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!

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