Preseason practice in April is only for swimmers 4½ years to 8th grade and is highly recommended for all new Gators. Returning Gators can also benefit from getting back into shape early and working with coaches in a smaller group setting before the regular season begins. Preseason includes a strong focus on stroke instruction.  

Younger swimmers (4 1⁄2-7 year-olds) will have teachers in the water during the preseason weeks in April.  New swimmers must be water safe before starting preseason. During the month of May, the coaches are explaining and guiding the four strokes. By the end of May all swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted in order to compete on the team.

Younger Swimmers (4 ½ to 7 years old)

Before starting preseason, younger swimmers must be “water safe” able to dog paddle 5 yards to the side of the pool and willing to follow directions from instructor in the water or having completed Level 2 of Swim Lessons.

By the end of preseason, must have mastery of the Level 3 skills below to continue on the swim team:

- Bob in deep water to travel to safety 15 times (safety swimming)
- Front glide with push off and kicks, 2 body lengths
- Back glide with push off and kicks, 2 body lengths
- Swim width of pool, freestyle
- Reverse direction while swimming, front and back

- Tread water for 45 seconds
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By the end of May, all swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted

New Swimmers (8 to 9 years old)

​Before starting preseason must have mastery of the Level 3 skills below:

- Bob in deep water to travel to safety 15 times (safety swimming)
- Jump into deep water, unassisted
- Front glide with push off and kicks, 2 body lengths
- Back glide with push off and kicks, 2 body lengths
- Swim width of pool, freestyle and backstroke
- Reverse direction while swimming, front and back
- Tread water for 45 seconds
- Hold breath under water for 10 seconds By the end of preseason, all swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted to continue on the swim team

408 499-7710 after 3pm school days

Sign up schedule:

  • January 1-20 is for returning swimmers and returning 2017 Cabana members
  • January 21-31 is for new 2018 Cabana members
  • If there are openings in any age group, then non-Cabana members can join starting Feb. 1
  • NOTE: 7/8 girls, 9/10 girls, 11/12 girls, 7/8 boys are full 
  • Do NOT register more than once! If you need to make revisions, add or subtract a sibling, preseason, etc. then email swimteam@westgatecabana.org with your changes and you will be emailed a revised invoice.

SIGN UP NOW

preseason

(Main) +1-408-378-4181

(Lessons) +1-408-703-2458

4750 Bucknall Road San Jose CA 95130 US


  • $15 non-refundable registration fee
  • $70/$50 (first child/additional child) nonmember Program Fee*


Program Fee*: Swimmers who are not Westgate Cabana Club members will be assessed a Program Fee for the privilege of using the pool. This provides insurance coverage for swimmers in addition to absorbing a portion of the cost for pool maintenance, chemicals, supplies, and other associated costs. These fees do not allow the use of the pool at any time other than swim team preseason practice. Join the Westgate Cabana Club and avoid the program fee..


​For more information about the team please check out our Gator Parent Handbook.

SESSIONS (TRAINING FOCUS)

  • April 2-6 (backstroke and freestyle)

  • April 9-13 (breast and freestyle)

  • April 16-20 (butterfly and freestyle)​

Note: You may select any combination of weeks and weeks do not need to be consecutive


TIMES (BY AGE GROUP)

  • 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM (Born 2008-2010)

  • 6:10 PM to 6:50 PM (Born 2011-2013)

  • 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM (Born 2004-2007)       

FEES

  • 1 week $35
  • 2 weeks $60
  • 3 weeks $85 

 ADDITIONAL FEES