Learn the Sport

Swimmers in the Gups group are introduced to ABSC, USA Swimming, and the sport as a whole!​

We teach the four competitive strokes so swimmers become swim meet-ready, and swimmers learn the ins and outs of what it's like to be a member of our team.​

Gups are encouraged to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, so swimmers in this group should be able to complete at least 1 25-yard lap of each stroke. For those unable to do so, we recommend our Bulldog Swim School! Note** meets are not required for the Gups.​

To learn more about the Gups or group or how to register, email Mike Radford. Also see our Join the Club page. .

Coach Contact

Mike Radford ([email protected])


Gups Oconee:

  • Option A: M/W 3:30-4:30, F 4-5 PM. OAR pool.

  • Option B: T/Th/F 4-5 PM. OAR pool.

Gups Clarke:

  • M/W/F 5-6 PM, YWCO pool.

Required Equipment

Kickboard & Fins


$125 per month, billed on a 11 month cycle (September-July) plus team-wide annual registration fee.