Sunday, December 30, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 12-31-18

Good evening everyone,

Great work at our meets this past weekend! Girls improved to 7-1 and Boys 5-3 with wins over Perry and Brush. Results are linked below. Please note the holiday practice schedule below. We had to make some adjustments based on holiday hours at Lake Health.

Results: Mentor vs Perry and Brush
Scores: Mentor vs Perry and Brush
Results: Mentor vs Morton Relays

Reminders:
1.) Timers – We are in need of a few timer volunteers for our JV home meet this Friday. If interested, please place your name on any of the open lines linked here.
2.) Swimmers will be split this week into attending one of two meets. Swimmers not in the league meet due to entry limits set by the league will be swimming against Euclid and Wickliffe on Friday night after those in the league meet have practice. Those swimming need to arrive by 4:30pm for warmups and the meet will start at 6:30pm. Swimmers in the league meet will be swimming Saturday and the bus will leave at 7:15am. The league meet is a prelims (start 10:00am) finals (start 6:00pm) format. Swimmers qualifying for finals will be at CSU most of the day, so bring a lunch/snack, book to read etc. We will stay on the pool deck/in the CSU Gym with the other teams during the time between prelims and finals. Swimmers will be staying with the team the full time. We will send the bus back with anyone not qualifying for finals at the conclusion of the prelim session in the morning. The bus will then return to take everyone home that swam in finals.
3.) For the scavenger hunt tomorrow, bring tennis shoes and a coat. Meet at the Gym lobby at 10:00am.
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 12/31 AM – Scavenger hunt, meet at Gym lobby 10:00am to 11:30am.
Tue 1/1 PM – Off for the holiday
Wed 1/2 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 1/2 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/3 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 1/3 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 1/4 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 1/4 PM – Varsity Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm.
Fri 1/4 PM – JV Meet at Lake Health against Euclid and Wickliffe. Start 6:00pm. JV Warmups/arrive by 4:30pm.
Sat 1/5 AM – Varsity Meet at Greater Cleveland Conference Invitational. Prelims start 10:00am. Finals start 6:00pm. Bus 7:15am.

Have a great week and Go Cards!
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Monday, December 24, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 12-24-18

Good evening everyone,

We want to wish everyone a happy and enjoyable holiday with family and friends! Please note the holiday practice schedule below. Great teamwork at our meets this past weekend! The ladies improved to 5-1 with wins over North and Aurora. The boys picked up their second and third wins of the season against North and Aurora. Results are linked below.

Results: Mentor vs North and Aurora
Scores: Mentor vs North and Aurora

Reminders:
1.) Timers – We are in need of a few timer volunteers for our home meet this Friday. If interested, please place your name on any of the open lines.
2.) Everyone that makes attendance will be entered in the meet Friday night. For Morton Relays Invitational down at CSU on Saturday, all boys and about half of the girls team will be entered based on the meet entry limits. This will be determined by attendance and season times.
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 12/24 PM – Off for the holiday
Tue 12/25 PM – Off for the holiday
Wed 12/26 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 12/26 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 12/27 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 12/27 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 12/28 PM – Meet at Spire against Perry and Brush. Start 6:30pm. Bus 4:30pm.
Sat 12/29 AM – Meet at Morton Relays Invitational. Start 5:45pm. Bus 3:00pm.

Have a great week and Go Cards!
HS Team Info Packet
@mentorswimming
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Monday, December 17, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 12-17-18

Good evening everyone,

Great work on Saturday! Mentor girls finished 14th and boys 20th. This was out of 40 teams and included over 900 swimmers against some of best competition in the state. Mentor swimmers combined for 36 season-best times at the meet. Results are linked below. We are back with a dual meet against North and Aurora this Friday night at Spire.

Results: Mentor vs Winter Champs Invitational

Reminders:
1.) Be sure to study for exams Wed, Thu, and Fri of this week. Remember the swim team is consistently at the top of team-high GPA in the school. Study and do your best! I would prefer nobody does doubles this week and instead that you use the extra time to review. I will still offer the two practice options to give you flexibility. Remember that is 100% more options to meet your attendance than any other team/sport at any level, varsity, junior varsity, or freshmen, in the school. Use them as you need and good luck on your tests!
2.) Timers – We are in need of a few timer volunteers for our home meet this Friday. The touchpads 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.
1.) 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 12/17 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 12/17 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 12/18 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 12/18 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 12/19 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 12/19 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 12/20 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 12/20 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 12/20 PM - Pasta Party (Wallace and Dondorfer hosting; details will be announced at practice)
Fri 12/21 PM – Meet at Spire against North and Aurora, start 6:30pm, bus 4:30pm
Sat 12/22 AM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 7:15-9:15am

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

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
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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
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 11-19-18

Good afternoon everyone,

Happy Thanksgiving week!  Swimmers enjoy the break from school!  Few reminders for this week.




Reminders:
1.) Final call on spirit-wear. Must have it turned in tomorrow so we can turn in orders. Please make checks payable to the Lane Line Club (our booster organization). Remember that everyone needs to get the team T-shirt at 10$/14$ if adding your name to the back. This covers your team shirt and LCC dues for bus snacks, swim caps, equipment throughout the season.
2.) 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. A giant thank you to those of you that have been on track with this!
3.) Please pay attention to practice schedule for this week listed below. We are off Thursday and have no morning option Friday. We do still have afternoon practice Friday. We expect to see you at all required practices. You have the morning makeup options to use as necessary.
4.) Attention seniors, senior banner pictures will be taken Tuesday Nov 20th after school in the gym/gym lobby. Please wear team warmup jacket. No worries if you don’t have one, find a senior there who does and share. Senior banner pictures are individual. When you are finished, come to practice. If you are not able to attend, makeup options will be through Legend Sports Photography. Team photos will be taken at a later date to be announced.

Schedule:
Mon 11/19 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 11/19 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 11/20 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 11/20 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 11/21 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 11/21 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 11/22 AM – Happy Thanksgiving! – No morning practice option
Thu 11/22 PM – Happy Thanksgiving! – No afternoon practice
Fri 11/23 AM – Happy Thanksgiving! – No morning practice option
Fri 11/23 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 11/24 AM – Swim practice at LH Wellness Center 7:15-9:15am

Have a great week and Go Cards!

HS Team Info Packet
@mentorswimming
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 11-12-18


Good afternoon everyone,

A lot of promising signs at our first round of time trials this past Thursday! Included a good run through of the team cheer! Few important items for this week as we get closer to our first meets at the end of the month.


Reminders:
1.) From last week, if you are placing orders for suits, please try to order as soon as possible. If you do not wish to use the team suit, you will need a solid all black suit. https://aquaticoutfittersofohio.com/collections/mentor-cardinals
2.) Additional copies of the spirt-wear order forms are attached to this email. Orders are due this Friday 11-16. Please make checks payable to the Lane Line Club (our booster organization). Remember that everyone needs to get the team T-shirt at 10$/14$ if adding your name to the back. This covers your team shirt and LCC dues for bus snacks, swim caps, equipment, and pasta parties throughout the season.
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. A giant thank you to those of you that have been on track with this!
4.) If you receive an individual email from me about FinalForms, physicals, signatures, emergency medical forms, etc, please try to get that item fixed, submitted, completed as soon as possible.
5.) There will be a Lane Line Club booster meeting Mon 11/12 (Tomorrow) at 6:30pm in the HS Library. Parents, we could really use some help as we head into the season. This is a phenomenal opportunity to help support our student athletes toward a great season. We would love to see you there.

Schedule:
Mon 11/12 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 11/12 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 11/13 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 11/13 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 11/14 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 11/14 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 11/15 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 11/15 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 11/16 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 11/16 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 11/17 AM – Swim practice LH Wellness Center 7:15-9:15am

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 11-5-18

Good afternoon everyone,

Great week of practice! Enjoyed the pumpkin relays and the synchro routines Saturday morning. Stay focused on our goals of trust, commitment, and caring.


Third Week Reminders:
1.) If you are placing orders for suits, please try to get that accomplished this week. If you do not wish to use the team suit, you will need a solid all black suit. https://aquaticoutfittersofohio.com/collections/mentor-cardinals
2.) For practice absences, please send us a quick email me with date and reason (doc appointment, family emergency, sick, sport, etc) so that we can update attendance. Thank you!

Schedule:
Mon 11/5 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 11/5 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 11/6 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 11/6 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 11/7 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 11/7 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 11/8 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 11/8 PM – Time Trials/Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 11/9 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 11/9 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 11/10 AM – Swim practice LH Wellness Center 7:15-9:15am

Have a great week and Go Cards!
HS Team Info Packet
@mentorswimming
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 10-29-18

So glad to see everyone at our first two practices!




Second Week Reminders:
1.) Lake Health is graciously hosting a dedication ceremony for Coach Heller at 3:00pm Tuesday Oct 30th in the pool at the start of practice. Hope to see you there!
2.) If you did not have a chance to turn in your forms yet, or you haven’t been at practice because of a fall sport/activity, please be sure to get FinalForms and your physical turned in as soon as possible.
3.) For practice absences, please send us a quick email me with date and reason (doc appointment, family emergency, sick, sport, etc) so that we can update attendance. Thank you!
4.) For practice, bring a one-piece suit, goggles, and towel.

Schedule:
Mon 10/29 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 10/29 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 10/30 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 10/30 PM – Dedication ceremony for Coach Heller 3:00pm
Tue 10/30 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness -5:00pm
Wed 10/31 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 10/31 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm (Halloween Themed :] )
Thu 11/1 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 11/1 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 11/2 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 11/2 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 11/3 AM – Swim practice LH Wellness Center 7:15-9:15am

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



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Swim Team Update - Week of 10-22-18

Good evening everyone,

The 2018-2019 season officially begins Friday of this week!  Included below are a few reminders and our weekly schedule.

First Week Reminders:
1.) If you are coming out for the team, all forms must be completed in FinalForms including getting a physical.  You can hand in the physical in to me on the first day of the practice.
2.) Swimmers arriving to practice/and parents picking up from practice, please utilize the attached map for the swim team entrance/exit at the Wellness Center.  Also a reminder to try to utilize the sidewalks and avoid any giant mud puddles in the fields.  Thank you!
3.) There will be a swim team parent booster meeting tomorrow 10/21 at 7:30pm in the Hub/Library at MHS.  Please consider being part of this great group to support our student athletes through the season.  I promise you are not committing to anything in stone, the group meets once a month, is flexible, and provides awesome support to our student-athletes.
4.) For practice absences (starting Friday), please email me with reason (doc appointment, family emergency, sick, sport, etc) so that we can update attendance.  Thank you!
5.) For practice, bring a one piece suit, goggles, towel.

Schedule:
Mon 10/22 - Optional conditioning, gym balcony/weight room 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tue 10/23 - Optional conditioning, gym balcony/weight room 6:30pm-7:30pm
Wed 10/24 - Optional conditioning, gym balcony/weight room 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 10/25 - Optional conditioning, gym balcony/weight room 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fri 10/26 – Swim Practice Lake Health Wellness Center 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 10/27 – Swim Practice Lake Health Wellness Center 7:15-9:15am

Have a great week and Go Cards!
HS Team Info Packet
Mentorswimming.com
- Colin

Sunday, September 23, 2018

High School Season Meetings and Team Sign-Up

Good evening everyone,

An interest meeting for high school swimming will be held this Thursday, Sep 27th right after school in A-Lecture. We will pass out the team information packet and schedule. For everyone that can attend, we will discuss the important items to complete before the season begins. If you are in a fall sport or activity, please try to stop by even if just to grab a copy of the team packet. If you cannot make it, I will have extras in F-105 before or after school starting Friday.

Our parent and athlete meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct 3rd at 6:30 pm in A-Lecture. All team items for the 2018-2019 season will be reviewed.

Our first official practice will be Fri Oct 26th and conclude with our championship meets in February.
The other item we encourage you to work on before the start of the season would be your FinalForms medical clearance. All Mentor student-athletes need to have a physical completed for the first day of practice. https://mentor-oh.finalforms.com/

Our team website can be reached at Mentorswimming.com for additional information and updates.

Looking forward to a great season of Mentor swimming! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you!

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 kellyc@mentorshools.org.

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 www.cityofmentor.com 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 lanelineclub@gmail.com 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!

Schedule:
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!