First, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Loveland seniors Grace Payton (pictured top, fly) and Emma Turner (bottom, breaststroke) for deciding to continue their aquatic journeys and signing to swim in college!
Emma signed on Wednesday with the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, and Grace signed on Thursday with Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
Congratulations many, many times ladies. I’m so proud!
Now on to business…
The Team Store closes Tomorrow (Monday 11/14) at midnight, please make sure athletes get a team shirt (either the short sleeve or long sleeve option) before that date and time! I cannot re-open the store once it’s closed.
Parents, this year we have a pretty snazzy T Shirt option for you as well, so you can show your LHS pride at meets and tell everyone that you’re part of the “Team Behind the Team.”
Important Side-note on Shipping costs: I realized on Saturday when I placed my own order that each individual is being charged about $10 shipping. Since we’re having everything shipped in one order to the school, this seems silly to me. I’m working with the company to see if they can refund shipping fees back to you. If for some reason they cannot, I will see that the school refunds you the shipping fees from the swim & dive budget. Until I figure something out, please continue to order the team shirt and pay the shipping fee knowing it will be returned to you. Please also be aware that I may have to ask you for your itemized receipts from the teams store to refund these fees. Annoying I know.
Team Suits are now available for order through MI Sports! Please order before Tuesday 11/15, cost is $56.
Parent/Athlete Meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 Location TBA. (I’ll send an email as soon as I confirm the location. We’ll likely be in a classroom at LHS) Please make sure at least one adult is present along with each swimmer. During this meeting I’ll go over our meet hosting responsibilities, fundraising, the athlete contract, the lettering policy, my expectations of my athletes and more.
The schedule this week (11/14-11/19) will NOT be the regular season schedule. Due to my being out of town Wednesday 11/16-Sunday 11/20, we will not start the regular season schedule until the week following Thanksgiving.
I’ll be accompanying the Loveland High Cross Country team as they compete in the Nike Southwest Regional Meet on 11/19, wish them luck!
This week each school day we will have practice from 3:15-5:20pm. No morning practice this week, and no Saturday practice on 11/19.
Divers will be at MVHS Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this and every week from 3:30-5:30pm.
The Thanksgiving break schedule is equally wonky. We will have practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that week, Athletes will have Thursday (Thanksgiving day) and Friday off. Monday’s practice is at odd time because I return from Phoenix early that morning. Regular practice will resume on Saturday 11/26.
Monday 11/21: Swim 12:00-1:45PM, followed by weights 1:45-3:00PM **Athletes please bring a notebook and pencil to this practice!**
Tuesday 11/22: Swim 7:30-9:30AM
Wednesday 11/23: Swim 7:30-9:15AM, followed by weights 9:15-10:30AM
Thursday 11/24: Off! Happy Turkey Day!
Friday 11/25: Off! Enjoy your families!
Saturday 11/26: Weights 9:30-10:30AM
If an athlete is out of town over Thanksgiving break, they will need to complete 4 practices on their own. I will be posting the swimming workouts on our website, and a parent or guardian will need to sign a note confirming the 4 practices for an athlete to receive the weeks points toward lettering.
- Subscribe to the team calendar (This will add practices, and meets to your calendar as events, it works with both google and iCal)
- Volunteer for Team Dinners
- Volunteer at Home Meets
- Friday’s Athlete Meeting Outline (in case you missed the meeting before practice)
- Ask to Join the Facebook Group
- Download and Print the Athlete Contract (to be signed by all Swim and Dive athletes)