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Swimming & Diving

Spring & Summer Programs

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. Emphasis will be placed on becoming more proficient with the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) and learning to execute starts and turns. Swimmers 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.  

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Dates: Sat | Feb 20-Mar 27  
  • Time:  9:15-10:15am 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

ZAGS Off-Season

6-18 Yr Olds

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 (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Session 1: Sat | Feb 20-Mar 27
  • Session 2: Sat | Apr 17-May 22 
  • Time:  8-9am 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

CO-ED SPLASHBALL WATER POLO CAMP

1st-6th Graders

This co-ed camp is designed to introduce the sport of water polo and provide basic skills and 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!

  • Register Here
  • Coaches: Zac Geschwendt & David Vruggink (ZPS Varsity Polo Coaches)
  • Cost: $33r/$48nr
  • Session 1: Mar 8-11 | 5:30-6:30pm
  • Session 2: June 7-10 | 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm | 4th-6th: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Session 3: July 26-29 | 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm | 4th-6th: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Time: 5:30-6:30pm
  • 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. Swimmers will work on starts, turns, and finishes for each competitive stroke, giving 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.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Instructor:  Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Dates: Sat | Apr 17-May 22  
  • Time: 9:15-10:15am 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

zags competitive swim team

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 typically runs for ten weeks concluding with the A & B Championship meets in mid-February. Swimmers ought to swim at all meets and are required to swim the Zeeland Classic Invitational and their end of season championship meet.

  • Register Here (Online Registration Opens Feb 8 @ 5am | Phone/Walk-In Registration Opens Feb 15 @ 5am)
  • Head Coach:  Drew Scheerhorn
  • Cost:  $119r/$134nr
  • Practices: Start June 1 | Mon, Tue, Thur | 6:00-7:30pm 
  • Parent Meeting - Mon, May 24: For new and returning parents. The meeting consists of a review of the season packet, including the practice and meet schedules. 
  • Rookie Night - Tue, May 25: For participants joining ZAGS for the first time. This night is an opportunity for coaches to see your swimmer’s comfort in the water and determine their correct practice group. 8 years old and younger should be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length backstroke. 9 years old and older should be able to swim two lengths of the pool 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. Suit fitting is on May 25 during Rookie Night (details above). 
  • Location:  Zeeland West HS Natatorium