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Update: 6/28/19

posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:34 AM by Louisa Gators Swim Team

Hello Gators,


I apologize for the multiple texts tonight, unfortunately I am limited to a certain number of letters per Remind Text!  We had a lot of important information to get out quickly.


Last night’s meet went well, the Louisa Gators barely beat Greene Hills.  Thanks to everyone who worked and those who were ready to work if needed!   I am attaching the meet results, we won by 18 points.  Please note, this pool was a meter pool and our pool is a yard pool therefore you cannot compare times without converting them.  Our swimmers got 66 time improvements and the swimmers will receive Time Improvement ribbons at the picnic tomorrow night.


Team Picnic

We are having our first team picnic tomorrow night (Friday, 6/28) from 7-9.  As I mentioned, the pool will be open for all family members and swimmers to enjoy.  Please bring a side dish and dessert to share as well as drinks for YOUR family.  We will be cooking hot dogs and have condiments, plates, utensils etc.  Ribbons will be distributed after dinner.


Team T-Shirts

If you have not picked up your team shirts, they are at the pool and we can give them to you at practice or the picnic.  If you purchased family shirts and have not paid, please due do so as soon as possible.


Team Picture

We will be taking our team picture at the picnic tomorrow, at approximately 7:15.  Please try to make it, this picture will be featured in the JSL Champs Meet Heat Sheet Book.  Wear/bring t-shirts, make sure you have your name in the shirt.



We are selling ads for the JSL Champs Meet Heat Sheet Book, Colleen Moore is coordinating our ads.  She will be at the picnic to show you examples of ads and take your information.  Payment can occur within the next two weeks.  You can purchase a $35 ad and include a picture of your child(ren) as well as a good luck message.  Your family will receive $18 towards your fundraising requirement.  April Pekary will be available directly after the team picture to take individual pics for your ads.  Larger ads are also available and companies are able to advertise as well.


Swim Meet at ELKS – July 2

We are signing up workers for the meet and will have the list available at the picnic.  The Elks team is small and we may need to provide extra workers so be sure to sign up.  Parents with younger swimmers will be given priority for the first half of the meet.


The deadline for letting me know if your family will NOT be attending the July 2 meet is tomorrow night.  I have looked in the notebook and know who has already signed up to be on vacation.  If you have NOT signed the book, please let me know directly.   I am required to put the meet together and submit it to our league several days in advance of the meet.  We will be swimming IM’s and Free Relays at this meet.  Free relays are a great chance for all swimmers to participate in a relay but it is important to realize that if your swimmer is in a relay and you do not attend the meet or leave early you are also potentially penalizing three other swimmers.   A great deal of time goes into the preparation of a meet as well as expenses for supplies.  We like to run a quick organized meet but when swimmers are missing or decide not to swim an event it makes things much more confusing.


Clerk of Course Area

We have completed two meets and it is time for our swimmers to learn to be independent.  It is important that swimmers remain in the Clerk area (usually noticeable because of the benches) once they have been called and given their cards.  We would like for parents to allow children to walk with the Gator Wranglers.  In the event it is necessary to accompany the child to the clerk area we ask parents leave their children once they have been delivered to the Clerks and return to the pool to be available at the end of the race.  It is helpful to remind younger swimmers to go to the bathroom before going to the Clerk area.   Our coaches and Clerks are accustomed to handling all potential problems to include:  help with goggles/caps, reminding swimmer of stroke, calming nerves and wiping tears!  Thank you for your assistance in teaching swimmers the meet process, we realize it is a learning experience for everyone!


As always, please let me know if you have questions.


Coach Debra 

Louisa Gators Swim Team,
Jul 2, 2019, 7:34 AM