Week of 7/11 (Big Week!!)

It’s a 3-Meet kind of week! Please read through so you know what’s going on. This is our last week of regular practices unless you qualify for League or State.
Monday 7/11 : Start of Gator Week
Wednesday 7/13: Intrasquad #3 (plus parent/coaches relay)
Saturday 7/16: Dual Meet at Golden
Sunday 7/17: Last Chance Meet!
Future Planning:
Wednesday 7/20: Team Movie Night @ GMSC @ 8:30pm-10:00pm
Friday 7/22: League 400’s @ Stingrays (see Meet/Practice page for details)
Saturday 7/23: League hosted by GMST @ Splash Golden
Wednesday 7/27: Team Banquet @ GMSC @ 5:30pm
Friday-Sunday 7/29-7/31: State @ Splash (event timeline TBD)

Gator Week is a team tradition that involves harder than normal practices in order to push the kids to better times for League and State qualifying. Your kids do NOT have to go hard. If it’s not their thing, that’s OK.
Intrasquad #3: This is our final Intrasquad of the season. We will have 5280 Swim Team joining us to talk about their year-round swim program, fun coaches/parents swim relays, pizza , hot dogs and gear for purchase and a general frenzy of activity. Please sign up to help.
Meet at Golden: This is our last dual meet of the season. Have your swimmers sign up for events they haven’t done yet if they are trying to receive the Iron Gator Award (a qualifying time in all individual events in their age group). If your swimmer has a B time in an event after this meet, they can continue on to the Last Chance Meet.
Last Chanced Meet: This is it. The very, very last meet to qualify for League. If your swimmer has a B time in an individual event and would like to try one last time to make League, they need to let the coaches know at the end of the Saturday meet. The coaches will then sign them up for this Sunday meet. They must have a B time (you cannot use this meet to improve your current League or State time) and they can only swim up to 3 events at the Last Chance Meet. There are no relays. This is a “I’m trying to qualify for League” meet. Also please know that if you go to this meet, you will need to help with timing.
What do you mean it’s the final week of regular practices? If your swimmer qualifies for League, then they will have practice the week of 7/18. If your swimmer then qualifies for State, they will have practice the week of 7/25. If your child is not qualified in either and has not been pulled into a relay team, then their last practice will be on Friday 7/15. (Don’t worry, we still have 2 fun events planned, so it’s not totally over: Team Movie night on 7/20 and the Team Banquet on 7/27).
League Qualifications: Your swimmer will have until Monday morning 7/18 to let the coaches know that they can swim at League (earlier is better though). This event is an additional cost to our team (not to the swimmer) and we want to make sure that your swimmer will be available to swim before we sign them up.
– Check out our Facebook page for lots of pictures from this season! Also, just a reminder to upload small video clips or photos to the Photo Circle App (details on sidebar) for our end of year banquet.

Details for Saturday (7/9) Meet @ AK

We need timers! We are 17 people short. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4dabac28a1ff2-gmst7

Applewood Knolls Swim and Tennis: 11520 W 32nd Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Parking is tight at Applewood Knolls. Please use the Applewood Baptist parking lot just a block to the east of the pool on 32nd.

Warm up is at 6:30am. This is a big team with a lot of fast kids. It should be fun!

Team Photos Are Here!

Below is the link to view/order photos right online!

**album will be available until 07/31/2022

Have questions about ordering, contact Alex Hearn directly at alexhearnphoto@hotmail.com

From Alex: “Thank you again for having me out to photograph all the swimmers again this year, it’s always a lot of fun!! I would like to offer a 10% discount to any swim families that book a family or high school senior session through the end of the year! Please let them know they can book right online and just have to mention Gators Swim Club! https://www.alexhearnphotography.com/book-online
Thanks again!”

Week of 7/4

Monday 7/4: No practice
Saturday 7/9: Dual Meet at Applewood Knolls

Detail Updates:
July 4th: We will not have practice. Enjoy the day!
Parent Volunteers: Thank you so much to those families that have been helping. We still have about one-third of the team that has not stepped up yet. As a reminder, your swimmer is only able to compete in meets and enjoy events because of parent volunteers. It takes an entire team to make the season happen and we do need your help.
Upcoming event: during our last Intrasquad Meet on 7/13 we will have a fun coaches and parents relay. We need 4 parents (or 8 if we’re going to stack 2 relay teams!) who are willing to race the coaches and a few kids. Email gmstgators@gmail.com if you are interested.
League Gear Pre-Orders: see previous post for details. Pre-order your League gear now through 7/8. Click here (or go to the side bar): https://greenmtngatorswimming22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
-We have a dual meet on Saturday at Applewood Knolls swim and tennis club. All entries are due by Friday morning.

League Championships Gear: Pre-Orders

Hey Gators- If your child has already qualified for League (or you think there is a good chance that they will), we are doing pre-orders for League Gear. Our team is hosting League this year and we are trying to do pre-orders so that we aren’t stuck with hundreds of unpurchased t-shirts after the event. We will have very limited supplies on the day of the event, so order in advance for the good stuff!


click here for the store: https://greenmtngatorswimming22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/

A big thank you goes out to one of our Shed Boyz, Ted Wahlberg, for working with the designer and getting this logo created for us. We love it!