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Dear Parents and Swimmers,

Each week, we strive to keep you as up to date as possible with team news.

From Coach Clark 

Hello LESD Families,

Stay Warm and Be Safe!
Good luck to our swimmers at the Mid States 14 and Under Championships this weekend.
We will continue to communicate breaking weather changes as soon as we can throughout the winter months.  Please pay attention to the meet deadline emails sent by Sarah. 
 
Last week, LESD (Erin Butler and Evelyn Wellman pictured below) presented the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland with a check for over $3,000 raised at our Ronald McDonald Meet on December 10th. Over the years, LESD has raised over $45,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. Thanks to all our LESD families for your support of such a worthy cause.
 
 
LESD FAQs
 
Here is another question about swim meets that we received from survey responses. Again, thanks for your input. I hope the answers we are providing are helpful. If you have a question that you would like to see answered in the Bulletin, please send it to Matt Salerno at msale@hawken.edu.
 
Who is watching my child swim if their training site coach is not at the meet?
 
We always try to have at least one coach on deck. All LESD coaches are expected to be watching LESD swimmers, whether that swimmer normally swims with them or not. Sometimes a coach may be busy with another responsibility and miss a swim, but LESD swimmers are encouraged to get their time and talk to a coach after every race.
 
If you’d like to learn more about what happens at a swim meet, please read Swim Meet 101 found on our website under RESOURCES/swim meet info.
 
Swim Instructors Needed
 
I am looking for lesson teachers for spring Learn to Swim at Hawken Lower.  Lessons will start March 3, and finish May 26.  There will not be lessons on March 24 or 31, nor on May 19.  We start at 11, finish at 1:15.  If you're in high school or college and would like to teach, contact me, Betsy (440-995-1141).  You do not need to be a lifeguard.  I also need staff for Hawken Day Camp this summer, where I will certify you as a lifeguard if you are not one already.
 
Note from CSC for Lifeguarding

CSC has a lifeguarding class opportunity: /lelesd/UserFiles/File/lifeguarding%20flyer%20updated.pdf

Spiritwear/Gear

Apparel orders can be placed any time:
Click on the "Team Store" tab at the top of our website and you will be directed to the store.  On the left there are four categories.  Click on "Team Spiritwear" to get the latest Apparel to show off your team spirit.  
 
If you have questions please contact Jeff Ratino the LESD Apparel Coordinator at jratino.lesd@gmail.com
 
 
Thank You
 
Swimmer of the Month

Each month coaches honor swimmers that have shown good practice habits and dedication. December's Swimmer of the Month: /lelesd/UserFiles/File/Dec%20SOM.docx

Happy Birthday!    

5th - Katharine Peterson

6th - Vivian Jones, Gregory Karulin

7th - Everett Losch

10th - Tania Younkin

11th - Lillian Nordstrom, Bennett Palmer

14th - Erin Butler, Rosemary Highland

Practice Notes

***You should assume the regular practice schedule, to be found in the practice schedule tab on homepage, stands unless you see that it is otherwise noted here.  If you are unsure whether or not you should attend a morning practice session, please see your coach.***

Hawken Upper Practices

Gold

Regular Schedule
Late start of Tuesday January 9th, on deck after HS Meet
 
Silver
 
No practice Satuday or lessons Sunday due to Scullion meet.
 
Bronze (Allie's Group)

Monday January 8 Reg Schedule
Tuesday January 9 Late Start : Arrive at 6:30 There is a High School Meet that night (Red Blue Bronze)
Wednesday January 10 Reg Schedule
Thursday January 11 Reg Schedule (practices will be covered as I have Middle School meet)
Saturday January 13 TBD @ Upper

Red/Blue/Green (Allie's Group)

Monday January 8 Reg Schedule
Tuesday January 9 Late Start : Arrive at 6:30 There is a High School Meet that night (Red Blue Bronze)
Wednesday January 10 Reg Schedule
Thursday January 11 Reg Schedule (practices will be covered as I have Middle School meet)
Saturday January 13 TBD @ Upper

White (Betsy's Group)

No practice on Tuesday.  Regular practice Thursday.  Friday practice at 6:15 at Lower.  Saturday regular.

*Please pay close attention in coming weeks.  High school season dual meets will continue through the end of January, so there will be practice changes due to meets.*

Hawken Lower

Here is the January schedule for Hawken Lower: /lelesd/UserFiles/File/January%202018%20HL(1).pdf

Silver/Gold

Please refer to link at top of Lower section.
 
Bronze (Tina's Group) 
 
Please refer to link at top of Lower section.
 
Blue (Mike's Group)
 
Please refer to link at top of Lower section.
 
Red (Sarah's Group)
 
Please refer to link at top of Lower section.
 
White (Mel's Group)
 
Please refer to link at top of Lower section.

CSC

Regular schedule.

HB

Here is the January schedule for HB: /lelesd/UserFiles/File/Jan%202018%20HB%20revised(1).pdf

Silver

Please refer to link at top of HB section.
 
Bronze
 
Please refer to link at top of HB section.
 
Blue
 
Please refer to link at top of HB section.
 
Red
 
Please refer to link at top of HB section.
 
White
 
Please refer to link at top of HB section.
 
SPIRE
Regular schedule.

Erie

See your coach.

Butler

See your coach.

Have a Great Week!

Betsy Tietjen

LESD Age Group Coach, Assistant Team Manager

Hawken Day Camps Head of Pool

Hawken Learn to Swim Director

440-995-1141