Week 5 Lane Lines

Myra Brauner
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Welcome to the 2023 Week 5 Lane Lines Newsletter!

Our Lane Lines Newsletters are 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.

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 Coach's MEDLEY - swim notes from Coach Kelly
The start was a rainy one for our MO Magicians!
And a close one, unfortunately MO came up a bit short.
The final score was MO 508 and PC 561
Want more details? Here are the Full Results for MO vs PC

Continued with some great swims this past weekend despite the unique weather. One big takeaway was that we saw some amazing cheering from some of our swimmers. Shout out to Noble West and AJ Williams of the 11-12 crew for showing us what cheering on a buddy is all about. Speaking of buddis, this is your reminder to connect with your swim buddy this week. Feel free to send them a note, get them a treat or give them a shout out at our next meet. Continue reaching out about 2023 team shirts, we still have plenty left!

- Kelly

Swim Stars of the Week
Each week our coaches choose a boy and girl swimmer in each age group that displayed something extra special during that week...it could be awesome sportsmanship, taking on a new challenge, staying super focused during practice, an impressive swim at the meet, an exceptionally sunny attitude, or anything else that represented MO especially well. Check out their picks for this week here: Swim Stars
DEEP DIVE: Notes from Coach Jan

Last week was a bit of a bummer due to the air quality for practices and the meet getting rescheduled.  Hopefully we can regroup this week and make some progress at practice and have 2 great dive meets upcoming.  

Please Note: That the Dive meet vs Shorewood was rescheduled to Tuesday July 11th. You can commit to the event anytime as Team Unify has been updated.


Next up for bid...an AUCTION!! Going once, twice, SOLD! (Shhhhh it's silent.)

There are gift cards for Waypoint Public House, Forage Kitchen, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, or Buck & Honey’s for the parents. For the swimmers & divers, you could be the coach! Bid on the right to coach your group for a day. (within reason, of course.) AND MORE!!

Our online auction is open and closes July 8. All proceeds go to Second Harvest Make sure to check out all the items and experiences at our silent auction. HAPPY BIDDING!




  • Friday, July 7th
  • 5:00-7:30pm
  • Warm Ups from 3:00 to 4:00pm

Followed by...SWIM MEET VS NAKOMA!

  • Saturday, JULY 8TH
  • 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Warm Up Times TBA



We could not make a successful swim meet happen without the help of our MO Swim families.  This Saturday we are hosting our second home meet of the year.  We are in need of donations for our concession stand.  A sign up genius has been created.  Use the big button below to donate to concessions.


To those who are volunteering at this weekend swim meet PLEASE CHECK IN for your volunteer shift at the table in between chuck-a-duck and the awards tables.
Volunteers Needed

Many of you are still reaching out and we thank you!  Here is a list of volunteer opportunities that are available:

We are still in need of a couple of volunteers!  All timer spots have been filled, whoo hoo!  We just have 2 clerk of course spots to fill.  Thank you to all of those who have already volunteered.  

  • Friday Afternoon July 28th: 2 Clerk of Course

Clerk of Course at All City is actually SO much easier than Clerk at a Home Meet. You'll be given one specific, very concrete, job—and it's usually in the shade! PLUS all Volunteers get VIP Parking during your shift! Sign Up Here: All City Volunteers

All-City Prep Parties (banner parties): 2 volunteers needed.  To help day of decorating and picking up donuts.  Whitney and Myra will help to coordinate and get things ready.  

All-City Costume Coordination: 5 volunteers needed, work with the coaches to come up with costume ideas and then help execute those costumes. Could include purchasing clothes/supplies, making alterations (cutting, sewing, etc.).  It would be awesome if we could find someone to lead the other 4 volunteers and take leadership of the costumes.

Folder stuffing: 2 volunteers needed, stuff folders for the end of the year banquet

All of these have been added as volunteer spots that will count towards your required points.  


Julie Elfers Photography logo
Julie Elfers Photography

Julie put together a gallery of some great action shots from this weekends SWIM and DIVE meets. Pictures are purchasable through the website. Part of the proceeds will benefit Second Harvest!

Images can be accessed by visiting the photo gallery and entering access code PGCC39776 or families can text access code PGCC39776 to 90738

Swim and Dive images are tagged and searchable with the tags: "Swim Vs SW Home" & "Dive Vs Goodman Home". Click on "Find Your Photos - Tags" to sort out the swim pics from the dive pics.

Check out our Facebook page for examples of her work from the Shorewood meet.

Any and all questions please reach out to Julie directly.

Jalbert Productions Logocompetitive youth swimmer performing breaststroke while head is appearing out of water taking a breath
Jalbert Productions

Andy of Jalbert Productions was at practice on Friday June 30 to shoot some underwater photos! Andy will make the shots available for purchase and offer a portion of the proceeds to support Second Harvest. Check out our Facebook page for examples of his work from the Shorewood meet.

Andry will be at the pool on Thursday July 6th to get some more underwater pics!

Thanks to Julie & Andy for their support of MO!

All City SWIM Meet Updates

All City Swim Meet July 27th, 28th and 29th.  See their website for all you need to know!

Ground Graphics Orders are due July 5th: Order here Ground Graphics 

Premium Parking Passes: Parking at All City is always crazy no matter who's hosting, so paying for a Premium Parking Pass can be worth the expense! They sell out quickly, but you can reserve and pay for yours through the All City Website here: Premium Parking Passes

NEW THIS YEAR: PRE ORDER ONLY - Simply Swimming will be offering customizable Water Bottles and Drawstring Bags. Order deadline is Monday July 10th at 11:59pm. These items will not be available to purchase at Starts and Turns or the days of the meet. TO PRE ORDER NOW click this link All City Swag
All City DIVE Meet Updates

All City Dive Meet July 24th and 25th.  See their website for all you need to know!

ALL CITY DIVE apparel and other items are available through Simply Swimming and MUST be PRE ORDERED prior to the meet. Here is the link to order water bottles, drawstring bags and apparel! Deadline is Thursday, July 13th at 11:59pm! Orders will be ready for pick up at the Shorewood by July 24th. When checking out, please make sure you enter both your billing and shipping address. Simply swimming system requires this. Please contact them if you do not receive an e-mail confirmation after your purchase. Items will not be available to ship to individual families.

NEW This year for DIVERS!  Want to wish your diver good luck at the All City Meet? Personalize a ground graphic with their name and team color! All City Dive Staff will display their sticker on the ground leading up to the venue! Imagine how fun it will be to see their good luck o'gram as they enter Shorewood! Take your ground sticker home with you after the meet! Specify on the website if it should be delivered to the Dive meet or Swim meet! Click the link to order ground graphics

ATTN: SENIOR DIVERS!!! Get your senior pic and fill out our form to be recognized at the ALL CITY DIVE MEET!! They have gotten 9 out of 22 seniors so far! Click on the link seniors

Chlorine Corner (misc. information)

Monona Swim and Dive Handbook: 

  • We have a new resource available to help answer any questions you might have. The Monona Swim and Dive handbook can be found on our website under About the club ->Club Handbook or at the link handbookThis is a resource we will keep adding to and modifying going forward. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Josh Dietsche

We are still looking for the following positions!

  • Social Chair for 2024 Season has been filled!
  • A timer coordinator - We are in need of a timer coordinator to take over this season.  
  • Please contact: Rob Beuthling if you are interested!
Thank you sponsors!
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