February 12, 2018
GAC Closed Dates for ACC's (February) and NCAA Champs (March)
AFFECTS NATIONAL PREP, NATIONAL 1, and NATIONAL 2 GROUPS ONLY:
NATIONAL 1 and NATIONAL 2 GROUPS: We have scheduled 11 practices at Smith High School from 5:00pm-7:30pm during the days GAC will be unavailable to us during Women's ACC Champs, Men's ACC Champs, and NCAA DIII Champs for National 1 and National 2 groups. Please see the calendar below. Basically, Nat 1 and Nat 2 will be practicing at Smith High School when GAC is closed from 5:00pm-7:30pm, and ALL mornings will be at Bryan YMCA 5:15-7am unless otherwise noted. Nat 1 and Nat 2 will be at GAC all days available (Monday-Thursday), no more Monday split. The calendar goes until the end of March but we will follow that pattern remaining part of the year as we were able to secure more GAC lanes now that HS swimming is over.
NATIONAL PREP GROUP: After today's practice (Monday, February 12th), National Prep will go to a Tuesday/Thursday pattern at GAC, when GAC is open. National Prep you will just be normal at Bryan YMCA (or Ragsdale YMCA) when GAC is closed, not at Smith. The calendar goes until the end of March but we will follow that pattern remaining part of the year as we were able to secure more GAC lanes now that HS swimming is over.
ALL NATIONAL GROUPS: There are also some selected Saturdays and Sundays when we are at GAC when it is available between sessions or on a non-meet day, indicated on the calendar.
Smith High School Pool is located at 2407 South Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27407, and is under new management by Carolina Pool Management, and we've been promised great water quality. We also have the entire pool including deep end when we practice. We have an alternate plan in place if Smith doesn't meet our needs during those 11 practices.
Limited Numbers: NAT 1 AND NAT 2 Swimmers also have option to practice at Bryan YMCA or Ragsdale YMCA during Nat Prep times (5:30-7:45pm)at Bryan YMCA or Ragsdale YMCA during GAC closed days only. Please let coach Brad know IF you are choosing this option so we do not over-run those lanes, we prefer everyone practice at Smith as we have the whole pool so there will be more lane space.