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A message from our coaches...

Already at Week 4 and Clark Hall is feeling a little bit like home.  We appreciate the swimmers following our safety protocols and arriving on-time ready to get in the pool.  We are looking at modifying the White and Orange schedules for Wednesday and Thursday to get additional pool time in.  Instead of two 45 minutes sessions, considering one 60 minute, combined practice. We remain mindful of the swimmer limits that UB has in place, however, understand they are considering relaxing the limitations. More information soon.

New this week, dryland strength and conditioning sessions at AMS.  Have your swimmers join our new strength coach, Haley Sheehan, on Wednesday and Thursday's from 4-5PM behind the middle school.  Dryland is an important component of total conditioning, particularly for our older swimmers.  This is included with your swimmer's membership.

As we continue practice at Clark Hall, the TigerSharks are fortunate to have a great group of swimmers and coaches. Particularly during these extraordinary times, getting back to a degree of normalcy is a blessing. As a swim family, the TigerSharks know all too well how stressful these times can be, and for some, on top of other concerns. Our LSC has established a new resource for our swimmers, Athlete Wellness Initiative. In addition, a link has been placed below. Swimmers, parents, coaches, give the initiative a look. There is a survey at the end to guide improvement.

Here is the current practice schedule at the Clark Hall pool. Since our pool time is limited and it always takes a few minutes to get the swimmers into the pool, please arrive 10 minutes before the start of practice.

White Group:
Wed/Thurs 4:30-5:15pm
Friday 5:30-6:30pm (space limited to 20 total with Orange, will need sign-ups)
Saturday 1:30-2:30pm (space limited to 20 total with Orange, will need sign-ups)

Orange Group:
Wed/Thurs 5:15-6pm
Friday 5:30-6:30pm (space limited to 20 total with White, will need sign-ups)
Saturday 1:30-2:30pm (space limited to 20 total with White, will need sign-ups)

Teal Group:
Mon/Tues 4:30-6pm (space limited to 20 total with Black, will need sign-ups)
Saturday 12pm-1:30pm (space limited to 20 total with Black, will need sign-ups)
Sunday 10am-12pm (space limited to 20 total with Black, will need sign-ups)

Black Group:
Mon/Tues 4pm-6pm
Friday 6:30-8pm (space limited to 20 total with Teal, will need sign-ups)
Saturday 12pm-1:30pm (space limited to 20 total with Teal, will need sign-ups)
Sunday 10am-12pm (space limited to 20 total with Teal, will need sign-ups)

 

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About the Amherst TigerSharks

The Amherst TigerSharks are a year-round, competitive USA Swimming team (not a school team) based out of Amherst Middle School, for youths ages 6-18. We compete in the Niagara LSC. Head coach Mike Giancarlo, varsity head coach at Amherst High School, leads an experienced and enthusiastic team of coaches.

Our Mission: To provide a safe environment in which we can instill our core values of Courage, Conscientiousness, Perseverance, Resilience, and Passion. Our members will be empowered to reach their full potential as athletes and leaders in the community.

For more information, you can read our team handbook, or read about our membership options. Our practice schedule is available under PRACTICE in the main menu.

We value our members' opinions, and if you have anything you would like to share with us, we encourage you to anonymously submit your feedback here.

Information about SafeSport, and protecting our athletes, can be found here.

 


 

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