The Gillette Gators Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Gillette Gators Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
Gillette Gators Swim Team coaching staff will determine swimmer placement.
Senior (High School) – Advanced level competitive team with elite meet preparation. Preparation for High School or USA Senior meet swimming. Swimmers refine technique, show strong team unity, have high meet attendance, a strong work ethic, and are strong role models for the younger swimmers. Five to nine practices per week recommended.
Blue (Jr. High School) – Advanced level competitive team. Build a competitive state, zone, and sectional team. Establish proficient swimming technique in the 4 strokes. Swimmers set goals, have a good work ethic, and a strong team concept. They must be committed to GST and have a strong desire to succeed. 30% technique, 70% training. 3000 – 5000 yards per practice. Four to five practices per week recommended.
White – Intermediate to advanced level competitive team. Further expand a utilization level of swimming technique in all four strokes. Focus on state and sectional qualifying times, goal setting, team concept, and work ethic. The yardage base will increase in this group as well as the expectations of the swimmers’ performance. Regular meet participation is expected. 40% technique, 60% training. 1500 – 3500 yards per practice. Three to four practices per week recommended.
Red – Entry level competitive team. Expand and further develop swimming techniques in all 4 strokes, establish necessary competitive swimming components such as streamlining, flip turns, open turns, racing starts, relay starts, pace clock, and the team concept. Begin to develop an endurance training base. 60% technique, 40 % training. 500-1500 yards per practice. Two to three practices per week recommended.
Gator – Developmental team. Develops skills that will lead to competitive swimming. Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted freestyle and back stroke demonstrate blowing bubbles with rotary breathing. Learn all four strokes. Learn starts and turns. Introduce training concepts. Two to three practices per week recommended.