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Youth Competitive Swim & Dive

Winter Programs

ZAGS COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM

6-18 Yr Olds

ZAGS is a competitive swim team designed for swimmers new to competitive swimming AND for experienced swimmers who want to improve their skills. Practices focus on endurance and technique in all four competitive strokes, kicks, starts and turns. The season typically runs for 10-12 weeks concluding with Championship meets in mid-February. 

  • Head Coach: Adrienne Magnoler
  • ZAGS Informational Packet
  • Practices: Mon, Tue, Thur | 5:30-7pm | Ends Feb 10
  • Sat, Jan 22: Dual @ Hudsonville (Away)
  • Sat, Jan 29: Dual vs. Jenison (Home)
  • Sat, Feb 5: B Championship Meet (@ Northview)
  • Fri, Feb 11: 11 & Over A Championship Meet (@ Hudsonville)
  • Sat, Feb 12: 10 & Under A Championship Meet (Home)

Learn-to-Dive Camp

3rd-8th Graders

This new camp is designed to teach the basics of springboard diving in a fun, supportive, and safe environment! Divers will learn board work mechanics and basic diving skills and drills. No experience necessary.  

  • Instructor: Stephanie VanNuil (ZPS Middle School Diving Coach)
  • Session 2: M & W | Jan 3-24
  • Times: 3rd-5th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm | 6th-8th Gr: 6:45-7:45pm 
  • Location: Zeeland West HS Natatorium

 

Spring & Summer Programs

ZAGS Off-Season

6-18 Yr Olds

This program is for competitive swimmers who want to build endurance and develop their strokes, starts and turns during the off-season. Swimmers must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience and must be able to swim three of four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, and either breaststroke or butterfly. Enroll based on age at start date.  

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $89r/$104nr
  • Instructor: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2:  Sat | Mar 12-May 21 (Skip Apr 2 & 9) | 8am-9am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Swim School

6-14 Yr Olds

This program is for kids interested in learning about competitive swimming and developing their skills in a non-competitive swimming environment. Emphasis will be placed on becoming more proficient with the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) and learning to execute starts and turns. Swimmers must be deep water safe and have a level four or equivalent swimming ability (See Level 4 Skills List Here). No competitive swim experience necessary. Enroll based on age at start date. Note: Swimmers who plan on signing up for our ZAGS  Competitive Swim Team this Winter are encouraged to also enroll in the Competitive Stroke Clinic (which begins immediately after the completion of Swim School). 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2:  Sat | Mar 12-Apr 23 (Skip Apr 2 & 9) | 9:15am-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Competitive Stroke Clinic

6-14 Yr Olds

This clinic is designed to hone in on a swimmer’s technique + develop their overall efficiency in the water. Swimmers will work on starts, turns, and finishes for each competitive stroke, giving them an edge at swim meets! Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience OR participated in one session of Swim School. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructor: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2:  Sat | Apr 30-May 21 | 9:15am-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Zeeland Age Group Swimmers SWIM TEAM (ZAGS)

6-18 Yr Olds

ZAGS is a competitive swim team designed for swimmers new to competitive swimming as well as experienced swimmers who want to continue to improve their skills and gain additional competitive experience. Practices focus on endurance and technique in all four competitive strokes, kicks, starts, and turns. The season runs approximately 8-9 weeks.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Registration Deadline: Tues, May 10 
  • ZAGS Informational Packet
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Coach: Adrienne Magnoler
  • Dates: May 31-Mid July
  • Practices: M, T, TH (Optional Friday Practices for 11 Yr Olds+) | Practice days may vary based on the Natatorium schedule
  • May 31-Jun 10 Practice Times: 5:30-7pm
  • After June 13 Practice Times: 9:30-11am  
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 23 | 6pm | ZWHS Natatorium Balcony
  • Rookie Night: Tues, May 24 | 6pm-6:30pm (Last Names A-M) | 6:30pm-7pm (Last Names N-Z) | “Rookie Night” is for first-time ZAGS participants. The purpose is to allow our coaches to see your swimmer’s comfort in the water and determine their correct practice group. Prior to participating, 6-8 yr olds should be able to swim one length of the pool (25-yds) freestyle and one length backstroke. 9 yr olds+ should be able to swim two lengths of the pool (50-yds) freestyle and at least one length of the pool of backstroke or breaststroke.
  • Equipment:  A competitive swimsuit, ZAGS swim cap and goggles are necessary. Each swimmer will receive one latex swim cap. Extra swim caps, including silicone, are available for purchase. Team suits are also available to purchase online from the Varsity Shop. Suit fitting on May 24 during Rookie Night. 
  • LocationZWHS Natatorium

Splashball Water Polo (Co-Ed)

1st-6th Gr

This co-ed camp is designed to introduce the sport of water polo while also improving skills and an understanding of the sport. “Splashball” harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game of Water Polo in a safe, easy-to-learn aquatic experience that will also motivate kids to swim and stay fit! Register based on 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Coach: Zac Geschwendt (ZPS Varsity Water Polo Coach)
  • Dates: June 6-9 
  • 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm
  • 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Learn-to-Dive Camp  

3rd-8th Gr

This camp is designed to teach the basics of springboard diving in a fun, supportive and safe environment! Divers will learn board work mechanics and basic diving skills and drills. No experience necessary. Register based on 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 7 @ 5am)
  • Coach: Stephanie VanNuil (ZPS Boys Middle School Diving Coach)
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Session 1: June 20-23
  • Session 2: July 18-22
  • 3rd-5th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm
  • 6th-8th Gr: 6:45-7:45pm
  • Location: ZWHS Natatorium