Cross Gates Swim SchoolPractice cancellations will be posted on the Cross Gates Swim School Facebook page.
2013 Summer Team RegistrationYou can download the forms below and leave them with a check at the front desk if you were unable to make the walk in registration. On the STSL form, please check the "New Swimmer" box if your child did not swim last year even if they swam in prior years. Payment will need to accompany your registration form and it cannot be charged to your Cross Gates account.
News and NotesCheck the Meet Info page for meet and volunteer sign up information.
Gator Email ListWe do our best to maintain an email list of Gator Team Parents, which we use to inform you about changes in the schedules, upcoming meets, etc. We would like to have one email address for each swimmer's parent(s). This really enables us to keep you informed in a more timely manner. We will try to limit the number of messages going out to once every couple of days. If you have a new or updated email address to be included on this mailing list, please fill out the form below.
VolunteersIt is imperative that at least one parent from each family volunteers at the meets. The meets are dependent upon volunteers to run smoothly. If we do not have enough volunteers or someone doesn't report for their assigned shifts, it delays the meet and also places an unfair burden on those who did volunteer and had to work both shifts. In the future, we will do a better job of communicating assignments prior to the meets so you can make alternate arrangements such as switching times or paying one of the teenagers $10 to fill your shift if necessary. We reserve the right to remove your swimmer from the meet if you haven't volunteered. Sign up sheets will be posted online.
Not enough swimming?If your swimmers enjoyed the summer, please keep in mind that there are a couple of options to continue swimming throughout the year. The first is a year-round swim team based in Slidell - the Hurricane Swim Club, coached by Ed Kelly. If you're interested, please contact Kenta Paretti by email or at 646-2776.
The other option is the Cross Gates Gators seasonal team. They are coached by our very own Rubi and Sheila. They have a fall session followed by a break around the holidays and then a spring session which will end when Gators starts. You can choose to do one or the other or both. Look for more information at the front desk of the club.
SuitsThe suits will be the same as last year. If you do need a new suit they can still be ordered from the manufacturer at any time.
Meet ResultsMeet results will be posted as soon as they become available and an email message wil be sent out.
CG Gators HandbookThe handbook is available for download here. You will need the Adobe (PDF) Reader to view/print this handbook.
Tips for TimersWe've written some hints for timers and a more detailed description of a few of the more confusing meet worker positions, available as a PDF (opens with Adobe Reader) here . Please review it, especially if you will be working as a timer, runner, or clerk of course.
RibbonsIf you should ever find that your child is missing a ribbon, just send an email to the Ribbon Coordinator and she will place it in your child's folder.
NoticeTo help our coaches give our swimmers their full attention during practice, we request that parents save their questions for before or after practice. For your convenience, you may also contact our head coach by email.
Going on Vacation?
If you will be missing several practices, please fill out a vacation slip to help our coaches stay up to date with your swimmer's status. You can find vacation slips in front of the family folders.
About This Web SiteWe have designed this team web site to help disseminate information on Gator Events and Activities. It is intended to provide up-to-date information on all team meets and activities. We encourage everyone to review this information frequently. Please consider adding an entry for this site in your Favorites or Bookmarks for future reference.