LCSC Coho Update December 17, 2019

LCSC Coho Update   17 December 2019  

Thursday, December 19
Team Photo, Fun Relays,
and Parent Information Meetings 
“New Swim Team Parents Orientation to Volunteering,” with Krista Dessin
“Preparing for College Swimming,” with Samantha Hart

On Thursday, LCSC shoots its annual team photo.  Additionally, we’ll offer parent information meetings with Krista Dessin, our meet director, and Samantha Hart, LCSC Coach.   Parent Information Meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will conclude before the relays begin.
All swimmers who participate throughout the year with LCSC are invited to join this event.  Individual photos will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the team shot will occur 5:45-6:00 p.m.  Picture order forms are available at practice.  
Attire: Swimmers should wear a team suit or a black suit for the team photo.  Team caps are optional.
Team fun relays to celebrate a successful 2019 will follow the team picture.  
We encourage all of our swimmers (no matter the sessions you swim) able to show up for this team event to participate as fully as possible.  

Vote for your LCSC Tree at the LCRC!
Each day that you enter the Rec Center, you are allowed to vote for your favorite Christmas Tree.  Of course, that would be the LCSC tree.  Thank you to our Secret Santas who plopped that fancy tree down near the pool entrances!  Show your appreciation by taking a few seconds to cast a daily vote.
PS: Swimmers, find your ornament on the tree.  Take it home on or after December 24.  Merry Christmas!

Bi-annual LCSC Coho Design Contest, December 19-January 10
Get your creative Coho designs on!  Those awesome Coho fish designs on our past two years’ team t-shirts were created by our swimmers, family, or friends. Beginning Thursday, the bi-annual contest is back!
Rules for designs are:
~use the outlines available at practice for design
~original artwork only, mainly within the coho outline
~”LCSC” must be included and prominent in the design
Three to five cohos will be converted into print-ready designs. 
Winners will be announced the week of January 12.
Winning artists will receive a t-shirt with their original design.

LCSC Team Winter Social: 
Take the Cohos Bowling: Sunday, December 29, 2-4 p.m., MerriBowl Lanes 

Please join in the fun with our team: bowling in lanes, instead of swimming!  A quick timeout from the pool to have fun with your teammates and families as we close out a successful 2019, you can reserve your family’s spot at this link:

Schedule Update
Week of December 16: All practices to run as scheduled, except Thursday night (Dec. 19) team pictures and team fun relays!
Holiday Season Training Schedule Begins Sunday, December 21
Practices will be available, six days per week, for all groups throughout the winter holiday break.  
No practice on Wednesdays, 12/25/19 & 1/1/20.   
All practices are being held at the Rec Center, at the same time each day beginning Sunday, December 21 through December 31:
Senior/Platinum: 8:00-10:30 a.m. 
Gold: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Silver/Bronze: 9:00-10:30 a.m. 
Happy New Year!  Regular training times resume January 2, 2020

Welcome to Session II…Tell Your Friends About LCSC
“Bring a Buddy to Coho Practice,” December 27-Janauary 3

Tell your friends about the fun we have learning, improving, and refining swim racing skills.  Invite them to join you at a practice so they may experience the joy of the season swimming with Coho Nation.  
Swimming is a lifelong sport, and everyone chooses their own path.  The friends made along the journey may last a lifetime!  We are here to ensure our swimmers learn water safety, swim efficiency, racing skills, and the joy of fitness through competitive swimming.  Share your enthusiasm with friends not yet involved in Coho swimming…after all, sharing is caring!

Racing Update
Jan. 10-12     2020 BAC Winterfest         Entries deadline: Dec. 16

Welcome the New Year with our annual trek to Saline West HS for the first meet of 2020!  Coaches encourage Coho swimmers to swim a broad range of events at this swim meet.  We have five weeks to prepare!
Jan. 31-Feb. 2           2020 LCSC Polar Plunge   Entries deadline: Jan. 3
Close enough to put on the update, in the blink of an eye, we’ll be preparing for our final home meet of the season.  Coho swimmers will consult with coaches to develop a plan for events and training leading up to this last meet before the championship run begins.  Our New Years’ Resolution is to have all swimmers prepared for all strokes during the month of January!
Feb. 7-9         2020 OLY Michigan Open
This meet is geared for swimmers already at the state level seeking to qualify for Sectionals and Nationals.  
More details as information is available.
2020 Spring Championship Meet Progression
Feb. 22-23                 2020 District Meet at Saline West HS

This is the entry-level meet for the championship run.  
All swimmers not yet qualified for JO’s or above may enter this meet.
Feb. 28-Mar. 1          2020 JO Meet at Saline West HS
check qualifying times at:
Mar. 6-8                     2020 12 & U State Championship @ EMU
check qualifying times at:
Mar. 19-22                2020 13-14 & Open State Championship @ EMU
check qualifying times at:
Mar. 27-29                2020 Spring Sectionals @ Elkhart, IN
check qualifying times at:

Go Team Coho!
Your LCSC Coho Coaches