LCSC Coho Update October 11, 2019

LCSC Coho Update   11 October 2019  

Schedule Update
October 12 (Saturday): Team Intra Squad/Suit Fitting at Rec Center
The goals of this event are to build friendships among the whole team, have more experienced swimmers partner with less experienced teammates to learn the ropes of USA Swim meets, allow our new swimmers a chance to be properly fitted for racing suits, and encourage parents to learn the different aspects of hosting a USA Swimming meet.  All swimmers with LCSC are welcome to attend, even if you have not yet signed up for this event.  Unlike our two big invitationals (“Snowball Splash” in early December, and “Polar Plunge” in early February) we host at the Rec Center, we will have our normal amount of Saturday lanes, so there will be other Rec Center patrons on deck.  
Saturday Team Intra Squad Timeline
7:30-8:00 a.m.: 
Swimmers sign in and suit fitting.  If parents are volunteering for timing, announcing, safety, or officiating, then they may be on deck.  Volunteers, please sign in at the announcer’s table.  
8:00-8:30 a.m.:  Buddy assignments, team stretches and volunteer orientation.  Swimmers meet with coaches and pair up with their buddies. While the swimmers do their pre-swim shoulder stretches together, volunteer parents will take time to learn or review skills in timing, officiating, roles of safety personnel, and announcing.
8:30-9:15 a.m.: Team Warm Up.  After showering, swimmers will warm up in lanes according to their group and ability.   Warm up at USA Swimming meets is typically very crowded, and it is important for all swimmers to learn the additional skills needed to navigate safely with 15-20 swimmers in each lane.
9:25-10:30 a.m.: Racing! Swimmers will get in a few short races beginning with the 25 free or the 50 free, followed by 25/50 breaststroke, 25/50 backstroke, and if time permits, 25/50 butterfly.  Big buddies will assist younger buddies on getting to the proper heat and lane prior to the race, will offer feedback on the races, and help younger buddies get used to checking in with coaches and then cooling down after each race.
Week of October 14: All practices to run as scheduled.
Week of October 21: All practices to run as scheduled.

Racing Update
Oct. 12           2019 Coho Intra Squad      8:00-10:30 a.m.
Oct. 18-20     2019 OLY Fall Classic        

This meet is for advanced Coho swimmers qualified in at least 3 events/day.  Please talk to your coaches if you have any questions about this event.
Oct. 25-27     2019 USSC Trick or Treat Grab Bag Classic 
Our initial entry has been accepted.  USSC still has room on Friday evening, and for 12 & U swimmers in the Sat/Sun afternoon sessions.  This meet is an excellent event for all Coho swimmers.  Please select a minimum of 3 events per session (except Friday night).  Please talk with your coaches if you have questions about entries.
Nov. 9-10       “Quad Meet” hosted by USSC         (Entry deadline: Oct. 20)
This meet is limited to five teams: Kingfish Aquatics Waterford, Novi Sturgeons, Royal Swimming, LCSC, and host Utica Shelby Swim Club.  All swimmers are encouraged to participate and select challenging events.  This meet is a wonderful chance to meet swimmers from other teams that you will be racing with throughout the seasons.
Nov. 23-24        2019 SAC Thanksgiving Classic   (Entry deadline: Oct. 24)
Information is posted on the team website.  This meet is a great opportunity to swim close to home.   If you are swimming in both November meets, then please choose a wide variety of events to keep things interesting.
Dec. 6-8          2019 LCSC Snowball Splash  (Entry deadline: TBA)
Mark your calendar for our annual racing event at the LCRC.  All swimmers and families are expected to participate as much as possible in this team FUNdraiser.  

Other Pertinent Information
Silicone Cap Order 

Coach Vince will be taking orders for team silicone caps.  Caps may be ordered with or without names.  Deadline for this order: Wednesday, Oct. 16.  Caps will be in by mid November.

Go Cohoes!
Your LCSC Coho Coaches