Monday, December 10, 2012

Thank you to all those who attended our  annual meeting in November. We were able to vote on our new Parent Board for 2013.
President: Greg Christiansen
Secretary: Lynette Sevilla
Treasurer: Jana Carling
VP Coaches: Rebecca Weston
VP Meets: Melissa Neiderhauser
Thank you to those parents who are willing to volunteer their time and talents to help all of our kids have a great swimming experience.  

Upcoming dates:

Thursday,Dec. 13 (SV home meet), 
Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31, Jan, 1, 
Thursday, Jan. 3 (SV home meet)
• Saturday, Dec. 8 – CVM meet
• Monthly Parent Meeting:
Monday, Dec. 17th in the pool
lobby at 5:00
• Holiday Open – Dec. 27-29 at
• Bridgerland Open: February 1 – 2
(this big meet is put on by the
Gators, but held at the Mountain
Crest pool). All parents are
expected to help with this meet in
some way.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

December 8 CVM Meet Deadline is Monday

The deadline for getting your entries in for the Cache Valley Marlins Meet (December 8) will be MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29th.  Please email your entries to  Make sure you receive a confirmation email back from us to assure that we received your entries.  You can also bring them to Trish Andersen at the Parent Meeting on Monday night.

If you have questions on what to have your swimmer participate in...please talk with their coach.

The link to the meet documents is under the Meet Information tab on the top of the blog.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No Practice Thursday or Friday

There will not be practice on Thursday, Nov. 22 or Friday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Practice will resume on Monday.

T-Shirts & Sweatshirts are Ready -- Parent Meeting on Monday

The t-shirts and sweatshirts are done!  For those who ordered them, I will have them for you to pick up at the Parent Meeting on Monday evening (Nov. 26th).  Since at least one parent from each family is to attend this annual voting meeting--I figured this would be a great place to find all of you at the same time.
The meeting is being held in the commons area at Sky View at 5:00 p.m. 

Our treasurer, Jana, has asked that I remind you to make sure your account with Gators is current--paid in full.  You will be able to get your apparel order from me AFTER THE MEETING if your account is paid up.

Again, your account will need to be up to date.  If you have questions about your account balance, please contact Jana Carling at janalgc{at}  Her computer has been having problems so you may prefer to phone her at 755-8737.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veteran's Day Coach

Kiley honoring our very own "veteran", Coach Mike Goonan, at a Veteran's Day school assembly!

Way to go Mike (and Kiley!)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Gator Information Sheet Added

You can now access the Gator Information Sheet from the gray bar at the top of the blog.  It will take you to a link to the .pdf file.  This is the sheet that has information on skills for each of the Gator swim groups.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NO Swim Practice today!

Just a reminder that there is NO swim practice today, November 1, because Sky View Swimming will be holding a swim meet.

Practice will resume on Friday for those not attending the Cache Valley Marlins meet at Mountain Crest that afternoon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are available to order!

At last---our new design Gators Swim Team t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts are available to order!

Below is an order form with all the information and graphics of the shirts and sweatshirts.  DO NOT send money with your order.  The charges for your order will be added to your monthly statement for payment.  There will also be order forms at the pool.

Orders are due on or before MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th.  This is the day of our monthly parent meeting as well as the team Halloween party during practice.  We will not order shirts/sweatshirts again until next spring. 

You may give your completed order form to the coaches--there will be a folder for them to put it in OR you may email Toni Gibbons at toni(at) and tell her which sizes you want.  If you have any questions call Toni at 563-0667 or email her at  Please do not send orders to our team email address this time.

The t-shirts are lime green with charcoal gray lettering/graphics and the hooded sweatshirts at charcoal gray with lime green lettering/graphics.  Prices are listed on the order form.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swim Official Training Nights--LOCAL!


We are just starting into our short course swim season (Sept-March). We are looking to get more Gator parents involved in several aspects and one is as an official. I have been an official for over 4 years now and have enjoyed it. I get the best seat in the house at meets since I am right there on deck at the end of the lanes. Utah Swimming has just streamlined their officials training program. Teri Rhodes (a Gator parent referee) will be conducting 2 training nights in Cache Valley. (This is wonderful since quite often these classes are only offered in the Salt Lake area) If you are interested in learning more about swimming this is the way to do it!

New Swim Official Training
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 6:30-9:00pm
Cache County School District Bldg
2063 N 1200 E
North Logan
Please enter through the south door.

We really needs a few more officials for our team. If you are going to attend the meets anyway, you may as well start your training! We will be hosting a developmental meet on Oct 12th that you could begin your on deck observation if you attend the Oct. 3rd training!

If you have any specific questions about being an official feel free to contact us! If you email the Gators to any of these people we will forward your email on!
Rebecca Weston (stroke & turn)
Trish Andersen (stroke & turn)
Greg Christiansen (stroke & turn, starter)
Teri Rhodes (stroke & turn, starter, referee)


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Developmental Swim Meet, October 12th

Our team will host a Developmental Swim Meet on Friday, October 12th at the Sky View Pool.  This is a great opportunity to swim in a meet in our "home" pool against other teams.  Email your entries to logangators(at)

Gator Intrasquad Next Friday!

The Gators will hold an intrasquad meet next Friday, September 21, during practice time.   Please email your entries to Trish at logangators(at)  She will just need to know your swimmer's name and the event #s they want to swim. Notes will go home with swimmers starting tomorrow for this meet. Your coach may suggest some events for you so wait to see that. ALL entries are due back to Trish by Wednesday night.

Parents we will need your help at this meet since it is just our team!!  We need a parent willing to come learn the console and computer table jobs for sure! These jobs are really not hard, they just need someone to walk you through it. All the other things like head timer and lane timer just need a 30 second instruction. Please let Trish know what you want to learn this meet.  We need parents to be involved and learning all the jobs.

Trish is looking for 2 assistant meet directors to work alongside her this year learning how to organize and run the meets.  We had one mom volunteer at the parent meeting- please get your email to Trish.  You don't have to know how to swim, you really just need to know how to organize or be willing to learn.  Any team wanting to host meets must have certified meet directors.  Trish will be moving on next year and we need a couple of people ready to go.  She will work with any new people this for this whole year!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gator Swim Team T-Shirts

Some parents have expressed an interest in purchasing Gator Swim Team T-Shirts.  New design T-Shirts will be offered for sale in October when the printing shops have a chance to catch up on all the back to school and sports team shirt printing they are working on.  We will post an order form here as well as well as send it out via email when they are available.

Grocery Coupons

At our Parent Board Meeting on August 27, we made a decision to not offer the Smith's Grocery Coupons any more.  We will still offer the Lee's Marketplace coupons, though.  Here is a reminder on how to participate in this super, easy fundraiser:

Did you know that you can purchase Lee’s Marketplace groceries through the Gators and receive money credited to your swimmer’s account?

You give a check to our Fundraising Chair, Connie Beck (563-1803 or jcbeck120(at) for the amount of groceries you would like.  Connie will give you a Lee’s Marketplace gift card for the full amount you paid for.  Then the team will receive 5% back from Lee’s.  4% will be credited to your swimmer's account to pay for dues, etc.  The remaining 1% will go to the team.

You are not out any money AND you receive money back in credit on your account.  And the team makes a small amount in fundraising.  Contact Connie with any questions.

(Example: Check for $100 = gift card for $100 + $4 credited to your swim account + $1 goes to the Gator Swim Team account)

NO swim practice on Labor Day

Just a reminder that there will be NO swim practice on Monday, September 3 {Labor Day}.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Gator Gab Newsletter

Welcome to all the 28 new swimmers who came to our Open House on August 6th and tried out for our team!  We look forward to seeing you in the pool.

Remember...the Sky View pool will be closed from August 13-August 22.  Gator practices will resume on MONDAY, AUGUST 27th.  There will also not be any dry land practices during that time.

Our monthly Parent Meeting will also be on MONDAY, AUGUST 27th at 5:00 pm at the pool.  We strongly encourage all parents of swimmers to be at these monthly meetings.

Thanks to all the parents who helped during our end of season (end of long-course season) meet last Thursday and Friday.  We have some great swims and the results are included in the newsletter below.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Utah Swimming Newsletter

This is the first edition of the Utah Swimming Newsletter.  The front page features key articles and information as well as upcoming meets and special events. Pages two and three spotlight teams, coaches and athletes each month and highlight Utah swimming successes. Page three shares links to interesting USA swim articles or training videos. The last page provides insight on what the Utah Swimming Board is doing to improve. In addition, it houses Word Wise and Safety First tips, and it also features additional information such as parent education opportunities, swim camps or seminars.

We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Open House

We have an open house scheduled for Monday, August 6th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. during our practice time.  We encourage all swimmers to come to practice and show your skills!  

Swimmers and families---invite your friends to come see what a swim team is all about.  Interested swimmers can wear their swimsuits and hop in the pool with us.  They can meet our fabulous coaches and have any questions answered about swimming with a swim team.  Tell them how much fun you have and what great exercise it is!

This is a great time to get your friends interested in swimming after they watch all the awesome Olympic swimmers compete.

Remember---MONDAY, AUGUST 6th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Gator 2012 Intrasquad Season End Spectacular

2012 Intrasquad Season End Spectacular

We will be having our Gator Swim Team season end Championship Meet this Thursday & Friday (Aug 2-3) during practice time (4:00-6:00) at the Sky View pool.

ALL Gators (including Pre-Comp) are encouraged to participate! Each swimmer can swim 3 events per day. Talk with your coaches to see what you should swim.

I would like swimmer's registrations Tuesday night. We will need them at the very latest by Wednesday at 6pm. Please just email your swimmer's name with their event numbers to!

We will need parents help since this is just our team.


July Newsletter