Monday, February 11, 2013

Lee’s Hill Lightning Swim Team
Summer is fast approaching and the swim team is gearing up for another fabulous season. The focus now is getting sponsorship, so that we can keep our registration fees down while still providing a quality program.   Now is the time to contact friends and family that have businesses in the area that may be willing to be a sponsor. We have a variety of ways you can be a sponsor and any amount is helpful. Please contact me, if you or someone you know may be interested.

Swimmer registration will begin on April 28, 2013 from 3 – 5 PM with an Ice Cream Social at the South Lee’s Hill Club House. Each registered swimmer will receive an official Lee’s Hill Lightning swim cap!  We will have fun activities including a magician and yo-yo demonstrations! Volunteer sign-ups for the meets will also be available that day.   The first evening of practice will begin the day after Memorial Day. Mark your calendar and check the website for up to date information.
We continue to rely on family of team members to volunteer at the meets- home and away- so that all the meets run smoothly.  Most of the volunteer positions require no formal training.  However, some of the volunteer positions, such as Clerk of Course, Referee, Starter and Stroke and Turn, require official training from the Rappahannock Swim League (RSL). There is a nominal fee for these training sessions and the Lightning will reimburse you, if necessary.  Please strongly consider getting trained for these vital positions.  If we don’t have trained volunteers we can’t have the meets.  Let’s be there for the kids and get trained!

The team has several methods of sharing information. We have a website, Facebook group, emails and a blog. The team website will be updated as information becomes available – so start checking it regularly. If you will be new to the team this year and would like to start getting emails, contact me.
Keep in mind, April 28 is when registration begins and May 28th will be the first evening practice of the year, so save the dates!  Stay up to date with swim team happenings online with our Facebook group - “Lee’s Hill Lightning Swim Team” and our website –

 Go Lightning!

Tom Dzurenda, Chair