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Our season is winding down but there’s still lots to come in the next few days!
- Thurs, 7/21 - Raft and Noodle while pool is open from 3-5 PM
- Fri, 7/22 - AM Donuts, Pasta Dinner, and Divisionals Set Up
- Sat, 7/23 - Divisionals at HOME
- Sun, 7/24 - Preteam Popsicle Meet in AM and Banquet & Awards Night in PM
- Mon, 7/25 - Raft and Splash just for our team from 5-8 PM with rain date of 7/28 (they are closing the pool early for us!)
Here we go!
B Meet with Whetstone Recap
We would like to congratulate Jenesys Pineda for achieving an All Star time in Freestyle last night! And we were so excited for the following pre-teamers, who competed in their first B meet: Sophie Burakiewicz and Ty Jordan! Thank you to all of the families who volunteered yesterday, including those who took on multiple jobs and those who volunteered even though they didn’t have a swimmer in the meet.
Raft and Noodle Time at Lake Marion TODAY - Thursday, July 23rd from 3-5 PM
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 PM, Lake Marion allows you to bring rafts and noodles into the pool. We hope some of you are available to hang out together TODAY, while the pool is open, and have some fun!
Donuts, Pasta Dinner, and Divisionals Set up TOMORROW - Friday, July 22nd
Swimmers will have their last chance to enjoy a donut after the AM practice tomorrow. Don’t forget your dollar! We will also have our final pasta dinner tomorrow evening and we’d love to see our entire Laser family there. Sign up to bring a dish and help with set up/clean up under Job Signup. We will also need to set up the pool deck that evening to prepare to host Divisionals bright and early the next morning! Many hands make light work, so join us on deck at 8 PM to move chairs and tables!
Divisionals at Home on Saturday, July 23rd
We are excited to welcome the entire division to our pool on Saturday morning. The theme is Red and Black! Lake Marion warm ups start bright and early at 6:45 AM so be at the pool no later than 6:30 AM. Rise and shine swimmers! Our team must walk to the pool or drop swimmers off and then park in the CSAAC parking lot (8615 E. Village Ave), as parking will be limited and there could be about 600 people at this meet! The lower lot is by pass only and we have reserved the upper lot for the 5 visiting teams. The meet will start at 8:00 AM and the meet program is attached. Feel free to print out a copy and review it with your swimmer(s) so they know their events/heats/lanes. We will also post QR codes linking to the meet program around the deck.
It will be a very hot morning and we will have misters on deck as we did last night. We encourage all swimmers to stay hydrated and in the shade. Our team area is behind the diving boards. While our team area is small, we will still need some families to bring their shade shelters for our swimmers, as all of our team shelters will be used around the deck for volunteers and swimmers.
We will be collecting cash donations for Gaithersburg HELP, a local food pantry. When you bring your cash for concessions, be sure to bring cash to donate as well. Thanks for helping Division K give back to the community!
Be sure to pre-order your team lunch from the Laser Cafe by 9 PM this evening. You can place your order under Schedule, All Meets and Events. Lunch will be in the community center and on the back deck, but it will not be served until the deck has been cleaned up and the pool is ready to open.
Speaking of cleaning up, we still need volunteers on Saturday morning to help in concessions as well as meet set up and take down. Please sign up under Schedule, All Meets and Events. This is a huge endeavor and we want it to be a smashing success!
It’s not too late to order a Divisionals t-shirt. Here is the order form. This order will close on Monday, July 25th. Shirts will be delivered to our team after Divisionals, so be sure to write Lake Marion in the notes field. We will be in touch with you to coordinate pick up once the shirts arrive.
Popsicle Meet and Banquet & Awards on Sunday, July 24th
Our pre-team will enjoy their popsicle meet on Sunday morning at 9 AM at our pool. The deadline to sign up is this evening. We still need CITs and timers to sign up to make sure this fun meet for our littlest Lasers is a success. Please do so under Schedule, All Meets and Events! We hope to see lots of our Laser family there to cheer on the youngest members of our team.
That evening, we will enjoy our banquet and our awards night. Thank you to the Phelan Family and Simply Fresh for catering this special event! While it is too late to RSVP to join us for the dinner portion of the evening, it is not too late to RSVP for the awards portion. We also need volunteers for set up, serving and clean up. Please volunteer under Schedule, All Meets and Events.
Raft and Splash on Monday, July 25th (rain date is Thursday, July 28th)
A favorite Lake Marion tradition, Raft and Splash, is back! Lake Marion will close early that day so our team can have some fun together from 5 - 8 PM. This celebration is open to swim team families only, and of course includes our preteam. Karrie Shuttles will send out a message with more details soon!
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Looking forward to lots of fun! Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer at one or all of our final events under Schedule, All Meets and Events! ;)