The Poolsharks is run by parent volunteers. We
need your help to have a successful season. 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 meets
- Bottled Water
- Case of Soft Drinks or LaCroix or Gatorade
- Baked Goods(brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc)
- Package individually
- Label with ingredients, especially if nuts are
- Be generous as each item is priced at $1.00
Drop off all donations at the Concession Stand on your
way into the meet.
Thank you in advance for your generosity in supporting
*100% of the proceeds go to support the
We are super-excited to welcome Coach Beth
to Venetian! She’s implementing some really great ideas that
will create lots of enthusiasm and comradery among
Sun. March 10 (3-4 p.m.)
– Treat & Greet Kick-off Meeting at Church of the
Epiphany in Decatur.
- Meet Coach Beth and hear
about her program
- Visit with assistant
coaches and friends
- Register for swim team by
March 10 to be eligible for a FREE GIFT and lottery
- Get fitted for your swim
- Find out how to volunteer
and what each job entails
Here is a list of some of the new
ideas she has for this season:
This year assistant coaches will
rotate lanes and all coaches will coach all swimmers, allowing
swimmers to get the most individualized and differentiated
attention possible and ensuring that all of the coaches are
familiar with all of the swimmers.
will be three practice groups, which will allow for increased
individualized attention and lower the swimmer to coach ratio per
lane. This is the best way to improve swimmer's technique and
competitiveness, while providing the most personalized
- All swimmers will receive a bag tag for
their participation, along with a t-shirt.
- 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 board.
- 1-3 swimmers will be awarded Spirit Swimmer
of the Week and will receive a hot pink swim cap with the
- 4 Swimmers of the Year will be recognized
on the Thursday after the GA Tech Divisionals.
- Swimmers will be given trinkets for
- Years of Commitment Awards will be
given when swimmers reach certain milestones. (More information to
- 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 during May.
CRACK OF DAWN practice on Memorial day
Monday, May 27th from 6 a.m. to
Specific practice times:
9- 12 year old’s: 6:15 - 7:15 am,
13-18 year old’s: 7:15 - 8:15 am, and
4- 8 year old’s: 8:15 - 9 am
Followed by a delicious team breakfast poolside. Sign-up to
STROKE CLINICS with Olympian and
with National Team member
There will be 2 pro- stroke clinics this year
for interested PoolSharks.
Clinic attendees must be 7 years old or older. Rare exceptions to 6
year olds will be carefully considered based on maturity and
swimming level.Each clinic is $15 per swimmer. The
size limit is 30-40.
1) Wednesday, May 15th from
6 - 7 p.m. with 3 time Olympian Amanda
2) Saturday, June
8th from 8 to 9 a.m. with UGA coach
Stephanie Williams Moreno and National Swim Team
Sign-up has been posted and sent out to team.
Your sign-up to the clinic is confirmed once your payment has been
received. First come, first served, so
This and much