Competitive Aquatics

Zeeland Age Group Swim   ZW Natatorium

For more information about our Zeeland Age Group (ZAGS) please visit their website by clicking here: Zeeland Swimming

Practice Schedule: 2016-2017 ZAGS Practice Schedule

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Zeeland Age Group Swimmers, ZAGS (6-18 yr olds | May – July | $100, Zeeland Resident | $112, Non-Resident)

ZAGS is designed as an introduction to the sport of competitive swimming and is a stepping stone program to our USA team West Michigan Swimmers (WMS). ZAGS is for swimmers age 6-18 that are newer to competitive swimming. Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with practices beginning on May 24 at 6pm. Practice will focus on kicking, stroke technique, starts, turns, drills, and learning to swim all four competitive strokes. Participants will gain confidence while learning the basics of competitive swimming in a fun, safe environment. ZAGS is a preparatory program and should not be considered the end of an athlete’s development in the sport of swimming. There will be 3-4 dual meets, an invitational meet, and a championship meet. Swimmers must compete in at least one dual or invitational meet to be eligible to swim in the A or B championship meet. Team swim accessories can be found on www.different-strokes.com/ under the West Michigan Swimmers link. Parent volunteers are an essential part of a successful swim program. Please volunteer your time for team hosted ZAGS meets if your family is available. To register, click here or call at (616) 748.3230.

  • Parent Meeting: Monday, May 22 @ 6:30pm, Zeeland West Natatorium
  • Rookie Night: Tuesday, May 23 @ 6:30pm, Zeeland West Natatorium
  • First Practice: Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:00pm, Zeeland West Natatorium

 

ZAGS Off-Season Clinic (6-18 yr olds | Saturdays, March 4 – May 20 @ Cityside Pools | $60)

This swim class is designed for the competitive swimmer who wants to refine their strokes, starts and turns. Participants will work in a relaxed atmosphere concentrating on stroke and skill technique. Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience. Program size is limited. Registration is closed.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

Zeeland Age Group Swimmers, ZAGS (6-18 yr olds | Nov – Feb| $100, Zeeland Resident | $112, Non-Resident)

ZAGS is designed as an introduction to the sport of competitive swimming and is a stepping stone program to our USA team West Michigan Swimmers (WMS). ZAGS is for swimmers age 6-18 that are newer to competitive swimming. Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with practices beginning on May 24 at 6pm. Practice will focus on kicking, stroke technique, starts, turns, drills, and learning to swim all four competitive strokes. Participants will gain confidence while learning the basics of competitive swimming in a fun, safe environment. ZAGS is a preparatory program and should not be considered the end of an athlete’s development in the sport of swimming. There will be 3-4 dual meets, an invitational meet, and a championship meet. Swimmers must compete in at least one dual or invitational meet to be eligible to swim in the A or B championship meet. Team swim accessories can be found on www.different-strokes.com/ under the West Michigan Swimmers link. Parent volunteers are an essential part of a successful swim program. Please volunteer your time for team hosted ZAGS meets if your family is available. Registration opens August 2017. 

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for parents/guardians who may be interested in volunteering for some duties we need covered in preparation for managing ZAGS home events. If you are interested in helping Coach Scheerhorn out in these areas, contact him directly @ ajscheer@zps.org. We would greatly appreciate it!