Gator Update (April 12)

Club Administrator
Apr 12, 2019

Practice Cancellations Next Week

Due to limited pool space and O'Dome pool closures, GSC has to cancel practice next week on Monday and Friday (April 15 and 19) for White through Silver Groups. Sun Country groups will practice as normally scheduled. The new calendar section of the GSC website also has been updated to show the cancellations.

Group Move-ups

Our coaches are currently determining if swimmers in their groups are ready to move up to the next level. Move-ups will be communicated to parents over the next couple of weeks, and will be finalized by the end of April. Billing on May 1 will reflect the new group's dues.

Seasonal Billing Changes and Summer Plans

If you wish to change from monthly billing to seasonal, or from seasonal to monthly, please e-mail BEFORE April 30 so that the change can be implemented in your account by May 1 (the start of the next billing season).

If you plan to suspend your club membership for part or all of the upcoming summer, you must notify the team in writing by sending a message to BEFORE the break is to start. A swimmer is not considered suspended or withdrawn from the program until written notice is received by the club. It is not sufficient to inform a coach of your intent to suspend membership or withdraw from the club. Suspensions can only be for full months; GSC does not prorate dues.

Speedo Sectional Meet

GSC will be hosting the second of our two home meets this year at the O'Dome on July 11-14. Like the Holiday Classic in December, this is an all-hands-on-deck event for the club and we rely on our parent volunteers to help us run the meet. The meet will be posted to our website in the next few weeks, but we wanted to get it onto your calendars now so that you can plan to sign up for volunteer shifts!

Upcoming Meets

Our spring intrasquad meet will be held this Saturday, April 13, at the Northeast pool in Gainesville. Thank you to all who have signed up! The heat sheets and meet itinerary will be sent to attending families today.

The Bolles School Sharks 2019 BSS 50 meet is being held April 26-28 in Jacksonville. Meet declaration is accessible from the GSC website home page through today.

We have added three meets to the spring/summer schedule: the Fun Meets! Hosted by the Makos and being held in Gainesville, these meets are great for novice swimmers new to competition. Meet information is available under the Meets tab, in the 2019 Spring/Summer Meets section, and sign-up will open next week.

GSC Stroke Clinic Series

The next two stroke clinics are scheduled for Sunday, May 5 (breaststroke), and Sunday, June 2 (butterfly). Registration forms will be sent out shortly, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

As always:

  • For group level and practice-related questions, contact your group coach first.
  • If he or she is not available or not able to answer your group or practice question or concern fully please contact Coach Robert at or call/text 319-471-5054.
  • For all registration, billing, account-related, or other administrative questions, contact