Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Pre-Season Meetings and Team Sign-Up


Good morning everyone,

There will be athlete interest meetings and swimmer parent meetings at the following dates and times.  Please be sure to complete the Google form team sign-up.

Interest Meetings:
Memorial - on Tue 9/10 after school until 4:15pm in the Memorial Auditorium
Shore - on Wed 9/11 after school until 4:15pm in Shore Room 111
High School - on Wed 9/18 after school until 2:45 in A-Lecture

Swimmer and Parent Meetings:
Middle School - At Mentor High School on Tue 9/17 from 6:30 to 7:15pm in A-Lecture
High School - At Mentor High School on Tue 9/24 from 6:30 to 7:15pm in A-Lecture

Team Sign-up Google Forms:
Middle School
High School

Team Information Packets:
Middle School
High School

If you cannot attend, or have any questions please contact the coach by email at kellyc@mentorschools.org.































Thank you and hope everything is going well!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 8-19-19

Good morning everyone,

I hope that everyone had a fantastic summer vacation. I also wanted to take a moment to welcome you back to the school year! Remember that this year is a new opportunity to try your best! For those of you that achieved all of your goals last year, continue to put in the effort that led you to that success! If last year didn't quite go as you had planned, you get a brand new opportunity this year! Let's continue to make sure that excellence in the classroom is what drives us forward.

We are in need of volunteers for several concessions assignments this fall and our team carwash on Aug 25th. There are two signup sheets linked below. Please consider helping us out as these events are critical to the team being able to provide items that directly support each student-athlete in the program. For example, how many home swim meets we can host, bus snacks, team meal on our furthest away meet, awards night, team t-shirts, etc. By securing volunteers, it keeps all of these excellent items part of the program.

8-25-19 Car Wash Sign-up  (We do not have to wash the cars, just get them to stop)
Multiple Dates Fall Concessions Sign-up

Remember to check your schedules. You must be enrolled in and passing five classes, not counting physical education, to be eligible for athletics/extracurriculars with the schools. This rule is a state requirement. Please be sure when speaking with your guidance counselor to tell them you are an athlete. College Credit Plus classes, whether at Lakeland or another college/community college, are valued at how many credit hours the course is assigned. This can also be true of some Career Technical Education course offerings if they meet for multiple periods of the school day. Again, if making schedule changes, please check with your counselor and make sure they know you participate in sports.

We hope to be able to offer some optional fall conditioning/lifting opportunities as school gets underway. Look for a schedule on that shortly.

The last item is that the aquatics director at Lake Health reached out and is need of lifeguards. You can apply on the Lake Health website. You may certainly use me as a reference if applying there.

If you need anything at all or just want to stop by and say hi, I will be in F-105 and F-103 again this year.

Have a great start to the school year and remember to make good choices!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 2-11-19

Good evening everyone,

Great meet on Saturday! Girls took 2nd of 16 and were sectional runners up! Boys placed 5th of 14, up four sports from just a year ago! Very impressed with the 71 additions to season-best times! Results and our schedule for the week are linked below.



Results: Mentor vs Mayfield Sectional
Top Times: Mentor Cardinals 2018-2019

Qualifiers:
Haley: Med R, 100 BK, 400 R
Erin: Med R, 50 FR, 200 R, 100 BR
Mallory: Med R, 200 FR, 100 BK, 400 R
Grace: Med R, 200 R
Annika: 200 FR, 500 FR, 200 R, 400 R
Summer: 200 FR, 500 FR, 200 R, 400 R
Emma: 200 IM, 100 BR
Maddie: 200 IM
Sam: 100 FL
Suzanne: 100 FL, 100 BR
Brooke: 100 BR
Logan: 200 R
Paul: 200 R
Eric: 200 R
Sean: 200 R

Reminders:
There will be a booster meeting tomorrow 2/11 at 6:30pm in the HS Library. If you are interested in helping support our swimmers we would love to see you there!

Schedule:
Mon 2/11 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 2/12 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 2/13 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 2/14 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 2/15 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 2/16 AM – District Meet at CSU. Bus TBA. Start 12:00pm

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

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 2-4-19

Good evening everyone,

Fantastic work at Champs this past weekend! So proud of the team effort! Cardinal swimmers achieved 45 season best times! 6 swimmers and 3 relays reached the podium with top 8 finishes, this out of 400 swimmers in the meet! Results and practice schedule for the week included below.

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Results: Mentor vs Champs

Reminders:
1.) It is critically important to be at practice each day during taper. Our goal is a controlled drop of both yardage and intensity by day. One missed day can dramatically throw off the results. Try to eat healthy and avoid junk food. Try to get as much rest as possible including a good night of sleep. Last year we saw 53 of 56 swims at sectionals be season and/or lifetime bests. Remember that taper works as well as what you put into it!

Schedule:
Mon 2/4 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 2/5 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 2/6 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 2/7 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm

Fri 2/8 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 2/9 AM – Meet against Sectionals at Spire. Bus TBA. Start 11:35am.

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 1-28-19

Good evening everyone,

Great way to end the season! Both teams finished with wins over South and Euclid on Saturday! Girls season record ends at 11-4 and boys 10-5! Champs will be held Saturday for swimmers that have already been tapering. Swimmers in Sectionals (Sat Feb 9th) have a full week of practice. Lineups with exact events will be posted during the week. Results from this past week are linked below.

Results: Mentor vs Chardon and Brunswick
Results: Mentor vs South and Euclid
Top Times: Mentor Cardinals 2018-2019

Reminders:
1.) It is critically important to be at practice each day during taper. Our goal is a controlled drop of both yardage and intensity by day. One missed day can dramatically throw off the results. Try to eat healthy and avoid a lot of junk food. Try to get as much rest as possible including a good night of sleep. Last year we saw 53 of 56 swims at sectionals be season and/or lifetime bests. Remember that taper works as well as what you put into it!
2.) This will be the last week of any morning/makeup practices. Nobody should be doing doubles at this point because of the taper.
3.) We are in need of a few parent volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets at the home basketball game on Saturday night. Please email kathiec@me.com if you would like to help out! Thank you!

Schedule:
Mon 1/28 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Mon 1/28 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 1/29 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 1/29 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/30 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 1/30 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/31 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 1/31 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Fri 2/1 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Fri 2/1 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Sat 2/2 AM – Meet at Canton Mckinley HS/C.T. Branin Natatorium. Bus 6:45am. Start 9:30am. (Champs swimmers)
Sat 2/2 AM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 7:15am-9:15am. (Sectionals swimmers)

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

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Swim Team Update - Week of 1-21-19

Good evening everyone,

Great job at the meet on Friday night! The girls defeated Medina and Elyria to improve to 9-1 and the boys defeated Elyria to reach 6-4! We will post the full results as soon as we receive them from Medina. This week we have two meets including our senior night on Saturday!

Reminders:
1.) We are in need of a few timers for our home meet Saturday against South. If interested, please place your name on the Google Doc linked here. Thank you!
2.) The meet on Friday hosted by Chardon has been changed from Perry to Spire. The meet will still begin at 6:30pm.
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 1/21 AM – No morning practice due to the weather.
Mon 1/21 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Tue 1/22 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Tue 1/22 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Wed 1/23 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Wed 1/23 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/24 AM – Optional/make-up swim practice at LH Wellness 5:45am-6:45am
Thu 1/24 PM – Swim practice at LH Wellness 2:45-5:00pm
Thu 1/24 PM - Pasta Party at 7275 Bauer Lane, Mentor. Hosted by Winzer, Farmer, Ponchin, Alio, and Prentice
Fri 1/25 PM – Meet at Spire against Brunswick and Chardon. Bus 4:30pm. Start 6:30pm.
Sat 1/26 AM – Meet at Spire against South. Bus 11:30am. Start 1:30pm.

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

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