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Our Mission

Develop strong, confident swimmers both in and out of the pool.


Our Vision

Like a phoenix, we rise. Amidst the ashes, and after the storm, still we rise; one team united. Achieving our personal best in the water and being our personal best on the pool deck, in our community, and beyond. We are GIST.


Our Structure

GIST is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are run by a volunteer board. GIST is a proud team member of USA Swimming- the national governing body for the sport of swimming. USA Swimming organizes teams into local swim clubs (LSC), our LSC is Gulf Swimming, which has over 18,000 registered swimmers- including national champs.