New Swimmer Evaluation & Team Registration Information for 2017-2018
CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2017 team tryout flyer ready for posting.
PRACTICE START DATES:
The 2017-2018 will begin on Tuesday, September 5th for the Elite and Junior Elite Groups. The first practice for Mini, Bronze, Silver, Gold 1, Gold 2, Senior 1, and Fall Warm-up will be Monday, September 11th. The first practice for Intro to GPAC and Technique & Fitness will be Tuesday, September 12th.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENING DATES:
Registration will open for returning team members in good standing beginning Wednesday, July 5th and remain open exclusively for them through Sunday, July 16th.
Registration for new team members who have attended one of our tryout events and have received a group placement will open on Monday, July 17th (new members cannot register or be approved for the team without first attending a tryout; 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 TRYOUTS - Tryouts are held for the purpose of placing swimmers in a practice group or swim lesson level. The tryouts 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 the tryouts. No pre-registration is necessary, just show up ready to get into the pool!
2017 Tryout Dates:
Tuesday, July 18th: 6pm
Wednesday, July 26th: 6pm
Monday, August 7th: 6pm
Tuesday, September 5th: 6pm
For descriptions of our practice groups and group costs please CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON 2017-2018 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) 1 length (25 yards) continuous freestyle (no stopping) with proper side breathing
7) 1 length (25 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 August 3rd. The group trains on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8-9:30 pm. Practices start on Monday, September 11th. The final practice will be on Thursday, November 14th. NO TRYOUT IS NECESSARY. You can register for the group online just as for our other practice groups.