Margate Sharks Swim Team

 

Upcoming Season | Swim Team Levels | High School Warm-up

 

The Margate Sharks competitive swimming team has become one of the growing programs in the area. Since 2014, the team has grown steadily and has made its mark at different levels of swimming, such as Silver Champs and Junior Olympics.

The team competes in both Dual and USA Swimming meets during the season. USA participation is encouraged but is optional depending upon the level of the swimmer. The team is a registered USA club and participates in USA meets whenever possible.

The program begins practice in early September and runs through the end of January/Mid-February. Dual meets and Championships are swum during this time. Swimmers may extend their season into February/March by qualifying for the Bronze Champs, Silver Champs or Junior Olympics. During the winter, stroke clinics will be held on Fridays following practice from 5-6PM. In the spring, additional programs are available for swimmers who want to focus on training for the next level of swimming.

Over the summer, the JCC also competes in a summer league with Dual meets offered on week day evenings – meets starting Mid-June thru the end of July.

Greater South Jersey Swim League: The Sharks program operates one team in the GSJ Swim League with 3-5 dual meets each season. Everyone is eligible to compete in championships as long as you swim in 2 dual meets. Dual Meets start in mid November and run thru Mid-January. League Champs will take place between the end of January thru the beginning of February.

Bronze Championships: Is a USA meet held at North Penn High School in PA. This is an opportunity for the bronze level swimmers to compete in a large championship style meet and possibly achieve Silver Champ qualifying times. This meet is qualified by time and has over 25 teams and 800+ swimmers at the meet. This meet is usually the second weekend in March.

Silver Championship: Is a USA meet held at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ. This is an opportunity for the silver level swimmers to compete in a large championship style meet. This meet is qualified by time and has over 25 teams and 1,000 athletes attending. This meet is usually the last two weekends in March, Friday-Sunday.

Junior Olympics: Is a USA meet held at York, YMCA in York, PA from teams involved in the Middle Atlantic Region. The Sharks had its first J.O.’s qualifier in 2015. This meet takes place in the beginning of March, Thursday-Sunday.

New Jersey States: Is a USA meet held at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, NJ, with teams across the entire state. The Sharks continue to place in finals in team competition. This meet takes place in the beginning of December.

All meets give Shark swimmers a chance to swim new and different events.

Over the years, the Shark swimmers continue to break many team records and have had swimmers achieve times that make them eligible for the Silvers and Junior Olympics.

The coaching staff will strive to provide the variety of experiences a developing swimmer needs to prepare him/her for competition. Education, motivation, determination, and team pride are some of the cornerstones on which the Sharks have built their early success. We expect our swimmers to make a commitment to helping the team by developing a good work ethic and making a positive contribution in a manner consistent with the philosophies of the JCC. If you should have questions about our program, please contact Alicia Fimple-Paccione at 609.822.1167 ext. 133, afimple@jccatlantic.org

Fees & Membership

Practice group and current season rates determine fees. Spring and summer programs are additional.

The Margate Sharks is recognized by:USA Swimming

and is sponsored by:


Fall/Winter Season Swim Team

The JCC Margate Sharks swim team has members ages 5-18 years old competing in both dual meets and USA Swim meets during the season. Registrations opens on Friday, August 26 and continues through the end of January.

Registration Opens: Friday, August 26
Time Trials: Sign up with coach Alicia by emailing her at afimple@jccatlantic.org**
**Coaching Staff determines final placement of all swimmers after time trials.

Registration Form

Swim Team Levels

All swimmers will be a part of the Margate Sharks Swim Team, as well as USA Team to compete in weekend meets.

Time Trials: Sign up with coach Alicia by emailing her at afimple@jccatlantic.org**
**Coaching Staff determines final placement of all swimmers after time trials.

SHARK PUPS:

Fall/Winter Swim Team: $400 M / $480 NM
Practice Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

LEVEL 1:

Swimmers must be able to swim two of the four legal strokes and be able to swim 25 meters continuously. There are three practices offered per week.

Fall/Winter Swim Team: $440 M / $520 NM
Practice Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

LEVEL 2:

There are five practices offered per week.

Fall/Winter Swim Team: $480 M / $560 NM
Practice Days: Monday-Thursday with Dryland Training on Tuesday

LEVEL 3:

There are five practices offered per week.

Fall/Winter Swim Team: $500 M / $580 NM
Practice Days: Monday – Saturday with Dryland Training on Tuesday and Thursday

LEVEL 4:

There are five practices offered per week.

Fall/Winter Swim Team: $525 M / $580 NM
Practice Days: Monday – Saturday with Dryland Training on Tuesday and Thursday


High School Swimming Warm-up

The purpose of the High School Swimming Warm-up program is to get the swimmers ready the upcoming High School Swimming season. Programing is geared toward improving technique and endurance while remaining active during the off-season.

Program Dates: September 6 – November 6
Price: $250 M/ $325 NM

Sign up with coach Alicia by emailing her at afimple@jccatlantic.org or calling 609.822.1167 Ext. 133