February 18, 2020
2020 GCSTO Spring Team Registrations Are Put On Hold
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic declaration all current swimming programming has been put on hold. Anyone who is currently registered who wishes to get a refund should conact coach Nye at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get that processed for you. We want to get those funds back into your credit card accounts right away so please simply let us know you'd like that and we'll get that done.
We have turned off the registration portal for the spring session to avoid any more registrations until such time as we are cleared to start programming back up for the public. Once cleared we will determine that which we will offer and if we feel we need to place other stipulations on program structure, group size, spectator attendance, locker room use guidelines, pre-entrance disinfecting, visual health screenings and more.
We will NOT rush this process nor make decisions based on what is good for our "business" over what is actually best for our participants, their families, our facilities, facility staff and our instructors. For those who wish to know a possible timeline I will tell you only my personal opinion. My opinion is that we may well not run any programming through on into May based on what the information at hand on this virus seems to be indicating. We'll know more as this all unfolds and will keep you informed from here.
The days ahead will be challenging for sure. But we are strong and we are resilient and a vast majority of us may well be in the same place. None of us are alone. We have one another and we have our communities. During this time may you rediscover the fresh air, quality interaction with your immediate family, your own creativity & ingenuity, communications with those you've swayed away from over time, getting to projects that have sat idle due to your busy schedule, patience, understanding, and the importance of your community and family.
Once we get things organized based on the status of COVD-19 you will CLICK HERE to start the registration process to join GCSTO.
Current GCSTO swimmers who signed up for the "Year Around" option need not re-register.
Current GCSTO swimmers who signed up for "Fall/Winter", only, this season will need to re-register for the spring season if they are planning on swimming.
New swimmers interested in joining our team this spring should register as TRIAL SWIMMERS once that registration opens. New swimmers are asked to also contact coach Nye at email@example.com in order to receive additional pre-registration information on the team.
We welcome all swimmers to the team no matter what their background or what their current goals... if you're just trying to get a jump on training for your summer league team, if you're a high school swimmer wishing to train during the "off-high school" season or if you're a new swimmer starting out wishing to grow in this sport... GCSTO can be a place for you.