I hope you had a chance to relax after the meet. As always, I truly appreciate your help in volunteering. I also thank you for bringing your children to the practice yesterday morning. They looked tired but put great effort into the main set!
As we get closer to our travel meets, please bring your kids to the practice as much as possible. In the next few weeks, we will spend more time on the details like tempo, starts, turns, and breakouts.
AG1 practice schedule for this week:
Monday, 11/21 - OFF
Tuesday, 11/22 - Group A: 4:00 - 6:00 pm; Group B: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 11/23 - 5:30 - 6:15 pm Dryland, 6:30 - 8:30 pm swim
Thursday 11/24 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Friday 11/25 - 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11/26 - OFF
Sunday 11/27 - 7:00 - 9:00 am
I attached to my email AG1 Buffalo entries. Please take a look and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Wishing you hope, joy, peace, good health, favor, and love on this Thanksgiving Day! May all your hard work bring color to your life and take you to the highest peak of success.
I hope you had a moment to enjoy the beautiful warm weather over the weekend.
Unfortunately, today we have a completely different situation. It looks like the temperature will drop below 40F this evening. Please remind your athletes to wear appropriate clothing to protect themselves from the wind and cold weather. This may include extra layers, warm socks, hats, parkas, or winter jackets. We want our athletes to stay HEALTHY!
The practice schedule this week is as follows:
Monday through Wednesday: NORMAL with dryland included
Thursday: Group A 3:45 - 5:15 pm, Group B 5:15 - 6:45 pm
Friday & Saturday: Thanksgiving Invite Meet
Sunday: 7:00 - 9:00 am
I've attached below the AG1 final Thanksgiving entry report. Additional meet information will go out in the next few days.
That is all for now, more information to come.
Another fantastic swim meet is in our books! AG1 athletes had outstanding swims bringing home over 90 % personal best times! Way to go, TEAM!
Special shout out to Ryan Yao setting Metropolitan records in 500 Free, 200 IM, and 200 Free events! Ryan also took down an old 100 backstroke team record and improved his own record in the 100 IM. Hats off to Ryan, Kingston, Luke, and Ivan for putting their names on the LIAC Record board in the 10 & Under Boys 400 Free Relay! Well done, squad!
Congratulations to our new NCSA Age Group Champs qualifiers: Kasey Anderson, Callen Carney, Lily Coratti, Charlotte Kohner, Ginny Kutner, Summer Lee, Luke Meehan, Gavin Park, Mia Ryzhikov, Emily Wang, Max Yao, and Jayden Yun. It is time to start looking for tickets to ORLANDO!
Attached to this email, you will find results from Virginia and the final AG1 Thanksgiving entry report. I made a few changes. Please take a look and share it with your athletes.
Have a lovely week,
It was a pleasure to see you at the Freedom pool this morning. I hope you and your kids enjoyed our Fall Festival: painting pumpkins and participating in the apple-picking relay.
I want to remind you that the Jotforms below are due on Monday, October 31st. Thank you if you have already submitted it. Please let me know if your swimmer cannot attend the meet they were invited to.
NCAP Jotform: https://form.jotform.com/222984915555064
Buffalo jotform: https://form.jotform.com/222985204188058
Practice schedule for next week:
Monday, 10/31: 4:30 - 4:50 pm Dryland; 5:00 - 7:00 pm Swim
Tuesday, 11/1: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Group A; 6:00 - 7:30 pm Group B
Wednesday, 11/2: 6:00 - 6:20 pm Dryland; 6:30 - 8:30 pm Swim
Thursday, 11/3: 3:45 - 5:00 pm Group B; 5:00 - 6:15 pm Group A
Fri/Sat/Sun: Mid- Atlantic Age Group Championship Showdown in Virginia. There will be no AG1 practice on these days.
Attached below are AG1 Mid-Atlantic AG Championship Showdown entries and meet package for more information. Reminder, athletes are only permitted up to 6 events for the whole weekend and no more than two events per session. We were also limited in the number of athletes we could enter in each event, limiting our entry significantly.
Location: NOVA Aquatics Center – Regency, 100 NOVA Way, Richmond, VA 23238 804
Hotel: Courtyard Marriot Richmond NW/Short Pump (3950 Westerre Pkwy, Henrico, VA 23233)
Arrival Time To Virginia: ALL swimmers are expected to be at the competition pool in Virginia by 12:45 pm on Friday, November 4 th.
Departure Time From Virginia: Athletes/families can depart from the competition pool after their last race on Sunday morning.
We will have to provide timers for all sessions. As we get closer to the meet, we will send you a piece of additional information. Swimmers must provide their own timer for the 1000 Freestyle event.
We are looking forward to a great meet. This meet is always super competitive and a blast!
I hope your new week started great!
AG1 swimmers were excited to start their spirit week with Merica Monday theme. Keep their spirits up!
Chappy's Meet Info:
Location - Nassau County Aquatic Center
Session: Saturday 12 & Under
Events: 1 - 17
Arrival Time: 7:45 AM
Warm-Up: 8:00 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
Apparel: RED LIAC T-shirt
Session: Sunday 12 & Under
Events: 31 - 45
Arrival Time: 7:45 AM
Warm-Up: 8:00 AM
Start: 9:00 AM
Apparel: BLUE LIAC T-shirt
Please find attached the final AG1 Chappy’s entry file.
There are no changes to the practice schedule this week, but there are many changes in AG1 schedule upcoming week. Please review our practice schedule https://www.longislandswimming.com/practices.html to organize your week.
Looking forward to AG1 getting into the spirit of the competition season!
Nice racing last weekend. Thousands of best times and two LIAC records! Ryan Yao took the opportunity to improve his own 200 Free Team record and set a new LIAC record in the 500 Freestyle. Way to GO, Ryan!
AG1 boys took a leadership-winning Intrasquad Time Trial in September, scoring 46103 IMX points. Girls' total score came to 43016 IMX points. I can’t wait to see the official AGUA results to find out who won the girls vs boys battle this time.
Congratulations to Evangelos Diamantis for winning fifth place in the 300 meters and second place in the 1000 meters open water swims in Greece last weekend! What a fantastic experience!
Tuesday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Group A, 6:00 - 7:30 pm Group B
Wednesday: 5:45 - 6:20 pm dryland, 6:30 - 8:30 pm swimming (Freedom pool)
Thursday: 3:45 - 5:45 pm Group B; 5:45 - 7:15 pm Group A
Friday: 5:45 - 7:15 am
Sunday: 7:00 - 9:00 am
Attached to this email, you will find the preliminary AG1 Chappy’s entry report and meet announcement. Please review and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you to those athletes and parents who sent me the goal cards. I am still missing a few. Please remind your swimmers to complete their goal cards and send them to me asap.
We still await the new 2022- 2023 time standards for Championship meets. I will send them out to you as soon as they are available.
I hope you all have a lovely rest of the week.
Happy Hump Day!
Gabby, Natalie, and I are excited about the meet in the city this weekend. Our athletes are ready to go fast and have fun!
We were informed that AGUA limited 500 Free entries to the Top 8 in each age group. Those swimmers who were cut (see attachment below) from this event were removed from the 500 free and entered into another event. Please check the final AG1 AGUA entry report attached to this email. We will send you the meet logistics shortly.
The practice schedule is regular for the rest of this week. We have an altered schedule on Monday, 10/10. AG1 group will have dryland from 2:00 to 2:30 pm and swimming from 2:45 to 4:45 pm that day.
Yesterday, I emailed you the goal card for your athletes. We went over it at the practice last night. I would like to receive completed goal cards via email by Saturday, 10/8.
2023 NCSA Age Group and Junior Olympic Time Standards are not yet released. But I attached the 2022 Time Standards, so your swimmers can think about their goals for this season. I will post NEW-2023 Time Standards as soon as they are available.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a great day,
Gabby, Natalie & Gabi
Here we are at the end of another month. I can’t believe September went by so fast. It feels like summer just got started, but autumn is just around the corner. As we look toward the next few months, not knowing what is yet to come, I do know that the weather will be getting cooler, and it’s time to get the warm clothes out of our closets. Please remind your athletes to pack warm jackets or have their parkas so that they can wear them after practice. The nights are getting chili.
The AG1 Time Trial results, the meet announcement, and AG1's entry report for the AGUA Season Starter meet are attached. As I previously mentioned, there is no proof of vaccine requirement. There will be no spectators, but they will live stream the meet.
Practice Schedule changes this week:
Wednesday-Friday: Regular practice
We do have a dryland session 5:45 - 6:30 pm today. Running shoes and workout clothes are a must!
Sunday (10/2)- NO Practice. LIAC Coaching staff is attending the Eastern States Swim Clinics in PA.
That is all I have for this week.
I hope you had a pleasant and relaxing weekend. Thank you for coming to the Harbes Orchard farm! It was a pleasure to meet you all. I had such a great time with our kids playing corn hole, picking apples, and finding the correct answers at the Robin Hood corn maze.
Monday through Friday, the AG1 practice schedule is regular this week, including dryland session 5:45 - 6:30 pm on Wednesday. All athletes are expected to wear running shoes and workout attire!
Tonight at 8:45 pm, Gabby and I are hosting a Zoom Parent Meeting for AG1 & AG2 families. Our meeting should not take longer than 30 minutes. We would like to introduce ourselves to the new members, discuss our expectations and goals for this season and go over the 2022-2023 Short Course Meet Schedule.
LIAC Intrasquad Time Trial:
We are excited to have the first LIAC Intrasquad time trial on Sunday, 9/25. Attached to this email, you will find the AG1 Time trial report. I will send you additional information with the warm-up and start times in the next few days.
I am looking forward to having you at the meeting tonight.
I hope you had a pleasant weekend. Here are a few updates for the AG1 group for this week:
Mondays: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesdays: 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Please remind your athletes to wear proper attire for the dryland sessions. They should wear workout clothes and running shoes.
3. As we are slowly increasing our training, I want to remind you that proper hydration is critical for athletes who want to feel and perform their best.
Water is the most accessible and most affordable way to hydrate, and it:
• Improves athletic performance and reduces recovery time
• Helps every system in the body function better
• Minimizes risk of injury and muscle cramping
• Better regulates the body’s temperature
Make sure your swimmers grab their water bottles before they leave the house.
4. We understand some athletes are still in the process of getting the required equipment for the group. Please clearly label your athlete's name on their equipment.
5. We will have a virtual parent meeting later in the month and will update you on a date soon.
6. As the Fall is quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun for our kids to go apple picking and experience some fall activities before the meet season kicks off. This Saturday, 9/17, we plan to go to Harbes Orchard at 5698 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. You should’ve received an email with the details yesterday. Please let me know if you didn’t get it.
That is all I have at this time.
Have a peaceful week.
Gabby, Natalie & Gabi
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