Practice Schedules

**2017 Fall Swim Season Dates**
September 19, 2017 – December 10, 2017
No practice November 23 & 26, 2017
August 21, 2017: Online registration begins.
September 12, 2017 (5:30-6:30pm): Open House.
**2018 Winter/Spring Swim Season Dates**
January 2, 2018 – May 13, 2018
No practice April 1, 2018 – April 8, 2018
December 3, 2017: Online registration begins.
December 19, 2017 (5:30-6:30pm): Open House.

Fall and Winter/Spring Practice Schedule

Age Group Practice Days and Times Location
8 & Under Tue & Thu 4:25 – 5:25 p.m.

Sun 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Indoor pool
9 – 18 years Tue & Thu 4:55 – 5:55 p.m.

Sun 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Indoor pool
Developmental Sun 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Indoor pool

Summer Evening Practice Schedule (before PGCPS lets out for the summer)
Summer practices are traditionally held in the evenings until PGCPS lets out for the summer. Evening practices alternate between the indoor and the outdoor pool. Note: Developmental swimmers do not swim during evening practices.

Age Group Practice Days Practices Times Location
8 & Under Mon-Thu 4:25 – 5:25 p.m. Alternates between the indoor and the outdoor pool
9 – 18 years Mon-Thu 4:55 – 5:55 p.m. Alternates between the indoor and the outdoor pool
Developmental No evening practices

Summer Morning Practice Schedule (after PGCPS lets out for the summer)

Age Group Practice Days Practices Times Location
13 – 18 Mon-Fri 6:30– 7:45 a.m. Outdoor pool
11 – 12 Mon-Fri 6:45 – 8:00 a.m. Outdoor pool
9 – 10 Mon-Fri 7:30– 8:45 a.m. Outdoor pool
8 & Under Mon-Fri 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. Outdoor pool
Developmental Mon-Thu 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Outdoor pool

Inclement Weather Policy

SNOW AND ICE CONDITIONS (Winter/Spring)
GMST’s Inclement Weather Policy for snow and ice conditions follows that of the PG County Public School System (PGCPS). Swim practice will be cancelled when PGCPS schools are dismissed early or are closed due to inclement weather. However, swim practice is not affected when PGCPS declares a “late arrival” procedure.

RAINY AND CHILLY CONDITIONS (Summer)
The only time a practice is called on account of rain is during a thunderstorm. This also means that meets, too, are held in the rain. Practice is still on in chilly weather. If the water temperature falls below 70° F then the coaches will have swimmers doing land exercises such as stretching and running.

If you really have questions about a practice, call or email the coach. We’ll also work to let the front desk at the Aquatic Center know if a practice has been cancelled. They can be reached at 301-397-2204.