Thursday, April 28, 2011

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,
It's almost time....

Annual Ice Cream Social!!!!

Sunday, May 1st


South Clubhouse


This is your opportunity to turn in your registration form, ask question (and get answers), purchase team suits and Spirit gear, and generally socialize. I've attached the registration form (one per family) and the Release (one per swimmer).


Next up....


Yard Sale

Saturday, May 7th

7am - 1pm

North Clubhouse


What you need to do:

1) clean out your garage, basement, attic, etc. where ever you store your unwanted items. Take these items to the North Clubhouse Monday 5/2, Wednesday 5/4, or Friday 5/6 at one of these times: 9am-11am or 4pm-6pm. If these times don't work for you call me and we can arrange a time.


2) If you are able to help pricing and organizing what is dropped off, let me know - we'll need help!


3) If you can help starting at 6:00am on Saturday to set, sell, and / or clean up, let me know - WE'LL NEED HELP!! We will, also, need help taking any "leftover" items to Goodwill.


And after that....

RSL Officials Training

Thursday, May 26th


North Clubhouse


We need trained officials at EVERY meet. Consider being trained as a Starter, Referee, Stroke & Turn, Head Timer, Head Scorer, or Clerk of Course. If this date doesn't work for you, there are other training sessions. See the website for more training dates and information on the jobs.



And next....

First Evening Practice!!

Tuesday, May 31st

Times TBA


Go Lightning!!
Donna Aker
Online Missed Meet Form

Monday, April 18, 2011

re: Lightning News Flash

First order of business is to introduce the totally awesome 2011 Coaching Staff!
Coach Jay Smith
Assistant Coach Megan Makarowski
And our Student Coaches:
Laurie Herbek
Rachel Makarowski
Shannon Minnich
Michael Young

Next: Ice Cream Social is May 1st, 3 - 5pm at the South Clubhouse
Purchase swim suit
Spirit Items available
Eat Rita's Italian Ice!

Next: Swim Team Yard Sale is May 7th, 7:30am - Noon, North Parking Lot
We need your junk!! Do you have things you would like to get rid of, but don't want to fool with a Yard Sale of your own? Donate it to the swim team. This will help us raise money and not cost you anything, but a cleaner garage! Drop your items at the North Clubhouse at these times:
Monday 5/2, Wednesday 5/4, or Friday 5/6: 9:00 - 11:00am and 4:00 - 6:00pm
If these times aren't convenient, please call or email me and we will try to work something out.
On Saturday May 7th we could use some help beginning at 5:30am through about 1:30pm.

and last, for now: RSL Official Training is May 26th, 6:30pm, North Pool.
We need trained officials to work at the meets. Visit our website for a brief description of each job (check back occasionally as we fine tune the descriptions). You don't need to know anything about swimming: for example - as a Head Scorer you need some computer skills; Clerk of Course needs patience and organizational skills (an authoritative voice helps). Get trained, please the more people we have trained the easier it is to fill those jobs.

I think I've remembered everything for now. Do you have a new neighbor with children? Share the information!!

Go Lightning!
Donna Aker
Online Missed Meet Form

Thursday, April 14, 2011

re: Lightning News Flash

Greetings everyone,

The Annual Swim team Ice Cream Social will be May 1st!! This is an opportunity to turn in your registration form, ask questions, say hello to old friends and make new ones and of course, eat ice cream!! I've attached the forms needed for your convenience, they are also on the website and in April's Crier. Below is a quick glance at the summer meet schedule, links to directions will be online prior to the start of the season.

2011 Meet Schedule
June 18 - Mock Meet(h)
June 22 - Austin Ridge (h)
June 29 - @ Fawn Lake
July 6 - Chancellor (h)
July 13 - Curtis Park (h)
July 20 - @ College Heights
July 25 - @ Dahlgren
August 6, 2011 RSL Division Finals @ TBD

Each family is required to volunteer for 6 halves of the swim meets. Instructions for signing up online will be given once you register. Some of the jobs require training, but the RSL offers this training at various locations prior to the start of the season. The very first training is right here at Lee's Hill BEFORE the pool opens for the season. PLEASE consider being trained as a Starter, Referee, Stroke & Turn, Data/Scorer, Head Timer or Clerk of Course. Shortly I will have description of each job on the website. Starters, Referees and S&T officials need to visit prior to attending a training session. (hint - allow at least 30 minutes online)

Officials Training Sessions
May 26
Lee's Hill, 6:30pm
June 4
Hampton Oaks, 9:00am
June 8
Leeland Station, 6:30pm
June 11
Salem Fields, 9:00am
June 14
Hopyard Farm, 6:30pm

If you start cleaning out the garage, don't throw away or donate stuff just yet. Instead of increasing the registration fee this year, we are asking for your unwanted, but usable, junk! We will set up a yard sale on May 7th (as part of the Community wide Yard Sale) in the North Side parking lot. More details will follow, but I wanted to give you notice as you begin Spring cleaning. This might help motivate you!

If you are no longer part of the swim team and would like to be removed from the email list, just send me an email. Thanks.

Go Lightning,
Donna Aker
Online Missed Meet Form