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GCAT offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of GCAT to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 912-663-7292 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

TRAINING GROUP DESCRIPTIONS and FEES:

Groups at the Savannah (CCAC) location:

Junior Swim League (JSL I) - (one day a week - $45) 

JSL II- (two days a week $65/month)

This is our entry-level group.  An athlete should be able to complete 25 yards in any stroke.  Ages 5-8.  Workout Days/Times:

  • Monday and Wednesday:  4:00-5:00 pm  OR 
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 4:00-5:00 pm

Bronze Group (II - $95/month, I - $115/month)

This group is for 8-10 year olds who know all four strokes.  This group is focused on having fun while working on stroke technique, start and turn fundamentals.  This group meets 3-4 times a week.

  • Bronze I is for state meet qualifiers and will have one additional practice per week.
  • Workout Days/Times:
    • Monday - Thursday:  4:00-5:30  
    • Friday:  4:00-5:30 (Bronze I - State Qualifiers only)

Silver Group $125/month

Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.  This group is for 11-14 year olds and meets 4-5 times per week.  Silver Group Coach: Walter Weed

  • Workout Days/Times:
    • Monday, Wednesday & Friday:  4:00-6:00
    • Tuesday, Thursday:  4:00-7:00 (1 hour of dryland 6:00-7:00)
    • Saturday:  7:00-8:30 am

Gold Group $155/month

  • From the Silver or Bronze group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are 11-14 year olds that have state qualifying times.   This group trains 5-6 times per week.
    Gold Group Coach: Walter Weed
  • Workout Days/Time
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  4:00-6:00
    • Tuesday, Thursday:  4:00-7:00 (1 hour of dryland 6:00-7:00)
    • Saturday:  7:00-8:30 

Senior Group $180/month

  • Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present.  Senior Group Coach: Bill Forrester                             
    • Workout Days/Times:
      • Monday: 5:30-6:45 am, 4:00-7:00 pm (1 hour dryland, 2 hours swimming)
      • Tuesday:  4:00-7:00 pm (1hour dryland, 2 hours swimming)
      • Wednesday:  5:30-6:45 am, 5:00-6:45pm
      • Thursday:  4:00-7:00 pm (1 hour dryland, 2 hours swimming)
      • Friday:  5:30-6:45 am, 4:00-6:00 pm
      • Saturday:  7:00-10:00 (1 hour dryland, 2 hours swimming)
      • Meet fees are charged with monthly dues on the first of the month.

Groups at Richmond Hill location:

Richmond Hill - CROSS TRAINING $75/month

This is our group of swimmers who are active outside of the pool, but wish to maintain or improve upon their swimming skills. 

  • Workout Days/Times
    • Friday and Sunday 5:00-6:00 PM
  • GCAT Registration is required.
  • $125 USA Swimming registration only required if planning on swimming in meets.

Richmond Hill - JUNIOR SWIM LEAGUE $60/month

This is our entry-level group.  An athlete should be able to complete 25 yards in any stroke.  Ages 5-8.

  • Workout Days/Times
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15 to 7:00PM
    • Starting August 1st, 2017
  • $125 USA Swimming registration is required​ 

Richmond Hill - BRONZE $75/month

This level is for the swimmer who wishes to maintain their endurance and work on their strokes and times.  The swimmer needs to be able to complete 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke without help or stopping in order to swim with this level.  In this program they will improve their technique and gain endurance as well as learn butterfly and breaststroke.  There is no dryland. Swimmers must pay the annual USA Swimming Registration fee of $125, monthly dues and associated meet fees

  • Frequency:  4 practices per week
  • Time: 
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-7:00PM
    • Saturday 8:00-9:00 AM

Richmond Hill - SILVER $100/month

This level is for the intermediate swimmer.  The swimmer needs to be able to complete 50 yards of each stroke (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle).  This program is intended for the swimmer who wishes to condition all year and compete.  They will gain confidence in their strokes as well as improve their endurance.  USA Registration of $125 is required.  Swimmers must pay the annual USA Swimming Registration fee, monthly dues and associated meet fees.

  • Frequency:  5 practices per week
  • Time: 
    • Monday-Thursday practice 7:00-8:30PM
    • Saturday Practice 7:00-8:00 AM
    • Wednesdays and Fridays Dryland Work 6:00-7:00PM

Richmond Hill - GOLD $125/month

This program is for the intermediate/advanced swimmer.  The swimmer needs to be able to complete 100 yards of each stroke.  USA Swimming Registration is required.  Swimmers must pay the annual USA Swimming Registration fee of $125, monthly dues and associated meet fees.

  • Frequency:  6 practices per week.
  • Times:
    • Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 PM
    • Saturday 7:00-8:00 AM
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday Dryland Workout 3:00-4:00PM (High School Aged) or Wednesday/Friday 6:00-7:00PM (Middle School Aged)

 


Additional Practice Groups and Locations:

  • Richmond Hill-Master's 
    • $45 per month, 18 & older, Adult Swimming 
  • Hinesville
    • Monthly payments are determined by the YMCA and paid to them.
    • Schedule is determined by Coach Donna and training takes place at the Hinesville YMCA.
    • GCAT registration due in September.
    • Meet fees charged on the first of the month.
  • Landings
    • Monthly payments are determined by The Landings and paid to them.
    • Schedule is determined by the Landings and training is at one of the Landings’ pools.
    • GCAT registration due in September, $125/year
    • Meet fees charged on the first of the month.
  • Homeschool $80/month
    • This group meets twice a week at CCAC with Coach Bill.  It is for all levels of swimmers.
    • Workout Days/Times:  Monday and Wednesday 9am-10:30am.
    • GCAT registration is due in September, $125/year
    • Meet fees charged on the first of the month.
  • High School Prep $80/month
    • This group meets three times a week at the CCAC with Coach Bill.  It is for high school swimmers who do not swim with the year round groups. 
    • Workout Days/Times:  Mon, Tues, Thurs 7:00pm-8:00pm.
    • GCAT registration is due in September and is seasonal, $60/season.

*Registration must be completed online before admittance.

*A family discount will be given toward monthly dues to each subsequent child participating on the team.