Scout Aquatics Newsletter - August 3

Carolyn Grevers

Scout Aquatics NewsletterAugust 3


Update: The IHSA has given high schools a plan for sports.  The IDPH now needs to approve that plan and then our local school district needs to approve it as well.  If LFHS allows Girls Swimming and Diving back into the pool at LFHS, I hope we will be able to make some sort of plan for Scout Aquatics. 

Scout Aquatics swimmers that are LFHS registered students were able to get into Lake Bluff the last few days.  Both the Athletic Director and the Assistant Athletic Director have come to see the whole process from arrival to getting into the water.  They approved of all our safety precautions and our professionalism during this trial period.  We were able to demonstrate how swimming can be done safely, with both the swimmers and coaches, in and around the pool. 

We will let families know of any upcoming opportunities when we get them from the high school.  Thank you to everyone for being patient and understanding during this difficult time.  Go Scouts!


SAFE SPORT:  We are so close!  We just need a few more parents to review the Safe Sport training!  One of the jobs I’ve been working on the last few weeks is to get our team recognized as a SAFE SPORT certified team.  I have done everything I can do to get the certificate, so now I am asking you for help!  I need more of BOTH swimmers and parents to take the SAFE SPORT training.  The link is below.  We need a minimum of 10% of the team to do this, so this will be posted regularly until completed.  (We are at 6.2% for parents and 14.9% for swimmers!!)  THANK YOU for helping make our team even better!  This is now mandatory for all teams to complete by November, so your help is very much appreciated. 



Interested in becoming an official?  During these crazy times it’s easier than ever to get your training done.  More information on becoming an official is on the Illinois Swimming site.  Click the link below!  Got more questions?  Ask either Marilyn Wieland (our officials rep.) or Shane Koonce (both an official and our board president). 



Here are some links to keep you up to date with swimming news, video and technique:

        Go Swim videos (coach Flo’s favorite!):

        SwimSwam news and video:

        Swimming World news and information:

        USA Swimming news and information:

        True Sport youth sports information:

Looking for some additional dryland workouts?  You can try all the swimswam daily workouts they have…..132 HERE!  You can also see the dryland workouts the LFHS swimmers are doing (and some swim workouts) under the “Coaches Advice” page on our website!


Birthdays:  We have 9 birthdays this week.  Happy Birthday to…..

Kendra Joachim (18), Aly Vega (10), KT Meier (17), Peter Sorrentino (8), Sofia Sorrentino (8),

Kay Perry (14), James Wang (12), Kate O’Brien (9) and Margeaux Sevcik (6)!

Scout web site:

Contact us:

Head Coach, Carolyn Grevers  (c) 224-436-3195                                                Email:

Question for Head Age Group Coach (LTS, JS, JSP), Flo Burke                      Email:

Questions for Head Senior Coach (SS/SSG), Bizzy Vega                                    Email:

Club President: Shane Koonce                                                                                 Email:

Officials Rep: Marilyn Wieland                                                                               Email:


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