2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Indoor swim clinic starts

We would like to welcome all Gator swimmers and new swimmers to join us for our Fall indoor swim clinics.  The swim clinics will be a 10 week session where the swimmers will learn stroke technique and continue working on their swimming skills.  These sessions are for swimmers of all ability.  All clinics will be held at Green Mountain Rec Center from 5-6pm for ALL SWIMMERS.
Swim Clinics begin this Sunday, September 27th.
Please register online and bring payment the first clinic.
We would like to welcome the new coaches for this session:
        Ben Munster with FST
        Olivia Moore an old Gator
        Dylan Jacob a current Gator
 We hope to see you on Sunday! 


Rock the Mountain-TONIGHT

Party at the Pool tonight with music and food!
Tonight let's Rock the Mountain at GMSC...live band, food and fun! Hope to see you, your friends and family 21+ for an evening of dancing and socializing. See the GMSC event page for details and hope to see you tonight. Thank you!


Swim Clinics start September 27th

Green Mountain Swim Team will starting our Sunday night swim clinics beginning Sunday, September 27th.  These clinics will be held at the Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.).  The swim clinics will be held from 5-6pm for kids 12 and under and 6-7pm for kids 13 and up.  The price for these swim clinics is $80.00 per swimmer (this can not be prorated).  Payment is due on the first swim clinic and we can accept cash or check (made payable to GMST).  Please see the following dates for each session.
Fall Session-10 weeks

Spring Session-10 weeks
These clinics are for all swimming abilities.  These clinics are intended to help with stroke work.
To sign-up for these swim clinics please complete the online registration on the right hand side of the Blog.  If you are a new swimmer (didn't swim with the Gators this summer) you will need to complete the Emergency Contact and Liability forms for each swimmer. 
Hope to see you in a few weeks.


Thanks for your support

We would like to thank all of those swim team members that participated in the swim/dive-a-thon on Saturday.  It is wonderful to see the kids fundraising for something they can participate in and see their money being used.  We hope we can provide the club with the funds to make improvements around the pool.

Please remember to turn in all pledge money by Saturday, August 29th.  Please turn this into the club during their school business hours (Friday 4-8 and Saturday 10am-8pm).  If you are unable to turn in your pledges during these times please make arrangements with Jennifer Friedrichs and other arrangements will be made.   

If you were not able to participate in this fundraiser you can still make a donation.  Please feel free to drop off your monetary donation to the club during the hours mentioned about or online at http://www.greenmountainswimclub.org/events.html using your PayPal account.

Thanks and we can't wait to see some of the changes next year around the pool. 


Swim and Dive-a-thon fundraiser

I hope everyone had a great first day back at school.  It is hard to think that swim team has been over almost a month now.  Now is your chance to get back into the pool.  The Green Mountain Swim Club is hosting a swim and/or dive-a-thon.  This event is Saturday, August 22nd from 8am-8pm.
We are asking all swimmers to participate in this event as all money raised will go to capital improvements.  Each person that participates will ask for pledges for either laps swam, dives completed or a flat rate.  The swimmer or diver will have 60 minutes to complete as many laps or dives as they can in this time period.  You must supply your own counter.  1 lap = 25 meters.  You are asked to sign-up on the following link for the time slot that you are available to participate http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548ada822a20-gmscgmst.  Also the pledge form to collect donations is on the right hand side of the blog.  If you have additional questions regarding this fundraiser please email Jennifer at cjmfriedrichs@aol.com or see the Green Mountain Swim Club website http://www.greenmountainswimclub.org/.

Thanks in advance for your participation.  We all love the pool where we spend our summers and would love to see come improvements happen.  Let's help the swim club raise this money!


Swim and Dive-a-thon

Green Mountain Swim/Dive-a-thon
On Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 8A - 8P, Green Mountain Swim Club is hosting a Swim/Dive-a-thon! Funds raised will go towards capital improvement and used towards repairs needed at our swimming pool.
Each pledge will have 60 minutes to complete as many lengths of the pool**, or dives off the low dive as possible. Please bring your own counter or partner up with a fellow swimmer to keep track of your laps and/or dives.

Please click here: Sign Up Genius link to reserve a lane and low dive time.
To access a pledge form, please visit the left column of the GMSC Eventspage.
A goal of $100 per swimmer/diver will help make this GMSC’s main fundraiser for the year! Prizes for the Top 3 pledges; and, over $75 collected in donations gets a GMSC branded item.
Please use an envelope or ziploc to collect donations after the swim/dive-a-thon is completed. Turn donations into GMSC Guard Shack or Swim Team to Jennifer Friedrichs by Saturday, August 29th.

Unable to participate it the swim/dive-a-thon? You are invited to make a donation to GMSC. A check made payable to Green Mountain Swim Club can be mailed to PO Box 150352 Lakewood, CO 80215 or dropped off at the pool; or, you can use PayPal on our website.
We appreciate your support!
Thank you, GMSC
Thunderstorm make-up date is August 23rd.
**1 length - 25 meters

State Ribbons

Attention Swimmers: all State Meet ribbons and medals are at the pool. Please stop by the pool and check the guard shack as the swimmer folders are with them.  Great swim season!


Thank you Green Mountain Gators for your support


Thank you to the Gators for making a generous donation to the Green Mountain Swim Club!! The funds provided will be used to fix the parking lot with the remaining put in the capital improvement fund to be used towards any additional repairs. THANK YOU GATORS!

Camp out at Green Mountain Swim Club

This Friday, August 7th the GMSC is hosting a camp out at the pool to help raise funds for improvements around the pool.  Please see the flyer below for details and sign-up to attend on the following sign-up genius link


Congratulations again to the team for placing SECOND at State, and to all the new Gator record holders:

Age Group
Boys 9-10
100 Free
Ryan Skrzekut
Boys 9-10
50 Back
Ryan Skrzekut
Boys 11-12
50 Back
Zach Outcalt
Girls 11-12
100 Free
Samantha Skrzekut
Girls 11-12
200 Free
Samantha Skrzekut
Boys 13-14
400 Free
Ben Hofstra
Boys 13-14
100 Fly
Alex Granquist
Boys 13-14
200 Medley Relay
Andrew Penn
Quinn Meinert
Alex Granquist
Ben Hofstra
Girls 13-14
100 Free
Amanda Ballard
Girls 13-14
100 Back
Emma Neuroth
Boys 15-16
100 Breast
Tristan Gess
Girls 15-16
100 Free
Anna Granquist
Girls 15-16
100 Back
Kaylyn Schull
Girls 15-16
100 Breast
Sydni Sich
Girls 15-16
200 IM
Sydni Sich
Boys 17-18
200 IM
Ethan Schick
Girls 17-18
200 Free
Lilia Kerski
Girls 17-18
400 Free
Lilia Kerski
Boys 15-18
200 Free Relay
Ethan Schick
Dylan Jacob
Tristan Gess
Quinn Trussel
Boys 15-18
200 Medley Relay
Dylan Jacob
Kevin Kruse
Ethan Schick
Quinn Trussel
Girls 15-18
200 Free Relay
Tess Hofstra
Anna Granquist
Ianna Debrunner
Sydni Sich
Girls 15-18
200 Medley Relay
Kaylyn Schull
Sydni Sich
Lilia Kerski
Ianna Debrunner

A special shout-out to Lilia Kerski-her time in the 200 free beat a record that has stood for 28 years!

Congrats all!  


Thank you for eating at Chipotle

Thank you for showing your support at our Chipotle fundraiser last night. GMSC is happy to announce we raised $980.44 towards our capital improvement fund!
We appreciate all of you standing in what we heard was a long line. Thanks for your continued support to the pool our swim team needs.


Movie Night

Movie Night at the pool
We would like to celebrate our successful summer swim season with a movie night.
What:  Movie Night showing Shark Tales
Who:  Gator swimmers only
When:  Tuesday, July 28th 8:30-10pm
Where:  Green Mountain Swim Club
Why:  celebrate summer swim team 

This movie night is open to only Gator swimmers.  Parents feel free to drop your kids off as we will have adult supervision for the duration of the movie.  Swimmers you can come in your pajamas if you would like.  We will be showing Shark Tales a Dreamworks movie.  The swim team board will provide water/lemonade, popcorn and some additional snacks.  Please feel free to bring something to snack on during the movie if you choose.  Also please bring a blanket or sleeping bag as we will be in the grass.

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight.
Please note this is no swimming allowed tonight. 


State and Team Movie Night

Hello Gators!!

Today marked the last day of racing for the summer, and I can't even begin to express how proud I am of everyone who swam this weekend. Last year at State we got third place overall, which I believe was the best the team had ever done. After League this past weekend, I felt very confident in our swimmers going into State, but this weekend exceeded all of my expectations. This weekend our Gators came ready to race; we had lots of huge time drops and best times, several new Gator records, some outright unbelievable swims, but most impressively, the team came together to place SECOND out of 51 teams in the state. I am so, so excited and so, so proud of you all!

I also want to give a special thank you to Porter and Ethan. They both did an outstanding job this season, and I really couldn't have done it without them. Porter was a great help during the early morning practice, and did an excellent job running the middle practice every day. He helped keep practices fun and kept everyone smiling. Once again, Ethan did an amazing job working with the 9 and unders during the last practice. He brought a great energy to the pool each morning and all of the swimmers loved him! I saw huge improvement in all of the swimmers that Porter and Ethan worked with, and I am both impressed by and proud of both of them.

My last announcement for the evening is about our celebratory MOVIE NIGHT! The movie night will be held at GMSC this Tuesday, July 28. We will plan on getting to the pool around 8 or 8:15pm, and the movie will start at 8:30. We will have snack food available, but please feel free to bring your own food as well. Pick up time for parents will be around 10pm once the movie is done. I'm really looking forward to another fun night with the team! See you all then!

Excellent job this summer! Jaimie


State Stuff

Hi Gators! I can't believe the State meet is already here!! Here is the information about warm ups this weekend. The lower parking lot (closest to the pool) will be reserved for coaches and officials, so please plan accordingly so your swimmers are able to be behind the blocks ready for warm up on time. Thank you!

Saturday (12&Unders): Warm up will be from 6:40-7:00am. Please do your best to arrive by 6:30am. We will be doing our full warm up during this time and it is very important to be there so the kids are ready to do their best in their races. There will be starts/turns/sprints lanes from 8:40-8:55 right before the meet starts. These lanes will not suffice for a full warm up, but will be available for a little extra practice. 

Sunday (13&Up): After talking to the Upper Division swimmers, they have decided that they would rather warm up at GMSC and then head over to Splash. Upper Division warm ups will be at GMSC from 7:10-7:45am. We will then head over to Splash and practice starts and turns in the sprint lanes from 8:40-8:55. 

If you made a shirt this week at practice, make sure to wear it to the meet to show our Green Mountain spirit!

Good luck swimmers! I know you'll all do great :)


State 400 Swimmers

Hi Gators, I forgot to announce this morning at practice that swimmers who are going to swim the 400 tomorrow at state can come to practice at 7:30am tomorrow morning. We will do a long warm up and some pace work, which seemed to work great for the 400 swimmers at League. Open warm ups at the meet will start at 2pm, with the 400s starting at 3:00pm. On Friday, there will be no parking restrictions in the lower lot, so go ahead and park close, but keep in mind that Saturday and Sunday the parking lot will only be open to 2 coaches per team and officials, so those days you will have to park a little farther away. 

I will post more information about Saturday and Sunday warm ups later tonight or tomorrow morning!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all swim fast! :)

State Meet volunteers

Attention State swimmer parents:
       We will need some timers during the State swim meet.  Please see the parent volunteer sign-up and signup to help.


Banquet--Wednesday, July 22nd

It is hard to believe that 55 days ago we had our first Intrasquad meet of the 2015 summer swim team.  I can't believe that we will be celebrating our end of the season banquet on Wednesday. 

Wednesday night, July 22nd at 5:30 will be our Gator banquet.  The swim team board will be providing pizza and will have water and lemonade available.  We are will having a pot luck style dinner.  If your last name begins with A-L we are asking you to bring a dessert to and if your last name is M-Z please bring a side dish to share.  Please remember to bring serving utensils with your food item and please take all items with you when you leave. 

During this evening, we will be celebrating all the Gator swimmers.  Please remember to check your swimmer folder before you leave for the evening and collect everything that is in there.  We will end this evening with our rescheduled coaches relay.  (So parents this is your warning that we need you to bring your swimming suits and be ready to make a relay team). 

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Look forward to celebrating an amazing season!


Great Job Gators!!!

AWESOME JOB this weekend Gators, I am so proud of all of you!! We had tons of best times, a few new State qualifiers, several Gator records broken, and FOUR new League records!!

The new League record holders are:

13-14 Boys Medley Relay: Andrew Penn, Quinn Meinert, Alex Granquist, Ben Hofstra broke the Golden Marlin's record from 2012 with a time of 2:09.67

Ethan Schick broke the 17-18 Boys 100 fly record set in 1999 with a time of 59.56

Amanda Ballard broke the 13-14 Girls 50 free record set in 2011 with a time of 29.13

15-18 Boys Free Relay: Ethan Schick, Dylan Jacob, Tristan Gess, Quinn Trussell broke AAC's record from 1988 with a time of 1:43.29

The new Gator record holders will be announced at the banquet on Wednesday :) Great job!

We will still be having practice tomorrow (Monday morning) for State qualifiers and relay swimmers. Practice times will be the same as this past week: Upper division 7:00-8:30am, 12 and unders 8:30-9:30am. We will get State entries posted as soon as possible so that swimmers and families can plan ahead.

Thank you all so much for an amazing weekend! I had a lot of fun, and I hope everyone else did too. The swimmers did an outstanding job!



We are getting very close to our League meet! I hope all the swimmers are getting super excited to swim fast this weekend! I have a lot of information for you regarding this weekend, so please read this entire post.


  • Friday Events 1-6 (400s): The 400s will be held tomorrow afternoon. Swimmers in these events should show up to practice tomorrow morning around 7:30am for a nice long warm up and some pace work. It is extremely important for the 400 swimmers to come to practice tomorrow so we don't have to do as much warm up at the meet in the afternoon. Warm ups for the 400s will begin at 4:15pm tomorrow, with the meet starting at 5pm. The 400s will be at the Stingrays' pool.
  • Saturday (Events 7-64) and Sunday (Events 65-110)--ANDERSON POOL: On Saturday and Sunday, Green Mountain will only have 4 lanes for warm up at Anderson Pool. Since we have 97 swimmers going to the meet, the coaches have decided to split up the warm-ups
    • Upper Division (Ages 13&Up) will warm up at GMSC on Saturday and Sunday with Jaimie from 6:15-6:45am. We will then head over to Anderson and arrive well before the meet starts at 8:00am. There will be sprint lanes available from 7:40am-7:45am at Anderson so we can do some starts once we get there.
    • Lower Division (Ages 12&Under) will warm up at ANDERSON with Porter from 6:00-6:20am.
  • It is EXTREMELY important for the swimmers to attend warm up for this meet. I know it can be tempting to sleep in since warm ups are so early, but warm up is very important for swimmers...Not only does it wake them up, it helps get their muscles ready for racing, it allows them time to practice starts on unfamiliar blocks, it allows them to check their stroke counts and practice turns in a different pool, and most importantly, it lets us know you're at the pool which saves Coach Jaimie from having a heart attack because someone is missing. 
    • Relays are going to be crucial for us this weekend, and it would be a huge bummer for the entire team if someone misses a relay because they are late due to road construction, traffic, etc. Please come to warm up!
  • Parking: The parking lot closest to the pool is reserved for coaches. There will be plenty of parking in the surrounding areas, but plan ahead and get there as early as possible to avoid walking several blocks (another reason to come to warm up :) )
  • The link for State entries is up on the Blog. As promised, we will let you pick your own events for state.
  • If you do not have State qual times, but will be available to swim relays, please go ahead and mark that you are available. As with League, we would like to take as many relays as possible, so we need lots of swimmers who are willing to swim at State to sign up!!
  • Please sign up by Sunday at 5pm so we can get those entries in on time.
If you have any questions regarding League or State, please see me at the pool, email, call, or text me :) Thank you! Jaimie


Parent volunteer job description

Calling all Parents!  We are still in need of parent volunteers for the League meet.  This is a big few days for all of us.  All parents are needed this weekend (even if your kid is not swimming). I am providing a brief job description to let you better understand what each job entails.

Friday night:  this includes being at Anderson on Friday night from 6:30-7:30pm.  Other teams will be dropping off their tents during this time.  These people will need to be there to make sure these are put in the correct location and secured over night.  There will also be small tasks to be completed. 
Set-up (Saturday and Sunday) before the meet:  These people are very important.  We need as many people each morning starting at 5am to get this meet set up.  This will include setting up all tents needed for the meet, the heating area and our team tent. There is no planning or layout for this just physical labor.
Clean-up/take down (Saturday and Sunday) after the meet: this job will go quickly with more people. This will just require taking tents down on Saturday at the end of the meet and securing them as needed. On Sunday it will include packing items up for the responsible parties to collect.
Trash duty(Saturday and Sunday) during the meet: with enough help this task should be a job that each person can take an hour shift to empty trash as needed around the pool as needed.  The lead will coordinate shifts.
Hospitality (Saturday and Sunday) before the meet:  these people will make and/or pick up breakfast and lunch items for the coaches and officials. All of this work is done before the meet. There is no volunteer time for this during the meet.  You will be contacted by the lead on how to help with this. 

No job is too big or too small.  Everything is important to make this swim meet successful.  I am also sure we forgot some minor details too but together this will be successful.  Thank you in advance for your support in your kids sport.  Please sign up


League Entries and Practice Times for Next Week

Hi Gators! Awesome job at our last dual meet today! We had several best times and new qualifiers.

We are fast approaching the deadline for League entries. The coaches will have a meeting to decide on entries this Sunday afternoon. It is very important that EVERYONE has signed up, regardless of whether or not you have a qualifying time yet. Having the fastest relays possible will make all the difference next weekend.

Please remember that the Medley relay will be the first event next Saturday, and the Free relay will be the first event on Sunday at League. Swimmers who are only swimming in relays will be done swimming very early both days, leaving plenty of time for any plans you may have later those mornings. Both the coaches and especially teammates really appreciate the swimmers who come to the meet for relays. Please, please do your best to come!!

Lastly, practices next week will only be for League and State qualifiers, and relay swimmers. Since we will have fewer swimmers, we have decided to condense the practices into just two practice times. Because of this, we do ask that anyone not swimming individual events or relays at League or State please go ahead and sleep in!

Upper Division: Practice will be held 7:00am-8:30am.
All 12 & Unders: Practice will be held 8:30-9:30am.

The coaches expect everyone with qualifying times to attend practice. Since the League entries will not be posted on the blog until Monday, if you are unsure whether or not you are in a relay, please come to practice on Monday. If it turns out you are not swimming on a relay, you can start sleeping in on Tuesday.

Thank you parents for all you do for the team! I know several of you have moved or rearranged plans to get your swimmers to the League meet, and both the coaches and your swimmers' teammates truly appreciate it.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks!


Lots of info for this weekend

There is a lot going on this weekend for the swim team and swim club

Swim Team

  • You must sign-up for the League meet notifying coaches that you will or will not be able to participate.
  • The last day to order age group photos from the photographer is tomorrow at the meet. Please give Jennifer cash or check and the age group that you need.
  • Next, if you want to right a message to your swimmer in the league program you must have your completed form and payment to Jennifer by 9am Monday.
  • If you plan on attending the last chance meet on Sunday you must sign up by 3pm on Saturday.

Swim Club
Saturday, July 11th from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brats: will be provided
Beer:  A special "Green Mountain Summer Swim ESB" has been brewed for this event!
Bring: bring a 6-pack to mix up and share (so you leave with beer)
Bring a friend and get down to the Green Mountain Swim Club this Saturday night for a Guys Night Out.  You do NOT need to be a member to attend this event.
Cost: suggested donation of $15 
All guys must be over the age of 21, willing to socialize and have fun, and be ready to drink some amazing small batch home brew.
Please RSVP to Rick Granquist at rdg.123@q.com

Sunday 7/12 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
It's Fiesta night for Teens and Tweens at the Green Mountain Swim Club this Sunday!
Members and Non-Members may attend this event, as long as you are between the ages of 10-18. Kids can swim, play volleyball, play basketball, or just run around with their friends and have fun! The pool will close at 5:45 pm on Sunday for this event.
$7 for members
$10 for non-members.

This is a "drop off" event for your kids; parents do not need to stay. Fiesta food will be provided (and the snack shack will be open for purchase of candy, sodas, etc)


Last chance meet

The sign-up for the Last Chance meet is posted.  This meet is intended for swimmer who need "a last chance" to make a League qualifying time.  This meet will be held at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Club House Circle, Golden.  Warm-ups are at 6:20-6:40; Meet starts at 7:00am. This sign-up will be available until 3pm on Saturday.  If you need to sign-up for an event please do so now or after our meet on Saturday or you will need to deck enter on Sunday.  If your kid is swimming at this meet we will need you to volunteer to time.


Just a little wet

I want to send a big thank you to everyone for coming out in the rain and making sure the Intrasquad happened.  It was a wet night and I am sure the parents were almost as wet as the swimmers.  You are all amazing parents!  Also thanks to those who purchased Gator apparel it helped lower our inventory.  My last thank you is to the talented and brave singers who tried out to sing the National Anthem at the League meet.  I am happy to announce they both will be singing, one will sing Saturday and the other Sunday.  The only thing that didn't happen tonight was the coaches and parents relay.  We will make sure to reschedule this event.

Some Information About League

Hi Gators! This will not be my only post with information regarding the League meet, but I have a few very important notes for you as we get closer to the big day. This year, we have a real shot of WINNING League. This isn't based on my being overly confident; I have looked at the results from our meets so far and I know we can do it! A win at League would be HUGE for our team, and we can't wait to see you all swim fast next weekend!

In order to win, however, we need something from you. We are asking that everyone who has qualified please be at as many practices as possible leading up to the meet, and that you come ready to do your best at practice. This week has been harder during practice, but that is because we need to build up as much endurance and strength as possible for when we taper for our big meets. Next week will get easier as we approach the meet.

The most important thing that we need to win League is for all of our swimmers to be at the meet ready to swim fast. I know everyone has lots of things going on during the summer, but we really need as many swimmers as possible to be at this meet. If it is possible at all to get swimmers to the meet, we ask that you do. Swimmers who can be there for relays even if they don't have individual qualifying times can make all the difference.

Sign ups for League are on the blog. If you have already qualified, please try to sign up by this Friday. If you qualify this weekend, we will add you to our list as we go. The coaches will be doing the entries on Sunday after the Last Chance meet, so we must know by then if you will be able to make it to the meet. If for some reason you have to miss PART of League, but not ALL of it, please sign up as a 'yes' and talk to me before Sunday so I can get you in events that don't conflict.

Lastly, please know that although the coaches will be choosing your events for this meet, we will make sure to pick events that we know you will be successful in, so don't worry. The League meet is about the team as a whole. You will be able to choose your own events for State.

Thank you! Please let me know if you have any questions :)

Parent volunteers at League

      Here is the post everyone has been waiting for.  You ask how can you help at the League meet?  Well I am here to show you :)  Attached are two sign up links.  One link is specific to selling t-shirts and programs during the meet and the other sign-up is for miscellaneous jobs during this event.  As we stated at the parent meeting we are going to need everyone's help in some way, big or small.  Please sign-up to help make this event successful.  Please don't hesitate to ask questions to find out more about a specific task.  I will be in contact with the "lead" people for each task to provide them with more detail about the responsibilities.  Thanks in advance for your time and support. 
League meet misc. jobs
T-Shirt and Program sales


Swimming in the rain

We are planning on swimming the Intrasquad meet tomorrow (even in the rain with no lightening).  It might be a wet and cold night so please plan accordingly for you and your swimmers.  We will have dinner available for purchase from the GMSC snack shack, entertainment from the swimmers going to audition for the National Anthem and a nail biting relay race by the coaches and parents.  See you tomorrow and do the rain dance so hopefully it waits to rain until after the Intrasquad. 


Advertising in the League program

     Is your swimmer going to League in a specific event?  Do you know of a business that wants to advertise in the 2015 League program?  Attached are two forms in which allow you to write a message to your swimmer in their event and/or advertise on a page in the meet program.  This is a great way to cheer your swimmer on or get your business recognized by others.  Please note the deadline to participate in either of these sponsorships is Wednesday, July 8th.  Please see Jennifer with any questions or to turn in these forms.
Program Advertising
Swimmer/Event Sponsorship


Last week of regular season practice

It is hard to believe we are approaching our last regular swim season week.  This week is the last full week of practice unless the swimmer has a league and/or state qualifying time.  Although it is the last week of regular season it will be a busy one.  Practice times will be the same for all age groups this week. 

  • Tuesday-sign up for Intrasquad meet by 7pm
  • Wednesday-Intrasquad meet (warm-ups at 5pm; meet starts at 5:30pm)
  • Wednesday-sign up for Saturdays meet by 9pm
  • Saturday-meet @ 5Parks (warm-ups at 6:30am; meet starts at 7am)
  • Sunday-Last Chance meet @ Mount Vernon Country Club.  This meet is for swimmers who are close to League qualifying times. More information coming soon 
Please watch the blog in the next few days with details about the League meet.  There will be important information for swimmers as well as for parents.


Intrasquad meet-Wednesday, July 8th

Our last Gator Intrasquad meet will be held on Wednesday, July 8th.  The meet will begin at 5:30pm with warm-ups starting at 5pm.  Please make sure to sign up for 2 events by Tuesday @ 7pm.  This will be an action-filled evening that you don't want to miss.

Green Mountain Swim Club will be grilling on the barbeque and have the snack shack open for items to be purchased.  They accept cash and credit cards so come have dinner at the pool. 

Sale on Gator apparel.  Our remaining Gator apparel (not including swim caps) will be 50% off regular prices for this night only.  This will help us make room for new Gator apparel next season.  We accept cash or checks.
                 T-Shirts (blue, gray and/or white) and tanks        $6.00/each
                 Hoodies                                                             $12.00/each
                 Zip-up Jackets                                                   $14.50/each

The night will be finished off with our coaches relay.  We will keep with tradition and our coaches will race against a parent relay and other age groups.
This will be a fun night for all!

Age Group photos

Thanks for everyone who came to pictures and pancakes on Wednesday.  It was fun for all!
The photographer was able to take age group photos during this session which provides a picture of the kids that swam together.  These pictures will be provided if you purchased a package or can be purchased for $10.00.  If you would like to purchase an age group photo please find Jennifer this week during practice or at the Intrasquad meet on Wednesday.  You will need to provide payment at this time (cash or check payable to Mardell Studios).  The last day to order these will be Friday, July 10th.


Attention Dads-Beer and Brat night at the pool

The Green Mountain Swim Club is hosting "Beer and Brat" night at the pool on July 11th at 8-10pm.  Please see below for more details.  They would love to see you there.

Join GMSC for a guys night out! Bring a six pack of your favorite brew for an exchange - walk away with a 6 pack of all different beers! ..glass bottles are allowed for this event but we do need to drink out of plastic cups. Brat dinner will be provided. 

Bring a neighbor! Bring a friend!  

$15 suggested donation - Funds raised will go to GMSC. 

Members and Non-Members invited to attend. 
21+, of course.


Interested in singing the National Anthem at League?

We are looking for a Green Mountain Gator that is interested in singing the National Anthem at the League meet on Sunday, July 19th.  If this is something you are interested in please email Jennifer at cjmfriedrichs@aol.com by July 6th.  We will hold auditions once we have a list of interested singers.

Pictures, Pancakes and Water World--Wednesday

Pictures, pancakes and Water World (oh my!)

We will be having a fun day on JULY 1st.  This day will begin at the pool at 7:30 for pictures followed by a pancake breakfast and (if you bought tickets) then it will end at Water World.
We will be starting pictures promptly at 7:30 at the pool.  If you are planning on having individual pictures taken please be here at 7:30.  If you are getting individual pictures taken you will need an order form (one per swimmer).  These order forms are in the family swimmer folders or can be completed in the morning.  Please bring your completed order form with you along with your payment.  If you are not doing individual pictures we would like you at the pool at 8:00 so we can begin lining up for the team photo.  If you are just purchasing a team photo you will not need to complete a form we will just have a list for this.
We will be having “gator pancakes” after all the pictures are done.  Parents we will be looking for volunteers to help make pancakes and also some fruit to be donated.  Please sign-up on this link to help before, during and/or after.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054caba822a75-pancake2
Then if you have purchased tickets to Water World you will be off to spend the day there.  You can purchase Water World tickets for $30.99/ticket through the link provided.  https://calypsoclub.waterworldcolorado.com (and enter this personalized Store Name: GMST).  You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from Water World.  
This will be a fun day!  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Important Announcements for This Weekend!!

Hi Gators! I'm getting really excited to see you all swim fast at the meet this weekend :) I have a couple of notes for you all so that you're prepared for the meet:

Upper Division:

Tomorrow's practice will start at 7am and go until 8am like normal. We will do a longer meet warm up and pace work for those of you swimming tomorrow afternoon. It is extremely important to get a good warm up in for big meets like this, and I am expecting all upper division swimmers who are swimming tomorrow to attend practice. I promise that you will not be too tired to race in the afternoon.

Warm ups for the 400s will be at 12 noon. The 400 session will start at 1:00pm.

Warm ups for the rest of the 13-18 events will be from 3-3:25pm, with that session starting at 4pm.

Lower Division:

Please come to your normal practice times tomorrow. We will be working on starts, turns, and other things specific to your races this weekend.

Warm ups for 9-10 boys and ALL 11-12s will be from 6-6:25am on Saturday morning, with the session starting at 7am.

Warm ups for 9-10 girls and ALL 8&unders will be from 12:25-12:50pm with the session starting at 1pm.

All Swimmers:

Last year we got SECOND place at this meet, which was amazing for our team!! We would love to place this well again, so come ready to swim FAST!! There is also a Spirit Award at this meet. We have won the past few years--make sure to show your Gator spirit while you are there by cheering everyone on.

The weather is often unpredictable for this meet. I know last year we had a 2 hour delay on Saturday for rain and lightning. Please make sure to bring warm clothes and extra towels just in case! Please also make sure you're drinking lots of water to stay hydrated, especially if it's super hot out.

For parents: the host team has asked that we remind you that parking rules are in effect. Last year, cars that were parked too close to hydrants, street corners, and driveways were ticketed. Please get there early to allow yourself time to find a legal parking spot!!

Ken Caryl Invitational meet

Please note that the parent volunteer sign-up for the Ken Caryl meet is now posted. 
Parent Volunteer Sign-up
Also the warm up times have been modified to show our teams scheduled time.
Please let us or a coach know if you have questions.


Next Weeks Schedule (06.29-07.03)

Please be aware of our schedule for next week.
Monday 06.29--No practice
Tuesday 06.30--morning practice
Wednesday 07.01--pictures, pancakes and Water World (another message on this later)
Thursday 07.02--morning practice
Friday 07.03--No practice

Then we will be back to our regularly scheduled swim practice the week of 07.06

Notes from Intrasquad

Thank you to the parents and swimmers that waited out the storm with us.  Mother Nature didn't cooperate very well tonight and the Intrasquad meet didn't go as planned.  We are glad some swimmers got their swims in that they needed and appreciate the parents that stayed and helped with timing so this could happen.
Notes from Parent Meeting:  We will be needing your help with the League meet July 18th and 19th.  We will have some responsibilities posted soon and would appreciate parents taking these and with additional volunteers getting these completed.  Please keep an eye on the Blog as we will be posting this important information in the next few days.
We have a busy swim weekend......Go Get 'em Gators!