How do I Join CGAC ?
The Center Grove Aquatic Club offers a variety of programs including learn-to-swim classes, pre-competitive, structured age-group competitive teams from beginner to national level for swimmers interested in swimming. Sharks & Minnows (pre-competitive team) and private Swim lessons are also available as options based on your child's abilities and experience.
Open evaluations for New/Transferring Swimmers for the 2018 Spring/Summer season take place either at the Center Grove High School Natatorium located at 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood, IN or at our second site at the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center (RLFC) pool located at 1400 E Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis on campus of University of Indianapolis (UIndy).
CGAC holds new swimmer evaluations on the first and last Mondays and Thursdays of every month for swimmers 5-18 years of age wishing to take that next step in swimming and join our club. For questions, please send an email to AGCoach@cgacswim.org
Evaluation sessions last about 15 minutes so our coaches can properly assess each prospective athlete’s skill set.
Swimmers must be able to complete a full length of freestyle (with side breathing) of the 25 yard pool and a full length backstroke as part of the evaluation.
Please be sure your swimmer brings a suit, towel, and a pair of goggles. USA Swimming requires a copy of your swimmer's birth certificate for registration. Please bring a photocopy of your prospective swimmer's birth certificate to their evaluation.
To save time, parents can complete the top portion of the New Swimmer Assessment Form before your swimmer comes to the evaluation. Click HERE for the New Swimmer Assessment Form. If you do not have swim goggles, the CGAC staff will provide a loaner pair for evaluations.
Transferring Swimmers New to CGAC?: If you are transferring from another USA Swimming Club/Team, you will also need to print and complete the Indiana Swimming Change/Transfer Form. Please find the form here and bring it with you to your swimmer's evaluation.
After the evaluation, the coach will let you know what training group your swimmer will be placed. CGAC Staff will also provide you with information about starting the online registration process. We will also provide you with important dates and information about our upcoming Parent Meetings, Open House/Q&A days.
Click here to review and complete a New Swimmer Evaluation Form
Click here for Next Steps after evaluation/tryout
Click here to view CGAC Fee and Billing information
Click here to view the Team Structure and Training Groups
When considering a swimming program ask about...
Flexibility- We recognize the importance of a kid being a kid. Among young swimmers there are high priority things like birthday parties, soccer games, scouts, etc. We encourage these activities and have a practice schedule that works with you.
Stability & Strength- CGAC has operated for over 25 years and we have a strong swimmer and family membership base, excellent coaching staff, parent volunteer and coach run board and dedicated parent volunteers.
Coaching Continuity- Our head Age Group Coach, Amy Spencer, a graduate of Michigan State University and former NCAA Div I backstroke swimmer, is committed to our swimmers and has been with us for over 15 years. We have a top rated coaching staff with extensive collegiate swimming background/experience with over 30 years combined experience.
Record of Achievement- CGAC consistently finishes as one of the top age-group teams in Indiana at the Indiana State Age-Group Championships (top 12 or higher) and won the 2017 Central East Divisional/Regional Long Course Championships. Past and current members include Center Grove High School Record Holders, NCAA All Americans, U.S. National, World Champions, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and Olympic Trial finalists.
Team Focus- Ours is to develop a program for each swimmer based on their skill, age and interest. It is our belief that swimming with CGAC develops many enduring life skills which include self discipline, goal setting, sportsmanship, teamwork, nutritional awareness, confidence, persistence, responsibility, time management, concentration and ---
Are We Having Fun Yet?
We just don't go to practices and swim meets! Annually the team coordinates a number of special activities for our members.
Examples include -
Season kick-off tailgate picnics
Annual swimmer recognition picnic banquet
Holiday pool party and movie night
Summer out of town trip and meet
CGAC night at Victory Field
Team Building and Dinners