General Info

 2018 Coaching Applications

December 1st deadline!

As you know, Green Valley has the BEST swim team in Greensboro and we can attribute much of our success to the awesome coaches we have been fortunate to have on staff.
We are looking forward to having another great summer with an excellent coaching staff.  We have a number of opportunities, both paid and volunteer coaching positions.  In addition to solid knowledge in the swimming fundamentals, our GVP coaches will exhibit the highest integrity on the pool deck and also in their daily life, as they will represent our swim club and our team.

Qualified candidates will be able to:

  • Provide swim team members with an enjoyable and competitive swim program.
  • Be familiar with and abide by rules and polices of the GVP pool.
  • Assist in the coaching, training and conditioning of the swim team members.
  • Promote safety in and out of the pool.  Report issues to the Head Coach and/or Pool Manager or Assistant Pool Manager.
  • Arrive to scheduled swim practices in time to help with set up and stay to help with clean up.
  • Attend swim meets; help with set up and clean up.  Encourage swimmers to take responsibility for maintaining cleanliness on the pool deck.
  • Actively foster a sense of sportsmanship, team loyalty, and a strong work ethic.  Courteous and respectful behavior is expected at all times for all members of the swim community.
  • Represent Green Valley in a positive, professional and hospitable manner.

Volunteer coaches will be at least 14 years of age as of June 1, 2018 or will have completed their 8th grade school year.

Paid coaches will be at least 16 years of age as of June 1, 2018.  It is also preferred that paid coaches will have had prior experience in a coaching or leadership capacity either with Green Valley or in another organization.  Paid coaches will be expected to commit to work according to the coaching schedule set by the Head Coach or Assistant Head Coach.

Those interested in applying for a paid and/or volunteer coaching opportunity should fill out the coaching application and submit it to gvpswim@gvpgators.com by December 1, 2017.

Thanks!
Coach Katharine

Coaching Application:  2018 Coaching Application

NEW!! 2017 Team Swim Suit!

Summer Swim Team 2017  —  Important Suit & Cap Information:

**Deadline to order suits is April 22nd!**

We are partnering with a local vendor – Swim Gear of North Carolina – to offer a new swimsuit, jammer and brief option this year!

This change will benefit our Green Valley families in several ways:

  1. Pam Sizemore, our local representative, will be on location with suits for your swimmer to TRY ON at our Registration Weekend!
  2. Three Ordering Options: Registration Weekend, Retail Location or Internet.

Online orders:   Visit swimgearnc.itemorder.com (Password: GVP2017)

*There will be a 4% charged added to all internet orders.

*Custom suits CANNOT be returned due to incorrect sizing; therefore, we strongly recommend that all swimmers try on a sample suit to help with choosing an appropriate size.

  1. Local Vendor with a retail location inside the Greensboro Aquatic Center. (Check store website for normal business hours.)
  2. Great new suit with Green Valley Gator on the back & the option to have “GVP” embroidered in green on the front of the girl’s suit
  3. Durable Chlorine Resistant Material
  4. Local Delivery by Swim Gear to our Green Valley Practice

Our new prices are as follows:

  • Female TYR Durafast DIAMONDFIT (thin straps) w/logo on hip        $59.00
  • Female TYR Durafast Maxfit (thick straps) w/logo on hip                 $59.00
    • Embroidered “GVP” logo can be added on front for $8.00
  • Male Dolfin Core Basic Solid Black Jammer                                        $38.50
  • Male Dolfin Core Basic Solid Black Briefs                                            $31.50
  • Caps                                                                                                         $11.00
  • Custom Cap with Name (April 1st order deadline)                              $13.50

*With proper care these new suits will last you through the summer and beyond. Please, do NOT wring or twist your suit, and do not put your suit in a machine which spins to remove excess water, it stretches the material. Simply rinse your suit out with cool tap water, and lay flat to dry.

Suits can be ordered  through the Swim Gear online portal or by visiting the Swim Gear store at the GAC.  *Orders cannot be taken over the phone.

Registration Forms

2017 Registration Forms:

Please print out all of the forms below:

2017 GVP Swim Team Registration Form

2017 GVP Swim Team Liability & Medical Forms

CSA Registration Form

Practice

Green Valley Gators Swim Team 

2017 Afterschool Practices

Outdoor practices for the entire team will commence on Monday, May 22nd, weather permitting.

Outdoor practice schedule:

4-5pm:   8 year olds & under

5-6pm:   9-10 year olds

6-7pm:   11 year olds & up

2017 Summer Practice Schedule:

The Summer Schedule will commence on Tuesday, June 13th, after Guilford County schools conclude the school year.  We strive provide a number of options for our Gator families.  Swimmers are asked to attend one of the sessions below.

Summer Practice Schedule:

7:30am – 9:00am:   11 year olds & up (advanced practice) – this practice will not be offered on Wed 6/21 and Wed 6/28.

9:00am – 10:00am:  11-12 year olds

10:00am – 11:00am:  9-10 year olds

11:00am – 12:00pm:  8 year olds & under

5:30pm – 7:00pm:     13 year olds & up, 11-12 year olds (advanced)

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2017 Pre-Season Indoor Clinics

This year, swim team clinics will be geared towards the seasonal summer swimmer who are in need of additional help in learning or fine tuning the strokes.  Coaches will focus on swimmers’ correct stroke techniques and turns and will eventually work to build stamina for the upcoming season.

Clinic Dates:
Saturdays, March 11 – May 20
(NO CLINIC – APRIL 15th – Easter weekend)
(Regular season, after school practice starts May 22nd (weather permitting)
*** NEW LOCATION FOR 2017*** UNCG’s new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness Natatorium

Fee:   $100 per swimmer

Grinning Gators

The Grinning Gators is in the 8th year as a non-competitive swim team offered for the members of Green Valley Park. We offer a program including fun games, stroke development and water safety. This is a compliment and great segue from swim lessons into the competitive Gators team. The focus of the GG team is to provide our Gators the opportunity to participate in a socially inclusive team environment with the opportunity to improve their strokes and to enter into the competitive summer league with confidence if they choose.

The Grinning Gators will consist of swimmers from 4 years of age through 18 or the summer after senior year in high school. The ratio of swimmer to coach will be no more than 10 to 1.

Grinning Gators participants should be comfortable putting their face in the water. They should have the ability to propel their body forward in the water 10 feet and float on their back with minimal assistance.

2017 Grinning Gators season:

  • June 12th – July 14th
  • Mondays & Wednesdays from 9am-10am
  • Participation fee is $80
  • Registration will start during the Memorial Day weekend once the pool opens
T-Shirts
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POOL HOURS OF OPERATION

Pool will be open May 26 – September 4, 2017.
And Sat & Sun, September 9 & 10.

SCHEDULE

Pool will be open 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Memorial Day and Labor Day
On Sundays before Memorial Day and Labor Day, pool will be open 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

May 26 to June 8, 2017
Sundays through Thursday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

June 9 to August 27, 2017
Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 28 to September 4 (Labor Day), 2017
Monday through Thursday 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 9:00 pm

September 5 to September 8 – CLOSED

September 9 & September 10
Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00 am – 9:00 pm

Meet Coach Katharine:

Katharine Ewing is originally from Greensboro, NC. She began swimming for the Gators at the age of seven, and was part of an eight-year record, held in both the 100M Medley Relay and 100M Freestyle Relay in the 8&U age group at Green Valley. Katharine began swimming year-round with SGSA when she turned nine and joined STAR Aquatics four years later, at the age of thirteen. She swam year-round until she turned seventeen.

Katharine attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, NC, from kindergarten through her senior year of high school. She began competing for the Trojans by the seventh grade, and earned her first “AAA” cut in the 100M Breaststroke when she was thirteen. She would later earn and hold “AA” cuts in the 200M Freestyle, 100M Breaststroke, and 200M Individual Medley by the time she was sixteen years old. She was among the top ranked twenty for six years in the 100M Breaststroke and 200M Freestyle in the NCISAA Women’s 3A Division while competing for Wesleyan. Katharine was named Most Valuable Swimmer both her sophomore and junior years of high school for the Lady Trojan’s swim team. She ended her swimming career in 2007 due to an illness, but returned to compete for her final summer season with Green Valley in 2008. In her last few months of swimming, she was lucky enough to be coached by the Gators’ former Head Coach, Scot Budde!

Katharine graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in May 2012, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Katharine joined the coaching staff at GVP in 2006, and is returning in 2017 as the Head Coach for the Green Valley Gators. During the off-season, she teaches 4th grade at Cornerstone Charter Academy in Greensboro.

Katharine is excited and ready for another great season with the Green Valley Gators!

 

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