Shannon Park Sharks Swim Team

Welcome to the 2019 season!

It takes all of us to pull off a stellar swim season. Parents are needed to help make everything run smoothly, from meets to ribbons to the end-of-the-year banquet. Be prepared to sign up for at least one volunteer role per meet. And we thank you in advance for your help!

Here are some important dates:

April 1 – Team registration opens

May 6 to May 9 — Land Practice: Bring shorts and tennis shoes

5:00-5:30 — 6 and under

5:00-5:45 — 7 and 8

6:00-7:00 — 9 and older

May 13 — Water Practice Beings: Bring swimsuit, googles, and swim cap

5:00-5:30 — 6 and under

5:00-5:45 — 7 and 8

6:00-7:00 — 9 and older

May 27 – NO PRACTICE

May 28 — MOCK MEET @ 5:30

May 30th — 1st Swim Meet

2019 Swim Team Fees: First child – $85 / Second child – $75 / Each additional child – $65

Bathing suit not included. Team suits need to be ordered by April 26th if you can, but NO LATER than April 30th. You may order and get fitted for your suit at Omega Sports in Park Road Shopping Center.  (Last year’s suits are close enough in color to be worn again.) 

T-shirts! T-shirts! Get your t-shirts!

Order your swim team t-shirts today.

SO, HOW DOES THIS WHOLE SWIM TEAM THING WORK?

It’s pretty simple, actually. Coaches lead team practices Monday through Thursday. These will include both dry-land and time in the water. Attend as many practices per week as you can. Meets are in the evenings, once or twice per week. Home meets are a family affair — we all work together to make them awesome. After the season is over, we have a banquet. And a good time is had by all.

Tell me more about swim meets.

Before each meet, you will receive an email asking you to declare whether or not your child will attend that meet. It’s extremely important that you respond to this email because the coaches are too busy with other aspects of the meet to follow up with you. If you don’t respond your child will not be able to swim. Arrive at the meets on time, and encourage your child to swim their best.

Who decides who swims which races?

Throughout the season the coaches are making decisions about which races are best for which swimmers. Sometimes your child may end up swimming different events than the ones they hoped for. But please be patient and supportive. The coaches will work with everyone to make sure they feel comfortable and, most of all, confident.

2019 Team Calendar

Tuesday, May 28th – Mock Meet, Home — starts at 5:30

Thursday, May 30th – Home meet vs. Painted Tree – starts at 5:30

Monday, June 3rd – Home meet vs. Pine Lake — starts at 5:30

Thursday, June 6th – Away meet vs. Windrow – starts at 6:00

Monday,  June 10th – Home meet vs. Summerwood – starts at 5:30

Thursday, June 13th – Away meet vs. JCC – starts at 6:00

Monday, June 17th – Home meet vs. Rama – starts at 5:30

Thursday, June 20th – Away meet vs. Piper Glen – starts at 5:30

Tuesday, June 25th — Championship meet at MCAC – Downtown

Complete schedule to come…

Away meets begin at 6:00pm except where noted.
Home meets begin at 5:30pm
Please arrive at all meets 30 minutes early, for warmups.

Parent Lead Volunteer Roles

  • Meet Computer Captain

  • Ribbons

  • Concessions: Grill Master

  • Concessions: Grill Shopper

  • Concessions: Shark Shack coordinator

  • Home Meet Set Up Captain (including heat sheets, schedules, etc)

  • Meet Volunteer Captain (arranges for timers, computer runner, stroke judges, announcer, kid wrangler)

  • End of Year Gifts Coordinator

  • End of Year Banquet Coordinator

Meet Expectations

  • Cheer REALLY loudly.
  • Arrive on time. 5:30. Warm-up prevents injury, and it gets our team in gear!
  • Help make sure your child is aware of when they are swimming. Swimmers need to pay attention to the meet and be ready to swim, and parents are the best way to make sure that happens!
  • Be ready to engage and volunteer and generally support the team.
  • At home meets we sell baked goods and grilled items to earn some money, so if you like to bake, we’d love to have your goodies to sell!
  • Also, at the end of every home meet, be ready TO DANCE. It’s pretty much required.

Sign Up for Home Meet Jobs

Hosting swim meets is a team effort, and it’s fun! We’ll have a signup sheet for you soon so you can choose your jobs for all home meets (including the Mock Meet).

Contact Information

Danielle Rader

Swim Team Coach

Dan Black
Swim Team Coordinator
704-502-0343