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GTAC Lessons & Clinics

Spring and Summer Swim Lessons

During the spring and summer, Brenau offers group and individual learn-to-swim classes for children ages 3 and up. Advanced lessons for club, triathlon and master swimmers are available year round.

Private lessons are also available. The price is $30 per 30-minute lesson, or four lessons for $100. Please contact nrhoads@brenau.edu if interested.

Advanced Swim Lessons

Advanced swim lessons can really help your training, health and performances. GTAC works with many local triathletes, masters and club swimmers by teaching and refining skills and techniques. Our cost are $30 for a 30-minute lesson or $50 for an hour-long lesson. If interested, please email either Nathan Rhoads at nrhoads@brenau.edu or Jack Haire at jackrabbitcoaching@gmail.com.

Stroke & Tri Clinics

Throughout the year, Golden Tiger Aquatic Club offers a variety of clinics for swimmers, triathletes and coaches to help teach and expand their swimming knowledge and skills. When a new clinic is added, it will be listed on this page. If you would like to be notified when new clinics are added, please email Nathan Rhoads at nrhoads@brenau.edu.

Stroke Development Club

The Stroke Development Club is for swimmers who want to learn swimming and racing fundamentals. These groups intentionally go at a slower pace to teach and refine the strokes before being exposed to heavier training. Special attention is also paid to starts and turns.

What you can expect:

  • Development and corrections on all four competitive strokes
  • Efficiency on starts, turns and finishes
  • Refined underwater skills
  • A low-pressure, high-motivation environment

Middle & High School Group

Ideal for the high school and middle school athlete that wants to continue to improve their skills during their school swim team’s off-season. This group is offered twice a year in the fall (September to mid-October) and spring/summer (mid-March to June).

Fall 2019 Schedule

Sept. 4 – Oct.11
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Brenau University Fitness Center, 802 Brenau Lane, Gainesville
Cost: $150 for six weeks
*Space is intentionally limited

Brenau Scholar Emma Jaczko

Masters Swim Team


Affectionately known as the “BUMs,” the Brenau University Masters swim team offers professional coaching for adults of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re training for your next swim meet or triathlon, or you’re looking for a fun way to stay in shape, give us a try!

Practice Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6-7 a.m.
Saturdays: 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Monthly Dues

1 Month: $60
6 Months: $300*
Tryouts: free for two weeks
*Note: Those making payments of $300 or more are given a complementary Brenau University Fitness Center Membership.

“I didn’t grow up swimming. I knew how to swim but didn’t know how to swim the strokes properly. On my bucket list were two items that compelled me to join Brenau Masters and to continue despite my inexperience in the water: I wanted to complete a triathlon, and I wanted to complete the infamous Alcatraz to San Francisco swim. Almost five years and a countless number of practices, swim meets, open water swims and lap swims later, I have not only met the two items on my bucket list, but also completed a gruelling 10K swim.

Swimming has changed my life. The friends I have met, the experiences I have had and the lifestyle that I now embrace are all the unanticipated benefits and outcomes of that initial decision to join the masters team. My advice to anyone considering swimming is to jump in!”

– Joy Kelleher, GTAC Masters Swimmer

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