Friday, March 20, 2009

2009 Lexington Lakers Apparel

Below are the "Lexington Lakers" items that you can order online from The Lifeguard Store.

Boys Jammers ----------- Girls Speedo Suit

Girls Discontinued Suit For Comparison Only

Speedo Backpack ------------------- Speedo Duffle Bag

Promotional Shirt ----------------- Lakers Shirts

The Lifeguard Store has been very generous with it's pricing for our team. After March 20, you will be able to order online by going to and click on Customized Swim Team Store. At that screen, you will need to enter the username and password to get to the Lexington Lakers personal store.

Or click here: The Lexington Lakers Lifeguard Store. (Contact Tammy for username and password).

You can have your items shipped to you for a $6 shipping charge.

Or, for no shipping charge, you can pick up your items at:

The Lifeguard Store® & The Swim Team Store®
2012 West College Avenue (** NEW LOCATION **)
Normal, IL 61761
309-451-5959 FAX
8:00am - 5:00pm CST Monday - Friday

Map to new location!

Thanks! Go Lakers!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

2009 Lexington Lakers Swim Team Information

Here is some important information for the 2009 Lexington Lakers Summer Swim Team!

Clif Morlan is taking a leave of absence to teach in Ireland. He will be gone for two summers/one school year. Our Head Coach this year is Katie Sharrow. We have Lindsay Duzan returning from previous years as Assistant Coach.

Swim Team Signup Dates at City Hall (NOT Community Center):
Tuesday, 4/21 - 3:30-6:00
Wednesday, 4/22 - 3:30-6:00
Saturday, 4/25 - 9:00-11:00

$35 Per Swimmer (no price increase!)

Volunteer Deposit:
$35 check per swimmer. We will continue with the volunteer deposit (similar to the baseball/softball concessions deposit) per the recommendation of the Park District. Once you volunteer TWO TIMES PER SWIMMER at a swim meet, your check deposit will be returned to you.

We are in the process of scheduling our dual and tri-meets. As soon as that is finalized, I will let you know. Here are the invitational dates to put on your calendar:
Saturday, 6/20 - El Paso Invitational (entire team)
Saturday, 6/27 - Pontiac Pentathlon (40 swimmers)
Saturday, 7/11 - Lexington Invitational (entire team + all parents to volunteer!)
Saturday, 7/18 - Peoria Journal Star Invitational (optional)

Swim Suits:
We will have swimsuits available at sign-up to try on, if you are interested in purchasing a new suit. This is the 2nd year of the 2-year suit. However last year's suit has been discontinued so this year's suit will be slightly different. You are welcome to keep last year's suit or you can purchase a new suit. The suits will still be purple/black and will be very similar!

We are working on new t-shirts, sweatshirts and possibly swim bags, towels, and other items to offer!

We are also looking for other parent volunteers in the following season-long coordinator-type positions:
Facilities Coordinator - open
Ribbons/Awards Coordinator - Gina Lingle
Volunteer Coordinator - Ginnie Hilt
Invitational Committee - open - need many people to serve on this committee to plan for the Lexington Invitational on 7/11/09. Please mark this date on your calendar as we will need every available swim team parent to help make the 3rd annual Lexington Invitational as successful as it was last year!

Keep up to date on the website:

If you are interested in helping or know someone that is, please let me know. Also, please pass this on to any swimmers I missed or any potential swimmers that you know of. Also, we really, really need swimmers that are High School age and we need more boys! So go out and recruit! :) Remember swimming is a great way to cross-train and condition for other sports! As always, please let me know if you have any questions, input, comments, etc.! Thanks and Go Lakers!