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Genesee Mountain Thunder has been committed to providing our community with a strong summer swimming program for years. The members of our team learn the aspects of the sport of swimming, teamwork and accountability. We have a lot of fun during the summer and welcome children of all abilities up to 18 years of age.

Our main season begins at the end of May with daily practices. Once school is out, we are in full swing until the end of July!

2016 Wine and Cheese/Swim Suit Try-on 4/7/16

Join us to prepare for the 2016 summer season!  Mingle with friends and try on swimsuits in time to get them for the first swim meet!  We hope to have the party at Vista Clubhouse from 5:00-7:30pm, but it will depend on the status of their construction.  We have the Foothills Clubhouse location reserved as a backup.  We will post the location here when we are more certain. 

2016 Kick-Off Meeting & BBQ 5/30/16
A fun night of swimming (weather permitting), BBQ and friends!  Kick off the season at Vista Clubhouse from 5:00-8:00pm. 

Mock Meet 6/3/16
This is the perfect opportunity for our swimmers to learn the ropes of a swim meet.  Or get the experiences swimmers back in the groove!  We run through the procedures and order of the meet that is coming up.

First HOME meet 6/11/16
We need ALL swimmers at this meet.  It has a 6:00am start ime and we want you to be ready to warm up right on time-depending on the size of the meet it can last up until around 1:00pm.  We also have home meets on 6/18 and 7/9.

Awards Night 8/1/16
A wonderful evening to end the season and celebrate our fun times will be happening at Vista Clubhouse from 5:30-9:00pm

Volunteer Points / Volunteer Buy-Out Option / Team Swim Portal

As you all know, GMT is  a parent-run organization and we rely heavily on our family volunteers. Over the 8 weeks of  our summer season - there is a great deal of volunteering that goes on behind the scenes to keep the team running smoothly,. We count on our families to volunteer primarily at our meets, but we also need help coordinating extra activities which build team spirit and add to the fun and excitement for the swimmers.  

This season we will be tracking volunteer points in the new swim portal. We ask that each family fulfills 15 volunteer points throughout the season. If this is something you are not able or willing to do, you will have the ability to "Opt Out' of your volunteer requirements during the registration process. The fee for "opting out" is $175 per family. Ideally we would like all families to volunteer, but we do understand that in some cases it is just not feasible. 

Practice times:
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri morning 7:30-9am for age 11 & up
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri morning 9:00-10:00am for age 10 & under
Mon, Tues, Thurs evening 7-8:30pm all ages

13 and up from 7:15-8:00am

9-12 from 8:15-9:30am

8 and under 9:15-10:00am

June 2nd-First meet at Wheatridge

The Genesee Mountain Thunder swim team consists of children ages 5-18 who practice daily at the Foothills neighborhood pool in the beautiful Genesee mountains of Golden.  We are part of the Foothills Swim Association (FSA) and participate in organized summer swim meets with other FSA teams in Jefferson County from Memorial Day through the end of July.  We have been active with FSA swimming for over 30 years.

Genesee Mountain Thunder, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, was established solely to provide children in Genesee and the surrounding  communities with the opportunity to develop their swimming skills, to promote good sportsmanship in competitive aquatics, and to encourage exercise and build character in a fun summer team environment. 
The swim team is run by a volunteer parent board. 


We swim at the Foothills Pool Genesee, located at 1985 Foothills Drive South in Genesee.