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Title: Join the Forest Hollow Gators

Join the Forest Hollow Gators
  • The Gators are boys and girls (and their parents)
    who are members of the Forest Hollow Swim Team.
    Our team focuses on
  • improving swimming skills, learning good
    sportsmanship and self-discipline. We have daily
    practices, compete in swim meets,
  • have family potluck dinners and pep rallies on
    Friday nights, make new friends and have lots of
  • The swim team is open to swimmers, ages 4 18.
  • Gators must be able to swim at least 50 meters (2
    pool lengths) continuously, without assistance.
    Gators will work on stroke technique, starts,
    turns and endurance during practice and
    participate in swim meets.
  • Mini Gators must be comfortable in the water (can
    fully submerge head for 5 seconds), propel
    themselves for a short distance in the pool, be
    able to follow directions, work well in a group
    and leave parents willingly. The goal of the Mini
    Gator program is to provide young swimmers with
    the basic swimming skills necessary for the
    continued involvement in competitive swimming.
  • Swim season for Gators begins on Wednesday, May
    28 and ends July 26. The season is extended to
    Aug. 2 for those who
  • make it to individual All Stars. Beginning May
    28 through June 17, swim practice is held Monday
    through Friday in the
  • evening. Beginning June 18 practices are held
    Monday through Friday in the morning for all
    swimmers. Practices are also
  • available on Tuesday and Thursday in the evening
    for swimmers unable to attend morning practice.
  • Mini Gators will practice from June 18 through
    July 25, Monday through Friday in the morning.
    Tuesday and Thursday
  • evenings are available for Mini Gators unable to
    attend the morning practice.

The 2008 Gators Well Do Great in Div 8
  • A Message from the 2008 Team Reps
  • Nancy Jessen and Mary Johnson
  • As we begin year two as Swim Team Reps, we are
    both excited and optimistic about the summer
    season. We thank all of you for your support,
    comments, and participation in helping to make
    the Forest Hollow Swim Team one that will hold
    lasting memories for our children. The Forest
    Hollow Gators are all about the swimmers -
    watching them learn to love the sport of
    swimming, learning to foster a spirited team
    environment, and being part of a community. The
    community is not about each individual, but about
    how we can all work together to make the world
    and community a better place.
  • Last year we introduced Coach Elvin to the
    Gators. We told you preseason he was fun,
    approachable, and articulate in his stroke
    instruction. We quoted people who have worked
    with him who summed it up to say Coach Elvin has
    CLASS. And, what truth we found in all these
    words. Coach Elvin came into our community,
    challenged our kids, worked with our coaches,
    provided us strong leadership and sparked a
    renewed interest in swimming for many. He not
    only helped our team achieve Division 10
    Champions, he helped us to win the Sportsmanship
    Award. We are happy to say, Coach Elvin is back
    for another great year at Forest Hollow.
  • And, as an added bonus this year, we would like
    to introduce our new Assistant Head Coach a
    name that many will find familiar from the Gator
    archives. April Brassard, a former Gator swimmer
    and junior coach, has rejoined us. April brings
    a fabulous knowledge of Gator tradition to us, as
    well as some excellent coaching skills. April is
    now coaching with the Potomac Marlins, was an
    assistant coach at Annandale High School this
    past year, and has a number of other coaching
    accomplishments to her resume. April brings a
    love of the sport and lots of Gator Pride to our
    summer season. Welcome Back, April!
  • We are excited about both the balance of swimming
    experience/technical skills and
    leadership/coaching skills our coaching staff
    possesses this year. Our assistant coaches for
    2008 are
  • Natalie Cocozza
  • Suzanne Fonzi
  • Ellie Holcombe
  • Annika Jessen
  • Alex Johnson
  • Martin Miller
  • Well see you on May 28th to kick off our season
    in true Gator style!

Fees..fees...fees Did you know that, you are
spending less than 3 an hour for quality swim
time? You cant find a greater bargain anywhere!
While we all love bargains, we also have to deal
with our costs. And, as we welcome the new year,
we are sure you have noticed that our fees have
gone up slightly this year. While the swim team
dues have never fully supported our expenses,
providing only ½ of that coverage per year, we
believe it is important to bring these up
slightly to cover more of our costs. Again, we
hope you agree that you cant find a better
bargain anywhere! Come join the Gators and
support Forest Hollow!
Calling all Willing Able Volunteers We need a
few hours of your time on May 24, 25,
26! Forest Hollow has taken on the opportunity to
do a little outside fundraising to offset costs
this year. On May 24, 25 and 26, we will sponsor
a concession stand at Oak Marr Rec facility in
Oakton for a USA Swimming meet. This opportunity
could raise 1,000 (or more) for our team and
help keep fees down. We are looking for any
willing volunteers those that need community
service and those that can spare an hour or two
for the weekend to assist our tremendous Gator
Grill personnel. Lets help the Wallaces as they
help the Gators!! To sign up, call Terry or
Brian Wallace at 703-914-0750! They will let you
know the hours available. Lets make this great
opportunity a success!!
Mini Gator Evaluation Unsure whether your young
one is a Mini or a full fledged Gator?
Placement in the right practice is critical for
our developing swimmers. If you are unsure where
their skills lie, bring them to the pool for an
evaluation by Coach Elvin on Tuesday May 27
between 530-630 to find out! Note This is
the day before the parent meeting on May 28!!
The Gator Grill Needs Your Support! We are asking
each family to donate money to offset the cost of
the beverages we sell at the Gator Grill. We are
asking for a donation from each family of 10 or
more to offset these costs. The check should be
made out to Brian or Terry Wallace. And the best
parttheyll do all the shopping to make sure we
have plenty of variety to fulfill the thirst of
our Gators and visiting teams!
  • Swimmers family must be a share-holding, bona
    fide renter, or summer member of the Forest
    Hollow Swim Club. 2008 pool and swim team dues
    must be paid in full before swimmer can attend
    Swim Team practice or activities.
  • Each child must be registered by his correct
    name, age, birth date, home address and phone
  • Registration fee 80 for 1 swimmer, 150 for 2
    swimmers, 65 for each additional swimmer
  • Swimmers registered after May 1 are not
    guaranteed a T-shirt or latex swim cap.
  • Make checks payable to Forest Hollow Swim Team.
    Mail form and check to
  • Mary Johnson, 6419 Sixth Street, Alexandria VA

Swimmer Information
Additional Team T-shirts _at_ 10 each YM___ YL___
AS___ AM___ AL___ AXL___ AXXL(add
2)____ Silicone swim cap w/ Gator Logo _at_ 10
Quantity _____ (all swimmers will receive a
latex cap)
Mini Gators Criteria Mini Gators must be at
least four (4) years old as of 6/18/2008 to
participate in the program. Mini Gators are just
learning to swim and can not yet swim the length
of the pool (over and back/50 meters) unassisted.

Family Information First Name
Last Name Home Phone
Work Phone Cell Phone Mother Father Email

Include info in Team Directory Yes No__

Number eating dinner on May 28 Team Info
Meeting ____ Adults _____ Kids (No charge but
we need a headcount to plan appropriately.)

Total enclosed Registration fee
Additional T-shirts/silicone cap
Total Enclosed
Please complete emergency information on reverse
Parent Volunteers
  • We need parent participation in the following
    areas please circle any positions you would be
    willing to
  • help with no experience necessary!!
  • Team Area Chaperone Meet Official
  • Timers Clerk of Course Meet Announcer
  • Award Ceremony Organizer Friday Night
    Potluck Organizer Meet Marshall
  • Awards/Trophies Scorer Concessions
  • Pancake Breakfast (7/4) Organizer B-Meet
    Shadow/trainee Activities Asstant

Emergency Release
I give permission for ____________________________
___________ to participate with the Forest Hollow
Swim Team. I understand that swimming may be a
potentially dangerous sport, with the possibility
of injury to my child, and I acknowledge that it
is my responsibility to provide any insurance
coverage and to pay for treatment for any injury
to my child while participating in this program.
I will not hold the swim team board, the coaches,
or Forest Hollow Pool liable for any injury that
may occur while my child is participating in the
program. I certify that my child(ren) has (have)
been examined by a physician in the past year and
has (have) been found to be physically fit to
participate in this program. I hereby give
permission for any and all necessary medical
treatment to be administered to my child in the
event of any accident, injury, illness, etc.,
until such a time as I can be contacted. I
assume all responsibility for payment of any such
medical treatment that may be necessary. Signatu
re of Parent/Guardian ____________________________
_____ Date _________ Print Name
Forest Hollow Swim TeamWebsite Picture Release
Images of Forest Hollow events and swimmers may
be posted on the Forest Hollow Swim Club website
at By completing the opt
out box and form below you are requesting that
your image be kept from appearing on the website.
You further understand that anyone listed below
MUST exclude themselves from formal group shots
in order that pictures of said events may be used
on the website. Checking the permission
granted box allows the team permission to post
photos on the web site and permits participation
in group photos.
I give permission for photos of my family to be
used on the web page.
I do not give permission for photos to be used on
the web page for the following individuals
Parent Signature