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Weekly Bulletin

 Check out the highlights in this week's bulletin.

  • Coach's Corner | Coach Clark and all LESD Coaches are excited for championship meets. 

  • Practice Schedule |  Click here to view the practice schedules.

  • Behind the Scenes | Interested to learn more about USA Swim Meets and ways to get involved?

  • Calling All Senior Athletes | Help cheer Age Group swimmers and assist with the meet.  

  • Camp Counselor Opportunity | Join Hawken Day Camp Aquatic Staff from June 10 - July 19.

Coach's Corner

Hello Silver Dolphins,

The Championship Season is moving right along.  We had some terrific swimming at the 8 & Under Championships and this past Sunday at the Regional Championship as well. 

Our 8 & Unders are back at it tomorrow and Sunday down in Columbus at the Barbara Kay Mini Championship Meet.  The Silver Dolphins are bringing their largest group in years led by Coach Paul and Coach Allie.  I am looking forward to the results on that meet!  Next weekend our 14 & Unders will perform at the Age Group Championships at Cleveland State.  This is always a great meet for LESD as we always have amazing time drops from all of our swimmers. 

The Senior swimmers take the stage at the end of March at the local Senior Champ Meet and the regional Sectional Meet in Indianapolis.  The high school swimmers are coming off of their fabulous District and State Meets and will be racing again in the club events representing the Silver Dolphins.  This time of year is always great fun for the coaches as the swimmers show that hard, consistent work pays off.  Those Silver Dolphin smiles are terrific to see!

Again, my best to you and yours in the closing weeks 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

Coach Clark 

Practice Schedules

Please click here to view all practice locations

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. 

The spring schedule for the majority of locations will be similar to the winter schedule and we will continue to update you on any changes. Some of the swim practice groups and locations will be taking a short break in March and those dates will be outlined on the practice schedule tab. 

Behind the Scenes

LESD and all clubs, rely heavily on parent workers to provide your child with a great swimming experience. We cannot thank all of our Silver Dolphin parents enough for their support throughout the Short Course season. 

We are working with USA Swimming on some educational opportunities to further support running our successful team hosted meets. Are you interested in learning more about any of the following positions?

  • Computer Worker - This role runs the Hy-Tek meet system that produces the heat sheets and results at meets.
  • Hospitality - This role provides the "energy" for the meets and support for all the USA Officials, Coaches and Meet Workers at meets. 
  • Meet Director - This role manages the set up of the meets and coordinates with all positions to effectively run a meet. 
  • Official - This role monitors and enforces USA regulations during the swimming competition of meets. 
  • Safety Director - This role manages the safety of the meets. 

Please email us if you are interested in getting more information and training about any of these roles. 

Calling Senior Athletes

Lake Erie Swimming (our Local USA Swimming governing body) that runs all local championship meets is looking for senior athletes to help with finals at Age group Champs next weekend on Saturday (3/9) and Sunday (3/10). Arrival time will be approximately 4 pm. Finals will generally start around  5 pm and conclude around 8:30 pm. 

This is a great opportunity to give back to the sport as many of the Age Group swimmers look up to our senior athletes as role models. 

Please click here to sign up.   All of our senior athletes will receive an AG champs t-shirt.  So, please include their preferred size -- otherwise, they will guess.  

Dolphin Shout Outs

Happy birthday to the following Silver Dolphins  

6th - Isabella Flowers

7th - Chloe Bautista

10th - Kevin Fu

Congratulations to our February Swimmers of the Month:  Click here for February Swimmer of the Month

Camp Counselor Opportunity

Do you like working with kids, teaching the sport you love AND making some extra cash? Hawken Day Camp is looking for instructors for this summer. A big bonus is you will get your lifeguarding as part of the job!  Contact Betsy Tietjen if you or your swimmer(s) are interested.  Camp runs June 10-July 19, with no camp on July 4, and a mandatory orientation on June 8.  Hours are 8:30 am - 4:15 pm at the lower school campus.  Candidates should be in 9th grade or above, though 8th graders can get work experience as volunteers.