Lebanon Valley Otters Swim Team

Lebanon Valley Otters Swim Team

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I hope someday, soon all the alumni will join in have a reunion type swim meet!
Thank you thank you to the Otters of 2019! The Peghers finally got to use our new snowblower that you donated with the Flamingos. We miss you and look forward to swimming with you again in the future!
Runner friends,
Owen has created a virtual 5K to raise money for United Way’s Lebanon Community Fund which helps local community members impacted by Covid-19. The 5K is by donation only, give what you can, the money will go directly to the United Way community fund. Spread the word if you aren’t a runner you can walk or just donate. Thanks in advance and help me spread the word!

*you can run on your own anytime from 4/18/20-5/3/20. Remember social distancing while you run. 😊
Practicing for summer swim meets.
I'm not sure who shot all of the videos and photos along with the editing, but you definitely deserve a round of applause!! 💛
Here is a 360 degree shot of last night's Christmas Eve in July Otter Swim Team party. Click on the circle and pan the sphere.

What a great time, well deserved event for our hard working and dedicated OTTERS!
Good luck this weekend, Otters! Stay cool, and swim fast!

Lebanon Valley Swim Team (LVST) Otters (summer at Annville Cleona Pool and winter at LVC Sports Center) Team info and Pictures. [email protected]

Operating as usual

03/27/2022

Summer 2022 Otters 🏊🏻‍♂️ swim 🏊🏻‍♀️ team info will be posted middle/late April on our webpage and page. 👀

Annville-Cleona School District / Homepage 03/24/2022

Annville-Cleona School District / Homepage

Be sure to take the survey and say somewhere or multiple spots on why there isn’t a pool and that they should add a pool!!!!

www.acschools.org

To see the link for the survey

Annville-Cleona School District / Homepage

03/23/2022

Good evening Otter Family!

Mark your calendars for March 26th! We are looking to bring back an old Otter tradition- the Otter Outing! In past years, Otter families used to get together to play 18 holes of golf and then gathered afterwards to socialize. This was always a fun day to spend with swim friends off the pool deck.

While some details are still being finalized, we need to get an idea of the number of people interested in golfing. We are looking at either Fairview, Pine Meadows, or Tree Top for golf- we're hoping to keep it as affordable for families and as close as possible. Golf is open to anyone who enjoys playing 18 holes- Moms, Dads, and kids. If you are interested in golfing, please reply to this email by Wednesday evening with the number of golfers. We will look into where we can get tee times once we know the number of golfers.

Then, all swimmers and families will meet at the Cleona playground that afternoon. This will be a chance for winter families to pick up their team gift and for summer families to see swim friends and for all to get excited for summer swimming! The team will bring either cake or donuts (of course!) and we'll send out a sign up for other desserts, fruits, veggies, and drinks. We will send out a time once we know the tee times, but estimating around 1pm or so.

We are looking foward to celebrating a successful winter season (even without a home pool!) and anticipating a fun summer season!

See you on March 26th!

-LVST Board and Coaches

Otters Spring Outting 03/23/2022

Otters Spring Outting

Hello again Otter families,

We sent out a previous email letting you know about our Otters day coming up this Saturday. Here are the details for the afternoon. We will be meeting at the Cleona playground around 1pm. We will have the Winter team gift, ribbon boxes, Otterwear for sale, and of course food. It is a day to celebrate the end of the winter season and a chance for the summer team to see each other again. We are minimizing the food to just snacks, drinks and of course desert. The team will be bringing cake or cupcakes so we are asking otters to signup for one of the other items. The signup is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B45ABAC23A6FE3-otters please reapond ASAP to the RSVP (include how many family members are coming) and what item you will be bringing. We need to know how much desert to bring!!!
We will be outside so dress accordingly. Feel free to bring balls, frisbees, cards, games etc... to play with your Otter friends. All Otters and their families are welcome.

Otters Spring Outting Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

03/03/2022

Good Luck to all our High School Otters swimming at Districts this weekend!!!

02/26/2022

Tomorrow's All-Star Meet
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in today's Divisional meet! There were lots of fast swims and great sportsmanship!

The top 16 individual swimmers and top 6 relays for each event from both Division 1A and 2A combined will move on to compete in tomorrow's All-Star meet. The All Star psych sheet will be posted to Palmyra's website shortly. We will also send out the pysch sheets once we receive them.

*IMPORTANT* If your swimmer has qualified for All-Stars, please text your swimmer's name to Jim at 717-270-7012 to confirm that you know that your swimmer has qualified and will be swimming. Jim will not text back.

Boys' AM Warmup- 6:50 am. Be there at 6:40 am to get situated. Meet starts at 8:30 am.

Girls' PM Warmup- 12:00 pm. Be there at 11:45 am to get situated. Meet starts at 1:30 pm.

Team seating will be in the gymnasium. Any chairs brought into gymnasium MUST have a blanket or towel underneath them.

Good luck to our swimmers competing at All-Stars tomorrow!

02/25/2022

Be sure to check you email for updated heat and psych sheets.

Good luck Otters at Divisionals and All Stars!!!

02/24/2022

Thank you everyone who signup so far for Divisionals and All Stars.
The Divisional Volunteers are full, wohoo!!! (Still missing a girls official but that is usually hard to fill completely)

For All Stars we still need 1 girls timer, 1 boys staging assistant, 1 girls staging assistant, 1 girls team chaperone

If there is a good chance your child is swimming at all stars please signup ASAP!!! I have the volunteers that are currently signed up submitted, but we he All Star Director won't accept the list till we have all the positions filled. If we don't fill our positions our kids won't be able to swim. Please signup ASAP so our team is off the naughty list.

02/22/2022

Please check your email for 3 important emails about Divisionals and All Stars!!!
Please read over the extra info for rules!!!
Also please signup to volunteer. We still need volunteers ASAP. Our swimmers will NOT be allowed to participate if we don’t fill our volunteer slots. Please go to our webpage under meet signups tab and select Divisionals and/or All Stars and pick a position to volunteer. Thank you!!!

02/18/2022

Happy Friday All

I rarely reach out to Otter parents but we have a bunch of jobs still let to fill for the meet tomorrow. Please consider signing up.

Thank you!!

Jim

02/18/2022

Divisionals entries are attached in your email. Please check your swimmer's entries and text Jim if there are any changes that need to be made by tomorrow morning- 717-270-7012. Be sure to include your swimmer's name.

Jim will update times after tomorrow's meet.

We need a few volunteers for Divisionals. Click here to sign up to volunteer at Divisionals.

02/18/2022

Be there at 12:10, our warm ups are at 12:30, and the meet start is 1:00pm.

The address for the Ephrata pool is 130 S Academy Dr. Ephrata, PA 17522.

Plan for swimmers to be sitting in the gym during the meet. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on during the meet.

We desperately need more volunteers for tomorrow's meet. Swim meets cannot happen without parent volunteers. We are a smaller team this year. We have about 30 families participating in tomorrow's meet and about 30 volunteer slots. We need every family to sign up to volunteer for half of the meet. If your child is swimming tomorrow, sign up to volunteer. We are looking for more finish judge's, a line up lady, officials, and timers. If you have any questions about a volunteer job, reach out and ask.

Click here to sign up to volunteer for the Ephrata meet.

Reminder- if your swimmer is planning on attending the meet and becomes sick, please let Jim know- 717-270-7012. Be sure to include your swimmer's name. You can Zoom with Jim and the officials so that this meet can count towards your number of required meets for Divisionals.

02/18/2022

We need Volunteers for Ephrata, Divisionals and All Stars. All signups are available in the meet signups tab above. I need to have them filled in by 6pm tomorrow night please!!! Even if you aren't sure if your swimmer will make it to All Stars, please signup. We can always switch volunteers around if needed. All working volunteers will get in free for Divisionals and All stars.

quick info for Saturday (if I find out more I will send out another email)

Ephrata pool 130 S Academy Dr. Ephrata, PA 17522

be there by 12:10

warmups 12:30

meet starts at 1pm

02/14/2022

Our next swim meet will be on Saturday, February 19th at Ephrata. This is an afternoon meet- our warm ups will be around 12:15pm and meet start will be 1pm. Click on the link below to view swim meet information.

Away at Ephrata Meet Sign Up Link

Please indicate meet commitment by clicking on the blue "Attend/Decline" button. Click on each of your swimmer's names and select "Yes" or "No" from the drop down menu. Make sure to click "SAVE" once finished. Repeat for each swimmer.

If your swimmer will not be swimming, please select the "Decline" option so that Jim knows that you won't be there. This very important to help him while he is preparing the lineup. Make sure to click "SAVE" once finished.

Online sign ups are due by Monday, February 14th at 6pm. After Monday, you will need to text or email Jim at 717-270-7012 or [email protected] with any last minute changes.

*IMPORTANT* Swimmers must participate in 3 meets in order to swim in championships on February 26th and 27th. If you are sick on the morning of the meet, please contact Jim. If you Zoom/Facetime with the coaches and meet referees to declare a false start that morning, then it will still count as a qualifying meet.

Thank you!

02/14/2022

Good evening Otters family!

It's time to sign up for Divisionals! We are using the same online sign-up process that we have used in the past. If you do not plan on attending Divisionals, please select "NO" so that Jim knows you are not swimming and doesn't have to track you down to make sure.

We cap the end of each winter season with our Championship meets. On Saturday, February 26th, both Divisions in our league will host a Divisional meet. Every swimmer who swam in 3 or more meets is eligible to swim in Divisionals. There are no qualifying times for Divisionals. The results from both Divisional meets are combined and the top 16 swimmers and top 6 relays in each event move on to swim at the All-Star meet on Sunday, February 27th at Palmyra High School. If you cannot attend All Stars, you *MUST* let us know when signing up for Divisionals.

Our Divisional meet will be held at Cumberland Valley High School. Boys will compete in the morning session (8:30am meet start) and girls will compete in the afternoon session (approximately 1:15pm meet start). Each swimmer can swim a total of 3 events at Divisionals- 2 individuals and 1 relay or 3 individuals. Jim will decide who is swimming in each relay.

To sign up, click on each swimmer's name and select "YES." Check the boxes next to NT to select their 2 individual events. In the NOTES box, write their 3rd individual event and if they cannot attend All-Stars the following day. Make sure to click "SAVE" and repeat for each swimmer.

Divisionals Meet Sign Up Link
For new families, there is a video on the meet sign-up page that shows how to sign up for Divisionals

Use the notes section on the sign-up to add anything you'd like Jim to know or clarify any entries.

*The sign-up deadline is Monday, February 14th at 6:00 pm!*

We will need timer and officials volunteers from our team for Divisionals. The sign up will be available soon.

Remember:

only select 2 events for each swimmer
write their 3rd individual event in the NOTES box
if you cannot attend All-Stars, you MUST write that in the NOTES box.
Use the NOTES box to share anything extra you want Jim to know.
Please see the attached Meet Information Packet for more informatin. If you have any questions about Divisionals, please ask!

02/12/2022

Good Luck to all the High School swimmers who are swimming at the LL League meet tonight and tomorrow!!!

CVAC - CPAL Divisional Championships 02/11/2022

CVAC - CPAL Divisional Championships

https://artisticimprints.3dcartstores.com/CVAC--CPAL-Divisional-Championships_c_742.html

please use this link to preorder Divisional t-shirts
Order deadline is 2/14

CVAC - CPAL Divisional Championships CVAC - CPAL Divisional Championships - This store will close on February 14, 2022.Items will NOT be available for purchase after the close date.Once t

Photos from Lebanon Valley Otters Swim Team's post 02/09/2022

2022 CPAL ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIPS T-SHIRT PRE-ORDER
A custom-designed All-Stars Championship T-shirt and Sweatshirt are available for PRE-ORDER.
All orders MUST BE EMAILED TO [email protected] BY FRIDAY, 2/11 @ 7pm!!!! Payment of exact cash or check made out to LVST can be given to Maria, Joanna, or Sarah during practice this week or next week.
Please put All Star Shirt in the email title, put type of shirt, size and swimmers name beside each item ordered. I am placing the order Friday night at 7:30pm so all order must be turned in by 7pm that day!!!!
Orders will be placed immediately after the deadline to ensure delivery for the meet.
A limited amount of standard short sleeve t-shirts will be available for purchase meet day while supplies
last
Orders will be taken the day of the meet for families that did not preorder at the tshirt table. You can pay with cash or
check.

Cost and Available Sizes:
Hooded Sweatshirt = $30.00 Youth - M, L, and XL or Adult - S. M. L. XXL. and 3XL
Long sleeve shirt = $20.00 Youth- L, XL or Adult - S. L. XL. XXL. and 3XL
Short sleeve Shirt = $15.00 Youth - M, L, and Xl or Adult - S. M. L. XXL. and 3XL
NOTE: Due to supply chain issues there is no youth medium long sleeve t-shirt or adult medium long
sleeve -shirt
Add $2.00 to all prices for XXL
Add $4.00 to all prices for 3XL

02/05/2022

Our warm up time is 8:20am tomorrow morning. Plan to arrive by 7:50am.

We need to provide one 1st half and one 2nd half timer. If you are willing to time, please let us know. CV is also looking for officials to help. If interested, fill out this link. There will be a hospitality room for officials.

There is no seeding area, so we will be responsible for lining up our swimmers. If someone is interested in being a line up lady for us, let us know. Please tell swimmers to make sure they are paying attention and on the pool deck when its time for them to swim, so the coaches can get them to the blocks.

Heats and lanes have already been posted on Meet Mobile.

See you in the morning!

02/05/2022

www.swimcpal.org

News Title: Snowflake Splash Info
News Date: 02/04/2022
Hello Otters,

The Snowflake Splash is this Sunday. Here is the information for everyone who signed up to attend.

-doors open at 7:30am be there around 7:30am

-swimmers are free entry, spectators 13years and up $5 each

-event fees are $5 per event, if you have not paid it please bring it to the meet on Sunday. Exact cash or check made out to LVST. Please put all money or check into an envelope, put your swimmers name on the outside and snowflake splash. Please give the envelope to board members Joanna or Sarah.

-everyone must wear a mask swimmers and spectators

-heat sheets and results are available on the meet mobile app. The app has a yearly charge but almost every team uses this app during winter and summer season.

-they recommend bringing chairs and blankets to sit on when you aren't in the stands watching or swimming. Not sure if the swimmers will be allowed to sit on the pool deck or if everyone will be in the halls/cafeteria. Come prepared either way!!!

-there will be a concessions stand. You are welcome to bring food/drinks but no food or drinks on the pool deck or spectator stands.

here is the link to the meet information http://www.swimcpal.org/21_22/meets/invite/2022%20Snowflake%20Splash.pdf

www.swimcpal.org

01/31/2022

Practice for the remainder of the winter season as of now will be every Tuesday and Thursday available unless notified otherwise. Younger swimmers will be from 5:30-6:00 and older swimmers will be from 6:00-7:00. Thank you for your flexibility with practice time changes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jim

01/25/2022

Thursdays practice has changed. 5:30-6 for younger. 6-7 for older.

Tonight is 6-6:30 for younger and 6:30-7:30 for older.

See you at the pool

Jim

COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests 01/18/2022

COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests

4 free tests per house, just incase you would like to get some for your Otters family.

https://covidtest.gov/

COVIDtests.gov - Free at-home COVID-19 tests Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

01/11/2022

Practice for Tuesday has now been made available to us. We will now have Tuesday as our lone practice for the week. Please note the unique start times. Dress warmly. Will be cold!

Younger 530-6:00

Older 6:00-7:00

See you then!

Jim

01/06/2022

-still need timers an finish judges for the meet volunteers. Please signup asap!!!
Saturday, January 8 – LVO @ EAC Dual Meet

Schedule
7:15-7:45 am - EAC warm-ups
LVO Be there by 7:30am
7:45-8:15 am - LVO warm-ups
8:30 am - meet start

Swim Meet Livestream
EAC will be streaming Saturday's meet on our YouTube channel EAC Livestream. Feel free to share the link with anyone interested.

Mask Procedures for Swim Meets
Elizabethtown College requires face masks inside campus buildings. Swimmers will remove their face masks when they line up at the block and hang them on hooks on the storage lockers behind the blocks. Swimmers can hang their mask on the hook or bring a ziplock bag to put their mask in and then hang the bag. Coaches and officials may remove their masks while on deck in order to perform their responsibilities. Spectators and volunteers are required to wear a mask inside the building.

Seating for Swimmers and Parents
LVO swimmers and parents will sit in the “LVO area” of the Jay Walk (large space down the hall from the pool stairs).

Restrooms
Swimmers are permitted to use the locker room restrooms during meets. The girl’s locker room is down the stairs and down the hall from the pool deck. The boy’s locker room is up the stairs in the opposite corner of the pool deck.
Parents will use the restrooms down the hallway near the gymnasium. Family members and spectators are not permitted to use the locker rooms.

Concessions
Concessions will be available.
coffee & creamer, drinks, donuts, fruit, yogurt, granola bars, cheese sticks, cookies, brownies, salty snacks, pretzel sandwiches
Coffee drinkers - Consider bringing your own refillable mug for coffee refills.

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Annville, PA
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