Welcome to the 2023 Season!
Registration for our July Session opens June 15th! A link will be posted on this page at noon. Please click HERE for registration information.
Please note - if you are new to the Shark Pups, you do not need to set up an account before registration. But if you already have a SwimTopia account, please log in before registering.
Shark Pups is our junior swim team for 4-8 year olds (age as of 5/31/2023). The Shark Pups team provides an introduction to summer swim team in a smaller, more developmental setting. Swimmers will be introduced to competition strokes and other important swim team skills. The goal of our junior team is to get swimmers ready for our Cool Sharks Swim Team in the future. Shark Pups swimmers are not allowed to move up to the Cool Sharks mid-season, however all Shark Pups will be encouraged to join the Cool Sharks Fall Team this August or the Summer Team next year if they are ready!
Practices are structured as monthly sessions of either three weeks (Mon-Thurs, 12 practices) or three weekends (Sat-Sun, 6 practices). Each session is divided into 30-minute practice groups. Please click HERE for the schedule. You may register for multiple sessions, but only one practice group per session per swimmer. There are 10-12 swimmers per practice group, divided by ability into two smaller groups of 4-6 swimmers, each with a coach. The season concludes with our Mini Meet – a fun opportunity for our Shark Pups to show off their new skills, learn about racing, and enjoy a little friendly competition.
Practices will take place in the shallow end of the pool. More advanced swimmers will be in the middle section, less advanced swimmers in the shallowest section near the steps.
The focus of our junior team is on children who already have some swimming skills but aren't quite ready for swim team. All swimmers must have a basic comfort level in the water and be unafraid to put their face in the water. They should be able to float and move through the water independently and be ready to swim with noodles and kickboards. This is not a program for absolute beginners or children who are afraid of the water (coaches won't be able to spend time coaxing children into the pool), and one-on-one moments with instructors will be limited by the group nature of the program.