LCSC Coho Update July 16, 2018

LCSC Coho Update   16 July 2018 

Cohoes Finish Long Course Regular Season with a BANG!!
            Congratulations to our Summer Cohoes for a strong finish to the “regular” long-course season.  This weekend begins the championship meets: 12 & U State Meet this weekend in Holland; 13 & Over State Meet next weekend at EMU.
            Our swimmers attended two meets this past weekend with very positive results.  A baker’s dozen swam at OLY in the “Grizzly Summer Sizzler.”  Haley Dobbyn led the way, qualifying for states with a lifetime best on Friday night in the 400 IM.  Congratulations to the following swimmers for establishing personal best times in a number of events at the Sizzler: Allie Allen, Amelia Brown, Jocelyn Dessin, Amelia Hubbard, Erin Wensorski, Neil Bhate, Cameron Newton-Lay, and Joseph Salvatera.  A school of Cohoes swimming at the USSC Last Dance SCM at Stoney Creek HS also demonstrated the great potential of Coho Nation: new AA State qualifiers at this meet included Maddie Lauer, Ella Dziobak, Josey Coon, Hazel Thurston, Joe Lenard, and Haley Dobbyn; lifetime best swims were also posted by Aanchal Acharya, Kassandra Beaumont, Corinne Gillis, Mara Gillis, McKenna Lauer, Addie Meseroll, Audrey Tyler, CJ Cederlind, Brycen Coon, Miguel Hernandez, and Arnav Kulkarni.
            The outstanding swims of the weekend belong to some of our novice Coho swimmers.  Congratulations to Corrine Gillis swimming the 200 IM for the first time, and to CJ Cederlind and Arnav Kulkarni racing many events for their first time including the 50 fly, 50 breast, and 200 free.  These young swimmers demonstrated great initiative by challenging themselves to race all strokes and many distances.  This is how our team becomes better!  Thank you to all our racing Cohoes this weekend.

Coho Team Picnic July 31 at Burton Hollow Swim Club
Celebrate the summer with your Coho friends and families in two weeks at the Burton Hollow Swim Club.  Please follow the link and sign up both on the sign-up genius and the Team Unify website:
This invitation is open to all Cohoes, including those not swimming this summer.  We are looking forward to finishing a great summer season, a fantastic indoor season, and to seeing all of our Coho friends soon!

LCSC Announces Coho Swim Camps, July 30-August 10
            Immediately following the 2018 Summer Session, LCSC Coho coaches are offering two weeks of summer swim camp.  Morning sessions will focus on stroke technique in all four strokes; afternoon sessions will focus on starts, turns, and finishes in all four racing strokes. These swim camps are open to swimmers of all ages.  Swimmers do not have to be a member of LCSC or USA Swimming to participate in these camps. Tell your friends at your summer clubs that this is a great way to finish out the summer season!  Information about the Coho Cummer Swim Camps is available on the team website.  Please contact Coach Vince with any questions.

Safety Reminders
1. Concussion Awareness Forms must be on file for every LCSC swimmer.
  If you have not yet completed a form, please print it off and return it to LCSC coaching staff:
We are contacting all families that do not have a form on file within the next week.
2. Arrive 15 minutes before practice session to complete shoulder stretches and shower before practice.  Proper preventative shoulder stretching significantly reduces the risk of common shoulder injuries associated with competitive swimming.  Arriving 15 minutes prior to practice start allows time to shower, stretch, and mentally prepare for the day’s aquatic challenge.
3. Improving body strength and stroke mechanics reduce risk of injury.  Exercising with proper technique builds strength and endurance for life-long health and fitness.  Coho coaches teach and reinforce the proper techniques for dry land and swim training.  It is the responsibility of each individual swimmer to improve their technique when receiving instruction and corrective feedback.  

Schedule Update
Week of July 16: 
All practices to run as scheduled.
Week of July 23: All practices to run as scheduled.  Saturday (7/28) concludes the summer session.

Racing Update
July 20-22     2018 Michigan Swimming LCM 12 & U State Championship Meet

            Congratulations to the following swimmers representing our team at the 12 & Under Summer States: Ella Dziobak, Maddie Lauer, Josey Coon, Allie Allison, Natalie Pitera, Faith Robertson, and Hazel Thurston.  Stay tuned for details on our team’s progress! 
July 25-29     2018 USA Swimming Summer Nationals
Visit www.usaswimming.orgfor information about summer nationals.
July 26-29     2018 Michigan Swimming LCM 13-14 & Open State Championship            
            Congratulations to our qualifiers for the 13 & Over Summer States: Lexi Gutu, Brady Kendall, Haley Dobbyn, and Joe Lenard.
July 31-August 4      2018 USA Swimming Summer Junior Nationals
Visit www.usaswimming.orgfor information about summer juniors.
August 2-5    2018 USA Swimming Central Zone Championships
            For the advanced 14 & Under Coho swimmer:

Have a great week!
Your Coho Coaching Staff