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Winter Sports

** Important information about Athletics forms and waivers for all Laurel athletes and families (pdf) **


In the winter, Laurel fields Varsity and JV teams in Basketball, and Swimming & Diving, as well as a Fencing program.



About the coach... Tim McMahon    Contact Tim McMahon (email)



About the coach… Sandra Gliga '03 started swimming with the Brecksville Breakers, before joining LESD as her club team. As a Laurel student, she swam all four years at Laurel, leading a small team through districts and being a co-captain during senior year. She then swam for two years at the University of Rochester, before transferring to John Carroll University. At JCU she completed her undergraduate & graduate degrees, both in Mathematics, and graduated in January 2011. Since graduation, she has been involved with USA masters swimming, as well as competing in triathlons and placing third female overall in the Cleveland triathlon this year.

She was the assistant coach for two years to the Shaker Heights Country Club Swim Team. While she was in Rochester, she taught swim lessons and held swim clinics for local adults learning to swim & to improve their technique. Most recently, she has been working with members of the Cleveland Triathlon Club to improve their body positioning and endurance for open water swimming. She comes to us with over 20 years of swimming experience and this will be her first season coaching Laurel Swimming.

Professionally, Sandra works at Progressive Insurance as an Actuarial Analyst, analyzing historical data in order to predict future reserving trends.

Contact Sandra Gliga



Download the Fencing program information flyer (includes required registration form).

During the winter season, from November 15 - March 7, fencing will return for student athletes in grades 6-12. The program will run on Friday afternoons from 4:00- 5:45 P.M. at the Butler Campus. Transportation will be provided each Friday from the Lyman to the Butler Campus and back. In order to participate and receive physical education credit in this program, you must commit to the full season and attend a minimum of 11 practices (opportunities will be provided to make up missed practice days.) Those participating in winter sports or winter theatre productions may not participate in fencing.

Tom Nagy, Head Coach of On Target Fencing and the high school coach at St. Joseph Academy and St. Edwards will return this season to work with our fencers. He comes to us with over 25 years of fencing experience and will be in his 5th season of coaching Laurel Fencing. This is not a competitive opportunity. Those that choose to be a part of this program will be trained in the sport and if they choose will have the chance to compete in tournaments suggested by Coach Nagy.

The cost to participate in this fencing program is $130. All necessary equipment will be provided by Laurel School and Coach Nagy.
The deadline to register is October 1, 2013.