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Joel Elber

Lawrence Swim Team Newsletter



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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! All accounts that have not been registered for the fall/winter season will be suspended as of this Friday so make sure you register now.

New Swimmer Evaluation: We will be hosting new swimmer evaluations on this Thursday, August 22 from 530-730p. If you know of anyone interested in swimming for LST please pass this information along!

Team Travel Meet: This season’s team travel meet will be held the weened of November 15 through the 17th. This is one week earlier than previously anticipated. This season we will be heading to beautiful Lexington, KY and swimming at the University of Kentucky! This team travel meet, as in the past, will be available exclusively for 13 and over athletes and if you plan on attending the meet you must participate in team travel. You will receive more information as it becomes available.

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.

Open Swim: For those of you just itching to get back into the water and cant stand not being wet anymore, we will be offering open swims a couple times a week until we get rolling again after Labor Day. Open swims are open to all current athlete members. There will be absolutely no structure or coaching offered, it is simply to get in the water and swim a little. See schedule below for dates and times. You can come and go as you please.

Living a Balance Swim Life: This is a great article to read and share with your athletes!

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. There have been some changes.

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,



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

Tuesday 8/20: Open Swim 4-630p

Thursday 8/22: Open Swim 4-630p

Thursday 8/22: New Swimmer Evaluations 530-730p

Monday 8/26: Open Swim 4-630p

Thursday 8/29: Open Swim 4-630p

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

Saturday 9/7: LST Kickoff



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Coach’s Segment

Hoosier Swim League: As many of you have noticed, we have several meets on the calendar labeled as Hoosier Swim League. The “league” is in its infancy and we are working out the details currently. The basic idea is a 4 week league, 12 and under, dual meet season. We have 6 surrounding teams interested and it looks like it will be a lot of fun! More information on this will be available at the Kickoff on September 7!



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 ( 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:, (317) 517-5348