GCISD Swim Center
2305 Pool Road
Grapevine, TX 76051
Office: (817) 251-5350
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.
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 14 district championships, seven regional championships, and three 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 57 All-America performances and 326 All-State performances.
- The combined dual meet records of all of the teams are 207-100-2.
- Grapevine Boys" team was selected in 1998 by Swimming World Magazine as the second best public school boy’s team in the country.
- Have won nine individual UIL State Championships, and set six UIL state records.
- Head swim coach, Daniel Jau, was named 2013 District Coach of the year.
Gwen 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).
Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard, and Lifeguard Instructor courses are being offered through Aquatex Swim School. See aquatx.com website for info.
March 3-7 Registration period for Learning-To-Swim Session 3.
March 4 GCISD Water Polo Match.
March 5 Registration deadline for Lifeguard class.
March 19 Registration deadline for Water Safety Instructor class.
March 22-23 Thunder Water Polo Tournament.
April 4-5 GCISD Water Polo Tournament.
April 17 GCISD Water Polo Match.
4 Closed at 4pm - Water Polo Match
10-15 Closed - Spring Break
22 Closed - Water Polo Tournament
5 Closed - Water Polo Tournament
17 Closed at 4pm - Water Polo Match
26 Closed - MARS Tournament
15 No evening lap swim
17 Closed - MARS Tournament
26 Closed - Memorial Day
M-F Adult Lap Swim 10:30AM - 12:45PM No Charge
M-Th Open Lap Swim (16yr & up - under 16 with approval) 7:30PM - 8:30PM Cost: $2.00/swimmer
Sat Open Swim (4yr & up) 1:00PM - 4:00PM Cost: $2.00/swimmer
Protected Registration (students currently enrolled in swim lessons) *
Session 2: Feb 5-Mar 5
Session 3: Mar 17 - April 9 Protected Registration*: Mar 3 - Mar 5
Open Registration: Mar 6 - Mar 7
Session 4: April 14 - May 7 Protected Registration*: April 7 - April 9
Open Registration: April 10 - April 11
Protected Registration (students currently enrolled in dive lessons) *
Youth Session 3 & 4: Feb 19 - April 2
High School Session 2: Feb 5 - Mar 5
High School Session 3: Mar 17 - April 9 Protected Registration*: Mar 3 - Mar 5
Open Registration: Mar 6 - Mar 7
Youth Session 5 & 6: April 7 - May 14 Protected Registration*: Mar 31 - April 2
High School Session 4: April 14 - May 7 Open Registration: April 3 - April 5
*Please refer to Fall Dive Lesson Registration Form for specific class dates.
Swim & Dive 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)
Minimum age for dive lessons is 6 years old.
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.
Current swim registrants will have a protected registration time frame between 8am and 8pm Monday through Wednesday during the protected registration period. Open registrants can sign up for remaining openings on Thursday from 8am to 8pm, Friday from 8am to 7pm during the open registration period. Swim/Dive lesson registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis only.
Payment is required at registration.
GCISD accepts cash or check payment only. Make checks payable to GCISD Swim Center
Lessons are not prorated.
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.
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General Information - 817/251-5350 firstname.lastname@example.org
, Athletic Coordinator/Facility Manager - 817/ 251-5351