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    What a weekend, and a jam-packed week ahead!

    Hello Lasers! This is a detailed Sunday update with lots of information recapping our weekend meets and looking ahead to this week!

    AWAY A Meet versus Montgomery Square

    We had a super meet on Saturday morning and even though we didn’t win, there were some amazing swims! 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 yesterday morning:

    • Maddie Arias - breast
    • Sam Arias - IM, free, and breast
    • Evan Lehman - IM
    • Jack Mikula - fly
    • Kien Nyugen - fly
    • Austin Seager - IM and breast

    We would like to congratulate Sam Arias for breaking 2 team records yesterday! She broke her own record in the 15-18 breaststroke by over 2 seconds with a time of 1:18.31! And she broke the 15-18 freestyle record held by Sarah Fillmore since July 24, 2004 with a time of 1:03.77! Incredible swimming Sam!

    Congratulations to Maksim Golumb, Mila Johnson, Josephine Lucas, Tyler Niemiec, and Daniel Zhelyazkov for swimming in their first A meet!

    A shout out to Ellie Mikula, Ian Nguyen, and the Schroyer Family for winning this Saturday’s spirit awards!

    As always, thank you to all of the families who volunteered this morning and yesterday morning. A huge thank you to Chuck Shuttles for setting up our sound system for all of our home meets, coordinating our officials this season, and being our head timer or assistant head timer at our meets!

    A Relays Recap

    Relays are always fast and fun! Congratulations swimmers on our 3rd place finish! Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped the meet run smoothly. It’s a huge effort to host a large meet like this so we can’t thank everyone enough for all they did this morning!

    Congratulations to our Boys 13-14 200 Medley relay for their first place finish, as well as our parent relay of Angie Niemiec, Dan Schroyer, Leana Lewis, and Coach - who crushed the competition!  The results are posted to our website already, thanks to our amazing automation team.  

    4th of July Parade

    In case you didn’t hear, our float team knocked it out of the park for the Fourth of July Parade! We hope you saw it on the hill at our meet this morning! Shout out to the team of dads leading the construction - Tung Nguyen, Chuck Shuttles, Gordy Taylor - and the design guru, Nelson Hunter! As MVF wrote in their latest edition of the Village News: “The Lake Marion Lasers sent their team into orbit by taking home the “Best Overall” grand prize trophy with their incredible rocket float!” We also came in first place in the motorized float category. Thanks to everyone who came out to march and cheer with the team that morning! 

    Spirit Wear

    Frizzy’s Tees and Things has created an online store for you to purchase spirit wear. They are selling t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, shorts, and more. Please visit their website at https://frizzys.co/collections/lake-marion-lasers-swim-team to place your orders!

    Final A Meet, Week 5 - Saturday, July 15

    Our final A meet is at HOME versus New Mark Commons. We will honor our 4 graduating seniors at this meet, so we hope everyone will attend. The theme will be Superheroes, so start planning your outfit now!

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

    1. Click on Week 5A.
    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.

    We need you to declare your swimmer’s A Meet availability as soon as possible, but no later than 10:30 AM (the end of AM practice) on Wednesday, July 12th. Please do this even if you don’t think your swimmer would participate in an A meet.

    If you haven’t already, please declare your availability for divisionals when you declare for the Week 5 A meet! Coach must turn in the line up for our divisional championship meet a week ahead of time. Declare for divisionals by Wednesday, July 12th at 10:30 AM as well.

    Team Picture

    Our Team Picture will be on Tuesday, July 11th at 8 AM. The deadline to order your pictures is Monday, July 10th at 6 PM. See the separate email from Karrie Shuttles with all of the details!

    Manchester Farm Mini Meet

    Please sign up your 9 and under swimmer for the amazing Mini Meet at Manchester Farm. The meet will be on Sunday, July 16 and the deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 11th at NOON. All of the essential details are in the email that Alison, Cindy, and Nicole sent out earlier this week.

    PM Practice on Wednesday, not Thursday This Week

    Since we do NOT have a B meet this week, we WILL hold all afternoon practices on Wednesday. The pool will be open just for team practices. We will NOT have afternoon practices on Thursday this week due to B relays.

    Lasermania

    Swimmers will participate in fun events and friendly competition on the morning of Friday, July 14. We will combine all of those who practice with the “regular” team from 8 - 9:30 AM and pre-team will have their very own Lasermania from 9:30 - 10:15 AM. We can only hold Lasermania when the pool is closed to the public, so all team members who practice in the afternoon are invited to come that morning to Lasermania.

    That was a lot. Thank you for sticking with me! See a summary of this week’s calendar below. And be one of the first people to reply with the hidden message to win a prize. (Please note: Last year’s prize winners are not eligible.)

    Until next time!

    Daria, on behalf of the swim committee


    Sunday

    7/9

    Monday

    7/10

    Tuesday

    7/11

    Wednesday

    7/12

    Thursday

    7/13

    Friday

    7/14

    Saturday

    7/15

    6 PM deadline to declare for B relays 6 PM deadline for picture ordersTeam picture at 8 AM for ALL team members - wear your team suit or red and black!

    Noon deadline to sign up for the Manchester Farm mini meet

    10:30 AM deadline to declare for Saturday’s A meet AND Divisionals

    There are PM practices!!!

    B Relays at Quail Valley - there are NO PM practices!!Lasermania for ALL “regular” team from 8-9:30 AM and ALL pre-team from 9:30-10:15 AM

    Pasta Dinner at 6:30 PM - come sign the senior kickboards!

    Home A meet to honor our seniors! 
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