LST Newsletter

Joel Elber
Jul 8, 2019

Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter

7/8/19

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Announcements


Brownsburg Meet: This weekend is the Brownsburg meet. It is a Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Please refer to the meet page for ITD, warm up and meet start times. It is a prelim/final event for all 11 and over athletes. If you are in a Prelim/Final event, and qualify in the top 21, you then qualify for finals at night. Here is the Athlete entry report.

Championship Meets: It is hard to believe but we are right around the corner of championship season. I wanted to go over a few things regarding championship meets.

  • There have been several questions about technical suits. Our technical suit policy is on the website under the documents tab.
  • If you are qualified for a state championship meet (Age Group State or Senior State) you will be automatically entered in the meet. Age groupers, if you have any questions about this please contact coach Matt, Seniors contact coach Joel.
  • If you would like to attend divisionals (even if you don’t have a cut yet) please indicate that on the website and commit to the meet. That way when you get the cut we have you ready to go, and we might be able to put you on some relays as well.
  • Here is a link to the Indiana Swimming Championship Time Standards

ALL 18 & OVER ATHLETES: If you are an athlete on LST and are over the age of 18 you MUST complete the USA swimming Athlete Protection Training mandated by the US Center for SafeSport. Please click on the link and complete your training. Failure to do so will result in inability to swim meets and suspension of membership.

Partnerships: LST is currently searching for corporate/business partnerships for the 2019/2020 season. If you own, work for, or know of a company that might be interested in partnering with LST and help support our mission to provide the highest quality of aquatic education to the community of Lawrence, please contact coach Joel with the details. (317) 517 – 5348, joel.elber@gmail.com

This Week (Age Group)


Group Calendars (make sure you select your group from the dropdown menu)

  • Monday – Thursday: Normal practice schedule
  • Friday – Sunday: Brownsburg Invitational
  • Monday: No practice

Deadlines


Meet Sign up page

Divisional Championship: 7/19

  

Coach’s Segment


Safe Sport: At LST it is our top priority to provide a safe, effective environment for all athletes. To help our membership we have several resources available on our Safe Sport page on the website. We have added several resources to the page so please make yourself familiar with these added items.

Other


LCM Summer Meet Schedule: The summer event schedule is posted on the website both on the Events & Swim Meets page as well as the group calendar

Athlete Gear: You can access the store following the link or from our home page on the website. We have everything on there discounted for LST. The password to access the team store is: golst

Locker Room: The locker rooms are available for changing before and after practice for the LST athletes. Here are a few more guidelines for locker room usage:

  • DO NOT store your bag in the locker room unless it is locked up. We are not the only people using the locker rooms. You may keep the bag on deck where it can be monitored more closely.
  • 5 minutes is the total change time allotted before and after practice. Please be respectful of the coaches’, teammates’, and parents’ time.
  • NO PHONES: refrain from using any phones in the locker room

Pick-up/Drop-off: Pick up and drop off will be at door number 8. Parents, please remind your athletes to change and go directly to the pool deck to meet for dryland. For pick-up, our expectation is that the athletes get picked up within 10 minutes of the practice finishing. If you have an athlete that will be picked beyond the ten minutes after practice, the swimmer must report to the pool deck and the parents must come in to pick up their swimmer. We cannot monitor the back hallway at all times so for the safety of our athletes, please try and pick up your kids in a timely manner.

New Members: To all the new members, welcome to the best swim club in the Indianapolis area! If you have not yet done so, please email coach Joel (joel.elber@gmail.com) a copy of your birth certificate to go along with your first registration.

Safe Sport: Athletes and parents, make sure you participate in USA swimming’s safe sport training:  Safe Sport Athlete Training and Safe Sport Parent Training.

Swimming Lessons: As you know our mission is to provide aquatic education to all in the community of Lawrence. The best way to do that is through swimming lessons. Our lesson program is one of the best in the state as well as on of the most affordable. Please help spread the word about our program and what we offer!

If anyone has any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc… please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at: joel.elber@gmail.com, (317) 517-5348

Go LST!