2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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State Info

Happy state weekend Gators,

Here is a link to the state meet website, you might want to check it out before you get here. Also here are a few important reminders for the weekend. Parking is limited, and cars will be ticketed and/or towed if parked in the wrong spots. Also be aware of restricted areas for tents and chairs. No personal tents or chairs are allowed inside the fenced pool area. We only have two timing shifts, both on Sunday.

Coach Rich


State Meet Web Site

For you meet junkies out there, go to www.statemeet.com to see lots of information about the meet this weekend. Directions and maps, psych sheet, etc. Check it out!

State Info and More

Warm-up times are now posted. We have decided to warm-up at Green Mountain Swim Club at 7:30 am and head to Anderson at 8:00 am both Saturday and Sunday in order to avoid a 6:00 am warm-up with a three hour break before the meet starts. 400 swimmers will warm-up tomorrow at 1:30 at Anderson. 400 swimmers do not have practice tomorrow they do have an optional wake-up swim at 9:00 am at Green Mountain.

In other news, Al, Carol, and Beth are pleased to announce that Jennifer and Craig Friedrichs and Adelaide and Ryan Murphy have stepped up to join the swim team board.



Change to State Entries

Please re-check your entries if you are a 15-18 Boy, we added two B relays.


Looking Forward

Great job Gators! No practice Monday, rest up and get ready for state. Practice schedule will change this week: Upper Division 7:30- 8:30 am; All Lower Division 8:30-9:30 am.

Remember all gators the Banquet is this Wednesday July 24 at 5:30. No need to RSVP. Pizza and beverages will be provided. A-L bring desserts and, M-Z side dishes for at least six people.


Important Info


As we gear up for the end of the season there are a few important details that everyone needs to know.

First, we will no longer have night practice.

Second, tomorrow's tie-dye party will start at 5:30 and continue until 7:30. Please bring something to tie-dye, Gator shirts will be available for purchase if you would like to tie-dye one of them. Ice cream will be provided. Please be sure to supervise any gator that is too young to be left at the pool by themselves. 

Third, make sure you know when you are swimming at league. Note that Friday is at the Stingray's pool and Saturday/Sunday is at the Splash. Please be sure to get there early, you will not be able to park in the Splash parking lot, you will have to park up the hill and walk down. 

Lastly, warming-up in three lanes with 70 swimmers would be a little too crowded, so upper division will be warming up at GMSC at 6:15 am both Saturday and Sunday. We will then try and get to the splash for starts by 7:30. Upper division try and  find a ride form GMSC to the Splash. If you have multiple swimmers feel free to take them all to the Splash for the 6:50 am warm-up or talk to me, we might be able to have a few little ones with upper division.



League Update

Hi Gators,

There were a few changes to entries. Please check your entries to see if you had any changes to your events.



League Week

Nice job swimming this weekend, we had a few extra swimmers make league toady. Entries are now posted, please look them over and let me know if you have any questions or concerns as soon as possible.



Last Dual Meet

Tomorrow is the last dual meet of the summer, so we need all of the gators that are close to league times to swim extra fast tomorrow. You can check what you are swimming under important links. Warm-up will start at 6:30am and it will be cool up there early so bring extra clothes.

Sunday is the Last Chance meet. In order to swim in the meet you must have a B time or a League time. You can now sign-up for Last Chance. We will be doing entries right after the meet tomorrow so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible.

We will be doing league entries Sunday after the Last Chance meet. If you made League but will be out of town please fill in the July vacation Google Doc under the League tab before Sunday, so that we do not enter you in the meet. Practice next week will be for league swimmers only.

If you have any questions please let me know,


Top Times, League and State Qualifiers Corrected

For those of you who noticed, we had some problems with the top times and qualifications because of an error with results from the Pentathlon meet. We got a new results file from AAC and now these results are correct and working. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let me know whenever you have a question about times or standards. You know your times better than I do!
Carol Wilsey


SNACK SHACK OPEN During Intrasquad!

We are told that the Snack Shack will be open for your dining pleasure tomorrow night during the Intrasquad Meet! There will be hot dogs and hamburgers along with the regular Snack Shack food.


Back At It

It was good to see all of you today in the water. Those of you that swam today got the chance to relive the good old days of the Swamp. Tuesday and Thursday stroke clinic sign-up is now open, Tuesday we will work on open turns and Thursday will be a flip turn day. These clinics run from 9:45-10:30 in the diving well.

Also, please remember to sign-up ASAP for the intrasquad. Please sign-up by Tuesday afternoon.

See you tomorrow,
Coach Rich


Gator Update

Hope everyone is rested and ready for the last portion of the season. Tomorrow we will return to normal practice schedule. Wednesday we have our last intrasquad of the season, you know what that means......coaches relay! You can now sign-up for that meet, please limit yourself to two individual entries. Note, there are no relays at the intrasquad meet.

See you tomorrow,
Coach Rich


Week of the 4th

Hi Gators,

This week there are a lot of adjustments due to the 4th and pictures/Water World.
Monday and Tuesday: are normal practices times including night practice on Tuesday. This weeks Tuesday clinic will be backstroke 9:45-10:30. Please sign-up now.
Wednesday: No Practice. Pictures will start at 7:30 followed by Gator Pancake Breakfast and a day of Water World.
Thursday: No Practice have a great 4th.
Friday: No Practice, enjoy your 4th July weekend