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Gregory Seahurst Swim Club Will Open Saturday, May 12; Here’s How to Join


Advertiser Gregory Seahurst Swim Club (GSSC – home of the Gators!), located right here in Burien’s own Gregory Heights neighborhood, is getting set to open at Noon on Saturday, May 12, with a General Swim & BBQ.

Many people don’t even realize that there’s a great, private, non-profit swim club located here.

Whether you enjoy a quiet lap swim, a leisurely game of tennis, a challenging game of pickleball or just want to spend a warm summer evening barbequing with friends, GSSC is the place for you.

The club also offer a comprehensive swim, dive, and lessons program and opportunities for kids to participate on competitive teams. Their mission is to “develop within our kids an interest and love for swimming, diving, and tennis; provide training and competitive opportunities for youth of all abilities; celebrate team and individual ‘personal bests;’ provide a fun, family-friendly, ‘Gator Pride’ atmosphere that builds sportsmanship, character, skills, and friendships.”

They even offer a Masters swim program for adults!

First opened in 1959, it includes a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool with diving board, small wading pool, two tennis courts, pickeball courts, a tennis practice-wall area and a playground for young children.

Swim and tennis lesson programs are available to both members and the general public, either as part of a group or individually.

The 150-member swim and dive teams are part of the Seattle Summer Swim League. GSSC and other local swim clubs host the league’s events. Gregory Seahurst’s tennis team competes in USTA events.

New for 2012:

  • Tennis courts resurfaced
  • New pickleball courts
  • New basketball hoop

FACILITIES
The main building houses men’s and women’s changing rooms and the club office. Bleachers line one side of the big pool, and there’s a raised barbecue area with gas grills and picnic tables adjacent to its shallow end.

On two sides of the pool are lounge chairs and shade umbrellas. Snack service is provided at selected times.

TEAMS
The 150-member swim and dive teams are part of the Seattle Summer Swim League. GSSC and other local swim clubs host the league’s events. Gregory Seahurst’s tennis team competes in USTA events.

To join this great, neighborhood club, click here.

GSSC has a limit of 280 active membership shares. To apply for membership, please apply through our online registration or complete a Membership Registration Application and mail it to the address shown below. Upon receipt of the completed form and the $10 fee, you’ll be contacted about purchasing a membership. Currently, there is not a wait list.

Before submitting an application, please thoroughly read the following pages:

How to join:

New members can join the club for $550/year (plus tax) as an associate member. That amount is the current dues ($450) plus $100. We will still accept full memberships of course, but the hope is that new members will get to try out our wonderful pool for up to two years without having to purchase a full membership (currently valued at $700). If, after two years, they want to join as full members, the $200 will be applied to the current value of a membership. We don’t have a waiting list, so they can join right away. We are working on marketing our club through other means, but nothing beats a personal testimonial.

GSSC offers two types of memberships for new members:

  1. Equity Share Membership: Equity member certificate holders are entitled to full use of the Club facilities and programs. In addition, certificate holders can be appointed to the Board of Directors and have voting rights at all general membership meetings.
  2. Seasonal (Provisional) Membership: Are only available to new members and are limited to a term not to exceed 2 years. Provisional members are entitled to full use of the Club facilities and programs. However, they are not eligible to serve on the Board or vote at any general membership meetings. Provisional members will not have to pay any member approved assessments.

Send your application and $10 fee (payable to GSSC) to:

Sandra Holmes
GSSC Membership Director
16221 9th Ave SW
Burien WA 98166

For questions concerning membership, contact Sandra at sandraholmes@comcast.net or 206-431-8086.

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