Grinning Gators is the Green Valley Swim team developmental program. We focus on our youngest and beginning Gator swimmers. Our youngest Grinning Gators will improve their water confidence, stroke technique, learn swim team terminology, and begin the learning to dive process. Grinning Gators should be comfortable putting their face in the water but not yet able to swim 25 yards.
2021 will feature one on one private lessons with Grinning Gators Director, Coach Sally Lewis. She will be teaching 20-minute lessons followed by 10 minutes of lesson re-enforcement with volunteer coaches who are year-round swimmers.
Coach Sally Lewis returns to Green Valley for her third season as Grinning Gators Program Director. She comes to GVP from her year-round position as an Assistant Coach at the Greensboro Community YMCA. Sally is certified by USA Swimming in Athlete Protection, Safety Training, and Foundations of Coaching Levels 1 & 2. In addition, Sally is Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid certified by the American Red Cross.
As a GCY coach, Sally teaches young swimmers in the Jr. Makos program. She provides in-water instruction to children ages under 6 who are preparing for summer swim. She is also an on-deck coach for competitive and non-competitive swimmers.
Coach Sally loves teaching swimming to children. Please contact her to learn more about our Grinning Gators program or with any questions regarding your swimmer and how they might benefit. She can be reached at email@example.com or (336)541-5567.