LCA News (LC Week 9)

Adam Young
May 28, 2019

Lot’s of updates this week!

SCHEDULE – With no Donner meet this weekend I have added practices for Diamond and Blue.  Diamond is starting a little later on Thursday and Friday.  Please check the schedule for your group’s times and days.

OUTDOOR UPDATE – More information will be forthcoming.  As it stands we will not be moving to the outdoor pool until the week of June 10th at the earliest. 

BROWNSTOWN & MITCHELL AWAY DUALS – This is our first year to try dual meets with these teams in the same season.  They are great no pressure meets for everyone.  Also, unlike every other meet the cost for entry is $5 period.  This is a great deal for a sanctioned meet.  Obviously, we want to have a good showing and it would be great to come out of these meets with a couple of wins.

HUBIE COMMITMENT – This is a meet that, unless you are a Developmental or Minnows swimmer, you should plan on swimming.  It is our biggest event of the year.

HUBIE JOBS SIGNUP – This is the big one!  No other event during the year requires as big a team effort as our annual hosted meet.  Since we will be hosting other teams it is important that the meet run smoothly and be fully staffed.  The better job we all do and the better impression we make on our guests the more successful the meet will be in the future.  I can certainly say that as a coach my decision to return to a meet is often determined by things like whether they had to ask visitors to time, how helpful the volunteers are, customer service and the rest.  The jobs signup is on the website so please look and see how you can help.  Again, extended family and the like are welcome to work as timers and the hours count towards your account. 

FEES ETC. – Please double check your account to ensure you have your method of payment set up the way you like, specifically auto-pay.  If you are set up for autopay all fees invoiced on the first will be run on the card in your account automatically.  Be sure to have your account current to avoid late fees (charged on the 10th).

MEET COMMITMENT – Please be sure to commit by session when signing up for a meet.  You can also put in a note stating which days/sessions you wish to participate.  If you do not make any indication about day/session limitations, you will be signed up for the whole meet and charged for those events.

VOLUNTEER REWARDS – We are approaching our busy season, and this means a big opportunity for our membership.  If you check your account, you can see how many volunteer hours you have accumulated thus far.  Every 50 hours = $50 credit on your account.  We have awarded a number of credits already since the program began in September.  Some have already earned a second $50 credit.  Information on the program is available on the website.  Basically, you earn hours for things like being on a committee, jobs at meets (timing, concessions etc.) and other tasks.  The cool thing is if you get Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and siblings helping you can bank some serious hours for your account.

***Our ability to have some of the lowest fees compared to other clubs in Indiana is directly tied to our ability to host successful events like Intrasquad meets, The Hubie, The Stone City Showdown, Swim-a-thon etc.  We can only make these things happen with help from our membership.

LCA EQUIPMENT STORE – After numerous requests we now have a variety of goggles and swim caps, including long hair caps, available at the pool.  Skip the S&H and higher online costs.  We have a variety of colors and styles.

LCA APPAREL – Order forms are available for LCA apparel.  You can find them on the Parent info board at the pool.  Completed forms may be dropped in the mailbox.  Orders are fulfilled once per month.

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: 
    • Hubie                                                                                    Sat./Sun. June 22/23rd
    • @ Brownstown                                                                 Tuesday, June 18th
    • @ Mitchell                                                                          Tuesday, July 2nd
    • Picture Day/Swim-a-thon/Ice Cream Social           Saturday, July 6th
    • Stone City Showdown                                                    Friday/Saturday July 12/13th

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.

***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!