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What's New Last Updated: July 22, 2014
13/14 and 15/18 Year Olds have been combined into one session for Age groups.  7:00am warm up and 8:30 Start.

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                -Overview of Program 
                    - Team Handbook  
                    -Addition to Scratch Policy
                -Coaching Staff
Squads (also found in handbook)
Nikki Award 
2015 Nomination Form
College Swimming  - see where LEHY swimmers are and what they are doing!
                     - Additional Q & A can be found-
click here
When does a coach begin to identify potential recruits?
What do coaches look for?
How common is a full ride?
When is it appropriate to ask about scholarship money?
Under what circumstances would a coach not renew a scholarship?
How common is it to give back a scholarship?
NCAA Eligibility Website (MUST SEE for all swimmers looking to swim in college)
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Registration for the 2014 LC Season is now closed. 

2014 LEHY Long Course Program Information

2014 LEHY Long Course YES/NO Meet Sign Up Sheet  (due 3/28/14)

East Hartford YMCA Program Registration Form

Additional New Swimmer Information Form

East Hartford YMCA Waiver

Please remember you must be registered with the YMCA for the LC Season before you begin practicing and are entered into meets.  New members must contact the YMCA directly (860)289-6612.

Easiest way for current members to register is via phone.

Contact Us
Please send us any inquiries, questions or comments to:

Volunteer Team Contact/ Entries:
Wendy Jackwin
Phone: 860-798-8615

Coach Contacts:
Ed Steinnagel
Head Coach & Head Age Group Coach
Phone: 860-614-4045
(Coach Ed will return all emails with a phone call and not an email response)

Kaeley Steinnagel
Head Senior Coach
Phone: 860-614-2008

Marcella MacDonald
8 & Under Coach
Phone: n/a

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Outdoors at Terry Odessa beginning Monday, June 30th.

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All meet information will be posted on main page. 
2014 LC Meet Schedule

**All meets will be updated to change the NT's.  We will also be talking to swimmers about possibly changing some events.

May 16-18, 2014
WRAT Senior Invitational

May 30-June 1, 2014
CAC Invitational

June 6-8, 2014
Greenknoll Invitational

June 12, 2014
CT Senior Invite

June 13-15, 2014
Swim Fast Invitational

June 20-22, 2014
NE YMCA Invitational

June 28-29, 2014
Summer Sizzler

July 5-6, 2014
Kamana Wanna

July 10-13, 2014
CT Senior Championships
Sign-up Deadline- Wednesday, June 25, 2014 via email to Kaeley
Attending: Select Swimmers
Location: Wesleyan
Work Assignments

July 18-20, 2014
CT Regional Championships- 13-18 year olds
CT Regional Championships- 12 and unders
Sign-up Deadline: Friday, July 4, 2014
Attending: Select Swimmers
Location: TBA
Friday 13-18 Distance Entry
12 and under Entry
13 and over Entry
Work Assignments- 13 and over
Work Assignments- 12 and under

July 24-27, 2014
CT Age Group Championships
Sign-up Deadline: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Attending: Select Swimmers
Location: 12 and under- Cheshire
13 and over- Wesleyan
(13/14 and 15/18 year old sessions have been combined)
Work Assignments

July 24-27, 2014
Super Sectional Championships- USA Swimming
Attending: Qualified College Swimmers
Location: Buffalo, NY

July 28-August 1, 2014
YMCA National Championships
Attending: Select Swimmers
Location: IUPUI- Indianapolis, IN

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                             2014 Long Course Regional Championships                  
                             2014 Long Course Age Group Championships
                             2014 Long Course Senior Championships                 
                             2014 Long Course YMCA Nationals- Indianapolis, IN
                             2014 Long Course Super Sectional- Buffalo, NY

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USA Swimming has a lot of great information for parents.  Check out educational articles and information for parents on the USA Swimming Website!

Nutrition Information from USA Swimming:  Nutrition Expert in 60 Minutes
                                                               What should I eat after practice?

Why should I warm down?  After a race or intense practice lactate acid continues to build in your muscles.  We, the coaches, tell you the importance of cooling/warming down all the time, but now you can see through the charts below just how important cooling down is for muscle recovery.
Below is a list of DVD's for our swimmers to watch in the comfort of home. They are all recently done and filled with excellent information.  If you would like to borrow one, please email Coach Kaeley. Swimmers will be able to borrow the DVD's for one week at a time.
  1. Core Body Strength Training,USA Swimming
  2. Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming, USA Swimming
  3. Posture, Line, & Balance: The Foundation of Championship Winning Swimming, Richard Quick and Milt Nelms
  4. Go Swim: Butterfly with Misty Hyman
  5. Go Swim: Backstroke with Aaron Peirsol
  6. Go Swim: Breaststroke with Brendan Hansen
  7. Go Swim: Breaststroke Turns & Pullouts
  8. Go Swim: Freestyle with Jason Lezak
  9. Go Swim: All Strokes with Kaitlin Sandeno and Erik Vendt

July 22, 2014
Work Assignments for Age Groups have been posted.  Please read carefully.

July 21, 2014
Age Group entry has been updated with late qualifiers.

If LEHY has no swimmers attending Zones, the last practice for the season will be this Friday, July 25th.  An email will be sent out by Monday, July 28th.  Regardless, there will be no practice on Monday, July 28th.

July 17, 2014
13/14 and 15/18 year old sessions have been combined to one session for age groups.  7:00 am warm up and 8:30 am start.

July 15, 2014
Age Group Entry has been posted.

Regional work assignments are posted.
13 and overs- AM Session at Terry Odessa (EH)
12 and unders- PM Session at Wesleyan

July 7, 2014
Regional entries have been posted.  Please check them and make sure they are accurate.  Any corrections have to be in by tomorrow.

July 6, 2014
Timing Assignments for CT Senior Championships has been posted.

Results for Kamana Wanna have been posted.

July 2, 2014
BEAR Summer Sizzler results have been posted.

June 30, 2014
Sign Up Deadlines:
Regional Championships- Friday, July 4, 2014
Age Group Championships- Wednesday, July 9, 2014

June 29, 2014
The entry for CT Senior Championships has been posted.

June 27, 2014
We go outdoors monday, june 30th!  6:00 am at terry odessa.

Results are posted from the NE Y Invite.  Congratulation LEHY on an amazing weekend of swimming!!!

June 24, 2014
Timing Assignments for the BEAR Summer Sizzler are posted.

June 22, 2014
The information to pre-register for Zones is posted. Please read the information and do not wait to pre-register if you are interested. There is no cost to pre-register.

Here is the link for the CT Zone Team page:

Sign Ups for CT Senior Championships: must inform Kaeley of your intentions by Wednesday, June 25th at 8:00 PM.

June 20, 2014
Reminder- no practice tonight at EHHS!

We received word yesterday that the filtration pump at Terry Odessa broke down. The piece they need will be received next Tuesday and they hope to have the pool up and running by next weekend. That being said, we will be indoors one more week BUT on a morning schedule.

Kaeley and Jill's Practice Group

Monday, June 23rd- 6:00-8:30 AM at EH High School
Tuesday, June 24th- 7:00-9:30 AM at EH Middle School
Wednesday, June 25th- 7:00-9:30 AM at EH Middle School
Thursday, June 26th- 7:00-9:30 AM at EH Middle School
Friday, June 27th- 7:00-9:30 AM at EH Middle School

Coach Ed and Coach Julia's Practice Group
Monday, June 23rd- 7:00-9:00 AM at EH Middle School
Tuesday, June 24th- 7:30-9:00 AM at EH High School
Wednesday, June 25th- 7:30-9:00 AM at EH High School
Thursday, June 26th- 7:30-9:00 AM at EH High School
Friday, June 27th- 7:30-9:00 AM at EH High School

If anything changes and we can get into the long course pool earlier we will let everyone know!!!

June 17, 2014
Timing assignments for the NE Y Invite have been posted along with an updated entry.

Results for the CT Senior Invite and Sharks Swim Fast Invite have been posted.

June 12, 2014
The timing assignments for the meet this weekend have been updated.

Please Note: the warm up times sent to you are a change from the meet announcement!
Warm up/Start times for Shark Swim Fast Invite:

13/over 7:00 am warm up … 7:45 start
11/12 12:00 pm warm up … 12:35 start
10/under 3:35 pm warm up … 4:10 start
-ENDS AT 6:00 pm on Sat. and Sunday

June 11, 2014
Timing assignments are posted for Sharks Swim Fast Invite (June 14-15).

Swim Fast Invitational (Important Info)
A few things to remember:
-No personal chairs allowed on deck or in lobby!
-Do not park on any grass areas!! Park in legal spaces only!!

Warm up/Start times:
13/over 7:00 am warm up … 7:45 start
11/12 12:00 pm warm up … 12:35 start
10/under 3:35 pm warm up … 4:10 start
     -ENDS AT 6:00 pm on Sat. and Sunday

Results are posted for RYWC Invite.

June 8, 2014
The following has been posted in the meet sections: update Sharks Swim Fast entry (June 13-15), Results from WRAT Senior Invite, Results from CAC Invite.

June 3, 2014
1. Approved meet time change for SUNDAY June 8th:
Session 4: Warm-up: 8:30am Start: 10:00am
Session 5: Warm-up: 1:30pm Start: 3:30pm

2. The pool is outdoors so plan accordingly. Warm clothes in the AM, sunscreen, etc!!! We will have our team tents there for the kids.

3. The heats of the 400 free for 13 and overs were limited. Some swimmers have been switched into alternate events.

May 29, 2014
Changes to the warm up times for CAC Invite (May 30-June 1)

Friday (no change) 4:00 pm warmup all ages

Sat & Sun AM 7:00 am warmup 11-12

Sat & Sun Mid 10:30 am warmup 10 & under

Sat & Sun PM 1:30 pm warmup 13 & over

May 28, 2014
The timing assignments for the CAC meet have been updated and reposted.

Attention EHHS Practice Swimmers:
Practice on Friday, May 30, 2014 will be from 4:00-6:00 pm. There will be no dryland.

May 27, 2014
Timing assignments for the CAC Invite (May 30-June 1) are posted.  ALL FAMILIES have an assignment.  If you have multiple swimmers, you have multiple assignments.

May 24, 2014
NE Y Invite has been updated.

Practice calendars for June have been posted.

May 15, 2014
Important information regarding changes to meets being held at Wesleyan!!!!  This information is for the WRAT meet this weekend but all should read it as similar changes will be made to every meet being held at Wesleyan.

May 11, 2014
The WRAT and CAC meet entries have been updated to reflect scratches, time updates and additions.  Reminder, if you scratched you will have to pay scratch fees.  Scratches were asked for early for the purpose of creating timing assignments.

New England Y Invite entry has been posted.

May 9, 2014
Information regarding the 2014 LC YMCA Invitational has been posted.  Please remember- there will be a $20 fee for swimmers to compete in this meet.  It will be collected at the meet by the coaches.

April 27, 2014
There is no practice at the middle school on Thursday, May 1, 2014 due to EHMS Family Night.

April 22, 2014
Meet entry section has been updated.

April 16, 2014
Meet entries have been updated.

April 12, 2014
- Meet Section of the website has been updated, and will continue to be updated as we find 
  out if we were accepted into meets.
- Registration for the 2014 LC Season is closed except to swimmers looking to join stroke
- Pool assignments will be sent out to everyone by March 18, 2014.