GMST’s 2016 Fall Swim Season

Online Registration Starts: Tuesday, August 23.
Open House*: Tuesday, September 13th 5:30-6:30pm
First day of Fall Swim Practice: Tuesday, September 20th
End Date: Sunday, December 11th
Days Off: Tuesday, October 11th (Yom Kippur); Tuesday, November 8th (Election Day); Thursday, November 24th and Sunday, November 27th (Thanksgiving Day/Weekend)

*The Open House is for new swimmer evaluations and for those wanting assistance with online registration and submitting cash or paper check payments. New swimmers should bring a swim suit.

For the fall season registration fees and other information, please check out the 2016 Fall Swim Program Brochure

Welcome all returning and new barracudas!

Summer season wrap-up…important details

Hello GMST families,

Yesterday’s official meet and today’s mini-meet marked the end of the 2016 GMST regular summer swim season. There are no more swim practices for your family this summer unless your child will be participating in the Divisional championship meet next Saturday (if so, you would have already received a message informing you). Congratulations to all our swimmers on their personal achievements during the season and for making this a fun swim season!

Before we say our goodbyes for the summer, and look forward to the fall swim season (more to come on that), there are two more major events on the calendar:

  1. The team picture on Tuesday, July 19 at 7am at the Greenbelt Pool (no divisional swim practice that day)
  2. The Annual Barracuda Banquet at Flowers High School on Saturday, July 23rd, followed by the Splash Party at the Greenbelt Pool

Banquet Details
What: Annual Barracuda Banquet
Where: Charles H. Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd, Springdale, MD 20774
When: Saturday, July 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Please go to the Swim Portal to RSVP with the Banquet RSVP link so that we can know how many people are coming.

Please bring a potluck-style dish to feed 10-15 people.
Families with swimmers with last names beginning with…
A-O: bring a main dish
P-U: bring a side dish
V-Z: bring a fruit salad

Last minute opportunity to score some volunteer points and avoid the $75 volunteer fee charge!
The following opportunities are currently available for sign-up via the Swim Portal. If you have any questions, you may contact Sharon (shastafford AT gmail DOT com).

  • Banquet coordinator
  • Table setup and breakdown
  • Plates, saucers, cups & foil
  • Servers
  • Event MC
  • Pizza ordering
  • (Costco) cake order, pickup and delivery
  • Splash party coordinator

Upcoming events this week

The upcoming week will be a busy one for the swim team. You can always check out the team calendar for upcoming events.

Wednesday, July 13: We’re back at Cheverly for a B meet. Cheverly is still putting the finishing touches on the program. Once they provide it, we’ll open registration on Active. Without knowing the details, I can say that swimmers who have placed highly in a given PMSL event cannot swim the event at the meet. (However they could swim in a higher age group.) There will also be events for developmentals.

Thursday, July 14: Swim-a-thon from 8-10 pm at GAFC. An information sheet and a pledge sheet have been handed out at practice.

Saturday, July 16: Our final PMSL meet at Fort Washington. Registration is already open via the Active Swim Portal.

Sunday, July 17: Knights of Columbus Mini-Meet. This is only open for swimmers 10 and under, including developmentals. Swimmers only swim against those of the same age. Sign-up on Active Swim Portal will go up in a day
or two.

Meet Manager, Marc Swidak