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Frequently Asked Questions

Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club is home to the Greenwood Tiger Sharks swim team, a USA Swimming club with swimmers from ages 6 to 20.  The team trains year-round and competes with other USA Swimming clubs in Colorado and throughout the country in a program that fosters excellence at all levels, from the novice to the national and international level.

How is the Tiger Sharks different from our neighborhood summer team?
The Tiger Sharks is a year-round USA Swimming team while your summer team is seasonal, training and competing only during the summer months.  Many of our younger swimmers train throughout the year with the Tiger Sharks and compete with their summer teams during that season, while also continuing to train and compete for the Tiger Sharks. 

My child is only 6 years old.  Will she be practicing with older swimmers?
Swimmers on the Tiger Sharks will train in a group according to age and ability. GTS focuses on the development of the competitive strokes and endurance, helping swimmers progress to their individual potential.

Do we need to be members of GATC in order for my swimmer to be a Tiger Shark?
Yes, all GTS swimmers are required to be members of Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club.  Please call 303-770-2582 and ask a Membership Advisor for more information about club membership. Our program is unique in that the swim team practices within a state-of-the-art health club that allows the best possible fitness and health opportunities for the entire family. 

What are the practice groups?
We currently have four practice groups, Sharks, Black, White and Red. 

When will my swimmer be moved to the next practice group?
Swimmers are moved according to guidelines determined by the coaching staff and at the coaches' discretion.

What are the practices like?
The practices vary from group to group. The Sharks Group practices are offered four days a week for 45 minutes while the Red Group practices up to six times a week for as long as 1 hour 45 minutes.  The other groups fall somewhere in between.

Does my swimmer have to attend meets?
All swimmers need to attend meets, with the requirements varying between the groups.

We just moved to the area.  Will my swimmer be able to join the team at any time?
Swimmers may join the Tiger Sharks at any time as long as there is space in the practice group.  We offer a two week trial for all new swimmers to try the team before making a decision about joining.  Click here to request a 2-Week Trial»
 
Does my swimmer need to join USA Swimming?
Having a current USA Swimming registration is required of all Tiger Sharks.  This policy is set forth by USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming in the United States.

I have three children, two are ready for the swim team but one is still learning to swim.  What programs do you have for him/her?
We have an Aquatics program that offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests.  Click here for Learn to Swim Programs»

For additional information please contact Crystal Garland at  crystalg@greenwoodatc.com or 303-770-2582 x 325.