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Youth Competitive Swim & Dive

Fall & Winter Programs


6-18 Yr Olds

ZAGS is a competitive swim team designed for swimmers new to competitive swimming AND for experienced swimmers who want to improve their skills. Practices focus on endurance and technique in all four competitive strokes, kicks, starts and turns. The season typically runs for 10-12 weeks concluding with Championship meets in mid-February. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Tue, Nov 2
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Head Coach: Adrienne Magnoler
  • Season: Nov 22 - Mid February
  • Practices: Start Nov 22 | Mon, Tue, Thur | 5:30-7pm
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, Nov 15 @ 6pm (ZW Natatorium)
  • Rookie Night - Tues, Nov 16: For first-time ZAGS | Coaches watch swimmer’s comfort in the water + determine the correct practice group to place them in. 8 years old and younger should be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yds) freestyle and one length backstroke. 9 years old and older 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.
    • 6pm-6:30pm: Last names A-M
    • 6:30pm-7pm: Last names N-Z
  • Equipment: Competitive swimsuit | ZAGS swim cap | Goggles | 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 Nov 16 during Rookie Night (details below). 


1st-6th Graders

This co-ed camp is designed to introduce the sport of water polo and provide 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
  • Cost: $33r/$48nr
  • Instructor: Zac Geschwendt (ZPS Varsity Coach)
  • Dates: Nov 15-18 
  • 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm 
  • 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Location:  Zeeland Recreation Pools

Learn-to-Dive Camp

3rd-8th Graders

This new camp 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. No experience necessary.  

  • Register Here
  • Instructor: Stephanie VanNuil (ZPS Middle School Diving Coach)
  • Cost: $59r/$74nr
  • Session 2: M & W | Jan 3-19 | 3rd-5th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm | 6th-8th Gr: 6:45-7:45pm 
  • Location: Zeeland West HS Natatorium

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
  • Cost: $89r/$104nr
  • Instructor: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 1: Sat | Sept 18-Nov 20 (Skip Oct 30) | 8am-9am
  • Session 2:  Sat | Mar 12-May 21 (Skip Apr 2 & 9) | 8am-9am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

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. Note: Swimmers who plan on signing up for our ZAGS  Competitive Swim Team this Winter are encouraged to also enroll in the Competitive Stroke Clinic (which begins immediately after the completion of Swim School). 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $49r/$64nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2:  Sat | Mar 12-Apr 23 (Skip Apr 2 & 9) | 9:15am-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 + 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 one session of Swim School. Enroll based on age at start date.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructor: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 1: Sat | Oct 23-Nov 20 (Skip Oct 30) | 9:15am-10:15am
  • Session 2:  Sat | Apr 30-May 21 | 9:15am-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools