LCA News (Week 27)

Adam Young
Mar 6, 2019

We are in the home stretch of what has been a fantastic season.  The Divisional meet was chock full of big swims.  Next up is Age Group State followed by Senior State.

This phase of the season is the wind down.  The Long Course season begins April 1.  The practice schedule will begin to vary a little bit as some continue to taper and others turn their focus to test sets and skill acquisition.

Here are this week’s updates!

SCHEDULE – There will be an earlier Diamond group practice Thursday and Friday (4:00). 

***I have extended blue group practice until 8:00 the rest of this week since we have Coach Josh.  It was originally set to end at 7:30.  If you still have to leave at 7:30 that is ok.

Looking ahead:  Practices wind down in March.  Next week will be our last week of what I would call a regular practice schedule.  Diamond will be early (after school) each day.  There will be no practice Friday and Saturday (March 15th and 16th).  The following week will be test set focused practices in order to figure out who will move up in April.  The last week of the month is Spring Break and the only practices we will have that week will be for those swimming at Speedo Sectionals the last weekend of the month. 

MOVE UPS – Just an FYI I will generally not move swimmers up in an official (roster) capacity the last month of the season.  Those that have qualified for a move up in practice group will begin on April 1 and will need to register appropriately.  If you have questions about moving up, when, how etc. please message me.

GIRLS VARSITY LOCKER ROOM – The small locker room will be available to Diamond Group swimmers only due to limited space.  All others will continue to use the girls PE locker room.

AWARDS BANQUET – Tuesday, March 19th @ 6:00.  Pitch in details will be forthcoming.  All swimmers that participated in the short course season should plan on attending!

PARENT MEETING/OPEN HOUSE/EQUIPMENT & SWIM STORE – Thursday, March 21st.  Doors will open at 5:30.  Parent meeting will be at 6:00.  

SPRING/SUMMER REGISTRATION – Registration for the long course season will open at the beginning of March.  All swimmers, even those swimming in March, will need to go online and register for the season.  The first day of practice will be April 1.  There will be mandatory team meetings with the swimmers in Blue and Diamond groups that day.  More details will be emailed separately.

Please note:

  • The season will go from April 1 to August 24th.
  • Evenings will once again be available in June and July.  (All practices are evening once school begins.
  • A few important dates: 
    • Spring Intrasquad                            Saturday, May 18th
    • Hubie                                                    Sat./Sun. June 22/23rd (All hands on deck for this event)
    • Swim-a-thon/Ice Cream Social      Saturday, July 6th
    • Stone City Showdown                    Friday/Saturday July 12/13th (vs. Brownstown/Mitchell)

SWIM LESSONS – Sign ups are ongoing.  Please share and refer.  Spaces are limited.  More information as well as registration is online.

TRASH BAGS – We have them in stock.  If you need more, please contact Tina Howell.  The trash bag fundraiser is basically an all the time thing and we usually end up having repeat customers throughout the year.

COMMITTEES – There are still openings on all committees.  If you are interested in finding out more about what these groups do and what is involved, please let me know.  There is something for everyone so whatever your talents and passions there is a place for you to shine. 

***We are just starting to ramp up for all our Summer events and can use your help.  Especially on the meet committee.  If you are interested in helping me on this committee, please let me know.

Have a great week!