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Let's Get EXCITED for the GMA Vermont Invitational Meet!

Dear GMA swimmers, parents and coaches,

 

We are SO EXCITED for our last home invitational meet of the season!   We have LOTS of GMA athletes looking to improve their racing at the Vermont Invitational Meet on Sunday 2/4/18  as we prepare for the New England end-of-season meets.  We look forward to a full, fun, fast meet where our GMA swimmers enjoy racing their best and being with their teammates. 

 

SESSION TIMES:

Sunday AM Session       ON DECK 6:15 a.m . , 8:00 a.m. start 12:00 p.m. approximate end

Distance Session          ON DECK 12:15 a.m. ,  no earlier than 12:30 p.m. warm-up, 1:30 p.m. approximate end

Sunday PM Session       ON DECK 1:15 p.m . , 3:00 p.m. start, 6:00 p.m. approximate end

 

Please click HERE to review the  GMA meet entries  on the team website.

Please click HERE to review the  parent food and job assignments . 

Please click HERE to review the  GMA food concessions recipes  

 

We have been so fortunate this season to have terrific support from ALL of our GMA families at our home meets.  As a result, our meets have run smoothly and the athletes have enjoyed a wonderful racing environment.  We will again need EVERY GMA family to pitch in and help run the meet this weekend.  We do need every family to fulfill their team job assignment and team food concession assignment.   We are especially in NEED of MORE OFFICIALS and TIMERS during the MORNING and AFTERNOON SESSIONS . As the meet host, we are fully responsible for covering all of the job assignments, especially the officiating positions.  Over the years, GMA has fostered great competitions for local athletes thanks to our officials who have often volunteered for extra meet sessions throughout the season.   All GMA officials are invited to officiate in the morning and the afternoon sessions to help out the team .

 

We know that Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and that many families have plans and commitments away from the pool.  At the same time, we have committed to run the best meet we can for our athletes and for the 320 athletes attending the meet from Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  We ask that parents please plan to complete their full team work assignments and remember that our Age Group, Senior, Sectional and National athletes will be required to warm-down and clean up for a total of about 30 minutes following the END of the meet.  Please plan accordingly so that we can have an excellent team experience this weekend.

 

This weekend, our athletes are focused on achieving personal best times in each of their events and being outstanding teammates.  Pur TEAM GOALS for the meet are as follows:

  • GMA athletes will achieve 50 new cut times for end-of-season meets.
  • GMA athletes will have FUN, race FAST and show outstanding TEAM SPIRIT.

To maintain our focus on racing our personal best and having fun together, we will recognize each personal best time with a FUN Super Bowl-themed team poster!  After the meet, the GMA team leaders will dettermine which GMA Posse achieved the most personal best times per person!   Click HERE to link to the GMA Posse List

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING PRACTICE CANCELLATIONS for the upcoming weeks:

 

FRIDAY 2/9/18 – ALL GMA State, Regional and Age Group PRACTICES CANCELLED

SATURDAY 2/10/18 – GMA Age Group PRACTICE CANCELLED

 

We are PUMPED to have two great weekends together of GMA racing as we head into the championship season!

 

LET'S GO GMA!!!!

 

Sincerely,

Laura Matuszak - GMA Head Coach

802-238-9168, lmatuszak@smcvt.edu