Winter Session 2023

Open for Returning Members

11/27/22 - 12/30/22

Open for New Members

12/11/22 - 12/30/22


Welcome to the Grosse Pointe Gators electronic registration for the Winter 2023 Session!

Winter Session 2023 will be an TWELVE WEEK session. 

Monday - Saturday, January 3, 2023 - March 23, 2023

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!


The session is 12 weeks long and runs from Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to Thursday, March 23, 2023 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 John Fodell at [email protected]. He will tell you what group to sign up for.

Group Information:

Group Name Practice Times (M - F) Practice Times (Sa)
Monday - Thursday at Brownell 4:15- 4:45 PM
Friday at South 5:30-6:15 PM
No Practice
Monday - Thusday at Brownell 4:15-5:00 PM
Friday at South 5:30-6:15 PM
No Practice
Monday - Thursday at Brownell 5:00-6:00 PM
Friday at South 5:30-6:30 PM
South 10:30-11:30 AM
Monday - Thursday at Brownell 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday at South 5:30-6:30 PM
South 10:30-11:30 AM
Monday - Thursday at Brownell 7:00-8:30 PM
Friday at South 5:30-7:00 PM
South 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Monday - Thursday at South 5:30-7:00 PM
  Friday at South 7:00-8:30 PM
South 12:00-1:30 PM
Monday - Thursday at South 5:30-7:00 PM
  Friday at South 7:00-8:30 PM
South 10:30 AM.-12;00 PM
Carbon Pro
Monday - Thursday at South 7:00-9:00 PM
Friday at South 6:30-8:30 PM
South 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Ultra - Sprint
Monday - Thursday at South 5:30-7:00 PM
  Friday at South 7:00-8:30 PM
South 10:30 AM.-12;00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at South  5:30-7:00 AM
Monday - Thursday at South  7:00-9:00 PM
Friday at South 6:30-8:30 PM
South  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday at South  5:30-7:00 AM
Monday - Thursday at South  6:00-8:30 PM
Friday at South 6:30-8:30 PM
South  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Masters Monday, Wednesday, Friday at South  5:30-7:00 AM No Practice


Group Name Session Fee
Glide $360
Core $420
Green $480
Pink $480
Sonic $540
Supersonic $540
Carbon $540
Carbon Pro $600
Ultra - Sprint $540
Ultra $600
Elite* $660
Masters $270

*Families should not register to the Elite group directly as placement to that group is by coach invite only. High school age swimmers should register to Ultra or Ultra Sprint. 

New Swimmer Evaluations

For our first week of practices, we will be evaluating swimmers new to the team 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. Please reach out to Coach John Fodell at [email protected] about what group you should sign up for. 

Practice Information

Practices for the Winter Session will take place at Grosse Pointe South High School (11 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236)  or 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.

USA Swimming Membership Fee

Every swimmer is required to have a current USA Registration. See the following link for additional details: GPG USA Swimming Winter Registration Instructions.

Volunteer Requirement

Volunteers are critical to the survival of our swim club. Everyone must to do their part. Each family registering for this session will be required to volunteer for 3 sessions of our annual home meet Fast and Furious that we host at South from January 27 - 29, regardless of whether your swimmer participates in the meet. There are 7 sessions during this meet. If a family does not fulfill that requirement, their Gators Account will be charged $300.

In addition, the Gators will be hosting the Michigan Swimming Regionals - Metro Region March 4-5. Each family of swimmers participating in the meet will be requried to volunteer for 2 sessions.

Additional details regarding our volunteer requirements can be found in the Membership Agreement. Please read this agreeement carefully when making your decision to register for Winter Session.

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.