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Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA swimmers and parents, The GMA Coaches are ready to meet remotely with you and your family! We want to hear more about your 2021 swimming goals and we want to work with you to make a daily, weekly and monthly plan to continue your great progress on the team. We also want to help you with any questions or concerns you have about our sport, about dryland training and about our GMA team. For our GMA Family Zoom Meetings: Brad and Elizabeth will work with families in the...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Families, Thank you SO MUCH for your continued commitment to our GMA Team! We are so pleased and proud with the way our athletes have pivoted to remote training with GMA. Athletes are participating with great effort on our Zoom dryland sessions. Many teammates are taking extra time each day to reserve lap swimming sessions and are using our GMA remote training swimming workouts to continue working on their goals. A group of Senior athletes is working on strength training following our GMA Remote Strength training program, submitting...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Families, We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful family weekend. Right now, we turn our focus on the positive areas in our lives - our families, access to connect remotely with our friends and teammates and the bounty we have in the world around us. Of course, we are aware of and honor our sadness, disappointment and loss during this challenging time. Our GMA team will remain a safe, healthy and positive place where our athletes can connect through physical fitness, swimming goals and our team values of...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA swimmers, parents and coaches, It is with a very heavy heart I share the following mandate from the State of Vermont: g. Recreational Sports. All recreational sports programs, including organized and/or informal recreational youth and adult league sports, practices, games and tournaments, are hereby suspended. This suspension shall not apply to school-sponsored sports activities which are subject to applicable Agency of Education Guidance. ALL GMA IN-PERSON PROGRAMS WILL BE SUSPENDED beginning TOMORROW, Saturday 11/14/20. Today, Friday 11/13/20, will be our final day of our GMA swim team practices...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA swimmers, parents and coaches, We are so grateful to be entering our second month of indoor swimming together. Our athletes are showing great improvements in their overall conditioning, their stroke technique and their racing skills. We are growing together as a team with new leadership and new training groups. While the conditions of our training are so different than ever before, our time together in the water is immeasurably valuable for our mental, physical and emotional well-being. Thank you for your commitment to training, to your dedication to...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA families, We hope that you enjoyed a WONDERFUL Halloween holiday with close family and friends. We are looking forward to our upcoming GMA Booster Club food drive and wreathe and poinsettia sales. What an active time for our team!! We have organized our TYR Gear orders through K and B Sportswear and our in-house GMA Team Apparel order. ALL GMA TEAM GEAR AND APPAREL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th. 2020! K and B orders will be paid directly to K and B Sportswear...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Senior Group parents, swimmers and coaches, As we adjust to the new training schedule and work to provide the best training opportunities for our athletes, we have decided to CHANGE the length of TIME of some of our DRYLAND SESSIONS. We think that we can get the desired focus, intensity and movement quality out of a slightly shorter session. ALL GMA SENIOR GROUP DRYLAND SESSIONS on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be from 5:30-7:00 PM. Thursday dryland will continue from 6:00-8:00 PM to incorporate our weekly team meetings....

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA Families, Thank you so much for helping our team transition to a new team schedule in new team locations this fall. With our goal to keep our GMA team together and in the water this season, we are working together to meet the current challenges and provide our team with meaningful and motivating swimming experiences. Thank you for doing your part to follow all the State of Vermont Department of Health Covid-19 mandates. We know that all our GMA families are doing our best to maintain the health...

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA swimmers, parents and coaches, We are adapting to our current indoor training schedule and our GMA Booster Club has been busy planning some GREAT GMA social events, community support activities and fundraising. First up is the Essex Community Pumpkin Carving event at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds next Monday 10/26/20. Please click HERE to link to the Pumpkin Carving information page and to find the link to the group sign-up page. Best wishes and see you soon! Sincerely, Laura Matuszak, GMA Head Coach 802-238-9168, [email protected]

Laura Matuszak

Dear GMA parents, swimmers and coaches, THANK YOU SO MUCH for a GREAT start to our indoor training season and for another FUN meet at UVAC! We are so impressed with your family efforts to balance new school schedules, new work schedules and new swimming schedules. Not only that, you are ALL working hard to keep your families, our community and our state healthy and thriving. Your consistent hard work allows our team to create new relationships at facilities all over the state. Your commitment has given our athletes more...