Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Swim Team Information 5/19/10

Hi! Welcome to the Lexington Lakers Summer Swim Team! Here is some (a lot of) swim team information to keep you up to date! As always, please let me or Lindsay know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Final Schedule: Please review the attachment.

Sign-Ups: We are at 62 swimmers...and we would like to see more (especially boys and high school age swimmers)! Tell all of your friends it's not too late to sign up!

July 10 Lexington Invitational: We need every swim team family’s help that day! We also need a main contact for the following duties that day. Please let me know if you can help out!!!

• Volunteers -

• Swim Team Shop -

We have the following duties covered (thank you so very much!):

• Main Contact – Tammy Baker and Lindsay Duzan

• Facilities – Brad Fraher

• Bullpen – Rita Grunloh

• Officials - Laura Williamson

• Sponsors – Gina Lingle

• Computer - Tammy Baker

• Awards - Gina Lingle

• Concessions – Steve and Sally Whaley

• T-Shirts - Jenn Ebker

• Announcer – John Mohr

Invitationals (all-day meets): Please make plans to attend the Lexington Invitational! We also encourage attendance at the El Paso Invitational. Also, 40 swimmers will be able to attend the Pontiac Pentathlon. The Peoria Journal Star Meet, “B” Meet, and TCSC Meet are all optional!

Swim Suits: If you haven’t already ordered yours, please click here to do so:

Team Pictures: Thursday, June 24th at 5:00!

Volunteers: Each parent needs to volunteer at least 2x per swimmer at the home swim meets. Once you volunteer, you will receive your deposit check back! We still need a volunteer to coordinate the volunteers!

Absences: Can you please respond with any dates you know in advance that your swimmer cannot attend.

Concession Sign-Ups: Laura Williamson is in charge of this (thanks, Laura!) There will be a concession sign-up sheet coming soon! We are looking for parents to donate food, puppy chow, snacks, treats, etc. for each home meet! This is optional!

Clinics: Look for more information to come…but we are looking at having Monday evening clinics from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a limited number of swimmers on a first-come, first-serve basis to learn/improve on different strokes each week!

Practice Start Date: We are hoping to start on Tuesday, June 1! We will keep you posted on the progress of the pool opening over Memorial Day Weekend!

Volleyball Camp: The girls attending volleyball camp from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. June 1-4, will attend swim practice on June 1, 2, and 3 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm.

Practice Schedule: This year we are in a unique situation. Lindsay Duzan is our head coach, but she also has a day-time job. She works on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We also have Rebecca Silver as our assistant coach. Lindsay has changed her work schedule to start work at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. With Lindsay’s work schedule, we divided up the practices into two practices times (instead of three) and put the practices at an earlier start time.

We will have the younger/less experienced swimmers practice from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and the older/more experienced swimmers practice from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Lindsay will be available the entire practice times on Tuesday and Thursday and will have to leave at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Having the younger swimmers earlier ensures that they receive instruction from two coaches the entire practice time every day of the week The older swimmers will get 30 minutes with two coaches, and the last 30 minutes with one coach (3 days a week).

We feel this is the safest way to divide up our swim practices. We divided the groups as evenly as we could. We also factored in swimmers times from last year, swimmers ages, and tried to put siblings together (where applicable). Please let us know if you have questions!

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