Welcome to the home of the OCY Tiger Sharks Swim Team.

We are a coach directed, parent supported YMCA program.

OCY offers a variety of competitive programs that are designed to accommodate children of all age groups and skill levels. At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental, and emotional level of development. Contact us using the "Contact Us" button on this webpage.

Our philosophy is "BELIEVE".

To have confidence in the truth.

To trust in yourself and your team.

Only if one BELIEVES in something, can one act purposefully.

2019 Summer Swim Team Sessions

*Summer swim team includes Summer League swim meets for all ages.  

USA swimmers must confirm with the Summer league Head Coach 
that they would like to swim in summer league meets.


Summer league Head Coach: Coach Alyssa
Please email Alyssa with any questions at
CoachAlyssa@ocytigersharks.org 



Starts Monday June 24th, 2019 - August 6th, 2019
*USA and Morning Practice swimmers end July 27th 

*Summer group placement will not transfer to the Fall/Winter Season

All swimmers are required to purchase a team suit for the Summer league program. 
A Team cap is included with suit purchase. Suit price is not reflected in program fee.
There will be a team suit fitting and purchase the first week of practice. 
**The swim suit fitting and purchase date is Tuesday June 25th
at OCY from 4:00-7:00pm 



Practice Schedule & Group Descriptions for Summer Only

SUMMER PROGRAMS
 

LEMON SHARKS  (Ages 5-8)    
For swimmers who wish to have an introduction to competitive swimming on a beginner level . 
Swimmers must be able to swim Freestyle with some lateral breathing and Backstroke.
*All swimmers will be registered for our summer league team only.
Summer Season: $175
Annual or Summer membership required
Monday – Thursday
4:45-6:00 PM
Friday: There will be meets on some Fridays
 
SAND SHARKS (6-9)
Swimmers in this group must have a knowledge of all four competitive strokes.
Swimmers must be able to swim Freestyle with lateral breathing and Backstroke, plus the ability to

understand and swim some Breaststroke and Butterfly.
*All swimmers will be registered for our summer league team only
Summer Season: $175
Annual or summer membership required
Monday – Thursday 4:45-6:00 PM
Friday: There will be meets on some Fridays  

MAKOS (Ages 7-10)
Swimmers in this group have a strong background of all four strokes; Focusing on the continued development of all competitive strokes, as well as perfecting start and turn technique.
*All swimmers will be registered for our summer league team only
Summer Season: $175

Annual or Summer membership required
Monday – Thursday
4:45-6:00 PM
Friday: There will be meets on some Fridays  

THRESHER SHARKS  (9-12)
For the swimmers who are interested in a competitive summer program.
Swimmers must have strong technique in Freestyle with lateral breathing and Backstroke with an understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly.
*All swimmers will be registered for our summer league team
Summer Season: $175
Annual or Summer membership required
Monday – Thursday
4:45-6:00 PM
Friday: There will be meets on some Fridays

BULL SHARKS (Ages 13+)
This group is for the eighth grade or high school swimmers who wishes to compete during the summer and are
interested in summer league swimming only; Focusing on the continued development of all competitive strokes, 
as well as perfecting start and turn technique.
*All swimmers will be registered for our summer league team
Summer Season: $199
Annual or Summer membership required
Monday – Thursday 5:45-7:30 PM
Friday: There will be meets on some Fridays


USA PROGRAMS

If you are in these groups and would like to participate in Summer League meets, in addition to USA meets,
you will need to register with our Summer League coach within the first week of summer swim team practice. 
There will be limited space on the Summer League team. Swimmers will be selected on a first come first serve basis. 


REEF SHARKS (Ages 9-12)
Competitive training is introduced, but the emphasis is still on stroke technique and proper skills. Group members will be registered as YMCA and USA swimmers and compete in YMCA USA invitational meets, 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.

Can also registered for our summer league team. Must see Summer League coach on the 1st day of practice to register for summer league
Summer Season: $199
Annual membership required
Monday – Thursday
5:45-7:30 PM
Friday: Summer league meets will be on some Fridays  
 

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 impertinence. Practice times include dry land and practice attendance requirement is 70% or more. 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 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 YMCA State Qualifying Times in prior season.

Can also registered for our summer league team. Must see Summer League coach on the 1st day of practice to register for summer league

Summer Season: $199
Annual membership required
Monday – Thursday
5:45-7:30 PM
Friday: Summer league meets will be on some Fridays    


GREAT WHITES  (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, 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 YMCA State Qualifying Times in prior season, or by training ability based on coach approval.

Summer Season: $249
Annual membership required

M, W, F        5:45-8:45 AM includes dryland after

Tu, Th         5:45-8:00 AM

SUN            7:00-10:00 AM includes dryland after

  
SENIOR PROGRAMS

SILVER  (Ages 13+)
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 the Friday Night Distance Series, YMCA and USA invitational meets, and the highest YMCA and USA Championship meet in which they qualify.
May also register and swim at Summer League meets.

Can also registered for our summer league team. Must see Summer League coach on the 1st day of practice to register for summer league
Summer Season: Annual Members $275

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%

Summer Season: Annual Members $275 

NATIONAL  (Ages 13+)
This group will be for swimmers 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%. 

Summer Season: $275
All Senior groups will practice at the same time  

M, W, F        5:45-8:45 AM includes dryland after

Tu, Th         5:45-8:00 AM

SUN            7:00-10:00 AM includes dryland after

 

 

*USA Swimming Fee: $68
*Only for those who haven’t already paid this fee in the fall-winter or spring season.
Registration lasts until December 31, 2019.
  For all swimmers in the Reef, Hammerhead, 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.

There are no multi swimmer discounts for Lemon sharks.