LCSC Coho Update 11 February 2021

LCSC Coho Update      11 February 2021

Schedule Update
Week of February 8: All practices as scheduled.
Week of February 15: All practices as scheduled.
Week of February 22: All practices as scheduled.
Billing Update
During the next billing cycle, families should expect to see charges for silicone team caps, meet entry fees. Please direct any questions regarding these charges to Coach Vince.

Team Suits and Team Caps
Team caps and suits that were ordered in Nov/Dec have been distributed.  Swimmers interested in personalized silicone caps may order by emailing Coach Vince with the name desired on the cap.  The winter order will be placed on Friday, Feb. 12.  Information about the next team suit order will follow soon.

LCSC Training Equipment
Each Coho swim group has its specific list of equipment. Most equipment is available through our team store.  Just click the icon on our home page, and the LCSC store will link up.  The specific type of equipment (i.e., Finis products, styles) have been selected by the coaches as the best equipment to improve technique. 
Bronze/Silver: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis PDF fins
Gold: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis PDF fins, Finis Freestyle snorkel* (*must be specific style)
SR/Platinum: Finis Alignment kickboard, Finis Edge fins, Finis ISO Paddles, Finis Stability Snorkel, Swim parachute, mesh bags for kicking.  Swim parachutes differ in their price, size, and quality; mesh bags (12” x 18”, or larger) may be found at the Champion Sports Store:
Special thanks to Erin O’Brien for setting up our team store on the team website!  Swimmers may check with coaches regarding equipment recommendations.

Coho Racing Update
The 2021 Coho Racing Season is up and swimming!  Although it is a limited return to racing, 
and we’ll have limited racing opportunities through the end of Session 3, it was fun to prepare and then watch about 70 Coho swimmers blast off the blocks into many lifetime best swims, including many brand new and challenging IMXtreme events!  Thank you to all of our parent volunteers assisting in meet administration.  
As we look at our next “official” racing opportunity in mid-March.  We’ll look for the most recent updates on safety restrictions and other potential means of increasing the number of Coho racers in each session.  
Our next unofficial racing opportunity will be for our Bronze/Silver groups on Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m.-noon.  Again, this is being conducted in a practice session, and no parents are allowed in the pool area.  Young Coho swimmers will be prepping for the USA Swimming IMReady events: 

What to Expect as LCSC Continues to Practice
1. Please continue to stay safe and stay home if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. 
LCSC is following the recommendations of Wayne County’s “Return to School Roadmap”:
2. Wear your mask and social distance at all times when in the Rec Center.  This includes dry land training, waiting behind the blocks to enter the pool, and using the restrooms.  
3. Maintaining safe distance in the water while resting and/or receiving instruction.  

Please be aware of social distancing while in the water while resting and receiving instructions.  
4. Direct instruction and practice time to correctly perform basic and advanced racing skills.  In swimming, the combination of excellent instruction and time to fine-tune those skills is the path to success.  Coho coaches are well prepared daily to offer excellent instruction, and our Board of Directors have been tenacious in providing pool time so that our young swimmers have the best opportunities to be successful Coho swimmers.

Thank you for keeping all Cohoes safe!
Your LCSC Coho Coaches