Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg

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Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

Our BIG goal again this yearwas to have the most donors from 1-2pm and secure a bonus prize of $1,250. As a team, we had over 125 donors, unlocking that money. The entire day we had over 160 donors and placed FOURTH overall in small non-profits for number of donors. That is not a small feat at all. This 2022 team focus for Great Community Give was raising money to place into a scholarship fund for underprivileged swimmers in our community. In the upcoming months we hope to work with...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2022 Virginia Swimming Age Group Championship Meet Results | Short Course Nine of our 14/younger swimmers competed at the 2022 Virginia Swimming Short Course Age Group Championship meet held in Richmond, VA from March 10 - March 14, 2022. This was a qualifying meet, so each of our swimmers earned cuts from the following time standards. Congratulations to Tommy Bill (14), Rachael Bing (14), Igor Dmytriyev (9), Jed Gorby (10), Lila Gorby (13), Eliza Hewitt (10), James Hewitt (12), Isaiah Kite (10), and Naomi Shafer (12) for their hard work...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2022 Virginia Swimming SC Senior Championship Meet Results | Short Course Thirteen of our 15/older swimmers competed at the 2022 Virginia Swimming Short Course Senior Championship meet held in Richmond, VA from March 3 - March 7, 2022. This was a qualifying meet, so each of these seniors earned cuts from the following time standards. Congratulations to Molly Beckwith (15), Lydia Couric (16), Zoe Deeble (16), Graham DeVito (17), Sarah Dunham (16), Aiden Dupuis (18), Kaleb Erb (15), Zachary Erb (17), Tessa Gorby (15), Dylan King (16), Cole Martin (16),...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2021-22 Southwest District 9 & Older Championship Meet | Short Course Thirty-three of our 9 and older swimmers traveled to Christiansburg from February 25-27 for the 2021-22 SW District 9/Older Championship meet, working toward last minute cuts and bettering times. Anna Paradise shows off her poster Each swimmer buddied up with another team member over the weekend as well, and it was so much fun to see the posters and team spirit with kids cheering each other on! Thanks so much for all the hard work swimmers (and parents) put...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

Over the past few weeks, a large number of our senior group swimmers have been busy with high school swim meets as a part of the Virginia High School League. Between February 15-19th, the state level meets were held, and we would like to highlight some of the great swims from the Harrisonburg Gators below. In addition to the placements listed below, several swimmers made the following motivational cuts: Alexia Wright - 100 Fly | AAA Cut Zoe Deeble - 200 Free | AA Cut Rachael Bing - 200 IM...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2021-22 Southwest District 8 & Under Championship Meet | Short Course From February 12-13, eleven of our youngest swimmers traveled to Charlottesville for the 2021-22 SW District 8/Under Championship meet, ready to show off all their hard work from this season. 8/under Swimmers: Lucille Caldwell (8), Silas Dameron (8), Graham Ebersold (8), Camille Jerlinski (8), Huck Kann (8), Elias Kite (7), Bryson Long (7), Harper Mancini (6), Coleman Skelly (7), Georgia Thornton (8), and Kaimbrie Zook (8) These eleven swimmers competed in a total of 75 events over the course...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2022 Cavalier Winer Invitational | Short Course From January 21-23, fifty-six of our swimmers traveled to Charlottesville for the 2022 Cavalier Winter Invitational - a semi-local meet the weather thankfully cooperated with! Our team swam a total of 270 events over the course of two days and one distance session; twenty-five of these races were first time swims, and 124 were best times. In addition, a total of 319.39 seconds were dropped (seven swimmers dropped over 10% of their seed time)! 8/under Swimmers: Lucille Caldwell (8), Silas Dameron (8), Graham...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

As our swimmers compete, it is alway encouraging to see time drops in events and a progression toward various time standards. When we share meet wrap-ups, we list the different motivational time standards swimmers have achieved: B, BB, A, AA, AAA, and AAAA. Dropping a 1/100th or 1/10th of a second counts and is progress toward the next cut. Each and every achievement is a milestone! Beyond the B - AAAA motivational time standards, USA Swimming has a few additional time standards: Sectionals, Futures, and Junior Nationals, and Nationals. (There...

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

It's been a little bit, but we have a new newsletter to share with you all! Even though so much has happened since the start of the season, we tried to sum it all up in our January 2022 edition of the Gator News. Read the full newsletter HERE, or click on the thumbnail below. In addition to a general wrap-up of things we've done as a team this season, Coach Scot shares his thoughts on end-of-the-season championship meets and THREE things outside of the pool that impact your performance....

Jolanthe Erb (Director of Operations)

2022 Gator Winter Splash | Short Course From January 8-9, seventy-three of our swimmers welcomed the Virginia Gators of Charlottesville, Swim RVA Rapids, and the SMAC Marlins to Harrisonburg for the 2022 Gator Winter Splash - an amazing turnout for our team! This was a short course meet held at JMU's Godwin Hall. Our team swam a total of 390 events over the course of two days; forty of these races were first time swims, and 161 were best times. In addition, a whopping total of 505.10 seconds were dropped!...