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The 2019-2020 GMA Short Course Season is ALMOST HERE!

Dear GMA Families,

We are getting so excited to begin our 23rd year as the Green Mountain Aquatics Swim Team!  We are ready to work hard together in learning about, improving and building our TEAM!   We can’t wait to “provide every athlete with the best competitive program in New England for TECHNIQUE, TRAINING, COMMITMENT, DEVELOPMENT and PERSONAL EXCELLENCE!”  As coaches, we consider these five pillars of our GMA program in all of our teaching efforts and we are thrilled to help our athletes improve in these five dimensions of our sport throughout the 2019-2020 season!

As we look ahead to the beginning of the season, we have a few important TEAM REMINDERS:

FRIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGE

Please note that ALL Friday practices have been changed for the season.  Friday practice sessions will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM for the Age Groups, Senior, Sectional and National Groups and from 5:00-6:30 PM for the Regional and State Groups.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE TEAM

If you haven’t had a chance to officially register for the team, please do so now.  Click HERE for a link to the registration section of the website.  Your pre-registration allows us to plan ahead for proper coaching schedules and prepare for each training group’s needs.  Please remember that you can register for monthly engagement if you are only planning to swim for part of the season.  You can register for the short course season if you are planning to participate from September through February or you can register for year round if you are planning to participate in both the full short course and the full long course seasons (committing to 10, 11 or 12 monthly payments).  Additionally, when you register, you will note that the number at the end of the training group name (Age Group 4, or GMA Prep Group 2, etc.) indicates the maximum number of practices your athlete will be attending.

WEBSITE UPGRADES

Please be aware that we are actively working to revise and upgrade our GMA website.  Working with both the TeamUnify platform and a professional web designer, we hope to provide you with our most useful and streamlined website to date!  Our target date for final publication is Monday, September 16th.  If you have any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to e-mail them to Laura Matuszak at lmatuszak@smcvt.edu

GMA TEAM GOOGLE CALENDAR

Please click HERE to link to our GMA Team Google Calendar for the most comprehensive version of our GMA team activities, meet schedule and offerings.  We continually update our calendar and we encourage GMA families to subscribe to our calendar in Google Docs for easy access to the latest team events.

GMA FREE TRIAL PERIOD!

Please feel free to invite your friends to join you to try out Green Mountain Aquatics this season!  Any athlete may try the program for up to two weeks before committing to the program.  We love sharing GMA and our great sport of swimming with those interested in learning more!

GMA SENIOR, SECTIONAL AND NATIONAL GROUPS – GOALS MEETING SCHEDULE WITH LAURA

ALL GMA Senior, Sectional and National Group swimmers will schedule a goals meeting with Laura to begin the short course season.  Please click HERE to link to the GMA Goals Meeting Sign-Up Sheet to commit to a goals meeting date and time today.

We’ll see you at the pool soon!

Sincerely,

Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach

802-238-9168, lmatuszak@smcvt.edu