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Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter

10/29/18

 

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Announcements

·          No Practice this Wednesday: Happy Halloween!

·          CARD INVITE:The information for the CARD Invite team travel meet to Louisville, KY is available on the website including itinerary.

o    You must turn in the 4 forms (links on the page) to coach Joel or Matt by Monday, November 26

o    The meal sheet has been added so please make sure you print that out and turn it in to coach Matt or coach Joel.

o    The itinerary is updated and available on the website

o    $150 covers the cost of everything and will be charged to your account.

o    Parents, you have a room block for a hotel at the Hilton Garden Inn. 2735 Crittenden Dr, Louisville, KY 40209. (502) 637-2424. Please let them know you are with LST when you book your reservations.

·          Athlete Entry Report: Here is the entry report for this weekend’s meet in Noblesville. It can also be found on the meet page on the website.

·          Board of Directors Seat: As you know, we are a board run, 501(c)(3) organization. We have the alumni seat opening up on our board of directors. So if you are an alumni of LST or know someone who might be interested, please contact our board president, Lee Burns at burns_lee_j@lilly.com

·          Shirt order: Remember the shirt order for this weekend is: Friday = Red, Saturday = Grey, Sunday = Black

Deadlines

Meet Sign up page

WAC Closed Invite (Foundation/Cornerstone) – 11/2/18

LST Winter Decathlon – 12/21/18

 

Other

·          Athlete Gear: As most of you know we have our online team store up and running. You can access the store following the link or from our home pageon the website. We have everything on there discounted just for LST. The password to access the team store is: golst

·          Locker Room: The locker rooms are available for changing before and after practice for the LST athletes. Here are a few more guidelines for locker room usage:

o    DO NOT store your bag in the locker room unless it is locked up. We are not the only people using the locker rooms. You may keep the bag on deck where it can be monitored more closely.

o    5 minutes is the total change time allotted before and after practice. Please be respectful of the coaches’, teammates’, and parents’ time.

o    NO PHONES: refrain from using any phones in the locker room

·          Pick-up/Drop-off: Pick up and drop off will be at door number 8. Parents, please remind your athletes to change and go directly to the pool deck to meet for dryland. For pick-up, our expectation is that the athletes get picked up within 10 minutes of the practice finishing. If you have an athlete that will be picked beyond the ten minutes after practice, the swimmer must report to the pool deck and the parents must come in to pick up their swimmer. We cannot monitor the back hallway at all times so for the safety of our athletes, please try and pick up your kids in a timely manner.

·          New Members: To all the new members, welcome to the best swim club in the Indianapolis area! If you have not yet done so, please email coach Joel (joel.elber@gmail.com) a copy of your birth certificate to go along with your first registreation.

·          LST Yearly Practice Schedule

·          Fall/Winter Calendar: The group specific fall/winter calendar is now available online under the “ Group Calendars” tab. Make sure you select the group you would like to view from the dropdown menu. Our first day back will be Tuesday, September 4th!

·          Fall Meet Schedule: Here is the most up to date fall meet schedule. This will also be available online under the “Group Calendars” link at the top of the LST homepage.

·          Safe Sport: Athletes and parents, make sure you participate in USA swimming’s safe sport training:  Safe Sport Athlete Training and Safe Sport Parent Training.

 

Coach’s Segment

Noblesville Meet: This weekend is the Noblesville meet and after the first meet, everyone (kids and coaches) discussed things that we did well and things that need improvement. For this meet there are a few key focus points that we need to be better at that we can concentrate on in practice leading up to the meet:

1.       Underwaters and breakouts

2.       Cheering on our teammates

3.       Aggressive racing

If anyone has any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc… please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at: joel.elber@gmail.com, (317) 517-5348

Go LST!