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    Week 2A Weekly Update

    Hello Lasers! Here is your “weekly update!”

    A Meet at Washingtonian Woods

    Thank you to everyone who came out to Washingtonian Woods and participated in our A meet this morning. You can find the meet results under Schedule, Meet Results or by clicking here.

    We would like to recognize the following swimmers who swam All Star times this morning:

    • Sam Arias - IM, Breast and Fly
    • Chase Keeler - IM and Back
    • Austin Seeger - Breast

    Congratulations to the following swimmers who swam in their first A meet!

    • Kien Nguyen
    • Max Valencia
    • Andrew Li
    • Aiden King
    • Owen King
    • Maxi Torres
    • Nick Aponte Silva

    Finally, congratulations to Maddie Arias and Austin Seeger for winning this week’s spirit awards!

    Spirit Wear

    Our spirit wear vendor, a Lake Marion family, has created an online store for you to purchase spirit wear. They are selling t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, shorts, and more. Please visit https://frizzys.co/collections/lake-marion-lasers-swim-team. Use the Promo Code LM22 through the end of the month at check out for free local delivery. Please visit their website to place your orders!

    Practice

    Morning practice starts on Monday for those swimmers who signed up for morning practice. Here are the practice times:

    • 11 and up - 8:00 to 9:15 AM
    • 10 and under - 9:15 to 10:15 AM
    • Preteam - 9:30 to 10:15 AM

    Swimmers who signed up for PM practice will follow this schedule:

    • Advanced Preteam - 5:30 to 6 PM
    • Beginner Preteam - 6 to 6:30 PM
    • All Others - 5:30 to 6:45 PM

    Nicole Goldsby, our preteam representative, sent a separate message to all preteam families with more details about preteam practices.

    A Meet Week 2 - Saturday, June 25

    Our next A meet is at home versus our Montgomery Village neighbor, Whetstone, at 9 AM on Saturday, June 25th. It is critical that a swimmer’s availability is declared through Swimtopia for each A meet. Here’s how!

    Log in to your Swimtopia account by clicking here or go to https://lakemarionlasers.swimtopia.com/swim_meets

    1. Click on Week 2A 2022.
    2. Select Edit under the swimmer’s name.
    3. From the drop down, select Available For This Meet or Not Available For This Meet.
    4. Click Save.

    Please declare your swimmer’s availability as soon as possible, but no later than 10:30 AM (the end of AM practice) on Wednesday, June 22nd. Please do this even if you don’t think your swimmer would participate in an A meet. Sometimes swimmers are not available because of other commitments.

    A meets are seeded by the coaching staff. The lineup will be finalized by the end of the day on Wednesday. HC Jorge will communicate who will swim in this meet on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. The line-up will then be formally exchanged with Whetstone by noon on Friday.

    Swimmers’ availability for an A meet is critical. We know that people can fall ill and circumstances can change, so please communicate with me or HC Jorge to let us know if you are selected to swim and are no longer able to attend. This gives us the ability to fill the lane so we can earn points.

    We need a lot more volunteers to run a successful meet at home, so please volunteer if you have a swimmer in the meet. There are 52 volunteer slots on the job sign up for an A meet!

    If you are not listed in the line-up for an A meeting, we encourage you to participate in B meets. Our first B meet will be on Wednesday, June 29 this season. Swimmers can elect to swim in a B meet unless the coaching staff makes the decision that the swimmer is simply not ready, or if the swimmer swam that event at the prior A meet. For more detailed information, you can review the Team Handbook in the About section on our homepage.

    Theme

    For week 2, the theme is Pirates, so show your Laser spirit with your pirate attire from head to toe! We will be recognizing two swimmers for showing their LM spirit at the team lunch after the meet. (More details about Friday night’s pasta dinner and the post-meet lunch will follow.)

    See you on the pool deck!

    Daria, A Rep

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