This Week: Conference Volunteers, Last Duel Meet, Taper

For communication’s sake, the following is copied directly from this weeks newsletter. It’s important that everyone is on the same page, so please read this carefully!

First, I want to praise all athletes for stellar performances last week. On Tuesday we had lots of great swims and a fantastic sense of pride in honor of our seniors. Saturday, we had a lot of ladies sick at BOCO, but they kept it together well and gave it all they had for their team!

We’re still seeing significant time drops in many swimmers, and steady improvement from the divers which is a great sign for conference!

Time for More Good News: 

For swimmers who have not yet qualified for state, this Tuesday begins taper! Light workouts, less dryland, more stretching and recovery with a goal to be 100% ready to rock at conference.

* Athletes who have made an individual state cut will begin tapering next Monday.

Some notes on taper:

  • Practices are about to get REALLY short. Parents please be aware that beginning Tuesday tapering athletes may get done with practice around 5:00, rather than 5:20. I’ll tweet during practice of timing looks way off and your swimmers may need a ride sooner than 5:00.

  • No Friday morning practice! This means that Tuesday AM will be a required swim, but athletes only need to get up early one morning this week and next.

  • Tights! It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, the time when swimmers get to wear tights/pantyhose in the pool along with their drag suits. These tights need not be fancy, $1 Walgreens stockings with the feet cut off are perfect. All swimmers (even state qualifiers) should wear tights starting on Tuesday.

Conference: Front Range League Meet

Thanks to all the parents who made it to the meeting on Wednesday, and HUGE thanks to Lori Brent and Carol Lang who have taken on organizing hospitality and concessions respectively.

The following is a message from these lovely ladies, please read it carefully.

Loveland High School Girls Swim & Dive Team Families,

Your help is needed to host the best Front Range Conference Meet ever!  To make this meet great, all that is needed is an investment of your time to help run concessions and hospitality. The LHS Boys Swim & Dive team is going to time and we are going to be able fund the purchase of concessions & hospitality with our fundraiser account (no donations required!)

Please take a few minutes to sign-up for a time-slot or two. Many hands make light work and if we all contribute a little, hosting the meet will be a breeze. Sarah, the team managers and myself will make sure that all volunteers will get to see their athletes swim.

Thank you in advance,

Carol Lang and Lori Brent

As I said at the parent meeting, the conference meet is the last and most important meet of 98% of the swimmers in our league. It’s our responsibility to make sure this meet runs as smoothly as possible so they can end their season on a high note! Your volunteering for any position is highly valued and appreciated by all 13 teams in our league!

Final Duel Meet

This Thursday is our last duel meet, the rescheduled meet against Legacy due to the snow day in December.

Location: VMAC, Thornton
Release Time: 1:25
Bus will leave LHS at 1:40
Warm Up’s: 3:00pm
Meet Start: 4:00pm
Estimated return to LHS: 6:30-7:00pm

Meet Moments 

Loveland vs. Poudre

Final Score: Loveland: 134  Poudre: 49

Most Improved: Mackenzie Warden cut a whopping 22.93 seconds off her 500 freestyle, swimming a time of 7:22.96!

High Point Scorer: Grace Payton took 1st place in two events on Tuesday, bringing in 12 points for LHS!

Senior Night Cheer! from Sarah Monk on Vimeo.

Loveland at BOCO

Final Score: 10th Place

Most Improved: Erin Lang swam her 500 free in 5:16.44, a season best by 8.47 seconds!

High Point Scorer: Erin Lang grabbed two 5th place spots for LHS, one a tie, bringing home 35.5 points for Loveland!


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