Sun Valley SHARKS Swim Team

2021 Update: 

 

We are thrilled to offer a modified swim team program this summer.  Participants must be able to swim 1 length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted. It will be a small group swim practice based program that will include drills, games, and squad races. There will be 12 - 18 swimmers per practice "squad", with 2 - 3 swimmers per lane. We will carefully assign lanes matching swimming abilities to ensure safe distances are maintained while sharing a lane. When possible, siblings will share lanes. We have been in touch with the other teams in our summer league and they are planning to run similar programs. We will not hold in-person meets this year, but we may have some fun inter-league virtual challenges and competitions to build camaraderie.

With the small group format, practices will be condensed into shorter blocks of time and each swimmer will be assigned one or two 30-45 minute practice time(s) per week, likely Tuesday and/or Thursday between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. We will aim to follow the same 6 week schedule as tennis (June 28 - August 6), however this may change slightly to accommodate all swimmers and/or facilitate collaboration with the teams in our swim league.

Proper protocols will be followed for safety and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with guidance from the Commonwealth and CDC. Primary methods will include small groups, proper distancing in and out of the pool, masks while out of the water, hand hygiene, cleaning any shared equipment between use, screening for symptoms. No sharing goggles or water bottles.

Swim Team

We encourage all children (ages 5-16) to join the Sun Valley Sharks swim team. It is an excellent way to strengthen swimming skills, is a great form of exercise and a wonderful team sport. Add your child to the team using our online form beginning in early April. Sun Valley continues to be part of our area summer swim league, which includes: Lexington Town Pool, Paint Rock, Winchester Boat Club, Winchester Swim & Tennis and Winchester Country Club.

2021 Practice Schedule:

Due to the continued need for small groups and social distancing, swim team will practice in small "squads" of 12-18 swimmers.

Practices will likely be held Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 12 pm. 

We will update once the schedule has been finalized and squads have been assigned.

Thanks for your patience.

NO MEETS IN 2021 (SORRY!)

Typical schedule is below
 

  • Relay Carnival:
    Sat. late June

    warm-up: morning TBD, start: morning TBD
    at Paint Rock
     

  • Dual Meets:
    Wednesdays late June - end July
    warm-up: 3:00 pm, start: 3:30 pm

Wed.     Winchester Boat Club @ SV

Wed.      SV @ Winchester Country Club

Wed.     Winchester Swim & Tennis @ SV

Wed.      SV @ Lexington Town Pool

Wed.      SV @ Paint Rock
 

  • Championship Meet:
    typically first Saturday in August

    warm-up: morning TBD, start: morning TBD
    at Sun Valley

Swim Team Banquet: Pot-luck Dinner (SORRY - NO BANQUET IN 2021)

Monday following championships at 6:00 pm

location TBD

Celebrate the season with teammates, coaches, parents and yummy food! A gift will be given to each swimmer, along with awards for 5 and 10 year participants.

(781) 862-3122

Mailing Address: Sun Valley Associates, PO Box 64, Lexington, MA 02420

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