Cool Sharks Adult Swim Team



The Garden Hills Adult Swim Team – Atlanta Adult Swim League Champions in 2018, 2019, and 2022, will make another run for those prestigious championship towels in 2023!


The team will be embarking on our 16th season this summer. And our pool is freshly re-surfaced and now cleaner- looking than ever!


The adult league, now known as “Grown-up Swimming”, is planning 4 summer “regular meets” — a “distance meet” (new for 2023) — and of course the all-important Championship Meet to be held in August.


Below are the 2023 plans and answers to a few frequently asked questions:


Practice Information


Practices start in Mid-May and we plan to continue through August. Weekday practices start at 6:20AM and end at 7:10AM —- and our hour-long Sunday morning practices will start at 8:30AM — got to get some sleep on weekends! No Saturday practices.


This team is open to both members and non-members of the pool. The vast majority of the team consists of swimmers that are not super-star AAU swimmers! In fact, we are moms, dads, college students, singles, new residents in the area, and some “over 60’s” that actually score a load of points by just completing events!!


Age groups are 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and up. So, you are racing swimmers your age! If you haven’t swam on a team in many years—or ever— you are in good company. Most of us enjoy the good workouts, swimming 2 to 6 meets, and the food truck social after meets. And we were all excited to win (by a VERY close margin) the Championship last season! (We ALL prioritize swimming at the Championship Meet!)


If you are unsure if this is for you — most swimmers on our 16-year-old team at one time started with the same question! A trial practice or two is available free of charge. Our practices are typically “comfortably full”, so we only have actual team members practicing—not folks just wanting to swim laps or exercise. And most team members practice about 3-4 days. Some even less. No one is taking roll! We have lanes for faster swimmers, and some for those that are just beginning, or swim at a more relaxed pace.


Now, regarding WEATHER:  We do not practice in thunderstorms, moderate or heavy rain, very windy conditions (like a tropical storm). If you are unsure about the weather, I and our coaches look at the radar around 6 AM. If there’s lots of “yellow/ orange/ red” rain & storm systems in the area, or moving our way, there will be no practice. No one wants to wake up at 5 something to stand outside of the pool fence watching bad storms approaching!!


Our Coach


Our Championship-winning Head Coach, Genevieve Jarun, will be returning for her 3rd year, and she will be assisted by a couple of junior coaches. Genevieve is an exceptional coach for all skill levels, and she was an Olympic Trials qualifier in the early 2000’s! She also swims with our team, and scores major points for us!


Fees to practice     


Team fees for practices for the season are due monthly: $15 for the month of May, $30 each for June, July and August. To practice as a team member requires no sign-up— just show up and swim.


The league fee is $55 for the season (may be less for early sign-ups and “under 25” age swimmers). That covers the costs of managing meets, equipment, insurance, etc. You DO need to sign up for the league! Go to, click FIND YOUR LEAGUE on their home page and follow the prompts. Make sure you sign up for the Garden Hills ADULT team.


We are also forming a Garden Hills Team this summer to participate in an Open Water Swim on September 23, 2023 at Lake Lanier that will benefit Swim Across America! Please scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.


We are looking forward to another fun and successful season of adult swimming!


If you have questions or want additional information, please contact me at


Jack Alexander
Adult Team Coordinator




Team Garden Hills for Swim Across America!


In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We joined the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that.

You can register to swim with us on September 23rd at Lake Lanier, or if you cannot join in, please support us by making a gift! The researchers we are funding are in our community and are the next generation of cancer pioneers. Without Swim Across America’s early-stage funding, they are not able to conduct trials that can lead to breakthroughs that can save lives. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure!

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