Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lee's Hill Lightning News - Third RSL Training Session Wednesday May 23 @ Spotsylvania YMCA 7:00 PM

Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,

Reminder - the third 2018 RSL Training Session is being held on Wednesday May 23rd at the Spotsylvania YMCA pool at 7:00 PM

Our team had a fantastic group of trained officials last year, but we were very short in some positions.  Some of our trained officials from last year are not returning to the team this summer. We really need additional Stroke and Turn Judges!! Hopefully, most of last year’s returning officials will renew, if required this year, but it would be great if we could have many more people trained to help support our team. If you are feeling a bit unsure, I am 100% sure that the officials from last year would love to mentor you!  New officials will have the support of seasoned officials.   The more RSL trained officials the team has helps to spread out the workload over the season.

Remember, only Head Clerks of Course, Head Timers, Head Scorekeepers, and Starters who received training in 2017 will carry over to the 2018 season.

Here are the remaining four 2018 RSL Training Dates:

2018 TRAINING DATES

 

Wednesday May 23 - Spotsylvania YMCA @ 7:00 PM

 

Wednesday May 30 - Aqua Harbour @ 7:00 PM

 

Saturday June 9 – Hampton Oaks @ 9:00 AM

 

Thursday June 14 – Hopyard @ 6:30 PM

NO MAKE UP SESSIONS WILL BE HELD

Volunteers are critical to the running of our swim meets. Competitive swimming requires parents to be actively involved in all aspects of our swim meets. Timers, judges, concessions attendants, announcers, starters, and scorekeepers are a few of the positions which are filled by parent volunteers. Volunteering is a requirement for our team.

Training for particular positions (i.e. starter, stroke and turn judge, referee, head timer, head scorer, and head clerk of course) is available prior to the beginning of our season. These "trained" volunteer positions are not difficult and are essential to running the meets. Each team is required to have trained volunteers - please consider helping your team and learning more about the sport of swimming!

If you have been trained in the past and need to renew, or have never been trained, please try to attend one of the RSL training sessions. If you are new to the team – there are plenty of volunteer positions that do not require training.  If you have been on the team for a few years – please think about getting training as a Stroke and Turn Judge.

If you are an active high school or USA Swimming Official, please be sure to fill out and return the required form to the RSL.

We really need Stroke and Turn Officials and Referees!

The first two training sessions had the training for Stroke and Turn and Referee’s combined and it seems to be getting very positive feedback.

It is VERY helpful to have an Administrative Referee on Deck to help the meet move along faster.

But anyone wanting to train as a Starter, Head Timer, Head Clerk of Course,  or Head Scorer  - we always have a need!!!

PLEASE NOTE: All RSL training is free, except Stroke and Turn Trainees and Referees are required to complete the online course at StrokeAndTurn.com and to bring their certificate to training. The swim team will reimburse you for this expense if requested.

Please direct all questions regarding volunteer training to:   LeeHillSwims@gmail.com

Thank you very much for taking the time to get trained and for volunteering!

Go Lightning!

Bob Denecke

Meet Director

 

PS – If you need directions to any of the pools where training is being held – please go to the RSL Website:  http://www.rslswimming.com/teams/

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lee's Hill Lightning News - First RSL Training Session Tonight @ Idlewild 7:00 PM

Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,

The first 2018 RSL Training Session is today May 15th at the Idlewild pool at 7:00 p.m.

It is that time of year again, when I need to request your help! The RSL has released all the dates for this year’s training classes.  Our team had a fantastic group of trained officials last year, but we were very short in some positions.  Some of our trained officials from last year are not returning to the team this summer. We really need additional Stroke and Turn Judges!! Hopefully, most of last year’s returning officials will renew, if required this year, but it would be great if we could have many more people trained to help support our team. If you are feeling a bit unsure, I am 100% sure that the officials from last year would love to mentor you!  New officials will have the support of seasoned officials.   

Remember, only Head Clerks of Course, Head Timers, Head Scorekeepers, and Starters who received training in 2017 will carry over to the 2018 season.

Here are the six 2018 RSL Training Dates:

2018 TRAINING DATES

 

Tuesday May 15 – Idlewild @ 7:00 PM

 

Saturday May 19 – Fawn Lake @ 9:30 AM

 

Wednesday May 23 - Spotsylvania YMCA @ 7:00 PM

 

Wednesday May 30 - Aqua Harbour @ 7:00 PM

 

Saturday June 9 – Hampton Oaks @ 9:00 AM

 

Thursday June 14 – Hopyard @ 6:30 PM

NO MAKE UP SESSIONS WILL BE HELD

Volunteers are critical to the running of our swim meets. Competitive swimming requires parents to be actively involved in all aspects of our swim meets. Timers, judges, concessions attendants, announcers, starters, and scorekeepers are a few of the positions which are filled by parent volunteers. Volunteering is a requirement for our team.

Training for particular positions (i.e. starter, stroke and turn judge, referee, head timer, head scorer, and head clerk of course) is available prior to the beginning of our season. These "trained" volunteer positions are not difficult and are essential to running the meets. Each team is required to have trained volunteers - please consider helping your team and learning more about the sport of swimming!

If you have been trained in the past and need to renew, or have never been trained, please try to attend one of the RSL training sessions. If you are new to the team – there are plenty of volunteer positions that do not require training.  If you have been on the team for a few years – please think about getting training as a Stroke and Turn Judge.

If you are an active high school or USA Swimming Official, please be sure to fill out and return the required form to the RSL.

We really need Stroke and Turn Officials and Referees! But anyone wanting to train as a Starter, Head Timer, Head Clerk of Course,  or Head Scorer  - we always have a need!!!

PLEASE NOTE: All RSL training is free, except Stroke and Turn Trainees and Referees are required to complete the online course at StrokeAndTurn.com and to bring their certificate to training. The swim team will reimburse you for this expense if requested.

Please direct all questions regarding volunteer training to:   LeeHillSwims@gmail.com

Thank you very much for taking the time to get trained and for volunteering!

Go Lightning!

Bob Denecke

Meet Director

 

PS – If you need directions to any of the pools where training is being held – please go to the RSL Website:  http://www.rslswimming.com/teams/

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Lee's Hill Lightning News - 2018 Swim Team Important Dates and Information

Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,

 

We are looking forward to this winter ending so we can all be at the pool again!  After last weeks snow, summer cannot come fast enough.

 

The Swim Team Board of Directors has been working hard over the last few months preparing for the Lee’s Hill Lightnings 23rd  Swim Season.

 

We have been following up on our donations from last summers Practice with a Purpose where our wonderful swimmers swam over 53 miles in one practice morning!  We have donated $300.00 each to the Lake of Woods Adaptive Water Sports and the National Federation of the Blind Fredericksburg Chapter.

 

We have one more donation to present to the Disability Resources Center.  This presentation will happen on April 15th before their annual “Walk n Roll” event.  We have been also been invited to participate in the walk as their guests. We will be donating $600.00 to them, and because of this any Lightning Swim Team member can walk with the registration fee waived. We would love to see you there. The presentation will be at 12:45 before the walk begins.  The walk will then begin at 1:00. I have attached the flier for the walk. The Disability Resource Center has asked that if you are interested in walking please send us the names and ages of interested walkers.  I will then forward a complete list before the walk to them.

 

Please add the following 2018 dates to your calendars:

 

April 15th – Walk n Roll – Disability Resource Center 11:30 a.m.

 

May 6th  - Ice Cream Social –  2:00 – 4:00 p.m. South Clubhouse

 

June 2nd – Applebee’s Flap Jack Fundraiser – 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. - Southpoint

 

June 18th – Salsarita’s Spirit Night – 5:00 until close - Southpoint

 

July 16th – Chipotle Fund Raiser from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  - Southpoint

 

I have also attached the 2018 Practice and Meet Schedule.

 

Please forward this e-mail to any families you know that might be interested in joining the Lee’s Hill Lightning Swim Team.

 

Looking forward to a great 2018 Swim Season!!

 

Go Lightning!!

 

Bob Denecke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Lee's Hill Lightning News - Just A Reminder!

Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,

I hope everyone is excited about RSL Finals on Saturday!

I will be at the Swimmers Breakfast tomorrow morning to collect any additional money from Monday mornings -  Practice with a Purpose!

I still cannot believe that our Lightning Swimmers swan over 3,350 practice laps that morning! Wow!  If my math is right that is over 52 miles!

Just a reminder of our two upcoming social events! If you haven't already, please RSVP for the end of season party using the evite link below!

 1. SWIMMERS' BREAKFAST 

After each practice on Friday, August 4th, we will have our Annual Swimmers' Breakfasts. Please send a breakfast item(s) to share with your swimmer(s). *Please remember serving utensils if necessary and to label any dishes/pans that need to be returned. 

2. END OF SEASON POOL PARTY 

Please join us at the SOUTH pool at 5:00 on Sunday, August 6th, to celebrate a great season, hold our annual meeting and award our fabulous swimmers!! 

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/AjkwFrBVYW

The team will provide nacho chips/meat and hotdogs. Please help by bringing:

A-F,  dessert

G-J, fruit dish

K-O, pasta or casserole dish (e.g. mac and cheese, tortellini, etc)

P-T, salad (e.g. green, potato, pasta)

U-Z, nacho toppings (e.g. salsa, sour cream, beans, shredded lettuce, etc.)

* If your dish requires a serving utensil, please provide.

* Please bring drinks for your family.

* Please bring pool passes for entrance into the pool. 

* If you have any questions please contact Beth Valasko: (540)841-0064 or lizziep05@aol.com

Go Lightning!

Beth

 

http://evite.me/AjkwFrBVYW

 

Lee's Hill Lightning News - Just A Reminder!

Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,

I hope everyone is excited about RSL Finals on Saturday!

I will be at the Swimmers Breakfast tomorrow morning to collect any additional money from Monday mornings -  Practice with a Purpose!

I still cannot believe that our Lightning Swimmers swan over 3,350 practice laps that morning! Wow!  If my math is right that is over 52 miles!

Just a reminder of our two upcoming social events! If you haven't already, please RSVP for the end of season party using the evite link below!

 1. SWIMMERS' BREAKFAST 

After each practice on Friday, August 4th, we will have our Annual Swimmers' Breakfasts. Please send a breakfast item(s) to share with your swimmer(s). *Please remember serving utensils if necessary and to label any dishes/pans that need to be returned. 

2. END OF SEASON POOL PARTY 

Please join us at the SOUTH pool at 5:00 on Sunday, August 6th, to celebrate a great season, hold our annual meeting and award our fabulous swimmers!! 

Please RSVP at http://evite.me/AjkwFrBVYW

The team will provide nacho chips/meat and hotdogs. Please help by bringing:

A-F,  dessert

G-J, fruit dish

K-O, pasta or casserole dish (e.g. mac and cheese, tortellini, etc)

P-T, salad (e.g. green, potato, pasta)

U-Z, nacho toppings (e.g. salsa, sour cream, beans, shredded lettuce, etc.)

* If your dish requires a serving utensil, please provide.

* Please bring drinks for your family.

* Please bring pool passes for entrance into the pool. 

* If you have any questions please contact Beth Valasko: (540)841-0064 or lizziep05@aol.com

Go Lightning!

Beth

 

http://evite.me/AjkwFrBVYW