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! 

Savannah Practice Groups 

7240 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

Savannah - JSL Group  $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.  

Savannah - 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.

Savannah - 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.  Silver Group Coach: Ann McLaughlin 

Savannah - 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.  Gold Group Coach: Ann McLaughlin  

Savannah - 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                             

Richmond Hill Practice Groups 

9998 Ford Ave #7, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Richmond Hill - JSL Group  $70 /month

This is our entry-level group.  An athlete should be able to complete 25 yards in any stroke.  Ages 5-8. 

Richmond Hill - Bronze Group $85 /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 workouts. 

Richmond Hill - Silver Group  $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.  

Richmond Hill - Gold Group  $150 /month

This level is for the Advanced athlete. Gold group swimmers must display a desire to train on a more committed basis. Athletes entering the Gold group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards strengthening individual talents and increasing aerobic endurance to meet specific individual goals.   Gold Group Coach: Ben Umbreit

Master's Group $45 /month 

  • 18 & older, Adult Swimming 

Master's Coach: Ben Umbreit

* All of the monthly fees listed above are subject to change.  For liability reasons, online registration must be completed before attending a practice at either pool.  Family discounts of 10% are applied for each additional child for monthly fees.  No discounts are available on each swimmer's annual registration fee of $200