Dear GMA parents, swimmers and coaches,

WELCOME BACK from school vacation!  We are excited to have our pool FULL again this week, we are looking forward to the warming weather and we are SUPER PUMPED to get into the heart of the long course season!!  With that in mind, I would like to review the busy May GMA schedule with you so that we are all ready to participate in the awesome activities and events that we have planned this month!

First, here is a review of our normal practice schedule for each group from now until the end of the school year:

GMA Prep Group

Monday and Thursday 6:00-6:30 PM

Tuesday 4:15-4:45 PM

Wednesday 6:30-7:00 PM

GMA State Group

Monday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 PM

Tuesday and Friday 4:15-5:15 PM

Wednesday 6:00-7:00 PM

GMA Regional Group

Monday and Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM

Tuesday and Friday 4:15-5:45 PM

Wednesday 6:00-7:30 PM

GMA Age Groups Group

Monday and Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday and Friday 4:15-6:00 PM

Wednesday 6:00-8:00 PM

GMA Senior, Sectional and National Groups

Monday and Thursday 6:00-8:30 PM

Tuesday and Friday 3:30-6:00 PM

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 PM

This weekend, we have 26 athletes attending the YNS Meet in Beverly, Massachusetts.  Coach Jim, Coach Elizabeth and Coach Lizzy will be attending the meet and we will share the final meet information with our families later in the week.  We are excited to attend a full weekend long course meet with a GREAT group of GMA athletes and coaches.  Get ready for some FUN, FAST racing TEAM!!!

Next week is graduation week at Saint Michael’s College.  As a result, our schedule and locations will be changed next week so that we can keep the campus facilities open and free for the graduation activities.  Here are the SCHEDULE CHANGES for next week:

Wednesday, May 9th – 6:00-7:30 PM GMA Whole Team Outdoor Dryland Day at Maple Street Park

Thursday, May 10th – GMA Training at the Greater Burlington YMCA

                6:30-7:00 PM GMA Prep Group

                6:30-7:30 PM GMA State and Regional Group

                6:30-8:00 PM GMA Age Groups Group

                6:30-8:30 PM GMA Senior, Sectional and National Groups

Friday, May 11th  – GMA Whole Team Outdoor Dryland Day (meet at Saint Michael’s College and we will walk together outside around the Winooski River)

Saturday, May 12th – GMA Training at the Greater Burlington YMCA

7:00-8:30 AM GMA Age Groups Group

                7:00-9:00 AM GMA Senior, Sectional and National Groups

We also have a number of team activities coming up in May!  Here is the basic information for our May team activities:

Saturday, May 19th

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  GMA Whole Team Potluck Breakfast (with Ben and Jerry’s!)

12:00 PM-2:00 PM GMA Team Bowling Day at Spare Time in Colchester, VT

Sunday, May 20th

                8:00-9:30 AM GMA FUNdamentals Clinic – Starts and Turns

                8:00-9:00 AM Team Yoga with Rachel Lacourciere

Saturday, May 26th

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM GMA Booster Club Yard (and Bake) Sale in Essex Junction, Vermont

Sunday, May 26th

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM GMA Booster Club Community Service – PUB Vermont City Marathon

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Please click HERE to link to our team website for more information about all of our GMA team events and activities.

Please click HERE to link to GMA Google Calendar for more details about all of our GMA team events and activities.

We will see you at the pool soon!


Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach