2010 FSA Division II League Champions

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4.16.2021

Summer Season Registration is Open

Hello Gators!
Summer swim team registration is now open.  We have a lot of funky issues this season because of COVID, so please keep reading to get the full picture of what this season will look like (and know that it could change at any minute).

Start Date:
We will start after school practices the week of 5/17 or 5/24 depending on when the pool is ready to go.  Morning practices will start Tuesday, June 1.

Practices:
Practice times will remain the same, but we may need to shift age groups based on numbers.
6:30 am - 8:00 am ages 13+
8:00 am - 9:00 am ages 9 - 12
9:00 am - 10:00 am 8 and unders

Meets:
Due to COVID restrictions, we may be limited by the number of people allowed on the grounds during a meet.

If Jeffco is at Level Blue:  All meets will be at our pool with our team only. A majority of the FSA teams in our league are following this model. We will have a dual meet against a different team each week, but we will all be at our respective pools. We will then combine the times for scoring.

If Jeffco is at Level Clear:  We will return to in-person dual meets. We will still have safety guidelines to protect our team and parents and those will be disseminating as we get closer to the meets. 

Parent Volunteers:
We absolutely still need parent volunteers for all swim meets. We expect each family to volunteer for approximately 5 volunteer shifts throughout the season. It may be more. It may be less. It takes a lot of hands to run a swim meet and we can't function without the help. Plus, you get a front row seat to all the swimming action!

State and League Championship Meets:  
League is a go and is planned for the weekend of July 16th.
State is up in the air. It is tentatively planned for the weekend of July 23rd, but no pool has been found to host State because of COVID restrictions. 

General COVID Restrictions:
Until restrictions are lifted we will continue to work with the team to keep everyone safe. All swimmers will need to arrive at the pool with a mask on. Masks can be taken off once the swimmer is at their assigned lane. Parents will be allowed on deck with a mask to watch the swim meets, but we will spread everyone out and ask that you quickly vacate the deck if your child is not swimming. 

High School Boys:
The boys CHSSA season is in direct conflict with summer swim club this season. We plan to offer an evening boys practice time each week. The practice will be non-conditioning and will focus on relays, starts, turns, dryland and socialization to keep our boys steeped in Gator spirit. 

Team Swim Suits:
You are not required to have a team suit, but it does give the swimmers a sense of belonging to the team. DEADLINE TO ORDER A TEAM SUIT IS 5/14. We will not have suit fittings this year due to covid. Please go to our team store online and order directly.
Click on Teams Store
At the top, click on Teams store again to pull down the list
Choose Green Mountain
Password is: GREENmtn21 (case sensitive).


We are so excited to get all our swimmers back in the pool! This summer will be weird AND fun and we look forward to experiencing it with our wonderful swim family.

Reminder: Swim Club Membership Sale Ends 4/18

 Swim Club Memberships are on SALE until 4/18.

The price for a family membership will be $495 for families who join by April 18th, and then it will increase to the standard price of $550. 

Go to the GMSC website to join. 

4.11.2021

Swim Club Membership is Open

 Swim Club Memberships are open NOW and are on SALE until 4/18.

Family Membership Price: The price for a family membership will be $495 for families who join by April 18th, and then it will increase to the standard price of $550. 

For returning members from 2019 and 2020: For prior members from recent years, the primary account holder will receive an email invoice for renewing your membership this weekend. Simply follow the instructions in the email in order to renew your membership. Please note that you will be able to add a "Plus One" to your account for your babysitter or nanny, if needed. If a previous member and not renewing this year, you can ignore the email invoice(s) and your account will expire before the start of the 2021 season. 

For new members: Our new, updated website will be live by this Sunday, April 11th. You will be able to complete your membership application and pay dues via the website. If you do need to add a nanny or babysitter, please add the Plus One to your Family Membership. We do anticipate increased demand this year so please join early.

Click here for more details from the Swim Club.

4.08.2021

Pool Manager/Lead Lifeguard Wanted!

 Green Mountain Swim Club is looking for a Pool Manager/Lead Lifeguard to handle the following responsibilities:

1. Staff scheduling

2. Supervising pool and grounds maintenance

3. Working guard shifts

4. Holding bi-monthly in-service training with all guards

5. Closing bank drawer and counting closing cash

6. Communicating with pool board members about any pool or staff issues


Candidates must meet the following requirements:

· Have a current Lifeguard Certification including CPR from the American Red Cross, YMCA, City of Lakewood or similar organization.

· Willing and able to conduct swimming lessons for a variety of ages and skill levels

· LOVE working with and spending time with kids!

· Available 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays

· Mature, punctual, responsible, self-motivated, and a good work ethic

4.07.2021

Lifeguards Wanted!

The Green Mountain Swim Club is hiring Lifeguards for the summer. If you are interested, please read below for details and contact Shannon Baker at staffing.gmsc@gmail.com


Candidates must meet the following requirements:

· Be at least 15 years old

· Have a current Lifeguard Certification including CPR from the American Red Cross, YMCA, City of Lakewood or similar organization.

· Willing and able to conduct swimming lessons for a variety of ages and skill levels

· LOVE working with and spending time with kids!

· Available at least 20-25 hours per week, including weekends and holidays

· Mature, punctual, responsible, self-motivated, and a good work ethic


Lifeguard Responsibilities:

Overseeing activities at an aquatic facility.

Assisting with swimming lessons if necessary

Explaining and enforcing rules, regulations, and policies to ensure the safety of patrons.

Monitoring designated areas to recognize signs of danger.

Maintaining order in swimming areas.

Responding to emergencies and rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning.

Performing first aid procedures.

Maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of all areas.

3.25.2021

Reminder: SWIM CLINIC STARTS 4/3

 Just a reminder to register for Swim Clinic before you head out for Spring Break.

REGISTER HERE

Green Mountain Rec Center
$70 clinic fee
Saturdays 4/3 - 5/8
3:00-4:00 pm  12 and under
4:00-5:00 pm   13 and older
(If you have a child between the ages of 11-14, you may be asked to switch times to even out the number of swimmers at each session. )

*Note: The GMRC is closed on Sundays due to budget cuts, hence the Saturday schedule.

We'll see you in the pool. Hooray!!

3.14.2021

SPRING SWIM CLINIC AND MORE GATOR NEWS!

 SPRING SWIM CLINIC

    Registration link: https://form.jotform.com/210715843722150

AND MORE GATOR NEWS.....

Here's a brief list of what we know about our summer swim season:

- Summer swim season is a go!
- Dates for League and State are being set and all FSA teams (our swim league) are moving forward with their swim seasons as well.
- 19 year-olds will be eligible to swim this summer to help make up for the lack of summer swim in 2020.
- The boys High School season will directly overlap with our summer season. The boys are allowed to compete for high school AND their summer swim club. We hope to work with all our high school boys to find a solution for them to join us this summer. 
- COVID restrictions are unknown at this time. We will follow all guidelines to keep all kids and parents safe. 


SWIM CLUB NEWS...

- GMSC is in the process of updating their website, and it will support more automation of the annual membership process, member check-in/check-out, a member portal, a mobile app, and other features. 

- GMSC is  investing in a new chlorination system that will better support the continued safety and cleanliness of our highly-utilized pool. This investment is due both to a nationwide chlorine tablet shortage and best practice recommendations from a local pool maintenance company. 

- Once the new website goes live (target early April), we will start accepting 2021 membership applications.

The price for a family membership will be $495 for families who join within two weeks of our website launch, and then it will increase to the standard price of $550. New members: We do not have initiation fees!


We are EXCITED for the 2021 season. We will keep you posted as we know more. Tell a friend and join us in our SUPER EXTRA JOY that our kids will be back in the water very soon. 


2.02.2021

Swim Team Updates 2/2021

Hello Gator Family!

I wanted to take a minute to give some quick updates regarding the 2021 Summer Swim Season.

Green Mountain Swim Club: The pool is planning to open this summer and will be doing everything in their power to make that happen. We will need help! I will keep you posted with volunteer opportunities. Please also keep in mind that becoming a member of the pool (although not required for swim team) is also a solid way to help the pool.

Foothills Swim Association:  I have a meeting in late-February with our league members to determine the feasibility of a 2021 season due to COVID, potential scheduling of meets, determining how CHSAA schedules will impact our summer schedule, and more!

To be clear... I am hopeful that we will swim as a team this summer. However, I do not have any concrete answers yet.  I will keep everyone posted.  Please reach out if you have questions.

Danielle.