Facilities

UGA Ramsey Center

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The Gabrielsen Natatorium is one of the top training and competition facilities in the nation.

Within UGA’s Ramsey Student Physical Activity Center is the Gabrielsen Natatorium, home base of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club. Built in 1995, the natatorium has three separate pools:

  • a 50-meter competition pool with two movable bulkheads
  • a diving pool with two 1-meter springboards, two 3-meter springboards, five diving platforms (1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10-meters), and an air sparger system
  • an instructional and recreational pool that is 25-yards long with eight swimming lanes.

Six groups practice at this location:  Senior I, Senior II, Dawgs, Superpups, Pups, and Evening Masters. The natatorium is also the site of all meets hosted by ABSC.

If you’re coming for a tryout out with the team, or would like to watch one of our Ramsey Center practices, please come in through the spectator entrance (in front of the main set of doors turn left and continue down the sidewalk past the gym).

Check in with the attendant on duty and enter the bleachers in Section A. The pool will be visible directly below.

The Gabrielsen Natatorium is located at 330 River Road, Athens, GA, 30602.  For directions, click here.

 

The Athens YWCO

The YWCO provides an ideal environment for instructing developmental swimmers.

For over 100 years the Athens YWCO has been providing opportunities for for physical activity within the Greater Athens Community.

Its facility, located on Research Drive just off the UGA campus, is site of the developmental program for ABSC. The YWCO pool, which was renovated in 2012, consists of:

  • a six lane, 25-yard instructional pool with two shallow water sections
  • a separate diving area with a 1-meter springboard

Three groups call the waters of the Athens YWCO home:  the Morning Masters, the Underdogs, and the Gups.  Additionally, ABSC partners with the YWCO by providing members of the aquatics staff for its Swim/Study After School Program.

If you would like to watch one of our YWCO practices, or are coming for a tryout out with the team, please park in front of the gym and check in with the attendant on duty at the main entrance.  He or she will give you directions to the pool.

The YWCO is located at 562 Research Drive Athens, GA 30605.  For directions click here.

 

A big part of swimming with ABSC is creating memories, and pictures play a part in reminding us where we've been. Our Shutterfly site has everything from the most recent meet to to a "Splash from the Past." To start browsing these images, click the link above.

ABSC has been a part of the Athens community for over 30 years. We believe that healthy lifestyles lead to healthy communities, which is why we are proud to join other local organizations in promoting athletics for all ages. Click here to learn more about our Partners in Fitness.

Need to buy a team cap and suit? Want to look up a time from a past season? Interested in finding what's going on in the wider world of swimming? You've come to the right place. For answers to these questions and more, click the link above.

Still not sure what it's like to swim for ABSC? Well, if a picture says a thousand words, a video says even more. Every year we document our season, and if you take a moment to watch, we think you'll get an idea of what we're all about. Click the link above to find out more.