Welcome to the 2019-2020 Swim Season!
Congratulations to Both Boys and Girls Metro Champs - Two Years in a Row!
2019-2020 Upcoming events
The schedule, including times, locations, pdf version, and Google calendar are now posted on our Schedule page. Check it out.
Friday (21st): This is where it gets crazy, so read carefully! First of all, you all will be excused from school on Friday the 21st. We will have a big team breakfast at Weck's on Paseo at 9:30 AM. Last year, we sat around for 30 minutes waiting for room to clear out, but it passes quickly and the breakfast is a lot of fun with everyone there.
At 1:30 PM, warm-up for the preliminaries will begin. This means that, after breakfast, you'll have time go home and nap or whatever it is you'd like to do during that downtime. However, everyone must be at Academy NO LATER THAN 12:45 PM. We have a lot to talk about, and I want to make sure everyone is ready to go by the time warm-up begins. Bring HEALTHY snacks and water! We'll be there for a while, and that's much later in the day for a meet than you're used to, so I want everyone to keep their energy up all day long. Something you all should be aware of is that the heat sheet isn't seeded the way you're used to seeing it. For the preliminaries, the seeding is circular, meaning the heats aren't separated by times. Instead, swimmers in the top three heats get the chance to swim against the fastest swimmers. Finally, should we have the time, I'd like to cool down as a team afterwards. And that'll be the end of day 1 of State!
Meet starts at 3:00 but seating is crowded. Plan to arrive early to get a seat but note that seat saving is not allowed and items will be removed. Admission is $10/adults, $5/student and seniors.
Saturday (22nd): State finals! Warm-up Begins at 9:30 AM, so everyone should be there NO LATER THAN 9:00 AM. This day will be outrageously long, so plan accordingly. Bring loads of healthy snacks, water, and whatever you'll need to make it through a long day. The awards for the Finals are done a bit differently than any other meet - medals are handed out in pairs of events, meaning we'll swim two events, and then ceremoniously hand out medals to the top 8 finalists in those two events. Diving finals are also in the middle of the meet. So with 24 events, with long breaks for awards every other event, you can see how it can get tedious. Finally, when all of that is over, they'll present final awards (which we'll hopefully be apart of!) and then you can go home and sleep for as long as you want!
Meet starts at 11:30, parade of captains including our boys carrying the flag as prior year champions, begins at 11:10.
Swim practices always run 4:30-6:00pm this season unless otherwise stated. We'll have practice Monday - Friday every day, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Parents, please be outside and ready to pick your kids up by the time we're out of practice.
If you haven't already signed up for our Remind group chat, send a text message to the phone number 81010 with the message @lcswimd.
There are many opportunities to either Host or Help with Team Dinners, as well as various other tasks throughout the season. Use the SignUpGenius link below. Note there are separate tabs for Team Dinners, Meet Snacks, Locker Decorations, & Banquet Volunteers. Thanks to all of you for volunteering and making the upcoming season a successful one for our swimmers & divers!
All athletes must have a completed physical and form in order to tryout.
All athletes must have completed Life of an Athlete in order to tryout.
Link to additional APS forms, such as code on conduct:
Practice is at Highland pool from 4:15-5:30, you will need to be there no later than 4:00 pm so we can start at 4:15pm sharp. Club swimmers need to be at practice on Tuesdays and Fridays.
APS dive practice will also start on October 28th, 2019. The tentative schedule will be:
All swimmers need to bring their blue slips and concussion management forms on their first day. DO NOT bring the physicals. Physicals must be turned into the trainer at LCHS who will give you the blue slip. Without the blue slip, you cannot tryout.
If you are in a fall sport, you may not tryout until the end of your fall sport. Please send an email to Lacuevaswimanddive@gmail.com and let me know about your special circumstance. If you turned in your blue slip to that fall sport, please let me know what sport so that I can look it up.
BOYS TAKE STATE! Congratulations to our Boys team for working hard all season to WIN the state title for the first time in 22 years!
GIRLS TAKE HOME 2ND! Our girls team fought until the end and never gave up but came up just short of the blue trophy. We are proud of every athlete on this team, and we cannot compete without each of you!