GPAC’s Mission Statement

Develop all levels of swimmers and instill values and life-skills that foster success in all aspects of life.


World Health Organization

Florida Health Department in Escambia County


Escambia County Website


USA SWIMMING Corona Virus Link

USA Swimming Insurance Update


GPAC COVID-19 Letter #1

GPAC COVID-19 Letter #2


Return to Practice Guidelines

By returning to practice you will be agreeing to the following waiver and guidelines.


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club, Inc. cannot prevent you (or your child(ren)) from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while participating in GPAC/USA Swimming sanctioned events. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to participate in a GPAC/USA Swimming sanctioned event, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

I understand the dangers presented by the current COV-19 pandemic and will consider those fully in my decision whether to participate in GPAC practices.  I will assume full responsibility for my actions and my health while at GPAC practice.  I will hold harmless GPAC, USA Swimming and any facility GPAC uses for practice as well as their agents, employees, volunteers or board members for any injury or illness I may experience that can be connected to my use for the facilities for the purposes of swim practice.

In order to comply with all mandates and recommendations by the CDC as well as USA Swimming, GPAC is enacting the following rules for practices in order to minimize risks for our athletes:

Per CDC recommendations, if you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell), you should stay home until the CDC’s published isolation criteria are met. 

If you have traveled outside of the USA or on Cruise in the last 30 days you may not attend practice.

If you or anyone with who you have frequent contact have been told to self-isolate you may not attend practice.

GPAC may take temperature and ask basic health questions daily before a swimmer can participate in practice

**Each of our training facilities require specific practice protocols that must be followed by every swimmer. Please familiarize yourself with the specific procedures for your training site**.





Swimmer Education - If you have not seen it we have a whole page dedicated to it.

Parent Education - Same as above

SWIM SWAM - Lots of swim news on here.  Read and learn.  They also have videos, workout ideas, etc.

Your Swim Blog - Lot so motivational articles (often published on SwimSwam, workout ideas etc

National Federation of High Schools

Loads of free online classes - Leadership, Bullying/Hazing, Concussion Training, NCAA eligibility, Positive Sport Parenting, etc.



Jon Gordon - Great speaker and author.  Google him, follow him on twitter and read his stuff.

Allistar McCaw - Same as above

Jeff Janssen - Lots of stuff on leadership.

Health Magazines - Search These for all sorts of workout ideas from swimming to yoga to abs they have them.

Men's Health

Women's Health


Any health magazine Really


Phone Apps

Search your app store - You can find all sorts of items on all of the topics.  Motivation, 6 pack abs, Breathing, doing the splits, stretching visualization, yoga, dryland, swimming.  You name it and there is an app fo it!



Senior Dryland page 



Swim Workouts

USA Triathlon 

Swimming World - Search by level, stroke, intensity, etc. One of the most comprehensive collections!

100 Swimming Workouts 

Suggested Home Pool Workouts