Winter Session 2021/22

Open for Returning Members

11/8/21 - 3/24/22

Open for New Members

11/8/21 - 3/24/22

Today

Welcome to the Grosse Pointe Gators electronic registration for the Winter 2021/22 Session!

Winter Session 2021/22 will be an SEVENTEEN WEEK session. 

Monday - Saturday, November 29, 2021 - March 24, 2022.

We are pleased to offer electronic payment processing and registration. The process is simple for both new and returning members. You will get access to your own private account that will enable you to declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your swimmer's race history, maintain your own contact information, and much more!

We look forward to you being a part of the Grosse Pointe Gators for another great season!

WINTER SESSION 2021/22

The session is 17 weeks long and runs from Monday, November 28th, 2021 to Thursday, March 24th, 2022 with practices offered Monday through Saturday.

If you are a returning member, you will notice that the groups have been renamed and restructured. In order to not cause issues or confusion with signing up for groups, please reach out to Coach Nick Rancilio at [email protected]. He will tell you what group to sign up for.

Group Information

Group Name
Session Fee
Practice Times (M - F)
Practice Times (Sa)
Glide
$450
Monday - Friday at Brownell Middle School
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
No Practice
Core
$525
Monday - Friday at Brownell Middle School
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Green
$600
Monday - Friday at Brownell Middle School
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pink
$600
Monday - Friday at Brownell Middle School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sonic
$750
Monday - Friday at Brownell Middle School
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Supersonic
$750
Monday - Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carbon
$750
Monday - Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Carbon Pro
$825
Monday - Thursday at Grosse Pointe South High School
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ultra - Sprint
$750
Monday - Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ultra
$825
Monday - Thursday at Grosse Pointe South High School
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Elite
$825
Monday - Thursday at Grosse Pointe South High School
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday at Grosse Pointe South High School
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Masters $350
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Grosse Pointe South High School
6:00 AM - 7:20 AM
No Practice

Swimmer Evaluations

For our first week of practices, we will be evaluating swimmers to make sure they are in the appropriate group for their skill level. Coaches have the final say on what group the swimmers belong in. Again, please reach out to Coach Nick Rancilio at [email protected] about what group you should sign up for. 

Practice Information

Practices for the Fall Session will take place at Grosse Pointe South High School (11 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236) and Brownell Middle School (260 Chalfonte Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236). This is the general schedule. Practice times and locations are subject to change. We rent pool time from Grosse Pointe Public Schools. School events take priority over Gators practices and events. We will try and give you as much notice as we can when there is a change in the schedule. See the practice schedule on the website for specific dates and times and any changes that may occur.

Welcome Pack

Each swimmer, who wasn't signed up for our Fall Session, will receive a team t-shirt and cap with their welcome pack. Make sure to show off your Gators pride!

USA Swimming Membership Fee

Every swimmer will be required to be USA Swimming Registered. If you have already paid for this fee, you are all set for the remainder of the year. If you have not paid for this fee, it will cost $84 per swimmer.

Volunteer Requirement

Volunteers are critical to the survival of our swim club. Everyone must to do their part. Each family will be required to volunteer for 3 sessions of our annual home meet Fast and Furious that we host at South from January 28 - 30. There are 7 sessions during this meet. If a family does not fulfill that requirement, their Gators Account will be charged $300. There will be other opportunities to volunteer for social events during the session if you are not able to volunteer for this meet. Please contact us if you need help finding a way to volunteer.

Registration Information

Payment must be made by credit card or ACH bank transaction through our website. MasterCard, Discover, and Visa Cards are accepted. This includes bank cards that are Mastercard and Visa. See below for ACH payment instructions.

You must register online and submit your payment before attending practice. Swimmers that are not on the roster will not be allowed to practice.

Registration Refund Policy

Weeks 1-2 of practice: $30 Refund Fee

Weeks 3-4 of practice: 50% Refund of Registration Dues

After 4 weeks, there will not be any refunds of registration fees.

Late registrations accepted based upon availability.

ACH Payment Option and Transaction Fees

In the past, the processing fees for credit cards have been absorbed by the club but they are a significant expenditure (approximately $11,000 per year) and we have been looking at ways of reducing these costs. To help minimize these costs, we added ACH payments through your checking account as a method of payment. In the past we have not offered ACH payments and have added this as cheaper alternative to credit cards. ACH costs only $1.25 per transaction, so it is generally more cost effective.

To set up your ACH information please go into your individual account and click on Setup AutoPay. Under Payment Setup you will click on Add Bank Account. You will need your bank account routing number and account number (both can be found on a check). Make sure you click Fees Associated with Your Account for your ACH payment method. Once you have done this save your payment setup. After your registration is approved, we will then charge your team account for the registration fees and your bank account will be charged on the first of the next month. New members will have to wait until their registration is approved to add their ACH information. New members will receive an email that their registration has been approved.

We recognize that some people will prefer the convenience of paying by credit card, so we will continue to offer that as an option, but the processing costs of 3% will be passed on to the member.