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Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter

12/3/18

 

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Announcements

·          This week:

o    Tuesday (12/4): LN is racing Noblesville in a dual meet so all practices are cancelled tomorrow. The meet starts at 5:30p if you would like to check out some high school swimming action.

o    Wednesday (12/5): LN is playing LC in boys basketball. Because of the expected crowd and security concerns, administration has asked us to be finished with practice at 6pm. Therefore, Foundation and Keystone will have practice from 5-6pm. Reminder that traffic and parking will be a nightmare so please be ready for that when picking up your kidos.

o    Saturday/Sunday (12/8-9): There will be no Cornerstone practice on Saturday because of the WAC Wipeout meet.

·          WAC Wipeout: The WAC Wipeout is this weekend. Remember Keystone and Spire have practice on Saturday. Attached is the athlete entry report for the meet.

·          Triathlon Series: Calling all ADULT triathletes! LST will be hosting a Triathlon training series throughout the winter. If you want some extra training or interested in training for a triathlon or simply want a great workout, we would love to have you. Attached is more information.

·          Officials Needed: We would love to get everyone involved with the club and one of the best, most rewarding ways to do that is to become a USA swimming official. If you are interested or have any questions regarding how to become an official, please contact Corey Franklin: corey.franklin@gmail.com

·          WAC Pre-Meet Pizza & Pasta Palooza: Cornerstone and Foundation swimmers invited for a fun night of food and friends before we dominate the WAC Winter Wipeout. Click on the link for more information

Deadlines

Meet Sign up page

LST Winter Decathlon – 12/21/18

Center Grove Super Bowl Splash – 12/28/18

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

CARD travel meet: What a great meet this weekend. We could not be more proud of our group and how they represented not only themselves and the club, but the state of Indiana. We had several unsolicited compliments from folks who were impressed with our young people. Way to go LST!

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!