2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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Awesome job at the intrasquad meet tonight everyone! The whole team is looking great so early in the season :)

Just a reminder that entries for Saturday's meet against Wheat Ridge are due by tomorrow evening. Please get signed up before then! If you are having any issues with the online sign up, please email me with your entries and I can help you get entered. My email address is jaimiestevens27@gmail.com. I make the relays Thursday night based on the entries I have, so if you aren't entered, I won't know if you'll be there, and you may not be on the relays.

I also just added quite a few swimmers to the list who told me that they want a buddy. If you do not see your name (don't worry about it if I didn't put your age down), but still want a buddy, go ahead and add your name to the list! I will be figuring them out so I can announce them at the ice cream party next Wednesday! Here is the link to sign up:


Feel free to contact me with any questions!

See you tonight

Let's hope the sunshine continues and we can have warm weather for swimming tonight.
I just wanted to let you know 2 things:

  • We will be selling Gator apparel tonight at the Intrasquad.  You can get your gator tanks, shirts, sweatshirts and caps tonight.
  • Also the Swim Club will be serving Burger and Hot Dog meals tonight during Intrasquad (cash or checks are accepted). 
    • Burger Meal with chips and soda $5.00
    • Hot Dog Meal with chips and soda: $4.50
    • They will also have a reasonably stocked Snack Shack full of candy to power up your swimmers


Intrasquad-Wedensday, May 27th

Let's kick off our first Intrasquad tomorrow with a lot of FUN!  To make this swim meet successful we need many parent volunteers.  If you have not signed up to help during this meet please don't be shy and sign-up on the link on the right hand side.  This is a busy week so we don't have a lot of swimmers and parents attending due to scheduling conflicts so we need help from everyone here.
Also members of the Green Mountain Swim Club will be barbecuing tomorrow night and selling hamburgers and hot dogs during the meet.  Please come hunger and purchase some dinner at the pool.
See a lot of you tomorrow at 5


Week 2 Updates

Hi Gators! I wanted to remind you that there will be no practice today for Memorial Day. 

Our first intrasquad meet will be this Wednesday! Sign ups are on the blog (in the right-hand column), so please try to sign up by Tuesday. We will take deck entries at the pool before the meet starts on Wednesday, but all of the wonderful parents who are organizing the meet would greatly appreciate it if you're able to sign up in advance. Intrasquad meets are a great way for me, Porter, and Ethan to see where all the swimmers are at at this point in the season.

Our first dual meet is also coming up fast! This Saturday we will take on the Wheat Ridge team. Sign ups for this meet are also on the blog, so go ahead and sign up for that meet too! While the host teams usually do take entries at the pool the morning of the meet, the relays are made up prior to the meet. Signing up online in advance saves a lot of confusion, and gives me a chance to get your swimmer on a relay if possible. 

The last announcement of the day is that I have (finally!) created a sign-up sheet for buddies. I have gotten a lot of feedback from the swimmers that they would like to have Big/Little Buddies again this summer. Buddies can 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 older and younger swimmers to get to know each other and to show our team spirit at meets! Last summer, the swimmers 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. Here's the link:

Sorry for the long post! Please feel free to email me with any questions :) jaimiestevens27@gmail.com


Practice Canceled Wednesday (Please warm up soon!!!!)

Hello again Gators! There will be no practice again today. The outside temperature is 45 degrees, with the pool temperature being 78 degrees, which is just too cold to have swimmers in the water. There is also a pretty good chance of rain and lightning again this evening. I was really hoping we'd be able to swim today!!

It's looking like it is supposed to start warming up tomorrow (fingers crossed!), so tomorrow we will have full-length practices either in the water or out. We might be doing some dryland tomorrow, so please come with tennis shoes and warm clothes! See you tomorrow!

Please help out around the club during practice

The Swim Club Board has been working overtime in the rain and snow to get the actual pool ready to go (on time) for the swim team. In doing so, we have fallen behind on all of our grounds, locker room and general maintenance of the rest of the pool area. If parents are waiting around for their kids to get done with swim practice, we are kindly asking if they would pick up a broom, or rake, or pool skimmer and help us get ready for the season.

We need:
- grass racked and bag. The grass is so long (because of the crazy weather) that when they mow it is leaving behind a lot of clippings.
- locker rooms swept and wiped down.
- pool decked swept
- pool skimmed daily to get the leaves out
- weeds to be pulled (dandelions, thistles, etc).

The success of the Club directly effects the success of the Swim Team and we are hoping that with a few extra hands that we can be up and running by the weekend!


Practice is Canceled for Tuesday!

Hi Gators! Because of the cold weather, continuing rain, and possible thunderstorm, I'm canceling practice for today. I don't want any blue gators! Hopefully we'll get some sunshine tomorrow. See you then!

Tie Die and Ice Cream Social-June 3rd @ 6:30

Please mark your calendars for our Gator tie die and ice cream party.  This will be held at the Green Mountain Swim Club at 6:30pm.  We have made the decision to change this event to the beginning of the season.  This will allow our swimmers (and Gator fans) to get their tie die gator gear for the season and for swimmers and families to meet each other.  There will be more information posted as this event as we get closer to this date but please plan on attending.


After school swim practice is on

We got confirmation that the Green Mountain Swim Club pool is filled and ready for us to start after school swim practice.  Please see the age division swim times on the right hand side of the Blog.  Hope to see you this week.
IMPORTANT:  Please check the Blog before heading to swim practice as the weather is not showing favorable for us.  We will keep this updated if we cancel due to weather.
Also if you purchased a team suit we will have these available for pick up at practice this week.  Also please bring payment and the required forms to practice.


Team suits

If you ordered a team suit already these will be available for pick up at practice next week.  If you haven't ordered a swimming suit and still need to you will need to do this by May 16th for free shipping.  They will still take orders after this date you will just have to pay shipping costs.
Christine with Colorado Swim Shop @ 303-545-2090
Let's hope the weather warms up soon.


Important reminders (next few weeks)

Here are some important reminders for the next few weeks as we prepare for our summer swim season.

  • Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!
  • Check the Blog frequently for important updates
  • Tonight is our last swim clinic at Green Mountain Rec Center. Thanks to everyone who participated
  • We are planning on beginning outdoor after school swim practice the week of May 18th.  Please see the practice times on the right hand side of the Blog.
  • Also like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greenmountaingators as we post information here too
See you in a few weeks.  Don't forget to register and mail this or bring the upcoming practices.


Swimming Suit Vendor Contact

If you missed the swimming suit fitting you can still call and order the team suit.  Here is the contact information for the vendor.  You will need to knew your child's swimming suit size and provide her with this information. 
Colorado Swim Shop
Christine Cortvriendt