GMA Community Service Opportunities - Summer 2021

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Families,

As we return to our home facility at Saint Michael's College and spend more time focused on our personal and team goals in the pool, we are reminded of how lucky we are to have access to a great swimming facility, to have the time and the resources to be on a swim team and to have the family support to pursue our athletic dreams.  It is with this mindset of gratitude that we strive to give back to the sport of swimming and to share our love of the sport with others.  Over the years, GMA has committed to providing volunteer swimming instruction to local families through the Camp Splash! Program.  We have offered accessible swimming clinics to local recreational swimmers.  We have supported the Saint Michael’s College swim team by volunteering at their swim meets.  

 

This summer we have some NEW opportunities for Community Service through GMA!

 

  • First, and most significantly, we are seeking several VOLUNTEER SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS to provide outreach swimming lessons to families living in rural Vermont who do not have community access to indoor swimming pools.  GMA is partnering with the Town of North Hero to offer accessible swimming lessons to children under the age of 12.  

    • The volunteer instructor will teach from 10 AM until noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Friday will be the rain date for rescheduling purposes) at Alburg Dunes State Park in Alburg, Vermont https://vtstateparks.com/alburgh.html 

    • The volunteer instructor will teach 4 30-minute lessons from Pre-Beginner to Advanced each day. 

    • The volunteer instructor will teach all 8 days of the program and will complete the Participation Certificates for each child in the program.

    • To apply for the volunteer instructor position, please click HERE:   You will be contacted by Laura Matuszak to confirm scheduling, to plan the training meeting and to finalize your application process.

  • Second, we continue to need VOLUNTEER SWIMMING INSTRUCTORS for Camp Splash!  We are looking for 3-4 GMA volunteers each week to work in the program. Instructors work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-10:45 AM at Myers Pool in Winooski or from 5:30-6:15 PM at the Greater Burlington YMCA.   Serve as a vital resource to families in need in the Greater Burlington area. Please click HERE to sign-up for the weeks you will volunteer!

  • Finally, please mark your calendars for Sunday, July 25th!  We need volunteer officials, timers and  meet support staff for the Vermont Senior Games Meet at the Sand Hill Pool in Essex.  We are especially in need of officials and ask that any GMA officials in town that weekend please contact Tammy Denton to commit to serve at the meet.

 

Please contact me with any questions about our volunteer efforts this summer. We look forward to a summer filled with great training, racing and volunteer opportunities for our swimmers and families.  Let’s show our LOVE for SWIMMING!

 

Best wishes,

Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach

802-238-9168, [email protected]