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Apr 17

Gallatin Swim Team

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 9:22 AM by Ashley Fulps

For the past 16 years the Gallatin Civic Center has put hundreds of kids through the Summer Swim Team program. 2016 will be the 17th consecutive year the team has competed and some of the kids, like now head manager Allison Durham have been on the team for years. Allison says watching the kids learn will be her favorite part this year. The Gallatin Swim Team has many benefits including:
  • Life skills: Each child learns proper mechanics, proper breathing techniques and competes in competitive length pools – all the while they’re learning how to save their own life!
  • Friendship: Kids create a bonds with one another. You cheer your friends on as they race. Your friends cheer you on as you race. This self-esteem booster is a great way for them to make new friends and strengthen relationships with existing ones.
  • Teamwork: Although swimming itself is usually an individual sport, swim teams create a team environment for kids to belong. They receive early life lessons on how to win (and lose) as a team, how to give it their best and how to exhibit good sportsmanship.
  • Fitness: Weekly swim team practices will improve their cardiovascular fitness and helps keep them healthy. Swimming is an excellent workout since it works your whole body and is easy on the joints. Unlike some sports, swimming is a fitness routine your child can do well into adulthood.
  • Community: Oftentimes, parents are just as involved in swim team as the kids. During meets, there is a lot of down time for both the kids and the parents to get to know each other!
The cost is $155 for 1 swimmer, $240 for 2 swimmers and $330 for 3 swimmers.
For more information about the Gallatin Swim Team you can contact our Aquatics Director, Robby Riley at 615-451-5911 or check out the packet (PDF).