Gator Newsletter - Week 1

Gator Newsletter - Week 1 (May 28 - June 1st, 2019)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather!  

We are so excited for Gator season to begin!  Practices start this Tuesday, May 28th in the afternoon. 7-8 year olds practice from 4-5pm, 9-10's from 5-6pm and 11+ ages practice from 6-7pm. Please have your Gator meet us on the grassy hill area inside Sunset Pool at the beginning of their practice time, ready to swim with their goggles, caps and suits on.  For new parents, please know that the first practices are a little hectic because the coaches are trying to organize swimmers into appropriate lanes.  We promise this is organized chaos and it will all settle down after a few practices.

Attached to this email is information about our many Stroke Clinic sessions this summer, the first session begins on June 10th. It can also be found by clicking this link


As many of you know, Stroke Clinics are a great way for Gators to learn more about specific swimming techniques in a smaller group environment. Space is limited (25 Gators per class max), so sign up soon if you are interested.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Every Sunday throughout our Gator season you will receive a weekly newsletter email from me with important upcoming dates, information, and reminders. Please please read these emails!  They will also be posted on our Gator website under the NEWS tab if you miss my email.

If this is the first email you are receiving from me this year, please read the Welcome to Gators 2019 email I sent a couple of weeks ago. Here is a link

Upcoming Gator Dates

Tuesday, May 28th   – Friday, May 31st   - Afternoon Practices

Monday, June 3rd – Thursday, June 6th   - Placement Practices – Monday and Wednesday for Gators with last names A-L, Tuesday and Thursday for Gators with last names M-Z.

Sunday, June 9th – by 5pm   – A and B team rosters announced via email, and online meet sign-up opens. 

Monday, June 10th   – Morning practices begin

Tuesday, June 11th   – First A Team meet – Home vs. Hinsdale

Wednesday, June 12th   – online meet sign up for the entire season ends at midnight.

Thursday, June 13th   - Gator Team Picture Day – all Gators arrive at 7:45 am. No practice for 9-10 and 11-12 and 13+ age groups that morning.

Also on   Thursday, June 13th   – First B Team Meet – Away vs. Hinsdale (the addresses to all of our meets are on our website)

I think that’s a wrap for now...

Looking forward to a fabulous Gator season!


Coach Nancy Denenberg