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2015 Spring Conditioning and Summer Swim Team Practice Schedule

Attached is the schedule for the 2015 Spring/Summer Swimming Season.


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Updated Parent Volunteer Credits- 2/20/15

Posted to the "For Parents" section of our website is a copy of the updated Parent Volunteer Credits.  This information will be updated throughout the season.  Please make sure to check this list to make sure you are meeting your Volunteer Requirements.



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EELs Try and Qualify

This past Saturday the Electric EELs hosted the Ward and North YMCAs.  Many swimmers had the goal to qualify for Big/Littles or AA Championships.  With this motivation, the EELs dropped lots of times and had numerous new Big/Little and AA Qualifiers.  The coaching staff is very proud of how… Read More | Comment


Posted to the "For Parents" section of our website is a copy of the updated Parent Volunteer Credits.  This information will be updated throughout the season.  Please make sure to check this list to make sure you are meeting your Volunteer Requirements.

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Orange Crushed

The Electric Eels traveled to Delaware this past weekend to compete in the Ortange Crush Invitational.  The older swimmers got the ball rolling on Saturday night in the Senior events.  Eight swimmers competed and all eight had 100% time drops.  The momentum conitnued as the EELs competed on Sunday… Read More | Comment

Orange Crush Invitational Information

Orange Crush Invitational

Event Date: January 24, 2015 - January 25, 2015

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Description: This invitational will be held at the Delware YMCA and is three sessions long.  It will be from Saturday through Sunday.

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New Events? No Problem!

The EELs competed at home on Saturday against PICY.  Many swimmers swam newer events or events that they have not competed in for a long time.  The coaching staff was impressed with all of the time drops and very fast swims.  We were especially proud of the swimmers that… Read More | Comment

EELs Travel to Wild Wonderful West Virginia

A large contingent of EEL swimmers traveled across the border to compete in the Wheeling Invitational.  After enjoying as restful night viewing Christmas lights and team camraderie, the EELs went to work at the Linsly School.  Numerous swimmers dropped time and competed in newer events.  The coaching staff is… Read More | Comment

Little EELs Speed Through Elf Classic

Our 8 & Unders competed in the Elf Classic and although we are small, we swam big.  Many swimmers had personal bests in numerous events and even tried a new stroke or two.  The coaching staff was very proud of how our Little EELs swam.  T-shirts for the meet… Read More | Comment

Information About Penguin Plunge

Penguin Plunge

Meet Date: 12/14/14

Meet Sign-up Deadline: 12/3/14 at 6:00 pm

- Late entries will not be accepted



Liberty Township Powell YMCA

7798 Liberty Road

Powell, OH 43065


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Practice Change for 8 & Under Elf Preparation Party

Practice Change

Due to the "Elf Prep" Party, practice times will be changed for the Atomic, Bolt, and Charged groups on this coming Friday.  The Atomic and Bolt groups will practice with the Charged Group at 5:30 pm.  After this practice, all 8 & Unders are encouraged… Read More | Comment

The Team that Crams Together, Swims Fast Together

The Coaching staff is proud of how well our swimmers competed against Grove City on Saturday.   We were a little more "intimate" at this meet than we have ever been, but that did not stop our swimmer's from kicking tail and taking names!  Numerous swimmers dropped time and… Read More | Comment

1st Annual Great Eel Sprint Off

Last night our National team competed in the First Annual Great Eel Sprint Off.  The men and women were split and competed in a single elimination bracket style sprint tournament.  After numerous grueling races, two individuals emerged victorious.  The Male individual champion was Trace Eberhardt and the female champion… Read More | Comment

Call to Arms for Junior/Senior Coaches

Attention Junior & Senior Coaches,

I am sure that you are all aware that our "High Voltage" Invitational is coming up very soon.

What many of you might not be aware of is that we have divided the meet into 2 days (11 & up on Saturday… Read More | Comment

Help Needed for Electric Eel Invitational

The Team really needs your help!

Attached is the Heat Sheet Sales form that you may use to sell Ads for our Invitational Heat Sheets.  All forms for Ads and money should be submitted to Deb Zentokovich or Julie Rowles.  The deadline for submission is November 14th.

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All Hands on Deck for EELs vs GCY on Saturday

The coaching staff wants to encourage all swimmers to sign-up to particpate in the meet on this Saturday, November 8th.  This is a home meet and we want to be well represented.  It is especially important that High School swimmers participate in this meet because your High School season… Read More | Comment

Eels Swim Faster at Lancaster

The Garver YMCA sent over seventy Eels to compete at the Lancaster Invitational this past weekend.  At the meet, the Eels continued to swim fast and drop times.  The coaches are very proud of all the hardwork that is being put in the pool at practice.  We can tell… Read More | Comment

Lancaster Invitational Update and Psych Sheet

Please make sure to arrive at the Lancaster YMCA atleast 30 minutes before our scheduled warm-up time.  This is a fast Invitational held in a very fast pool.  Make sure to take advantage of the Fox Pool for warm-up/cool down during the meet.  The coaching staff is excited to… Read More | Comment

EELs Smash Pumpkin Invitational- Eels Take Home 1st Place

UPDATE: The team scores and awards are in.  The Electric Eels of the Jerry Garver YMCA took first place!  Congratulations to all of the swimmers that competed.  Your hardwork is paying off!  



The coaching staff was very pleased with how… Read More | Comment

No Trick Only a Treat: No Practice this Thursday - 10/30/14

Since the large majority of communities are having Trick or Treating on Thursday, practice will be cancelled.  Please make sure to attend the EELoween Practice on Friday for Halloween fun and games in the pool. 

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Halloween = EELoween - 10/31/14

The EELs will be celebrating Halloween on Friday with an EELoween practice.  This will take place during normal practice hours and will consist of fun games and pool skills that have to do with Halloween.  All swimmers are encouraged to attend and wear a costume to practice.  We will… Read More | Comment

Information About Lancaster Invitational

Hello Everyone!

It is time to sign up for our next Invitational!

This Invitational will take place in Lancaster, Ohio at the Lancaster YMCA (465 West Sixth Ave, Lancaster, Ohio).

The Meet will take place on Nov. 1-2. Please see below for the meet schedule.

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Updated Junior/Senior Coaches Schedule

- Attached is the new schedule for the Junior/Senior Coaches.  Please follow this schedule until further notice.  Remember, you are responsible for finding a sub if you cannot cover your shift.  Please let the coaching staff know of any changes.

- Those coaches that were unable… Read More | Comment

USRPT Is the Right Fit for Me

USRPT is a training method that has been developed from over fifty years of scientific research.  Developed by Dr. Brent S. Rushall, USRPT stands for Ultra Short Race-Pace Training.  In this training, the swimmer focuses on proper technique, race psychology, and training at race specific intensity.  Other programs focus… Read More | Comment

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