Group Description

The Gups Team is primarily intended for swimmers age 10 & under who would like an introduction to competitive swimming.

We will teach technique for the four competitive strokes, learn streamlines and turns, and all-around introduce Gups swimmers to competitive club swimming.

Gups participate in USA Swimming sanctioned events with their older teammates, so swimmers in this group should be able to complete 1 lap of each stroke. For those unable to do so, we recommend our Stroke Clinic Series!

Gups are encouraged to compete should they express an interest in doing so, and may swim in meets with permission of the coaches. To learn more about the Gups or group or how to register, email Mike Radford. Also see our Join the Club page. To sign up for an evaluation, fill out our 2017 Pre-registration form.

Lead Coach

Emma Lowring (email)

Required Equipment


Schedule (YWCO)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 5:00-6:00 PM


$345 Fall Term (14 to 16 weeks)
$345 Winter Term (14 to 16 weeks)
$180 for Spring Term (6 weeks)
$150 per term Escrow
$76 per year USA-S Registration
$100 per year Booster Club dues

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