You can view the entire calendar for the LCM season by
Use this link for more info
on each event and to sign-up for them. All
the meets for the LCM season are already listed - you can go
ahead and respond to every meet!
(if something comes up, you can
change your reply later).
Mar 24-25 - NO practices
Mar 24-26 - Divisional
Champs @ UGA
Mar 31-Apr 9 - Spring
Apr 22 - Spring
Apr 23 - Georgia
Swimming Golden Peach Awards (All-Star
Apr 29-30 - LC
@ Ga Tech
May 7 - Gwinnett
Aquatics Banquet, 12:30pm
May 9 - College
May 19-21 - Dynamo
May 25 -
Summer Practice Schedule starts
Here We Go!
Our most important team meet of the season is here!
are this weekend in Athens, Ga, at the UGA Ramsey Student Center (330
River Rd, Athens, GA 30602). We know our swimmers have put in the
hard work to be ready to swim fast, so it's time to get it out there,
and support your teammates to do the same!
This will be a great competition between 12-15 teams, and
we're once again aiming to finish amongst the top 3, where we've been
for the past 10 years, with a good chance to better that! As always, on
top of the
competition in the pool we look forward to filling the stands and
showing Gwinnett Aquatics is also the team with the best spirit!
This is a prelims/finals meet for 11&O swimmers (ALL
of those swimmers should be ready to swim finals!), with
timed finals for 10&U in the afternoon. They will be running two
pools Friday night and Saturday and Sunday morning (and potentially in
the afternoon as well) so it will be important that the swimmers are
REALLY attentive - we're not sure how the pools are going to be split
yet, so be sure to listen during the team meetings! Prelim and the 10&U sessions
all end with relays, and most swimmers attending will be on relays so
be sure to check with the coaches before you leave!
You can find the complete meet info on the event page
Updated team entries, final psych sheet and directions to the pool are
posted below. Additionally, ABSC, who's hosting the meet, has a page
with more information on parking, deck access, and more - you can
check that here. Warm-up times are listed below:
- Friday, Mar 24:
- Saturday & Sunday, Mar 25-26
Finals warm-ups are scheduled to
start at 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday, but always double check
with your coach what time you should be back at the pool. Wear last
year's (teal) team shirt Friday, this year's (white) team shirt on
Saturday and your new Divisionals (blue?) shirt on Sunday.
And if you haven't done so yet, this is a great weekend to follow/like us on
social media - we are on Instagram (search for "gwinaq"), Facebook and
and we'll have plenty of pictures and updates through the weekend!
Divisional Team Spaghetti Dinners Tomorrow,
Tomorrow, Thursday, March
23rd, we will have team spaghetti dinners for each of our groups
at the end of their normal practice sessions at the pool. This is
always a good team bonding event prior to the meet, as well as an easy
option to take care of that evening's dinner!
Cost will be $5/swimmer
no RSVP needed please just have your swimmer bring cash to cover the
cost on that day.
For those that ordered the team meals during the meet, our
current best estimate is that Friday and Saturday dinners will be
served around 8:00pm, and Saturday lunch around 12:15pm - we'll send an
email with an update if it looks like time will deviate a lot from
those. As previously announced, they will be served at the
team hotel - Comfort Suites (3980
Atlanta Hwy, Athens, GA, 30622).
Georgia Swimming Golden Peach Awards Apr 23
This year's Georgia Swimming Golden Peach Awards (formerly
the All-Star Banquet) will be on Sunday, April 23rd. More
info on the
event can be found here. It will be in the Atlanta Botanical
Gardens Day Hall, and it seems it will be a far more dynamic event than
years past. Tickets
are already for sale - they are $30/person, and we'll credit $15 to
the activity account of all AAA (and higher) swimmers who attend.
And a more time sensitive thing about this year's event: Coach
Kelsey has been nominated for the Emerging Coach Award! Voting is currently opens and will close
tomorrow, March 23rd, so be sure to cast yours! You
can vote here.
| Peach Awards Tickets
Most groups will take Monday March 27 off, and on Tuesday
(28th) we'll do our post-meet celebrations with each group during
regular practice. After that, there will be only a few workouts to
getting back to work as we prepare for the long course season - note
that these are important to minimize the effect of the break from
training about to come, so everyone
should plan to attend all workouts
There will be no practices March 31-April 9. Practice resumes Monday,
April 10th, with our Spring Interim Schedule (at the bottom of this
Newsletter). From there it will be just a couple weeks to our first LC
meet, and that season really picks up steam right away!
Note on This Month's Billing
By now everyone should have gotten their bills for this
month. Please note that there are quite a few extra fees this month -
Divisional meet fees, T-shirts (plus extras for some), and the meals
for those who ordered them. As a result, this is a larger bill than
pretty much any other one during the year. On top of that, the due date
and the last day for payments without incurring a late fee will all
come during Spring Break. All those extra fees are things the club
already paid for, and so it will be important to get payments in on
time, so please plan accordingly!
Spring Tune-up Registration Filling Up!
One of our most popular programs of the year,
our Spring Tune-up, is now open for registration. This is a
great opportunity for 13&U swimmers who are not quite ready to commit
to year-round swimming, but would like to get a head-start in preparation
for the summer league season! The Tune-up will run April 10 to May 4,
Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:15pm. There are only a few spots still available,
and we know there's always a last minute surge in interest, so if you know of
anyone who could be interested be sure to share and encourage them to sign-up
right away! Use (and share) the registration link below to sign-up.
Spring Workday Apr 22
Workday will be Saturday, April
22, starting at 8am (we should be done before noon). We will be
doing grounds work and taking down, cleaning and storing the tent. It
is a pretty big job so please keep this date clear and come help!
Stronger workers need gloves for taking down the tent. A second crew
will clean the walls and ceiling pieces as they are taken down.
GwinAq Team Banquet May 7
Our Team Banquet this year will be Sunday May 7 at 12:30
pm (location TBA). This is a great event each year where we look back
on the previous 2 seasons (in this case, the 2016LCM and the
2016-17SCY), recognize the swimmers' hard work and honor the
It's always great to see our swimmers (dressed up for
once!) and families all getting together to recognize and remember the
previous year. You can take a look at last year's slide
Oh and there's food! More info (location, cost, and what
to bring) will be available in early April.
Team - M, T, Th, Fr 5:30-6:45pm; Sat 9:30-11am
Team –Mon-Fri 5:30-7pm; Sat 9:30-11am
move to 5:15-6:45 starting late October
Team – M-Th 6:15-8:15/45pm; F 6-8:15pm; Sat
*Wed will move to 6:00-8:15pm starting in late
6:30-8am may be
offered starting in late October.
Team - Mon, Wed, Fri 3-6pm; Tue, Thu 3-6:15pm; Sat
*Mon, Wed 5-6:30am for select swimmers
Training Group - Mon-Fri 2:45-5:00pm; Sat 12noon-2:00pm
Schedule (April 10 -
Blue Team - Mon-Thu
5:45-7:15pm; Sat 9:30-11am
Gold Team - Mon-Thu
5:45-7:15pm; Fri 5:30-7pm; Sat 9:30-11am
Prep Team – Mon-Thu
6:30-8:30/9pm; Fri 6:00-8:15pm; Sat 10:15-12:30pm
Senior Team -
Mon–Thu swim 3:30-5:30, dryland 2:40p or 5:40pm; Fri 3-6pm; Sat
*Mon, Wed 5-6:30am for select
HSTG - Mon-Fri
2:45-5:00pm, Sat 12noon-2:00pm