2020 SPECIAL SWIM TEAM SEASON
Gator Swim Families,
We first want to thank all of you for your much needed support during this time. After much consideration, we have decided to begin our swim program on Monday, July 13th. Our program is going to be designed into a different format for the 2020 season given the lack of competition and the need to adhere to the state's guidance during the coronavirus. We hope that the details provided below will give you a visual of what the 2020 season will look like. Please see the instructions for swim practice sign-ups at the end of this email. Practice starts Monday!
July 13th - Aug 12th
Proposed Intra-squad meet Wednesday Aug 12th at NSC.
Monday - Friday
8:15- 9:15, ages 13 & Over
9:30 - 10:30, ages 9-12
10:45 - 11:45, ages 8 & Under
We cannot give hands-on instruction at this time. Due to this policy, swimmers are required to be able to swim 2 laps independently. As the season progresses we will update our coaching policy. If you have questions about whether your child is ready for swim practice, contact Coach Craig at NGSTYOUNG@GMAIL.COM.
Coaching will be provided by Head Coach Craig Young and a group of coaching volunteers and paid assistants.
We will have a minimum of 2 coaches at the 2nd and 3rd practice sessions for the younger age groups.
Although daily practice structure will change slightly, the NGST staff's focus will be to provide a safe and productive setting for all swim team members. We plan to design practices in a manner that will maintain social distancing by providing both dry-land and in-pool exercises and limiting the number of swimmers in each lane.
Swim team registration and practice signups are on our team site at nottinghamgators.swimtopia.com. To receive a site login and sign up for practice, you must first register your swimmer on the site by clicking the "Register now" button on the right side of the site's main page. (Most families have already done this and received their login.)
Once logged in, go to the "Team Store" page. For each swimmer, add either "Returning Gator" (priced $50) or "First-Time Gator" (priced $25) from the bar at the right to your shopping cart by clicking on it. Once you select the item, be sure to select t-shirt size from the dropdown and add the swimmer's name and swim age (as of May 30th) in the text box. When done, select "Checkout" from within your cart to pay for your sign-ups. The cost of sign-up helps pay for assistant coaches and includes an exclusive 2020 Gators Swim Team t-shirt. (If your swimmer has already paid for lap swim this summer, contact NSCSWIMTEAM@GMAIL.COM for a separate signup at a discount.)