Summer Shark Swim Team 2018

Register at the YWCA
909 Fairfield Road  Gettysburg, PA  17325
In the Summer of 2015 the team was the CASL Swim League Champions!
For the 3rd Winter Season in a row we are CPAL Division 1-A Champions, with a 3-O record for Winter 16/17.
6 Division 1-A Championship Meet records were broken by Sharks at Divisionals in February 2017.  11 Sharks Team Records were broken this season.
16 Swimmers participated in Mini Champs; 14 swimmers qualified for 2017 SunKissed Invitational Junior/Senior Swimming Championships

The team has now been bumped up to a higher division: Division AA

All participants are to bring a towel, bathing suit, goggles and water shoes to prevent slipping on the floors.  For swimmers who have long hair or long bangs you are encouraged to wear either a swim cap or tie your hair back out of your face, so you can breathe while you swim.
Welcome aboard!
Practices begin April 30 for all levels of Sharks.
The season begins April 30th and ends on July 22nd.

Head Swim Team Coach: Megan Maslowski
Assistant Swim Team Coaches: Kelly Brainard, Brad Hyde, Kevin Hardy,
Annie Williams, and Chris Gebhart

New Swimmer Prerequisite: swimmer must be able to swim 25 meters (full length of the pool) front crawl/free style, backstroke and breaststroke without stopping.  Also if the swimmer knows how to swim the butterfly, do dives and turns at the wall, the coaches would like to see those skills to.  None of these skills have to be perfect.  They just have to show forward motion.  Also if your swimmer does not know how to dive, do the butterfly or turns at the wall, they can still make the team.
Trial Period: April 23-27  Monday through Thursday by appointment
The trial period consists of the swimmer showing the coaches what they can do and coming to practice for 4 nights to see if being on the team is a good fit for them.   Fee of $10.
Please  email sharkscoaches@gmail.com to set a try out appointment.

Levels of Swimming Description:
Level 1: (ages 6 – 8 and any new swimmer between ages 9 and 11)
Swimmers have little to no competition swim experience. This level focuses on competitive strokes and techniques.

Level 2: (ages 9 – 12 and any new swimmer between ages 13 and 15)
Focus is approximately 50% stroke techniques and 50% endurance training. Swimmers will learn proper ways to start and turn.

Level 3: (ages 13 – 17) This level focuses on advanced swimming techniques, dives, starts & turns.

Fee Structure:
Level 1:  Rec Pass $181     Basic $231    Non Member $241
Level 2:  Rec Pass  $231    Basic  $301   Non Member $311
Level 3:  Rec Pass $261     Basic $311    Non Member $321
You can pay in full online: http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/on-line-registration-payment/  
or you can pay monthly through using an EFT.  If you choose to pay via EFT, then you must come into the YWCA in person and fill out an EFT form.

Practice Days & Times
Level 1: Monday-Thursday, 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.  (4 days of practice)
Level 2: Monday – Thursday. 6:30pm – 7:45 p.m.  Friday 5:30 -6:30 p.m.
Level 3: Monday – Thursday 6:30pm – 8 p.m., Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Level 4/USA: Monday-Thursday  6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday 5:30-6:30pm

USA Swimmers begin practices April 23:
Monday – Thursday 6pm – 8 p.m., Friday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
USA Swimming season begins April 23.
USA Swimming is for students, who have shown a drive for competition at a higher level.  These swimmers will compete in summer league meets and also in USA swimming meets.  The swimming competition at the USA level prepares swimmers for pre-Olympic competition.  Most swimmers in this category tend to break league records, school records, and state records for their age group.  We have seen many of these swimmers land swimming scholarships to different colleges of their choice.

We have our head coach and one assistant coach trained as USA Swimming Coaches.  A few of our other swim coaches have also started the intense process of becoming a USA Swimming coach.
To be in this category, the coach and you, as the parent, can decided on this together.

Level 2/USA: begin practicing an extra two weeks and attend USA meets in addition to league meets
Level 3/USA: begin practicing an extra two weeks and attend USA meets in addition to league meets
Level 4/USA: This is for swimmers who want longer and tougher work outs.

Fee Structure:
Level 2/USA:   Rec Pass  $251    Basic $301   Non Member $311
Level 3/USA:   Rec Pass $281     Basic $331   Non Member $341
Level 4/USA:   Rec Pass $296     Basic $346    Non Member $356
You can pay in full online: http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/on-line-registration-payment/
or you can pay monthly through using an EFT.  If you choose to pay via EFT, then you must come into the YWCA in person and fill out an EFT form.

We encourage all families to pay in full for summer swim team when you register If families would like to do monthly payments then you must do an electronic funds transfer for that option.  All swimmers must have either a basic membership or a rec pass membership for the entire summer season to be on the swim team.

Dual Meet Schedule: Division AA
June 9th: Home
June 16th: Away
June 23: Home
July 7: Home
July 14: Away