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Swimmers' Dedication Earns Coaches' Praise

Go, Snakes!

The Lakes Snakes continued to perfect their strokes, technique and stamina while training at daily morning practices through July. These swimmers' dedication paid off as they all improved, posting faster times in competition. Following a short break in action for the Independence Day holiday, the Snakes traveled to Val Vista Lakes for a tri-meet including Team Tempe.

The Snakes performed exceptionally well with 13 swimmers posting season best times in ALL FOUR events:

Additionally, 10 swimmers performed best times in three events:

Snakes coaches decided to recognize five individuals for swimmer-of-the-meet who performed 4 personal best times and have improved their combined times by more than 20 seconds since the beginning of the season. Way to “shed” seconds off your times:

Finally, the team rounded out the season at the East Valley Finale Meet at the Seville Golf & Country Club. Post-season competition continues with the APRA State Meet where many of our swimmers are sure to earn medals. All swim team members and volunteers were recognized at the End-of-Season Celebration on Thursday, July 21 at the Lakes Beach and Tennis club. A barbeque and potluck dinner was followed by the presentation of certificates, medals, and achievement awards in each age group. Another great season of summer swim instruction, competition, and good times with teammates has concluded!

A special thanks to the Lakes Snakes coaches and committee members for all their dedication and hard work that enables this annual Lakes tradition to bring families together and create special memories for so many young athletes.

by Suzanne Reddie

The Lakes Snakes
Swim Team

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2016 Meet Schedule

Date   Location
June 11 Sat Las Sendas & Seville The Lakes
June 18 Sat Maricopa Marlins & Pitchfork Aquatics The Lakes
June 21 Tue Dobson Ranch Dolphins The Lakes
June 25 Sat Arrowhead Sea Lions Arrowhead Pool, Chandler
June 30 Thu Red, White & Blue Relays The Lakes
July 1-5 Independence Day Holiday Break
July 9 Sat Team Tempe & Val Vista Lakes Val Vista Lakes
July 16 Sat Casa Grand & Las Sendas The Lakes
July 15-16 Fri/
Sat
East Valley Championships Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, ASU
July 23 Sat APRA Swimmer's Classic Kino Aquatic Center, Mesa

Practice Schedule

Monday - Friday
Age Group Start - End
Older Teens 6:30 - 7:30 AM
Age 9 to 12 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Age 5 to 8 8:30 - 9:15 AM

Pool Hours for
Meet Days

For the Saturday meets which begin at 7 AM, the pool will be closed Friday night at 8 PM so that we can prepare the area in advance.

The pool will close at 2 PM for mid-week meets that begin at 5 PM. Following mid-week meets, the pool will remain closed for the rest of the night for clean-up.

Otherwise, the Pool will be open for general use as soon as meets or practice is over and the area is clear.