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 organization.
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.
We are Gators Family!