Tar Heel Youth Triathlon – Volunteers Needed

September 20th, 2018




We need Volunteers for the Tar Heel Youth Triathlon that we will be hosting here at Granite Falls. If you’d like to donate your time, please signup through the link below.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club


High school students can get service hours!

Most jobs start at 6:30 or 7:30AM and are finished by 10am.


To sign up, go to:



September Employee of the Month – Kaitlyn Palmateer

September 19th, 2018

Kaitlyn Palmateer has the perfect mindset for a lifeguard. “It’s better to be safe than sorry is a saying that I live by,” she exclaims. “I follow this both in school and while guarding,” she said. “I always tell myself this because I don’t want to fail”. With this attitude and determination, it’s no wonder Kaitlyn is this month’s Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club employee of the month.

A junior at Heritage High School, Kaitlyn has become an integral part of the guard team here at the Falls. She said, “I always try and work as much as I can, even the weekends. I come in early for my shifts so I can help out the managers or if more guards are needed.”  Diligence and extra effort are the hallmark traits of this third-year guard.

When she is not here at the club, Kaitlyn is dancing. “I have been a competitive dancer now for seven years,” she said. “At dance I also work as a teacher assistant for little girls and boys ages three to five years old.” At school Kaitlyn participates in club activities and the Honor Society.

Please join us in congratulating our Employee of the Month: Kaitlyn Palmateer.

Hurricane Florence Preparedness

September 12th, 2018


All Granite Falls Members and Families,

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence, the club will be closing tomorrow Thursday September 13 at 5pm. There will be no evening Kid Zone and all evening activities are canceled. Furthermore, we will be closed Friday September 14.

In the event of wide spread power loss, the club will remain closed until restoration. We will communicate with all of you the best we can via our website and Facebook, however, please call the club before venturing out. Once power is restored, we can begin the clean up process and reopen. Should we be able to open Saturday September 15, there will be no morning Kid Zone, so please plan accordingly.

Thank you all for making Granite Falls Swim and Athletic club a great place to work and play. It is our strongest desire that everyone remain safe and sound as we go through this event together.

Ken Adrian
General Manager
Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club
919.562.8895 ext. 228

Thanks for a Great Summer! – A Letter from Brandon Metzel

August 23rd, 2018

Dear Families of Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club,

We want to thank you for another wonderful summer camp season with our GF4 Summer Camp program! This summer had many memorable moments, and we are grateful we got to share and create them with your children. The weather was as close to perfect as it will ever be, the waters were warm, and everyone’s spirits were high. Thanks to you and your children, we had an incredible summer season and hopefully you did as well!

Don’t forget we do also offer camp year around with Fall, Winter and Spring Camps. We have a lot of awesome plans for this year and next year, and want you all to be a part of it! In the coming months, be on the lookout for our yearly mailing with plenty of new information about next summer.

Thank you all for an incredible summer, and we hope to see you again next year if not before!


Brandon Metzel


Meet Our New Fitness Director – Jeremy Buchholz

August 23rd, 2018


Introducing Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club’s newest staff member Jeremy Buchholz. Jeremy has recently joined our team as the club’s Fitness Director. Jeremy moved to North Carolina last year from Wisconsin where he was a respected part of the fitness and wellness community for nearly 25 years. From working as a personal fitness trainer, to opening and operating his own chain of martial arts and yoga schools, Jeremy has an extensive experience teaching, motivating, and creating exciting programs.

Through his broad fitness experience, Jeremy has come to believe in the importance of integrating mind, spirit, body together in order to create all around wellness and health. Besides working as the new Fitness Director at GFSAC, Jeremy plans to incorporate principles from his coaching business called ImDoingWELL where he teaches individuals to balance these three areas in their life so that they can experience all around improved wellness. He says he is very excited as he has seen the term fitness expanding to include things such as mindfulness, nutrition, flexibility, and more over the last few years.

Jeremy is a father, fitness lover, martial arts expert, outdoor enthusiast, wellness coach and all-around life enjoyer. When he’s not in the office, he’s usually finding some way to be active outdoors. He is very excited about joining the Granite Falls family and is looking forward to meeting the members of our club. Be sure to introduce yourself if you see Jeremy around the club!