|GCAT offers a varoety of training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. We offer age specific training for all of our athletes. Practices are geared towards challenging each individual and developing them to the best of their abilities. Please call us at 912-663-7292 for more information on practice groups after you have read the descriptions below.
PRACTICE GROUP DESCRIPTIONS & FEES:
Savannah Location: (Chatham County Aquatic Center at 7240 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406)
Junior Swim League $65/month
This is our entry-level group which practices twice a week. Ages 5-8. Swimmers may start anytime throughout the year. An athlete should be able to swim 25 yards in any stroke. They will have fun and play games while learning the basics of all 4 swim strokes.
- Monday and Wednesday: 4:00-5:00 pm
Bronze Group $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 4 times a week.
- Monday - Thursday: 4:00-5:30 pm
Silver Group $125/month
Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning all four legal competitive strokes and perfecting start and turn techniques. This group is for 11-14 year olds and meets 5-6 times per week.
- Monday - Friday: 4:00-6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8 - 11:00 am
Gold Group $155/month
Athletes move into this group after completing Bronze or Silver. This groups age range is 11-14 year olds. Many in this group will achieve state qualifying times. Focus is on technique improvements. This group trains 5-6 times per week.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
- Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 - 11 am
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: 8:00-11:00 (1 hour dryland, 2 hours swimming)
Richmond Hill Location (9998 Ford Ave #7, Richmond Hill, GA 31324)
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. There is an annual registration fee of $150. You will be charged this fee when you first sign up and then annually every September, even if you take monthly breaks from practice. The fee covers your swimmer's USA Swimming membership.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15 to 7:00PM
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 $150, monthly dues and associated meet fees
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:00-7:00PM
- Saturday 10:00- 11:30 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 $150 is required. Swimmers must pay the annual USA Swimming Registration fee, monthly dues and associated meet fees.
- Monday-Thursday practice 7:00-8:30PM
- Saturday Practice 8:00- 10:00 AM
- Tuesdays and Thursdays Dryland Work 6:00-7:00PM
Richmond Hill - GOLD $150/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 $150, monthly dues and associated meet fees.
- Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 PM
- Saturday 8:00- 10:00 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 Group:
- Richmond Hill-Master's
- $45 per month, 18 & older, Adult Swimming
For liability reasons, REGISTRATION Must Be Completed Online Before Attending Practices!
*A family discount will be given toward monthly dues to each subsequent child participating on the team.