Sunday, January 13, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 1-14-19

Good evening everyone,

Excellent swimming this past weekend! Mentor girls ended up in first place of fourteen schools and boys first place of thirteen schools at the Perry Invitational. Mentor swimmers combined for 48 season-best times at the meet. Results are included below. We are still waiting to receive results from the Mustang Invitational held in Strongsville last Wednesday.

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Results: Mentor vs Perry Invitational

Top Times: Mentor Cardinals 2018-2019

Reminders:
1.) We are in need of a few timers for our home meet Saturday against Strongsville and Euclid.  If interested, please place your name on the Google Doc linked here.  Thank you!
2.) Lineups for the meets will be posted during the week. Our intention (as always) is to enter everyone in the meet. The school hosting decides what events/how many heats they will run. I expect to get everyone in the meet Friday but it will ultimately depend on what Medina allows. All of our swimmers will be entered in our home meet on Saturday.
3.) For practice absences, please send us a quick email with date and reason (doc appointment, family emergency, sick, sport, etc) so that we can update attendance. Remember that missed practices should be made up and you have two options to meet your attendance requirement for each day! A giant thank you to those of you that have been on track with this!
4.) The MLK Sprint Invitational hosted by Chardon on Mon 1/21 has been canceled due to low interest from area teams. We will instead have practice at our normal times.

Schedule:
Mon 1/14 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 1/14 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 1/15 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 1/15 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/16 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 1/16 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/17 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 1/17 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/17 PM – Pasta party after practice. Address - 5406 Pinehill Drive, Mentor on the Lake (Hosted by Gallaghers, Slovenkays, and Farmers)
Fri 1/18 PM – Meet at Medina against Medina and Elyria. Bus 3:45pm. Start 6:00pm.
Sat 1/19 AM – Meet at Spire against Strongsville and Euclid. Bus 8:45am. Start 10:30am.

Have a great week and Go Cards!
HS Team Info Packet@mentorswimming
Mentorswimming.com

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 1-7-2019

Good evening everyone,

Phenomenal job at our meets this past weekend! We saw 84 season best times set between the meets Friday and Saturday. Girls defeated both Euclid and Wickliffe on Friday! Girls took 3rd/8 and boys 5th/8 at the Greater Cleveland Conference meet on Saturday! We compete in one of the toughest leagues in the state for all sports and swimming especially as each many of the top finishers in each event at the league meet will be swimming in the state meet. Girls, a special shout-out, in that in the latest season rankings you were 17th in championship format (scoring 4 swimmers per event) and 27th in dual meet format (scoring 2 swimmers per event) out of the 310 schools/teams in the state with swimming. 

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Results: Mentor vs Euclid and Wickliffe
Results: Mentor vs GCC Invitational
Scores: Mentor vs GCC Invitational

Top Times: Mentor Cardinals 2018-2019

Reminders:
1.) Swimmers will be split this week into attending one of two meets. Swimmers attending Strongsville Invitational on Wednesday 1/9, your bus will be 4:45pm and the meet will start at 7:00pm. Anyone in the meet on Wednesday should NOT report to practice, just to the bus at the HS at 4:45pm. The meet is at Strongsville Rec Center, NOT Strongsville HS.
2.) Swimmers attending Perry Invitational on Saturday 1/12 will be in sessions by a girls meet in the late morning and a boys meet in the afternoon. Girls bus will leave at 8:00am and the meet will begin at 11:00am. Boys bus is TBA and boys start time is TBA. I am sorry I cannot give you more information but we simply do not have it until Perry combines the entries and gives a timeline. I would estimate, please understand this is without knowing the exact number of teams and entries, a 2:00ish bus time and a start of maybe 3:00-4:00pm? As soon as I receive information on the timeline I will send an update email. When the girls meet ends, boys warmups will begin 20 minutes after. We will have 2 different busses, one for girls and one for the boys. So girls you will travel out, then return after your meet. Boys you can sleep in, then travel out and return after your meet.
3.) For practice absences, please send us a quick email with date and reason (doc appointment, family emergency, sick, sport, etc) so that we can update attendance. Remember that missed practices should be made up and you have two options to meet your attendance requirement for each day! A giant thank you to those of you that have been on track with this!

Schedule:
Mon 1/7 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 1/7 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 1/8 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 1/8 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/9 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 1/9 PM – Varsity Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/9 PM – JV Meet at Strongsville Rec Center. Bus 4:45pm. Start 7:00pm.
Thu 1/10 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 1/10 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 1/11 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 1/11 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm.
Sat 1/12 AM – Girls varsity meet at Perry. Bus 8:00am. Start 11:00am.
Sat 1/12 AM – Boys varsity meet at Perry. Bus TBA (Est 1:00-3:00). Start TBA (Est 2:00-4:00)

Have a great week and Go Cards!
HS Team Info Packet@mentorswimming
Mentorswimming.com