The mission of
Gilroy Gators Swim Team is to provide the opportunity and
encouragement for ALL of our swimmers to be the best they can be in
both their athletic and academic pursuits.
The Gilroy Gators
Swim Team (GGST) was founded in 1970 as a competitive age group
swimming program within Gilroy's Parks and Recreation Department.
In 1981 the team was incorporated as a non-profit corporation "to
promote and encourage grade school and high school children to
compete in swimming athletics for their own athletic and
educational advancement." GGST has since separated from Parks and
Recreation to become an independently managed and financed
Our team philosophy
is to emphasize and reward continuous self-improvement.
Self-improvement is usually the result of hard work and dedication,
and these are life traits that we would like our swimmers to
possess. Swimming not only teaches dedication and hard work but
also the importance of perseverance and the courage to set goals
and reach for them.
We love the sport
of swimming here at GGST and want each and every one of our
swimmers to reach their potential both in and out of the pool. We
hope that our swimmers develop a love of the sport and use it as a
lifelong physical conditioning program.
We are constantly
growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well-rounded
competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking
forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or
coach any questions you may have.