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Shaker Swimming is the home of the Shaker Sharks, the Shaker Heights Middle School Swim Team, and the Shaker Heights High School Swim Team.

The Shaker Sharks are a part of USA Swimming. USA Swimming boasts America's largest program of guided fitness activity for children. The Shaker Sharks Swimming Team is a competitive swimming team with a lifelong oriented outlook.

Why Choose Shaker Swimming?
There are lots of different swim teams around. What is it that makes Shaker Swimming different from the rest? Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us:

  • Low coach to swimmer ratios maximize individual instruction
  • Flexible practice schedules that allow young swimmers to participate in other activities
  • Practices prioritize stroke development and technique
  • Professional, highly educated, and experienced coaches and staff
  • Affordable and straight-forward billing

Our Mission And Values

To guide swimmers of all abilities to reach their goals

  • Lifelong Fitness: We believe physical fitness is an essential part of health, and swimming is the best way to get fit and stay fit for life.
  • A Way of Life: We believe in teaching swimmers how to be reflective and set goals which supports their successes both in the pool and in life.
  • Interdependence: We believe that nurturing positive relationships between the Sharks, swimmers, families, and communities is critical to our mission.
  • Teamwork and Sportsmanship: We believe that swimming is a team sport. When swimmers work together and support each other, they achieve greatness.
  • Safety, Responsibility, and Respect: We believe that character development is essential to swimmer development. We expect Shaker Sharks to make the right choices in and out of the water.
  • Determination and Motivation: We believe that learning to swim efficiently is a demanding lifelong process; there are no shortcuts. Self-esteem is generated by real achievements both in and out of the pool.