Sharks Swim Team

The Sharks Swim Team is for youth between the ages of 5 and 18. Our team’s four main goals are sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, and fun!

Summer 2024 Season Information
  • Practice for USA swimmers will begin on Monday, April 15, and run through Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
  • Practice for all other swimmers will begin on Wednesday, May 1, and run through their last meet of the season.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: If you register your swimmer as a YWCA Member, the membership must remain current from the first day of practice through the last meet of the season.

Team Tryouts 

  • If your child is interested in joining the Sharks, please contact Beth Raub, Aquatic Director, at gro.grubsyttegacwy@buarb or 717-334-9171 ext. 129 to arrange a try-out!     
    • The next team tryouts will be held at the beginning of October.  Watch for details!
    • New 8 & under swimmers must demonstrate they can swim one length of our pool, each in freestyle and backstroke. 
    • New 9 & older swimmers must demonstrate that they can swim two lengths of our pool using both freestyle and backstroke.
  • We would love to see any additional skills your swimmer can perform, such as breaststroke, butterfly, dives, or flip turns. However, these skills are not required to join the team.
  • Our coaches will determine if your swimmer is ready to join the team.
  • To schedule an appointment for your child’s tryout, contact Beth Raub at gro.grubsyttegacwy@buarb or call 717-334-9171 ext. 129.

What happens after team tryouts?

  • If your swimmer successfully passes the tryout requirements, they can try the team for two weeks before committing to the entire season. For just $25, your swimmer can practice with the team for two weeks and see how they like it. If you choose to register them for the team at the end of the two weeks,  the $25 will be put toward your team fee.
  • If the coaches feel your child is not ready to join the team, they will recommend you enroll them in swimming lessons at the YWCA. We offer swimming lessons throughout the year that can prepare your child to become a Shark in the future!

Register for the Shark’s Two-Week Trial!

What happens at the end of the Two-Week Trial?

If your child has decided to join the team, the coach will inform you which
level is appropriate for them, and you will click the appropriate link below.

Trial to Mako Sharks, please click here.

Trial to Tiger Sharks, please click here.

Trial to Blue Sharks, please click here.

Practice Groups

All swimmers are required to participate in the Sharks dual meets. There will be no practices on Monday, May 27, or Tuesday, July 4, 2024.

All swimmers must be registered before attending their first practice. Upon registration, the team fee may be paid in full or set up as a payment plan. If you opt for the payment plan, the first installment is due on or before the swimmer attends their first practice. The remaining payments will be due on June 1 and July 1, 2024.

USA PRESEASON TRAINING GROUP

Becoming a Sharks’ USA Team member is an opportunity to become more involved in competitive swimming. Any swimmer age nine or older is eligible for USA swimming with the approval from Coach Megan or Coach Beth.
USA members can attend additional meets throughout the season and compete in events not offered in our dual meets. The fee to join USA Swimming is paid directly to USA Swimming and is in addition to the YWCA team fees. 

Swimmers registered with USA Swimming are expected to participate in USA meets as available.

To register for USA Preseason Training, click here!

If you want to learn more about USA Swimming, please contact the coaches at gro.grubsyttegacwy@skrahSACWY.

MAKO SHARKS 

New and returning 8 and under and new 9-10-year-old swimmers.
This level focuses on the four competitive strokes, starts, turns, and finishes.
The makeup of practices will be 80% technique and 20% endurance.
Recommended attendance is 3 -4 times/per week.  

Practice Schedule:

May 1-July 19, 2024
Practices will extend through July 26 for those who qualify for Mid-Caps.

Monday-Thursday:  5:30-6:30 p.m.

Register for Mako Sharks here!

TIGER  SHARKS

Advanced 8 and under, 9-10, and new 11-12-year-old swimmers.
This level focuses on the four competitive strokes plus the Individual Medley, starts, turns, and finishes.
The balance of practice will be 70% technique and 30% endurance.
Recommended attendance is 3-5 times/per week.

Practice Schedule:

May 1-July 19, 2024
Practices will extend through July 26 for those who qualify for Mid-Caps.

Monday-Thursday:  5:30-6:30 p.m.


Register for Tiger Sharks here!

BLUE SHARKS

Advanced 9-10, 11-12, and new 13-14-year-old-swimmers.
This level focuses on advanced technique for the four competitive strokes plus the Individual Medley, starts, turns, and finishes.

The balance of practice will be 40% technique and 60% endurance.
Recommended attendance is 4-5 times/per week.

Practice Schedule:

May 1 – July 19, 2024

Monday-Thursday:  6:30-8 p.m.
Friday:  5-6 pm
Practices will extend through July 26 for those who qualify for Mid-Caps.

Register for Blue Sharks here!

WHITE SHARKS

This practice is designed for experienced 13-14 and 15-18-year-old-swimmers.
This level focuses on advanced technique for the four competitive strokes plus the Individual Medley, starts, turns, and finishes.
The balance of practice will be 20% technique and 80% endurance.
Recommended attendance is 4-5 times/per week.

Practice Schedule:

May 1-July 19, 2024

Monday-Thursday:  6:30-8:15 p.m.
Friday:  5-6 pm
Practices will extend through July 26 for those who qualify for Mid-Caps.

Register for White Sharks here!

 

Summer Swim Meet Schedule

All Sharks are required to participate in dual meets!  

Summer 2024 Dual Meet Schedule

June 8 – @ Dallastown
June 15 – Central York Aquatics @ home
June 22 – @ Dover
June 29 – Keystone Aquatics @ home
July 7 – Open Weekend!
July 13 – Mechanicsburg @ home
7/20 – Divisionals  – location TBA
7/21 – All-Stars – location TBA
7/27 – Mid-Caps – location TBA

Dual meets occur on Saturday mornings/early afternoons. Plan for 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. as the earliest start and latest finish times. All facilities, including ours, will have their own restrictions/policies regarding spectators, food and drink, etc. We will share them with you as we receive them.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Program Highlights

 

  • The Sharks Swim Team is a well-rounded program that is instructional, inclusive, competitive, and fun!
  • Our coaching staff has many years of experience and has several members who started their swimming careers as Sharks themselves!  Coach Megan Maslowski has led the Sharks for over 20 years!
  • The Sharks have a Winter and Summer season, and most team members swim year-round.
  • Financial Aid is available to assist families who qualify.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. 

We are currently revising our financial aid guidelines.  

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please email the Aquatic Director, Beth Raub.

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