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!
WILL YOU BE AT THE MEET ON SATURDAY?
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.
THIS WEEK AT PRACTICE
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
VIRTUAL REALITY FUN FOR 12-14 AGE GROUP ON WEDNESDAY
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!
DON’T MISS THE BOAT! SIGN UP FOR THE RAFT TRIP NOW
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.
PENGUIN POOL PARTY NEXT TUESDAY (6/20)
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.
ORDER YOUR CHAMPS PROGRAM AD
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.
LOST AND FOUND
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.