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! 

TEAM GEAR/EQUIPMENT/UNIFORMS

Required Equipment:  

  • swimsuit
  • goggles
  • towel

Recommended Practice Equipment:

  •  JSL group: Fins or Zoomers, Pull buoy, kickboard, and mesh bag with name on it.
  •  Bronze group: Fins or Zoomers, a kickboard, small paddles & a mesh bag with name on it.
  •  Silver & Gold group:  Arena fins, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel and a mesh bag.
  •  Senior group: Arena fins, paddles, pull buoy, kickboard, snorkel and mesh bag.  At times swimmers may need additional items specific to their individual goals and should consult with Coach Bill.

Team Swim Caps:

Periodically you will receive notices about GCAT personalized caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other gear that is available for purchase from the team and our website directly. You can always suggest swag items to Coach Bill.  

  • Swimmers will receive a latex GCAT swim cap with their registration.  Please make sure your swimmers request their team shirt and cap from their coaches. 
  • If you have want to purchase additional GCAT caps please ask the coaches.  We usually have additional latex = $5 and silicone caps = $15 for sale.
  • Personalized silicone caps are only ordered periodically through the website.  You will receive an email when a sale opens, so make sure you are receiving GCAT emails.  If not, then go to the website, log into your account and add an email to your account where you will see notifications. Also add TeamUnify emails to your contacts. A pair of Silicone Personalized (last name) on the GCAT team cap = $32