FAST has been undergoing a challenging period whereby our home pool has been under renovation since February / March 2011. Our team has been split up and are practicing at different temporary locations until the renovations are completed, which actually was supposed have occurred by the end of April. Many of our swimmers have been limited to Short Course practice pools throughout the long course season. Needless to say, it's been challenging for the individual swimmers and the team as a whole. However, saying that, FAST as a whole has shown and continues to show remarkable persistence, patience, and character. It would be so wonderful if Team Gold were to boost the team's spirit and morale with a motivating visit . . . We're hoping to be back in the home pool (Wilkerson-Greines, Fort Worth) by the first of September, but nothing is certain . . . Thanks for your time and consideration. And, THANK YOU for all you do for all the young swimmers by being fabulous role models and exude such positive spirits
Team Gold is a great idea to generate team spirit! For those of us with smaller teams, have you ever thought of a delivery at a league championships? That way you could positively influence a greater number of younger age-group swimmers. Think about it, please.
Howdy from the great state of Texas where I see Team Gold has already been. How awesome. I have put my daughter's synchronized swimming team in for consideration for a very great reason. She is constantly defending that it is a sport to all her friends who don't do synchro. Anyone who has ever tried to do what those girls do know how difficult it is. I compare it to running a 50 yard dash without taking a breath. Go TEAM USA in all the aquatic sports.
Wow, how fun for the kids and the American Team swimmers. Thanks Swim Outlet for sponsoring this. Our team is from a town of 2,000. We compete in an area summer swim club and OASTA (Ozark area swim team association) is our govering body. Ther Hurricanes or undefeated 9 years in a row and we compete against 10 other teams of various sizes. We swim in 4 lanes of a very old outdoor pool. We don't charge the kids to join, because we live in a town of simple means. We do a big car wash to raise the money for the team suits. Other teams have indoor facilities and swim all year, but we don't and still win by hundreds of points each meet. I'm so proud of our kids and coaches... they so deserve to be honored for their hard work and dedication. We'd love to see you in Mountain View, Missouri. Go HURRICANES!!!
I wanted to thank SwimOutlet for putting on a wonderful event for our swim team. This is something our swimmers and families will never forget. Having Olympic swimmers come to our pool and interact with our kids has added a spark to their love of swimming. We are very lucky to have a great relationship with a wonderful company!! Thank you SwimOutlet for all you do.
I love being a part of TEAM GOLD! Our delivery in Dallas was a lot of fun and it's great to meet future National Team members! Be on the lookout for our next TEAM GOLD appearance. Your team could be next! I can't wait! Go TEAM GOLD!!!
Thanks to Swim Outlet and the Gold team. It was a great experience for the kids and the parents that were there too! Our daughter was so excited to get to meet some of the guys her brother has had the chance to race on a couple of occassions at some of the SR national, Grand Prix, and Senior Circuit meets. The video was awesome. Thanks again Gold Team for coming to Allen, TX!
AWESOME VIDEO!!! I had SOOO much fun that Saturday!! THANKS for EVERYTHING!! THANKS SO MUCH!! Metroplex Aquatics is a great team, and YOU GUYS...your the BEST TEAM!!Thanks Swim Outlet and the GOLD TEAM!!! You ROCK!!
A big Texas thank you to SwimOutlet and Team Gold for such an awesome special delivery!! The energy and enthusiasm displayed by these talented Olympic athletes was such a fine example of what lead them to rise to the top of their sport....thanks so much for inspiring our swimmers to be all that they can be! Y'all are the best :) Please come back to visit anytime!
That was an awesome video! If you want to make an impact on swimming in PA our swim team is small compared to who you visited in TX. It would show the swim community around here what an impact swimming is.
There aren't enough ways to say THANK YOU !!! If you can remember your life pre-Gold Medalist....perhaps even before sectional cuts (LOL), and the excitement you may have experienced being in the "same water" as an Olympian, then perhaps you know just how GRATEFUL we are that TEAM GOLD gave of their time, energy, enthusiasm and encouragement (to mention but just a few) to our Metro Team!! SwimOutlet, you will continue to have all our business!!! We wish TEAM GOLD the BEST OF LUCK in China and beyond!!! One more thing... Ian, is there any way to get a picture of you throwing the Horns up? :o) Hook 'Em!!!!
Wouldn't you like to make a delivery to Aruba??? We have 3 teams here on our small, tropical island : Aruba Dolphins, the Orcas and Stingray Swimming. Our swimmers would really appreciate a visit from you!
Thanks so much to SwimOutlet and Team Gold. It was a huge surprise for my girls and they thought it was so cool. We really appreciate you doing this so that they could see that you're all just regular people with some amazing talent. It was great motivation for them to keep working hard.
The video is fantastic; I love the lead-in! Hope we get to do it again some day. Thank you!
Crocker, we couldn't have done that delivery without your superb handling of that truck and pallet. That was one heavy pallet! Anyway, new delivery vehicles are on the way for TEAM GOLD! There's a V10 in one of them. ;) Stewart, when are you flying back to headquarters? Looks like we have more deliveries to make!
I love the video! It was the best Saturday practice ever - what a thrill to swim with Matt, Ian, Christina, Maritza & Garrett!!!! A big thanks to Swim Outlet for not only sponsoring the event but all the goodies! Good luck at Fina World Champs in China!
Absolutely a wonderful experience for Metroplex Aquatics! Is was inspirational on so many levels. The athletes were very gracious and interactive with our swimmers. I have 2 swimmers on Metro who LOVED the experience. The video has a light and upbeat mood. Thank you for coming to TEXAS!
We had a wonderful time at the pool that morning. Thanks to Swim Outlet and the Olympians for making it so memorable. As a mom and an official, I spend alot of time at the pool and at meets countless weekends throughout the year. Meeting all of you guys made us remember what we are doing this for. Thanks again.
What an insperational video! Awesome! Capistrano Valley High School Aquatics Team would love to have you come to our school! We are in Southern Orange County California, located in the city of Mission Viejo. Our Swim Team has placed first for CIF for the past few years. We also have a strong Water Polo Team. My son has played on Varsity for 3 years for swim and water polo, a real fish. Please come and sprinkle some inspiration dust our way! Sunny California, we are 10 minutes from the beach, 70 to 80's almost everyday, and 20 min. Disneyland, 60 min. from Sea World, and 90 min. from the Snow in the Winter (Nov.-Mar.).
LOVED the Team Gold Video!!! I swim for a Masters Team that shares the pool with the Rattler Swim Team in San Fernando, California. They are an incredible team and have amazing coaches. They truly deserve a visit from Swim Outlet!! (We Masters swimmers would really love it too!!)
Great video!! All of the Metro kids had a great time and the Olympic athletes were so gracious and fun with the swimmers! And THANK YOU SWIM OUTLET for the great goodie bags - we really appreciated getting some treats from Ian, Matt, Garrett, Christine, and Maritza and SwimOutlet!
Metro Aquatics swimmers will not soon forget this awesome experience!
Team Gold has many athletes in it's 'special forces', if you will. The thing is, not even I have the full roster. I know what I need to know and that's it. This way we can keep surprising kids and teams all over. You never know when or where we'll show up next, or if we'll be back with new members of Team Gold to make a Gold Medal Delivery.