Week 1 Lane Lines 2023

Myra Brauner

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Welcome to the 2023 Week 1 Lane Lines Newsletter! Our Lane Lines Newsletters will be sent weekly throughout the Summer to keep you up to date on all the team happenings—both on and off the deck! If you didn't get a copy of this in your email, please verify your contact info through your account on the team website to make sure you receive your Lane Lines and other important info throughout the season.   IMPORTANT information so please ready through to the END!!                                               
 Coach's MEDLEY-swim notes from Coach Kelly
  • Thank you to everyone for their efforts in making our first week a success!  At this stage in the season we have swimmers that are in a variety of places so it's important to remember not to compare. Find a skill or two to focus on and we will improve day by day.

  • On Tuesday night we will be holding a "mock" meet for our 12 and unders to help prepare for our first meet Saturday.  It’s an opportunity for us to learn how clerk of course is organized, how swimmers line up as well as the sounds that go into the start of the race.  The coaches and possibly a few parent volunteers will guide swimmers through clerk, heats, starts, and relays.  All new swimmers with the 13 and up group will be coached individually on how to navigate a meet.

  • Swim buddy cards are in your mailbox, if you are a new family to the team your folder is being made up and will be available this week to get your swim buddy assignment! The mailbox folders are in a hanging file cart that lives just outside the guard office during practices. If buddies have the opportunity to write a note or pick up a little something for the first meet this weekend it would be the perfect time to say hi!

  • IMPORTANT! – Due to Coach Kelly’s school year continuing through the entire week, she will not have any additional time to navigate late add-in’s for relays.

    ***Please remember to declare whether or not you will be swimming in this Saturday's Meet against Westside and High Point at High Point pool by Wednesday of this week (see "This Week's Meet" below for the link you'll need to confirm your commitment).***

  • If you are swimming at the meet, please let us know if you CAN NOT swim in a medley relay or free relay by writing a note in the "notes" box (i.e. "must leave early for soccer game") If you don't indicate you CAN'T do a relay, we'll assume you can, and your swimmer will be placed on a relay team (hooray!!!)
  • Unified Swimmers should talk with their coaches about what events they'd like to swim. Your coaches will sign you up for the meet—no need to do it through the website!

  • Meet Attendee’s: Please plan to wear the team suit or a blue or black suit plus your MO Cap.  Coach Kelly really appreciates this as this helps to keep track of MO Swimmers.  Minimum requirement is a MO Cap, there will be a limited amount for purchase or to use if you do not have one. 

DEEP DIVE—dive notes from Coach Jan

Hello Monona Dive Families,

Week one of preseason is complete and it was a great start to the season! 

Week two:  Continue to build on week one's successes.  We encourage you to sign up, but it is not required and we understand if an athlete decides not to go.  This week we will be gearing practices towards a first meet of the season experience.  We will begin building dive lists on Wednesday and will be working with a parent familiar with the software used in dive meets.  IMPORTANT: We would really like to know if an athlete is going to sign up for the meet by Wednesday evening's practice at 5:30pm!  

Dive Team Doughnut Fridays: On Fridays doughnuts will be earned and enjoyed following our rigorous, grueling, exhausting, fun! Friday AM practices.  Please use the link here to sign up Doughnut Friday. Please let Coach Jan know if you are able to contribut to the doughnut fund by claiming a day listed.  On behalf of our outstanding team of dive coaches: Thank you!  

If you have questions please email Coach Jan

Thank you for your continued support for your diver and for our program. 

Coach Jan


Our first Swim and Dive Meets of the Season will be here before you know it! GO MO!!


  • Friday, June 9th
  • 5:00-7:30pm
  • Nakoma Pool
  • Warm Up Times: TBA

Followed by...SWIM MEET AWAY at HIGH POINT (vs West Side, too)!

  • Saturday, June 10th
  • 8:00am-12:00pm
  • High Point Pool
  • Warm Up Times: TBA




It's A Social Thing
Join your MO Teammates for a good time!

On June 10th from 7-9pm, we've got a social event you can dive right into! Our annual pool party is a team favorite. Bring your family and your floaties, your pool toys, inflatables, rings, dive sticks – it's all good! Kona Ice Truck will be there for some sweet treats from 7:30-8:30pm, no money required!  Sign up here: POOL PARTY

**The first opportunity to support Second Harvest is at the Pool Party on June 10th with a suggested donation of $5 or a non-perishable food item.**


On June 24th from 4-6pm we will be introducing MO Swim and Dive’s first ever GAME NIGHT!  We hope you can join us!! Details are below.  Sign up here GAME NIGHT.  We will need a few parent volunteers to help us run the games.  There is a job signup withing the event sign up page.  This will count towards volunteer points.  Thanks in advance.

Outdoor GAME NIGHT (some prizes will be awarded!)

Maywood Park in Monona

5618 Winnequah Rd

We will be selling Pizza, Icy pops and Drinks!

Pizza $2 per slice

Icy Pops 2/$1

Capri Sun $1ea.

Money raised by the Game Night will go towards Second Harvest.  We are looking for contributions from families for GAME NIGHT so that all of the money raised can go directly to Second Harvest.  Please consider contributing even if you are not able to make the event.  We have developed 2 ways to contribute!

Click here for the Amazon WISH LIST OR Click here to DONATE MONEY

The All City Swim and Dive League partners with Second Harvest throughout the season in order to help meet the needs of neighbors facing hunger.

Thank you to our Socials Chair, Whitney Laufenberg for organizing!

Apparel & Second Harvest


  • Liz will be at the pool during practices on Monday and Tuesday evening for apparel pick up as well as team t-shirt distribution. 

  • If for some reason you are unable to pick up your apparel order please email Liz for other arrangements.

Second Harvest:

  • Each year, the 13 swim & dive teams in the All City League compete with each other to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank. Since 2008, the league has provided more than 1.9 million meals through funds raised, food donated & volunteer hours given. With food insecurity at a very high level, Second Harvest needs donations more than ever. This year, our funds will stay within the community and benefit the food pantry at Nuestro Mundo School in Monona.

  • There will be many ways throughout the season to help raise money for Second Harvest.  Look for those announcements in our weekly newsletters.  

  • If you have any questions or any ideas for raising food or funds, feel free to reach out directly to Chris or call 608-661-0369. Thanks in advance for your support!

 CHLORINE CORNER (Misc. information)

Volunteer sign up is open swim and dive!! 

  • Lots of options available to help out the team!  We really depend on Volunteers throughout the season to make this team great.  Please refer to the Volunteer Policy (link) on our website for further details. 
  • We already have a 1/3 of the needed spots filled for swim!  Way to go MO Swim families.  As most of our families know it takes a literal Village to run a swim meet.  It doesn't take as many people for a Dive meet but it still takes parent volunteers to make them succesful so please sign up if you can!
  • To those who cannot volunteer at meets there are social activities and other misc. positions that will be added throughout the season.  

Calling all those who are interested in being an official!

  • It takes a lot of helping hands to run a swim meet, and our young swimmers can’t get times without the involvement of many volunteers. And who has the best view of the action? Officials! Officiating is fun and not difficult to learn. It’s a great way to help out MO! Additionally, MO has been fortunate to have had a great crew of officials helping at every meet. For several, this will be their final year. We need folks just like you to step up and contribute! Note that officiating does count towards the volunteer requirements. AND, you do NOT need to have USA certification to officiate in the summer All City League.  If you were unable able to attend the Sunday training and are considering becoming an official please reach out to Brian Johnson.
Coming up....Regular Season Practice Schedule

Pre-season schedule continues through Thursday June 8th.  Regular Practice Times begin Monday, June 12th.  Any schedule updates regarding Holidays will be made on our website: Swim Schedule and Dive Schedule. Head Coaches Kelly and Jan will send out text and email updates regarding weather delays or cancellations.


Regular Season Practice Schedule - Starts Monday, June 12, 2023 (weekdays only):

  • 13 & Over: 6:00 – 7:30 am  (Mon - Fri)
  • 11 – 12: 7:30 – 8:45 am  (Mon - Fri)
  • Unified Swim: 7:30 – 8:30 am  (Mon - Fri)
  • 9 – 10:
    • AMGroup 1: 7:30 – 8:30 am (Mon-Fri)
    • AMGroup 2: 8:45 - 9:45 am (Mon-Fri)
    • Evening: 5:30 – 6:45 pm (Mon-Thu, no Friday evening practices)
  • 8 & Under:
    • Morning: 8:45 – 9:45 am (Mon- Fri)
    • Evening: 5:30 – 6:45 pm (Mon-Thu, no Friday evening practices)

* 10 & under swimmers MUST PICK ONE SESSION, either morning or afternoon.


Regular Season Practice Schedule - Starts Monday, June 12, 2023 (weekdays only):

  • Morning Practice: (Mon - Fri)
    • 12 & unders dive from 7:30 – 8:30 am 
    • 13 & ups dive from 8:30 - 9:30am
  • Evening Practice: (Mon - Thurs)
    • all ages from 5:30 - 6:45pm

Divers have the opportunity to select ANY SESSION, either morning or afternoon.


Newsletters are sent weekly throughout the summer season to keep you up to date on all the team happenings on and off the pool deck. Didn't get a copy of this in your email? Verify your contact info on the MO website to make sure you receive these newsletters and other important team information.