January Update from the Lancers

Dear Lancers family,

We hope you are all well!  We are looking forward to a wonderful 2021 together!  The league is planning for a regular summer swim season this year.  Not only that, but The Lancers will be hosting the Green Divisional meet this year at the Lake Ridge Swim Club against Brookside and Meadowbrook!

Winter Conditioning begins March 7!   All Lancers who are interested in getting in shape before the summer season are invited to join us for winter conditioning.  Due to covid restrictions, we are unable to swim at Colgan this winter so we have contracted lane space at Kids’s Choice in Woodbridge.   The registration for Winter conditioning will be available on our website beginning February 1, 2021.  We will swim from 6:00-7:00 pm (Lil’ Lancers, 8 & Unders, 9-10s) or 7:00-8:00 pm (11-12s and 13-18s ) on Sunday evenings at Kids’s Choice.  Sessions will run through May.  If you have questions about which hour your swimmer should join please email Coach Lauren ( [email protected] ).

We will have a modest increase in our family Activity fee this summer, with increased opportunities to use the Lake Ridge Swim Club.  The Activity Fee covers expenses such as equipment replacement, technology fees to support our Team Unify account, and League fees and insurance.  This year the Activity fee will also include a  " Daily Pass Membership" to the Lake Ridge Swim Club that allows every Lancer Family access to the pool as a member for just $5/person per visit. This membership is part of our contract with the Club. There is also an option to transfer the "Daily Pass Membership" to a flat rate (no per visit cost) "Family membership." For information on this option, please contact [email protected] .  More information will be available at our Parent meeting in February.

Swimmers who are 14 years old or older who are interested in joining the coaching staff of the Lancers are encouraged to reach out to Coach Lauren to learn more about upcoming interviews for volunteer coaching opportunities.  Please email Coach Lauren at [email protected] to learn more.

The Lake Ridge Swim Club and the Lancers are both looking for lifeguards and Pool Ops for the summer.   If you are currently certified or you will be getting certified this spring, reach out to Coach Lauren to  learn more about how you can become a club or Lancers lifeguard this summer.  Email Coach Lauren for more information.

Please join us for our annual parent meeting on February 18 at 7pm on Zoom.   At this meeting we will review important information for the upcoming season to include the meet schedule, practice times, fundraising efforts, and planning for divisionals. The Zoom link will be sent out the week of the meeting in a team-wide email.

The Lancers sponsorship packet has been updated and is now available on our website.  Please begin approaching local businesses and asking for support for the Lancers this summer.  Our fundraising goal for this year is $18,000 to cover lane rental costs.  If every family was able to obtain just a few  sponsorships for our team we would easily reach our goal.  Last year we had a tremendous response from the local businesses.  If you have questions, please reach out to Jack Waldman at [email protected]

The fundraising committee is looking for a coordinator to organize our fundraising events.  Please consider helping the team by volunteering to head up this committee.  If you are interested, please email Jack Waldman.

We look forward to seeing you at the Parent Meeting on February 18!

The Lancers Board (Kristen, Jack, Dave, Beau, Dan K, Josh, Cyndi, Lauren, Lacey)

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