Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team

  Head Coach & Team Owner:  Bill Forrester 

  E-mail:  [email protected]

WHY SWIM WITH GCAT?

Not only is swimming fun, but it also provides numerous health benefits.  Swimming is a form of physical exercise that raises heart rate, improves cardiovascular endurance, strengthens lung capacity, builds and tones muscles, and improve sleeps.  Swimming can also boost self-confidence while teaching work ethic, commitment, goal setting, and time management skills. GCAT swimmers learn proper mechanics and focus on improving their technical skills and speed as they practice in age-appropriate groups. Athletes will be encouraged to vizualize their success and maintain a Positive Mental Image. Most go on to swim at the collegiate level and develop a lifelong love for swimming and competing. GCAT is a competitive year-round swim team for swimmers ages 5-18 years old. Head Coach Bill Forrester, Olympic Bronze Medalist, leads a group of experienced swim coaches who teach beginning to advanced stroke techniques while encouraging their swimmers to be disciplined, goal orientated, well-mannered, and AMAZING swimmers! 

We are excited you & your swimmer are interested in joining GCAT!  You may attend practices for two weeks before registering to join the team.  During the 2-week trial, your swimmer's ability will be evaluated by our experienced GCAT coaches and your swimmer will meet some of their future teammates.  Trials start on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with the exception of holidays.

heart For liability reasons, your child cannot start swimming with the team until the 2-Week Trial form is filled out and received by an administrator or coach.  To get started click on and print the 2-Week Trial Form (below), fill it out, and then e-mail it to [email protected] or print and give it to a GCAT coach at the first practice. 

  • Practice times are listed under the Practices Tab on our website.
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the practice time on your first day and ask for a GCAT coach when you are on deck at the pool. Let them know it's your swimmer's first day of the 2-week trial. 
  • Have your swimmer wear a swimsuit and bring goggles and a towel.  
  • Your swimmer can attend 2 weeks of practice. This is limited to two consecutive weeks only.  Please do not take advantage of the free trial period.  Lying or cheating will not be tolerated. All GCAT swimmers and families are expected to abide by good morals and values. 

Click on the link below to open up the 2-week Trial Form:  

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heart heart When you decide to join GCAT, you will REGISTER through our website at http://www.gcatswim.comClick on "Join GCAT!" in the ribbon at the top of the page, then click on Register/Sign-up.  Follow the instructions to continue through the registration process and make your payment at the end. You will receive an approval email from Coach Bill within a couple of days and a link to your online account. Register at any time.  Monthly fees are invoiced on the 1st of every month and will be prorated. 

We look forward to having you join the GCAT Swim Team Family!