Competitive Aquatics

Winter Programs

Zeeland Age Group Swimming (Zags)

 


Spring/Summer Programs

Zeeland Varsity Swimming & Diving Academy

(grades K-6)

Swimming: This workshop will help competitive swimmers improve their technique and racing abilities. Each day will include large and small group instruction in all facets of successful swimming (stroke, drills, starts, turns, etc.), competitive games and races, as well as a chance to interact with swimmers from every Zeeland swimming program. Participants must be water-safe in an all-deep pool and at a minimum be comfortable swimming on both their stomach and backs for at least 25 yards. Parents are invited to attend the last 30 minutes each day. Participants are asked to bring a personal water bottle, goggles, towel and their own lunch. Min: 20 Max: 50  

Diving: Basic front and back approach will be demonstrated and taught. The dives each participant will learn will depend on the level of skill of each participant, but may include a front dive, front somersault or more, inward dive and back roll off or back dive. Participants must be able to dive in headfirst from the side of the pool. A max of 10 participants will be allowed for the diving portion. Parents are invited to attend the last 30 minutes each day. Participants are asked to bring a personal water bottle, goggles, towel and their own lunch. Min: 20 Max: 50  

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  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Instructors: Marc VanSoest & Matt Inman,  Zeeland Varsity Coaches
  • Cost: $50r/$62nr
  • Dates: August 7 & 8
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • Location:  Zeeland West Natatorium 

Splashball Water Polo

(grades 1-5)

Discover the game of water polo and the learn the skills involved in aquatic sports. Splashball will enhance swimming, balance and coordination skill-sets. Camp is for the beginner and experienced players. Please bring goggles, towel and a water bottle. 

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  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Coaches: Zac Geschwendt & Dave Vruggink, ZPS Water Polo Coaches
  • Cost: $28r/$40nr
  • Session 1: June 10-14
  • Session 2: July 22-25
  • Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Swim School

(ages 6-14)

Tailored for kids interested in learning about competitive swimming and developing their skills in a non-competitive environment. Emphasis will be placed on becoming more proficient with the four competitive strokes, learning how to properly execute shallow dives, proper starts and turns, as well as becoming familiar with swim practice routines. Must have at least level 4 swimming ability (PDF DocumentSwim Lessons Level Information). No competitive swim experience necessary. Min: 4 Max: 10

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  • Register based on age at start date
  • Cost: $46r/$58nr
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: Apr 13 - May 18
  • 6-8 yr olds: 10:15am - 11am
  • 9-14 yr olds: 11:15am - 12:15pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Water Polo Camp

(grades 6-12)

A co-ed teaching camp for intermediate and advanced players designed to improve skills, teach techniques and advance players’ understanding of game concepts and skills, including 2M offense and defense, shooting, goalie training and live game situations. Participants must be water-safe in an all-deep pool. Please bring goggles, towel and a water bottle. 

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  • Register based on 2019-20 grade level
  • Coach: Zac Geschwendt, ZPS Varsity Men's Water Polo Coach
  • Cost:  $120r/$132nr
  • Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Dates: June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18 
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland West Natatorium 

WMS/ZAGS Swim Clinic

(ages 6-18)

Using all three learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) participants will spend time in the pool and classroom breaking down all four strokes and what it takes to be efficient. Participants will learn drills and techniques that will help them become a well-rounded swimmer. Special guests will help with the water demonstrations. Swimmers must bring a notebook, swimsuit, towel and personal water bottle. Min: 10 Max: 100      

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  • Register based on age at start date 
  • Instructor: Drew Scheerhorn, WMS/ZAGS Head Coach
  • Cost: $30r/$42nr
  • Time: 2pm-4pm  
  • Session 1: Aug 19, 20, 21
  • Session 2: Aug 26, 27, 28
  • Location: Zeeland West Natatorium

Zeeland Age Group Swimming (Zags)

(6-18 yr olds)

ZAGS is an introduction to the sport of competitive swimming. Swimmers are placed into appropriate age groups and compete against other swim teams in West Michigan. Practices focus on kicking, technique, starts, turns, drills, aerobic endurance and learning to swim all four competitive strokes. Practices are typically three times a week. The season lasts about nine weeks. Participants have the opportunity to swim approximately 4-6 swim meets. 

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  • Register based on age at start date (May 29)
  • Head Coach: Drew Scheerhorn
  • Cost: $100r/$112nr
  • Season Dates: May 29 - End of July
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 20 @ 6pm @ ZW Natatorium
  • Rookie Night (For first time ZAGS participants): Tue, May 21 @ 6:30pm @ ZW Natatorium
  • Practices: Begin Wed, May 29. All practices will be on Mon, Wed and Fri from 6pm-7:30pm until school is out and move to morning practices during the summer. We recommend participants attend 75% or more of the practices
  • Meets: One invitational meet, 3-4 dual meets, and a championship meet
  • Location: Zeeland West Natatorium

ZAGS Off-Season

(ages 6-18)

For the swimmer who wants to build endurance and stamina before the age group season begins, as well as refine and develop their strokes, starts and turns during the off-season. Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience and able to swim 25yds of freestyle and backstroke. Min: 4 Max: 10

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  • Register based on age at start date
  • Cost: $46r/$58nr
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: Apr 13 - May 18
  • Time: 8am - 9am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools