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Competitive Aquatics

Fall & Winter Programs

Competitive Stroke Clinics

(ages 6 - 14)

Designed to hone in on a swimmer’s technique and develop their efficiency in the water. Swimmers will work on starts, turns, and finishes for each stroke, which will give them an edge at swim meets. Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience or participated in Swim School this fall. Enroll based on age at start date. Min: 4 Max: 10

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  • Cost: $35r/$50nr
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools 

Splashball Water Polo Camp

(grades 1 - 5) 

Discover the game of water polo and learn the skills involved in aquatic sports. Splashball also enhances swimming, balance and coordination. Camp is for the beginner and experienced players. Please bring goggles. Min: 10 Max: 28

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  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Coaches: Zac Geschwendt and Dave Vruggink,  ZPS Varsity Coaches
  • Dates: Nov 18-21
  • Time: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools 

Swim School

(ages 6 - 14)

Tailored for kids who are interested in learning about competitive swimming and developing their skills in a noncompetitive environment. Emphasis is placed on becoming more proficient with the four competitive strokes and learning to execute starts and turns. Must have a level 4 or equivalent swimming ability (details on swim levels here). No competitive swim experience necessary. Enroll based on age at start date. Min: 4 Max: 10

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  • Cost: $48r/$63nr    
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: Sept 14-Oct 19
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools 

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 are typically three times per week and focus on kicking, technique, starts, turns, drills, aerobic endurance and learning to swim all four competitive strokes. 

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  • Registration Deadline: Nov 2
  • Cost: $100r/$115nr
  • Head Coach: Drew Scheerhorn
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, Nov 18 - 6pm @ ZW Natatorium (3390 100th Ave)
  • Rookie Night (for first timers): Tue, Nov 19 - 6:30pm @ ZW Natatorium
  • Practices Begin: Nov 25
  • Practice Times: M, T, TH | 6pm-7:30pm
  • Season Dates: Nov 25 - Febraury 
  • Meets: One invitational, 3-4 duals, and a championship meet 
  • Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, swim cap (details at parent meeting)

ZAGS Off-Season

(ages 6 - 18)

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. Min: 4 Max: 10

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $77r/$92nr
  • Day: Saturday
  • Dates: Sept 14-Nov 23 (Skip Oct 26)
  • Time: 8:00-9:00am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools