Wonderful parent education tips to learn from on links below: http://lightning-swimming.org/parents-education-page/
8/19: Check out this brief article on the benefits of aerobic exercise and the development of a young person's brain: https://time.com/3145404/exercise-makes-kids-brains-more-efficient/
7/28 5am: Way to swim to your potential this summer swimmers from a very proud coaching staff. Remember success is not measured by first places, gold medals, and blue ribbons. Success is measured by taking the talent that has been given you and maximizing that through honest hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect. HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT FAILS TO WORK HARD!......Despite you or your team's finish. That is a true measure of success. Have a great break: stay active, rest and eat healthy as we have established ourselves a great stepping stone for the fall season
**Lightning swimmers came out of a rough ocean Saturday morning with more confidence, more strength, more respect for mother nature! Great job swimmers in tackling some challenging conditions and coming out on top!
* Parents, thank you for supporting a coach driven, swimmer centered, and parent support program. We encourage all parents to check out our "Parent Education" page.
***In this day and age of winds of change, those things that are solid in our lives, family, friends, and teammates make our team extremely worthwhile. This team is more then a superficial gathering of athletes trying to tout their prowess. We ARE family I am proud to be associated with you and yours. Please remember to read our handbook if you are unfamiliar with this team's mission and dynamics.
***** Swimming, with success so relative and on so many different levels ultimately becomes a true test of individual fortitude balanced with working together as a team.
11/25: 5am Very good end of season swims at Speedo Winter Champs. Lightning swimmers consistently rise to the occasion in demonstrating prowess in their athleticism and character!! Congrats from a proud coaching staff. Parents thanks for honest positive and upbeat support for your swimmers and the Lightning team!
Lightning Team Handbook Updated. Learn about our swim team.
We are extremely fortunate to have such an excellent line up of coaches. Character building is not an easy task in this day and age of so many shallow distractions. Our staff takes pride in challenging our young people on every level of their being to see them gain an edge in an upcoming challenging life. Many of our coaches have come up through the Lightning program and we are fortunate to having them give back to your child as they progress.
Thank you for your support of our staff.
11/4: Those swimmers wishing to swim with Lake Lytal in 2014, our registration drive begins this week. If you do not wish to be a part of Lake Lytal please let us know asap in order to not be assessed the 2014 registration fees. Contact Melanie Andrews if you wish to swim for another team or are deciding to quit swimming. Thank You.
*10/13: Very good focus meet Lightning Swimmers at the Palm Beach County High School Championship Series! Lightning Swimmers who represent 9 different high schools during the 12-14 weeks of fall high school swim season had some top performances this past weekend!
New team records for Jules Suarez! Jules also recorded another Winter Jr. National cut in the 100 Back SCY!
Hats off to all the student and parent volunteers who made this meet special once again to the over 800 participants/athletes.
11/19 8pm: Winter Champs Swimmers competing this weekend. Have fun and race to your potential!!
11/19 REMINDER: MORE THEN 1/2 THE TEAM HAS NOT PAYED THEIR TRAINING FEES TO B.O.C.C. FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. IF THAT PERTAINS TO YOU PLEASE PAY YOUR TRAINING FEES ASAP. THANK YOU! POOL TEMP. TODAY: 80!
11/19 8am: Congrats to Lightning 6 time All-American swimmer and USAS Jr. National competitor Will Pisani on his commitment to Florida State University and Lightning's Michael Rahrig in his commitment to Florida Atlantic University where they will continue their academic and swimming prowess!
11/16 7am: Terrific Double!! Suncoast's William Samuelson was a double state qualifier....in the SAME season for swimming and cross country. After completing a lifetime personal best time at high school state swimming champs he along with Lightning teammate Sam Geiman competed in the state cross country championships!
Personal Best Swim for Landon Mediavilla in breaking the 54 sec. barrier in the 100 Fly!
11/15 5am: Lightning swimmers posted some excellent swims at the 2A State Swimming Champs in Stuart. William Pisani became the fastest swimmer in PB County history in 3 events (50Fr, 100 Bk, 200 Fr) and automatically qualifying for All American (top 100 in USA) in those events; not to mention 3 new team records. Fabiana Ingram once again posted some great swims in the 50 Fr and 100 Back as she continues her championship season success as a double state finalist in those events. Jenna Pisani returned to championship form as she also was a double finalist in the 200 and 100 free posting personal bests and joining Fabiania as part of a state championship winning 200 Free Relay (Automatic All American). Michael Rahrig posted personal bests in the 200IM and 100 Fly earning him 2 finals swims. Dylan Brisco posted personal best in the 100 Back and came back for a final's swim and teammate Jared Ingram came back for a finals swim in the 500 Free. Will, Dyaln, and Jared all had some great relay swims in the 200 Free and 400 Free relays. Congrats on some superb season ending performances from a very proud coaching staff.
11/13 9pm: Psych Sheets and Timelines for the SPEEDO WINTER CHAMPS Now Posted on Meet Schedule page. BEST OF SWIMS LIGHTNING HIGH SCHOOL 2A/1A SWIMMERS AT STATE CHAMPS!
11/10 8pm: Finalized Entries for the SPEEDO WINTER CHAMPS NOW POSTED on the Meet Schedule page.
11/9 5am: Congrats to the following Lightning state championship qualifiers in Class 1A and 2A: Kings: Landon Mediavilla, Suncoast: Dylan Brisco, Willam Pisani, Fabiana Ingram, William Samuelson (Cross Country State Qualifier too!), Wlliam Pisani, Jared Ingram, Jenna Pisani, Dreyfoos: Michael Rahrig. Best of swims at this weekend's state championships.
11/8: 6:24pm:Very quick swims for Lighning's Kiki Suarez (Forest Hill HS) 21st seed finishing with a lifetime best and top 10 finish in the 50 Free at the 3A State swimming championships !! Congrats to Yousef Adelraouf in taking down a very fast 100 Freestyle team record at the FHSAA State swimming championships in Stuart. Yousef and Camryn Hudson both came back for final's swims in a very fast state championship. Colin Smith was a part of some very fast All American consideration relays posting personal best relay splits for Wellington High School. Fabiana Ingram also took down the women's OPEN 50 Free record with a very quick swim at the FHSAA Regional swim championships. Arianna Ortez from Jupiter posted personal best swims and was a 2 x top 8 finalist. Congrats Arianna!
11/8 5am: Preliminary Winter Champs Entries NOW POSTED on MEET SCHEDULE page. These entries MUST be finalized Mon. Nov. 10 7pm in order to ensure our entry.
11/3: 430am: Congrats to those Class 3A/4A swimmers qualifying for the HS State Championships: Kiki Suarez (Forest Hill), Colin Smith (Wellington), Ariana Ortiz (Jupiter), Yousef Abdelraouf (Park Vista), Camryn Hudson (Park Vista), Kyle DiMatteo (Park Vista). Best of swims this weekend! Class 2A/1A Regional Championships continue this week at Florida Gulf Coast Univ. and Nova Southeastern University. Swim Fast Lightning Swimmers!
11/3: 4am: Results from the NORTH PALM BEACH Last Chance Meet NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Results' page. Some good swims in some chilly conditions!
10/31: 6:20pm. November Training Schedule NOW POSTED on 'Practice Schedule' page. NOTE: New Training Times for DEV. GROUPS. The DEV. HIGH SCHOOL group has been suspended until Sprint 2015 however any swimmers in that group have the option of swimming with the SILVER group.
10/20 7pm. 54 Swimmers accomplished over 150 personal best swims this weekend at the Mike Horgan Inv. Thank you swimmers, coaches, parents, who made this meet a success. Seniors Michael Rahrig and Will Pisani broke some team records. Very solid swims this time of year. Many learning experiences.
10/12 7pm: A dozen up and coming swimmers had some good learning experiences at the North Palm Beach CC IMX Developmental Meet today! Results NOW POSTED on 'Meet Results' page.
30 Lightning High School Athletes representing 9 different high schools posted some very good swims at the Palm Beach County High School Swimming Championships held at Lake Lytal on Saturday! Over 850 athletes swam in the series Friday & Saturday Oct. 10 & 11. All Results NOW POSTED on the PB County High School Swimming Championship page found on the menu. Personal best swims from Park Vista's: Salma Abdelraouf, Kassie Christmas, Kori Christmas, Kyle DiMatteo, Cam Hudson, Emily Matos, David Moorhouse. Suncoast: Dylan Brisco, Fabiana Ingram, Jared Ingram, Andrew Lee, Jenna Pisani, Will Pisani, Roland Samuelson. Forest Hill: Toshi Kirton, Jose Lee, Kiki Suarez, Leo Suarez. Kings' Academy: Landon Mediavilla, Sebastian Ortega. Jupiter: Ariana Ortiz. Dreyfoos: Michael Rahrig, Will Kennedy. Wellington: Colin Smith. Gianna Ramos. Congrats to Will Pisani breaking the High School County Championship meet record in the 100 Fly and being named the most outstanding male swimmer of the meet! Thanks to our great Senior group coaching staff: Manuel Rabelo, Brendon Andrews, and Sarah Andrews. We look forward to the upcoming State Championship Series beginning Oct. 21
9/28: 5:30am 27 Swimmers posted 87 Personal Best Swims at the Dick Wells Memorial Meet in an early season swim meet in Martin County. Results posted on the 'Meet Results' page.
9/22 11am: The 2014-2015 High School All-American Qualifying Times and the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Q Times NOW POSTED on the 'Time Standards' page.
9/19 5pm: Oct & Nov. Training Schedules NOW POSTED. Please remember to be flexible on some practice finish times due to differing tapering schedules at the high school level having 9 different high schools represented at Lake Lytal. Thank You for your understanding.
8/26 7:40pm 37 Swimmers posted 68 Personal Best Swims at an early season swim meet at North Palm Beach. All results posted on the 'Meet Results' page.
8/26: 7:30pm Congrats to Lightning's Fabiana Ingram and William Pisani, both are being chosen as USA Swimming Academic All-Americans for the 2013-3014 school year. Fabi and Will both excelled in the classroom and in the pool to earn this prestigious award!
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8/1: Will Pisani on his second day of competition gain personal best in 100m Fly. Way to represent Lake Lytal Lightning, the Coaching Staff (including Coach Mike ;)), yourself and the Florida Gold Coast...we are PROUD of your continued maximization of your hard work and talent. Watch the competition live at: http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2146&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
7/31: Nice opening swim at Jr. Nationals for Wm. Pisani! Best time 100m free. Will currently has established a number of 16 year old top 16 swims in the USA.
7/28 6am: 21 Swimmers posted 70 Personal Best Swims. The team records continue to fall this summer, some very old as Julie Suarez broke Kathryn Hallquist's 100m backstroke record set in 2002! Jared Ingram added to that by breaking the 15-16 50 Fly team record and Will Pisani tuned up for his trip to California by snagging the Open 50 Fly record. Others adding personal best swims to their weekend were: Dylan Brisco, Kassie Christmas, Camryn Hudson, Andrew Lee, Emily Matos, Andrew Lee, Landon Mediavilla, Julian & Sebastian Ortega, Jenna Pisani, Erin Tague, Michael Rahrig, Will Samuelson, Colin Smith, and Kiki Suarez. New Spring and Summer Sectional cuts were achieved by many swimmers as a great group of LIghtning swimmers had a solid summer of excellent swimming! Complete results NOW POSTED on 'Meet Results' page. Way to swim to your potential swimmers from a very proud coaching staff. Remember success is not measured by first places, gold medals, and blue ribbons. Success is measured by taking the talent that has been given you and maximizing that through honest hard work, sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect. HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT FAILS TO WORK HARD!......Despite you or your team's finish. That is a true measure of success. Have a great break: stay active, rest and eat healthy as we have established ourselves a great stepping stone for the fall season . 7/24 5pm: Psych Sheet for the Speedo Jr. National Championships next week in Irvine, CA NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Schedule' page. Best of experiences and swims Lightning's Will Pisani!
22 Lightning Jr. Olympic Swimmers posted 99 Personal Best Swims at this past weekend's meet in Plantation. Our top 14 & Unders posted a powerful punch as a 12 year old team record set in 2002 fell in the 100m Breaststroke with Ryan Flynn posting a very fast swim. Dakota Brisco finished up on Sunday posting a team record in the 200m Fly after shaving off over a minute in the 1500m free. Spring Sectional cuts were achieved by Brisco, Kyle DiMatteo, Sydney Torres, Flynn, and Erin Tague. Summer Sectional cuts were also achieved by Flynn, Tague, and Torres. Other swimmers that posted top 8 finals swims included Daniela Salcedo. Other swimmers who posted personal best swims: Emma Artero, Reese Branzell, Hope Flynn, Ethan Hauber, Will Kennedy, Toshi Kirton, Diana Lewis, Matthew Manzano, Ashlyn Murry, Layla Muth, Maddison Stegall, Joey and Leo Suarez, Lucie Valdov, and Liz Williams!! Lightning relays all posted very good swims as their seeded times were all shattered. Lightning athleticism in the water and out shined as swimmers grew stronger as the meet went on with superb swims on day 3. Complete results NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Results' page.
Thank you parents who continue to support our philosophy and program and lasted thru a very long meet and were very resilient and upbeat in their support.
Way to go crew from a very proud coaching staff and parents!
7/16 4pm: FGC Sr. Championships Final Entries NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Schedule' page. Please pay your fees for this event before it takes place. Thank You.
7/14 4:30am Lightning's 7 Summer Sectional swimmers posted 20 personal best swims this weekend in a very fast meet. Lightning's Michael Rahrig and Will Pisani posted new team records in competing against the state's fastest club and college swimmers along with many swimmers from out of state. Lightning's Will Pisani will be heading to Irvine, California for the fastest 18 & Under meet in the USA in qualifying in 4 different events (50 Fr, 100 Fly, 200 Fr, 100 Back) and a bonus swim in the 100 Free.