July 13, 2014 from Coach Debra

posted Jul 14, 2014, 6:20 PM by Louisa Gators Swim Team
Hello Gators,
Great job this past week…we successfully accomplished two home swim meets and three nights of the University of Richmond swim clinics!  Thanks to all parents and swimmers for stepping up and working hard this week!
Practice Schedule  July 14 – July 18
Monday, Tuesday and Friday Morning
7:30-8:45      Red/Green
8:45-9:30      Yellow
9:30-10:00   Blellow
Monday Evening
6:30-7:15  Yellow
7:15-7:45  Blellow
7:45-8:45  Green
8:45-9:45  Red
Tuesday Evening
6:30-7:15  Yellow
7:15-7:45  Blellow
7:45-8:45  Red
8:45-10:00  Green
Thursday Evening – PARTY PRACTICE…celebrate the awesome summer!!  We will relax & play games throughout the evening!
6:30-7:45  Yellow & Blellow
7:45-9:15  Red & Green
Note – Friday morning practice is the LAST practice for swimmers who are NOT competing at JSL Championships.  ALL swimmers who have competed in at least two swim meets are eligible to participate!  Please make sure Coach Debra knows if you are NOT participating as we have limited spots for each age group.
Kayak Raffle
We are selling raffle tickets for the Kayak.  Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five!  If you haven’t gotten your books they may be picked up at the front desk during practice.  All monies collected will be credited directly toward your fundraising obligation.  The deadline for raffle sales will be July 18…we will draw the winner during our team picnic!
POGA Board Elections
We will be holding elections via ballot beginning Thursday, July 17.  Ballots must be returned by July 23 (a box will be placed on the front counter).  Please contact Kate Straley via email at kateebeth@yahoo.com if you are interested in serving on the board.  We will need a short blurb about you to include with the ballot.  The following positions are up this summer: President, Treasurer and 2 At-Large Positions.  Please feel free to talk to any board member this week to get more information!  Thanks in advance for volunteering to help the team!
Picnic – Friday, July 18
We will be having our team picnic on Friday night 6-8:30.  As usual, please bring a side dish, dessert & drinks!  We will have ribbons from four meets to distribute!!!  Everyone is welcome to swim so bring your suits and towels!
Financial Accounts
We are in the process of updating all accounts:  registration, equipment and fundraising.  You have received an update in your family folder on the front counter.  Please check this and review to insure that you have received credit for everything you have donated or worked!  Questions or corrections should be addressed to Coach Debra or Tracy Eppard, Treasurer.
Away Swim Meet at Lake Monticello   (41 Ashlawn Blvd, Palmyra VA 22963)
Arrive at 4:45 PM, Warm Ups at 5 PM, Meet begins at 6 PM. 
Driving Directions – Take I-64 West to Zion Crossroads, Exit onto Rt 15 (James Madison Hwy), Turn left onto Rt 15 South towards Palmyra. Go 4.4 miles and turn right onto Rt 616 (Union Mills Rd).  Go 2.3 miles and turn left on Rt 600 (S. Boston Rd).  Go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Rt 618 (Lake Monticello Rd) – this is a sharp turn to the right and up a hill…very easy to miss this turn.  Travel 1.0 miles and turn left onto Ashlawn Blvd – go thru gate…continue straight .3 miles to pool.  NO ONE IS ALLOWED DOWN AT THE LAKE PLEASE!!!
JSL Championship Meet – July 25 & 26 at UVA Aquatic Facility
The champs are only two weeks away so we are working hard to get ready.  In general, your swimmers will only swim in their appropriate age group session…unless I talk to you about coming for a relay at a different time.  The tentative schedule is as follows (afternoon session times may vary a bit):
Session 1 – Friday   All 6 & Under Swimmers, warm ups 10:30, meet begins 11:30
Session 2 – Friday  9-10 Boys and ALL 13-18 Swimmers, warm ups 1:00, meet begins at 2:15 (times approx.)
Session 3 – Saturday  All 8 & Under Swimmers, warm ups 7:45, meet begins at 9:00
Session 4 – Saturday  9-10 Girls and ALL 11-12 Boys & Girl Swimmers, warm ups at 11:45, meet begins 1:00 (times approx.)
As with all meets, we need to provide workers…a sign up sheet will be available at the front desk beginning on Monday.   Within the next few days, you will be able to pre-order heat sheets and t-shirts on the JSL website.  I will send out the order information as it becomes available.  I will also be providing you with detailed information regarding the Champs either later this week or the beginning of next week.
See you at the pool!
Coach Debra
540 760-1464