Gators getting geared up for season start

The Ponoka Gators Summer Swim Club’s registration nights are over but it’s not too late to become a Gator.

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The Ponoka Gators Summer Swim Club’s registration nights are over but it’s not too late to become a Gator. Registrations are accepted up until May 15. The club has welcomed back a number of returning swimmers and even more new swimmers. Swimmers and parents can visit the club website to find out more information about the exciting summer program or email Head Coach Jon Davies.

“It’s exciting for everyone. The kids, their parents and especially the coaches are ready for the first day of swimming – May 1,” says Davies. The Gators swim club has flourished the past few years, growing in size and in strength. “The strength of the club is really due to the community that we have. The parents and swimmers are really great and welcoming,” says Davies.

The club still has spots open for all types of swimmers. From 4 to 94, all ranges of swimmers are welcome and practice times range from just two half hour sessions per week to five practices per week. Beginner swimmers, seven and under, must be comfortable in the water without a parent and swimmers eight and over should be able to swim an entire length of the pool. “Otherwise, our coaches are here to do the rest. Parents will be very surprised at their swimmer’s ability at the end of the summer. It’s usually a huge progression,” reiterates Davies.

The Gators have a lot of events planned again this summer including a number of optional swim meets. More information on events can be found on the club’s website.

Those interested can visit the website ponokagators.webs.com or contact Davies at gators.coaches.2014@gmail.com.