Gulf Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 300


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WHAT:  Gators is the noncompetitive branch of The Woodlands Swim Team.  Registration is done on a month to month basis. 

WHEN:  Mondays & Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 at CISD Natatorium, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30 at Sawmill Pool

*Please note each month has specific start and end date and potential NO SWIM days depended on CISD school calendar and Natatorium schedule.  These dates are noted in registration.

WHERE:  Mondays & Wednesdays - CISD Natatorium, Tuesdays & Thursdays - Sawmill Pool

REGISTRATION:  Registration and information on Gators is up and on the website by the 25th day of the month preceding the Gator month.  Registration for Gators is done each month.  It is not on an auto bill cycle.  There is a one time $40 charge for Gators each swim year (September through July) to cover the cost of swimmer insurance. 


Gators is a group that is perfect for all levels of athlete from high school swimmers wanting extra training to younger swimmers who can only swim freestyle and backstroke. The goal of Gators is to provide a fun place for athletes to learn to swim at any level and prepare those swimmers to compete for TWST.  At any time, please notify the Gators Head Coach if you would like your swimmer evaluated for TWST year round competitive team readiness.

For all athletes, the first Monday of every session will be a trial day. The swimmers will do 25s of all 4 competition strokes, a 50 freestyle, and some swimmers will do the 100 IM and the 100 freestyle to help the coaches assess and place the athletes in the correct training groups.

Gators is broken into three groups based on the needs and abilities of the athlete:

Gator 1:

    Gator 1 is a training focused group that will do more specific stroke based instruction in the framework of a TWST practice. The goal is to prepare your athlete to make the jump to TWST, or to perform on their high school team.

Gator 2:

    Gator 2 is a technique focused group for the swimmer that is ready to start training as well. This group will focus on refining all 4 strokes, as well as flip turns, and start to teach the basics of being in a swim practice to prepare the swimmer to move onto TWST, or into Gator 1.

Gator 3:

    Gator 3 is a technique focused group for the swimmers that are new or have not been in the water for a while. Learning to legally do all 4 strokes will be the goal of Gator 3 and a coach will be in the water one day a week to help facilitate this goal.




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