Gator News: 5/24/18
Hello Gator families,
Thanks to everyone for pitching in to make our Practice Meet run smoothly. It was a good for all of us--swimmers and parents alike--to "get our feet wet" in preparation for the start of the dual meet season on June 2!
(The Gator Communicator can't resist a swimming pun every now and then.)
DATES TO NOTE5/28: Swim Practice on Memorial Day! If you're in town this Monday, come on down to the club for a fun Memorial Day swim team practice at our regular times.
6/1: On the last day of school, Eichler will hosts two huge school parties. We will be combining pre-comp and 6 & U practices this day to accommodate for the staff and facility.
6/2: After our morning swim meet vs. Greenmeadow, come back to Eichler between 5:00 and 7:30 pm to enjoy a dip in the pool and some dinner from our visiting food trucks: Oaxacan Kitchen and Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck! GATOR T-SHIRTS ARE IN!
If your swimmer has not yet received a team shirt, you can pick up at the next home meet 6/2 vs. Greenmeadow. If you’re not able to make the meet, you can arrange a time time to pick up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEEN DINNERS Teen Dinners offer a wonderful team-bonding experience for our middle and high school Gators.
When: Teen Dinners are on the Wednesday before a meet weekend. The dates are June 6, June 13, June 20, July 27, and July 11 (no dinner July 4). There are 2 seatings following the practices for the older age groups. The seating for middle schoolers is at 7pm, and the seating for high schoolers is at 8pm.
Who: Eichler Gators in middle and high school (age 11 and up, including rising 6th graders) as well as recent Gator alums
Where: Outside, near the club room and children's pool area
Participation in Teen Dinners is a privilege. Swimmers are expected to act with maturity and to treat the club, each other, and parent volunteers with respect. Inappropriate behavior may lead to dismissal from Teen Dinners.
HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICES HAVE STARTED
Eichler high school swim practice will start May 14, 7:00-8:00pm every day. We're excited to see all our high school Gators back at Eichler! Any swimmers headed into their first or following years at HS are welcome to attend!
See announcement below for additional high school dryland practices.
DRYLAND STARTED 5/21
Want to hang out with all your Eichler friends? Want to shave off seconds and earn PB3s? Want to explore the ins-and-outs of cross-training? Then dryland is the thing for you! On-land cardio and strength-training exercises are the perfect supplement to swim practices.
Our Eichler coaches have specially designed dryland workouts to enhance the gator experience -- dryland is the ultimate team bonding that results in faster times! Our very own Gator alumnus and dryland extraordinaire, Aaron Schultz, will be coaching our teenage gators in dryland practices. Dryland practices will start May 21 -- see practice times below:
11-14-year-olds (6:05-7:00pm swim practice): MWF 5:45-6:15pm, TR 6:05-6:15pm
High School (7:00-8:00pm swim practice): MWF 6:15-7:00pmPlease bring running shoes, shorts, t-shirt to do drylands in. Also consider a towel for the grass if needed. COACHES We are excited to welcome back coach Katie Passarello and coach Tommy Smale to Eichler! Now on the coaching side, both Katie and Tommy are returning from college this summer to help coach the 2018 summer season! Katie and Tommy are along side our other coaching staff of Coach Kelley Tooke, Joanna Tang and Dana Wallace. Go Gators!
Gator Calendar at a Glance
Saturday, June 2: Greenmeadow at Eichler
Saturday, June 2: Food Trucks at Eichler, 5:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, June 6: Teen Dinner #1
Friday, June 8: Pasta Feed/Spirit Night
Friday, June 8: Kids' Movie Night #2
Saturday, June 9: Eichler at Brookside
Wednesday, June 13: Middle School Madness AND Teen Dinner #2
Saturday, June 16: Saratoga Woods at Eichler
Saturday, June 16: Solstice Swim
See you at the pool!