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Jul 30, 2014 - SZ SR CHAMPS: WEDNESDAY FINALS, POINTS STANDINGS POSTED
Wednesday Finals, Teams Scores, and Individual HP standings are now posted on the Event Page
Jul 28, 2014 - SZ SR CHAMPS: UPDATED PSYCH SHEET VER 5 POSTED
The psych sheet ver. 5, timelines, and team / athlete counts are now available for the Southern Zone Senior Champs Meet here . For the latest meet updates follow @gulfcoastswim on twitter or Gulf ...
Jul 27, 2014 - TOP TIMES UPDATED WITH FLAGS RESULTS
GCST Top Times lists have been updated with FLAGS results. See where you stand in our rankings. Times
Jul 26, 2014 - PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR SCP & FGCU FOR 7/28-8/2
San Carlos Park Pool Monday through Friday - Normal afternoon times for all groups. FGCU Monday - 6-8 AM...5-7 PM. Tuesday - 6-8 AM... No PM practice (all groups at SCP) . Wednesday through Friday - ...
Jul 24, 2014 - SZ SR CHAMPS: NEED A BUS OR LARGE VAN?
We would like to introduce ourselves, we are America Charters, family owned and operated in Ft. Myers. America Charters has been servicing Southwest Florida since 1947. Rest assured your stud...
Jul 24, 2014 - SZ SR CHAMPS: PRE MEET WORKOUT INFORMATION
Pre-meet workout times: Monday from 6-8 AM, 12 to 3 PM, and 5 to 8 PM. Tuesday the pool will be available from 6-8 AM, and 10 to 3 PM. Please e-mail Suzanne Ries FGCU Campus Rec to confirm wor...
Jul 21, 2014 - FLAGS: FINAL RESULTS...8 SWIMMERS WITH ALL BEST TIMES
Florida Age Group Champs in Gainesville, FL on July 17-20, 2014. All Best Times: Joshua Benzon, Ethan Brewer, Maggi Burnett, Imriel Coughlin, McKenna Fiore, Rachel Jamieson, Santiago San Martin, and ...
Jul 16, 2014 - SUMMER LEAGUE #5 RESULTS AND STANDINGS
The GCST Summer League Grand Prix Meet standings are really starting to heat up. There have been some position changes in this latest report after League Meet #5. Age-up swimmers have been changed...
Jul 15, 2014 - TIMES LISTS UPDATED WITH THE LATEST RESULTS
The GCST Times Lists have been updated on 7/14/14. Check to see your latest rankings.
Jul 14, 2014 - SZ SECTIONALS RESULTS
GCST at Southern Zone South Sectionals on July 10-13, 2014. Team Scoring leaders at the meet are Savannah Bowser 1500 Free 11th, and 800 Free 15th, Eddie Zacka 1500 Free 12th, and Lexi Faunce 1500 Fre...
Jul 9, 2014 - RESULTS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER LEAGUE MEET #5
The results for Summer League GP Meet #5 is now available on the Event Page here .
Jul 8, 2014 - SATURDAY / SUNDAY AM RACES RESULTS...TEAM RECORD FALLS
Bean Faunce broke the GCST Team Record in the 15-16 Girls 50 Fly with a 31.17. New Cuts: FLAGS - Zach Brewer 200 IM, Nicole Rodriguez 100 Back, Elisabeth Verwest 100 Back, and Matthew Verwest 200 F...
Jul 8, 2014 - SWIMMERS MOVING UP!
Congratulations to the following swimmers that have advanced to the next training group level. Silver Group: Jose Gonzalez Giuliana Marsala Ellia Stinziano Gold Group: Jada Holdiness Ryan Holter Tom M...
Jul 8, 2014 - JUNE PRACTICE ATTENDANCE REPORT
The June 2014 Practice Attendance Report is now available here .
Jul 1, 2014 - SWIM-A-THON TOP 10 PERFORMERS
2014 Swim-A-Thon Top 10 Performers... Ranking Amount Participant 1 $1,968.34 Antonio Medina 2 $1,260.00 McKenna Fiore 3 $1,200.00 Mikayla Puckett 4 $750.00 Savannah...
Jun 26, 2014 - SCHEDULE CHANGES...NORMAL SCHEDULE RESUMES FOR FGCU POOL
NORMAL SCHEDULE AT FGCU FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER STARTS ON JUNE 26TH. Thursday 6/26: San Carlos at normal times. FGCU schedule changes to 5 to 7 PM. FGCU Bronze is from 5 to 6:15 PM. Dry...
Jun 25, 2014 - SAT & TEAM PARTY TONIGHT AT SCP...FUNDS DUE BY JUNE 30TH
I hope everyone plans to attend the SAT and Team Party tonight at San Carlos. I know many of you have worked hard on SAT this year and have done a great job! Your support goes a long way to help wit...
Jun 25, 2014 - SAT & TEAM PARTY TONIGHT AT NFM...FUNDS DUE BY JUNE 30TH
Swim-A-Thon and Team Party is tonight at the North Ft. Myers Community Pool. All SAT funds should be turned in tonight or through the remainder of the week to Laura Verwest.
Jun 22, 2014 - SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS AFTER MEET #4
The Summer League Grand Prix Meet #4 results are now posted. The points standings are getting very close as some of the point leaders were missing from this meet. Point totals count towards the Summ...
Jun 20, 2014 - FLORIDA TOP 10 LC LISTS UPDATED..SEVERAL GCST SWIMMERS LISTED
Florida Swimming has updated the Long Course Top 10 lists for the 2014 season. Several GCST swimmers have made the list. Florida Top 10 Times
Jun 19, 2014 - OFFICIALS: MARY ANN NIELSEN IS OUR NEWEST AO
Congratulations to Mary Ann Nielsen on becoming a new Admin Official. Mary Ann is our second member to gain AO status.
Jun 19, 2014 - SWIM-A-THON & TEAM PARTY COMING UP!
Our annual Swim-A-Thon and Team Party is coming up on June 25th at the San Carlos Park Pool. We are well short of our goal. There is still time to get on board and help your team. Click the SAT ban...
Jun 18, 2014 - PARENTS: GROWING CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE
Coaches- please share this great learning opportunity with the parents of your athletes! Video: ?Conquer the Greatest Distraction of All? Dear Parent, Learning the skills of mental toughness is...
Jun 17, 2014 - GCST SUMMER INVITE RESULTS
Top 8 Finalists: Joshua Benzon, Savannah Bowser, Ethan Brewer, Zach Brewer, Maggi Burnett, Imriel Coughlin, Courtney DeVeny, Bean Faunce, Lexi Faunce, McKenna Fiore, Jacob Good, Cameron Good, Ethan H...
Jun 16, 2014 - TOP TIMES AND QUALIFIERS LISTS UPDATED
The GCST Top Times Lists, Championship Qualifiers Lists, and more have been updated on our Times page.
Jun 15, 2014 - CORRECTED SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS AFTER MEET #3
The Summer League Grand Prix standings are now posted with Meet #3 results added. Some of the races are tightening up and getting very close at the 1/2 way point. Summer League Standings
Jun 8, 2014 - A SWIMMER'S POEM...GREAT READ!
Twelve enduring hours In six out of seven days a week The son of David surrenders his time And endowment to a swimming pool Competition is spiteful and fierce, therefore Disciplined training is vital ...
Jun 7, 2014 - CCS MEET RESULTS
GCST competed in the CCS Summer Series II meet at Punta Gorda, FL on June 7, 2014. Events Winners are: Jeremiah Coughlin, Maddie Lehman, Matthew Leishure, Jocelyn Meyers, Zachery Roberts, Danail Si...
Jun 3, 2014 - MAY PRACTICE ATTENDANCE REPORT POSTED
The May Practice Attendance Report is now posted, and available for viewing here . The more practices your child attends, the greater their chances are of success in the sport!
May 27, 2014 - SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS AFTER MEET #2
Summer League Grand Prix current standings after League Meet #1, and League Meet #2. Next Meet: Summer League GP Meet #3 on June 6th at San Carlos Park Pool at 5 PM. The high point winners fo...
May 26, 2014 - MEMORIAL DAY TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
Memorial Day Senior Test Set results are now posted under Resources / Swimmers Info / Test Set Results . The set was 5 x 100 Free from push-off on 3 minutes at the end of an 8200 yard workou...
May 21, 2014 - "TIMES" LISTS UPDATED
Our Times Lists have been updated with the latest long course meet results here . See where you rank among our best.
May 16, 2014 - NIKKI MCCOLLUM SIGNS WITH WU
Nikki McCollum signed her National Letter of Intent to attend and swim for Whttenberg University this Fall. Congratulations to Nikki and her family.
May 16, 2014 - EDDIE ZACKA SIGNS WITH NSU
Eddie Zacka IV signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and swim for Nova Southeastern University this Fall. Congratulations to Eddie and his family.
May 11, 2014 - LATEST SWIM-A-THON RANKINGS
The latetest Swim-A-Thon rankings are posted here . McKenna Fiore is in the lead with $280 collected so far. We have some great prizes for top fundraisiers through 8th place. There's still time to ...
May 7, 2014 - SWIM CLUB DAY AT THE RAYS
Swim Club Day at the Rays is on Saturday, August 16, 2014. This event sold out last year. The Rays will be playing the New York Yankees at 4:05 PM. Deadline to purchase is Thursday, August 7, 2014....
May 5, 2014 - ZONE TEAM SELECTION PROCESS POSTED
The selection procedures for the 2014 Florida Zone Team is now available here .
May 5, 2014 - GCST CLASS OF 2014 SENIORS
7 GCST senior swimmers are graduating with the Class of 2014. Attending college this fall on scholarships are: Patrick Shipman - University of Miami Nikki McCollum - Whitenburg University Lexi Fau...
May 4, 2014 - APRIL PRACTICE ATTENDANCE REPORT
The April practice attendance report is now available under the "Swimmers" tab here . The more workouts you attend, the better you will improve!!!!
May 3, 2014 - NEW CHAMPIONSHIP CUTS AT WFLA MEET
Ethan Brewer made his first FLAGS cut in the 10 & Under Boys 200 Free with a 2:48.54. Ethan Holter made his first FLAGS cut in the 10 & Under Boys 100 Fly with a 1:35.91.
Apr 30, 2014 - BLAKE WOODROW SIGNS WITH NSU
Blake Woodrow signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and swim for Nova Southeastern University this Fall. Congratulations to Blake and his family.
Apr 27, 2014 - SWIMMERS: SENIOR TEAM TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
Senior Team Test Set results are now available under the Times link here .
Apr 26, 2014 - SUMMER LEAGUE: HIGH POINT STANDINGS FROM MEET #1
The results are in for the Summer League Grand Prix Meet #1. Results Points Standings
Apr 25, 2014 - SWIMMERS: TEMPS RISING...YOU NEED TO HYDRATE DURING PRACTICE!
SENIOR AND JUNIOR TEAM SWIMMERS MUST HAVE AN INSULATED JUG / COOLER DURING PRACTICE! Temperatures are starting to rise quickly during our afternoon workouts. It is very important to keep hydrated with...
Apr 23, 2014 - PARENTS: ARE YOU GETTING OUR TEXTS?
GCST Parents: We are sending timely information out about events, practice changes, and other items that can directly affect you. We are trying to reduce the amount of e-mails we send out and using t...
Apr 22, 2014 - NUEVO TRADUCTOR GOOGLE A?ADIDO
Hemos añadido un nuevo traductor Google para muchas de las páginas de información. Este traductor trabaja con 60 idiomas diferentes. We've added a new Google translator for many pages of information. ...
Apr 21, 2014 - 2014 OPEN WATER FESTIVAL PHOTOS ADDED
More photos are now posted from the 2014 OW Festival here .
Apr 20, 2014 - SWIM MIAMI RACE RESULTS
GCST swimmers competed in the Swim Miami OW Races on Saturday April 19, 2014. Click name for results 10K Ginger Tompkins Sam Moreland Bill Sawyer 5k Thomas Pear 1 mile Jack Morel...
Apr 19, 2014 - GCST PARTICIPATES IN WATER SAFETY DAY AT SAN CARLOS PARK POOL
Several GCST swimmers participated in Water Safety Day on April 19, 2014 at the San Carlos Park Community Pool. The event was organized by Lee County Parks & Recreation. Participants included Kohl's...
Apr 18, 2014 - SWIMMERS: NUTRITION SUPER TRACKER
SUPER TRACKER The United States Department of Agriculture has created an interactive tool that allows you to plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Like Nutrition Tracker you can...
Apr 18, 2014 - 7 SIGNS THE YOUNG SWIMMER ISN?T EATING ENOUGH FOOD
BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Food is fuel. Just like a car needs fuel to operate, so does the body. Without enough food, changes happen in the body affecting a number of daily functions, including athletic...
Apr 16, 2014 - COURTNEY DEVENY SIGNS HER NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO NSU
Courtney DeVeny has signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Nova Southeastern University. Congratulations to Courtney and her family.
Apr 16, 2014 - LEXI FAUNCE SIGNS HER NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO NYU
Lexi Faunce has signed her National Letter of Intent to attend New York University in NY, NY. Congratulations to Lexi and her family.
Apr 15, 2014 - Run 4 Kayla Benefit Run on Saturday May 3rd
Attention GCST Families with runners! Masters swimmer Thom Pear has challenged us to support this local, affordable event for a great cause - Run 4 Kayla Saturday May 3rd. If we can get at least 10 GC...
Apr 13, 2014 - GCST WINS 6TH FLORIDA OW TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GCST is the 2014 Florida Open Water Champions GCST won the Florida Swimming Open Water Team Title for the 6th straight year. Top 8 finishes: 10 & Under: Kelsey Swartout 1st , Rachel Jamieson 2nd,...
Apr 11, 2014 - OPEN WATER ARTICLE FROM THE NEWS-PRESS
Alex Meyer said ability alone won't win a person Saturday's 10-kilometer Crippen Cup Open Water Marathon at Miromar Lakes in Estero. Flexibility and adaptability also are keys. "You can have a plan...
Apr 11, 2014 - MATT NIELSEN AND EDDIE ZACKA SELECTED BY NEWS-PRESS FOR HS SWIMMING
Matt Nielsen, and Eddie Zacka were selected by the News-Press for High School swimmers of the year. The News-Press selects 3 athletes in each sport to attend the Athlete of The Year Banquet in May. C...
Apr 10, 2014 - SWIMMERS & PARENTS MEETING ON MONDAY 4/14 AT SCP
MEETING AT SAN CARLOS ON MONDAY APRIL 14TH... This will be an informative meeting for parents with USA Swimming's Dave Thomas. Dave is the Southern Zone Sport Development Consultant. He will have a...
Apr 9, 2014 - MATT NIELSEN COMMITS TO INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE
Matt Nielsen has committed to attend college, and swim at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, FL. Matt is currently a Senior at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL. Congratulations to M...
Apr 5, 2014 - SERVICE HOURS POLICY UPDATE
The GCST Service Hours Policy has been updated. We have clarified which meets / events are eligible for Service Hours. The Fundraising Policy and requirements has also been updated, and clarified....
Apr 4, 2014 - MARCH PRACTICE ATTENDANCE POSTED
The GCST practice attendance report for March 2014 is now available for viewing here .
Apr 3, 2014 - 2014 GCST AWARDS BANQUET...PHOTOS!
Thanks to our GCST parents that helped put on another awesome GCST Awards Banquet, and all the hard work that went into making it a fun event for our team. Congratulations to our 7 graduating Senior s...
Apr 2, 2014 - NEW SWIMMING MAGAZINE FROM FSN
Introducing a New Magazine Showcasing Swimmers from Florida! Just this week, we have just launched FSN Strokin? Magazine, showcasing your swimmers, clubs, and coaches while reporting on things that ...
Mar 31, 2014 - FLORIDA OW ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER POSTED...GCST SWIMMERS MAKE THE TEAM
Florida Swimming has announced the OW All-Star roster for the LSC All-Star Challenge . GCST swimmers on the team are: 11-12: Isabella Marsala Zach Brewer Josh Benzon 15-18: Savannah Bowser Lexi Fau...
Mar 30, 2014 - GCST "A" AND ABOVE LISTS UPDATED
GCST "A" and above times lists have been updated for Yards and LC Meters. The lists can be found by clicking "Times" here .
Mar 29, 2014 - UPDATE: GCST SWIMMERS ON FLORIDA ALL-STAR TEAM
5 GCST swimmers selected to the Florida All-Star Team will compete at IRSC in Ft. Pierce on April 5-6, 2014 against the All-Stars from the Florida Gold Coast LSC. Event Page ALL-STAR ROSTER Meet Anno...
Mar 26, 2014 - AREA 3-5 MEET INFORMATION
Psych Sheet, Timelines, Warm-up Schedules, Results and more can be found on the host website here .
Mar 25, 2014 - FORMER GCST MEMBER PIETER RITZ AWARDED BY CSCAA
Henderson State graduate assistant coach Pieter Ritz was named the recipient of the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) 2014 Jean Freeman Scholarship. The Jean Freeman Sch...
Mar 21, 2014 - NCSA JR NATS: COURTNEY NEW TEAM RECORD...BLAKE AND EDDIE DROP MILE TIMES
GCST has 6 swimmers competing at NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, FL. Many of the fastest 18 and under swimmers from around the nation will compete at the YMCA Aquatic Center from March 18-22, 2014....
Mar 18, 2014 - FGCU costly pool repairs to start soon
People will be back inside FGCU?s shuttered pool complex within weeks. Unfortunately, they won?t be swimmers. The sight of construction workers, though, is a good sign as the Lee County/FGCU Aquatics ...
Mar 17, 2014 - FLAGS RESULTS: 62% BEST TIMES...44 TOP 8 FINISHES
The Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGS) starts Thursday March 13, and continues through Sunday March 16 at Sarasota, FL. GCST had 62% Best Times, and 44 swims placing in the Top 8. GCST has 23 1...
Mar 11, 2014 - GCST SPRING APRIL 25-27 MEET IS CANCELED
The GCST Spring Invitational is now canceled due to the on going repairs at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center. The repairs should be completed by the end of May. Alternate meets are being considere...
Mar 4, 2014 - GRIT: CAN IT BE DEVELOPED OR IS IT INNATE?
BY DAN MCCARTHY//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Do you know an athlete who not only never misses a workout, but never misses a yard of their training, or a rep in the weight room? No matter how tired or ...
Mar 2, 2014 - SENIOR CHAMPS RESULTS
The 2014 Florida Senior Championships start on February 27th, and run through March 2nd at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, FL. GCST swimmers attending the meet are Elijah Benzon, Nick Deguzman,...
Feb 28, 2014 - MESSAGE FROM COACH BILL WOOD
Just wanted to email you to remind you today will be my last day coaching for GCST. I wanted to thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your team. There is no other team in the area ...
Feb 24, 2014 - LAST CHANCE MEET RESULTS: MANY NEW CUTS MADE
Many new championship cuts were made at the GCST Last Chance Meet at the San Carlos Park Community Pool on February 22, 2014. Santiago San Martin made his first FLAGS qualifying time in the 11-12 ...
Feb 18, 2014 - PARENT EDUCATION RESOURCES FROM USA SWIMMING
New Parent Education Resources now available! New Parent Education Resources! USA Swimming presents its new monthly Parent Excellence Academy. We are excited to announce a special relationship with ...
Feb 14, 2014 - ARENA GP ORLANDO RESULTS
GCST is competing in the Arena Grand Prix Olrando on Feb 13-15, 2014 with Savannah Bowser, Bean Faunce, Courtney DeVeny, Matt, Nielsen, Eddie Zacka, and Blake Woodrow. The meet is a very strong Senior...
Feb 11, 2014 - ALL-STAR TEAMS SELECTION PROCESS
Here are links to the selection process for the Florida All-Star Team competing at Indian River on April 5-6, and the Open Water All-Star Team that will compete at Miromar Lakes on April 13. All-Star...
Feb 9, 2014 - Problems with groundwater empties FGCU swim complex
Feb 7, 2014 - SF MEET RESULTS: 5 NEW CHAMP CUTS...MANY TIME DROPS
GCST had some good swims with 5 new champ cuts made at the Swim Florida Winter Open on 2/7-8/14. New Cuts: Paige Madden Sr Ch 14-16 200 IM, Alizea Teuscher FLAGS 10 & Un 50 Back, Kelsey Swartout FLA...
Feb 2, 2014 - GCST TOP TIMES LISTS UPDATED
The GCST Top Times lists have been updated with the latest meet results including the FNR #3 meet on 1/31/14. This update includes Seasonal Improvements, All-Time Top 10, Seasonal Top 10, and the GCST...
Feb 1, 2014 - FNR #3 RESULTS: BAD WEATHER...GOOD RACING!
A rainy night in Southwest Florida led to some good racing at the GCST Friday Night at the Races Meet at San Carlos Park Pool on Jan. 31st, 2014. All Best Times: Jayme Bachman, Erika Baumgardner, De...
Jan 31, 2014 - FLAGS MEET INFORMATION AVAILABLE
The Florida Age Group Championships (FLAGS) meet information letter is now posted on the Event Page .
Jan 31, 2014 - PRACTICE ATTENDANCE REPORTS FOR JANUARY 2014 POSTED
Practice attendance report for January 2014 is now available under the "Swimmers" tab after login.
Jan 28, 2014 - PARENTS: BECOME A VOLUNTEER USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL
Meet new people and have great food at meets, all while helping young swimmers and the team. We are always looking for a few good men, and women! It's a great way to fulfill our required Service Hour...
Jan 24, 2014 - FNR #2 RESULTS: ALEZIA TEUSCHER MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT...MANY TIME DROPS
The Friday Night at the Races Meet #2 is now in the books. Despite cool temps, GCST swimmers put up some good swims. Several swimmers competed in their 1st 1650, and had some nice swims. New Champi...
Jan 24, 2014 - LEE COUNTY / FGCU AQUATIC CENTER UPDATE
From Campus Rec... We started dewatering the 25 yard pool this afternoon utilizing the preexisting wells around the pool!!! The water level has already dropped a little over a foot. We expect the ar...
Jan 23, 2014 - CHECK OUT THE NEW ITEMS AND COLORS IN OUR SPIRITWEAR STORE
Check out the new items in our SpiritWear Store . New shirt styles,and colors added. Now is a great time to order cold weather sweatshirts, and hoodies. Order today and help your team!
Jan 22, 2014 - UPDATE: ANNUAL BANQUET SOLD OUT
2014 GCST Annual Awards Luncheon Holiday Inn GCTC BANQUET IS SOLD OUT AND FULL. Each swimmer is limited to 4 non-swimmer attendees. Event will be capped to the first 190 tickets sold. Registration w...
Jan 21, 2014 - SF MEET: RACHEL JAMIESON MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT...5 NEW Q-TIMES MADE
GCST swimmers made 4 new championship qualifying times at the Swim Florida New Years Kick Off Swim Meet on January 17-18, 2014. Rachel Jamieson made her first FLAGS qualifying time in the 10 & Unde...
Jan 19, 2014 - SENIOR CIRCUIT #1 RESULTS
6 GCST Senior Performance 1 swimmers travelled to Stuart, FL for the 1st Senior Circuit LCM Meet of 2014. With cold and windy conditions throughout the day, best times were hard to come by. Regardless...
Jan 14, 2014 - GCST LAST CHANCE MEET MOVED TO SAN CARLOS
The GCST Last Chance Meet will be held at the San Carlos Park Community Pool on Feb. 22, 2014. The meet will be run in a 6 lane format with distance events run in 8 lanes. Warm up will start at ...
Jan 10, 2014 - MATT NIELSEN HONORED AT BISHOP VEROT AWARDS BANQUET
Matthew Nielsen was honored at the Verot swim banquet for holding 3 school records, finishing 3rd at states, and making Automatic All American. Keeping it all in the family pictured with his high scho...
Jan 10, 2014 - FNR #1 RESULTS: 9 NEW CUTS MADE
Friday Night at the Races #1 Meet produced 9 new FLAGS championship qualifying times. Making New Cuts: Zach Brewer 11-12 50 Fly, Imriel Coughlin 11-12 100 Breast, McKenna Fiore 10 & Under 50 Fly, and...
Jan 10, 2014 - GCST SWIMMERS HONORED AT ESTERO HS BANQUET
GCST swimmers were honored at the Estero High School Swimming Awards Ceremony. Awarded as MVP's and their girls team runnerup state championship finish, were Lexi Faunce , Courtney DeVeny , Nikki ...
Jan 8, 2014 - NP ALL-AREA TEAMS...MANY GCST SWIMMERS LISTED
Jan 6, 2014 - MEET ENTRY PROCEDURE / POLICY CHANGE
Hosted or Home Meets ( updated 1/06/14 ) Hosted Meets are meets that GCST runs at one of our pools. You will receive an e-mail invitation to " Attend " or " Decline " the meet 7 days before the en...
Jan 6, 2014 - NEW SINGLE AGE RECORDS FOR 2013-14 ADDED
New single age records have been added to Team Records search filter. Single Age Records
Jan 5, 2014 - CCS MEET RESULTS: NICOLE RODRIGUEZ MAKES NEW FLAGS CUT
New Cuts: Nicole Rodriguez - FLAGS 10 & Under Girls 500 Free All Best Times: Christian Howell, and Nicole Rodriguez. Event Winners: Maddie Lehman, Nicole Rodriguez, Steven Rua, Lucca Silva, and Ma...
Jan 2, 2014 - OPEN WATER MEETING ON JAN. 11TH
Our next Open Water Meeting will be on Saturday, January 11th starting at 9:30 AM...Calistoga at Gulf Coast Town Center.
Dec 30, 2013 - FLORIDA TOP 10: 14 SWIMMERS WITH 24 RANKINGS
Florida Swimming has released the 1st Top 10 standings of the short course season AS OF 12/20/13. GCST swimmers ranked in the Top 10 are: 10 & Under Girls: Mckenna Fiore - 5th 500 Free. Carolina Lo...
Dec 28, 2013 - LEXI FAUNCE SIGNS WITH NYU
Lexi Faunce signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education, and swimming career at New York University located in New York City. Congatulations to Lexi, and her family on this great ac...
Dec 24, 2013 - TOP TIMES UPDATED WITH FINAL 2013 RESULTS
All Top Times lists, Improvements, Qualifiers, and A Teams have been updated following the SF Pentathlon Meet. The lists can be viewed under Times on the front page. Some lists are "login require...
Dec 22, 2013 - SF PENTATHLON MEET RESULTS: TROPHY WINNERS, AND NEW CUTS MADE
GCST competed in the Swim Florida Pentathlon Meet in Ft. Myers and several good swims for our last meet of 2013. Several swimmers won Top 8 trophies in the Pentathlon scoring. Event Winners: Ethan ...
Dec 20, 2013 - FGCU AQUATIC CENTER POOL UPDATE
from Suzanne Ries FGCU Campus Rec.... We've been having meetings all week to better determine the scope of work and a timeline for the Aquatics Center. We have determined there are at least 5 differen...
Dec 18, 2013 - 2014 REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 12/31
All GCST swimmers must complete the 2014 Registration through the website using ? Start Registration ? between now and December 31 st . The Registration System will close on Dec. 31st, and reope...
Dec 18, 2013 - THREE EASY WAYS TO CHECK FOR DEHYDRATION
BY JILL CASTLE, MS, RDN Staying hydrated is a constant effort for many swimmers, requiring a hydration plan around exercise and vigilance for signs of dehydration. In young athletes, a 1% dehydratio...
Dec 18, 2013 - CODY MILLER: RISING ABOVE THE PRESSURE
BY MIKE WATKINS//CORRESPONDENT Cody Miller knows he?s in good company sharing a special connection with fellow swimmer Nathan Adrian and pop superstar Janet Jackson. Unfortunately for the University...
Dec 13, 2013 - JUNIOR NATIONALS: MATT NIELSEN BREAKS TEAM RECORD
Matt Nielsen breaks the GCST 17-18 Boys team record in the 200 Fly at Junior Nationals in Greensboro, NC. 12/12 Thursday - 500 Free 4:38.35 Time Trial - 200 Fly 1:53.34 Team Record 12/13 Friday - 200...
Dec 10, 2013 - "TIMES" LISTS UPDATED WITH HOLIDAY CLASSIC RESULTS
All Times Lists have been updated with results from the GSC Holiday Classic. See where you rank against our best.
Dec 10, 2013 - GSC HOLIDAY CLASSIC: GREAT FINISH TO 2013
GCST finished 2013 with some impressive time drops and fast swims at the GSC Holiday Classic in Gainesville, FL on Dec. 6-8, 2013. The team had 66% improved times, 4 event wins, 25 Top 8 finishes , ...
Dec 9, 2013 - 2014 GCST WINTER INVITE CANCELED
The 2014 GCST Winter Invite has been CANCELED due to liner repair problems at FGCU. We considered running a smaller version of the meet in the 25 yard diving well pool, but that pool now has a torn ...
Dec 6, 2013 - KELSEY SWARTOUT MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT
10 year old Kelsey Swartout made her 1st FLAGS qualifiying time as swam under the standard in the 10 & Under Girls 200 Free at the Gator Swim Club, Holiday Classic Swim Meet.at Gainesville, FL on De...
Dec 4, 2013 - NEW 2014 FLAGS TIME STANDARDS APPROVED
Florida Swimming approved the new 2014 FLAGS Time Standards with Single Age Groups, and Bonus cuts. The new standards can viewed here .
Dec 3, 2013 - SORE SHOULDERS? TRY THIS
BY G. JOHN MULLEN//DPT, CSCS Soreness is an essential consequence of elite training. The body typically experiences soreness after a novel activity or an increase in training volume. In swimming, a ...
Dec 1, 2013 - PRACTICE ATTENDANCE LISTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING
Practice attendance lists are now posted for all swimmers and locations. The list can be found under the " Swimmers " link on the GCST front page after login.
Nov 30, 2013 - 2014 REGISTERED ATHLETE LIST
The list of athletes registered for 2014 can be found under the " Swimmers " link after login. Please check this list to make sure your swimmer is registered. Unregistered swimmers will not be able ...
Nov 28, 2013 - GCST HOLIDAY PARTIES SCHEDULED
GCST North Team Party at Coach Mike Verwest's house on Dec. 14th. Details GCST Holiday Party at san Carlos Park Pool on Dec. 20th. Details
Nov 26, 2013 - TOP TIMES LISTS UPDATED
All Times Lists have been updated with results from the Turkey Meet. See where you are on our lists. All-Time Top 10 Seasonal Top 10 "A" Team Seaonal Improvements
Nov 26, 2013 - HOLIDAY TRAINING SCHEDULES UPDATED FOR ALL POOLS
The GCST Holiday Training Schedules for Thanksgiving, and Christmas / New Years have been posted. We also have printable versions available online.
Nov 25, 2013 - FGCU CLOSED DUE TO LINER REPAIR...JUNIOR TEAM TO SAN CARLOS STARTING 11/26
The Junior High Performance Team will move from FGCU to San Carlos Park Pool starting Tuesday 11/25. Practice times will be 5 to 7:30 PM Monday through Friday. The Silver Team will change to 4:30 to...
Nov 24, 2013 - TURKEY MEET RESULTS UPDATED: 108 BEST TIMES TURNED IN
GCST attended the SYS Turkey Meet and produced some nice time drops at the meet. Event Winners: Matthew Leishure won the 8 & Under Boys 25 Breaststroke. Steven Rua won the 11-12 Boys 100 Breaststro...
Nov 23, 2013 - JUNIOR TEAM: TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
The Junior High Performance Team Test Set results are now posted under the "Times" link on the front page. The set was from Saturday morning on 11/23/13 and consisted of 5 x 500 on 8:00. Great job ...
Nov 22, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS: CONTINUE SWIMMING WITH GCST!
JOIN OUR NEW HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TEAM. START WORKING ON 2014 NOW! Join GCST with an $80 Registration that includes 2014 USA Swimming Membership, and 1st month Coaching Fees. Receive a new team cap...
Nov 18, 2013 - SINGLE AGE TIME STANDARDS RELEASED
USA Swimming has released the Single Age Motivational Time Standards for 2013-16. The new standards can be found here .
Nov 18, 2013 - TOP TIMES LISTS UPDATED WITH FINAL HS RESULTS
All TopTimes lists have been updated with the final high school results See where you rank among our best. Times
Nov 16, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: FHSAA 3A STATE RESULTS
Senior Blake Woodrow swam a personal best time in the 200 Free Consol Final with a 1:44.12 to finish 11th. Blake finished 15th in the 500 Free with a 4:41.98, and swam a PBT as the lead-off on the ...
Nov 11, 2013 - ORDER A BLING SHIRT TODAY!
Bling Fashion shirts by Maria Medina. Order today! Order Form
Nov 11, 2013 - PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGES STARTING ON NOV. 14TH
Practice changes affecting groups at San Carlos, and FGCU starting on November 14th The 50 meter pool at FGCU will be closed on November 14th for liner replacement. We will be able to use the divi...
Nov 10, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: FHSAA 2A STATE RESULTS
Senior Eddie Zacka had an outstanding swim in the 500 Free to come from behind in one of the most exciting races of the meet and take 3rd in the 500 Free at the FHSAA 2A Finals with a personal best ...
Nov 10, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: 3A REGION 3 RESULTS
Senior Blake Woodrow qualified for the 3A State Finals in the 200 Free, and 500 Free. Blake finished 8th in the 200 Free (1:47.19), and 3rd in the 500 Free (4:41.36). 3A Region 3 Results 3A State...
Nov 8, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: FHSAA 1A STATE RESULTS
Senior Matt Nielsen finished 3rd in the 500 Free to make his first medal stand appearance at the FHSAA 1A State Finals with a 4:29.19. He also won the Consolation Final of the 200 Free with a 1:41....
Nov 3, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: FHSAA 1A & 2A STATE QUALIFIERS
GCST qualifiers for the FHSAA 1A & 2A State Finals: 1A - Matt Nielsen 200 Free, and 500 Free. 2A - Eddie Zacka 200 Free, and 500 Free 2A - Courtney DeVeny 200 IM, and 100 Back. 2A - Lexi Fa...
Nov 2, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: 1A REGION 3 RESULTS
GCST swimmers turned in some outstanding swims at the 1A Region 3 meet. Matt Neilsen won the 1A Region 3 title in the 200 Free with a Personal Best Time of 1:42.46, and finished 2 nd in the 500 Free...
Nov 1, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: 2A REGION 4 RESULTS
GCST 2A swimmers had some outstanding swims at the FHSAA 2A Region 4 meet at FGCU with almost everyone having best time swims. Senior Courtney DeVeny is the Region Champion in the 200 IM. Bean Fau...
Oct 30, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: DISTRICT 3A-10 RESULTS
Senior Blake Woodrow finished 2nd in the 500 Free (4:48.41), and 3rd in the 200 Free (1:48.22) to qualify for Regions. Results News-Press Article
Oct 30, 2013 - FLORIDA MASTERS NEWSLETTER
Here is the link for the November 2013 Florida Masters Swimming Newsletter .
Oct 28, 2013 - GCST SWIMMERS ADVANCING TO REGIONS
GCST swimmers advancing to FHSAA Regions and their events / seeds are: 1A - Matt Nielsen 200 Free 1st , 500 Free 2nd 1A - Elijah Benzon 200 Free 11th, 100 Fly 6th 1A - Nick Deguzman 200 IM 17th, 100 ...
Oct 26, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: DISTRICT 2A-10 RESULTS
Senior Courtney DeVeny won the 2A District 10 titles in her last high school District meet as she captured the 200 IM (2:08.96), and the 100 Back (59.51) events. Savannah Bowser won the 500 Free ...
Oct 25, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: DISTRICT 1A-9 RESULTS
Senior Matt Nielsen won the 200 Free, and the 500 Free to finish his last District with 4 consecutive wins in those events through all 4 years of high school swimming. Matt swam a 1:44.18 in the 20...
Oct 25, 2013 - DECK PASS PERKS: EASY AS TAP, SCAN, WIN
Oct 24, 2013 - PATRICK SHIPMAN, LEXI FAUNCE, AND MATT NIELSEN PICK UP HONORS
Congratulations to Lexi Faunce and Patrick Shipman for being recognized as the Estero High School Al Oerter Recipients and Matt Nielsen as the Bishop Verot High School Recepient for academic...
Oct 21, 2013 - CHECK OUT OUR "LINKS" PAGE...LOTS OF NEW SITES ADDED
Have you seen our "Links" page? We have some really good resources to help you find the latest swimming information. All Florida college swimming programs have been added. Links
Oct 19, 2013 - SWIM MEET RESULTS: SEVERAL EVENT WINNERS AND TIME DROPS
Steven Rua won 3 11-12 Boys events on Friday night. Many time drops posted by GCST swimmers. Event Winners on Saturday are Deisy Baumgardner, Erika Baumgardner, Steven Rua, Nicole Rodriquez, Imriel...
Oct 16, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL: 2013 LCAC RESULTS
GCST swimmers competed in the 2013 LCAC High School Meet with many having great results. Senior Courtney DeVeny finished her last LCAC Meet as a double winner. Courtney won the 200 IM, and the 100...
Oct 16, 2013 - SOMETIMES IT'S NOT ABOUT TIMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS...PLEASE READ
Here is an e-mail I received a few nights ago that I wanted to share with everyone. Sometimes in the world of compeitive swimming we overlook the really important, and meaningful things we do, while ...
Oct 14, 2013 - UPDATE: SPIRITWEAR FALL SPECIAL SALE UNTIL 10/31
PRICES SLASHED! Take advantage of our Fall Special Sale now underway in our new SpiritWear Store . We have added hoodies, sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, and more. Cooler weather is coming! ...
Oct 11, 2013 - STAT MEET: ETHAN HOLTER WINS HP AWARD...PHOTOS
Ethan Holter won the 8 & Under Boys High Point Award at the STAT Nike Challenge Meet at Tampa, FL on Oct. 11-13, 2013. Ethan won a total of 6 events, 25 Free, 25 Fly, 25 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Breast, and...
Oct 10, 2013 - SENIOR TEAM TEST SET RESULTS FROM 10/9/13
The results of the Senior High Performance Team test set are now posted here . The set is 16 x 100's Free @2:00 from a push-off to a feet touch. Great results by many in the group!
Oct 6, 2013 - LOSING IS GOOD FOR YOU!
Losing Is Good for You By Ashley Merryman, NY Times, Published: September 24, 2013 As children return to school this fall and sign up for a new year?s worth of extracurricular activities, parents shou...
Oct 5, 2013 - TROPICAL SPLASH RESULTS...GCST MASTERS WIN 3 EVENTS
Weather was good, water was choppy. Had some great results. 5K Katie Westbrook 1st overall female 5 k 1:09:17 Sam Moreland 6th in AG 1:26:49 2.5 K Ginger Tompkins 1st overall female 40:09 Jose Rodriqu...
Sep 29, 2013 - CCS MEET RESULTS: NICOLE RODRIQUEZ MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT
Several best times turned in at the CCS Fall Series meet at Punta Gorda, FL on Sept. 28, 2013. New FLAGS Cut: Nicole Rodriquez made her 1st FLAGS cut in the 10 & Under Girls 200 Free. Event Winners...
Sep 27, 2013 - HELP KEEP POOLS SAFE!
Aquatic Safety Consortium Aims to Keep Pools Safe The National Swimming Pool Foundation has placed a high priority on improving swimming pool safety, and increasing the understanding of the health b...
Sep 23, 2013 - SWIMMING WORLD TEAM OFFER
Swimming World?s EXCLUSIVE TEAM Offer and FREE T-Shirt! Your team qualifies for a $29.95, 1-Yr. Total Access Subscription, Plus a FREE Swimming World T-Shirt! That?s a $59.90 value!! YOUR TO...
Sep 22, 2013 - UPDATED: GCST FALL SAT. RACES RESULTS...PHOTOS
GCST swimmers had many good swims and time drops at the GCST Fall Saturday Races meet at FGCU on Sept. 21, 2013. Thanks to our parents, that helped run our first meet of the short course season.. Resu...
Sep 11, 2013 - GCST PARENTS: MANY OF YOU ARE MISSING IMPORTANT MESSAGES
Many our our team members are not receiving important and time sensitive information. Please check your account settings and make sure you "VERIFY" your cell number for SMS Texts, and e-mail address...
Sep 10, 2013 - GCST SWIMMERS ON THE NATIONAL TOP 10 LISTS
USA Swimming has posted the final Long Course National Top 10 Times rankings for 2013. Making the lists for GCST are: Zach Brewer - Boys 11 - 4th in the 800 Free , 10th in the 400 Free , and 15th...
Sep 2, 2013 - BEACH PARTY PHOTOS POSTED
Photos from the 2013 GCST Beach Party at Lover's Key State Park are now available for here .
Aug 18, 2013 - NEW PHOTOS ADDED FROM SUMMER CHAMP MEETS
Photos have been added to our Photo Page from FLAGS, Senior Champs, and Summer Leage Championships. Photos (login required)
Aug 15, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE: 91 SWIMMERS ATTEND 1ST LEAGUE CHAMPS MEET
91 GCST swimmers participated in our first Summer League Grand Prix Championship Meet. Many swimmers came away with medals, and our Grand Prix Series winners were awarded. Grand Prix High Point Winner...
Aug 12, 2013 - GCST SWIMMERS ON THE FINAL FLORIDA TOP LISTS FOR 2012-13
GCST swimmers in the final Florida Top 10 Lists for 2012-13 . Congratulations on your hard work, and fast swims! Long Course Meters 10 & Under: McKenna Fiore ? 400 Free 7 th . 11-12: Hannah VanDr...
Aug 11, 2013 - TOP TIMES UPDATED WITH FINAL LC SEASON RESULTS
All Long Course lists have been updated with all championship meet results now in the database. See where you finished in the Long Course season. All lists are posted under "Times" on the menu bar.
Aug 1, 2013 - GRAND PRIX STANDINGS THROUGH MEET #6
Jul 29, 2013 - SR CHAMPS: MATT NIELSEN MAKES SC JUNIOR CUT...MANY BEST TIMES
GCST finished the meet in 14th place despite being the 21st largest team and entering no relays. Great meet GCST! Matt Nielsen missed the Summer Junior Nats cut by a half second but qualified for th...
Jul 22, 2013 - SECTIONALS RESULTS: 12 NATIONAL CUTS, 5 TEAM RECORDS BROKEN, AND 69% BEST TIMES
GCST had an outstanding 2013 Summer Sectional Meet with all swimmers hitting best times in almost every swim. GCST swimmers posted 69% best times for the meet. Courtney DeVeny broke GCST Records in ...
Jul 22, 2013 - FLAGS RESULTS: 1 NATIONAL CUT, 3 TEAM RECORDS, AND 67% BEST TIMES
GCST swimmers had great FLAGS meet with many best times, new cuts, and team records. Bean Faunce broke 13-14 Girls GCST Records in the 200 Breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Bean Faunce swam under the NCSA...
Jul 16, 2013 - 11 GCST SWIMMERS ON THE FLORIDA TOP 10 LISTS
Florida Swimming released the pre champ meet LC Top 10. 11 GCST swimmers making the list are McKenna Fiore, Hannah VanDress, Isabella Marsala, Bean Faunce, Savannah Bowser, Lexi Faunce, Courtney De...
Jul 13, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE #5 RESULTS...STANDINGS / PHOTOS
Jul 12, 2013 - SERVICE HOURS TOTALS...23 FAMILIES REWARDED WITH A FREE MONTH
Thank you to all the families who donated their time this past short course/long course season ? it is your time and energy that make our meets such a success! Below are families that worked 75 servi...
Jul 11, 2013 - 2013 SWIM-A-THON COMES TO A CLOSE
Jul 9, 2013 - LATEST SWIM-A-THON RANKINGS...AMAZING RECORD NUMBERS!
Jul 8, 2013 - 2 GCST SWIMMERS SELECTED TO FLORIDA ZONE TEAM
Florida Swimming has posted the Zone Team Rosters for the Southern Zone Age Group Championships to be held in Greenville, SC on July 30 to August 4, 2013. Making the team for GCST is Savannah Bows...
Jul 7, 2013 - GCST SATURDAY AM RACES: NEW CHAMP CUTS MADE
New championships cuts were turned in by GCST swimmers at the meet. Elijah Benzon made a new Spring Sectional cut in the 200 Fly. Maggi Burnett made a new FLAGS cut in the 10 & Under Girls 200 Fre...
Jul 1, 2013 - SHARK OPEN: NEW CUTS MADE
GCST competed in the Shark Open at Sarasota on June 28-30, 2013. 3 new championship cuts were made with Maggi Burnett swimming a new FLAGS cut in the 10 & Girls 400 Free. Antonio Medina swam a new ...
Jun 27, 2013 - SAT RANKINGS AS OF 6/26...TOP 4 OVER $1000
Jun 26, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS GETTING CLOSE AFTER MEET #4
Jun 23, 2013 - PHOTOS FROM THE GCST SUMMER INVITE POSTED
Photos from the GCST Summer Invite are now posted under the Swimmers tab here .
Jun 22, 2013 - FRIDAY TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
The test set results from Friday June 21st are now posted unter the "Times" tab and then "Test Sets" here .
Jun 22, 2013 - SAVE 5% ON YOUR PROGRAM FEES
Would you like to save 5% on your monthly Program Fees? We have a quarterly billing program that will give you a 5% reduction in program fees. Just send an e-mail to gcst@comcast.net to request a ...
Jun 22, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE GRAND PRIX #4 RESULTS
Summer League Grand Prix Meet #4 results are now posted on the Event Page here
Jun 19, 2013 - UPDATED LEAGUE STANDINGS THROUGH MEET #3
Jun 19, 2013 - JULY 6TH SAT. AM RACES MEET JOB SIGN-UP IS READY...LAST CHANCE FOR SERVICE HRS.
Job Sign-up is now open! This is the last chance to fulfill your Service Hours Comittment. Spots are now open and will fill quickly. To see all jobs you have signed up for: Go to the Events ...
Jun 18, 2013 - SWIM-A-THON RANKINGS AS OF 6/18
Jun 18, 2013 - CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS LISTS UPDATED
Championship Qualifiers lists are now updated with all long course meet results.
Jun 17, 2013 - GCST HAS BIG IMPROVEMENTS AND GREAT SWIMS IN THE GCST SUMMER INVITE AT FGCU
GCST hosted the SWF Nuerosurgical Associates Summer Invitational at FGCU on June 13-16, 2013, and came away with some outstanding swims and times drops from almost all of our athletes. High Point Wi...
Jun 13, 2013 - CHECK OUT OUR NEW SPIRIT WEAR STORE
Take a look at our new SprirtWear Store. Customize your own team shirt. Great prices and shipped directly to your door. Order today here .
Jun 7, 2013 - CHELSEA FRANKLIN JOINS STAFF AT GCST
Chelsea Franklin has joined the staff as a coach with GCST. Chelsea started with GCST at 8 years old and quickly became one of the most decorated swimmers in GCST history with many Florida LSC, and N...
Jun 2, 2013 - NEW CUTS AND FLAGS QUALIFIERS AT SF MEET
GCST swimmers had some good times and new cuts at the SF Meet held at FGCU on June 1st, 2013. New Cuts: Imriel Coughlin made her first FLAGS qualifying time as she swam under the 10 & Under Girls ...
May 27, 2013 - NEW COACH ON DECK - PIETER RITZ
A native of Fort Myers, Fla., Pieter Ritz was member of the Gulf Coast Swim Team for 16 years. He also swam for the Florida Zone Team in 2006. During his prep swimming years, he was a district champi...
May 21, 2013 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ARE YOU GETTING OUR TEXT / E-MAIL ALERTS?
ARE YOU GETTING THE MESSAGE? With the threat of severe weather upon us, we send out timely alerts concerning practice cancellations and more. While we can't answer your individual requests about p...
May 20, 2013 - SYS MEET: BEAN FAUNCE WON HP AWARD...MAGGI BURNETT MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT
Bean Faunce won the 13-14 Girls High Point Award with 5 event wins. New Cuts: GCST had 4 new championship qualifying times made at the SYS Memorial Meet. Elijah Benzon - Senior Champs 15-16 400 I...
May 19, 2013 - FREE SHIPPING NOW ADDED TO SPIRITWEAR STORE
Free Shipping from the GCST SpiritWear Store Available Today: Purchase 5 or more items in one individual order and you will qualify for Free UPS ground shipping. Purchase 3 to 4 items in one individu...
May 15, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE GRAND PRIX MEET #2 RESULTS / STANDINGS
The GCST Summer League Grand Prix Meet #2 is now completed. The next Summer League Grand Prix Meet in on June 7th at San Carlos Park Pool. Sign up now! Full Meet Results League Grand Prix Standings...
May 9, 2013 - UPDATE: BRONZE TEAM AT FGCU IS BACK
BRONZE TEAM at FGCU - Practices will be available Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:00-6:00 PM. Coach Eddwie Perez will be the coach on deck for FGCU BRONZE TEAM. For more details call 239-560-4820.
May 9, 2013 - 2013 SWIM-A-THON USA SWIMMING INCENTIVES
Have you seen the great incentives that USA Swimming is awarding to top SAT winners? It's not too late to get started. Don't miss out!! Raise Level Description Image Give Away Description Value $1,0...
May 9, 2013 - HANNAH ALBION HONORED AS ROTARY SOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Hannah Albion was honored as Canterbury School's Top Female Scholar Athlete for 2013 based on her GPA, athletic success, and service hours to the community. Hannah received a very nice plaque at t...
May 3, 2013 - SENIOR, AND MASTERS TEAM TEST SET RESULTS
The Senior Team Test Set, and Masters Team Test Set results are posted under the Times tab here .
May 3, 2013 - SUMMER LEAGUE GRAND PRIX MEET #1 RESULTS / STANDINGS
The GCST Summer League Grand Prix Meet was held despite the threat of bad weather at the San Carlos Park Pool on May 1st, 2013. The swimmers received their new league swim caps, and t-shirts. The r...
Apr 28, 2013 - GCST WINS 5TH STRAIGHT OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP
GCST won it's 5th straight Florida Swimming Open Water Team Championship. GCST won the Boys Team Title and finished 2nd in the Girls Team standings. 10& Under: Kelsey Swartout 3rd, Chiara Perfetto 4...
Apr 19, 2013 - SPRING INVITE: 5 HP AWARD WINNERS...MATTHEW VERWEST MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT
Many thanks to GCST parents for putting on the 2013 GCST Spring Invite at FGCU. Exceptional job done by all that pitched in to help! Matthew Verwest made his first FLAGS cut as he swam under the sta...
Apr 13, 2013 - NORTH TEAM FUNDRAISER
The GCST North Team had a Spaghetti Dinner, and Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, April 13th. A big crowd was on hand to try and win some of the awesome items that were donated from various local busin...
Apr 12, 2013 - 2013-14 FHSAA SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS ARE IN
New FHSAA State Assignments for Swimming and Diving are now posted. Here are the assignments that affect Lee, and Collier County schools. Class 1A 108 schools Fall 2012 student population: 40-8...
Apr 11, 2013 - MIND OF A CHAMPION: BUILDING YOUR OWN MENTAL TOUGHNESS TOOLBOX
Apr 8, 2013 - GIVIVNG INSPIRATION TO THE NEXT GENERATION
When a child gazes upon the ocean and sees his mother or father swimming in the open water, sometimes struggling, what can he possibly be thinking? Is dad cold? Is mom tired? Is dad hungry? Will ...
Apr 7, 2013 - CCS SPRING MEET: VERWEST AND COUGHLIN WIN EVENTS...GUSTY MAKES FLAGS CUT
Good swims turned in at the CCS Spring Meet on April 6th at Punta Gorda, FL. Event winners at the CCS Meet are Matthew Verwest , and Imriel Coughlin . Jacob Gusty made the FLAGS cut in the 10 & Un...
Apr 6, 2013 - GCST SWIMMERS HAVE AN OUTSTANDING DAY AT SWIM MIAMI OW EVENT
GCST swimmers travelled to Miami to compete in the Swim Miami Open Water Race on April 6, 2013. Our team did a great job with several outstanding finishes. 10 & Under 800: Girls - Kelsey Swartout f...
Apr 6, 2013 - FL vs FGC ALL-STAR DUAL MEET...PUCKETT & FAUNCE WIN
GCST has 5 swimmers on the Florida All-Star Team to compete against the FGC LSC at IRSC. Saturday AM and PM Session Results: 10 & Under Girls: Mikayla Puckett - 100 Free 8th, 200 IM 2nd, 50 Free 5th...
Apr 5, 2013 - NEW SWIM-A-THON COORDINATORS ANNOUNCED
Swim-A-Thon will be kicking off soon. We are pleased to announce our new SAT Coordinators for 2013. Jennifer Subbert, and Kim VanDress have agreed to run our SAT program this year. Watch for more ...
Apr 4, 2013 - HANNAH ALBION COMMITS TO BOWLING GREEN
GCST Senior swimmer Hannah Albion has made a verbal commitment to attend and swim for Bowling Green State University , in Bowling Green, OH. Hannah will graduate from Canterbury School in May. ...
Mar 25, 2013 - INFORMATION MEETING FOR SENIOR SWIMMERS ABOUT COLLEGE SWIMMING
We are holding a meeting at FGCU on Wednesday evening for swimmers and parents of high school swimmers that want to know more about the college recruiting process, and what it means in regards to your...
Mar 23, 2013 - FHSAA FINALS FOR 2013 TO BE AT STUART, FL
STUART, Fla. ? The Florida High School Athletic Association has reached an agreement with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission to host the FHSAA Swimming and Diving Finals at Sailfish Splash Waterp...
Mar 22, 2013 - GCST SWIMMER RECEIVES AWARD FROM LEE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
GCST swimmer Hunter Seluk received a nice award from the Lee County Sheriff's Office in the "Do The Right Thing" program. Hunter was nominated for the award by Kathy Rairdon for kindness shown to G...
Mar 20, 2013 - HANNAH VANDRESS, AND MOLLY DUBRASKY RANKED IN THE NAG TOP 10
Hannah VanDress has a NAG Top 10 ranking in the 11 year old girls 800 Meter Free. Hannah's time during the 2012 Long Course season puts her 9th on the list with a 9:59.58. Molly Dubrasky has a N...
Mar 20, 2013 - TOP 5 RECOVERY SNACKS FOR SWIMMERS
BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM, PHD, RD, CSSD A young swimmer asked me about after-practice recovery snacks, specifically if she needed a special product marketed as an ?after? workout recovery drink. She didn...
Mar 18, 2013 - MARCH-APRIL ISSUE OF DIGITAL SPLASH ONLINE NOW
Mar 15, 2013 - 5 GCST SWIMMERS ON FLORIDA ALL-STAR TEAM
5 GCST swimmers have been selected for the Florida All-Star Team. The team will compete against the Florida Gold Coast LSC in a dual meet at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, FL on April 6-7, ...
Mar 14, 2013 - HOW TO GET YOUNG SWIMMERS TO EAT WELL
Mar 11, 2013 - FLAGS: SAVANNAH BOWSER, AND BEAN FAUNCE POST GOOD SWIMS ON SUNDAY NIGHT
Mar 6, 2013 - NCSA JUNIOR NATIONALS INFORMATION
The NCSA Junior Nationals Meet in Orlando is March 12-16, 2013. This is the largest Junior Nationals in the history of the meet with 1790 swimmers entered. GCST will be represented with Courtney...
Feb 28, 2013 - SR. CHAMPS UPDATE: 4 TEAM RECORDS FALL
Feb 27, 2013 - MENTAL TRAINING TIPS
Mental Training: Getting M.A.D. Daily decisions like attending practice, food choices, or even your effort, add up to create the competitor you will become. Looking ahead to the end of this season, t...
Feb 25, 2013 - WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT COLLEGE RECRUITING?
Do you have questions about the college recruiting process? We have a lot of information to help you. Check "College Recruiting" under the Swimmers tab here . (login required) We are planning a m...
Feb 20, 2013 - FOLLOW THE LATEST COLLEGE CONFERENCE ACTION HERE
Here is a link to all the college swimming action going on around the USA. Several GCST swimmers are competing for their college's in these meets. College Swimming
Feb 18, 2013 - GCST TOP TIMES AND CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS UPDATED
GCST All-Time Top 10 , Seasonal Top 10 , "A" Team , and Championship Qualifiers have been updated with the latest meet results. These lists can be found under the " Times " link above.
Feb 18, 2013 - GCST LAST CHANCE MEET: 6 NEW CHAMP CUTS MADE
GCST had 6 new championship cuts made at the 2013 GCST Last Chance Meet at FGCU on February 16, 2013. Swimmers with New Cuts were Elijah Benzon, Makailey Hauser, Isabella Marsala , and Madison V...
Feb 12, 2013 - CHILDREN DO NOT NEED SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS
BY DAN MCCARTHY//NATIONAL TEAM HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT The organizations condemning the use of sports-supplements by children include the National Institute of Health and the American Academy of...
Feb 9, 2013 - 2 GCST OFFICIALS SELECTED TO ORLANDO GRAND PRIX
Congratulations to Mike Brewer , and Tim Jacobson as they were selected to officiate at the Orlando Grand Prix on Feb. 14-16, 2013. The meet is part of USA Swimming's Arena Grand Prix series, ...
Feb 7, 2013 - DO THE RIGHT THING AWARD NOMINATION
Mike Scott Office of the Sheriff County of Lee M E M O R A N D U M Sir, On February 4, 2013, while at the San Carlos Park Community Pool, I had a chance to witness an awesome d...
Feb 2, 2013 - 8 NEW CHAMPIONSHIP CUTS MADE AT SF MEET
74 GCST swimmers attended the SWIM Meet at the Ft. Myers Aquatic Center on Feb. 1-2, 2013. 8 New Championship qualifying times were turned in from 5 GCST swimmers. Alex Subbert (3 FLAGS), Makail...
Jan 31, 2013 - CC / ACH SYSTEM IS READY...SWITCH TODAY!
Our Credit Card / ACH system is now up and running. If you would like to move away from writing checks, this is the way to go. No extra fees, and it's easy to set up. Please set up your choice of ...
Jan 28, 2013 - 2013 GCST ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET PHOTOS
The GCST Annual Awards Banquet was held once again at the Holiday Inn GCTC. We had a large crowd of over 200 swimmers, and their fans. We had 3 Seniors give some great speeches this year as Zack Jami...
Jan 23, 2013 - PARENTS: GET ONDECK!
Parents: Connect to Your Team Follow your kids and connect with their team Download on iTunes Download on Android OnDeck: Revolutionary Mobile Power Thousand's of swim parents around the globe a...
Jan 23, 2013 - ARE YOU MISSING IMPORTANT INFORMATION?
We have several forms of communication available to get important and timely information to you. 1. Website - Please check our website daily as we keep it up to date with the latest team information,...
Jan 22, 2013 - BUTTERFLY BREATHING PATTERNS
BY RUSSELL MARK//HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT It?s easy to get fixated on breathing patterns in fly, but with certainty the most important part of breathing in fly is the technique. Breathe forward,...
Jan 20, 2013 - GCST GIRLS WIN THE 2013 WINTER INV...SAVANNAH BOWSER IS HP WINNER
The 2013 GCST Winter Invitational is now completed and our girls won the Team High Point Scoring. GCST finished the meet in 3rd over-all. Savannah Bowser won the 13-14 Girls High Point Award . M...
Jan 19, 2013 - GCST & MACM JOINT WORKOUT ON MLK DAY
GCST and Metro Aquatic Club Miami, will have a combined workout on Monday January 21 at the San Carlos Park Pool at 6 to 8 AM. This workout is for selected swimmers from the Junior, and Senior Team...
Jan 15, 2013 - 5 WAYS TO USE GOAL SETTING TO IMPROVE YOUR SWIMMING
Jan 6, 2013 - 10 SWIMMER GOALS FOR 2013
By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent A friend of mine does not make New Year?s Resolutions. ?Studies say that most New Year?s Resolutions are broken after a few weeks,? she told me. ?So, instead, I make N...
Jan 6, 2013 - CCS MEET UPDATE: ELISABETH VERWEST MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUT IN THE 100 FREE
Elisabeth Verwest made her 1st FLAGS cut at the CCS Meet on Saturday January 5th at Punta Gorda, FL. Elisabeth qualified for the 10 & Under Girls 100 Free with a 1:07.86. Makailey Hauser made a ne...
Jan 2, 2013 - 12 GCST SWIMMERS SELECTED TO NP ALL-AREA TEAM
12 GCST Senior Team swimmers were selected to the News-Press All-Area Team for 2012. Girls First Team selections are Courtney DeVeny (Estero HS-Jr), Savannah Bowser (Cape Coral HS-Fr), and Kaitl...
Jan 1, 2013 - UPDATE: GCST ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET INFORMATION AVAILABLE
The UPDATED Information and Reservation Form for the Annual GCST Banquet is now available on the Event Page here . The banquet is for all GCST members and their families. The banquet will be held ...
Dec 28, 2012 - WANT TO SWIM IN COLLEGE: EVERYONE SIGNED EARLY, BUT ME! WHAT DO I DO NOW?
College Swimming News: ?About 25% of the high school senior swimming recruits sign during the early signing period each year. The rest wait until April.? Contributor, Rick Paine, is a friend and an ...
Dec 27, 2012 - NEW DISCOUNTED FEE STRUCTURE
We have added a new OPTIONAL Quarterly Billing Cycle for those that want to cut the amount of payments made throughout the year. We are offering a 5% discount on Program Fees for those that choose th...
Dec 26, 2012 - COURTNEY DEVENY, AND KAITLYN HAUSER SELECTED TO 2012 NDN ALL-AREA TEAM
Courtney DeVeny (Estero High School - Junior), and Kaitlyn Hauser (Estero High School - Freshman) were selected to the 2012 Naples Daily News All-Area Team. Lexi Faunce , and Nikki McCollum wer...
Dec 26, 2012 - MICHAEL PINEDA, AND EDDIE ZACKA SELECTED TO 2012 NDN ALL-AREA TEAM
Michael Pineda (Gulf Coast High School - Senior), and Eddie Zacka (Estero High School - Junior) were selected to the 2012 Naples Daily News All-Area Team. Congratulations to both outstanding athlet...
Dec 22, 2012 - PHOTOS FROM JINGLE BELL AND HOLIDAY PARTY ADDED
Photos have been added from the 2012 Jingle Bell Meet, and the GCST Holiday Party at San Carlos Park Pool. Photos can be found here .
Dec 19, 2012 - PENTATHLON MEET UPDATED: GOOD TIME IMPROVEMENTS BY GCST SWIMMERS
GCST had 55 swimmers attend the SWIM Pentathlon Meet in Ft. Myers on December 15, 2012. Many of our swimmers had some good time improvements, and our new swimmers gained some racing experience. Plac...
Dec 17, 2012 - READ "SPLASH" ONLINE...NOV-DEC ISSUE AVAILABLE
The Nov.-Dec. 2012 issue of Splash is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. This issue is our special tribute to the greatest swimmer of all time ? Michael Phelps. The...
Dec 17, 2012 - JINGLE BELL MEET: GCST SWIMMERS HAVE A GREAT MEET...40 NEW CUTS!!!
GCST traveled to Clearwater for the Jingle Meet on December 14-16, 2012. GCST finished the meet in 3rd place in the team standings despite being the 10th largest team in the meet. Our swimmers step...
Dec 4, 2012 - 7 Things Successful Swimmers Do Differently
Guest editorial by Olivier Poirier-Leroy PHOENIX, Arizona, December 5. WHY do some swimmers have a hard time achieving success while other swimmers seem to effortlessly enjoy wild and never-ending suc...
Nov 19, 2012 - TURKEY MEET: 17 NEW CHAMP CUTS...GCST 3RD PLACE TEAM
GCST competed in the Turkey Meet at Sarasota, FL on November 16-18, 2012. GCST swimmers made 17 new championship time standards in the meet. Bean Faunce won the 13-14 Girls High Point Trophy. Jos...
Nov 13, 2012 - GCST COACH GREGG CROSS APPOINTED TO USA SWIMMING OW COMMITTEE
GCST Coach Gregg Cross has been appointed to the USA Swimming Open Water Development Committee. Coach Gregg is the Event Director for the Open Water Festival held in Fort Myers each year and has watc...
Nov 13, 2012 - UPDATE: SERVICE FOR SOPHIA IS TUESDAY 11/13
Dear Gulf Coast Swim Team Family and Friends: It is with great sadness that I write to let you know we have lost a member of our swim team family. Sophia Fugate passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012...
Nov 10, 2012 - FHSAA 1A FINALS: MATT NIELSEN POSTS GREAT SWIMS
Finals update: Matt Nielsen finished 6th in the Consol Final of the 200 Free with a 1:44.74, and swam a personal best time in the 500 Free to finish 8th in the Championship Final with a 4:36.40. Pr...
Nov 9, 2012 - FHSAA 2A FINALS: All 6 GCST SWIMMERS FINAL
Finals Update: 200 IM... Courtney DeVeny finished 6th with a 2:08.78, Savannah Bowser finished 7th with a 2:11.63, and Kaitlyn Hauser finished 8th with a 2:15.11. Eddie Zacka finished 1...
Nov 7, 2012 - 8 GCST ADVANCERS TO FHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The State Seletion sheets should be coming up soon. Here are the links for the 1A State Meet , and the 2A State Meet that will have GCST qualifiers. 2A State Meet is on Thursday November 8. 1A St...
Nov 5, 2012 - GCST FALL FNR MEET: RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Results from the GCST Fall Friday Night at the Races Meet are now posted on the Event Page . Thank you to all our GCST parents and Officials that worked the meet!!! GCST Event Winners: Madison VanD...
Nov 3, 2012 - 1A REGION 3 RESULTS: GCST SWIMMERS DROP TIMES IN SARASOTA
GCST swimmers had some very good swims at the FHSAA 1A Region 3 Meet at Sarasota on Saturday November 3, 2012. Hannah Albion swam a 2:01.92 to win the Consol Final of the 200 Free and place 9th over...
Nov 2, 2012 - 2A REGION 4: MANY GCST BEST TIME SWIMS
GCST swimmers put up some outstanding swims at the FHSAA 2A Region 4 meet at FGCU on November 1, 2012. Michael Pineda posted prelim best times in the 50 Free with a 22.44, and a 48.6 in the 100 Fre...
Oct 31, 2012 - AND THEN THEY WON GOLD: HARD WORK
By Chuck Warner//Special Contributor This is the fifth in a series of themes that we discovered in the research and writing of the book ?And Then They Won Gold: Stepping Stones To Swimming Excellence...
Oct 28, 2012 - 2A DISTRICT 10: COURTNEY DEVENY, AND BLAKE WOODROW GRAB DISTRICT TITLES
Courtney DeVeny is the 2A 10 District Champion in the 200 IM, with GCST girls going 1-2-3 in the event. Kaitlyn Hauser swam a personal best time to finish 2nd, and Savannah Bowser finished 3rd. ...
Oct 27, 2012 - 2A DISTRICT 10 RESULTS: COURTNEY DEVENY, AND BLAKE WOODROW GRAB DISTRICT TITLES
Courtney DeVeny is the 2A 10 District Champion in the 200 IM, with GCST girls going 1-2-3 in the event. Kaitlyn Hauser swam a personal best time to finish 2nd, and Savannah Bowser finished ...
Oct 23, 2012 - 1A DISTRICT 9: MATT NIELSEN WINS DOUBLE TITLES
Matt Nielsen won the 200, and 500 Free at the 1A District 9 Meet at Naples on Tuesday evening. Hannah Albion finished 2nd in the 200, and 3rd in the 500 Free. Nick Deguzman finished 3rd in the ...
Oct 18, 2012 - CCAC RESULTS: MICHAEL PINEDA FINISHES WITH CONFERENCE TITLE
Gulf Coast High School Senior Michael Pineda finished his last Collier County Athletic Conference Meet as the Conference Champion in the 500 Free, and 3rd in the 200 Free. Congratulations Michael! N...
Oct 15, 2012 - LCAC RESULTS: HAUSER, DEVENY, AND WOODROW WIN TITLES
GCST swimmers that won Lee County Athletic Conference Championship Individual Titles are Kaitlyn Hauser in the 200 IM. Courtney DeVeny in the 100 Back. Blake Woodrow in the 200 IM, and 100 Fly. ...
Oct 15, 2012 - STAT MEET: BEAN FAUNCE WINS HP AWARD...LOTS OF PUMPKIN WINNERS!
GCST attended the STAT Meet in Tampa, FL on October 13-14, 2012. The theme of the meet was "we race for pumpkins", and the GCST swimmers won a lot of heats to win pumpkins. Melene Kornya won 4 pum...
Oct 14, 2012 - GCST HALLOWEEN PARTY WAS A BLAST!
The swimmers that attended the STAT meet and GCST Halloween party had a lot of fun on Saturday night at the hotel. Several rooms were decorated as haunted rooms and were pretty scary. The kids had an ...
Oct 10, 2012 - MASTERS TEST SET RESULTS AVAILABLE
Results are now posted from the Test Set completed on Wednesday October 10th. Results
Oct 8, 2012 - MASTERS: TROPICAL SPLASH OW RESULTS
Several GCST Masters swimmers traveled to Siesta Key in Sarasota for the 10th Annual Tropical Splash Open Water event on Oct. 6, 2012. Jose Rodriquez won the over-all 1st place in the 1K race. Sa...
Oct 3, 2012 - HIGH PERFORMANCE TIPS: THREE RECOVERY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
At the 2012 USAS Convention in Greensboro, N.C., the Sports Science and Medicine Committee sponsored a panel discussion on recovery. The panel members were Jennifer Brunelli, MS, RD, LDN, and owner of...
Oct 2, 2012 - FREE SWIMMING WORLD OLYMPIC ISSUE
View October Swimming World Magazine Online PHOENIX, Arizona October 2. SWIMMING World Magazine's Olympic issue is now in the mail to Total Access subscribers. To celebrate the sport's four-year ...
Sep 30, 2012 - CCS FALL MEET RESULTS POSTED
The results for the CCS Fall Series Meet are available here .
Sep 23, 2012 - HIGH SCHOOL: MICHAEL PINEDA TAKES 3RD AT TARPON IN THE 500
Michael Pineda competed at the 2012 Tarpon Invite at Punta Gorda on September 22, 2012. Michael finished 3rd in the 500 Free with a 4:56.
Sep 23, 2012 - HIGH SCHOOL: MATT NIELSEN WINS THE 500 AT CATHOLIC STATES
Matt Nielsen won the 500 Free at Catholic High School State Championships with a 4:53. Matt finished 2nd in the 200 Free with a 1:47. The meet was in Orlando on September 22, 2012.
Sep 22, 2012 - MOLLY DUBRASKY WINS TRACY CAULKINS AWARD AT UF
Gator Swimming and Diving Holds Annual Team Awards Banquet Friday Night The Tracy Caulkins award was given to Molly Dubrasky (Estero, Fla.), who had a break out freshman meet when she placed in the ...
Sep 22, 2012 - MASTERS NEWS: GINGER TOMPKINS CLAIMS NATIONAL TOP 10 RANKINGS
Based on her finishes at the US Masters Swimming LC Nationals at Omaha, NE, Ginger Tompkins placed in the National Top 10 Rankings 5th in the 1500 Free, 8th in the 200 Back, and 9th in the 100 Back....
Sep 17, 2012 - SWIM MEET RESULTS: MATTHEW VERWEST CLAIMS 4 WINS
Matthew Verwest won all 4 events that he swam in the 8 & under age group at the SWIM Meet on Sept, 15, 2012. Meet Results
Sep 14, 2012 - GCST WINS SOUTHERN ZONE MEET BID FOR 2014
In a very close vote at the 2012 USAS Convention in Greensboro, NC, GCST was awarded the bid for the 2014 Southern Zone Senior Championship Meet . Other bidders included Cary, NC, and Davie, FL. Th...
Sep 9, 2012 - GCST PARENTS: MAKE SURE YOUR ACCOUNT INFO IS CORRECT
Make sure your contact info is correct under your account settings. You can check this and make any needed changes by logging into the website and then go to "My Account". We would like to have all p...
Sep 3, 2012 - SENIOR TEAM TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
The Senior Team Test Set results from the morning workout on 9/3/12 is now posted here .
Sep 2, 2012 - GCST MASTERS SWIM PARK TO PIER OW SWIM DESPITE JELLYFISH STINGS
Several GCST Masters swimmers went to Naples on Sunday Sept. 2nd to swim the Park to Pier Open Water swim, and encountered large amounts of Jellyfish. GCST finishers included Heather Roka, Ginger Tom...
Sep 1, 2012 - NEW PARENTS POLL FOR DECEMBER MEETS
Vote in our new Parents Poll . Your opinion counts! A new question will be added every 2 weeks. This poll is about our December meet schedule.
Aug 23, 2012 - SENIOR TEAM TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
Senior Team Test Set results are now posted under the Times tab on the front page. Test Set
Aug 23, 2012 - GCST SWIMMERS ON FLORIDA TOP 10 LISTS
Florida Swimming has posted the Top 10 Lists for 2011-12 Short Course, and 2012 Long Course seasons. GCST swimmers making the lists are: Short Course: Savannah Bowser, Kaitlyn Hauser, Courtney DeVen...
Aug 22, 2012 - GCST MASTERS SWIM WELL AT CORAL SPRINGS
GCST Masters were well represented at the Coral Springs Last Chance Meet. Heather Roka, Jill & Sam Moreland, Travis Davis, and Ginger Tompkins attended the meet. Event wins were turned in by Heather ...
Aug 19, 2012 - UPDATED PRACTICE SCHEDULE STARTING MONDAY
The practice schedule has been updated and will take effect on Monday August 20th. Please view the schedules on the Workout Schedule page, or by individual group Calendars for more details. Senio...
Aug 19, 2012 - ARE YOU GETTING THE INFORMATION?
We have several forms of communication available to get important and timely information to you. 1. Website - Please check our website daily as we keep it up to date with the latest team informatio...
Aug 18, 2012 - GCST BOWLING PARTY
The GCST Bowling Party on Saturday August 18th was well attended with over 40 Silver and Bronze Team swimmers and parents present.
Aug 15, 2012 - WHAT IS P.R.I.D.E.?
P.R.I.D.E What is P.R.I.D.E? This stands for Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. P.R.I.D.E for swimmers: Take responsibility in how you train. Do you come to practice with a positive attitu...
Aug 7, 2012 - US OPEN: MOLLY DUBRASKY FINISHES 8TH IN THE 200 FLY C FINAL
Tuesday Finals: Molly Dubrasky swam a 2:16.64 to finish 8th in the C Final. This was Molly's first time in finals at the US Open. She will be competing in the 400 Free on Wednesday morning. Prelim...
Aug 6, 2012 - SZ AGE GROUP CH: SAVANNAH BOWSER PLACES 4TH IN THE 800, AND 7TH IN THE 400 FREE
Tuesday: Savannah Bowser finished 4th in the 13-14 Girls 800 Free with a 9:17 on Tuesday night and 7th in the 400 Free on Thursday with a 4:32. Team Florida finished the meet in 2nd place and won t...
Aug 2, 2012 - GCST MASTERS AND SENIOR SWIMMERS HAD SOME POLO FUN
Some GCST Masters swimmers, and Senior swimmers got together and played some water polo at FGCU during the team break. A fun and tiring time was to be had by all!
Jul 29, 2012 - SR CHAMPS: GOOD SWIMS ON SUNDAY TO CLOSEOUT SR CHAMPS
SUNDAY FINALS: SEVERAL GOOD SWIMS FINISH SR. CHAMPS Lexi Faunce swam a very good 1500 Free to place 8th in the 15-16 Girls event and had a personal best time of 18:02.43 (-30.04), and swam a best tim...
Jul 28, 2012 - BEAN FAUNCE BREAKS 3 RECORDS WITH 1 SWIM
Bean Faunce broke 3 GCST Records with 1 swam in the 13-14 Girls 200 Breastroke. Her splits also broke team records in the 100 Breastroke, and 50 Breaststroke as she swam a 2:52.66. She swam the eve...
Jul 25, 2012 - UPDATED: 28 FAMLIES TO RECEIVE FREE MONTH IN GCST REWARDS PROGRAM
28 GCST families logged over 75 hours in The Service Hours System to get a free month from Program Fees for the monht of August in the GCST Rewards Program. Thanks to their hard work, we were able t...
Jul 23, 2012 - JESSIE WALSH BREAKS GCST RECORD AT FLAGS
Jessie Walsh broke the GCST Team Record in the 11-12 Girls 50 Breaststroke at FLAGS. Jessie swam a 39.05 to go under the old record held by Jackie McCaw set on June 18, 2004.
Jul 23, 2012 - GCST 13-14 GIRLS BREAK TEAM RELAY RECORDS AT FLAGS
The GCST 13-14 Girls Relays composed of Paige Madden , Bean Faunce , Savannah Bowser , and Kaitlyn Hauser broke the old GCST 13-14 Girls 200 Medley, and 400 Medley Records at FLAGS. The new reco...
Jul 22, 2012 - FLAGS: BOWSER TAKES 4TH IN THE 1500...GCST 13TH
SUNDAY PM: FAUNCE SWIMS 2 FINALS...BOWSER TAKES 4TH IN 1500 Savannah Bowser finished 4th in the 13-14 Girls 1500 Free with a 17:34.47 (-17.59). Kaitlyn Hauser finished 10th in the 13-14 Girls 1500 w...
Jul 20, 2012 - GCST BONITA SPRINGS TEAM STARTS MONDAY 7/23
The new GCST Bonita Springs Team starts Monday July 23rd at 3:30 PM. Workouts will be offered with Coach Bill Wood from 3:30 to 4:30 pm on Monday through Friday at the Bonita Springs Community Pool ...
Jul 19, 2012 - NEW PARENTS POLL: SHOULD WE GO TO PER SESSION OR STAY WITH COMMITMENT HOURS?
A new Parent's Poll is now posted. Please vote and give us your much valued opionion. Parents Poll
Jul 17, 2012 - SUMMER SECTIONALS: SEVERAL FINALS SWIMS AND TIME DROPS
GCST had 8 swimmers compete in the Southern Zone Southern Sectionals. When it was over, we finished 20th out of 43 teams and had some very good time drops. Matt Nielsen finished in the Top 10 twice w...
Jul 17, 2012 - FINAL SWIM-A-THON WINNERS AND PRIZES
Thank you GCST Swimmers & Parents for a record breaking Swim-A-Thon 2012 fundraising event! We exceeded our team goal of $15,000 raising a total amount of $17,346!!! It was a great team effort and a...
Jul 14, 2012 - MASTERS: TRAVIS DAVIS HAS A GREAT MEET IN ST. PETE
GCST Masters swimmer Travis Davis competed in the St. Pete Masters Long COurse Meet. Travis swam a 2:55.43 to win his age group in the 200 Back, and finish 4th overall. He also competed in the 200 F...
Jul 8, 2012 - SWIM-A-THON CLOSES WITH $17082.00 RAISED
Jul 8, 2012 - GCST MASTERS SWIMMER GINGER TOMPKINS FINISHES STRONG AT NATIONALS
GCST Masters swimmer Ginger Tompkins competed in the US Masters Nationals at Omaha, NE. The event was held at the Century Link Center in the same pool that hosted the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials. ...
Jul 7, 2012 - 8 NEW CHAMP CUTS AT SATURDAY AM RACES
GCST swimmers turned in some very good swims at the Saturday Morning Races Meet at FGCU on Saturday July 7, 2012. New Cuts : Nick Deguzman, Mikayla Puckett, Joshua Benzon, Haley Tompkins, Jordan McCol...
Jul 6, 2012 - UPDATED: DONNA JAMIESON FUNERAL INFORMATION
As many of you know, we lost a long-time member and dear friend of our GCST family who fought a very tough fight with breast cancer. Donna Jamieson's funeral will be on Saturday July 7th at 4 PM at t...
Jul 5, 2012 - SWIM-A-THON ENDS FRIDAY JULY 6TH...STILL TIME TO CLAIM THOSE GREAT PRIZES!
GCST Hits Swim-A-Thon Goal of $15,000!!!! GREAT job GCST!!!! SAT ends on Friday July 6th. Please turn in all funds and packets. The contest for the prizes will be closed Friday night. You may stil...
Jul 3, 2012 - ARE YOU GETTING THE MESSAGE?
Are you getting the message? We are now sending important Text Alerts to members cell phones. If you have not set this up in your member account you are missing out on important information. Please...
Jul 1, 2012 - SHARK OPEN: SHELBY JACOBSON MAKES 1ST FLAGS CUTS...GCST HAS 13 NEW CUTS
27 GCST swimmers competed in the 2012 Shark Open at Sarasota on June 29-July 1. GCST won the 3rd place visiting team trophy. Shelby Jacobson made her first FLAGS cuts as she qualified in the 11-12 Gi...
Jun 30, 2012 - INTENSE TRAINING PAYS OFF FOR DWYER
6/30/2012 By Matt Entringer//Correspondent When Conor Dwyer touched the wall at 1:46.64 in the Men?s 200m Freestyle, he knew he had spent his last 11 months wisely. The 23-year-old Winnetka, Ill. nati...
Jun 28, 2012 - MOLLY DUBRASKY HAS A GREAT FINAL SWIM AT 2012 TRIALS IN THE 200 FLY
Molly Dubrasky finished her last swim at 2012 Olympic Trials with an outstanding 2:15.12 personal best time in the 200 Fly to move from the 81st seed to the 42nd fastest qualifier in the Thursday m...
Jun 28, 2012 - SWIM-A-THON FUNDS MUST BE TURNED IN BY JULY 6TH
2012 Swim-A-Thon funds must be turned in by July 6th . SAT will be turned off at that time and all rankings will become final. Swimmers that have not met their requirements will have the amount due...
Jun 28, 2012 - WHAT MATT GREVERS LEARNED
OMAHA ? Every year, a new crop of ?number-one? ranked 10-year-old swimmers are unveiled. These are children who wear Harry Potter pajamas and read with 5th grade reading levels ? because they?re in t...
Jun 24, 2012 - COACH HEATHER ROKA TAKES 2ND AG / 7TH OVERALL AT KEY WEST
UPDATE: With Tropical Storm Debby churning in the Gulf of Mexico, GCST Masters swimmers Heather Roka, Thomas Pear, John Henry, and Bill Sawyer competed in the Swim Around Key West Open Water Swim. H...
Jun 17, 2012 - GCST SUMMER OPEN RESULTS: GCST SWIMMERS WIN 3 HP AWARDS
McKenna F iore won the 8 & Under Girls High Point Award. Mikayla Puckett won the 10 & Under Girls runner up High Point Award. Savannah Bowser won the runner up 13-14 Girls High Point Award. GCST ...
Jun 8, 2012 - 15 GCST SWIMMERS ON THE LATEST FLORIDA TOP 10 LC LISTS
Florida Swimming has updated the Top Ten Rankings for the 2012 Long Course season. 15 GCST swimmers making the lists are Mikayla Puckett, Makailey Hauser, Paige Madden, Savannah Bowser, Kaitlyn Hau...
Jun 3, 2012 - SF MEET RESULTS
Meet Results
May 30, 2012 - S-A-T RACE IS GETTING CLOSE..WHO WILL WIN?
The SAT race is starting to tighten up. Only 28 more days until SAT.... Take a look at the latest SAT Rankings by individuals... Ranking Amount Participant 1 $1,000.00 Michael Pineda 2 $960.00 Mikayl...
May 30, 2012 - BUTTERFLY: PULL WATER BACK; DON’T WORRY ABOUT PULL PATTERN
BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Teaching and coaching a specific butterfly pull pattern has been popular for a long time, maybe for as long as the stroke has existed. Film study of the ...
May 26, 2012 - ERIC MADDEN JR BUBBA FUND INFORMATION
The Bonita Springs fire department has established an account at BB&T Bank in Eric's name to cover funeral expenses. To contribute, donations must be made to account number 0000240761149, according to...
May 26, 2012 - MINI MEET #1 RESULTS AND PHOTOS
The results for Mini Meet #1 can be found here . Photos
May 25, 2012 - SUMMER WORKOUT SCHEDULE STARTS ON MAY 29 - UPDATED
The Summer Workout Schedule starts on May 29th. Please go to Workout Schedule to view these changes or the Calendars page for specific daily information. Be sure to use the drop down for your sp...
May 25, 2012 - HEAT ALERT - IMPORTANT WORKOUT INFORMATION
All GCST swimmers should have an insulated cooler at practice. Temperatures are starting to rise quickly during our afternoon workouts. It is very important to keep your swimmer hydrated with cold liq...
May 24, 2012 - POOL ETIQUETTE FOR THE COMPETITIVE SWIMMER
By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent For those unfortunate, colder-climate states without all-year access to outdoor aquatic adventure, this weekend is an unveiling. Swimmers north of the Mason-Dixon Line...
May 21, 2012 - 10 NEW CHAMPIONSHIP CUTS MADE AT SYS MEMORIAL MEET
A small group of GCST swimmers travelled to Sarasota to compete in the SYS Memorial Meet on May 18-20, 2012. 10 new championship qualifying times were made at the meet. New Cuts: Making new cuts wa...
May 16, 2012 - HOW CAN YOU HELP YOUR CHILD’S TEAM?
The first question really should be, "Why should I help the team?" The answer for many people is not clear, although it seems like it should be. The simplest reason is also the most powerful. You shou...
May 15, 2012 - SWIM-A-THON RANKINGS...NEW PRIZES ADDED
We have added some new incentive prizes to the list found on the SAT page. There is still time to move to the top! All current GCST members are required to participate in GCST fundraising programs ...
May 13, 2012 - GCST TRIALS QUALIFIER MEET RESULTS
The GCST Trials Qualifier Meet is in the books with some very good swims turned in by several swimmers that attended the meet. Meet results can be found on the Event Page here .
May 9, 2012 - SUMMER WORKOUT SCHEDULES POSTED
The GCST Summer Workout Schedule is now available on the Workout Schedule page under Information. This schedule starts on Friday May 25th, and will continue until July 30th. The team break will be...
May 6, 2012 - CHECK OUT THE LATEST SWIM-A-THON RANKINGS
Rankings as of May 6...."Awesome job" to these swimmers that are getting it done and helping their team!!! If you are not on this list, you need to get going. Time is running out on fullfilling your...
May 5, 2012 - ALEX SUBBERT WINS EVENTS AT CCS MEET
A small group of GCSTR swimmers traveled up to the CCS Meet at Punta Gorda. Alex Subbert won the 11-12 Boys 50 Fly, and 50 Back. He also finished 2nd in the 100 IM. Placing in the Top 8 was Ethan...
May 5, 2012 - BLACK AND BLUE MEET RESULTS
The 2012 Black and Blue Meet was held last night at the San Carlos Park Pool. We swam Freestyle, Backstroke, and finished with relays. The Blue team took the win by a slim margin of 285 to the Black...
May 1, 2012 - FRIDAY PRACTICE CANCELATIONS DUE TO BLACK & BLUE MEET
Practice will be cancelled at all pools on Friday May 4th except for the Senior Team at FGCU. All other swimmers should be attending the Black and Blue FUN Meet at the San Carlos Park Pool. The even...
Apr 30, 2012 - GCST IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM IN OPEN WATER FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW
GCST had a dominating presence in the Florida Swimming Open Water Championships held at Miromar Lakes, FL on August 28th, 2012. GCST was led by first place finishes by Daniella Jordan (13-14 Girl...
Apr 30, 2012 - GCST MASTERS HAVE OUTSTANDING SWIMS IN THE OPEN WATER FESTIVAL
While many of our Masters swimmers are seasoned veterens to open water races we had several that are not, and everyone raced well. For some it was their first open water race, and some their first 5K...
Apr 29, 2012 - 2 GREAT VIDEOS FROM SWIMSWAM ON THE 2012 OW FESTIVAL
Crippen Mile Video Recap here. 1
Apr 29, 2012 - HANNAH ALBION FINISHES 20TH IN NATIONAL 5K
Hannah Albion finished 20th in the USA Swimming Open Water National 5k. Video from the News-Press Photos from the News-Press
Apr 27, 2012 - WEBSITE UPDATE: NEW TWITTER FEED ADDED
We have added a Twitter feed to the GCST home page. There are a few good advantages to adding Twitter. We can post an update very quickly to the front page without being on a computer. You can also...
Apr 26, 2012 - BACK TO BREAST TURNS
By Lisa Wemhoff//National Team High Performance Consultant Have you attempted to do a back to breast turn that ends in failure? Follow these five simple steps to learn how to improve your IM transitio...
Apr 26, 2012 - FS VS FGC ALL-STAR CHALLENGE INFORMATION
The Florida Swimming Open Water All-Star Team, and the Florida Gold Coast Open Water All-Star Team will meet at Miromar Lakes for a practice session, and clinic with USA Swimming National Team Member ...
Apr 26, 2012 - LIVE VIDEO FEED FROM OPEN WATER NATIONALS
USA Swimming to live stream video from the Open Water Nationals at Miromar Lakes, FL. April 27 & 29, 2012, Miromar Lake, Fort Myers, Fla. ***New start times for the 10K*** Women begin at 8am Men beg...
Apr 25, 2012 - UNDERSTANDING FRIDAY'S BIG 10K
By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent When attempting to understand the Olympic qualification process for the Open Water 10K event, only now do I regret my college major, ?Radio-TV-Film.? I feel as though ...
Apr 25, 2012 - NAPLES NEWS: MOLLY DUBRASKY QUALIFIES FOR TRIALS
Two years ago, Gulf Coast Swim Team coach Don Henshaw watched one of his star pupils ? Molly DuBrasky ? miss qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials by a second. ?She just couldn?t get over t...
Apr 24, 2012 - OPEN WATER FESTIVAL MAP AND LOCATION INFORMATION
Welcome to the 2012 Open Water Festival hosted by Gulf Coast Swim Team. Miromar Lakes is located off Ben Hill Griffin at 18101 Miromar Lakes Parkway in Miromar Lakes, FL 33913 It is between Alico R...
Apr 24, 2012 - OPEN WATER WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Coach Gregg will have an open water practice at Miromar Lakes on Wednesday April 25 at 5 PM. Coach Gregg's swimmers that are not going to the lake can train with Coach Taylor at FGCU. Coach Don will h...
Apr 23, 2012 - OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO LEE COUNTY
The drowning a year and a half ago of U.S. open water swimming national champion Fran Crippen off the shore of Dubai cast a pall over the sport and forced it to re-examine safety measures. As the spor...
Apr 22, 2012 - GCST SWIMMERS CLAIM 4 HIGH POINTS, AND 27 NEW CHAMP CUTS AT SPRING OPEN
Sunday: A windy day didn't slow down GCST swimmers as we claimed 4 High Point Awards. Mckenna Fiore won the 8 & Under girls high point award. Savannah Bowser won the 13-14 Girls high point awar...
Apr 20, 2012 - OPEN WATER SWIMMERS TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORT MYERS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ? The top open water swimmers in the U.S. will compete April 27 and 29 in Fort Myers, Fla., at the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships. The competition includes...
Apr 19, 2012 - Only The Fast & Furious Will Go On To Represent The USA
Posted by Miles on April 15th, 2012 05:52 AM | 10K Swim , California (USA) , International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame , Open Water Swimming , OWS Feature The USA Swimming selection for t...
Apr 19, 2012 - ONLY 13 TICKETS LEFT FOR GCST SPAGHETTI DINNER AND FUNDRAISER ON MAY 5TH
Only 13 tickets left....Contact Laura ASAP to attend!!! Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Musical Extravaganza fundraiser for the Gulf Coast Swim Team of North Fort My...
Apr 18, 2012 - SWIM-A-THON CURRENT RANKINGS
GCST Member's current rankings in 2012 SAT. Some of our swimmers are doing an outstanding job helping their team! Ranking Amount Participant 1 $900.00 Michael Pineda 2 $455.00 Savannah Bowser 3 $41...
Apr 18, 2012 - GCST SUMMER FUN MEET RESULTS
The results for the GCST Summer FUN Meet #1 are now available here .
Apr 18, 2012 - GCST'S HANNAH ALBION TO COMPETE IN NATIONAL 5K...START LISTS POSTED
GCST's Hannah Albion is set to compete in the USA Swimming National 5K Open Water Championships held at Miromar Lakes. GCST is hosting this years National Open Water events, along with the Florida ...
Apr 14, 2012 - "THROUGH OUR GOGGLES" FS ATHLETE NEWS LETTER FOR SPRING
Please read and share with all GCST swimmers. This is the first installment of "Through Our Goggles" Athlete News Letter from our Florida Swimming Athlete Reps. Matthew Nielsen is our GCST Athlete ...
Apr 13, 2012 - GCST SPRING OPEN: 418 SWIMMERS ENTERED...PSYCH, AND SESSION REPORTS AVAILABLE
The psych sheet, estimated session timelines, and teams entered reports are now posted on the Event Page .
Apr 13, 2012 - 9 GCST SWIMMERS SELECTED FOR OPEN WATER ALL-STAR TEAM
9 GCST swimmers were selected for the Florida Swimming Open Water All-Star Team to compete against the FGC All-Stars at miromar Lakes, FL on April 28th, 2012. Selected were Savannah Bowser , Lauren ...
Apr 11, 2012 - GCST MASTERS: FM MAN LOSES 120 LBS AND COUNTING
Fort Myers, FL - from ABC-7 John Henry, 44, of Fort Myers weighed in at 400 pounds after he returned from a cruise in Feb. 2011. Today, he checks in at 280 pounds, still overweight, but closer to his...
Apr 9, 2012 - KEY TECHNIQUE POINTS FOR THE DOLPHIN KICK
BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT With more and more swimmers around the world using the dolphin kick as a huge weapon in races, what are the key technique points to have the best dolphin...
Apr 7, 2012 - SENIOR STROKE TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
Results from the Senior Stroke Test Set on Friday April 6, 2012 are available here .
Apr 1, 2012 - SENIOR TEST SET RESULTS POSTED
Senior Team test set results from Friday March 30 are now posted under the "Times" tab and avaialble for viewing.
Mar 29, 2012 - GCST KICKS OFF 2012 SWIM-A-THON
Gulf Coast Swim Team has kicked off our 2012 Swim-A-Thon with a new website promotion. The Swim-A-Thon will take place on June 27 at the San Carlos Park Community Pool, and the North Ft. Myers Commun...
Mar 27, 2012 - FIVE TIPS FOR THE FREESTYLE BREAKOUT
By Lisa Wemhoff//National Team High Performance Consultant How in the heck do the best get such an advantage off of the breakout? The answer is simple and teachable. 1. Push off of the wall with an ex...
Mar 26, 2012 - AREA 3-5: GCST SWIMMERS HAVE AN OUTSTANDING MEET WITH A LOT OF TIME DROPS
Placing in the Top 10 were: Maggi Burnett, Andre Latorre, Alex McLeod, Anthony Pascual, and Alexis Rasmussen . Swimmers with all best times were: Maggi Burnett, Ryan Holter, Antonio Medina, and Max ...
Mar 25, 2012 - ALL-STARS: GCST SWIMMERS HELP LEAD FLORIDA SWIMMING TO WIN
5 GCST swimmers helped lead the Florida Swimming LSC to a win over the Florida Gold Coast LSC in the All-Star Dual Meet at Ft. Pierce, FL on March 24-25, 2012. GCST was represented by Zach Brewer (...
Mar 21, 2012 - DIGITAL EDITION OF SPLASH MAGAZINE AVAILABLE
The Digital Edition of the March-April 2012 issue of Splash is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. Here?s a look at some of the features you?ll find in this issue: ...
Mar 21, 2012 - NEW TEAM SUITS ADDED TO THE GEAR STORE...SAVE MONEY!!!
We have just opened our new Gear Store to save you money. We have just added new TYR, and Finals meet suits. These suits do not have the GCST logo but are much cheaper than our normal meet suits a...
Mar 20, 2012 - IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS, IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE
B Y KATIE ARNOLD//NATIONAL TEAM COACH FELLOW Anyone who has never used or heard the excuse, ?I?m a swimmer, so I?m awkward on land,? has never been part of competitive swimming. This idea that swimmer...
Mar 19, 2012 - 5 GCST SWIMMERS ON FLORIDA ALL-STAR TEAM
GCST is well represented on the Florida Swimming All-Star Team with 5 swimmers making the trip to Ft. Pierce to race the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars on March 24-25. GCST Swimmers on the roster are Z...
Mar 19, 2012 - FINAL OPEN WATER MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 4/3
We would like to schedule our last formal meeting on Tuesday April 3rd at 6 PM at the San Carlos pool. If you have not already done so, please check out the website at www.openwaterfestival.com for ...
Mar 18, 2012 - MOLLY DUBRASKY QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS
Molly Dubrasky swam her first Olympic Trial qualifying time as she swam under the standard in the prelim heats at Sectionals with a 2:15.18. Molly is the 4th OT qualifier in GCST history.
Mar 15, 2012 - SECTIONALS: COURTNEY DEVENY MAKES "A" FINAL...MATT NIELSEN 18TH IN THE 1500
GCST swimmers made 9 new championships cuts at Sectionals Meet Results, New Cuts, and Improvements Sunday: Courtney DeVeny swam the 4th fastest time in the prelims of the 200 Back with a 2:20, and...
Mar 13, 2012 - SLEEP WELL, SWIM FAST
Jim Miller, MD, National Team Physician and Chair of USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force Did you know that sleeping is part of training? Sleep is the time that the body needs to incorporate th...
Mar 12, 2012 - FLAGS: DARRIEN HEIL WINS THE 200 IM ON DAY 4
Darrien Heil wins the 200 IM, Kaitlyn Hauser, and Savannah Bowser place in the Top 8....Zach Brewer takes 7th in the 100 Back...GCST finishes 15th Sunday: On the last day at FLAGS, Darrien Heil ...
Mar 6, 2012 - THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD FROM DEBBIE PHELPS
The importance of supporting your child from Debbie Phelps and USA Swimming.
Mar 4, 2012 - DANIEL SLIWINSKI QUALIFIES FOR BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM
Men's 100 breast FINA A: 1:00.79; British Second-place Qualifier: 1:00.50 Daniel Sliwinski nearly cleared 1:00 en route to grabbing a spot on the Olympic roster. He won the race in 1:00.09 to move to...
Mar 2, 2012 - GCST HAS A NEW TEAM VENDOR
GCST has changed vendors, and is now using Total Team Wares as our new Speedo team suit supplier. They can be reached at 1-800-888-8843. When calling in, ask for the "GCST team price". They attend...
Feb 27, 2012 - COURTNEY DEVENY BREAKS 4 GCST RECORDS AND QUALIFIES FOR JUNIORS (VIDEO)
Courtney DeVeny had an outstanding meet at the 2012 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Champs as she finished 2nd in the 14-16 Girls 200 Meter Back with a 2:19.38 which quaifies her for 2012 Summer Junio...
Feb 27, 2012 - 3 GCST SWIMMERS POST BEST TIMES AT ST. PETE
4 GCST swimmers traveled to St. Pete on Feb. 25-26, 2012 and posted some new best times at the SPA Last Chance Meet. Nicholas Deguzman swam a personal best time in the 100 Breast with a 1:15.02. Sh...
Feb 26, 2012 - SENIOR CHAMPS MEET RESULTS
Sunday Finals: Courtney DeVeny finished 2nd in the 14-16 Girls 200 Back with a New Junior National qualifying time of 2:19.38, and finished 8th in the 200 Fly with a 2:30.99. Lauren McLeod fini...
Feb 25, 2012 - PIETER RITZ FINISHES CONFERENCE MEET WITH 9TH IN THE 1650 FREE
Senior Pieter Ritz is swimming in the Horizon League Championships in Brown Deer, WI at his last college swim meet. Saturday: Pieter Ritz finished 10th in the 1650 Free with a 16:14.96. Thursday: ...
Feb 20, 2012 - DAVID AND JAKE ALBION SWIM WELL AT MIDWEST CONFERENCE CHAMPS
Sunday - David Albion finished 2nd in the 200 Fly with a 2:00. Jake Albion finished 8th in the 200 Breast with a 2:27. Saturday - David Albion finished 3rd in the 100 Back, and 10th in the 100...
Feb 19, 2012 - TOP TIMES, CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS LISTS UPDATED
All Time Top 10, Seasonal Top 10, A Team, and Championship Qualifiers lists have been updated with the latest results. See where you are on our lists. All lists can be found under the "Times" tab h...
Feb 18, 2012 - KYLE MARSHALL TAKES 6TH IN THE 1650, AND BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 1000
Saturday - Kyle Marshall finished 6th in the 1650 Free at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships with a personal best 16:32. Friday - Kyle also swam a personal best 4:43.38 to finish...
Feb 18, 2012 - ISABELLA MARSALA MAKES 1ST CUT...12 NEW CUTS MADE AT LAST CHANCE MEET
GCST swimmers did very well at the GCST Last Chance Meet with 12 new championship qualifying times made. Isabella Marsala made her 1st FLAG cut as she swam under the standard in the 10 & Under Girl...
Feb 18, 2012 - LYNDSEY ROKA TAKES 13TH IN THE 200 FLY AT CCSA IN HER FINAL MEET
Feb 18, 2012 - MOLLY DUBRASKY HAD A HUGE DAY AT SEC'S
Feb 17, 2012 - COACH GREGG CROSS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL FITNESS
Here is an excellent article with GCST Coach Gregg Cross on physical fitness for middle school students. Watch the video! View it here .
Feb 16, 2012 - MOLLY DUBRASKY TAKES 14TH IN THE 500 AT SEC FINALS
Molly DuBrasky swam a 4:47 in the 500 Free at the SEC Conference Championships to finish 14th.
Feb 16, 2012 - GCST COLLEGE SWIMMERS ARE IN CONFERENCE SEASON...FOLLOW THE ACTION HERE
Our college swimmers are either swimming in their conference meets this week or next week as the conference season heats up. Follow the action on our College Swimming Page under News here .
Feb 13, 2012 - "WORK SHOULD BE HARD"...MORE LOCHTE DRYLAND
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ? Matt DeLancey is the kind of man you might mistaken for a tree if you bumped into him in the dark. A brawny former football player and wrestler, DeLancey looks like the kind of g...
Feb 11, 2012 - UPDATE: MATTHEW VERWEST, AND RYAN SORENSON WIN HP AWARDS AT SF WINTER OPEN
The results are finally in and Ryan Sorenson won the 13-14 Boys High Point Award at the Swim Florida Winter Open. Matthew Verwest is the 8 & UInder Boys High Point Award winners. The results of t...
Feb 7, 2012 - PIETER RITZ IS HAVING AN OUTSTANDING SENIOR YEAR AT CSU
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The day started with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem sung by siblings Matt and Alex DiMasso and ended with CSU on top of UIC, 138-105, to cap a perfect season at home f...
Jan 30, 2012 - 14TH ANNUAL GCST AWARDS BANQUET (PHOTOS)
The 14th Annual GCST Awards Banquet is now over. We had a GREAT time with almost 200 swimmers, parents, and coaches in attendance. Everyone looked great and the swimmers received some nice awards. ...
Jan 29, 2012 - GCST'S SUMMER OPEN TO BE THE LAST CHANCE FOR TRIALS
The GCST Summer Open scheduled for June 15-17, 2012 at FGCU will be the last qualifying meet for US Olympic Team Trials. USA Swimming extended the entry deadline to June 18 at 1PM Central Time.
Jan 29, 2012 - NEW: SWIMMERS MEET RULES AND INFORMATION
Please review our Swim Meet Rules and Information with your swimmer. These policies have always been in place since the beginning of GCST in 1998. We have now posted them under the Swimmer's tab. ...
Jan 26, 2012 - 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
ALICIA KENDIG, MS, RD, CSSD // USOC SPORTS DIETICIAN & ATHLETE LAB COORDINATOR RUSSELL MARK // USA SWIMMING HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT DAN MCCARTHY // USA SWIMMING HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT STACY M...
Jan 25, 2012 - TOP 5 FOODS TO BOOST IMMUNITY
By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Winter brings more than its share of cold and flu viruses. The average young person gets anywhere from 6 to 10 colds a year, and the dry heat of winter air and close...
Jan 24, 2012 - TOP TIMES & CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS UPDATED
Top Ten Times, All-Time Top 10, A Team, and Championship Qualifiers times have been updated with results from the GCST Winter Open. See where you rank on our lists. All lists can be found under the ...
Jan 22, 2012 - COURTNEY DEVENY WINS SENIOR HP AWARD AT GCST WINTER OPEN
The 2012 GCST Winter Open is now in the books. GCST's Courtney DeVeny won the Senior Girls High Point Award. GCST finished the meet in 4th place in the Team Standings. GCST swimmers posted 15 new ...
Jan 20, 2012 - BEAN FAUNCE BREAKS GCST RECORD
Bean Faunce broke the GCST 13-14 Girls 50 Breaststroke record at the CAT Jingle Bell Meet on Dec. 2-4, 2011. Bean swam a 38.99 to replace Jackie McCaw's record in the event. We missed picking up the...
Jan 13, 2012 - WINNING
Winning is giving your best self away Winning is serving with grace every day. You?ll know that you have won when your friends say it?s true, ?I like who I am, when I?m around you.? You look for the ...
Jan 11, 2012 - PARENTS ON DECK ANDROID APP RELEASED
TeamUnify has released the new On Deck Android App for Parents. The IOS app for iphone, and ipads is alrerady available. Don't miss out. This is a must have app for swimming parents. There is a lo...
Jan 10, 2012 - No More P.E.???
A bill that would no longer make P.E. a requirement in schools Physical Education would no longer be required in 6th-8th NAPLES- The obesity rate is at an all time high among our kids. 1 in 3 is con...
Jan 4, 2012 - Ryan Lochte: This is a MUST See Video
This is a great video about Ryan Lochte, and what it takes to be a "freak among freaks". All GCST swimmers shopuld watch this!!! 1
Dec 29, 2011 - NP All-Area Teams: 16 GCST Senior Swimmers Listed
GCST's Courtney DeVeny, Lexi Faunce , and Danilea Jordan are 1st Team selections in the News Press All-Area Swim Team for 2011. 2nd Team selections are Hannah Albion, Lauren McLeod , and Nikki ...
Dec 26, 2011 - NDN All-Area Team: 8 GCST Swimmers Make 1st Team
Naples Daily News has released their 2011 All-Area Girls Swimming Team. 6 GCST swimmers on the 1st Team are Courtney DeVeny , Lexi Faunce , Nikki McCollum , Lauren McLeod , Danilea Jordan, and ...
Dec 26, 2011 - Technique Tips: Swimming the 200 Fly
The digital edition of the November-December issue of Splash is now available online and as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. Splash spoke with Brad Brockway, head coach of Kingfish Aquatic ...
Dec 23, 2011 - Being on the Team vs. Being a Teammate
Being on the Team vs. Being a Teammate by Joe Ehrmann Being on the team benefits your personal goals and ambitions. Being a teammate benefits the goals and ambitions of your team and your teammates. B...
Dec 22, 2011 - GCST Holiday Party and Photo Show
GCST Holiday Party is now history. We had a huge crowd at San Carlos Park Pool, lots of food, and gifts. The swimmers got their new zippered hoodies, and matching sweat pants. It was a fun time to ...
Dec 21, 2011 - Technique Tips: The Best Backstroke Pull
BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT There was a time when people thought the best backstroke pull started in deep water and then swept up and then back down at the finish. Video of the best...
Dec 21, 2011 - GCST 2012 Registered Swimmers List Updated
Here is the latest list of GCST swimmers that are USA Swimming regsitered for 2012, and approved for competition. 2012 Registered Swimmers If your swimmer is not on this list contact me ASAP by e-mai...
Dec 20, 2011 - Discounted Championship Suit Orders
If you are interested in purchasing a discounted championship meet Speedo Lazer Elite suit, we will be putting together an order at the GCST Holiday Party on December 21st at San Carlos Park Pool. Se...
Dec 19, 2011 - GCST Top Times Updated After Pentathlon Meet
Check to see where you rank amoung our fastest swimmers. Our Top 10, Championship Qualifiers, and "A" Team lists have all been updated with the latest meet results. Look under Times , and the Swim...
Dec 18, 2011 - Pentathlon Meet: GCST Swimmers Claim 17 High Point Trophies
Danilea Jordan, Courtney DeVeny, and Anthony Pascual won 1st Place Trophies GCST swimmers won 17 high point trophies at the SWIM Pentathlon Meet in Ft. Myers on December 17, 2011. Danilea Jordan , a...
Dec 14, 2011 - Holiday Training Schedule Updated
The Holiday Training Schedule has been updated with the Holiday Party change. GCST groups will be at their normal times and pools on Thursday Dec. 22, and Friday Dec. 23. Dec. 22nd - Senior, Sil...
Dec 13, 2011 - RECOVERY NUTRITION DURING HARD TRAINING
By Dan McCarthy//National Team High Performance Consultant During hard training cycles, like Christmas training, it is imperative for athletes not only to eat promptly (within a half-hour) following a...
Dec 12, 2011 - 2012 Registration Deadline is 12/20 (revised 12/12)
2012 Registrations are now due. We now have 10 days left to complete 2012 registrations. Any un-registered swimmers will have their status changed in the billing system from "Active" to "Waiting for ...
Dec 9, 2011 - New Video Page Added
Take a look at our new Video Page under the Resources tab on the menu bar. We have added some of the best instructional videos available for you to watch and learn how to improve your technique.
Dec 7, 2011 - Get the Splash Magazine App Now!
Get the Splash Magazine App Now! Splash Magazine is now available as a mobile app for your iPad and iPhone. Check out the Nov.-Dec. issue, which features the Top 10 Swims of Year, a recap of the 2011 ...
Dec 5, 2011 - Jingle Bell Meet: 2 New Team Records, 60 New Cuts, 9 HP Winners, 228 BT's
Dec 1, 2011 - Workout Changes for 12/1
Coach Gregg's, and Coach Don's groups will be at FGCU tonight along with Coach Jen, and Coach Connie's groups. All other group workouts are unchanged.
Nov 30, 2011 - Win a Speedo Fastskin3 experience
On 01 December, we're launching our most advanced swimwear concept yet. And we're searching for three rising swim stars to help us. Could you become one of them? Visit http://www.facebook.com/Speedo ...
Nov 29, 2011 - New Morning Workout Schedule Starts December 5th
A new morning workout schedule starts on Monday December 5th. Morning workouts for Senior Team, and Masters will be at 5 AM to 6:30 AM on Monday through Thursday at the San Carlos Park Pool. The mor...
Nov 28, 2011 - Technique Tips: Relays
RELAY STARTS: WHEN SHOULD I SWING MY ARMS? B Y KATIE ARNOLD // NATIONAL TEAM COACH FELLOW What do high school state championships, college dual meets and the Olympics have in common? No one wants to b...
Nov 23, 2011 - Technique Tips: Breaststroke
TO SWIM BREASTSTROKE FASTER, DON?T PULL HARDER BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT The best breaststroke is about using your body to drive/surge forward with each stroke, and having a pull ...
Nov 23, 2011 - New Feature: GCST "A" Team
Check out the new GCST "A" Team. We now show time rankings for A through AAAA using the motivational time standards from USA Swimming. The new "A" Team can be found under Times and Rankings under the...
Nov 22, 2011 - Top Five Healthy Holiday Foods
11/21/2011 By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD From Thanksgiving to New Year?s Day there will be a lot of media stories on weight gain during the holidays. Dire warnings will be issued about high f...
Nov 22, 2011 - Technique Tips: Backstroke
BACKSTROKE STARTS: PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR POSTURE BY RUSSELL MARK // HIGH PERFORMANCE CONSULTANT Many of the best backstrokers are having better posture on their backstroke starts. Their backs are vert...
Nov 22, 2011 - Champ Qualifiers, Top Times, and Rankings Updated
Check out the latest list of GCST Championship Meet Qualifiers , Seasonal Top 10 Times , and our All-Time Top 10 Lists . All lists are updated with the Turkey Meet, and all observed high school ch...
Nov 22, 2011 - Turkey Meet: Darrien Heil Breaks Team Record...136 Best Times...16 New Cuts
Savannah Bowser is 13-14 Girls High Point Rumnner-up, and Darrien Heil is 11-12 Boys Runner-up GCST swimmers do well at Turkey Meet at Sarasota on November 18-20. Darrien Heil broke the GCST record...
Nov 15, 2011 - Energy Drinks: A No-No For Young Swimmers
The USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Committee has carefully reviewed the risks and benefits related to energy drinks and is providing the information below to call attention to the difference...
Nov 13, 2011 - GCST Masters: Heather Roka, Ginger Tompkins, Thom Pear win events at Sarasota
Heather Roka , Ginger Tompkins, and Thom Pear are picking up event wins at the Bridge the Bay Masters Meet in Sarasota. The meet is on November 12-13 at the Selby aquatic Center and is short course ...
Nov 12, 2011 - 2A State: Courtney DeVeny, Lexi Faunce, Lauren McLeod, and Michael Pineda Final
Finals update: Lexi Faunce finished 7th in Consols with a 2:00.63. Courtney DeVeny finished 6th in the 200 IM with a 2:07.78. Lauren McLeod finished 5th in Consols of the 100 Fly with a 1:01. ...
Nov 11, 2011 - 1A State: Matt Nielsen Finished 8th In Consol Finals Of The 500 Free
Finals update: Matt swam a 4:48 to finish 8th in the Consol Finals of the 500 Free. Matt Nielsen swam a 4:47.71 in the 500 free at 1A State meet to qualify 16th. Matt will be swimming in the Consolati...
Nov 8, 2011 - GCST Master's Ginger Tompkins ranked in National Top 10
US Masters Swimming has posted their Final Top 10 Rankings for 2011, and GCST's Ginger Tompkins made the list. Ginger is ranked 9th in the 200 Meter Backstroke (2:55.72), and 10th in the 100 ...
Nov 8, 2011 - Get your new Deck Pass from USA Swimming
Swimming has long been a sport about achievements. Now, with the launch of USA Swimming?s ?Deck Pass??, a new online and mobile application, swimmers can easily connect with one another and share thei...
Nov 7, 2011 - Nutrition Tips: 7 Ways To Boost Your Immune System
Nov 7, 2011 - Thanksgiving Holiday Training Schedule Posted
The Thanksgiving Holiday Training Schedule is now posted on the Calendar page here .
Nov 6, 2011 - 10 GCST Swimmers Qualify For States in 16 Events
10 GCST high school swimmers qualified for States in 16 events. 1A Selection Hannah Albion - 500 Free Matt Nielsen - 200 Free, and 500 Free 2A Selection Lexi Faunce - 200 Free, and 500 Free Courtney D...
Nov 5, 2011 - 2A Region 4: Courtney DeVeny is a Double Region Champ
GCST swimmers had an outstanding Region meet at FGCU on Saturday November 5th. Courtney DeVeny is the Region 4 Champion in the 200 IM, and the 100 Back. Courtney also swam an All-American Conside...
Nov 4, 2011 - 1A-3 Region Meet: GCST swimmers post good swims at night
Finals Hannah Albion finished 4th in the 200 Free with a 2:01.57, 5th in the 500 Free with a 5:17.12. Matt Nielsen finished 3rd in the 200 Free with a personal best time of 1:48.73, and 4th in the...
Nov 3, 2011 - Masters 2012 Registration is now ready
2012 USMS Registration is now available here . USMS has some special offers available for those that register by January 15th. All GCST US Masters members must be renewed by 12/31/11 to continue ...
Nov 2, 2011 - GCST Region Qualifiers in 1A, and 2A Meets
GCST's top high school swimmers have qualified for the FHSAA Region Meets. Swimming in the 1A Region 3 Meet on November 4th in St. Petersburg are Hannah Albion (200 Free, and 500 Free), Matt Niel...
Oct 31, 2011 - Nutrition Tips: Supplementing with Vitamin D
Supplementing with Vitamin D prevents drop in levels as winter approaches Thought about your vitamin D status lately? As the winter months approach and the days get shorter in the Northern Hemisphere,...
Oct 31, 2011 - Championship Meet Qualifiers
The first run of GCST championship qualifiers is now posted. The list has all swims in yards since September 1st. GCST Champ Qualifiers here .
Oct 31, 2011 - Top 10 Times Lists Updated with the Latest Results
GCST Top 10 Times Rankings have been updated with the latest meet results. See where you are among our best here .
Oct 30, 2011 - Spooktacular Meet: 16 New Cuts Made, and Many Time Improvements
GCST swimmers had some great swims at the Spooktacular Swim Meet at Naples, FL on October 28-29, 2011. Ther weather was frightful on Friday night, but cleared for some fast swimming on Saturday. Even...
Oct 29, 2011 - DeVeny, Jordan, and Woodrow Claim 4 District Titles at 2A-10 Meet
Courtney DeVeny, Danilea Jordan, and Blake Woodrow win District Titles GCST high school swimmers posted some impressive times at the 2A-10 District Meet with several personal best times. Courtney De...
Oct 27, 2011 - Hannah Albion, Matt Nielsen Claim 4 District 1A-9 Titles
Hannah Albion , and Matt Nielsen won Double District 1A-9 titles on Thursday night as they both won the 200, and 500 Free events. Nicholas Deguzman finished 2nd in the 200 IM, and 4th in the 500 ...
Oct 26, 2011 - Do you want meet results quickly?
Several upcoming meets will have results streamed live to apps available for iphone, ipad, and droid phones. Some very good one's are Meet Mobile , and Live Results . Go to your app store and downlo...
Oct 26, 2011 - GCST Coach Has Outstanding Triathlon at Longboat Key
GCST Masters Swimmer and Coach Jill Moreland competed in her first International distance triathlon this past Sunday on Longboat Key in Sarasota. Jill had a great swim and was the 8th women out of t...
Oct 24, 2011 - Cooler Weather is Coming
Cooler weather will soon be coming to Southwest Florida. Make sure your swimmers have the proper attire for outdoor meets in January, February, and March. You can plan ahead, and purchase GCST Spee...
Oct 23, 2011 - From The Banner: Estero still producing double winners
ESTERO ? When Molly DuBrasky swam for Estero High, the Wildcats were essentially guaranteed to have a double winner at big meets. Even though DuBrasky has moved on to the University of Florida?s swim...
Oct 22, 2011 - GCST Masters Fall Sprint Meet at San Carlos (photos added)
GCST's Masters Team hosted the 2011 GCST Fall Sprint Masters Meet at San Carlos Park Pool on October 15, 2011. We had several new swimmers that did very well in their first swim meet. The meet had s...
Oct 17, 2011 - GCST Swimmers Claim 6 LCAC Titles and Many Good Swims
Courtney DeVeny, Danilea Jordan, and Blake Woodrow win Double Titles GCST swimmers turned in some very good times as 3 swimmers won 6 LCAC Titles. Courtney DeVeny won the 200 IM, and 100 Back. ...
Oct 13, 2011 - Nutrition Tips: The Importance of Hydrating Properly
Oct 12, 2011 - GCST Master Swimmer Sara Heil Picks Up Target Award
Amazing results and hard work by Sara Heil with the GCST Masters team has paid off. Sara went from being a cigarette smoker, to living a healthy lifestyle. Sara has been training with GCST since Apr...
Oct 9, 2011 - GCST Wins STAT Meet...Darrien Heil is 11-12 Boys HP Winner
GCST finished the STAT Meet first place in the team standings over TBAY, and host team STAT. Darrien Heil won the 11-12 Boys High Point Award. The meet finished under hard rain and terrible condi...
Oct 9, 2011 - GCST Halloween Party Had Some Scary Good Times
GCST swimmers had some scary good times at the Halloween and Pizza Party at the team hotel in Tampa. The swimmers had a very fun scavenger hunt, and a haunted room finished the evening. Some of the ...
Oct 8, 2011 - Michael Pineda wins 500 Free Consol Final at FSPA
Michael Pineda won the Consol Final of the 500 Free with an oustanding 4:47 at the FSPA Meet in Orlando, FL. That was a 7 second time drop from Michael's previous best time in the event at 4:54. Me...
Oct 7, 2011 - Molly DuBrasky takes 4th at Florida College Invite
Molly DuBrasky finished 4th at the Florida College Invite with a 4:52.40. She swam an outstanding 4:51.65 to start her Freshman year with the University of Florida. Results
Oct 6, 2011 - GCST Helps Komen Foundation With A New Swim Cap
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and GCST is doing it's part by selling a new swim cap with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Race for the Cure. Caps are $5.00 and very li...
Oct 3, 2011 - Savannah Bowser and Blake Woodrow win Swimmer of the Year Awards
Florida Swimming has awarded Savannah Bowser as the 11-12 Girls 2011 Short Course Swimmer of the Year. Blake Woodrow was awarded as the 13-14 Boys 2011 Long Course Swimmer of the Year. Congratula...
Oct 3, 2011 - Nutition Tips: Life's Stresses Got You Down? Reach For Adaptogens
Oct 2, 2011 - Follow GCST on twitter
GCST is now on twitter. Follow our tweets about the latest news, and information about our team. Click the logo on the front page and create your twitter account or click here .
Oct 1, 2011 - GCST Masters Have Outstanding Swims At Siesta Key OW Event-Results
Heather Roka won the overall masters 2.5k race in 39.45. Vanessa Brewer finished 2nd in her age group in the 2.5k with a 56.13. Sam Moreland finished 6th in his age group with a 49.59. Wayne Hannum fi...
Sep 29, 2011 - GCST to host National 10k & 5K Open Water in 2012
GCST has been awarded the bid to host the 2012 USA Swimming National Open Water 10k and 5k at Miromar Lakes in Ft. Myers, Fl on April 27th and 29th. The new dates for the Open Water Festival will 4/2...
Sep 28, 2011 - GCST Triathlete Wins Augusta Ironman
Danny Whalen had an outstanding Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, GA on September 25 as he won the 18-24 age group. Danny has been training with GCST and improving his swimming part of the race as the res...
Sep 28, 2011 - Behind the Googles: Training Tips from Ryan Lochte
In this edition of Behind The Goggles, Ryan Lochte shares his training tips. Watch the Video
Sep 27, 2011 - Florida Swimming Top 10: GCST has 12 #1, 25 Top 3, and 89 Total Top 10's
Florida Swimming has released the Final Top 10 Rankings for the 2010-11 Short Course, and Long Course seasons. GCST had 12 number one rankings, 25 Top 3 Rankings, and 89 total rankings in the ...
Sep 26, 2011 - Time to get behind the National Swim Center at City of Palms Park
The National Swimming Center Corporation (NSCC) is again asking the Lee County Board of Commissioners to go to contract for the swim center at City of Palms Park. This is an opportunity to support swi...
Sep 25, 2011 - Results Corrected for FNR on 9/25...174 Improved Times, and 14 New Cuts
GCST swimmers did very well at our first short course meet of the 2011-12 season. We had 174 improved times, and 14 new championship qualifying times. GCST parents did a great job working the m...
Sep 25, 2011 - Sept-Oct Issue of Splash Available
Get the the same up-to-date National Team news, training tips, photos and event coverage you get in the print edition, along with special online enhancements such as sound and video. Post the articles...
Sep 25, 2011 - GCST Top 10 Lists Updated with FNR Results
The GCST Top 10 Lists have now been updated with our first short course meet of the 2011-12 season now in the books. See where you stand in our rankings here .
Sep 22, 2011 - The Top 5 Beverage Choices for Swimmers
By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Just because you?re in the water it doesn?t mean you don?t need to drink water. After 30 minutes of swimming, dehydration can occur. Environmental factors contribute...
Sep 22, 2011 - NEW USA Swimming Deck Pass for All GCST Swimmers
All GCST swimmers that are members of USA Swimming should have a Deck Pass Account . It's FREE and easy to complete. Get results and more directly into your account.
Sep 21, 2011 - Mental Toughness the Difference Between Good and Great
Mental Toughness the Difference Between Good and Great -- September 20, 2011 Feature by Chelsea Howard UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, September 20. EVERY coach I've swum for has said before a near i...
Sep 19, 2011 - Nutition Tips: The Positives of Vitamin C
Sep 18, 2011 - GCST Masters Swimmer Wins Captiva Tri Age Group
GCST Master Blanca Edwards Wins Female 45-49 As the rising sun peeked over the palm fronds Sunday morning, speckling the Gulf of Mexico with glimmering light, hundreds of swimmers rushed into the wate...
Sep 18, 2011 - Lots of Fun at the Fitter & Faster Tour at FGCU
The Fitter & Faster Tour was held today at FGCU, and was attended by about 50 swimmers. Peter Vanderkaay, and Lacey Nymeyer, gave some great motivational talks, and spent some time in the pool with t...
Sep 16, 2011 - Prep swimming: Enthusiastic Estero thrives in the pool
ESTERO ? Surprise, surprise, chemistry teachers. Water doesn?t contain hydrogen and oxygen, at least not for Estero High swimmers. ?H2O: Two parts heart, one part obsession? is the inscription on the...
Sep 16, 2011 - Check out "Deck Pass" from USA Swimming
USA Swimming has changed "My USA Swimming" to "Deck Pass". You can get access to the same information and more. Sign-up today for Deck Pass. A MUST HAVE for all swimming families, and swimmers. See...
Sep 13, 2011 - Escaping Your Cell Phone...Join GCST Masters!
from USA Swimming By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent I have this fantasy of getting rid of my cell phone. I heave my cell phone into a great mass of floating water, smiling as it shorts out, flickers, ...
Sep 13, 2011 - Website Update - Meet Entries
Meet Entries can now be found under the "Events" tab on the menu bar. Now you can view all upcoming meet entries on the same page. Login is required to see this tab on the drop down menu.
Sep 10, 2011 - Molly DuBrasky claims 10th in NISCA All-American Rankings
The final 2010-11 NISCA Swimming All-American rankings are in. GCST's Molly DuBrasky is the only Southwest Florida athlete to make the rankings this year. Molly DuBrasky is ranked 10th in ...
Sep 9, 2011 - Watch Ryan Lochte Swim Backstroke
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Sep 8, 2011 - Nutrition Tips: Ionic Alfalfa - The Ultimate in Total Nutrition
Sep 7, 2011 - Did You Receive Yesterdays TEXT Alert?
Add your cell number to your GCST Account to receive the latest information and alerts. If you did not receive yesterday's weather alert then you are missing out. It's easy to add your number using ...
Sep 2, 2011 - Nutrition Tips: The Health Benefits of Whey Protein
Whey protein, may help increase satiety or the feeling of fullness, which can help curb snacking or over-eating. In fact, a recent survey by Dairy Management found that two thirds of consumers said i...
Sep 1, 2011 - High School Meet Schedules are on the Calendar
All high school swim meets with GCST swimmers competing have been moved to " Calendars " and then use the drop down menu for " High School " here .
Sep 1, 2011 - NDN: Plenty of Fresh Faces at Estero
By WOODY WOMMACK ESTERO ? With two of the best swimmers in school history gone to the next level, Estero High School swim coach Jennifer Seluk has a team full of fresh faces for the 2011 season. But...
Aug 31, 2011 - Parents "Are you a Winning Parent?"
Parents "Are you a Winning Parent?" Reprinted from Competitive Advantage ? Sports Psychology Services and Resources http://www.competitivedge.com/questionnaire_parents.htm Do you really want your c...
Aug 31, 2011 - Perks of Cross-Training May End Before Finish Line
By GINA KOLATA The question has occurred to many endurance athletes, and it seems so basic: Will cross-training ? doing a second sport, or lifting weights on days when you aren?t running or cycling o...
Aug 31, 2011 - GCST Lands US Masters National Bid for 2013
GCST has been awarded the 2013 US Masters Swimming National 5K Open Water Championships . The event will be held in April, 2013 at Ft. Myers Beach, FL. More details to follow.
Aug 31, 2011 - NP: Swimmers stand by for next big splash
Written by annabelle tometich atometich@news-press.com Last year it was five-time state champion Molly DuBrasky. The year before that distance swimmer Stephanie Peacock and sprinter Jon Nunez grabbe...
Aug 31, 2011 - High School Swimming Season Underway
The 2011 High School swimming season is now underway. GCST has high school swimmers at Bishop Verot, Canterbury, Estero, Fort Myers, Gulf Coast, North Ft. Myers, and Oasis Charter high schools. You c...
Aug 23, 2011 - 2012 Registration is Open for All GCST Members
2012 USA Swimming Registration is now open for all GCST members ( Not required for Masters swimers ). All swimmers that registered as Seasonal Members (Summer Special) must renew their registration ...
Aug 22, 2011 - GCST Members Do Well In Fast Cat 5K
GCST members did very well in the Fast Cat 5K race in Estero, FL on August 20, 2011. Blanca Edwards won the Masters Female division, Ginger Tompkins won the Female 40-44 division, and Haley Tomp...
Aug 20, 2011 - 2011 Summer FLAGS Videos
Here are two videos from the 2011 Summer Florida Age Group Championships in Orlando by Lanie Benzon. 1 1
Aug 18, 2011 - USA Swimming's Ed Spencer to visit GCST
USA Swimming's Ed Spencer will be visiting GCST on August 24-27, 2011. Ed is a Master Coach with USA Swimming Club Development, and part of the Club Excellence Program. Ed last visited GCST in 2005....
Aug 15, 2011 - 10 GCST Swimmers on the Latest FS Top 10 Rankings
The final Florida Swimming Top 10 list is now available. 10 GCST swimmers made the latest lists with 7 first place rankings. Darrien Heil 11-12 Boys Thomas Malooly 11-12 Boys Eric Ordaz Jr 13-14 Bo...
Aug 13, 2011 - Don't Miss Out...Fitter And Faster Tour at FGCU on Sept. 18th
Meet Olympians Peter Vanderkaay, and Lacey Nymeyer Registration is now open for the Fitter and Faster Clinic at FGCU on September 18th. This is for all GCST members and families. Parents are free but ...
Aug 4, 2011 - Are you getting the message? Get the latest GCST info by text message
We are sending out important, and time sensitive information by text to our members. Are you receiving these messages? If you are not, please follow the information below. If you would like to recei...
Aug 2, 2011 - Take A Look At Your Swimmer's Seasonal Improvements
Have you looked at your swimmers seasonal improvements? We have tracked every GCST swimmers times and made a nice report on their progress. The Improvements page is now located under " Times ". Seas...
Aug 2, 2011 - GCST Rewards It's Hard Working Families With A FREE Month
Congratulations to the following 23 families that volunteered over 75 hours and received a FREE month from dues in the GCST Volunteer Rewards Program . Credits have been placed into your acco...
Aug 1, 2011 - Area 5 Results: Ryan Sorenson Makes FLAGs...Several Time Drops
Ryan Sorenson made his first Florida Swimming Age Group Championship qualifying time as he swam under the standard in the 13-14 Boys 100 Fly at the Area 5 Championships. Placing in the Top 10 were L...
Jul 30, 2011 - Blake Woodrow had 3 Top 8 Finals at southern Zones
Saturday: Blake Woodrow finished the final night at the Southern Zone Age Group Championships with a 6th place finish in the 13-14 Boys 200 Fly. The meet concludes with Open Water events on Sunday...
Jul 28, 2011 - GCST helped Dr. Tasha Wallace compete in her first Distance Tri at Siesta Key
Jul 27, 2011 - 5 GCST swimmers on the USA Swimming Top 20 Lists
Here are the latest USA Swimming Top 20 Lists updated with times through July 27th. The lists rank swimmers in individual ages from 11 to 18. GCST swimmers in the rankings include Kaitlyn Hauser, S...
Jul 26, 2011 - Splash Magazine: Check out the July-August Issue
Splash Magazine The award-winning Splash Magazine is now available in digital format. Get the same up-to-date National Team news, training tips, photos and event coverage you get in the print editio...
Jul 25, 2011 - Check out our latest lists of updated Long Course Times
Check the latest Top 10 lists, and Team Records pages from the 2011 Long Course season. All lists have been updated as of Senior Champs. Top 10 Times Improvements Team Records
Jul 24, 2011 - Sr. Champs: Courtney DeVeny makes Juniors, 5 Records...47 Times Improved
Jul 20, 2011 - UPDATED: Workout Changes for 7/25-8/20
Senior team will be on break from July 25-29 . JUNIOR, GOLD, SILVER, AND FGCU BRONZE will be on break from August 1st-7th . SAN CARLOS BRONZE will be on break from August 15th-19th . North T...
Jul 19, 2011 - Blake Woodrow headed to Southern Zone AG Championships
Florida Swimming has released the final roster, and GCST's Blake Woodrow is headed to Raleigh, NC for the 2011 Southern Zone Age Group Championships on July 26-31. For more information about the me...
Jul 18, 2011 - FLAGS: GCST finished 9th...10 Top 3 finishes, and 106 improved times
Blake Woodrow, Eric Ordaz Jr., Kaitlyn Hauser, Bean Faunce and Hannah VanDress Score Top 8 Finishes on Sunday...GCST racks up 5th largest medal total in the meet to finish 9th overall GCST had a great...
Jul 12, 2011 - MEET RUBEN RIVERO FROM PUERTO RICO...TRAINING WITH GCST
If you've noticed a new face in the pool lately his name is Ruben Rivero. He is one of the fastest 10 year olds in Puerto Rico. Ruben contacted GCST a few months ago to inquire about stepping up his ...
Jul 12, 2011 - T2 MINI MEET: RESULTS POSTED FOR T2 MINI MEET #4
GCST swimmers posted some good times at the T2 Summer Mini Meet #4 on July 12, 2011. This is the last Mini Meet in the series for the Summer. The next meet for Bronze, Silver, and Gold swimmers is ...
Jul 11, 2011 - SECTIONALS: 6 GCST RECORDS FALL AT SECTIONALS
DuBrasky, and DeVeny Lower Team Records 6 GCST Records fell at the Southern Zone Southern Sectional Championships at Gainesville, FL on July 7-10, 2011. Molly DuBrasky broke the Senior Girls 100 F...
Jul 6, 2011 - T2 MINI MEET: 4 NEW FLAGS CUTS...MIKAYLA PUCKETT MAKES 1ST CUTS
We had great weather at the T2 Mini Meet in Naples on July 5th that saw GCST swimmers come up with 4 new FLAG cuts. Mikayla Puckett made her first cuts in 10 & Under Girls as she swam under the sta...
Jul 5, 2011 - 2 GATORS IN THE POOL THIS MORNING
We had a smaller gator in the pool this morning for the second straight day. Molly DuBrasky is a Gator also. Go Gators!
Jul 4, 2011 - 4TH OF JULY WORKOUT HELD UP BY GATOR AT FGCU
An alligator got into FGCU this morning to get in great workout with GCST. He just couldn't keep up with us. One of the guards had to get in and catch it by hand and then handed it to coach Don until...
Jul 2, 2011 - GCST FNR MEET: 13 NEW CUTS AND GREAT SWIMS (updated photos)
The GCST Friday Night at the Races at FGCU is now completed. After a lightning delay and storms on Friday night the GCST FNR Meet was completed on Saturday morning at FGCU. GCST swimmers posted se...
Jun 28, 2011 - GCST MINI MEET GOES ON RAIN OR SHINE (photos)
We dodged some rain and threatening weather and got the GCST Mini Meet completed on June 27th. Thanks again to our parent volunteers for running a smooth meet. Results are now available for the GCS...
Jun 26, 2011 - 19 GCST FAMILIES GET A FREE MONTH IN VOLUNTEER REWARDS PROGRAM
19 GCST families have gone over 75 Volunteer Hours to get a FREE month from program fees in our GCST Volunteer Rewards Program . It doesn't get any better than a free month from dues so get those...
Jun 24, 2011 - VOLUNTEER HOURS
Volunteer Hours from the Summer Open have now been approved for members accounts. We have 2 more meets to attain your minimum committment of 50 hours. The Mini Meet at San Carlos on June 27th still ...
Jun 22, 2011 - HOW TO EAT FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
By Chrissy Wellington M.S., C.N.S., L.D.N., C.P.T As an athlete, you must perform at your peak every single day. To reach optimal performance, your fuels sources must be top quality. You also have d...
Jun 21, 2011 - TOP TIMES, AND CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS LISTS UPDATED
Our Top 10 List, Championship Qualifiers, and Team Records have all been updated with the GCST Summer Open results. Top 10 Championship Qualifiers Team Records
Jun 20, 2011 - SUMMER OPEN RESULTS: 5 NEW TEAM RECORDS...42 NEW CUTS MADE (photos)
GCST Has a Great Summer Open with 5 Team Records Broken, and 42 New Cuts Made GCST had an outstanding Summer Open at FGCU on June 17-19. GCST girls finished the meet in 1st place , boys finished 2nd...
Jun 17, 2011 - BIG SWIM MEETS FIND A HOME IN FORT MYERS
Written by Annabelle Tometich from the News-Press Gulf Coast Swim Team, FGCU pool bring crowds Thirteen years ago, when the Gulf Coast Swim Team started, a meet like this weekend's GCST Summer Open wo...
Jun 13, 2011 - CRIPPEN MILE RESULTS ARE IN...4 GCST SWIMMERS WIN AGE GROUPS
The results are now in for the Crippen Mile. The event was a huge success as over 230 Masters, and USA Swimming registered swimmers came out to support Fran Crippen's Eleveation Foundation. All proc...
Jun 13, 2011 - WATCH VIDEOS FROM THE OPEN WATER FESTIVAL
Video of the Open Water Festival can be see on Florida Swim Network here .
Jun 13, 2011 - SUMMER WORKOUT SCHEDULE STARTS JUNE 13TH
The GCST Summer Workout Schedule starts today. Summer Schedule
Jun 13, 2011 - GCST WINS 3RD TEAM OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP
GCST SWIMMERS WIN 5 INDIVIDUAL TITLES GCST swimmers dominated the Florida Swimming Open Water Championships as they won the Girls Team, Boys Team, and Combined Team Championship title for the 3rd co...
Jun 13, 2011 - GCST SWIMMERS LEAD FS OPEN WATER ALL STARS TO WIN
GCST swimmers Hannah Albion , and Blake Woodrow led the Florida Swimming All- Star team as they won their 4k races. Savannah Bowser finished 2nd in the 13-14 girls and Kaitlyn Hauser finished...
Jun 11, 2011 - US MASTERS NATIONAL 10K: WAYNE HANNUM TAKES 2ND
1st place women's winner was Eny Jones, and the Men's winner was Andrew Mueler. GCST's Wayne Hannum finished 2nd in his age group 55-59, and 15th overall. Results Wayne Hannum swimming the National...
Jun 10, 2011 - SWIM-A-THON WAS A BLAST (PHOTOSHOW)
Thanks to our awesome GCST parents, we had 2 successful SAT's on Wednesday, June 8th at our San Carlos Park Pool, and North Ft. Myers Pool. The kids swim the laps, the parents providied lots of food,...
Jun 7, 2011 - NEW SUMMER LEAGUE MEETS ADDED TO SCHEDULE
We have added 3 new Summer League meets to our schedule. GCST has partnered with T2 Aquatics for a very good series of summer meets. The meets are at the Norris Pool in Naples and are for Bronze , ...
Jun 7, 2011 - GCST MASTER WAYNE HANNUM FINISHES 1ST AT KEY WEST OW SWIM
GCST Masters member Wayne Hannum finished 1st in the Grand Masters division and 20th overall in the Swim Around Key West on June 5, 2011. Check out the unique trophy Wayne won. Congratulations an...
Jun 6, 2011 - GCST TRI / MASTERS SWIMMERS DO WELL AT NAPLES TRIATHLON
Several GCST Tri / Masters competitors raced in the Naples Fitness Challenge Triatlon on Sunday June 5. Top finishes included: Ryan Post 6th Over-all Blanca Edwards 6th Over-all Dan Whalen 1st 20-2...
Jun 5, 2011 - UPDATED: NEW SWIMMER SUPPORT AD PROGRAM
We are starting a new heat sheet advertising program that allows you to wish your swimmer luck at the meet and help the team raise funds to go into our fundraising account. Ads must completed and sen...
Jun 1, 2011 - GCST SWIMMERS ON THE OPEN WATER ALL-STAR TEAM
Florida Swimming has released the roster for the Open Water All-Star Challenge to be held on June 12 at Ft. Myers Beach, FL. GCST swimmers making the team are: Darrien Heil (11-12), Savannah Bower ...
May 29, 2011 - HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPLASH?
Check out the latest issue of USA Swimming's Splash Magazine for some great stroke tips and information that ALL swimmers can use to perfect their technique. May-June Splash
May 25, 2011 - SWF MINI MEET: PAIGE MADDEN MAKES 4 NEW FLAG CUTS...112 IMPROVED TIMES
GCST swimmers had a great Mini Meet at San Carlos Park Pool on Tuesday May 24th. Paige Madden made 4 new FLAG qualifying times in the 11-12 Girls events. GCST swimmers had several good swims wit...
May 25, 2011 - 2 GCST SWIMMERS SELECTED AMONG NATIONS ELITE
GCST swimmers, Savannah Bowser , and Blake Woodrow were selected to attend the Southern Zone Select Camp in Louiville, KY on May 26-28, 2011. They are 2 out of 10 elite swimmers selected from the...
May 23, 2011 - 19 NEW CUTS MADE AT T2 MEET...246 IMPROVED TIMES
GCST swimmers had a great weekend at the T2 Norris Foundation Meet in Naples, FL. We had 19 new championships cuts, and 246 improved times at this mid season meet. Many of younger swimmers had s...
May 20, 2011 - T2 MAY MEET: JOSH BENZON, AND HALEY TOMPKINS MAKE 1ST FLAG CUTS
Joshua Benzon and Haley Tompkins made their first FLAG cuts at the T2 May Meet in Naples, FL on May 20, 2011. Joshua made his q-time in the 10 & Under Boys 400 Free. Haley made her q-time in the ...
May 20, 2011 - UPDATED: MOLLY DUBRASKY SELECTED AS NEWS-PRESS GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Molly DuBrasky was selected as the News-Press Girls Athlete of the Year for 2010-11. Molly was chosen as the area's top female athlete based on her 5 State Swimming Championship Titles in 3 years, a...
May 17, 2011 - FLORIDA ZONE TEAM APPLICATION POSTED
Florida Swimming has posted the Zone Team (All-Star Team) Athlete Application. It must be returned by June 1st. The application and information is available here .
May 17, 2011 - CHECK OUT OUR TEAM STORE...NEW ITEMS ADDED
Show your GCST sprirt with some new items added to the GCST Team Store. To view the store click here .
May 15, 2011 - ATTENTION ALL IPHONE, ITOUCH, AND IPAD USERS...GET ONDECK FREE
Dear Swim Team Family ! Attention all iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Users. (Android users please do not feel left out. TeamUnify will be releasing an Android version in approximately 12 months.) Our sw...
May 13, 2011 - LIST OF POSSIBLE FS ZONE TEAM CANDIDATES RELEASED
Florida Swimming has released a list of possible candidates for the Zone All-Star Team. GCST swimmers listed include Bean Faunce , Blake Woodrow , and Eric Ordaz . For more information on how to ...
May 12, 2011 - MOLLY DUBRASKY WINS ROTARY SOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETE $5,000 AWARD
GCST's Molly DuBrasky was awarded the Rotary South Girls Scholar Athlete of the Year Award and a $5,000 scholarship. Molly was awarded on her high academic achievements, community service, and her ...
May 12, 2011 - WIN A FREE IPAD FROM RHEEM...VOTE TODAY!
VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!! The SW Florida Rheem Team is proud to serve as the Title Scholarship Sponsor for the 25th Annual Rotary South Scholar Athlete Banquet. At the banquet, 34 Scholar Athletes from 1...
May 12, 2011 - UPDATE: GCST SWIMMERS AMONG NATIONS BEST WITH 21 NAG TIMES ON LATEST LISTS
5 GCST swimmers have posted 21 NAG Ranking times on the latest National Age Group Rankings lists for Short Course and Long Course seasons. Listed in Short Course are: Savannah Bowser 12 YO Girls - ...
May 9, 2011 - ARE YOU GETTING THE MESSAGE OR MISSING OUT?
Several GCST members are now getting text alerts on their cell phones. If you would like to be included, it's very easy to setup. Log into your account. Go to your member profile area, and enter yo...
May 8, 2011 - 2 GCST TRIATHLETES HAVE GOOD RESULTS AT FM TRI
GCST Masters swimmers Blanca Edwards, and Tasha Wallace competed in the Fort Myers Triathlon on Saturday May 7th at FGCU. Blanca finished 1st in her age group, and Tasha Wallace finished 3rd in her...
May 4, 2011 - GCST MASTERS RECORDS UPDATED
GCST Masters Records have now been updated and are available for each age group in Long Coures and Short Course Meters. We will have some Yards Records soon. The Masters News has moved unde...
Apr 30, 2011 - GCST MASTERS MEET: 2 NATIONAL RECORDS BROKEN, AND SOME GOOD RACING
GCST Masters had some nice swims and good competition at the Spring Masters Meet at FGCU. It was a great day of racing as we saw 2 National Records broken by Deb Walker of FACT, and 5 time Olympian...
Apr 30, 2011 - RYAN SORENSON COMPETING IN LAS VEGAS
GCST swimmer Ryan Sorenson is competing in a meet in Las Vega, NV. We will have more details soon. Good luck Ryan! Meet Page
Apr 28, 2011 - CHAMPIONSHIP FRAME OF MIND DURING DISTANCE SETS
Guest column by Chloe Sutton MISSION VIEJO, California, April 26. MISSION Viejo has been known for its distance swimmers and challenging practices. With coaches like Bill Rose and Mark Schubert, the N...
Apr 23, 2011 - ENERGY DRINKS CAN CAUSE DEATH!
This is a link to a very strong video produced by ESPN about high energy drinks and the damage, and possible deaths caused by their consumption. All parents should view this video before they let the...
Apr 23, 2011 - KYLE MARSHALL SIGNS SCHOLARSHIP WITH UTPB
GCST Senior swimmer Kyle Marshall officially signed his scholarship offer from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin . The school is located near Odessa, Teaxas. Congratulations to Kyle ...
Apr 21, 2011 - GCST to go Bilinguel...Se Habla Espanol
With a large and growing Latin community in Southwest Florida, GCST is responding. We are in the process of converting our website to spanish. Watch for the changes to take place soon. Se habla espa...
Apr 21, 2011 - OPEN WATER FESTIVAL IS STILL A GO!
OPEN WATER FESTIVAL IS STILL A GO! While the Open Water swim loyalists await USA Swimming?s decision in regards to relocating the 10K World Trials and 5K Nationals, plans move forward on GCST?s behalf...
Apr 17, 2011 - GCST Spring Open: 6 High Point Winners...Savanah Bowser Breaks Team Record
1 Team Record Broken...6 High Point Winners....25 GCST Swimmers with All Best Times...41 New Championship Cuts GCST swimmers finished the 2011 GCST Spring Open with 6 High Point Winners. Hannah Va...
Apr 17, 2011 - Gabby Shepherd Qualifies for FLAGS
Gabby Shepherd made her first Florida Age Group Championship qualifying time in the 10 & Under Girls 100 Fly. Way to go Gabby!!!
Apr 12, 2011 - Heat Alert...Drink Fluids!!!
Temperatures are starting to rise quickly during our afternoon workouts. It is very important to keep your swimmer hydrated with cold liquids during hard training sessions. Clear plastic bottles are ...
Apr 8, 2011 - GCST swimmers do well at Swim Miami OW Event (Photos)
Blake Woodrow won the 4k event for 13-14 boys as led from start to finish. Kyle Marshall finished 1st in 17-18 age group in his first 10k, and 6th overall. Congratulations to both GCST swimmers on ...
Apr 6, 2011 - Double Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Record Holder Trains at San Carlos
GCST swimmers had the pleasure of meeting Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400 Meter Free, 800 Meter Free, and World Record Holder in the 800 Meter Free from the 2008 Olympic Games, British swimming star ...
Apr 3, 2011 - Big Time Improvements Posted by GCST at T2 Meet (Results & Photos)
GCST swimmers had some great swims and big time drops at the T2 Saturday Special Swim Meet at the Norris Pool in Naples, FL on April 2, 2011. 68 of 119 swims were best times. Event Winners: Madi B...
Apr 3, 2011 - GCST Swimmers Helping Their Team the Old Fashioned Way
Jessie Walsh, Madeline McAdams, Madi Baron, and HaleyTompkins are standing on the road to Barefoot Beach today selling lemonade to raise money for GCST.
Apr 2, 2011 - 2012 Championship Meet Dates Set
The 2012 Championship Meet sites were awarded after voting by the Florida Swimming BOD today. 2/23-26 Spring Senior Champs at YMCA of Central Florida (Orlando) 3/8-11 Spring FLAGS at Sarasota YMCA 3/1...
Mar 28, 2011 - Take a look at this very good All-Star Video
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Mar 26, 2011 - GCST All-Stars Help Team Florida to Win in Dual Meet (photos)
GCST swimmers help Team Florida win the Florida Swimming vs Florida Gold Coast All-Star Dual Meet in Ft. Pierce, FL. Video from the meet here . MEET RESULTS Savannah Bowser wins the 500 Free, Kaitl...
Mar 22, 2011 - GCST has an Excellent Sectional Meet..updated..(Photos)
Kyle Marshall , and Matt Nielsen swim All Best Times at Sectionals. GCST Results 10 New Championship cuts made. Sunday Finals ... Molly DuBrasky finished 10th in the A Final of the 200 Fly with a...
Mar 21, 2011 - New GCST Meet Videos Online
We have just added a new section to the website. You can now view selected swims from meets that we attend under GCST Video on the front page of gcst.org here .
Mar 21, 2011 - GCST Swimmers have a Fun and Fast 3-5...(Photos)
GCST swimmers had some very good swims at the Area 3-5 Championships in Sarasota. 67 of 129 swims were personal best times. Madi Baron made a new FLAGS cut in the 50 Free for 10 & Under Girls. All Be...
Mar 14, 2011 - Sugar-Speedo Tips: Sweetened Beverages...Helpful or Harmful?
By Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RD Water is one of the most important nutrients for swimmers and other athletes. And even though swimmers spend their workouts surrounded by water, they are at an increased ri...
Mar 8, 2011 - Molly DuBrasky Named 2011 Florida Dairy Farmers Girl's Swimmer of the Year
Estero High School senior, Molly DuBrasky was named the 2011 Florida Dairy Farmers Girls? 2A Swimmer-of-the-Year following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of high school swimming coac...
Mar 7, 2011 - Many Personal Best Times Turned in at Spring Development Meet for GCST Swimmers
GCST swimmers had 95 of 139 swims that were personal best times showing improvement at the Spring Developmental Swim Meet at the Ft. Myers Aquatic Center on March 5, 2011. Event Winners: Alexu...
Mar 4, 2011 - GCST Text Message System is Ready...Are You Getting the Message?
If you would like to receive that latest GCST information by text message, please login and go to " My Account " to enter your information in the system. It's easy and only takes a minute or two. Als...
Mar 2, 2011 - The Myth of Sustained Energy In Sports Drinks
Mar 1, 2011 - Kyle Marshall Commits to University of Texas PB
GCST Senior swimer, Kyle Marshall has comitted to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, TX. Kyle will be competing in NCAA Division II for the Falcons in the Fall of 2011. GCS...
Feb 28, 2011 - 6 GCST Swimmers on Florida All-Star Team
6 GCST swimmers have been selected to the Florida Swimming All-Star Team. The team will compete against the Florida Gold Coast All-Stars in a duel meet on March 26-27 at Indian River State College in...
Feb 26, 2011 - SR. Champs: 16 New Cuts, 4 Records Fall...Outstanding 1650 Frees on Sunday
4 Team Records Broken...Molly DuBrasky broke the GCST Senior, and 17-18 Girls record in the 100 Fly with a 56.43 and a made a Short Course National Championship qualifying time. The GCST Senior Mens...
Feb 23, 2011 - Coach Connies FLAGs Swimmers Had Some Fun Tonight
The Gold Group had a great time chasing a watermelon around the pool at San Carlos tonight as a reward for a great FLAGs meet.
Feb 23, 2011 - Maddy Crippen to visit GCST on May 4th
Maddy Crippen will be visiting Gulf Coast Swim Team to talk about Open Water, what it meant to her brother Fran, and his new foundation. This event is for ALL GCST swimmer from all pools and parent...
Feb 21, 2011 - How did we do at FLAGS? Here's the details...Photos posted
GCST swimmers had a great weekend at the Florida Age Group Championships. We had 6 new team records. We had 3 new relay records. We had 15 new championship quailfying times. We had 79 of 105 swims w...
Feb 20, 2011 - FLAGS News: Great swims on Sunday lead GCST to 7th place finish
GCST swimmers had an outstanding day on the last day of the Florida Swimming Age Group Champs in Clearwater. GCST finished 7th in Team Standings despite only being the 12th largest team in the meet. ...
Feb 20, 2011 - Blake Woodrow won the 1650 Free at FLAGS
Blake Woodrow won the 13-14 Boys 1650 Free at FLAGS to claim the Gold Medal. Way to go Blake!!!
Feb 20, 2011 - Savannah Bowser Wins 3rd Event At FLAGs
Savannah Bowser picked up her 3rd Gold Medal of the FLAGS meet as she won the 11-12 Girls 200 IM on Sunday Night. Savannah won the 11-12 Girls 500 Free, and 200 Free. Way to go Savannah!!!
Feb 19, 2011 - Courtney DeVeny Wins The 100 Back And Qualifies For Juniors
Courtney DeVeny won the 13 & 14 Girls 100 Back at FLAGs and made a Short Course Jr. National qualifying time with a 57.61. Way to go Courtney!!!
Feb 15, 2011 - GCST Awarded USA Swimming Bronze Medal Club for 2011
USA Swimming has awarded GCST as a Bronze Medal Club for 2011. This is the 6th straight year that GCST has been recognized in the Club Excellence Program . GCST had 4337 in Club Excellence points ba...
Feb 7, 2011 - Speedo Tips: Keys to Success with Eva Fabian
Keys to success with 2010 5K Open Water World Champion Eva Fabian Commitment: Commitment is first because it is so important. Commitment means defining your goals, then pursuing them every day in w...
Feb 5, 2011 - GCST Last Chance Meet: 11 New Cuts, and 27 Swimmers With All Best Times
The GCST Last Chance Meet started in the fog and finished in bright sunshine and much warmer temps than our Winter Open Meet two weeks ago. GCST swimmers had some great swims with several new cuts ma...
Feb 5, 2011 - Alexus Lawler Makes First FLAGS Cut
Alexus Lawler made her first FLAG qualifying time in the 10 & Under Girls 100 Breast. Alexus was swimming her first 200 Breaststroke as hit the FLAGS cut at the 100 split. Congtratulations Alexus!!!
Jan 30, 2011 - More Photos Added from GCST's Awesome Awards Banquet
GCST parents put on an awesome Awards Banquet for our swimmers on January 30, 2011. We had almost 200 in attendance for our largest banquet in team history.
Jan 30, 2011 - Savannah Bowser, and Blake Woodrow invited to Southern Zone Select Camp
Savannah Bowser and Blake Woodrow have been invited to the USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp to be held at Louisville, KY on May 26-29, 2011. The camp will be held on the campus of the Unvive...
Jan 25, 2011 - THE NATURE OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS
One of the highest compliments that can be paid to an athlete is to be labeled mentally tough. Some coaches and athletes speak of mental toughness as if it were a quality that a person either has or...
Jan 24, 2011 - GCST Winter Open: Joshua Benzon, and Savannah Bowser win HP Awards (results)
11 New Champ Cuts Made The GCST Winter Open is in the books, and finished under clear sunny skies at FGCU on Sunday January 23rd after a frosty 39 degree start. The meet started out with wind and coo...
Jan 21, 2011 - 2011 Crippen Mile Open Water Swim
2011 Crippen Mile Open Water Swim Posted by Glenn Mills on Jan 12, 2011 05:25PM (844 views) The Fort Myers Estero Open Water Festival will be hosting the first annual Crippen Mile Open Water Swim at...
Jan 20, 2011 - ABC's of Mental Training: Q is for Quality Practice
Q is for Quality Practice By Dr. Aimee Kimball//Mental Training Consultant Often when people talk about being mentally prepared, the focus is on competition. However, when you stop to think ab...
Jan 10, 2011 - North Team to hold 1st Year Anniversary Party on Feb 11th
The GCST North Team is holding a 1 Year Anniversary Party on February 11th . The party will be from 6:30 to 7:30 pm after workout. Event Page
Jan 2, 2011 - GCST HS Swimmers Win 3 of 4 SOY Awards to Lead the Area
GCST high school swimmers claim the top two spots in Lee County, and the top girls spot in Collier County. An outstanding high school season by GCST high school swimmers as they dominate high school ...
Jan 1, 2011 - Kyle Snew Wins NP Swimmer of the Year...Blake Woodrow on 1st Team
GCST's Kyle Snew awarded as the News-Press 2010 Boys Swimmer of the Year. Blake Woodrow named to All Area 1st Team. Kyle Marshall , Alex Latorre , and Matt Nielsen named to 2nd Team. Honor...
Dec 31, 2010 - Molly DuBrasky wins NP Swimmer of the Year...Courtney DeVeny on 1st Team
GCST's Molly DuBrasky awarded as the News-Press 2010 Girls Swimmer of the Year for the 2nd time in her high school swimming career. Courtney DeVeny named to All Area 1st Team. Lexi Faunce , and...
Dec 27, 2010 - Use Firefox Web Browser and get the GCST Persona
Firefox is the recommended browser to use with the GCST website. We now have a Persona made for Firefox users in team colors with an easy to read font colors. The best part is, it's free! 1. Down...
Dec 25, 2010 - Molly DuBrasky wins Naples News Swimmer of the Year...7 GCST swimmers listed
7 GCST make 2010 Naples News All Area Team GCST's Molly DuBrasky awarded as the Naples Daily News Girls Swimmer of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year. Kyle Snew , Alex Latorre , Michael Pineda...
Dec 24, 2010 - GCST Christmas Holiday Party
GCST Christmas Holiday Party Another fun GCST Christmas Party. The workout was fast. The food was awesome. The parents, and guests had a great time. The swimmers receiving their new Speedo back pa...
Dec 20, 2010 - 10 Commandments for Sports Parents
I. Thou shall not impose thy ambitions on thy child. II. Thou shall be supportive no matter what. III. Thou shall not coach thy child. IV. Thou shall only have positive things to say at a competition....
Dec 18, 2010 - T2 Winter Meet: Cool and rainy end to 2010 in Naples
The last meet of 2010 came to a cool and rainy end in Naples on Dec. 18th at the T2 Winter Meet. GCST swimmers turned in several good swims. New Cuts: Elijah Benzon made a new FLAG cut in the 11...
Dec 15, 2010 - GCST Swimmers Are More Active
Kids active only about half of time in sports practices By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Kids on soccer, baseball and softball teams are playing hard during practices an average of 45 minutes, which is ...
Dec 8, 2010 - GCSTto Host Open Water Swim for Crippen Foundation
GCST, as part of this year's Open Water Festival, will play host to the 1 st Annual, Crippen Sunset Mile. This will be a one mile Open Water Swim, on Saturday, June 11 th . All proceeds from the ev...
Dec 7, 2010 - The Swimmers Will...
The Swimmer?s Will (15 steps for greater success) 1. I will always say ?I will? or ?I do.? 2. I will think positive at all times. 3. I will respect myself, my teammates, my coaches, my pa...
Dec 6, 2010 - ZACH BREWER MAKES FIRST FLAGS CUT AT GSC MEET
GCST added another swimmer to our FLAGS team as 9 year old Zach Brewer made his first championship meet cuts. Zach qualified in the 50 and 100 Backstroke events. Way to go Zach!!!
Dec 6, 2010 - 16 GCST RECORDS FALL AT GSC HOLIDAY CLASSIC
16 GCST records broken at GSC Holiday Classic Joshua Benzon - 8 & Under Boys 100 Back Savannah Bowser - 11-12 Girls 100 IM Courtney DeVeny - 13-14 and Senior 100 Back Courtney DeVeny - 13-14, and ...
Dec 6, 2010 - GCST HAS A GREAT GSC MEET...2 HP WINNERS...56 NEW CUTS...GIRLS TEAM 3RD
Nov 29, 2010 - Molly Dubrasky and Savannah Napier Round Out Gregg Troy's Recruiting Class
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida women?s swimming and diving team rounded out its 2010 recruiting class by inking Molly Dubrasky (Estero, Fla.) and Savannah Napier (Chattanooga, Tenn.) to...
Nov 22, 2010 - GCST WINS VISITING TEAM TROPHY AT SYS TURKEY MEET
Savannah Bowser won the 11-12 Girls High Point Award...Joshua Benzon, and Madeline Willoughby claim runner-up High Point Awards...47 New and Improved Championship Cuts Made GCST swimmers come throug...
Nov 20, 2010 - SUSANA PESZEK, MADELINE MCADAMS, AND ETHAN SHAW MAKE FIRST FLAG CUTS
Susana Peszek made her first FLAG cut in the 11-12 Girls 200 Free. Madeline McAdams makes new first tme FLAG cuts in the 200 and 500 Free. Ethan Shaw made his first FLAG cut in the 500 Free. ...
Nov 17, 2010 - MOLLY DUBRASKY SIGNS WITH THE FLORIDA GATORS
ESTERO HIGH'S DUBRASKY LOOKS FORWARD TO SWIMMING WITH THE GATORS In her four years at Estero High School Molly DuBrasky set a slew of school records while winning five state titles, the most of any sw...
Nov 15, 2010 - 6 GCST RECORDS FALL AT HIGH SCHOOL STATES
6 GCST Records fell at the FHSAA State Championships. GCST high school swimmers breaking team records are: Molly DuBrasky in the 17-18 Girls 200 Free, Senior Girls 200 Free (1:48.34), and 17-18 Girls...
Nov 12, 2010 - MOLLY DUBRASKY WINS 2 STATE TITLES...KYLE SNEW RUNNER-UP IN 200 IM
GCST High School Swimmers Outstanding at 2A State Meet Molly DuBrasky won the 200 Free with a 1:48.34 (All-American Automatic), and the 500 Free with a 4:45.77 (All-American Automatic) to finish her...
Nov 11, 2010 - HANNAH ALBION FINISHED 7TH IN THE CONSOL FINALS OF THE 500 FREE AT 1A STATE
Hannah Albion swam a 5:09.12 in tonight's Consol Finals of the Girls 500 Free, and finished 7th. Hannah swam best preliminary times this morning in the 200 and 500 free. She qualified for consols in ...
Nov 10, 2010 - ORDER GCST PARKAS, JACKETS, AND MUCH MORE HERE
Now is the time as the days get shorter and evenings are cooling off to order your GCST parka for this winter. Parkas make a great Christmas gift for your swimmer. Our Swim Team Store also has great...
Nov 9, 2010 - MOLLY DUBRASKY CHOSEN AS NAPLES NEWS PREP OF THE WEEK
NAPLES ? When Molly DuBrasky jumps into the pool at the Class 2A state swim meet in Orlando on Friday, she won?t be choking under pressure. Nerves will not be weighing her down. She already has t...
Nov 7, 2010 - GCST HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS LEAD THE WAY TO STATES
GCST high school swimmers representing 7 high schools, had outstanding Districts and Region meets as they led the way to the FHSAA Championships in 1A and 2A competition. From our 15 swimmers, that s...
Nov 5, 2010 - GCST SWIMMERS CLAIM 3 REGION TITLES
GCST's Molly DuBrasky, and Courtney DeVeny are the only Regional Champions from Lee County in the 2A Meet GCST high school swimmers crank some big swims at 1A and 2A Regions with several Top 8 finis...
Nov 2, 2010 - WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SWIM TEAM
Is GCST the right team for you? Do you want them to have fun? Children can have fun while getting sub-par training and the resultant experience of not improving relative to others, and they can have...
Oct 30, 2010 - FRAN CRIPPEN MEMORIAL HELD AT 1A DISTRICT MEET AT FGCU
A memorial was held at FGCU at the end of the 1A District meet prelims. Swimmers, and coaches at the meet lined the pool as GCST coach Gregg Cross read a statement about Fran Crippen. Swimmers aroun...
Oct 30, 2010 - MATT NIELSEN WINS DOUBLE DISTRICT TITLES...HANNAH ALBION WINS DISTRICT 1A 200 FR
All GCST swimmers advance to Regionals Freshman Matt Nielsen won District Titles in the 200, and 500 Free in the District 1A-9 meet at FGCU on October 30th. Hannah Albion is the District Champion...
Oct 26, 2010 - GCST SWIMMERS DOMINATE AT DISTRICT 2A-10 MEET
All GCST swimmers move on to Regionals....Molly DuBrasky hits All-American standard...3 GCST swimmers are Double District Champions GCST Swimmers had an outstanding night at the District 2A-10 meet at...
Oct 24, 2010 - WANT TO SEE WHAT SWIMMING WAS LIKE 45 YEARS AGO?
Here is a great video of swimming in the Florida Gold Coast before Coach Don, and Coach Connie were just starting out as young age groupers. Notice there are no goggles, and no lane ropes. Video
Oct 24, 2010 - GCST MASTERS SWIM AND HOST A GREAT MEET AT FGCU
GCST Masters hosted the Fall Masters Meet at FGCU. Awesome job racing and hosting the meet. Many good swims in our first 25 meter meet. Meet results here...
Oct 20, 2010 - GCST HAS 3 DOUBLE WINNERS AT LCAC MEET
GCST's Molly DuBrasky, Kyle Snew, and Courtney DeVeny claim double titles GCST swimmers had an outstanding LCAC Meet at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center on Wednesday October 20th. Molly DuBrask...
Oct 10, 2010 - 3 GCST SWIMMERS DO WELL AT FSPA HS MEET
Three GCST swimmers travelled to Orlando for the FSPA High School Invitational Meet on Saturday October 9th. Matt Nielsen swam a personal best time of 4:58.94 to finish 14th in the 500 Free, and a ...
Oct 9, 2010 - GCST WINS TAMPA MEET...18 NEW CUTS...3 HP WINNERS...WE RACE FOR PUMPKINS
GCST Wins City of Tampa Classic Meet...Zach Brewer, Madeline Willoughby, and Darrien Heil win High Point Awards GCST swimmers traveled to the City of Tampa Nike Classic and won the team high point awa...
Oct 4, 2010 - HEATHER ROKA FINISHES 3RD OVERALL, WINS AGE GROUP AT OPEN WATER 5K
Heather Roka finished 3rd overall and won her age group at the Siesta Key Open Water 5k race. Way to go Heather!!!
Sep 28, 2010 - 2011 USA SWIM REGISTRATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY DEC. 20TH
Registrations must be completed by December 20th. Swimmers not registerd by the 31st will not be able to swim until registration is completed after January 3rd. Current GCST Members that have not reg...
Sep 25, 2010 - GCST STARTS THE FALL SEASON WITH SOME GREAT SWIMS AT THE FNR MEET
GCST swimmers had their first short course meet of the fall season at FGCU and the key word was "fall" as many swimmers posted personal best times and 16 new championship qualifying times. New Cuts: ...
Sep 24, 2010 - NICOLE BRAVO MADE A NEW JR OLYMPIC CUT
Nicole Bravo made her first Junior Olympic qualifying time in the 10 & under Girls 50 Breast with a 41.69. Congratulations Nicole!!!
Sep 19, 2010 - GET YOUR FREE "MY USA SWIMMING" WEB ACCOUNT
Take full advantage of all USA Swimming has to offer online by creating your own "My USA Swimming account." A benefit available only to USA Swimming members, your My USA Swimming Account will provid...
Sep 17, 2010 - GCST'S HARRY STEPHENSON SELECTED TO 2010-2011 US NATIONAL YOUTH TEAM
Harry Stephenson has been selected to the 2010-2011 National Youth Team based on his 4th place finish in the 10k Open Water event at the Junior Pan Pacs in Maui, HI on August 30th. This is Harry's...
Sep 16, 2010 - ESTERO'S DUBRASKY LOOKING TO GO OUT ON TOP
a.inline_topic:hover { background-color: rgb(234, 234, 234); } from the Naples Daily News ESTERO ? When Palmetto Ridge's Haley Fournier led a 500-yard freestyle race last week, it appeared an upse...
Sep 3, 2010 - 2012 OLYMPIC TRIALS CUTS RELEASED
USA Swimming has released the qualifying standards for the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials to take place in Omaha, NE on June 25-July 2, 2012. GCST had 3 qualifiers under 18 years old in 2008. Who is nex...
Aug 27, 2010 - GCST'S HARRY STEPHENSON IS TOP AMERICAN IN JR. PAN PACS 10K
Monday August 30th ...Harry Stephenson finished 4th and was the top American swimmer in the Open Water 10K at Jr. Pan Pacs. Saturday August 28th ... Harry swam a 4:10.50 in todays prelims ...
Aug 20, 2010 - IMX RANKINGS...3 GCST SWIMMERS #1 IN FLORIDA
The latest IMX rankings are in. GCST has 3 swimmers with #1 rankings in Florida Swimming. Madeline Willoughby 9 yo Girls - #1 in Florida , #3 in the Southern Zone, and #9 in the US. Blake Woodro...
Aug 19, 2010 - GCST SWIMMERS HAVE AN OUTSTANDING SUMMER
Aug 15, 2010 - GCST SWIMMERS FINISH THE SUMMER WITH A FUN T2 MEET
GCST swimmers competed in the T2 Aquatics Mini Summer Invite at the Norris Aquatic Center on August 14th. The meet was a lot of fun and a great way to finish the summer. Event winners: Nicole Bravo,...
Aug 12, 2010 - GCST NATIONAL JR. TEAMER HARRY STEPHENSON PUTS ON CLINIC AT NFM
The age group swimmers at the North Fort Myers branch of GCST were happy to have Harry Stephenson visit our pool. Harry donated his training time from GCST's senior team to give a presentation a...
Aug 9, 2010 - MOLLY DUBRASKY MAKES C FINAL AT JR. NATS AND BREAKS 3 GCST RECORDS IN 200 FLY
Molly DuBrasky finished 8th in the C Final of the 200 Fly. Molly DuBrasky swam a lifetime best time in preliminary heats of the 200 fly to qualify for tonights C Finals with a 2:17.56. Molly breaks 10...
Aug 1, 2010 - END OF SUMMER MEET: LOT'S OF GOOD TIMES AND FUN
32 GCST swimmers traveled to Tampa on Saturday July 31 to compete in the CVST End of Summer Invitational Meet. This meet was a good and fun alternative to the Area 3-5 meet. Coach Don won the GCST Co...
Jul 28, 2010 - SO ZONE AG CH: SAVANNAH BOWSER FINISHED 2ND IN THE 400 FREE
Thursday Savannah Bowser finished 2nd in the 11-12 Girls 400 Free with an outstanding 4:37.65. Wednesday Savannah Bowser finished 9th in the 11-12 Girls 200 Free Finals a with2:14.89. Team Flor...
Jul 25, 2010 - SENIOR CHAMPS: SEVERAL GCST SWIMMERS IN FINALS
Florida Swimming Senior Champs Sunday Finals Kyle Snew finished 6th in the Senior Boys 200 Back (2:12.71). Courtney DeVeny finished 6th in the Senior Girls 200 back (2:25.97). David Albion ...
Jul 21, 2010 - Mini Meet: Paige Madden Makes JO cut
GCST Mini Meet Paige Madden makes her first J.O cut in the 11-12 50 Back. Congrats Paige!!! Meet results posted Event Page here.
Jul 19, 2010 - Bean Faunce breaks GCST Record at Jr. Olympics Meet
Alina (Bean) Faunce broke the GCST 11-12 Girls 100 Breast Record at Junior Olympics. Congratulations Bean!!
Jul 19, 2010 - Courtney DeVeny smashes 6 GCST records and qualifies for NCSA Juniors at JO Meet
Courtney DeVeny made some major changes to the GCST Record book at the Florida Swimming Junior Olympics. Courtney broke the 13-14 Girls 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM, and 400 IM records as well the...
Jul 19, 2010 - GCST SWIMMERS LEAD SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AT JUNIOR OLYMPICS
Jul 11, 2010 - Sectionals: 5 GCST records fall...Good time drops and finals swims
Speedo Champions Series So. Zone So. Sectional This meet is at the University of Florida on July 8-11. 5 GCST Records broken at Sectionals: Molly DuBrasky broke the 17-18 Girls 200 Free record (Che...
Jul 3, 2010 - 22 New Championship Cuts at July Friday Night at the Races
GCST swimmers post some great swims at FNR meet GCST hosted a very fast Friday Night at the Races at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center on July 2, 2010. GCST swimmers made 22 new championship qu...
Jul 3, 2010 - GCST adds 3 to JO team...Madi Baron, Elijah Benzon, and Audrey Delcompare
GCST added 3 new swimmers to the JO team at the July 2nd FNR Meet at FGCU as Madi Baron qualified in the 10 &Under Girls 100 Fly, and 400 Free. Audrey Delcompare made her first JO qualifying tim...
Jun 29, 2010 - GCST Workout Disrupted By An Alligator
We had a visitor this morning at FGCU after starting our morning workout. Coach Don chased him from under the bulkhead and then trapped him with a net and removed the alligator. It was returned to it'...
Jun 29, 2010 - Molly DuBrasky, and Harry Stephenson on All-American final lists
The 2009-10 NISCA High School All-American final lists were released and Molly Dubrasky , and Harry Stephenson made the lists. Molly was ranked 43rd in the 200 Freestyle , and 27th in the 500...
Jun 23, 2010 - Swim FREE for a month...We reward our volunteers!
GCST Volunteer Rewards Incentive Program Familys that reach 75 Volunteer hours will receive 1 month without Program Fees which means 1 MONTH FREE ! You must use the sign-up for GCST events on th...
Jun 22, 2010 - 16 Wins, 51 New Cuts, 2 HP winners..GCST has Great Summer Open
GCST had a great Summer Open meet at FGCU. Blake Woodrow won the 13-14 Boys High Point Award. Eric Ordaz Jr. won the 11-12 Boys High Point Award. GCST finished 2nd in the team standings behind t...
Jun 18, 2010 - Mackenzie Arens And Hannah VanDress Make 1st JO Cuts
Mackenzie Arens and Hannah VanDress make 1st JO q-times in the 10 & under 200 free.
Jun 13, 2010 - GCST Masters do well in Open Water events
GCST Masters competed in several Open Water events at the Open Water Festival hosted by GCST at Fort Myers Beach. 1.5k Results Heather Roka was 3rd over-all. Vanessa Brewer , and Jill Moreland we...
Jun 11, 2010 - GCST is the team champion in the FS Open Water Championship
GCST claims 2nd consecutive OW Championship...Savannah Bowser, and Hannah Albion are event champions. GCST claimed it's 2nd straight team title in the Florida Swimming Open Water Champiosnhips held on...
Jun 11, 2010 - What does your swim team budget say about your team?
Swim Free for a Month...Check out our new Incentive Rewards Program Think about your team?s budget. It will tell you a lot about the priorities the team has selected. The budget also sends a message...
Jun 9, 2010 - Harry Stephenson's results at Barcelona
Harry Stephenson swam a 4:41 400 IM , and a 4:12 400 Free at the Mare Nostrum Series Meet in Barcelona, SP.
Jun 8, 2010 - Dylan Lake wins 2 events at Lobo Meet...HP runnerup
Dylan Lake tied for second place high point even though he only swam 3 events per day instead of 4 at the Lobo Invitational in New Mexico. He won the 400 IM with best time altitude corrected, wo...
Jun 8, 2010 - Harry Stephenson qualifies for Junior Pan Pacs in Hawaii
Based on his finish in the National 10k, GCST Senior swimmer, Harry Stephenson has qualifed to represent the USA in the Junior Pan Pacs . The meet will be held in Maui, Hi on August 23rd - 30th. H...
Jun 4, 2010 - Harry Stephenson finished 14th overall at the USA Swimming National 10k
Harry Stephenson swam an outstanding race today as he finished 14th in the USA Swimming National 10k. Harry was the 9th fastest American and 4th fastest 18 & under swimmer. Harry will now head to B...
Jun 4, 2010 - Big time drops at FNR Meet...Audrey Delcompare breaks team record
1 New Team Record, 8 new championship qualifying times, 91 improved times. Audrey Delcompare broke the GCST 8 & Under Girls 50 Breast record held by Madeline Willoughby. New Cuts: 4 new JO cuts, 3 n...
Jun 3, 2010 - 16 GCST swimmers post 58 Florida Top 10 LC Rankings
Eric Ordaz and Courtney DeVeny post #1 rankings Florida Swimming posted the latest list of Top 10 Long Course Rankings. GCST swimmers posted 58 times on the list. GCST Girls 10 & Under Sydney McMur...
May 29, 2010 - FS All-Star Roster updated...10 GCST swimmers make the team
GCST has 10 swimmers selected to the Florida Swimming Open Water All-Star Team that will compete in the All-Star Challenge against the Florida Gold Coast Open Water All-Star Team on June 12th at Ft. M...
May 29, 2010 - GCST swimmers post 47 best times in Punta Gorda
GCST has 7 event winners at CCS Summer Meet GCST swimmers traveled to Punta Gorda to compete in the CCS Summer Series 1 Meet, and had 47 new best times. GCST event winners were Elijah Benzon in the...
May 17, 2010 - GCST has a GREAT Meet at Sarasota...5 High Point Winners
GCST swimmers post some outstanding swims at SYS Memorial Meet... 1 GCST Record broken...5 GCST Swimmers claim High Point Awards...18 New Championship Cuts made...GCST Girls finish 2nd behind host tea...
May 15, 2010 - Jessie Walsh makes 1st JO cut
Jessie Walsh made her 1st JO cut at the SYS Memorial Meet in the 10 & Under Girls 100 Breaststroke.
May 13, 2010 - IS CLUB EXCELLENCE IMPORTANT TO YOU? JOIN GCST AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE!
May 12, 2010 - 3 GCST swimmers selected to Florida All-Star Open Water Team
GCST automatic selections to the Florida Swimming Open Water All-Star Team are Savannah Bowser (11-12 Girls), Eric Ordaz (11-12 Boys), and Blake Woodrow (13-14 boys). More GCST swimmers may qu...
May 3, 2010 - GCST Masters Have a Great Meet...New Masters Records Posted
GCST hosts 1st Masters Meet at FGCU GCST Masters swim first meet at FGCU and have an awesome day. GCST event winners included Heather Roka , Jill Moreland , and Seth Fields . GCST women's relays wi...
May 3, 2010 - GCST swimmers post some nice times at CCS Meet
GCST Event Winners: Madi Baron, Nicholas Deguzman, Darien Heil, Paige Madden, and Jessica Walsh. Unofficial All Best Times: Paige Madden , Roe Marsala , Gabby Shepard , and Jessica Walsh ...
Apr 27, 2010 - GCST Courage and Toughness
Here's a picture of GCST courage and toughness as 8 year old Madison VanDress gets ready to start the Senior 200 Meter Free against girls that are twice her size. Standing tall on the blocks, Mad...
Apr 26, 2010 - 6 High Point Champions and 34 event wins at Spring Open
Great Meet GCST!!!!....Thanks parents for running another awesome Spring Open. 6 of 12 High Point Winners Matthew Verwest 6 & Un Boys, Madi Baron 8 & Un Girls, Savannah Bowser 11 & 12 Girls, Cou...
Apr 25, 2010 - Eddie Zacka, Gigi Miano, and Grace Delcompare make first JO cuts at Spring Open
Gigi Miano swam her 1st JO cut in the 10 & Under Girls 50 Back. Grace Delcompare swam her 1st JO qualifying time in the 10 & Under Girls 100 Fly. Eddie Zacka swim his first JO qualifyin...
Apr 21, 2010 - How Did We Do? Short Course Yards Season Report
GCST finished the Short Course Yards Season with another outstanding year from September 1, 2009 through April 12, 2010. Here's what we did in 2009 to 2010... USA Swimming National Top 10 Times List...
Apr 17, 2010 - 4 GCST swimmers win age groups at Swim Miami OW race
Awesome day for GCST Open Water Team in Miami GCST open water swimmers have an outstanding day at the Swim Miami Open Water Races with 4 wins, as Eric Ordaz Jr , Katelyn Lawson , Kyle Snew , and ...
Apr 11, 2010 - GCST All-Stars help lead Florida Swimming to win
Eric Ordaz Jr. won the 11-12 Boys 200 Free in Saturday evenings session. Eric finished 4th in the 11 & 12 Boys 500 Free, 7th in the 100 Free, and 7th in the 200 IM. Sydney McMurray finished 5th in t...
Apr 1, 2010 - USA Swimming Code of Conduct and Complaint Reporting: A Reminder
From USA Swimming... Members of USA Swimming, We appreciate your feedback generated by the Open Letter posted on usaswimming.org on March 23, 2010. In response to the societal and global issue of sexu...
Apr 1, 2010 - Why Try Open Water?
Why do some swimmers get so excited about Open Water racing? How can you get started? View simple tips from the experts. from usaswimming.org
Mar 21, 2010 - Sydney McMurray, and Madeline Willoughby win events at rain shortened Area 3-5
GCST swimmers posted some nice times at the rain shortened Area 3-5 Championships at the Selby Aquatic Center in Sarasota, FL. Event Winners: Sydney McMurray, Madeline Willoughby. Top 8 Finishes: ...
Mar 15, 2010 - David Albion to attend Lake Forrest College
David Albion has been accepted to Lake Forrest College . in Chicago, IL.
Feb 28, 2010 - 6 GCST Records fall at Sr. Champs...6 new cuts made
6 GCST Records fall at Sr. Champs...6 new cuts made 6 GCST records fell at Senior Champs. Molly DuBrasky broke her own 15-16 Girls record in the 400 IM. Kyle Snew broke 2 15-16 Boys records as he ...
Feb 22, 2010 - GCST has outstanding Jr. Olympics...2 GCST records fall...12 GCST swimmers final
Feb 21, 2010 - GCST awarded for club excellence 5th straight year
GCST is awarded as a Bronze Medal Club for 2010 by USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program. GCST has been a Silver Medal Club for 4 straight years from 2006 through 2009. We had enough points to be ...
Feb 6, 2010 - 7 new championship cuts made at GCST Tri Meet
GCST swimmers made 7 new championship qualifying times at the GCST Tri Meet held on Saturday Feb. 6th at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center. New cuts were turned in by Lexi Faunce , Zach Jamies...
Jan 30, 2010 - Kevin Ordaz, and Emily Summa make 1st JO cuts at CCS Last Chance Meet
3 GCST swimmers posted 8 new JO Cuts were made at the CCS Last Chance Meet at the South County Regional Park Pool. Emily Summa made her first JO qualifying times in the 11 & 12 Girls 100 IM, and 5...
Jan 29, 2010 - Harry Stephenson to compete in Barcelona, Spain
Harry Stephenson has been selected by USA Swimming to compete in one of the Mare Nostrum Meets in Barcelona, Spain as part of the Team USA. Harry will travel from June 6th to the 11th, and compete on...
Jan 24, 2010 - 2010 GCST Awards Banquet (pics)
Here is a photo show of our 2010 Annual Awards Banquet held at the Holiday Inn GCTC. Photos by Eric Ordaz Sr.
Jan 18, 2010 - 27 new cuts...3 high point winners at GCST Winter Meet
GCST hosted a very successful Winter Invitational Meet at FGCU on January 16-17, 2010. The weather warmed up for a great weekend of fast swimming at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center. GCST swimme...
Jan 18, 2010 - GCST donates $1000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
GCST donates $1000.00 to Haitian Earthquake Relief The GCST (SFSCI) Board of Directors approved a $1000.00 donation from the Winter Invitational Meet proceeds to the American Red Cross Haiti Earthqu...
Jan 9, 2010 - GCST joins US Masters and FLMSC
The Gulf Coast Swim Team is starting a new Masters Swimming program under the direction of coaches Gregg Cross, and Don Henshaw. The program is open to any area US Masters registered swimmers, and US...
Dec 29, 2009 - GCST swimmers on News-Press High School All-Area Team
GCST swimmers on News-Press High School All-Area Team Girls team read more... Boys team read more... Molly DuBrasky - First Team Hannah Albion - First Team McKenzie Cassidy - First Team Kyle S...
Dec 25, 2009 - Molly DuBrasky and Harry Stephenson awarded NDN Swimmer of the Year titles
GCST swimmers awarded Swimmer of the Year titles Molly DuBrasky has been named as the Naples Daily News Girls Swimmer of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year. read more... Harry Stephenson has b...
Dec 14, 2009 - GCST swimmers win 18 events and lots of trophies at T2 meet
GCST swimmers claim a lot of trophies at last 2009 meet 44 GCST swimmers competed in The T2 Pentathlon Meet is on Saturday, December 12th at the Norris Pool in Naples, and took home a lot of trophies....
Dec 12, 2009 - Molly DuBrasky finished 7th in the 500 Free at Short Course Juniors
Short Course Junior Nationals Harry Stephenson , and Molly DuBrasky travel to Columbus, OH to compete at Ohio State University in the 2009 USA Swimming Short Course Junior National Championships. Th...
Dec 8, 2009 - GCST swimmers post 33 new cuts at Nashville Music City meet
25 GCST swimmers traveled to Nashville, TN on Dec. 3-6 to compete against some of the fastest swimmers in the Southeastern US. All Best Times: Jenna Fedec , Zach Jamieson , and Matt Nielsen . ...
Nov 22, 2009 - GCST wins 1st place Visiting Team award at Turkey Meet...2 new team records
GCST won the 1st place visiting team trophy at the SYS Turkey Meet at Sarasota YMCA on Sunday November 22, 2009. Kyle Snew broke 2 GCST records in the 15-16 Boys age group as he replaced Greg Bowse...
Nov 17, 2009 - Molly DuBrasky chosen Naples Prep of the Week
NAPLES ? As a sophomore last season, Molly DuBrasky took home a state title in the 500-meter freestyle and finished third in the 200 free. This season, with another opportunity in both events, sh...
Nov 15, 2009 - FHSAA 1A FINALS: David Albion has best finish at States
David Albion makes first Sate Final November 14th - FHSAA Finals 1A David Albion (Senior) closed out his high school swimming career with a 6th place finish and first time in Championship Fi...
Nov 13, 2009 - FHSAA 2A FINALS: Molly DuBrasky double champ...Harry Stephenson runner-up
Molly DuBrasky double State Champion...Harry Stephenson hits medal stand twice...4th straight win in the Girls 500 Free for GCST November 12th - FHSAA Finals 2A Outstanding swims by GCST swmme...
Nov 9, 2009 - REGION 1A-3: McKenzie Cassidy, Hannah, and David Albion advance to State
McKenzie Cassidy, David Albion, and Ro Almada have personal best times at Region meet Region 1A-3 Results McKenzie Cassidy finished 2nd in the 100 Free, and 3rd in the 100 Breast. David Albi...
Nov 6, 2009 - GCST NEWS: 5 star recruit Harry Stephenson commits to Columbia
Five star Harry Stephenson listed his college of choice at Columbia this weekend. Stephenson, who swims for the Gulf Coast Swim Team and preps at Lely High, has long course senior national cut...
Nov 6, 2009 - REGION 2A-4: Molly DuBrasky is Regional Champion in the 200 and 500 Free
GCST swimmers take 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the Boys 500 Free...2nd and 3rd in the Boys 200 IM. Molly DuBrasky is a double Region Champion as she won the 200 and 500 Free. Harry Stephenson finishe...
Nov 3, 2009 - NATIONAL TOP 10: 4 GCST swimmers make the list
USA Swimming has posted the final National Top 10 list for 2008-2009 for Short Course Yards and long Course Meters. GCST swimmers making the list are: Girls 11 - Savannah Bowser 3rd 800 Meter Fr...
Oct 31, 2009 - DISTRICT 1A-9: David Albion, and McKenzie Cassidy win titles
David Albion is a double District Champion District 1A-9 Results at the Norris Pool... David Albion is the District Champ in the 200 IM, and 100 Back. McKenzie Cassidy won the 100 Free and f...
Oct 27, 2009 - DISTRICT 2A-10: Harry Stephenson double champion...Molly DuBrasky wins 500 Free
October 26th - District 2A-10 at Norris Pool . Harry Stephenson is the District Champion in the 200 IM and 500 Free. Molly DuBrasky is the District Champion in the 500 Free, and 2nd in...
Oct 23, 2009 - HIGH SCHOOL: GCST swimmers claim Conference Titles
Harry Stepehenson, Molly DuBrasky, Kyle Snew, and Greg Bowser win Conference Titles October 20th - Collier County Conference Meet Results ... Harry Stephenson won the 200 IM and the 500 Free breakin...
Oct 19, 2009 - NAPLES MEET: GCST swimmers win 7 high point awards...scoring corrected
GCST has 4 High Point award winners, 3 runner-ups, and 10 new championship cuts (corrected due to incorrect scoring setup by host) GCST swimmers captured 4 out of 8 High Point Winner Awards at the SWI...
Oct 12, 2009 - OPEN WATER: GCST swimmers dominate Race for the Oceans
GCST swimmers have a great time at the beach with Olympians and open water swimming Aaron Piersol?s "Race for the Oceans" benefit for Oceana came to Fort Myers Beach on October 10, and 11. Several GC...
Oct 11, 2009 - FNR MEET: Photos and results from the meet
GCST swimmers turned in some good swims at the Friday Night at the Races Meet at FGCU on October 2, 2009. Meet Results
Oct 11, 2009 - HIGH SCHOOL: Molly DuBrasky, and Kyle Snew place top 3 at FSPA
Molly DuBrasky , Kyle Snew , Alex Latorre , and Mickey Riley competed for Estero High School at the FSPA High School Invitational in Orlando on October 10th. Molly finished 3rd in the 500 Free (4:...
Oct 7, 2009 - GCST NEWS: Savannah Bowser awarded "Swimmer of the Year"
Florida Swimming has awarded Savannah Bowser as the 10 & Under Girls Short Course Swimmer of the Year. Congratulations to Savannah on her award and the hard work she did to attain it. Way to go Sav...
Sep 30, 2009 - SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICAN: GCST's Harry Stephenson makes the grade!
USA Swimming is proud to announce that 1500 women and men have been named to the 2008-09 Scholastic All-America Team. This is an increase of over 50 percent from the 2007-08 team. The 2008-09 team ...
Sep 22, 2009 - SF FALL MEET: Molly and Bean win high point with sweeps
31 New Championship Cuts Made at the SWIM Fall Invitational...11 High Point Award Winners GCST swimmers started the short course season with some oustanding swims and several high point award winners ...
Sep 21, 2009 - GCST Top Times Rankings updated with SWIM Fall Meet Results
Check Top Times for the latest GCST swimmer rankings .
Sep 2, 2009 - GCST NEWS: Harry Stephenson qualifies for US National Youth Team
Harry Stephenson was selected to the 2009-10 USA National Youth Team based on his finish in the 2009 National 10K. The team will compete in an international competition in 2010. Congratulations ...
Aug 26, 2009 - GCST attains Level 3 status in Club Recognition Program
GCST has just been awarded Level 3 out of 4 levels in the USA Swimming Club Recognition Program. The Club Recognition Program offers our club members a working blueprint for developing strong, sta...
Aug 18, 2009 - How did we do? Awesome season GCST! Reports are here
How did we do this year? Top Times have been updated with all Long Course times from March through August. All Yards times are updated from Sept. 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009. Here are the facts.... 2 ...
Aug 17, 2009 - Greg Bowser and Harry Stephenson break 6 GCST Records at Junior Nationals
Greg Bowser and Harry Stephenson break 6 GCST Records at Junior Nationals 6 GCST Records fell at the 2009 Speedo Long Course Junior Nationals with Greg Bowser breaking the 15-16 Boys 200 Free (1:56....
Aug 15, 2009 - GCST explodes at Junior Nationals
GCST swimmers have a blast at Juniors...Time drops in 11 of 14 swims for best JR. Nationals ever The Long Course Junior Nationals in Seattle, Wa has been the most successful Juniors for GCST ever. We ...
Aug 7, 2009 - US Masters Nats: Heather Roka claims 2nd in the 200 Fly, and 3rd in the 400 Fr
Heather Roka cleans up at Master Nationals with a 2nd and two 3rds Thursday Results: A big day for Heather Roka with 2 swims today. Heather finished 2nd overall in the Women's 200 Fly with a 2:3...
Aug 4, 2009 - End of Summer Meet at Tampa
GCST swimmers had a lot of fun at the End of Summer meet hosted by CVST. We had some oustanding swims and time drops by almost all swimmers. Event Winners: David Albion , Hannah Albion , Madi Baro...
Aug 4, 2009 - Southern Zone Age Group Champs: Blake Woodrow helps lead Florida Zone Team
Florida Zone Team wins 3rd title Blake Woodrow helped lead Florida Swimming to a 3rd straight team title in 2009 Southern Zone Age Group Championships held in Orlando, FL on July 28 through August ...
Jul 20, 2009 - GCST 7th place team at Junior Olympics
GCST Finished 7th....Blake Woodrow won 2 events.... Sydney McMurray, Bean Faunce, Flo Almada, and Kendall Brent swam on two 1st place GCST record breaking relays, and led GCST to the 10 & Under Team T...
Jul 20, 2009 - GCST at Sectionals News
Speedo Champions Series..13 GCST Records broken...Molly DuBrasky makes Jr. Nat. Cut in the 200 Fly 13 GCST records fall at Sectionals. 15-16 Girls - 200 IM Molly DuBrasky 15-16 Boys - 400 Free Greg ...
Jul 12, 2009 - GCST swimmers pick up good swims and wins at SS IV
GCST swimmers turned in some good swims at the Summer Series IV meet at Sarasota on July 11, 2009. Madi Baron , Jonny Ponce , and Emily Summa won all of their events. PJ Green won the Senior 100 ...
Jul 11, 2009 - Madeline Willoughby makes 1st JO Cut...Breaks 2 GCST Records at Sarasota
Madeline Willoughby breaks GCST 8 & Under 50 Fly and 100 Fly Records GCST 8 year old Madeline Willoughby qualified for the 2009 Long Course Junior Olympics at the Sarasota YMCA Last Chance Meet on J...
Jul 5, 2009 - Friday Night at the Races produces 12 new cuts
8 GCST swimmers post 12 new championship q-times at Friday Night at the Races Kyle Marshall made a new Sectional qualifying time in the 400 Free. Mariah Lundin swam a Senior Champs qualifying ti...
Jun 28, 2009 - GCST swimmers post big time drops at Summer Series III
Michael Brent breaks 3 GCST Records The results are in and GCST swimmers had some good swims at Punta Gorda, FL in the Summer Series III meet on Saturday June 27, 2009. 17 GCST swimmers had All Best...
Jun 22, 2009 - GCST won the 2009 Neurosurgical Associates Summer Inv...4 GCST records fall
Madeline Willoughby, Madison Riley, and Blake Woodrow win high point awards....Madeline Willoughby, McKenzie Cassidy, and Greg Bowser break team records GCST won the 2009 SWF Neurosurgical Associat...
Jun 21, 2009 - Dani Lea Jordan makes first JO cut
Dani Lea Jordan made her fisrt JO cut in the 11 & 12 Girls 100 Back on Saturday at the SWF Neurosurgical Associates Summer Invitational at the Lee County / FGCU Aquatic Center. Congratulations Dani...
Jun 14, 2009 - GCST wins the Florida Swimming Jo and Sr Champs Open Water team titles
GCST Open Water swimmers have a big weekend GCST swimmers had some outstanding swims in the very warm Gulf of Mexico on June 12-14, 2009. GCST is the overall club championship team in Open Water for...
May 31, 2009 - Kyle Marshall won the 1500 Free at Senior Circuit Meet
A small group of GCST swimmers are competing in the FLA Senior Circuit Meet at the Ft. Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. Friday Night ... Molly Dubrasky finished 2nd in the 200 Free (2:10.73), and 4th in ...
May 29, 2009 - Alex Latorre competing in Puerto Rico Nationals
Alex Latorre is competing in the Puerto Rico National Swimming Championships from May 27-31, 2009. Thursday Results: Alex finished 7th in the 15-16 Boys 200 Meter Backstroke (2:41.54), and 2nd in ...
May 3, 2009 - 4 GCST swimmers won high point awards at Naples Meet
Madeline Willoughby, Madison Riley, Savannah Bowser, and Ben Ogle win high point awards GCST had some outstanding swims at the SF Naples Spring Invitational on May 2-3, 2009 at the Norris Aquatic Cen...
Apr 26, 2009 - Summer Series I Meet Results
GCST had 19 swimmers attend the Summer Series I meet in Punta Gorda, FL on Saturday April 25th. The team had 9 swimmers win 18 events. Event Winners: Madi Baron, Nicholas Deguzman, Roman Horoszews...
Apr 25, 2009 - Harry Stephenson finished 2nd in the Swim Miami 10k
Swim Miami Open Water 10K Harry Stephenson finished 2nd overall, as he won the 15-16 Boys age group, and Tayler DuBrasky finished 5th overall and won the 17-18 Boys age group in the 10k event he...
Apr 21, 2009 - Rotary of Bonita Noon Spring Inv. Meet
GCST Swimmers win 4 high point awards...Eric Ordaz qualifies for Junior Olympics Eric Ordaz made his first JO qualifying time in the 11 & 12 200 IM. GCST High Point Winners: Madeline Willoughby (8...
Apr 6, 2009 - GCST is the top 2009 Silver Medal Club in Florida
GCST is Silver Medal Club for 4th year in a row The results are in....USA Swimming has released the standings in the 2009 Club Excellence Program, and GCST is the #1 ranked Silver Medal Club in Fl...
Apr 5, 2009 - Savannah Bowser wins 3....GCST swimmers do well at All Star Meet
Savannah Bowser picks up 3 wins at All Star Meet Five GCST swimmers were selected to compete on the Florida Swimming All Star Team in a duel meet against Florida Gold Coast All Stars at Fort Pierce,...
Mar 24, 2009 - 4 team records broken at Sectionals
4 GCST records broken at Sectionals Four GCST swimmers broke 4 records at Sectionals in Fort Lauderdale. Molly DuBrasky broke the 15-16 girls record in the 100 Fly (1:04.97). McKenzie Cassidy br...
Mar 1, 2009 - 3 GCST records broken at Sr. Champs
Molly DuBrasky broke the 15-16 girls 400 IM record. Harry Stephenson broke the 15-16 boys 400 IM record. Kyle Snew broke the 15-16 boys 200 IM record. New cuts: Jake Albion - Sr Champs 200 fl...
Feb 24, 2009 - Another outstanding JO Meet for GCST 14 & unders
GREAT JO MEET GCST!!! GCST 14 and unders have another outstanding JO meet. The team had many time drops. Savannah Bowser broke 3 10 & under GCST records on her way to winning the JO 10 & unde...
Feb 8, 2009 - 10 new cuts and 5 high point award winners at SF Winter Invitational
Flo Almada and Thomas Malooly make first JO Cuts GCST High Point winners: 8 & Under girls winner Madeline Willoughby , and runner-up Madi Baro n. 10 & Under Boys winner Madison Riley , and runner...
Feb 6, 2009 - Kyle Snew selected for Southern Zone Select Camp
Kyle Snew has been selected to attend the 2009 Southern Zone Select Camp, May 21-24 at the University of Louisville. USA Swimming has selected 224 athletes based on their performances this past summ...
Jan 26, 2009 - GCST swimmers claim 3 high point awards
Blake Woodrow, Molly DuBrasky, and Kyle Snew claim high point awards The GCST Winter Invitational at FGCU is now finished. SYS won the team standings with Swim Florida 2nd and GCST 3rd. The meet had 6...
Dec 26, 2008 - GCST's Molly DuBrasky claims News-Press Swimmer of the Year
news-press.com staff ? December 26, 2008 DuBrasky, a sophomore, is the first girl in Estero?s history to win a state championship in swimming. DuBrasky won the 500-yard freestyle at the Class 2A sta...
Dec 25, 2008 - Molly DuBrasky selected Naples News Prep Swimmer of the Year
By KEVIN JOHNSON ( Contact ) When Molly DuBrasky touched the wall in 4 minutes, 45 seconds at Orlando?s YMCA Aquatic Center in November, she became the first girl in the 21-year history of Est...
Dec 8, 2008 - 11 GCST Records fall...Savannah Bowser claims high point
11 GCST records smashed at Gator Holiday Classic Meet... Savannah Bowser won the 10 & Under Girls High Point Award with 7 wins Several oustanding swims were turned in as 11 team records fell at the ...