Swim Team St. Albans 2019 SHARKS!
UPDATE: MANDATORY PARENT'S MEETING AND MOCK MEET - THURSDAY 6/20 AT 6PM
Sharks Swim Team - and check out our new preseason tune-up!
St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is a member of the Champlain Valley Swim League and participates in 7 league meets, district, and state events. The swim team is a great way to improve swim skills, challenge yourself and meet new friends. Requirements: Team members must be able to swim the length of the pool. (25 Yards) Parents of swimmers participating in meets must volunteer to work a minimum of 6 meets (jobs) (home or away) or pay a $200 opt out of volunteering charge. You can register for duties HERE starting 6/20/19. Team families must also attend a mock meet (date TBA) before the first scheduled meet. This will be an opportunity to learn what each volunteer position entails, and how a meet runs. For more complete information, scroll down to Parent's Info Packet and click on it.
Choose whichever option works best for your swimmer.
Great White Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years) Swimmers practice from 7:30-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday. Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Although Great White and Tiger Sharks have the same age range, Great White Sharks is for a more serious swimmer. They have 2-hour practices vs 1 hour for Tiger Sharks.
Tiger Sharks: (Ages 11 to 18 years) Swimmers practice from 8:15-9:15 am daily Monday through Friday. Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.
Reef Sharks: (Ages 10 and under) Swimmers practice from 9:15-10:15 am daily Monday through Friday. Fee includes all practices and league meets. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers.
Cat Sharks: (Formerly "Mini Sharks"- ages 3-6 years) Cat Sharks is an introduction to Swim Team. Swimmers practice from 9:15-9:45 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This is practice only, no meets. The focus is on building endurance and learning about swim team in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Option to move up to Reef Sharks if desire and ability to do so are there.
Coaches: Tom Koldys & Nohea King
Membership fees and/or uniforms are often covered by the Chauncey B. Warner Endowment Foundation. Click on the form below to download an application. Completed applications are then sent to the Foundation, you will receive a notification letter from the Foundation, and then you submit that letter to the recreation department. To view the complete information sheet for families, click on the form below.
NEW! PreSeason Tune Up!
Preseason Tune Up is a training program geared to returning, Great White, Reef & Tiger Sharks who want to get in the water and get the rust off after a long winter. It's a 3 days per week (MWF)at St. Albans City Pool for 2 weeks prior to the start of the season. One hour sessions each day. There will be an assessment at the start and at the end of the program so swimmers can see the progress they're making. There is a discounted rate if your swimmer would like to sign up for the block diving training session directly after the tune up! See below.
Officials Training Information
Hello Swim Team Families -
I'm hoping that notification of officials training classes marks the start of spring! As returning families know - it takes dozens of volunteers to make a swim team run smoothly. Some of the volunteer options include stroke and turn judges and starters. Anyone can be a stroke and turn judge - YOU DO NOT NEED SWIM EXPERIENCE. All you need to do is to attend a training session. There will be a training session offered this year on:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
St. Edmund's Room #104 at St. Michael's College
Stroke & Turn 9:00am-11:00am
This training is free and gets you the best seat in the house during a meet :)
If you can participate in this training and/or need to re-certify please contact Jess Workman at
firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you'll be attending so they can have enough material for everyone. You can also direct questions to Jess as well.
Thanks for supporting your kids and their team!
St. Albans Sharks Swim Team
- Practices: Monday thru Friday, Great White Sharks (11-18 yo.) 7:30-9:15am, Tiger Sharks (11-18 yo.) 8:15-9:15am, Reef Sharks (6-10 yo.) 9:15-10:15am, Cat Sharks (~3-6 yo.) 9:15-9:45am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; practice only, no meets.
- Location: St. Albans City Pool 99 Aldis Street
- First full team practice: TBA
St. Albans Sharks Swim Team Apparel
St. Albans Sharks Swim team uniforms and apparel will be available through an online store through Kevin Smith Sports. Swimmers participating in meets are required to have a Sharks Uniform. Catsharks are not required to purchase uniforms, but are encouraged to. You can view and purchase items from June 1, 2019 thru June 20, 2019 The link is listed below under Links & Forms.
Need help determining swim suit size? Scroll down to forms below and click on the appropriate guide.
Custom STA swim caps, goggles and training fins will still be available at the poolhouse. Inquire at the front desk.
Volunteer Spot is up - Sign up today!
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