TigerSharks Swim Team
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The TigerSharks swim team is a structured, competitive program that competes against other local, regional and state YMCA’s. This traditionally strong program provides individualized coaching through disciplined water and land workouts. We expect that all of our swimmers participate and wear team uniforms (team suit and team cap) in all of our league meets and invitational’s. Swim meets are run by the Swim Team Parents Organization and we rely on and expect all of our families to volunteer their time to run meets and encourage our swimmers to participate in our fundraising activities.
WINTER SWIM TRAINING: Our winter short course season runs from October through March. Practices are offered Monday through Friday and swim meets are held on Saturdays (occasionally Sundays). Swimmers are expected to compete in all League swim meets and those meets in which the swimmer has qualified for. All swimmers MUST be a member of the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.
SUMMER SWIM TRAINING: Our summer rec swim team will run June through July. During the first week our coaches will determine which swim group each child will work in. All first week practices will be held at the YMCA. Swimmers are grouped by ability not necessarily by age and swimmers may move to different swim groups throughout the season as their swimming abilities change. Coaches will provide practice assignments, schedules and a list of required equipment for practices based upon the swim group each swimmer is assigned.
CLINICS: Clinics will focus on stroke technique as well as starts and turns, through drills that teach greater efficiency. The fall clinic will run in September on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays (8 classes). The spring clinic will run in May. Practices will be held Monday, Wednesday & Friday - beginner class will be held 7:00-7:45PM & the advanced class is 7:45-8:30PM.