The Greenwood Gators Swim Team is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people the sport of competitive swimming. Gators are run by a Board of Directors that consists of parent volunteers and the head coach of the swim team. The team employs a coaching staff that is made up of certified professionals who are dedicated to helping your child be the best swimmer that he or she can be.
Gators conducts two swim seasons each year. The short course season runs September through February with championship meets going into March. The long course season runs April through July.
Gators are a member of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the national governing body for competitive swimming in the United States. It was formed in 1978 with the passage of the Amateur Sports Act specifying that all Olympic sports would be administered independently. Their headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the Olympic Training Center. As the national governing body for the sport, USA Swimming is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming in the United States. In this capacity, it formulates rules, implements policies and procedures, conducts the national championships, provides our charter and insurance, and selects the athletes that will represent our country in international competition.
Gators offers coaching excellence and consistency in addition to three graduated, integrated training groups ranging from novice (Bronze) to elite (Platinum) levels of swimming. Most of all, Gators offers its members team spirit and a lot of fun!
All Greenwood Gators members train at the Greenwood High School natatorium located at 615 West Smith Valley Road. The facility houses a 25-yard pool that can be converted to a 25-meter pool for the long course season. The Greenwood Gators, the Greenwood High School swimming and diving teams, and the Greenwood Middle School swimming and diving teams all practice and host meets at the facility.
Although we use the Greenwood High School facilities, Gators is not affiliated with Greenwood Community School Corporation.
P.O. Box 1031
Greenwood, IN 46142
Gators offers convenient practice times and good swimmer-per-lane and coach-to-swimmer ratios. Practices are typically offered three to five days a week. This makes it more convenient for younger athletes involved in other activities and sports to attend practice on a consistent basis. The Gators coaching staff encourages swimmers to participate in other activities, especially at a young age. Practice schedules depend on the group in which a swimmer is placed. While we do not require swimmers to attend every practice, we do encourage them to do so in order to train well and reap the maximum benefit offered by the program.