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April 2015 news

Good articles on swimming:


Swimming Core Training Interview with Dr. Angela Hibbs



Coaches and Officials - Have you signed up for the Swimposium? If not, please do so. This is the only Swimposium that Russell Mark is doing this year. Lucy and Dick Duncan will be providing stroke and starter clinics for officials. Safe Sport session will educate the Lake Erie community on best practices at the club and LSC level. (Use this flyer to register)

If you as parents have not yet signed up for the Swimposium while your kids are invloved in the Swim Clinic, we urge you to do so (registration form attached). There is a lot of valuable information we have to share with you that will serve your swimmer(s) well as they continue in the sport. David Benzel should be heard by every parent of an athlete in any sport. He is excellent. If you want to help your son or daughter enjoy the sport and excel competitively and in life, you need to hear what he has to say. If your high school age swimmer has not yet signed up for the morning session (no additional cost), s/he, too, will benefit from the morning's presentations. If you have any questions, feel free to address them to Julie Bare, 440/338-8659,

Here are the classes that re offered for parents and athletes:
Parent Track (Pre-High School)
7:30-8:00 Registration Pool Lobby
8:00-8:40 Rules Presentation - Chuck Kunsman 253
8:45-10:25 To Push or Not to Push - David Benzel 253
10:30-12:00 All Hands on Deck - Maggie Vail 156

Athlete Track (Pre-High School)
7:30-7:55 Registration Pool Lobby
8:00-8:30 Let's Be Clear - Maggie Vail Pool
8:30-11:30 Mutual of Omaha Breakout Clinic - Mark Gangloff Pool
11:30-12:00 Training Diet & Race Day Preparation - Jacqui McNamara Pool

Parent Track (High School)
7:30-8:55 Registration Pool Lobby
9:00-10:25 Recruiting Your Swimmer - NCAA Panel 256
10:30-12:00 All Hands on Deck - Maggie Vail 156
12:00-12:30 Lunch Lobby
12:30-2:00 How to Create a Confident Competitor - David Benzel 253

Athlete Track (High School)
7:30-8:30 Registration Pool Lobby
8:30-9:00 Let's Be Clear - Maggie Vail 256
9:00- 10:25 College Swimming Information - NCAA Panel 256
10:30-11:30 Training Diet & Race Day Preparation - Jacqui McNamara 256
11:30-12:30 Lunch Lobby
12:00-12:25 Registration Pool Lobby
12:30-4:00 Mutual of Omaha Breakout Clinic - Mark Gangloff

March 2015 news

2015 Euclid LC Registration Packet is posted under the Documents!


Congratulations to the following swimmers who set new team records this past weekends LESI Age Group Championship Meet at Cleveland State:

Madison Machado: Girls 10 & Under 50 Breast (38.36)
Helen Sun: Girls 11-12 50 Fly (27.03), 100 Fly (59.86), 100 IM (1:04.41), and 200 IM (2:16.95)
Chris McFarland: Girls 13-14 50 Back (28.17)
Owen Hanna: Boys 13-14 50 Back (26.50)

We also set several new relay records which include:

Girls 10 & Under 200 MR of Claire Mehok, Madison Machado, Ashlyn Doorley, Lily Mehok (2:24.10)
Girls 13-14 400 FR of Addi Henkaline, Mia Telerico, Shannon Staley, Kyleah Gaydos (3:45.61)
Girls 13-14 400 MR of Addi Henkaline, Shannon Staley, Mia Telerico, Kyleah Gaydos (4:13.60)

The Girls 13-14 200 FR team of Addi Henkaline, Chris McFarland, Mia Telerico, Kyleah Gyados not only broke the team record with a time of 1:39.95 but also set a new LESI Swimmer and Event record with their win.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who set new team records at this past weekends LESI Senior Championship Meet at Akron:

Mary Motch: Girls 17-18 and Open 100 Back 56.36
Grant Pinchot: Boys 17-18 and Open 200 Back 1:49.62
Chris Guo: Boys 17-18 and Open 200 Breast (2:05.39), 200 Fly (1:52.37), and 400 IM (4:07.13).

Feb. 2015 news

2015 Solon Stars Solon Site Long Course Registration is now available.
Registration Packets for Masters and Regular Long Course commitment may be found under the "Documents" link. Please follow all instructions completely including deadline for application. Questions may be directed to Jo Wintering: or Phone: 440-725-5156.

2015 Solon Stars Solon Site Long Course Tryouts will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 8-11 a.m. at the Solon High School Pool. No reservations need to be made in advance of this date. Tryouts will include completion of a brief form to collect contact information on each candidate. Each candidate must be able to swim unassisted in the pool. Each candidate will be asked to demonstrate a 25Y swim of each stroke for the purpose of group placement. At the completion of this brief evaluation the coach will advise an appropriate swim group for each candidate. Questions may be directed to Jo Wintering (Registrar): or Phone: 440-725-5156.


Congratulations to all of our swimmers who will be competing for their respective high schools at the 2015 OHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton, Oh. this weekend (2/26/15-2/28/15).

Solon: Grant Pinchot, Anthony Immormino, Chris Guo, Jack McNulty, Adam Boszvai, Dane Boszvai, Jessica Jin, Kyleah Gaydos, Megan Gross, Anna Jones.

Hathaway Brown: Mary Motch

Mentor: Maria Coy
Championship season is here beginning with the LESI 8 & Under Championships this past weekend at Youngstown State University. Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed: Grace Chen, Sophia Chen, Sophia Polyakov, Kyla Varble, Yilin Wang, Andrew Indradjaja, Nash Kete, Devan Perera, and Louis Sutte.


Congratulations to our January Meet Monsters:
LSSC: Gurnoor Majhail, Madan Morris, Ella Spremulli, Meena Chandrasekharan, Akhil Penumudy, Simone Davis.
LRST: Denis Gorbachev, Owen Hanna.
MRST: Esra Orge, Fionna Fisher, Sophia Chen, James Lin, Emily Qian, Granger Wang.
TYR: Shannon Staley, Aiden Fitzgerald.
FAST: Fiona Markey.

Solon Stars Swim Club * P.O. Box 39694 * Solon, OH 44139