Swim Team Practice Schedule: Links for Meet of Champs Heat Sheet
8-8:30 am 6 & unders
8:30-9:30 am 7-10 yr olds
9:30-10:30 am 11&up
All ages 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Head Coaches Kaitlyn Strecker and Julia Liljeberg 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.
Swim Team Meet Schedule
06/04/19 GACC vs. WL @ WL
06/11/19 GACC vs. BTCC @ GACC
06/18/19 GACC vs LCC @ GACC
06/25/19 GACC vs SCC @ GACC
07/02/19 BYE WEEK NO MEETS
07/9/19 GACC vs TCC @ GACC
MOC @ UNO Tuesday 7/16/2019
DIVE TEAM Meet Schedule
June 10 Practice Meet at Green Acres 5:30
June 24 Away Meet at Paradise Manor (arrive by 5:15)
July 8 Away Meet at Sunrise (arrive by 5:15)
July 15 Home Meet (arrive by 6:00)
July 22 Meet of Champs at Green Acres (warm ups start around 4:30)
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.
Coach Julia Liljeberg is a GACC alumni. She started her swimming career at age 5 at GACC. She swam for CCSC, Storm, and Southern Louisiana Swim Team. For 5 years, she swam for Mount Carmel Academy, and was a captain her senior year. She has experience with swimmers of all ages, and has been doing swim lessons with younger children for the past 4 years with Southern Louisiana Swim Team.
Coach Julia is currently a junior at LSU and a member of Delta Gamma. She is also a member of Phi Sigma Phi Honor Fraternity and is the Kinesiology Club president. She is a Kinesiology major with a minor in Psychology. She is currently working at the Physical Therapy Center in Baton Rouge. She loves spending time with her family and being in the pool. Julia is excited to be the assistant coach for the team that means so much to her.
Phone: (504) 460-4418
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
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
Coach Rob was a former diver with the Metairie YMCA, where he won the Diving Meet of Champions in 1990 and 1991. After he aged out, he started his coaching career at the YMCA from 1992 to 1998. In 1999, he was hired at Lakeside Country Club, where he built a championship winning program from scratch. He coached at LCC for 17 years, winning the dual meet championship 9 times, including 7 undefeated seasons, and the MOC 6 times. He has coached over 50 MOC winning divers in his coaching career, including 3 MOC record holders. He has also been the JCCA Diving director since 2005. The focus of every dive practice and dive meet is for the diver to improve and to overcome any fears or challenges of learning new dives. Coach Rob's philosophy is to push each diver to reach their full potential, while making sure they learn the correct fundamentals and have fun enjoying the sport. Aside from coaching, he loves supporting his children in their hobbies, watching football, and all other sports. Coach Rob is excited to have the opportunity to coach at Green Acres and hopes he can return the program to the success of years past.
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
The Pool Is: Open