Golden Tigers Aquatic Club

The Golden Tiger Aquatic Club (GTAC) was started in 2015 as a way to educate and instruct the swimming and triathlon communities of Gainesville, Hall County and North Georgia, sharing our love of swimming and supporting the Brenau University Swim Team

Summer 2019 Swim Lessons Available April 29-June 28
Learn more and download the registration form.

The Brenau swimming and diving team photos for a photo after winning the Appalachian Athletic Conference on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 in Kingsport, Tenn. (Photo/Appalachian Athletic Conference)

Our Team

The Brenau University Swim Team is a member of the NAIA and the Appalachian Athletic Conference. The Golden Tigers have won three consecutive Appalachian Swim Conference titles and have finish in the Top 5 at the NAIA for the past five years. We are committed to excellence in the pool and in the classroom, boasting numerous NAIA All-Americans and CSCAA Academic All-Americans.

Our Coaches

Lessons are provided by Brenau Head Swim Coach Nate Rhoads and Swim & Conditioning Coach Jack Haire.

Brenau Head Swimming Coach Nate Rhoads

Nate Rhoads

Rhoads has been coaching swimming for more than 20 years at the collegiate (Division 1 and NAIA), club, high school/middle school and learn-to-swim levels. His swimmers have been national, conference, and LSC champions and have been ranked nationally in the USA Swimming Top 10 and Top 200 All-Time lists.

Jack Haire

Jack Haire

Haire is a seasoned triathlete, consistently ranked as All-American in Off Road and Olympic distance triathlons, and swam collegiately for Furman University and the University of Georgia. Jack’s athletic experience gives him exceptional knowledge on swimming, biking, and running which he passes on to everyone he works with.

Contact Us

Nate Rhoads

Brenau University Head Swim Coach

Jack Haire

Brenau University Swim & Conditioning Coach

Tel: +1-770-534-6279

Pool Address:

Brenau Fitness Center
802 Brenau Lane
Gainesville, GA 30501

Mailing Address:

Golden Tiger Aquatic Club
Brenau Univeristy
500 Washington St. SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

General inquiries:, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions:, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100