Club Mission

GSH Mission

Our Mission is to provide a progressive, holistic swimming program for developmental and competitive swimmers, in a co-operative and supportive environment. The club will strengthen and promote competitive swimming in the community.

What makes the GSH Swim Club so special?

The special mix of coaches and parents. Whether in representing the Club at area meets, or in organizing team activities. The development of a good rapport between coach and swimmer is also essential. It is not merely limited to him/her as an athlete but carries over to each one as a person. Our coaches are honestly interested and it shows!

Our goal is to provide every member the opportunity to improve his or her skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. As a not-for-profit club, we have a volunteer Board of Directors elected from our body of swimmer parents. All our members are encouraged to be involved in our volunteer activities and fundraisers in support of our swimmers.

Our Club Philosophy

The Goulbourn Sea Hawks is an enthusiastic and energetic club dedicated to the vision that hard work and discipline required by this sport can and should be both rewarding and fun.  We believe the sport of competitive swimming should provide all swimmers the opportunity to develop to their full potential, without excessive pressure, in a supportive, injury-free and non-aggressive environment. 

The competitive team is a member of Swim Canada and is guided by our club "Vision" and "Mission" statements. Governed by the by-laws, the volunteer Board of Directors oversees the general operation of the club. The competitive program, under the direction of our head coach, provides an environment for all levels of swimmers to maximize their swimming potential and consists of new swimmers competing for the first time through to National Qualifiers aspiring to make the national team.

GSH History

Our club was originally formed in 2000 under the name Goulbourn Aquatic Club. In 2007 the club decided to incorporate and change their name becoming the "Goulbourn Sea Hawks".

The team held a contest among the 2007 registered club swimmers.

Tim Holland submitted the winning name of Goulbourn Sea Hawks

With the new name, we needed a new logo. A second contest was held with registered swimmers. They were asked to submit artwork for a new logo.

Hailey Kehler submitted the winning logo.

The use of our logo is strictly prohibited.

GSH is a not for profit - sporting club. The GSH board is all volunteers from the swim team and your community. Only the coaches and administration are contracted and paid for the jobs they do. The board members (swim families) make financial commitments to run the club for the year on behalf of all GSH members. All families who join are part of this commitment and this is the reason for the contract all families sign. The club must honor this financial commitment to the city for pool costs, our coaches and administrative costs for the full season.