Gator News: 6/11/18

Our Gators swam fast last Saturday, but in the end the Brookside Waves came out on top. Final score: Brookside 279, Eichler 195.

Our next meet is this Saturday at home against Saratoga Woods. Parent job sign-ups were opened last Saturday and will close at 10:00 pm on Tuesday night, the same deadline for swimmer sign-ups. Please remember to sign up your swimmers for the meet by 10:00 pm Tuesday Night--your kids will NOT swim if you do not sign them up. If, after the Swimtopia deadline Tuesday night, your swimmer cannot attend the meet for some reason or will need to leave early or come late because of another obligation, please send an e-mail to "" or notify the coaches in person.

Gator Calendar at a Glance

Wednesday, June 13: Middle School Madness AND Teen Dinner #2

Saturday, June 16: Saratoga Woods at Eichler

Saturday, June 16: Solstice Swim

Wednesday, June 20: Teen Dinner #3

Saturday, June 23: Cupertino Hills at Eichler


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. 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 kiddie pool area

Other details:

Individual dinners cost $12. Pay by cash or check (payable to Eichler Swim Team) on the night of the dinner. Whether you pre-pay or not, please RSVP on Swimtopia by the Monday before each dinner so we can get an accurate count for the food order.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact the Teen Dinners co-chairs, Amy Thieman ( or Maria Chow Zajac ( Thank you!

This Saturday, we host Saratoga Woods at Eichler. Warm-ups start at 7:50 am (see schedule below). Please note that this is an EARLIER time as the host team warms up first, and the visiting team gets the pool afterwards. Please do not park in the parking lot; it is reserved for our visiting team. However, you may drive through to drop off your swimmers and their “stuff,” or walk or bike instead.

Warm-up times this Saturday morning are:

7:50-8:05 a.m. - Pre-Comp, 6-7 year old, 8-9 year old, 10-11 year old age practice groups

8:00-8:20 a.m. – High School practice group

8:05-8:20 a.m. - 11-18 year old practice group (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)

The meet begins at 9 am.

Make sure that your swimmer applies sunscreen and reapplies as needed during the meet. You may want to bring more than 1 towel, collapsible chairs, warm clothing for your swimmer and activities for younger swimmers to keep them entertained between their races. When you are setting up "camp", please try and keep a path open so that everyone can access their own area.

At the end of the meet, please clean up your area and move any chairs you’ve moved back to the original spot.


These are the longest days of the year, the weather is warm... what better way to celebrate than bringing your dinner and drinks to the club, enjoying time with old and new friends, and swimming late into the evening. S'mores, pool games and a coin toss are part of the fun! Did someone say Cannonball Contest?!

Please remember to BYO reusable plates, cups, and utensils and to clean up after yourself.

Come to club around 6:30 Pool games start at 7:00. Coin toss at 8:00 pm followed by s’mores.

RSVP via Swimtopia.

Questions? contact Natalie Jackson or Amanda Allan

Please note: Swimmers under age 9 must be supervised by an adult.


The following seven Gators earned Personal Best times in all three events they swam at the Brookside meet. Congratulate these swimmers when you see them!

Birmingham, Paul Cleveringa, Milla Edmonds, Joey Longwell, Lucy Ragno, Julia Schultz, Julian Turk, Luke
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