Gators' Gazette July 21



Gators’ Gazette
July 21, 2009
Upcoming Activities
Wednesday, July 22– Sleepy Hollow @ Miramonte
Thursday, July 23 – 13 and Up Social
Saturday, July 25 – Meadow @ Miramonte
Sunday, July 26 – Sleepy Hollow B
Is less than three weeks away. The registration deadline is July 29.  All regular swimmers are currently signed in.  If your swimmer is not able to attend, please sign out by July 29.
Swimmer Nutrition:
We are very lucky this year to have an expert on nutrition on our team. Izzie Brown from San Jose State University has created a document on proper nutrition specifically for our MSC swimmers. To read this very informative document and get your swimmer ready for OMPA, just click on the following link:
Gator Café:
For our meet against Sleepy Hollow this Wednesday, July 22nd the Gator Cafe will be up and running with our regular fare of Hamburgers, Turkey Burgers and Hotdogs along with Chicken Burritos from Mucho Wraps.  With the forecast being what it is, we anticipate the hot chocolate and Cup O' Noodles being popular items as well.  See you at the pool!
OMPA Spirit Wear:
Be looking for the OMPA T-Shirt order form. We’ll be distributing the form via email and will post it on the website as well. We strongly request all swimmers and parents to purchase an OMPA T-shirt. Each year the coaches come up with a special design for the OMPA swim meet. The more gators that have a shirt, the more spirit we exhibit at the meet. WE WANT TO BE SEEN and HEARD at OMPA this year!!!
Family Folders:
Some of the family folders are positively bulging with ribbons, team photos and popped time lollipops. Please check your family folder. If you can’t find your folder, please contact Lisa DeLillo.
13 and Up Social:
The 13 and up social is this week Thursday, July 23rd at Qzar. It starts at 7:00pm with pizza at Todos Santos Park. Then its laser tag at Qzar till 9pm. If you have any questions, please email Heather Karachi at
9-12 Social:
All 9-12 swimmers come for some skating fun at Golden Skate in San Ramon on July 30th at 6:30pm. $10 per person includes quad skate rental ($3 more for in line rental).
Look for the evite that has already been sent to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Huston.
Date Night:
Please join us for this fantastic Gator tradition on Saturday, August 1 at the Simon-Parker house in Moraga. Children and coaches of all age groups are treated to a sit down dinner, dancing and games. Cost is $20 per child. Look for the evite that has already been sent to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact Jayne Skwarecki.
Gator Fundraiser:
The Karachi Family has opened up their Round Table Pizza in Pleasant Hill to the Gator Family & Friends for a night of fundraising on Monday, July 27th. Present the coupon or mention MSC at the time of ordering and 15% of your total bill will go to Miramonte Swim Club.  There will be extra certificates to pass out to your friends and family.  They will be in the front of the family mailboxes.  Take some to work, pass them out to your neighbors, whatever you can do to help out your swim club. It’s such an easy way to earn money for our swim club.  Be sure to look in your family mailbox at the pool for an orange certificate that gives all the details.
This year's swim-a-thon will run from 4-6:30 on Friday, July 31 in lieu of afternoon practice. There will be swim-team practice in the morning.  It is an all-team event.  Swimmers who meet their age group goal, swim the most laps, raise the most money or get the most sponsors will receive Loard’s Ice Cream gift certificates. We hope to raise over $5000 to purchase a timing system as well as shade structures for timers for the 2010 season.  New this year:  Gators can also sponsor their coaches for as little as a nickel a lap.  We hope every Gator will participate and raise a minimum of $25. Look for the green flyer in your family folder. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Hamilton at