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LEXD News Brief - 4/11/18

 

4/11/2018

 

LEXD NEWS BRIEF

 

WELCOME BACK! Time to gear up for the long course season!

 

Reminder: if you have any questions about billing, sponsorships, fundraising etc. please contact Susan Bravard – Team Administrator (susan@lexingtondolphins.org). Anything pool related, feel free to contact a coach.

LONG COURSE SEASON? SHORT COURSE SEASON? WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?

Great question! Short pool/long season, long pool/short season . . . definitely confusing. And the answer is rooted in the length of the pool, not the length of the season. So start with an understanding that “Course” is synonymous with “Pool”.

Swimming is conducted in two different “courses”. Short course pools are 25 yards or meters long. This is the most common indoor course. We refer to the Fall/Winter (Indoor) season as the “Short Course” season. Olympic swimming is conducted in pools 50 meters long, hence the designation “Long Course”. As most 50 meter courses are outdoors, we refer to the Spring/Summer season as the “Long Course” (Outdoor) season.

LEXD practices at Shillito Pool (300 Reynolds Rd.) in the summer time as soon as Parks and Rec opens its aquatic centers and pools. Occasionally, we may practice at Tates Creek Pool.

 

All meets from here forward will be swam long course.

 

Even though it is technically the start of the long course season, we will still practice at our current locations until school gets out or until long course pools are available.

 

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in learning about the Long Course season on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM, at Pinnacle clubhouse.  Coach Dave will discuss details, benefits, practice schedule, meet schedule, and answer any questions you may have.

We always have swimmers who don’t plan to participate in the long course season, because of summer swim or other summer obligations, which is fine! But those who participate and swim long course will be well ahead of those who do not in the upcoming fall.

TENT TAKE DOWN - PINNACLE

The week of April 23rd, the process of taking down the tent will begin. Asof now, we plan on only being out of the water on April 25th. This depends on the weather that week of course. Updated information to come when we get closer to that date.

LEXD BOARD NOMIATIONS

The Lexington Dolphins are looking for new board members! Board nominations are coming out next week with a list of available positions. Please keep an eye out for an e-mail and reach out to Lynne Washbish (lwashbish@qx.net) if you are interested!

BECOME AN OFFICAL

LEXD is in need of a few more officials! Please contact our Officials Coordinator, Bob Bravard, for more information. (bobbravard@twc.com)

SWIM MEETS

The 2017-2018 meet schedule can be found HERE.

For swim meet sign-up information click HERE.

UPCOMING MEETS

Newburgh Sea Creatures Spring Spotlight – May 5th-May 6th: Deadline Passed

KYA Derby Classic – May 18th-May 20th: April 16th

LEXD Summer Splash – Jun. 9th-Jun. 10th: May 26th

NKY Clippers David Webb Invite – Jun. 22nd-Jun 24th: May 30th

KYLSC 13 & Over State Championship – July 12th-July 15th: Jun. 30th

KYLSC 12 & Under State Championship – July 20th-July 22nd: July 8th

PRACTICE CHANGES

Pinnacle: Wednesday (4/11): Practices moved to Transy! Technique Group: 4:30-5:30PM, Performance Group: 5:30-7:30 PM, Challenge Group: 7:30-8:45PM. Hoping to be back at Pinnacle tomorrow (Thursday, April 12th).

Richmond: Monday (4/16): Practices Resume!

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of the coaching or administrative staff!

CONTACTS

Coach Dave – coachdave@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Cole – coachcole@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Kevin – knknez@gmail.com

Coach EJ – coachej@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Katy – coachkaty@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Matt – paintergap@yahoo.com

Coach Maddy – maddynasrallah7496@gmail.com

Coach Miles – milesmarquette4@yahoo.com

Coach Kyle – coachkyle@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Annie – annie.s.wilson@gmail.com

Coach Makayla – Makayla.huemmer@fayette.kyschools.us

Coach Chrislyn – chrislyn.ruddy@gmail.com

Coach DP – coachdp@lexingtondolphins.org

Coach Ryan – rwinders@lexingtonchistian.org

Susan Bravard (Team Administrator) – susan@lexingtondolphins.org

Lynne Washbish (Team President) – lwashbish@qx.net

 

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