2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2016 Gator Season!


A few things to remember as we head into our quiet weekend

It is strange to think that our summer swimming is about half way over.  As we head into a weekend with no meets please take this time to think about a few things:

  • Thank you to all the parents who helped with our pancake breakfast and all the families that went to Water World.  It was a great Gator day!
  • Please remind your swimmer to check their swimmer folder.  It is important to take everything out to make room for any new items.
  • I would like to make sure the Buddy Families are established.  By this time you should have meet your buddy and in some way showed them some encouragement and swimmer support.  Hint:  the little buddies love to get items in their swimmer folder :)
  • Anyone looking to purchase Gator apparel can do this during practice with any board member.  Also the swimoutlet.com link is available to purchase additional Gator items.  
  • The link to the discounted Water World (and Adventure Golf and Raceway) will be active all summer long.  You are more than welcome to purchase tickets for your family and friends to go and enjoy the fun.  
Also please remember that we do NOT have practice Monday, July 4th.  We hope your family enjoys this day.  The sign-ups for the next swim meet (July 9th) will be posted this Friday at the pool.  All swimmers need to sign-up for their events by Thursday 7/7 at the end of practice.


Swimmers of the Week

This past weekend the team placed second at Ken Caryl, a meet with with over 25 teams! There were great swims from all age groups and it really took a team effort to place so well. So nows the time for the swimmer of the week announcement:


Amanda Ballard!

Amanda killed it this weekend, placing 1st in the 200 and 100 free and 2nd in the 50 free, taking home the high point award for the 15-18 girls division. She anchored the winning medley relay (with Kaylyn Schull, Sydni Sich, and Ianna Debrunner) as well as the winning free relay (with Tess Hofstra, Sydni, and Ianna). Amanda continued her streak of dominating sprint freestyle races at major meets. Congrats Amanda! 


Alex Granquist, Ben Hofstra, Quinn Meinert, Andrew Penn

This past weekend these boys won both the Medley and the Free relay, crushing the Ken Caryl and the GMST records. Their free relay was a 1:51, beating the team record by over 5 seconds and the Ken Caryl record by 4 seconds. They all swam well in their individual events as well, racking up a good amount of points to help the team place 2nd. Quinn placed 3rd in the breaststroke, Andrew 2nd in the backstroke, Alex 2nd in the fly, and Ben 2nd in the 400. Well done guys! 

There is no meet this weekend, but let's keep up the good work in practice. Keep an eye out for Gator Week... 


Wednesday, June 29th

Please remember we don't have regular morning swim practice on Wednesday.
Wednesday is our Pictures, Pancakes and Water World day.  Here are a few important reminders:

  • If you are planning on having your swimmers individual/family pictures taken please arrive at 7:30am
  • If you are purchasing any pictures please complete the order form and have this and your payment completed when you arrive.  Forms will also be available in your swimmers folder on Tuesday morning. 
  • All Gators must be at the pool in their team suits by 8am to have a team photo and age group photos taken.  Even if you are not purchasing a photo we encourage your swimmer to be in the photo.  
  • Pancakes will be prepared and served around 8:00/8:30am.  We do need some parent help so please sign-up if you are available to volunteer.  
  • If you need to purchase Water World tickets you still can do that.  Please follow the link the purchase tickets (Password:  GMGators1).  These tickets can be used for this day or any day this summer.
We can't wait to see all of you Wednesday morning.  


KC Invite Results

Congrats to the swimmers and coaches on a 2nd place finish at the KC Invite! We also had a high point winner for 15-18 girls (Amanda Ballard). Great job, Gators! We'll have the results posted to the website soon, but you can see them now on the Ken Caryl site.


C/D Meet Warmups

The warmups are from 6-7am. There is still no information on parent volunteer requirements. Please plan on at least helping out with timing if your kid is swimming in the meet. Thank you!


C/D meet: Sunday 6/26

Thank you to those parents and swimmers that have signed up to swim at the C/D meet on Sunday.  This meet will be held at Mount Vernon Country Club (24933 Club House Circle, Golden).  This meet will begin at 7:15am.  Warm-up times and parent volunteers haven't been assigned yet.  Please check the blog Saturday evening for more information.

I have posted the Individual entries for this meet.  I have also posted an eligibility report.  This report shows the swimmer names with what events they could swim if they wanted to participate.  You must send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with the events you want to swim by 8:00pm Friday night to participate.

Live poolside entertainment--Saturday, June 25th

Join GMSC on Saturday night, June 25th from 5-9 pm for a Hawaiian themed evening of live poolside entertainment with the band, Sweet Spot! The band will play while you enjoy a late evening of swimming with your family and friends (adults and kids welcome.)
  • The swimming pool is open until 9 pm.
  • The Snack Shack will stay open late and offer meal deals (until ~7/8 pm)
  • Alcohol is permitted per GMSC rules (no glass bottles, drink in moderation, 21+)
  • Free with membership; $5 per guest/non-members
We hope to see you there. Mahalo!


NO practice Friday 6/24

There will be no practice Friday. If you are swimming Ken Caryl do your best to get a good night sleep. For anyone not swimming this weekend enjoy the long weekend.

See you tomorrow,

Important information for this weekends meets

If your swimmer will be swimming Friday or Saturday at the Ken Caryl Invitational please remember the following:

  • The parent volunteer has been posted.  Please sign-up to volunteer timing.
  • The warm-up times have been posted for each session. 
  • Please park responsible.  Don't park too close to corners, hydrants and please respect the neighborhood.
  • Bug spray is highly recommended especially in the evening
  • Swimmers will use the side gate to enter and exit the pool
  • The Recreation Ranch House is currently under construction.  This means the restrooms in this building and the water fountain are out of order.  There are restrooms on the side of the Ranch House that you can access outside as well as port-o-potties around the area.  There is no working drinking fountain in this area.
If your swimmer will be swimming Sunday at Mount Vernon Country Club please remember the following:
  • We have not received all the information on this meet yet.
  • If your swimmer wants to participate in this meet please send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with your swimmers name and the individual events (up to 3) they want to swim.  Please see other older posts for more information about qualifying times for this meet.
  • I will post the individual entries as soon as I enter these.
  • The meet will begin at 7:00am with warm-up times TBD
  • There will not be a team tent set-up at this meet.  Please make sure you are watching the First Call/Last Call board so your swimmer doesn't miss their event.
  • Coach Porter will be at this meet so please see him with any questions.
  • We will need parent volunteers for this meet to assist with timing.  I will post a sign-up as soon as I have more information.
Please continue to watch the blog for more information to be posted.