Monday, December 10, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 12-10-18

Good evening everyone,

With our meets this weekend against Solon and Shaker, the girls team improved to 3-1 and the boys 1-3 in dual meet action. We saw some very fast swimming with Mentor swimmers setting 114 season best times in their individual events. Viking Invitational on Saturday included over 40 teams and 700 swimmers. Results are linked below.

Results:Mentor vs Solon and Shaker
Results:Mentor vs Viking Invitational

Reminders:
1.) Team pictures will be taken this Thursday 12-13-2018 at the start of practice. Swimmers should wear team/all black suits. Picture order forms will be available at practice.
2.) Lineups will be posted early this week for the invitational Saturday at Spire. All swimmers meeting requirements will be in the 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 12/10 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 12/10 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 12/11 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 12/11 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 12/12 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 12/12 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 12/13 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 12/13 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 12/14 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 12/14 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 12/15 AM – Meet at Spire against Winter Champs Invitational. Start 10:00am. Bus 6:30am (may be adjusted back when we receive our assigned warmup time).

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 12-3-18

Good afternoon everyone,

The 2018-2019 season is underway as the girls jumped to a 2-0 record, the boys 1-1, and some excellent finishes at the 36th Annual Solon Relays against some of the very best competition in the state.  Results are linked below and will be posted to Mentorswimming.com.  Remember to focus on our races and what we can control!  If you find yourself nervous about your race, what you are swimming, who you are swimming against, focus on what you can control!  We can control our start, our reach, our kick, our breathing, our turns, our breakouts!  These items we repeat over and over at practice, and that focus, are where we can make the greatest impact/improvement on our races!

Results: Mentor vs Riverside and NDCL
Results: Mentor vs Solon Relays Invitational

Reminders:
1.) Thank you so much to everyone that helped to time at our first meet!  I can’t thank you enough for how smoothly you helped make it run!
2.) Thank you to everyone that got pay to play fees taken care of!
3.) Lineups will be posted Wed/Thu of this week.  For Friday, all swimmers will be entered.  For Saturday, entries are based on having a qualifying time (last year’s district qualifying times).  There will be an A-flight and B-flight to the meet with finals for those who qualify in the evening.  Please note the start times and bus times below.
4.) 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 12/3 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 12/3 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 12/4 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 12/4 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 12/5 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 12/5 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 12/6 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 12/6 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 12/7 AM  – No morning practice option
Fri 12/7 PM – Meet at Solon HS against Solon and Riverside, start 5:15pm, bus 2:45pm
Sat 12/8 AM – Meet at Cleveland State against Viking Invitational, A-flight start 9:00am, A-flight bus 6:00am.  B-flight start 1:45pm, B-flight bus TBA.

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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 11-26-18

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  This week we enter our first meets of the season!

Reminders:
1.) Most Important reminder for this week is to get pay-to-play fee paid.  This needs to be paid by our first meet.  This can be paid through Infinite Campus like school fees or by check.  Fees would be 200$ for first sport, 50$ for second sport or if a sibling has already participated.  Please note that because these are a school/district-wide item and not team specific, I do not post these or have any ability to change them.  If there is an error or you have any questions please contact the athletics office.
2.) Pasta Parties – Parents if anyone is interested in hosting, helping to host, or sending along some supplies, please feel free to place your name on any of the open lines linked in this Google Doc.  Always a great time and support for our swimmers!!!
3.) Timers – We are in need of a few timer volunteers for our first home meet this Friday.  The touch pads will nearly always get the time, from there the backup buttons, and as a last resort the lane timers.  We need two per lane per OHSAA rule but I promise it is not high-stress.  It also offers the best view of all the races!  If interested, please place your name on any of the open lines.
4.) All swimmers that have met their attendance will be in the meet on Friday night.  Please note the meet Saturday is a relay meet with 8 relays for the girls/8 for the boys.  For Saturday, each school is able to enter only one relay per event meaning not all of our swimmers will be entered.  Attendance standing and times will be used.  Lineups will be announced Tue/Wed.  Thank you!
5.) 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 11/26 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 11/26 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 11/27 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 11/27 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 11/28 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 11/28 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 11/29 AM  – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 11/29 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 11/29 PM – Pasta Party (Carlson, Bostelman, Nedlik hosting; details will be announced at practice)
Fri 11/30 AM  – No morning practice option
Fri 11/30 PM – Meet at Spire against Riverside and NDCL, start 6:30pm, bus 4:30pm
Sat 11/31 AM – Meet at Solon HS against Comet Relays, start 3:30pm, bus 12:00pm

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