2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Brr it’s cold in here there must be some Gators at Wheat Ridge

Great job today at morning practice, the entries for tomorrow have been sent to Wheat Ridge. They will be posted on the blog later this evening (sorry I forgot the file and can’t post them from work). Please be sure to check that you are entered tonight before you go to bed if you want to swim tomorrow. If you did not sign up and still want to swim just show up at Wheat Ridge and the coaches can deck enter you into events.

The weather report is calling for supper cold temperatures tomorrow, I would recommend skipping warm-up (I can’t believe I just said that) unless you think you will hurt yourself. Bring as many warm clothes as you can. Parents remember gators are cold blooded and will need lots of hot chocolate to stay warm.

Good luck

Coach Rich


Last After School Practice

Nice job last night. I know it was a little chilly but the coaches were excited to see many of you pick up right where you left off last season and were excited to watch new team members compete in their first race. However, there is no time to rest our next meet is Saturday at Wheat Ridge. You can sign up by clicking on the Wheat Ridge meet link under Important Links. Please do so ASAP, we have to get the entries to Wheat Ridge soon. You will notice the sign up for Saturday’s meet is a little different, we have listed all of the events for each age group you can simply put an X in the events you want to swim or you could put an estimated time if you remember it from last year. Please note you are only allowed to sign up for three individual events. Also for the relays, I know that some of you will have to come late or leave early, if that is the case please put a NO in the relay that you will not be available for. Likewise, please put a YES if you will be available for both relays.

Coach Rich


Hello Gators,

I hope you are all enjoying you long weekend. I am happy to announce that tomorrow we will be back at GMSC for practice. Our first meet is an intrasquad on Wednesday. Under important links I have posted a meet sign-up for the intrasquad. To sign-up click on the link, when the page opens find the age group tab on the bottom of the page that applies to you, enter your name, gender, and your top two event choices. We will be doing entries Tuesday after practice so be sure to choose your events before then. Note, you have to be registered to swim in the meet.

Parents we need emergency contact info for each swimmer. Under important links you will find an emergency contact form please print it out and return it to a board member or coach Rich.

See you at the Swamp
Coach Rich



The season is officially under way. Yesterday afternoon we had a great first practice however, I noticed we were missing quite a few little gators. Lucky for you there is another opportunity today. The Sun is shining and the water is warm.

See you at practice
Coach Rich


Here We Go

So the pool is a little chilly (78 degrees) but we are going to give it a try. If you have little ones that don't like the cold please use you own judgment but, we hope to see you at Morse Park.

Coach Rich


Monday Practice

Sorry guys due to water temp practice is canceled. Please check back tomorrow.

Coach Rich


G-A-T-O-R-S   G-A-T-O-R-S
The king of the swamp is the Gators
The Gators are the king of the swamp
With just one bite the others run in fright
Cause the Gators win the fight

Many swimmers----ONE HEART
Many swimmers----ONE HEART

Hurray for the Green Mountain Gators
They're the best in the pool
With Just one bite the others run in fright
Cause the Gators always rule



Welcome to the 2013 GMST season. I hope you like the new fight song, I will make sure to teach it to all of you on Monday.

Please see the message below from the board
Coach Rich

Gator Nation,
The snow is gone and the summer swim season is fast approaching!
CoachesWe are happy to announce that our terrific Head Coach Rich Leeds is back for another season. We want to thank our alumni swimmers and coaches, Josh Petersen and Shelby Denney, for their many years of dedicated service to the team and wish them well as they move on with their lives and careers in health and education. We have been fortunate to hire Taylor Bleidt and Jaime Stevens who are very accomplished swimmers and coaches from great programs to carry our team forward (their bio’s will be posted in the SWAMP). In addition, we have two upper division swimmers, Brian Long and Ethan Schick, that will help them with the lower division practices. So, we will have four coaches working the 10-12 and 9 & under practices. We also plan to offer stroke clinics this year (more on that in a future update).
Registration forms can be found in the SWAMP. These can be mailed to the address listed on the form, brought to the final clinic on Sunday, or to the pool once we begin practices. There are 3 forms (registration, release of liability & medical history). Forms and fees must be received by Thursday May 30th to compete in the first dual meet on June 1st. Thursday June 6th is the last day to register and pay for the summer swim season.

Because our pool is being renovated, the first week of after school practices will be held at the Morse Park pool at 8180 W. 20th Ave. (Green Mtn. Rec. and Carmody were not available). Go north on Kipling, east on 20th to Carr and you are there. Practice times are as follows: 9 & unders 4:30-5:30 pm, 10-12 year olds 5:30-6:30 pm, and 13-18 year olds 6:30-8:00 pm. Since we have to pay for pool time, we encourage all Gators to attend as many practices as possible. We plan to return to our newly painted pool the following week. Future practice times will be posted in the SWAMP.
The first Intrasquad meet and parent meeting
will be held Wednesday May 29th. The goal of the intrasquad is to introduce new Gators to racing and to obtain entry times for the first meet on June 1st. The full meet schedule with warmup times will be posted in the SWAMP.

Suit fittings will take place at the Green Mtn. Rec Center this Sunday, May 19th, between 4:30 and 7:00 pm. If your swimmer needs to try on a suit, please make sure they are dry! We should have the suits 2 weeks after the order is placed.
We look forward to another great summer of conditioning, competition, and fun.
Go Gators!
Green Mountain Swim Team Board
Al Hofstra, Grace Long, Beth Schick, Carol Wilsey