Tuesday, September 13 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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February 28- March 2
ISI Regional Championship
YMCA Chicago District Championship - Girls
YMCA Chicago District Championship - Boys
Registration Open - Spring Stroke Clinic & Long Course Spring/Summer Season
ISI Senior State Championship
ISI Age Group State Championship
YMCA Illinois State Championship
Sharks' Team Award Banquet
POST-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE SCHEDULE!
A reminder that after this weekend's District Championships, only those swimmers with YMCA State times, or designated to be on a YMCA State relay, continue to practice! Practices will be as designated in the Sharks' Activity Calendar and are by practice group and/or age group.
SENIOR Y-State Qualifiers...Mon thru Fri 5:00-6:30pm EAST Pool
ADVANCED Y-State Qualifiers...Mon thru Fri 6:30-8:00pm EAST Pool
All 8 & under Y-State Qualifiers (individual and relay)...Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 5:30-6:30pm WEST Pool
AG-1&2 (9 & older) Y-State Qualifiers...Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 6:30-7:45pm WEST Pool
All other swimmers are done with practices for the winter season. Enjoy the rest, great job this season, and we'll see you in April for the Team Banquet and LC Summer season!
CHAMPIONSHIP RELAY TEAMS!
Congratulations to those swimmers selected to participate, either as a primary or alternate, in the end of season Championship Relay Teams!
THE SHARK'S ARE REQUESTING YOUR HELP!
Since we are co-hosting the YMCA State meet, we have been requested to supply necessary items for the hospitality room for the coaches. By co-hosting this meet we are able to raise funds for our team, which benefits all swimmers.
In lieu of having each family purchasing and dropping off the specific items we need to supply for the meet, the team would request all families to give a small donation so that the items can be purchased in bulk.
Thank you in advance for your generous donations! GO SHARKS!!!!!
SHARKS LONG COURSE & STROKE CLINIC REGISTRATION--BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY (MARCH 5th)!
We will open registration for both the Shark's Long Course (Spring/Summer) season for RETURNING SWIMMERS and the Sharks' Spring Stroke Clinic next Wednesday, March 5th.
Here is the LC Season Flyer regarding each program. Information as well as prices are listed. Please feel free to share this information with any friends who may be interested in joining the Sharks.
Following are a couple of important considerations:
Spring Stroke Clinic registration will be on a First come--First served basis. Stroke Clinic has filled the last 2 years...so don't delay coming in to register!
All outstanding swim meet and/or team fees must be paid in full before you may register your swimmer for either program.
Long Course season registration will be open ONLY to returning swimmers through March 28...after that we will open remaining spots to New Swimmers from Tryouts.
If your swimmer does not participate on the Sharks' Long Course team...they will not be guaranteed a spot on the team for the fall.
All swimmers should register for the same practice group that they are currently in UNLESS specifically notified otherwise by Coach Bryan.
Please direct all questions regarding next week's registration to Coach Bryan.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR...
January/February Shark Swimmers of the Month!
STATE T-SHIRT DESIGN - AND THE WINNER IS...
YMCA MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE PRESENTED!
ALL Shark swimmers, parents, etc. must present their YMCA membership ID cards to the desk staff in order to be admitted to the pool/locker room areas. While this policy has been in place for a long time...it has not been enforced as much as it should be. The Leaning Tower YMCA is seeking to make our environment more secure...and thus will be stepping up the enforcement of this policy! Please adhere to the following...
ALWAYS come to the desk with your ID card out and ready to be presented
If you have lost your card...please notify the desk staff and they will print you a replacement one
Parents/Friends/Etc. must also present their cards OR fill out the required Guest Waiver Form before they will be admitted to the pool area
THANK YOU for your help in keeping our LTY building and pool/locker room areas secure!!!
IT'S COLD OUT!
With this recent cold spell...coaches have been taking notice of a number of Shark swimmers WHO ARE NOT DRESSED APPROPRIATELY for the weather!
Parents, we need your help in making sure that your swimmer(s) are wearing WARM clothing when coming into and leaving the practice facilities. That means a minimum of the following:
Jackets and Pants (a hoodie is NOT a jacket!)
Winter hat OR Hood on jacket
Gloves or Mittens
Socks & Shoes (NOT sandals/crocs/flip-flops!)
If swimmers are witnessed by coaches outside our buildings without the aforementioned clothing in this weather...they may be barred from participating in practices on those days!
Please contact your practice group coach or Coach Bryan if you need help reinforcing this policy with your children.
Become a Meet Official! Becoming a meet official is an interesting and easy way to become more involved in the sport of swimming. Officials training classes occur throughout the year and the training is paid for by the team. Officials play an important role for the swimmers, providing the necessary guidance and direction that allows them to compete legally throughout their careers.
Saturday, August 20 2011 @ 09:29 PM
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Top Healthy High-Fat Foods Athletes know to avoid high-fat foods, right? Nutritionists and coaches tell you to stay away from fatty burgers, fries and fried chicken. However, there are some high-fat foods that are good for you so no need to adopt a fat-free diet. Just be smart about fat.