The Athens Bulldog Swim Club is a non-profit USAS registered swimming organization based at the University of Georgia’s Gabrielsen Natatorium. We offer programs ranging from learn to swim classes to training groups focused on competition at the highest level. We have served the swimming needs of the greater Athens area for over 20 years and our philosophy remains the same–at ABSC we believe in emphasizing the development of the whole child.
This means that in the pool, technique and training go hand in hand. We place a strong emphasis on learning proper strokes, but we also work on building endurance through interval training. We believe that this balanced approach is essential to develop the swimmer’s fullest potential.
Across the board our aim is to provide our swimmers with the skills and background necessary to achieve their individual swimming goals, but we understand that swimming is not an end in of itself. Learning sportsmanship and developing good character are two of the most important things a child can gain from participating in athletics. Though success in the pool is important, ABSC swimmers are encouraged to value a strong work ethic, be commited to self improvement, and display respect for others. One will find that at ABSC winning or losing take a backseat to preparation and doing one’s best, values which will help children succeed not just in swimming, but in life. We invite you to contact us, or come try out a practice, and see what the Athens Bulldog Swim Club is all about. We look forward to seeing you soon down at the pool!