• About GBSA

    The Greater Baltimore Swim Association is a year-round, competitive age group USA Swimming team in Catonsville, MD. Established in 1990 by Edward R. "Ted" Bresnahan, the club was founded on the premise of flexibility, encouragement and excellence in instruction. Head coach Patrick Underwood adheres to these principles as GBSA enters its 26th year. GBSA provides a positive, motivating environment, generous facilities, and expert coaching. Read More
  • Our Mission

    Our Mission: To create a positive environment in which potential can be brought to realization. To focus on improvement through hard work, technique, attention to detail, and encouragement by all members of the organization. To breed success through mutual respect, fostering desire, mental preparation, and interpersonal cooperation. We offer flexibility to allow the very busy youth of today to swim when they can around their other activities, giving them the opportunity to stay with the sport until the time comes for them to choose a sport full time. Read More
  • Excellence

    We offer excellence in instruction so that when these athletes do choose a sport, no matter what sport, they will have gained from GBSA the ability and understanding to work towards the highest goals through excellence in basic technique, focus and dedication. We encourage these athletes to constantly work towards better mechanics, emotional and mental focus, and, of course, increased dedication to swimming. We at GBSA feel that these are also valuable lessons that will aid these young people in all endeavors throughout their lives. Read More
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In the News

  • GBSA Tryouts
  • 2017-18 Welcome
  • Summer Practice Schedule

GBSA Late Tryouts!

GBSA will be hosting the second session of tryouts for the 2017-18 season on the following dates:

8 & Younger Swimmers

Tuesday 8/22 @ 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8/23 @ 6:30 - 7:00 PM
 

Please make sure that each swimmer can complete repeated 25s at least of free and back, show knowledge of breastroke and butterfly

9 & Older Swimmers

Tuesday 8/22 @ 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 8/23 @ 7:00 - 7:30 PM
 

All swimmers trying out should arrive 10 minutes prior to their tryout to get signed in and organized for their swim assessment.

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Welcome to GBSA for 2017-18!  Here (click) is the roster for the upcoming season.  Instead of setting the dates for when to send practice schedule requests we are going to start with the following... since we have more people who want to tryout I am asking that all those NEW to the team (no one listed first, only those listed under new.  Please note that the W2 list is rather long!) need to email me at swimgbsa@yahoo.com by Friday 8/4 at 8pm stating the following:
 
Our swimmer (name(s)) have been offered a spot on GBSA for the upcoming season.  We would like to accept that (those) invitations.
 
 
If you will not be accepting the invitation an email stating so would be appreciated.
PLEASE TYPE IN THE SUBJECT LINE your swimmer(s) name(s).
 
Thank you.  After 8/4 I will send the info on when to email me practice schedule requests

 

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Training Group        Monday Tuesday Wednesday     Thursday Friday
Mini    445-545 PM  445-545 PM 445-545 PM  
W2

445-615 PM

 

445-615 PM

445-615 PM

630-8AM

W1

515-645 PM

515-645 PM 515-645 PM  

6-730AM

BLJ 515-645 PM

445-645PM

UMBC

10-12Noon

515-645 PM

445-645PM

UMBC

10-12Noon

6-730AM
HSD 630-8PM   630-8PM   630-8AM
SRS/BLS 6-8(830)PM

445-715 PM

UMBC

10-12Noon

UMBC

6-8PM

445-715 PM

UMBC

10-12Noon

6-8AM
 
Minis $225
W2 $240
W1 $240
BLJ $305
HSD $225
SRS/BLS $315
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Fall 2017 Sunday Stroke Clinic

Classes will begin Sunday, September 17th. We will run ten (10) over the ten weeks ending Sunday 11/19.  This year registration will be done online via this website. Registration will open on Thursday, 9/07, 2017 at 8pm.  1 and 2pm classes will be available; when those fill 3pm will open if necessary.

Group Time Level I Level II
Beginners: Ages 4 & up

$120

1:00 -1:45 PM

2:00-2:45

Level I: Children must be able to get in the water without parents. Level II: Children must be able to push off the wall and kick to the instructor and be able to blow bubbles.
Intermediate: Ages 5 & up

$150

1:00 -2:00 PM

2:00 -3:00 PM

Level I: Children must be able to swim 15 yards of freestyle with their face in the water and be able to kick on their back. Level II: Children must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.
Competitive: Ages 6 & up

$150

1:00 -2:00 PM

2:00 -3:00 PM

Level I: Children must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with proficient lateral breathing and 25 yards of backstroke and have some knowledge of breast stroke. Level II: Children must be able to swim 25’s and 50’s repeatedly as well as have a competent breaststroke.

GBSA HEAD COACH: Patrick Underwood 
e-mail: swimgbsa@verizon.net


YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE, HERE THROUGH THE LINK PROVIDED, THEN MAIL THE REGISTRATION FORM WITH CHECK. ONCE THAT INFO IS RECEIVED YOUR SPOT WILL BE CONFIRMED AND HELD. IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN SIX (6) DAYS OF ONLINE REGISTRATION THE SPOT WILL BE CLEARED!

GBSA Google Group

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Scheduling

Greetings GBSA,
 
 Here is the next step for ALL families:
Due to the large number of new swimmers and our allowance by the college to add Sundays we will attempt to make room for all. At this point we need to respect the returning families and allow them first crack at the training schedules. So...

Returning families may start emailing Tuesday 8/22 at 8am.  No emails sent prior to that time or to any email other than swimgbsa@yahoo.com will be accepted or honored. Returning families may include new family members' to the team schedules also.

Families new to the team - with no no returning members - may start emailing Wednesday, 8/23 at 6pm.. Again nothing earlier or any email sent to any other address than swimgbsa@yahoo.com will be accepted or honored.

Here is what each family will Email:
     Family name
     We have (x) number of swimmers:
     Swimmer (name) who is in the (name of) group would like to train x, y and z evenings (and time of practice if multiples on a same night are offered):
If you have multiple swimmers please do the same for each.
Make sure you include corrected name of swimmer if not accurate on the roster. Please also include alternate evenings for training in the initial email if possible.
Please understand this is first come first serve and I will be reviewing a lot of emails. Be patient and follow these guidelines. If you are a returning family and email after new families may request schedules you will fall in line behind them. ALL GROUPS other than my Blue Seniors and the Senior Prep (formerly HSD) must request practice nights.
  The week of 8/28 I will send the registration forms and the fee schedule

Here's to a wonderful new team, dynamic and season.

Upcoming Events

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Our Coaches

  • Patrick Underwood +

    Head Coach: Senior Gold/Blue Seniors Patrick is originally from Kent, Ohio and grew up swimming in the Northeast Ohio area. Read More
  • Bruce Claus +

    Bruce Claus - W2/High School Development Bruce is originally from Rochester, New York and grew up in competitive swimming in the Read More
  • Liz Pflaum +

    Liz Pflaum - Blue Juniors Read More
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GBSA Fall/Winter Training Schedule

Training Group Monday Tuesday Wednsday Thursday Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Mini 5-6 PM
6-7 PM
 
5-6 PM
6-7 PM
  5-6 PM
6-7 PM
12-1 PM
1-2 PM
 
W2 5-630 PM
630-8 PM
  430-6 PM
6-730 PM
  5-630 PM 12-130 PM
130-3 PM
10-1130
W1 5-630 PM 445-615 PM 5-630 PM   6-730 PM 12-130 PM  
BLJ 5-630 PM 445-645 PM 430-6 PM 445-645 PM 5-630 PM 12-2 PM  
HSD 630-8 PM   630-8 PM   630-8 PM 130-3 PM  
BLS 6-8 PM 445-715 6-8 PM 445-715 6-8 PM 1-4 PM  
SRS 6-830 PM 445-715 6-830 PM 445-715 6-830 PM 1-4 PM