Dear Penguins and Parents:

Well, guess you really can’t win them all. Oaktree handed LPAC our first and only dual meet defeat of the season, winning on Saturday by a score of 124.1 to 103.1. Now we’re looking ahead to our very last week of the season…with lots of swimming and fun packed into the next 7 days!



The 11-12 Boys (David Jerez, CJ Taylor, Noah Taylor, and Anthony Anderson) grabbed another relay record on Saturday, going 2:17.43 in the 200Y Medley Relay and beating the old record of 2:18.05 (held by Nick Mamola, Nico Fasan, Ben Jackson, and Jason Edano). Great swimming, boys! The coaches are proud of you (even if you do keep breaking all their old records)!



This week at practice, the swimmers will be tapering (resting up for Champs) while the coaches work on very specific focus points. Please come to practice EVERY DAY if you can! Please note that night practices will only be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week.

Just for fun, each day has a special dress-up theme and snacks:

  • Mickey and Moana Go to Mordor Monday: Come as your favorite Disney or Lord of the Rings character
  • Trippy Techno Tie-Dye Teddy Bear Tuesday: Wear tie-dye and bring your favorite stuffed animal
  • Wookie Wednesday: Wear Star Wars stuff and come in your best bedhead hair
  • Thuperhero Thursday: Suit up as your favorite comic book hero
  • Formal Friday: Dress in black and white penguin gear



If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your Banquet Meal Order form today at practice. Swimmers eat for free, but we still need to get a headcount on how many tacos to prepare. Additional meals are $10 for adults and $7 for kids.



The whole family is invited to come to Spirit Night on Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 pm. The swimmers will eat pizza, decorate posters for Champs, and elect the swimmer reps for next year. We’ll have fabric markers as well if you’d like to decorate your tie-dyed shirt (or any other shirt).

Meanwhile, parents will gather in the clubhouse to get important information about Champs and elect Board members. Then we’ll all gather for the end-of-the-season slide show/video and get pumped up for Champs!



All swimmers ages 13-18 are invited to “carbo-load” with their teammates at the LPAC Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, July 21 from 6-7 pm. We also decorate cars to show our penguin pride. The cost is $8 per swimmer; please pay at the door if you haven’t already paid in advance. Parents, we do still need some volunteers to help prepare food; please sign up at SignUp Genius if you can help.



The final meet of the season is the VCSL Championship Meet (or “Champs”) on Saturday, July 22, where all six teams in the league compete against each other. Swimmer check-in will be at 6:40 am at Morgan Hill Aquatic Center (16200 Condit Road, Morgan Hill). Champs can be very crowded and chaotic, and we have first shift warm-ups this year, so please be on time! The meet usually ends around 4:30 pm, so prepare for a long day.

Please note that the gates will not open until 6:15 am, so don’t plan to arrive any earlier than that. We’ll have lots more information about Champs at the Spirit Night parent meeting.



The Awards Banquet will be on Sunday, July 23, starting at 4:30 pm. For one last time, we’ll all get together to eat tacos, pass out trophies, say goodbye to our graduating swimmers, and celebrate another great season. Remember to bring your own chairs, EZ-ups, and blankets!



A black LSU Alumni folding camp chair (in a black carrying case) was lost at the meet on Saturday. If you picked it up by mistake, please return to the pool. Thank you!