About Us

Our Mission

The Gananda Racing Aquatic Team encourages growth and improvement in the sport of swimming through consistent practice, engaging the teaching of our coaches, and belief in a positive, winning attitude. 

 

It is our belief that through these simple philosophies our team will win not just in water, but more importantly, win in life! 
 

Philosophy

The Gananda Racing Aquatic Team program is a USA Swimming team dedicated to educating and developing swimmers into the best that they can and want to be in the sport of swimming. In the process of doing so we also teach our athletes the life values of teamwork, sportsmanship, goals, respect, responsibility, hard work, dedication, and self-discipline. These values are learned through their experiences in practice and during competitions.

 

Practices

All practices will be held at the Richard Mann Elementary Pool at 1366 Waterford Road, Walworth, NY near Long Acres Farm. Coaches recommend that the Pre-Team and Development Team swimmers should practice two times a week, while the Junior and Senior Team swimmers should practice 3-5 days a week. Parents are not required to stay with their children during practices, however parents must be present for drop off and pick-up. For safety reasons, please escort your children into and from the pool area.

 

Supplies

Girls are required to have a comfortable one piece suit, goggles, and a cap, while the boys are required to have a comfortable swim suit and goggles. A cap is not required for boys unless your child’s hair is long. In addition all swimmers should have a water bottle with them at practice to keep hydrated.

Team suits and merchandise are available for purchase throughout the year through The Deep End. See a coach or board member for help with ordering GRAT merchandise.

 

Walk In Registration

GRAT accepts new members throughout the year! Swimmers are welcome to join the team after the announced registration dates. Please come to the pool and register prior to the start of practice. Swimmers new to competitive swimming should have a suit and towel upon registration in case we have to test swimming skills to designate your swim level.


Our Practice Teams

Pre-Team

Practice Days & Times: Monday & Friday, 5:45-6:15pm


The Pre-Team is designed for swimmers who have not yet learned the basics of competitive swimming. Their coaches will teach them the competitive strokes, starts, and turns. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of a 25 yard pool. At this level, swimmers do not compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets.

 

Development

Practice Days & Times: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 6:15-7:30pm


The Development Team is geared towards swimmers who have learned the basics and fundamentals of competitive swimming. Swimmers will focus on stroke techniques and conditioning. Swimmers may compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets.

 

Junior

Practice Days & Times: Monday - Friday (3-5 days/week), 5:45-7:30pm


The Junior Team focuses on continued development of stroke technique, starts, and turns with an emphasis on training and conditioning. Swimmers at this level will participate in full workout sets and compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets.

 

Senior

Practice Days & Times: Monday - Friday (4-5 days/week), 5:45-7:30pm


The Senior Team is designed for advanced swimmers who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in all strokes, starts, and turns. This team is for the serious swimmer who is focused on high levels of competition and requires a serious commitment to the team. All swimmers compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets.