The Pool Is: Closed

Aside from teaching, she loves to spend time with her family, spend time outdoors, and take her dog Stella to the dog park. Kaitlyn is excited to be returning this summer to train the members of the team!


Phone: (504) 275-8506

Meredith Zorn

Meredith Zorn is a GACC alumni and former GACC dive coach. She began diving competitively for GACC and later for NODA (New Orleans Dive Academy). She competed and won silver at the 2012 AAU Junior Olympic Games. She is thrilled to be coaching again this summer and is looking forward to meeting future interested divers!

​Meredith is currently a student at LSU, majoring in Kinesiology. She is a lifeguard at GACC and is shadowing at a Physical Therapy clinic. She enjoys everything outdoors and is always looking for new adventures.


Phone: (504) 722-1564​

Head Coaches Kelly Barnett and Kaitlyn Strecker are available for swim lessons this summer. Lessons are available to all ages and abilities, from learn-to-swim to stroke technique lessons, for members and non-members alike. If you have any questions or would like to register, feel free to contact the coaches directly.

Kaitlyn Strecker

Coach Kaitlyn Strecker is a GACC alumni and former GACC Assistant Coach! She first began competitive swimming with CCSC and then swam for Mount Carmel Academy during high school. She has had experience with swimmers of all ages and abilities and has been a learn to swim instructor while coaching at GACC.

​Coach Kaitlyn is currently a 2nd grade teacher in Jefferson Parish. She earned her degree in education from LSU. In the fall, she will begin the Master’s program at LSU for Education Leadership. 

Kelly Barnett

Kelly Barnett is a GACC alumni and former GACC assistant swim coach. She began swimming competitively for Nu Wave Swim Club and for St. Mary's Dominican High School where she was team captain. She holds two GACC records and was the 2012 JCCA Everhardt Award recipient. She is excited to have the opportunity develop the technique and discipline of our swimmers while creating an enjoyable environment for everyone.

Group Swim Lessons (ages 2 and up)
Levels - Beginner to Advanced (classes grouped based on ability)
Description- These small group classes (3-5 swimmers) are devoted to teaching your child how to swim based on their abilities, experience and personality. Depending on skill level, your child will learn basic to advanced skills, including: bubbles, independent kicking, what to do if they fall in the water alone, jumping to instructor, pushing off of the wall independently, floating on stomach and back, independent breathing, freestyle technique, backstroke technique, breaststroke technique, butterfly technique, endurance, diving, and a joy for swimming and the water.

Private Swim Lessons
Levels- Beginner to advanced

Members: Non-Members:
4 30-minute lessons - $80 $100
6 30 minute lessons - $115 $135
8 30 minute lessons - $145 $165
12 30 minute lessons - $215 $235

Description- These lessons are perfect for swimmers who can already swim but need technique work on certain areas such as better technique for the 4 strokes, diving, flip turns, open turns, or otherwise. Private lessons are also ideal for parents who want their child to learn to swim more quickly, whose children have special needs, or whose children just need a little extra attention and focus during their learning time.

Adult Swim Lessons
Levels- Beginner to advanced
Description- It's never too late to learn how to swim or brush up on your swimming skills! These private lessons are catered to the needs of adults, whether you are overcoming your fear for the water for the first time or you are training for a marathon, we can teach you the best methods and skills for reaching your goals.

Green Acres Dive Team

Our Dive Team coach this year is Meredith Zorn. Information on Dive practices will be sent on a separate email. Please note on the sign up sheet that we are working on setting up an account (as we are doing with the Swim Team) for divers to order their shirts directly from the vendor. As soon as this is completed, it will be communicated to you. As with the swim team, parent participation is very important. Please take the time to support our team and volunteer. You can get in touch with Meredith via email at and she will be able to let you know what help is needed.

Kelly is currently a student at UNO studying Exercise Physiology. She is a lifeguard at GACC and a personal trainer. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is looking forward to a great summer!


Phone: (504) 812-7626

GACC Dive Team Coach