GCAT announces registration for upcoming season

CHENANGO COUNTY Another exciting season of GCAT swimming is quickly approaching. The Greater Chenango Aquatics Team is proud to announce its fourth Long Course season of USA Swimming. Registration begins March 25, 2015.

The website swimtoday.org wrote that "a swim team can be one of the greatest sources of exercise, camaraderie and fun. By joining a swim team, your child gets so much more than just exercise. They get to be a part of a community of 400,000 dedicated beginners, competitors and Olympic swimmers who all share the same passion. Education. Motivation. Confidence. According to the 2014 State of the Competitive and Fitness Swimming Industry Report by Sports Marketing Surveys, the exclusive research provider to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, nearly 80 percent of parents overlook swimming when choosing organized sports activities for their children after they learn to swim. Most notably, parents whose children had never tried swimming perceived it to be less fun than other sports. However, parents of swimmers rated the sport at the top in fun, teamwork, confidence-building and health and fitness once they gave it a try."

The coaches at GCAT want to spread that message and make sure all parents know just how great the sport of swimming can be. Swimming allows kids to see quick improvement compared to other sports, builds self-confidence, self-esteem and focus, teaches time management and organization, helps kids learn how to compete, win and lose gracefully, creates an exercise for life and swimming is more fun and easier to learn than parents and kids ever imagined.

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