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AK  SHARKS  Swim  Team

We are a USA Swimming "Silver Medal" Club with Competitive and FUNdamental groups. Year-round instruction and training for beginners to those striving for excellence; arranged according to ability, age, desire & commitment. Our goal is individual improvement in a team atmosphere. AK Sharks learn, improve, achieve goals, and have FUN!

REGISTRATION AND TRYOUTS 

AK SHARKS registration is completed after a tryout. Tryouts are held on Tuesdays at the WCS pool, 5:30 to 6:30 pm! Register early, we limit the numbers enrolled in each group and we do fill up!

We are currently have very limited space available in select groups!

Tryouts are on Tuesdays at the WCS pool, 5:30-6:30 PM!

Please call our office for additional information!

AquaKids CONTINUING EDUCATION ("CE") SWIM TEAM GROUPS

Below each SHARK is its' scientific name and size (of the shark not the group) along with the general group description.

Angel Sharks

Squatina dumerlli     4 feet     100 lbs.

This group is for swimmers who've taken one session of our regular (daily) lesson program.and desire to further develop their swimming. Swimmers in this group continue to develop their water safety skills which includes "Humpty Dumpty", "Superman Kick", and "Roll Overs". Then we develop Freestyle with side breathing and Backstroke plus introduce Butterfly. They are 30 minnute lessons that practice 2 times per week, M/W or T/Th.

Sand Sharks

Caracharhinus milberti     6 feet     100 lbs.

The Sand Sharks are for swimmers who can swim 50 feet of Freestyle with side breathing and 50 feet of Backstroke. This group continues to develop the Freestyle, Backstroke and Butterfly. Then inroduces Breaststroke plus Racing Starts and Finishes and they compete in our SHARK RACES! They practice for 45 minutes, 2 times per week on M/W or T/Th.

Bull Sharks

Carcharhinus leucas     10 feet     200 lbs.

Swimmers in the Bull Sharks can complete 25 yards (75 feet) of Freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards of Backstroke. They continue to develop all 4 (four) of the competitive strokes, racing skills, plus introduce endurance training and compete in SHARK RACES! The Bull Sharks practice twice a week for 45 minutes on M/W or T/Th.

 

AK SHARKS SWIM TEAM PRACTICE GROUPS 

Below each SHARK is its' scientific name and size (of the shark not the group) along with the general group description.

Fall Practices (mid August through November 1st are usually later due to the Florida High School Swimming Season!

Blue Sharks

Prionace glauca     13 feet     300 lbs.

Requires 25 yards of Freestyle with side breathing and Backstroke plus basic knowledge of Butterfly and Breastroke. Practices are 1 hour in length; 3 times per week. Mondays and Wednesdays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5:30-6:30 OR 6:30-7:30 pm (depending on ability) plus Fridays at 5:00-6:30 pm (practice times vary in the fall).

Dusky Sharks

Carcharhinus obscurus     14 feet     500 lbs.

Requires being legal in all 4 competitive strokes. Practices are 1.5 hours in length; 3 times per week. Practices are Mondays through Thursdays 5:00-6:30 pm plus Fridays 5:00-6:30 pm (practices times vary in the fall).

Hammerhead Sharks

Sphynra mokarran     15 feet     800 lbs.

For High School Swimmers who desire to become improved competitive swimmers. Requires knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes. Practices are 1.75 hours in length; 3 to 5 times per week. Mondays through Fridays at 3:15-5:00 pm (practice times vary on a seasonal basis).

Mako Sharks

Isurus oxyrinchus     12 feet     1,000 lbs.

For advanced swimmers, age 9 and older who desire to become accomplished competitive swimmers. Requires advanced knowledge in all 4 competitive strokes plus selection by the coach. Practices are 2 to 2.5 hours in length; 3 to 6 times per week depending on age. Practices are Mondays - Fridays at 5:30-7:30 pm (plus Sat mornings and practice times adjust in the fall). Dry Land exercises are also scheduled a couple of times per week.

Great White Sharks

Carchaodon carcharias     36 feet     3,000 lbs.

For dedicated competitive swimmers who have the desire & commitment to strive for excellence. Requires coach approval. Practices are 2 to 5 hours in length; 9 times per week, Mondays - Fridays (plus early MWF mornings on the weekdays and Saturday practices). Practices times vary and adjust in the fall.

Basking & Whale Sharks

(Adults/Masters Group)

Cetorhinus maximus & Rhincodon typus     45 feet     10,000 lbs.

For adult swimmers who desire to improve their techinque and swim for fun and fitness. Requires basic swim skills; Practices are 1 hour in length on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; between 5:00-7:15 am!!

For more information, please visit our AK SHARKS Swim Team website:

www.aksharks.com

 

 

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