Upcoming Gators Season

Jing Vergara
Jan 31, 2019

Hello Gator Families, 

On behalf of the Gators’ coaches and Parent Board, I would like to welcome everyone back.  We hope that you had a great Fall/Winter and are ready for the upcoming swim season.  We will do our best to keep emails short this season as most of the information will be posted on our website.  However, I thank you upfront for engaging with me on this first email as we have lots of important and exciting information to summarize. 

New Website Design

When you visit the Granite Bay Gators website, you’ll notice it has a new look.  We’ve upgraded to a more user-friendly format that also allows for easier access on mobile devices.  Check it out!   

Placer Aquatics Club Spring Clinic

Registration for PAC Spring Clinic opens tomorrow, February 1st.  Please register quickly, as spots are limited in order to keep a small coach to swimmer ratio per lane.  Please visit the Granite Bay Gators website and click on PAC Spring Clinic for more information. Participation in the Spring Clinic is not required in order to register for Gators. 

Granite Bay High School Pool Update

EXCITING NEWS! Construction on the Granite Bay High School pool is scheduled to begin June 1, 2019!  As with any construction project this date is subject to change, but we will keep you updated as we get closer.  The Gators will move to the Oakmont High School swimming pool once construction begins.  We are very fortunate to get Oakmont as it is the closest pool to GBHS (less than 10 mins away on Cirby Way) and has 8 lanes with nice facilities.  

Returning Swimmer Registration – OPENS February 1st

Registration must be completed via the Gators website at www.granitebaygators.com.  Click on Gators Registration for more information.  Register for the 2019 season and GUARANTEE your spot at the same registration fee for 2020!!  New Ages 15-18 (as of 6/15/19) swim for $150.  

You will receive an email to remind you of your site username and password.  If you do not receive your website login information, please email gatorsnews@granitebaygators.com so that instructions can be sent to you.  Please include your family name, your swimmer’s name(s) and the email address(es).  You will need to login to our website to complete your registration for the 2019 season.

If you have a sibling of a returning swimmer who did not swim with the Gators last year, but wants to participate this year, you may register the sibling(s) at the same time you process your returning swimmer registration. An assessment is required for siblings of returning swimmers to ensure the swimmer is water safe.  If the assessment is passed, the sibling will be invited to join the Gators.  If the water assessment is not passed, a refund will be processed. 

2019 Practice Schedule

New this year – We will maintain the same afternoon/evening practice schedule all season.  No confusing mid-season time shifts!!  Oakmont High School was only available at these times during the summer, and we also see benefits to many families.  Visit the website and click on Practice Schedule.

10 & Under Level Groups – The coaches will be leveling swimmers into three groups (Green, White, and Black) based on technical ability. 

Suburban Swim League Quiet Period Reminder - BEGINS Feb 15th

This is a reminder that participation in the Suburban Swim League requires that swimmers do not receive more than 12 hours of swim instruction from February 15 – April 22nd. For additional information, please review the SSL Eligibility Policy.

New Swimmer Assessments – Ages 10 & Under - Mar 3rd and Mar 8th

We will be holding two days new swimmer assessments on Sunday, March 3rd from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday, March 8th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. An assessment is required for siblings of returning swimmers to ensure the swimmer is water safe.

Save the Date - April 29thMandatory Parent Meeting

At least one parent from all new and returning families must attend our Parent Meeting on April 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Granite Bay High School Theater.  The coaches will cover expectations for the season and we'll cover important updates and reminders.

Meet the Gators Night - Feb 6th

Do you have friends who are interested in joining Gators and want more information?  We will be hosting an informational session at the Granite Bay High School Library (Learning Center)  at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6th.  Spread the word! 

2019 Meet Schedule (also available on website – click Meet Schedule) 

May 05, 2019 - Time Trials                    

May 18, 2019 - @ Folsom Sea Otters  

June 1, 2019 - @ EDH Taz                    

June 8, 2019 - Sierra Sharks                  

June 15, 2019 - @ Park Terrace            

June 22, 2019 - @ Broadstone Barracudas  

June 29, 2019 - @ Loomis Basin Dolphins 

July 13, 2019 - @ College Greens Gators  

July 19-21, 2019 - SSL Championships  

August 2-3, 2019 - Meet of Champions (Qualified swimmers only)  

OK, I know that was a lot of information, and I appreciate you taking the time to read through its entirety.  If you have any general questions, please email gatorsnews@granitebaygators.com.  You can also reach out to me at President@granitebaygators.com.  If you would like to be removed from our distribution list, we are sad to see you go but please let us know and we will deactivate your account.  We look forward to getting the 2019 season underway and see you soon on the pool deck!

Sincerely, 

Richard Revelli - President