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LCSC Coho Update 27 December 2021

LCSC Coho Update      27 December 2021

Welcome to LCSC’s Session II and Happy Holidays to all!  
Please read the updates and direct questions to coaches either at practice or through email.  
We look forward to a safe holiday season and winter session!

Schedule Update
Please stay tuned to our Team Feed on the website and email updates.  
Please review the updated schedule for Session II at:
https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=milcsc&_stabid_=94404
Week of December 27: Practices run on a changed schedule for the holiday break: 
Mondays/Tuesdays: SR/Platinum, 4-6 p.m., dryland, 6:15-7 p.m.
                                 Gold, 6-7:30 p.m.; Bronze/Silver, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesdays/Thursdays: SR/Platinum, 9-11 a.m., dryland, 11:15-noon
                                 Gold, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Bronze/Silver, 11 a.m.-noon
Fridays/Sundays: SR/Platinum, 9-11 a.m.
Bronze/Silver swimmers may attend any available practices during the holiday break.
Week of January 3: Practices to run as scheduled, except for Monday evening dry land training is canceled in favor of Championship Team Meeting.
Week of January 10: Practices to run as scheduled, except for Saturday, Jan. 15, canceled in favor of the USSC Odd Age meet.
Week of January 17: All practices to run as scheduled.
Week of January 24: All practices to run as scheduled.

What to Expect Each Day at Practice
~Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of water time to stretch and prepare to be in the water on time.  
~Parents may observe practice from the spectator area.  No parents are allowed on deck, except for meetings and/or questions for the coaches.
~Please stay home if you are having symptoms related to the flu or Covid-19.  Please communicate with us if you have positive tests in your household. We are obliged to communicate close contacts when they occur.

March 2022 State Championships and Central Zone Sectionals Meeting, 
Monday, January 3, 6:15 p.m., Rec Center Pool Bleachers

     This meeting is for all swimmers and parents interested in participating in the March 2022 spring championship meets.  Dry land training will be canceled so that all team members understand the qualifying requirements, timelines, and training planned through March. 
     Planning for championships includes training, qualifying, and having proper accommodations during the championship meet.  This often times includes making travel arrangements far in advance of the meet.  
A report of the meeting will be posted to all team members later in the week.  

2022 Winter Team Cap Order
     Latex team caps are available from coaches upon request.  Each swimmer may receive up to two latex caps per calendar year.  
     Silicone team caps will be ordered mid-January.  Both generic team silicone caps and personalized caps must be ordered in pairs.  Please send your silicone cap orders to Coach Vince.  The silicone cap order will be sent out January 17, so contact Coach Vince on/before January 15.

LCSC Training Equipment
     Each Coho swim group has its specific list of equipment. Most equipment is available through our team store.  Just click the Swimoutlet.com icon on our home page, and the LCSC store will link up.  The specific types of equipment (i.e., Finis products, styles) have been selected by the coaches to best improve technique. In addition to the listed equipment, all swimmers should have two pairs of comfortable racing goggles (Speedo is a dependable brand, also available on Swimoutlet).
Bronze/Silver: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis PDF fins
Gold: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis PDF fins, Finis Freestyle snorkel* (*must be specific style)
SR/Platinum: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis Edge fins, Finis ISO Paddles, Finis Stability Snorkel, Swim parachute, and mesh bags for kicking.  Swim parachutes differ in their price, size, and quality; mesh bags (12” x 18”, or larger) may be found at the Champion Sports Store: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Champion+Sports/page/2B5765CF-D35A-4B67-99C8-A0F5136C247E?ref_=ast_bln 
Team swimsuits may be ordered through the JOLYN store on our homepage.  If you have questions about suit sizes, please go to a local swim shop and try suits on; Jolyn suits for girls run a bit small compared to other racing suits. Finis suits for boys run true to size.

Coho Goal Sheets
Winter 2021-2022 Goals Sheets are available at practice and on our website (under the “Resources” tab).  Each swimmer in every group is expected to complete a seasonal goal sheet in their own handwriting.   Coaches also recommend that each swimmer keeps another copy of their completed goal sheet at home for regular reference.  This is an important tool in long-term development, and we look forward to helping each and every Coho reach their seasonal goals!

Racing Update
Jan. 14-16      Odd Age Meet at USSC        Sign-up by: Friday, Dec. 17 
                       
Our initial team entry has been accepted.  We are waiting to hear if there is room in the meet for additional swimmers.  
Feb. 4-6          LCSC Polar Plunge (Team Effort Meet!)                Sign-up: TBA
                       Who should swim: All Coho swimmers are expected to fully participate in our Team Effort Meets.  Coaches will prepare swimmers for demonstrating improved swimming skills at this early February event.
Mar. 5-6          Michigan Swimming Regional Championships
           Who should swim: All Coho swimmers meeting the qualification standards for this meet.
Mar. 18-20      Michigan Swimming Ultra Championship Meet 
          
Who should swim: All Coho swimmers meeting the qualification standards for this meet.
Mar. 25-27      Michigan Swimming Age Group (10 & U, 11-12, and 13-14) Championship Meet
          
Who should swim: All Coho swimmers meeting the qualification standards for this meet.
Mar. 31-Apr. 3  USA Swimming Central Zone Sectionals @ IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
            
Who should swim: The best of the best Coho racers achieving these challenging time standards. 

Happy Holidays! See you at the REC! 
Your LCSC Coho Coaches