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No 8-9 practice

It looks like a big storm will be coming in around 8 tonight, so there will be no 8-9 practice tonight. 

- Porter


A few things to remember as we head into our quiet weekend

It is strange to think that our summer swimming is about half way over.  As we head into a weekend with no meets please take this time to think about a few things:

  • Thank you to all the parents who helped with our pancake breakfast and all the families that went to Water World.  It was a great Gator day!
  • Please remind your swimmer to check their swimmer folder.  It is important to take everything out to make room for any new items.
  • I would like to make sure the Buddy Families are established.  By this time you should have meet your buddy and in some way showed them some encouragement and swimmer support.  Hint:  the little buddies love to get items in their swimmer folder :)
  • Anyone looking to purchase Gator apparel can do this during practice with any board member.  Also the swimoutlet.com link is available to purchase additional Gator items.  
  • The link to the discounted Water World (and Adventure Golf and Raceway) will be active all summer long.  You are more than welcome to purchase tickets for your family and friends to go and enjoy the fun.  
Also please remember that we do NOT have practice Monday, July 4th.  We hope your family enjoys this day.  The sign-ups for the next swim meet (July 9th) will be posted this Friday at the pool.  All swimmers need to sign-up for their events by Thursday 7/7 at the end of practice.


Swimmers of the Week

This past weekend the team placed second at Ken Caryl, a meet with with over 25 teams! There were great swims from all age groups and it really took a team effort to place so well. So nows the time for the swimmer of the week announcement:


Amanda Ballard!

Amanda killed it this weekend, placing 1st in the 200 and 100 free and 2nd in the 50 free, taking home the high point award for the 15-18 girls division. She anchored the winning medley relay (with Kaylyn Schull, Sydni Sich, and Ianna Debrunner) as well as the winning free relay (with Tess Hofstra, Sydni, and Ianna). Amanda continued her streak of dominating sprint freestyle races at major meets. Congrats Amanda! 


Alex Granquist, Ben Hofstra, Quinn Meinert, Andrew Penn

This past weekend these boys won both the Medley and the Free relay, crushing the Ken Caryl and the GMST records. Their free relay was a 1:51, beating the team record by over 5 seconds and the Ken Caryl record by 4 seconds. They all swam well in their individual events as well, racking up a good amount of points to help the team place 2nd. Quinn placed 3rd in the breaststroke, Andrew 2nd in the backstroke, Alex 2nd in the fly, and Ben 2nd in the 400. Well done guys! 

There is no meet this weekend, but let's keep up the good work in practice. Keep an eye out for Gator Week... 


Wednesday, June 29th

Please remember we don't have regular morning swim practice on Wednesday.
Wednesday is our Pictures, Pancakes and Water World day.  Here are a few important reminders:

  • If you are planning on having your swimmers individual/family pictures taken please arrive at 7:30am
  • If you are purchasing any pictures please complete the order form and have this and your payment completed when you arrive.  Forms will also be available in your swimmers folder on Tuesday morning. 
  • All Gators must be at the pool in their team suits by 8am to have a team photo and age group photos taken.  Even if you are not purchasing a photo we encourage your swimmer to be in the photo.  
  • Pancakes will be prepared and served around 8:00/8:30am.  We do need some parent help so please sign-up if you are available to volunteer.  
  • If you need to purchase Water World tickets you still can do that.  Please follow the link the purchase tickets (Password:  GMGators1).  These tickets can be used for this day or any day this summer.
We can't wait to see all of you Wednesday morning.  


KC Invite Results

Congrats to the swimmers and coaches on a 2nd place finish at the KC Invite! We also had a high point winner for 15-18 girls (Amanda Ballard). Great job, Gators! We'll have the results posted to the website soon, but you can see them now on the Ken Caryl site.


C/D Meet Warmups

The warmups are from 6-7am. There is still no information on parent volunteer requirements. Please plan on at least helping out with timing if your kid is swimming in the meet. Thank you!


C/D meet: Sunday 6/26

Thank you to those parents and swimmers that have signed up to swim at the C/D meet on Sunday.  This meet will be held at Mount Vernon Country Club (24933 Club House Circle, Golden).  This meet will begin at 7:15am.  Warm-up times and parent volunteers haven't been assigned yet.  Please check the blog Saturday evening for more information.

I have posted the Individual entries for this meet.  I have also posted an eligibility report.  This report shows the swimmer names with what events they could swim if they wanted to participate.  You must send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with the events you want to swim by 8:00pm Friday night to participate.

Live poolside entertainment--Saturday, June 25th

Join GMSC on Saturday night, June 25th from 5-9 pm for a Hawaiian themed evening of live poolside entertainment with the band, Sweet Spot! The band will play while you enjoy a late evening of swimming with your family and friends (adults and kids welcome.)
  • The swimming pool is open until 9 pm.
  • The Snack Shack will stay open late and offer meal deals (until ~7/8 pm)
  • Alcohol is permitted per GMSC rules (no glass bottles, drink in moderation, 21+)
  • Free with membership; $5 per guest/non-members
We hope to see you there. Mahalo!


NO practice Friday 6/24

There will be no practice Friday. If you are swimming Ken Caryl do your best to get a good night sleep. For anyone not swimming this weekend enjoy the long weekend.

See you tomorrow,

Important information for this weekends meets

If your swimmer will be swimming Friday or Saturday at the Ken Caryl Invitational please remember the following:

  • The parent volunteer has been posted.  Please sign-up to volunteer timing.
  • The warm-up times have been posted for each session. 
  • Please park responsible.  Don't park too close to corners, hydrants and please respect the neighborhood.
  • Bug spray is highly recommended especially in the evening
  • Swimmers will use the side gate to enter and exit the pool
  • The Recreation Ranch House is currently under construction.  This means the restrooms in this building and the water fountain are out of order.  There are restrooms on the side of the Ranch House that you can access outside as well as port-o-potties around the area.  There is no working drinking fountain in this area.
If your swimmer will be swimming Sunday at Mount Vernon Country Club please remember the following:
  • We have not received all the information on this meet yet.
  • If your swimmer wants to participate in this meet please send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with your swimmers name and the individual events (up to 3) they want to swim.  Please see other older posts for more information about qualifying times for this meet.
  • I will post the individual entries as soon as I enter these.
  • The meet will begin at 7:00am with warm-up times TBD
  • There will not be a team tent set-up at this meet.  Please make sure you are watching the First Call/Last Call board so your swimmer doesn't miss their event.
  • Coach Porter will be at this meet so please see him with any questions.
  • We will need parent volunteers for this meet to assist with timing.  I will post a sign-up as soon as I have more information.
Please continue to watch the blog for more information to be posted.


Evening Practice

Practice is canceled tonight due to thunderstorms. See you all in the morning.

- Porter


Swimmer of the week goes to......

Swimmer of the Week 2

We would like to thank all their Gators for their team spirit at the Columbine Knolls meet.  It is always amazing to look down at the end of the pool and see other swimmers cheering their buddies, friends or family on.  Keep it up!!

Female Swimmer of the Week:  Lexi Ballard
Lexi Ballard was selected this week because:
- for not looking at the other swimmers in her 25 breast (first time ever)
- didn't let getting DQd affect the rest of her meet
- worked hard all week, with a good attitude
- team support at the meet

Male Swimmer of the Week:  Brett Edwards
The coaches choose Brett because:
- showing his passion for butterfly by openly celebrating fly sets in practice
- going strong in his 50 despite not having goggles
- practice attendance
- attitude


C/D meet entry requirements

To clarify an earlier post about the C/D qualification times, any swimmer who does not have a B, League, or State time for an event may swim that event at the C/D meet. A reminder to send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with your swimmer's name and the events they want to swim (up to 3 individual events) by Thursday, June 23rd.

Happy Father's Day

We would like to tell all the Gator dad's Happy Fathers Day. We hope you all enjoyed this HOT day. We appreciate what you do for your swimmers and the team.

Schedule week of June 20th-26th

Here is the schedule for the week of June 20th-June 26th

Monday-Friday:  Regular summer practice
6:30-8:15am:  Upper division practice and dry land (8-8:15am)
8:00-9:00am:  10-13 year olds
9:00-10:00am:  9 year olds
9:00-9:45am:  8&under
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7:00-8:00pm:  12&under night practice

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00-9:00pm:  Upper division and parent practice

Monday:  Breast stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Tuesday:  Butterfly stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Wednesday:  Starts/Turns clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Friday and Saturday:  Ken Caryl Invitational
Swimmers who are participating are listed in the Individual entries

Friday, June 24th (Warm-ups TBD; Start 1:00pm)
400 swimmers Ages 13-14 and 15-18

Friday, June 24th (Warm-ups TBD; Start at 4:00pm)
Ages 13-14 and 15-18
Events 5-40

Saturday, June 25th (Warm-ups TBD; Start at 7:00am)
Ages 9-10 boys; 11-12 All
Events 41-67

Saturday, June 25th (Warm-ups TBD; Start at 1:00pm)
Ages 9-10 Girls; 8&unders
Events 68-94

Sunday:  C/D meet at Mount Vernon Country Club
Sign-up for this meet will be posted soon
Swimmers must have a C/D time (this is any other time other than S, L or B) or a NT (no time) to participate in the meet.  Eligibility report will be posted soon.  

If your swimmer is not participating in the Ken Caryl Invite or the C/D meet you have the weekend off.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Also if you would like to purchase Gator apparel please see a board member any morning and we can assist you.


Results from meets

Attention parents and swimmers:
    We are seeking your help in ensuring the meet result information is correct.  As we are all aware the data entry of meet times are subject to human error.  While reviewing the results that are posted from each meet please let me know if there are issues with the information reported.  Sometimes there may be a mistake with not recording your time, sometimes there may be an error inputting the numbers and the time is showing incorrectly, or maybe you don't see the State/League/B/C indicator.  All of these things can be corrected if brought to our attention.

Please continue to be patient with us as we learn the computer system, how things work and implement changes to help our team become better.


Brews & Brats (Guys Night Out - 21+) @ GMSC June 17th

June 17 | Brews and Brats (Guys Night Out) 7-10 pm | Bring your favorite beer and snack/appetizer if you'd like; 21+; Brat dinner will be provided. $10 suggested donation - Funds raised will go to GMSC.

Swim lessons using swim team coaches

Effective immediately, the price of swim lessons using the swim team coaches will cost $35 per half hour when using the GMSC pool. $20 will go to the coach and $15 will go to the pool as a usage fee. This complies with current fees charged by the pool. Thank you for your understanding.


Swim meets next week (June 24th-June 26th)

Next weekend are not the normal swim meets.  There are two separate swim meets next weekend. The first meet next weekend is the Ken Caryl Invitation on June 24th and June 25th.  This meet is for swimmers with specific qualifying times.  The other meet is the C/D meet on Sunday, June 26th. This meet is for swimmers that have a C/D time in any event.

Information on Ken Caryl Invitational meet:
Attached is a link to a report of swimmers that have qualified for this meet.  If your name is on this list we need you to do the following:

  • This list will be posted at the pool.  Please put a check mark next to your name, this will let the coaches know you can attend.
  • If there are more than 3 events that you have qualified for please circle the 3 events you want to swim
  • If your name is on this list and you WILL NOT be attending please email Porter porter.bennett@colorado.edu and let him know.  We are asking for emails so we can refer back to them when we are doing entries.
  • If you are participating in this meet we will try to arrange relays based on this information
  • There will be a revised list posted on Thursday as swimmers can qualify tomorrow at the Intrasquad.  Swimmers also may make qualifying times at Saturdays meet.  
  • Please do this by Saturday, June 18th as entries are due Sunday.  
PLEASE NOTE:  we may need additional swimmers to swim on relays.  We will contact these families on Saturday or Sunday to check availability.

Friday, June 24th (Warm-ups begin at 12:30; Start 1:00pm)
Ages 13-14 and 15-18
Events 1-4 400's 

Friday, June 24th (Warm-ups begin at 3:00; Start at 4:00pm)
Ages 13-14 and 15-18
Events 5-40

Saturday, June 25th (Warm-ups begin at 6:00am; Start at 7:00am)
Ages 9-10 boys; 11-12 All
Events 41-67

Saturday, June 25th (Warm-ups begin at 12:00pm; Start at 1:00pm)
Ages 9-10 Girls; 8&unders
Events 68-94

Information on C/D meet:
This meet will be held on Sunday at Mount Vernon Country Club
If your swimmer has a C or D time and wants to participate in this meet to help improve their time and get practice please email gmstgators@aol.com.  Please include the swimmers name and the events they want to swim (up to 3 individual events).  We will need these entries by Thursday, June 23rd.  This meet follows the regular order of events with no relays.  

This information is a little confusing and we are trying our best to explain these meets as well as make sure everyone that can swim does.  If you have any questions about either of these events please let any coach or board member know.
If your swimmer will not be participating in either of these meets, you have the weekend off.  

Preparing for pictures, pancakes and Water World

I wanted to give all the swimmer families (new and old) an idea of what our Pictures, Pancakes and Water World day will look like.  These fun activities are scheduled for Wednesday, June 29th.  Please note there is no regular morning swim  practice on this day.

Starting at 7:30am we will begin taking individual/buddy swimmer pictures.  There will be an order form in each swimmer folder next week and I will also post a link to this form on the blog.  Please have this form completed when you arrive.  At 8:00am we will begin our BIG team picture.  If you aren't getting individual pictures taken we ask you arrive no later tha 8:00am so you can be included in the team picture.

While the pictures are being taken we will have people preparing Gatorcakes (green pancakes).  There will be a parent sign-up for parents to help cook and also bring some food.  Watch on the blog for this sign-up coming soon!

After the pictures have been taken and Gatorcakes have been eaten it is off to WaterWorld.  Please know this is not a required event.  Also know that there is no adult supervision so you will need to plan accordingly.  Below is a link and instructions on how to purchase discounted WaterWorld tickets.  Our team receives discounted tickets which can be purchased and printed online.

To purchase WaterWorld tickets please visit https://calypsoclub.waterworldcolorado.com/affiliate.asp?ID=50F8949F-61B1-4EE7-8F31-52797430F005.  Once on this page you will be prompted for a Password.  The password to purchase tickets is GMGators1.
You can purchase tickets for your family and friends to go on this day or any day in the 2016 season.
This link will also allow you to purchase discounted for Adventure Golf and Raceway, in case you need something to do during the summer.

Congrats to the swimmers of the week!

As promised, the news you have all been waiting for.....Swimmers of the Week for Week 1:

Female Swimmer of the Week:  Megan Cooper
Megan was selected this week because:
- positivity at the meet
- got a league time in her 200 free
- cried she was so happy about it (rewards of working hard)

Male Swimmer of the Week:  Alex Granquist
The coaches choose Alex because: 
- led the far lane every practice
- did an hour of dry land after practice each day
- stayed positive at the meet
- left the meet to go to a doctors apt and then came back to finish the meet

Keep up the great work Gators!!

Intrasquad meet: Wednesday

Are you ready for another swim meet?  Tomorrow night is our 2nd Intrasquad (warm-ups begin at 5:00pm; meet starts at 5:30pm)

  • Swimmers if you have not signed up yet please sign-up for your 2 individual events by tomorrow morning.  If you have not signed-up yet and won't be at practice tomorrow please send an email to gmstgators@aol.com with the events you want to swim.
  • Parents we are still in need of help.  Since this is just Gators we need all the volunteers we can get.  If your child is swimming please sign-up to help.
  • The Swim Club will be cooking on the grill and serving hamburger and hotdogs as well as have the snack shack available to food purchases.  Please enjoy dinner with your summer family.
  • Gator apparel will be available for purchase by cash, check or credit card.  
  • Before your leave the Intrasquad please make sure you signed up for Saturdays meet.


Schedule: June 13th-June18th

Great swims to all our swimmers!  Thank you to all the parent volunteers at Saturdays meet.  It was a long hot day and our parents stepped up to make it fun and successful for our kids.

Here is the schedule for the week:  June 13th-June 18th

Monday-Friday:  Regular summer practice
6:30-8:15am:  Upper division practice and dry land (8-8:15am)
8:00-9:00am:  10-13 year olds
9:00-10:00am:  9 year olds
9:00-9:45am:  8&under
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7:00-8:00pm:  12&under night practice

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00-9:00pm:  Upper division and parent practice

Monday:  Butterfly stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Tuesday:  Freestyle stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Tuesday:  Chipotle fundraiser for Green Mountain Swim Club
4:00-8:00pm at 145 Union Blvd.--don't forget to mention the swim club when you are paying

Wednesday:  Backstroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online and space still available)

Wednesday:  Intrasquad II @ GMSC
Warm-ups begin at 5:00pm; meet starts at 5:30pm
All swimmers must sign-up for their events by end of practice on Tuesday (sign-ups will be available starting Monday)
Parents sign-up on the blog to help volunteer

Saturday:  Swim meet at Columbine Knolls Swim Pool (6191 W. Plymouth Dr. Littleton)
Warm-ups begin at 6:30am; Meet starts at 7:00am
All swimmers must sign-up for their events by end of practice on Thursday
Parents please sign-up on the blog to volunteer


Saturdays meet: First home meet

Our summer swim season is off to a great start.  We are excited to host our fist dual meet this weekend.  A home meet means there are many volunteering opportunities.  If your child is swimming in the meet on Saturday we need you to volunteer your time and sign-up.  Here is the sign-up sheet for parent volunteers.  Please don't be shy, we have all been a "newbie" at one time.  Thank you in advance for helping with your kids swim meet.

We have also post the "rough draft" to the Individual events.  Please double check this for accuracy and let the coaches know if there needs to be any changes.

We will see all your smiling faces at 6:00am on Saturday morning. 


Chipotle Night for GMSC: Tuesday, June 14th

Please come to the Green Mountain Swim Club Chipotle night.
Who:  All swim team families and friends
What:  Dinner at Chipotle fundraiser
When:  Tuesday, June 14th from 4:00-8:00pm
Where:  Chipotle on Union (145 Union Blvd.)
Why:  support the Green Mountain Swim Club (we use this pool daily)
How:  Bring the flyer, show it on your phone, or tell the cashier you are part of the swim club fundraiser

Help support the pool that our swimmers use everyday.



UPPER DIVISION NIGHT PRACTICE IS CANCELED. Due to the decrease in temperature and the on and off storms there will be no practice tonight. 

- Porter

Swimmer of the Week

Swimmer of the Week
The Gator coaches and board members are excited to implement a new award for swimmer of the week.  This swimmer recognition will begin next week.  
During the summer swim season the coaches will be recognizing one female and one male swimmer each week.  Swimmers can be chosen from any age group.  Upon being chosen for the swimmer of the week the swimmer will be recognized on the blog and on the bulletin board at the swimming pool as well as receiving a Dairy Queen gift card.

Swimmer of the Week criteria
  • Behavior and Attitude:  highest standards for behavior and manners at all swim team functions; positive attitude in regards to all swimming related programs
  • Effort:  demonstrate a resilient, consistent, hard-work ethic both in and out of the pool
  • Attendance:  attends practice regularly; participates in meets consistently
  • Learning:  demonstrates excellent listening skills; responsiveness to instruction; improve skill development
  • Organization:  demonstrates independence; self motivator; arrives on time; has all "equipment"
  • Performance:  applies skills and techniques acquired/developed during practice in meets; demonstrates proper form; drops time in events
  • Team Work:  demonstrates excellent team work helping all team mates; cheers for other swimmers during events; participates in buddy program
  • Gator Factor:  All the above and a little something extra!!!!!!!!!!!


Evening practice canceled

Attention evening swimmers: practice has been canceled due to weather. The pool has closed and not sure when they will reopen.

Swimmer files

Beginning this week we will have the swimmer folders out during practice.  The swimmer files are designed to get swim team related information to the swimmer.  The folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.  Examples of items in these folders are:  ribbons from meets, information hand-outs, paperwork and/or items from your swim buddy.  We encourage all swimmers to check their folder at least once a week and remove all the contents.

Schedule June 6th-June 11th

Here is the schedule for June 6th-June 11th
Monday-Friday:  Regular summer practice
6:30-8:15am:  Upper division practice and dry land (8-8:15am)
8:00-9:00am:  10-13 year olds
9:00-10:00am:  9 year olds
9:00-9:45am:  8&under
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
7:00-8:00pm:  12&under night practice

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00-9:00pm:  Upper division and parent practice

Tuesday:  Back stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Wednesday:  Breast stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

Thursday:  Freestyle stroke clinic
9:45-10:15am (must be signed up online)

All swimmers must sign-up for their events by end of practice on Thursday

Saturday:  Swim meet at Green Mountain Swim Club
Warm-ups begin at 6:00am; Meet starts at 7:00am
Parents please sign-up on the blog to volunteer


Stroke clinics

Starting this week we will be offering stroke clinics.  These clinics are designed to help a small group of swimmers work on a specific stroke to help them improve.  To allow as many swimmers to participate in these please sign-up for only 3 sessions (all must be different strokes).  These clinics will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:45-10:15.  The link for the stroke clinic sign-up is listed below and also on the right hand side of the blog. 
Please let us know if you have any questions about these.

Swim Buddy Families

We are excited to have our swim buddy families started.  Please remember these swimmers are there to help encourage and support each other.  If you haven't already introduced yourself to your buddy, please do so quickly.  The buddies are listed below and there is also a link on the right hand side of the blog that will have this document.  Let's show everyone what an awesome swim team the Gators are!

Girl Swimmer Families
Addy Berg Olivia Belcher Emily Ballard
Rachel Bakkum Claire Brady Elsa Debrunner Opal Perez-Williams
Sophia Coffey Shea Murphy Sarah Shumway CheyAnne Sharon
Norah Belcher Mady Allen Emma Neuroth
Alexis Ballard Taylor Haerbig Heddie Schick Sidney Tonkin
Isabel Ballard Camille Anderson Izabella Bong
Alex Strong Autumn Wuest Teagan Kelly
Mia Slowey Lilly Wright Amelia Lewis
Lucy Klein Therese Daly Lexie Lamping
Leah Felton Clara Bellot Lucille Wright
Fayth Ruybal Kimya AmiriRad Emma Forney
Neva Nicholson Katy Haerbig Anastasia Davis Emma Berg
Whitney Price Brooke Tompkins Megan Snelling
Lucy Voss Noel Forney Sophia Slemons
Lily Sharpe Breanna Dodds Ianna Debrunner Elisa Pickett
Anisa Valdez Terran Flynn Anna Granquist Emily Hammer
Evelyn Campbell Lindsey Mink Sydni Sich Taryn Trussell
Lily Strong Kayli Langan Diane Shumway
Jensen Wehri Sofia Forney Amanda Ballard Mikayla Michels
Kiana Good Kati Livingood Alexandra Gibbons Brett Wilsey
Eva Bellot Mae Knight Tess Hofstra
Eden Kuiphoff Megan Cooper Kaylyn Schull
Maddie Friedrichs Samantha Skrzekut Autumn Sharon Anna Lamport
Ava Anderson Sonia Enger Hannah Long
Allie Bakkum Gabbi Martyna Eva Anderson

Boy Swimmer Families
Sonny Donati Brett Edwards Quinn Trussell Jacob Swanson
Ben Rommel Nathan Whittenburg Alex Granquist Jason Goodrich
Dominic Anderson  Marc Felton Dylan Jacob Jakey Skimel
Benjamin Swanson Ryan Skrzekut Tristan Gess Cale Sollars
Christopher Gunn Mason Friedrichs Stephen Greenwood Zachary Gillings
Nathan Gillings Luke Davis Joshua Goodrich Conor Sharpe
Nick Langan Connor Brauch Bradley Hall Elias Hutchinson
Michael Skimel Evan Neuroth Ben Hofstra Owen Bockenthien
David Neuroth Isaac Perez-Williams Daniel Alzamora Will Livingood
Kai Langan Ethan Ballard Carder Berridge Griffin Sollars
Patrick Davis Beck Nicholson Jacob Foust
Aaron Davis Jackson Voss Sean Matthews Spencer Coffey
Dylan Anderson  Jaimen Whittenburg Richard Tran Noah Slowey
Jonas Belcher Evan Morrison Quinn Meinert Owen Burg
Everett Tompkins William Klein Andrew Penn John Neuroth


Swimmer entries for Saturdays meet

Hello swimmers,
    We are excited to have our first dual meet on Saturday.  We appreciate all the kids who have signed up to participate in events. On the right hand side of the blog there is a link to the "rough draft" entries.  We are asking the swimmers to verify the entries are correct.  Each swimmer is allowed to swim a maximum of 3 individual events.  Many swimmers only signed up for 2.  If you would like to swim another event or if the event is not correct please let Porter know by 10am tomorrow morning and we will make the changes.

All final submissions will be posted tomorrow along with relays.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all early Saturday morning.
(warm-ups begin as 6:30 and the meet starts at 7:00)


New Gator apparel

Have you seen the new Gator apparel?  We are excited to see the swimmers and families walking around in our new items.  If you didn't get a chance to see the apparel we will have these items for sale again on Friday during practice.  We will accept cash, check or credit cards.  Go Gators!

Gator silicone caps……………………………………..$10
Trucker hat……………………………………………...$16
White t-shirt/tank……………………………………....$12
Blue t-shirt……………………………………………...$12
Dark gray dri-fit long sleeve………………...…....….....$23
Light blue adult hoodie………………………………..$38
Gray/Green youth hoodie……………………………...$36
Magnets (small/large).........................................................$2/$4

Here are the tie-dye instructions if you didn't pick them up:
Please wait 24 hours to wash. Leave the item in the bag until you are ready to wash. While the
shirt is still tied, it needs to be rinsed under cold running water. When you see very little dye
running off the item, start to gradually remove the rubber bands while still rinsing. Get as much
dye out as possible this way. Immediately after rinsing wash the item ( by itself ) with cold
water and soap in the washing machine. Once this item has been washed and dried you are
good to wear.

Thank you to all who came out for the parent meeting (or maybe the ice cream).  We enjoyed talking with the parents and swimmers.  Please let us know if you have any questions/concerns.