Severn River
Swim Club
Go Sharks!
 
Welcome to the 2018 SRSC Sharks Swim and Dive Team

Welcome to the 2018 Sharks!

Our Swim and Dive Teams are open to SRSC members and waitlist families. We encourage you to register as early as possible so we can best prepare for the summer. Families new to SRSC and interested in joining our team should apply for SRSC Membership before registering for swim or dive team.

Registration is a two part process. Please allow 2-3 days for registration to be completed with AAU (don’t register and show up to practice the same day). To register, please go to the Swim Team webpage. A separate registration is required for each athlete.

Swim Team Registration

Swim team will be capped at 160 swimmers. Please read this section carefully to understand how the deadlines will work due to short timeline.

Members who register for swim team by April 28 will be guaranteed a spot on the 2018 swim team. After April 28, remaining spaces will be filled first-come, first-served. Waitlist families may complete online registration at any time, but you will not be assigned a space on the swim team until after April 28.

On-Time Swim Team Registration ends May 5, 2018. Swimmers registered by this date will receive a custom cap with your swimmer’s last name (if needed). Registrations after this date will receive blank swim caps (if needed). There is no additional fee to register after May 5, the only difference is the customized cap.

Swim Team Registration closes on June 1, 2017 or when the team reaches maximum capacity (160 swimmers).

Swim Team Fees

  • $130 per member swimmer
  • $150 per non-member swimmer

Team fees cover everything but the suit (there are no hidden fees or extra charges):

  • AAU Membership for each swimmer (required by GASL)
  • Registration for County and Championship Meets
  • Our phenomenal, super-fun, catered End-of-Season Banquet for swimmers and their families
    (New for 2018 - We will host one Sharks banquet for swimmers and divers)
  • Awesome 2018 SRSC Sharks Swim Team shirt
  • A custom silicone SRSC Sharks Cap with the swimmer’s name (if you register by May 5, otherwise you get a blank silicone cap - still very cool!)
  • End-of-season award and gift for swimmers who compete in 3 or more dual meets

Team Suits

We’re staying with our wonderful Speedo: Angles (blue) suit for 2018. If you can still wear last-year's suit - stick with it! If you have outgrown your suit, bring it to practice the first week and we will encourage you to have a suit-swap!

Cy's will be onsite with suits on May 30. You may also buy your suit online at SwimOutlet (be sure to get the Speedo blue color).

Parent Meeting/Swim Team Suit Sale

We encourage everyone to join us at SRSC to try on and buy your team suits on Wednesday, May 30, between 4-6pm. We will hold parent meetings twice during the afternoon: at 4:15 and 5:30. Please note, this is a MANDATORY parent meeting. We expect each family to send an adult to this meeting so you have all the information you need. This is the best time to learn about swim meets, sign up for volunteer jobs, and ask any questions you might have.

Volunteers

We want to welcome our new 2018 Shark Team Volunteers:

  • Nikki Rogers will join as a volunteer coordinator (with Bonnie and Kira),
  • Moira Buttner-Schnirer and Colin McKinty as concessions chairs running the feeding frenzy,
  • Annine List as the SRSC GASL Rep,
  • Jennifer Callaway as our Party Planner Extraordinaire (in charge of the Swim Team Banquet),
  • Susan Shingledecker is our Delightful Donut Delivery Service.

In addition to Kira Dickson, Bonnie Levin, and Jessica Farrar, we're delighted to welcome back:

  • Margaret Sullivan and Stephanie Wright as Big-Shark/Little-Shark Chairs,
  • Joanna Goger as Awards Chair.

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Even with all these amazing helpers, our swim team is highly dependent on volunteer support.

Swim Meet Volunteers: For every meet in which your child swims, you (an adult in your family) must volunteer for the meet. There will be information at the parent meeting on June 1 and you will be able to signup online for each meet approximately 2 weeks prior to the meet.

Stroke and Turn: We need at least 4 stroke and turn judges. Each judge and starter must attend training every year unless you are certified by USA Swimming. This is the last year that GASL will require annual training - so you will not have to retrain next year (or so they say). We don't have training dates, yet, but we hope to share them soon. 

The Severn River Sharks will compete in Division B of the Greater Annapolis Swim League (GASL) with 5 dual meets. As always, participation in 3 dual meets is a requirement for an end-of-the-year plaque. All swim meet dates and GASL’s league championships (Bronze, Silver, Gold) are listed below and on our website. The County Invitational at Severna Park Community Center will be listed on the SRSC website.

Additional information will be available via email and Facebook as the season draws nearer. If you have any questions, please email any of us. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at the pool,

Jessica Farrar, SRSC Swim Team Chair (SwimTeam@severnriverswimclub.com)

Kira Dickson, Bonnie Levin, Nikki Rogers, Shark Wranglers (Volunteer Coordinators)

Swim Team Important Dates

April 28:         Last day of member-guarantee on Swim Team
May 5:            On-Time Registration ends (no personalized
                         caps after this date)
Tue, May. 29:  Afternoon practices begin
                             (Mon-Thu)
Wed. May 30:   3-6pm Team Suit Sale
                        4:15 & 5:30 pm PARENT MEETINGS 
Sat. June 9:      Practice Meet at SRSC
Jun 15:     Last day of school – NO PRACTICE
Sat. June 16:    Cape St.Clair @ SRSC
Mon Jun 18:     Morning practices begin
Sat. June 23:    Indian Landing @ SRSC
Sat. June 30:    Bay Hills @ SRSC
Wed, July 4:     NO PRACTICE
Sat. July 7:      SRSC @ Ulmstead
Sat. July 14:    SRSC @ Hunt Meadow
Bronze Meet: Wednesday 7/18
Silver Meet:     Saturday 7/21
Gold Meet:      Sunday 7/22
TEAM BANQUET - one evening, week of July 23

AFTERNOON SWIM PRACTICES

5/29 – 6/14

Monday – Thursday

 3:30 to 4:30 - Grades 6 and up

4:15 to 5:00 - Grades 3-5

4:45 to 5:30 - Grades 2 and under

MORNING SWIM PRACTICES

6/18 – 7/20

Monday – Friday

8 to 8:45 – ages 8 and under

8:45 to 9:30 – ages 9 & 10

9:30 to 10:30 – ages 11 & 12

10:30 to 11:30 – ages 13 and over

 




 

 



**To view the most current schedule of swim and dive events, please refer to the calendar section of this website!


The address of the Severn River Swim club is:  R117 Cedar Road, Severna Park, MD  21146.  To view a Google Map and get directions to the club, CLICK HERE