Weekly Gator Bite! The Gators Get Territorial and Protect Their Den

June 19th, 2019


Our Granite Falls Gators dominated the pool again at their home meet last night against the Greystone Gators. Granite Falls brought home an incredible win, with a final score of 359 to 155. The season is off to a great start with a winning record of 2-0!

Congratulations to our triple winners of the meet: Tate Bacon, Lily Mitchell, Ava Phillips, Benjamin Walcott, and David Walcott. Congratulations as well to our six and under double winner, Gene Moffat. Fantastic swims were made by all!

Join us in cheering on the Gators next Tuesday, June 25th, for our second home meet of the season against the challenging University Club. Just a reminder the pool will be closed from 3pm-9pm on the 25th for our swim meet.

Go Gators!



What are Your Personal Fitness Goals?

June 19th, 2019

What are your personal fitness goals? Be efficient with your time at the gym. Here is a breakdown of three common health and fitness goals and the classes that can best help you get the results you are looking for.

Loose Weight

Classes for you: Indoor cycling, treadmill workouts, kickboxing, boot camp and dance fitness. Keywords include cardio , endurance, interval training and high intensity interval training (HIIT).

What you are looking for is maximum calorie expenditure for your time investment. The classes you choose should use big, total body movements, get your heart rate up and have you breathing from a steady to a breathless pace for the bulk of the time.

Gain Strength

Classes for you: Circuit, strength training, sculpting and boot camp. Keywords include strength, power, resistance and lean muscle mass.

What you are looking for are classes designed to work the whole body because it is important to strengthen every muscle group. It is also most efficient to do this using compound exercises (moves that use several muscle groups at the same time).

Training for a Running/Walking Event (5K, 10k….).

Classes for you: Run club, treadmill workouts, indoor cycling, yoga, pilates, core training, stretching. Keywords include cardio, endurance, walk, run, flexibility and stretch. What you are looking for is cardiovascular endurance, core strength, agility, balance and flexibility. You will also need to fight upper body fatigue and maintain a strong core during a challenging walk or run. Repetitive walking or running can cause muscular imbalances and tightness over time which is why flexibility training is also key.

June Employee of the Month – Cole Tucker

June 13th, 2019

Even though he is in his first summer here a Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, Cole Tucker has already made a positive impact and is our June Employee of the Month.

A student at Thales Academy, Cole’s main role is as a party host here at the club. “I help them (party goers) set their parties up,” Cole said.” I help them with anything they need.” This can-do attitude reflects Cole’s life philosophy.

“(I believe in) positivity, “he relates. “Having a positive mind can not only help you through life, but also make others positive.” Cole has certainly put this into practice.

After a recent party, the host mother relayed her praise for Cole and his helpful attitude and pleasant demeanor. “I pointed to Cole and told my 15-year-old that that is the way a young man should behave,” she said.

With such a great start we look forward to a great summer and more as Cole advances in his Granite Falls career. Congratulations!

Gator Bites – Competition Gets Devoured at 1st Swim Meet of the Season!

June 12th, 2019

Congratulations to our Granite Falls Gators for their incredible meet against Greenway Club last night! All of our swimmers worked very hard and showed fierce competition in the pool. The Gators brought home the win with a dominating score of 357 to 157, setting eight new team records. Our new record breakers are as follows:


Boys 9-10 Medley Relay: Thomas Clayton, Joshua Delos Santos, Brady Schermer, and Noah Walcott

Girls 9-10 Medley Relay: Ava Pelletier, Ella Milne, Emily Wrenn, and Bella Ciancanelli

Boys 11-12 Medley Relay: Benjamin Walcott, Bryce Torsone, Wade Payne, and Joey Harrison

Boys 9-10 Freestyle Relay: Joshua Delos Santos, Thomas Clayton, Noah Walcott, and Brady Schermer

Girls 9-10 Freestyle Relay: Ava Pelletier, Bella Ciancanelli, Ella Milne, and Emily Wrenn

Boys 11-12 Freestyle Relay: Wade Payne, Bryce Torsone, Joey Harrison, and Benjamin Walcott

Boys 13-14 Freestyle Relay: James Bennison, David Quaresma, William Clayton, and David Walcott

11-12 Boys 50 yard Butterfly: Benjamin Walcott


Congratulations as well to our triple winners of the night: Emily Wrenn and Torben Atwater! As triple winners, Emily and Torben finished first place in every event they swam. Fantastic job!


Join us in cheering on the Gators next Tuesday, June 18th at 6pm for their first home meet of the season. Just a reminder that the indoor pool will be closed from 3pm – 9pm on June 18th for the Gators home swim meet.

Go Gators!

Bigfoot on the loose! Campers & Members BEWARE!

June 12th, 2019

NC group reports Bigfoot sighting in Wake County

A “large bipedal animal covered in hair” was reported in North Carolina’s Wake County today.

In other words, a Bigfoot: The ape-like creature that cryptozoologists believe roams the nation’s backwoods.

The sighting happened just before 11 a.m. Tuesday in a forested area next to Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club in Rolesville. No one was injured, though the group reports something threw rocks at them as they left the area. The Gonzalez brothers; Gabe and Nick of the Wake Forest-based group Bigfoot 911 reported the event on the group’s Facebook page Tuesday. Bigfoot 911 is one of a handful of groups around the country that investigate reports of Bigfoot sightings, mostly in places average people don’t go at night.

Nick says a team of 56 summer campers were out at the time, searching in the woods. He sensed movement in the corner of his eye.

“I turned to my left and saw a large bi-pedal animal covered in hair,” said Nick during his interview.

The animal took off, and Nick says he ran after it, eventually prompting a brief stare-down next to a dead tree.

“Its face was solid black, no hair on it. The hair looked shaggy all over,” he said.

Then it took off, not to be seen again, he said. Nick told the Granite Falls Observer Tuesday it is the best sighting he’s had in years of searching for the animal.

“I was able to see details of the creature … like the face, and the hair was matted and stringy. The eyes were farther apart than human eyes.”

Belief in the existence of Bigfoot is a brush fire that wildlife experts can’t seem to put out. National Geographic reports there is a wealth of circumstantial evidence: eyewitness accounts, blurry photographs, mysterious footprints. However, there’s a lack of undeniable proof, and that has made skeptics of scientists, who insist the sightings are often misidentifications of other animals.


Breaking News: Another Bigfoot sighting at Granite Falls! More info will be released later.

Posted by Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club on Wednesday, June 12, 2019