February 8, 2019
Check out the highlights in this week's bulletin.
Coach's Corner | Coach Clark has a message for all Silver Dolphins leading into Championship meets.
Meet Entries | Keep in mind Championship deadlines are approaching.
Practice Schedule | Click here to view the practice schedules.
8 & Under Travel Meet | Learn more about the upcoming Barbara Kay Meet.
District Leadership | Check out two new volunteer positions with Lake Erie Swimming to help the local swimming community.
Hello Silver Dolphins,
Wow, the season swims by so quickly!
We are hosting our last short course meet of the season tomorrow at SPIRE. We will be taking deck entries on site tomorrow morning. Thanks to our meet directors and volunteers that will make this another great LESD Meet.
The Championship Season is upon us. Everyone should swim in at least one meet. The schedule makers have provided great opportunities for all ages from our 8 and Under Championship to the Senior Championship. The meets are designed for all levels of abilities and experience. Yes! Even a Championship meet can be your first meet of the season. Just check with your coach on what meet is best for you. Every year our team goal is 100% participation by our swimmers in these meets. It provides a benchmark for the swimmers and the coaches as they work with the athletes.
Finally, I wholeheartedly appreciate the support we have received this season from all of our families and coaching staff. The addition of CJ Musser has been life-changing for me and the club. We will continue to align our programs for future success. We will also continue to provide opportunities that no other team in town can provide. And we will continue to shine brightly with our Silver Medal status earned again this season.
My best to you and yours in the closing months of the short course season. Remember, LESD is a full-time family club and we will be jumping right into the summer season soon after the championships.
Have Fun, Swim Fast
LESD believes strongly in providing competitive opportunities for all swim groups. Championship meets are another exciting way to culminate the short course season and get more competitive racing exposure. LESD will be creating a Championship Team t-shirt that will be distributed to all swimmers entered in these meets. You should have received emails for the upcoming available meets below that are best for your swimmer(s). Here is a reminder of upcoming meet entry deadlines of the short course season:
- 8 & Under Championship Meet
- 14 & Under Age Groups Championships
- 2/8 - Regional Age Group Championships
- 2/13 - Barbara Kay Mini-Champs
- 2/10 - Lake Erie Senior Championships
- 3/6 - Central Zone Sectional Meet
If you have any questions on meet entry deadlines, please email Sarah Tobin. Competition is a fun and big component to your swimmer(s) development. Click here for helpful tips on what to expect with meet
If you have questions, please contact the corresponding coach for the swim group/practice location. We will continue to update this schedule and point out any changes in the weekly bulletin but also post the updates in the schedule tab on LESD.org.
8 & Under Travel Meet
8 & Under Swimmers are invited to participate in the Barbara Kay Mini-Champs sponsored by the Worthington Swim Club in Columbus. This meet is the annual end-of-season mini championship meet that is age appropriate for your swimmer(s). The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins have a long-standing record of excellence at this meet. Please join us for this great travel meet which is an opportunity to create lasting memories and bond with fellow swimmers and families. All swimmers will receive a participation trophy along with even more exciting ribbons and trophies per each event.
In addition to the meet, LESD will be hosting a Barbara Kay pre-meet practice, ability to purchase team apparel specific to the meet and you can partake in a team dinner during the meet.
Check out some of the details for this upcoming exciting meet.
- Meet Date | Saturday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
- Lodging | Families typically arrive on Friday Night and the team will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Columbus Polaris at a special rate of $149. Click here to book your room today. Please note, the discount rate will expire on February 15th and due to other events in the area, they could not guarantee availability after so please book your rooms in advance.
- Meet Entries | The meet entry is now live, click here to enter your swimmer today.
Dolphin Shout Outs
Happy birthday to the following Silver Dolphins
12th - Nick Carcelli
Congratulations to our January Swimmers of the Month: Click here for January Swimmer of the Month
The Lake Erie Swimming District, which is our local governing body of USA Swimming, has created two new volunteer positions. Click here to learn more.