Some quick reminders/calendar update!

Don’t forget –



Intrasquad TONIGHT! This will be very low key. I know that the majority of the team probably hasn’t even been in the water yet so this is little more than a nice warm-up and an opportunity for new families to get accustomed to how the meet process works. We’ll be hosting 4 or 5 meets this year, so it’s vital that everyone understands how the process of running a meet goes, as well as the importance of volunteering!



Be there by 5:30! That’s when we’ll start our parent meeting and warm-ups!



THE CALENDAR




Some people have had trouble with the calendar because as it turns out, you must have a google account to access it. Oops!



So I published another version of the calendar, but it’s pretty unreadable and you could spend all day clicking on each event trying to figure out what’s going on. My suggestion would be to follow the button I’ve published below and take two minutes to create yourself an account! Google won’t do anything with your information and it’s very easy to sign up.



Once you’ve done that, the calendar you can access by clicking the button is much more functional, and is also printable. Just remember that it’s always subject to change, so it’s probably worth checking online every once in a while, even if you’ve printed it out.



Have a great day! See everyone tonight!



– Luke

Hate to do it but…

No swimming this afternoon.. It’s a blustery 48 and even if the rain/hail/lightening/wind were to stop, that’s just too cold to be swimming outdoors safely.

That said, I will be at the club at 7 p.m. with running shoes (and my inhaler) ready to run. Unless it’s still pouring rain, in which case I’ll be sitting in my car shivering and telling you to go home.

But if the weather is clear, anyone is welcome to join me for a little jog. If you’re an upper division swimmer you should be there.

Hope everyone has a great day, DON’T FORGET, parents meeting/intrasquad warm-up at 5:30 tomorrow (Thursday)! Please be there!

Oh, and bring your favorite ice cream topping to share for our ice cream social afterwards. I’ll be bringing old coffee grounds (delicious on vanilla), so if you don’t want that you should bring something else!

– Luke

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Weather watch…

So the skys are clear(ish) and the temp is warm(ish) right now, but the forecast for tonight isn’t pretty..

Stay tuned to the blog, I’ll post updates as we get closer (good thing I have nothing else to do..) but tentatively, we’re still on.

Unless it’s pouring rain, we’ll still do something active, even if we can’t get in. Luke needs to lose his gut.

Bring a pair of socks and sneakers to the pool as a backup! Look for another update around 4 p.m.

– Luke

NO PRACTICE TODAY!!

For those of you who may have been wondering…



Practice is canceled today (Tuesday) because of weather (unless you really want to swim in the 48 degree air)



Some other important reminders..



Thursday 24th –



5:30 p.m. – Parent Meeting

6 p.m. – Intrasquad meet (Ice cream social afterwards)



Friday 25th –




NO PRACTICE! (GMHS graduation)



Remember, the schedule is a bit, uh, screwy the first few weeks, so PLEASE check the calendar (right sidebar) to make sure you are up to date!



See you all tomorrow (hopefully..) Check the blog if the weather is bad for practice status.



– Luke





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Startin up!

PRACTICE



Don’t forget! We have our first official practice MONDAY, MAY 21 at the swim club! The pool is full and the weather has been nice (so far..) so we’re ready to roll!



Practice will be after school for 2 weeks, running through June 1 when everyone is on summer break (your coaches have been on break for what, 2 weeks now?)



Times are as follow:




6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – 8-unders, 9-10’s, 11-12’s

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Upper Division




We are looking at adding another hour if attendance warrants such. Watch the blog for updates!



INTRASQUAD



We will be having our first intrasquad meeting THIS Thursday, MAY 24 at the swim club! The intent of this meet is not only to get the kids excited for the season, but also to allow new families and swimmers the opportunity to learn how our meets work.



Watch the blog for further updates! We’ll see everyone at the pool!



– Luke





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Welcome!

Hey Gators!

This is the first official post for the new GMST blog, gmgators.blogspot.com! Stay tuned to this blog for important information, re-caps, calendars, updates and more!

This is a great way for us to communicate with you, so make sure you check it frequently, especially once the season starts!

Have a great winter break, don’t forget about our weekly clinics going on through out the winter! We meet every Sunday evening at Carmody Recreation Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We’re currently on holiday, but we resume Session 2 on January 7. Session 3 begins Febuary 25, so if you haven’t gotten to the pool yet, make sure you do then!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!

>> Luke