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Gator Newsletter - Week 4

GATOR NEWSLETTER – WEEK 4

Happy Father's Day!  A big huge thank you to all of the awesome dads and moms who volunteered at our first three meets!  All of them were super fun and exciting - - and, the Gators are undefeated so far!  We had big wins against Hindale's A and B teams and Lisle's A team. Results are posted on the Gator Office window and ribbons will be ready for pick up at practice this week. 

MEETS THIS WEEK

Tuesday - HOME - A Team vs. Clarendon Hills (please arrive by 6:00pm)

Thursday - HOME - B Team vs. Lisle (please arrive by 6:00 pm)

Saturday - AWAY - B Team vs. Clarendon Hills (please arrive Clarendon hills by 7:15 am)  

* If you need to pull your Gator from a meet they have committed to, please let me know ASAP via email. All of the coaches work hard to create the meet line-up. If a Gator can't attend their meet, adjustments need to be made to relay teams and individual events. So, please let me know right away!  

VOLUNTEERING AT MEETS

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer this season! The response was crazy good this year; we had 271 positions filled by the midnight deadline - only 5 remained! Filling these positions early makes the season run smoothly for all. 
 
If you didn't get a chance to sign up, you are in luck!  We have added a new position to our remaining Home meets  - "Data Input (Times) and Race Ribbons." We will set up a table by the lap pool which will receive the completed timesheets from the Runner; the 3 volunteers at this new post will input the times into TeamUnify and help label ribbons so there is a faster turnaround on meet results and ribbons. The volunteer portal on Team Unify is currently OPEN to fill these new volunteer positions.
 
*If you need to cancel or change your existing volunteer commitment, please email Carla Olsen - our amazing Volunteer Coordinator!  Her email address is cradeckiolsen@gmail.com. 
 
GATOR GEAR

Goggles - Please remind your Gator to bring working goggles to practices and meets. There is a team-wide epedemic of leaky, broken or forgotten goggles!  If you are looking to buy a new pair - we highly recommend the Speedo Vanquishers (or Speedo Junior Vanquishers for the little ones).  You can buy them on amazon or at any swim store online.  

Gator Shirts and Bucket Hats – If your Gator hasn't received their team shirt and bucket hat, they are waiting for them at the front desk of Sunset Pool. Please stop by during normal pool hours for pick up. 

Gator Apparel - We have several bins of extra Gator shirts and sweatshirts from previous years that we would love to sell at upcoming home meets - but we need some help!  If you are available and would like to help this Tuesday or Thursday from 6:15pm - 7:15pm, please email me. 

Old Gator Gear Swap - Do you have old Gator shirts, sweatshirts, flannel pants - taking up space in drawers and storage - that no longer fit your kids, or they just don't wear?  On June 26th during practice, we will be having our first annual "Old Gator Gear Swap".  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

Congrats to this weeks Gator Pride Award winners!!! 

7-8 Year Olds

9-10's

11+ Age Groups

Let's have another outstanding Gator week of practices and meets!  And, please follow us on instagram - @gator.land - - many fun videos and pictures already posted this season!  

GO GATORS!

Coach Nancy