2016 WIAA Sectional Team Champs!
Nine Blackshirts to Compete at WIAA State Meet
Congratulations to the Waukesha South/CMH Boys Swimming team on their recent WIAA Greenfield Sectional Meet Championship performance. The Blackshirts came away with the team title scoring 361 points with runner up Greenfield scoring 321 and 3rd place Muskego finishing with 316 points.
The Blackshirts advanced 9 swimmers competing in three relays and 12 individual events to the WIAA Division 1 State Meet. The meet is held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Natatorium on Saturday, February 20.
The following Blackshirts will be competing in the WIAA State Meet:
200 Medley Relay
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
Great job swimmers, parents, and coaches.
Legendary Coach Phil Cibik
It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that legendary Waukesha Swimming Coach Phil Cibik passed away on Tuesday evening (01/12) of last week. Coach Cibik was a pioneer and a guiding force for swimming in Waukesha in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. His career started in the early 1960’s as an assistant to another coaching great Rollie Bestor.
Some of Phil Cibik’s coaching highlights:
A quote from Coach Cibik regarding the remarkable success of the Waukesha High School swim team:
“The thing I’m most proud of is the fact that three coaches, Rollie Bestor, myself and Ron Hart, finished first 14 times and second three times in 17 years. That’s an incredible run of success. I was an assistant coach to Rollie and when he left, I took over. When I left Ron Hart took over, and all three of us are still friends to this day.” (Two of those second place finishes were close defeats by 4 and 6 points.)
“It was a special time and place to be part of this winning tradition, probably will never be repeated again.”
Coach Cibik was just recently inducted into the Waukesha Swimming Wall of Fame in November and his coaching career guided hundreds and hundreds of swimmers. Perhaps even more important than the Championship victories and more than 100 wins was the life lessons that he imparted on his swimmers. Life skills that everyone that I have talked to about the early days of success in swimming in Waukesha all refer to. Coach Cibik taught hard work and discipline, taught swimmers how to work together as a TEAM, taught leadership, and pushed his swimmers to be great citizens.
The Cibik family has set up a Memorial Fund in his name with the Waukesha Express Swim Team to continue to help young swimmers in Waukesha develop as athletes and people. There is a link on the homepage of our team’s website at www.waukeshaexpress.org for those wishing to donate to the Phil Cibik Memorial Fund.
RIP Coach Cibik!
Congratulations Seniors! Last Home dual meet as Blackshirts
Monday, December 28, 2015 -- P.M. practice cancelled!
Due to the weather we are canceling practice for this afternoon. We WILL be back for practice on Tuesday morning.
Blackshirts Swim to 2nd Place at Jim Voss (Cedar Rapids) Invite
Blackshirt Boys Finish Third at Marquette Invite
Blackshirts swim to win at Beloit Invite
Dec 20 2015
Waukesha South/Catholic Memorial won eight events and set four meet records along the way in taking the College Events Invite hosted by Beloit Memorial.
The Blackshirts scored 555 to top McFarland with 443.5 points. Waunkaee (372) edged Verona/Mt. Horeb (356) for third place.
South/CMH got double wins from junior Nathan Carlson on the 200 free and 100 fly, sophomore Conrad Farrell in the 50 and 100 frees, and sophomore John Acevedo in the 200 fly and 500 free. Farrell set meet records with both of his wins (22.35 in the 50 free; 48.88 in the 100 free), Acevedo went under 5 minutes to set a new standard in the 500 free (4:54.73), and Carlson took down his own meet record in the 100 fly (53.88). The Blackshirts also won the 400 and 800 free relays.
McFarland picked up wins from its 400 medley relay, along with Noah Schimanski in the 200 IM and Joe Heiser in the 200 backstroke.
Two other meet records were set on the day: Verona/MH's Bryce Hoppe won the 100 breaststroke with a meet record-time of 1:05.84, while DeForest's Ryan Ramminger set a meet record in winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.54.
Other winners at the meet: V/MH's 200 free relay; Waunakee's Jackson Madonia in the 400 IM; and Madison Edgewood's Philip Fochios in the 100 backstroke.
Community Service Project - "Operation Gratitude" for our Troops for the Holidays
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