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Weekly Update: July 16, 2018

posted Jul 17, 2018, 4:39 PM by Louisa Gators Swim Team

Hello Gators!


The season is winding down…we have one more regular meet against the Elks and then the JSL Championship Meet at UVA.  This is going to be a busy two weeks so get ready!


This week’s schedule:

Monday & Tuesday – normal practice morning & evening

Thursday – normal evening practice (no morning practice)

Friday – normal morning practice (no evening practice


Wednesday Morning Practice/Team Meeting:

8:30-9:00 Red/Green, 9-9:20 Blellow, 9:20-9:45 Yellow


Wednesday – HOME swim meet against the Elks

Arrive at 4:45 (not earlier, pool is still open), warm-ups at 5 and the meet begins at 6:00.  The theme for the meet is Christmas in July!


Friday – TEAM Picnic, 7-9:15.  Please bring a side dish and dessert, team will provide hotdogs & fixings.  You should also bring drinks for your family.  The pool will be open to all family members.  Yeti Raffle will also be drawn during the picnic.


Yeti Raffle – the raffle winning ticket will be drawn during our picnic on Friday, July 20.  If you plan on purchasing tickets to meet your $100 per swimming fundraising obligation, please let me know in advance…I want to make sure I have enough tickets printed.  All tickets sold & unsold must be turned in by Friday!


Next week’s schedule:

JSL Championship Meet – all swimmers who have participated in at least two meets during this summer will be placed in the meet UNLESS you tell me otherwise by Tuesday, July 17.  The meet will be held on July 27 & 28 at the UVA Aquatic Facility located next to Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.  Swimmers will only be entered into the meet during their appropriate age group and will not need to be there for the entire meet.  Here is the TENTATIVE schedule (I will have confirmed times and information available on July 24 at evening practice):


Friday, July 27     1st Session – all 8 & under swimmers (includes 6 & under)

Building & tents open at 9:30 AM, warmups 9:45 AM & meet begins at 11:00 AM


Friday July 27      2nd Session – all swimmers ages 13 & up

Time approximate based on times from 1st session.  Arrive at 2:00 PM, warmups begin at 2:45 & meet begins at 4:00 PM.


Saturday, July 28    3rd Session – all 9-10 swimmers

Building & tents open at 7:30 AM, warm-ups at 7:45 AM, meet begins at 9:00 AM


Saturday, July 28    4th Session – all 11-12 swimmers

Times approximate based on times from session 3.  Arrive at 12 noon, warm-ups at 12:45, meet begins at 2:00 PM


We are expected to provided workers at all four sessions.  You will be hearing from Tracy & I this week to get you signed up to work.


If you plan on purchasing a Championship Heat Sheet book and/or T-shirt you should pre-order from   All pre-orders will be available for pickup during the championships at UVA.  This is the best way to insure that you get the size shirt you want!


Champ Week Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday   Normal morning practice schedule

Monday – Wednesday   Normal evening practice schedule


Coach Debra