LPAC: Thursday reminders (6/22/17)

A few quick reminders:

  • Practice times are a little different for tomorrow’s 25 to Save Lives relay fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (Friday 6/23). The times do overlap by a bit, as we’ll be assembling teams for one group while the previous group finishes their relays. Feel free to come early or stay late to help cheer on your fellow penguins. Be sure to keep collecting pledges so your team can help make a difference with every lap! And feel free to share the online link via social media or email.
    • High School: 7:45-8:30 am
    • 12-14: 8:30-9:15 am
    • 9-11: 9:00-9:45 am
    • 8 & under: 9:30-10:20 am
  • Tomorrow morning (Friday 6/23) is your LAST chance to turn in Raft Trip forms and payment. If you’re worried about the river being too fast, rest assured. The flow is controlled by a dam, and while it will be a little faster than in past years (i.e., you won’t have to get out and push the boat at any point!), Sunshine Rafting has said that it is still a safe and easy ride. See the Raft Trip page of the website to download the forms.
  • Saturday’s meet (6/24) is at Almaden Country Club, 6663 Hampton Drive in San Jose. LPAC swimmers must check in with the coaches no later than 7:30 am. The parking lot is reserved for Country Club members; please leave time to find street parking and walk to the pool. Note that there are a few different cabana clubs in this area, so be sure you are going to the right pool! And since space is limited at Almaden, we all need to share EZ-Up space. See the Almaden web page for a map and Meet Entries.
  • If your child is ill on Saturday morning, please call or text Coach Scott: 408-613-5126.



LPAC Weekly Update: 6/19/17

Dear Penguins and Parents:

Congratulations…we’re now 2-0 after a 125.6 to 116.0 win over Belwood on Saturday! This weekend we have another away meet and will be taking on the Almaden Gators, who won at Champs last year. Please come to practice every day if you can so we can swim our best!



Daniela Fasan is only 15 but already chipping away at the 15-18 Girls records. On Saturday she went :31.71 in the 50 Breast, besting the previous record of :34.55 set by Leah Thompson in 2015.

And our 11-12 boys (C.J. Taylor, Noah Taylor, David Jerez, and Anthony Anderson) set a new record in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:59.15, taking down coach Ryan Hussey’s last remaining record (set in 2001 along with Tim Gardin, Sky Sandberg, and Jordan Aljouny). Congratulations!



The coaches and volunteer coordinators should already know if your swimmer will be missing any part of the meet this Saturday (6/24) at Almaden. So far the families we know will be missing are: Anderson, Bagoye, Buchanan, Castro, Delgado, DeSantis, Espinoza, Jerez, Katz, Kwende, Nelson, Sunderman, Tang, Thompson, Wise, Wyness.

Don’t forget to sign up for your volunteer shift(s) at SignUp Genius. We’ll have additional details about the meet later this week.



The Penguin Pool Party originally scheduled for this Tuesday (6/20) has been postponed due to the extremely hot weather. We’ll keep you posted when the event has been rescheduled.



This has been a very tough year for our LPAC family, so we’re channeling our penguin power to do something positive. Please gather pledges and come on Friday (June 23) to swim and cheer at the 25s to Save Lives fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each practice group will be divided into four relay teams, all swimming as many 25-yard laps as they can in 30 minutes. The more laps your team swims, the more we can raise to help find a cure!

Please note the slightly different practice group times for this day only (high schoolers will get to sleep in a little bit!). We do need at least four parents to stay and help serve as lap counters at each practice. This will be a fun team event for an important cause, and we encourage parents and swimmers to stay and cheer for the other age groups as well. Please collect pledges and share the link to the online donation page with friends and family.

  • High School: 7:45-8:30 am
  • 12-14: 8:30-9:15 am
  • 9-11: 9:00-9:45 am
  • 8 & under: 9:30-10:20 am



We have to pay the raft company this week, but so far don’t have very many signups. If you’re planning to go on the Raft Trip on July 1, please send email ASAP to lpactreasurer@gmail.com and let Julie Webb know how many people will be going in your party. Then complete the form and turn in with payment to the ACTIVITIES folder no later than Friday of this week. Check the website for more details. Remember that everyone who goes on the river must have a signed waiver.












LPAC: Friday reminders (6/16/17)

A few quick reminders before the weekend:

  • Saturday’s meet is at Belwood Pool and Cabana Club, 100 Belwood Gateway in Los Gatos. LPAC swimmers need to check in no later than 7:15 am. The coaches and volunteer coordinators will be under the trees at the picnic tables near the BBQs.
  • If your swimmer is ill, please call or text Coach Scott: 408-613-5126.
  • Remember to always check OUT with the coaches if you leave the meet early!
  • Meet entries and volunteer assignments have been posted to the Belwood meet page of the website.


Coming up next week:

  • The Penguin Pool Party will be on Tuesday (June 20) from 3-5 pm.
  • Friday (June 23) is the 25s to Save Lives fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Pledge forms were placed in the family files. Please start collecting pledges this weekend; friends and family from out of town can also donate online. We’ll have more details about this event in next week’s email.

See you all at Belwood…GO PENGUINS!

LPAC: Weekly update (6/12/17)

Dear Penguins and Parents:

Woo hoo! We’re off to a great start with a convincing victory over Montevideo in our first dual meet (final score: LPAC 131.5, Montevideo 106.0). Great job penguins! Be sure to check your family file folder for your hard-earned ribbons. Meet results have been posted to the website.

This week marks the start of the second half of the swim season…with morning practices and lots of fun events coming up!



This Saturday’s meet (6/17) will be at Belwood; we will have more detailed information about the meet later this week.

If your child will not be attending (or will need to miss any part of the meet), you must let the coaches and volunteer coordinators know by TODAY. So far the families we know who will be missing are: Bagoye, Beck, Boston, Buchanan, Espinoza, Fumagalli, Hodges, Julian, Morales, Ngo, Rosselli, Seps, Tang, Vaidyanath, Yacono.



Morning practices start this week! Remember, swimmers in the 12-14 and High School age groups will have dryland exercises after their swim practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Swimmers who are still in school or cannot attend morning practices due to work or summer school practices may come to night practices, Monday through Thursday, from 8-9 pm.

  • High School: 6:45–7:45/8:15 am*
  • 12-14: 7:45–8:45/9:15 am*
  • 9-11: 8:45–9:30 am
  • 8 & under: 9:30–10:15 am



Remember, all swimmers in the 12-14 age group are invited for Virtual Reality Fun this Wednesday (June 14) at noon at Santa Clara Paintball. Check the website for more details and don’t forget to complete the online waiver before you go!



The wet and wild LPAC Raft Trip will be on Saturday, July 1 (there is no swim meet that weekend). We reserve rafts for what is usually a slow, gentle ride down the scenic Stanislaus River. Small rapids add to the excitement, but are tame enough for first-time rafters. Penguins and parents are welcome to join in the fun!

Please note: part of the LPAC tradition includes attacking other boats with water guns and buckets to see who is truly “King of the River.” If you prefer a less intense experience, you can designate your raft as a “dry boat.”

Many families choose to spend the night in Oakdale either Friday or Saturday night (or both) and make it a fun family weekend. We do have a block of rooms reserved at the Motel 6 in Oakdale with a group discounted rate, but you need to make reservations soon.

There are only a limited number of rafts available, so be sure to get your forms and payment in ASAP if you plan to ride the river! See website for more details and a link to download form and waiver.



LPAC swimmers of all ages are invited to come enjoy a fun Penguin Pool Party next Tuesday, June 20 from 3-5 pm. This year we’ll have root beer floats and tie-dye too! Please bring a light-colored shirt to tie-dye. The cost is $2 for Association members and $3 for non-members. Please plan to pay at the gate. You do not need to RSVP for this event.



Show your penguin pride and place an ad in the VCSL Champs Program! 100% of the proceeds go directly to LPAC, so this is a great way to help support the team while giving a shout-out to your favorite penguins or promoting your business. The cost is $15 for a business card-size ad, $30 for half-page, and $50 for full-page. Use the Champs Ad Order Form to design your own ad, or just email photos and text to Kris Fuss and she can design one for you. Please submit no later than Saturday, July 1.



On Saturday, there were a few towels, a white South San Jose Academy jersey, and some Rescue Heroes books left behind on the small grass area. Please be sure to check the Lost and Found area if these items belong to you.



LPAC: Friday reminders (6/9/17)

Whew, we’ve almost made it through this crazy last week of night practices! A few quick reminders before our first dual meet tomorrow:

  • The meet is at home against Montevideo. Swimmers need to check in with the coaches no later than 6:30 am. If your child is ill, please call or text Coach Scott: 408-613-5126.
  • Volunteer shifts and meet entries should be posted to the website later this afternoon.
  • Any swimmers leaving the meet early MUST check out with the coaches first.
  • We really need all families to stay and help clean up after the meet is over. In addition to cleaning up your own area, please help move back the lounge chairs, put away pool equipment, empty garbage cans, etc. It doesn’t take long if everyone pitches in!
  • Morning practices start next week! Please note the practice times:
    • High School: 6:45–7:45/8:15 am*
    • 12-14: 7:45–8:45/9:15 am*
    • 9-11: 8:45–9:30 am
    • 8 & under: 9:30–10:15 am

    Swimmers who are unable to attend morning practice because of school or work commitments may attend night practices, Monday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 pm. Swimmers must have coaches’ prior permission to attend night practices.

    *Swimmers ages 12 and up have 30 minutes of dryland exercises immediately following their regular practice times on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Please bring running shoes on those days.


See you all bright and early Saturday morning!