GSC is a non-profit organization founded by parents of swimmers in 1973. GSC works in
cooperation with Parks and Recreation to provide a year-round competitive swim program for
the youth of Juneau. GSC is partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau
through sales tax revenues. GSC provides the remainder of the necessary funding through
monthly dues and fund raising.
The sport of swimming has many benefits, including the people you and your child will meet.
The camaraderie among swimmers is unique, and many swimmers and their parents become
lifelong friends. Swimming as a competitive sport is second to none in fostering the
development of many valuable life skills. These include work ethic, determination, goal setting,
time management, self-improvement as a focus, risk taking, teamwork, sportsmanship and selfdiscipline.
Your child will reap the benefits of swimming long after their competitive participation

Clubs Goals

As a member club of USA Swimming, GSC has adopted its Mission and Vision Statements and
Core Objectives as guiding principles.
Mission Statement
We are committed to excellence and the improvement of our sport.
Vision Statement
To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.
Core Objectives
USA Swimming has adopted three core objectives. These core objectives establish the
foundation of the strategic business plan for our sport. USA Swimming encourages all members
to participate in the local, regional and national efforts to ensure that these objectives are
Build the Base – We seek to expand our membership in order to share our sport with as many
other people as possible. We are especially committed to sharing the values of our sport with
young people who may discover that swimming is an activity they can enjoy for their entire life.
Promote the Sport – We want swimming to receive as much publicity as possible because we
believe that the more people learn about our sport the more inclined they will be to join the ranks
of our membership. We are proud of our sport and we seek to celebrate it whenever possible.
Achieve Competitive Success – USA has been ranked as the number one swimming nation in
the world for more than 40 years. We seek to continue this tradition of competitive excellence.
When our elite athletes are successful in fulfilling their Olympic dreams our society benefits from
the inspiration these athletes give us.