GATORS SWIM & DIVE TEAM

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

The Lindgate community makes the difference!

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.

SWIM PRACTICE

Practice will kick off on Tuesday, May 30th and will run Monday – Friday Through July 15 with the exception of July 3rd & 4th.

Age GroupPractice 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, 5pm ~ Intrasquad meet @ Lindgate

Monday June 12, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Lindgate

Monday June 19, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Crestwood

Monday June 26, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Briar Hill

Wednesday July 5, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Lindgate

Monday July 10, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Brentwood

Saturday July 15 ~ Conference in the AM

Monday July 17 ~ Swim & Dive Party 5:30-9:00pm

SWIM COACHES

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

SWIM REGISTRATION

2023 – Please look for an email and check back for updates and registration.

COORDINATORS

Please direct all general business, volunteer, and registration questions to coordinators:

Swim  ~  Adrien Kerksick and Lisa Mueller  ~   lindgateswimrep@gmail.com

Registration/Computer   ~  Anne VanHorn  ~  lindgatecomputerrep@gmail.com

 

DIVE TEAM INFORMATION

diving

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!

DIVE COACH

Head Coach ~ Elle Christie

DIVE PRACTICE

2023 practice starts May 3oth and will run Monday – Fridays through July 15th, with no practice on July 4th.

Beginner/younger          10:30-11:30am

Intermediate/older         11:30-12:30pm

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!

REGISTRATION

Cost is $125 ~ Register at Lindgate Team Unify 

Please contact the dive coordinator Amanda Landsbaum at lindgatediverep@gmail.com 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 @ lindgatejuniorgators@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Private Swim Lessons:

30 minute private swim lessons are offered throughout the summer. Please reach out to Anne @ lindgatejuniorgators@gmail.com 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