Gators Swim Team

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Enjoy the excitement of competitive swimming!

Download 2014 Gator Swim Team Registration Brochure

The JCC Gators Swim & Dive Team has been around for over 50 years! We’re a summer recreation league and operate under the Louisville Swim Association. Our Swim & Dive Season runs from May 24th-mid July. Parents make the program possible, so we look forward to your ongoing volunteer support!

“Seventy-five percent of our planet is water – can you swim?” ~Author Unknown

Volunteer Expectations

At the time of registration, each family must present a $100 check to The Jewish Community Center. The check will be held and will not be cashed until July 24. All checks will be returned to families that volunteer and fulfill their 10 points during the season. The “10 points Per Family” volunteer policy can be easily fulfilled (working half of a swim or dive meet equals 2 points per volunteer), and volunteer opportunities will run through Championships. Please Note: Due to the small number of volunteers available for Dive Team, it is expected that all Dive Team parents will volunteer at each meet.

Swim and Dive Team Suits

In order to decrease costs, a team suit is not required. To encourage team unity, we prefer for all members to wear black suits during Swim & Dive meets. A new JCC Gators swim cap will be given to each swimmer at no charge (though swimmers will have to pay for replacement caps). You’ll need to purchase goggles.


Updates and information including weather delays will be communicated via email Please make sure your email address is current.

For more information contact: Aquatics Director at 502-238-2742







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For JCC Members only
Ages 5-18 years
Registration Fees are $175 annual members, $195 summer members

*Mandatory Parent Meeting May 4 at 3 p.m.*


Gator Pre-Season Training:
Practices May 5-May 16
Monday-Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Practice Meet Sunday June 1 at Noon.
JCC Nashville Swim Team is coming to Louisville for the meet!
(Rain Date: Thursday, June 5)

Gators Swim Team Meets:
May 19-July 20, 2014
Meets are held on Monday evenings starting June 9.
Monday practices until first meet.

Head Coach: Gina Gatti
Assistant Coaches: Rachel Sheets, Coleman Platt and Brett Mackenzie

Register at the Health and Wellness desk or by calling 502-238-2727.

*10% off regular fee of each additional child within the same family.

2014 JCC Gators Swim Team Event Schedule

Date Event Place Time
Mon. April 7-28 Spring Swim Team N/A N/A
Sun. April 13 Fundraiser at Salsaritas Salsaritas TBA
Sun.-Tues. April 13-18 Early Bird Registration JCC Louisville N/A
Sun. May 4 Mandatory Parent Meeting JCC Louisville 3 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. May 5-16 Pre-Season Training JCC Louisville 5:30-6:30 p.m.
May 19-July 20 Summer Season Varies Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
May 25 Family Potluck JCC Louisville 4-6 p.m.
Sun. June 1 Mock Meet: JCC Nashville vs. JCC Louisville TBA Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Thurs. June 5 Back-up Mock meet if June 1 is rained out TBA Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 9 Swim Meet: Brownsboro Farms @ JCC Louisville JCC Louisville Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 16 Swim Meet Locust Creek Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 23 Swim Meet: Tom Sawyer @ JCC Louisville JCC Louisville Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. June 30 Swim Meet Wildwood Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. July 7 Swim Meet Woods of St. Thomas Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Mon. July 14 Qualifying Meet (11+) Shelbyville Country Club Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Wed. July 16 Qualifying Meet (10 & Under) JCC Louisville Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Sun. July 20 Championship Meet Plainview Warm-Up: 5:00 p.m. Meet Starts: 6:00 p.m.
Tues. July 22 Swim Team Banquet TBA TBA

To contact any of our staff or coaches please email or call 502-459-0660.

Johnny Kimberlin
Aquatics Director
Jewish Community Center of Louisville’s aquatics programs including the Gators Swim Team can be reached by calling 502-238-2742 or email
Johnny has been a swimmer since the age of 5. His passion for swimming continues to strengthen as he get more involved in the sport.

Gina Gatti
Head Coach
Gina started swimming at age 6 and swam for Wildwood CC, JCC and Lakeside Swim Club, now Lakeside Seahawks. She was a scholarship athlete with the University of Louisville Swim Team and received her undergraduate degree in Education, Physical Education and Health (K-8 with Honors) and with Graduate hours in Health Counseling. Born and raised in Louisville, she started coaching in 1983 and has coached teams in USA, KHSSA and various summer leagues along with working with children in a pre-competitive format in both lessons and beginner swim teams.

Coleman Platt
Assistant Coach
Hello, I’ve been swimming for as long as I remember on summer league teams, first for Turners then my last few years on the JCC swim team. I also swam three years at Ballard high school. I’ am currently a student at the University of Kentucky studying in Computer Science.

Rachel Sheets
Assistant Coach
Hey y’all! My name is Rachel Sheets and I am so excited to be coaching the Gators this summer! I was born and raised here in Louisville, Kentucky and I have been homeschooled my whole life. And yes, I do love it! I am in a family of seven with three younger brothers and one little sister. They’re the best! I have been swimming since I was six years old and I swam on a year-round team for two years. Can’t wait for summer!

Brett Mackenzie
Assistant Coach
Hello Gators! My name is Brett Mackenzie, I am 20 years old and have been a swimmer for a very long time. I was born in Durban, South Africa and moved to Ohio when I was 7. I have been a competitive swimmer for 12 years and trained with the Dayton Raider Swim Club for 7 years. After high school, I accepted to train at the University of Louisville. I am a sophomore studying exercise science with a focus on Physical Therapy  Some of my swimming accomplishments include: Multiple Ohio sectional titles, multiple junior national qualifying times and a 5th place medal in the 400 I.M. I have made multiple Senior National Qualifications and I also qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 400 I.M. I also was finalist in the 200 Fly in the Big East conference. My favorite stroke is the I.M. My favorite food is my mom’s spaghetti.


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