2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2016 Gator Season!


Spring Break swim clinic schedule

I just wanted to send out a reminder of our schedule for the spring swim clinics during Spring Break.  We will have swim clinics this Sunday, March 26th at the regular scheduled times.  There will be NO swim clinic next Sunday, April 2nd. We hope you enjoy your break.


No evening swim team offered this summer

We are sorry to announce that we will not be offering an evening swim team session this summer.  Last summer, for the first time, we attempted an evening swim team practice for swimmers that had scheduling conflicts which prohibited them from attending the morning sessions.  We were excited that we got great swimmers from this test session and wonderful families added to the team.  After reviewing how the summer went we decided that there wasn't enough benefits to continue this.  It was hard with the evening weather that we had to keep a consistent practice schedule and the evening swimmers didn't get to experience the true team environment that is important to us.  Please let us know if you have any questions about this.  Again we apologize to the families that won't be able to make the morning session work.


Official Clinics--training dates

Have you ever wondered where the best spot at a swim meet is?  Do you want to be right at the edge of the pool to watch your swimmers?  Well the solution to both of these questions is to become an official.  

The Foothills Swim Association will train any and all parents who would like to volunteer their time as an official.  We would love to have our existing and any new parents attend one of the following training sessions.

Officials Clinics have been scheduled for the following dates:  
All officials need to attend one of the following trainings. 

Sunday, April 30th at 4:30pm at Green Mountain Recreation Center
Sunday, May 21st at  4:30pm at Green Mountain Recreation Center
Wednesday, May 24th 6:00pm lecture, 7:00pm in water demo at Applewood Knolls (this lecture is only for returning officials. However, all new officials need to attend the in water demo.)
Sunday, June 4th at 2:30pm at Green Mountain Recreation Center

If you have questions, please contact Jim Fernald directly, jimfswim@comcast.net

Summer swim team registration

With the warm weather it makes us realize how close summer swim team is.  We are excited to start registration for the summer swim team season.   Please start watching the blog for updates as we pass along information about things starting this summer  It is easy to be notified of updates if you like Green Mountain Swim Team on Facebook or subscribe on the Gator blog.  

If you plan on swimming with the Green Mountain Gators this summer please complete the following registration.  Use the following link to sign your swimmer up.  Upon completing the registration you will mail in your payment along with the completed emergency contact form, liability waiver and code of conduct.

We will publish the summer swim practice times as soon as they are finalized.  This will include the start dates and the start times.

We are excited to start thinking swim team.  Please let us know if you have any questions about swim team or the registration process.


Spring Swim Clinic practice time changes

We are excited for our Spring Clinic to begin this Sunday.  We have made a few changes to the age groups and their practice times to help balance out the number of swimmers per lane.  Please see the changes below.
If your child was born in or after 2007 they will attend the 5:00-6:00pm session
If your child was born in or before 2006 they will attend the 6:00-7:00pm session

We understand that there are some siblings that this change may affect.  If it is easier to bring both of them to the same session please have them attend the session of the younger sibling.

Also if your swimmer is in the water from 6:00-7:00pm please remind them to get in and out of the locker room as quickly as possible so the Rec Center can close in a timely manner.

Please plan on bringing your payment of $90 per swimmer to the first swim clinic (thank you!)


Swim meet sign-up survey

We would like your input about how swimmers sign-up for swim meets.  We have created a survey for parents to complete to share their thought on what the best way for swimmers to pick their events is.  This is for families who have been swimming with the Gators for 2+ years as we are comparing the different ways it was done in the past.  Please share your thoughts so we can make improvements for the 2017 summer swim season.
Please complete the swim meet sign-up survey
Thanks for your time as we appreciate your input


2017 important dates

We are excited to have our schedule for the 2017 summer swim season.  Please add the following dates to your calendar and start thinking summer (it will be here before we know it).

We will update the blog with information about after school and morning swim team practice as soon as we have this information.  Below are important dates for swim meets and swim team events.

May 31st:  Intrasquad I meet begins at 5:30pm with warm-ups at 5:00pm
June 3rd:  GMST vs 5 Parks meet begins at 7:00am with warm-ups at 6:30am
June 7th:  Tie-Dye and Ice Cream social from 6:00-8:00pm
June 10th:  MVCC vs GMST meet begins at 7:00am with warm-ups at 6:00am
June 11th:  Gator Freestyle Frenzy @ GMST meet begins at 7:00am *more information to come
June 17th:  Golden vs GMST meet begins at 7:00am with warm-ups at 6:00am
June 21st:  Intrasquad II meet begins at 5:30pm with warm-ups at 5:00pm
June 23rd and 24th:  Ken Caryl Invite
June 25th: C/D meet at Golden
June 25th:  Pentathlon @ Applewood Athletic Club
June 28th:  Pictures, Pancakes and Water World
July 8th:  GMST vs Applewood Knolls
July 12th:  Intrasquad III meet begins at 5:30pm with warm-ups at 5:00pm
July 15th:  WheatRidge vs GMST meet begins at 7:00am with warm-ups at 6:30am
July 16th:  Last Chance @ GMST
July 19th:  Movie Night
July 21st-23rd:  League @ Anderson Pool
July 28th-30th:  State Meet @ Splash


Open board positions

Do your kids love summer swim team? Would you like to become more involved in the swim team family? Think about joining the swim team board. We would love to have you as part of our board.  Speaking from personal experience (this is Jennifer) there is no swim team background needed.

We currently have an open board position and two more available after this summer (Jennifer and Dave will be leaving after the 2017 summer season). This is a wonderful opportunity to become involved and understand how all the parts of the swim team work. The job responsibilities are flexible and we are confident there will be a task that you can help with and enjoy doing.

Please email gmstgators@aol.com if you would consider joining the board this year and/or shadowing for the next year. We can discuss the roles you are interested in and what responsibilities would work best for you.  If you are planning on possibly joining the board after this summer we would welcome you to shadow some this summer so you can gain some knowledge of these positions.  We would love to have your support.

Thank you for considering volunteering and we look forward to working with new board members this summer.