TGL Weekly Update, July 21, 2019

Christine Paik

Hello Lightning Families!

It's hard to believe we are already heading into our final week of the season! We hope everyone had a blast at our social events last week and our Classic swimmers should be feeling so proud of their accomplishments in the pool at the Classic Meet and over the whole season!

Classic Championship Meet

Tall Grass Lightning finished 4th in the PM session with LOTS of strong swims! A special congratulations goes out to the following impressive 1st place finishers:

  • Gage Brdar – 11/12 boys – 1st place in the 50 Free, the 50 Back and the 50 Fly. Wow!
  • Sophia Labriola -7/8 girls – 1st place in the 50 Free
  • Nicholas Labriola – 9/10 boys – 1st place in the 100 IM
  • Mia Coughlin – 9/10 girls – 1st place in the 50 Breast
  • Emme Evans, Sophia Hackfort, Avery Palmer, and Sophia Labriola – 1st place in the Girls 7/8 Free Relay

Congratulations to all our Classic swimmers and a huge Thank You to the parents, volunteer workers, conference reps, and coaches!

Updated practice schedule

Practices this week are for those swimming in the City meet:

  • 8-9am for 11& up
  • 9-10am for 10 & unders

Year End Bash – Sunday, July 28, 6-9 pm, Tall Grass Pool

Join us as we celebrate the end of an awesome swim season! The pool will be open for swimming, Jet’s pizza, Sweet Mary's ice cream, and other food and drinks will be served, and there’s a fun raffle for the kids.

The flyer is attached (and also posted on our Facebook page). RSVP by July 24 so we can place our food order and have enough for everyone!


  • $10 families 3 or fewer
  • $15 families 4 or more
  • $5 per person for extended family members (grandparents, cousins, etc.)

We have traditionally collected donations for Loaves & Fishes at this event, so if you would like to participate, please have your swimmer bring a canned good or other food item and we will make one big donation on behalf of the Tall Grass Lightning Swim Team! It’s always good to give back to our community!

City Championship Meet at Metea Valley High School

Friday, July  26: 15-18 year olds

  • Warm-ups: 5:30pm
  • Meet:  6:15pm - 8:30pm(approx)
  • Wouldn’t it be great for the coaches to look up in the stands and see a sea of yellow and black cheering them on??   Wear your TGL gear and come watch and cheer for our wonderful coaches on Friday evening!

Saturday, July 27 – AM Session:  8 & under, 9/10s

  • Warm-ups:  6:45am
  • Meet:  8:05 - 11:30pm (approx)

Saturday,  July 27 – PM Session:  11/12s, 13/14s

  • Warm-ups:  12:00pm
  • Meet:  1:20pm – 5:30pm (approx)

Let's wrap up our 2019 season with an amazing finish at City! 

Go Lightning!

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