Dive Into Fun
For more than four decades, Guilford Racquet & Swim Club has brought friends and families together through great activities and organized programming.
Along with being an athletic club, we also offer a resort-like setting around the pool coupled with professional swim coaching and lessons in Guilford, CT.
Enjoy a cushioned lounge chair under an umbrella while enjoying your book! Come by for one of our poolside events and invite your friends for a day at the pool. We have a talented GRSC swim staff that teaches swimmers everything from the fundamentals for water safety through competition-level strokes.
Registration for Swim Team, August Conditioning, High School Boot Camp and all Group Swim Lessons begins April 3 for members and April 17 for non-members. To register you must use the GRSC app. If you have not set that up, we recommend that you do that ASAP. It can be found wherever you normally download your apps (ex. Apple App Store, Google etc.) It’s the black and white GRSC app. If you need help setting it up, email email@example.com
Private Swim Lessons
Privates for all ages (infants-seniors), 1-4 people. By appointment after pool opens on May 28th. $25 per 15 minute lesson. $50 per 30 minute lesson. Add $5/swimmer, per 30 minute lesson. Swimmers must have comparable ability to share a lesson. Total cost is divided by all participants. For Platinum members only. Sign up directly with Pool Director.
In addition to practice June 19-July 23, the cost includes Saturday morning interclub swim meets and Championship Meet on July 24. Platinum members invited. Swim Team participants without Platinum membership will pay an additional $75 access fee. Practice schedule is as follows:
- High School Swimmers – M-Th 6-7am, $200m
- 9 & Overs – M-Th 7-8am, $200m
- 7 & 8 Year Olds – M & W 8-9am, $100m
- 6 & Unders – Tu & Th 8-8:45am, $100m
** If demand warrants, we may roll out limited supplemental practices.
- 9 & Overs – M-Th 7-8am
- Experienced 8 & Unders – M-Th 8-9am
Session I: July 31 – August 3 – $65m/$100nm
Session II: August 7-10 – $65m/$100nm
Session III: August 14-17 – $65m/$100nm
Session IV: August 21-24 – $65m/$100nm
High School Swim Boot Camp: Prep for your season!!
July 31 – August 24, M-Th, 6-8am, $200m/$275nm – We’ll work on swim technique, conditioning and dry land.
Group Swim Lessons –
- Parent-Child Class, Ages 2-3 (Saturdays 10:30-11am)
- Swim Skills, Ages 3-4 (Saturdays 9:30-10am)(Saturdays 10-10:30am)
- Beginner Stroke Development, Ages 5-6 (Saturdays 9-9:30am)
Session I: 4 weeks, June 3-24 – $85m/$110nm
Session II: 4 weeks, July 1-22 – $85m/$110nm
Session III: 4 weeks, July 29-August 19 – $85m/$110nm
Additional Swim Info
Team swimsuits are extra.
Adult Lap Swim
Mon. & Wed. 7-8pm
GRSC Day Camp will run for its 10th year of fully- licensed day camp during the summer of 2023. GRSC Day Camp is located at 420 Church Street in Guilford, on the grounds of Guilford Racquet & Swim club, across from the arts center and next to the police station. The property has an outdoor, solar- heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, courts for both pickleball and paddle, an expansive new playground, gaga ball pit and four square court as well as an arts tent and cottage for cooling off.
GRSC Day Camp is for children, ages 4-12 and we have a low counselor: camper ratio. Campers are placed into age-based groups. We will try to put friends together if we are given advance notice, and if they are within the same age range.
Each week includes daily instructional tennis, pickleball, yoga, water time, a variety of group games, arts & crafts, playground time, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and SPECIAL EVENT FUN FRIDAYS, among other activities. GRSC Day Camp runs RAIN or SHINE!
Each child is in charge of their belongings. Please send your child to camp with the following in a bag they can carry independently:
- Bathing suit
- Non-glass refillable water bottle
- Tennis racquet
- Swim goggles
See below for Summer 2023 information. Registration will begin 1/9/23 for members and 2/13/23 for non-members.
Summer 2023 – Weekly sessions offered, June 19 – September 1, 2023
Camp runs 8:00am – 4:00pm
**SUMMER 2023 is FULL** Please email Beth@guilfordracquet.com to be placed on the waitlist.
Please email completed forms to Beth@guilfordracquet.com
Payment in full is due at time of registration
Dates & Registration:
There will be 11 weeks of camp this summer.
Pricing listed is for members/ non- members
Full Day: $325/ $460
Members receive a 10% discount for multiple weeks and siblings after the first camp week is paid in full.
- Daily Lunch: $45 per week (please still provide snacks)
- Post-Care (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM): $55 per week
- Private Swim Lesson (1-2 times per week): $50 for 30 minutes
We require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice in order to cancel for a refund. Refunds will be processed for full amount (including swim, post camp care & lunch when applicable) less a 10% administration fee. If the camper is switched to another week, this fee will be waived. Payment in full is due at the time of registration unless payment arrangements are made through the billing office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Camp Staff
All GRSC Camp Staff are extensively trained by the director. Staff aim to provide the best possible camp experience for your children, filled with great memories and new friendships.
Club Manager, Sarah Boone, can be contacted for membership information. Members always receive preferential pricing and priority placement! Contact Sarah Boone for membership information.
Contact the Camp Director, Allison Donlon, for camp information.
Club Assistant Manager, Elizabeth Hall, can be contacted for program and add-on registration.
Just a quick note to thank you for helping R. to have the most incredible first real camp experience. She felt immediately welcomed and absolutely loved every aspect of every day.
We cannot thank you enough for giving her the confidence to seamlessly find her place, meet amazing friends, and to help her discover a new self-assured, extra playful side of herself.
We can’t wait for next year!
Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to be interested in tennis to attend GRSC Day Camp?
What does my child bring to camp?
Please send your child DAILY to camp with the following:
- Bathing suit (they may wear it under their clothes if they would like)
- NON-GLASS refillable water bottle
- Snacks (two if they are all-day kids, and one if they are morning only)
- Tennis racquet (we have racquets your child can buy if needed)
- Swim goggles (if needed/wanted)
- Extra change of clothes (if needed/wanted)
Please remember to LABEL EVERYTHING you are sending to camp and that it is spelled correctly! Your child will be in charge of carrying their bag at camp, so please make sure it is a size that is manageable for them.
What does a typical day look like at GRSC Day Camp?
What if I need to pick my child up early or drop off late?
Is my child allowed to go to the snack bar during the day with money to purchase snacks?
Where is GRSC Day Camp, and where do its activities take place?
Swim Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a swim team try-out?
There is no swim team try-out, but participants must be able to swim one lap independently across the pool.
How many children per coach in each swim lesson group?
The ratio is 5:1, but the instructor also has an assistant in the pool, so the ratio drops to 5:2. For Swim Team there are 2-3 coaches at each swim practice depending on the age.
Can my child swim with a sibling outside of their age group?
We try to accommodate those requests, but it depends on numbers, available space etc. You always need to get permission from the Swim Director prior to registering outside of your child’s age group. You can reach her at email@example.com.
What happens if it rains?
We generally run practice in the rain, unless it’s thundering/lightning or in heavy downpours. Emails will be sent the morning of if a program is going to be cancelled. We do not offer make-ups for swim practices, but make-ups will be offered for Group Swim Lessons.
Is my child ready for Swim Team?
If you think your child needs a bit more time, we have a great 6 and under swim team practice group, which is essentially an advanced swim lesson. Your child needs to be able to swim independently in order to participate.
Is there a uniform? Or anything else I have to buy for Swim Team?
There is a team suit and swim cap. They will be for sale on Suit-up Day in June. Date TBD. Kids will also need a practice suit, cap and goggles for daily practice.
Do you have to attend every practice and every swim meet?
You can attend as much as you want. We encourage everyone to do meets because they are fun, but it is not mandatory. You have to swim in at least 2 meets to participate in Championships. Championships are not mandatory either.
Do you pro-rate Swim Team?
We do not require kids to participate in every practice and meet, but we hope they will, so we do not pro-rate the program.
Guilford Racquet & Swim Club
420 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Racquet Sports & Strength Studio:
Mon - Fri : 6:30 AM - 10 PM*
Sat: 8 AM - 10 PM*
Sun: 7 AM - 9 PM*
*Club may close early based on reservations.
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
M- F - 12PM - 8PM*
SAT & SUN - 11AM - 8PM*
*The pool stays open until 10pm if members are enjoying. Otherwise we close at 8pm.
*Abbreviated hours before mid-June and after mid-August