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9.23.2016

Sign-up for swim clinics

Just a reminder that the Fall swim clinics start this Sunday, September 25th.  This is a 10 week session that helps swimmers work on their techniques for swim team strokes.  Please click the following link to sign your swimmer up.

Thanks and see you at the Rec Center on Sunday.  Please bring your payment and forms if necessary.

9.19.2016

Why do we pay for our kids to play sports?

I was reading an article about why we invest so much money into our kids sports.  I found this article to explain a lot of what sports teaches our kids and how it helps them learn things we can't always teach them.

Please read if you like :)

One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do.
So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
- I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their training but they go anyway.
- I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
- I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
- I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
- I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
- I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.
- I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
- I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
- I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
- I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!
~Unknown

9.13.2016

Fall Swim Clinic (starts September 25th)

We are excited to get the kids back into the water and swimming again.  The Gators will be starting our fall swim clinics on Sunday, September 25th.  These clinics will be held at the Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.) from 5:00-6:00pm for all swimmers.  The cost for this 10 week swim clinic session is $90.00 (this can't be prorated).  Please complete the registration to get your swimmer signed up.  If your swimmer is new to the Gators swim team please complete the liability and emergency contact forms.  Please bring payment (cash or check made payable to GMST) to the first swim clinic as well as the forms if your child is a new Gator swimmer.

We look forward to seeing the kids in the water again and working on their stroke techniques.
Sunday swim clinic dates MARK YOUR CALENDARS
(5:00-6:00pm)
September 25th
October 2nd
October 9th
October 16th
October 23rd
October 30th
November 6th
November 13th
December 4th
December 11th