Mission: To promote swimming as a recreational, fitness and competitive activity while enjoying social activities.
Activities: Swimming clinics, social meetings, patio parties, Senior games and other State & National competitions.
Membership: Members should have basic swimming knowledge and skills. More advanced and Competitive swimmers are considered "A-team" swimmers. "B-team swimmers are those who prefer a fitness focused workout. B-team typically has a coach on deck.
Annual Dues: $40.00
Practices: Monday, Wednesday & Fridays (A) group 8:00am to 9:30am, (B) group 9:30 to 11:00
Location: 1111 S. GVR Dr (West Center Social Center – Pool)
BOARD MEMBERS & COACHING STAFF
Brad Eastridge (President)
I've been involved in physical fitness most of my life. I wrestled in high school and 1 year in college. After serving in the Army in Viet Nam, I started running with some friends. It was a "life-saver"! I started competing in some triathlons, but was not a good swimmer. I finally decided to take swimming more seriously about 12 years ago when I joined my wife, Joannie, at Michigan Masters Swim Club. The conditioning from swimming has helped me in triathlons.
Current Co-Coach. After 3 national collegiate titles in 1973, I decided it was time to get back in the water and joined the GVR Swim Club in 2015. Previous coached high school swimming in the state of Washington and recently appointed Coach/member at large for GVRSC board.
Current Co-Coach. Joannie’s early background is in health and fitness with a Master of Science in Adapted Physical Education. Joannie has been teaching swimming to students and adults of all ages and disabilities since 1980 and is still certified as a National Adapted physical educator. Joannie also has a level 1 & 2 USMS coaching certification and adult learn to swim instructor certification in 2017.
Craig Shaffer (Treasurer)
I joined Swim Club 9 years ago after 40 years out of the water. Now, the Club's members and daily workouts are a big part of my daily and social life. Over the past several years, I have also been fortunate to compete in both State and National competitions.
Barb Ilse (Secretary)
This is my second year as secretary of GVR Swim Club. I maintain the roster and keep communication flowing. I am also part of the social committee. I grew up swimming but just for fun, I was part of a synchronized swimming in college. I still have a very graceful (but slow) swim stroke. Swimming with better form and efficiency is my goal now. I have enjoyed improving my swim strokes and appreciate the club members who have helped me improve. I truly enjoy being a part of the GVRSC!
Samantha Martoni (Media Liaison)
I joined GVR swim club in 2015 having little to no swimming experience. In 2018, I placed in the top 10 at Nationals in breast stroke events. Swimming has become a major part of my fitness lifestyle and look forward to making a contribution to the board.