The Newton Sharks Swim Team

The Newton Sharks Swim Team is looking forward to swimming in the Summer of 2022!

In our 46th year, the Newton Pool, our home, is beautifully repaired and is up and running and ready for our return!

Since its inaugural year in 1976, The Newton Sharks Swim Team has been a member of the Wallkill Valley Swim Conference, a summer recreational program committed to the development of the enjoyment of swimming. 

The Newton Sharks were the only pool team in the WVSC until 2004.  Now, we are the only outdoor pool team in the league. 

The Newton Sharks range in age from 5 to 18 and hail from many towns and communities in Sussex County, New Jersey - Newton, Andover, Green, Sparta, Stillwater, Stanhope, Lafayette, Sussex, Wantage - among others.

Our team unofficially serves as a feeder program to the state qualifying Newton Lenape Valley High School team coached by Jess Jacobellis, who began her own swim career at the age of four with the Lake Tranquility Thunderbolts, also a WVSC team.

Over the course of the average season, our Sharks compete in 8 meets – both pools and lakes – and compete in both an invitational and championship all during the month of July.

It’s endless swimming and fun, so much so that it feels like it's not a summer to our swimmers and their families, without The Newton Sharks!

In the middle of July, the Sharks usually host an annual Northwest Jersey Invitational where hundreds of swimmers will come from teams in both Sussex and Warren counties for a fun day of competition and qualifying times for the WVSC championships. 

At the end of our five weeks, many Sharks will have qualified to compete in the WVSC championships – another full day of swimming and fun.  Many, many awards are earned by our Sharks and our team.

Come be a part of something great, something fun and something memorable!  Come be a part of the great tradition of The Newton Sharks Swim Team!