October 20, 2011



The Larry Lyons Invitational will take place November 4-6th at ME Lyons YMCA. This is a YMCA meet for all swimmers. Please indicate if your athlete will be attending or not on the event page. It is very important that you tell us whether or not you are attending and on what days (sessions) you will be swimming.

Deadline:     Sunday, October 23rd


We had 3 great meets last weekend. The weather was a little chilly, but sunny and overall a lot better than what we have today!

The meet results can be found on each event page or by accessing “My Meet Results” located on the left side of the website under “My Account”. There will also be a complete listing of meet results under the Meet & Events Tab on the website. You must be logged in to access your results.


A meet requires officials and every YMCA team needs to have a strong contingent of parent volunteers to officiate the meet. If you are not currently a certified official, the Y will be offering Official Training October 26 (at PCY).

Officials needing their annual refresher can attend the first hour and a half of either session. If you  need to be re-certified, you can attend either of these sessions as well. Please register here (Oct. 26). Please realize that you will be signing up like you are registering your child for a swim meet. That is okay!


I am pleased to announce that Lisa Goldenhas agreed to become our Fundraising Chair! Thank you, thank you! She will coordinate directly the individuals who are working on specific programs. She is also the person to contact if you have a suggestion for a future fundraising event.


Our annual Sharkathon fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, October 29th. Athletes can solicit pledges per length or a flat dollar contribution. All pledges are tax-deductible. Pledge form can be found here.

Please sign up on the event pageif you are planning to attend. Senior Swimmers – this takes place during your normal scheduled Saturday morning practice. Your practice will count as the sharkathon.


Are you wondering what events your child will be swimming in a meet? Here is how to find out. Go to the Athlete Signup for the event. (You can follow the Edit Commitment tab) and next to your child’s name it will show the events. Remember – the coaches probably won’t enter the events until after the registration deadline has passed, so don’t be worried if you don’t see them there!

You can also change your commitment if you can’t attend the meet in the same place until the registration deadline is past.


As a team, we subscribe to “Swim Parent News”, which provides regular articles written by top coaches and experts throughout the US. These are archived on the website and can be found under the News Tab. Here are the most recent articles:

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