The Gator Kids program is designed to give kids 5 + 6 years of age the chance to learn the sport and competition of summer league swimming. This program is not swim lessons.
Gators Kids will practice twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays starting the week of June 12th. The practices will be 20 minutes long, 5:55 PM - 6:15 PM, then 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM, once morning practice starts.
During each practice we will have volunteer coaches in each lane with the swimmers for assistance. The volunteer coaches will be swimmers on the Gators swim team ages 13 - 18. The volunteer coaches will also be in each lane during the races but the goal is for the swimmers not to need them.
The Gator Kids will race one 25-yard freestyle (1 length of the pool, starting at the diving board end of the pool) before the beginning of these home meets (after the general team warm-ups);
*Gator meets will start at 5:00 PM and Gator Kids will swim at 4:30 PM
The goal for this program is to teach new swimmers how to swim freestyle across the pool without stopping and without assistance during a race. Gator Kids will be an opportunity for new swimmers to practice racing before heading into the 8 & under age group.