About The Gap Gators
The Gap Gators Amateur Swim Club™ is a family-orientated club that prides itself on providing a supportive, affordable and friendly place for all swimmers to achieve their personal goals and participate in the wonderful sport of swimming.
Club nights are held Friday evenings during school terms 4 & 1, with swimming starting at 6:15pm and concluding approximately 8.30 pm.
Swimmers only need to be able to swim 12.5 metres to join in and are encouraged to start participating as soon as they feel comfortable.
There is no age requirement, though children need to be able to swim 12.5m unaided. For young children who may be a little nervous (or for parents who are a bit unsure how their child will go) experienced squad swimmers will be on hand in the pool to assist and encourage if required.
Each Friday night swimmers have the opportunity to swim at least three of the four strokes. On some Friday nights throughout the season special events are held which may include relay and time-handicapped events.
Children swim against other children of the same ability, except on Sprint Championship or Club Championship nights or when special events are held.
It is a fun, informal family night with a little bit of competitive racing thrown in. Interclub carnivals are held during the season. The swim season ends with club championships where swimmers compete for trophies.
The Gap Gators Amateur Swim Club™ has a long and proud history. The Club was formed in 1968 when three families banded together to raise money to have the pool built at The Gap State School. Almost 50 years of active swimming and competition by children from The Gap community has taken place.
In 2017, the Club was released as a subcommittee of the The Gap State School P&C Association. The identify of the club was trademarked and is in transition to being assigned to The Gap State School to preserve its legacy at the school well into the future.
It was also opened up for the option of being licensed by external organisations. From 2017–2019 the club is being licensed for operation by The Gap ASC Inc. Please visit their website for more information and a calendar of events.