GCSTO's In-Water Practices Open To New, Non-Team Member Swimmers

GCSTO's 2020 Summer Session #2

Registration Opening Information


In-Water Practices For New Swimmers To The Team & To Other USA Swimming or Y Swimming Swimmers Currently Without Water Time.


Monday, July 6 to Sunday, August 2, 2020



New Team Members (New to GCSTO or just joining us from another team for the session): Wednesday, June 24, 2020



Chevington Woods Recreation Center (8962 Chevington Court, Pickerington, Ohio 43147) is a 4 lane X 25yd pool. Novice through Level 5 practices offered.

Monday Nights: Novice 7:45-8:45 p.m.

                          Level 1's, 2's or 3's: 7:45-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nights: Level 2's or 3's: 7:45-9:00 p.m.

Saturday Mornings: Level 5's: 7:00-8:55 a.m.

                                  Level 4's: 8:55-10:35 a.m.

                                  Level 2's & 3's: 10:35-11:55 a.m.

Sunday Mornings: Level 5's: 7:00-9:00 a.m.

                                  Level 4's & if open spots, Level 3's: 9:00-10:45 a.m.

                                  Novice & Level 1's: 10:45-11:55 a.m.


Northland Swim Club (5006 Almont Drive, Columbus, OH 43229) is a 6 lane X 50M pool. Level 2 through Level 5 practices offered. No novices or Level 1 practices in this session at this location.

Monday through Thursday Mornings: Level 2's, 3's, 4's & 5's: 9:00-10:30 a.m. however Level's 4 & 5 may continue on to 10:45 or 11:00 a.m. if we can get the time.


Westerville Jaycees Pool (230 S. Otterbein Ave., Westerville, OH 43081) is a 8 lane X 25M pool. Novice through Level 2 practices offered (Level 3 siblings of a Novice, Level 1 or Level 2 athlete are allowed to swim here).

Monday Mornings: Novice & Level 1: 9:50-10:50 a.m.

Tuesday Mornings: Novice: 9:20-10:20 a.m.

                               Level 1's, & 2's: 9:20-10:50 a.m.

Thursday Mornings: Level 1's, & 2's: 9:20-10:50 a.m.

Friday Mornings: Novice: 9:20-10:20 a.m.

                            Level 1's, & 2's: 9:20-10:50 a.m.



Session Registration Fee (even for those who were in session #1 since we had no swim meet volunteering requirement this summer): $15 regardless of how many days you end up swimming this initial amount will be due. We thought about increasing this to help cover expenses but decided to keep it at $15. As well, if you swim in all 3 summer sessions with us you will not pay this in the third session. Note that Level 5 swimmers will simply have this added into their invoicing.

USA Swimming Seasonal Fee (for anyone NOT currently registered with USAS) : $40

Hourly Training Fee: $6 per hour for 2019/2020 fall/winter GCSTO athlete members or $7 per hour for any other swimmer who was not a member of GCSTO in the 2019/2020 fall/winter swim season. You will be billed for your reserved training spot whether or not you choose to attend that day due to the high demand for training positions.


Additional Registration Information

      Immediately upon registration you will email GCSTO head coach, Steve Nye at stevenye@sbcglobal.net with your location, days and time preference for this second session for your swimmer(s). Be specific… “Steve, Level 4, Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays at 9:00-10:30 a.m. at NSC and Saturdays at 10:30-11:55 a.m. at CWRC” is what we need to see. Give him all days and locations that you wish to reserve.

      From there we will build a list of each day, each time and each location plugging in registered swimmers as their emails come to coach Nye. We will check the email day and time and then see if they are indeed registered. If so, we will then plug them into a slot. Using this process we will build the roster of each swimmer registered for each day at each pool. We will then notify registrants of what these rosters look like as the process proceeds. As long as spots are open we will fill them. Once we hit our max we will put swimmers on a waiting list for that day, time and location.

      NOTE: Remember that once you are assigned to a location, day and training time that you are bound to that location, day and training time. You cannot switch days or locations for whatever reason once we have everyone assigned. This is to insure that we never go over our maximums and so that we have utterly consistent training groups all the way through for COVID tracking purposes in the event that it is needed.   

Once this schedule is set we will then invoice your account for the time you have reserved in session and push that payment through.


Acceptance Protocol

1 - GCSTO 2019/2020 fall/winter swimmers will be accepted first.

2 - New swimmers to GCSTO who are not members of other USAS or Y swimming teams who swam in

     session #1 will be accepted next.

3 - Any participant in our first summer session of training from other USAS or Y teams will be accepted


4 - New swimmers to GCSTO who are not members of other USAS or Y swimming teams who did not

     swim with us in session #1 will be accepted next.

5 - Any swimmer from another USAS or Y swimming team who did not swim with us in session #1 will

     be accepted next.

NOTE: Athletes joining us from other USA Swimming teams are only joining us to train and need not pay a USAS registration fee. Athletes joining us from a Y team must register for USA Swimming only if they are not registered with USAS as a member of their Y team. IN BOTH CASES... any athlete joining us from another USAS or Y team may not join GCSTO in the fall as this opportunity is not meant to recruit swimmers away from other clubs during these tough times. Only if their club is no longer operating in the fall may they, indeed, join us but, otherwise, they may not do so in the fall. It's simply a matter of protocol and ethics as we're just trying to help out local swimmers with an opportunity to train if we have the spots available. 


ADDITIONAL NOTE: Athletes who were past members of GCSTO who left the team for another USAS or Y team are not eligible to join programming this summer. Those interested in rejoining GCSTO may register in the fall for our team waiting list.


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you in our upcoming session!