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    Weekly update - action needed for final B meet!

    Hello Lasers! You guessed it - it’s time for your weekly update! I know you will miss these when the season is over. 😉

    We are wrapping up our summer with a lot of fun!

    • Sunday, 7/16 - Manchester Farm Mini-Meet
    • Tuesday, 7/18 - Raft & Noodle while pool is open from 3-5 PM
    • Wednesday, 7/19 - Pancake Breakfast and HOME B meet with Quail Valley
    • Thursday, 7/20 - Divisionals Poster Making
    • Friday, 7/21 - $1 Donuts at morning practices and final Pasta Dinner
    • Saturday, 7/22 - Divisionals AWAY at Quail Valley
    • Sunday, 7/23 - Preteam Popsicle Meet in AM and Banquet & Awards Night in PM
    • Monday, 7/24 - Raft and Splash just for our team from 5-8 PM (they close the pool early for us)

    And now for our meet recap and more details about what’s to come!

    Home A Meet versus the New Mark Commons Barracudas

    It was great to close out the season with a hard fought win this morning! If you didn’t hear, the final score was 401-372. 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:

    • Maddie Arias - breast
    • Sam Arias - IM, back, and breast
    • Vincent Burakiewicz - free
    • Chase Keeler - IM, back, and breast
    • Evan Lehman - IM and breast
    • Austin Seager - IM and breast

    We would like to congratulate Sam Arias for breaking her own team record in 15-18 IM with a time of 1:10.13! She also broke her own team record in 15-18 breaststroke with a time of 1:16.90!

    Congratulations to Kenley Morillo swimming in her first A meet!

    A shout out to Izzy Najarro, Ricky Najarro, and the Ravas Family for winning this morning’s spirit awards!

    Thank you to all of the families who volunteered this morning. We couldn’t have hosted a successful meet without you! We especially want to shout out Bharathy Srinivasan, who volunteered in concessions and helped with ribbons, even though she did not have a swimmer in the meet!

    We will miss our seniors who swam in their final dual meet of their MCSL career this morning: Jacob Arias, Cameron Clagett, Juliana Gacuma, and Sophia Hoover. We wish you all the best in the years ahead! Thank you to the Hoover family for the hours and hours you have volunteered for the team over the years. We appreciate you! And we are thankful that the Arias, Clagett, and Gacuma families will be with us on deck for years to come. 🙂

    B Meet Week 5 - Wednesday, July 19th at HOME with Quail Valley

    Our final B meet is at HOME with Quail Valley on Wednesday, July 19. The deadline to sign up for this B meet is 6:00 PM on Monday, July 17. Don’t delay - sign up today!!!

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

    1. Click on Week 5B.
    2. Select Edit under the swimmer’s name.
    3. From the drop down, select Attending This Meet.
    4. Select the events the swimmer is eligible to swim.
    5. Click Save.

    Be sure to sign up for a job when you sign up to swim! The theme is Superheroes so show your Laser spirit with your superhero attire from head to toe! We will be recognizing two swimmers and a Lake Marion family for showing their team spirit on Wednesday evening.

    Now for some more details about the week ahead!

    Manchester Farm Mini Meet on Sunday, July 16th

    We can’t wait to see all of our swimmers at the Manchester Farm Mini Meet tomorrow morning. It will be so much fun! Parents of those who are registered, please refer to the email from Alison, Cindy, and Nicole with all of the meet details. Thanks to all of the CITs who have signed up to help!

    Raft and Noodle Time at Lake Marion on Tuesday, July 18th from 3-5 PM

    Every Tuesday 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, while the pool is open to all, and have some fun!

    Divisionals Poster Making on Thursday, July 20th from 7 - 9 PM

    Come join us at the Turners home (7511 Oyster Bay Way) to make posters for each of our divisional swimmers. This is an adult only event, and all adults are welcome. Artistic talent is not required! ;)

    Donuts and Pasta Dinner on Friday, July 21st

    Swimmers will have their last chance to enjoy a donut on deck after the AM practice on Friday. Thanks to Beth Turner for being our donut diva this season! We will also have our final pasta dinner that 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.

    Divisionals AWAY at Quail Valley on Saturday, July 22nd

    Our division championship meet will be AWAY at Quail Valley next Saturday. The line up is exchanged tomorrow. We can’t wait for this exciting meet!

    Popsicle Meet and Banquet & Awards on Sunday, July 24th

    Our preteam will enjoy their popsicle meet on Sunday morning at 9 AM at our pool. Preteam families, look for an email with sign up details early next week.

    That evening, we will enjoy our banquet and our awards night. Look for more details that will be coming soon from our social chair extraordinaire, Karrie Shuttles.

    Raft and Splash on Monday, July 24th

    Raft and Splash is a Lake Marion tradition! The pool 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. Mark your calendars and get your rafts ready!

    You made it to the end! See you at the pool!

    Daria, on behalf of the swim committee  

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