Children ages 4-8 who are learning to swim and not yet ready to compete on the swim team can participate in our Junior Gator program. Junior Gators are taught proper stroke technique and develop the ability to swim at least one width of the pool (25 yards), at which point, upon recommendation by the coaching staff, they can graduate to the swim team and begin swimming in meets if they wish.
To make their introduction to instructional swimming a very positive experience, Junior Gators participate in a range of fun activities during practice. At the end of the Junior Gator swim season - Junior Gators participate in their own intrasquad meet, a fun, low pressure introduction to swim meets.
$545 for early bird registration dates.
$40 off total when registering 2 athletes
$130 off total when registering 3 athletes
4th or more swimmer from same family is free
$15 non-refundable Admin Registration Fee per family (please sign up all your swimmers at the same time to avoid duplicate Admin Reg Fee). Returning families receive a $25 discount for bringing in new members. Partial refunds for Jr Gators (fee less $200) are available only prior to June 30. After June 30, there are no refunds.
Practice for the Junior Gators starts on Monday, June 11. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Junior Gators practice either from 4:00 - 4:45 pm or from 4:45 - 5:30 pm. On Wednesdays, Junior Gators practice from 10-10:45 am.
A parent or responsible adult must be present on the pool deck supervising their child during the Junior Gator practice.
Junior Gator families are invited and encouraged to attend all adult and family swim socials.
You can register for the Junior Gator program by following the same registration process as for the main swim team by clicking the Start Registration link on our home page. During the registration process you will be given the opportunity to select whether your child is registering for the Swim Team or for the Junior Gator program. Please select your preferred timeslot at the time of registration. Coach Eddie will do his best to accommodate everyone's preference. You will be notified by email approximately 1 week before swim practice begins as to which slot you child is swimming in.