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GCAC History



Founded in 2007, the Garden City Aquatic Club is a company incorporated in Ontario.

GCAC entered into an affiliation agreement with the STAR Swim Team in Buffalo, NY in December 2009, and became a satellite team.

GCAC competed from 2009 to 2011 in short course and long course swim seasons with USA Swimming in the Niagara LSC Region in western NY. This affiliation with STAR allowed GCAC swimmers to swim as STAR members in competitions and participate in STAR practices, seminars and social events.

In the spring of 2011, GCAC submitted the application to join Swim Ontario and was successful in its bid to receive full sanctioning starting in September 2011.

As of September, GCAC will pay swimmers annual dues to participate in Swim Ontario sanctioned events.  Swim Ontario in turn will provide administrative support services including an insurance program, a competitive meet structure, swimming grants and the establishment and monitoring of standards for meets, coaching, officials and club management. Swim Ontario functions through representation from regions throughout Ontario. 

GCAC is a member of the Western Ontario Swimming Association (WOSA) region to which we must also pay per swimmer capita fees. WOSA will support us through the provision of a forum for coaches, well developed programs for officials and elite swimmers and the structure for our developmental swim program.


Providing Outstanding Swimming Opportunities to Ontario's Niagara Region

Fenwick - Fort Erie - Grimsby - Niagara Falls - Niagara on the Lake - Pelham - Port Colborne
St. Catharines - Smithville - Thorold - Wainfleet - Welland - West Lincoln