2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Have you ever wondered how you can volunteer your time with your child's swim team? Let me tell you a few ways…..

It is very important that we have parent volunteers to help our swim meets and swim team functions run smoothly.  Below you will find a brief list of possible volunteering opportunities and a description of what what is involved.

Timing:  (Home meets, Away meets, Intrasquad and Special meets)
Green Mountain Swim Team is responsible for providing volunteers to time swimmers at home meets, away meets, intrasquad meets and special meets.  You would sign up for a 2 hour shift and will be assigned a lane to record during this time.  As a timer you will be required to start the stopwatch when the buzzer/horn sounds and stop this when the swimmer reaches the wall.  Then these times will be recorded.
Head Timer:  responsible for making sure all timing slots are filled
Timer:  volunteers for 2 hour shift
Back-up timer: will be used at home meets to provide back-up if someones stopwatch didn’t work correctly

Card Runner:  (Home meets)
This person is responsible for collecting the swimmers cards from the timers after each event is swam and deliver these to the entry recorder.  

Concessions:  (Home meets)
We are looking for people that would work the concession area for a period of time during the home meet until the swim meet is over.  These people would be required to collect money and hand out food as purchased.

Hospitality:  (Home meets)
These people would be in charge of periodically delivering refreshments  to the volunteers that are working the meet.  

Set-up/Clean up: (Home meets, Away meets, Intrasquad and Special meets)
These people would show up early and/or stay after the meet to see that we are ready for the event and/or cleaned up. Team tent transport to & from meets with set-up and take-down is also required.

Heating Shed:  (Home meets and Intrasquad meets)
These people will be responsible for sorting entry cards into heats and then distributing the entry cards to the swimmers prior to them going to their lane.  These people will also assist in getting the 8 and Under relays to their appropriate lane.  

Entries/Ribbons: (Home meets)
These people would assist in sorting the cards as they are turned in after the event has occurred.  These people would also assist in adhering the label to the swimmer ribbons.  Looking for detail oriented people :)

Officials: (Home meets, Away meets, Intrasquad and Special meets)
These people have to be trained.  There needs to be head official, starter,starts/finished and stokes/turns.  Again these people have to have participated in the required training.

Please help our team and the kids swimming by volunteering.  We can’t put on these meets without all of your help.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Jennifer Friedrichs


First Intrasquad - Wednesday May 28th

Volunteers and swimmers, it is time to return to the SWAMP!

4:30-5:00 Pool set-up
4:45-5:00 Deck entries, fill out cards for your 2 events and take them to the heating shed.
Only for swimmers who haven't told Jaimie what they want to swim.
5:00-5:15 Lower Division Warm Up
5:15-5:30 Upper Division Warm Up
5:15-5:30 Timers meeting and instruction
5:30-5:45 Parent meeting
5:45 Meet Begins
8:45 Meet Ends, Pool clean-up

The snack shack will be serving hot dogs, burgers etc. during the meet.

Go Gators!


This Week

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all are enjoying your day off of school. Just a reminder, there is NO practice today, and tomorrow there is ONLY practice for upper division from 6:30-8pm. There will be no practice for the lower division tomorrow. 

Sign-ups for Saturday's meet will be up soon; make sure to sign up by Thursday at 5pm at the latest. Also, if you haven't signed up for a buddy yet and want one, make sure to sign up so I can let everyone know who their buddies are on Wednesday! See you all for our first intrasquad meet!


New officials training

The Gators could use another official.
Training is on Thursday May 29th at Applewood Knolls – dry lecture 6pm, in water demonstrations around 7pm.


Practice Cancelled

Hi Gators! The weather is looking pretty bad right now, and there is some lightning. It's looking like it might be like this for the rest of the afternoon, so we will not be swimming today. I will see everyone tomorrow for more stroke work! If you did not sign up for the intrasquad meet with me yesterday, think about what you want to swim and I will bring the sign ups again tomorrow. I'm sorry for the late notice! I was hoping the weather would clear up by now. See you tomorrow!

Volunteer sign-up for the First Intrasquad Swim Meet

Gator Nation,
We can't run a meet with out your help!
If you haven't volunteered before, the First Intrasquad is a great place to start.
Click on the URL to sign-up for specific roles at the meet.



I have also gotten a lot of feedback from the swimmers that having Big/Little Buddies this summer would be fun. Buddies could cheer each other on at meets, leave good luck notes in each others' folders at the pool, and maybe leave some treats or small prizes in each others' folders before meets. This is a great way for our Upper Division swimmers to get to know our younger swimmers and to show our team spirit at meets! In my experience, swimmers have really enjoyed it.

If you are interested in having a Big or Little Buddy this season, please sign up on the attached google doc and I will let you know who your buddy is once I have enough names. You can also email me with any questions at jaimiestevens27@gmail.com.


First Intrasquad Meet!

Hi Gators! Our first intrasquad meet is coming up next Wednesday, May 28th at Green Mountain! Swimmers will be able to register for their events with the coaches at practice this week, so please make sure to come see us! Each swimmer is allowed 2 events. Warm-up will start at 5:00pm, and the meet will start at 5:30pm. If you are unable to make it to practice this week, please show up at the meet on Wednesday by 4:45pm to deck enter. It's going to be a lot of fun, so please try to come!


Practice Is Still On!

Hi everyone! Welcome back! Yesterday we had a great first day, and I was hoping we'd have the nice weather all week. It was looking a little stormy earlier this afternoon, but it's looking good now so we will still have practice. If we have more stormy weather later this week, make sure you check the blog before coming in case we have to cancel due to lightning. I'll see you all there!


Monday after school practice is a go!

The water is warm and the weather looks promising, so it's time for all Gators to return to the SWAMP.

Need a Green Mtn. Gators swim suit?

Call or e-mail Christine at Colorado Swim Shop to place an order.


After school practice begins Monday May 19th

The pool was filled today!
Once the boilers kick in, we should have warm water by Monday.
Jaimie, Porter, Ethan, and Josh are ready to rock!
Are you?

9 & unders   4:30-5:30pm
10-12           5:30-6:30pm
13-18           6:30-8:00pm

This schedule will hold until Tuesday May 27th when the 12 & under swimmers have a day off due to a party at the pool. On that day only the 13-18 will practice at their normal time.

Remember, the first Intrasquad is May 28th and the first dual meet is May 31st.

Go Gators!


2014 Coaching Staff

The Green Mountain Swim Team is pleased to announce that we have a new head coach, Jaimie Stevens.  Jaimie is a former summer club and year round swimmer (mainly fly and sprint free) that began coaching in 2011 for the Foothills swim team. She did a great job with our 8 & under Gators last year and looks forward to working with all age groups this summer. We also have 2 new assistant coaches. Porter Bennett swims year round for the Jeffco Hurricanes and at Lakewood HS (breast, IM, distance free) where he is team captain and has been a GM lifeguard the past 2 summers. Ethan Schick is a long time Gator and summer club state record holder (100 Fly) who swims for Green Mountain HS. Ethan did such a great job with the hatchlings this winter that we asked him to coach the 8 & unders this summer. Last, but not least, we are glad to have Josh Peterson back on an intermittent schedule to help out as needed. So come on out and join the Gators for summer time fun and conditioning!