LONG ISLAND AQUATIC CLUB
800 Freestyle Relay Junior National Meet Record 8:09.06 / Lily Gormsen, Tess Howley, Katie Yee, and Cavan Gormsen
Tess Howley's 2:06.85 sets USA Swimming 200 Fly Junior National Meet Record with the 9th fastest time in the world for 2023
I Love to Watch You Swim!!! The 6 most important words a swim parent can say to their swimmer! Enjoy John O'Sullivan's TED Talk
16-Year-Old Cavan Gormsen Earns Finals Swim at US Olympic Trials!
13 & Over-1 athlete Cavan Gormsen earned herself a Finals swim at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska this morning! Cavan swam a 4:10.78 in the preliminaries and will be the 8th seed in tonight’s finals heat. She will be racing fierce competition including Olympian Katie Ledecky.
Cavan began her swim career at Long Island Swimming in Long Island Swim School’s Beginner Stroke Clinic, moving to the Advanced Stroke Clinic, joining Long Island Aquatic Club’s Red Team, advancing to the Blue Team, Junior A Team, Elite Team and into our top training group High Performance (now known as 13&Over-1)! A home grown athlete achieving competitive excellence at the highest level! Cavan’s dedication, commitment to sport, and perseverance through the highs and lows of competitive swimming have led her to this moment!
You can cheer Cavan on tonight by watching the Finals on NBC starting at 8:00 pm ET!
Congratulations to Cavan and the Gormsen Family, everyone here on Long Island will be cheering you on from home !!
All of Long Island Aquatic Club groups, High Performance all the way through to Red and Junior Team will have Thursday, 3/12 off from practice. Having tonight off will allow our athletes and our families time to gain some perspective on the current situation.
Given the rapidly evolving situation and as the news media continues to provide new updates what seems to be hourly, our staff will be discussing plans moving forward for tomorrow.
We have been informed that both the Junior Nationals and Age Group NCSA meets in Orlando have been canceled.
We wrote all Junior Olympic and 15-18 Team Challenge families earlier today to discuss how overcoming adversity in situations is a great life lesson for the kids. We write to our entire team at this time to let everyone know we are all heartbroken at the lost opportunities all of our athletes face at this point in time given the amount of sacrifice coaches and parents have seen them put into their sport, their passion.
That said, we believe it is in everyone’s best interest to take the evening to spend time with those most important to them and appreciate all the great things we do have in our lives, our families and our friends.
Our staff will be in touch tomorrow regarding the weekend as we move forward in this evolving situation. We appreciate your commitment to our program and most importantly your children.
3 weeks ago we set a goal to raise $3,000 for the wildlife in Australia. The last week in January LIAC swimmers swam well over 10,000 yards and challenged themselves in different ways. Their efforts made a difference. Today we are proud and excited to announce that we have achieved our initial goal 6 times over! Long Island Aquatic Club and Long Island Swim School combined to raise $20,000 for WIRES Wildlife Rescue and the animals affected by the wildfires in Australia.
While the number is exciting, we are excited that so many of the ATHLETES got behind the cause. 290 of you to be exact! Your caps, posters, outfits, and enthusiasm brought so much more to this effort than just a dollar sign. Your caring attitude and eagerness to get behind this cause was remarkable. As swimmers, we team up in our lanes to train, and behind the blocks to race, but it's nice to know that we can team up to do incredible things outside the pool as well. So congrats LIAC, and thank you to the team behind the swimmers who donated. We couldn't be prouder!
Congrats to Cavan Gormsen (14) who earned her first Olympic Trials cut over the weekend at the Jim Wood invitational at Rutgers University. Cavan's cut came in the 400 meter freestyle with a time of 4:16.51. Cavan is LIAC's 7th 2020 Olympic Trial Qualifier. LIAC and Long Island Swim School are proud of Cavan for working her way through the program to Omaha! Congrats Cavan!
Through the month of January Long Island Aquatic Club is swimming in support of Australian wildlife. Australia is suffering through unprecedented bushfires. Ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in New South Wales alone and over 1 billion animals in Australia since September. Long Island Aquatic Club wants to help.
Australia may be 9,929 miles from New York but our swimmers are going to swim 10,000 yards to make a difference. Each member of LIAC will have the opportunity to accept a challenge. Please support your athlete with a donation that will benefit WIRES.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia. They are passionate about supporting smaller volunteer organization in the wildlife sector with the same mission, as well as Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and environmental groups.
You can use the ‘Give Now’ Button to make your donation as your athlete accepts the challenge to Swim for Australian Wildlife. Please share this page with family and friends. Donations are due by January 31, 2020.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! We hope to make a difference for the wildlife in Australia!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY (10/12, 10/13): WOKE UP LIKE THIS
MONDAY (10/14): ‘MeriCa MONDay
TUESDAY (10/15): Sports Jersey TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY (10/16): lookalike WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY (10/17): SUPERPOWER THURSDAY
FRIDAY (10/18): FREAKY FRIDAY
USA Swimming Olympic Trial Qualifiers
LIAC Safe Sport Coordinators
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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/