2010 FSA Division II League Champions

Welcome to the 2016 Gator Season!


After school practice starts Tuesday

I hope Mother Nature realizes that we are starting summer swim team and the sun decides to come out and stay for awhile.  There has been a few changes to the after school swim practice schedule as mentioned earlier but we just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of these.

Mark your calendars for the following:
After school practice Tuesday, May 23rd-Friday, May 26th
All practices will be held at Green Mountain Rec Center
3:00-4:15pm practice for 13&up
4:15-5:15pm practice for 12&under

Morning practices are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 30th
6:30-8:00am practice for 13&up
8:00-9:00am practice for 10-12 year olds
9:00-9:50am practice for 9&unders

Also note that our first Intrasquad meet is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st with warm-ups beginning at 5:00pm and the meet starts at 5:30pm.  More information about the Intrasquad will be posted on the Gator Blog soon.  This information will include how swimmers should sign-up for the events they are going to swim and also how to volunteer to help during the meet.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about practice or anything swim team related.


Need a team swimming suit?

This message is for swimmers who still need a team swimming suit.  If you missed the swimming suit fitting you still have time to order.  You can order online or by calling Colorado Swim Shop.  If you know what size suit your swimmer needs you can order online.  If you are unsure about sizing you also can call Colorado Swim Shop and they can assist you with placing your order with.

Then click on TEAMS STORE

Then from the drop down menu under TEAM STORE (top menu) select Green Mountain
Password is:   greenM17 (case sensitive)

Colorado Swim Shop
2525 Arapahoe Ave., C-4
Boulder, CO 80302

If you already ordered your team suit these will be available at practice starting next week.
Let's hope summer decides to show up and stay awhile.


IMPORTANT: change to after school practices

Here is an important message regarding after school practices.  This message affects ALL swimmers.
New Location:  Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.)
New Practice Times:  Upper division (13&up) will practice from 3:00-4:14pm
                                    Younger division (12&under) will practice from 4:15-5:15pm
After school practice will be held Tuesday, May 23rd through Friday, May 26th 
(no practice on Monday, May 22nd)

The swim club is working hard to get the pool ready for us to start after Memorial Day
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this change


Green Mountain Swim Club---Splash Sale....ONE WEEK ONLY

Hello Swim Team Families-
     There is a splash sale!! Swim Club membership is only $395.00 until May 14th.  

Here is a friendly reminder that if you haven't already signed up and/or renewed your swim club membership please do so now, don't hesitate.  There is a sale going on now through Sunday for ALL memberships at an unbelievable rate of $395.00 (that means that you spend less than $5.00 per day for your whole family to enjoy a great pool).  If you haven't been a member in the past please consider joining.  The success of the swim team and the swim club are united. 

Please help support the swimming pool our kids enjoy every morning! 

Please visit the Green Mountain Swim Club page to complete your swim club membership.


Last swim clinic--this Sunday

Attention swim clinic families:
I wanted to thank you for participating in the Spring swim clinics.  We had great swimmers and we hope your child(ren) left these 10 weeks with some new knowledge.  I wanted to remind you all that this Sunday is the last swim clinic.  We hope to see you in the summer.  Please let us know if you have any questions about clinics or summer swim team.


Reminder: Officials Clinic Tomorrow!

We need some parents to step up and help with officiating at swim meets this summer. Returning and new officials need to attend one of the following clinics. New officials also need to attend the in-water demo on 24 May.

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


Introducing our coaches for this summer

We are excited for the coaches that will be leading the Gators this summer!

We are very fortunate that Porter Bennett will be returning as Head Coach and working with the 13-18 age group.  Porter has been a part of the coaching staff for 3 years, he coached the 9-12 year olds and transitioned to head coach last year and will lead the team again this year.  Porter gets to know each swimmer to help them reach their individual goals; while also supporting them to work together as a team.  During the years he has been coaching, our little team has upset the bigger teams at State to place 2nd place in 2015 and again in 2016.  Porter is finishing his junior year in college and he's majoring in Economics.

Ethan Schick will be returning this season after some traveling at the beginning of the summer.  Ethan will be responsible for coaching the 9-12 year olds.  Ethan has swam with the Gators since he was an 8 & under.  His first leadership role with the team was helping with the 8 & unders and he did a great job with this.  We are excited for him to move up with this age group so he can continue to help them succeed.  Ethan is finishing his second year at Colorado College and is continues to break records in his butterfly.

We are thrilled to welcome Kaylyn Schull to the Gators as a coach.  Kaylyn swam as a Gator for 6 years and was a key part of our dominant upper division.  Kaylyn is finishing her freshman year at Biola University in Southern California where she is studying accounting and continues to swim.  We are excited to have a strong backstroke coach on the team and welcome the skills she can pass along to the kids.  Kaylyn will be working the 8 & under age group.

You will also see Dylan Jacob and Emma Berg working with the swimmers and coaches.
Dylan will be coaching the 9-12 year olds at the beginning of the season; filling in for Ethan.  Dylan has also been a Gator since he was an 8 & under and exemplifies good sportsmanship in swimming, football, basketball and baseball.  He has helped coach our swim clinics and the 8 & unders for the past few years.  Dylan is a high energy coach with a great sense of humor.  Dylan is great with the kids, so we are glad we get to have his help before he goes off to college.
The younger swimmers will get the privilege of working with Emma Berg. Emma has taken the initiative to work with the beginning swimmers during our clinics and has shown great responsibility.  Emma will be in the water with the little Gators helping them get comfortable and stronger at swimming.  Emma has a positive and patient nature, demonstrates amazing abilities, and the kids love her!

We welcome all our coaches to a wonderful summer swim season!