LEHY Swim Team

What's New

October 16, 2018
Please sign up for a LEHY Aquafest work assignment.  CLICK HERE to go directly to the sign up page.

Wilton Thanksgiving Invite entry has been posted.


October 15, 2018
The WWRX Freestyle Frenzy is lightly attended and the two Saturday Sessions are going to be combined.  So warm up and start times are the same for ALL swimmers.  There is no afternoon session. 

Saturday for all swimmers
Warm-up 7:30am
Start Time 8:35am

This is no impact to the 12 and unders but is to the 13 and over swimmers.  If you have a 13 and over swimmer who can no longer attend due to the time change please let Kaeley know.

Timing assignments have been posted for the WWRX Freestyle frenzy and the SYS dual meet.


October 9, 2018
Entry for the LEHY vs SYS dual meet has been posted.

October 7, 2018
Meet entries have been posted for the LEHY 1650, LEHY Aquafest, HHAC 8 and under Quadrathon, and HHAC 12 and under Pentathlon. 

OCtober 1, 2018
2018-2019 SC meet schedule has been updated.

September 30, 2018
LEHY practice schedule has been updated for EHHS swimmers.

We have placed an order for custom PURA VIDA bracelets!!  These bracelets are very popular right now.  Founded in Costa Rica, Pura Vida Bracelets provides sustainable jobs to artisans worldwide and raises awareness for charities with products that give back.  Each bracelet will be $6.00 and all profits will go to off set relay costs at meets throughout the season.

Here are the two bracelets:

PV #1- Red, White, Black


PV #2- Red, Black


As of now we have only ordered 50 of each.  If we go above that number we will order more.  They take 8-10 weeks to be delivered so the first order should be in for the holidays.  That being said, they are first come first serve for the first order.  To order, sign up on the Google document:

Payment needs to get to Kaeley by the end of October at the Aquafest.  


September 26, 2018
Freestyle Frenzy entry has been posted.

September 25, 2018
Information regarding observation of high school swim meets. This policy must be followed to ensure that times achieved at certain high school meets will be considered official USA Swimming times.

CT Swimming now REQUIRES an application to be submitted requesting observation of a high school meet. The application must be submitted in advance and officials must be secured in advance. Furthermore conference, class trials, class finals, and the open are all eligible for observation if proper procedures are followed.

The details and contacts are in the links below. 


OBSERVATION POLICY
https://www.ctswim.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/policies_meets/ObservationPolicyEffect092518.pdf

OBSERVATION REQUEST FORM
https://www.ctswim.org/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/policies_meets/CSIobservedSwimRequestFormB.pdf

OFFICIALS SIGN-UP
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWYbCff9KacEXXFp1w9UCtygNltoGT2_iWiSY5AWmEmAFlxg/viewform

September 21, 2018
CLICK HERE for the agenda that was shared at tonight's parent information meeting.  Any questions please talk to your child's coach.

For anyone who could not make the Suit Up today with Metro Swim Shop.....you can still place orders by directly contacting Deb Cosme (dcosmemetroswimshop@gmail.com).  Orders will be accepted until Friday, September 28th.

The warm up time for the LEHY Quad meet on December 1st has been changed to 7:30 am.


September 19, 2018
Entry for MIT Invitational has been posted on the Meet Schedule page.   We will be updated after each meet until updates are no longer accepted. We cannot guarantee new swimmers and/or newly qualified events will be allowed to be added to this entry.
For the past three years we have not been allowed to add swimmers to the original entry.

September 17, 2018
Meet entry sign up deadlines have been posted for ALL meets through December (check the Meet Schedule page).  Please make sure you make note of the dates.  If your swimmers is not signed up, they will not be added at a later date.  All entry deadlines are done by the middle of October.  HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS- PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED IN THE MEETS.  If you are planning on attending, make an effort to get into the pool or have someone else sign you up.  Swimmers can be signed up at either pool for all meets except 12 and under only meets.  Any questions please contact your coach.

September 16, 2018
Practice at the middle school for the regular practice group will be from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday, September 21st due to the Pizza Party and Parent Meeting.

Just a reminder....the deadline to sign up for the LEHY Pizza Party is TOMORROW.  The link to signing up on the Google Doc is below.  Please make sure you sign.

CLICK HERE to access the Google Doc to sign up.

September 14, 2018
Meet announcements for all meets through December have been posted.  Entries will be posted at the pool next week for many of the meets.

September 13, 2018
The METRO SWIM SHOP ORDER FORM has been UPDATED for the suit up night on Friday, September 21st. Everything is the same, we have just added an item.

Speedo Unisex 3/4 Zip Pullover

Gray with Red Trim

LEHY Swimming with a lightning bolt will be embroidered on the front. The Y logo will be screen printed on the yolk of the neck and you can get a name embroidered on the sleeve for an additional cost. Deb Cosme will have jackets to try on at the fitting.


September 12, 2018
LEHY Apparel- order deadline Friday, September 28, 2018
CLICK HERE for LEHY Apparel order form for this season
CLICK HERE for LEHY Apparel samples
We have a new item (Polo shirts for parents, baseball shirts, fleece full zip jackets) and a new t-shirt on the order form. The quote on the T-shirt this year will be EXCEED EXPECTATIONS.

Full warm up, parkas, and backpacks will be available through Metro Swim Shop. The jacket available through this order form is more of an outdoor jacket but the kids do wear it on the pool deck.

The deadline for this apparel is Friday, September 28, 2018. Forms should be returned to Maria Pitchell at the middle school and to Kaeley at the high school. We want the orders to be in for everyone by the beginning on November if possible.

Registration for the 2018-2019 SC season will close by October 1, 2018.  Anyone interested in joining should register now.

Hotel for Wilton Thanksgiving Invitational (November 16-18, 2018)

15 rooms have been blocked off at the Hilton Garden Inn in Norwalk for the Wilton Thanksgiving Invitational the weekend of November 16-18, 2018.  The rate of $119 per night, cheapest around.  The rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.  If we fill all the rooms quickly more rooms might be able to added, but no guarantees.  Any rooms no

Directions to Make Reservations at Hilton Garden Inn for November 16-18, 2018
To book online follow these steps:

Go to: norwalk.hgi.com         
Enter your check in & check out dates,  and then click MORE Options
Click on Add Special Rate codes and enter Group Code: LEHY
Continue to follow prompts to complete reservation & record your confirmation number.

Reservations can also be made by calling (800) 603-4810, and requesting the group: LEHY Swimming.

September 8, 2018
CLICK HERE to sign up for the LEHY Pizza Party on Friday, September 21, 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEHY SWIMMERS WHO WERE INVITED TO THE 2018 CT TOP 16 BANQUET IN NOVEMBER.

The registration period is open So PLEASE respond if you plan to attend. Any questions let KAELEY know.

DEADLINES:
Monday, October 1, 2018: Athletes wishing to receive a recognition plaque must place a reservation by Monday, October 1, 2018.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: Top 16 athletes and Scholar Athletes wishing to order an award jacket must place an order with Boathouse by Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: Eligible athletes wishing to attend the banquet only (no recognition award) must place a reservation by Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Friday, October 26, 2018: All special meal requests MUST be received by Kaeley Steinnagel. We will be unable to accommodate needs if requested after this date or on the day of the banquet.

Here is the direct link to the CT Swimming Banquet Page:
https://www.ctswim.org/Recognition/Athlete/Annual-Awards-Banquet/

CT Top 16 Swimmers from LEHY

Jillian Pitchell
Abby Wildstein
Stephanie Petersen
David Korzeniowski
Avery Kudlac
Riley Kudlac
Megan Gangaway
Brooke Sowka
Annika Paluska
Ethan Hipsky
Alanna Depinto
Julia Pitchell
Emma Wojnarowski
Nick Guenther
Abby Francis- CT Scholar Athlete and USA Swimming Academic All-American
Colin Zorger
Sydney Ruschmeier- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Daley O'Keefe
Chris Walker
Cian Beaulieu
Blake Fulton
Matt Titterton- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Alyssa Difiore
Robert Davis
Garrett Wlochowski
Cory Madalena
Eythan Jiang- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Anthony Meglin- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Sarah Mulcahy- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Elizabeth Savidge- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete
Olivia Stebbins- CT Swimming Scholar Athlete


September 5, 2018
Practice schedules for September through December have been posted for both pools.

September 4, 2018
LEHY Evaluation Dates- September 5th and 6th, 2018, 5:30 pm at East Hartford Middle School.  See below for directions.

Updated on Website: college swimmers, Nikki Award, Handbook, Coaching Staff, SC Meet Schedule

Metro Swim Shop Order Form- suit up date is Friday, September 21st, 4:30-6:00 pm at East Hartford Middle School.  Deb Cosme will be available for fittings.  Team suit, warm ups, championship Aquablades, bags and more!!!  You will want to bring the Order Form with you, completed if possible the night of the suit fitting.  Any questions please let Coach Kaeley know.

Friday, September 21st- LEHY Annual Pizza Party and Parent Informational Meeting.  
6:45-8:30 PM at EH YMCA (770 Main St., EH)
- Come share a meal and have any questions answered about the LEHY program.  An email will be sent out to sign up for the pizza party.

August 18, 2018
LEHY Try-outs are Wednesday, September 5th and Thursday, September 6th. Swimmers only need to attend one of the days.

DIRECTIONS TO EHMS: If you GPS East Hartford Middle School it will take you to the front of the building (on Burnside Ave). The entrance to the pool is around the corner on Scotland Rd. If you are at the front of the building go to the exit, take a left and then a left at the stoplight. This is Scotland Rd. The entrance to the pool will be your next left. You will see the middle school sports fields. Any questions please call Kaeley at 860-614-2008.

Tentative 2018-2019 SC Meet Schedule has been posted.

LEHY Suit Up date- Friday, September 21 from 4:30-6:00 Pm at EHMS.
CLICK HERE for order form.

We are a volunteer organization and we need your help to continue to keep our program great!!!
What do we need?

OFFICIALS- we always need parents to step up and become USA Swimming Officials. It is a great way to learn about the sport and be right on the pool deck. Any LEHY official would be happy to talk to you about the process and I will snd out information about clinics as it becomes available. Time and again, our officials have stepped up to help at meets and keep our timing assignments to a minimum.

PARENTS WILLING TO LEARN TIMING SYSTEM (COLORADO)- Best seat in the house at a swim meet! This is the equipment that runs the timing system at our meets. We need people to train and learn the system. We have experienced people who are ready to teach you. It is not difficult and a MUCH needed position when hosting our meets.

PARENTS WILLING TO LEARN THE COMPUTER SYSTEM- Collects all the data from the meet and is a pretty easy system to use once you know it. People can learn it in one weekend! WE have experienced people who are ready to teach you!

Championship Meet Requirements for 2019 CT Championships:
Regionals Championships- Compete in a minimum of 1 CT Sanctioned Meet
Age Group Championships- Compete in a minimum of 1 CT Sanctioned meet
CT Senior Championships- no meet requirement

Meet requirement for CT Scholar Athlete for 2018-2019 will most like be as followed:
Applicant must have participated in an individual event in the summer 2018 Long Course Connecticut Senior Championship meet or the 2019 February Connecticut Senior Championship. Applicants also may qualify if they participated in two (2) regularly scheduled CSI sanctioned meets during the 2018 long course season and three (3) regularly scheduled CSI sanctioned meets during the 2018-2019 short course season.

Information for 2018-2019 is not out yet for scholar athlete, but here is the link from this years so you can see what it will be like: https://www.ctswim.org/Recognition/Athlete/Scholar-Athlete/




July 1, 2018
Information for the 2018-2019 SC Season has been posted.  Please see REGISTRATION section of the website.





lookforit.com
- Great resource for our swimmers looking to continue swimming in college.  This website will show you all you need to know about almost every college program out there and where you would fit into those programs.
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