Senior Group


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

Stan Corcoran
Senior Asst. Head Coach

McCallie Pool

• 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