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Tiger Sharks Spring

2018 TIGER SHARK SWIM TEAM - SPRING
The Spring session is April 16th – June 24th  
Please see below for groups and practice schedule.

Click here for Group Placement for existing swimmer

Registration for Spring begins March  1st and ends April 18th, 2018
click here to register  for spring swim team March 1st - April 18th
**You will need to log-in to register. 

 

David Eldridge, Head Coach
Phone: 732 341 9622 ext 2221
Email: coachdave@ocytigersharks.org

Corey Matthews, Head Age Group Coach
Phone: 732 341 9622 ext 2222
Email: coachcorey@ocytigersharks.org

TRYOUTS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW SWIMMERS.
Choose one of the following dates (no appointment necessary):
Tuesday's 2/6, 2/13, 3/6, 3/13, 4/10
Please arrive by 6:45pm for paperwork; swimmers will be in the water by 7:00pm
New Swimmers should contact Age Group Head Coach Corey Matthews at coachcorey@ocytigersharks.org
 

AGE GROUP PROGRAMS:

LEMON SHARKS (Ages 6-9)
For swimmers who wish to start in our competitive program but have yet to complete or need continued lessons.
Swimmers must be able to swim Freestyle with lateral breathing and Backstroke.

The Lemon Sharks will be offered one intrasquad meet in the spring session.
Practices one time per week plus are required to be enrolled in one lesson each session throughout the season:
Spring Season : Annual Members $115
Sat 8:45-9:45 AM
 

SAND SHARKS (Ages 6-9)
For swimmers who wish to start in our competitive program and have completed at least one session of Fish lessons or equivalent.  
Swimmers must have strong technique in Freestyle with lateral breathing and Backstroke with an understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly.
The Sand Sharks will be offered one intrasquad meet in the spring session. Practices two times per week:
Spring Season: Annual Members $229
Tu, Th        5:00-6:00 PM (6 Lane Pool)


MAKOS  (Ages 7-10)
For swimmers 7-10 who have a strong background in all four competitive strokes and are ready to learn more advanced stroke skills and technique. Stroke technique and racing skills are emphasized. Swimmers must be able to legally complete a 25 of each competitive stroke as well as a 50 Free to join this group. The Makos will be offered one intrasquad meet in the spring session.
Spring Season : Annual Members $295
M        5:45-7:00 PM
W, F    5:30-6:45 PM (6 Lane Pool) 

THRESHER SHARKS  (Ages 8-11)
For the swimmers who are interested in a competitive program and have completed a previous Tiger Shark group or one session of advanced lessons or equivalent. Swimmers must have strong technique in Freestyle with lateral breathing and Backstroke with an understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly.
Stroke technique and racing skills are emphasized. Thresher Sharks will be offered one intrasquad meet in the spring session.
Spring Season : Annual Members $385
M   5:45 -7:00 (6 Lane Pool)
W  6:45-8:00 PM – Total Technique day  
Th  6:00-7:15 (6 Lane Pool)

BULL SHARKS  (Ages 11-14)
For the swimmers who are interested in a competitive program. Swimmers must have strong technique in Freestyle and Backstroke with an understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly. Group members will be registered as YMCA swimmers, compete in the Friday Night Distance Series, YMCA Invitational meets, and must attend three closed YMCA meets during the season if they would like to participate in YMCA Championships. Stroke technique and racing skills are emphasized.
Spring Season: Annual Members $455
M        7:00-8:30 PM (6 Lane Pool)
W, F    6:30-8:00 PM (6 Lane Pool) .
Th       5:45-7:15 PM (12 lane pool)

REEF SHARKS (Ages 9-12)
Competitive training is introduced, but the emphasis is still on stroke technique and proper skills. Practice includes dry land. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, Friday Night Distance Series and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Swimmers must be able to legally complete a 50 of each competitive stroke as well as the 100 IM and 100 Free in order to join this group.
Spring Season: Annual Members $455
M, Tu, Th, F        5:45-7:15 PM

HAMMERHEADS  (Ages 10-13)
Transitional level where swimmers move from primarily stroke instruction to actual competitive training.
Swimmers are motivated and committed to be their best and to practice consistently. Emphasis is on preparation for higher levels of training and competition, with technical efficiency of utmost important. Practice times include dry land and practice attendance recommendation is 70% or more. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, Friday Night Distance Series and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Swimmers must have completed a 100 of each competitive stroke as well as the 200 IM and 200 Free legally in order to join this group. In addition, 11-12 swimmers must have achieved at least two YMCA Silver Qualifying Times and 10 & unders must have achieved at least two Junior Olympic Qualifying Times in prior season.
Spring Season: Annual Members $485
M             6:30-8:30 PM including dryland before
Tu             5:45-7:30 PM    
W, F        5:30-7:30 PM including dryland before
Sat           7:00-9:00 AM    
 

GREAT WHITES-WHITETIPS  (Ages 11-14)
For athletes with desire and ability to train and compete at the highest levels. Swimmers will train to compete at the local and regional level with goals of competing at the YMCA National Level. Practice times include dry land and practice attendance recommendation is 70% or more. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, Friday Night Distance Series and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Great White 13-14 swimmers must have achieved at least two YMCA Silver Qualifying Times and 11-12 swimmers must have achieved at least two Junior Olympic Qualifying Times in prior season,
or by training ability based on coach approval.

Spring Season: Annual Members $549
M, W, F      5:30-7:45 PM including dryland before
Tu, Th         5:45-7:45 PM
Su               7:00-9:15 AM

SENIOR GROUP PROGRAMS:

SILVER  (Ages 14+)
This group will be for swimmers in eighth grade and high school who have the desire and ability to train and compete regularly Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Swimmers in this group are working to achieve USA Gold and or YMCA State times. Swimmers must have at least two YMCA Silver Qualifying Times in order to join this group with desire and ability to train  . All practice times include dry land training and practice attendance requirement is 70%.
Spring Season: Annual Members $575
M,W,F              3:45-6:45 PM including dryland.
Tu, Th              3:45-6:00 PM
Su                   7:00-9:30 AM  
 

GOLD  (Ages 14+)
This group will be for swimmers in High School or going to High School in the fall. Swimmers in this group will have the desire and ability to train and compete at the highest level. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Swimmers must have USA Gold or YMCA State qualifying times in order to train in this group , or by training ability based on coach approval. Any swimmer in this group who achieves a new National standard is welcome to attend Nationals.
All Practice times include dry land training and practice attendance requirement is 80%.
Spring Season: Annual Members $575
M,W,F                   3:45-6:45 PM including dryland.
Tu, Th               3:45-6:00 PM
Su                     7:00-9:30 AM  

NATIONAL  (Girls age 13 & up, Boys ages 14 & up)
This group will be for swimmers in High School or going to High School in the fall with the desire and ability to train and compete at the Regional and National level. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and will compete in YMCA and USA invitational meets, and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify. Swimmers must have a SC National time and/or have participated in the previous SC or LC Nationals season in order to join this group. Swimmers in this group must attend and be committed to YMCA Nationals as their priority as well as other high level meets (USA Jr. Nationals, Nationals, etc). Practice attendance requirement is 80%. 
Spring Season: Annual Members $575
M,W,F               3:45-6:45 PM including dryland.
Tu, Th               3:45-6:00 PM
Su                    7:00-9:30 AM   

USA Swimming Fee: $66
**Only for those who haven’t already paid this fee in the fall-winter season. USA Registration lasts until December 31, 2018.
For all swimmers in the Reef, Hammerhead, Whitetip, Great White, National, Gold, and Silver groups**

Discounts:
2.5% off for both / 2 swimmers within your family. 
5% off for all 3 or more swimmers within your family. 
25% off for all employees who work more than 5 hrs per week, per OCYMCA Policy.