LESD Weekly Update 11/27/22

Greetings LESD Families,

The following update includes important information for the week ahead.

This week’s highlight is dedicated to all our swimmers who participated in the Mark J. Braun swim meet last weekend. Thank you also to the families and supporters who volunteered their time and efforts to making this meet a success. Below, we have highlighted NAG achievements and first time swims from the meet!

(Note: Swimmers are listed alphabetically with their strongest newly achieved NAG time or legally completed event, determined by their age from the meet. Check out the attachment for the full report, featuring additional achievements.)


Yassen Eltaranisy (500Fr) & Omar Sherif (100Fr)


Chloe Bautista (200Fly), Cassian Csazar (200Br), Carys Edgar (1650Fr), Isaac Fowler (100IM), Danielle Grande (1650Fr), Chloe Gustin (500Fr), Thor Johannessen (200Br), Everett Losch (100Fr), Quinn MacPhail (1650Fr), Adham Montasser (100Br), Nina Newton (50Fr), Arsenii Nikitin (100Br), Clara Peris (100Fr), Sarah Pophal (100Fr) & Cooper Ryan (100Fr)


Nathan Bender (500Fr), Daniel Claxton (100Fly), Miranda Conway (200Fr), Alana Devlin (100Fr), Leighton Lentz (1650Fr), Ellery Losch (500Fr), Jake MacPhail (1000Fr), Addison Pruce (200Fly), Bree Shirkey (200IM), Dakota Townley (100Fr), Abdelrahman Waleed (50Fr) & Preston Wooley (100Fr)


Aria Fair (50Fr), Derek Fan (200Br), Anna Johannessen (100Fr), Peyton Koballa (100Fr), Elizabeth Matsievich (200Fr), Evan Ream (200IM), Peter Regas (50Fr) & Emma Salerno (500Fr)


William Butler (200Fr), Nick Carcelli (200Bk), Mason Conway (200Fr), Alivia Davis (50Bk), Noelle Echan (200Fr), Myles Givans (100Bk), Eliza Hester (50Fr), Brady Hoss (200Bk), Haley Lindow (50Br), Evan May (500Fr), Megan McAdoo (100Br), Chloe Mullens (100Br), Ewan Rich (100IM), Daphney Townley (200Br) & Madeline Turner (100Fr)


Megan Bender (100Bk), Tommy Bennington (100Fr), June Perkins (50Bk), Evie Schillace (100Br), Luke Woodhouse (50Fr) & Connor Yopp (200Fr)

First-Time Swims (First-Time meet participants are BOLDED)

Dimitri Kosteas (500Fr) & Nolan Schillace (50Fly)


Practice Schedule

  • Click here for your one-stop shop for Practice Information (Including Upcoming Site Closures!).
  • Cleveland State University: As communicated this past Friday, practices at CSU are CANCELLED through Wednesday (11/30), due to maintenance issues. Practices will also be CANCELLED Friday-Saturday (12/2-3), due to a site-hosted meet. Swimmers are encouraged to attend practices at alternative sites, when possible.

  • Hawken Upper: Practices will remain ADJUSTED on Wednesdays (5:30PM start for Silver and 7:00PM start for Red/Blue/Bronze) for the next three weeks, due to an academic schedule change for Hawken Upper School (Intensives). Practices are CANCELLED Friday evening (12/2) & Saturday morning (12/3) due to a Friday site-hosted meet and conflicting meets on Saturday.

  • Mayfield HS: Practices are CANCELLED Tuesday (11/29) & Friday (12/2), due to site-hosted meets.


Updates & Reminders

  • We encourage ALL LESD Families to  SAVE THE DATE  for an LESD Movie Night at Hawken Upper School. More details will be shared in a coming update!

  • Please remind swimmers to bring water to each practice and appropriate winter clothing (coats) to wear after each practice!

  • If your swimmer is running late to a swim meet or needs to scratch last minute due to illness or another conflict, please reach out to Kristin MacPhail as soon as possible. Coaches must scratch swimmers who are not on deck or in the water during warm-ups, unless they have previous notice. If coaches can scratch swimmers earlier, that helps tremendously! Also, please keep in mind that due to the process for meet transactions, we cannot provide refunds for events and any issues with meet entries should be sent internally to our LESD administrative team.


Upcoming Birthdays

In practice, wish the following Silver Dolphins a Happy Birthday or Happy Belated Birthday from the weekend!

Malorie Oster (11/29), Madeline Turner (11/29), Zain Aburmaileh (11/30),

Coach Tom Grieshammer (11/30), Alivia Davis (12/2), Josh Lanning (12/2)


Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars with following events and stay tuned for more updates!

Click on the meet name for more information about specific meets!

  • Click here for your one-stop shop for Meet Registration.

  • We look forward to the awesome swims from the TYR NCAT Winter Invitational at CSU in this weekend! Please stay on the lookout for warm-up information posted and shared midweek.

  • ALL LESD swimmers with a BB time or faster in two or more events are recommend to register for the  40th Annual Circle City Classic Invitational in Indianapolis, IN by next Wednesday, December 7th.

  • LESD swimmers in the White, Red, Blue, or Bronze groups with a BB time or slower in two or more events are recommend to register for the  2023 New Year Stretch at Rocky River HS by December 14th.

  • SAVE THE DATE- LESD MOVIE NIGHT @ Hawken Upper School (December 17th, 2022)


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 team and meet registration, transfer, tryout, and general questions - please contact CD Director Kristin MacPhail

For coaching-related or training questions - please contact  Coach Jelani  or   Your Primary Coach

For billing, registration and webpage questions - please contact Chief Administrator C.J. Musser

For team apparel, team online orders, and ribbons questions - please contact Hallie Gustin

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