News and Announcements
What a great Championship Series we had! Congrats to the Clear Lake Forrest Fins for the big win again this year! Thank you to all of our volunteers, this would not be possible without all of you.
Congrats to those who have been called up. I have attached results. All swimmers that are highlighted have been automatically added to tomorrows Champ Meet. A few reminders.
• Address: Clear Springs High School 501 Palomino Lane League City, TX. 77573
• No ice chests are allowed in gyms, can be kept outside on grassy area at your own risk. Small soft sided coolers with cold packs are ok.
• No wagons or wheeled items can be left in gyms, ok to use for transport. Can be kept outside at your own risk.
• Tarps that are plastic and fluid resistant are REQUIRED and strongly enforced. Gromets must be taped and all chairs, personal belongings must be on tarp, blankets can be used on top of tarp if preferred.
• Please account for traffic and possible closures on 45.
We want to remind each of you of deadlines for the upcoming Champ Meet. Several of these deadlines were listed in the Meet Invite.
Volunteer Coordinator Names due by July 5, 2022 @ NOON (https://forms.gle/Z4d9nSiEUZComBuaA)
extended to Sunday July 10 @ 9am Baytown Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAMP MEET WAIVERS DUE JULY 10, 2022 @ 11AM – email@example.com
TOP TIMES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND RELAYS DUE BY JULY 10, 2022 @ 5PM must be emailed to Lisa Bunge, League Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Chance Entry File and Top Times reports for Individuals due July 11, 2022 @ NOON to Valerie R.
Vendor and Ad applications due JULY 10, 2022 @ 11:59pm (all fees must be paid by July 12th @ 5pm). Form and ad’s can be completed and emailed to email@example.com
Officials Sign up Deadline – JULY 11, 2022 @ NOON – use this link to sign up https://forms.gle/T9scxmZ1eyr6UEFn6
ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO LEAGUE CLERK AT CLERK@CCSLSWIM.COM NO LATER THAN 6PM ON WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 2022 (INCLUDING LAST CHANCE SWIMMERS)
Scholarship Application and Essay due July 13, 2022 at 8pm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Champ Series Qualifier Practice Info
Monday – Wednesday
12 and under: 5:30-6:30
13 and Up: 6:30 – 8:00
Champ Series Qualifier Practice will be held for Qualifiers Only. A Top Times list for the entire team is attached to this email.
If your swimmer plans to attend the Last Chance Meet, you may come to the Monday evening practice. If your swimmer qualifies for Reserve or Champ on Tuesday evening they may come to practice on Wednesday.
No practice will be held Thursday! Thursday is for Partying!
End of the Season Swim Party Info
Thursday, July 14th from 6:00-7:30
This year’s party will be Swim and Snack themed. The team will supply the left over concession stand snacks and drinks (sprite, diet coke & brisk tea) to the party. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks of your choosing. Below is some guidance if you would like help in what to bring. This will be a non-practicing event, and a lot of fun for all!
Items to bring based off of last name include but are not limited too:
G- L Fruit/Veggies
T-Z. Drinks (cans or bottles)
1st Annual Election Info
This year we will hold our first annual board election. In the past Board Positions have been assigned, given away or requested. As we grow our team we would like to expand our way of doing things and we want to be as effective as we can possibly be. Each Gator Board Position holds a two year term and this year a few of those spots are coming available. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the team or would like to nominate someone for a position, please let us know.
Let it be known that holding a board seat does not require weekly meetings. The Gator Board holds a meeting in March to prepare for the upcoming season and your duties will vary throughout the actual season.
Current Available Board Seats are Bolded
President: Callie Harmon
Secretary: Lisa Volk
Board of Directors:
CCSL Representative: Chanel John
CCSL Representative: TonYa Walker
Officials Coordinator: John Harmon
Fundraising Coordinator: Kelley Trahan
Sponsorship Coordinator: Melissa Frugia
Member At Large:
Member At Large:
High School Liaison: Jason Lind-Olson
Clerk of Course: Rilee Born
Parents who have not picked up ribbons and team pictures should do so during this week, your last opportunity will be on Thursday at the party.
Fundraiser Money is due on Wednesday, July 13th. The raffle for the fundraiser will be held during the party and if you have not turned in the money, your swimmer will not have a ticket in the drawing.
Fundraiser money should equal $120 and can be paid by check, cash or to the team Paypal @dkgatorswim
The document Top_Times_By_Name__YARDS___METERS_DKG_2022.pdf was attached to this post.
Hey There Gators!
Who’s ready for swim season? The purpose of this email is to welcome you to our team and to provide you with a few details about how our season will go. It is going to be lengthy, so bear with us. We will also post this information on our website, our Facebook group and on our bulletin board at the pool.
First and foremost, Welcome to the team new comers! And to our veteran swimmers and parents, Welcome Back! We are so excited to meet you all!
Our practice will begin Monday, May 2nd with a “Splash- In” Pool Party from 6:00 – 7:30 with a Parent Meeting starting at 6:30.
Starting Tuesday we will have three practices divided by age and ability.
• Practice A: 5:30 – 6:15
• Practice B: 6:15 – 7:00
• Practice C: 7:00 – 8:00
Please to arrive to your assigned practice times 5-10 minutes early. If possible, please have your swimmer use the restroom before practice begins. You may leave your swimmer at the pool or stay for the practice. If you choose to stay please, bring your own chair.
We understand that other sports are going on during the beginning and throughout the swim season. Although, practice is the best way to learn and improve, swimmers will not be penalized for missing practices or meets.
Equipment – For practice your swimmer will need goggles, a towel, and a swimsuit. Girls must wear one-piece suits. It is helpful for swimmers with long hair to wear a cap, but not mandatory. Each swimmer will receive a swim cap at practice, along with a team shirt.
Bad Weather Days – We will post on the website, Facebook, Remind, and send a text if practice is cancelled due to bad weather. We will try to make a decision as soon as possible, but as weather is unpredictable, it may be a late call.
Swim Meets – This season we will have five CCSL sanctioned swim meets. Our meet schedule is posted on the team website under the Swim Meet tab, and in the Calendar section. More information will be provided about each specific meet as the dates get closer.
Coaches – Our Head Coach this season will be Coach Jay Godfrey and our Assistant Coach will be Coach Jason Lind-Olson. During practice, the coaches need to be able to focus on the kids in the pool. Unless, it is an immediate safety emergency, we ask that you not approach the coaches during practice. You may contact a board member with your concern or meet with the coaches in between practices.
We are excited to get our season going and to provide a fun and safe environment for the kids! We promise to do our best to provide a constant flow of information regarding practices, meets, and the list goes on and on. You will find that information in our Handbook, on Facebook, our website, and the pool bulletin board. There will also be board members at each practice to answer any questions you may have about the season. Please know that we will do everything in our power to provide a safe environment for our swimmers and their families.
We are excited to get this season started. See everyone Monday!
We can’t wait to see everyone!
The Dickinson Gator Swim Board
The document gator_swim_handbook_2022.pdf was attached to this post.