet

Tuesday November 22   6:00-7:15am  Insanity and Stroke Drills  Varsity/JV
                                       3:45-6:00pm  Swim Practice Varsity and JV

Wednesday Nov. 23       8:00-11:00am Swim Practice Varsity and JV
                                       4:30-7:30am   Alumni Meet Varsity and JV

Thursday Nov. 24 THANKSGIVING 


MONDAY NOV. 28       6:00-7:15am   Lift and Stroke Drills  Varsity
                                        3:45-5:00pm  J.V.
                                        3:45-6:00pm  Varsity

Tuesday Nov. 29           6:00-7:15am  Insanity and Stroke Drills Varsity/JV
                                        3:45-5:00pm  J.V.
                                        3:45-6:00pm  Varsity

Wednesday Nov 30      6:00-7:15am   Lift and Stroke Drills  Varsity
                                        3:45-5:00pm  J.V.
                                        3:45-6:00pm  Varsity

Thursday Dec. 1          6:00-7:15am  Insanity and Stroke Drills Varsity/JV
                                        3:45-5:00pm  J.V.
                                        3:45-6:00pm  Varsity

Friday Dec. 2               No Morning Practice
                                      Madison LaFollette Dual Home
                                      3:45pm Warmup
                                      5:30pm Meet

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Heaven's Video of WIAA State 100 Back

Seeded 17, Finished 8th
New Varsity Record 57.57
National Junior Cut
All-State Honorable Mention

Beloit Proud and Strong!!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

WIAA Womens State Qualifying Times

WIAA Sectional Summary

The TIDE swam at the Middleton Sectional this past Saturday. 

Heaven Wells qualified for her second WIAA State Meet. Qualifying in the 100 Backstroke with a new school record of 59.02. She also just missed qualifying in the 100 freestyle also setting a new school record of 54.08.

The TIDE swam 17 of 18 lifetime best swims, and swam the 2nd fastest times in school history in the 200 and 400 free relays. Relay members were Wells, Makenzie Phelps, Amya Bessel, Clare Santas. 
Relay Times: 
200 Free Relay 1:43.28 finishing 9th
400 Free Relay 3:47.93 finishing 9th

Katie Landon broke the Freshman Record in the 100 Fly with at time of 1:03.89.

Heaven will swimming Saturday at the UW Natatorium, meet starts at 3:00pm.

Beloit Proud and Strong!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Practice is Everything from Olivier Leroy


Today’s email is gonna be shortish, and hopefully succinct with just enough oomph to get you moving in the right direction.

Been thinking a lot recently about the mentality of good practices. And how practice doesn’t get its due credit.

After all…

Competition is the thing we dream about, while practice is the thing we tend to have nightmares about.

But what if it was the other way around?

What if practice was the thing you set goals for?

What if practice was the thing where you tried to perform your absolute best?

What if you treated every practice the same way you’d treat your biggest race of the year?

If you let your imagination run loose for a second, your thoughts would land on a few of the following realizations:

You would work way harder, way more often. This is the most obvious benefit. (On top of the out-sized results that come with crushing it in practice on the regular.) When you stop treating practice as though you have a million of them at your disposal you get a sense of urgency to put in a good effort regardless of time or place.

You'd be more relaxed and calm at the big meet. When you treat practice like *everything* it removes the do-or-die pressure that comes with swim meets. The repeated times you go to practice eith high expectations will dull the pressure you heap on yourself when you are behind the blocks at the nig meet. This means you can actually relax and let your body do what you’ve trained it do instead of getting frazzled and over-thinking things.

You learn what it takes to be your best. When you show up ready to do your best you learn what it takes to perform like a boss. You learn and experience firsthand what leads to you swimming fastest. Kinda helpful things to know before you show up to the big meet.

The lifestyle stuff falls into place quickly. Are you one of those swimmers that waits until two days before the big meet to clean up your sleep and nutrition habits? Having a “practice is everything” approach helps you align your lifestyle habits to support better practices.

Is it time that you started rethinking practice?

Taking it a little more seriously?

If you are diggity down with attaining excellence in one form or another…

Then practice is everything.

See you in the water,


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Big 8 Meet Summary

The TIDE finished 6th at the Big 8 Conference Meet Saturday. Several milestones were reached by the TIDE at the meet. 

Heaven Wells finished 3rd in the 100 Backstroke and 6th in the 100 Freestyle. Clare Santas also placed in the 200 Freestyle, with all three A relays placing. 

The TIDE put themselves in great shape for next weeks sectional meet at Middleton. 

Middleton won its 7th straight Big 8 women's Title, with Verona finishing 2nd. 

Beloit Proud and Strong!!

Reminder the Middle School Boys have a Home meet on Tuesday at 4:45.