Thank you, all parents and swimmers, for coming to the bagel breakfast and hibachi party, making such a memorable day for Dom and all of us. Thank you for making a beautiful "Goodbye" cake for Dom. Our memories of last Sunday will last a lifetime. We'll take the best, forget the rest, and someday we will find that these are the best of times.
Tues/ Wed & Thursday – Normal
Friday 12/24: 6:00 am – 8:00 am at the Freedom pool
8:15 am – 9:00 am Dryland session
Saturday 12/25: May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill. And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas!
Sunday 12/26: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Monday 12/27: 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Dryland 8:30 am – 9:10 am
Tuesday 12/28: 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Wednesday 12/29: 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Dryland 8:30 am – 9:10 am
Thursday 12/30: 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Friday 12/31: 7:00 am – 9:30 am; no dryland
Saturday 1/1: Happy New Year!
Sunday 1/2: 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Attached to this email, you will find preliminary AG1 entries and information packages for Winter Wonderland and WAC "Everyone Invited" meets. Would you please take a look and let me know if you have any questions or concerns?
The new COVID policy for the Freedom pool went out to all LIAC families this morning. Please take a moment to read and inform your athletes about these changes.
I hope everyone stays safe and healthy this Holiday season!
What a great weekend we had in Maryland! So many great racing moments, new Metro and LIAC records, NCSA and JO cut times, best times, and laughs. Everyone did a great job in their first actual travel meet in almost two years, and everyone gained valuable experience in how real travel meets work. They are long and tiring weekends, but we rose to the challenge!
AG1 12 & under athletes had 161 swims with 121 personal best times and 21 NEW NCSA cut times! Congratulations to all on a terrific job!
Shout out to Reid O'Connell for setting a new Metro record in 1650y freestyle! Reid also took an opportunity to set a new team record in the 200 breaststroke!
Ryan Baldwin won all events putting his name on the LIAC record board in 50 and 100 fly!
Fantastic 200 freestyle swim by Ryan Yao! Ryan reset his 1-month-old team record by over 2 seconds.
10 & Under boys: Jayden, Michael, Andrew, and Ryan rocked, breaking 400 freestyle team record!
Congratulations to Isabella Law for making her first 13 yrs old Florida cut in 400 IM!
It's time for you girl to start looking for plane tickets.
Attached to this email, you will find NCAP results and new AG1 training A and B groups' rosters which get in effect today.
Thursday & Friday: Normal
Sunday: 6:00 – 8:00 am
Hibachi Party on Sunday 12/19 was moved to 2:00 – 4:15 pm.
Miko Japanese and Steakhouse is located at 379 South Oyster Bay Road in Plainview (Plainview Shopping Center)
As you all already heard, Dom took another position outside the LIAC and will no longer be coaching with us. Dom and I worked together for over ten years. We both had an absolute blast assisting each other with Elite/ AG1 and Junior A/ AG2 groups since I was announced a Head Age Group Coach in 2017. I thank you, Dom, for his dedication and hard work, for his funny stories and silly jokes. I am definitely going to miss him on the pool deck.
Starting Monday, Gabby Borutecene began her new role as the head coach of Age Group #2. Gabby also will be assisting me in working with AG1 athletes. This is a reunion of sorts, as "Big" Gabi and "Little" Gabby. We worked together at the top of LIAC's age group program from 2014-2017, and both are excited to continue developing each of our athletes as a whole person: their character, their values, their personality, and, of course, their strength, speed, endurance, and technique. Gabby and I are looking for an amazing rest of the season full of unforgettable experiences with everyone.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Gabi & Gabby
I hope you all had a moment to enjoy this beautiful day!
While I am waiting for official results from Buffalo, I would like to congratulate our new NCSA qualifiers: Callen Carney, Hanchi Jin, Katie Kitlowski, Gavin Park, and Preston Chan. Well done, guys!
I will email you Buffalo results as soon as we get them.
This morning you should have received an email with important information for the meet this weekend. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
The practice schedule this week:
3:45 - 5:15 pm NCAP athletes
5:15 - 6:45 pm non-traveling swimmers
Wednesday 12/8 - Normal practice time for all AG1 athletes
Thursday 12/9 - 6:15 -7:45 pm non-traveling swimmers
Friday 12/10 - OFF
Sunday 12/12 - OFF
Our holiday practice schedule is posted on our website. Please review it before your make any travel arrangements. It is the most critical time of the year for athletes to get their hard training in!
Please communicate with me if you plan to go away for the holidays.
I will be traveling to Maryland on Thursday and will be gone for the rest of this week. Dom will be around. Please get in touch with him if you have any urgent questions.
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/