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LCSC Coho Update 8 January 2022

LCSC Coho Update      8 January 2022

Welcome to LCSC’s Session II and Happy New Year to all!  
Please read the updates and direct questions to coaches either at practice or through email.  
There are changes to the weekly schedules; please carefully read “Schedule Update” section.  
We look forward to a safe and productive 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 January 10: Practices to run as scheduled, except for Thursday Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 15.  Thursday (Jan. 13) is canceled due to a HS swim meet at the Rec; Saturday (Jan. 15) canceled in favor of the USSC Odd Age meet.  *Please see note below for updated schedule.
Week of January 17: Practices to run as scheduled, except for Thursday Jan. 20 (canceled due to HS meet).  *Please see note below for updated schedule.
Week of January 24: All practices to run as scheduled. 
Week of January 31: 
 Practices to run as scheduled Monday-Thursday.  Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4-5) are canceled in favor of our Team Effort Meet, the 2022 Polar Plunge!
Week of February 7: Monday night off to rest from a full 2022 Polar Plunge weekend!  Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday as scheduled. Thursday (Feb. 10) canceled due to a HS meet.  
*Please see note below for updated schedule. 
*Updated schedule notes:
When Thursday night practices are canceled due to HS meets:
~Friday night schedule changes: SR/Platinum, 4-6 p.m.; Bronze/Silver, 6-7 p.m.
~Bronze/Silver may attend Monday or Wednesday of that week as makeup class.
~Gold may attend Friday night of that week, 6-7 p.m., as makeup class.  
~SR/Platinum swimmers, who are Rec members (non-Rec members can buy a day pass), may swim Thursday afternoon of that week under Coach Vince’s direction from 3-4 p.m., followed by dry land training 5:15-6:15 p.m. 

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.

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, please 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 team entry has been accepted.  Please watch for email updates on specifics; there have been some limits in some events, affecting some of our swimmers.  The meet is full with no additional entries being accepted.  
Feb. 4-6          LCSC Polar Plunge (Team Effort Meet!)                Sign-up: “Opt Out”, Jan. 9
                       All Session II-registered Coho swimmers are expected to fully participate in our Team Effort Meet.  HS boys not currently training with LCSC are invited to attend this meet as well.  Coaches are preparing swimmers for demonstrating improved swimming skills at this early February event.  Event selections were confirmed with most swimmers this week at practice.  Please review event selections and direct any questions to Coach Paul and Coach Vince. “Opt out” indicates that all Session II Coho swimmers will be signed up for as full a line up as possible, and if a swimmer is not able to participate, they must “Opt Out“ of the entry by informing the LCSC coaches.  Special thanks to Dan Coon, President/Meet Director, for the extra time and energy required to have all the volunteers, parts, and pieces working in unison!
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 Open Championship Meet @ Holland, MI 
          
Who should swim: All Coho swimmers meeting the qualification standards for this meet.  (Swimmers planning on participating in this meet should plan to attend Monday night’s informational meeting.)
Mar. 25-27      Michigan Swimming Age Group (10 & U, 11-12, and 13-14) Championship Meet @ Holland, MI
          
Who should swim: All Coho swimmers meeting the qualification standards for this meet. (Swimmers planning on participating in this meet should plan to attend Monday night’s informational meeting.) 
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 New Year!  See you at the REC! 
Your LCSC Coho Coaches