Aquatics / Competitive Swimming
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About Aquatics / Competitive Swimming
The Aquatics division offers a variety of programming for swimmers of all ages and skills including swim lessons, aquatic exercise, lap swim, lifeguard certification, swim team and swim club.

Featured Courses

  • Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming

    Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming is a year-round USA team that strives to inspire and enable swimmers to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life. This team provides developmentally progressive opportunities for its members, with the goal of delivering a safe and positive environment in which to build champions in all aspects of the sport of swimming. New swimmers are invited to come and try out before joining. Coaches will place children in the most appropriate swim group. Registration, fees and schedules are located on-line at www.greatlakessailfish.com. Fees vary depending on your child’s group. There is a one-time $80 registration fee and a $100 booster fee for all programs then monthly dues. Residents of the Orange City School District will get a 5% discount credited to their account. Swimmers can also get a discount by signing up for the entire school year. GLSS Coaches want to bring out the best in your child both in and out of the water. Open house dates/times will be posted to Great Lakes Sailfish Swimming Website. GLSS practices at several other pools, such as Mayfield, Gilmore, Cleveland State University and CVAC, not all practice groups will be available at all pools. Please check the schedule at GLSS website. For more information, contact Sandra Andrews at OCER sandrews@orangecsd.org or GLSS Team Office at glsswimming@gmail.com.Junior Sailfish Junior Sailfish is a new program that offers a bridge from swim lessons or summer leagues to competitive swimming. Swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke. This program runs in 6-8 week sessions. Swimmers can sign up for multiple sessions or move up to Gills when ready. Competitive team GroupsGills: First level of competitive swimming. Swimmers should be able to swim all 4 competitive strokes. Stroke instruction is emphasized and interval training is introduced. Tails: Practices continue to implement skills and technique learned in Gills. Develop good habits with more interval training. Start building endurance and introducing effort levels and race strategies. Fins: Committed and motivated year round swimmers. Implementing all their knowledge and skills from Tails as practices get more advance. Learning how to improve with training and conditioning while maintaining proper technique. Bills: High school level swimmers expected to train year round in order to improve and excel. Continued emphasis on technique along with significant training and conditioning. Doubles and dryland are a part of this program.