2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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7.27.2011

How to RSVP to Banquet

We received some emails asking for some clarification on how to RSVP by using the comment box.

1. Go to the blog posting about league and where all the details about the banquet are.
2. Scroll down to the end of just that post.
3. Click "comment" it will be blue.
4. This will open up a page and you will see a list of swimmers that have commented on the left side, and on the right side there will be a box.
5. Type the name of your swimmer and how many guest you will have.
6. Then type in the word verification.
7. Click anonymous.
8. Finally click publish your comment.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!!

See you all tonight!
Coach Shelby

7.26.2011

speed Demonds

Hey All,

Under the state entries I posted a new best times sheet and league results. One cool note about the league results is if you check the 11-12 boys 50free, 200 Free, and 100 IM you might see a familiar name.

Just so you all know I saw the parents doing a rain dance at the pool hoping to rain out the coaches relay tomorrow. I don't know about you but I don't think it will work.

Coach Rich

Coaches/Parents Relay

Alright parents the coaches are officially ready to take you on in a race! We think that we have given you enough time to prepare...even though that still won't be enough! Come ready to swim after the banquet!

See you all tomorrow!

7.24.2011

Weekend Update

Gooo gators!!!

What a weekend it has been! The coaches are wiped out from all the amazing races that you swimmers did! We did end up placing 4th overall, which is great for our team. The coaches goal for the season was to place in the top 4 in league, thank you for your hard work and helping us achieve our goal! I am going to go ahead and highlight some key races that took place:

-11-12 girls medley and free relay: For all of those who were not there to witness these heart-pounding races, they took first overall in both relays! Congrats to Kaylan, Ianna, Anna, Sydney, and Kenzie. Let's just say the girls had a lot of resting time on the wall after they finished...

Kelsey Bollig: Crushed the 200 IM. Not only did she drop 11 seconds, but overtook the top seed while doing so and made the top seed girl cry! Oh and by the way she also snagged a record! Way to finish strong on your last FSA event!

8-under boys Medley Relay: Finished 2nd overall moving up from their 8th place seed spot!! We are so proud of you Ethan, Mason, Adam, and Ryan!

There are many more that we would love to highlight, but I would be on this computer all night! Congratulations to all you league swimmers we will talk about more key races at the banquet!

Now onto the banquet-
Banquet Information:
Who: All gator swimmers and their families
What: 2011 Swim Team Banquet
When: Wednesday July 27th at 5:30-?
Where: The Green Mountain Swim Club
*We do have a back-up plan incase the weather is bad. . .continue checking the blog.

Food: The swim team will provide pizza, but we will be splitting the swim team by last name to bring either a salad or a dessert. (Please make sure that there will be enough of your side to share with a large group of people i.e Josh alone requires 8 cookies)
Last Names A-O: Salad (Green salads would be great!)
Last Names P-Z: Desset (Anything and everything!)

*Please RSVP on the Blog, to do this click the comment box and select name: type your name and how many will be attending.

Practice Information for State Week:
There will NOT be morning practice tomorrow morning, enjoy sleeping in! There will be night practice tomorrow from 8-9 p.m. Tuesday practice will go as follows:
13 and up: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
12 and under: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
We did state entries tonight so we will post them at the pool on the board and we will also post them on the side bar by the other meet results.

How are you seated first in the 100 free by 6 seconds? . . . your name is Hayden Carpenter

Enjoy the morning off, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!
The Coaches

7.21.2011

VERY IMPORTANT!!

Hey gators,

I hope that you are all home resting up for your big weekend! I have some important information regardging Sunday July 24th.
*Colfax Avenue will be closed Sunday starting at 6:30 a.m. The only places that you will be allowed to cross are at Simms and Federal. This is very important for us because our warm-ups start at 7:00 and it would be really nice and less stressful for the coaches to have everyone on time to warm ups. My recommendation on how to get to the pool would be to take I-70 around to Ward Road and turn left on 44th, or to take I-70 to Kipling. This way you can avoid all of the congestion at those two spots where you are allowed to cross Colfax. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Swimmers please keep checking the board at the pool for your entries, we have had a couple of relay changes and I would like all of you to know exactly where you are swimming. Thanks for a great week of practice, the coaches are all excited for this weekend!!

*400 swimmers don't forget about your wake-up swim tomorrow. Feel free to come anytime after 8:00 a.m.

Thank you to the Moore family for relaying the information about the road closure, we really appreciate it!

Thanks,
Coach Shelby

7.18.2011

New Information

Hey gators,

I just posted all of the league meet information, so check that out. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

* 400 swimmers: We will be having a wake-up swim on friday before the meet. If you want to do this show up to practice anytime after 8:00 a.m. and we will get you guys warmed up and ready to go!

* If you are not swimming the 400 on Friday you still have practice at your normal time.

* Don't forget to find something white to tie-dye on Wednesday!

Thanks,
Coach Shelby

P.S. Happy Birthday Ianna Debrunner! Thanks again for the special treats!

7.17.2011

League Week

Gators,

We just finished our league entries and we will have them posted at the pool tomorrow on the bulletin board. Please check them to make sure that we entered you in your correct events. We have 64 swimmers that qualified for league! This is a huge number for our team, and the coaches are very proud of all your hard work!

*For practice this week we would like to only have league and state qualifiers, thank you!

This Wednesday we will be having our team ice cream/tie dye social starting at 6:30-8:00. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL SWIMMERS!!! Parents we would love to have you come and hang out! We would also like to ask parents to be there to help with your kids (8-under parents we are asking that you are ALL there to help your swimmers). *If it is going to be stormy we will cancel, last Wednesday was wild enough for the swamp!

We will have night practice this Monday, but there will not be night practice on Wednesday due to our team ice cream/ tie dye social.

If you have any question please don't hesitate to contact us:
Coach Rich has his contact information on the right side of the blog
Coach Shelby: 720-201-9577

Thanks,
Coach Shelby

7.16.2011

Last Chance Meet

Hey Gators,

The coaches just wanted to say congrats on another great meet! Unfortunately we did not win the meet we came up 30 points short. Everyone swam extremely well and we are very proud of you!

For all of those swimming in the last chance tomorrow warm-ups are NOT at 7:40, they are at 7:20!!! Sorry about the wrong time, and we hope to see you all there at 7:20 at AAC!
*If you are deck entering please show up at 7:10 so that we have enough time to get you into the meet!

Next Wednesday, July 20th we will be having our ice cream/tie dye social! Please bring your own t-shirt and make sure that they are tied with rubber bands and ready to be dyed. More information will come soon!

*For practice next week we would like to open practice up to only league and state qualifiers so that we can help these swimmers prepare for their meets, thank you for understanding.

Go Gators!
The coaches

7.13.2011

Domination Coaches

Hi all,

Hope you are all excited for the meet tonight. This is the third to last chance for you all to make league times so get ready to swim fast. Warm up will start at 5:30 and the Meet will start at 6:00PM

Be sure not to leave the meet early tonight, you wouldn't want to miss the best relay of the season. So far here are the teams competing in the main event 1)Coaches, 2)Parents, 3) Upper division Relay, 4) Mixed 11-12 relay, and 5) Maybe another parent relay? If you parents think you are up for fielding two relays.

FYI- If you look up swimming world records you will see names like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin, and Rebecca Soni but if you look in the front of the record book you will see an astrix that says "all swimming records are held by Rich, Josh, Shelby and Molly of the Green Mountain Swim Team the following are just a list of people that have come closest."

Coach Rich

Intrasquad is a go. Warm up is at 5;30 meet starts at 6:00 tonight.

7.11.2011

Night Practice 7/11/11

Hey Gators,

Night practice will be cancelled tonight Monday June 11th due to the rain. Enjoy the night off! Also we will be continuing sign-ups for the intrasquad tomorrow and starting sign-ups for the AAC meet this Saturday. The intrasquad meet on Wednesday is our last one, so you all know what that means. . .coaches relay!! We are ready to take down any team that tries! Parents start getting those relays together!

Coach Shelby

7.10.2011

Last Week Before Post Season

Hello Gators,

Congratulations again on another successful meet. We did beat the Columbine Dolphins! A special shout-out to Dylan Jacob on setting another team record in the 100 Free. This week is the last week of regular practice. Starting next Monday July 18th practice will be only for league and state qualifying swimmers, so come to the pool this week ready to practice so that you can get those times! Also our team record is 3-1 in FSA competition for the season, be proud of all of your hard work!

Inez and Olivia Moore have been to Mars, that is why there are no signs of life.

From your favorite coaches

7.07.2011

Riding The Storm Out

Its a good thing Gators are exalent swimmers because you all might be swimming to practice tomorrow if the rain keeps coming. Here are a few updates to get you through the weekend.

The meet Saturday against CKST will start at 7:00am with our warm up starting at 6:00am. 12 and unders will warm up from 6:00-6:15 and 13 and ups from 6:15-6:30. Please be ready to get in the pool on time.

If you have not signed up yet you will have to deck enter at the Meet. Please do so as early as possible.

Because I was out of town for the 4th I have not updated the best times but I will do so after Saturdays meet.

Yesterday Kevin Mercy went for a run on a treadmill, it couldn't keep up.

See you all at the swamp
Coach Rich

7.05.2011

Night Practiced Cancel

Hi all,

Hope you all had a great 4th of July. Due to weather and the fact that I just got back into town and still have to run home I am going to cancel Night Practice tonight but we will be back to normal tomorrow. Uper division if you are missing the pool feel free to do a two a day tomorrow.

Coach Rich