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Welcome to the Greenbrier Seahawks swim team. This link provides general information for team members and those interested in becoming a member of our team. As a summer league swim team, this website is active primarily during the summer swim season, but it’s periodically/infrequently updated throughout the year as new information becomes available. You may refer to other subject specific links of this website for additional information.

The Greenbrier Country Club (GCC) Seahawks are a member of the Virginia Beach Swim League (VBSL). The Seahawks and the VBSL promote competitive and fun summer swimming. The VBSL consists of over 20 teams devoted to the development of summer swimming in the Southeastern Hampton Roads area. The teams are divided into 4 Divisions (Dolphin, Marlin, Porpoise, & Tarpon) based on “time-in-water” calculations. This division and grouping provides an equitable level of competition for teams and swimmers.

Swimmers compete in five age groups : 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 18 & Under.

Younger swimmers are encouraged to participate  in our developmental program, and can start competing when they are ready.   All skill levels are welcome to participate in Team social activities.

Swimmers must have Greenbrier Club Affiliation.  Club family member, including visiting grandchildren or family members of club employee are welcome.  Registration fee is $100 for the first child, $90 for the second, etc.

Team Registration Dates:  Thursday, May 1st & 15th from 6-8 pm and  Saturday, May 17th from 10-12 noon.  Or, drop off your registration form at the club front desk before May 23th. The team membership fee includes all coaching fees, league dues, team tee shirt and the cost of several social events.
 
The GCC offers a variety of membership options and families desiring to join are encouraged to contact the GCC Membership Director at the GCC main desk at 547-7375 or Seahawks President, Steve Jones, at 757-277-9098 for more information.

 

PRACTICES: Afternoon practices, dry land and in the pool, begin in mid-May. Morning/afternoon practices begin in mid-June once school is out for the summer.  

 

DUAL MEETS: The Seahawks typically swim in four or five dual meets per season in June and July. Please see the Meet & Practice Schedule link for more specific meet/practice information.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS: Swimmers qualify for the VBSL Division and All Star Championship meets based on best times, attendance, attitude, and selection by coaches. The meets are the first two Saturdays following the dual meet season.  

 

AGE GROUP ASSIGNMENT is based on the swimmer’s age as of 15 June of the current year. High school graduates, 18 & U, are eligible; however, swimmers who swim for a college team are ineligible for VBSL meets regardless of age.

 

SWIMMER ELIGIBILITY & LIMITATIONS: Swimmers are eligible to swim in 3 individual events of different strokes and 2 relays per dual meet. Swimmers qualify for Championship Meets, but the same eligibility/limitations apply.

 

SWIM MEET EVENTS: Swimmers swim various events and distances (Free, Breast, Individual Medley, Back, and Fly) and Mixed, Free, and Medley Relays. 

 

SCORING: Points are awarded only to the two fastest swimmers/relays in heats 1 & 2 from each team. Dual meets: individual & relays: 1st=5, 2nd=3, 3rd=2 &4th=1 points. Championship meets: individual: 1st=7, 2nd=5, 3rd=4, 4th=3, 5th=2 & 6th=1 points; relays: 1st=14, 2nd=10, 3rd=8, 4th=6, 5th=4 & 6th=2 points.

 

The above is general information. Please see the current VBSL Guidebook at www.vbsl.net for more detailed or specific information.