Details for Saturday (7/9) Meet @ AK

We need timers! We are 17 people short. Please sign up here:

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

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!
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 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):
-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:

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!

Swimmers of the Week(s)

The following are the swimmers of the week for the weeks of 6/13 and 6/20.

Upper Division
Week of 6/13 – Eden
Eden is an excellent swimmer, but the quality that impresses the coaches the most, is Eden’s commitment to technique and constant improvement. She always comes to the coaches tent after her races and asks clarifying questions during sets, then immediately puts suggestions into practice. She also makes suggestions for practice that she thinks will be the most beneficial for herself and her teammates, making her extremely coachable and an asset to the team. Great work Eden!

Week of 6/20 – Brogan
Brogan was one of the few swimmers this week to participate in all 3 meets, swimming a large collection of events. Brogan is committed to improving his stroke and goes after qualifying times by setting goals before every race. No matter how his race goes, Brogan always has a positive attitude after his race, asking about what can be improved, setting new goals, or reflecting on what went well.
Keep it up Brogan!

Middle Division
Week of 6/13 – Emerson S
Emerson came to practice this week with an enthusiasm for swimming and a desire to become better. He worked hard to meet the times to qualify for Ken Caryl, demonstrated by his commitment to doing his best in every set and listening closely to the coaches. He is a good athlete and a great leader!
Well done Emerson!

Week of 6/20 – Allison
Allison is such a joy to have on the team. She is a hard worker, already a strong swimmer and yet still pushes herself to be the best she can be. Allison demonstrates her commitment by going to stroke clinics, implementing the tips and technique in the following practices, then signing up for those races in the next meet. Her tenacity shines through every time she gets up to race, making her an irreplaceable asset to the team.
Nice job Allison!

Lower Division
Week of 6/13 – Kaia
Kaia came to practice this week with a great attitude and a desire to improve. Kaia was always the first to listen in her lane and she helped her lane mates understand the sets and improve their stakes along with her. Kaia brings a positive attitude to practice every day that makes the 9am practice a joy!
Stay cool Kaia!

Week of 6/20 – Nolan
Nolan was another one of our swimmers to swim at all 3 meets this week. Nolan will take on any challenge that is thrown at him. He swam 3 difficult events at the intrasquad, raced hard at Ken Caryl, and ended up placing 1st at the Pentathlon. Nolan is an asset that any coach would be happy to have because he is so versatile and willing to step up for the team.
Excellent job Nolan!