Practice Groups

The Northshore Y Sharks practice year-round. Placement in workout groups is determined at evaluation. Swimmers are required to attend a minimum number of meets with the team each season, varying by practice group.

Developmental 1-- Beginning 7 & 8
D1 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays  6:30-7:30

Emphasis on stroke technique development, Introduction to competitive swimming
Swimmers moving to this level may achieve Y State "A" times
Swimmers in this level are expected to attend 3 meets and State Champs in January.

Developmental 3 -- Intermediate
12 and under Tue & Thu & Fri 6:30-7:30
12 and over Tue & Thu & Fri 4:00-5:00 PM
Building endurance, continued emphasis on stroke technique development.
Refinement of all four competitive strokes, starts, and turns.
Members of this group are expected to compete in a minimum of 3-5 meets/year and State Champs in January.
Swimmers will meet some or most Y State "A" times and may achieve some Regional qualifying times.


Developmental 3- Regional (Will be changing to Regional 1  9-12 yr olds Sept 2018) 

9-12 yr olds Tuesday. Thursday and Friday 5:00-6:00pm                                              This group is for 9-12 yr old  D3 swimmers with most or all regional times In 50 and 100 yd distances.  Members in this group are expected to attend and compete in all team meets and events state meet and regional meet.

Advanced Groups
Juniors/Seniors  (Will be changing to Regional 2 13-18yr olds September 2018)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 5:00-6:30

Setting individual goals, increased sets and intervals, and continued stroke refinement.
Members of this group are expected to attend most practices, compete at all meets and  team events, State and Regionals.
Swimmers should meet most or all Regional qualifying times in 100 and 200yd events.