Elk Grove Aquatics Club and Sunshine Swim Center have joined forces to develop the next generation of swimmers … become a part of our Gators swim team.
Why should I join a swim team?
Competitive swimming programs provide many benefits to young athletes including self-discipline, good sportsmanship, and time management skills. Competition allows the swimmer to experience success and to learn how to treat success and failure as two sides of the same coin, while becoming healthy and physically fit.
What are the Gators?
The Gators are a recreational swim team. The Gator Program operates year round in three different seasons (August- November, December- March & April-July) . This program is a fun and family friendly introduction to USA swimming. Children will practice a manageable 3-4 days’ week for 25- minutes Monday-Thursday or hour practices twice a week with a 60 minute Friday practice each week (Otter level and above meet Fridays).
Will there be competitions? (Swim Meets)
Yes, the Gators compete monthly in inter-squad competitions. (First Friday Night of Every Month) Once your swimmer has achieved time standards for USA swimming in all four strokes, you will be able to practice and compete with the EGAC Gators.
Time Standards Needed to Move to EGAC GATORS Full Time:
|8 & Under Swimmers|
|22.59||25 Yards Free||22.59|
|26.59||25 Yards Back||27.29|
|29.19||25 Yards Breast||30.89|
|24.89||25 Yards Fly||25.89|
|50.00||50 Yards Free||50.00|
How do I Join?
All swimmers will have a swim assessment at Sunshine Swim Center. Based on ability swimmers will be put into a small group clinic (up to
6 swimmers). Clinics are available between the hours of 5:00-6:00pm Monday- Thursday. For Otter level and above a Friday practice from 6:00-7:00pm is also available. During these clinics, swimmers will work to become proficient in all fundamental swimming skills and eventually work towards stroke and racing techniques. Swimmers who have achieved swimming a lap of freestyle & backstroke unassisted in under 30 seconds will also be invited to join Saturday Morning practices at Consumnes River College from 11:00-11:45 am.
All swimmers must become members of USA swimming in order to participate in Saturday practices or USA meets.
|Class Schedule Monday-Thursday||Time:|
|Beginner||5:00 or 5:30pm|
|Sunfish||5:00 or 5:30pm|
|Blowfish||5:00 or 5:30pm|
|Sea Turtle||5:30 pm|
|Flying Fish||5:30 pm|
|Swim Clinic- BEG/INTER (M/W or Tu/TH)||5:00 pm (1 hour)|
What is the cost?
Fees are due monthly on the first of each month. The cost is $159 per a swimmer.
Does my child already need to know how to swim? Is there an age requirement?
Your swimmer must be 5 years old and must be able to fully submerge themselves into the water, kick 5 yards forward, float on their back for 10 seconds and jump into the pool all without assistance.
After the summer, what if my swimmer wants to continue?
We hope to provide all athletes with not only the necessary skills to be a part the Elk Grove Aquatics club (EGAC) but also a love for
swimming. EGAC has qualifying times. Swimmers will be tested at the completion of the Fall Gators program. Swimmers whose times qualify can join EGAC during their winter or spring enrollment. If your swimmer is not quite ready for the EGAC program, they can re-enroll in our winter or spring swim clinic program.
What is Elk Grove Aquatics Club? (EGAC)
Elk Grove Aquatics Club has been providing a positive experience for swimmers of all ages for over 20 years. We have a team of trained
coaches working with the Head Coach to help each swimmer reach his or her full potential. We are a year-round, competitive league in the
Sierra Nevada Local Swim Commitee (LSC) of USA Swimming. This means that each swimmer and family has access to a wide range of resources from both a local team and a national swimming organization.
What is USA Swimming?
USA Swimming is the national governing body for amateur competitive swimming in the United States from beginners to the Olympic level.
We look forward to seeing you on the pool deck!
Sunshine Swim & Fitness Center
Gators Swim Team
April 2- August 3, 2018
Registration Opens February 7