Sharks Swim Team (Fall / Winter)

 

Sharks Swim Team 2021-2022

Full Sharks practices begin October 18th, 2021!

The Sharks Swim Team is for children ages 6-18. The four main goals of the Sharks Swim Team is sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, and fun!

If you are interested in joining us this Fall/Winter, please email us at sharkscoaches@gmail.com and we will place you in our email update contact list.

Try-Outs

Swimmer must be able to swim 25 meters (full length of the pool, unassisted) front crawl/free style and backstroke, without stopping. If the swimmer knows how to swim breast stroke, butterfly, perform dives and turns off the wall, the coaches would like to see those skills as well. None of these skills have to be perfect, but the swimmer must show forward motion. If the swimmer does not know how to dive, swim breast stroke, butterfly, or do a flip turn at the wall, they can still potentially make the team. The coaches will ultimately determine if the swimmer can join the team. New swimmer try-outs are free of charge and done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please email, Head Coach Megan, at sharkscoaches@gmail.com  the try-out will take approximately 20 minutes.

Two Week Trial (Optional)

After your child passes the try-out, your child has the option to find out what swim practice is like before committing to the team for the entire season. Your child will practice with the team during their regular practice time. There is a small fee for this trial option. After the two week trial period ends, you can either choose to not continue, or you can sign your child up for the entirety of the season. The $20 fee will NOT be subtracted from your total due for the season if you choose to continue after the trial period ends.

Fee: $20

Levels of Swimming & Fees

All swimmers must participate in Sharks Meets as available. Note: Some practices may be cancelled due to holidays & special events, etc. Swimmers will be notified ahead of time.

Sharks Level 1 

Ages 6 – 8, and any new swimmer between the ages of 9 – 11. Participants with some or no competitive swim experience. This level focuses on stroke training and techniques, and basic endurance. Recommended 2+ times/week.

Member: $230 / or $57.50 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $290 / or $72.50 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sharks Level 2 

Ages 9 – 12and any new swimmer between the ages of 13 – 15. Focus is 50% on stroke technique, and 50% endurance training. Recommended 2-3+ times/week.

Member: $260 / or $65 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $320 / or $80 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Sharks Level 3 

Ages 13 – 18, focus is on advanced techniques and endurance. Recommended 3+ times/week.

Member: $320 / or $80 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $380 / or $95 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Dual Swimmer, High School & Sharks, Non-USA

Ages 14 – 18, for swimmers who are participating in both High School Swim Team & YWCA Sharks Swim Team. Fees are lower to take into account that swimmers have a dual practice schedule and may not attend every scheduled practice. Swimmers are expected to participate in dual swim meets as available.

Member: $110 / or $27.50 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $160 / or $40 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration & Payment

Register & Pay Online in full by Clicking Here

Or, you can choose to pay monthly (4 monthly payments) through the use of our EFT Form.  If you choose to pay via EFT, then you must either:

  • Come to the YWCA Front Desk, in-person, and fill out an EFT form.
  • Or, fill out the following form and email the completed form to our Aquatics Director, Mark Rivera, at mrivera@ywcagettysburg.org.
  • All sales are final; no refunds will be given for any swim team registration fees, even if the individual(s) chooses to withdrawal from the program for any reason.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you would like to apply for financial aid please complete the following form and submit it to our Aquatics Director, Mark Rivera, at mrivera@ywcagettysburg.org.

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USA Swimmer practices begin September 20th, 2021!

Practices will continue through February 25th. For those who qualify for Sun Kissed Swim Meet, practices will continue through March 23rd.

USA Swimming & Fees 

USA Swimming is considered to be an add-on to Sharks Swim Team. Participants will be emailed a practice schedule as we approach the start date.

USA Swimming is for swimmers who want more competition. Swimmers must be recommended by their coach to be part of this group or have already been in this group. This group will attend USA meets and league meets. All swimmers who participate in USA Swimming must participate in USA meets as available.  There is an extra $78 USA membership fee to be paid directly to USA Swimming. Please contact Coach Megan via email at sharkscoaches@gmail.com with any questions about USA Swimming.

Level 2/USA: Extra practice time and attend USA meets in addition to league meets.
Level 3/USA: Extra practice time and attend USA meets in addition to league meets.
Level 4/USA: Highest level of practice and time commitment to the sport.

All swimmers who participate in USA must participate in USA meets as available. Note: Some practices may be cancelled due to holidays & special events, etc. Swimmers will be notified ahead of time.

Level 2 USA Swimming

Member: $320 / or $80 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $380 / or $95 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Level 3 USA Swimming

Member: $380 / or $95 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $440 / or $110 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Level 4 USA Swimming

Member: $460 / or $115 monthly with EFT option

Non Member: $520 / or $130 monthly with EFT option

Practice Schedule:

Monday – Thursday @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Stay Connected

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**Join our Private Sharks Facebook Group** https://www.facebook.com/groups/471937379484640/ or search for Sharks Swim Team (Group)

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**Twitter** @GETYSHARKSSWIM

We are very proud of our Sharks Swim Team!
GO SHARKS ~~/\~~