What is the Gator Program?
The Gator Program focuses on the “team” part of swim team and is all about team spirit and camaraderie. Participation is optional and is noted during registration. The program pairs teammates, generally 2 but sometimes there are groups of 3, to encourage teammates to get to know one another. The idea is that Gators cheer for one another, help one another out and offer support. Some times there is a Big Gator and a Little Gator. Depending upon the composition of the team, there will usually be Gator Partners in which teammates are paired together and their age may be the same or comparable. The goal is to get to know one another and promote team spirit. There will be weekly “challenges” posted, again to foster teamwork and fun. Challenges may include meeting your gator, a canned food drive for to benefit SPAN and much more. Completing these challenges and demonstrating good teamwork at meets and during practice result in gators earning points or raffle tickets. Parents, if you witness great “Gator” behavior and teamwork, please inform Gator Program Coordinator and/or Swim Team Manager or Coaches. While not everyone will win a prize, the objective is that the excitement and the teamwork that results from the partnering, as well as the challenges and games and activities, will be a prize in and of itself, from which the entire team benefits.
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June 8 - Gator (pairings) announced via posting at the pool as part of the Gator Meet
GATOR CHALLENGES & SEASON SPECIFICS TO BE POSTED SOON – Stay Tuned