I hope everyone had a great time in Virginia and got home safely.
Dom and I had an absolute blast watching the outstanding performances from our swimmers last weekend! Way to Go, AG1! Keep up the great work!
Cheers to Micheal Meehan and Jayden Yun, who now reserved their seat on the plane to Orlando with their first Florida cut! Congratulations to the Ryan’s! Ryan Baldwin set a new LIAC record in the 200 Butterfly, and Ryan Yao set the new LIAC record in the 200 Freestyle. Shoutout to the 11-12 Boys: Reid O’Connell, Michael Zhu, Ryan Baldwin, and Ethan Lee, who got their names on the Metropolitan record board in the 400 Medley Relay! Well done, boys!
Reid O’Connell had a fantastic meet setting multiple Metropolitan records in the 200 and 500 Free, 200 IM, and 400 IM, which was the second-highest power point-scoring swim of the meet. Reid’s times rank him in the Top 100 in 11-12 Age Group history, with a 23rd ranking in the 400 IM! Keep the ball rolling, big boy!
This week's email has info for the LIAC Thanksgiving meet, Buffalo, our food drive, and some schedule changes!
We have a whole week of usual practice this week! Sunday, 11/14, will be another 2.5-hour challenge practice for the group, 7:00 am - 9:30 am! All swimmers must have a bottle of water and a bottle of Gatorade at the practice that day.
Now that it is colder, all athletes will be departing the pool (whether they swim in the Aquatic Center or Freedom Pool) from the lower entrance of the Aquatic Center. Until we are further into the new eligibility pool of young people being vaccinated, all athletes will wear a mask departing the pool through the lower hallway/lobby. Athletes should not linger or hang out in the lower lobby unless their ride is late. They should leave and head straight for their rides.
Looking further ahead, there are some practice time changes on the horizon. Please make sure to stay up to date and review any dates listed as "Altered Schedule" to see if it affects one of your swimmers! The calendar is here: https://www.longislandswimming.com/practices.html
LIAC Thanksgiving Invite:
Updated entries are attached. Please take a look at your swimmer's events. If you have any questions, let me know by Friday, 11/12.
The format of this meet is different than Chappy's Big Race. Please review below!
*There will be a practice offered Friday 11/19 for the 11-12-year-old athletes.
The Sunday sessions will be live-streamed on our Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnn7GbkESQelI8XfxAa71qg
The Friday and Saturday sessions will have free spectators; no ticket purchase is necessary.
Congratulations to all the qualifiers for the Buffalo meet! We are looking forward to a great meet in a few weeks! Please review entries for Buffalo that were updated after this past weekend's events in Virginia and the LIAC time trial!
Attached to this email, you will find Mid-Atlantic Showdown and Nov-7th Time Trial results. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Long Island Swimming Food Drive:
Long Island Swimming will be running a food drive collecting non-perishable food items for Island Harvest this month. Boxes will remain in both swim school locations and at the Freedom Pool until November 21st. We are thankful to have your swimmers in our pools and are grateful for the opportunity to come together as a team to help local families in need this holiday season.
Thank you as always for your support!
Gabi & Dom
USA Swimming Olympic Trial Qualifiers
LIAC Safe Sport Coordinators
Keith Green: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabi Sofia: email@example.com
Contact USA Swimming at (719) 866-4578
Contact the U.S. Center for Safe Sport to make a report. Call (720) 524-5640 or use the online reporting form or find more information at: http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/