Senior Group


**2020 COVID-19 Practice Schedule

GPS Site

  • Monday-Friday: 5:30-7:15pm

McCallie Site

  • Saturday: 8-10am

Things to Remember

  1. MASKS - Masks are required for all swimmers and coaches. Swimmers are expected and required to wear them when they arrive to practice, and take them off only when it's time to swim. 

  2. TEMPERATURES - Coaches will take the temperature of each swimmer before each practice. 

  3. PAPERWORK - Each swimmer just bring the completed form for each practice. The form must be signed and initialed by a parent or guardian.

  4. NO PARENTS - Parents/Guardians are not allowed in the buildings. 

  5. ARRIVAL - Swimmers must arrive to practice 10-15 minutes early. The coaches will go inside FIVE (5) minutes before the start of practice. If you are late, the swimmer CANNOT enter the building, and will miss practice. 

  6. LOCKER ROOMS - Locker rooms are off-limits and not to be used by any swimmers. Bathrooms are only available for emergencies only. Your swimmer should arrive to practice with their suit already on. 



Group Description

Senior Group is the championship level of the McCallie/GPS Aquatics program, where standards are set to maximize the potential of the athletes in this group. The highest level of competition is prepared for through the continued refinement of technique and strenuous levels of training in and out of the water. Goals for the swimmers in this group include qualifying for and participating in Southeasterns, Zone Championships, Junior Nationals and Olympic Trials.       

Senior Group Awards

• 2019 TN State Champion: McCallie School (team)
• 2019 TN State Champion: Jake Marcum (200 FR)
• 2019 TN State Champion: Will Jackson (500 FR)


• 2019 NCSA Jr. National Team Members: Ellie Taliaferro, Emma Scruggs, Grayson Payne, Jillian Cantrell, Jake Marcum, Will Jackson, Reece Gallagher, Sam Powe, Ian Frakes, Jacob McDaniel, Kyle Berry, Max Ransom

• 2019 USA Summer Jr. Nationals Qualifiers: Will Jackson, Jake Marcum, Grayson Payne


• 2019 Futures Qualifiers: Ellie Taliaferro, Sam Powe


General Questions

• What is the minimum requirement to be in Senior Group?
Swimmers must be at least 12 years of age AND by invitation of the Head Coach.

• When is Senior Group practice?

            Short Course - yards (August - May)  
         Monday - Friday 4:45 - 7:15pm
  Saturday 8:00 - 11:00am
  Long Course - meters (June - July)  
  Monday - Friday 7:00 - 9:00am
  Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:30pm

 *Group will practice at McCallie after February 16th - 4:00-6:30pm


• Who are the Senior Group coaches?

Roger Dahlke
​Senior Head Coach

GPS Pool
[email protected]

Stan Corcoran
Senior Asst. Head Coach

McCallie Pool
[email protected]

• What are the monthly dues for Senior Group?
Dues are $125 per month. 

 What equipment do the swimmers need?
Swimmers in Senior Group will need in their mesh bag: fins, kickboard, pull buoy, paddles, band, and snorkle.

• How long is the season?
Short Course season is September - March
Long Course season is April - July