CSSC Board of Directors
CSSC has a wonderful new sponsor:
Xceed Preparatory Academy
Located in Coral Springs, is designed for elite athletes to reach their maximum potential in both athletics and academics. Xceed Prep’s model is a blend of the best educational practices combining technology-enhanced curriculum with on-site coaches and project-based learning to provide a high-quality education for grades 6-12. Xceed Prep students create a personalized learning plan allowing them to have the flexibility to pursue their own interests and talents. Students have the opportunity to control their day and choose an academic schedule that works with their training schedule
The Xceed Prep campus is modeled after a high-tech start-up facility rather than the traditional factory-styled school. The campus will have 75 to 100 students who will work both individually and in groups in a supportive and productive environment. Students will benefit from one-on-one instruction from subject-certified academic coaches and will have access to their online courses year-round and 24 hours a day. Xceed Prep has more than 100 courses to choose from including Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses.
Xceed Prep’s model is designed to provide a well-rounded experience for students.
In addition to flexible schedules, individualized pacing, on-site academic coaches and year-round online curriculum, the school offers college counseling. The college prep and guidance go beyond helping students get into college. From day one, each student in grades 8-12 will receive an individualized college plan, one-on-one counseling and digital tools that will help prepare him or her for admission to a great college and successful collegiate life.
Xceed Preparatory Academy is now enrolling students for the 2017 school year.
For more information visit www.xceedprep.org or call 954-361-3405.
CSSC Head Coach Bruno Darzi
- Giulianna Garcia placed 1st over all in the girls’ 100-yard Butterfly and 6th place in the girls 500-yard freestyle. Congratulations!
- Andres McKeon placed 2nd overall in the boys’ 500-yard Freestyle and also dropped 2 seconds off his 100-yard butterfly time.
- Lydia Ladahan also improved her 50-yard backstroke, placing 3rd overall at the meet. Congratulations!
- Sarah Schimansky placed 3rd place over all in the girls’ 500-yard freestyle and 7th overall on her 50-yard backstroke.
- Bryan Gonzalez placed 4th in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle.
- Faith Fowler achieved 3rd place overall for the girls 200-yard backstroke and 5th place for the girls’ 500-yard freestyle.
- Connor Marks placed 4th overall for the boys’ 200-yard backstroke.
- Micaela Sierra ranked 3rd overall for the girls’ 100-yard breaststroke and also finished 3rd overall for the girls’ 100-yard IM.
- Jason Bonasera placed 6th in the 500-yard freestyle.
See you at the pool.
- Bruno Darzi and National Team Coaches
Dear CSSC Families,
I hope you and your family are doing well and that you guys made it safe through Hurricane Irma.
Getting back on track was a top priority these past two months, plus with school back in the game, we all had to make some adjustments here in there in order to get all running smooth.
In the pool, it has not been different. At this point, we are already working very hard again in which will get us faster and stronger in and outside of the water. Please remember how important it is to attend daily practices especially during this time of the year. I know that for some of the high school swimmers it becomes more challenging, but know that one of the reasons I am your coach, is to make it easier and possible to happen.
I am really looking forward for the upcoming meets. They will give us a better idea on where we stand as for right now and also what needs to be done better down the road. Talking about swim meet, congratulations to all swimmers that competed at the Sunrise meet on September 23rd, 2017. We had lots of great performance. Way to go guys!!! First time we had 95% of our group doing the 500 freestyle together.
I always say that I can describe our Senior 2 group as "swimmers that race like a champion", no matter how good, tired, or rested they are. So, let’s keep it UP!!!!
Please join me in welcoming our new swimmers and their families: Kristy Hoang, Maria Jose Vera, Tristan D’Andrea, Rayanna Young and Fabian Salvador.
Coach Raphael Lima.
- Isabella Perez dropped 34seconds on her 200-yard IM. She also dropped time on her 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard freestyle.
- Carolyn Powell won the 50-yard Backstroke and 50-yard Freestyle with personal best times.
- Mila Bond, Radhika Nanavati, Alejandra Gil, Mariana Montes, Lilla Megyeri, Beckhem Korb and Kenneth Rattray also swam best times in most of their events.
Overall, we had amazing performances from our White group swimmers!!!
Blue Group we had 33 new best times. Here are some of the highlights:
- Bella Sapp dropped 18 seconds on her 200-yard IM.
- Meghan Swack dropped 10 seconds on her 50-yard backstroke.
- Selina Guan dropped almost 9 seconds on her 100-yard IM.
Hello Parents & Swimmers!
Tips for eating more family meals
By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD
We all know that swimming is a demanding physical sport that requires good nutrition to fuel the long workouts and long day competitions. Parents often ask how they can improve their children’s nutrition and here is an easy, overlooked way. Eat more family meals. In fact, research shows that there is 24% increase in healthy food consumption when families eat more than three meals together each week.
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Foundation has established September as Family Meals Month to encourage families to eat just one more family meal…breakfast, lunch, or diner…at home each week. This one small change can reap big rewards.
The FMI Foundation notes that half of all dinners are eaten alone, eaten away from home, or skipped altogether. Probably sounds familiar to parents whose kids are in after-school swim practice. The biggest obstacles to eating together as a family are differing schedules, distractions (put that phone or tablet down!), and lack of time.
Eating dinner together doesn’t have to be a big production. You don’t have to cook from scratch every night. Even if you don’t consider yourself a good cook, you can assemble meals. So, here are some easy ways to get dinner on the table with four basic foods you probably have in your pantry, freezer, or fridge right now.
- Keep a variety of pastas and jars of marinara (red) sauce on hand for a quick meal
- Try cooked pasta with a splash of olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts
- Top pasta with steamed veggies, like broccoli, carrots, onions, and peppers and add a dash of Italian or Ranch salad dressing
- Grill chicken, fish, pork or beef and serve over cooked pasta
- Wash a baking potato, prick with a fork and microwave for 5 to 8 minutes
- Top baked potato with canned chili, steamed broccoli and cheese, or salsa
- Wash a large potato, cut in wedges, drizzle with olive or canola oil, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes
- Boil potatoes and smash with a fork; add cottage cheese and milk to boost protein
- Try “Ready Rice” in microwavable pouches; ready in 90 seconds in the microwave
- Drain a can of black beans or kidney beans, mix with rice and top with salsa
- Add a cup of cooked rice to your favorite canned soup
- Sauté strips of chicken or turkey with vegetables and serve over cooked rice
- If your family loves rice, invest in a rice cooker for perfectly cooked white, brown, flavorful jasmine or basmati rice.
Pita or flat breads
- Fill pita or roll flatbread into a wrap with turkey, cheese, tuna or chicken salad and/or veggies or leftover salad
- Cut pita into 4 wedges and toast for a chip to dip with salsa or hummus
- Sprinkle whole pita or flatbread with marinara sauce, top with cheese and bake for 5 to 10 minutes