Summer Swim

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.

Swimming

 

Swim 2024

Registration for Swim Team, August Conditioning and all Group Swim Lessons begins April 3 for members and April 17 for non-members. 

Private Swim Lessons

Privates for all ages (infants-seniors), 1-4 people.  By appointment after pool opens.  $28 per 15 minute lesson.  $55 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.

Swim Team

In addition to practice June 17-July 22, the cost includes Saturday morning interclub swim meets and Championship Meet on July 23.  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 8-9am, $220m
  • 9 & Overs – M-Th 7-8am, $220m
  • 7 & 8 Year Olds – M & W 8-9am, $110m
  • 6 & Unders – Tu & Th 8-8:45am, $110m

**  If demand warrants, we may roll out limited supplemental practices.

*Team swimsuits required for an additional fee.

August Conditioning

  • 9 & Overs – M-Th 8-9am
  • Experienced 8 & Unders – M-Th 8-9am

Session I:  July 29 – August 1 – $65m/$100nm

Session II:  August 5-8 – $65m/$100nm

Session III:  August 12-15 – $65m/$100nm

Session IV:  August 19-21 – $65m/$100nm

High School Swim Boot Camp:  Prep for your season!!  More info to come!  

 

 

Adult Lap Swim Hours – Use the app to sign-up!

Tues. 7-8pm

Sat. 8-9am

Sun. 8-11am

Group Swim Lessons – 

  • Parent-Child Class, Ages 2-3 (Saturdays 9-9:30am)
  • Swim Skills, Ages 3-4 (Saturdays 9:30-10am)
  • Beginner Stroke Development, Ages 5-6 (Saturdays 10-10:30am)

Session I:  4 weeks, June 1-22 – $95m/$125nm

Session II:  4 weeks, June 29-July 20 – $95m/$125nm

Session III:  4 weeks, July 27-Aug. 17 – $95m/$125nm

Summer Camp

GRSC Day Camp will run for its 11th year of fully- licensed day camp during the summer of 2024. GRSC Day Camp is located at 420 Church Street in Guilford.  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 backpack they can carry independently:

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Non-glass refillable water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sneakers
  • Tennis racquet
  • Swim goggles

Every week is full for Summer 2024 except the week of July 1st.  Please email your completed Camp Application (found below) to camp@guilfordracquet.com to register for that week or to be placed on the waitlist for any other weeks. 

Weekly sessions offered, June 17 – August 30, 2024
Camp runs 8:00am – 4:00pm

Payment in full is due at time of registration.

Any questions or completed forms should be sent to camp@guilfordracquet.com

CT Med. Auth. Form

Child Health Form

Camp Application

 

Weekly Tuition:

Pricing listed is for members/ non- members

Full Day: $360/ $495

Members receive a 10% discount for multiple weeks and siblings after the first camp week is paid in full.

Full-Day Add-Ons:

Daily Lunch: $45 per week (please still provide snacks)

Post-Care (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM): $55 per week

Private Swim Lesson (1-3 times per week): $55 for 30 minutes

 

Cancellation Policy:  

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, beth@guilfordracquet.com

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.

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!

P. & C. G.

Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to be interested in tennis to attend GRSC Day Camp?

Absolutely not! The campers will play some fun racquets games during their time at camp!

What does my child bring to camp?

Please send your child DAILY to camp with the following:

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Bathing suit (they may wear it under their clothes if they would like)
  • NON-GLASS refillable water bottle
  • Lunch
  • Snacks (two if they are all-day kids, and one if they are morning only)
  • Sneakers.
  • 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?

Activity schedules are rotating during the week. Therefore, your child may not have every activity every day, and most likely will not have the same activity at the same time each day. The following activities will be part of their session at camp: organized games/activities, sports (Gaga Ball, Four Square, Kickball, etc.), racquets fun (games using the equipment and courts for tennis, pickleball, and paddle), water play, lunch/playground time, supervised free swim, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and arts and crafts.

What if I need to pick my child up early or drop off late?

If you know ahead of time, you can let your child’s counselor know about the schedule change. If the change is last minute, you can contact the Camp Director.

Is my child allowed to go to the snack bar during the day with money to purchase snacks?

No. Beyond lunch, we ask that any snacks they will have are provided from home.

Where is GRSC Day Camp, and where do its activities take place?

We are located, and all camp activities occur at 420 Church Street in Guilford, on the Guilford Racquet and Swim Club grounds, across the street from the Arts Center and next to the police station.

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 pool@guilfordracquet.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.

Visit

Guilford Racquet & Swim Club
420 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Hours

Racquet Sports & Strength Studio:

Mon - Fri : 6:30 AM - 10 PM*

Sat: 8 AM - 10 PM*

Sun: 8 AM - 9 PM*

*Club may close early based on reservations.  

Summer Pool:

(June 17th - Labor Day)

M- F - 12PM - 8PM

SAT & SUN - 11AM - 8PM

Memorial Day Weekend:

(5/25-5/27) - 11AM - 6PM

 

Pool - Shoulder Season:

(5/29-6/14 & 9/5-9/23, weekends only)

SAT & SUN - 11AM - 6PM