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Gators Win Meet #1!

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 10:25 PM

Awesome job everyone. Meet #1 is in the books! Gators win! Final score 254-233. Thanks to all the volunteers that made our meet run smoothly!

Season Update / First Sign-Ups

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Info on the Roycefield Sprint Invitational Meet and our first home meet has been posted on Facebook and sent to the group email list!

2018 Season News!

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 3:05 PM

It's almost here!!!!!!!

Welcome back Summer Gators!

Registration for returning swimmers will start this Tuesday 5/15/2018 and will continue through Thursday 5/31/2018! A registration form is available at cranfordgators.com under "Forms and Documents." Please return your form(s) to the registration folder located on the indoor pool deck. If you live far away *cough* like Port Reading *cough* and can't make it to the pool deck, you can contact one of us and we'll make arrangements. As in the past, registration is a total of $100 for up to 2 swimmers. If you have more than 2 swimmers (looking at you Kim D.) it's a total of $125. Check payable to CCPPA must be included with registration.

Tryouts for new swimmers will be held on June 2 & 3 from noon until 4pm. IF you don't register returning swimmers before 5/31/2018, their slots will be made available to new tryouts. We turn away a lot of children every year because we have a limited number of spots! Please don't miss out!

The calendar has been updated on cranfordgators.com. It is subject to change, but should be pretty accurate.

Practice will begin on WEDNESDAY 6/6/18 at 6:30pm for 10/unders and 7:15pm for 11/overs. the 2nd practice session ends at 8pm. Remember that the locker rooms will be closed before practice ends so bring an extra towel! After the Cranford schools wrap up for summer, we will switch to daytime practice. Details to follow.

We've tentatively scheduled the parent meeting for 6/6/2018 during the early practice. If everything falls into place, the swim shop will be here that day as well...still waiting for confirmation. The odds are good that last year's suit may be unavailable (sorry...) and we may have a new suit design. We'll let you know as soon as we do.

A League Champs

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Good Morning Gators!

Our last dual meet is this Saturday, which means Championships are right around the corner. Since there are no more Wednesday evening dual meets, there WILL be regular age group practice on 7/19 and 7/26!

So...Championships...

First up is the League Championships. This event involves only the 10 teams in the A League (the four we faced this year in our Red Division, as well as 5 teams we didn't see from the White Division). There are NO time standards to qualify for this meet, but a swimmer must have a time in any event they are registering for; in other words they must have successfully completed the event at least once this season. Also, any registering swimmer MUST have competed in a minimum of FOUR DUAL MEETS to compete at a championship event...this is a conference rule and they are very strict in enforcing it.

The event is held over two days at the Cedar Hill Swim Club, 156 Cedar Grove Lane, Somerset NJ 08873. All swimmers 13/over will swim on Friday evening 7/28/2017 with a check-in/warm-up time of 4:15pm. All swimmers 12/under will swim on Saturday morning 7/29/2017 with a check-in/warm-up time of 7:00am. As with Roycefield and Brookside, parking is limited...early arrivals are better. I'm not sure what rocket scientist forgot that most of us have jobs and work Fridays (just wait til we announce Conferences), but in the past a few successful carpools have been set up.

The registration form is available on cranfordgators.com and Facebook. Please circle up to three events and submit the form to the Championships folder on the pool deck (or give to Super Rosie) by the start of the later practice on Friday (7/21/17 at 2:45pm)!!! Do not sign up for a relay. The coaches will assign relays based on the number of available swimmers. Each individual event is $4. Please include a check for $4/event made payable to CCPPA. If you are assigned to a relay, the team covers the entry fee.

Next week, a sign-up will be published for Conference Championships (8/1/2017 and 8/2/2017)...Conferences involve teams from the A, B, C, and D leagues (34 teams) and do require a minimum qualifying time to participate in an event. More on that next week...

p.s. DON'T FORGET THE GATOR END OF SEASON PARTY ON 8/3/2017! Details later, but it will be held at the outdoor pool in the evening!

Sign-Up Links

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 8:40 PM

Since I'm going to be in ridiculously hot and humid New Orleans next week, I am attaching the links to all of the upcoming sign-ups, both meet swimmer and parent volunteer! They will still go live at the scheduled times, but you will have the links in advance! Remember to set those phone reminders!

July 5th (LIve NOW)

Meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-away

Parent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-parent3

July 8th (Live Monday 6pm)

Meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-away1

Parent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-parent4

July 12th (Live 7/7 6pm)

Meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-away2

Parent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-parent5

July 15th (Live 7/10 6pm)

Meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-away3

Parent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-parent6

July 22nd (Live 7/17 6pm)

Meet: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-home3

Parent: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-parent7

Sign-Up for First Swim Meet!

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 10:20 AM

The Signup Genius for the first home meet (6/21/2017) can be found at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0948a8ac2ba02-home

The link will go live at 6pm tomorrow, 6/15/17 and will lock at 6pm on Sunday.


Parent Meeting Tomorrow!

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 9:05 PM

Hello everyone! First practice done! Just a reminder that the Parent Meeting will take place tomorrow night at 6:45pm, outside under the rear canopy...everyone should attend, but especially new parents! See you then!

Summer 2017!

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Hey Gators!  Summer is almost here and we're starting to get ready for the new season.


1.  Returning swimmer registration will take place from 5/15/17-5/31/17.  Registration forms will be available here, on facebook, and via email if needed.  Details will be posted around 5/10/17, and an email will be sent to existing team members, but only registrations completed by 5/31/17 will be guaranteed...after this date, positions will be opened to competitive tryouts.


2.  Tryouts for new swimmers will be held on Saturday 6/3/17 and Sunday 6/4/17 at the Centennial Ave. complex.  Coaches will be on hand from noon until 4pm and notifications will be made by Sunday night.


3.  Practice will begin on Monday 6/5/17 at 6:30pm (10 and under) and 7:15pm (11 and over).  After the older age group practice ends at 8pm, changing rooms will NOT be available as the pool will be closing immediately.


4.  The parent meeting for new and returning Gator parents will be held on Tuesday 6/6/17 at 6:45pm.  Please remember that swimming is a volunteer intensive sport.  We will outline the swimmer and parent responsibilities at this meeting, and will go over the schedule and league requirements.


5.  The first meet will be held on 6/21/17.  Meets will be held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  A schedule will be posted when available, after 5/9/17.


6.  Daytime practice begins on 6/23/17 (6/22/17 off due to graduation) at 1:30pm (10 and under) and 2:45pm (11 and over).


That's it for now!  See you soon!  --Jerry


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