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Open: 02/12/2024
Closes: 04/01/2024 at 10PM
Pick up: 5/13/2024

Spring is coming!!! Share our Gertens fundraiser with your neighbors, loved ones, friends and get a percentage back to your swimmers account!

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the Store ID code 96 and click ‘Enter ID to Continue’.
  3. Orders MUST contain your swimmers name in order to get credit for the sale.
  4. Shopping MUST be done directly on our site.


OPEN NOW! Through Feb. 26th! Delivery: March 12th

To purchase butterbraids from a swimmer, contact them to order in person or online @ and choose which swimmer you are supporting(buying from).


  1. You have two ways to sell; The first being paper form/in person. You will be responsible to collect all money and get the money and registration form turned into Patti by directed due date (date TBD); and second online, you are responsible to register your swimmer with an online selling page, this is extremely easy and can be done in less than 2 min. Registration link to be a seller online:
  2. Sell. sell. Sell. EVERYONE LOVES butter braid time, almost as much as GS cookies….lol Promote the sales on your social media, email to family and friends, talk to neighbors and other sports parents or work friends.
  3. Reach out to Patti with any questions that you have or difficulty with your registrations.
  4. Our fundraiser ends 02/26 with a delivery date of 03/12.
  5. There will be communication on when and where to pick up your orders. You are responsible to deliver the orders to your friends and loved ones.


Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Feb 15, 2024 8:30AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Let’s give it up for this week’s HAST KIDs!!!

Wyatt Arneson earned a shoutout for being such a kind and inclusive teammate—he treats everyone respectfully and equally.

Viola Johnson earned her shoutout for being a wonderful leader and setting a great example to other young swimmers by helping to clean up the pool after practice.

Way to go you guys!! We love to see our younger/new swimmers making a positive impact on our team! Keep it up!


Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Feb 15, 2024 8:24AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Let’s give a big round of applause to our newest swimmers to earn HAST KID shoutouts!!!

This week Evelyn Sahli and Lucas Guerrero earned shoutouts for being such wonderful teammates and leaders!!

Congrats to you both & keep it up!!


Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Feb 10, 2024 3:45PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Let’s give it up for this week’s HAST Swim Kid shoutout recipients!!

Raafey Naqvi showed incredible kindness by complementing a younger teammate who demonstrated a skill!

Hannah Heuer persevered through some tough emotions during a meet and was able to swim fast despite feeling down earlier that day!

Way to go both of you!! We appreciate you, keep it up!!!

HAST KID Shoutouts!

Posted by Hastings Area Swim Team at Oct 13, 2023 4:28PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Let’s hear it for our newest swimmer to earn a HAST KIDs shoutout this season!!

Sadie Cabanas earned a shoutout for being such a great leader and listener in her lane during practice. Her listening skills are wonderful while coaches are speaking and she leads by setting a great example for her teammates.

Congrats and keep up the great work, Sadie!!

HAST KIDs is a reward that we have created to recognize kindness, positive interactions between athletes, and to praise positive interpersonal sk1lls. As a team our mission 1s to build technical skills in swimming; to build skills for competition, promoting good sportsmanship; and to build skills for life, encouraging cooperation and team spirit among members. We feel that it is important to recognize our athletes for their successes both in and out of the water by encouraging them in their technique but also in their positive interactions with other athletes. As we watch your athletes interacting with each other, we want to commend them for the positivity that they show.

HAST KIDs are Helpful, Altruistic, Sincere, Thoughtful, Kind, Inclusive and Decent. They treat their teammates and competitors with respect and compassion. As we coach the swimmers throughout the week we will be looking for examples of this type of behavior. We will then present the with a Shoutout certificate that recognizes their actions and take their photo with the certificate to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram page.

Helpful – giving or ready to give help
Altruistic – showing a selfless concern for the well-being of others
Sincere – acting in a genuine nature
Thoughtful – showing consideration for the needs of others
Kind – having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature
Inclusive – creating space for everyone
Decent – being honorable and appropriate in a course of action even if it might not be in your own best interest