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.

Click here to be taken to the Shades Cliff Swim and Dive Team Registration portal.

Fees are as follows:
Swim team – $117 for first swimmer, $107 for each additional swimmer, senior swimmer (15 yrs & up) $84 each. Add dive team to swim for $84 more.
Dive team – $117 for first diver, $107 for each additional diver, senior diver (15 yrs & up) $84 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 Sunday, May 10th 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.

Equipment

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 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. Order by May 3rd to get free bulk shipping. There will be a Suit Try-On day on April 11th and 18th from 8:30am to 10am at the community center. See the Swim Team FAQs for more team info.

 

Practice Schedule

Practices will begin the last week of school in the afternoons as follows: May 18, 19, 20, & 21 – B Team 4:00 to 4:45, A Team 5:00 to 5:45, Dive Team 4:00 and 5:00.  No practice Friday May 22nd.

Regular morning practice will begin on Tuesday, May 26th (no practice on May 25th in observance of Memorial Day). Regular morning practice times depend on your swimmer’s age and ability level.

Swim “A Team” practices from 7:30 to 9:00 am, Monday through Friday, and includes advanced swimmers and those aged 10 and over.  The swim “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.

Please contact Jud Morrison with any questions at scswimdive@att.net.