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Erica Leary

Shark Families! Every summer, as the swim season winds down, we reflect on ways we can give back to the community that has given us so much support. It is a Hatfield Sharks tradition to hold a charity fundraising event at practice on the Friday of our last full week of practice. This year we will follow that tradition. But, this year has more meaning. Belle Sparango, a friend to so many on the swim team, a Hatfield Aquatic Center employee, and a star Lacrosse and Field Hockey athlete at...

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It's on! July 12th, 2022 - The Hatfield Sharks will take on the Souderton Dolphins for this year's annual Swim for The Girls Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. Swim for the Girls is a fundraiser event where boys wear a girl's bathing suit during the breaststroke race. Run annually since 2013, S4TG has raised over $16,000 for families affected by breast cancer. Started in 2013, Swim for the Girls is an annual fundraiser to support families affected by breast cancer. Conceived from a dare following a swim meet, the original event...

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2022 Early Registration is Open! Once again, it is that time of year. The time when we start to think swim, strokes, and turns. And of course, Hatfield Sharks. This is the year of team building. What does this mean? We are focused on growth. Growth of the team. Growth of our coaching staff. Growth in our relationship with the township and of course Growth in the team's involvement with the Aquatic Center. So here's the deal. We've got a lot of great people on the parent board this year,...

Erica Leary

Swim Sets & Workouts to Improve Your Kick This article was originally posted on yourswimlog here Having a powerful kick is critical to fast swimming. Whether it is improving your breakouts and underwater dolphin kick, to having a strong and steady 6-beat kick throughout your races, having monster legs means that you are also able to keep better body positioning in the water, and will also keep your technique intact at the end of your races. Within our collection of kick sets, you will find a little something for everyone....

Erica Leary

This article was originally posted on yourswimlog here Here are three different ways that you can incorporate resistance training in your next practice, and how to make the most of your time spent developing brute strength swimming power: 1. Swimming with a band. For straight, sheer upper body strength this cannot be beat. While most swimmers lean on their pull buoy to build upper body endurance and strength, it does come with it’s share of drawbacks. While it can help build general upper body endurance (without your legs sucking up...