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
2022 SWIM SEASON
Practice will kick off on Tuesday, May 31st and will run Monday – Friday with the exception of July 4th there will be no practice due to the holiday.
Intermediate (ages 8-11) 7:45 – 8:45 am
Advanced (ages 11 and up) 8:45 – 9:45 am
Beginner (ages 8 & under) 9:45 – 10:30 am
Please note that ages are approximate for the groupings – we may need to move some kids’ practice times based on skill level.
2022 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
Monday June 6, 5pm ~ Intrasquad meet @ Lindgate
Monday June 13, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Big Bend Woods
Monday June 20, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Crestwood
Monday June 27, 4:30pm ~ Dual meet @ Lindgate
Wednesday July 6, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Warson Woods
Monday July 11, 5pm ~ Dual meet @ Brentwood
Saturday July 16 ~ Conference in the AM @ Rockwood
Head Coach ~ Anna Smith
This is Coach Anna’s 4th year as a Lindgate Coach. She is a sophomore 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, and hang out with Coach Emily.
Assistant coach ~ Emily Carlson
Emily is joining us from Springfield IL where she just finished her freshman year at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and studying chemistry. She was on her high school varsity swim team all 4 years. She swam on FAST Swim club and the Springfield YMCA club team. Emily also swam with Lindgate. During her breaks from school she enjoys babysitting and nannying. In her free time Emily likes to go to the gym, swim, hang out with her cat, and hang out with Coach Anna.
~ Fun fact ~
Coach Anna and Coach Emily both learned how to swim at Lindgate and became best friends over 10 years ago. They are both so excited for the season and can’t wait for it to begin. Here they are!
Registration for the 2022 season OPEN and available on the Lindgate Team Unify Website
Cost is $110 for swimmers 14 and under, $50 for 15 and up.
Please direct all general business, volunteer, and registration questions to coordinators:
Swim ~ Jane Hill ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Computer ~ Andrea Powers & 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 ~ Katie Hastings
Katie is a freshman at the University of Miami studying Marine Biology and Chemistry. She graduated from Kirkwood High School where she dove all four years and placed at conference and state multiple years. She has experience coaching kids through the special Olympics swim team as well as private lessons. She also helped coach at Kirkwood High School this past winter. Katie says, “I am looking forward to meeting the dive team and can’t wait for a great season!”
Dive coach ~ Anna Casey
Our coach from last year, Anna, will help out at the beginning of the season and as needed. In addition to teaching at Wentzville school district, Anna is the head dive coach for both Parkway West and Parkway South girls dive teams. Before coaching high school diving, she worked at The City of Ballwin every summer teaching group and private dive lessons. In high school, she dove for both Lafayette High School and Clayton Diving Alliance. Welcome back Anna!
2022 practice starts June 1st and will run Monday – Fridays through July 15th, with no practice on July 4th.
DIVE SCHEDULE & MEETS
Wednesday 6/8 @ Cool Dell 5:30pm ~ Dive judging clinic ~ All are welcome to learn about diving!
Saturday 6/11 @ Lindgate 9am ~ Intersquad Dive meet
Saturday 6/18 @ Lindgate 8am ~ Dual meet against Cool Dell
Saturday 6/25 @ Lindgate 8am ~ Dual meet against Pacific
Saturday 7/2 (reserved for rainout make-up)
Saturday 7/9 @ MAC 8am ~ Dual meet against MAC
Sunday 7/17 @ Cool Dell 8am ~ Conference!
Cost is $75 ~ 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 $20 per half hour.
Main/top photo by Ray Glaser