2021 Spring/Summer Practice Schedules, Information & Applications (Spring registrations are open)

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS Last Updated  Information
2021 Spring & Summer Practice Schedule  (This lists all important information concerning tryouts, practice times, schedules, costs and the like).   3/25/2021 SEE BELOW
2021 Seasonal Swim Team On Line Registration (Must be done by all new swimmers and all returning swimmers UNLESS those returning swimmers signed up for the YEAR AROUND swimming option this past fall/winter season) 3/25/2021 CLICK HERE
2021 Spring Registration Instructions 3/25/2021 CLICK HERE
2021 Summer Registration Instructions 3/25/2021 Not Yet Available
2021 Athlete Transfer Form (required for all athletes coming to us from another USA Swimming team) 3/25/2021 CLICK HERE
Ohio Department of Health Youth Sports Concussion Information Sheet (Note: As of April 13, 2013 ANYONE running a youth sport's program is required by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly to make this information available to their constituency)  2/13/2021 CLICK HERE
Ohio Department of Health LINDSAY'S LAW (Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Youth Athletes) Note: As of Jan. 1, 2017 ANYONE running a youth sport's program is required by Ohio SB 252 to make this information available to their constituency) 2/13/2021 CLICK HERE

 

GCSTO Spring Season 2021
(please scroll to the bottom for summer information)

 

Spring Location

The Columbus Academy (4300 Cherry Bottom Rd. in Gahanna, 43230) – CA

 

Important Notes

RETURNING SWIMMER REGISTRATION PROCESS

All athletes returning to us from this fall and winter are to register online.

Immediately upon registration you will email Steve Nye ([email protected]) with your swimmers name, level, day preference for training according to the schedule and your time for this season (April 5- May 30). Be specific… “Steve, I'd like to reserve a spot for Klem Kladiddlehopper in Level 4 on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6:45-9:15 p.m. at Academy".

     From there we will build a list of each day, each time and each location plugging in registered swimmers as their emails come to me. We will check the email day and time and then see if they are indeed registered. If so, we will then plug them into a slot. Using this process we will build the roster of each swimmer registered for each day at each pool. We will then notify registrants of what these rosters look like as the process proceeds. As long as spots are open we will fill them. Once we hit our max we will put swimmers on a waiting list for that day, time and location. Priority will be given to athletes committing to participate in swimming meets that we schedule throughout the season especially our championship meets. 



NEW SWIMMER REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SCREENING INFORMATION

We will accept new athletes into our program based on the available training spots we have in each Level (practice group).

Our spring athlete screening days for athletes interested in joining GCSTO for the spring for the first time are from 5:45-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 1 at Columbus Academy for Novice, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 athletes. These days will serve to allow us an opportunity to analyze your athletes skills so that we can properly place them into the proper practice group (Level) on our team.

Athletes are required to register as TRIAL swimmers online through our registration portal and then, immediately upon doing so, must email coach Nye at [email protected] as to which screening night it is that they will attend. You won't be charged anything to register as a trial swimmer. All associated team fee charges will only be charged if your swimmer is accepted onto the team. When you register in our portal you will only be registering to be screened to be considered for an available spot on the team.

If you cannot make either of these screening nights please contact coach Steve Nye at [email protected] or 614-478-5445 to see how to secure a spot on the team for your swimmer.

Only those properly registered online as TRIAL swimmers will be allowed to participate in these screening nights. Screening night instructions (parking, entrance, COVID protocols, what to bring and what to expect) will be provided to all those registered for these nights prior to their arrival to the event. Only one parent from each family of the athletes present at each screening night will be permitted to accompany their athlete to the event.

Again, for NEW swimmers you will not being paying any fees at registration if you properly register as a TRIAL swimmer. If accepted onto the team we will manually add in your training groups spring season registration fees:

  New Novice, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 athletes will have a $50 Spring Team Registration Fee. This fee is comprised of a $10 Booster Club Fee (provides your athlete with a team shirt and a team water bottle), a $20 Manual Seasonal Registration Fee, and a $20 "Flex Membership (Limited Competition - 2 events) USA Swimming Fee. From there you will simply be charged your group's hourly fee to swim for the time that you reserve this season for your athlete. Note that Limited Competition means that the athlete may compete in only 2 swimming meets throughout the final 2021 season. If you decide to do more you may do so but we must upgrade your membership to a full USAS membership to do so which is another $60 difference. 

  New Level 4 & 5 athlete's will have a $110 Spring Team Registration Fee. This fee is comprised of a $10 Booster Club Fee (provides your athlete with a team shirt and a team water bottle), a $20 Manual Seasonal Registration Fee, and a $80 Full Membership USA Swimming Fee. You will have no limits on how many swimming meets it is that you may participate in throughout the 2021 season. From there you will simply be charged your group's hourly fee to swim for the time that you reserve this season for your athlete.

 

Spring Seasonal Practice Schedules & Financial Information

(scroll down for summer programing)

Age Group Introductory Practice Options (ages 6-10)

Novice

Tuesday 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursday 5:45-6:45 p.m., Saturday 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & Sunday 12:30-1:45 p.m.... maximum 3 per week from April 6 to May 30, 2021. Note that we will allow as many athletes as possible to get at least 2 practices per week in before allowing athletes to get a 3rd practice in to ensure that we get as many athletes involved in practices as possible. Cost is $8.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

Age Group Development Practice Options (ages 8-13)

Level 1 

Tuesday 5:45-7:00 p.m. Thursday 5:45-7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & Sunday 2:00-3:15 p.m. from April 6 to May 30, 2021. Note that we will allow as many athletes as possible to get at least 3 practices per week in before allowing athletes to get a 4th practice in to ensure that we get as many athletes involved in practices as possible. Cost is $8.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

Level 2 

Monday 5:35-7:05 p.m., Wednessday 5:35-7:05 p.m., Friday 5:45-7:30 p.m. & Sunday 3:45-5:15 p.m. from April 5 to May 30, 2021. Cost is $7.50 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

Level 3 

Monday 5:35-7:05 p.m., Wednesday 5:35-7:05 p.m., Friday 5:45-7:30 p.m. & Sunday 3:30-5:15 p.m. from April 5 to May 30, 2021. Cost is $7.50 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

 

Senior Development Practice Options (ages 13 & above)

Level 4

Monday 7:10-9:20 p.m., Tuesday 7:05-9:15 p.m., Wednesday 7:10-9:20 p.m., Thursday 7:05-9:15 p.m., Saturday 8:00-10:30 a.m. & Sunday 9:00-11:30 a.m. from April 5 to May 30, 2021. Cost is $7.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

Level 5

Monday 7:10-9:20 p.m., Tuesday 6:50-9:15 p.m., Wednesday 7:10-9:20 p.m., Thursday 6:50-9:15 p.m., Saturday 8:00-10:30 a.m. & Sunday 9:00-11:30 a.m. from April 5 to May 30, 2021. Cost is $7.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 10 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". 

 

Additional Practice Options

Spring Junior SwimGym

The schedule for this is TBA.

 

Spring Senior Lifting 

The schedule for this is TBA.     

 

Additional Spring Financial Information

GCSTO's Spring Team Registration Fee

1 - NEW Novice, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 swimmers in the spring is responsible to pay this $50 fee per athlete. This fee encompasses the $20 Flex Membership USA Swimming Registration Fee, the $10 Booster Club Fee and the $20 Manual Registration Fee.

 

2 - NEW Level 4 & Level 5 swimmers in the spring is responsible to pay this $110 fee per athlete. This fee encompasses the $80 Full Membership USA Swimming Registration Fee, the $10 Booster Club Fee and the $20 Manual Registration Fee.

 

3 - RETURNING swimmers in any level from our fall/winter season are responsible to pay this $20 fee per athlete. This fee encompasses simply the $20 Manual Registration Fee.

 

Explanation of Registration Fee Categories

USA Swimming (USAS) Fees - This is a once-a-year mandatory fee for each and every swimmer joining the team in the spring whether they compete in swimming meets or not. Novice through Level 1 swimmers will initially be charged for and receive a USAS Flex Membership. They have full rights, privileges and insurance coverage as do all other USAS members but are limited to participation in only 2 USAS sanctioned events during the 2021 year. If they choose to participate in more they may do so. We will simply convert their USAS membership to a full membership (and $60 difference) and invoice them for that upgraded membership.

Level 4 & 5 swimmers will be charged for and receive a Full Membership into USAS as they will be participating in more than 2 meets during the 2021 year.     

GCSTO's Booster Club Fee - This $10 fee is due from all athletes swimming with us this spring who did not swim with us in the 20/21 fall/winter season. Note that the Booster Club fee will include a team t-shirt and water bottle for your athlete(s).

GCSTO's Seasonal Manual Registration Fee – This $20 fee is used to cover the administrative expenses of setting up our database within the GCSTO offices and for administrative costs associated with the development of our daily roster registration system.

 

 Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credits Descriptions

Credit Card Processing Fees - This is a 2.95% fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via credit card. There is also a 30 cent per transaction fee each time you pay team fees via credit card, as well.

Multiple Swimmer Discounts (MSD) - For all families with more than one swimmer swimming with our team GCSTO will provide you with a 15% discount for each subsequent child that you have swimming on the team within the same level on the team or a less expensive level. This discount IS additive for each ensuing swimmer meaning that your 3rd swimmer receives a 30% discount and your 4th and 45% discount.

Maximum Commitment Discount (MCD) - For athletes reserving the maximum number of days each week that is offered to their level we will provide a $0.50 per hour reduction to your hourly training fees. For Novice this is 3 days per week, for Levels 1, 2 & 3 this is 4 days per week and for Levels 4 & 5 this is 6 days per week. Example: If you're in the Level 3 training group your hourly fee is $7.50 per hour and if you register for 4 days each week then we will reduce your hourly costs to $7.00 for all hours you've reserved.  

Meet Entry Credit (MEC) - This credit will be applicable to paying individual event entry fees into the swimming meets that we will have this spring. This as a way to thank our athletes for participating in swimming meets with us, understanding the importance of competition and understanding their importance in terms of being there, competitively, for their teammates. This credit is based upon the total number of hours it is that your athlete is registered to swim each week:

Athletes registered for 11.0 hours per week or more will receive a $40 meet entry credit for the spring. 

Athletes registered for 8.0-10.99 hours per week or more will receive a $30 meet entry credit for the spring. 

Athletes registered for 5.0-7.99 hours per week or more will receive a $20 meet entry credit for the spring. 

Athletes registered for 2.0-4.99 hours per week or more will receive a $10 meet entry credit for the spring. 

Note that each athlete entering our meets will pay the $15 GCSTO entry fee into each meet and that the credits will then be applied to their individual event costs from there. GCSTO will also pay for all relays that the athletes are a part of in these meets as part of this $15 entry charge, as well.

 

Spring Payment Due Dates - Fall/Winter 20/21 Team Members

Your Spring Team Registration Fee will be due upon registration. Once our daily training rosters are set up for the spring you will be invoiced for the total of all hours that you have reserved for the spring. Depending upon our workload all of these fees will either be pushed through manually at that time or will be allowed to be automatically pushed through by our system on May 1.  

 Spring Payment Due Dates - New Team (Trial) Athletes

If you properly register as a TRIAL swimmer you will not be charged anything initially to register for spring swimming with us until we are sure you are ready for the team and that we will actually have a training position for you. Once we know that information and you reserve your practices with us for the spring your associated Spring Team Registration Fee will be manually added to your invoice. And then once our daily training rosters are set up for the spring you will be invoiced for the total of all hours that you have reserved for the spring. Depending upon our workload all of these fees will either be pushed through manually at that time or will be allowed to be automatically pushed through by our system on May 1.  

 

Notes Concerning Team Fee Payments

* GCSTO reserves the right at any point in time to disallow an athlete from participating in practices for failure to pay their appropriate team fees in a timely manner.

* Anyone signing up for a program and then requesting a refund before the start of the spring season will be charged a 10% administrative fee for their refund if it is deemed that a refund is warranted.

* There will be no refunds for anyone signing up for GCSTO and then deciding to quit swimming once the season has started.

* Anyone registering for the spring season will be responsible for payment of the entire spring season’s hourly fees that they have incurred through our reservation process in the event that they decide not to continue to participate at any point in the season.

* Special payment arrangements for team fees may be made as long as the family adheres to those arrangements.

* There is a 2.95% credit card processing fee associated with all online team fee payments. There is also a 30 cent per transaction fee.

 

GCSTO Summer Season 2021

Summer Locations

The Chevington Woods Recreation Center (8962 Chevington Ct., Pickerington, OH 43147) - CWRC

The Gahanna Swimming Pool (148 Parkland Drive, Gahanna, Ohio, 43230) - GSP

 

Important Notes

RETURNING SWIMMER REGISTRATION PROCESS

All athletes returning to us from this fall and winter or spring seasons are to register online, again, for summer.

Immediately upon registration you will email Steve Nye ([email protected]) with your swimmers name, level, day preference for training according to the schedule and your time for this season (June 1- July 16). Be specific… “Steve, I'd like to reserve a spot for Klem Kladiddlehopper in Level 4 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6:45-9:15 a.m. at GSP".

     From there we will build a list of each day, each time and each location plugging in registered swimmers as their emails come to me. We will check the email day and time and then see if they are indeed registered. If so, we will then plug them into a slot. Using this process we will build the roster of each swimmer registered for each day at each pool. We will then notify registrants of what these rosters look like as the process proceeds. As long as spots are open we will fill them. Once we hit our max we will put swimmers on a waiting list for that day, time and location. Priority will be given to athletes committing to participate in swimming meets that we schedule throughout the season especially our championship meets. 

NEW SWIMMER REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SCREENING INFORMATION

We will accept new athletes into our program based on the available training spots we have in each Level (practice group).

Parents interested in getting involved with GCSTO for our summer training need to contact GCSTO head coach Steve Nye at 614-478-5445 or [email protected] in order to determine which level your should be placed into in order to practice with the team. You may then register as a TRIAL swimmer with us in order to swim with us for a couple days so that you can make sure everything works for you and your athlete and that you are happy with the team.

Again, new athletes are required to register as TRIAL swimmers online through our registration portal and then, immediately upon doing so, must email coach Nye at [email protected] and he will gegt you set up for a 1 week trial. You will be charged only $1 to register as a trial swimmer. All associated team fee charges will only be charged if your swimmer is accepted onto the team. When you register in our portal you will only be registering to be screened to be considered for an available spot on the team.

Only those properly registered online as TRIAL swimmers will be allowed to participate in practices. First day instructions (parking, entrance, COVID protocols, what to bring and what to expect) will be provided to all those registered for their trial prior to their arrival to their first practice.

Again, for NEW swimmers you will not being paying any fees at registration if you properly register as a TRIAL swimmer. If accepted onto the team we will manually add in your training groups spring season registration fees:

  New Novice, Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 athletes will have a $50 Summer Team Registration Fee. This fee is comprised of a $10 Booster Club Fee (provides your athlete with a team shirt and a team water bottle), a $20 Manual Seasonal Registration Fee, and a $20 "Flex Membership (Limited Competition - 2 events) USA Swimming Fee. From there you will simply be charged your group's hourly fee to swim for the time that you reserve this season for your athlete. Note that Limited Competition means that the athlete may compete in only 2 swimming meets throughout the final 2021 season. If you decide to do more you may do so but we must upgrade your membership to a full USAS membership to do so which is another $60 difference. 

  New Level 4 & 5 athlete's will have a $110 Summer Team Registration Fee. This fee is comprised of a $10 Booster Club Fee (provides your athlete with a team shirt and a team water bottle), a $20 Manual Seasonal Registration Fee, and a $80 Full Membership USA Swimming Fee. You will have no limits on how many swimming meets it is that you may participate in throughout the 2021 season. From there you will simply be charged your group's hourly fee to swim for the time that you reserve this season for your athlete.

 

Summer Practice Group Options - Everything below is still under construction

 

Age Group Introductory Practice Options (ages 6-10)

Novice

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:45 p.m. from June 1 to July 15, 2021 (2 days max per week). Cost is $145/$95*. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 


Age Group Development Practice Options (ages 8-13)

Level 1

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:15-6:45 p.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Cost is $190/$125* unless year around swimming has been paid for by the athlete. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

Level 2 A.M.

AVAILABLE TO THOSE WITH A.M. SIBLINGS IN LEVELS 3, 4 or 5 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 6:45-8:30 a.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Cost is $215/$140* unless year around swimming has been paid for by the athlete. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

Level 2 P.M.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:15-7:00 p.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Alternate practice option is from 6:45-8:30 a.m. on Fridays (4 practices max per week). Cost is $215/$140 unless year around swimming has been paid for by the athlete. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

Level 3 A.M.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 6:45-9:00 a.m. June 1 to July 16, 2021. Cost is $260/$170* unless year around swimming has been paid for by the athlete. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

Level 3 P.M.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 5:15-7:30 p.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Alternate practice option is from 6:45-9:00 a.m. on Fridays (4 practices max per week). Cost is $260/$170* unless year around swimming has been paid for by the athlete. New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

 

Senior Development Practice Options (ages 13 & above)

Level 4 

Monday through Friday 6:45-9:45 a.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Cost is $7.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 15 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

Level 5

Monday through Friday 6:45-9:45 a.m. from June 1 to July 16, 2021. Cost is $7.00 per hour. COVID check-in starts 15 minutes prior to listed start times. Swim meet entry credit amount from hourly team fees that are paid is listed below under "Additional Fee Categories, Discounts and Credit Descriptions". New member Team Registration Fee is $50 (includes USA Swimming flex membership registration fees, Booster Club Fee & Team E-Registration fee). 

 

Junior Team Stroke Camps

 Long Axis (Back & Free) Camp: July 19 (6:30-8:00 p.m.), 21, 22 & 23, 2021 (all 5:30-7:00 p.m.) all at Gahanna Swimming Pool. Cost is $32 for the week. 

 Short Axis (Fly & Breast) Camp: July 26 & 27 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) and July 28 & 29, 2021 (5:30-7:00 p.m.) all at Gahanna Swimming Pool. Cost is $32 for the week.  

Level 3 Post-Season Training Option
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 6:45-9:00 a.m. July 19 to 30, 2021. Cost is $7 per hour.

Additional Summer Financial Information

GCSTO Summer Team Registration Fee

  Each NEW swimmer joining GCSTO in Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 or the High School program is responsible to pay this fee and there are 2 different levels of this fee based on the program the athlete is in. Athletes returning from our fall/winter and/or sporing season are not required to pay this fee. 

1 - This fee is $15 for Novice non-competing swimmers which is for the $15 team E-Registration Fee.

2 - For Novice swimmers competing in USA Swimming meets and for all Level 1, 2, 3, 4 & HS swimmers (regardless of their competitive status) who are NEW to the team & are not current members of USA Swimming this fee is $50 which encompasses the $35 seasonal USA Swimming Registration Fee and the $15 team E-Registration Fee.

Explanation of Registration Fee Categories

USA Swimming & Ohio Swimming Fees - This once-a-year fee is mandatory for each and every swimmer joining the team in the summer whether they compete in swimming meets or not. Novice swimmers wishing to swim in USA Swimming sponsored meets must pay this fee, as well. 

GCSTO E-Registration Fee – This $15 fee is used to cover the administrative expenses of setting up our yearly database within the GCSTO offices and on line and is due from any and all athletes joining GCSTO for the first time since August of 2019 in any of our programs.

 

Additional Fee Categories & Descriptions

Re-Association Fees - This $25 fee is due from any swimmer who has left GCSTO to go to another Ohio USA Swimming team or Y team and then returns to GCSTO. If you have more than 1 athlete coming back to the team, pay the corporate fee of your "highest" level athlete. 

Credit Card Processing Fees - This is a 2.95% fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via credit card. There is also a 30 cent per transaction fee each time you pay team fees via credit card, as well.

ACH Processing Fees - This is a $1.25 fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via ACH.

Cash & Check Processing Fees - This is a $1.25 fee that you pay along with your team fees each time you pay team fees via cash or check.

Multiple Swimmer Discounts

For all families with more than one swimmer in Novice, Level 1, 2, 3, Level 4, Level 5  or HS practice groups GCSTO will provide you with an approximate 10-15% discount for each subsequent child that you have swimming on the team within the same level on the team or a less expensive level ($50 for a Level 4 swimmer, $30 for a Level 3 swimmer, $25 for a Level 2 swimmer, $20 for a Level 1 swimmer, and $15 for a novice swimmer). This discount IS additive for each ensuing swimmer. Multiple daily pass will receive half of these discounts.

 

Multiple Daily Pass (MDP) Program

For swimmers that may be involved in other activities and who may be only able to attend a limited number of practices in the spring, GCSTO has a MDP program available. This program allows athletes to attend up to one half of the practices offered to their practice group for a pro-rated price. This is the second price that you see in the costs listed above. Swimmers wanting this payment option must declare the use of this option at registration. This option is open, only, if the level is not filled with athletes signed up for full-time swimming. Athletes signing up for full time swimming may not back down to MDP swimming once the season has started.

 

Summer Payment Due Dates - Old Team Members

May 25, 2020 – Registration fee and full team fee payment must be completed to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

 Summer Payment Due Dates - New Team Members

May 31, 2020 – Registration is due as a Trial Swimmer.

 June 8, 2020 – Registration fee and full team fee payment must be completed to avoid a $15 late payment fee.

Notes Concerning Team Fee Payments

* GCSTO reserves the right at any point in time to disallow an athlete from participating in practices for failure to pay their appropriate team fees, registration fees, entry fees, and/or missed meet session fees in a timely manner.

*GCSTO maintains a $15 return check charge for checks returned for any reason.

* Anyone signing up for a program and then requesting a refund before the start of the spring season will be charged a 10% administrative fee for their refund if it is deemed that a refund is warranted.

* There will be no refunds for anyone signing up for GCSTO and then deciding to quit swimming once the season has started.

* Anyone registering for the spring season will be responsible for payment of the entire spring season’s fees in the event that they decide not to continue to participate at any point in the season.

* Special payment arrangements for team fees may be made as long as the family adheres to those arrangements.

* There is a 2.95% credit card processing fee associated with all online team fee payments. There is also a 30 cent per transaction fee. ACH, cash & check (manual) payments have a $1.25 per transaction fee as well.

 

2020/2021 Fall/Winter Tryouts

July 20, 21, 27 & 28 (Mondays & Tuesdays) from 5:30-6:45 p.m. each night at the Gahanna Swimming Pool located at 148 Parkland Drive in Gahanna. No cost.

  NOTE: Athletes will need only their basic swim gear... suit, cap, goggles & towel for tryouts each night. You are not required to each and every tryout but the more you make the better as it is a clinic type atmosphere so your swimmers can benefit from this if they'd like. 

 

GCSTO 2020 Summer Team Party & Welcome of New Swimmers

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 6:45 to 9:00 p.m. at the Gahanna Swimming Pool.

All GCSTO swimmers from 2019/2020 fall/winter, 2020 spring and/or 2020 summer season are welcomed AS ARE ALL NEW SWIMMERS INTERESTED IN JOINING GCSTO FOR THE UPCOMING 2020/2021 FALL/WINTER SEASON!