Swim with the Sharks!
Participation on the swim and dive team is limited to the minor children of the members of Shades Cliff Pool only.
Fees are as follows:
Swim team – $124 for first swimmer, $114 for each additional swimmer, senior swimmer (15 yrs & up) $99 each. Add dive team to swim for $75 more.
Dive team – $124 for first diver, $114 for each additional diver, senior diver (15 yrs & up) $99 each.
The team fees cover your swimmer’s activation, a competition swim cap, a team tshirt, team backpack, all regular season meets, and county registration fees. Additional meets such as the guppy meet, invitational meets, and/or year end championships can be participated in for an additional fee. Registration will end Saturday, May 15th at 11:59 pm. If your athlete(s) is not registered with fees paid and signed waiver form turned in by the deadline they cannot participate.
Your swimmer will need a team competition swim suit, a team swim cap, team tshirt, and goggles. Swim caps and tshirts will be provided before the first meet of the season. Team suits and gear are available at our team page here from Swim and Tri Supply. It is up to the parent or guardian to ensure the suit is ordered with enough time for arrival before competition. There will be a Suit Try-On day on April 10th and 17th from 8:30am to 1030am at the pool. Team suits and gear are not required however it is preferred so there is a uniform team look at meets and team spirit.
Practices will begin the last week of school in the afternoons as follows: May 17 through 21 and May 24 through 26 – B Team 4:00 to 4:45, A Team 5:00 to 5:45, Dive Team 4:00 and 5:00 (come to either practice). No Guppies practice during this time.
Regular morning practice will begin on Tuesday, June 1 (no practice on May 31 in observance of Memorial Day). Regular morning practice times depend on your swimmer’s age and ability level.
“A Team” practices from 7:30 to 9:00 am, Monday through Friday, and includes advanced swimmers and those aged 10 and over. “B Team” practices from 9:00 to 10:00 am, Monday through Friday, and includes swimmers who can swim 25 meters (one pool length) independently. B Team members are usually ages 9 and under and are capable of learning all four competitive swimming strokes from on-deck coaching.
Dive Team practices 8:00 – 8:55 and 9:00 – 9:55 (you may choose which practice you want to attend).
“Guppies” practice from 10:00 to 10:30 am. Guppies are swimmers learning the competitive strokes from in-the-water instruction are usually ages 4-7. A child must be able to swim 5 meters independently before joining the swim team. If they cannot swim 5 meters without assistance, they are not ready to be on the competitive swim team. All guppies are expected to compete in swim meets as soon as possible (which requires swimming one length of the pool).
*All practice groups are best evaluated in person at the pool. We can easily change groups to accommodate your child’s ability level, but the final decision is up to the coaching staff.