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About

About the Wellington Sharks Swim Team, Flower Mound, Texas

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide an awesome and memorable summer swim team experience for Wellington of Flower Mound residents. We teach kids to become better competitive swimmers, develop young adults into mature coaches and team leaders, and build a spirit of community and volunteerism with Wellington parents and families.

 

ABOUT THE SHARKS
The Sharks were established in 1996 beginning with just 30 swimmers. Our team every year now has 240 swimmers and includes 150 Wellington families.

In 2016 we are excited to be joining a new swim league called Swim North Texas, a summer swim league consisting mostly of teams representing country clubs and other exceptional residential communities. A list of the key differences between DASA and SNT can be found here.

Swimmers ranging in age from 4 to 17 are welcome to join. Wellington of Flower Mound residency is required.

Wellington swimmers who want to learn to coach and lead can apply to become Junior Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Age Group Leaders. All twenty-four of these coaching positions are filled with current and former Sharks and Wellington residents.

 

COMPETITIVE RESULTS
Our Wellington Sharks are the eight-time defending champions of DASA's largest and most-competitive division, and we won the All-Star meet all eight years. In 2008 we defeated the Canyon Creek Country Club Barracudas who previously were DASA champions 11 straight years.  We have held this title ever since.

Dozens of Wellington Shark swimmers currently hold individual and relay team DASA records.

 

IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
Many hundreds of Wellington kids since 1996 have learned to work hard, compete, become part of a team, and enjoy the benefits of competitive swimming. Their summer is filled with exercise, teamwork, and competition, not just TV and video games.

Many of Flower Mound's most competitive high school swimmers and more than twenty college swimmers began their inspired athletic careers with the Wellington Sharks.

One hundred percent of our Sharks families volunteer for a role in helping to manage the team and run our swim meets. Life-long friendships among Wellington residents and families are formed on the pool deck in support of our children and the Sharks.

We have introduced through our competitions many families from around the metroplex to Wellington of Flower Mound. They have seen the professionalism of our coaches, the sportsmanship of our swimmers, and the spirit of our huge volunteer organization.

Through the years, many residents have indicated the importance of the Sharks to their satisfaction living at Wellington of Flower Mound. We hear many comments like these:

"Our friends have talked so much about the good times they have with the Sharks Swim Team that we decided to move here instead of (some other place)."

"I wish my old community had something like the Sharks Swim Team when my kids were younger."

"I would have moved out of Wellington several years ago were it not for our love of the Sharks."

Coach Matt Murdock returns to the Sharks in 2015  as our Head Coach.  Matt has coached competitive swimming for 13 years.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead the Sharks this year.  We have a fantastic group of athletes who love to train hard and race harder.  With the help of our swimmers, I hope we can add to the Sharks legacy.”

During the school year Coach Murdock is a teacher and Chair of the 9th Grade Math Department at Flower Mound High School.