• 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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  • Registration & Swim Suit Info
  • Program Fees

Greetings GBSA,

Fees for registration:

Quarterly (or monthly) Dues Structure

**Note - The multi-swimmer discount is 20% for the swimmer(s) with the lesser amount of quarterly fees than the first swimmer.**

FREQUENCY QUARTERLY FEE
(or Monthly Payment)
for first swimmer

QUARTERLY FEE

(or Monthly Payment)
Multi-Swimmer Discount

Minis- 3X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
Minis - 4x per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
All other groups:    
2X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
3X per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
4X per week $240 ($80-$80-$80) $192 ($64-$64-$64)
5X (or more) per wk $255 ($85-$85-$85) $204 ($68-$68-$68)


 
Checks due at registration:
Check #1 Concessions/team t-shirt $50 ($35 concessions/$15 shirt - this year tie dye)
Check #2 Registration $255 ($80 USAS, $75 GBSA, $100 home meet advertising fee)
Check #3 Quarterly fees
 
Check #1 is multiplied by each number of swimmers, no discount
Check #2, same
Check #3 Either quarter or first month of quarter will swimmer practicing most nights as full price; each subsequent swimmer with 20% discount
 
ALL CHECKS to GBSA and NO COMBINED checks.  Thank you.

 
We will continue to have registration open Thursday 9/7 from 440-630pm and Friday9/8 from 5-7pm and trying to secure Saturday from 1145am-140pm.
REMEMBER if you have outstanding fees you cannot register, if you have not made your practice schedule you cannot register and if you do not have all 3 checks you cannot register.
 
IMPORTANT DATE:
Metro Swim Shop is our suit/apparel provider.   They will be at CCBC on Thursday 9/14 from 430-7pm for kids to get their team suits ordered and any apparel desired.  Please note we always do the seasonal shirt for all swimmers which we as a team and handle and caps go through us as well.  Sweat suits, extra shirts, sweatshirts etc may be ordered at this time.  If you cannot make that evening you can get to Metro which is only 10 minutes from CCBC down by the airport before 9/19 to place a suit order.

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GBSA is set-up on a quarterly basis. The quarters are:

  • September-October-November
  • December-January-February
  • March-April-May
  • June-July-August

Once you begin a quarter, YOU ARE FINANCIALLY COMMITTED TO THAT QUARTER -- NO EXCEPTIONS. (Serious physical illness or injuries are obvious cases for leniency). For example, if you start swimming in March, then later decide that another commitment is taking too much of your time, YOU STILL MUST PAY for the remainder of the quarter (April and May).

You have the option of paying on either a monthly or quarterly basis. Dues must be paid by the 15th of each month (or by the 15th of the first month of the quarter if you pay quarterly).

Quarterly (or monthly) Dues Structure

**Note - The multi-swimmer discount is 20% for the swimmer(s) with the lesser amount of quarterly fees than the first swimmer.**

FREQUENCY QUARTERLY FEE
(or Monthly Payment)
for first swimmer

QUARTERLY FEE

(or Monthly Payment)
Multi-Swimmer Discount

Minis- 3X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
Minis - 4x per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
All other groups:    
2X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
3X per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
4X per week $240 ($80-$80-$80) $192 ($64-$64-$64)
5X (or more) per wk $255 ($85-$85-$85) $204 ($68-$68-$68)
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Registration & Swim Suit Info

Greetings GBSA,

Fees for registration:

Quarterly (or monthly) Dues Structure

**Note - The multi-swimmer discount is 20% for the swimmer(s) with the lesser amount of quarterly fees than the first swimmer.**

FREQUENCY QUARTERLY FEE
(or Monthly Payment)
for first swimmer

QUARTERLY FEE

(or Monthly Payment)
Multi-Swimmer Discount

Minis- 3X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
Minis - 4x per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
All other groups:    
2X per week $210 ($70-$70-$70) $168 ($56-$56-$56)
3X per week $225 ($75-$75-$75) $180 ($60-$60-$60)
4X per week $240 ($80-$80-$80) $192 ($64-$64-$64)
5X (or more) per wk $255 ($85-$85-$85) $204 ($68-$68-$68)


 
Checks due at registration:
Check #1 Concessions/team t-shirt $50 ($35 concessions/$15 shirt - this year tie dye)
Check #2 Registration $255 ($80 USAS, $75 GBSA, $100 home meet advertising fee)
Check #3 Quarterly fees
 
Check #1 is multiplied by each number of swimmers, no discount
Check #2, same
Check #3 Either quarter or first month of quarter will swimmer practicing most nights as full price; each subsequent swimmer with 20% discount
 
ALL CHECKS to GBSA and NO COMBINED checks.  Thank you.

 
We will continue to have registration open Thursday 9/7 from 440-630pm and Friday9/8 from 5-7pm and trying to secure Saturday from 1145am-140pm.
REMEMBER if you have outstanding fees you cannot register, if you have not made your practice schedule you cannot register and if you do not have all 3 checks you cannot register.
 
IMPORTANT DATE:
Metro Swim Shop is our suit/apparel provider.   They will be at CCBC on Thursday 9/14 from 430-7pm for kids to get their team suits ordered and any apparel desired.  Please note we always do the seasonal shirt for all swimmers which we as a team and handle and caps go through us as well.  Sweat suits, extra shirts, sweatshirts etc may be ordered at this time.  If you cannot make that evening you can get to Metro which is only 10 minutes from CCBC down by the airport before 9/19 to place a suit order.

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Fall 2017 Sunday Stroke Clinic

Registration is now OPEN. Click HERE to register.

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!

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
 445-615 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 10 AM -12 PM  
Sr. Prep 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 9 AM-12 PM  
SRS 6-830 PM 445-715 6-830 PM 445-715 6-830 PM 9 AM-12 PM