Swim & Aquatics

GCC Offers Aquatic Activities All Year!

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GCC Offers Aquatic Activities All Year!

  • Located on the main campus, the 50-meter pool is heated to 80-84 degrees year-round.
  • Health benefits for all - Exercise is Medicine in the water!

Spring 2024 Lap Swim

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12 - 3 p.m.

Starts: Monday, Jan 9, 2024

Ends: May 31, 2024

Holidays:

  • Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15
  • Closed: Presidents' Day, Monday, February 19
  • Open: Spring Break, Monday, March 11 - Sunday, March 17

Lap swim is free for registered fitness center users. To register for Lap Swim only: Call (623) 845-3333 and register for one of the following:

  • Fitness 500 33423 (1/2 - 5/31) $40 (Students and community, lap swim only)
  • Fitness 500 33409 (1/2 - 5/31) $25 (All MCCCD employees)
  • Fitness 500 33410 (1/2 - 12/31) $75 (Benefit-eligible MCCCD employees)

Spring 2024 Swimming Classes

PED103SM 20812 Term A 1/22 - 3/6/23, 12-12:50 p.m. MW
PED103SM 20801 Term B 3/25 - 5/8/23, 12-12:50 p.m. MW

Swimming class will help improve your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and muscular endurance. Taught in a group environment, you will learn the basic swim strokes, breathing techniques and strategies to improve your efficiency of movement in the water. You must be comfortable in the water without assistance to take this class.

About Lap Swimming

  • Lap swimming is included for any Fitness Center registered users.
  • Download our Free One Day Guest Pass (see button on right side of this page) (Great for visitors and first timers)
  • If special permission is required for the section number you are choosing, please email elina.sandoval@gccaz.edu or kevin.kleissle@gccaz.edu. or call 623-845-3039.
  • Please see Kevin Kleissle, Aquatics Specialist, during lap swim hours if you need registration assistance or have general questions.

All swimmers must complete a Lap Swim Waiver (see Downloads on this page). Please go directly to the pool to check in with your ID card. Enter at the northeast gate. Face masks are recommended indoors in the changing areas. The minimum age is 13 with a parent/guardian present. Individuals who are 16 years of age can attend on their own with a parent/guardian's signature.

Download the Lap Swim Waiver

GCC Water Safety Rules

  1. Only swim when a lifeguard or qualified instructor is on duty
  2. Read and obey all posted rules and signs
  3. Avoid swimming when feeling unwell or overtired
  4. Enter feet first by sitting on the side of the pool or using a ladder
  5. Swim in shallow water if you are not an experienced swimmer
  6. Check with a lifeguard before attempting a dive from the starting blocks
  7. Do not attempt to swim under the bulkhead that divides the pool