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    MEETING SEPTEMBER 13th

    Hello Gators!

    We hope you are enjoying the end of the summer!  We know it's a busy time of year as we head back to school, so we wanted to get our September meeting on your calendar!

    Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Time: 7pm - 8pm

    Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church…

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    Reminder - Photos and Ribbons/Awards

    Just a reminder, if you have not picked up your team pictures, please do so as soon as you can.  They are currently in a box at the pool at the lifeguard office.  Anything not picked up before the pool closes for the season will unfortunately be disposed of. 

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    THANK YOU

    THANK YOU for a wonderful season!  From our littlest swimmers to our biggest swimmers, our parents, our volunteers, our committee members, and our coaches - our swim family could not be what it is without YOU!  We cannot thank you all enough for your hard work and dedication to our

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    Banquet Tonight

    Great job to everyone that participated in champs!  Thank you to everyone that took the time to volunteer, not just at champs, but over the course of the season.  We could not do it without you.

    The banquet tonight is at 6pm at Upper Moreland Swim Club.  Dinner…

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    A CHAMPS & BANQUET

    A CHAMPS
     

    A Champs are tomorrow, at Maple Manor, 1552 Dillon Rd, Maple Glen, PA 19002

    Warm ups for Upper Moreland begin at 7:40am.  Please arrive and check in with your coaches prior to warm ups starting.

    GOOD LUCK, GATORS!

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    Champs & Pictures Info

    DIVING CHAMPS

    Tomorrow, Friday, July 28th is Diving Champs at Upper Moreland swim club.  Please refer to the attached schedule of events.

     

    We need donations for the snack stand at Diving Champs.  Divers please bring the following:

    Early arrival Divers…

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    Team Banquet Reminder

    Dear Swim Team Families,

    We are just two days away from our banquet, and have many families we have not heard from.  If you are planning on attending the banquet, but have not been able to give Beth or Kim your Money for the banquet, please send an…

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    A/B Programs

    Attached are tonight's and Saturday's programs for swimming. Please refer to it to see what you children are swimming. 

    Documents

    b champ program
    a champ 2017 program
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    B CHAMPS TONIGHT

    B Champs are TONIGHT at Maplewood Swim Club.  As you can see below, we are still in need of a number of volunteers.  Thank you to those that have already signed up to help.  Please sign up to help if you are able, as our team will not be allowed…

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    B CHAMPS INFO & VOLUNTEERS

    B CHAMPS

    B Champs are Wednesday, July 26th at Maplewood Swim Club, 1169 Rozel Ave, Southampton, PA 18966

    Swimmers are to arrive by 3:30pm, Warm ups start at 4pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival and be ready to swim when…

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    CHAMPS - HELP NEEDED

    Calling all Gators!  We are in need of numerous volunteers at each of the Champs meets as well as some food donations.  Please see below for details!

    DIVING FAMILIES

    This Friday, July 28th is Diving Champs which is held at our very own Upper Moreland swim…

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    CHAMPS

    Hi all,

    At the bottom of this email, I have attached the top 50 times in the league (boys, girls, and relays). Tomorrow is the scratch meeting for A champs. Even if your swimmer is not currently in the top 18, they may be after the scratch meeting!

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    Friday DIVING Practice, 9-10am ONLY

    Please note the "slight" adjustment to tomorrow's diving practice, Friday July 21st:

    ​ALL Divers: 9:00am to 10:00am

    Regular Practice resumes on Monday!

    Go Gators Go!!!

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    Swim Practices/ Champs

    Greetings Gator Families!

     

    My apologies about this morning's practice. We had to cancel at the last minute due to a power outage. Tomorrow's practice will ONLY be Fun Friday (we are giving the older ones who had practice today a rest!). As the kids know…

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    Championships NEXT Week!!!

    Gator Families,

    Thank you for your support during the regular dual meet season!  Now we head into CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!

    Wednesday, July 26th - B Swimming Championships at Maplewood Swim Club

    Friday, July 28th - Diving Championships at Upper Moreland Swim Club

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    TONIGHT'S MEET vs. Manorlu

    Tonight's meet is at HOME (Upper Moreland Swim Club) vs. Manorlu

    Divers are to arrive by 4pm; Swimmers are to arrive by 5pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

     

    **THE THEME FOR TONIGHT'S HOME MEET IS BLACKOUT! …

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    Gator Pasta Party TOMORROW, July 17th!

    Gather with your fellow Gator's for our annual Pasta Party!  We have the added incentive this year to "carb up" for our final meet against Manor Lu!!!

    As in years past, this is a POT LUCK event, so we need everyone to bring something!

    Dinner…

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    Volunteers Still Needed!!

    Volunteers still needed for tomorrow's meet:

    Diving
    Diving Scorer - 1 needed

    Swimming
    Lane Parent, 3&4 - 1 needed
    Lane Parent, 5&6 - 1 needed
    Place judge - 2 needed
    Ready Bench - 3 needed
    Scorer - 1 needed

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    Team Banquet

    2017 Swimming & Diving Team Banquet  

    Saturday, July 29th 

    Upper Moreland Swim Club

    6:00-8:00; Dinner starts at 6:15pm

     

    New year, new banquet style - pizza and salad provided.  We are asking all families attending the banquet to contribute…

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    CORRECTION - DIVING VOLUNTEERS FOR MAPLEWOOD

    The list for diving volunteers was incorrect, please see below for updated list.  If you are able to help out, please contact KEVIN O'CONNOR ASAP to VOLUNTEER at (215) 704-4979 or k_oconnor44@yahoo.com.

    Position   Volunteer Name
    Diving Judge
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    Tomorrow's Meet - Maplewood

    Tomorrow's meet is at MAPLEWOOD SWIM CLUB, 1169 Rozel Ave, Southampton, PA 18966

    Divers are to arrive by 7:15am; Swimmers are to arrive by 8:15am.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

    **We are still in need of quite a few volunteers. 

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    Additional Team Photos TODAY

    Due to the impending weather, additional team photos scheduled for today have been pushed up slightly.  Everyone that reached out and RSVPed by email should have received a separate email regarding this.

    Campoli will be arriving and set up at 9am.  Please try to arrive closer to…

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    Heads Up - Next Home Meet

    Hello Gators families,

    Our refreshment table coordinator, Lisa Focht,  is requesting items for the next home meet, Tuesday 7/18. Please bring the following items to the pool (swim team shed) by Tuesday morning's practice if you are able.

    • Cases of water
    • Sour Patch Kids
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    Additional Photos and Pasta Party Info

    Photos this Friday

    Campoli will be at our pool, this Friday July 14th at 10am, if you missed the original team photo day.  They will be taking individual pictures and children can then be photoshopped into the team photo.  Please contact Nicole Lobbenberg if you are interested in…

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    URGENT - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

    Volunteers still needed for tonight's home meet!!  Please consider stepping up to help out your team.

    Bench to block - 1 needed
    Lane parent 5 & 6 - 1 needed
    Place Judge - 2 needed
    Ready Bench - 2 needed
    Scorer - 2 needed…

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    Diving Champs Meeting after Maple Manor on Wednesday!

    Gator Diving Parents,

    Immediately after our re-scheduled DIVING Meet versus Maple Manor, we will be having a Meeting to discuss Upper Moreland hosting this year's CSL Diving Championships, scheduled for Friday, July 28th!

    Please plan on attending.

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    Gator's Pasta Party Team Dinner!

    Monday, July 17th at 6:00 pm

    Gather with your fellow Gator's for our Annual Pasta Party!  

    What's a Pasta Party? Pasta Parties are big FUN-filled with food, friends and great time to bond with your teammates...Don't miss it! We hope you can join us! 

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    Tomorrow's Meet vs. Fort Washington

    Tomorrow's meet is HOME (Upper Moreland Swim Club) 7/11/17

    Divers are to arrive by 4pm; Swimmers are to arrive by 5pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

     

    **We are still in need of quite a few volunteers.  PLEASE

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    Tomorrow's Meet vs. Fort Washington

    Tomorrow's meet is HOME (Upper Moreland Swim Club) 7/11/17

    Divers are to arrive by 4pm; Swimmers are to arrive by 5pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

     

    **We are still in need of quite a few volunteers.  PLEASE

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    Fun Friday!

    Greetings Gators! 

    Great job to everyone who participated in the meet and thank you to everyone who helped out! Despite the weather, it was a good meet! 

    Fun Friday practice will be from 9:30-10:30 today! We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Don't forget…

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    URGENT - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

    Parents - we STILL need A LOT of volunteers for tonight!

    We still need the following:

    • Place Judge - 1 needed
    • Post Meet Break Down - 1 needed
    • Ready Bench - 3 needed
    • Runner - 2 needed
    • Scorer - 2 needed
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    Info on Multiple Items/Events

    There are quite a few topics being covered in this email.  Please read all the way to the end!  Covered in this email:

    • Volunteers for Tomorrow’s Meet – MANY STILL NEEDED!
    • Theme for Tomorrow’s Meet
    • Snack Stand/Refreshment Donations
    • Team Car Wash Fundraiser
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    Snack Stand Donations Needed

    Hello Gators,

    Hope you are having a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!  We are back to practice on Wednesday and we need some donations for the Snack Stand/Refreshment Table at our meet on Thursday.

    At this time we are asking for donations of water

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    Snack Stand Donations Needed

    Hello Gators,

    Hope you are having a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!  We are back to practice on Wednesday and we need some donations for the Snack Stand/Refreshment Table at our meet on Thursday.

    At this time we are asking for donations of water

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    NO PRACTICE MON & TUES

    Gators - please remember that there is NO PRACTICE on MONDAY 7/3 OR TUESDAY 7/4.  Practice will resume on Wednesday.

    Also, please remember if your swimmer or diver is unable to attend a meet, please go to the website and click on the RSVP button to sign out. …

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    LAST CALL! Champs Shirts - online order form!

    Good morning! 

    We now have an online order form for Champs shirts!  Click here to order:  CHAMPS ORDER FORM

    It's time to pre-order your champs shirts! A picture of this year's shirts is attached. Unlike previous years, there will not be many extras
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    *Practice tomorrow & Post meet

    Greetings Gator Families! 

    Our FUN FRIDAY (!!!) practice tomorrow will be from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. I am CANCELLING the high school-aged practice for tomorrow morning, as this meet went longer than expected! Every swimmer deserves some extra rest! 

    I am so proud of how…

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    URGENT - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

    **We still need the following for TONIGHT!  PLEASE CONTACT KEVIN O'CONNOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO VOLUNTEER at (215) 704-4979 or k_oconnor44@yahoo.com.

    • 1 SCORER
    • 1 READY BENCH 
    • 1 BENCH TO BLOCK
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    TONIGHT'S MEET @ SUNNY WILLOW

    Tonight's meet is at SUNNY WILLOW SWIM CLUB, 40 School Lane, Willow Grove, PA 19090

    Divers are to arrive by 4pm; Swimmers are to arrive by 5pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

     

    **WE STILL NEED 1 SCORER

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    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TOMORROW'S MEET

    We still need the following volunteers for tomorrow's meet at Sunny Willow.  Please contact Kevin O'Connor if you can help out at (215) 704-4979 or  k_oconnor44@yahoo.com.

    READY BENCH - ALL 3 spots are still open!

    SCORER - 1 needed

    TEAM AREA - 1…

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    Picture Day, Tie Dye, Team Breakfast Info & Reminders

    Hello Gators! There is a lot of info in this email, so please read all the way through!

    Team Pictures

    Team Pictures are tomorrow promptly at 9am.  Please arrive before 9am and ready to share those Gator grins!  If you did not receive an envelope order…

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    Dive-A-Thon at Maple Manor

    Maple Manor will host the 2nd annual Dive-A-Thon this year! It is going to be on July 19th and warm ups are going to be at 8am. 

    This event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life. It is a lot of fun and it allows children to…

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    FLASH GEAR SALE! THREE DAYS ONLY!

    We are having a flash gear sale - three days only! 

    Orders are due no later than Wednesday, by 10am to Kristin Hence.  Payment due no later than Thursday 7/7 (at the Sunny Willow Meet).   Please see the attached form.   If you missed the last sale, all…

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    Third Annual Manorlu Megadistance Invitational

    Manorlu Megaducks will be hosting the Third Annual Megadistance Mid-Distance Invitational on Sunday, July 16th at Manorlu Swim Club in Dresher. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for our athletes to swim events in distances slightly longer than some may be accustomed.

    Coach Stephanie has made herself available to…

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    Champs Shirts - online order form!

    Good morning! 

    We now have an online order form for Champs shirts!  Click here to order:  CHAMPS ORDER FORM

     

    It's time to pre-order your champs shirts! A picture of this year's shirts is attached. Unlike previous years, there will not
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    TODAY'S PRACTICE

    Fun Friday practice is still on - wear your suits. Posters & Tie Dye Party have been moved to a dryer day - Wed 6/28

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    Fun Friday Modified (due to potential weather)

    Gators!

    Well, there's a little bit of weather heading our way, so we need to "modify" our plans accordingly.  Please READ below...

    1.  Diving Practice is canceled.

    2.  FUN FRIDAY is a GO!  Bring your swimming suit as normal...

    3.  Bring your…

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    Thank you!!!!

    Greetings Gator Families!

    I just wanted to send out an email post Hideaway meet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of the swimmers, parents, and volunteers who helped out tonight. It was so worth all of the hard work to see your swimmers at…

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    SCORER NEEDED

    Parents, we are still in need of a SCORER for tonight's meet.  If you can help out please contact Kevin O'Connor. He can be reached at:  k_oconnor44@yahoo.com or 215-704-4979. 

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    Tonight's Meet

    Tonight's meet is at HIDEAWAY SWIM CLUB, 333 W County Line Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040

    Divers are to arrive by 4pm; Swimmers are to arrive by 5pm.  Please have your child check in with the coaches upon arrival.

     

    Diving Volunteers for tonight are

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    Champs Shirts!

    It's time to pre-order your champs shirts!  A picture of this year's shirts is attached.  Unlike previous years, there will not be many extras ordered or sold on the day of champs (both A and B champs) so if you would like to purchase please preorder to ensure that you…

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    Upcoming Team Activities & Events

    MEET RSVP – FIRST MEET

    For our first meet, please RSVP on the Gator's site and please also email coach Steph at umsccoach@gmail.com as well.  Since this is the first meet, we would like to make sure the website is functioning properly and we would like to receive…

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    Coach's Update

    Greetings Gator Families, 

     

    Thank you all for a successful Time Trials on Friday. I am very happy to say that it went very smoothly. I was able to sit on the guard stand and record what each child needed to work on at practices. This…

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    Missing a Meet? Please sign out via the Website

    Gator Families,

    Hey, its the Summer... everyone has plans?!?  Therefore, if you know you are going to "miss" a Diving or Swimming Dual Meet, please sign-out via the website.

    Please LOG ON to the website and look for the SWIM MEETS tab.

    http://umscgators.swim-team.us

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    Time Trials, Friday the 16th

    Gator Families,

    Friday Evening will be Swimming Time Trials!  For those not familiar, we ask the kids to swim Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle at the prescribed distance based on their age group.  This will help the Coaching Staff get an “idea” for the abilities of the Team. …

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    Meeting Minutes

    Attached please find the Meeting Minutes from yesterday's meeting.  Please take a moment to read through the minutes as there was a lot discussed, as well as some changes to dates and activities.

    WaWa Shorti Fundraiser - Please bring any completed forms to Time Trials on Friday night. …

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    Wawa Shorti Fundraiser

    Our Wawa Shorti Fundraiser sale is still running through June 15th, see attached flyer for details!  Please get your orders to Annemarie Yerkes or Megan Hartman by June 15th.

    Thank you for your support!

     

    Documents

    UMSC Gators Wawa Hoagie Voucher Flyer
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    Diving Practice, Tuesday June 13th

    Diving Practice will be from 9:00am to 10:00am for tomorrow ONLY, Tuesday June 13th.

    Diving will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday.

    Thanks!

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    June Gators Meeting

    Just a reminder that our next team meeting is tomorrow, June 13th at 7pm at Upper Moreland Swim Club.  On the agenda for this meeting is the following:

    • Time Trials
    • Fundraising
    • Snack Stand Donations
    • Team Activities
    • Diving Champs

    Hope to…

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    Practices

    Greetings Gators! 

    Starting Monday (the 12th), morning practices start!!  We will be introducing and perfecting backstroke this week in preparation for Time Trials on Friday. 

    Please see the following times for morning practices:

    High School (or any 13-14’s looking to swim at a high…

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    LAST CALL FOR GATOR GEAR - ALL ORDERS DUE TOMORROW!

    TOMORROW IS THE ABSOLUTE LAST DAY FOR THE GEAR SALE FUNDRAISER!  Please turn in any forms at our practice (4-5pm or 5-6pm at Upper Moreland Middle School) tomorrow.

    Please make CHECKS payable to ASAP TEES.

    Kristin Hence will be collecting the ORDER FORMS at the practices.

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    Week of June 5th

    Gator Families, 

    Happy Monday! As practices resume, I would like to give you all some updates and what we will be working on. At practices, we will be focusing on breaststroke this week. For the older practice, we will be perfecting their strokes and turns and getting in some…

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    Calling all JUDGES

    The Colonial Swim League will be hosting ALL Judging Clinics this week!

    Tuesday, June 6th, Stroke & Turn Clinic, 7:00pm William Tennent High School

    Wednesday, June 7th, Diving Clinic, 8:00pm Hideaway Swim Club

    Thursday, June 8th, Stroke & Turn Clinic, 7:00pm Maple…

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    Gear and Registration CLOSE tomorrow, Monday June 5th

    Gator Families,

    REGISTRATION for the 2017 Summer Swim and Dive Season and our team's GEAR SALE will end tomorrow, Monday June 5th.

    Please bring your Order Forms for the GEAR SALE to Indoor Practice at the Middle School.

    Please go to the team's website…

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    Gators Gear Sale FUNDRAISER

    The Gear Sale Fundraiser has been extended to Monday June 5th.  Please have all forms turned in by Monday June 5th at our Indoor Practice (at Upper Moreland Middle School). 

    Please make CHECKS payable to ASAP TEES.

    Kristin Hence will be collecting the ORDER FORMS…

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    Practices

    Parents, 

    This is a friendly reminder that there should be no parents at practices. The only exception is parents of 8 and unders only! Today we will have another assistant coach, John Brady, on deck! For the older ones, we will be working on getting back in shape and…

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    Indoor Diving Practice resumes Monday, June 5th

    Gator Divers!

    If you didn't make it to practice tonight, Coach Sydney's sister is graduating from college!  She will be out of town for the rest of the week.  Therefore, no diving practice for the remainder of the week.

    Indoor Diving Practice will resume on Monday…

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    Indoor Practice at Upper Moreland Middle School

    Dear Gator Families,

    Luckily, we do not have to practice outside today?!?  That's because after one year hiatus due to construction, we are back in the UM Middle School Pool!  For those who haven't been there in a while, please consider the following:

    1.  Parking -…

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    Practice Starts Tomorrow!

    PRACTICE STARTS TOMORROW!
     
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    INDOOR PRACTICE
    Practice will begin TUESDAY, MAY 30th at Upper Moreland Middle School.  PARKING NOTE: Please park on the GYM side of the building.  If you are coming from Byberry Road, it will be the far side of the building. …

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    Gator Greetings from Coach Sydney!

    Hello parents and children!

    As all of you well know, this is my third season with the GATORS, and at first, I did not think I needed a hello message?!? However, I wanted to take this opportunity to give everyone the option to contact me (TXT at 412-779-9882)…

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    GATORS Wawa Shorti Fundraiser

    Gators, we're having a Wawa Shorti fundraiser!  Please see the attached flyer for details!  Orders are due by June 15th.

     

    Documents

    UMSC Gators Wawa Hoagie Voucher Flyer
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    Gator Greetings from Coach Stephanie Brady

    Parents and Guardians of the UMSC Gators 2017 Team,

             May I be the first to welcome all of you to the 2017 Swimming and Diving Season!  I am so excited for this season to begin.  Not many coaches have the pleasure of saying that they are…

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    Practice Schedule & Activity Information

    Hello Gators!  We are almost ready to start our 2017 season!  Within the next few days you will be receiving emails with Welcome Letters from Coach Stephanie (swimming) and Coach Sydney (diving) that will include introductions, more information on practices and expectations and changes for the season.  For now, please…

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    Gator Gear is here!

    Please find attached the GATOR GEAR for the 2017 Season!!!

    All forms are due Thursday, June 1st (or May 31th?!?) at our Indoor Practice (Upper Moreland Middle School).

    Please make CHECKS payable to ASAP TEES.

    Kristin Hence will be collecting the ORDER FORMS at the…

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    Gator Team Suits

    Once again, we will be working with AgonSwim.com for the Gator Team Suits.  Please see the LINK below for the "multiple" options for Boys and Girls Suits.

    https://www.agonswim.com/cgi-bin/orders/customProductsK.cfm?page=all&clientid=87226

    Please don't delay!  These are custom suits and can take 3-4 weeks to be delivered.  You will want…

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    Next Parent Meeting - June 13th

    Our next meeting will be Tuesday June 13, 2017 @ 7 pm at Upper Moreland Swim Club. All are welcome.  On the agenda will be last minute odds and ends to begin the season.

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    UMSC Gators: April Meeting Minutes

    Good Morning Gators,

    Please bear with us while we fully incorporate our new website and communication methods.  During the period that registration is still open you will possibly be getting two emails each time a communication is sent.  In order to reach both new registrants and prior team…

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    April Parent Meeting

    NEXT PARENT MEETING

    Our next team meeting will be TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Upper Moreland Public Library Community Room at 7pm.

    Please note the UMSC swim team meetings are parent meetings and not just for the swim team committee. ALL are welcome! We

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    UMSC Gators Registration for 2017 Season

    REGISTRATION is going LIVE on Wednesday, April 19th

    Please join us as the UMSC Gators navigate uncharted waters... On-line Registration!!!

    http://umscgators.swim-team.us/

    A couple pointers...

    1.  Registration will be OPEN through Memorial Day.

    2.  There is NO distinction between Swimmer only…

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    April Gators Meeting

    2017 Gators Swim/Dive Season

    Calling all Gators!  Our 2017 swim season will be here before you know it!

    We will have our THIRD team meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm at the Upper Moreland Free Public Library (109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove,

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    March Gators Meeting

    2017 Gators Swim/Dive Season

    Calling all Gators!  Our 2017 swim season will be here before you know it!

    We will have our SECOND team meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 28th at 7pm at the Upper Moreland Free Public Library (109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA).

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