LCSC Coho Update 9 June 2021

LCSC Coho Update      9 June 2021

Schedule Update
Dry Land Training  
Gold groups on Monday and Wednesday only:
SR/Platinum Dry Land: 5:10-6:00 p.m.
Gold Dry Land: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Dry Land Training is an optional opportunity, and coaches will expand the opportunity as much as possible.  Equipment needed for both groups: training shoes, socks, shorts, and shirt; jump rope.  SR/Platinum group also requires an appropriate weight medicine ball.
Week of June 7: All practices as scheduled.
Week of June 14: All practices as scheduled.  
Session 4 begins June 21.  Updated Session IV schedule may be found at:
Week of June 21: All practices as scheduled.
Week of June 28: All practices as scheduled, Monday-Friday.  Saturday no practice, enjoy the 4th of July weekend!

Session IV Update
Session IV begins June 21 and ends August 7.  It is a very short session, followed by two weeks of morning Coho swim camps.  Our pool time has been agreed upon: we have morning training available at Botsford Pool for all groups; and, with limited capacity at the Rec Center, we have afternoon time for full-time Sr/Platinum Plus swimmers and Gold swimmers.  As we have very limited space in the afternoons, Coho swimmers interested in registering for SR/Platinum Plus must confirm with Coach Vince prior to registration. 

Coho Racing Update
June 11-13: PWCW IMX Challenge Meet at EMU.   Information is posted.  We had to drastically reduce our initial entry as we continue to work out of the Covid-19 restrictions.  CW challenges Coho swimmers to be at their very best, and we look forward to this IMX Racing opportunity!  
June 13: Life Time Fitness Quad Meet at Lakeland HS.  Coach Paul will lead our Coho contingent at this meet.  There may be room for late entries into this meet.  Please contact Coach Paul or Coach Vince with any questions about this Sunday meet.
June 18: Central Zone Open Water Championship at Pleasant Prairie, WI: Information for this event is available on the Michigan Swimming website.  Interested swimmers may sign up through the MI Swimming website as this is considered a Team Michigan event.
June 20: “Irene’s Dream Swim” HVP Open Water event: We are still waiting on specifics for this open water event in our backyard.  Mark the date on the calendar, and we’ll send info as soon as it becomes available.
June 25-27: Travel meet at Kalamazoo.  Entries have been accepted for this travel meet.  We will post soon if they are allowing additional entries.  This meet is a great choice for swimmers ready to race for fun and times.  No awards/ribbons at this event, so you really are swimming for fun and fast times!  (Coach Vince’s team in Kalamazoo hosted this meet from 1995-2011…he’s looking to bring some tough Coho swimmers to his home pool for 22 years)
June 30: Open Water State Championship in Cincinatti, OH:  This is another great opportunity for open water racing.  Please read the meet information being sent out this afternoon to determine if you are ready to travel down south for an open water challenge. 
July 16-18: Michigan Swimming State Meet for 12 & Unders: No firm details are yet available on location and timeline.  Stay tuned for details.
July 22-25: Michigan Swimming State Meet for 13 & Overs:  No firm details are yet available on location and timeline.  Stay tuned for details.

LCSC Training Equipment Reminder
     Coho swimmers are expected to have their own equipment as outlined in our last few updates.  With all groups using the same or similar equipment, it is important that each athlete clearly mark their kickboard, fins, snorkel, and paddles with their name and/or bright design so that it is easy to identify in a pile of similar objects.
     We have several swimmers missing their kickboards or fins because they were picked up at the end of practice by a teammate.  Swimmers are reminded to double-check equipment as they pick it up at the end of practice.

Billing Information
Silicone cap orders and meet fees for this  month ’s meets will be included on J uly  1 billing.

What to Expect as LCSC Continues to Practice
As we head into summer, MDHHS continues to modify the Covid-19 safety orders.  
We will keep you informed with changes to our procedures.   

1. Please continue to stay safe and stay home if you have any Covid-19 symptoms.   
LCSC is following the recommendations of Wayne County’s “Return to School Roadmap”:
2. Wear your mask and social distance at all times when in the Rec Center.  This includes dry land training, waiting behind the blocks to enter the pool, and using the restrooms.  
3. Maintaining safe distance in the water, while resting and/or receiving instruction.  
Please be aware of social distancing while the water while resting and receiving instructions.  
4. Direct instruction and practice time to correctly perform basic and advanced racing skills.  In swimming, the combination of excellent instruction and time to fine-tune those skills is the path to success.  Coho coaches are well prepared daily to offer excellent instruction, and our Board of Directors have been tenacious in providing pool time so that our young swimmers have the best opportunities to be successful Coho swimmers.

Thank you for keeping all Cohoes safe!
Your LCSC Coho Coaches