GCSTO's August Summer Swim Session Registrations Are Open

GCSTO's 2020 Summer Session #3

Registration Opening Information


In-Water Practices


Monday, August 3 to Sunday, August 30, 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 (only through 8/17): Novice 7:45-8:45 p.m.

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

Wednesday Nights (only through 8/19): Level 2's or 3's: 7:45-9:00 p.m.

Saturday Mornings (through 8/30): 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(through 8/31): 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 & Level 2’s: 10:45-11:55 a.m.


Northland Swim Club (5006 Almont Drive, Columbus, OH 43229) is a 6 lane X 50M pool. Level 3 through Level 5 practices offered. No Novice, Level 1 or Level 2 practices in this session at this location.

Monday through Thursday Mornings: Level 3's, 4's & 5's: 9:00-11:00 a.m. (you may book till 10:30, only, if jobs/scheduling require that) August 3-11.

Monday & Wednesday Evenings: From August 12-26 practices will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Mondays & Wednesdays (7-8:30 or 9 pm on Monday, August 17 based on how much light we have). There will be no Tuesday & Thursday practices after the August 12th date.



Session Registration Fee: $15 regardless of how many days you end up swimming this initial amount will be due. NOTE, if you swim in the two previous summer sessions with us this $15 you pay for session #3 at registration check-out will be applied to your hourly training fees as the registration fee invoice item will be reversed in your account. Level 5 athletes need not register for this session as they are automatically enrolled in it as year around swimmers. You will only be invoiced for the hours that you reserve.  

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.


Registration Opening Dates

Current Team Members: Monday, July 20, 2020

New Team Members: Thursday, July 23, 2020

CLICK HERE to start the registration process. 


Additional Registration Information

      Immediately upon registration you will email me with your location, days and time preference for this third 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 me 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 me. 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 and/or #2 will be accepted next.

3 – All other swimmers will be accepted next.

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