2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2017 Gator Season!

8.02.2017

End of season and things to do at the pool

It is always bittersweet when swim team ends.  The summer swim season is amazing and seems to go by so quickly, as these 2 months are very busy.  Then comes the end of the season when summer finally starts and things slow down a little (just in time for school to start).  Thank you to the parents and swimmers for a wonderful 2017 summer swim team season.

If you didn't pick up all the contents from your swimmer files these will be at the pool in the lifeguard office during normal business hours.  If you need to make other arrangements to get these please email and we will coordinate something.

We would also like to share a few events happening the remainder of the summer:

Things happening at the pool.  Fun to be had by all!
  • Friday, August 4th from 8:00-10:00pm:  Friday Flick and Late Swim
    • Showing Finding Dory
    • Join the members of the swim club for a movie under the stars and an evening of late swimming.  
    • This event is free to swim club members and $5.00 per non-member
    • Bring your blanket or floatie and watch a movie under the summer sky.  Drinks and popcorn will be provided
  • Sunday, August 6th from 9:00am-12:00pm:  Flippin Flapjacks Fundraiser
    • Tickets are $10.00 per plate.  Includes unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee/orange juice
    • Tickets are available at the door with cash, check or credit card.  You may also purchase tickets in advance online
    • Open swimming to the public (today only) for $3.00 per non-member
  • Sunday, August 13th from 6:00-8:00pm:  Teen Night (Luau theme)
    • Food, games and swimming for kids ages 12-17
    • Cost is $7.00/member and $10.00/non-member
We hope you all enjoy the rest of summer and wish all the swimmers a successful school year.  For more information about the swim club events please see their website or call them for details.

We hope to see some of you in the Fall at our indoor swim clinics and we look forward to summer 2018!

7.26.2017

Banquet tonight is still on

Well Mother Nature is now following our normal Wednesday summer swimming weather pattern and is planning on raining tonight. (I guess we should be fortunate that the weather has been great up until recently). 
But don't worry, we are still going to have the banquet tonight. It might be a little wet and a little chilly so plan accordingly. If your family has a pop-up tent please bring this to help provide shelter from the rain. Bring umbrellas if you need and we will see tonight to end our swim season.
I am hoping by sticking to our original plan and having the necessary items we will be blessed with a few hours of no rain (keep your fingers crossed).
See all of you at the pool tonight at 5:30pm.

7.24.2017

Swim Team pictures

If you ordered swim team pictures this year I will have these at the banquet on Wednesday.  Please come find me and I will make sure you get these.  They turned out great.  If you didn't order pictures you still have an opportunity to order the team picture and/or age group pictures online.  I am sure once you see these you will need to get one :) (If you order online these will be sent to your house)
Link to purchase team/age group pictures

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

7.23.2017

End of season banquet: Wednesday night

It has come to that time of the swim season that we get all swimmers together to recognize them for an amazing season and share our thank you's.  We would like to invite all the swimmers and their families to our end of season banquet.  This banquet will be at Green Mountain Swim Club and this event will begin at 5:30pm.  The Green Mountain Swim Team will provide pizza and water/lemonade.  We are asking families to bring a side dish and/or dessert based on Last Name to share in our potluck style dinner.
If your last name begins with A-L you are asked to bring a dessert to share
If your last name begins with M-Z you are asked to bring a side dish to share

We look forward to seeing our swimmer families on Wednesday!

State swimmers practice

Practice this week will only be for swimmers who will be swimming at the State Meet this weekend.
Practice times have CHANGED:
Upper division (13&up) practice from 7:00am-8:00am
Lower division (12&under) practice from 8:00-9:00am

Good luck and swim fast this weekend!

Schedule 7/24-7-30

What an amazing weekend for the Gators!  The Green Mountain Gators placed 2nd at the 2017 League Meet.  We are looking forward to our end of season banquet and the State Meet.

Here is the schedule for this week:
Practice this week is only for swimmers swimming an event in the State Swim Meet this weekend.
Practice times have been changed for these swimmers:
         13&up practice 7:00-8:00am
         12&unders practice 8:00-9:00am

Wednesday, July 26th:  End of season banquet at 5:30pm at GMSC
Another post will be coming about information about the banquet

Friday, July 28th-July 30th:  State Swim Meet at Splash (3151 Illinois St.)
Friday:  400s (meet starts at 3:00pm)
Saturday:  Lower division, 12&unders (meet starts at 9:00am)
Sunday:  Upper division, 13&up (meet starts at 9:00am)

We hope to see you all Wednesday.


7.20.2017

Upper division swimmers practice time change Friday

Upper division swimmers (14 and up):  practice time change for Friday morning.  Swimmers will begin practice at 7:00 tomorrow on Friday 7/21.  Enjoy your additional 30 minutes of sleep.

Parents of League swimmers please volunteer

This post is for parents of League swimmers
If your swimmer is swimming at League we need you to volunteer.  The parent volunteer sign-up needs to be filled.  Thank you if you have already signed up.  Please continue to check back as parents may need to sign-up more than one volunteer opportunity.

The Data Verification and Card Running responsibilities are essential (and easy).  

Data Verification:  Work with coaches to verify qualification times for any swimmers who fail to make the league qualifying time in any race.
Card Runner: Collect timing sheets from the timers and deliver to data entry
We need to make sure we are completing all of our team responsibilities at this meet.  Please make sure you sign-up soon.  Thank you for your support.

7.19.2017

League 400 swimmers

Attention swimmers swimming the 400 at League:
Practice on Friday will be at 9:15am (not 6:30am) if you are swimming the 400
We wish you the best of luck on Friday night!

Swimmers of the week

It is hard to think that we are almost done with swimmer of the week as we will be done swimming soon.  We have amazing kids on our team!


Male Swimmer of the Week:  Conor Sharpe
Conor qualified for league in the 25 free for the first time this past weekend!  This came after a real tough week in practice but that didn't phase him.  Conor has been the chief negotiator for his lanes in practice, making sure to keep us coaches on our toes.  With his quick wit, Conor is routinely a joy in practice.  The coaches are very excited to see Conor swim in his first league meet, where we know he's gonna do great.  Good job Conor!

Female Swimmer of the Week:  Rachel Bakkum
Rachel qualified for league after she dropped a ton of time in her 25 fly at the Intrasquad.  Rachel loves to compete both in practice and in the meets.  In practice she's always gunning to lead the lane and to complete each set first.  She has no fear of any of the strokes or races.  She is a bundle of endless energy that is willing to try hard in any set and also encourage others in her lane to do the same.  Great job Rachel!  

7.18.2017

Movie Night tomorrow: Moana

Here is a reminder that we will have our swim team movie night tomorrow.  We will be watching Moana.  Parents please drop your swimmers off at the pool around 8:00pm and pick them up by 10:00pm.  There will be popcorn and water available for all the kids and they are welcome to bring their own snacks if they want as well.  They are encouraged to bring something to sit on (blanket/sleeping bag/chair) as we will be sitting in the grass.
Note:  no swimming allowed tomorrow night and this event is for swimmer only