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St. Albans Sharks Winter Swim Team




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Welcome to the St. Albans Sharks, winter edition! The mission of the St. Albans Sharks Swim Team is to foster an environment conducive to developing balanced IM swimmers, with an emphasis on individual improvement through both hard work and team work. 

                                       Swimmer Categories


Great White Sharks:  (Ages 11 to 18 years)  We recommend swimmers attend at least 3 of the 4 practices per week. The focus is on building endurance, power, and speed through technique refinement, IM swimming, and training tailored to sprint or distance events. Both dry land training & in water sessions are incorporated. Training snorkels & fins are strongly recommended for practices - but not required.

Reef Sharks:  (Ages 10 and under) We recommend swimmers attend at least 2 of the 4 practices per week.. The focus is on building endurance and strengthening technique in order to develop balanced IM swimmers. Both dry land training & in water sessions are incorporated. 

Cat Sharks:  (Ages 4+) We recommend swimmers attend at least 1 of the 2 practices per week. The focus is on building endurance and stroke development, while creating a fun and inviting atmosphere.  

 

Great White Sharks & Reef Sharks Eligibility:
Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards, repeatedly, for the entirety of the specified practice time. Swimmers must be able to legally swim ALL 4 competitive strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle). 
Swimmers must want to be part of this team.

Cat Shark Eligibility:
Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards, repeatedly, for the entirety of the specified practice time without a flotation device. Swimmers must be able to demonstrate safe swimming skills, but they do not need to legally swim all 4 of the competitive strokes. Swimmers must be at least 4 years of age. 

Age Guidelines:
Age guidelines are in place to safely divide swimmers, and to set them up for success. Therefore the age restrictions are simply a guideline and is not set in stone. It is the coaches discretion to decide if a swimmer shall be moved to a different group. Swimmer performance, endurance, and attitude are all taken into account to decide where they will do best!



                                              Practices

For Great White & Reef Sharks, we strongly encourage all swimmers to attend at least 2-3 practices per week. However, we also understand that winter brings a lot of other commitments (school, sports, clubs etc) Therefore, we do not require swimmers to attend all practices. Cat sharks are recommended to attend at least 1 of the 2 sessions per week. 



Great Whites (11-18 years)...........530pm - 7pm (Monday,Tuesday,Thursday)
Reef Sharks (10 years & under).....530pm - 7pm (Monday,Tuesday,Thursday)
Saturday Practice (Great White & Reef Only)...........830
am-1030am
Cat Sharks (4+)..........................530pm - 6:15pm (Tuesday / Thursdays)

There will not be practice during school vacations, holidays, and school closures/winter storms

                                             MEETS

HOME MEETS:

There will be 1 home time trial per month (TBA
) (UNOFFICIAL & OPTIONAL)

TRAVEL MEETS:
Swimmers will have the option to compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets throughout New England. Extra fees not included. 

*Most travel meets in session 2 require qualifying times, so if swimmers did not participate in a USA swimming sanctioned meet in session 1, chances of them attending a meet are slim*



ALL SWIMMERS & PARENTS MUST BE REGISTERED IN SWIMTOPIA:

SWIMTOPIA REGISTRATION


TRAVEL SWIMMERS & PARENTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA SWIMMING:
USA SWIMMING REGISTRATION



Meet the Coaches:
Isaac Bashaw
Jess Driver
Mellanie Dattilio 
Lindsay Mcsweeney


Registration Info
There are a limited number of spots available for registration. If you go to register and the spots are taken continue on to the wait list. Depending on the number of kids in each age group, adjustments will be made and we will contact you when/if a spot opens up. The wait list is free - click on "make online payment" (it's zero) but holds your place in line.

Warner Home Endowment Scholarship
Need help with funds? Apply for scholarships using the links and forms below.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Great Whites (Session 1) October/November/December 
11y - 18y N/A MTuThSa  10/02/2023 - 12/30/2023
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Hard'ack - Hard'ack Pool
$299.00 R, $399.00 NR
 
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Reef Sharks (Session 1) October/November/December 
6y - 10y N/A MTuThSa  10/02/2023 - 12/28/2023
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Hard'ack - Hard'ack Pool
$299.00 R, $399.00 NR
 
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Reef Sharks (Session 2) January/February/March 
6y - 10y N/A MTuThSa  01/01/2024 - 03/28/2024
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Hard'ack - Hard'ack Pool
$299.00 R, $399.00 NR
 
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Great Whites (Session 2) January/February/March 
11y - 18y N/A MTuTh  01/01/2024 - 03/28/2024
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Hard'ack - Hard'ack Pool
$299.00 R, $399.00 NR
 
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Cat Sharks Session 2 (January/February/March) 
4y and up N/A TuTh  01/02/2024 - 03/28/2024
05:30 PM - 06:15 PM

Hard'ack - Hard'ack Pool
$175.00 R, $275.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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