Swim Center

Swim Center

 
 
 
POOL FACILITIES
What makes the GCISD Swim Center one of the fastest and best pools in the State of Texas?
  • Completed in 1994
  • Pool is 25 yards by 25 meters, eleven lanes in the yards direction and 10 lanes in the meters direction.
  • Depth ranges from 13' to 4' at the turn end and 6' to 4' at the starting end. The 10 competitive lanes range in depth from 6' to 5' at the start end and 7' to 13' at the turn end. The 11th lane is 4' deep the entire 25 yards.
  • Two 1-meter and one 3-meter diving boards
  • Ten-lane fully automatic Colorado timing system with a 10 lane digital scoreboard
  • Overflow gutter system
  • Money from the 1997 bond issue funded the addition of 400 more seats, a quality weight room, a classroom, offices, a concession area, bigger locker rooms, and bigger lobby bathrooms.
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A PROVEN RECORD
The district's high school teams have been some of the most successful swimming teams in the state. Since the Swim Center opened, they have won 16 district championships, seven regional championships, and three TISCA state championships. Since 1997 at least one of the teams has finished in the top six at the state meet every year. In addition:
  • Team members have achieved 145 All-America performances and 326 All-State performances.
  • The combined dual meet records of all of the teams are 207-100-2.
  • Have won nine individual UIL State Championships, and set six UIL state records.
  • Head swim coach, Daniel Jau, was named 2015 District Coach of the year.
Gwen BlytheGwen Blythe, 2008 CHHS graduate, participated in the Olympic Trials for 200 meter breast stroke. Although she was not one of the two final finishers who advance in the Olympic program, she is one of only two GCISD swimmers in history to advance to this level of the Olympic Trials competition. Gwen, who attended the University of Notre Dame on a swim scholarship, won the 2007 UIL championship in the 100 breast stroke while a student at GCISD (shown in photo at left).
 
 
 
 
Our Schedule:
 
 
 
M-F   Adult Lap Swim       10:30am-1:00pm No charge
 
S   Open Swim(4yr & Up)  1:00pm-4:00pm Cost: $2.00/Swimmer
 
M-Th  Open Lap Swim(16yr & Up)   7:30pm-8:30pm Cost: $2.00/Swimmer 
  
 
 
February & March Pool Closures 
    
 
Feb 06                       Swim Center Closed 
 
Feb 13                       Swim Center Closed 
 
Feb 15                       Swim Center Closed(Swim Lesson Classes will Meet)
 
Feb 20                       Swim Center Closed 
 
Mar 03                       No Evening Lap Swim
 
Mar 12-Mar 19            Spring Break
 
Mar 26                       Pool Closed 
 
 
 
 
Spring 2016 Swim Lessons
 
Session 2: February 8-March 2                 Registration Date: February 1
 
Session 3: March 21-April 13                   Registration Date: March 7 
 
Session 4: April 18-May 11                     Registration Date: April 4 
 
 
 
 
 
Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor Courses
 
Offered through Aquatex Swim School.  http://aquatxswimschool.com
817-313-8624      aquatxswimschool.com 
 
 
 
 
Swim Lesson Policy
 
Minimum age requirement:
Participants in swim lessons must be at least 4 years old.  Swimmer must be fully potty trained (No pull-ups or swim diapers allowed)

 
Make up policy:
In the rare instances where GCISD Swim Center must cancel a scheduled class (due to pool issues, etc) the make up class will be posted on this website as well as posted at the pool.  Only those swimmers who were registered for the class that was cancelled can attend the make-up class.  No refunds are given if a swimmer cannot attend the re-scheduled class.  Personal absences will not be made up nor refunded.
 
Payment Policy:
Payment is required at registration.  Lessons are not prorated.
GCISD accepts cash or check payment only.  Make checks payable to:  GCISD Swim Center
 
Other:
Parents/Guardians are not allowed on deck during lessons.*
*Exception: Parents/Guardians are only allowed on deck under special circumstances with prior consent given by the Manager on duty.
 
 
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
  • Weight Training and Fitness Center 
  • High School Swim, Dive and Water Polo Team
  • Water Aerobics
  • Birthday Party / Private Event Rental
  • Adult Lap Swim 
  • Swim Lessons
 
Map to Swim Center - view
 
 
CONTACTS
 
General Information - 817/251-5350  swim.center@gcisd.net
Bill Franey, Athletic Coordinator/Facility Manager - 817/ 251-5351
Daniel Jau, Head Swim Coach - 817/ 251-5662 
Stacy McDaniel, Assistant Swim Coach/Assistant Facility Manager - 817/ 251-5353
Sandy Stigger, Water Aerobics Instructor - 817/ 545-3546
James Thornberg, Evening Manager-817/251-5350
 
 
 
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