Gator Communicator 7-10-2023

Gator Communicator 



The Champs meet is coming up this weekend! We’ve included a lot of important information here to help you navigate the weekend and have a wonderful end to the swim season.

Please review the following Parent Package document HERE. This will have all the information you will need for the day.

Thank you to all the volunteers. Here are links to the JSSL's updated versions of the HEADS and ALL jobs descriptions. Your job is listed in Swimtopia and you can learn more about your specific job at the links above. Please read ahead and be prepared.

Other important information:

  • There will be three food trucks (check the JSSL website for details) and we will provide food for coaches and those whole day volunteers that cannot leave the pool.
  • Camping, chairs, tents, umbrellas , wagons, etc are not allowed inside the pool. Also camping is NOT allowed the night before the event.
  • All of this information is also available on the JSSL website.

CliffsNotes from the Parent Package in the above link:

Date/Time: Sunday, July 16, 2023. Meet begins at 9:00 am.

Ends around 1:30pm. Longer meet than usual.

Place: Independence High School. 617 N. Jackson Ave. San Jose, CA 95133.

Park near the tennis courts to save you footsteps.

Warm-Ups: Eichler warm-ups are 8:00-8:35 am in Lane 8-10.

What Do I Do When I First Get there?

  • As you enter, stop by the Eichler Volunteer tent that is on the Upper Deck near the Boy’s Locker Room (see map on page 4 Parents Packet).
  • Hersha will give you your parent volunteer badge.
  • Then go drop your stuff off at the Eichler Sit/Down Spot (see location on map that says EICHLER page 4 of Parents Packet).
  • Then get the kids to the warm up at 8:00 am, Lane 8-10.
  • Watch your clock to be at the Volunteer meeting for your positions (see page 7 of Parents Packet). All volunteers meetings (1st and 2nd half) are from 7:15am-9am to learn what you need to do. Check out page 7 for your time and location.

Independence High School is Big. Park near the tennis courts and plan to arrive 7:30-8am so that you can find the Eichler tent/hang out area and settle in before warm ups. The drive time is about 25 minutes, so please prepare ahead.


Thank you to all the parent volunteers who have signed up!

We are in desperate need for the following positions:

Facility: Teardown Worker - Post Meet

Clerk of Course Worker

Meet Support: Club Floater

Please email if you can do these as they may appear filled on Swimtopia, but there are some moving pieces so we need to know who can also do these positions.


Champs Dinner - LAST CALL for RSVPs

Come celebrate our swimmers!

The event is free for registered Gator swimmers and parents. Please  RSVP now.

Non-Gator sibling guests or adult guests are also welcome for a modest fee ($15/guest). Purchase guest tickets  here. All guest tickets must be purchased in advance; we cannot accept payment at the door.

RSVP’s close tomorrow at noon, so sign up now!

Sunday, July 16: Dinner starts at 6 pm, ceremony starts at 6:30 pm


Champs Pep Rally - Gator Green Fest

Get your Gator spirit flowing with a pre-Champs pep rally! 

RSVP here

Friday, July 14, 6 pm @ Eichler.


Gator Seniors - We’re proud of you!

Join us in congratulating all eleven of our Senior Gators from the class of 2023! We have enjoyed honoring each of them at recent meets and celebrating their successes!

Just as Coach Dana demonstrates in this photo, these amazing kids have shown an exquisite ability to balance being a Gator throughout their years! Many of them were consecutive swimmers in Eichler’s Summer League for over a decade, while others boomeranged, coming back for a strong finish…

Congrats to all and Swim Fast in the next pool!



Go Gators!

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