Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lee's Hill Flash

Lee’s Hill Lightning Swim Team
            In just a few weeks, we will kick off the swim season with our Annual Ice Cream Social. This is when we begin to take registrations, parents sign up for jobs, get more information, meet the coaches, the board and, of course, we eat ice cream! 
In the spirit of making the Lightning swim team more fun and enjoyable, please come early and come prepared to the Ice Cream Social.    For the first time ever we are offering exciting entertainment!  We will have a fun for all with a Magician, a Yo-Yo demonstration and a Scavenger Hunt!! 
If that is not enough, all registering swimmers will receive a FREE Lee Hill Swim Cap.  We are also planning to have the swim suit sales representative available at that time.  So join us on Sunday, April 28th from 3:00 – 5:00pm at the South Lee’s Hill Community Clubhouse.  Please note the time, as it is different from last month’s Crier article.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.
            Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, is the first evening of practice. Mark your calendar and check the website for up to date information. The website, will also have a complete list of the meets and practice schedules, as they become available.
            Three official Rappahannock Swim League training clinics have been scheduled at this time with several more to come.  We have a number of critical volunteer positions that require mandatory training.  The clinic dates are:   
                                     May 22 from 7-9 PM at the Spotsylvania YMCA
                                     June 1 from 9-11 AM at Fox Point
                                     June 8 from 9-11 AM at Hampton Oaks
Having trained parents is the core of having a successful summer swim organization.  We need trained people in every area.  Please consider participating in a clinic and becoming a vital part of the swim team meets.  Much of the training coincides with the VHSL (High School) rules.  Training now will serve the swim parent for many years to come.  Remember that training fees are reimbursable from the team, just ask. 
This year, we are in the American Division of the RSL.  In all, 12 teams shifted either up or down a division.  The RSL has a total of 24 teams with 4 divisions.  We look forward to a very successful season!
There is still time for businesses in the area to become a team sponsor. We have a variety of ways you can be a sponsor and any amount is helpful. Please contact me if you are interested or know someone who might want to be a loyal sponsor.
The team has several methods of sharing information. We have a website, Facebook group, emails and a blog.  If you will be new to the team this year and would like to start getting emails, contact me.
Save the dates now for the 28th of April for the Ice Cream Social and May 28th for the 1st evening swim practice! 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
(540) 207-8094