Gator Update (July 27)

Club Administrator
GSC Summer Break
GSC's summer break week starts this Sunday (August 1) and runs through August 8, with no practices for all groups at all locations. We hope everyone has an enjoyable week away from practice!
 
Fall Meet and Practice Schedules, Parent Meetings
We are working now on finalizing the meet and group practice schedules for fall. Starting August 23 when UF's fall semester begins, we will be moving back to our pre-COVID time slot at the O'Dome of 5:00 to 7:00 pm so practices will have an earlier start time.
 
Coach John will be holding parent meetings by group this fall so please watch for details on dates and times!
 
GSC Registration for 2021–2022 Year
The 2021–2022 swim year starts on September 1 and registration for this new year will be opening on August 25. We require all families to register each fall because this provides an important opportunity to review team policies, fees, and other critical team information provided as part of the registration process, as these items are updated as needed each year. Registration is also intended as a chance for you to review and update all account and member information, including payment setup. It is a chance for our system to reset at the start of our new swim year and know that account and member details are current. More information will be sent before registration opens, so please watch for the details!
 
Move-ups
Coaches are working on move-ups and parents of swimmers making a group change will be contacted between now and the end of the team break.
 
GSC Around the Globe
As you know July and August have GSC swimmers attending championship meets at all levels to close out the summer season:
  • Speedo Sectionals (Gainesville)
  • Florida Swimming Age Group Championships (Jacksonville)
  • Florida Swimming Senior Championships (Indian River)
  • U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships (Greensboro, NC)
  • USA Swimming Futures Championship (Huntsville, AL)
  • Area 1&4 Championships (Tallahassee)
  • 2020 Olympic Games (Tokyo)
It has been an exciting summer of swimming for GSC at all levels from novice to elite to masters to professionals!
 
COVID Watch
We are closely following developments with the increase in COVID cases in Florida, as well as what UF and Alachua County Public Schools will implement as precautionary measures. We do recommend indoor masking for all unvaccinated swimmers, staff, and parents, and we also support anyone who wishes to mask even if vaccinated. If we reach a point where indoor masking is again required or if other measures are needed at GSC practices, we will inform all of you of those changes.
 
Thank You and Contacts
Thank you all for your support and patience over the last few months of transition. We are excited for what the fall is going to bring for GSC!
 
If you have questions about Senior, Gold, Sectional, or National groups or general team coaching questions, please contact Coach John at [email protected]
 
If you have questions about Pre-comp through Silver and YMCA groups, please contact Coach Erin at [email protected]
 
For questions about Sun Country and all registration, billing, account-related, or other administrative questions, contact Christie at [email protected]