2020-2021 BETHEL PARK SHARKS

The Bethel Park Sharks is Bethel Park Recreation Swim Team’s year-round pre-competitive developmental swim program.  The program is geared towards introducing young athletes to the sport of competitive swimming without having a more strict training regimen that is recommended with the Bethel Park Recreation Swim Team’s year-round competitive swimming program.  Coaches will work daily with the athletes to help introduce them to all the basics of competitive swimming.  This includes but is not limited to:  the four strokes, legal starts and turns, reading a clock, practice habits, and what it means to be a good teammate.

 

The Bethel Park Sharks Program is broken up into two separate seasons.  The first season is the School Year Season, which takes place from September-May.  Athletes can join the team at any time throughout the season, all they have to do is attend our Fall Clinic or one of our team tryouts.  During the School Year Season, there is no commitment to how long you stay on the team.  The cost is $50.00 per month and you can join or leave at any time.  It is a great cross-training tool for young multisport athletes.  For athletes that wish to compete, Sharks athletes are eligible to swim in up to two USA Swimming sanctioned swim meets during the school year.  Meets that Sharks are eligible for will be determined prior to September 2021.  

 

The second is the Summer Season, which is slightly different from the School Year Season.  In the summer, the Bethel Park Sharks are part of the Allegheny South Developmental Swim League (ASDSL) and compete against other local summer league teams (Mount Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, & Peters Township).  There are 5 evening competitions throughout the season (3 dual meets, a relay meet, and a championship meet) where athletes get an introduction to competitive swimming.  The meets are scored and records are kept, but the main focus of the league is developing young athletes and helping them learn to enjoy the sport of swimming.  The cost for the Summer Season is $150.00 and you can register online at www.bprswim.org from May 1-June 4, 2021.  

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULES & MEETS

SCHOOL YEAR

  • Monday-Thursday:    6:45-7:30 p.m.
  • Friday:            5:45-6:30 p.m.

SUMMER

  • Monday-Thursday:    5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • The ASDSL Meet Schedule will be released in April 2021.