**Beginning in May 2015 all BOCC Training Fees checks MUST contain a driver's licence#. This is a new county-wide policy. Thanks much for your cooperation.
Hats off to Julian & Sebastian Ortega and their recent signing with Clarke University in Worcester, Massachusetts!! Julian & Sebastian will be top contributors to the Fighting Cougars!!
The coaching staff at Lake Lytal is very proud to congratulate William Pisani, Fabiana Ingram, and Michael Rahrig. They will be joining two of the up and coming, excellent NCAA Division I swimming programs, at Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University. These three student athletes have the unique features that every coach desires of not only talent, but of intrinsic motivation, dedication and loyalty, great work ethics and most importantly character and integrity.
William and Fabiana, both high school Academic and Athletic All Americans are part of one of the most academically prestigious schools in the nation, Suncoast High School. Both team captains were top eight state finalists for four years, and individual and relay medalists as well. It is exciting to see them become part of the FSU team coached by Frank Bradley. Frank and I, and Coach Manuel Rabelo have had a long standing relationship from INDIAN RIVER thru AUBURN, and now FLORIDA STATE, it is exciting to see the change of culture and athleticism at Florida State. William, (sprint & middle distance free / back/fly),and Fabiana (sprint free / back) , will blossom under Frank’s tutelage..
Michael Rahrig, (butterfly / IM), a Dreyfoos High School senior and a state finalist will be heading to Florida Atlantic University whose addition of Coach Manny Noguchi along with Coach Lara Preaccho have made some immediate impacts on that program. "Michael is a very respectful and hardworking individual who every year has gotten better and more confident in his swimming, I am very happy he is going to an in-state program. Lightning has a rich history of preparing athletes for the next step, collegiate swimming at all levels.
Guiding them to their success, the Lake Lytal coaching staff - Brendon Andrews (former Louisville Cardinals), Manuel Rabelo (former Florida Gator), Sarah Andrews (former Louisville Cardinal), and Coach Gordon Andrews. Hats off to developmental coach Mike Horgan who passed away unexpectedly 3 1/2 years ago.
Happy Holidays Lightning Swimmers & their families! For over 18 years now the 'Lightning Family' has demonstrated a solidarity and consistency in goals and mission with a coach driven, swimmer centered, and parent supported team. 'Loyalty' to a cause, often a challenging concept to many in this day and age of 'instant gratification', is solid among our team as we approach 2015. Thank you parents for all your gifts, well wishes and gratitude this Holiday season as we continue to challenge your sons and daughters in their character and athletic prowess! We look forward to continuing our consistency throughout 2015! The Lightning Coaching Staff.
*Check out the Lightning Team Handbook that was updated for January 2015. Essential reading for those who wish to be a part of our fine program.
**Thank you parents for ending our 2014 Meet Season with a great giving attitude. Swim meets do not happen without your unconditional support in attitude and in practical giving of your time. Lake Lytal's tradition of running efficient and upbeat swim competitions is something to be proud of. Thank You on behalf of the swimmers and coaching staff!
6/29 3pm: Results from the SFTL International Classic NOW POSTED on Meet Results page. **July Training Schedule NOW POSTED.
6/14 10pm: 30 Lightning Swimmers Traveled to Daytona Beach to take advantage of the opportunities put out there with 63 Personal Best Swims. Great job Lightning Swimmers!! Superb Team Bonding at the Beach and in the POOL!! Thank You for making Coaching rewarding!
6/9 5:25am: Lightning's Summer Swim League Kicks off today!! Remember all Red & Bronze group swimmers have the opportunity to swim in the morning OR afternoon. Dev. High School season begins today with 2 Sessions available this summer Tues-Friday 9-10:15am
6/9 5:20am: Psych Sheets & Timelines NOW POSTED for the Daytona Beach Summer Open on the 'Meet Schedule' page!
6/6 7am: Meet Information for the SFTL International Classic NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Schedule' page. This meet if for ADV. Sr. Only, going on Fri/Sat Only
6/6 6am: Entries for the Daytona Beach Travel Meet NOW POSTED on the 'Meet Schedule' page. Pls. get caught up on fees for this meet. Thanks
6/4 7:10pm: 48 Swimmers posted 121 Personal Best Swims at the Jesse Vassallo Inv. in Pompano last weekend. Congrats to those swimmers who achieved their new Jr. Olympi/Spring Sectional/Summer Sectional Q Times!! Also many first time Long Course Meters competition for our Dev. Sr. Group. Look forward to your times improving for this summer as we approach the Championships in July! ALL RESULTS NOW POSTED ON THE MEET RESULTS PAGE.
5/30 5:30am: 28 Swimmers posted over 40 Personal Best Swims at LIghtning's Friday Night @ The Races! Hat's off to all those students & parents who helped run an extremely effective meet, way to go Red & Bronze swimmers as you are growing as athletes!
5/11 8am: Lightning's Summer Training Schedule begins the week of June 8th! Red & Bronze will have the options of practicing in the morning or afternoon along with Dev. High School group. Dev. Sr. and Adv. Sr. please make note of the changing times for training and let's make the most out of this summer!!
5/11 7am: Hat's off to Lightning's Sr. swimmers participating in Saturday's PB County Ocean Mile Swim. Fabiana Ingram, Camryn Hudson, Will Pisani, and Jared Ingram swept the Overall 1st & 2nd Places in this year's event!
4/29 2:10pm: May Checks to BOCC: Driver's Lic. # MUST be added or they will be returned. This is a county wide policy. Thank You for your cooperation
4/27 8am: Results for the FGC LCM Inv. at Jupiter NOW POSTED. 49 Athletes posted over 100 Personal Best Swims at Saturday's early season 'swim thru' event.
4/21: 9pm Congrats out to Liz Williams in winning the 10k (6 MILES!!) Open Water swim at the prestigious Swim Miami this past weekend. Way to go Liz, you are one gutsy athlete!!!
4/2 7pm: 44 Lightning Swimmers churned their way to 97 Personal Best Swims as the Friday Night @ The Races Meet was completed this evening. Hats off to Bruno DaSilva for 2 Qualifying swims for the Jr. Olympics and Nevee Dowling for Time Trialing to a New Team Record in the 8 & Under 25y Freestyle! Nevee took down a record by current collegiate swimmer Maggie Holling set in 2002!!! Solid swims for our Developmental groups Red, Bronze, and Dev. Sr.! Thanks to all the volunteers! .