LEHY News & Announcements



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



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.



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.


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


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.