New Swimmer Evaluation & Team Registration Information for 2018-2019
CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2018 team tryout flyer ready for posting.
PRACTICE START DATES:
The 2018-2019 will begin on Tuesday, September 4th for the National and Platinum A groups. The first practice for Mini, Bronze, Silver, Gold 1, Gold 2, Platinum B, and Fall Warm-up will be Monday, September 10th. The first practice for Intro to GPAC and Technique & Fitness will be Tuesday, September 11th.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING DATES:
Registration will open for returning team members in good standing beginning Wednesday, July 11th and remain open exclusively for them through Saturday, July 21st.
Registration for new team members who have attended one of our team assessment events and have received a group placement will open on Sunday, July 22nd (new members cannot register or be approved for the team without first attending an assessment; as such, any deposit paid is non-refundable).
Swimmers interested in Technique & Fitness must be at least at the same level as our Silver group.
Caps are placed on each group to ensure a safe and manageable working and learning environment for swimmers and coaches. Once the cap on the group is reached a waiting list is created for additionally interested swimmers.
NEW SWIMMER GROUP PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS - Assessments are held for the purpose of placing swimmers in a practice group or swim lesson level. The asessments are held at our home pool at GCIT (1360 Tanyard Road; Sewell, NJ 08080) on select days. Swimmers should come prepared to get into the water for about 30-45 minutes. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions during that time. No pre-registration is necessary, just show up ready to get into the pool!
2018 Swimmer Assessments Dates:
September 4th (tentative, only if space is still available)
10 & Unders at 5:30 pm, 11 & Overs at 6:20 pm
For descriptions of our practice groups and group costs please CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON 2018-2019 GROUP PRACTICE TIMES
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS - Registration is only done online through the secure GPAC website.
INTRO TO GPAC GROUP REQUIREMENTS: The minimum ability requirements for the Intro to GPAC group have changed to fall in line with Level 4 Swim Lesson objectives. In order to be recommended for the Intro to GPAC group a swimmer must display the ability to do the following:
1) Proper butterfly kick (with or without a kickboard) for 15 yards
2) Proper butterfly kick without a kickboard (arms at side) using the body dolphin motion
3) Butterfly swim for 15 yards
4) Breaststroke kick (with or without a kickboard) for 15 yards
5) Breaststroke swim for 15 yards
6) 15 yards continuous freestyle (no stopping) with proper side breathing
7) 15 yards continuous backstroke swim
If a swimmer is not at the level above they will be recommended for swim lessons and recommended to move into the Intro to GPAC group once they have demonstrated mastery of the above tasks on a consistent basis.
FALL HIGH SCHOOL WARM-UP: Swimmers who are looking to get ready for the high school season that will practice with their high school teams when that season begin have a group just for them! Our high school warm-up group will open for registration on July 22nd (no assessment is necessary to join this group) . The group swims with the Platinum B group on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7:15-9:00 pm. Practices start on Monday, September 10th. The final practice will be on Thursday, November 8th. NO TRYOUT IS NECESSARY. You can register for the group online just as for our other practice groups.