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Garver Swim Team

Garver Swim Team

Upcoming Meets
Event Date Time Location
Lancaster Invitational:11 and Over 11/1 Lancaster YMCA
Lancaster Invitational: 10 and Under 11/2 Lancaster YMCA
EELs vs GCY 11/8 1:00 pm Jerry Garver YMCA
Electric EEL Invitational 11/22 Urbancrest YMCA
Electric EEL Invitational 11/23 Urbancrest YMCA

News & Recent Events

Information About Lancaster Invitational

Hello Everyone!

It is time to sign up for our next Invitational!

This Invitational will take place in Lancaster, Ohio at the Lancaster YMCA (465 West Sixth Ave, Lancaster, Ohio).

The Meet will take place on Nov. 1-2. Please see below for the meet schedule.

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Team Updates and Information- 10/16/14

Junior/Senior Coaching Program

Many of you have noticed that our coaching staff seems to have doubled!!!  This is because we are starting our Junior/Senior Coaches program.  This program is designed to have an extra set of eyes on each swimmer during practice.  The Junior/Senior Coaches will be assisting… Read More | Comment


Updated Junior/Senior Coaches Schedule

- Attached is the new schedule for the Junior/Senior Coaches.  Please follow this schedule until further notice.  Remember, you are responsible for finding a sub if you cannot cover your shift.  Please let the coaching staff know of any changes.

- Those coaches that were unable… Read More | Comment


Apparel Update

As of yesterday there have only been 5 families that have placed orders.  Those orders do not meet the minimum required to order items.  The deadline to order is Oct 19th. I will check again next week and see where we are with orders if we are short on… Read More | Comment


Pumpkin Invitational Information

Hello Everyone,

I am excited to announce that the "Pumpkin Classic Invitational" has sent the coaching staff the meet event file and you are free to sign up for the invitational.

I have attached the Meet Packet and the volunteer sign up sheet, but let me provide… Read More | Comment


Wednesday Practice Changes

Many of our parents have brought to our attention that our younger swimmers in the Atomic Group have a bed time that is before their scheduled practice is to end.  Because of this, the Coaching Staff would like to change the practice schedule to be as follows on Wednesdays:

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The Whole Gang is Here

The coaching staff is proud to say that the entire team will finally be sharing the pool this week!!!!  We are excited to start the Three F's (Fun, Form, and Fast Swimming) with our Atomic and Bolt Groups.  Please make sure that you arrive to practice fifteen minutes early. … Read More | Comment


EELectric Swimmers of the Meet- EELs vs. GYG and CNYW 11 & Up

The Coaching staff is proud of the great performances our swimmers had at the meet on Sunday.  We had atleast 52 personal best swims.  This is incredible since it is so early in the season.  Your hardwork and dedication during practice is paying off in the pool!!!  We were… Read More | Comment


EELectric Swimmers of the Meet- EELs vs. HURY- 11 & Up

The coaching staff wanted to let everyone know that our first meet was a great success!  We registered over 30 Personal Best Swims!  It has been really exciting to see our swimmers push and challenge themselves with this new training method and the introduction to new events!  The following… Read More | Comment


Dryland and Weightlifting Program Reminder

The Dryland and Weightlifting Program is scheduled to start Tuesday, October 7th.  The Coaching Staff is happy to Announce that Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Stephanie Jones has hired two new trainers to help her out!  Welcome LaMar & Kon! 

Speaking of Dryland & Weightlifting... WHY AREN'T MORE… Read More | Comment


EELs vs GYG and CNYW (11 and Up) Meet Information

Location: Jerry Garver YMCA

Meet Information:This meet is FREE (and a great opportunity for our High School Swimmers to get in one of their "3" Meets) and is limited to any 11 & Up swimmer on the team (regardless of training group). This meet will be entirely Senior… Read More | Comment


Bigger, Stronger, Faster

A great opportunity has been presented to our swimmers this year.  The EELs Coaching Staff is proud to offer a structured strength and conditioning program that is designed by certified staff for the Charged through National Groups. This program is an addtional fee that will work in unison with… Read More | Comment


Remember to Sign-up for Remind101!!!!

In order to keep all parents updated and in the know, the EELs have signed up for Reminder101.  This is a program that allows coaches to quickly and safely communicate with swimmers and parents.  The EELs will be using this program to send out reminders and any important information… Read More | Comment


Suit Fitting, Parents Meeting, and Registration

Suit Fitting

The EELs official suit fitting will be at the Jerry Garver YMCA at 7pm on September 9th.  Kast-A-Way will be on hand to answer questions and for swimmers to try on the new suits.

- Do to an error by Kast-A-Way, the team suits… Read More | Comment


USRPT Is the Right Fit for Me

USRPT is a training method that has been developed from over fifty years of scientific research.  Developed by Dr. Brent S. Rushall, USRPT stands for Ultra Short Race-Pace Training.  In this training, the swimmer focuses on proper technique, race psychology, and training at race specific intensity.  Other programs focus… Read More | Comment


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