Saturday, October 16, 2010

re: Lightning thanks!!

Thank you to those that showed up to help clean the shed and take down the record board. It took us about an hour!! The record board is down and the posts are painted. Swim team is now officially done for the seasonHot smile.
 
The Board will start planning in January for next season!

Go Lightning!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
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www.golightning.org
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

re: Lightning reminder

Greetings everyone,

This is just a reminder that we are having a shed cleanup and putting away the lane lines and record board this Saturday at 8:00am. I need a few people to help with this and it shouldn't take long.

Donna Aker
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
You probably didn't expect to hear from me again until March, but there is one more thing for this year.
 
We need assistance to clean up the shed, put the lane lines away, and take down the Record Board to store it for the winter. We will be having all this fun on Saturday, October 16th beginning at 8:00am. I know this is Massaponax homecoming weekend, but we will be done before any high school student notices we're not home. Thanks in advance for your help!
 
 
Go Lightning!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com

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Monday, August 30, 2010

FW: Swim Team Ribbon display idea

Now that summer is nearly over and we are faced with what to do with all the ribbons here is an easy and inexpensive answer. Mary found this clever way to display all the ribbons your swimmers received this summer and wanted to share.

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Hi Donna -

I found a creative way to display swim team ribbons and wanted to share it, in case anyone else is interested.  I doubt if people are still checking the Facebook page, so I was wondering if you'd email this out.  Don't feel obligated, though. 

I purchased a belt from Goodwill for $1.99 and attached all of one child's ribbons to it with glue dots.  Then, I looped the medals from finals through the buckle.  Finally, I hung it using a nail through one of the premade holes.  If needed, you could just nail a new hole somewhere in the belt.  I didn't do any pre-planning as far as placement of the ribbons, so with a little forethought, it will come out even better.

I can't take credit for the idea...I found it on the internet.  I've attached two photos showing the project, one from the front and one of the back so you can see it is a belt.

Mary

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

re: larger team picture

The first picture was very small, my apologies. I hadn't opened it when I saved it and it saved it very small. This one isn't.

Donna Aker
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re: Lightning News

Greetings everyone,
 
I've attached the 2010 Team picture for everyone. Thanks to Sandy for taking it and all the pictures throughout the season. I will be adding the link to view them to the website shortly.
 
Many thanks go to the 2010 Board members for all their work this summer. Special thanks to Stacey Ostlund, Michele Freemyers, Carey Pohanka and Hope Wood for their service.
 
Congratulations to our NEW Board members: Tom Dzurenda, Secretary; Shannon Hollister, Membership; Libby Keyser, Meet Director; and Jennifer Runk, Fundraiser/Spirit.
 
If you didn't attend the awards banquet (and didn't get your child's awards) please contact me and we will get them to you.
 
Thanks for a great season!

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

re: Lightning Finals wrap up!!

Way to Go! Congratulations to all the swimmers and coaches!!
 
Final Score:
Lee's Hill - 791.5
Lake of the Woods - 735.5
Fox Point - 640
Country Club - 613
Ferry Farm - 558
Eden Estates - 524
 
Tomorrow we celebrate! The Awards Banquet starts at 4:30pm, each family should bring a dish to share (last names A-L dessert; M-Z  side dish); drinks for your family, chairs. We'll start eating by 5:00, Awards Presentation starts at 6:00, followed by the Parent meeting.
 
Attached is one picture, I'll post more to the facebook page (if you took some, please post them too). I will, also, try to post them to the web page.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
Finals are fast approaching! Here's the remaining schedule, with times:
 
Friday August 6th - Breakfast after practice  - bring a breakfast food/drink to share to the practice your child attends.
 
Saturday August 7th - Finals - at King George YMCA- swimmers 10 and under (1st session) need to be at the pool by 6:50am; swimmers 11 and older need to be there by 10:20am (2nd session)
 
Sunday August 8th - Awards Banquet - 4:30pm at the North Pool. Last name A-L bring desserts; M-Z bring side dishes. Everyone should bring drinks for their family and chairs, if you have card tables or TV trays you may want to bring them too. Dinner will start at 4:45pm. Awards presentation will start around 6:00pm. Parent meeting will start immediately after the awards. And we are at the pool, so bring your swim suit!
 
We are still seeking those interested in the four available Board positions. See the website for details on these positions.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
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Monday, August 2, 2010

re: Lightning Weekly News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
Hard to believe the season is nearly over! Here's a run down of the last week of the 2010 swim team season:
 
Tuesday August 3 - evening clinic and Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A (coupon attached). Coach Jay will have event numbers for Finals starting today at practice.
 
Friday August 6 - Pot Luck Breakfast after each practice - bring a breakfast food to share to whatever practice your child attends. Also, on Friday they will be painting a sheet with their hand prints, names, whatever to hang in the team area on Saturday!
 
Saturday August 7 - FINALS!! The 10 and unders are in the morning (first session); the older kids in the afternoon (second and third session). The second session starts with the graduated relay and other events that some 10 and unders swim. The second and third sessions are the standard first and second halves of a meet. I will email out the exact times for arrivals, warm ups and meet starts as soon as they become available. First session plan an early morning, everyone else plan mid-morning.
 
Sunday August 8 - Awards Banquet - 4:30pm start time. Last names A-L bring a dessert; M-Z bring a side dish. The team will provide the meat. Everyone brings drinks for their family. I, also, suggest bringing chairs and if you have a card table/tv trays. We plan to start eating around 4:45pm and start the awards presentation at 5:45pm. The parent meeting will be held immediately after the awards. We are still looking for new Board members. Oh yeah, we are at the pool - so bring your suit!
 
Go Lightning!!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
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www.golightning.org
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Friday, July 30, 2010

FW: finals sign up

Hi everyone! 

We still have slots to fill for finals.  Thank you to all of you who have already stepped up!  We have to have all of these jobs filled by tomorrow so please save me the trouble of calling you and sign up today.  We especially need parents of kids 11 and up to sign up because we have twice as many afternoon slots.

Thanks,

Carey
 
Just to let everyone know - hotmail has decided to limit how many emails I can send in a day (without paying to upgrade), so I maybe switching to my comcast account.
 
I have posted a brief description of the Board positions we need to fill on the website. If you are interested in being on the Board let me know.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

re: Swim Team Board Positions

This information has been posted to the website and the Blog, however Hotmail decided today to limit the number of emails I can send per day. I am unable to send it to the entire swim team email list. I ask you to spread the word to others that might be interested in serving on the Board.
 
We are looking for volunteers to fill 4 positions on the Swim Team Board. Yes, I added a position. Michele Freemyers will be stepping down as the Membership person. Several people have asked for a brief description of the jobs for each position. Since when 1 asks, more people tend to be thinking the same thing I thought I would send this out to everyone.
 
Membership - this person receives all the registration forms and inputs the data into Team Manager (the software program we use) on the Team computer. They retain the paper forms in a binder. They work with the Treasurer to check that each family has paid. In addition they make sure the RSL Rep and Meet Director have updated rosters.
 
Fundraiser/Spirit Items - this person contacts previous sponsors for renewal and looks for new sponsors or opportunities for fundraisers. For the Spirit items its a matter of ordering more as needed and selling what we have (getting help is not out of the question!). At the end of the season, having plaques made as a "Thank you" to each sponsor.
 
Secretary - takes notes at the Board meeting, sets up the family folders in the box, updates forms and the handbook.
 
Meet Director - coordinates the parent volunteers, checks them in at each meet, and ensures that each family works the 6 half meets. Carey is setting up the online templates for job sign ups.
 
The Board meets January - September, once a month on the last Sunday of the month. We alternate between the two clubhouses.
 
The Board works together for the benefit of the swimmers, so no description is complete and jobs get blurred as we all help get it done. If I have missed anything, please let me know.
 
If you are interested in being on the Board we would love to have you!

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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FW: Lightning Weekly News Flash

What a fantastic season - 4-0-1!!

 

We are still practicing, though the schedule has changed a little (see complete schedule below).

 

On August 3, we will have another Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A! I'll get the coupons out as soon as possible.

 

Don't forget to let Coach Jay know by Friday (sooner if possible) if you will not be swimming in Finals. If you don't tell her you won't be there, she will put your child in at least one event. Finals are Saturday, August 7th. Swimmers 10 and under will be in the morning and 11 and older will be in the afternoon. Finals will be held at the King George YMCA which is on the West bound side of Rt. 3 just past Rt 205. This is an indoor pool and we will have a team area in the Gym. Parking will be tight, but last year they had "parking attendants" to help direct you.

 

Score   Lee's Hill 276 – Lake of the Woods 234

 

Triple Winners are

 

Mike Young 17              50 Free 25.37,               50 Fly 28.33,                 50 Back 28.33 a new Lee's Hill record

Shannon Minnch 15       50 Free 30.97,               50 Back 34.97,             100 IM 1:18.33

 

Sparks of the week are

 

Catherine Tryfiates (8)

Girls 8 & U 25 Back 35.37 (-7.85)

 

Callum McDaniel (8)

Boys 8 & U 25 Fly 25.95 (-6.08)

 

 

Remember that the practice schedule has changed please see below.

 

 

Wednesday 28  13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Thursday 29      13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Friday 30          13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

 

Monday 2         13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Tuesday 3         13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Wednesday 4    Regular time start        

13-18 7:30 - 8:30am       9-12 8:30am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Thursday 5        Fun days Water Polo, start 8am

Friday   6          Regular times start, Meet morning and annual last Day Breakfast details to come        

13-18 7:30 - 8:30am       9-12 8:30am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Saturday 7        FINALS

Sunday 8          Banquet and Awards.  Details to come

 

Clinics will beheld the last week of Practice Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 only. 

Donna Aker
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http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
Now that we have finished the 2010 Dual meet season, the Board has begun looking ahead to next season. We have 3 Board members stepping down and we are looking for new parents to step up. Hope Wood, Carey Pohanka and Stacey Ostlund have served the team well for several years.
 
The positions we are looking to fill are: Secretary, Meet Director and Fundraiser/Spirit items Coordinator. You don't need to have any special skills, we offer OJT!! If you are interested or have questions, please contact any Board member. The elections will be held at the Annual meeting during the awards banquet. We need your help to have next season run smoothly. Remember we do this for our kids, but we have fun too! Join the Board to get a true sense of what goes into making the swim team the organization and family that it is.
 
Thank you in advance for stepping up.

Go Lightning!!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Friday, July 23, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
This is a combination meet wrap up and weekly news, since our next meet is MONDAY! This is our last dual meet before Finals.
 
We beat Fox Point 293 - 210!! Great job to all our swimmers.

Sparks of the Week -

Rachel Turman (7) - 8 & under 25 Free 35.87 (-14.95)

Hamilton Schattgen (11) - 11-12 50 Breast 1:11.98 (-13.75)


Four Triple Winners -

Tyler Kauppert   17         50 Fly 29.09      50 Back 31.69   100IM 1:06.58   

Sam Kauppert 14          50 Free 28.94    50 Fly 34.22      50 Back 34.70  

Amanda Hensen 10       25 Fly 21.34      25 Back 23.04   25 Breast 24.03

Shannon Minnich 15      50 Fly 32.06      50 Back 35.71   100 IM 1:15.76



Meet Monday is at Lake of the Woods. This is at Sweetbriar Park within Lake of the Woods (not the main "Country Club" pool that you pass first). Lake of the Woods is a gated Community, just tell them you are going to the swim meet. Swimmers should be there by 4:45pm. For those new to the area, as you head West on Rt 3, you will feel like you are going forever (it's a lot of Battlefields, pastures, trees). You cross Rt 20 (7-11 and Sheetz), you are getting close. If you are not going to be at this meet, let Coach Jay know as soon as possible! (link below)

Tuesday practice will go on the typical Thursday delayed time - older kids start at 8:00am.
 
Early morning Adult Swim has ended. Thanks, Jay, for providing us this opportunity!
 

There will be no Clinics next week, due to we are planning for Finals.  If you are not able to make Finals, PLEASE let Coach Jay know ASAP by the form or e-mail.  I cannot make any changes after July 30; every swimmer that attends finals will be placed into an event.  

 

After Monday's meet it is still very important to come to practice we still have two weeks left before Finals so please make every effort to make practices.  The practice schedule has changed for the last two weeks of swimming please take note.  

 

Clinics will be held on Mon Aug 2 and Tues Aug 3.

 

Below is a Complete and Detailed schedule for the remaining two weeks of the swim season:

Monday 26        Meet at Lake of the Woods, be there no later than 4:45pm

Tuesday 27       Fun days Water Polo, start 8am

Wednesday 28  13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Thursday 29      13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Friday 30          13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

 

Monday 2         13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Tuesday 3         13-18 6:45 – 8:15am      9-12 8:15am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Wednesday 4    Regular time start        

                       13-18 7:30 - 8:30am       9-12 8:30am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Thursday 5        Fun days Water Polo, start 8am

Friday   6          Regular times start, Meet morning and annual last Day Breakfast details to come        

                       13-18 7:30 - 8:30am       9-12 8:30am – 9:25am    8 & under 9:25 – 10am

Saturday 7        FINALS

 

Sunday 8          Banquet and Awards.  Details to come


If anyone has team pictures from 2007 and 2008, could you get a copy to me or Stacey Ostlund it would be greatly appreciated.

Donna Aker
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

re: adult swim on Friday

There will not be the adult swim practice tomorrow (Fri 7/24).

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Monday, July 19, 2010

re: Link for Finals job sign up

It appears the link to sign up for Finals job did not work properly (I had tried it first and it worked for me). Anyway try this link to sign up for jobs at Finals. http://mysignup.com/lhfinals
 
 
Also, Wednesday team pictures will be taken prior to the meet. So change the arrival time for swimmers to 4:15!!

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re: Lightning Weekly News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
After all our activities last week, this will seem like a slow week.
 
Ice cream after Tuesday evening clinic.
 
Our last home meet is this Wednesday, July 21st. Remember swimmers need to arrive at the pool by 4:30. Parents helping with set up are needed at 4:00. As you arrive, please help with set up even if you are not signed up. And remember at the end of the meet - extra hands to carry things to the shed and clean up, mean everyone goes home quicker! Thanks in advance.
 
As usual, Thursday will be delayed practice with the older kids starting at 8:00.
 
Our final dual meet is Monday, July 26th at Lake of the WoodsI mention this now because it will come around quickly. For new families, this meet is held on Monday to give the Coaches time to plan the Finals events. They need to have this complete by Saturday July 31st, so lane assignments can be done and the Heat Sheets printed.
 
Finals are Saturday, August 7th at the King George YMCA (this is a mapquest link), but the address for your GPS is 10545 Kings Highway (also known as Rt 3), King George, 22485. You go a little further down Rt. 3 past where you turned for Eden Estates. You actually pass the Y and make a U-Turn to get to it.
 
Speaking of Finals - the job sign is ready online: http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=lhfinals If your child is NOT going to participate in Finals - Let Coach Jay know NOW! She can't make changes after July 30th.
 
Go Lightning!!
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

re: Car wash and Heat sheet ads

The car wash was a lot of fun! We had a good turn out of kids and parents and CARS TO WASH!! Check out our face book page to see photos (I'll work on putting them on the website - that's a new trick for me to learn) Oh yeah, we made $409!!
 
This is the ABSOLUTE last call for anyone that would like to put an ad in the Finals Heat sheet. I've attached the ad sheet with sizes and prices. Ads must be the size you want on 8x10 paper. Checks need to be made out to the RSL, Inc. You need to get them to Michael O'Donoghue by Monday evening.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash Meet wrap up

Greetings everyone,
 
Another great meet, just two more before finals! But don't let up yet, let's keep the momentum going and the Spirit striking! Score - LH 318 - Eden Estates 192.
 
Check out our Sparks of the Week:
Catherine Tryfiates (8) 8 & under 25 Fly - 38.46 (-10.85)
Ezekiel Hand (11) 11-12 50 Back - 59.37 (-8.65)

We had four Triple Winners:
Laurie Herbek (16) 100 Free - 1:06.33; 50 Free - 30.58; 50 Fly - 34.03
Sam Kauppert (14) 50 Free - 28.82; 50 Fly - 34.29; 50 Breast - 39.13
Tyler Kauppert (17) 100 Free - 56.86; 50 Free - 26.69; 50 Breast - 34.97
Mike Young (17) 50 Fly - 28.89; 50 Back - 28.73; 100 IM 1:05.39
 
CAR WASH TOMORROW!! 10 - 3 at Foster's Grill; don't forget to bring a flyer (attached) and grab a bite to eat any time during the day. The team will get a percentage of your total. Tell your friends and family.
 
If you want to help with the car wash and didn't sign up - that's okay, come anytime!
 
Go Lightning!!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

re: Lightning News Update

Greetings everyone,
 
For the meet this evening against Eden Estates - we MUST show up for the meet (regardless of the weather), unless we get word that the meet is cancelled prior to 4:00pm (you should be leaving about then). The deck area is minimal at Eden Estates, so minimize what you bring as much as possible.
 
 

As we get closer to the end of the season, please remember, the SWIM TEAM is not just a team of swimmers, but a TEAM of FAMILIES that work together to give our children an opportunity to improve their swimming and compete in swim meets. As a SWIM TEAM FAMILY, it takes all of us to achieve a positive and rewarding season. Many have shown that TEAM spirit by filling in as needed at the meets. If you have not yet worked or signed up for enough jobs, Carey Pohanka will be contacting you, or you can contact her, capohanka@verizon.net. As I said at the beginning of the season, this is about OUR kids. As parents, the best way to show our kids we support them is to be part of the TEAM.



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Monday, July 12, 2010

re: Lightning News Flash take 2

Me again
 
First - NO ADULT early morning swim on Tuesday!!
 
Second - $1 per signature to sign the team ad for the Finals Heat sheet this is available at practice tomorrow and Wednesday ONLY!
 
Third - NO EVENING CLINIC TUESDAY!! This is so everyone can attend the Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A.
 
Fourth - Sign up sheet for Car Wash is at practice. We also, need buckets, sponges, towels, hose, car wash.


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re: Lightning Weekly News Flash

Greetings everyone,
 
This is a busy week for the team.
 
1. Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A - Tuesday from 4:00p - 8:00p, be sure to bring a "coupon" so the team will get 20%. There are 10 "coupons" on the page, so your family should use one and share with nine other families
 
2. Swim meet Wednesday at Eden Estates - This is in King George a mapquest link is on the website. Swimmers should arrive by 5:00pm and look for the student coaches to check in. Parents check in with Carey, if you aren't signed up to work, but are available let Carey know. (Remember Thursday practice is later)
 
3. Car Wash @ Foster's Grill -  The car wash runs from 10:00a - 3:00p; we need lots of help and don't expect you to stay all day (unless you want too!). A sign up sheet is available at practice. We need you to spread the word, so we have cars to wash. In conjunction with the car wash, if you eat at Foster's the team earns a percentage. You need to present the attached flyer so they know you're supporting the LH Lightning. Again, share this flyer with friends and family.
 
Go Lightning!

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Last Call for Swim Suits!

Please email me at ostlunds@verizon.net if you are still in need of a team swim suit or call me @ 540.645.3341. They will be sent back to the vendor in the next week.

I will be at both evening clinics this week on Monday and Tuesday, but will not be at morning practices.

You can also get t-shirts, swim caps, towels, bags and other spirit items at the evening clinics.

Again, please contact me at the above email or phone number and I will make sure to get you what you need!

Girls suits are $61, boys suits are $37.

Stacey Ostlund

re: Early morning parent swim

Greetings,
 
Only one parent has attended the last few 6:30am parent swims with Coach Jay and that person won't be there tomorrow. Coach Jay would like to know if anyone will be attending. If you plan to attend send her an email, if she doesn't receive an email, she won't arrive at the pool until 7:30am.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
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Friday, July 9, 2010

re: Late Breaking Lightning News

What a meet the other night! We tied the Country Club, it came down to the relays. I believe the magic number was 252.
 
Some highlights:
 

Sparks of the week:

Girls Cassie Getch 7    –9.07 25 Back

Boys Grayson Updike 8   -7.91 25 Back    

 

2 new records tonight:

100IM - Mike Young   1:04.78

13-18 Medley - Tommy Hunt; Tyler Kauppert; Mike Young; Sam Kauppert 56.41

 

Triple Winners:

Mike Young 17     50 fly 28.52; 50 back 29.64; IM 1:04.78

Tyler Kauppert 17 100 free 56.; 50 free 25.77; 50 Breast 32.71

Sam Kauppert 14    50 free 28.62; 50 Fly 34.77; 50 Back 35.55


On Tuesday evening July 13th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm we will be having a Spirit Night at Chic-Fil-A in Southpoint. Attached are coupons to share with friends and family (and use yourself)! You must present one of these coupons when you order for the team to get 20%.
 
A flyer for the car wash on July 17th is also attached, if you can post this somewhere or share it with friends and family. All the money made at the carwash goes to the team. A sign up sheet will be at practices beginning Monday (you don't have to stay the whole time). I'll be sending out flyers for Foster's Grill next week, when you eat there on the 17th, the team will earn a percentage.
 
Money earned at these events helps to keep registration fees down, while enabling us to purchase new equipment. Thank you for supporting the team off the pool deck.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Go Lightning!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FW: Spirit Nights at Chic-Fil-A

Greetings everyone,

MARK THESE DATES:
Tuesday, July 13
Tuesday, August 3
 
From 4 - 8pm both nights
 
These are days we are having Spirit Nights at Chic-Fil-A. You must have a coupon to get the team 20%! Feel free to share the attached coupons with friends, family and neighbors (even other teams!)
 
We'll be sending emails out tomorrow.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

re: Lightning Parent Volunteers needed

We've had a few spots open up for this meet because of last minute vacations.  They are for easy positions that might even be in the air conditioning, depending on how the Country Club does it.  They are in the score room but require no training and are easy to do. 

Please sign up if you are available to work!

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
www.pamperedchef.biz/akerduo
 
 






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Monday, July 5, 2010

re: Lightning weekly news flash

Greetings everyone,
 
I hope you enjoyed the 4th of July holiday!
 
The swim meet this week is AWAY at the Fredericksburg Country Club on Tidewater Trail. The swimmers should get there by 4:45 and look for the student coaches to check in.
 
Just because this is an away meet, doesn't mean we don't have jobs to do, so parents check in with Carey when you arrive.
 
Please remind your swimmers that we are guests of the Country Club and should behave as guests. Remember when we leave to clean up after ourselves.
 
Practice on Thursday will be the usual "after meet" schedule
           13+ at 8:00
           9-12 at 8:45
           8 and under at 9:30
 
If you have not gotten your child a team suit and wish to do so, please see Stacy by Wednesday. Wednesday is the last day to get one.
 
Look for a sign up sheet to help at the car wash on Saturday July 17th at Foster's. Plan dinner out that night too! We get a percentage from you bill.
 
Heat Sheets for Finals - place your ad by July 14th. Also, available for $1 per signature is a Team page you can have your swimmer(s) sign or put your family name on.

If your swimmers will miss a meet - click the link below to let Coach Jay know - it's that easy!

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

FW: lost dog

I was asked to seek out help in identifying the family of a dog found on the North side. See the email below from Coach Kathleen's mom. If you whose dog it is please contact her.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
www.pamperedchef.biz/akerduo
 

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 15:36:52 -0700
From: rwlknsn@yahoo.com
Subject: lost dog
To: donna_aker@hotmail.com

Donna, we are trying to get the word out that we rescued off the street this afternoon an old, layed-back female, blond lab with no collar.  Is it possible to send out a e-mail to the members (especially those on the North side) to contact us at 540-898-8353 if they are missing one or know of someone who may have lost their dog.  Anything you can do would be appreciated; we don't need another dog but I won't turn her in to the shelter. Thanks, Rose Marie



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re: No Evening Clinic

Greetings everyone,
 
Great job last night!!
 
There will be no evening clinic tonight (7/1).
 
Practice as usual tomorrow and Monday morning for anyone in town.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Monday, June 28, 2010

re: last email

I apologize, I don't think I sent that "BCC", but I'll take this opportunity to remind everyone that swim team members emails are only to be used for swim team business. Please be respect each others privacy and do not use these emails without getting permission. Thank you.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
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re: Lightning Weekly News

Greetings everyone,
 
Last week we had a terrific meet, thanks for all your help.
 
Remember tomorrow night after the stroke clinic we will be having ice cream (hope it doesn't thunder this week).
 
Wednesday the meet is HOME against Ferry Farm. Swimmers need to arrive at the pool at 4:30pm. People who are signed up for set up should arrive at 4:00pm. Even if you aren't signed up for set up, but arrive early - PLEASE HELP!
 
A few VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS:
1. Children should NOT just be dropped off for practice and meets. If you are unable to stay (or there are schedule conflicts) make arrangements for another parent to watch your child.
             a. During practice the coaches are focused on the kids in the water, so before/after practice when the kids are on the deck parents need to watch them.
             b. At swim meets we may not even know a child is there alone  - this can be a very severe problem if a storm arises and the pool deck is cleared  - we make sure the deck is clear, but we don't watch where every child goes, and if they are with an adult.
 
If you let us know you need help, we'll help. But for the safety of your children, please don't assume they'll be okay - make sure they will be.
 
2. During practice and meets children should NOT be in the baby pool or on the steps in the water. The only swimmers should be in the lanes under the supervision of the coaches.
 
3. The kids on the deck before/after their practice are the responsibilty of their parents or any parent on the deck. If you see children misbehaving on the deck, or in the water (when they shouldn't be), please correct them. This is for the safety of everyone.
 
4. Practice is practice! If your child is not going to practice they should not attend. If they are goofing off, they are distracting the coaches from helping those that want to improve their stroke.

5. There will be practice on Friday and Monday for anyone in town. Also, Monday evening clinic.
 
6. NEW in Spirit wear!! Visors - they are blue with "Lee's Hill Lightning" and are selling for $10.00. We do have some other Spirit items, so check them out at the meet.
 
7. It's time to put in your ad for the Finals Heat Sheet. I've attached the form with all the information on prices and sizes. For new families think sports program, this lists who is swimming what for the whole meet. Our team gets a percentage from the ad sales.
             a. If you would like to place a personal or business ad use the attached form and get it to Michael O'Donoghue. They like to have them by July 6th, the very last day to get them to Michael is July 14th.
             b. The team will be placing an full page ad with swimmer and family signatures. It is $1.00 per signature. It will be available this Wednesday at practice and the meet.
 
Important upcoming dates:
 
July 7th - last day to get the team suit
July 17th - Car wash at Foster's Grill from 10 - 3, we will have a sign up sheet closer to the day. Also, if you eat at Foster's that night we will get a percentage (we will get you the flyer for this as well)
 
Wow this email is long, but hopefully filled with useful information. See the links below for the Missed meet online form, blog and our website.
 
Go Lightning!!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
www.pamperedchef.biz/akerduo
 
 







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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

re: practice in the morning

Great meet!! Sleep in a bit.
 
Morning after practice schedule:
8:00am - 8:45am  - 13+
8:45am - 9:30am -  9-12
9:30 - 8 and under

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
www.pamperedchef.biz/akerduo
 
 







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re: Star Spangled Banner

We are looking for volunteers to sing the National Anthem at tonights meet. If you are interested please speak with Stacy Cochrane when you arrive at the pool this afternoon.

Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
http://lhlflash.blogspot.com/
www.golightning.org
Online Missed Meet Form
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Swim Suits, Goggles and swim caps at practice Wednesday morning

Hope Wood will be available at the 8:30 practice tomorrow to sell swim suits, caps and goggles if you need them prior to the meet Wednesday night. Boys suits (size 32 and up) are on their way from Speedo, but haven't arrived yet.

Also, we have new Lee's Hill Lightning Visors available to purchase now too - perfect for evening meets!

Stacey Ostlund

Sunday, June 20, 2010

re: Lightning Weekly news

Greetings everyone,
 
Thanks for all the help yesterday at the Mock meet. We did have some glitches, but we'll have those worked out for the meet on Wednesday. Hopefully it gave new swimmers and parents a sense of how a meet goes.
 
This Tuesday (6/22) during the evening stroke clinic we will have a question and answer meeting with Coach Jay. This is for all parents, but especially those that couldn't make the other parent meeting. If you attended the parent meeting but had a question after a week of practice and the Mock meet, please attend.
 
Also, on Tuesday after the evening clinic we will have ice cream for the swimmers!
 
Wednesday (6/23) is our first meet!! This is s HOME meet. Swimmers should arrive at 4:30pm. Parents on set up should arrive at 4:00pm. Regardless of what the weather is like, we show up for the meet. If the weather is severe in advance of the meet, check the Blog for any update. Assume the meet is on as scheduled unless it is posted otherwise. It takes thunder and lightning to stop a meet. If the meet is postponed (either before or during), the make up date is Thursday (6/24).
 
If your swimmers will miss a meet, please fill out a "Missed Meet form" for Coach Jay. This form is on the website as a pdf and online form. It is also available in the file box at the pool.
 
Go Lightning!
Donna Aker
540-455-9141
donna_aker@hotmail.com
www.pamperedchef.biz/akerduo
 
 






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