April 29, 2014 from Coach Debra

posted May 2, 2014, 9:25 AM by Louisa Gators Swim Team   [ updated May 2, 2014, 9:25 AM ]
Hello Gators,
Summer is almost here and it is time to think about getting wet!! I would like to welcome the new families to our team and look forward to getting to know you all this summer. We are having our Gator Kick Off Picnic on May 18, from 2-5 PM at the LCAF! Families should bring a covered dish and dessert, the team will provide hot dogs, utensils and condiments. The pool will be open to all family members so bring your suit and towels!!
There will be a team registration meeting on May 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Betty Queen Center. If you haven’t had the opportunity to register I hope to see you there! You may also register at the opening picnic or during any Gator time at the pool. Registration forms are available on the Gator team website at www.louisagators.org and may be mailed to POGA (Parents of Gator Association), P O Box 1373, Louisa, VA 23093. The team fee is now $185 for first swimmer and $175 for additional swimmers. The prep course fee is $75 and will be credited towards the team fee when swimmers move onto the team.
The POGA Board has just approved the 2014 swim season schedule which I have attached for your convenience. The schedule is a bit different from previous years in order to address some of the ideas from last year’s survey. Please note, the evening schedule for Red and Green varies each night to reduce the number of late nights for families. As always, the schedule is subject to change depending upon weather, LCPRT activities and swimmer registration. 
Returning swimmers should attend the same color practice as they finished last season. New swimmers will need to be evaluated and should come at 6:00 PM for the first practice in order to identify skill levels. In the event your family attends the Kick Off picnic, your swimmers will be evaluated at that time.
Please feel free to contact me or POGA board members if you have any questions! The Swimmer Handbook should be available in the next week and will also answer many questions. In the event your family is unable to participate this summer, please let me know so I can remove you from the mailing list. I look forward to seeing you all VERY SOON!!