GKAISA News and Notes: July 5 Edition

Team Reps and Coaches,

I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! Based on our Instagram/Twitter Challenge, we have lots of teams with PATRIOTS IN THE POOL!! Congratulations to this week's winners, Holston and Fox Den. You will be receiving a sweet treat at practice this week!!


Thank you to all of the teams who are participating in the Instagram/Twitter Challenge. This week's theme is "Show Us How You Celebrate." We want to see our teams and swimmers celebrating what they love to celebrate.... birthdays, Halloween, Christmas in July, Easter, Hanukkah, or just good old summertime fun... you name it, show us how you celebrate it!  Remember to identify your team and to use #GKAISA.


As long as Health Department directives permit, we will hold a “Senior Splash” meet on Saturday, July 25 at Knoxville Racquet Club. At that time, we will honor our GKAISA Seniors and award the Tom Schumann and Bill Lauer Service Awards and the James Rich Courage Award.

Any swimmer who is age 18 or who has just completed high school will be eligible to compete – even if your team is not swimming this year. Participation in this meet will not affect a swimmer’s ability to obtain a waiver to swim next summer.

Additional details on the Meet will be forthcoming later this week... as will the updated scholarship application. This year, we are asking each of your nominees to write a short essay (no more than 500 words about what summer swim has meant to them and for them).  

Also, please send the names of your seniors, along with a short bio and a photo to Sherren Chadwell at robsherren@hotmail.com. We are posting these on the website as we receive them.


Coaches should have submitted their training certifications to Breckenridge Morgan by now. Please check your email to be sure that all of your coaches have submitted all five (5) forms to Breckenridge.

Also, please send your Insurance Declaration forms to Breckenridge. If your insurance is not set to renew until July, please send him an email to let him know.


T-shirt orders are due tomorrow. Please be sure to order the shirts for your team. Also, please double-check the names for the backs for your team. We want to be sure that everyone is listed correctly.

If you have questions, please contact Breckenridge at  Breckenridge.Morgan@mac.com


Thank you for all that you are doing for your teams and your swimmers. While it is not the summer that we envisioned, it is shaping up to be a fantastic one nonetheless. That is a testament to all of the work that all of you are doing.

Happy Swimming!

Angelia Nystrom

GKAISA President

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