Here come the Gators!

Dear Gator families,

I'm excited to say that our summer swim season is around the corner. Hopefully you saw the email from Kelley that registration is open via swimtopia (!

My name is Melinda Mattes, and this is my first year serving as swim team co-chair with Owen Bittinger. This will be my family's second season on the team, and I have two Gator sons: Huxley is 9, and Hobbs is 6. I look forward to meeting you and attaching names to faces.

Here are a few dates to put on your calendar: 

Sunday, April 14th: Kick-off brunch Kick off the season with food and friends. You will be able to order suits and exchange gear your kids have grown out of. We will meet with new families at 11 AM to give them a little more detailed orientation, and we will have a brief welcome at 11:30 for the entire team before serving food. I hope to meet you there! 

Monday, April 15th: Practice begins See head coach Kelley if you aren't sure which practice is right for your child.


4:00 to 4:30 (MWF ONLY) - Pre-Competitive Group (parent or guardian must be present)

4:30 to 5:00 - 6 & under and beginners (parent or guardian must be present)

5:00 to 5:30 - 7 & 8 and older beginners (parent or guardian must be present)

5:30 to 6:15 - 9, 10 & 11 based on ability

6:05 to 7:00 - 11 - 18 based on ability

7:00 to 8:00 - 15-18 (begins in mid-late May)*

*High schoolers- stay tuned for any changes

Saturday, May 18th: Practice Meet The annual practice meet to get all of us--athletes and parents--ready for the meets.


June 1st: Home v. Brookside

June 8th: Away @ Saratoga Woods

June 15th: Away @ Cupertino Hills

June 22nd: Home v. Laurelwood

June 29th: Away @ Greenmeadow

July 6th: BYE

July 14th (Sunday): JSSL Champs Meet

We are looking forward to seeing your kids on the team, and to working with you to create an amazing experience. There are various volunteer opportunities throughout the season, so stay tuned. Check out the first Gator Communicator coming to an inbox near you for more information.

See you at the pool, Melinda Mattes

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