Swim team has officially started! Let’s hope we can keep the rain out of the forecast. Our first important event will be Wednesday, May 31st. The Gators will have our first Intrasquad meet. This meet will be held at Green Mountain Swim Club. Warm-up for the swimmers will begin at 5:00pm and the meet will start at 5:30pm.
For our new swimmer families here is an insight of what an Intrasquad meet is:
Intrasquad meets are meets that are just for GMST. They give the swimmers a good idea of what to expect at a real meet as well as the ability to try out a new stoke in competition without the pressure of another team’s opponents. There will be no relays at Intrasquad meets. The times for these meets count just as they would in a dual meet.
Each swimmer is allowed to swim in two individual events. We limit the events the swimmers can swim because this meet runs fast (since there are no relays and less swimmers participating). Because of these reasons there is not a lot of rest/recover time and we try to prevent injuries. Swimmers will be able to sign-up for the events they want to swim on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice. They will sign-up with the coaches so make sure your swimmer knows if they are able to participate in this meet. If your swimmer won’t be at practice but is able to participate in the Intrasquad please send the events they want to swim to email@example.com.
We will also need parent volunteers to help this night happen. Please help volunteer your time while you watch your kid(s) swim. Please don’t be shy, if you have never volunteered for a specific task before, we have wonderful parents who are always willing to share their knowledge.