Friday, September 7, 2018

Middle School Season Meetings and Team Sign-Up

Good morning everyone,

There will be an athlete interest meeting at Shore MS in the Cafeteria Wednesday, Sep 12th right after school until 4:15pm.  There will be an athlete interest meeting at Memorial MS in the Auditorium Friday, Sep 14 right after school until 4:15.  We will pass out team information packets and schedules at both of these meetings.

Monday, Sep 17th there will be a parent/athlete meeting for both Shore and Memorial swimmers at 6:30pm in A-Lecture at the HS.  We will review all items for the 2018-2019 team at this time.

Everyone will want to complete the middle school team sign-up linked here so that you are added to MS team email list for the new season. 

If you cannot attend, copies of the information packet will be available online.  If you have any questions not in the team packet please contact coach at

Thank you and hope everything is going well!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Swim Team Update Week of 4-30-18

Good morning everyone,

Few quick updates.  Parent night pictures came in for all winter sports teams.  Stop by F-103 before school or F-105 after school to receive yours.  A few people have asked for a copy of the awards night packet and I have linked the item here and also on the team website.

We have a swim team fundraiser carwash on June 2nd at Mentor Mitsubishi.  It will last from 11am-2pm.  This helps to pay for team t-shirts, bus snacks, team meals, parent/senior night, and awards night.  I will also be happy to sign volunteer hours towards graduation for anyone that attends.  Please click here to RSVP even if you can only attend a portion of the time

If anyone is interested is interested in offseason conditioning, please click here to complete the brief survey.  We are looking to offer a few options and possibly partner with some additional MHS teams for some special events.

If you are applying for National Honor Society, I would be happy to help you complete your recommendation form and evaluation.  Please drop off any forms in F-103 before school, F-105 after school, or the main office and they can place it in my mailbox.

When scheduling for next year, please be certain that you are scheduled for at least five credits.  Gym does not count towards your credits.  You must be passing five credits to be eligible.  Also please be aware that if you are scheduling Lakeland classes that they cannot conflict with your ability to be at one practice a day during the season.  If any questions please contact me.

Be active this summer.  Get outside and do something! :)  Here are the links to local swim teams if you are interested.

If you are looking for a summer job, the city rec department contacted me and said they were short on lifeguards.  It sounds like they were going to run a lifeguard certification class as soon as summer begins to certify and then hire new guards.  The flyer they sent is attached below and you can apply at Please contact the rec department with any questions.

Last item is a big favor from the parents.  With some seniors graduating we have a few booster positions opening that we would love to get some help with.  All the help we receive from parents is what makes this team great and leads to so much amazing support of our student-athletes.  This includes spiritwear, bus snacks, timers, parent night, senior night, photography, announcing, fundraising, all of these items and more that benefit every member of our team.  We are so appreciative of the help everyone gives and we could not do it without you.  If you have great ideas on what you would like to see or want to help us out, please please consider becoming involved with the booster group.  You can email me or for more info or to volunteer.

Hope everything is going well and work hard to finish out the school year on a strong note!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Swim Team Update Week of 2-5-18

Good evening everyone,

Great performances by swimmers at Canton Champs and divers at Solon Invitational this past weekend.  The team saw 36 season best teams/scores set between the two contests.  Results for both invitationals are attached to this email.

For swimmers attending Sectionals at Spire this weekend, our schedule is included below.  Remember to get your rest and avoid the junk food as we taper!

Mon PM 2/5 - Swim practice 2:45-5:00pm
Tue AM 2/6 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional for makeup, must schedule with me)
Tue PM 2/6 - Swim practice 2:45-5:00pm
Wed AM 2/7 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional for makeup, must schedule with me)
Wed PM 2/7 - Swim practice 2:45-4:45pm
Thu AM 2/8 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional for makeup, must schedule with me)
Thu 2/8 - Diving Sectionals at Solon, girls competition starts approximately 6:30pm (after boys competition)
Fri PM 2/9 - Swim practice 2:45-4:30pm
Sat 2/3 - Sectionals at Spire, meet starts 11:30am, bus leaves 8:00am
Thu PM 2/8 - Swim practice 2:45-4:45pm

Have a great week and Go Cards!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Swim Team Update Week of 1-29-18

Good evening everyone,

I wanted to pass along information about arrangements for Coach Heller.  Each swimmer and family are encouraged to make what decisions on attending feels right to them.  Our dear friend and coach will be greatly missed.  Please remember that the school guidance departments, administration, and athletics staffs are here to help in any way we can.  Calling hours will be held this Tuesday from 3:00-9:00pm at Brunners Funeral Home in Mentor.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Marys Church in Mentor.  If students would like to attend the funeral services on Wednesday, parents need to call school attendance offices to call students off from school.

With the final dual meets of the season, both teams went 3-1 on the weekend.  This improves the ladies record to 12-3 and the boys to 8-7 on the season.  From both meets, we saw 92 season-best times set this past weekend.  Great swimming!  Our schedule for this week is included below.

Morning practices at this stage of the season should only be attended if you miss a practice during an afternoon.  With the teams on taper, we are now gradually reducing yardage and controlled intensity to lead swimmers to a rested status before their championship meets.  On an organization note, swimmers are either attending JV Championships at Canton Timken this Saturday as their championship meet, or Sectionals at Spire on Saturday Feb 10th as their championship meet.  Remember swimmers to avoid junk food, pop, and try to get plenty of sleep.  Practices for those swimmers attending the JV Championship meet this Saturday will end approximately 30 minutes earlier than the listed time.

Mon AM 1/29 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Mon PM 1/29 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Tue AM 1/30 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Tue PM 1/30 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Wed AM 1/31 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Wed PM 1/31 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Thu AM 2/1 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Thu PM 2/1 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Fri 2/2 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Sat 2/3 - JV Championships at Canton Timken, meet starts 9:00am, bus leaves 6:00am
Sat 2/3 
- Swim practice 7:00am-9:00am

Thank you

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Swim Team Update Week of 1-22-18

Good evening everyone,

Great meet this past Friday!  Both squads split with Medina and Elyria.  Girls are now 9-2 and boys 5-6 on the season.  We saw an impressive 73 season best times set at the meet!  Results and top times have been updated on the team website at  

Our schedule for this week is included below.  

Our meet on Friday 1/26 will be our parent and senior night recognitions.  All swimmers will be introduced/photographed with parents before the meet.  Please arrive by 5:45pm and come to the pool deck so we can organize the process.  Senior bios will be read after diving and before the second half of the meet.

Reminder that the location of the meet Saturday 1/27 is at Brunswick.  We corrected that at the team meeting at the start of the year but there might still be some copies of the team information packet that include the incorrect location at Perry.

Last reminder is that mornings are optional unless you need to make up for missing in the afternoon or want to get in some extra practices.

Mon AM 1/22 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Mon PM 1/22 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Tue AM 1/23 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Tue PM 1/23 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Wed AM 1/24 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Wed PM 1/24 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Thu AM 1/25 - Swim practice 5:45-6:45am (optional)
Thu PM 1/25 - Swim practice 2:45-5:15pm
Fri 1/26 - Meet at Spire, Start 4:00pm, Bus leaves 6:00pm
Sat 1/27 - Meet at Brunswick, Start 6:45pm, Bus leaves 4:45pm

Thanks and have a great week everyone!  Go Cards!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Swim Team Update Week of 1-8-18

Good evening everyone,

I apologize for the late email, was waiting on a few results files.  Great job at our dual meets last weekend and the GCC League Meet yesterday!  The team qualified for 42 finals swims and had over 30 season best times.  Our schedule for this week is included below.

Reminder that all practices are now at Lake Health Wellness Center.  Swimmers will need to head there after school and can be picked up from the new facility after practice.

Swimmers that were not in the meet Saturday are in the meet this Wednesday night at the Strongsville Rec Center.  The Perry Invitational next Saturday we are limited to the teams six fastest times in each event.  Reminder that for this meet girls and boys are split with girls swimming in the morning and boys in the afternoon/evening.  Lineups will be posted throughout the week.

Picture forms will be passed out this week.  

Last item is some good news that Mr. Cassella has worked it out for us to be able to offer morning practices.  These practices will not be required but for swimmers looking for extra practice or that need to makeup for missing a practice in the afternoon.  We will update with info as it becomes available.

Mon 1/8 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 1/9 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/10 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm
                   Meet at Strongsville Rec Center, Start 7:00pm, Bus leaves 3:45pm
Thu 1/11 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 1/12 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm
                Diving at Perry, Start 7:00pm, Bus leaves 5:00pm

Sat 1/13 - Girls Perry Invitational, Start 9:00am, Bus leaves 6:00am (Tentative until warmup time assigned)
                 Boys Perry Invitational, Start TBA (After girls meet finishes, we will receive projected time after all entries are turned in this week), Bus leaves TBA
Sun 1/14 - Off
Mon 1/15 - Swim Practice 2:45-5:00pm

Thanks and have a great week everyone!  Go Cards!