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Youth Swim & Dive

Winter

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. Participants will become more proficient with the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) and learn to execute starts and turns. Participants 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 are encouraged to also enroll in our “Competitive Stroke Clinic”, which begins immediately after the completion of Swim School

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2: Sat | Feb 4-25 | 9:15-10:15am  
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Competitive Stroke Clinic

6-14 Yr Olds

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

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Dates: Saturdays | Mar 4-25
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Zeeland Age Group Swim Team (ZAGS)

6 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 10-12 weeks.

 


Spring & Summer

Competitive Stroke Clinic

6-14 Yr Olds

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

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Dates: Saturdays | Mar 4-25
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

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
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Date: Saturdays | Apr 15-May 20
  • Time: 8-9am 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Zeeland Age Group Swimmers (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 weeks.

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Sat, May 13
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Dates: May 30-Mid July
  • May 30-June 10 Practices: M, T, TH | 5:30-7pm @ Natatorium
  • June 12-Mid July Practices: M, T, TH | 60-90 min practices in AM @ Zeeland Rec
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 8 @ 6pm | Natatorium Balcony
  • Rookie Night:
    • Last Names A-M: Tue, May 9 | 6pm-6:30pm 
    • Last Names N-Z: Tue, May 9 | 6:30pm-7pm
    • “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. 

Splashball Water Polo Camp (Coed)

1st-6th Gr

This coed 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: $39r/$54nr
  • Coaches:  Zac Geschwendt & Dave Vruggink (ZPS Polo Coaches)
  • Dates: June 5-8
  • 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm
  • 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation West Pool