Gator Newsletter - Week 2

Gator Newsletter - Week 2

Hello Gator Families!  We are off to a great start!  Our first week of practices went really well - all of the kids worked hard and had fun!  It is wonderful seeing all of the returning Gators, and meeting so many new Gators. This summer we have our biggest team EVER - over 300 Gators!  The coaches are slowly learning names as best we can. Everyday at practice we play some kind of name game with the kids, so that we can get to know them and they can meet new friends.

Placement Practices THIS WEEK

In lieu of the annual Practice Meet, Placement Practices are being held this coming week Monday - Thursday. Each Gator attends only two practices this week on the following days at their regular afternoon practice time.  

  • Last names A – L – attend their age group practice on Monday and Wednesday only

  • Last names M - Z – attend their age group practice on Tuesday and Thursday only.

We've designed each Placement Practice to be half the size - so please only have your Gator attend on their assigned days.  Your Gator should meet us by the lap pool bleachers at the beginning of their practice time ready to swim with their suit/cap on and goggles. 

During placement practices, we will do a brief warmup and then have a low-key intersquad meet. We will use the same starter we use at meets to begin the "race", and time them in various events. These race times along with their performance during practices will determine if they are on A team or B team. The roster will be emailed to you by Sunday evening, June 9th.  Below are some important upcoming dates and deadlines.  Please mark your calendars!

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)

Please refer to our website - - for tons of additional helpful information.  Please email me if you have any questions - 

Looking forward to a great week of Placement Practices!   


Coach Nancy Denenberg