Frequently Asked Questions:
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Q: Do I need to be a Greentree Resident in order to be a Gator?
A: No, residents of neighboring communities are allowed to swim for the Gators, however Greentree residents receive priority registration. Non-residents may be bumped if a resident wants to swim.
Q: How old does my child need to be to swim?
A: Swimmers from age 5-18 have a place on the Gators. We also have a Jr. Gator program for kids starting at 3 years old.
Q: What documentation do I need to register my swimmers?
A: Each year you will need to provide two residency verification documents. For example, utility bills with your name and address. New swimmers are required to include a copy of their birth certificate to show proof of age.
Q: How are the age groups broke up?
A: Age groups are broken up at the following points: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15-18 years old. 5/6's and 7/8's swim 25 meter races, all other groups swim 50 meter races and the Individual Medley.
Q: What is the time commitment/practice times:
A: Practices are held Monday to Thursday between 4 and 6pm. You can see work out times here. Meets on on Saturday mornings from 7:30am until 2pm.
Q: Does my swimmer need to know all of the strokes to be on the team.
They don’t need to be able to get across the pool. If they are safe in the pool and can swim and take breaths on their own, they are good to go!
Q: Is there a volunteering requirement?
A: Yes, all families are required to volunteer throughout the season without exception. You can learn more about the roles and requirements for volunteering by clicking here.