June 25, 2018
Dear GMA Families,
MEET SIGN-UPS ARE DUE TODAY 6/25/18 AT 9 PM FOR THE SHARKS INVITATIONAL MEET AT COLGATE. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS ENTIRE E-MAIL FOR THE INFORMATION ABOUT ENTRY CONFIRMATION.
GREAT WORK to our GMA athletes and families at the International SAMAK Meet in Montreal this weekend. We finished the meet with 54% personal best time! WAY TO GO TEAM! We worked especially hard to use the competitive meet environment as a tool for learning about leadership, positive attitude, team spirit and overall excellence in our sport. We are so proud of our athletes who rose to the team challenge and raced hard in prelims, supported their teammates at every session of the meet, and used the finals experience not only to improve their swimming technique and racing skills but also to observe and learn from the outstanding finals racers on our team and on other teams. What a powerful growth experience for our athletes who were able to engage in the process. We want to say THANK YOU to all of our GMA parents for supporting this learning. It is a big financial and time commitment to be a swim parent, especially at 3 day long, trials and finals meets. Thank you for providing our team with this unique competitive learning experience.
MEET ENTRIES ARE DUE no later than 9:00 PM TODAY, MONDAY 6/25/18 for the Sharks Invitational at Colgate. This will be a TEAM TRAVEL TRIP led by Laura. Danielle Harris will be attending as a chaperone. The team travel information will be posted later this week. The trip schedule, costs and policies are attached for your review. We love this travel trip opportunity because of the fantastic long course racing environment and the valuable learning our athletes gain through the team travel experience. On this trip, we help athletes learn about self-care, nutritious meal preparation, sleep management and the value of team cohesion.
Please click HERE to link to the meet information on the GMA website.
Please click HERE for the GMA Team Travel Trip Information and Registration Packet.
Please click HERE to review the preliminary meet entries.
Please be aware that this deadlines are firm and we will not be able to make any additions or changes to our entries after tonight. Please take the time TODAY to check over to preliminary entries for the meet very carefully. Please respond back Laura Matuszak via e-mail with any additions, scratches, changes and updates for these meet entries by the stated dates and times. Once the entries are submitted to the meet host, all families are responsible for all meet fees, regardless of participation on the meet. Additionally, once the meet entries are submitted to the meet host, we will be unable to make any changes, additions or updates.
As we consider our meet entries for the final meets of the season, we will prioritize entering our athletes in the IMX events to ensure that every GMA athlete has a long course IMX score. If athletes have specific events that they wish to race in order to achieve a goal time, please be sure to specifically sign up for those events.
Thank you GMA families for a great start to the 2018 long course racing season! We are ready to finish STRONG this July and August!!
Laura Matuszak, Head Coach Green Mountain Aquatics