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Competitive Aquatics

Spring & Summer Programs

CO-ED "Splashball" Water Polo

1st-6th Graders

"Splashball" is co-ed camp designed to introduce the sport of water polo while teaching skills and an understanding of the sport. Splashball harnesses all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game in a safe, easy-to-learn aquatic experience that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit!  Each camper will receive a t-shirt and cap. Register based on 2020-21 grade level. 

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $32r/$47nr
  • Session 1:  June 8-11
  • Session 2: July 20-23
  • 1st-3rd Graders: 4:30-5:15pm
  • 4th-6th Graders: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Swim School

6-14 yr olds

Swim School is for kids interested in learning about competitive swimming and developing their skills in a non-competitive swimming 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). No competitive swim experience necessary. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $48r/$63nr
  • Dates: Saturdays | Feb 22-Mar 28
  • Time: 9:15-10:00am
  • 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 ZAGS 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). 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $72r/$87nr
  • Dates: Saturdays | March 7-May 16 (skip Apr 4 & Apr 11)
  • Time: 8:00-9:00am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools 

Competitive Stroke Clinics

6-14 yr olds

This clinic is designed to hone in on a swimmer’s technique and develop their overall 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 spring. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Dates: Saturdays | April 18-May 16
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am
  • 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. Prior to participation, 6-8 year olds should be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. Prior to participation, 9 year olds+ should be able to swim two lengths of the pool freestyle and at least one length of the pool of backstroke or breaststroke. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: May 9 
  • Cost: $110r/$125nr
  • Season Dates: May 26 - Mid July
  • Practices: 2-3 Prac p/Week (Mon, Tue, Thur) | Begin Tue, May 26 | 6pm practices from May 26 - End of school year | AM practices during summer
  • Location: Zeeland West HS Natatorium
  • Equipment: Competitive swimsuit, cap, goggles (suit fitting on May 19)
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 18 at 6pm (ZW Natitorium)
  • Rookie Night (for first time participants): Tue, May 19 (times below)
    • Coaches see swimmer’s comfort in water and determine best practice group for swim development
    • 6:30-7:00pm (Last names A-M)  
    • 7:00-7:30pm (Last names N-Z)

wms / zags competitive swim clinic

6-18 yr olds

For the competitive swimmer looking to improve their stroke technique, starts and turns, and overall performance. Participants must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally as well as do a start off the block.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $70r/$85nr
  • Dates: August 10-14 
  • Time: 3:00-5:00pm  
  • Location: Zeeland West Natatorium