Reminder: Clinic Starts Saturday 9/17

Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.)
SATURDAYS starting 9/17/22
10 week session
$100

Fall Session: September 17 – November 19 SATURDAYS
All ages 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $100 for 10-week session per child (cash or check made payable to GMST).
We cannot prorate the cost of the clinic based on attendance.

click here to register: https://form.jotform.com/212237142922145

Fall Swim Clinic (Gators)

Our Fall Swim Clinic dates are set. If you would like to join us, please see below.

Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.)
SATURDAYS starting 9/17/22
10 week session
$100

Fall Session: September 17 – November 19 SATURDAYS
All ages 3:00-4:00pm
Cost: $100 for 10-week session per child (cash or check made payable to GMST).
We cannot prorate the cost of the clinic based on attendance.

click here to register: https://form.jotform.com/212237142922145


End Of Season Updates

Congrats to our State Swimmers! We had over 25 Top 5 finishes and 1 Gator Record (13-14 Girls Medley Relay) broken at State. Our Upper Division went especially hard with lots of trashcan throw-up sessions, borrowed tech suits, super hero capes, and supportive relay pump-up sessions. Our team placed 7th overall at State. Great job team!

Ribbons/Awards: Please check the Swimmer Files box. (It is now in the Lifeguards office). We have League ribbons from 2021 (finally) and all sorts of medals/ribbons/etc from the season and Team Banquet that are just waiting to get into your hot little hands!

Video Recap of the Season: Check out the awesome video here created by Scott Kuiphoff (one of our Data Dadz). It is unlisted on YouTube, so you will need the direct link to find it.

Fall Clinic: We will start Fall Clinic in September. Check the blogs for dates/times towards the end of August. This is a great way to keep your “swim legs” in the off-season if you are playing another sport or just playing video games. Bring a friend. You do not have to be a current Gator to join us at clinic.

Year-Round Swim Teams: We have added a tab to the blog with contact information for these teams. Just a reminder that if you swim for one of these teams, you do have to stop practicing/competing on or before May 15th to be a part of the Gators. We would love to see you back for our fun-filled summer in 2023.

See you next summer! It’s hard to say good-bye (even if it’s temporary) to our gator family. We hope to see you around town or in a pool between now and next May.

BANQUET + STATE MEET

Week of 7/25 (as we wind down and also ramp up!) Congrats to our League Swimmers! We took 3rd place at League (and most importantly beat the Golden Marlins who took 4th. First place went to 5Parks and second place to AKST) Well done everyone.

Summary:
Monday: Change in State Meet Practice Times (see below)
Wednesday: Team Banquet @ 5:30pm
Fri-Sun: State Meet

Details:
State practice this week:
7:00-8:00 am: 13 and older
8:00-9:00am: 12 and under

Banquet: We have our end of the season Team Banquet on Wednesday night (rain or shine). This is a wonderful time to honor all our swimmers and reward them for their hard work this season. We will have awards, certificates, ribbons, trophies, photo montages and more! The team will provide pizza and water/lemonade. Each family should bring a dish to share….
Last Names A-L: side dish / Last Names M-Z: Dessert.
The coaches will be dressed to impress and many of the swimmers like to dress up too. For everyone else, flip flops and t-shirts are excellent choices. If you cannot make the banquet, please let us know and we will make sure your swimmer file is updated with any awards your swimmer couldn’t pick up that night.

State Meet:
Entries for State are due on Tuesday morning. If your swimmer is qualified and can’t swim, please let the coaches know ASAP. The age groups and times of the events are a little strange this year, so please check the right side of the blog for your swimmers day/time/location. We will need timers and announcers for the meet at each session. I will post the sign-up genius as soon as I find out details.

League Entries – Please Read

The preliminary League entries are posted here – Entries. If your swimmer is swimming at League please check their entries and let me know if there are any changes or errors (email ethan.schick@gmail.com or text/call 7203354894). Entries are due by 5pm today. Because of the lottery system (explained below) they need to be final (i.e. no changes after 5pm).

Important** This year the league is trying to fill 3 heats of every event. Because certain events will not have enough swimmers, the meet coordinators decided to open up entries to swimmers with B times as well. This will work like a top times lotto system. Teams can enter their swimmers who have B times into the pool and if the event is not filled by swimmers with league times, the remaining spots will be filled by the fastest B time swimmers. For example: There are only 20 9-10 boys swimming the 50 butterfly. Because there are 24 spots available (3 heats of 8 lanes) the next 4 fastest 9-10 boys who entered the lotto for the 50 fly will fill the heat. We entered your swimmer into the lotto for certain events if they already had at least 1 league time. The decisions were made mainly based on where your swimmer had the best chance to make it in. These entries are not a guarantee that they will swim that event because they are contingent upon the lottery. We wanted to give kids a chance to swim more if they didn’t qualify for three events. If you do not want your swimmer entered in the lottery please contact me and we will remove them to give another swimmer that spot.