LST Newsletter

Joel Elber

Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter

8/5/19

 

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Announcements


Short Course Season: The short course season will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd. We would love to have you all back again next year! Click on the link to get registered for the Fall/Winter season! Remember ALL MEMBERS must re-register for the next year!

Flight School: As we did in the beginning of the long course season, we will begin the short course season with flight school. The first week will be dedicated to starts and setting the foundation for racing this next season.

End of Season Banquet: MAKE SURE YOU SIGN UP Our end of season celebration and athlete recognition will be held on Thursday, August 15 from 6-730p in the LN Cafeteria. Please invite your family and friends to attend this event. Dinner will be provided but we ask that families pitch in!

Last name A – M: Please bring a side dish to share

Last name N – Z: Please bring a desert to share

Please follow the link and let us know if you are coming! When committing to the event, please indicate the total number of people attending in your party in the “notes” section of the sign up

Divisional Championships: What an incredible meet we had this weekend at the Central East Divisional Championship! Congratulations to all those who competed this weekend and represented LST! Special shout out to the following podium finishers:

Collin Anderson (100 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay Champion, 400 IM, 200 Free, 50 Free Champion, 200 Medley Relay Champion)

Lauren Atkins (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Sophie Bradburn (200 Free Realy, 200 Medley Relay)

Ashton Burns (100 Fly, 200 Free, 50 Fly)

Everett Burns (100 Back Champion, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Ella Carillo (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Dom Daggy (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Tristan Eckert (100 Back, 200 Free Relay Champion, 200 Back, 200 Medley Relay Champion)

Jaden Epps (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Elizabeth Fritz-Kent (200 Medley Relay)

Matthew Fritz-Kent (200 Free Relay Champion, 200 Medley Relay Champion)

Anthony Kelly (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Emerson Lehan (200 Free Relay)

Alex Long (200 Free Relay Champion, 200 Medley Relay Champion)

Carol Ludington (200 Breast, 200 Free Relay, 100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay)

Molly Miller (200 Free Relay)

Amelia Myers (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Tyler Neucks (50 Fly, 50 Breast)

Gabby Peck (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Rachel Peck (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Jacob Penrose (100 Free, 100 Breast)

Emma Pletcher (200 Breast, 100 Free, 200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Fly Champion, 200 Medley Relay)

Olivia Rubick (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Maisy Tippner (200 Free Relay)

Brielle Vail (200 Breast, 100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Free, 200 Medley Relay)

Sarah Wilson (200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Short Course Meet Schedule: The short course meet schedule is available online for the fall/winter season under the team events tab on the Events & Swim Meets page.

2019 LST Kickoff: The 2019 LST Kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th. It will be held at Lawrence North High School from 9am to noon. Details and itinerary will be made available at a later date but it is important that all athletes and parents are at this event so make sure you put it on your calendar.

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)

 

Deadlines


Meet Sign up page

  

Coach’s Segment


Getting Better: At the end of every season, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made and evaluate our performance. It has been an unforgettable first year hear with LST and I cannot wait to see where we go! Having said that, and upon reflection, despite the great success we have had this past year at every level, from local to national and everything in between, we need to get better. LST is committed to providing the best product in the state and country and we are working diligently towards that. Thank you for the support this past year and get ready!

 

Other


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!