2019 MO Lane Lines - Week 7

Rob Beuthling
Jul 23, 2019
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Welcome to the 2019 Lane Lines newsletter for Week 7!

We're in the home stretch! This is our final week of dual meets. Both teams are home this week with the dive team taking on Hill Farms Friday evening and the swim team taking on Maple Bluff Saturday morning.

Be sure to read through all the sections below for important notes from the coaches, details on this week's meets, upcoming social events, and All-City updates!

15th Annual Potato Party!
This Wednesday, July 24th
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monona Dream Park Shelter
Baked potatoes, chili, taco meat, hot cheese sauce, hot cheese w/broccoli sauce, sour cream & butter, shredded cheese, onions, olives, bacon bits, salt, pepper, cookies, McDonald’s Lemonade (or bring your own).

We need your help! We need judges and sign up to bring some goodies! The team will provide the potatoes, but we need your help with the toppings and desserts.

15th Annual Potato Contest!

Decorate a potato or potatoes and bring it/them (already decorated) to the Potato party for our fifteenth annual contest. Use your creativity and design a potato for our penny (or nickel, dime, quarter, dollar) voting.

Voting will take place on Wednesday night and winners will be announced at the banquet

Please label your potato with your name, age and provide a “storage container” for safe keeping. Potatoes should be taken home after the potato party; otherwise, they will be thrown outimmediately following the party

All proceeds will benefit the All-City food drive. Last year, we raised over $900! Bring lots of coins and vote early & often!

Questions? Contact Liz Glynn

Annual Swim & Dive Team Banquet!
Monday, August 5th, 2019
6:00 PM
Monona Dream Park Shelter

Let’s celebrate a fabulous, fun summer swim season together. We’ll enjoy a taco bar from Qdoba with dessert and softdrinks. Coaches will review the highlights of the season and celebrate the team’s achievements. Special team awards will be given and all active team members will receive a folder full of goodies. Good times will be had by all!

Remember to bring chairs, blankets, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Cost: $10 per person - Pre-registration Required

Registration Form

For payment, leave checks made out to "Monona Swim & Dive Club" in the BANQUET folder at the pool.

Event is rain or shine

Diving: Well Worthy

Believe it or not, we have just one week left in the season! It has been an incredible journey watching each diver grown and learn this summer. It has been an absolute pleasure to see so  many accomplish their goals. Just this last week against Ridgewood, we saw Elliot and Olive Cooke competed in their first meet of the season and totally rock! Olivia Payne competed an inward dive successfully, Steven Blew a front double pike beautifully, and Claire Litwicki, Alex Wahe, and Mya Norington making great strides by successfully competing all of their dives. While we lost the overall meet, 82-42, the MOgicians were magnificent!

This week we face Hill Farm on Friday at home! This is the last dual meet of the season. Warm-ups for Monona are 3-4pm and the well belongs to Hill Farm 4-5pm. The meet begins at 5pm. For those not competing in the All City Championships next week, this will be your last meet.

All City Championships are next week on Monday and Tuesday, July 29 & 30! An email was sent on Monday evening with reminders about this meet and the team practice at Ridgewood on Sunday, July 28th at 2PM - 3:30PM. Be sure to check out the All City website. In particular, check out the meet program and note the award winners of this year’s Citizenship award…Monona’s own Tiest Nuon has been chosen to receive this award, which will be presented on Monday during the 11-12 boys awards ceremony! Congratulations and thank you for displaying great citizenship, sportsmanship, and being an all-around great kid!!

Finally, thank you to all the families for contributing each week to the Fresh Fruit Friday. This week, Grant Moreau’s family is providing tasty, healthy treats during the morning practice as we prepare for the end of the season!

Swim Notes

Don't forget to check if you're one of our Star Swimmers this week. Great job to them putting in extra effort and having positive attitude throughout the whole week.

All-City Week Notes:
  • Entries: If you would like to change your All-City entries, let Coach Kelly know by this Saturday. We can include results from this Saturday's meet, if necessary.
  • All-City Warm-up: MO gets one hour to get used to the West Side pool this Sunday, July 28 at 7 PM. We are splitting our hour up as follows:
    • 9 & Unders: 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM
    • 10 - 12 + Unified: 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM
    • 13 & Older: 7:40 PM to 8:00 PM
  • It's highly recommended that you come to get used to the blocks, walls, and backstroke flags. Also, get a good sense of the site layout in and around the pool. 
  • Practices: Everyone will practice at their normal times on Monday through Thursday. There will be NO practices on Friday. 

Week 7 Meets - Hill Farm & Maple Bluff
The Dive team hosts Hill Farm Swim Club on Friday, July 26. The Swim team hosts Maple Bluff on Saturday, July 27. Use the big buttons below to volunteer for the meets. Swim commitments must be made by the end of Wednesday!
DIVE vs. Hill Farm SWIM vs. Maple Bluff
  • Where: Monona Community Pool 
  • When: Arrive at the pool by 2:45
  • Warm-ups start at 3 PM
  • Competition starts at 5 PM
Where: Monona Community Pool
When: Meet starts at 8 AM
Warm-ups as follows:
  • 11 & older: 6:40-7:00 AM
  • 8 & Under: 7:00-7:20 AM*
  • 9-10s & Unified: 7:20-7:40*

*10 & Unders on Medley relays (events 1-4), go to Clerk immediately after warm ups.

2019 All-City Dive Meet Info

All City is next week! Diving is on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday July 30!

The Dive Meet Program has been posted.

The order of events for the All-City Dive Meet have been posted:

Monday, July 29: Tuesday, July 30:
  • 6:30 am – Pool Opens for Warm-Ups
  • 7:30 am – Coaches meeting
  • 8:00 am – 13-14 Girls
  • 11:00 am – 13-14 Boys
  • 2:00 pm – 11-12 Girls
  • 5:00 pm – 11-12 Boys
  • 6:30 am – Pool Opens for Warm-Ups
  • 8:00 am – 10 & under Girls
  • 11:00 am – 10 & under Boys
  • 2:00 pm – 15-18 Girls
  • TBA – Senior Recognition
  • 5:00 pm – 15-18 Boys

More details regarding All-City will be shared throughout the season as they are finalized our our 2019 All-City Dive Meet Info page.

Support Second Harvest
Each year, all swim communities in Madison, raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank. This is a friendly competition between pools, with the winner announced and rewarded at All City.

Please help by contributing directly to Second Harvest on behelf of MO Swim and Dive. The donatation page will be available through he All-City weekend. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Maple Bluff has won 2 years in a row, but we have a team large enough to beat them, if we can get motivated. Many families are in need right here in Madison, let's all get in the spirit and lend a hand.

Beth Hawker

2019 All-City Swim Meet Info

Don't forget! Warm-ups for All-City occur Sunday July 28 at Westside Swim Club at 7 PM. (See above for specifc warm-up times.) Detailed instructions on drop-off and parking are available on the All-City website.

The latest All-City newsletter highighted a carbon footprint reduction challenge, announced parking at the former Copps parking lot is available for purchase, and contained links to download the Meet Mobile app to review psyche sheets, heat sheets and results.

Introduced last week, these are the 2019 Tent City rules:

  • Due to limited space, no pop-up tents will be allowed around the tents
  • Most tents are on pavement. You may bring carpeting to sit on. All carpeting must be removed by Sunday evening. Free recycling is available, but you must take it to the facility. (See the All-City Info page for more info.)
  • There will be a clean tent contest again this year. The coaches from the winning team get to eat lunch first at Hospitality on Saturday and Sunday! A grand prize will be awarded to the cleanest team.
  • Games will be available including sidwalk chalk. There will be prizes for the best art.

You can now purchase single day drop-in passes at Supreme Health & Fitness for only $10. (Adults only). Also available is an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at Vintage Brewing Company. (Adult and kids' tickets available.) Both locations plan on streaming the meet live!

Find out more via the latest All-City weekly newsletter and sign up to get your own copy.

Newsletters are sent weekly throughout the summer season to keep you up to date on all the team happenings on and off the pool deck. Didn't get a copy of this in your email? Verify your contact info on the MO website to make sure you receive these newsletters and other important team information.