2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Night Practice

No practice due to lightning. Coach Shelby

The Heat Is On


Hope all of you are staying cool, Maybe taking a dip or two in the swamp. Don't forget to sign up for the meet against AAC by tomorrow. Also I forgot to tell you yesterday to sign up the Pentathlon on Sunday if you want to swim it. For those of you who are new or just don't know what a Pentathlon is each swimmer swims all five events Fly, Back, Breast, Free and IM then your time is added up and the fastest time wins. 8 and unders swim 25's and a 100 IM, 9-12 swim 50's and 100 IM and 13-18 Swim 100's and 200 IM. You have to have B times in at least 3 of the five events to swim. Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach Rich


Great Weekend

Congratulations to all who swam and made it through the long weekend. The coaches are extremely proud of the way you all swam and represented the team. We finished Ken Caryl in 6th place just two points from 5th and very close to 3rd, I think we can beat some of the teams that beat us at state. On Sunday several swimmers swam well and qualified for either league or state.  We will get the meet results and best times links updated as soon as possible.

Now looking ahead to Saturday we are hosting AAC at the Swamp, last year we almost beat them so lets get as many swimmers to sign up as possible and see if we can't knock them off their apple tree. We started sign up today, if you plan on swimming please sign up by Wednesday.

Coach Rich


Night Practice

Hello gators, Unfortunately I am going to have to cancel night practice this evening, something has come up and Coach Rich and Josh are unavailable to fill in for me. I apologize for the short notice. I hope you all have a great night off. See some of you at Ken Caryl or on Monday. Upper division I wanted to remind you that there is no practice for you in the morning. 12 and unders we still have practice at 8:00. Thanks, Coach Shelby


Brrr its cold in here there must be some Gators in the atmosphere

Good to see so many of you made it to the pool even though it was a little cool. Warm up times for this weekend are posted to the right. See you tomorrow.

Coach Rich


Up and Swimming Again

We have returned to normal practice times. This is a really busy week for the team so be sure to check the blog so you don't miss anything. Friday Upper division will be swimming at Ken Caryl Invite. Saturday Morning 9-10 boys and 11-12 boys and girls will be at Ken Caryl. Saturday afternoon 8 and Unders and 9-10 girls. I will post warm up times and meet times as soon as I can get a hold of them. Be sure to check the entries so you know what you are swimming. There will be no upper division practice Friday due to the meet.

On Sunday the League C/D meet is at Anderson pool. If you have a C or D time and want to swim and Sunday be sure to sign up with the coaches at practice by Wednesday.

Coach Rich


Practice Is A Go!

Hey all,

Practice is a go for Tuesday, June 17th.  I hope you all enjoyed your time off, but it is time to get back in the pool!  See you all in the morning!

Coach Shelby

Monday 6/18

Hey gators, We are trying to see if we can have a practice this afternoon, so please stay posted and check back regularly for an update. Coach Rich made a workout for you all to do today if you would like.   Warm up 200 free 200 kick 200 choice 8 x 25 1/2 under water stream line dolphin kick 1/2 ez on :45 4 x 50 descend to fast on 1:00 200 free breathe 3/5/3/7 by 50 4x 50 odds ez evens fast on 1:00 200 free breathe 3/5/3/7 by 50 4x 50 all fast on 1:00  200 free breathe 3/5/3/7 by 50  Cool down 3x 100 ez Ken Caryl entries have been posted so be sure to check those out! Coach Shelby


AK Defeats the Gators

Hey all, The coaches wanted to say that you all swam very well yesterday! Even though we did not win the meet we were still able to have swimmers swim best times. AK won league last year, so they are definitely the team to beat. Ken Caryl entries should be posted today, so be sure to take a look at that. There will be no practice Monday, and be sure to check the blog to find out if there will be practice Tuesday. The water needs to he warm enough and the chemicals need to be correct. I hope you all have a great weekend! Coach Shelby




Thank you for your cooperation!!! Warm-ups on Saturday will be at 6:30, please arrive by 6:15.  Parking is not the best and you will be parking in the neighborhood.  Enjoy the day off and see all of you Saturday morning!

If you have any questions please email me denn2426@bears.unco.edu or call me (720)-201-9577.

Coach Shelby


Intrasquad 2


We have our second intrasquad meet tonight.  Please be at the arrive a few minutes early to be in the pool for warm-ups by 5:30.  It is supposed to be a really hot day today, so try to do something low-key if possible so that you are able to swim some best times tonight!!  See you at the pool!

Also I was told this morning that the bathrooms have been very messy after swim team practice.  We need to make sure that we are leaving the pool, bathroom, and grounds as they were when we first arrive to the pool in the morning.  If you all could clean up after yourselves and make sure your teammates are doing the same that would be wonderful! Thank you so much!

Coach Shelby

P.S. Don't forget to buy your water world tickets! It is a really fun day and the coaches will challenge anyone on The Tortuga!

Also if you all want to learn a really FUN new way to put on your caps be sure to ask Shea Murphy and Emma Berg!


Weekend Domination!

Gators I am so proud of all of you, and I cannot thank you all enough for the support this weekend!  You made it such a smooth and wonderful meet, and I would like to give a huge thank you to Lance Carpenter for being a wonderful fill-in coach (Coach Rich and Josh better be careful, he may be taking their spots)! We had so many awesome swims and swimmers qualify for league and state, keep up the good work because it is definitely paying off.

I wanted to send out a friendly reminder that we have an intrasquad meet on Wednesday, and we are swimming at Applewood Knolls on Saturday.  We started sign-ups today at practice, and it would be really nice to have everyone signed up by tomorrow for the intrasquad, and for Saturday we need to submit entries Thursday night, so the last day to sign up so that you can be on a relay will be Wednesday. Thank you! See you all tomorrow and don't blow away with the wind today!

Coach Shelby


Week 2

In Week 2 of the Foothills Swim Asociation 2012 season the Gators look to continue their perfect season and reach 2-0. To ensure that the Gators swim fast and have a great meet please make sure to be at the swamp for the 6:00am warm-up. Both Coach Josh and Rich will not be in attendace so Shelby will be on her own. Please try and help her my making it to the heating shed on time. The meet entries are posted to the right and they are posted at the pool, take a look and write your events down for tomorrow.

Good Luck
Coach Rich



I hope you all not getting blown away by the wind. We will start night practice today for upper division and any parents that want to jump in. Practice will start at 8:00pm weather permitting please show up early to help set up so that we can get started right at 8:00.

Remember to sign up for Saturday if you haven't yet.

Coach Rich


Water World Tickets!

Look at the green bar on the right for ticket info.


"Riding The Storm Out"

Well the weather stopped the Gators, but the Mt. Vernon couldn’t. Congratulations to all the swimmers who helped us start out the season 1 and 0. I think the only swimmer that would say they had a bad meet would be Shelby’s cell phone. That thing went down faster than the parent relay. Although we saw lots of great swims today we are excited to get back into the pool Monday and work on some of the details. Enjoy your day off, see you Monday.

Coach Rich

P.S. Big props to anyone that can tell me the artist of “Riding The Storm Out” and where it was written


Hi All,

I Look forward to seeing all the parents at the meeting tonight at 6:30.  Just a reminder we will be trying to meet in the heating area so that we can all hear each other.

Also remember if you are swimming tomorrow be sure to bring warm clothes it will be cold up there.

See you soon