Swim Team

Tom Bubel, Head Coach - tjbubel@optonline.net
Mairead O'Donnell, Assistant Coach
Sebastian Smith, Assistant Coach

For boys and girls Ages 6-18: beginners to advanced swimmers. (10 year old and under swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (1 lap in deep water lanes).  with stamina). Team practices are weekdays from 4:00-4:30pm (10 & under) and 4:30-5:30pm (11 & older), starting Friday, June 24, 2022, through August 6, 2022. There are Home and Away Meets with other local Town Recreation Teams. New team members are always welcome. Registration is open online through the Town of LaGrange Parks and Recreation website until the first practice 6/24/22.  There is a $60 per Town Resident Swimmer; $50 per Resident Freedom Lake Pass Holders Swimmer; $70 per Non-Resident Freedom Lake Pass Holders Swimmer; or $80 per Non-Town Resident Swimmer.

THE METRO SWIM SHOP sells the team suits to the swimmers at a team discount. While the team suit is not mandatory, it is highly recommended because it makes us look more like a team plus these types of suits have less resistance in the water than most suits so they help you swim faster. You can check out their website for prices and sizes.
Our team prices are Girl’s suits $67.25 and Boy’s jammer suits $43.25.
The suit style is new this year.  The name of our team suit for the season is SOLAR BOOM (R/W/B)  by SPEEDO.  They will be available for try on and purchase at our June 24, 2022, (first) practice at Freedom Lake from 3- 4:30pm in the Main Pavilion.

CAPS – Please wear a plain cap (Red/White/Blue or combo thereof would be nice) Just like last year, at the meets, I don’t want the swimmers wearing other team bathing caps- if they wear their winter team caps, I want them inside out because I want us to be one team- not seen as a mix of lots of other teams. The Team does have a few red, white and blue caps available for sale. See Jill or Stacy at practices or home meets.

If you cannot make that practice, you can have someone else come purchase the suit(s) for you or you can contact Metro swim Shop to place an order.  The shop prefers that you call to place an order to guarantee that you get the correct team suit for Freedom Lake Swim Team and that you get the team discount 1-800-526-8788.

T-SHIRT SALE - The team designed a Freedom Lake Rockers T-shirt. There is a limited quantity which will be available for purchase at practices see Jill Bubel, Stacy Olyha at practices or home meets.

BLANKET / TOWEL SALE - The team designed a Freedom Lake Rockers Fleece Blanket/Towel. There is a limited quantity which will be available for purchase at practices see Jill Bubel, Stacy Olyha at practices or home meets.

Date                            Opponent                        Location                 Warm-up               Start Time          Results
6/24/02                        1st Practice                     Freedom Lake                                     4pm
7/04/22                        No Practice                     Freedom Lake        
7/06/22                        Time Trials                      Freedom Lake                                     4pm 
(Rain Date 7/07/22)                                                                               
7/08/22                        Pawling                           Freedom Lake       2:00pm                  2:30pm                 
7/13/22                        Stanford                          Stanford                 2:00pm                  2:30pm
7/20/22                        Red WIng                        Red Wing              2:30pm                  3:00pm
7/21/22 or 7/28/22       Thrillz High Flying
                                    Adventure Park
               Danbury                 4:00pm                  6:00pm               Info below
7/22/22                        Pawling                           Pawling                  2:00pm                  2:30pm
7/27/22                        Red Wing                        Freedom Lake       2:30pm                  3:00pm 
7/29/22                        Stanford                          Freedom Lake       2:00pm                  2:30pm
8/04/22                        Champs Psych Party      Freedom Lake                                     5:30pm
8/05/22                        Championships               Freedom Lake       TBD                       TBD
8/19/22                        Team Olympics/
                                    Picnic/Awards                 Freedom Lake        Please RSVP        3:00pm               Info below

Expect regular meets to run for about 3 hours while Championships will run longer.

7/21/22 or 7/28/22 - Trip to Thrillz High Flying Adventure Park – Danbury,  CT  -  located about 45 minutes from Freedom Park. IT is an indoor adventure park that is great fun.. This trip is Optional for the Team members. More information to follow as we get closer. Look for Tom’s emails regarding this trip. 
Please let Tom know about attendance for this trip by TBD!!  
Please respond only in the positive if you can attend (the opposite of what I do for the meets)  and let him know how many per family are coming: (examples: Bubel – 2 swimmers & 2 parents;  Olyha  - 3 swimmers; 1 parent, & 1 friend,  etc.
If you have any other questions please let me know by email or when you see me at practice.

We need every family attending to donate at least one pot luck food item per swimmer on the Team (ex: 1 swimmer, 1 item, 2 swimmers, 2 items etc.) for our Olympics/Picnic to be held at Freedom Lake on 8/19/22. This is a fun event for our Team and families. The swim team members compete against predetermined “teams” in a Freedom Lake Style Olympics. A pot luck barbeque for swim team families will follow along with the traditional awards/recognition ceremony. There will be a sign up on line at PerfectPotluck.com, families will be notified by an email invitation when it is ready to go (around 7/20/22). Please respond with the number attending the picnic by August 6th. Co-chairs for this event are TBD. Thank you for your support.
The festivities will take place in the lake area and dinner will take place in the main pavilion. You may drop off cold items in the main pavilion kitchen refrigerator before coming to the lake area for the festivities. More info to follow as plans are made. Check back often as we get closer to the event.

Please go to PerfectPotluck.com if you have not signed up for what you are bringing. Please contact co-chairs with how many are attending. Items needed are salads, desserts, side dishes, cut veggies, fruit, sliced American cheese, and $20 toward hamburgers, hotdogs and buns. Please check out the stuff coming already at PerfectPotluck.com to decide what you want to bring. If you can specify the dish it makes it easier for us. Please bring your own drinks.

A volunteer will be putting together the slide show this year and will be looking for photos from the season. If you have any you'd like to contribute, please email them to TBD by August 6th.

Chamionships will be 8/5/22 at Freedom Lake this year with all 4 teams in the league participating. All families are asked to donate two (2)  items for our food sale at the meet. There will be a sign up on line at PerfectPotluck.com, families will be notified by an email invitation when it is ready to go (around 7/20/22). Not all swimmers qualify for Champs but it would be nice if all team members come to support those swimming. Also there are many duties the day of Champs that both team members and adults can help with. Please plan to come and help out the team that day. As always, thank you for your support throughout the season. Our team prides of its volunteers! Thanks!
Look for the email invite to sign up for you 2 food item donations. Co-chairs for the food sale are TBD.

Red Wing Park:
Take Route 82 South toward Hopewell Junction.  Red Wing Park is approximately 2½ Miles past the intersection of Route 82 and the Taconic State Parkway.  Take a right onto Old Farm Road just past the Foot Specialist sign; (there is a Dr. office on the corner in a low building). There is a small sign that says Red Wing Park.  Follow Old Farm Road around a curve, as you start down the hill there is a chain link fence enclosure on the right at the entrance to the Park.  Turn right at end of fence and follow the road into the park and tell the person at the booth you are with the Freedom Park Swim Team and are here for the meet.
Take Route 82 North at the Troop K State Police Barracks (a left turn about 1 mile East of the intersection of Route 44 and Taconic State Parkway.)  Follow Route 82 North to Stanford about 7 miles.  As you come into Stanford there is a white church on your right, then Route 82 makes a slight turn to the right and there is a road that veers off to the left at a yellow building (Deli) on the left and a Big tree in front of you to the left side of this road.  Make this left turn onto Church Lane. Follow this road until it T’s with Creamery Road and make a left onto Creamery Road.  Stanford Town Park parking lot is on the right about 0.2 mile.
Take Route 55 towards Pawling (about 10 miles). After the intersection of Route 55 and 292, make first left onto Old Route 55.  Follow Old Route 55 for about 2.5 miles. Make  left onto Lakeside Drive and continue about 1 mile. You will pass Edward Murrow Park on left, but continue until you come to Lakeside Park on left. Park in parking lot to the left.

Town of LaGrange, New York

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120 Stringham Road
LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Phone:   845-452-1830
Fax:   845-473-7079

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