Zags

Youth Swim & Dive

Spring & Summer

Zeeland Age Group Swimmers SWIM TEAM (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 8-9 weeks.

  • Register Here 
  • Registration Deadline: Tues, May 10 
  • ZAGS Informational Packet
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Coach: Adrienne Magnoler
  • Dates: May 31-Mid July
  • Practices: M, T, TH (Optional Friday Practices for 11 Yr Olds+) | Practice days may vary based on the Natatorium schedule
  • May 31-Jun 10 Practice Times: 5:30-7pm
  • After June 13 Practice Times: 9:30-11am  
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, May 23 | 6pm | ZWHS Natatorium Balcony
  • Rookie Night: Tues, May 24 | 6pm-6:30pm (Last Names A-M) | 6:30pm-7pm (Last Names N-Z) | “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. Suit fitting on May 24 during Rookie Night. 
  • LocationZWHS Natatorium

NEW! Zeeland Age Group Swimmers Senior Group (ZAGS)

9th-12th Gr

This new swim team is designed for high school athletes who want to develop their skills, train hard and build their confidence in the water.  Swimmers will compete in 2-3 dual meets, the WMS/ZAGS Summer Classic Invitational and the WMSL Championship A meet. Come join the fun!

  • Register Here 
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Registration Deadline: Tues, May 10 
  • Head Coach: Drew Scheerhorn (ZPS Varsity Swim Coach)
  • Season Dates: May 31-Mid July
  • Practices: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (may vary)
  • May 31-Jun 10 Practice Times: 5:30-7:30pm
  • After June 13 Practice Times: 7:00-9:00am  
  • Location:  Zeeland West Natatorium 

Splashball Water Polo (Co-Ed)

1st-6th Gr

This co-ed 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 based on 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Coach: Zac Geschwendt (ZPS Varsity Water Polo Coach)
  • Dates: June 6-9 
  • 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm
  • 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Learn-to-Dive Camp  

3rd-8th Gr

This 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 based on 2022-23 grade level.

  • Register Here
  • Coach: Stephanie VanNuil (ZPS Boys Middle School Diving Coach)
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Session 1: June 20-23
  • Session 2: July 18-22
  • 3rd-5th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm
  • 6th-8th Gr: 6:45-7:45pm
  • Location: ZWHS Natatorium

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.

  • Instructor: Zeeland Rec Aquatics Staff
  • Session 2:  Sat | Apr 30-May 21 | 9:15am-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools