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Fallsmead Sharks

 
 
 
 
 
 
ABOUT US 

Welcome to the Fallsmead Sharks web page!  The Fallsmead Sharks are the official swim team of the Fallsmead neighborhood.  We swim in the
Montgomery County Swim League.  The Sharks provide a wonderful social and recreational opportunity for the children of our neighborhood.  Let us know if you have any questions about the Sharks by selecting the Fallsmead Sharks link on the Contact Us page.  Check out our FAQ for answers to all your swim team questions!!
 
 
 
***Updated (5/3/18)***
 
Summer is finally (almost) here!!
Just a few weeks until the pool opens and we won’t waste any time getting the kids into the pool for swim team - first practice starts at 5pm on Tuesday, May 29th! Come down at 4pm to meet the coaches, reps, ask questions, get calendars, buy merchandise and register! 
 

The Sharks Swim Team is made up of neighborhood kids ages 3-18, usually 80-100 strong. Of course, not everyone is ready to swim in a meet. Therefore, we have varying levels of swim instruction, with a large ‘pre-team’ with various levels of ability, and small group practice sessions. Tiger sharks are just getting comfortable in the water and their practice takes place in the shallow end of the pool. Our Hammerheads are those kids who can swim half the length of the pool and are at ease with basic strokes. The Great Whites are the kids who are nearly ready to swim in a “B” meet, but whose strokes need a little adjusting first. Kids progress to the main team when they are proficient at swimming the length of the pool in one or more strokes and compete in weekly meets. Starting at the very first practice, the coaching staff evaluates everyone’s abilities and advances children accordingly throughout the season.  We are also happy to do an evaluation and let your child try practice before you commit for the summer – just talk to one of the reps or coaches during the first week.

 

The swim season is not possible without parent volunteers. We are a small, volunteer-run team and need our parents to help out - please see our website and talk to the reps for more information. There are many different ways for parents to help, both on and off the pool deck - please help make our team a success by volunteering some of your time.

We will be offering SSL hours again this summer for youth volunteers grades 6 and up. You do not have to be on the swim team to earn hours – contact the reps or coaches for volunteer opportunities.

 

ADDITIONAL TEAM INFO, CALENDAR (draft), FAQ etc. CAN BE FOUND USING THE TABS AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

 

OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION DATES CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

PLEASE JOIN US ON FRIDAY JUNE 8th FOR OUR ANNUAL POT LUCK DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE START OF THE SEASON!
Sign up HERE to bring a dish:
 
 
 
NOTE: YOU CAN FIND ALL MEET Results/Times HERE
 
Need to submit a swim team reimbursement request? CLICK HERE to do it online
 
 
 
The swim team is completely dependent on parent volunteers and cannot run without it. Every parent is expected to contribute some of their time during the season. Please contact us using the links below with questions or ideas.
 
 
***Slide Shows***
We are working on getting slide shows from recent years onto the website. You will need to login to access this portion of the website. 
 
 
**Team Info**
 
See our swim team info page for details on the PROGRAMS we offer and for our PRACTICE SCHEDULE!
At the beginning of the summer, the coaches will assess your child’s individual skills and will place your child in Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, Great Whites, or Swim Team depending on skills.
FAQ are addressed here
 

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**
 
 
 
 
NEED TO CONTACT US?
 
Head and Assistant Coaches: fallsmeadsharks@gmail.com
Volunteer questions: sharks@fallsmead.org
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
The Fallsmead Sharks rely on parent and community volunteers to make it a fun and successful season. If you are interested in helping out with swim team planning or are just interested in finding out more information about the swim team, please visit the parent & volunteer info page or contact our reps by clicking on the Fallsmead Sharks link on the Contact Us page.
 
 
OTHER LINKS:
 
Interested in Fall?Winter/Spring swimming? Check out the following programs:
 
 
 
Click the photo for a link to our photo album! Please submit your photos!