the Ala-Gator Website! Our club is a year-round age group
and senior competitive swim team, open to all interested swimmers
swim team experience is necessary to join and new swimmers need not
be proficient in the four strokes. However, they should be able to
swim the length of the pool - 25 yards - unassisted and without
stopping. The swimmer must also have enough endurance to
sustain a one hour workout or plan to attend regularly enough to
develop that endurance within a short period of time. See
Tryouts page for information about signing up new
practices 5 days a week, year-round and participates in
approximately one swim meet per month. Swimmers may attend as many
practices as they wish during each month. Attendance at swim
meets is optional, but strongly encouraged.
groups are set according to age and swimmer ability. Monthly
coaching fees vary, according to practice group. See
Fees page for more details.
is managed by a volunteer Parent Board and with the support of all
of the parents on the team. Parents are expected to volunteer at
all team events that their swimmers attend -- for example, as a
timer at swim meets or a lap counter at the
Freeze-A-Gator swim-a-thon. All families are also
expected to work a minimum of 10 hours at any swim meet that the
Alameda Gators host and run.
details on team membership, see the Alameda Gators Team Handbook in
Documents section of the website.