LST Newsletter

Joel Elber

Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter

8/12/19

 

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Announcements


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

Safe Sport Club Coordinator: In an effort to ensure our membership safety, we have designated board member Kaitlyn Nevins as our safe sport club coordinator. If we were to encounter a safe sport issue, not only will the head coach and other staff be involved in the resolution, but we will also have a board presence as well. Please visit our Safe Sport page on the website for more information on how LST handles safe sport concerns and the policies we have.

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.

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

 

Schedule


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

Thursday 8/15: End of Season Banquet

Tuesday 9/3: First day of practice (flight school)

Saturday 9/7: LST Kickoff

 

Deadlines


Meet Sign up page

  

Coach’s Segment


We are in this together: This past season we have received a lot of feedback on the club, practices, coaching, etc… I want to thank everyone for this. It is important that we maintain an open line of communication so if you have any suggestions, comments, and things like that, please feel free to contact me! It is just one of the many ways we can keep getting better!

Joel Elber, joel.elber@gmail.com, (317) 517-5348

 

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!