zags

Youth Swim & Dive

Spring & Summer

preseason stroke clinics

7-14 Yr Olds

Get a jump start on the competition! Each individual clinic will focus on one of the four competitive strokes and their associated skills (starts, turns, finishes) in a positive atmosphere that emphasizes skill and stroke techniques key to the success of competitive swimming. Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience. This clinic is designed to refine strokes through numerous drills and is not a substitute for swim lessons.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $13r/$28nr
  • Coaches: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Location: Zeeland Rec West Pool
  • 7-9 Yr Olds:
    • Freestyle: Tue, Apr 23 | 6:00pm-6:30pm
    • Backstroke: Tue, Apr 30 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 
    • Breaststroke: Tue, May 7 | 6:00pm-6:30pm
    • Butterfly: Tue, May 14 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 
    • Starts + Turns: Tue, May 21 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 
  • 10-14 Yr Olds:
    • Freestyle: Thur, Apr 25 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 
    • Backstroke: Thur, May 2 | 6:00pm-6:30pm  
    • Breaststroke: Thur, May 9 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 
    • Butterfly: Thur, May 16 | 6:00pm-6:30pm  
    • Starts + Turns: Thur, May 23 | 6:00pm-6:30pm 

pre-team swim school

6-14 Yr Olds

If you have a child who is interested in competitive swimming and/or joining our ZAGS swim team in the future, this is the perfect program to get them started! Each practice will focus on developing technique and foundational skills needed to be safe, comfortable, and disciplined in the water. Swimmers must be able to be in the water without direct assistance from another person or a flotation device and have the ability to swim a 25-yard freestyle unassisted. Pre-Team is not a substitute for swim lessons. Most swimmers will benefit from participating in swim lessons in addition to Pre-Team.    

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $44r/$59nr
  • Coaches: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • 6-8 Yr Olds: Tue + Thur | Apr 9-18 | 6:00pm-6:30pm
  • 9-14 Yr Olds: Tue + Thur | Apr 9-18 | 6:45pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec West Pool


splashball water polo camp (coed)

1st-6th Gr

This 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 Here
  • Cost: $43r/$58nr
  • Coaches: Zac Geschwendt & Dave Vruggink (ZPS Varsity Coaches)
  • May 20-23: 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm | 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec East Pool


zags preseason

6-14 Yr Olds

Develop an edge over your competition by starting your swim season prior to the first day of practice! This preseason conditioning program focuses on strength training drills, endurance building, and streamlining. Workouts will be provided and designed to increase lung capacity through cardiovascular conditioning, maximum swim stroke efficiency, and endurance training. This program is for swimmers with at least one season of competitive swimming experience and an understanding of the four competitive strokes. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $99r/$114nr 
  • Coaches: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Dates: Tue + Thur | Apr 23-May 23 
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm
  • Location: Zeeland Rec West Pool


zeeland age group swim team (ZAGS)

6-14 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 weeks and includes both practices and meets. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, May 11
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Coach: Jamahl Hogan
  • Location: ZWHS Natatorium
  • May 28-June 7 Practices: M, T, TH | 5:30pm-7:00pm | Days and times may change based on pool schedule and practice group sizes
  • June 10-Mid July Practices: M, T, TH | See a typical practice day schedule below. Days and times may change based on pool schedule and practice group sizes
    • 6-8 Yr Olds: 9:30am-10:15am
    • 9-10 Yr Olds: 9:30am-10:30am
    • 11-14 Yr Olds: 9:30am-11:00am
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 6 | 6pm | ZWHS Natatorium Balcony
  • Rookie Night: Wed, May 8 | 6pm-6:30pm (Last Names A-M) | 6:30pm-7pm (Last Names N-Z) | ZWHS Natatorium | 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, swim cap and goggles are necessary. Each swimmer will receive one latex ZAGS swim cap. Extra swim caps, including silicone, are available for purchase. Team suits are also available to purchase online from the Varsity Shop
  • ZAGS Welcome Packet
  • Swim Meet Volunteer Job Description
  • Expectations: Parents, Swimmers, Coaches
  • Parent's Guide to Swim Meets
  • WMSL Qualifying Standards

zags senior group

9th-12th Gr

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

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Tue, May 28
  • Cost: $149r/$164nr
  • Coaches: Drew Scheerhorn (ZPS Varsity Coach) & Jamahl Hogan (ZAGS Head Coach) 
  • Location: ZWHS Natatorium
  • May 28-June 7 Practices: M, T, TH, F | 5:30pm-7:00pm | Days & times may vary based on the pool schedule
  • June 10-Mid July Practices: M, T, TH, F | 7:00am-9:00am | Days & times may vary based on the pool schedule
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 6 | 6pm | ZWHS Natatorium Balcony
  • Equipment: A competitive swimsuit, swim cap and goggles are necessary. Each swimmer will receive one latex ZAGS swim cap. Extra swim caps, including silicone, are available for purchase. Team suits are also available to purchase online from the Varsity Shop

summer dive camp

3rd-6th Gr (based on 2024-25 school year)

Beginner: This level is for those new to competitive diving and 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. 

Intermediate: This level is for those who already know the basics of diving and would like to further their competitive diving skills. Participants will work on technique, mechanics and more in order to prepare them to excel in middle school and high school diving. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $63r/$78
  • Coach: Stephanie VanNuil (ZPS Varsity Dive Coach)
  • Beginner: Mon, Wed, Fri | July 22-Aug 2 | 9:00am-9:45am
  • Intermediate: Mon, Wed, Fri | July 22-Aug 2 | 10:00am-11:00am
  • Location: ZWHS Natatorium