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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  Registration will open March 1st for returning families and March 15th for new families.


-Swimmers must be 5 years old by 5/31/2020. 

-All new swimmers (8 & under) must attend a swim evaluation and be able to swim 25 yards across the deep end of the pool without assistance. Evaluations will be held Wed 4/15 4:00 - 4:30 pm and 7:00 - 7:30 pm, Thurs 4/16 4:00 - 4:30 pm and 7:00 - 7:30 pm, and Sat 4/18 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Garden Hills Pool. You may come to any of the scheduled dates (no appointment is needed). Please click here for more information about our new swimmer evaluation. Please do not wait until after the evaluation to register your child! If you child does not pass, your registration will be refunded, but if you wait, registration will likely be full.

-All families are required to volunteer (click here for volunteer policy).

-Families with an outstanding balance on their account from a previous season will not be allowed to register until the balance is paid in full.

-Swimmers do not need to be a member of the Garden Hills pool in order to participate.


Registration Dates:

3/1 - 4/15 (or until groups are full) for returning members and siblings (registration link will be emailed on 3/1)

3/15 - 4/15 (or until groups are full) for new members (registration link will be posted on the website on 3/15)

Program Dates:

5/2 - 6/27 

Fee Structure for the 2020 Summer Season:

  • $175 per swimmer ages 5-12; $100 per swimmer ages 13-18

  • $28 per swimmer ASA (Atlanta Swimming Association) registration fee - this fee increases to $37 on 4/15

*Registration fees include a personalized silicone Garden Hills swim cap, t-shirt, drawstring meet bag, and a team bag tag


Late Registration:

Late registration may be offered on a space-available basis after 4/15. Some age groups may close early if full (we expect the 6&u and 7-8 groups to close before 4/15).

  • $25 per swimmer late fee (in addition to regular fees above)

*Late Registration will include a non-personalized silicone Garden Hills swim cap only (no t-shirt, meet bag, or bag tag)

Wait List:

If you would like to join the wait list, please register as usual for the group you would like.  Your name will be added to the wait list in the order in which you register.  Payment information will be collected, but your card will not be charged until you are placed an opening.  If you register for the wait list and would later like your name removed (which you may do without penalty at any time before being placed in an opening), please email your request to coolsharks@gardenhillspool.com.  Once your child has been placed in an opening and your card has been charged, you will be subject to the refund policy below. Be sure to attend a new swimmer evaluation by 4/18 to be eligible for placement on the team.


-Partial refunds of $125 ($50 for swimmers 13-18) will be given through the first week of practice (until 5/9).

-Partial refunds of $50 will be given before the first meet (5/26). 

-ASA registration fees will be refunded in full before the first meet (5/26). 

-Children who do not pass the swim test by the last evaluation (4/18) will have their registration automatically cancelled and receive a full refund. 

-No refunds will be given after 5/26.


It is extremely important that the same Active account/primary email be used every season when registering for Garden Hills swim programs. PLEASE DO NOT USE A DIFFERENT ACTIVE ACCOUNT FOR REGISTRATION OR CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT FOR YOUR CHILD. This includes different accounts within the same family (Mom's vs. Dad's). This is how you will know you are using the correct account: when registering, the very first question should be "Who are you registering?" and your child's actual name should be one of the options available (with all swimmer information auto-populated). If their name is not listed as an option, and you select the "your child (or a child in your legal custody)" option and manually fill in their information, you have just created a new account. Only new swimmers who have never participated in a Garden Hills swim program should use this option.  If your child's name is listed but followed by DONOTUSE, this means you are using a duplicate account which is not attached to your swimmer. Please DO NOT use this account!! Log out and back in using the correct account (let us know if you need help with this!). USING OR CREATING A DUPLICATE ACCOUNT CAN RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR CHILD'S SWIM HISTORY INCLUDING ALL PREVIOUS TIMES, ISSUES WITH RECEIVING CREDIT FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS, AND OTHER ACCOUNT PROBLEMS. There is currently no way to merge duplicate swimmer accounts in the Active system. If you would like to change your account/primary email, just email us and we can do that for you.


Also when registering your swimmer this year, please be careful to keep your swimmer's name the same as last year. Again, this information should auto-populate for returning swimmers. Changing a spelling, using a nickname, using a middle initial instead of the full middle name (or vice-versa), etc. can result in your swimmer's times and other information from previous seasons not being recognized (the system will think it is a new swimmer). If you need to make any changes to your swimmer's name, please register them using the name already in the system, then contact coolsharks@gardenhillspool.com for assistance. You will also need to contact us to change your primary account email. All other changes to your account (address, phone, etc.) can either be done during registration, or afterwards following the instructions in the FAQs on our website.