Our Team

The Athens Bulldog Swim Club is a non-profit USA Swimming-registered club swim team in Athens, Ga with three practice locations. Based at the University of Georgia’s Gabrielsen Natatorium, ABSC also practices at the Athens YWCO and the Georgia Aquatic Center in Watkinsville. We offer programs ranging from learn to swim classes to training groups focused on competition at the highest level. We have served the swimming needs of the greater Athens area for over 40 years and our philosophy remains the same–at ABSC we believe in emphasizing the development of the whole child.

This means that in the pool, technique and training go hand in hand. We place a strong emphasis on learning proper strokes, but we also work on building endurance through interval training. We believe that this balanced approach is essential to develop the swimmer’s fullest potential.

Visit our Join the Club page to get involved with our team! From our Bulldog Swim School to our nationally competitive and college preparatory Senior 1 group, we’ve got a place for your swimmer!

Our Philosophy

Across the board our aim is to provide our swimmers with the skills and background necessary to achieve their individual swimming goals, but we understand that swimming is not an end in of itself. Learning sportsmanship and developing good character are two of the most important things a child can gain from participating in athletics. Though success in the pool is important, ABSC swimmers are encouraged to value a strong work ethic, commit to self improvement, and display respect for others. One will find that at ABSC winning or losing take a backseat to preparation and doing one’s best, values which will help children succeed not just in swimming, but in life. We invite you to contact us, or come try out a practice, and see what the Athens Bulldog Swim Club is all about. We look forward to seeing you soon down at the pool!