LEHY News & Announcements

 

2019

 

August 5: Registration Information for the 2019-2020 LEHY Short Course season has been posted on the Registration Information page.

Results posted for regionals and senior championships. Work assignments posted for age groups.

 

July 11: The meet schedule page has been updated with results and championship entries.

 

June 24: Championship entries are going to be posted at the pool tonight! Regional Championships will have a VERY quick turn around so please get in to the pool and sign up ASAP.

Regional Championship Sign Up Deadline: Wednesday, June 26

Senior Championships Sign Up Deadline: Wednesday, July 3

Age Group Championships Sign Up Deadline: Wednesday, July 3

In addition meet announcements have been added to the championships and cut off times have been posted on the website.

 

June 20: Sign ups for the Kamana Wanna work assignments are now posted.

 

June 19: Based upon the inconsistency of the weather reports for the rest of the week, we are going to finish out the week practicing indoors at EHHS. WE WILL BE GOING OUTSIDE AT TERRY ODESSA ON MONDAY MORNING.

 

Here is the practice schedule (please note the change for Friday morning):

Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:30-9:00 AM- EHHS Practice Swimmers and any 15 and over swimmer needing to work

3:30-5:00 PM- EHHS Practice Swimmers

5:00-6:30 PM- EHMS Practice Swimmers

 

Friday, June 21, 2019 7:30-9:00 AM- EHHS Practice Swimmers and any 15 and over swimmer needing to work

4:30-6:30 PM- EHMS Practice Swimmers

-no PM practice for EHHS Practice Swimmers due to the 800 at UCONN.

 

Monday, June 24 through the end of the season: 6:00 AM at Terry Odessa Pool in East Hartford

 

June 18: Results for the CDOG meet have been posted. Timing assignments for the SAQ Invite this weekend have been posted.

 

June 14: Timing assignments are posted for the CDOG meet (June 15-16).

 

June 13: The warm-up and start time for 12 and unders for the CDOG Invite this weekend has changed. The new times for Saturday/Sunday are warm-up at 7am and start time at 8am.

Results are now being posted for meets.

 

June 10: There have been changes to the SAQ Qualifier on June 22-23. The 12 and under session will now have a 1pm warm-up with a 2pm start.

 

June 5: LC Zone pre-registration is OPEN. Please remember all athletes must be pre-registered if they are thinking about attending Zones. It is free, so if you are thinking about it at all just register. Athletes wishing to be considered for the team must complete all 3 requirements by the deadlines listed below:

  • Submit a pre-registration application by 5pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019. 
  • Meet all the eligibility criteria by the conclusion of Age Group Championship.
  • Submit final acceptance and payment by 11pm on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Details and application can be found by clicking here, or you can contact John Scaldini from the board of directors at zones@ctswim.org.

 

June 2: Timing assignments have been posted for the MAC Age Group Qualifier.

 

May 28: We have been accepted into the June CDOG meet. The entry has been updated. We were not allowed to add any additional swimmers.

 

May 22: Recognition awards are now accepting applicants!

CT Swimming Scholar-Athlete Recognition of Academic Excellence Award: Applications are now being accepted; the deadline is July 31, 2019. Click here for more information.

Judy Snow Student-Athlete Service Award: Applications are now being accepted; the deadline is July 5, 2019.

Athletes are encouraged to apply for the new Judy Snow Student-Athlete Service Award in memory of Judy Snow. Judy Snow was a lifelong Connecticut Swimming volunteer. She gave selflessly to all the members of Connecticut Swimming, never asking for anything in return. To honor her memory, the Judy Snow Student-Athlete Service Award was established in 2018 to recognize an athlete in our swimming community who emulates the qualities of leadership, academics, and volunteerism. Please visit the Athlete Recognition page to review all recognition programs for athletes.

YMCA Emerging Leader Academy: Applications are now being accepted; the deadline is July 1, 2019. This academy has requirements, including attending YMCA Nationals.

The YMCA Swimming Leadership Development Camp is now the Emerging Leader Academy. The name was changed to better reflect the comprehensive and season-long nature of the program. The on-site camp is one component of the ELA and will take place October 10-13, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Other components include online learning, self-assessment, conference calls, interviews, service projects, group work and a series of assignments.

Information and application for the 2019 ELA are now posted on the YMCA Swimming national website under the swimmers tab. Applicants need to be rising high school juniors (class of 2021) who have competed in the YMCA National Championship Meet (short course and/or long course). Applications and all supporting documents are due July 1, 2019. Twenty-two participants will be selected. All applicants will be notified by July 30, 2019.

 

May 15: Timing assignments have been posted for the CAC Age Group Qualifier this weekend. Parking directions will be emailed out to everyone soon.

 

May 13: We will not be having practice on Friday, May 17th at the high school. Swimmers should make all efforts to get to practice Monday-Thursday.

 

May 8: Timing assignments are up for the WRAT Invite.

Applications for the CT Scholar Athlete open on May 15, 2019. Click here to get to the page on CT Swimming. It includes the guidelines, criteria and application. This page also has the requirements and links for the USA Swimming Scholar Athlete. Applications for this open June 1, 2019.

 

May 1: Swimmers interested in attend Eastern Zone Age Group Championships during the LC season must be preregistered. You do not need to pay anything now, but swimmers must be registered to attend. If you think you may be going at all, please register NOW!

The Eastern Zone Age Group Championship meet information for athletes is posted. Please alert your member families. The athlete pre-registration application will open in the near future. All athletes must pre-register. Click here to find it.

 

The Swimmer Registration Check found on each club's FAST dashboard (it is under Reports) now allows you to search for a swimmer not with your club. The search will show you the swimmer's full name, the club they are currently registered with, and their registration expiration date. Please use this search to determine if you need to register an athlete transferring to your club. If the athlete is currently registered, transfer the athlete using the Transfer form on the Membership page and don't pay the registration fee. If the athlete isn't registered please register them with your club and make payment for the registration fee.

 

April 24: All meet entries have been posted and updated. Please check ALL entries for accuracy.

 

April 15: CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Ed!

national award

 

Coach Ed was named the 2019 YMCA Coach of the Year for the Short Course National Championship, a national honor!

 

Coach Ed has been with the East Hartford YMCA for 33 years, growing the team from 17 swimmers to more than 120 each year. Coach Ed is there for the team members in and out of the pool, helping them with his "Nickles for Nationals" fundraiser to help kids raise money to get to YMCA Nationals; fix their bicycles; leading them in neighborhood clean-up projects, and so much more.

 

In the nomination submitted, a former swimmer, who is now a team parent and coach, spoke about the sense of family that Coach Ed creates by making each individual feel valued as an important part of the whole.

 

Thank you to Coach Ed for his tireless service to our YMCA community!

 

April 12: Practice calendars for the Long Course season have been posted.

 

April 9: Meet schedule page ha been updated with meet information for the LC Season and with entry forms for the WRAT Senior Invitational, CAC Age Group Qualifier and MAC Age Group Qualifier.

 

March 29: Practice for the LEHY LC Season begins Monday, April 15, 2019. Practice schedules and pool assignments will be sent out and posted the week of April 8. The meet schedule page will also be updated over the next two weeks.

 

March 22: Results from CT Age Group Championships have been posted.

 

March 21: Work assignments posted for Northeast 8 and Under All Stars and for the Northeast Regional Y All Star Championship.

 

New form uploaded for new swimmers on registration page.

 

March 13: The 2019 LEHY yes/no meet sign up form has been posted on the registration page. It is due by Monday, March 25, 2019.

 

Work assignments have been posted for the CT Age Group Championships.

Age group information:

Spectators: There will be NO FOLDING CHAIRS OR EXTRA CHAIRS OF ANY KIND allowed in the spectator area. We respectfully request that parents only stand at the railings to view their child racing. The only parents who are permitted on deck are volunteers. Volunteers must use the entrance by the pool offices and Splash Zone to enter onto the pool deck. Entering the pool from the pool staircase will not be permitted.
 

Deck Access/seating: Only official meet staff and USA Swimming.
 

**All new theme day** for 10 & under sessions: We want to make this a really fun experience for our youngest swimmers. Please encourage your swimmers to participate with dressing according to the following themes:

  • Friday: Crazy Hair, Socks and Tie-dye
  • Saturday: Sports Teams
  • Sunday: St. Patrick’s Day Green

(We are going to do this theme for our whole team, so let's have some fun!)
 

Parking: Please provide your parents with a map of the parking at Chelsea Piers. There is limited parking on one side of the Main Lot on Friday. NO PARKING IN THE MAIN LOT IS PERMITTED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. The Rogers School Parking Lot is the preferred parking area for Friday Finals, and the entire day on Saturday and Sunday. The side door will be open for easy access to the building. Parking in grass, in fire lanes, or in restricted zones or the main lot on Saturday and Sunday is prohibited and vehicles are subject to towing.

 

March 5: Entries have been updated for the Y All Stare Championship. The Age Group entry has been posted. Results have been posted for the CT Senior Championships and CT Regional Championships.

 

February 21: Work assignments have been posted for Senior Championships. The entry has been posted for Regionals and the link to sign up for Regional work assignments has also been posted.

 

February 15: The meet schedule page has been updated with results from the January 8 and under meet, 9-12 Y State Championships, and 8 and under Y State Championships. The entry has been posted for the Northeast 8 and under All Star.

 

February 13: Results for the WHAT Invitational have been posted. The link to the Regional meet announcement has been fixed.

 

February 7: UPDATES AND CHANGES TO THE WHAT INVITATIONAL (Feburary 8-10, 2019)

UPDATED MEET SESSIONS for the WHAT Invite:

 

Friday:* No Changes 4pm (warmup) 5pm (start) 9:07 (finish)

Saturday 13/over prelims: *6am (warm-up) 7am (start) 11:38 (finish)

Saturday 12/Under prelims:* 12pm (warm-up) 12:45pm (start) 5:10pm Finish

Saturday Finals:* 5:30 (warm-up) 6:30 (start) 8:30 (finish)

Sunday 13/over prelims:* 6am (warm-up) 7am (start) 12:30pm (finish)

Sunday 12/Under prelims:* 1pm (warm-up) 1:45 (start) 5pm Finish

Sunday Finals:* 5:15 (warm-up) 6:15 (start) 8:09 (finish)

 

Please note the time difference between Saturday and Sunday for the 12 and unders.

 

Timing Assignments: We are being asked to have 2 parents ready for each prelim session in case WHAT needs parent volunteers. I am not going to create a timing assignment sheet at this time. If we need to provide times coaches will look to the stands. If your child is swimming please be ready to time! Finals timing assignments will be made based upon who made finals. We will have a spot on the deck, but swimmers may be asked to sit in the gym, so have a chair ready with you. Also have shoes to walk back and forth from the gym to the pool.

 

Please remember this is a trials/finals meet. They are bringing back 24 swimmers. Saturday finals are not optional. Sunday is, but strongly recommended that you stay.

 

FRIDAY SWIMMERS: Friday session is a 4-hour session, and there will be lanes available for warm up. Therefore, swimmers doing the following events should be at the pool for the following times:

Swimmers in the 500 free- should be at the pool no later than 4:30pm for warm up

Swimmers in the 200 back and 200 breast- should be at the pool no later than 5:30pm

Swimmers in the 400 IM- should be at the pool no later than 6 pm

 

February 6: Entries for CT Senior Championships and the Y All Star meet have been posted. Please check as soon as possible for any mistakes and/or corrections.

 

CLICK HERE for the LEHY Banquet and Senior Recognition Invite. The RSVP date in March 14, 2019.

 

January 30:bNO PRACTICE TODAY (Wed. 1/30)! EH Public Schools Cancelled After school activities

 

January 28: Information for the championships has been updated and will be posted at the pools. Please pay attention to the sign-up deadlines.

 

Information for the LEHY Long Course Season has been posted under Registration Information.

 

January 25: Thank you to all who attended the LEHY Bowling Party. We had a wonderful time and with your help donated over 300 items to the EH Food Bank. Pictures from the event are available on the LEHY Facebook Page.

 

The timing assignments for the HHAC Distance meet and Invitational have been posted. Please note we have timing assignments on Friday night. Timing assignments have also been posted for the 9-12 Y State Championships. Please remember the afternoon warm-up time is at 12pm with a 1pm start. This change only impacted the 9-10 swimmers.

 

January 18: The nomination for the Nikki in Spirit, in Courage Award has been posted. The deadline is March 1, 2019.

 

Practice for all EHHS practice swimmers has been canceled for Sunday, January 20 due to the impending storm. We will send out an email by 9am Monday morning if for any reason we need to cancel the bowling party on Monday, January 21. Please continue to check your email as the website will not be updated over the weekend.

 

The HMST 8 and under Quadrathon has been canceled for Sunday, January 20 and rescheduled for Sunday, January 27. Please check your email, Marcy sent out all the information.

 

January 17: CHANGES: 12 and under Y State Championships (January 26-27, 2019) in Cheshire. The afternoon session will NOW be a 12:00 pm warm up with a 1:00 pm start time. This impacts the 9/10 year olds only.

 

January 16: The timing assignments have been posted for the 13 and over Y State Championships (January 18-19). There has been a change to the afternoon session (impacts 13/14 swimmers). The warm up will now be at 12:15pm with a 2:30pm start. Click here to read important parent information regarding the meet. Especially the parking, as it will be off-site with a shuttle.

 

Also, save the date for the LEHY Annual Banquet and Senior Recognition. It will be Friday, March 29, 2019 at a TBD time (but not before 5pm).

 

January 11: Results from the GRIT Age Group Qualifier have been updated. The 8 and under finale entry has been updated. We will NOT be attending the CDOG distance meet on February 8, 2019.

 

January 10: The entry for the 8 and under Y State Champions has been updated. Entry for the 8 and under Finale has been posted.

 

January 9: The entry for the 8 and under Y State Champions has been posted.

 

January 8: There will NOT be practice for EHHS practice swimmers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Practice is on as scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2019.

 

January 7: The entry form for the 9-12 Y State Championships has been posted.

 

January 3: Timing assignments have been added for the GRIT Age Group Qualifier (January 5-6, 2019). Entry for the 13 and over Y State Champions has also been posted.

Changes to the GRIT Age Group Qualifier (January 5-6, 2019) for 12 and unders:
New warm up time: 11:15am
Start time: 12:15pm

 

LEHY Bowling PartyAll families/bowlers are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the East Hartford Food Bank, as well as a snack to share with the group. Pizza and soda and shoe rental are included in the cost.

Date: Monday, January 21

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Bowl-a-Rama in Newington (2143 Berlin Turnpike)

Cost: $11

RSVP: Caroline Francis

 

2018

December 21: Website has been updated.

 

December 3: Timing assignments have been posted for MIT. Please make sure you check your email and the MIT website for meet information.

EHHS Practice Swimmers: Practice on Friday, December 7th will be at EHMS from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will not be practice at the high school.

The holiday practice schedule will be posted by Monday, December 10th.

 

November 29: IMPORTANT TIME & SCHEDULE CHANGES TO MIT INVITATIONAL

Due to the meet being so large we are adjusting sessions to take care of the athletes and creating a safe atmosphere for swimmers to compete, below are those adjustments.

 

Thursday Session: Warm Up 4:30-5:10 PM, Meet Start: 5:15 PM

Friday Session(all ages:) Warm Up–7:30-8:45AM,Meet Start: 8:50AM

 

Saturday Morning (13 & Over Prelims) – Warm Up – 7:30-8:45 AM, Meet Start- 8:50 AM

Saturday Afternoon (12 & Under Prelims) - Warm Up – 12:30-12:50 PM, Meet Start- 12:55 PM

Saturday Final: Warm Up – 5:00 PM-5:55 PM, Meet Start 6:00 PM

 

Sunday Morning (13 & Over Prelims) – Warm Up – 7:30-8:45 AM, Meet Start- 8:50 AM

Sunday Afternoon (12 & Under Prelims) - Warm Up – 1:00-1:20 PM, Meet Start- 1:25 PM

Sunday Final: Warm Up – 5:00 PM-5:55 PM, Meet Start 6:00 PM

 

November 28: Entries have been posted for the LEHY Quad meet, WHAT Invitational in February and MIT.

 

November 25: There has been a change to the CDOG 10 and under quadrathon on Sunday, December 2nd.

Warm ups will now be at 7:00 AM with an 8:00 AM start.

 

November 23: Just to avoid any confusion practice TONIGHT- 4:45-6:45 pm (11/23), Saturday- 8:00-10:00 am (11/24) and Sunday- 12:00-2:00 pm (11/25) are all at the Farmington Valley YMCA in Granby.

 

November 21 Time standards have been posted for Age Groups and CT Senior Championships.

 

November 20 Entries have been posted for the GRIT Invite and the HHAC Invite in January.

Results have been posted from Wilton and CDOG dual meet

Times have been updated for the CDOG 10 and under meet in December.

We still have not heard from MIT about the additions. I will let people know as soon as I do. I am being patient so I do not jeopardize our team being invited in the future.

 

NOVEMBER 19: Just an update to practice this week for all swimmers practicing at EHHS:

Monday, November 19- practice from 4:00-6:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 20- we will begin practice at 4:00 pm for those swimmers who need to get out early for their high school swim banquets. Practice will still end at 6:30 pm.

**Keep your fingers crossed the weather is not bad. I am hearing a chance of snow.

Wednesday, November 21- we will begin practice at 4:00 pm. Practice will still end at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, November 22- NO PRACTICE, HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Friday, November 23- 4:45-6:45 pm (we will be practicing WITH Farmington Valley)

Saturday, November 24- 8:00-10:00 AM at Farmington Valley Y in Granby (Please do not make this your first practice of the week.)

Sunday, November 25- 12:00-2:00 PM at Farmington Valley Y in Granby. (ADDITIONAL PRACTICE). Swimmers with MIT cuts and above only

 

November 15: East Hartford Public Schools have canceled all after school activities. We will not have practices today.

 

November 14: Just a friendly reminder, if East Hartford Public Schools cancel after school activities or school then we DO NOT have practice. Please watch the news channels (WFSB 3, WVIT 30, WTNH 8) for updates. If we hear earlier we will send out an email and post it on the website.

If the weather is bad, and for some reason after school activities are not cancelled we (the coaches) will make a decision in the best interest of our families safety. We will try to send emails out a minimum of one hour prior to the beginning of practice, so please check your email.

Timing assignments for the Wilton Thanksgiving Invite have been posted.

 

November 9: Results for the Aquafest have been posted.

 

November 7: Timing assignments have been posted for the HHAC Quadrathon and Pentathlon on Saturday, November 10.

 

October 30: Meet announcement and entry sign up dates have been posted for meets during the second half of the season. Please check it as some of the meet sign up deadlines are in November.

Cut off times have been posted for the EZ Age Group Championship. Hotel Booking information is also posted. A LEHY Coach room has been reserved at Hampton Inn Rochester Irondequoit ($109 a night with free breakfast!). Reminder, families are responsible for the club costs associated with this meet. Cost will depend on the number of swimmers attending.

 

October 24: Results for the Freestyle Frenzy have been posted.

 

October 23: The warm up for LEHY 13 and over swimmers at the LEHY Aquafest has been moved to 1:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. All 13 and over LEHY Swimmers will have warm up at this time. Please take note and do not be late for warm ups.

 

October 22: Entry for CDOG 10 and under meet has been posted.

Results from LEHY vs SYS dual meet have been posted.

 

October 18: CLICK HERE to see the concession donation list for the LEHY Aquafest. CLICK HERE to sign up to donate food for our Coaches Lunch at the LEHY Aquafest.

 

October 16: 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: 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: Entry for the LEHY vs SYS dual meet has been posted.

 

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

 

October 1: 2018-2019 SC meet schedule has been updated.

 

September 30: 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

bracelet

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: Freestyle Frenzy entry has been posted.

 

September 25: 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
Observation Request Form
Official sign up

 

September 21: 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. Orders will be accepted until Friday, September 28th. The warm up for the LEHY Quad meet on December 1 has been changed to 7:30am.

 

September 19: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 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: CLICK HERE to sign up for the LEHY Pizza Party on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Congratulations to LEHY swimmers 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. 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. Click here for a direct link to the CT Swimming Banquet Page.

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: Practice schedules for September through December have been posted for both pools.

 

September 4: LEHY evaluation dates: September 5 & 6, 5:30pm at East Hartford Middle School.

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. 6:45-8:30pm 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: 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.

 

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.

 

July 1: 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.