2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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What a Weekend

This week won't be as busy as last week, but we will see if we can make it close.

We will again have stroke clinics Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45-10:30am. Please sign-up under important links. Tuesday, will be a Butterfly clinic and Thursday will be a start clinic.

Night practice will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00-9:00pm. All upper-division and Gator parents are welcome to participate.

The meet against AAC is Saturday, this is a big meet for our team. I think it will be a very close meet so we will need all of the gators to swim, and swim fast. Please sign up for three individual events by Wednesday night.

Also, there is a sign-up for the Pentathlon meet Sunday. In order to swim in the meet you have to have B times or better in Three of the Five events at the meet. (Fly, Back, Breast, Free and IM) At this meet each swimmers swims all five events then the times are added up and whoever has the fastest time wins. All I need for you to sign-up is name and age. Please keep in mind this is a long day and a lot of swimmers so only swimmers who want to swim in all five events should sign-up.


Swimming Weekend

I hope everyone is getting ready for the first big swim weekend of the season. Due to the Ken Caryl meet tomorrow and Saturday there will be not upper division practice tomorrow (Friday) June 21st. All other practices will be at their regular scheduled time.

If you would like to swim in the C/D meet Sunday please sign-up today, I have to have entries in today. If you do not sign up before they are taken down you will have to deck enter at the meet on Sunday. Our official warm-up time has not yet been posted, but plan on 6:00am or check the blog before the meet.

See you tomorrow.
Coach Rich


Night Practice


Tonight is the first night practice from 8-9:00 pm for all swimmers that swim in the upper division practice. Any parents that would like to take a few laps are always welcome to come to night practice as well.

The finalized Ken Caryl entries are up including relays, so be sure to check them out.

Also swimmers interested in swimming Sunday at the C/D meet the sign-up is now available. Please remember you can only swim in events that you have a C, D or No Time in. Please check the best times before you sign-up to make sure you are eligible to swim in those events.

Coach Rich


Ken Caryl

Nice job yesterday, I know it was a long meet but I was happy to see so many swimmers swim best times. A special congratulations to Ethan and Ryan who both broke team records in the 200 IM and 100 free respectively.

The entries for Ken Caryl invite are posted under important links. (Note: relays have not been made yet but they will be posted as soon as the coaches get them done) Please check what day and time your age group will be swimming. Upper division swims on Friday afternoon/night, all 11-12s and 9-10 boys swim Saturday morning, and 9-10 girls and all 8 and unders swim Saturday afternoon.

We will start Night Practice for upper division this week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-9pm.

We will also be starting stroke clinics this week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45-10:30am. I will be posting a sign-up for these under important links. They will be limited to the first 10 swimmers to sign-up in addition to a few swimmers chosen by the coaches that need work on a particular skill. Tuesday's clinic will focus on turns and Thursday's focus will be breast stroke.


I'm Back

Time for my first meet of the summer. Now that I feel the new coaches have been appropriately broken in, I will actually be attending the meet tomorrow. That means time for the new cheer so keep practicing. You can look at the entries posted under important links. You will notice that some of the events are different then the ones you might have signed-up for (not everyone can swim the 50 free and Back).

Next week is the Ken Caryl Invite. We will be doing entries Saturday after the meet. If you have a time that qualifies, you WILL be entered in the meet unless you go to the blog under June vacation form and and put that you won't be able to swim. Remember upper-division swims on Friday afternoon/night and all lower-division will be on Saturday.

If you do not have a qual time to swim at Ken Caryl, you can swim in the C/D meet Sunday. Sign up will be posted soon.

See you bright and early
Coach Rich


What's Next

The Intrasquad and Golden meet sign-ups are now up. Please sign up for the Intrasquad by Tuesday and the Golden meet by Wednesday.

Good luck tomorrow
Coach Rich

Welcome Home!

Time for the first home meet of the year. If you are like me you know what that means....Breakfast Burritos!

You can now view the entries for tomorrow's meet under important links. If you click on entries by name you will have the events you are swimming including relays. I would recommend writing down the event numbers you will be swimming tomorrow (parents if you could help the little ones do this it will help the meet run smoothly). Also, below the link for entries you will find a link for relays, that will allow you to find who will be swimming on your relay with you. If you did not sign up on time and are turning in pink or blue cards you will not be on these lists and will have to remember your own events.

Parents don't forget to sign-up on the blog for a volunteer shift.

Go Gators!


Saturday's Meet


There is a volunteer sign up posted on the blog for Saturday's meet. Please pick up a sift or two.



Due to cold temperatures there will not be 9 and under practice from 9-10:00. If the middle practice swimmers think they will be warm enough and would like to come by they are welcome to give it a try.


The Gators Need More Officials!

If you are interested in being a swim meet official for the Green Mountain Gators there is training available on Sunday June 9th @ 3 PM at the Green Mountain Recreation Center. This is a fun volunteer job that is so important at our meets. If you have questions about what this entails, please talk to one of the coaches or someone on the Swim Team Board.


Saturday’s Meet Sign-Up

The spread sheet for this upcoming Saturday’s meet is now available. Please try and sign up by Wednesday in order to give us plenty of time to complete entries. If you have any quests please let a coach know.
Coach Rich