Sprint Gators

We’re joining forces with our SwimFam at Sunshine Swim & Fitness Center and the Sprint CRC Swim Program to develop the next generation of USA Swimmers. Join us for the Sprint 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 Sprint Gators?

The EGAC Sprint Gators are a recreational swim team. The Sprint Gator Program operates from April through July. This program is a fun and family friendly introduction to USA swimming. Children will practice a manageable 3-4 days’ week for 30-40 minutes each practice.

 

Will there be competitions? (Swim Meets)

Sprint Gators will attend 4 meets during their season.

 

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 4 swimmers). Clinics are available in the afternoon hours in April and May and throughout the day in June and July. Each level is offered as various times. You will be able to choose a clinic time that fits your schedule. During these clinics, swimmers will work to become proficient in all fundamental swimming skills and eventually work towards stroke and racing techniques. All swimmers must become members of USA swimming in order to participate in practices and meets.

 

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 4 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.

 

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 Sprint Gators program. Swimmers whose times qualify can join EGAC during their fall enrollment. If your swimmer is not quite ready for the EGAC program, they can re-enroll in the next session.

 

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.

 


Gear Up

Here are links to our partners at Amazon and Swim Outlet for some essentials for Sprint Gator Swimming. Each purchase earns our team a small commission, so shop early and shop often!

Speedo Aquablade Recordbreaker Tech Suit

 

Speedo Aquablade Male Brief Tech Suit

 

 

Pool Towels

You can never have too many towels…


Tote Bags

Stylish and functional bags to lug goodies to Gator Village.


Insulated Water Bottles

Keeps the cold side cold! Ideal for those hot summer meet days.


Popup Tents

Good for the rain. Good for the sun.


Fold-Up Chairs

Essential for resting your rump on long meet days.


Floor Mats

Brings a touch of home to any Gator village!


Fold-Up Wagons

Ideal way to haul your stuff from parking lot to Gator Village.