How to Join

 How to Join the Greater Toledo Aquatic Club:


1.        The first step is to contact  GTAC.  Many families arrange a meeting with one of our coaches to learn first-hand about our team. 


2.        All swimmers must complete a registration form and a medical release form when they register online.  If a new member has competed for another USA Swimming team in the previous four months, a transfer form must also be completed. 


3.        Our coaches will want to talk to each family to learn about the swimmer.  The coach may want to watch the athlete swim in order to place them in the appropriate training group.  This is not a try-out.  Coaches will simply be choosing the most effective training group for each swimmer.


4.        Start having fun!


Once you are a new member there are things you can do to help you get into the flow of being a GTAC swimmer or parent.


  1. Ask Questions.  Ask Coaches, ask other parents, ask swimmers, call the office!  There is a lot going on with a large team.  No one could get all of their questions answered in one sitting.  Situations come up and as they do ask someone who knows.
  2. Attend Meetings.  GTAC will host a variety of meetings each year. 
    • A new parents meeting is held in September. 
    • Each group will have meetings with the group’s coach twice during the year. 
  3. Check the Web-Site.  Our site is updated daily and there is always a something new added.  In addition, each member will have a log-in so they can check information specific to their practice times, meet entries, best times, meet results, and billing information.
  4. Check mailboxes.  Each family has a folder located at the pool.  Forms, newsletters, memos, etc. are placed in these folders on a regular basis.