In 1993, Greatwood resident and avid swimmer, Steve Long, organized the Greatwood Gators with the help of other Greatwood residents, Cindy Rueter and Kay Armstrong. The Gators joined the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League and competed in Division 8 during that first year. Over the next five years, the Gators increasing success enabled them to move all the way to Division 1 where the Gators have remained since 1998. In Division 1 of SHRSL, the Gators have enjoyed many successful years of competition with numerous championship seasons. Steve Long was President of the Gators Swim Team Board from 1993 through 2000. Additional past presidents include Debbie Floyd, Bobbie Fontenot, Karen Smith, Tom Regetz, Lisa Hunter and John Kvinta.
In 2014, the Greatwood Gators moved to the West Houston Aquatics League, and were the Division 1 Regular Season Champions. We are excited by the new season, and look forward to continued swimming success.
Although the people that make up the team have changed, the core values have not.
The mission statement for the Greatwood Gators is to provide a structured and safe learning environment through fun and exercise in a competitive spirit while promoting a positive role in the community.