The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

                                            A USA SWIMMING SILVER MEDAL CLUB   est.1965      

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August  Team Newsletter here.

USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Student Athletes

Congratulations to our Scholastic All-America Dolphins: Lauren Heller, Jason Quinn, Maureen Rakovec and Henry Senkfor. All four student athletes have maintained a 4.0 GPA for at least one year and Henry  has done so for two years.


2013-2014 was a great year for scholar-athletes with 1782 being recognized by USA Swimming.  77% of those athletes have a 4.0 GPA or better. All have achieved the minimum qualifying time (2011 Jr Bonus standard) or swum in the USA Swimming Open Water Championship or a Disability Championship meet.

Congratulations to these fine student athletes!

Check here for the complete Schedule for Stroke Drills starting August 25th. The Fall Practice Schedule can be found here.

Saturday, Sept. 20th 3-7pm for LESD Season Kick-off Party.  Read more here.



LESD welcomes the B3 Aquatics Coaches and Swimmers with the merging of the teams.

Read Coach Bocci's announcement here.


LESD Team Night at the Captains Baseball game.



A fun evening for all at the baseball game for Dolphins.


July Swimmers of the Month


Red / White Group Lizzie  Kasubick
Green Group Kenedi Thomas
Blue Group Clay Fallon, Ingrid Tekieli
Bronze Group Connor Brown, Tori Culotta
Silver Group Banion Hart, Isaac Esposito
Gold / HS Ben Stewart-Bates, Matt Puckace, Emma Meyer, Molly Paine
SPIRE Graden Snyder

BRAINS and BRAWN---USA Swimming's Scholastic All-America Team     Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool.

To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete. Qualifications include a minimum of a 3.50GPA and specific qualifying times.  Applications due August 21, 2014.

More info here.


Henry Senkfor awarded LESD Arslanian Award. 

The Arslanian Award is given to the outstanding swimmer on the team who:

  • is a Senior Swimmer
  • has outstanding ability in the water
  • is role model
  • is supportive of all swimmers on the team
  • is loyal to The Lake Erie Silver Dolphins

Congratulations Henry and thanks for all you have done for our team.

photos courtesy of Daria Wolke



So you want to be a Dolphin?    If you are interested in training at Spire Institute, call or email Gregg Sarbak, LESD Head Site Coach at SPIRE, to schedule an individual assessment.;  757-561-7991

Hawken School Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons began August 30th and run through November 1st.

Registration information can be found here.

 Thanks to all of our awesome LESD Volunteers for once again hosting a very successful meet.








Coach Boccis Letter to our team:

Congratulations on a fantastic Busbey Invitational! It was an incredible team effort, and I am so proud to be part of this great team. When the waves settled our Dolphins swam away with the competition,  achieving an unbelievable 434 individual best times, eight 1st
place relay finishes, a bunch of new Zone  and Sectional qualifying times, a Senior National qualifying time, and a Junior National B qualifying time!  (read entire letter here)

photo by Daria Wolke

Have you checked out the SPEEDO Pace Club.

Link here for a preview.

LESD was again named the CLUB TEAM OF THE YEAR for 2013-14 at the annual Lake Erie Swimming Awards Banquet.  In addition, our very own Coach Holtrey was named the Senior Coach of the Year!!!!  Congratulations to the team and Jerry on an outstanding year. (Read the complete letter from Coach Bocci here)


Hawken salutes Jerry's 45 year career--

read  more here about his tribute.