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.
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Senior – 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 Group – 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. 20% technique, 80% training. 3000 – 5000 yards per practice. Four to eight practices per week recommended.
White – Intermediate level competitive team. Further expand a utilization level of swimming technique in all four strokes. Focus on state 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. 1000 – 3000 yards per practice. Three to four practices per week recommended.
Red Group – 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.
Guppies--Beginning non-competitive developmental group. Coaches will recommend the guppy group to swimmers who are not quite ready for the gator group and have an ability to swim a minimum of 15 yards on front and back and be able to blow bubbles with face in the water. Two practices per week recommended.
Diving - Beginning non-competitive diving through advanced diving. To introduce and then develop all aspects of competitive diving skills. Two practices a week recommended.
Team Entry Criteria and Guppies to Gators
The Gillette Swim Team is proud of our new Guppies to Gators (G2G) developmental swimming program for swimmers age 5 years and older. Guppy swimmers are required to register with USA and Wyoming Swimming and pay dues of $50 per month.
Guppies need to meet the following criteria – Must be able to blow bubbles with face in the water, combined stroke on front 15 yards, and combined stroke on back 15 yards.
Gators need to meet the following criteria – Demonstrate blowing bubbles with rotary breathing, combined stroke on front (freestyle) 25 yards, and combined stroke on back (backstroke) 25 yards.
Guppies who graduate to the GST Gator group will be required to pay the GST monthly dues of $55. Dues will not increase until the first month after the swimmer is moved into Gator group. For example, if a Guppy moves to the Gator group on November 16, dues will not increase until December 1.