Group Descriptions

Group Descriptions and Practice Times

Annual Registration for All Groups - $120


**Practice restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. Practices are limited to specific numbers of swimmers at each practice and other McCallie School and Girls Preparatory School policies.**



Gray Group: This practice group is designed to introduce young athletes to the sport of swimming while allowing the opportunity to participate in other activities. We emphasize teaching the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes by means of drills and games to make swimming fun. Swimmers in this group will have the opportunity to compete in some meets, particularly those hosted by McCallie/GPS Aquatics, as well as other local meets. Swimmers in this level are generally 6-9 years of age.

Group Fees are $80 per month. 


Practice times

Afternoons: Monday - Thursday - 6:15-7:00 pm at McCallie



Silver Silver: This level of McC/GPS Aquatics refines and builds upon the fundamentals introduced in the Gray Group, while introducing more advanced drills and efficiency techniques. Swimmers in this group will compete in meets mostly hosted by McC/GPS, as well as other local swim meets. They will also have the opportunity to attend some out of town meets. Swimmers in this group are generally 8-11 years of age.

Group Fees are $95 per month. 


Practice times

Afternoons: Tuesday & Thursday 6:15-7:15 pm at McCallie

                     Monday & Wednesday 6:15:715 pm at GPS

Mornings:   Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am at McCallie



**Due to COVID-19 and restrictions, the Homeschool Groups are NOT practicing


Homeschool Groups: These groups offer the opportunity for homeschooled athletes to gather together, make friends and participate as part of McC/GPS Aquatics' competitive team. Practices are offered during the day for Gray, Silver and Blue groups. Swimmers in these groups will have the opportunity compete in McC/GPS Aquatics hosted as well as other local and out of town meets.

Group Fees are $80 for SuperStars, $95 for Silver, $105 for Blue


Practice times:

Gray Group

Afternoons: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00-2:00 pm at McCallie

                    Saturdays - 10:00-11:00am at McCallie


Silver Group 

AfternoonsMonday, Wednesday, Thursday - 1:00-2:15 pm at McCallie

                     Tuesday - 6: 00-7:15pm at McCallie

Mornings:   Saturdays - 10:00-11:30am at McCallie


Blue Group

AfternoonsMonday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12:30-2:30 pm at McCallie

                     Tuesday 5: 30-7:30 pm at McCallie

                     Friday - 5:30-7:30 pm at McCallie

Mornings:   Saturdays 10:00- 11:30 am at McCallie




Blue Group: This is our most advanced age group. This group will have swimmers focusing on technique refinement, increasing conditioning, developing race strategy, and becoming goal oriented swimmers. Dryland training is a very important aspect of this group to build overall fitness. Swimmers in this group are generally 10-13 years of age.

Group Fees are $105 per month


Practice times

Afternoons: Monday, & Wednesday & Friday 6:15-7:30 pm at McCallie

                     Friday 5:00-6:30pm at McCallie

Mornings:   Saturdays 10:00-11:30 am at McCallie




Senior Group: This is the championship level of the McC/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 the United States National Championships, Olympic Trials, Sectionals, and Southeastern Championship Meets.

Group Fees are $125 per month. 


Practice times:

Mornings: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7:00-8:45am at GPS

Afternoons: Monday - Friday 5:30-7:15 pm at GPS

Saturday: 8:00-10:00 am at McCallie