Swim Groups

Washington Water Sharks offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Washington Water Sharks to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.  We are pleased to welcome our new Head Coach, Nivia Patterson to the 2017-2018 Swim Season. 

Please call Nivia at 319-653-2141 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

8 & Under

This is our entry level group. An athlete must be able to swim the length of the pool without stopping or touching the sides to enter this group.  Some basic stroke knowledge is required.

8 & Under Group Coach: Kathy Dolan & Nivia Patterson
Practice Days/Times:
Monday  5:00-5:45pm
Wednesday  5:45-6:15pm
Thursday  4:00-4:45pm

9 & 10

With age and experience, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.

9 & 10 Group Coach: Kathy Dolan & Nivia Patterson
Practice Days/Times:
Monday 5:45-6:30pm
Wednesday 6:15-6:45pm
Thursday  4:45-5:30pm

 11 & 12

From the 9 & 10 Group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 11 years old and have completed the Age Appropritae Group move-up skills list. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged, but not required. 

11 & 12 Group Coach: Lyndsay Adrian & Nivia Patterson
Practice Days/Times:
Monday  6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday  6:45-7:45pm
Thursday  5:30-6:30pm

13 & Aged Up 2017

Minimum age for entry into this group is 13 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire for training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is encouraged, but not required in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete's development. Athletes in this group are also encouraged to participate in lifting/training during the week.

13 & Aged Up 2017 Group Coach: Lyndsay Adrian & Nivia Patterson
Practice Days/Times:
Monday  7:15-8:00pm
Tuesday  7:00-7:45pm  *Lifting After*
Wednesday  7:45-8:45pm
Thursday  6:15-7:00pm

14 & Up

Minimum age for entry into this group is 14 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire for training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is encouraged, but not required in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete's development. Athletes in this group are also encouraged to participate in lifting/training during the week.

14 & Up Group Coach: Lyndsay Adrian & Nivia Patterson
Practice Days/Times:
Monday  8:00-8:45pm
Tuesday  7:45-8:30pm  *Lifting At 7pm*
Wednesday  7:45-8:45pm
Thursday  7:00-7:45pm