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Hi all,

               What a terrific swim meet yesterday.  Lots of swimmers had lots of best times and made some u.s. championship cut off times.  A big thanks for our officials team, who kept the meet rolling.  Also thanks to our parent volunteers and their work at the gate, wrangling kids, computer team, timing, marshalling and concessions.  our 8&under kids are coming along and first year swimmers learning the “ropes” if you will.  Our olders swimmers did a wonderful job of limiting electronics and staying engaged in the moment.  Former LRSC record holder Ray Gaul (circa late 80’s-early 90’s) was in the house.  He was impressed with how meets are run compared to in his day, but in the end, its all just water.  Ray Wave

And as always thanks to Sponge and Mallory who keep the fiber of whatever this is!   As the team T-shirt implies, Amongst the chaos, that is usually plan B, it generally works out.

               Thanksgiving week practices:  mon-wed will all be regular times.  Thursday the Y is closed.  Friday we are going to run a combined A/B 3-5pm extravaganza with 15 minutes of free swim at 5pm

Our next Y meet is December 7 when powerhouse Bangor Y comes to town.  Bangor has a strong team and many fast swimmers and will challenge LRSC. we will need great participation and a great effort top/down for a successful effort.

If you have not already emailed me if your swimmer/s can attend, please do so now.  It will take me a lot of hours to put together the lineup.  I will also need timer volunteers, wranglers and marshalls. I will be at The U.S. Open national winter championships with Olivia Harper and James Wells and hundreds of the countries fastest swimmers that will become the 2020 U.S. Olympic swim team!  All Hands please.

               Also LRSC Swim Caps are in and available for $5 at cost. Get ‘em while they are hot and available.  If your swimmer hasn’t gotten their LRSC team shirt, have them just ask sponge or I and we will give them one. 

IMPORTANT LRSC SWIM MEET SCHEDULE CHANGE:  the January 25 home invite meet is cancelled!  You may take it off of your schedule.  For U.S. registered swimmers this opens up the option of attending the MESI “Developmental Meet” at Bates College.

Have a safe and great thanksgiving all and email me if you can make the 12/7 home meet

Thanks

j

jay