Mini-gators is a pre-team program intended to introduce our youngest swimmers to our summer swim team. The purpose of Mini-Gators is to teach your child proper freestyle and backstroke as a start, and to build the strength and endurance to swim the length of the pool by the end of the short summer season. Mini-Gators who are ready can have the opportunity to swim one lap of freestyle in the last home meet. If your child is able and it is determined by the coach's assessment, they may be invited to swim in more meets as part of our 8 and under group.
Minis are designed for kids ages 5 and up. If space allows we will open it to 4 years olds who are ready for stroke instruction. Minis is not intended for children who are not yet comfortable being in the water on their own, as they must be able to swim two-thirds the length of the pool without walking on the bottom or grabbing the lane lines. Coaches will assess and group swimmers accordingly. The Mini-Gators will be limited to 10-15 swimmers per session due to time/space/staff constraints.
Mini-Gator Assessment Dates and Registration can be found on our Swimtopia site linked below. Swimtopia is the best place to check regularly for updates!