Gator Swim Team
JLCC Gators were established in the summer of 2014. Our colors are green and navy blue. We started with approximately 30 swimmers and have grown to a team of about 70 swimmers ages 4-18. There are 6 regular meets in a season with a Championship meet, a week after the last meet.
Our second swim season, we added our Mini-Mite program where young swimmers (usually 4-7) who are new to swimming and not quite ready for the team, can participate in their own practice with the goal of joining the main team. Often, these swimmers will improve enough to participate in at least one meet that season.
We work on building individual skills through a "team" attitude filled with positive reinforcement, one-on-one attention, peer assistance and a huge focus on good sportsmanship. The swimmers know the coaches philosophy, "The coaches are our 'assistant coaches' and the Head Coach lies in each swimmer, for it is the swimmer's determination that gets us down the pool".
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About Jamie Gordon
Head Coach & Swim Lessons Coordinator
Coach Jaime is a native of Chesapeake, VA, but has been in Richmond for the last 15 years. A graduate of VCU, she received her Masters in Education from Regent University in 2004. This summer will mark her 5th coaching season and her 3rd summer at JLCC. Coach Jaime grew up swimming on summer swim teams and year round swim teams for 8 years before retiring her swim suit! She loves being part of the Jefferson Lakeside family. Go Gators!
About Taylor Allen
Taylor Allen was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. In 2016 she graduated from St. Catherine's School where she had participated on their varsity swim team for 5 years. She now attends Sweet Briar College on full scholarship where she swims at the collegiate level and has already broken one school record. Along with her plan of partaking in a semester abroad during her time at Sweet Briar, she currently plans to triple majoring in Spanish, Computer Science, and Studio Art. Before coaching, Taylor was a lifeguard at Jefferson Lakeside for two years. She has now been an assistant coach at Jefferson Lakeside for two years and can't wait to start her third year with the team.
Looking for swimmers ages 6-18 for team who can swim at least free style/back stroke.
We also offer the mini-mites program for 4-6 year olds who can get down one length of the pool in under 1:15 secs. They must have some ability to swim to join the mini-mites. If they aren't quite ready, they may sign up for swim lessons the week of June 18th. We will have weekly lessons available from June 18th through the week of July 22nd.
Practice starts Monday May 21st and the season goes through July 25th
Sunday, April 22 | 4:00-6:00 pm Registration and Mandatory Parent meeting
Sunday, July 22 | 4:00-5:00 pm Awards Banquet 5:00-7:00 pm, Champs meeting
May 21 - June 15 Monday-Thursday (no mini-mites until June 4th)
5:00-5:45 pm Ages 8 & Under
5:45-6:30 pm Ages 9 & Up
Friday, May 25 | 5:30-6:00 pm Mini Mite evaluations
Friday, June 1 | 5:30-6:00 pm Mini Mite evaluations
June 4-7 and June 11-14 | 4:40-5:00 pm Mini Mite practice
June 18-July 17 Morning and Afternoon practice schedule
Afternoon practice on Tuesday & Wednesday only
Morning practice Monday-Friday
8:00-8:20 Mini mites
8:15-9:00 Ages 8 & Under
9:00-9:45 Ages 9 & Up
2018 Swim Meets:
June 10 - Away at Woodmont
June 18 - Away at Anirav Swim Club
June 25 - JLCC hosting Ginter Park Rec
July 2 - JLCC hosting Honey Meadows Rutland and Chickahominy
July 9 - Away at Sandston
July 16 - JLCC hosting Anirav
Champs Meet Wednesday June 25th