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LVST Spirit Week

Welcome to the Final Week of LVST Summer 2013, aka SPIRIT WEEK!

Following is everything you need to know to get to Sunday:

Monday is Coach Appreciation Day, so urge your swimmers to bring their best attitudes to practice tomorrow and please also wish Coach Jack a Happy Birthday!

Tuesday is the final evening practice for the season.

Wednesday is the Beach Party for any swimmer over the age of thirteen (13). Coaches will have more information about timing, transportation and what to bring.

Thursday (after all morning practices) is the annual visit to IVC, the Champs pool. This will give all swimmers a chance to get a look at the pool and even take a few practice laps. Check LVST.org under Events by Wednesday for final details.

Thursday evening is the return of what we hope will once again become an annual tradition: Movie Night. We will be showing a family friendly movie in the Community Center starting at 7pm sharp. But please come early and decorate a sign or two for your buddy, and sign our giant spirit poster that we’ll bring with us to hang at champs. There will be no evening practice on Thursday in favor of Movie Night!

Friday morning: After our last practice, the team captains will be flipping pancakes with all the fixings to serve to our swimmers. We will also distribute Champs caps to all swimmers on Friday morning. And Friday presents one last opportunity for swimmers to make a buddy poster and sign our spirit banner.

Friday afternoon is the Shave Party at Coach Lea’s house. This is typically geared toward our teen swimmers. However if your younger swimmer wants to shave down, talk to the coaches to see if they think the shave party is the place to shave down or not. Time will be around 5pm. Check LVST later in the week for more details.

Saturday is champs at College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus (same location as our first meet against Novato)! Please sign your swimmers up by Monday at noon if you haven't already done so. Additionally, if you are not planning on swimming at Champs, we would appreciate it if you would formally decline on lvst.org, so that we won't pay a meet entry fee for any non-attending swimmers.

LVST will have a large tent set up on the lawn, so there should be no need to bring additional shade structures. But bring your own chairs, etc. This year there will be NO PARKING PASSES NEEDED. IVC no longer charges for parking on the weekends! There will also be no shuttle this year, so plan on unloading in the drop off zone and parking wherever you can find a legal spot. There will be Champs gear for sale at the meet, as well as swimwear and accessories from NorCal swim shop. There will be a large snack bar as well. Remember, the morning from 7:30am – noon is for all 8 & Unders and 9/10s (warm ups start at 6:30). The afternoon from 1:30 – 5:30 is for all swimmers 11 – 18. We will send heat sheets and post them to lvst.org no later than Friday morning.

Sunday is our grand finale, Awards Night! Dinner starts at 6pm, awards get underway at 6:30. Slideshow is expected to start no later than 8pm. This year we are switching to potluck style. See the assignments for what to bring (plan to bring enough for 6 people):

Last names starting with A – K: Main dish

Last names starting with L – Z: Side/Veggie/Salad

Additional Important Notes:

Photos for the Slide Show: if you have taken any pictures during this season that you would like to see in the LVST Slide Show, then please email them to apodaca@l-inc.com by this Wednesday.

10 Year Swimmers: If your swimmer has been a member of any MSL team for ten (10) consecutive years, please let us know ASAP so that we can make sure that they are recognized at Champs. We think we have a complete list, but we do not want to miss anyone.

We have enjoyed this season so much. It's been so much fun to watch your swimmers improve, develop new skills, earn best times, break pool records, learn great sportsmanship under our terrific coaches and team leaders, and most importantly HAVE FUN. Thank you for your participation this season!

Have a Great Week!