2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2015 Gator Season!


Advertising in the League program

     Is your swimmer going to League in a specific event?  Do you know of a business that wants to advertise in the 2015 League program?  Attached are two forms in which allow you to write a message to your swimmer in their event and/or advertise on a page in the meet program.  This is a great way to cheer your swimmer on or get your business recognized by others.  Please note the deadline to participate in either of these sponsorships is Wednesday, July 8th.  Please see Jennifer with any questions or to turn in these forms.
Program Advertising
Swimmer/Event Sponsorship


Last week of regular season practice

It is hard to believe we are approaching our last regular swim season week.  This week is the last full week of practice unless the swimmer has a league and/or state qualifying time.  Although it is the last week of regular season it will be a busy one.  Practice times will be the same for all age groups this week. 

  • Tuesday-sign up for Intrasquad meet by 7pm
  • Wednesday-Intrasquad meet (warm-ups at 5pm; meet starts at 5:30pm)
  • Wednesday-sign up for Saturdays meet by 9pm
  • Saturday-meet @ 5Parks (warm-ups at 6:30am; meet starts at 7am)
  • Sunday-Last Chance meet @ Mount Vernon Country Club.  This meet is for swimmers who are close to League qualifying times. More information coming soon 
Please watch the blog in the next few days with details about the League meet.  There will be important information for swimmers as well as for parents.


Intrasquad meet-Wednesday, July 8th

Our last Gator Intrasquad meet will be held on Wednesday, July 8th.  The meet will begin at 5:30pm with warm-ups starting at 5pm.  Please make sure to sign up for 2 events by Tuesday @ 7pm.  This will be an action-filled evening that you don't want to miss.

Green Mountain Swim Club will be grilling on the barbeque and have the snack shack open for items to be purchased.  They accept cash and credit cards so come have dinner at the pool. 

Sale on Gator apparel.  Our remaining Gator apparel (not including swim caps) will be 50% off regular prices for this night only.  This will help us make room for new Gator apparel next season.  We accept cash or checks.
                 T-Shirts (blue, gray and/or white) and tanks        $6.00/each
                 Hoodies                                                             $12.00/each
                 Zip-up Jackets                                                   $14.50/each

The night will be finished off with our coaches relay.  We will keep with tradition and our coaches will race against a parent relay and other age groups.
This will be a fun night for all!

Age Group photos

Thanks for everyone who came to pictures and pancakes on Wednesday.  It was fun for all!
The photographer was able to take age group photos during this session which provides a picture of the kids that swam together.  These pictures will be provided if you purchased a package or can be purchased for $10.00.  If you would like to purchase an age group photo please find Jennifer this week during practice or at the Intrasquad meet on Wednesday.  You will need to provide payment at this time (cash or check payable to Mardell Studios).  The last day to order these will be Friday, July 10th.


Attention Dads-Beer and Brat night at the pool

The Green Mountain Swim Club is hosting "Beer and Brat" night at the pool on July 11th at 8-10pm.  Please see below for more details.  They would love to see you there.

Join GMSC for a guys night out! Bring a six pack of your favorite brew for an exchange - walk away with a 6 pack of all different beers! ..glass bottles are allowed for this event but we do need to drink out of plastic cups. Brat dinner will be provided. 

Bring a neighbor! Bring a friend!  

$15 suggested donation - Funds raised will go to GMSC. 

Members and Non-Members invited to attend. 
21+, of course.


Interested in singing the National Anthem at League?

We are looking for a Green Mountain Gator that is interested in singing the National Anthem at the League meet on Sunday, July 19th.  If this is something you are interested in please email Jennifer at cjmfriedrichs@aol.com by July 6th.  We will hold auditions once we have a list of interested singers.

Pictures, Pancakes and Water World--Wednesday

Pictures, pancakes and Water World (oh my!)

We will be having a fun day on JULY 1st.  This day will begin at the pool at 7:30 for pictures followed by a pancake breakfast and (if you bought tickets) then it will end at Water World.
We will be starting pictures promptly at 7:30 at the pool.  If you are planning on having individual pictures taken please be here at 7:30.  If you are getting individual pictures taken you will need an order form (one per swimmer).  These order forms are in the family swimmer folders or can be completed in the morning.  Please bring your completed order form with you along with your payment.  If you are not doing individual pictures we would like you at the pool at 8:00 so we can begin lining up for the team photo.  If you are just purchasing a team photo you will not need to complete a form we will just have a list for this.
We will be having “gator pancakes” after all the pictures are done.  Parents we will be looking for volunteers to help make pancakes and also some fruit to be donated.  Please sign-up on this link to help before, during and/or after.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054caba822a75-pancake2
Then if you have purchased tickets to Water World you will be off to spend the day there.  You can purchase Water World tickets for $30.99/ticket through the link provided.  https://calypsoclub.waterworldcolorado.com (and enter this personalized Store Name: GMST).  You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from Water World.  
This will be a fun day!  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Important Announcements for This Weekend!!

Hi Gators! I'm getting really excited to see you all swim fast at the meet this weekend :) I have a couple of notes for you all so that you're prepared for the meet:

Upper Division:

Tomorrow's practice will start at 7am and go until 8am like normal. We will do a longer meet warm up and pace work for those of you swimming tomorrow afternoon. It is extremely important to get a good warm up in for big meets like this, and I am expecting all upper division swimmers who are swimming tomorrow to attend practice. I promise that you will not be too tired to race in the afternoon.

Warm ups for the 400s will be at 12 noon. The 400 session will start at 1:00pm.

Warm ups for the rest of the 13-18 events will be from 3-3:25pm, with that session starting at 4pm.

Lower Division:

Please come to your normal practice times tomorrow. We will be working on starts, turns, and other things specific to your races this weekend.

Warm ups for 9-10 boys and ALL 11-12s will be from 6-6:25am on Saturday morning, with the session starting at 7am.

Warm ups for 9-10 girls and ALL 8&unders will be from 12:25-12:50pm with the session starting at 1pm.

All Swimmers:

Last year we got SECOND place at this meet, which was amazing for our team!! We would love to place this well again, so come ready to swim FAST!! There is also a Spirit Award at this meet. We have won the past few years--make sure to show your Gator spirit while you are there by cheering everyone on.

The weather is often unpredictable for this meet. I know last year we had a 2 hour delay on Saturday for rain and lightning. Please make sure to bring warm clothes and extra towels just in case! Please also make sure you're drinking lots of water to stay hydrated, especially if it's super hot out.

For parents: the host team has asked that we remind you that parking rules are in effect. Last year, cars that were parked too close to hydrants, street corners, and driveways were ticketed. Please get there early to allow yourself time to find a legal parking spot!!

Ken Caryl Invitational meet

Please note that the parent volunteer sign-up for the Ken Caryl meet is now posted. 
Parent Volunteer Sign-up
Also the warm up times have been modified to show our teams scheduled time.
Please let us or a coach know if you have questions.


Next Weeks Schedule (06.29-07.03)

Please be aware of our schedule for next week.
Monday 06.29--No practice
Tuesday 06.30--morning practice
Wednesday 07.01--pictures, pancakes and Water World (another message on this later)
Thursday 07.02--morning practice
Friday 07.03--No practice

Then we will be back to our regularly scheduled swim practice the week of 07.06

Notes from Intrasquad

Thank you to the parents and swimmers that waited out the storm with us.  Mother Nature didn't cooperate very well tonight and the Intrasquad meet didn't go as planned.  We are glad some swimmers got their swims in that they needed and appreciate the parents that stayed and helped with timing so this could happen.
Notes from Parent Meeting:  We will be needing your help with the League meet July 18th and 19th.  We will have some responsibilities posted soon and would appreciate parents taking these and with additional volunteers getting these completed.  Please keep an eye on the Blog as we will be posting this important information in the next few days.
We have a busy swim weekend......Go Get 'em Gators!

Intrasquad meet postponed

The Intrasquad meet is still on. We are delaying due to the weather. We are hoping to start around 6pm. Do the rain dance and see you soon!