About GTSC

About

In our 2018-2019 season, GTSC had about 120 members, with nearly 90 competing in meets and 44 competing at Nationals in Ohio. We practice Monday-Thursday 7:30-9pm in the historic McAuley Aquatic Center pool, with informal practices on Thursday and Friday. The team typically attends 3 meets a semester, half of which are at home and half away (Auburn, FSU, Clemson, Vanderbilt, and USC are common trips!).

Dues are all-inclusive and a fraction of what USA club swimming team fees typically are. By all inclusive, we intend for dues to include EVERYTHING (practice, meet entry fees, travel, lodging). The only a-la-carte expenses are Training Trip (annual spring break trip to prepare for Nationals) and Nationals themselves, as these involve extra significant club expenses.

History

Georgia Tech Swim Club: The Georgia Tech Swim Club has proudly represented the Georgia Institute of Technology since the fall of 1995. First founded as a response to the lack of a varsity women’s team on campus, the club grew quickly to include men as well. In its twenty five years, the Yellow Jackets have consistently pushed boundaries the world of club swimming. Responding to the lack of an organized championship among competitive club swimmers in college,  Tech founded and hosted the East Coast Championships, the largest independently-operated meet in American swimming for much of its existence, at the nation’s premier collegiate swimming venue, the McAuley Aquatic Center in Midtown Atlanta, site of the 1996 Olympics. As the meet and the sport grew, it became necessary to incorporate club swimming into a national governing body. Thanks to US Masters Swimming, Georgia Tech Swim Club was able to help found College Club Swimming in 2017. Georgia Tech, the premier team in CCS, has won each of the first two undisputed national collegiate championships.