• Highlights in this week's update:
  • Weekly Recap - Swimmers of the Month
  • **Practice Schedule Information - MS/HS Season MAJOR Schedule Changes**
  • Upcoming Birthdays
  • Upcoming Meets

 


Weekly Recap

“September 2021 Swimmers of the Month…”


Congratulations to our Silver Dolphins who competed in the Peg Neal Pentathlon Meet and placed 3rd Overall this weekend! We look forward to celebrating some of the individual highlights from this meet in our next update. The LESD Coaching Staff extended a second round of congratulations to our September 2021 Age Group Swimmers of the Month: Hannah Alvarado (Red/White), Connor Yopp (Blue), and Kaylee May (Bronze).

Last weekend, several swimmers competed in the CCS Meet. Among these, more swimmers achieved new National Age Group Motivational Time Cuts (NAG times). Last week, our NAG time list was based on USA Swimming’s Single Age NAG time standards. In the future, our lists will be based on the Age Group NAG time standards. Due to this change, you may see some duplicated swimmers from last week. LESD Age Group swimmers who reached one of these standards in the CCS Meet are listed below with one of their strongest swims:

AAA: Leighton Lentz (200Fr)

B: Haley Lindow (50Fr), Kaylee May (50Fr), Landon Mroczka (50Bk) Emma Shearer (50Bk),


Practice Schedule Information


As mentioned in the last update, these coming weeks will feature adjusted schedules for most LESD site, due to the starts of the OHSAA High School and Middle School seasons. Though such adjustments are normal for this season, we had to wait longer than usual for host facilities to finalize their schedules. We recognize the challenges the coming changes may create, and we wish we could have shared these changes sooner. We thank you for your demonstrated patience and flexibility, and we will continue to find ways demonstrate flexibility on our end to best meet the needs of our Silver Dolphin families.

Cleveland State University (CSU): CSU-Site practices resumed on Friday last week. There are no anticipated long-term schedule changes for the MS/HS season.

Chagrin Valley Athletic Club (CVAC): Beginning Friday, November 5th, CVAC weekday practices will run from 5:15pm-6:45pm.

Orange HS AND Mayfield HS: Beginning THIS WEEK, Age Group swimmers from the Mayfield HS and Orange HS Sites will share one set of practice offerings, spanning both sites as well as Hawken Upper. Monday’s (10/18) practice will be combined at Orange at 6:00pm, with Red/White finishing at 7pm, and Bronze/Blue finishing at 7:30pm. The remaining schedule through December 5th can be found below:

ORANGE & MAYFIELD SITE PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Oct. 19 – Dec. 5)

Once again, we sincerely wish all practice changes could have been determined and shared earlier this season. If you have any questions about these changes, please reply to this message.

Families seeking flexibility for siblings in different groups (and therefore potentially different sites) may also reach out. While some adjustments are not possible due to pool capacity limits and other programming, individual exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case scenario.


Upcoming Birthdays

Happy Birthdays to these Aging Age Group Swimmers and/or Coaches!


10/18 – Zachary Yanchar

10/20 – Kathryn Ghoul

10/20 – Coach Matt

10/21 – Coach Thad

10/22 – Sam Mace

10/22 – Sarah Perish

10/23 – Haley Lindow


Upcoming Events


Make sure to mark your calendars with the following meet dates/meet sign-up dates! You can click on the linked Meet Name for more information, recommended arrival times, and to sign up (when applicable).

  • October 24: Stevie Grieshammer H.S. Preview Meet
    • Location: Busbey Natatorium, Cleveland State University, 2451 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115
    • Spectator Guidelines: Each swimmer is allowed to bring 2 spectators.  Admission is included in the entry fees. Masks are required inside CSU.
  • October 28: Mark J. Braun Fall Classic SIGNUP DEADLINE
    • Meet Date:November 19- 21, 2021
    • Location: The SPIRE Institute Aquatic Center, 5201 SPIRE Circle, Geneva, OH 44041
    • Recommended Groups: ALL LESD Swimmers with a Qualifying Time- (Click Meet Link for more information)
    • Spectator Guidelines: Each swimmer is allowed to bring 2 spectators.  Admission is included in the entry fees. 
  • November 6-7: Kelly Kinney Memorial “Splash Out Cancer” Swim Meet
    • Location:Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation Complex, 18100 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136
    • Spectator Guidelines: No cost or limitations for admissions.
  • November 14: Fall Breakout Meet
    • Location: Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10084 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH  44087
    • Spectator Guidelines: Each swimmer is allowed to bring 1 spectator.  Admission is included in the entry fees. 

Stay on the lookout for information about the TYR Sharks Meet scheduled for December 3-5!


Contact Us

We want to hear from you!


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, or if you feel like this email contains incorrect information, please reply to this email or reach out to one of the contacts below. We thank you for your support of this program and the support of your swimmer(s).

For registration, transfers, or billing questions - please contact Chief Administrator C.J. Musser

For coaching-related questions - please contact Coach Jelani

For meet entries or meet questions - please contact Kristin MacPhail

For team apparel and team online orders - please contact Hallie Gustin

For information about registering - please visit our Registration Page

For general inquiries on LESD - please visit our helpful FAQs Page

For all other questions - please contact LESD Head Coach & Director Adam Katz