The Poolsharks is run by
parent volunteers. We need your help to have a successful
Please sign up to
volunteer for at least 3 meets. There are all sorts of
jobs to fit all sorts of personalities. There are also jobs that
can be done before the meet or after the meet if you are unable to
help out during a meet.
Also, support your
Poolsharks by donating to the Swim Meet Concession Stand at home
- Case of Soft Drinks or
LaCroix or Gatorade
Goods(brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc)
- Label with ingredients,
especially if nuts are included
- Be generous as each item is
priced at $1.00
Drop off all donations at
the Concession Stand on your way into the
Thank you in advance for
your generosity in supporting the Poolsharks!
*100% of the proceeds
go to support the team
swimmer ages 4-18 who can swim the length of the pool on their
Starfish: A child
who can’t yet swim the length of the pool on their own. Often
in the U6 age group.
FEES (include team t-shirt,
but do not include suit or cap)
Registration rates for
February and March will be:
- 6U-14U $195
- 15-18 $95
- Starfish $175
(max. of 15 swimmers)
Registration rates will
increase in April and May:
- April: Registration base fee +
- 6U-14U $205
- 15-18 $105
- Starfish $185
(max. of 15 swimmers)
- May: Registration base fee +
- 6U-14U $215
- 15-18 $115
- Starfish $195
(max. of 15 swimmers)
Four or more swimmer
Families registering four or more
swimmers will receive 10 percent off their total registration.
Please register and pay for your swimmers online, and notify a swim
team coordinator to receive your discount reimbursement.
TEAM SUITS are available
for purchase online
There will be a fitting on
March 8 at the Treat & Greet (see below). If you order before,
your order will be ready for pickup at the event.
We are super-excited to welcome
back Coach Beth for her second season with us!
Similar to last year, assistant
coaches will rotate lanes, allowing swimmers to get the most
individualized and differentiated attention possible.
- There will
be donuts every Wednesday after each dual meet,
regardless if we win or lose.
- 12 Swimmers of the
Week will be recognized each week (1 boy, 1 girl, 6 age
groups). Pictures will be taken weekly and posted on the bulletin
- 1-3 swimmers will be
awarded Spirit Swimmer of the Week and will receive a hot
pink swim cap with the Venetian logo.
- 6 Swimmers of the
Year will be recognized on the Thursday after the GA Tech
- Swimmers will be given trinkets
for improved times.
- Years of Commitment
Awards will be given when swimmers reach certain milestones.
(More information to come.)
- Graduating seniors will be
recognized during a meet.
- Similar to last year, ribbons will be
available in the ribbon box at the front office, which you can
collect at your convenience.
Swimmers will be matched with a
buddy to help build community, accountability, leadership skills,
and sportsmanship. Buddies will be paired in May.
We hope to host two pro clinics to
help swimmers further develop their skills. We will likely host one
in May and one in June. More information to come. $15 per
This is for parents … Do
you know what it means to streamline or what a fingertip drag is?
This is an in-pool clinic that teaches the swim techniques that
your swimmer is being taught during practice. There will be drinks
afterwards. Note: This is adult-only, with no childcare. You will
be in the water. Date TBD.
DECLARE YOUR SWIMMER FOR
This is done online http://www.venetianpoolsharks.com.
Note: If your swimmer wants to
swim a specific event, please add your request in the notes
Many hands make light work! Every
swim family is expected to volunteer in some way at
least three timesduring the season. Sign up
to volunteer via Team Unify when you declare your swimmer.
alerts will be sent to announce weather delays and
upcoming events. Please make sure your phone number is included in
“My Accounts” when you register.
The Venetian Board of Directors
set the following limits in the Spring of 2019 that will remain in
place for the summer of 2020:
- Waitlist families will receive an
email invitation to join the swim team from the Swim Team
committee. Their registration will be verified by the swim team
coordinators before being accepted.
- There is a limit to the size of
the team (200 swimmers in U6- U14 age group, 35 swimmers
in 15 and older, and 15 Starfish swimmers).
- The invitations will be sent from
the top of the list in a tiered fashion until the swim team reaches
the size limit.
- Parents from the waitlist must
follow all rules and guidelines that are established for all swim
team parents, including volunteering at meets.
- Swimmers from the waitlist cannot
stay beyond swim practice hours at the pool unless for a swim
lesson. If they stay beyond that time, they must be a guest of a
Below the team picture in the
middle of the screen is a red button
for registration. Follow the prompts for
registration with the following notes:
register all of your children at once.
you’ve completed registration, take a minute to further
update your account. On the menu bar on the left-hand side of
your screen, click “My Account” and then “My
Account” again from the secondary drop-down menu.
3. Take a
moment to double-check that your family contact information is
correct. Please include an “SMS” (including your
carrier information) so we can utilize text messaging for urgent
alerts (like weather-related postponements).
you’ve registered, make your commitments to the
meets. Now is a great time to put everything in your
calendar. And, if you know that your swimmer will be away or
missing a meet, go ahead and indicate that under
“Events,” where all of the meets are already listed
(Note: The dates are there, but we do not yet know who our
competitors will be or whether the meets will be “home”
CONTACTS (Please contact
us with any questions)
- Becky McElroy, Swim Team
Volunteer Coordinator and VPCA swim team board rep ([email protected]) )