THANK YOU GMA FAMILIES for a TERRIFIC USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon!

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA swimmers, parents, and coaches,

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your EXCELLENT effort at our USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon yesterday. 

We had over 80% of our team in attendance and everyone swam for one hour non-stop.  From our youngest Regional athletes to our oldest graduating Senior, GMA swimmers showed up to support one another and to support our sport.  In this special year, we completed our Swim-A-Thon in 2 different pools in 2 different counties in the State of Vermont.  While we are without a home pool right now, our athletes continue to show that our team HOME is wherever we are TOGETHER!

Congratulations to our Regional athletes who participated and swam for the entire hour-long swim!  Congratulations to Caleb W., Thomas D., Luke A., and Jack F. who completed 5,000 yards in one hour.  Of note, our best Swim-A-Thon results were from 2014 when Chandler B. set the women’s team record at 57:53.00 for the one-hour swim and Peter M. set the men’s team record at 53:50.00.  I wonder if we can break those records next year in 2022?

As of this morning, we have raised $4,130.00!  Way to go GMA!!  Our top fundraisers as of right now are:

1

Foster R.

2

Jacob A.

3

Luke A.

4

Liam A.

4

Sullivan M.

6

Zachary J.

6

Abigail J.

8

Erin L.

9

Carlee B.

9

Emilee B.

11

Riley D.

12

Derek M.

13

Jacob D.

14

Benjamin S.

14

Meghan D.

14

Thomas D.

14

Marin H.

 

 

Each of these athletes have met or exceeded Coach Elizabeth’s challenge to raise $100.00 for the team!  Nice work GMA swimmers.

Thank you to our GMA Booster Club for the wonderful team goodie bags!  Every GMA swimmer left the pool with a SMILE, thanks to the treats!

Thank you, GMA, for your excellent fundraising in a difficult year.  We will continue to fundraise for the Swim-A-Thon into next week.   You can still ask friends, family, and neighbors to SUPPORT OUR SPORT!  We look forward to bringing more families into our GMA Team when the time is right and growing our team for the future soon!  These Swim-A-Thon funds will be a tremendous help in that effort.

Sincerely,

Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach

802-238-9168, [email protected]

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