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2020 Franklin Glen Gators Swim Team Update

Franklin Glen Gator Families,

With Virginia entering Phase 3 and the Franklin Glen HOA opening the pool for additional activities, the time has come for our Gators to be able to get back in the water! While we will not be holding a traditional swim season, we are able to offer a shortened practice season. The goal of this season is for our swimmers to improve their swimming skills and exercise in a safe environment while working with the coaches on deck. There will be no competitive meets per CSL and no social events.

Practice will be held Monday through Friday over a 4 week period beginning as early as Monday, July 6. Practice times will be assigned after registration is complete. There will be no camp practice.
Instead, practice time slots will be:
  • 7:45 - 8:30
  • 8:30 - 9:15
  • 9:15 - 10:00
  • 10:00 - 10:45

We plan to keep swimmers with their age groups and ability as best possible but are limited to having only 4 practice times each day. We will try to have the more experienced swimmers in the earlier time slots but that is not guaranteed. Your child can only attend their assigned practice time. We will not be able to accommodate specific practice time slot requests.

Registration for swim practices will open on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00am. This registration is REQUIRED for any swimmer wishing to participate in our practice season. Due to the current restrictions we are limited to a total of 72 swimmers ONLY and registrations will be taken on a first, come, first served basis. All families will need to complete a NEW registration and pay the $70/swimmer registration fee to be considered for swim practice*. Payment by PayPal is preferred where possible for speed and ease of processing.

*Please be aware that the free registration in June was set up as a way to communicate with families interested in a swim season. Now that we have details for our season set, you will need to register for actual participation.

Due to ongoing restrictions for physical contact and group size, we will only accept swimmers who are able to willingly leave parents and have previous competitive swim team experience. This is not a learn-to-swim program and we cannot offer the Junior Gator program this summer.

For information about swim practice protocols and expectations, click here. Please be sure to review these protocols prior to registering in order to understand what the swim season experience will look like.

We hope you will consider joining us for this modified 2020 swim season. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Franklin Glen Gator Swim Board

About the Franklin Glen Gators

The Franklin Glen Gators is a summer club swim team affiliated with the Colonial Swimming League (CSL). Residents of Franklin Glen who are members of our pool between the ages of 5 and 18 are encouraged to join!

The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from the novice to the advanced swimmer.

All of our coaches are former Franklin Glen Gators. They have at least one year of experience managing a large group of children (100 or more; ages 5-18) in a competitive swimming environment. The Head Coach and Assistant Coaches also have the following certifications: CPR and First Aid from the American Red Cross Life Guard Certification Pool Operator Water Safety Instructor (recommended).

The Franklin Glen Gators is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.

We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you!