Friday reminders (6/30/17)

Happy Fun Friday! Just a few quick reminders:

  • If you are going on the Raft Trip tomorrow, be sure to be at the Sunshine Rafting parking lot no later than 9:00 am. Don’t forget to bring a lunch and pack it in a waterproof container or Ziploc bags. Remember, everything you take on the raft can and will get wet! See the Raft Trip web page for map and more information. Bring a signed waiver if you haven’t already turned that in.
  • There are a few spots still available for the Raft Trip if you’d like to go but haven’t signed up already. If you’re interested, please call or text Chad Seps ASAP: 408-887-3267.
  • There will be morning practices at the usual times on Monday, July 3. There are no practices on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Please send email to the coaches and volunteer coordinators if your child will be missing any part of next Saturday’s meet (July 8 at Silver Creek).

Have a great weekend!

LPAC Weekly Update: 6/26/17

Dear Penguins and Parents:

Woo hoo! With a 118.1 to 112.8 victory over Almaden, our mighty penguins are now 3-0! Meet results have been posted to the Almaden page of the website.



Thank you to everyone who participated in Friday’s 25s to Save Lives fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It was a lot of fun, and it felt amazing to see all that penguin power going for such a good cause. You can still turn in donations to the “CANCER” folder or donate online at Thank you for your support!



There is no meet this weekend due to the 4th of July holiday, but the coaches and volunteer coordinators still need to know if you will be at the Silver Creek meet on July 8. So far the only families we know will be missing some or all of the meet are: Espinoza, Musoll-Buendia, and Quezada.



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.



There are a couple of fun events coming up. This Friday (June 30), all swimmers in the 9-11 practice group (plus parents and siblings) are invited to go see the 11:15 am showing of “Despicable Me 3” at Tennant Station in Morgan Hill. The following week, on Monday, July 3, all swimmers in the 8 & under and 9-11 groups are invited to Golfland from 11 am – 1 pm. See the Age Group Events web page for more details. Thank you to Judy Seps and Ashley Katz for coordinating!



Please note that there will be no practices next Tuesday, July 4. Happy Independence Day! However, there will be practices at the usual times the rest of the week. We know people will be a little tired after the Raft Trip and/or fireworks, but please try to come to every practice if you can. We want to keep our undefeated streak alive!



The annual Overnighter will be on Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, July 9. This event is one of LPAC’s most treasured traditions and a highlight of every swim team season. LPAC swimmers get to camp out in tents on the grass next to the Los Paseos pool and stay up late swimming, dancing, playing dodge ball, and just having fun with their friends. The Penguin Regatta Cardboard Boat Races also take place during the Overnighter, so you might want to start building those boats now!





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 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!