2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2016 Gator Season!

1.23.2017

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.

1.09.2017

Spring swim clinics

Now that is it a new year guess what we are doing?  We are starting to think about summer swim team.  


To help prepare the swimmers for the summer season we encourage them to participate in the Spring swim clinics on Sunday night.  These clinics will be held on Sunday evenings at Green Mountain Recreation Center.  Swimmers who are 12 and under will swim from 5:00-6:00pm and swimmers 13 and up will swim from 6:00-7:00pm.  
Please click on the following link to register.

The dates for the clinic are listed below
February 12th
February 26th
March 5th
March 12th
March 19th
March 26th
April 9th
April 23rd
April 30th
May 7th

Please email gmstgators@aol.com with any questions.
See you in February at the pool

12.04.2016

Holiday Lights at Adventure Golf and Raceway

Are you looking for something to do this winter break with the kids or family that is visiting?  You can purchase discounted tickets to the Holiday Lights at Adventure Gold and Raceway.  We are able to enjoy these discounted tickets since we are Water World club members.

It's the most wonderful time of year when Adventure Golf and Raceway transforms the park to Holiday Lights Mini Golf.  It is a fantastical journey through 54 holes of miniature golf, with over 100,000 twinkling colorful lights and beautifully decorated features throughout including Woody, the giant talking tree, an erupting volcano, and a booming fireball from our very own temple god. Light holiday treats and beverages will be available for purchase at the park, including hot chocolate, s'mores and select adult spirits.

Brighten up your season at Holiday Lights at Adventure Golf and Raceway with a Elf Pack.  This includes 4 admissions and 4 non-alcoholic drinks for $30.00 per pack.  Please click on the following link and enter GMST, then click submit.  After you click 'submit' you will select Adventure Golf and Raceway to purchase your tickets.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays

It is hard to think it is now December. It seems just like last weeks ago we were swimming outside. We hope all the Gator families had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are getting ready for Christmas.

I want to remind families participating in the Sunday night swim clinics that the last clinic will be December 11th.
We will have the Spring clinic registration posted at the beginning of January. We hope to see some familiar faces in the pool preparing for summer.

Do you need an idea for Christmas presents? You can visit the swim outlet link to purchase Gator apparel.  Please follow this link to start shopping.

Thank you all for your continued support
We wish all of you and your families Happy Holidays

11.16.2016

No swim clinics 11/20 or 11/27

Attention Sunday night swim clinic swimmers:
Please remember there is NO swim clinic the next two Sundays due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
We wish all of the Gator families a thankful holiday. We are thankful for our wonderful swim families.

9.23.2016

Sign-up for swim clinics

Just a reminder that the Fall swim clinics start this Sunday, September 25th.  This is a 10 week session that helps swimmers work on their techniques for swim team strokes.  Please click the following link to sign your swimmer up.

Thanks and see you at the Rec Center on Sunday.  Please bring your payment and forms if necessary.

9.19.2016

Why do we pay for our kids to play sports?

I was reading an article about why we invest so much money into our kids sports.  I found this article to explain a lot of what sports teaches our kids and how it helps them learn things we can't always teach them.

Please read if you like :)

One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do.
So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their training but they go anyway.
- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
- I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
- I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.
- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
- I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
- I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!
~Unknown

9.13.2016

Fall Swim Clinic (starts September 25th)

We are excited to get the kids back into the water and swimming again.  The Gators will be starting our fall swim clinics on Sunday, September 25th.  These clinics will be held at the Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.) from 5:00-6:00pm for all swimmers.  The cost for this 10 week swim clinic session is $90.00 (this can't be prorated).  Please complete the registration to get your swimmer signed up.  If your swimmer is new to the Gators swim team please complete the liability and emergency contact forms.  Please bring payment (cash or check made payable to GMST) to the first swim clinic as well as the forms if your child is a new Gator swimmer.

We look forward to seeing the kids in the water again and working on their stroke techniques.
Sunday swim clinic dates MARK YOUR CALENDARS
(5:00-6:00pm)
September 25th
October 2nd
October 9th
October 16th
October 23rd
October 30th
November 6th
November 13th
December 4th
December 11th