June 1, 2014
Congratulations on a smooth and productive first week of practices. For returning swimmers, it was an opportunity to begin building some endurance and feel for the water after a long break; for new swimmers, a great start to learning swim team practice procedures. I do hope you all had fun in the process. All of the coaches were impressed with the positive attitudes and enthusiasm of all of the swimmers.
See important change below:
Change #1: Attention: All 9, 10 and 11 yr old swimmers. You are invited to practice EVERY DAY now.
Change #2: Time trials have been changed to Tuesday 6/10 and Wednesday 6/11. Swimmers 9 and Up can do time trials on either day. Swimmers 8 and Under need to come on their scheduled practice day (Tuesday for boys and Wed for girls). See below for more info on Time Trials.
Here are a few reminders for this week:
If you haven't been able to make it to a practice yet, please try to come this week. Remember to review the criteria for squad placement as Breaststroke and Butterfly times will have a priority when placing on a squad.
BRING FINS AND WATER/GATORADE BOTTLES to every practice. Many of you have been bringing your fins, please continue to do so, regardless of what age group you are swimming with all groups will be using fins a lot. Also, please wear athletic shoes for dry land. Unless the weather is extremely hot, dryland will take place at the beginning of each 11 and Under practice.
The dual meet schedule should be announced any day and we will post/email it when it's ready.
Calendar: Please review the Team Calendar, Team News and Events (you must be singed in to do this) on the website and you will find all that you need to know. All recent emails can be found under TEAM NEWS.
Time Trials will take place next week on Tuesday 6/10 and Wednesday 6/11. All competitive swimmers should either attend time trials OR submit recent winter swim season best times (in events that match up with LBSL events) to Coach Bobby no later than 6/9. Time Trials are important as your swimmers top times are used with all other swimmers best times to give the fairest formula for squad placement. If you don't need to do time trails because you submitted winter times, please come to practice anyway as we will be having a regular practice on time trial days. Rec (Recreational) swimmers can still come to practice on these days.
Please be on time for practice on time trial days as heats will be seeded upon arrival.
We will need parent volunteers to help us with time trials so please offer your assistance.
Flapjack Fundraiser: Sat, 6/21:
I hope you can all attend our biggest Fundraiser of the year. Click here to learn more about it, sign up to attend or volunteer.
Please do not respond to these e-mails. I will not be available through e-mail during the swim season. I can be contacted by putting a note in my mailbox on the team room door. Our team President, Sandy Borowsky, is available via e-mail should you have any administrative questions. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
I thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at