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Wednesday night fun

What could make a swim meet on a Wednesday night even better than it already is?  PIZZA!!!!

We wanted to let you know we will be serving pizza meals tomorrow night at the Intrasquad meet.  This will make getting to the pool by 5:00pm for warm-ups that much easier.  You don't need to worry about dinner, just eat with the family at the pool.  In between your swimmers events and/or before/after you have volunteered, stop by to purchase dinner.

We will be selling pizza meals (slice of pizza, chips and a drink) as well as these items individually.
See you all tomorrow

And parents don't forget to sign-up to volunteer timing.  


Intrasquad meet: Wednesday, May 31st

Swim team has officially started!  Let's hope we can keep the rain out of the forecast.  Our first important event will be Wednesday, May 31st.  The Gators will have our first Intrasquad meet.  This meet will be held at Green Mountain Swim Club. Warm-up for the swimmers will begin at 5:00pm and the meet will start at 5:30pm.

For our new swimmer families here is an insight of what an Intrasquad meet is:
Intrasquad meets are meets that are just for GMST.  They give the swimmers a good idea of what to expect at a real meet as well as the ability to try out a new stoke in competition without the pressure of another team's opponents.  There will be no relays at Intrasquad meets.  The times for these meets count just as they would in a dual meet.

Each swimmer is allowed to swim in two individual events.  We limit the events the swimmers can swim because this meet runs fast (since there are no relays and less swimmers participating). Because of these reasons there is not a lot of rest/recover time and we try to prevent injuries.  Swimmers will be able to sign-up for the events they want to swim on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice.  They will sign-up with the coaches so make sure your swimmer knows if they are able to participate in this meet.  If your swimmer won't be at practice but is able to participate in the Intrasquad please send the events they want to swim to gmstgators@aol.com.

We will also need parent volunteers to help this night happen.  Please help volunteer your time while you watch your kid(s) swim.  Please don't be shy, if you have never volunteered for a specific task before, we have wonderful parents who are always willing to share their knowledge.

We will see you at practice this week and on Wednesday night


Next Week information (May 30th-June 3rd)

Happy Memorial Weekend to our Gator families!  This weekend officially kicks off our summer and we are excited to have our swimmers back in the water.
Here are a few important reminders for next week (Tuesday, May 30th-June 3rd)

  • If you haven't signed up for swim team yet please do so to ensure you can swim in our meets
  • If you haven't submitted your payment and/or forms please do this as soon as possible (you can hand them to any coach and/or board member)
  • We will begin morning practices on Tuesday, May 30th.  These will be at the Green Mountain Swim Club
    • 13&up practice 6:30-8:00am
    • 10-12 year olds practice 8:00-9:00am
    • 9&under practice 9:00-9:50am
  • Our first Intrasquad meet is Wednesday, May 30th.  There will be another post with more information about this night.
  • Saturday, June 3rd will be our first meet of the season.  Swimmer event sign-up for this meet will be available Wednesday.  Parent volunteer and pool location information is on the right hand side of the blog. 
We are glad summer is here and we are ready to be at the pool.
Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.


After school practice starts Tuesday

I hope Mother Nature realizes that we are starting summer swim team and the sun decides to come out and stay for awhile.  There has been a few changes to the after school swim practice schedule as mentioned earlier but we just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of these.

Mark your calendars for the following:
After school practice Tuesday, May 23rd-Friday, May 26th
All practices will be held at Green Mountain Rec Center
3:00-4:15pm practice for 13&up
4:15-5:15pm practice for 12&under

Morning practices are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 30th
6:30-8:00am practice for 13&up
8:00-9:00am practice for 10-12 year olds
9:00-9:50am practice for 9&unders

Also note that our first Intrasquad meet is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st with warm-ups beginning at 5:00pm and the meet starts at 5:30pm.  More information about the Intrasquad will be posted on the Gator Blog soon.  This information will include how swimmers should sign-up for the events they are going to swim and also how to volunteer to help during the meet.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about practice or anything swim team related.


Need a team swimming suit?

This message is for swimmers who still need a team swimming suit.  If you missed the swimming suit fitting you still have time to order.  You can order online or by calling Colorado Swim Shop.  If you know what size suit your swimmer needs you can order online.  If you are unsure about sizing you also can call Colorado Swim Shop and they can assist you with placing your order with.

Then click on TEAMS STORE

Then from the drop down menu under TEAM STORE (top menu) select Green Mountain
Password is:   greenM17 (case sensitive)

Colorado Swim Shop
2525 Arapahoe Ave., C-4
Boulder, CO 80302

If you already ordered your team suit these will be available at practice starting next week.
Let's hope summer decides to show up and stay awhile.


IMPORTANT: change to after school practices

Here is an important message regarding after school practices.  This message affects ALL swimmers.
New Location:  Green Mountain Rec Center (13198 W. Green Mountain Dr.)
New Practice Times:  Upper division (13&up) will practice from 3:00-4:14pm
                                    Younger division (12&under) will practice from 4:15-5:15pm
After school practice will be held Tuesday, May 23rd through Friday, May 26th 
(no practice on Monday, May 22nd)

The swim club is working hard to get the pool ready for us to start after Memorial Day
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this change


Green Mountain Swim Club---Splash Sale....ONE WEEK ONLY

Hello Swim Team Families-
     There is a splash sale!! Swim Club membership is only $395.00 until May 14th.  

Here is a friendly reminder that if you haven't already signed up and/or renewed your swim club membership please do so now, don't hesitate.  There is a sale going on now through Sunday for ALL memberships at an unbelievable rate of $395.00 (that means that you spend less than $5.00 per day for your whole family to enjoy a great pool).  If you haven't been a member in the past please consider joining.  The success of the swim team and the swim club are united. 

Please help support the swimming pool our kids enjoy every morning! 

Please visit the Green Mountain Swim Club page to complete your swim club membership.


Last swim clinic--this Sunday

Attention swim clinic families:
I wanted to thank you for participating in the Spring swim clinics.  We had great swimmers and we hope your child(ren) left these 10 weeks with some new knowledge.  I wanted to remind you all that this Sunday is the last swim clinic.  We hope to see you in the summer.  Please let us know if you have any questions about clinics or summer swim team.