Campus Life
Aquatics Program
Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons Options

Class Descriptions

List of 5 items.

  • Advanced Beginner Swim

    Designed for those who are beginning swimmers.  To qualify for this class the student must be able to swim freestyle and on back the length of the pool (25 yards).  Students will learn freestyle; elementary backstroke; backstroke; and swimming independently. The instructor will further the development of freestyle swim and teach side breathing.  Students will work to improve backstroke technique, learn the dolphin kick.

    *Instructor on the side of pool and in the water.
  • Beginner Diving

    Beginners Program includes kids diving for the first time.
    A minimum of 5 divers per group
  • Beginner Swim

    This is an introductory class designed for those who have minimal or no experience in the water.  Instructor will introduce students to the water and teach them the art of going under water.  Students will learn to float, kicking with and without a board, on stomach, and on back.  Students will also begin learning and developing proper body position in the water; streamline and beginning freestyle stroke. Students will learn how to jump in the water and kick to the surface.  Water Safety and feeling comfortable in the water will be encouraged.  

    *Instructor in the water
  • Intermediate Swim

    Designed to further develop a swimmer’s various swim styles.  To qualify for this class the student must already be able to swim freestyle while breathing to the side and swim backstroke the length of the pool (25 yards). Students will work to improve backstroke technique, the dolphin kick, and be introduced to the beginnings of the butterfly and breaststroke as well as swim starts.  During this class the instructor will work with swimmers to improve upon technique of the four competitive strokes, and stroke turns.                    

    *Instructor on the side of pool and in the water as neede
  • Intermediate/Advanced Diving

    Intermediate/Advanced includes kids with at least one year of diving experience or summer league diving.
    A minimum of 5 divers per group.
Please note:
  • Swim class placement is determined by skill level, not age or grade. A student should not register for a class if they do not meet the required prerequisite skills.
  • If a particular class is offered on Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday, the student must register for either Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Parents are responsible of ensuring their child meets any necessary skill requirements prior to registering for higher-level swim classes.
  • Payment is due in full prior to the class start date.
  • There are no refunds for swim classes once you have registered and paid.
Aquatics Program Director & Head Swim Coach ​

Emily graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Physical Education. She brings a high-level of experience to GAC as she builds the aquatics program. Emily was a four-year member of the Auburn University swim team; she is a 17-time All American and a 2-time Olympic time trial qualifier. 

Emily is excited with the prospect of building a stellar aquatics program, "GAC has been blessed with an exceptional swim facility. We will begin working with the P.E. program by offering swim lessons to students as part of their daily class. I am excited to see how the students will improve over the years with this new program. Students will develop not only swimming skills, but will learn how to be safe in the water. Hopefully, this will ignite student interest and will expand our swim teams."



Diving Coach