ATTENTION SWIMMERS!

If you’ve signed up for swim on member splash you’ll need to register your swimmer(s) on SWIMTOPIA. That’s where we’ll be managing the team. Please click the link below.

Team Suit & Caps

2024 Swim & Dive Team suits are available to purchase! Team suits are not mandatory. Each swimmer will be provided with a swim cap. If you should lose yours, swim caps will be available in the office for $5 each.

Gregory Seahurst Swim Team

The GSSC Swim team is a fun and competitive summer program in association with the South Seattle Summer Swim League. The summer swim program is always a wonderful opportunity for our youth to get outside and participate in a recreational sport, to learn and practice sportsmanship, to make new friends and spend time with old ones.

What makes GSSC Swim Team so special?

We take great pride in our club and celebrate the individual & team accomplishments for our kids! Specifically:

Our Mission:

“Develop within our kids, an interest and love for swimming, diving, and tennis; provide training and competitive opportunities for youth of all abilities; celebrate team and individual “personal bests;” and provide a fun, family-friendly,“Gator Pride” atmosphere that builds sportsmanship, character, skills, and friendships.”

Our Philosophy:

  • GSSC teams are founded on the belief that age-group competitive swimming, diving, and tennis offer a fun, exciting and worthwhile experience in a young person’s life. They can be learned and enjoyed by those with very little natural ability, as well as those who are of Olympic caliber.
  • It is a basic assumption that for an age-group competitive program to succeed, it must encompass and challenge all who participate and it must follow continuous developmental progression. However, its values go far beyond that of learning efficiency in the water and on the tennis courts.
  • GSSC is dependent on committed youth, family participation, a dedicated board, and a well-qualified coaching staff. We offer fun, family-friendly, and competitive experiences designed to introduce kids to sports, perhaps for the first time and foster their interest to develop a passion to continue on.
  • We understand that not every child will be a world-class swimmer, diver or tennis player. However, every child in our program WILL undoubtedly achieve a “personal best.” We celebrate individual accomplishments as an important part of our team’s success. It is our goal to help all participants know the value of teamwork, practice good sportsmanship, reach personal goals, build character, and improve self-esteem.

What is “Gator Pride?”

“Gator Pride” is what we call our team spirit. It encompasses pride in how we care for our facility, how we conduct ourselves with sportsmanship on the court, both at home and away meet, and how we visibly support our players. It is what unifies our team, establishes our uniqueness from other clubs, and builds a spirited and fun atmosphere for our families and guests.

GSSC also offers swim lessons for kids of all ages.

We invite you to join our GSSC Swim Team and look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions about joining Swim Team, please contact our Youth Coordinator.

2024 Swim Meet Schedule

6/25 – Home vs Normandy Park

6/27Home vs Arbor Heights

7/9 – Away vs Kent Swim and Tennis Club

7/11 – Away vs Twin Lakes

7/16 Home vs Lakeridge

7/18 – Away vs Marine Hills

7/23 – Away vs Olympic View  

7/25 – B-Champs at Arbor Heights

7/29 – Girls Prelims at Normandy Park

7/30 – Boys Prelims at Kent Swim and Tennis Club

8/1 – Southerns at Olympic View

8/6 – All City at Lakeridge

To see meet results, visit the Greater Seattle Swim League website. https://www.teamunify.com/Documents.jsp?_tabid_=6498&team=reclssslwa. 

2024 Swim Practice Schedule

Pre-Season –  Begins May 20th

Monday – Thursday

7:00 pm -7:30 pm : 8 and Under & Speedy Sixers

7:30 pm- 8:10 pm : 12 and Under & 10 and Under

8:10 pm – 9:00 pm : 13/14 & Seniors

Regular Season – 6/24 – 7/26

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 9:00 am : 13/14 & Seniors

9:00 am -9:50 am : 12 and Under & 10 and Under

9:50 am -10:30 am : 8 and Under & Speedy Sixers

Postseason Practice – 7/29 – 8/6

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 9:00 am (More info to come)

2024 Swim Team Important Dates

Thursday, May 23rd @ 6pm – Teams Parent Meeting and Ice Cream Social @ GSSC

Saturday, June 15th @ 8am – Time Trials Practice Meet @ GSSC

Monday, July 8th @ 8am – Team Photos and Pancake Breakfast

Wednesday, August 7th – Swim Team Awards Banquet

Swim Team Parent Handbook

Download the Handbook The GSSC Swim Team offers a great youth experience. If you and your family are new to this sport, we want to be sure you know what to expect.  This handbook is dedicated to answering the most common questions about Swim Team participation and offers helpful suggestions to help you through your first couple of practices and meets. If you have a question that is not covered here, please don’t hesitate to ask any swim team parent, coach, or the GSSC Teams’ Coordinator for help or information.

Swim Team *registration fee is $150.00

Please register onlineClick Here

  • Registration fee covers the cost of a team cap.
  • Registration fee must be received by the 1st swim meet in order for your child to be eligible to participate on the team.

Seattle Summer Swim League

Gregory Seahurst Swim Team is guided by the Seattle Summer Swim League (SSSL) and functions according to the SSSL Operating Plan. For more specific rules on how we conduct our swim meets, please click on the link below. Seattle Summer Swim League Operating Plan

Team Suit & Caps

2024 Swim & Dive Team suits are available to purchase! Team suits are not mandatory. Each swimmer will be provided with a swim cap. If you should lose yours, swim caps will be available in the office for $5 each.

Swim Team Coaching Staff

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Alex Shafer

Swim Coordinator
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Cate McNett

Head Swim Coach

Cate is so happy to be back at GSSC for another summer! As Cate takes on the role of Head Coach for the 2024 season, she hopes her and the coaching staff’s leadership and swim experience will inspire the Gators to a successful season- while having tons of fun together! Cate began swimming as a speedy sixer, and has spent every summer since on the pool deck as a swimmer, member of the tennis and dive teams, and now coach. Cate began her coaching career as a speedy sixer coach, and has since fallen in love with coaching and can’t wait to see how far the team can go this season! Cate is a rising Senior at Dominican University of California majoring in Education and is looking forward to becoming an early elementary school teacher. GO GATORS!

Contact information: cate.mcnett@icloud.com

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Tori Paulson

Assistant Swim Coach

Tori began her swimming career as a speedy sixer at GSSC when she was 5 years old. Swimming for GSSC is where Tori found her love for swimming. Soon she started swimming for a private swim club and has been swimming for SMAC for the last 7 years. Tori has been representing GSSC at all city for several years and is a GSSC record holder. She currently swims for Kennedy Catholic and was awarded all league second team this last swim season and competed at State representing Kennedy Catholic. She has taught private lessons at GSSC for the last two years and she loves sharing her passion for swim with future swimmers. She has also found a love for water polo and is a member of the National Honor Society. You will see her around the pool most of the summer as she is also a GSSC lifeguard.

Contact Information: vjpaulson@icloud.com
Phone: 206-779-3753

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Hazel Fosberg

Assistant Swim Coach

Hazel Fosberg has been a part of Gregory Seahurst for what seems like forever! She has swam for the team since the speedy sixers and is looking forward to returning as an assistant coach! She graduated from West Seattle High School in the Spring of 2023 and is now going to be a sophomore at Washington State in the fall. Hazel is very excited for another summer spent at GSSC!

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GSSSL Qualifying Time Standards

Please go to Swimtopia for Qualifying Times and Team Records.