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LCSC Coho Update March 12, 2019

LCSC Coho Update              12 March 2019  

Congratulations Coho Swimmers
JO’s at Saline West HS, March 1-3

At a rate of 90%, Coho swimmers posted lifetime best swims at JO’s.  With that team accomplishment came new state cuts and team records.   Here are the swims and highlights (PB = personal lifetime best):
Bryce Coon: 50/100 fl, 200 IM (3/3 PB, all new 8&U team records)
Amelia Hubbard: 50 fl, 100/200 fr, 50/100 bk, 200 IM (6/6 PB, 5 state cuts)
Andrew Bandilla: 50 br (1/1 PB)
Haleigh Cameron: 100 fl
Josey Coon: 200/500/1650 fr, 50/100/200 fl (6 PB)
Colin Domeracki: 50/100/200 fl, 100/200 bk, 500 fr, 400 IM (6/6 PB, 3 state cuts)
Maddie Lauer: 50/100 br, 100 fl, 200 IM (2/4 PB)
Audrey Tyler: 200 fl (1/1 PB)
Kara Svoboda: 50/200 bk (2/2 PB)
Kaari Peecher: 100/200/1650 fr, 100/200 bk, 200 fl, 200 IM (7/7 PB, 4 state cuts)
Jose Ferreira: 50/100/200 br (1 PB)
Clare Bagazinski: 500 fr, 50/100 fl (3/3 PB)
Allie Allen: 100/200 IM, 50 br, 50 fl, 50 bk (5/5 PB, 2 state cuts)
Patrick Henry: 100 fr, 100 bk, 200 IM (3/3 PB)
Natalie Pitera: 50/100/200/500 fr, 200/400 IM (5/6 PB)
Faith Robertson: 50/100/200 fr, 100 bk, 100 fl (3/5 PB, 2 state cuts)
Andrew Sosnowski: 200 bk (PB)
Tyler Blazoff: 50/100/200 fr, 100 bk, 400 IM (5/5 PB, 1 state cut)
Zane Peecher: 100 fr (PB)
Jamie Maertens: 100 fl, 100/200 br, 200/400 IM (4/5 PB)

12 & U States at Jenison HS, March 8-10
The excellent Coho swimming of 2019 continued this past weekend.  Led by LCSC state meet “veterans” Hazel Thurston and Colin Domeracki, LCSC finished the short course season as a Top 20 team.  The bulk of the points were scored on the girls’ side, with the girls finishing as a Top 10 team in the state!  
Highlights abounded:
Amelia Hubbard: 50 fl/100 fl, 50/200/500 fr, 200 IM (3/5 PB, 2 Top 16 finishes)
Ella Dziobak: 200/500 fr, 100 bk, 50/100 fl, 200 IM (6/6 PB, 6 Top 8 finishes)
Josey Coon: 200 free relay (1 PB)
Emily Pitera: 200 medley relay (1 PB)
Colin Domeracki: 1650 fr, 200 bk, 200 fl, 400 IM (4/5 PB, 2 Top 16 finishes)
Allie Allen: 50/100/200 br, 200 IM, 200 free/medley relay (5/6 PB)
Kaari Peecher: 200/500/1000 fr, 200 fl, 200 bk, 400 IM
Hazel Thurston: 200 fr, 50/100/200 fl, 100/200 bk, 200 free/medley relay (5/8 PB, 2 Top 16 & 1 Top 8 finishes)

LCSC Team Coho Annual Spring Banquet:
April 11, 6-10 p.m., St. Mary’s Cultural Center

Please join your LCSC teammates for a night of celebration and recognition of achievements over past year.  Recognition of group advancements, IMX and IMR swimmers, new team records, community volunteers, and other COHO achievements make up part of the night’s program.  Fun with friends and dancing cap the night’s activities.  We look forward to a great night of celebration with our Coho cohorts!  Sign-up deadline is April 2.  Follow the link to fun:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EA8AA28A57-lcsc3

Question: Should I keep swimming after my last meet of the season?
Answer: Absolutely!

As swimmers officially race for the last (and best) times this season over the next few weeks, coaches remind swimmers that the best way to continue improving health, fitness, and speed is to keep swimming.  
Session II practices run through March 23. Coaches will continue to emphasize improving technique, fitness and endurance, and having fun with teammates. Session III begins March 25 (with the first week of April off for spring break) and continues until the end of the school year.  Tell your friends that evaluations and tryouts will be held throughout the month of March.
Bring a buddy during the month of Marchto see if they have the swimming bug! 

Schedule Update
Week of March 10: All practices to run as scheduled.
Week of March 17: Session II ends.  All practices to run as scheduled. 
Week of March 24: Session III begins.  All practices to run as scheduled.
Week of March 31: Spring Break.  No practices all week.
Week of April 7: 
All practices to run as scheduled, except for Thursday (4/11). Team banquet on Thursday night!  Join the fun with your Coho teammates!

Racing Update
Mar. 14-17   2019 Michigan Swimming 13-14 & Open State Meet, Ann Arbor, MI
Make some noise for your Coho teammates representing LCSC at the Senior State Championships!  Coho swimmers will race in two of the fastest pools in the state: Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan.  If the 12 & Under State Meet performances are any indication of Coho success, we are looking at an incredible weekend for our senior swimmers.  Stay tuned for reports from poolside.
Mar. 23   2019 8 & Under Swim Finale, Howell, MI
A fun way for our youngest Coho swimmers to finish the short course racing season.  Information is posted on the team website; entry deadline is March 13.
Mar. 28-31   2019 Central Zone Spring Sectionals, Indianapolis, IN
This regional-level competition brings the best of the Midwest together for racing to the finish of the short-course season. 

Fire Up, Cohos!
Your LCSC Coho Coaches