2023 Registration is OPEN! 

Welcome to the Hood Hammerheads' 33nd year! As always, we are very excited for this season to begin. If you are a returning member, welcome back. If you are just joining us, we would like to welcome you and your family to the Hammerheads. Online registration begins April 1st. You may register your swimmers by clicking here. More details about the Hammerheads can be found in our information document. We also have a Facebook page. Like us at Hood Hammerheads Swim Team. 

Registration is open from 4/1/2023 through 6/7/2023. Swimmers must be registered and paid prior to practicing. Swimmers registering and paid by 5/15/23 receive a free team T-shirt.

Mission Statement:

The Hood Hammerheads Swim Team mission is to provide ALL participants with an enjoyable experience while developing great sportsmanship, furthering competitive swimming skills, and cultivating special friendships and lifelong memories.

Hood Parent Board:

Shannon Kundey (Team Rep)
Rickardo Hunter (Team Treasurer)
Erliza Albright (Concession Manager)
Jennifer Lolli-Hall (Team Activities/Event Coordinator and Team Apparel)
Beth Reiten (Volunteer Coordinator)
Ann Holt (Team IT)


Our Head Coach, Ashley Gardner, is back for another exciting year! She has extensive coaching experience at the youth and collegiate level. In addition to the Hammerheads, Ashley coaches for Hood College and the Monocacy Aquatics Club.

Joining her will be Coach Emma Lindell! Many of your favorite older Hammerheads swimmers will also be returning as coaches this year!

Practice Schedule:

Coach Meeting: 5/27 11:30-12:30 at the pool (all coaches and junior coaches should plan to attend)

Preseason: 5/27-6/4

Swimmers must be registered and paid prior to participating.

Saturday 5/27: 12:30-2:30 PM (12:30-1:30 12 & Under; 1:30-2:30 13 & Up)

Sunday 5/28: 12:30-2:30 PM (12:30-1:30 12 & Under; 1:30-2:30 13 & Up)

Tuesday 5/30: 8:30-9:15 PM

Thursday 6/1: 8:15-9:15 PM

Saturday 6/3: 12:30-2:30 PM (12:30-1:30 12 & Under; 1:30-2:30 13 & Up)

Sunday 6/4: 12:30-2:30 PM (12:30-1:30 12 & Under; 1:30-2:30 13 & Up)

Regular Season: 6/5-7/28

Swimmers may only attend 5 practice sessions a week including evenings.
Example: 3 morning/2 evening or 3 evening/2 morning or 4 morning/1 evening)

Hammerheads competitive team:

  • 12 & Under Age Groups: Monday-Friday 9:30-10:30 AM 
  • 13 & Up Age Groups: Monday-Friday 10:30-11:30 AM 

Pups pre-team: June 5-July 6

  • Monday-Thursday 10:30-11:15 AM 

Hammerheads Evening Practice (all age groups come together; competitive team only):

  • Monday: 8:15-9:15 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:15-9:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:15-8:15 PM
  • Thursday: 7:45-8:45 PM

Meet Schedule:

  • Week 1     6/17    Hood College at Villages of Urbana 1
  • Week 2     6/24    Hood College hosting Lake Linganore 
  • Week 3     7/1      Bye - no meet
  • Week 4     7/8      Hood College hosting Clover Hill and Tallyn Ridge swimming exhibition
  • Week 5     7/15    Hood College at Ridge
  • Week 6     7/22    Division1 Divisional Meet at Hood College
  • Week 7     7/29    All stars hosted by Frederick County Y


Team Picture Day:

Picture day is June 20 at 9:30 AM. There will be no 'in water' practice this day. After pictures, swimmers will do drylands together and participate in team building. Order photos at https://www.charlesstudio.com/sportproducts.


Team Banquet and Pep Rallies:

Pep Rallies:

  • June 23 starting at 6. Kids will be able to swim starting ~6:45 in 6 lanes.
  • July 7 time TBA.

Team banquet will be July 21 starting at 6 PM. More details TBA!

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