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

2022 Swim & Dive Team suits are available now and available to purchase through May 20. 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.

2022 Swim Meet Schedule

6/23 – Home vs Normandy Park
6/28 – Home vs Arbor Heights
6/30 – Away vs Kent Swim and Tennis Club
7/7 – Away vs Twin Lakes
7/12 – Home vs Lakeridge
7/14 – Away vs Marine Hills
7/19 – Away vs Olympic View

7/21 or 7/22 – B-Champs @ MH
7/25 – Girls Prelims @ OV
7/26 – Boys Prelims @ NP
7/28– Southerns @ LR
8/2– ALLCITY @ KSTC

 To see meet results, visit the Greater Seattle Swim League website.

https://www.teamunify.com/Documents.jsp?_tabid_=6498&team=reclssslwa. 

2022 Swim Practice Schedule

Regular Season- Starts 6/20!!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
14 + Seniors -7:45 – 8:45
10 + 12 & unders- 8:45 – 9:45
8 & unders -9:45 – 10:30
Tuesdays and Thursdays
14 + Seniors- 8:00 – 9:00
10 + 12 & Unders -9:00 – 10:00

8 & Unders -10:00 – 10:30 

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 $130.00

Please register online and then submit check to the GSSC office (checks payable to Gregory Seahurst Swim Club).

  • 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

2022 Swim & Dive Team suits are available now and available to purchase through May 20. 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

Lisa Smith

Swim Coordinator

Contact Information: lsmith@freybuck.com
Phone: 206-919-3712

Lauren Silver

Lauren Silver

Assistant Swim Coordinator and Data Entry

This year is Lauren’s second year volunteering as the team’s computer operator and this is her first year serving as the assistant swim coordinator. Lauren has two sons swimming for Gregory Seahurst, Logan (9 yrs old) and a new speedy sixer Duncan (5 yrs old).

Contact Information: LEPaschen@gmail.com
Phone: (206)499-7719

Carlos Palacian

Carlos Palacian

Head Swim Coach

Coach Carlos will be entering his first season at Gregory Seahurst. This will be his 16th season in the Greater Seattle Summer Swim League. Carlos was the head coach at Blueridge for 14 years, took a short break the last two summers, and is very excited to be back on deck. He has over 20 years experience coaching at the high school level and is currently coaching at Kennedy Catholic. Coach Carlos lives in Burien with his wife Lisa and his two sons, Paco and Mariano.

Contact Information: palacian@outlook.com

Phone: 206-683-5097

Cate McNett

Cate McNett

Assistant Swim Coach

Coach Cate McNett swam at Gregory every summer since she was a speedy sixer and is excited to be returning this season as assistant coach! She graduated from Seattle Prep high school and is now a rising sophomore at Dominican University of California in the Bay Area, studying Education in hopes of becoming an elementary level school teacher. Cate is looking forward to another year of working hard and having fun at gssc!

Contact information: cate.mcnett@icloud.com

Tori Paulson

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

Jack Wolff

Jack Wolff

Assistant Swim Coach

Jack started swimming at GSSC when he was 7 and swam in his first All City meet the following year. Jack is finishing his senior year at O’Dea High School, is a member of his school swim team, and will be going to college in the fall. Jack is looking forward to his second season of coaching at GSSC and sharing his love of swim and the summer swim season with the team!

More Swim Team

SSSL Qualifying Time Standards

Seattle Summer Swim League
Event # Age Group Event Time
1 14 & Under Girls 50 Yard Freestyle :31.00
2 14 & Under Boys 50 Yard Freestyle :29.00
3 15-18 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle :30.00
4 15-18 Boys 50 Yard Freestyle :27.00
5 8 & Under Girls 100 Yard Medley Relay 1:46.00
6 8 & Under Boys 100 Yard Medley Relay 1:46.00
7 10 & Under Girls 100 Yard Medley Relay 1:26.00
8 10 & Under Boys 100 Yard Medley Relay 1:26.00
9 12 & Under Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:40.00
10 12 & Under Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:40.00
11 14 & Under Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:29.00
12 14 & Under Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:21.00
13 15-18 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:26.00
14 15-18 Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:07.00
15 8 & Under Girls 100 Yard Freestyle Relay 1:41.00
16 8 & Under Boys 100 Yard Freestyle Relay 1:41.00
17 10 & Under Girls 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:40.00
18 10 & Under Boys 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:40.00
19 12 & Under Girls 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:28.00
20 12 & Under Boys 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:28.00
21 14 & Under Girls 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:20.00
22 14 & Under Boys 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:18.00
23 15-18 Girls 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:18.00
24 15-18 Boys 100 Yard Individual Medley 1:09.00
25 8 & Under Girls 25 Yard Freestyle :21.00
26 8 & Under Boys 25 Yard Freestyle :21.00
27 10 & Under Girls 50 Yard Freestyle :39.00
28 10 & Under Boys 50 Yard Freestyle :39.00
29 12 & Under Girls 50 Yard Freestyle :33.00
30 12 & Under Boys 50 Yard Freestyle :33.00
31 14 & Under Girls 100 Yard Freestyle 1:12.00
32 14 & Under Boys 100 Yard Freestyle 1:05.00
33 15-18 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle 1:09.00
34 15-18 Boys 100 Yard Freestyle 1:00.00
35 8 & Under Girls 25 Yard Backstroke :27.00
36 8 & Under Boys 25 Yard Backstroke :27.00
37 10 & Under Girls 50 Yard Backstroke :48.00
38 10 & Under Boys 50 Yard Backstroke :48.00
39 12 & Under Girls 50 Yard Backstroke :42.00
40 12 & Under Boys 50 Yard Backstroke :42.00
41 14 & Under Girls 50 Yard Backstroke :38.00
42 14 & Under Boys 50 Yard Backstroke :36.00
43 15-18 Girls 50 Yard Backstroke :37.00
44 15-18 Boys 50 Yard Backstroke :33.00
45 8 & Under Girls 25 Yard Breastroke :28.00
46 8 & Under Boys 25 Yard Breastroke :28.00
47 10 & Under Girls 50 Yard Backstroke :49.00
48 10 & Under Boys 50 Yard Breastroke :48.00
49 12 & Under Girls 50 Yard Breastroke :43.00
50 12 & Under Boys 50 Yard Breastroke :43.00
51 14 & Under Girls 50 Yard Breastroke :41.00
52 14 & Under Boys 50 Yard Breastroke :38.00
53 15-18 Girls 50 Yard Breastroke :40.00
54 15-18 Boys 50 Yard Breastroke :36.00
55 8 & Under Girls 25 Yard Butterfly :26.00
56 8 & Under Boys 25 Yard Butterfly :26.00
57 10 & Under Girls 25 Yard Butterfly :22.00
58 10 & Under Boys 25 Yard Butterfly :22.00
59 12 & Under Girls 50 Yard Butterfly :38.00
60 12 & Under Boys 50 Yard Butterfly :38.00
61 14 & Under Girls 50 Yard Butterfly :36.00
62 14 & Under Boys 50 Yard Butterfly :35.00
63 15-18 Girls 50 Yard Butterfly :33.00
64 15-18 Boys 50 Yard Butterfly :30.00
65 10 & Under Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:43.00
66 10 & Under Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:43.00
67 12 & Under Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:22.00
68 12 & Under Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:22.00
69 14 & Under Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:13.00
70 14 & Under Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:03.00
71 15-18 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 2:09.00
72 15-18 Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 1:51.00

Order of Events

This is a list of the swim meet events. This is the order that events are always held so it is always a good idea to double check and see what your child will be swimming before the meet begins. If you have young swimmers, help them learn how to get to their event on time by writing all of their assigned events on their hands (Sharpie pens work great!)

Event #
Event Name
Event #
Event Name
1
14 & U Girls: 50 Free
37
10 & U Girls 50 Back
2
14 & U Boys: 50 Free
38
10 & U Boys 50 Back
3
Sr. Women 15-18 50 Free
39
12 & U Girls 50 Back
4
Sr. Men 15-18 50 Free
40
12 & U Boys 50 Back
5
8 & U Girls 100 Medley Relay
41
14 & U Girls 50 Back
6
8 & U Boys 100 Medley Relay
42
14 & U Boys 50 Back
7
10 & U Girls 100 Medley Relay
43
Sr. Women 15-18 50 Back
8
10 & U Boys 100 Medley Relay
44
Sr. Men 15-18 50 Back
9
12 & U Girls 200 Medley Relay
45
EX
Speedy 6’ers Girls 25 Breast
10
12 & U Boys 200 Medley Relay
45
8 & U Girl 25 Breast
11
14 & U Girls 200 Medley Relay
46
EX
Speedy 6’ers Boys 25 Breast
12
14 & U Boys 200 Medley Relay
46
8 & U Boys 25 Breast
13
Sr. 15-17 Girls 200 Medley Relay
47
10 & U Girls 50 Breast
14
Sr. Men 15-18 200 Medley Relay
48
10 & U Boys 50 Breast
15
8 & U Girls 100 Free Relay
49
12 & U Girls 50 Breast
16
8 & U Boys 100 Free Relay
50
12 & U Boys 50 Breast
17
10 & U Girls 100 Individual Medley
51
14 & U Girls 50 Breast
18
10 & U Boys 100 Individual Medley
52
14 & U Boys 50 Breast
19
12 & U Girls 100 Individual Medley
53
Sr. Women 15-18 50 Breast
20
12 & U Boys 100 Individual Medley
54
Sr. Men 15-18 50 Breast
21
14 & U Girls 100 Individual Medley
55
EX
Speedy 6’ers Girls 25 Butterfly
22
14 & U Boys 100 Individual Medley
55
8 & U Girls 25 Butterfly
23
Sr. Women 15-18 100 Ind. Medley
56
EX
Speedy 6’ers Boys 25 Butterfly
24
Sr. Men 15-18 100 Ind. Medley
56
8 & U Boys 25 Butterfly
25
EX
Speedy 6’ers Girls 25 Free
57
10 & U Girls 25 Butterfly
25
8 & U Girls 25 Free
58
10 & U Boys 25 Butterfly
26
EX
Speedy 6’ers Boys 25 Free
59
12 & U Girls 50 Butterfly
26
8 & U Boys 25 Free
60
12 & U Boys 50 Butterfly
27
10 & U Girls 50 Free
61
14 & U Girls 50 Butterfly
28
10 & U Boys 50 Free
62
14 & U Boys 50 Butterfly
29
12 & U Girls 50 Free
63
Sr. Women 15-18 50 Butterfly
30
12 & U Boys 50 Free
64
Sr. Men 15-18 50 Butterfly
31
14 & U Girls 100 Free
65
10& U Girls 200 Free Relay
32
14 & U Boys 100 Free
66
10 & U Boys 200 Free Relay
33
Sr. Women 15-18 100 Free
67
12 & U Girls 200 Free Relay
34
Sr. Men 15-18 100 Free
68
12 & U Boys 200 Free Relay
35
EX
14 & U Girls: 50 Free
69
EX
14 & U Girls 200 Free Relay
35
8 & U Girls 25 Back
70
14 & U Boys 200 Free Relay
36
EX
Speedy 6’ers Boys 25 Back
71
EX
Sr. Women 15-18 200 Free Relay
36
8 & U Boys 25 Back
72
Sr. Men 15-18 200 Free Relay