Zags

Youth Swim & Dive

Fall & Winter

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
  • Session 1: Sat | Oct 1-Nov 19 | 8-9am | $79r/$94nr  
  • Session 2: Sat | Apr 15-May 20 | 8-9am | $59r/$74nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • 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. Participants will become more proficient with the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) and learn to execute starts and turns. Participants 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 are encouraged to also enroll in our “Competitive Stroke Clinic”, which begins immediately after the completion of Swim School

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Session 1: Sat | Oct 1-Oct 22 | 9:15-10:15am
  • Session 2: Sat | Feb 4-Feb 25 | 9:15-10:15am  
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Dive Camps

3rd-6th Gr

Beginner: This level is for those new to competitive diving and 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. 

Intermediate: This level is for those who already know the basics of diving and would like to further their competitive diving skills. Participants will work on technique, mechanics and more in order to prepare them to excel in middle school and high school swimming.  

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Coach: Stephanie VanNuil (Varsity Diving Coach)
  • Session 1: Beginner + Intermediate Now @ Same Time. Updated Times Below.
    • Mon, Oct 3: 6:00-7:30pm
    • Wed, Oct 5:  7:45-8:30pm  
    •  Mon, Oct 10:  7:45-8:30pm
    • Wed, Oct 12:  6:00-7:30pm
    • Mon, Oct 17:  6:00-7:30pm
    • Wed, Oct 19:  6:00-7:30pm
  • Beginner Session 2: M & W | Jan 9-25 | 5:30-6:30pm
  • Intermediate Session 2: M & W | Jan 9-25 | 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 and to develop their overall efficiency in the water. Join us to work on starts, turns, finishes for each competitive stroke, giving you an edge at swim meets! Participants must have at least one season of competitive swimming experience OR participated in one session of Swim School. 

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Instructors: Zeeland Recreation Aquatics Staff
  • Session 1: Sat | Oct 29-Nov 19 | 9:15-10:15am
  • Session 2: Sat | Mar 4-25 | 9:15-10:15am
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation Pools

Zeeland Age Group 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 10-12 weeks.

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  • Registration Deadline: Sat, Nov 5
  • Cost: $119r/$134nr
  • Head Coach: Adrienne Magnoler
  • Dates: Nov 28-Mid Feb
  • Practices: 6pm-7:30pm | M, T, TH | Days may vary based on the Natatorium schedule
  • Parent Meeting: Mon, Nov 21 @ 6pm | ZWHS Natatorium Balcony
  • Rookie Night: Tues, Nov 22 | 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 Nov 22 during Rookie Night. 
  • Location: Zeeland West Natatorium

Splashball Water Polo (Coed)

1st-6th Gr

This coed 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!  

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  • Cost: $39r/$54nr
  • Coaches:  Zac Geschwendt & Dave Vruggink (ZPS Varsity Coaches)
  • Dates: November 14-17
  • 1st-3rd Gr: 4:30-5:15pm
  • 4th-6th Gr: 5:30-6:30pm
  • Location: Zeeland Recreation West Pool