The mission of the Lindgate Manor Swim Club Gators Swim and Dive Team is to promote the enjoyment of competitive swimming and diving through positive motivation, sound stroke development and commitment to personal growth in a supportive team environment. In addition, for the younger children we offer a Junior Gators swim lesson program.
SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
2023 SWIM SEASON
Practice will kick off on Tuesday, May 30th and will run Monday – Friday with the exception of July 4th there will be no practice due to the holiday.
Practice will kick off on Tuesday, May 30th and will run Monday – Friday Through July 15 with the exception of July 3rd & 4th.
|Age Group||Practice time*|
|Intermediate swimmer (8-11)||7:45 – 8:45 am|
|Advanced swimmers (11+)||8:45 – 9:45 am|
|Beginners (8 & under)||9:45 – 10:30 am|
*Note these are tentative for 2023 and subject to change. Also note that ages are approximate for the groupings – we may need to move some kids’ practice times based on skill level.
2023 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
Monday June 5, 5:30 pm ~ Intrasquad meet @ Lindgate
Monday June 12, 5:30 pm ~ Dual meet @ Lindgate
Monday June 19, 5:30 pm ~ Dual meet @ Crestwood
Monday June 26, 5:30 pm ~ Dual meet @ Briar Hill
Wednesday July 5, 5:30 pm ~ Dual meet @ Lindgate
Monday July 10, 5:30 pm ~ Dual meet @ Brentwood
Saturday July 15 ~ Conference in the AM
Monday July 17 ~ Swim & Dive Party 5:30-9:00pm
Head Coach ~ Anna Smith
This is Coach Anna’s 5th year as a Lindgate Coach. She is a junior at Southeast Missouri University studying Physical Education. She is a 2020 Kirkwood grad and was a varsity swimmer at Kirkwood all 4 years. Anna has coached at Lindgate with our Junior Gators program for several years, and was involved with Parkways Swim Club for their swim school, prep programs and red team. At school, Anna is a Tri Delta, works for the Office of Admissions and teaches group exercise. In her free time she likes to take cycling classes, go to the gym, walk her dog Eli.
Assistant coach ~ Nina Teckman
2023 – Please look for an email and check back for updates and registration.
Please direct all general business, volunteer, and registration questions to coordinators:
Swim ~ Adrien Kerksick and Lisa Mueller ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Computer ~ Anne VanHorn ~ email@example.com
DIVE TEAM INFORMATION
The Gator dive team is a recreational team that welcomes all ages and level of divers to come try out dive, increase your skills and have some fun!
Head Coach ~ Elle Christie
2023 practice starts May 3oth and will run Monday – Fridays through July 15th, with no practice on July 4th.
DIVE SCHEDULE & MEETS
Wednesday 6/7 @ Cool Dell 5:30pm ~ Dive judging clinic ~ All are welcome to learn about diving!
Saturday 6/10 @ TBD 8am ~ Dive meet
Saturday 6/17 @ Cool Dell 8:30am ~ Dual meet against Cool Dell
Saturday 6/24 @ Pacific 8:30am ~ Dual meet against Pacific
Saturday 7/1 (reserved for rainout make-up)
Saturday 7/8 @ Lindgate 8am ~ Dual meet against MAC
Sunday 7/16 @ Cool Dell 8am ~ Conference!
Cost is $125 ~ Register at Lindgate Team Unify
Please contact the dive coordinator Amanda Landsbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We’d love to see many out there having fun diving!
JUNIOR GATORS PROGRAM
The Junior Gators program is a swim instructional program offered to member’s children to teach them swimming skills. It consists of mid-morning lessons with small groups, around swimmer/coach ratio of 1:3. Once the gator can swim the length of a pool independently they can transition to the swim team program.
Junior Gators Sessions
Each 2-week session will consist of eight 30 minute lessons. Lessons are typically Monday-Thursday with Friday reserved for rainouts. Cost is $50 per session and you may sign up for any number of sessions. Register here.
Session 1: June 6 – June 16 (10:40 & 11:15)
Session 2: June 20 – June 30 (10:40 & 11:15)
Session 3: July 5 – July 15 (10:40 & 11:15)
Please contact the Junior Gator coordinator Anne VanHorn @ email@example.com if you have any questions.
Private Swim Lessons:
30 minute private swim lessons are offered throughout the summer. Please reach out to Anne @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in getting your name on a list for private lessons. Cost is $25 per half hour.
Main/top photo by Ray Glaser