Reminder: Spring Clinic Starts 3/4

The Gator Spring Swim Clinic is right around the corner.

Location:  Green Mountain Rec Center
Dates:       3/4/22 – 5/13/23 (skip 3/18)  SATURDAYS
Fee:          $100 for 10 week session
Age Group Swim Times: 
3:00-4:00pm (Ages 10 and under)
4:00-5:00pm (Ages 11 and older)
*If we have less than 25 participants, all practices will be at 3pm and you will be notified.

REGISTER HERE
Note: We can not prorate based on attendance

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 Week (7/18)

League practices start this week. If your swimmer did not qualify, then they will not swim at practice this week. Practice times remain the same.

Team Movie Night: We will have an after-hours movie night at the pool on Wednesday 7/20. You can arrive between 8:15-8:30pm. This is a non-swimming event. Blankets, pillows and pajamas are encouraged. This is a team event and siblings are welcome, but we do ask swimmers to not bring friends that are not on the swim team. Kids are expected to watch the movie and not be in the volleyball pit, on the play structure or roaming the grounds of the pool. Parents are welcome to stay or drop kids off. We plan to play Despicable Me and have popcorn and lemonade. The movie will start at 8:30pm and has a running time of 90 minutes. Please be back at the pool by 10 pm to pick up your swimmer.

State Week (7/25): If your child qualifies for State, practices will be at the following times:
Monday – Thursday only (No Friday practice)
7:00-8:00 am: all upper division (13 and older)
8:00-9:00 am: all lower division (12 and younger)