2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Back On


We will try to move back to the normal practice times tomorrow. 13 and up 7:00-8:00am and 12 and under 8:00-9:00am. Wake up swims for all 400 swimmers will be at 8:30am.

Also the state psych sheet is posted under the links, be sure to check it out.

Coach Rich



Important! Practice is as follows tomorrow July 26th:

Upper division: 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Lower division 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Sorry for the short notice, please continue to check the blog as this schedule may change.  Thank you for your cooperation.  It was so great seeing you all at the banquet, and congratulations to all of our award winners!

Coach Shelby

Hello Gator Families!!

We are looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday night, July 25th, at 5:30PM at the swim club for our Annual/End -of-year Swim Team Banquet. The swim team is providing pizza and bread sticks. Each family is responsible for bringing a dish to share. Depending on the first letter of your last name, you will bring either a side dish, or a dessert - and please bring an appropriate serving utensil, if needed (we do not have any). For the past several years, we have been 'blessed' with rain and/or cool weather. Please prepare accordingly. The banquet can last until about 8:30pm. The coaches love to brag about their swimmers!

Swimmers with the last name beginning with letters A-L, please bring a dessert.
Swimmers with the last name beginning with letters M-Z, please bring a salad/side.

Portions should be able to serve at least 10 people.


League Wrap-up

Great Job All League Swimmers!!! It was a long hot weekend and you all swam great. The Coaches are pleased with our 4th place finish we were well ahead of the 5th place team. If you are interested you can check out the results under important links. (Team scores are on the very last page of the results.)

State Swimmers please check the state entries under important links if you would like to make any changes I need to know ASAP please call, text or email me.

There will not be practice tomorrow (Monday), enjoy your day off. We will resume practice on Tuesday. Upper division will swim from 7:00-8:00am and all other swimmers (8 and unders-12 year olds) will swim from 8:00-9:00am.

Enjoy the rest



Close, Close, Close


Hope you are all ready to swim fast this weekend because the League Psyche sheet is out and there are a lot of very close swims. Check out the psyche sheet under important links. We will need everyone on their A game this weekend.

Remember tomorrow's ice cream/tie-dye party starts at 6:30pm be sure to bring something to tie-dye we will provide the dye and ice cream. Parents please make sure you come with your swimmers and supervise them.

Attention 400 swimmers you only have two practices left before league, you do not have practice Friday. If you would like to do a wake up swim (highly recommended) Friday please be at the pool at 8:30am. Then after the wake up swim I will take the 400 swimmers out to breakfast.

Coach Rich


Double Check

Hi Gators,

League entries are posted under "Important Links" and will be at the pool tomorrow. Please check and make sure that everything look right. The coaches spent a lot of time putting swimmers in the events we think the swimmers will do best in so please understand you might not be swimming exactly what you want but it is what is best for the team. If you notice a mistake or need to make a change please let me know ASAP.

The schedule for league has also been posted under "Next Meet" be sure to note that the 400's are on Friday. Saturday the meet starts with the medley relay and goes through Backstroke. Sunday starts with the Free relay and goes through the IM.

Coach Rich


Big Push

Alright Gators,

Tomorrow is our last dual meet of the season, be sure to get rest so you can swim fast. Remember if you do not have a league time your last practice was today.

Good Luck Gators
Coach Rich


Nice Job

Great job tonight gators. We had a lot of great swims and even some state and league qualifying times.

Remember if you have made league but are not going to be able to swim please send me an email letting me know by Sunday. My email is richcleeds@gmail.com

Coach Rich

It's on like Donkey Kong

Alright the Gator the coaches are ready are you? After discussing some relay strategy at the pool today I would say that the coaches are a 2 to 1 favorites to make a clean sweep of both the parent and upper division relays. If you all want to change those odds you better stay till the meet is over and cheer real hard.

Just a reminder warm-up starts at 5:30pm the meet starts at 6:00pm

See you there.
Coach Rich

P.S. Goal time for coaches
Guest Coach Back: :29.0
Coach Rich BR :32.0
Coach Josh Fly: 27.5
Coach Shelby Free. 31:3
"Oh I said it"


Last Chance Warm up

Here is the warm up schedule for Last Chance on Sunday

Warm up times/Lanes
Lane 1: GM
Lane 2: GM
Lane 3: AK
Lane 4: AK
Lane 5: AK

Lane 1: Sprint
Lane 2: AAC
Lane 3: AAC
Lane 4: Golden
Lane 5: Golden

Lane 1: Sprint
Lane 2: Sprint
Lane 3: Open
Lane 4: Genesee
Lane 5: Genesee

Meet Start 8:00am

P.S. Upper division don't forget to about night practice

Coach Rich


Big Push


We made it through the rain today and now we are ready for the week. Again be sure to check back often to stay informed.

Wednesday's intrasquad's warm up will start at 5:30pm the meet will start 6:00pm. Please make sure to sign up by Tuesday at practice. The snack bar at the pool will be serving food at the meet so be sure to come hungry. The following meal deals will be served till supplies last.

1) Hot Dog, bag of chips, and soda/juice for $3.25
2) Hamburger, bag of chips, and soda/juice for $5.00

All proceeds go to the Green Mountain Swim Club general fund

Saturday we will be swimming against Genesee Mountain Thunder in our last dual meet of the season. Please sign up by Wednesday at practice.

Sunday we are hosting the Last Chance meet at GMSC. Last Chance meet is for swimmers with B and League times to try and make League and State times. If you have B or League times and want to swim at the meet please sign up with the coaches at practice by Friday.

I think that is it, if you have any questions please ask one of the coaches.

Coach Rich

Rain Out

Gators due to rain and thunder and the cooler temperatures we are canceling 8- under practice. See you in the morning. Coach Shelby


Time for a little R&R

Hi all,

It was good to see you all again. This weekend we don't have a meet so I hope you all enjoy sleeping in and come back Monday ready to swim fast. We only have two meets left and last chance to get league times so make sure to be at all practices and meets. We started sign up for Wednesdays intrasquad today, if you want to swim please sign up by Tuesday. Monday we will start sign up for the Genesee meet please be sure to sign up for that meet by Wednesday.

Enjoy your rest
Coach Rish


Happy Fourth

Hope everyone has a great 4th. Upperdivision I will see you Thursday at 8pm, I will see the rest of you Friday.

Have fun be safe


Gator Feast


I think I am more impressed than tired, and that is saying a lot. The weekend started out on a great note with the meet against AAC. I am not only proud of all the swimmers who swam great and only lost to AAC by 11 points, but I am also proud to say that once again the Gator parents demonstrated how smooth a big meet can go. I can't believe how fast we were out of there yesterday, a BIG thank you to all who helped.

Next I have to say I have never seen such a great performance at the pentathlon than the one I saw today. I special congratulations to second place over all finishers Kim, Inez, Ethan, and Ianna and to all third place finishers Olivia and Alex, (Note Alex took off 15 seconds in a his 50 Fly (that is not a typo 15 seconds) ). I would also like to congratulate all the other swimmers, there are too many to name who swam great and most of them made top six over all.

This weeks schedule
Monday: Regular Practice (Note even pentathlon swimmers should try and come)
Tuesday: Pictures and Pancakes followed by Water World
Wednesday: No Practice
Thursday: No Morning Practice, there will be night practice from 8-9pm
Friday: Regular practice

Coach Rich

Check out the info about Team Pictures and the Pancake Breakfast Tuesday, July 3 in the Important Info Section on the right.