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Coach Debra: 2019 Swim Season Information

posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:14 AM by Louisa Gators Swim Team

Happy New Year Gator Families,

I hope you all are having a safe and fantastic school year.  Although it is January, I wanted to let you have the important Gator Information for the summer of 2019.  Hopefully, this will help you plan and maybe use your tax refund to pay early and get the reduced prices offered throughout the spring.

I have a few important dates for you – regardless of whether you are returning or are a new family.  I am also including information about our group text option (*which may change or vary if you have Verizon, TBD) and team store for swim apparel.


Registration Fee Information:

Early Gator Price         $160 per swimmer through 2/15

2/16 – 3/30                 $170/$165 (sibling discount for additional family members)

3/31 – 5/27                 $180/$175 (sibling discount for additional family members)

5/28 – end of season  $200 per swimmer    


Registration Meeting Information:

I will hold a series of meetings during which you can come in, complete ALL the paperwork needed, get answers to questions and pay fees.  Note – you do NOT need to attend all meetings and may also choose to register by mail using the attached registration form.  Forms are also available on the Gator website.  (


March 14 – Betty Queen Center, 6:30-7:30 PM, registration meeting to handle all paperwork.  Registration fee is $170/$165 (sibling discount) thru 3/31.

April 11 – Betty Queen Center, 6:30-7:30 PM, registration meeting to handle all paperwork.

Registration fee is $180/$175 (sibling discount) thru 5/27.


May 13 – Betty Queen Center, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, registration meeting to handle all paperwork.  Registration fee is $180/$175 (sibling discount) thru 5/27.


All registrations received after 5/27 will require a $200 registration fee per swimmer.


Payment by debit/credit card

The Louisa Gators accept electronic payment through Square.  In the event you make payment in this manner, please be sure to send me an email with your contact information (email, phone & address) as well as your swimmer’s information (name, gender, date of birth).  This will

The link to pay by debit/credit is:


Each swimmer is required to provide $100 towards our fundraising efforts each summer.  Our team pays for guards, coaching staff, awards, swimmer registration fees and other expense.  Registration fees only cover a portion of costs each summer.  I have attached our 2019 Sponsor Letter which is the easiest way to meet this requirement.  Please distribute this to any business which you frequent (let me know so we do not inundate the same business).  Any sponsorships which you acquire will be credited towards your account. 

In the event you do not wish to solicit a sponsor, you can pay the $100 outright or participate in our fundraising efforts this summer.  Previous efforts have included selling raffle tickets.


Swim Team Practice

Morning & Evening practice will begin on 5/28.  Schedules will be available at registration meetings.  Prep Team will meet evenings from 5/28-6/7.


Swim Team Opening Picnic

June 2 at the Louisa County Aquatic Facility from 7-9 PM.  All families are invited, please bring a side dish & dessert!  Pool will be open so get ready to be wet! 


Group Text Information (Remind Text)

If you have not signed up for our group text, please do so in the following manner:

Text to:  81018, message:  @louisa gators  (be sure to leave space between louisa AND gators.

Note – I am aware of the ongoing issue with Verizon supporting this service.  Adjustments may be made in the future.   I will receive a notification that you have joined our group.



If you would like to join our Facebook Group, please submit request at Louisa Gators Swim Team.


Team Store

This year all suits & apparel will be available at our team store with the exception of our 2019 team t-shirt.  The team store can be accessed at


Our team suits are purple & black.  Any swimmer who purchased a new suit last summer will not need to get one with the logo…but are certainly able to do so if interested.  Females will have the choice of two different suits, one with thin straps & one with thick straps.  Males have the choice of either design in jammers.  Please check the sizing guide if you are unsure what size you need.   NOTE – the turnaround time for suits is 3 weeks or more…please order EARLY!


In addition to suits, you will see a variety of shirts, sweats, warm-ups and other items with our logo.  Any items you order from the website will be shipped directly to your home! 


I will continue to send updates and information via email as we get closer to practice beginning.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  If you received this email and your swimmers will not be returning this summer, let me know so that I can remove you from our email group.


Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!


Coach Debra

Louisa Gators Swim Team

540 760-1464