Membership Information

Welcome to the Ala-Gator Website!   Our club is a year-round age group and senior competitive swim team, open to all interested swimmers ages 5-18.  


No previous 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 the  Tryouts page for information about signing up new swimmers.


The team 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.


Practice groups are set according to age and swimmer ability.  Monthly coaching fees vary, according to practice group.  See the  Fees page for more details.


The team 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.


For more details on team membership, see the Alameda Gators Team Handbook in the  Documents section of the website.