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What's New Last Updated: September 18, 2014
Registration for the 2014-2015 Short Course Season is now open

Congratulations to Siobhan Dale, Patrick Savidge, and Rebecca Titterton who were named as 2014 high school all americans

Congratulations to Patrick Savidge and Drake Freiberg who earned usa swimming academic all american

Congratulations to the lehy swimmers named at ct swimming scholar athletes:
Robert Adams-Michaud
Siobhan Dale
Caroline Even
Drake Freiberg
Brian Savidge
Patrick Savidge
Rebecca Titterton
Garrett Wlochowski


LEHY Rocks it at 2014 lc ymca national in indianapolis!!!



Congratulations Garrett Wlochowski, Colin Curtin, Robert Adams-Michaud, Neil Spazzarini, Patrick Savidge, Drake Freiberg, Siobhan Dale, Emma Buckridge, Becca Titterton, Kailey Demers, and Caroline Even.  You made us proud with your team spirit, Y values, and fast swimming.  In one of the fastest Y National meets ever held our team of 11 finished in the top 50 out of over 200 teams.

Finalist:
Patrick Savidge- 400 free, 400 IM, 200 back, 200 IM
Becca Titterton- 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke
Caroline Even- 50 and 100 butterfly
Kailey Demers- 200 breaststroke
Colin Curtin- 50 backstroke
Drake Freiberg- 50 breaststroke
Robert Adams-Michaud- 50 butterfly

Men's 200 Medley Relay (15th)- Curtin, Freiberg, Adams-Michaud, Savidge
Men's 400 Medley Relay (16th)- Curtin, Freiberg, Adams-Michaud, Savidge
Men's 400 Free Relay (14th)- Savidge, Adams-Michaud, Spazzarini, Curtin


  Team Information/ Registration/ Contact Us/ Practice Schedules/ Meet Schedule/
Resources
/What’s New/ 2014-2015 SC Championship Time Standards

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

2014-2015 LEHY Short Course Program Information

Additional New Swimmer Information Form

Please remember you must be registered with the YMCA for the SC Season before you begin practicing and are entered into meets. 
New members must contact the YMCA directly (860)289-6612.
East Hartford YMCA fax number: (860) 289-6659

Girls swimming high school season should not wait until their season is over to register.  Registration will close in early October for the season.

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
Email:
Mjackwin@comcast.net

Coach Contacts:
Ed Steinnagel
Head Coach & Head Age Group Coach
Phone: 860-614-4045
Email:
Estein1225@comcast.net 
(Coach Ed will return all emails with a phone call and not an email response)

Kaeley Steinnagel
Head Senior Coach
Phone: 860-614-2008
Email:
Kaeley9@comcast.net

Marcella MacDonald
8 & Under Coach
Phone: n/a
Email:
Macechan@comcast.net

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PRACTICE SCHEDULES
Practice begins Monday, September 8, 2014

East Hartford High School Practice Schedule          September          October

East Hartford Middle School Practice Schedule      
September          October

LEHY Pizza Party and Parent Informational Meeting- Friday, October 10, 2014 at the East Hartford YMCA from 6:45-8:15 PM.

LEHY Suit-up date- Tuesday, October 14, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 at the East Hartford Middle School Pool


 
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2014-2015 SC MEET INFORMATION
 
All meet information will be posted on main page. 
 
2014-2015 SC Meet Schedule

October 18, 2014
HYV Virtual Meet
Attending: select 12 and under and all 13 and over swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

October 19, 2014
Y Deal Meet- LEHY vs SYS
Location: Soundview YMCA, Branford
Attending: all swimmers
Sign Up Deadline: none, all swimmers expected to attend.  Please see your coach if you have a conflict.
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

October 24, 2014
LEHY Aquafest- Distance Meet
Location: EHHS
Attending: select swimmers
Sign-Up Deadline: none, coach's decision
ENTRY
Timing Assignments- time your own swimmer

October 25-26, 2014
LEHY Aquafest
Location: EHHS
Attending: all swimmers 9 and over, select 8 and unders
Sign Up Deadline: none, our meet, all swimmers expected to attend.  Please inform your coach if you have a confilict.
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Work Assignments- OUR MEET, all families must work at least one session.  Joanne Bresnahan (meet manager) will be emailing you.  Please make sure you respond.

November 1, 2014
Y Dual Meet- LEHY vs CDOG
Location: EHHS
Attending: all swimmers
Sign-Up Deadline- none, all swimmers are expected to attend.  Please see your coach if you have a conflict.
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Work Assignments- we are hosting this meet.  All families will be expected to help.

November 2, 2014
CT Swimming Top 16 Banquet
By Invitation Only

November 15, 2014
8 and under Quadrathon
Location: Hamden Hall
Attending: 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

November 15, 2014
12/U Pentathlon
Location: Hamden Hall
Attending: all swimmers 9-12
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

November 21-23, 2014
Wilton Thanksgiving Invitational
Location: Wilton YMCA
Attending: all swimmers 9 and over
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 6, 2014
8 and under quadrathon
Location: Hamden Hall
Attending: 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 6, 2014
50 Shootout Challenge/Qualifier (Saturday only)
Location: EHHS
Attending: all 9 and over swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 7, 2014
Y Dual Meet- LEHY vs VSYM
Location: Valley Shore YMCA, Westbrook
Attending- all swimmers
Sign Up Deadline: none, all swimmers expected to attend.  Please see your coach if you have a conflict.
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 11-14, 2014
MIT Invitational
Location: MIT University, Cambridge, MA
Attending: 13 and over swimmers with qualifying times, select 12 and unders
Sign Up Deadline: via email response
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 12, 2014
Swim for the Troops- Distance Meet
Location: Wesleyan University
Attending: select swimmers not qualifying for MIT
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

December 13-14, 2014
Swim for the Troops
Location: Wesleyan University
Attending: all 9 and over swimmers not qualified for MIT
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

January 3-4, 2015
13 and over CT YMCA State Championships
Location: Wilton YMCA
Attending: all 13 and over swimmers
Sign Up Deadline: none, all 13 and over swimmers expected to attend
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

January 3-4, 2015
WHAT Snowball Classic
Location: Miss Porter's School
Attending: all 12 and under swimmers, select 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

January 17, 2015
Pentathlon
Location: EHHS
Attending: all 9 and over swimmers, select 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

January 18, 2015
8 and under meet
Location: Hopkins School
Attending: 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

February 1, 2015
8 and under Championships
Location: Canterbury School
Attending: 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignment

February 6, 2015
HHAC Invitational- Distance
Location: Hamden Hall
Attending: select swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

February 7-8, 2015
HHAC Invitational
Location: Hamden Hall
Attending: all 13 and over swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

February 22, 2015
CT 8 and under Championships
Location: Hopkins School
Attending: all 8 and under swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Timing Assignments

February 27-March 1, 2015
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location: EHHS
Attending: all qualified swimmers
Sign Up Deadline- none, we are hosting
ENTRY
Work Assignments

March 5-8, 2015
CT Senior Championships
Location: Wesleyan University
Attending: all qualified swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Work Assignments

March 12-15, 2015
CT Age Group Championships
Location: Welseyan University
Attending: all qualified swimmers
Sign Up Deadline:
ENTRY
Work Assignments

YMCA New England Championships or CT YMCA All-Star Championships
TBD

March 30-April 3, 2015
YMCA National Championships
Location: Greensboro, NC




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2014-2015 SC CHAMPIONSHIP MEET TIME STANDARDS

                             
                             2014-2015 Short Course Regional Championships                  
                             2014-2015 Short Course Age Group Championships
                             2014-2015 Short Course Senior Championships                 
                             2014-2015 Short Course YMCA Nationals- Greensboro, NC
                             2014-2015 Short Course Sectionals- Buffalo, NY

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RESOURCES

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
Websites of Interest:
CT Swimming 
YMCA of the USA Swimming and Diving


WHAT'S NEW

September 18, 2014
LEHY Apparel Order Form- due by Tuesday, September 30th to Kathy Stickley or Coach Kaeley.  This is for clothing only.  Parkas, backpacks, and bathingsuits will be done during the suit up date on October 14th.

Meet Schedule section of the website has been updated.  Meets will be posted on the boards at the pools shortly.  Sign up for meets will only be accepted at the pools.  Deadline for the sign ups can be found on the website.


October 10, 2014- LEHY Pizza Party and Parent Information Meeting at the East Hartford YMCA from 6:45-8:15 pm.

October 14, 2014- LEHY Suit Up from 5:00-7:00 pm at the East Hartford Middle School pool. Order forms for team suits will be out shortly.

Hotel Reservations for Wilton Thanksgiving Invitational November 21-23, 2014
Best Price Found- Courtyard Marriott Norwalk, 474 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT
Pre Pay-Non refundable (this is the rate for AAA discount also and it is refundable)
King Bed w/ pull out sofa- $93.00
2 Doubles or 2 Queens- $101.00

Regular Rate
King Bed w/pull out sofa- $109.00
2 Doubles or 2 Queens- $119.00

Hotel Reservations for MIT Invitational (cut off times for this meet- qualified swimmers have been notified)
the hotel in walking distance from the pool is now taking reservations for this event and they do run out of doubles VERY QUICKLY. Suggested to make reservations NOW and if you need to cancel later do so. The cost is $115.00 per night which is a great price and they usually give a price break on the parking. The hotel information is below. I called the 1-800 number and had no issue making the reservation.

LODGING: The following hotel is the host hotel of the meet: Cambridge Hyatt

Guests can make their room reservations by calling our toll-free Reservations number, (800) 233-1234, and referring to the North Shore Swim Club room block. Reservations must be made by November 13, 2014. Any rooms remaining in your block not reserved by this date will be released for general sale. The following is a link to the Host Hotel's website: Hyatt Meet Reservation Link

Cambridge Hyatt Regency
575 Memorial Dr.
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4896
Tel: 617 492 1234


September 6, 2014
Tentative meet schedule has been posted.

September 2, 2014
Practice calendars have been posted.

August 3, 2014

Registration for the 2014-2015 SC Season is not open.

Try outs will be on September 3rd and 4th.  You only need to attend one day.  Please bring new swimmer registration forms with you to the try outs.