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Don Henshaw Oct 17, 2018

“He’s the next Michael Phelps!” “She’s gonna be the next Katie Ledecky!” In today’s age of instant results and social media we have endless opportunities to compare ourselves to other swimmers. Which can create unnecessary pressure and faulty comparisons. We look into the next lane and base our self-worth and confidence on how other swimmers perform. We give up because a teammate in the next lane is kicking our butt on the main set… We read an article about one of our competitors on SwimSwam who drops a ton of...

Don Henshaw Oct 15, 2018

GCST had a spooky good meet at the GTSA Tampa Classic on October 12-14, 2018.   Karter Seluk, and Parker Seluk won Individual High Point Awards. Event Winners: Kanaloa Acol, Spencer Howery, Karter Seluk, and Parker Seluk. gtsa tyr swim classic puborder3 results.pdf GCST RESULTS WITH IMPROVEMENTS 101218.pdf

Don Henshaw Oct 10, 2018

It’s Not a Meet Without Officials When you boil a swim meet down to its bare essentials, the whole thing can be distilled down to 4 essential, inalienable items – a pool, swimmers, a timing system and officials. Coaches, timers, parents, sound system, a flashy scoreboard, etc., are amazing and it’s always great for them to be there; however, bare minimum, you need those four. Unfortunately, across several Local Swim Committees (LSCs), there are fewer and fewer people volunteering to work as an official at local swim meets. This decline...

Don Henshaw Sep 27, 2018

GCST Fall Open results:  gcst fall open full results.pdf GCST RESULTS WITH IMPROVEMENTS.pdf

Don Henshaw Aug 31, 2018

Existing members, including Summer Team swimmers can purchase a 2019 USA Swimming Renewal Membership starting August 15, 2018 for $80 to October 30, 2018.  The fee increases to $100 from November 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018.  The membership renewal for 2019 is valid until December 31, 2019. Current Summer Team Memberships expired on August 30, 2018.  Those swimmers wishing to continue must register for 2019 using our online registration system. ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Don Henshaw Aug 7, 2018

Mikayla Puckett and Kyleigh Harms traveled to Midland, TX as part of the Florida Swimming Zone Team to compete in the 2018 Southern Zone Age Group Championships. Mikayla Puckett finaled in 5 of 6 events with several personal best times. 200 BR - 2:48.08 Prelims PBT, 4th 2:48.40 Finals 4th 100 FL - 1:07.97 Prelims, 10th 1:07.27 Finals 10th 100 FR - 1:01.78 Prelims, 1:01.22 Finals 7th 100 BR - 1:17.33 Prelims PBT, 1:17.40 Finals 5th 200 IM - 2:33 Prelims 12th 200 FL - 2:33.79 Prelims, 2:29.22 Finals 5th PBT...

Don Henshaw Aug 2, 2018

Just as important as the development of educational abuse prevention programs, we recognize our responsibility to provide support and resources to survivors of abuse wherever possible. No one should ever experience abuse while participating in sport, including swimming. Any member who has experienced abuse in connection with their participation in USA Swimming may qualify for the organization’s SwimAssist program.   What is SwimAssist? SwimAssist is USA Swimming’s assistance fund for survivors of abuse. Established in 2014, the goal of SwimAssist is to support survivors with the financial burden of seeking...

Don Henshaw Jul 23, 2018

Spencer Howery and Antonio Medina competed in the 2018 Florida Swimming Summer Senior Champs in St. Pete, FL. Spencer Howery: 800 Free - 10th dropped -17 sec 8:50.77 400 IM P - 19th dropped 6.90 5:00.73 400 IM F - 17th 5:03.41 200 IM P - 2:23.00 400 Free P - 16th dropped 8 sec 4:18.30 400 Free F - 20th 4:20.79 100 Free - 56.97 1500 Free - 8th dropped 14 sec 16:59.71 Antonio Medina: 200 Breaststroke - dropped 4 sec 2:44.75 400 IM - dropped 5 sec 5:08.76...

Don Henshaw Jul 16, 2018

GCST had an outstanding 2018 Summer FLAGS with Parker Seluk claiming 2 Florida LSC titles to lead team scoring. Our GCST boys finished in 12th place.  GCST finished in 18th over-all in the Combined Team scoring.  Way to go GCST!!!! Day 4:  Parker Seluk broke the GCST Team record in the 10 & Under Boys 100 Breaststroke and finished the meet 3rd in the high point standings.  GCST's 10 Under Boys finished as the top 10 & Under team in the meet.   Kelsey Swartout finished 4th in the 13-14 Girls 1500 Free,...

Don Henshaw Jul 7, 2018

Faith Young qualifies for FLAGS with a new cut in the 11-12 Girls 800 Free with a 22 seconds drop to go 10:30. SF Last Chance Results are now available here.