Our club is a USA year round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. All of our coaches, as members of the USA Swimming, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time. The McFarland Spartan Sharks, a non-profit club, is run by its elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers. Minutes are available upon request. We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.

Our mailing address is: MSS P.O. Box 227, McFarland, WI 53558

History

The McFarland Spartan Sharks, Inc. was granted team status in 1982 by the Secretary of State of the State of Wisconsin. It has remained a non-profit organization since its inception, relying on club dues and fund raising activities to cover expenses.

Where We Are Going

The McFarland Spartan Sharks has great growth potential, both in the quality of the organization and in the quantity of membership. Our organization can grow and prosper, provided we have input and help, not only from the coaches and swimmers, but also from the “backbone” of our club – the parents. McFarland has a strong tradition of sports support for the “major” organized sports. We need parents who are willing and able to do all of the “little things” necessary to help our club function and grow. It only works if you help it work. Please volunteer you time if you can!

Mission Statement

Philosophy

The McFarland Spartan Sharks is a non-profit swimming team where each participant, regardless of age or ability level, is important. It is the MSS philosophy to provide our children with the following:

The skills for participating in a life-long sport

The opportunity to compete with children of similar ability

The recognition of the relationship between effort and reward

The opportunity to succeed and gain confidence

Everyone who has a positive attitude is encouraged to participate on Sharks; however, minimum skill requirements exist for each of the team levels.

In many ways, age group swimming is a preparation for life.  In order for an athlete to learn to reach his or her potential, he or she must be willing to work intelligently, consistently and conscientiously. The understanding of these principles will be of great worth not only in each athlete’s swimming career, but also in achieving his or her goals later in life.

Objectives

The objectives of the McFarland Spartan Sharks program are as follows: 

- To provide training and competition to all swimmers who desire it 

- To contribute to the increased skills and knowledge needed for high school and college swimming

- To develop a wide base of experienced swimmers 

- To furnish a wholesome and worthwhile physical and recreational outlet 

- To provide an opportunity to learn sportsmanship and to instill the values of positive team cooperation

- To provide opportunities for social and emotional development

- To provide educational opportunities

-  To provide opportunities to learn good healthy habits

- To have FUN while trying to accomplish goals   

The McFarland Spartan Sharks swim team is a member of the United States Swimming organization.