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Aug 15, 2018 - Swimmers extend summer season at elite meets
Five GPAC had the honor of taking their swimming to the ?post-season? by qualifying for two very elite-level meets across the Southeast from July 31-August 5 with three senior group swimmers attending...
Jul 23, 2018 - 10 & Under boys win team title, GPAC team takes 6th place at Southeasterns
Fielding one of the strongest, deepest and most versatile teams in recent years, the 44-member GPAC Southeastern championship team captured its second consecutive sixth-place finish at the 2018 Southe...
Jul 11, 2018 - GPAC ends season with wins at Summer Finale
Almost as fast as the long course season started, the final meet for the GPAC team ended with a few high point winners and many new achievements for the 106 swimmer who participated in the Summer Fina...
Jul 3, 2018 - Team places 9th at elite meet in Sarasota
A great team effort and big swims from across all age groups led a 20-swimmer GPAC team to a ninth-place team finish at the Sarasota Shark Open held in Sarasota, FL June 21-24. Teams from as far away ...
Jun 27, 2018 - Age groupers have successful weekend in Auburn
A solid squad of 12-and-under GPAC swimmers had a great weekend of racing and strong competition from team across the Southeast at the Richard Quick Invitational in Auburn, AL June 22-24. The young te...
Jun 6, 2018 - Swimmers win high point, team finishes second at Lalor
The 2018 Tom Lalor Invitational swim meet brought a few large teams and great competition from across the Southeast to come to race the GPAC team and made for one of the biggest in recent years. A pai...
May 25, 2018 - GPAC takes second at Surf & Swim meet
A squad of over 50 GPAC swimmers donned the sunscreen and tinted goggles to compete in a rare second meet in the month of May and pulled in the second-place team finish at the Coast Aquatics? Surf ?n ...
May 25, 2018 - Swimmers compete in weekend pentathlon
While some team members and families traveled to Panama City Beach for the weekend, a handful of other swimmers stayed a little closer to home to compete in the PNY Armed Forces Day Pentathlon swim me...
May 10, 2018 - Trio of distance swimmers compete in Open Water Jr. Nationals
Three of GPAC?s top distance swimmers became the first team members to compete in a national open water competition as they traveled to Tempe, AZ to race in USA Swimming?s Junior National Open Water C...
May 9, 2018 - GPAC opens season at home with Flip Flop meet
A great weekend of long course racing was the highlight for the 117 GPAC swimmers who competed at the annual Flip Flop Invitational held at UWF Aquatic Center May 5-6. GPAC boasted three individual hi...
May 3, 2018 - GPAC swimmers take to open water & triathlons
Twenty GPAC swimmers from across all training groups traded lanes lines for waves, salt water and friendly currents to participate the inaugural DeLuna?s Beach Games (Results) held at Pensacola Beac...
Apr 25, 2018 - Best times mark beginning of new season
GPAC swimmers kicked off the new long course season with great swimming and many new best times at the Spirit of Mobile long course invitational held at Bishop State Community College in Mobile April ...
Apr 6, 2018 - Thomas Young gives verbal to Sewanee
Thomas Young, a senior at Tate High School, became the third GPAC senior team member to prepare to swim collegiately next season when he gave his verbal commitment last week to swim for The University...
Mar 29, 2018 - Grace Sill commits to Florida Southern College
GPAC senior Grace Sill has verbally committed to swim for Florida Southern College next year, becoming GPAC?s second graduating senior to pursue her swimming at the collegiate level. ?I chose FSC beca...
Mar 27, 2018 - GPAC sends nine to Junior Nationals
Nine members of GPAC?s senior teams traveled to Orlando to compete in the National Club Swimming Association?s (NCSA) Junior Nationals March 13-17. This was the largest team GPAC has qualified for thi...
Mar 27, 2018 - GPAC team places 13th at Age Group Sectionals
National ranking swims and record setting performances helped the fifteen-member GPAC sectional team finish 13th among nearly 90 teams at the Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Age Group Championshi...
Mar 13, 2018 - GPAC alum takes NJCAA by storm
Sophia Diagne, a 2017 Washington High School graduate and swimming alum of Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club, won four individual events and set a new national record at the National Junior College Athle...
Mar 7, 2018 - GPAC excels at Region Champs
In the annual tradition of the meet, the team?s ?best times? posters were full of the autographs of the more than 120 GPAC swimmers who competed and set new life-best times at the Southeastern Swimmin...
Feb 27, 2018 - GPAC takes 6th place at Southeastern Champs
Jan 30, 2018 - Swimmers shine at Sunkist meet
A small squad of GPAC swimmers took advantage of the last regular-season meet to continue to improve many swims and combine to score a third-place team finish at the Sunkist Winter Blast Invitational ...
Jan 17, 2018 - GPAC swimmers shake off the chill with hot swims at Winter Invite
A great team effort led to many new best times, multiple new cuts and a couple team records as GPAC claimed the team win at the 2018 Winter Invitational held at the UWF aquatic center January 12-14. G...
Jan 3, 2018 - Luth chooses Birmingham Southern
Anna Jordan ?AJ? Luth has become the first of GPAC?s class of 2018 to commit to swim for a collegiate team, as she gave her verbal commitment to attend Birmingham Southern College in the fall. ?I deci...
Dec 8, 2017 - Age group swimmers race out 2017 at PNY Holiday Invite
Fielding one of the biggest teams at the meet, 41 GPAC swimmers from the White, Blue and Green training groups swam their last meet of 2017 at the PNY Holiday Invitational in Gulf Shores, AL December ...
Dec 6, 2017 - GPAC helps Fill the Mayflower for Manna
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the aptly named Gravy Bowl Invitational, GPAC swimmers and families once again gave generously to help make the team?s canned food drive a huge success. ?T...
Nov 29, 2017 - 2017 Gravy Bowl: A meet best served fast!
Nov 15, 2017 - High School Swimming: Championship series recap
Members of the GPAC senior level groups concluded their 2017 high school swimming season last week with fast swimming and tremendous results. District Meet The road to the Florida High School state me...
Nov 6, 2017 - Team rounds out October with more fast swimming in Mobile
October proved to be a very productive month for the GPAC team as another large crew of swimmers made the trek over the causeway to Mobile to compete in the Vance Rose Invitational October 28-29 and e...
Oct 17, 2017 - Eight earn high-point awards as GPAC speeds to more best times in Auburn
With a mix of experienced travel meet swimmers to first-time competitors, GPAC?s 65-member travel squad raced superbly in Auburn at the War Eagle Invitational October 14-15. The host team awarded trop...
Oct 2, 2017 - Thirteen swimmers named to SES All-Star team
The Southeastern Swimming All-Star team was announced last week featuring thirteen swimmers from GPAC. GPAC had eight swimmers make the list for the 2016-2017 short course season and 11 make the team ...
Sep 26, 2017 - Team races well in Panama City
The first meet of the short course season proved to be a very successful one for the 73-member GPAC squad that attended the Beach Blast Invitational in Panama City September 22-24. Three out of every ...
Aug 23, 2017 - GPAC intrasquad meet starts new season off with great racing
In what?s become a GPAC tradition of welcoming new team members and old to a new season, the team?s intrasquad meet, hosted at the UWF aquatic center August 19, was a great success. Over 130 swimmers ...
Aug 14, 2017 - Ludwick, Parra represent GPAC at Age Group Zones
Two GPAC senior team members were chosen to the Southeastern Swimming zone team to compete in the Southern Zone Age Group Championships held in Tupelo, MS from August 1-5. Makayla Ludwick, making her ...
Sep 29, 2014 - Ludwick Ranks Fifth Nationally
After the last meet concluded, USA Swimming last week announced its final national rankings, and GPAC Junior group swimmer Makayla Ludwick was among the nation?s best. Ludwick, now 13, placed fifth in...
Sep 29, 2014 - Team Places Second at Paradise Invite
It seemed a little more like paradise this year, as the clouds broke and sun shone on a large GPAC squad that captured second place at the Nike Paradise Invitational held in Panama City Beach Septembe...
Sep 11, 2014 - Eleven Age Group Swimmers Earn All-Star Status
Southeastern Swimming announced this week its annual list of All-Star swimmers for 2013-2014, and eleven GPAC swimmers were among the best in the LSC. This is the most swimmers GPAC has had on the All...
Sep 9, 2014 - Oberley, Thomas Named Scholastic All-America
In its annual list of who?s who in swimming and academia released this week, USA Swimming has named GPAC?s Tatiana Oberley and Nate Thomas to the Scholastic All-America team for 2013-2014. Tatiana, 16...
Sep 7, 2014 - GPAC Awards Team Frequent Competitors
For the second year running, GPAC is proud to award special t-shirts to the team members who made the efforts to attend a majority of the home meets, as well as a majority of all meets on the schedule...
Sep 2, 2014 - New Season Begins With Team Time Trials
It?s hard to believe that another new swim season has begun. GPAC team members opened the 2014-15 short course season with the second annual team photo day and time trials meet at the UWF Aquatic Cent...
Aug 7, 2014 - Parra Sets New Team Record at Zones
Perhaps it was because it was his first event of the meet. Or perhaps it was the excitement of being selected to his first-ever Zone team representing Southeastern Swimming and GPAC. Either way, Walke...
Jul 23, 2014 - Records Fall as GPAC Rises at Southeastern Swimming Championships
The GPAC team record book contains a list of tremendous swimmers, some of which have gone on to be Olympians. So it goes to say that if your name is there, you are among giants. Led by record-setting ...
Jul 8, 2014 - GPAC Shines at Summer Finale
In their first meet since early June, and their last home meet for the summer, 86 GPAC swimmers saw great time improvements, and celebrated several individual successes at the Summer Finale Invitation...
Jun 17, 2014 - GPAC Swimmers Escape to the Mountains
Twenty four GPAC swimmers traded their usually daily routine at UWF, and their beaches, for a five-day trip to the mountains of Asheville, NC to do some serious swimming, and have a great time doing i...
Jun 17, 2014 - GPAC's Lalor Invite A Summer Sizzler
Drawing teams from as far as Memphis, TN and Athens, GA, GPAC?s annual Tom Lalor Invitational continued to be the big summer event for many of the swimmers on GPAC. Swimmers from GPAC posted an impres...
May 14, 2014 - Home Opener "Flings" Swimmers to New Success
In their second meet in as many weeks, GPAC swimmers opened the long course season at home at UWF with tremendous participation, numerous best times and five high-point winners. Although not heavily a...
May 8, 2014 - GPAC Opens Season with Great Swims in Mobile
Forty eight GPAC swimmers opened the 2014 long course season with sensational early-season times and earned top spot among visiting teams at the ?Spirit of Mobile Invitational? swim meet held in Mobil...
Mar 26, 2014 - Age Groupers Head to Atlanta for Sectionals
Fourteen GPAC swimmers from the Junior and Green groups took their Spring Break in Atlanta, GA to attend the Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Age Group Championship. The swimmers made up the large...
Mar 25, 2014 - Ferrara and Oberley Represent GPAC at Nationals
Sophomores Brooke Ferrara and Tatiana Oberley went to Orlando for their spring break. But it was not to visit Disney. Rather the two GPAC Senior team members competed at NCSA Junior Nationals and ...
Mar 6, 2014 - GPAC Finishes 11th at Southeasterns
Bringing the largest team from the South District, and perhaps the deepest and most talented squad in years, GPAC capped off the 2013-14 short course season with an 11 th place finish at the Southeas...
Feb 26, 2014 - District Champs Biggest, Best for GPAC
You could not squeeze another name on the GPAC ?best times? poster by the end of the first day, much less by the end of the meet. Hosting over 600 swimmers from south Alabama to Panama City, including...
Feb 4, 2014 - Swimmers Grab Late Season Cuts, High Point Awards in Columbus
A group of twenty one GPAC swimmers of all ages traveled to Columbus, GA for one more chance to improve their times and make some last-minute cuts before the championship season at the Groundhog Invit...
Jan 21, 2014 - GPAC Swimmers Start 2014 with Team Win and More Improvement
Jan 15, 2014 - More Good Times at PNY Invite
In their last meet of 2013, twenty eight GPAC swimmers from the White, Blue, Senior Blue and Green groups dropped more time at the PNY Holiday Invitational held in Gulf Shores, AL December 7-8. Seven-...
Jan 15, 2014 - GPAC Senior Swimmers Represented at USA Swimming Junior Nationals
Three members of the GPAC Senior Team represented our club at the USA Swimming Junior National Championships in Greensboro, NC, December 12-14. This was the first short course Junior Nationals for al...
Dec 14, 2013 - More Mid-Season Fast Swimming at LSU
Once again, GPAC swimmers turned back-to-back meets in their favor by swimming more best times and new cuts at the Christmas Invitational hosted by Tiger Aquatics in Baton Rouge, LA. With a successfu...
Dec 3, 2013 - Gravy Bowl Full to the Brim with Best Times
GPAC?s Third Annual Gravy Bowl Invitational swim meet was a tremendous success for the team, as GPAC hosted over 600 swimmers from around the South, including 129 of its own. GPAC claimed the team tit...
Nov 27, 2013 - Team Food Drive Donates Quarter Ton
The GPAC team food drive concluded this weekend at the Gravy Bowl meet, and including the donations collected at the meet, GPAC swimmers donated 500 pounds of food to Manna Food Banks of Northwest Flo...
Nov 17, 2013 - Thomas Wins State Title at 3A Championships
GPAC senior Nate Thomas captured the Florida High School Athletic Association title in the 100-yd freestyle at the 2013 3A State Championships held in Stuart, FL November 15. His win marks the first...
Nov 13, 2013 - Swimmers Make Statement at Class 2A State, Lead WHS to Girl's Championship
If they were to win a state crown, this would be the year to do it. Washington High School, led by GPAC seniors Jacquie Kinman and Brianna Mount , had big performances from the upperclassmen, as we...
Nov 12, 2013 - GPAC High School Regional Roundup
The next stop on the road to the Florida high school championships for the 29 GPAC swimmers was their respective regional championships. GPAC had tremendous success at these meets, with very noteworth...
Nov 7, 2013 - High School District Recap
In the last few weeks, almost all of the GPAC Senior team have been busy wrapping up the high school season. The first stop on the way to the championship was the district meets held between UWF and P...
Oct 23, 2013 - Olivia Weekley Commits to Arkansas!!!
Olivia Weekley has verbally committed to the University of Arkansas Olivia on choosing Arkansas, "The recruiting process was extremely exciting & fun, but I am very glad to have committed to the schoo...
Oct 23, 2013 - Nate Thomas Commits to Purdue!!!
Nate Thomas has verbally committed to Purdue University! Nate on choosing Purdue, " It is overwhelming when considering the many college swim programs that are actively trying to recruit you. However...
Oct 18, 2013 - GPAC Finishes Third In Mobile
Another remarkably large team of GPAC swimmers traveled to Mobile the second weekend in October to take a third place team finish at the Vance Rose Invitational. Swimmers from all training groups, and...
Oct 4, 2013 - GPAC Swimmers Named to SES All-Star Team
Nine members of the GPAC Junior group were recently named to the Southeastern Swimming All-Star team, many of whom have made consecutive appearances on the All-Star lists over the last three years. Th...
Sep 30, 2013 - Jacquie Kinman Commits to FIU!!!
Jacquie Kinman has verbally committed to Florida International University (FIU). Jacquie on choosing FIU, ?Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions a person can make in life but I saw so man...
Sep 29, 2013 - Good Swims, Bad Weather Mark Paradise Invitational
Bringing one of the largest teams in recent history to an away meet, over 60 GPAC swimmers, and as many dedicated parents, braved a torrential rain storm virtually all day Saturday and part day on Sun...
Sep 10, 2013 - Thomas Named Academic All-America
Senior team member Nate Thomas, 17, has been named to USA Swimming?s Academic All-America team for 2012-2013. This is Nate?s first time receiving this award and he was one of only 35 other swimmers in...
Aug 26, 2013 - Swimmers Kick off Season at Team Time Trials
More than 115 new and returning GPAC swimmers met Saturday at UWF?s aquatic center to begin the 2013-2014 season. The team hosted an all-ages team time trial to give new swimmers experience in a compe...
Aug 8, 2013 - Ferrara Claims Gold, Silver at Zone Championships
GPAC?s Brooke Ferrara, in her third consecutive appearance on the Southeastern Swimming Zone Team, took the medal stand six times, four for relays and twice individually, at the 2013 Southern Zone Age...
Jul 26, 2013 - Brooke Ferrara to Represent GPAC and Southeastern Swimming at Zones
Brooke Ferrara has been selected to represent Southeastern Swimming at the Southern Zone Championship held in Greenville, SC from July 30th to August 4th. The Zone Championship Meets feature the top...
Jul 25, 2013 - GPAC Swimmers Cap Off Season at Southeasterns
Bringing one of the largest squads in several years, thirty four swimmers traveled to Nashville to represent GPAC at the 2013 Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships July 18-21. GPAC finished ...
Jul 12, 2013 - GPAC Finishes Strong at Season Finale
In manner similar to the fireworks shows two days earlier, the GPAC swimmers put on a fabulous display of performances over the weekend at the GPAC Season Finale swim meet held at the University of We...
Jul 3, 2013 - GPAC Travel Squad Makes Waves in Savannah
A summer road trip is one of those classic American experiences that almost all young people have in common. Twenty one GPAC solidified their swimming team experience as they loaded a bus, waved goodb...
Jun 13, 2013 - Tom Lalor Invite Successful Mid-Season Meet for GPAC
The last days of the school year coupled with the rising temperatures signals the beginning of summer in Pensacola. And it is the GPAC tradition to welcome the summer with the annual Tom Lalor Invitat...
May 20, 2013 - "Spring Fling" Successful Home Opener
GPAC?s first home meet of the long course season was a massive success for the 86 GPAC swimmers who attended. Although some had already experienced long course racing this year with meets in April,...
Apr 23, 2013 - GPAC Swimmers Win Again in Mississippi
Taking advantage of the second long course meet this month, thirty-three GPAC swimmers traveled to Laurel, MS to, once again, claim top honors as a team and drop tremendous time. Posting overall 77%...
Apr 10, 2013 - GPAC Swimmers Take Team Title at Biloxi Sprint Meet
Forty GPAC swimmers made quick work of the season-opening Sprint With the BEST meet in Biloxi, rewriting twelve meet records, posting several new Southeastern cuts and taking the team title. ?This me...
Mar 17, 2013 - GPAC Seniors Travel to Wisconsin for Sectionals
Braving early March temperatures and the possibility of snow, eight GPAC senior swimmers headed north to Wisconsin to compete in the Speedo Champions Series Sectional meet March 7-10. Led by five t...
Mar 13, 2013 - Henderson Wins at Sectionals in North Carolina
William Henderson proved once again that he was the one to beat in the breaststroke events, as he laid claim to the titles in the 50 and 100-yd breaststroke at the Eastern Sectional Age Group Champ...
Feb 27, 2013 - Henderson Twins Claim Breaststroke Titles, Team Places Tenth at SES Champs
There?s something special about twins that seems to run deeper than just looks and personality. GPAC?s Renee and William Henderson , 10, have a shared talent for breaststroke that helped each swim...
Feb 19, 2013 - Lypko Claims High Point as GPAC Concludes Regular Season
In a weekend?s worth of hard-fought races, GPAC?s Sara Lypko emerged as the fastest 8-and-under girl at the South District Championship, and was crowned the high-point winner for the meet. The me...
Feb 11, 2013 - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
The senior swimmers are holding a spirit night to help off set the cost of their travel to Waukesha, Wisconsin in early March. The date is Tuesday, February 12, 2013 and it runs from 5-8 PM The basics...
Jan 28, 2013 - GPAC Sends 15 to Tallahassee
In the second meet in as many weeks, 15 GPAC swimmers attended the Mac Crutchfield Invitational hosted by ATAC Swimming at FSU January 25-27. Renee and William Henderson , 10, lead the way for GPAC,...
Jan 23, 2013 - Winter Invite Proves Most Productive for GPAC Swimmers
Winter Invite Proves Most Productive for GPAC Swimmers A blizzard storm of best times was the result of 94 GPAC swimmers converging with a balmy Florida winter?s weekend at GPAC?s Winter Invitational ...
Dec 12, 2012 - GPAC Swimmers Excel in Gulf Shores
With some of the team competing in Baton Rouge, twelve other GPAC swimmers took advantage of a meet closer to home at the PNY Holiday Invitational held in Gulf Shores, AL December 1 and 2. Lexi DeJe...
Dec 10, 2012 - GPAC Swimmers Dominate in Baton Rouge
Only two weeks after their impressive performances at the Gravy Bowl, a squad of 31 of GPAC?s top swimmers traveled to Louisiana State University and once again flexed it?s might across all age grou...
Nov 26, 2012 - 2012 High School All Area Team
Teams determined by the Pensacola News Journal Over all GPAC had 20 swimmers (9 boys & 11 girls) named to the all area teams. These swimmers represented selections in 26 of the possible 44 swimming...
Nov 26, 2012 - Bountiful Harvest of Best Times at Gravy Bowl
With the Thanksgiving holiday rapidly approaching, GPAC swimmers wasted no time in feasting on the competition at the 2012 Gravy Bowl Invitational held at UWF November 16-18. GPAC won the meet with 8...
Nov 14, 2012 - Caroline Page signs with Florida State
Caroline verbally committed to Florida State University in October but made it official on Wednesday, Novmeber 14, 2012 (National signing day) at a ceremony held at Pace High School. Caroline is a lon...
Oct 24, 2012 - GPAC Swims Fast In Mobile
Thirty GPAC swimmers drove the short distance to compete in the Vance Rose Invitational hosted October 19-21 in Mobile. Led by a strong 12 and under group, GPAC placed fifth overall. Leading the way...
Oct 8, 2012 - Six GPAC swimmers earn All-Star status
Pictured are Coach Greg and Coach Kevin with All-Star performers Renee Henderson, William Henderson, Cameron Jones, Braden Barkley and Walker Parra at the All-Starr reception in Gulf Shores. Not pict...
Sep 25, 2012 - GPAC Swims In The Sun In Panama City
Sunny weather and fast swimming were the highlights of the weekend for 16 GPAC swimmers who attended the PCST Paradise Short Course Invitational held in Panama City Beach, FL. The Henderson trifecta ...
Sep 18, 2012 - GPAC Swimmers Take a Bite out of the ‘Top Dog’ Invitational
GPAC opened it?s season last weekend at University of West Florida?s aquatic center with a strong showing of over 80 swimmers and six GPAC swimmers taking the honor of ?Top Dog.? ?This was a fun meet ...
May 29, 2012 - 2012 Ses SCY Medium Team Champions!
May 29, 2012 - Reminder: GPAC board meetings are every third Tuesday of the month.
Reminder: GPAC board meetings are every third Tuesday of the month. They are held at 6:30 pm in the classroom (room 310 ) next to the pool (building 3) at Pensacola State College.
May 29, 2012 - True champions are champions everyday not just game day, they are champions when
True champions are champions everyday not just game day, they are champions when no one is watching, w/ no crowd or a coach to encourage.
May 29, 2012 - Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
May 29, 2012 - "You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your att
"You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations." - Zig Ziglar