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GPAC 2018 Summer Program Information

The summer program is only for current GPAC swimmers or swimmers currently in swim lessons approved to move onto the team. We will again accept new swimmers for the fall season. Tryout information will be on the GPAC website in June and tryouts will take place in July and August.

Beginning at the age of 11, really at the latest it should be 11, swimmers should be adding more training to their summer schedule at a minimum of three times per week. Summer club swimming is not nearly enough! This is what swimmers all across the country are doing. Because this is becoming the norm, times to qualify for meets are going to continue to get faster: more swimmers training in the summer at a high level means the average swimmer is getting faster which, in turn, means the average qualifying times for all meets gets faster.

2018 Summer Swimming Pricing Breakdown

Practice Group

Option 1 (Full Time)

Option 2

Option 3

Elite (If new)

$575

n/a

n/a

Jr Elite (If new)

$530

n/a

n/a

Intro to GPAC

$77/month

n/a

n/a

Senior 1

$415

$385 (up to 4x per week)

n/a

Gold

$365

$305 (up to 4x/week)

$235 (up to 3x/week)

Silver

$300

$235 (up to 3x/week)

$170 (up to 2x/week)

Bronze $225 (3x per week) $155 (1-2 times per week) N/A


Practice Days and Times
The last day of the spring season is Friday, May 25th. After this all swimmers will need to be enrolled in the summer program to continue training with GPAC (the exception to this is Intro to GPAC, for which enrollment will continue through June and July on the same month-to-month system which has been used for this group all year. Intro to GPAC swimmers do not need to re-register for the summer. Also, Elite and Jr Elite swimmers do not need to register for the summer unless they are new to Jr Elite).

May 30-June 21

Elite: 5-6:30 am (Mon, Wed); 4-6:30pm (Mon,Wed); 4-7:15pm (Tues, Thurs); 4-6pm (Fri); 7:15-11 am (Sat)
Jr Elite: 4-6pm (Mon, Wed, Fri); 4-7 pm (Tues, Thurs); 7:15-10:00 am (Sat)
Senior 1: 7-9 pm (Mon-Thurs); 4-6pm (Friday), 7:15-9:15 am (Sat)
Gold (Gold 1 & 2 swim together during the summer session): 6:20-8:30 pm (M-W-F); 7-8:30 pm (Tu-Th); 9:15-11:15 am (Sat)
Silver: 6-7pm (Mon-Fri)
Bronze: 6-7 pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs)
Intro to GPAC: 6-6:45 pm (Tues & Thurs)

June 25-Aug 3

Elite: 6:30-8:30am (Mon, Wed, Fri); 6:30-9:45 am (Tues, Thurs); 3:30-5:30pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs); 7-9:30 am (Sat)
Jr Elite: 8:30-10:30 am (Mon, Wed, Fri); 7:30-10:30 am (Tues, Thurs); 4:00-5:30pm (Mon, Wed); 7-9am (Sat)
Senior 1: 8:30-10:30 am (Mon through Fri); 7-9 am (Sat)
Gold^: 5:00-7:00pm (Mon through Thurs); 4-6 pm (Fri)
Silver: 5:30-6:30pm (Mon, Wed); 5-6 pm (Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Bronze: 5:30-6:30 pm (Mon); 5:00-6:00 pm (Tues-Thurs)
Intro to GPAC: 5:30-6:15 pm (Mon & Thurs)

^Dryland will be incorporated into Gold practice times on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

*We understand that some swimmers may still be in school past June 18th. If this is the case, please speak with your coach so that we can make proper arrangements until you are out of school.

GPAC STROKE CLINICS

Our stroke clinics will be returning again this summer with various different coaches leading clinics throughout the summer. These clinic dates, times, coaches, and costs will be announced at a later date. All clinics will begin after June 19th.

GCIT Pool Rentals

There are several events taking place at GCIT that will cause us to cancel or change practice times or locations:

June 18: GCIT graduation, all practices canceled

June 22-24: swim meet at GCIT, practices canceled

July 4: Independence Day, all practices canceled

July 13-15: MA Silver Champs at GCIT, all practices canceled

July 24: Peach Bowl Meet at GCIT, afternoon practices canceled

Please note: There may be other times when practices must be changed or canceled due to other facility rentals not yet known to us, coaching schedule conflicts with swim meets, or other unforeseen issues. We will do our best to notify you of these changes as quickly as we can.

Registration and Payment: All registration for the summer practice groups will be done online through our website. 70% payment will be made at the time of registration. The remaining amount will be charged to your account for July 1st billing. All accounts must be paid in full, excluding some future meet entries, by July 7th.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER MY SWIMMER FOR THE SUMMER?

Intro to GPAC: NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY

MINI/TECHNIQUE & FITNESS: We do not hold these groups in the summer

Bronze/Silver/Gold/Senior 1: All swimmers planning to swim in the summer must register online prior to May 29th.

Elite/Jr Elite: These groups are annual. Registration is not necessary for the summer unless a swimmer is moving up to Jr Elite or new to the team.

*Any group advancement must be approved by the coaches prior to registration. If a swimmer is registered for a group they have not been approved for, they will be moved to the appropriate group.